In this week’s NME, on sale October 1, Queen Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme talks about the psychological extremes he wants to push his bandmates to in the recording of their next record, and the surprises he has in store for their fans.
Indie rock legends The Replacements discover they’re inextricably linked to the likes of Austin Powers and Lily Allen in 12 Steps – find out how and who else is added to the mix in this week’s NME, on sale October 1.
New Zealand singer Ladyhawke uses this week’s NME, on sale October 1, to announce her wish list of collaborators for her second album. She claims Brooklyn duo MGMT are the first on her hit list, saying: "Something about their tune ‘Electric Feel’ just does something to me." Pic: Ed Miles
NME catches up with the first and only (their words, not ours) Iraqi heavy metallers Acrassicauda (Black Scorpion) to discuss their documentary ‘Heavy Metal In Baghdad’. Discover why Saddam Hussein ‘helped’ them with their lyrics and why heavy metal is like paracetamol in this week’s NME, on sale October 1.
Britain’s best-loved band Glasvegas are the cover stars of this week’s NME. They talk candidly about the highs and lows of the hype that engulfs them, as well as pigging out on Super Noodles. Elsewhere, Oasis’ forthcoming album gets a full review in albums and Fabrizio Moretti, of The Strokes fame answers our questions in Q&A. Pick up a copy of this week’s NME, on sale October 1.
White Lies sold out their first headline show last week in Manchester and NME’s Hamish MacBain took a trip up there to take a look at the London-based band in action. See why he describes them as being ‘widescreen’ in this week’s NME, on sale October 1. Pic: Danny North
Crystal Castles led the electric-punk revelling – with a little help from their friends Metronomy, The Big Pink and Lele [Speaks] – in London last week. Catch the full review from Electric Ballroom in this week’s NME, on sale October 1. Pic: Richard Johnson
Fresh from being last week’s cover stars, Fucked Up’s new single ‘No Epiphany’ gets the right royal NME seal of approval in this week’s track reviews. But how does it compare with AC/DC and Bloc Party’s new singles? You’ll have to buy NME, on sale October 1, to find out. Pic: Danny North
"Holy Ghost Revival make glam tunes that owe their Spandexed arses to the musical wastelands of the ’70s and ’80s." That’s what NME’s Leonie Cooper thought of the London-based band. Read the full album review in this week’s NME, on sale October 1 or download the single ‘Green Raised Vein’ from NME.COM/Blogs and see for yourself. Pic: Jo McCaughey
In this week’s NME Gavin Haynes chats to TV On The Radio – minus David Sitek who was ‘unavailable’ – about their hatred for journalists, their amazing new album why the youth are stupid. Catch the banter in NME, on sale October 1. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
The last ten months have changed Glasvegas’ lives beyond their wildest dreams. The Glasgow rockers give an exclusive interview in the new issue of NME about the fame, about "grown men" breaking down in tears to ‘Daddy’s Gone’ and about singer James’ Scottish homecoming – "I can’t go into a bar without people calling me a prick." Pic: Dean Chalkley
Bolton’s bloodthirsy brood To The Bones are putting the ‘rock’ back into punk rock. "I like writing songs that have got lots of danger," explains Lemmy-alike frontman Rhys in an exclusive interview in Radar in the new issue of NME, out across the UK today. Pic: Danny North
Ugly-beautiful squall punkers, Lovvers, make their Radar debut in NME this week. The band are vocalist Shaun Hencher, bassist Michael Drake, drummer Stephen Rose and guitarist Henry Withers, and you can catch them live on tour in the UK now, or check them out on record with their seven-track release ‘Think’. Check out the new issue of NME, dated October 4, for further information. Pic: Danny North
In this week’s Radar in the new issue of NME, dated October 4, we introduce you to cross-continental, crunked-out dance trio The Very Best. Check the band out on tour throughout Europe this October. Pic: Tom Oxley
Kaiser Chiefs are to play an exclusive live session for NME Radio in the coming month as the station makes its FM debut in London next Monday. Vampire Weekend are also scheduled to join the star-studded line-up during October. The station will broadcast in the capital for one month – tune in at 87.7 FM to listen – plus get further details of the launch in the new issue of NME, which hits shelves in the UK today. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Franz Ferdinand (minus drummer Paul Thomson) pictured at Glastonbury Festival’s Worthy Farm in Somerset on September 19 at the Pilton Equinox party. The soiree featured a special acoustic set from the Scots rockers plus a dance-floor filling headlining performance from The Ting Tings. Tickets go on sale for next year’s Glastonbury Festival on Sunday (October 5). Pic: Andy Willsher
Free from the shackles of all those former glories, Oasis are finally moving forward. NME reviews the seventh offering – ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ – from the Britpop luminaries in Albums this week. Read the full story behind the band’s ‘best album in over a decade’ in the issue now. Pic: Dean Chalkley