Finally get the truth about Paramore’s near break-up, plus details of a special NME Coldplay promotion, and all the week’s music news, in this week’s mag.
From Spank Rock to Kate Moross, Geoff Barrow to Danja, our cover feature this week looks at the 50 most forward-thinking individuals in music today. If these names don’t mean much to you, they will soon. Especially if you buy this week’s mag.
Har Mar superstar finally has the realisation that "I’m not going to be Paul McCartney" in NME this week, and reveals details of his new TV show plans.
Glasvegas have apparently been spending a phenomenal 12 hours a day in the studio in New York working on their debut album. We spoke to them to find out more.
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Cajun Dance Party look set to join the elite ranks of Guns N’ Roses, System Of A Down and, erm, Thrice, as they get set to release two albums in a year. Find out what NME made of the first offering in this week’s mag.
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Hadouken finally released their new album ‘Music For An Accelerated Culture’ this week. Find out why NME only deemed the grindie-rave fivesome’s debut worthy of 6/10 in the mag.
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Reverend And The Makers’ frontman Jon McClure started his gig at the Sheffield Carling Academy by declaring Carling "bullshit" and tearing down a ‘No Crowdsurfing’ sign, signalling the start of a typically anarchic gig. Find out what else went down in our live review.
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Muse recently played London’s Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust. It was a "cataclysmic clash" of Rachmaninoff and Rage Against The Machine, according to NME’s Mark Beaumont, who was on the frontline and reporting for the Live section.
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Heartsrevolution’s recent London show was "a sonic/visual mindmeld". Find out why in NME’s Live section this week.
The Last Shadow Puppets played their first full gig, with a 12-strong orchestra, last week, and we were there to speak to them afterwards.
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Cover stars Crystal Castles, who feature in this week’s Future 50 list. Find out where they placed in music’s top innovators in the magazine this week.
Ex Test-Icicle now Lightspeed Champion Dev Hynes is among our Future 50 this week. Find out how he – along with Crystal Castles, Adem and eMusic – are changing the future of music in this week’s NME.
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Bjork recently turned her attention to 3D videos, which has earned her a place in the inaugural NME Future 50. Check out the full list in this week’s magazine.
Nova Dando and Petra Storrs, two designers that have created clobber for everyone from MIA to NYPC, Lovefoxxx to Lightspeed. They’re among our Future 50 list in this week’s mag.
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Hip designer Kate Moross, who has created artwork for Klaxons, White Heat and the dance label Merok, and is bringing back the love for record sleeves.
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A true pioneer, Alex Turner has consistently played by his own rules, and has earned himself a spot in NME’s Future 50, alongside the likes of Damon Albarn and Rick Rubin.
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We’ve got a ground-breaking NME for you this week. In our new ‘The Future 50’ list we look at the most forward-thinking bands, artists and innovators driving music forwards in 2008. There’s also a free European festivals pull-out guide, Muse and Reverend And The Makers reviewed live, plus 587 gigs listed in the country’s biggest gig guide.