In Radar we become acquainted with Anita Blay – aka thecocknbullkid – and her funky beats. She very much wants to be a "pop star", you know.
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In Radar this week we unveil the stars who are making waves in the UK DIY punk scene – The Shitty Limits. Read about the shit-kicking garage punks in the new NME, on sale from Wednesday June 25.
The glam-rocking spectacle that was KISS at this year’s Download festival. You can read a full review of the metal event of the year in this week’s NME.
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Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon shows the audience some cheek at the Isle of Wight festival. Find out how the likes of Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, Iggy and the Stooges, NERD, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash got on in our Live! section.
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In Live! this year’s curators of the Meltdown Festival, Massive Attack, take their turn on the stage at London’s Royal Festival Hall with a slew of new songs. Find out how they fared in the new issue of NME, on sale across the UK from Wednesday June 25.
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This week’s News section takes an exclusive sneak peek at the new Verve album. Let NME guide you through epic tracks like ‘Valium Skies’ and ‘Sit And Wonder’.
This week’s Glastonbury special version of 12 Steps proves that a band’s life begins and ends with the legendary Pyramid Stage, be you Oasis, a Beatle or an ex-Take That-er, you’re nothing if you haven’t graced those rock ‘n’ roll boards.
Taking the hard work out of Glastonbury, we’ve trawled through all the listings to pick out the must sees and dos from cock-rocking wine bars to hip-hop karaoke.
While rain may be inevitable, this week’s very special Glastonbury Preview edition of NME is a scorcher. In the issue we look at the 10 bands you MUST catch at the festival and we catch up with Glasto headliners, and NME cover stars, Kings of Leon in interview. Plus â
At one of a series of Pete Doherty’s Glastonbury warm-up shows in Brixton’s Mass venue, Babyshambles were joined by The View’s Kyle Falconer, who played a solo support slot. Check it out in this week’s News section.
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Producer and former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler joined Black Kids onstage at their London ULU gig, where they played ‘I’m Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You’ and new tune ‘My Christian Name.’ Check it out in the front of this week’s issue.
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This week’s Radar shakes hands with horror-obsessed Parisians Zombie Zombie, who are single handedly rallying against the digital revolution with their unique brand of psych nouveau. Find out more in the new issue of NME, on sale across the UK from Wednesday June 25.
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Kings of Leon’s Jared, Nathan, Caleb and Matthew take a break from winning over the crowds on their tour supporting Pearl Jam. Read all about their plans for Glastonbury – and their soon to be released fourth album – in the cover feature of our special Glastonbury Preview Issue, on sale from Wednesday June 25.
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In this week’s special Glastonbury Preview issue of NME we join cover stars Kings of Leon on the road in Florida as they prepare for the gig of their lives, headlining the Pyramid Stage.
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