Class war, right-wing greed, surveillance society, whistle-blowers, Syrian rebels and ‘soft fascism’ – in a hard-hitting and passionate interview, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie sets the world firmly to rights.
CHVRCHES TAKE NEW YORK
Glasgow’s synthpop sensations Chvrches are sweeping the US after releasing only one single in America; NME joins them to watch the crowd ”going tits” in Williamsburg, debunk these ‘manufactured’ myths and talk onstage flatulence and C-bombs with the UK’s hottest Stateside success story.
THE MANICS RETURN!
As the band prepare to release their ”sad, delicate” largely acoustic new album ‘Rewind The Film’, NME tracks down the Manic Street Preachers to ask them why they consider themselves ”a stadium version of The Fall”, what’s all this about a second new album next Spring and what the hell they’re doing on New Zealand’s X Factor?
“I FUCKED A VERY POPULAR POP ARTIST FROM GREAT BRITAIN…”
Amidst accusations of ditching his Harlem A$AP Mob crew to party with the fashionistas, NME finds platinum-selling rapper A$AP Rocky sticking up for his roots while relating to James Dean and boasting about his celebrity conquests…
Unveiling previously unseen shots from the legendary Hammersmith Odeon gig when David Bowie publicly killed off Ziggy Stardust, photographer Chalkie Davies talks NME through all of the thrills, spills and myths of the Night That Changed The World…
THE BIRTH OF BJORK
Twenty years on, we look back at the making of Bjork’s uber-influential ‘Debut’ in the words of those who helped make it, and explore the record’s influence on the most forward-thinking visionaries of today.
Backstage with Mumford & Sons! Daft Punk’s favourite stuff! The Olympic Park vs Hyde Park: rating London’s prime summer venues for 2013! Newcomers Money and their choir of transvestites! Deranged pop stars, projectiles, stage-divers, plagues of grasshoppers: our guide to avoiding the dangers of gig-going! And Pet Shop Boys, David Lynch, Kasabian, Bruce Springsteen, Kings Of Leon, Two Door Cinema Club, Beady Eye and Catpower reviewed!