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“We’re more traditional siblings than people imagine”: Tegan and Sara on their revealing new memoir ‘High School’

The Quin twins on their new memoir and accompanying album, 'Hey, I'm Just Like You'

Stormzy and Ed Sheeran’s latest collaboration, ‘Own It’, sees the rapper continue to dominate the cultural conversation

Also starring Burna Boy, the track furthers Stormzy's seemingly endless winning streak (though Ed's rapping could do with a little work)

Omar Souleyman – ‘Shlon’ review: the prolific dance-pop don offers a much-needed shot of happiness

The Syrian wedding singer – and so much more – has amassed a staggering 500 records so far. His jubilant sounds, set to love poetry, continue to astound

Lil Peep – ‘Everybody’s Everything’ review: a gentle reminder of what the late rapper could have achieved

Last year's first posthumous release expanded the pioneering musician's legacy. This second collection is much rougher, like a set of demos with features tacked on

Cartel Madras are creating “Goonda Rap”, their very own rap genre

Eboshi and Contra, a pair of sisters who make up Calgary rap group Cartel Madras, emigrated to Canada in 1999. 20 years later, the...

Clams Casino – ‘Moon Trip Radio’ review: the pioneering producer weaves ambient instrumentals that need more bite

Producer extraordinaire Michael Volpe made his name by helping other artists find their voices – and they perhaps need to return the favour

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Feet Of Clay’ review: an emotional stream-of-conscious epilogue to ‘Some Rap Songs’

Death has stalked Earl Sweatshirt’s career. He dedicated his debut album, 2013's ‘Doris’, to his deceased grandmother and released last year's ‘Some Rap Songs’...

Danny Brown – ‘uknowhatimsaying¿’ review: a hellraiser reflects on a life lived at full speed

Danny Brown's appeal has always lain in his chaos: frenzied, frenetic rhymes over fast-paced beats coupled with a penchant for the absurd. Throughout his...

Joe Armon-Jones: “Reading a review is like someone coming up to you on the street and saying, ‘Your kid’s ugly!’”

Joe Armon-Jones is not where he's supposed to be. The keyboardist should be in Madrid playing a show; instead he's in London with a...

Joe Armon-Jones – ‘Turn To Clear View’ review: a cross-pollination of sounds that reflect modern Britain

If Ezra Collective are the break-out stars of the booming contemporary London jazz scene, the band's keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones is perhaps its cult hero....

Raveena Aurora: the cult hero carving a path for more South Asian artists

“I realised from a young age how hard it is for me to do this as a South Asian person,” Raveena Aurora tells NME...

Cuco’s schmoozy, loved-up anthems might just unite the planet

“I’m not just making music for Latin people. I’m making music for everybody,” singer-songwriter Cuco says. That diverse appeal, then, is how the 21-year-old...

Chance The Rapper – ‘The Big Day’ review

‘The Big Day’, Chance the Rapper’s debut studio album (following three commercial mixtapes), is a buoyant, cheerful project that looks back on his young,...

Beyoncé – ‘Lion King: The Gift’ review

The latest album by global superstar Beyoncé isn’t the much-sought after solo work her hive craves. Rather, much like the Kendrick Lamar-curated ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack, it’s...

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Hotel Diablo’ review

‘Hotel Diablo’ is a personally revealing project for Cleveland rapper Colson Baker. On Burning Memories, he raps, “How'd you leave your only child at...

How Glastonbury 2019 got jazzy

“This is a one-off clash between two of the big current British jazz bands,” Paul from Bristol explains to NME. He’s standing at the...

Janelle Monae’s Glastonbury performance solidified her status as a living icon

“Young, black, wild and free”, Jangle Monae sings as the spotlight falls on her at her Glastonbury set at the West Holts stage. During her...

Octavian’s debut Glastonbury performance packs energy and enthusiasm, but feels disjointed

“It’s my first Glastonbury ever”, French-British artist Octavian pronounces to the Glastonbury crowd at the John Peel Stage. Having only released two mixtapes and...

An anti-Pyramid Glastonbury – we look at the micro-sized stages that make the festival so special

While the telly shows you plenty of action from Glastonbury's Pyramid, Other and John Peel stages, there's an alternate Glastonbury that's little known to...

Dave’s dynamic Glastonbury set was full of passion and vulnerability — but one fan nearly stole the show

As the sun sets on the Other Stage and signals that the last night of Glastonbury 2019 is about to begin, south London rapper Dave...
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