Barry Nicolson

BBC’s 6 Music Festival 2017: Father John Misty, Depeche Mode and all the highlights from this weekend

The BBC6 Music Festival hit Glasgow this weekend, with the city playing host to more than 70 acts spread across five venues - and...

Temples – ‘Volcano’ Review

Temples’ 2014 debut ‘Sun Structures’ arrived with sky in its hair and the endorsements of Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr ringing in its ears,...

Why making T In The Park 18s-and-over only might be the best thing possible

Since last November’s announcement that it would be “taking a break” in 2017, we’ve heard relatively little about the long-term future of T in...

Ryan Adams – ‘Prisoner’ Review

More so than his alt-country covers of zeitgeisty non- country albums or his arbitrary forays into arena rock and heavy metal wish- fulfilment, what...

‘Trainspotting’: an oral history of the cult film and its sequel

"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family...” When Trainspotting was released in February 1996, those words – voiced by Ewan McGregor’s...

NME People Of The Year 2016: David Bowie

Who: The glue that held reality together Why: For more than 40 years, David Bowie has helped us to make sense of life. In 2016, he taught...

NME People Of The Year 2016: Kanye West

Who: Hip-hop’s 39-year-old enfant terrible Why: At the MTV VMAs in August, Kanye was given four minutes of airtime to introduce his new video for ‘Fade’....

NME People Of The Year 2016: Millie Bobby Brown

Who: Eleven Why: As the Eggo-loving ‘science experiment with a heart’ star of Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown uttered 
a mere 246 words across eight...

NME People Of The Year 2016: Héloïse Letissier, Christine And The Queens

Who: The mastermind behind Christine And The Queens Why: Just a few short years ago, Héloïse Letissier was lost and unsure of her place in the world....

Rolling Stones – ‘Blue & Lonesome’ Review

Whether through personal enmity or advancing decrepitude, pretty much every new Rolling Stones album in the last 30 years has come with the unspoken...
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