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All Points East Festival just announced loads of cool free stuff

Having already announced the likes of The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Bjork, The National, Nick Cave, Father John Misty, Lorde and many more, London's new All Points East Festival have just announced four days of free entry for movies, music, food, and much more. As well as a main three-day festival and various spin-off 'All Points East Presents' one-day events, Victoria...

CHVRCHES reveal new song ‘My Enemy’ featuring The National’s Matt Berninger

Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry and The National's Matt Berninger
CHVRCHES have dropped new track 'My Enemy' featuring The National's Matt Berninger, along with details of their new album 'Love Is Dead'. The National - The NME interview The band's third LP will be released on May 25 via Virgin / Glassnote - singer Lauren Mayberry states that the record is about “coming to terms with the fact that there are...

The National missed the Grammys as they were too busy working on their next album

National ballet
The National have said that they weren’t expecting their Grammy win last weekend - revealing that they missed the ceremony as they’re busy working on a new record. See the full list of 2018 Grammy winners here The band bagged their first Grammy for latest album ‘Sleep Well Beast’, with their seventh studio effort being named Best Alternative Album. Also...

The Primavera Sound line up for 2018 is absolutely huge

Primavera Sound
The line up for Primavera Sound 2018 has been announced - and it's a huge bill featuring the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The National and Bjork. The Barcelona festival takes place from May 30 to June 2, and will see Belle & Sebastian kicking things off with a set on Wednesday night (May 30). The first full day of the festival...

All Points East festival just added even more support acts for The National’s headline show

National All Points East
All Points East have confirmed even more incredible support acts for The National on Saturday June 2. The ten day Victoria Park festival, which runs from May 25 - June 3, will feature headline performances from LCD Soundsystem, Nick Cave and Bjork. Warming up for The National’s only UK show of 2018 will be Cat Power, Public Service Broadcasting,...

VO5 NME Awards 2018: Inside the incredible records up for Best Album supported by Orange Amplification

Best Album
The last 12 months have been rich with great music - and, consequently, albums - across all genres, areas of the world, and any other way you can think of to categorise artists. The nominees for Best Album supported by Orange Amplification at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 include six stellar examples of that brilliance - some that will...

Watch The National mark Trump’s first year in office with political ‘Walk It Back’ video

Walk It Back
The National marked Donald Trump's first year as President with a politically-themed video for 'Walk It Back'. The track featured on their 2017 album 'Sleep Well Beast', which gave the US group their first ever UK Number One upon its release. The clip features CSPAN footage from political events like Ronald Reagan's State Of The Union address and speeches...

VO5 NME Awards 2018: There’s a ton of talent in the Best International Band supported by 19 Crimes Winery category

Best International Band
It's not just the UK whose artists are pushing boundaries and in constant search of their very own masterpieces. The nominees for Best International Band supported by 19 Crimes Winery are six examples of acts from further afield who are also on that hunt - and they must have been doing something right in the last 12 months for NME...

Eminem, Childish Gambino and more for intimate Grammys week shows in NYC

Eminem and Childish Gambino
The Grammys will return to New York City this year for the first time since 2003, after spending over a decade in Los Angeles. The star-studded awards show will take place in New York City's Madison Square Garden on January 28. To celebrate, five acts are playing intimate shows at the city's 1,025 capacity Irving Plaza in Manhattan. 30 Seconds to Mars...

The National unveil epic line-up for their own festival

National festival
The National have unveiled a huge line-up for their brand new, self-curated festival Homecoming. Homecoming 2018 is set to take place in Cincinnati, Ohio's Smale Park on April 28 and 29. The National will headline both nights with "two unique shows", supported by a line-up of Father John Misty, Feist, Future Islands, The Breeders, Lord Huron, Julien Baker, Moses Sumney,...