Ben Homewood

Soft Hair – ‘Soft Hair’ Review

A couple of years ago, blond-haired New Zealander Connan Mockasin had a nightmare. He and Sam Eastgate were cooped up in a dirty bedroom...

Craig David: Born To Do It… Again – The NME Interview

Back with a sixth album after four years in the wilderness, Craig David is a new, relentlessly positive pop star. But what’s it really...

Conspiracy Theorists Think Donald Trump Might Be Andy Kaufman In Disguise

Imagine if Donald Trump wasn’t real. If he wasn’t really bidding to become the next American President. If all his hideous proclamations and morally...

From No-shows To Heroes: How DIIV’s UK Comeback Closed A Turbulent Chapter

His face obscured by the dirty yellow hoodie he'd been wearing all week, Cole Smith stood on stage at the Belgrave Music Hall in...

“Grime is a cultural export”: Meet the people taking UK rap global with their second annual awards ceremony

For anyone who’s ventured anywhere near a festival, computer, television or radio in 2016, grime has been pretty much unavoidable. Albums from Skepta and...

Crystal Castles – ‘Amnesty (I)’ Review

The war started on October 8 2014. Posting on Facebook, Alice Glass announced she was leaving Crystal Castles, dissolving the headachey electronic duo she...

Cass McCombs – ‘Mangy Love’ Album Review

Cass McCombs is walking down an alleyway and he finds a dead girl naked inside an icebox. He walks on, through black clouds of...

Sunfall: London’s New All-Day, All-Night Festival Reviewed

Rave outdoors all day, disappear into a sweaty club when it gets dark, dance all night and emerge blinking into the milky sunshine of...

Puro Instinct – ‘Autodrama’ Review

Puro Instinct have spent the run-up to second album ‘Autodrama’ aligning themselves with pop. Last month, they released a breathy cover of Madonna’s 1994...

Let’s Eat Grandma – ‘I, Gemini’ Review

“Is this really good, or is it sh*t?” asked Jenny Hollingworth in Let’s Eat Grandma’s first NME interview last month. The singer and multi-instrumentalist...
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