In this week’s NME we caught up with Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie over sushi, heard about Santogold’s planned collaborations and spoke to The Coral about their new ‘Best Of’ album. For all this, plus interviews and reviews galore and the chance to win tickets to V Festival, get this week’s mag.
12 Steps this week finds the missing links between Crystal Castles and…Crystal Castles, finding out through Kate Nash and Rick Rubin that everything is connected.
Gnarls Barkley, Pete Doherty, Band Of Horses, The Vaselines and The Magnetic Fields – all these and more are caught live in this week’s mag.
Cans Of Piss – don’t sound familiar do they? But Michael Stipe and co. went through this incarnation before becoming REM. Get this week’s mag for the lowdown on the fine science of band naming.
For all the latest on Damon Albarn’s latest project Monkey – plus news on ‘Dragon’s Den’ winners Hamfatter – get this week’s NME.
Iglu & Hartley rock LA in a riot of stagediving, ’80s surf funk and trousers pulled "some inches south of pube junction". NME’s Mark Beaumont was there, and the full verdict is in our Live section this week. Pic: Jeanne Rice
This week’s mag sees albums by The Cool Kids, Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong, Simian Mobile Disco and The Charlatans go through the NME grinder.
Find out how 23-year-old Norwegian songstress Ida Maria’s synaesthesia influences her songwriting in our profile in this week’s mag.
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We got both sides of Bobby when we spoke to him for this week’s cover feature: the sullen awkward one, and the gregarious happy-to-talk one. Pic: Dean Chalkley
"It’s a pretty stupid fucking question, isn’t it?" – that was Bobby Gillespie’s stock response to our interrogation for this week’s cover feature. For the full, awkward exchange you’ll have to nip to the shops and get this week’s mag. Pic: Dean Chalkley
A royal venue and a stage invasion couldn’t quite help Pete Doherty pull off a triumphant show at the Royal Albert Hall. Emily Mackay explains why in the mag this week. Pic: Roger Sargent
"When you strip sounds down to the shifts in air pressure that they are, they connect at a very human level." Woozy, Spiritualized-endorsed collective Sian Alice Group explain the science of music in Radar this week.
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In Radar this week NME gets acquainted with London’s hottest new hoover-playing classical grime artists Micachu. Made up of singer Mica Levi and her backing band The Shapes, check them out in this week’s
NME, out now.
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Folk’n’rollers Mumford & Sons head up this week’s Radar section. For the latest in new music, head over to www.nme.com/newmusic/radar.
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We reviewed Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong’s debut album this week and were very complimentary. Then they decided not to release it. To read the review of an album you’ll never hear, plus several albums you will, get NME out now.
Crowd members playing guitar, digressions on bellybutton fluff, backflip stage dives… Fucked Up always put on a show. Pic: James Quinton
In the mag this week, we find out about Orange Juice legend and master in his own right Edwyn Collins’ remarkable comeback after two brain haemorrhages. Pic: Andy Fallon
CSS played the London iTunes festival last week. Get a full-page picture of the band at the event in this week’s NME. Pic: James Quinton
In this week’s NME we caught up with Babyshambles drummer Adam Ficek, who’s set to launch his own solo career. "It’s really melodic indie pop," explains the sticksman, whose debut album will be released in September. Read the full story in the new issue of NME, on sale Wednesday July 23.
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