Foals, Jack White, Florence And The Machine, Kasabian and MIA are among 10 different cover stars who feature in a special edition of NME this week (April 7).
The issue will feature 10 different covers – all with interviews – starring LCD Soundsystem, Biffy Clyro, Laura Marling and more. Keep clicking to see all the covers.
Each of the artists who feature on the covers give their assessment on where music is at right now and their vision for the future.
“Getting the 10 covers together has been an exciting challenge for the NME team. We’ve brought together a really varied group of musicians from global icons like Jack White and Rihanna, innovators like MIA and LCD Soundsystem to exciting newcomers in the form of dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man,” explained NME editor Krissi Murison of the special edition’s cover stars.
She added: “They might all look and sound different, but what each of these 10 cover stars have in common is that they are all at the forefront of 2010’s breakthrough sounds.”
The special covers have been put together to mark the launch of the new NME. The magazine has been completely revamped with a new front and review sections, new features plus an update for NME’s iconic logo.
“This week’s special edition also marks the start of a new phase for NME,” explained Murison.
“From our new masthead, through to the revamped news, Radar and reviews sections, this issue marks the beginning of a new era for the magazine. I can’t wait to see what music fans make of the new NME.”
To celebrate the special edition, Golden Tickets are being hidden in copies of this week’s issue of NME. The five tickets will be hidden across the UK and in issues sent out via subscription, and will entitle the finder to two tickets to one of this year’s festivals including the Reading And Leeds Festivals, V Festival and T In The Park.
The new-look NME is on sale in London from Tuesday 6 April, and the rest of the country the following day.
Look out for a Golden Ticket – we’ve hidden five of them in issues around the country. If you find one, it means you’ve won a pair of tickets to a major UK festival – Reading, Leeds, T or V.