Hamish MacBain

Blossoms: ‘We Want To Be Massive. And We’re Ready For It’

All over the radio, getting mobbed on planes, a “timeless” debut album about to drop: Blossoms’ moment has come. Hamish MacBain meets a band...

How The Beatles’ Debut ‘Please Please Me’ Would Change The Fab Four Forever

A hastily arranged beginning to their catalogue, hampered slightly by inexperience, but ultimately defined by the charm that would soon conquer the world. Hamish...

The Strokes Confirm Plans To Hit The Studio: Read A Classic NME Interview With The Band From 2011

Julian Casablancas confirmed this week that The Strokes are working on new material, with plans to hit the studio and follow up 2013's 'Comedown...

Rolling Stones At The O2 – Five Mightiest Moments

Last night, I was one of the 20,000-or-so souls fortunate enough to experience the first Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary show, at the O2 Arena....

Rolling Stones’ ‘One More Shot’ Ain’t No ‘Doom & Gloom’

It was a bit of a surprise just how great ‘Doom & Gloom’ was: powered by the swagger of their best singles and stuffed...

The Rolling Stones Ticket Prices Might Disgust You – But What Did You Expect?

So this Friday, tickets for the Rolling Stones O2 Arena gigs – their first shows in the UK since 2007’s turns at the, er,...

The Vaccines Gear Up For Reading & Leeds – Inside This Week’s NME

A year ago, Justin, Freddie, Arni and Tom played a show in the NME/Radio 1 tent at Reading & Leeds that affirmed jut how...

Have Muse Jumped The Shark With Their Olympics Track?

Muse, 'Survival' - review Imagine: it's 4.45, you're just about to clock off work, the taste of that much needed drink almost on your lips....

Kanye/Jay-Z At The 02 – 10 Things We Learned

And so today concludes the run of ‘Watch The Throne’ shows in London. Back in August of last year, I was one of a...

Ultimate Guide To Record Store Day – This Week’s NME

Here at NME, we’re certainly not averse to a swiftly-delivered MP3 file, but if you’re asking where our hearts lie, it’s in the grooves...
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