In this week’s special bumper pack issue, cover stars Fucked Up are interviewed on everything from their destructive naked shows to how they plan to achieve their goal (to point out the ‘fucked up’ nature of society). Be prepared to be educated by the DIY punks, in this week’s issue of NME.
In 12 Steps this week, we take The Killers and trace links between them and The Beatles, Primal Scream’s Mani and even The Doors. For proof that everything is most definitely connected, get the new bumper pack issue of NME, including your Indie City Guide, from today (September 24).
Paradise City is reviewed in Live this week (and we are not talking Guns N’ Roses). Doves, Manic Street Preachers and Cherry Ghost all performed at London’s Royal Festival Hall last week (September 19) for Heavenly Records’ 18th birthday bash â
In this week’s ‘What Rock ‘N’ Roll Has Taught Us’, New York’s original electro pioneers, Suicide, share stories on survival, drugs and how their songs are more relevant then ever today. Get the full story in this week’s issue of NME.
David Gilmour plays tribute to his recently deceased Pink Floyd bandmate Richard Wright in this week’s NME. "He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound," declared Gilmour on the prog legends’ founding member who died aged 65 from cancer earlier this month.
The Aliens land in Albums this week having been set free from their major label to release their latest psychedelic stew, much to NME’s approval. Find out what we love about their second record ‘Luna’ in this week’s special bumper pack issue of NME.
Hardcore heroes Fucked Up grace the cover of this week’s NME. Frontman Pink Eyes sums up the band’s uncompromising world-view by saying: "When we started we wanted to make the shows as physically intimidating as possible, great orgies of destruction."
Pic: Danny North
Coventry’s favourite trio are In The Studio in this week’s issue of NME, out September 24. The Enemy are hard at work on their second album, which frontman Tom Clarke says is influenced by the likes of The Verve, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen and, er, jazz fusion. Check out NME now to get the full lowdown.
Pic: Tom Oxley
In Live this week we explore Kate Perry and her number one single that panders to the oldest male fantasy in the book (‘I Kissed A Girl’). Our verdict on the lass live? The honest answer is that the gig was "really, really, really fucking boring". Find out why by buying this week’s special bumper pack issue of NME, dated September 24.
Pic: Ben Cannon
This week the four wise men that make up Oasis offer up advice for Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty, talk family life, and, on the eve of new LP ‘Dig Out Your Soul”s release, wonder whether any of 2008’s new heroes will make it to their seventh album. Did you pick up your free Oasis CD-ROM in NME last week? If so, send a recording of yourself playing to oasis.net.com now.
Pic: Dean Chalkley
In Live in this week’s issue of NME, US band-of-the-moment TV On The Radio are reviewed playing to a playful crowd at the Starlite Lounge, Canada. We give our verdict on the show in this week’s issue.
Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Underground Railroad’s debut album ‘Sticks And Stones’ steps up to the plate in Albums this week, to hail the resurgence of grunge. The band also share their thoughts on being compared to Nirvana and My Bloody Valentine.
Pic: Tom Oxley
In Albums this week, Yo Majesty’s latest offering ‘Futuristically Speaking…Never Be Afraid’ gets a right royal thumbs up, being lovingly described as "haute-cuisine rabbit stew". Read the review in full in this week issue of NME, dated September 24.
Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
DJ Mujava – the next global sensation to hail from South Africa – makes his debut in Radar this week in the September 24 issue of NME, which hits shelves this week. Mujava, aka 23-year-old Elvis Maswangany, speaks frankly about his difficult life in Africa and how his experiences have influenced his signature tribal sound.
Drum machine-driven Ulterior are the focus of Radar in this weekâ
Radar welcomes the dawning of the age of Chairlift, in this week’s issue of NME. The New York based hippy trio tell NME: "It seems we’re in a generation of slackers, we don’t want our music to be any kind of escape. We want to encourage people to be present in their lives." For the full report and your Indie City Guide, buy this weekâ
The sleazy but savvy rock ‘n’ rollers Holy Ghost Revival are the latest band to have come over from America to springboard themselves into success via the British market. They are, in their own words, "a cult masquerading as a rock ‘n’ roll band". We say: "There’s always going to be a whiff of The Darkness about a band who take battery-acid punk of The Germs, the OTT opera-rock of Meat Loaf, and marry it to Bowie’s screechy ‘Diamond Dogs’ piano-plinkings."
Pic: Guy Eppel
Grab your FREE bumper pack, supported by Topman with NME, out today (September 24). This weekâ
In putting together this week’s special Indie City Guide issue (supported by Topman)we wanted to cover everything from places to buy clothes and go out down to a little past, present and future of each cities musical endeavours. Find out if we’ve done it by checking out the issue now. Then, head to NME.COM/INDIEMAP to share your own city tips.