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Michael Kiwanuka and Caribou named as Green Man Festival 2020 headliners

Michael Kiwanuka / Caribou
Mac De Marco, Goldfrapp and Caroline Polachek are also on the Welsh festival's bill

Kanye West, Amy Winehouse and Prince: NME writers remember KOKO’s finest gigs

Amy Winehouse KOKO
When news broke that iconic Camden venue KOKO was ablaze last night (January 6), Twitter was full of people reminiscing on their favourite memories inside the venue formerly known as the Camden Palace's lush rooms. We at NME are also pretty fond of the place so decided to look back on the best gigs we've seen at KOKO over...

Mac DeMarco: “I would love to make my own fucked up version of a Michael Bublé album”

Mac DeMarco talks to NME
This month Mac DeMarco is heading out on a UK and European tour to weird out some of his biggest audiences to date. NME caught up with him to talk coming of age, missing his mate Mac Miller, The Beatles, hating the internet, and why he’d quite like to go full Sinatra...

Iceland Airwaves 2019: Mac DeMarco’s transformation from goofball to accomplished songwriter is complete

You know the vibe of Mac DeMarco by now. He’s the slacker-icon with a penchant for Viceroy cigarettes, The Simpsons paraphernalia and breezy indie-pop. That’s been the conventional wisdom around Mac for quite some time and he’s done little to refute it. He’s just a guy who likes making music and hanging out with his pals – and if...

Iceland Airwaves 2019: Mac DeMarco, Shame and Georgia kick-off Iceland’s stellar festival

Shame at Iceland Airwaves
Iceland Airwaves kicked off in Reykjavik, Iceland last night (November 7) with sets from Mac DeMarco, Georgia, Shame, Millie Turner, Pillow Queens and more. The festival – which takes place at a selection of venues across the capital city – is now in its 20th year, and regularly welcomes international artists as well as homegrown talent. In the achingly-cool Reykjavik Art...

Mac DeMarco announces support acts for huge UK & European tour

Mac DeMarco at Festival Beauregard 2019
Mac DeMarco has announced the support acts who will be joining him for his upcoming UK and European tour. Methyl Ethel, Orville Peck and Los Bitchos will join the singer for the huge run of November shows. Read more: The Big Read – Mac DeMarco: Even Cowboys Get The Blues The tour begins in Copenhagen on November 8, the day after he...

Mac DeMarco hopes to be “homies” with Mitski after clearing up ‘copying’ controversy

Mitski / Mac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco has voiced his hope that he can become "homies" with Mitski after the pair cleared up the 'copying' controversy which briefly blighted the recent release of DeMarco's album 'Here Comes The Cowboy'. The initial announcement of that record back in March drew a negative response from some Mitski fans, who accused DeMarco of "copying" the artist with his...

IDLES, Mac DeMarco and The Hives celebrate freedom at Festival Beauregard 2019

"What the fuck is this bullshit?," snarls IDLES frontman Joe Talbot as he glares and stomps down hard on the gangway plinth that leads out from the Scene Beauregard stage out into the crowd. Clearly not taken with any rock god tropes, he continues: "Fuck the ego. Fuck the phallus. We're not here for us, we're here for you." They...