Inside Arcade Fire's hypnotic new album

FEATURES ARCADE FIRE Win Butler takes Laura Snapes deep inside new album ‘Reflektor’ and explains how he and his band learned to loosen up and embrace new rhythms. FLAMING LIPS & TAME IMPALA Frontmen Wayne Coyne and Kevin Parker skin-up, sit down and talk Leonie Cooper through their psychedelic side project CATE LE BON The Neon Neon and Manics collaborator tells Jenny Stevens how themes of death and responsibility inspired her new record, ‘Mug Museum’. FROM THE VAULT : KEITH RICHARDS 1978 35 years since Rolling Stone Keith Richards was charged with possession of 22 grams of heroin, we revisit NME’s in-depth reporting of the case ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK On the set of the new series of Fresh Meat. NME meets the cast, gets the lowdown on series 3 and talks to Gaz Coombes about the music he’s written Is Kanye’s god complex out of control? A real life priest has his say Sir Bradley Wiggings shares the soundtrack of his life In the studio with Warpaint Anatomy of an album: Beck ‘Mutations’ Interviews with: Jake Bugg Savages Musical astronaut Chris Hadfield And a Radar column from Jagwar Ma Album Reviews: MIA Connan Mockasin Tinie Tempah Swearin’ Kurt Vile Caught live: Wet Nuns Arctic Monkeys Wolf Alice Courtney Barnett SWN Festival

    FEATURES

  • NMEARCADE FIRE

    Win Butler takes Laura Snapes deep inside new album ‘Reflektor’ and explains how he and his band learned to loosen up and embrace new rhythms.

  • NMEFLAMING LIPS & TAME IMPALA

    Frontmen Wayne Coyne and Kevin Parker skin-up, sit down and talk Leonie Cooper through their psychedelic side project

  • NMECATE LE BON

    The Neon Neon and Manics collaborator tells Jenny Stevens how themes of death and responsibility inspired her new record, ‘Mug Museum’.

  • NMEFROM THE VAULT : KEITH RICHARDS 1978

    35 years since Rolling Stone Keith Richards was charged with possession of 22 grams of heroin, we revisit NME’s in-depth reporting of the case

ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK

  • On the set of the new series of Fresh Meat. NME meets the cast, gets the lowdown on series 3 and talks to Gaz Coombes about the music he’s written
  • Is Kanye’s god complex out of control? A real life priest has his say
  • Sir Bradley Wiggings shares the soundtrack of his life
  • In the studio with Warpaint
  • Anatomy of an album: Beck ‘Mutations’
  • Interviews with:

    • Jake Bugg
    • Savages
    • Musical astronaut Chris Hadfield
    • And a Radar column from Jagwar Ma

  • Album Reviews:

    • MIA
    • Connan Mockasin
    • Tinie Tempah
    • Swearin’
    • Kurt Vile

  • Caught live:

    • Wet Nuns
    • Arctic Monkeys
    • Wolf Alice
    • Courtney Barnett
    • SWN Festival