Shia LaBeouf’s next film will be about Kevin Abstract’s life

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The script has been published on The Black List

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

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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...

Sex, green slime and a violent alien – watch Brockhampton’s bizarre video for ‘SUGAR’

Kevin Abstract of Brockhampton is one of the stars of 'SUGAR' video
The single features on the band's latest album 'Ginger'

Brockhampton are heading to the UK in 2020 for a new tour

Brockhampton hit the road...

Brockhampton share trailer for new docuseries ‘Keeping The Band’

Brockhampton have shared a snippet from their forthcoming web docuseries Keeping the Band. From the brief clip, it appears that the show will provide an unfiltered look at life within the hip-hop band, with footage of live performances being contrasted against dramatic backstage rows. “Y’all ain’t performing like performers right now. Y’all don’t look like performers out here. What are you doing?” bandleader...

Lost albums of the 2010s – what became of the albums we were promised but that never arrived?

Gone with the wind: in memory of the unreleased 2010s albums that never arrived
While everyone’s brains are firmly fixed on the best albums of the 2010s (NME's definitive list is coming in November) it’s worth taking a moment to remember those that we never got to hear. Whether that’s full albums that were scrapped in favour of the band or artist starting over, records leaked without the artist’s consent and never to be...

Slowthai on how he was “heartbroken” to pull out of Liam Gallagher tour

Slowthai has spoken of his "heartbreaking" decision to pull out of his upcoming support slot on Liam Gallagher's Autumn tour. The controversial Mercury-nominated rapper was due to join the former Oasis frontman on his solo November arena gigs. However, it later emerged that he had opted out of the shows to instead join Brockhampton on the road in the US. "It's...

Ex-Brockhampton rapper Ameer Vann releases new music following sexual abuse allegations

Ameer Vann
Ameer Vann, a former member of Brockhampton, has shared his first solo material since he was kicked out of the band following sexual assault allegations made against him. 'Emmanuel', a six-song EP, addresses his departure from the band a year ago and his resulting mental health struggles. On 'Pop Trunk', he references the group’s claim to fame as “the world’s greatest boy band"....

Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract rang up Def Jam to contact Jay-Z when he was a kid

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Kevin Abstract recently revealed a great childhood story in a new interview with none other than Shia LaBeouf: When he was a child, the Brockhampton member rang up the label Def Jam in an attempt to contact Jay-Z. In a conversation with the actor – a friend of the boyband and an inspiration for their latest album, ‘Ginger’ – published...

Slowthai to join Brockhampton on tour after withdrawing from Liam Gallagher support slot

Brockhampton Slowthai North American tour Heaven Belongs to You Ginger
Last week, Slowthai announced that he wouldn’t be opening for Liam Gallagher on tour after all – because he’ll be joining Brockhampton on the road instead. READ MORE: The Big Read – Brockhampton talk ‘Ginger’ and their idol Shia LaBeouf The Northampton rapper will accompany Brockhampton on their fourth North American tour in support of their new album, ‘Ginger’. Named...