New Music 2014

FEATURES Chance The Rapper The 20-year-old Acid Rap sensation reinvented the art of the mixtape last year and, Kevin EG Perry discovers, he plans to do the same for hip-hop in 2014 Courtney Barnett Who are you calling a slacker? Laura Snapes meets the brilliant Australian singer-songwriter whose laidback sound belies a fiercely DIY spirit The Orwells Leonie Cooper gets to grips with the most exciting new band in the USA – one that’s reinvigorating garage rock in between trashing stages and picking fights with Lady Gaga Also featured: Jungle, Circa Waves, Fat White Family, Eyedress, Wolf Alice, Radkey, Joanna Gruesome, Eagulls, Childhood, Telegram and Royal Blood SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS Subscribe to the print edition here, or get this week’s digital edition. ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK: Want to win the greatest prize ever? Enter our competition to win a prime slot at Austin City Limits Music Festival 50 years after Dylan’s epic, have the times a-changed? We ask whether the spirit of rock’n’rebellion is still alive… How did Maximo Park get back in the Byker groove? By turning an experimental EP into a full-length album Anatomy of an album: Foo Fighters’ ‘Foo Fighters’ Phoenix’s Thomas Mars reveals the Soundtrack Of His Life Interviews with: Rolo Tomassi Ricky Wilson Bobby Gillespie Arctic Monkeys The Horrors Lily Allen Album Reviews: East India Youth Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Bruce Springsteen Menace Beach I Break Horses

    FEATURES

  • NMEChance The Rapper
    The 20-year-old Acid Rap sensation reinvented the art of the mixtape last year and, Kevin EG Perry discovers, he plans to do the same for hip-hop in 2014
  • NMECourtney Barnett
    Who are you calling a slacker? Laura Snapes meets the brilliant Australian singer-songwriter whose laidback sound belies a fiercely DIY spirit
  • NMEThe Orwells
    Leonie Cooper gets to grips with the most exciting new band in the USA – one that’s reinvigorating garage rock in between trashing stages and picking fights with Lady Gaga
  • NMEAlso featured:
    Jungle, Circa Waves, Fat White Family, Eyedress, Wolf Alice, Radkey, Joanna Gruesome, Eagulls, Childhood, Telegram and Royal Blood
  • NMESUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS

    Subscribe to the print edition here, or get this week’s digital edition.

    ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK:

  • Want to win the greatest prize ever? Enter our competition to win a prime slot at Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • 50 years after Dylan’s epic, have the times a-changed?
    We ask whether the spirit of rock’n’rebellion is still alive…
  • How did Maximo Park get back in the Byker groove?
    By turning an experimental EP into a full-length album
  • Anatomy of an album: Foo Fighters’ ‘Foo Fighters’
  • Phoenix’s Thomas Mars reveals the Soundtrack Of His Life
  • Interviews with:
    • Rolo Tomassi
    • Ricky Wilson
    • Bobby Gillespie
    • Arctic Monkeys
    • The Horrors
    • Lily Allen
  • Album Reviews:
    • East India Youth
    • Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
    • Bruce Springsteen
    • Menace Beach
    • I Break Horses