The Smiths 30 Years On

FEATURES The Smiths Thirty years since the debut album that gave indie its poster boys, Barry Nicolson speaks to Johnny Marr, Chrissie Hynde and more about The Smiths’ thrilling beginnings Wild Beasts The Kendal band spent the past five years relentlessly toiling. Now, as Laura Snapes discovers, they’re back with a renewed sense of purpose Eagulls Hospital visits, drunken japery, live television debuts and a chance meeting with Bill Murray: all in a few days’ work for Mischa Pearlman, who joins Eagulls’ first US adventure From The Vaults: Snoop Dogg, 1994 Twenty years after Snoop Dogg first wreaked havoc upon the UK, we pick out Angus Batey and Terry Staunton’s piece shadowing the rapper’s pandemonium-filled transatlantic visit ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK SlashIs Slash the man with the most rock’n’roll life soundtrack? Well, it does involve Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Jimi Hendrix BlondieWhy did Blondie turn down a gig at the Sochi Olympics? Debbie Harry and Chris Stein speak out about human rights PLUS What does it take to be in Carl Barat’s band? The ability to edit the Radar section at least scores NME an audition… Anatomy of an album: Lou Reed – ‘Rock N Roll Animal’ In The Studio: Little Dragon Interviews with: Belle & Sebastian Albert Hammond Jr Jimi Goodwin Metronomy Swim Deep Linda Perhacs Lizzo Album Reviews: St Vincent Skaters Beck Neneh Cherry Band Of Horses Mø Caught Live: Courtney Barnett Arctic Monkeys Slaves Kaiser Chiefs The Family Rain Frank Turner Cate Le Bon

    FEATURES

  • NMEThe Smiths

    Thirty years since the debut album that gave indie its poster boys, Barry Nicolson speaks to Johnny Marr, Chrissie Hynde and more about The Smiths’ thrilling beginnings

  • NMEWild Beasts

    The Kendal band spent the past five years relentlessly toiling. Now, as Laura Snapes discovers, they’re back with a renewed sense of purpose

  • NMEEagulls

    Hospital visits, drunken japery, live television debuts and a chance meeting with Bill Murray: all in a few days’ work for Mischa Pearlman, who joins Eagulls’ first US adventure

  • NMEFrom The Vaults: Snoop Dogg, 1994

    Twenty years after Snoop Dogg first wreaked havoc upon the UK, we pick out Angus Batey and Terry Staunton’s piece shadowing the rapper’s pandemonium-filled transatlantic visit

  • ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK

  • NMESlash
    Is Slash the man with the most rock’n’roll life soundtrack? Well, it does involve Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Jimi Hendrix
  • NMEBlondie
    Why did Blondie turn down a gig at the Sochi Olympics? Debbie Harry and Chris Stein speak out about human rights

PLUS

  • What does it take to be in Carl Barat’s band? The ability to edit the Radar section at least scores NME an audition…
  • Anatomy of an album: Lou Reed – ‘Rock N Roll Animal’
  • In The Studio: Little Dragon
  • Interviews with:

    • Belle & Sebastian
    • Albert Hammond Jr
    • Jimi Goodwin
    • Metronomy
    • Swim Deep
    • Linda Perhacs
    • Lizzo
  • Album Reviews:

    • St Vincent
    • Skaters
    • Beck
    • Neneh Cherry
    • Band Of Horses
  • Caught Live:

    • Courtney Barnett
    • Arctic Monkeys
    • Slaves
    • Kaiser Chiefs
    • The Family Rain
    • Frank Turner
    • Cate Le Bon