Emily Mackay

Lady Gaga – ‘Joanne’ Review

In the abstract, Lady Gaga is the last person you’d want to go down the pared-down, real-me, let’s-get-a-bit-country road. After all, the abstract is...

M.I.A’s Final Rebellion – Read The Full NME Cover Interview

M.I.A. claims that her latest album ‘AIM’ will be her last. Emily Mackay meets Mathangi Arulpragasam to talk refugees, controversies and retirement, and encounters...

Zara Larsson – The Full NME Cover Interview

Since the release of her ubiquitous hit ‘Lush Life’, Zara Larsson has been on the fast track to pop stardom. “I’ve always just...

The Avalanches – ‘Wildflower’ Review

In a way, it’s not The Avalanches’ fault that they couldn’t live up to 16 years of myth-making. Musical zeitgeist is fleeting and their...

NME At Prince’s House – Partying Like It Was 1999

*This article was originally published in February 2009* How was your Saturday night? Get up to much? I spent quite a large portion of mine...

PJ Harvey – ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ Review

“I took a plane to a foreign land, and said ‘I’ll write down what I find’” sings PJ Harvey on ‘The Orange Monkey’. In...

Rihanna – ‘Anti’ Review

So much talk has preceded Rihanna’s eighth album that it’s left, now it’s finally here, with a lot of walk to walk. Opener ‘Consideration’...

‘Rubber Soul’ Is 50: A Reappraisal Of The Beatles’ Coming Of Age Album

Fifty years ago this month, The Beatles released their sixth UK album 'Rubber Soul'. The album offered the first true glimpse of John, Paul,...

Chvrches – ‘Every Open Eye’

My mother made me a lifelong Eurythmics fan. A constant in our house alongside the Celtic rock anthems of U2 and Runrig, they offered...

The Maccabees – ‘Marks To Prove It’

It was grounding themselves in their local area, London’s fast-changing Elephant & Castle, that gave The Maccabees a direction forward for their fourth album...
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