Damon On Damon

FEATURES Damon Albarn Mike Williams joins the innovator at his 13 studios on the eve of his first solo album to talk about Noel, his fears and his female alter ego Parklife The record that really put Blur – and Britpop – on the map turnes 20. Mark Beaumont tracks down the cast involved to tell its story Courtney Love With a Hole reunion tour ahead and Nirvana’s Hall of Fame induction this week, Dan Martin speaks to grunge’s queen motormouth Kate Bush Babushka! Kate Bush is back and Barry Nicholson reflects on the last – and only – time she undertook a tour of this magnitude, 35 years ago ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK What on god’s earth are Klaxons wearing? It’s gold lame, guys. Deal with it Why is Patti Smith heading for Hollywood? She’s writing songs for massive blockbusters, obviously PLUS Do cigarettes and beef jerky make you creative? It’s a big fat wheezing yes from The Black Keys Anatomy of an album: Slint – ‘Spiderland’ In The Studio: The Black Keys Soundtrack Of My Life: Mac DeMarco Interviews with: Kasabian Emily Eavis Cut Copy Circa Waves Fat White Family All We Are Album Reviews: The Amazing Snakeheads The Birds Of Satan Shonen Knife The Afghan Whigs Todd Terje Smoke Fairies Caught Live: Klaxons Wild Beasts The Cure Darkside Earl Sweatshirt Manic Street Preachers

    FEATURES

  • NMEDamon Albarn

    Mike Williams joins the innovator at his 13 studios on the eve of his first solo album to talk about Noel, his fears and his female alter ego

  • NMEParklife

    The record that really put Blur – and Britpop – on the map turnes 20. Mark Beaumont tracks down the cast involved to tell its story

  • NMECourtney Love

    With a Hole reunion tour ahead and Nirvana’s Hall of Fame induction this week, Dan Martin speaks to grunge’s queen motormouth

  • NMEKate Bush

    Babushka! Kate Bush is back and Barry Nicholson reflects on the last – and only – time she undertook a tour of this magnitude, 35 years ago

  • ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK

  • NMEWhat on god’s earth are Klaxons wearing?
    It’s gold lame, guys. Deal with it
  • NMEWhy is Patti Smith heading for Hollywood?
    She’s writing songs for massive blockbusters, obviously

PLUS

  • Do cigarettes and beef jerky make you creative? It’s a big fat wheezing yes from The Black Keys
  • Anatomy of an album: Slint – ‘Spiderland’
  • In The Studio: The Black Keys
  • Soundtrack Of My Life: Mac DeMarco
  • Interviews with:

    • Kasabian
    • Emily Eavis
    • Cut Copy
    • Circa Waves
    • Fat White Family
    • All We Are
  • Album Reviews:

    • The Amazing Snakeheads
    • The Birds Of Satan
    • Shonen Knife
    • The Afghan Whigs
    • Todd Terje
    • Smoke Fairies
  • Caught Live:

    • Klaxons
    • Wild Beasts
    • The Cure
    • Darkside
    • Earl Sweatshirt
    • Manic Street Preachers