Heroes Special

FEATURES Cerebral Ballzy interview Julian Casablancas In this week’s NME Heroes special, 2014’s brightest young hopes shoot the breeze with the legends who helped shape their musical outlooks. First up: Cerebral Ballzy’s Honor Titus meets Strokes mastermind Julian Casablancas. Palma Violets interview Johnny Marr The Palma Violets co-frontman meets with arguably the greatest indie guitarist of all time, and the pair swiftly form a mutual-appreciation society. “The vibe you bring onstage reminds me of Joe Strummer” Marr tells a blushing Jesson. Savages interview Wire From one generation of post-punks to another: Savages founder Gemma Thompson picks the brain of Wire’s Colin Newman, whose uncompromising approach to music-making inspired her own no-nonsense stance Courtney Barnett interviews Billy Bragg Buzzed-over Australian singer-songwriter Barnett and British folk icon Bragg discuss subjects ranging from the serious (the art of songwriting; connecting with audiences) to the not-so-much (ping-pong; slang for masturbation). Wild Beasts interview Swans Michael Gira is the frontman of legendary New York experimentalists Swans; an awestruck Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts tries to keep his cool as he meets this towering giant of art-rock. ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK What’s getting Tune-Yards down? Haiti; riots in the US; the murder of Trayvon Martin… If SXSW is a competition, who won? Meet The Districts: they cross Neil Young with Nirvana, and they’re incredible. Why is Paul Smith risking his wellbeing for Maxïmo Park? “It’s the most rock’n’roll thing I’ve done in terms of endangering my health. It’s a bit dicey…” Surgery has forced the Maxïmo Park frontman to downgrade to the Robot. PLUS Anatomy Of An Album: Run DMC ‘Run DMC’ Interviews with: Carl Craig These New Puritans Klaxons Terry Gilliam Cloud Nothings Album reviews: Coves Manchester Orchestra Cloud Nothings Timbre Timbre Lucius White Hinterland Kaiser Chiefs Dawn Landes Johnny Foreigner Annie Eve S Carey Malachai Daniel Wilson Band Of Skulls Hurray For The Riff Raff Johnny Cash HTRK IYDES Film review: 20 Feet From Stardom Caught live: Franz Ferdinand Chvrches The Men Miles Kane Trans Maxïmo Park Drake The Weeknd Cults White Fang

    FEATURES

  • NMECerebral Ballzy interview Julian Casablancas

    In this week’s NME Heroes special, 2014’s brightest young hopes shoot the breeze with the legends who helped shape their musical outlooks. First up: Cerebral Ballzy’s Honor Titus meets Strokes mastermind Julian Casablancas.

  • NMEPalma Violets interview Johnny Marr

    The Palma Violets co-frontman meets with arguably the greatest indie guitarist of all time, and the pair swiftly form a mutual-appreciation society. “The vibe you bring onstage reminds me of Joe Strummer” Marr tells a blushing Jesson.

  • NMESavages interview Wire

    From one generation of post-punks to another: Savages founder Gemma Thompson picks the brain of Wire’s Colin Newman, whose uncompromising approach to music-making inspired her own no-nonsense stance

  • NMECourtney Barnett interviews Billy Bragg

    Buzzed-over Australian singer-songwriter Barnett and British folk icon Bragg discuss subjects ranging from the serious (the art of songwriting; connecting with audiences) to the not-so-much (ping-pong; slang for masturbation).

  • NMEWild Beasts interview Swans

    Michael Gira is the frontman of legendary New York experimentalists Swans; an awestruck Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts tries to keep his cool as he meets this towering giant of art-rock.

  • ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK

  • NMEWhat’s getting Tune-Yards down?

    Haiti; riots in the US; the murder of Trayvon Martin…

  • NMEIf SXSW is a competition, who won?

    Meet The Districts: they cross Neil Young with Nirvana, and they’re incredible.

  • NMEWhy is Paul Smith risking his wellbeing for Maxïmo Park?

    “It’s the most rock’n’roll thing I’ve done in terms of endangering my health. It’s a bit dicey…” Surgery has forced the Maxïmo Park frontman to downgrade to the Robot.

PLUS

  • Anatomy Of An Album: Run DMC ‘Run DMC’
  • Interviews with:

    • Carl Craig
    • These New Puritans
    • Klaxons
    • Terry Gilliam
    • Cloud Nothings
  • Album reviews:

    • Coves
    • Manchester Orchestra
    • Cloud Nothings
    • Timbre Timbre
    • Lucius
    • White Hinterland
    • Kaiser Chiefs
    • Dawn Landes
    • Johnny Foreigner
    • Annie Eve
    • S Carey
    • Malachai
    • Daniel Wilson
    • Band Of Skulls
    • Hurray For The Riff Raff
    • Johnny Cash
    • HTRK
    • IYDES
  • Film review:

    • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • Caught live:

    • Franz Ferdinand
    • Chvrches
    • The Men
    • Miles Kane
    • Trans
    • Maxïmo Park
    • Drake
    • The Weeknd
    • Cults
    • White Fang