Hamish MacBain

SXSW 2012 – 10 Biggest Surprises

Even though this year was my first time at South By Southwest, I had a fair idea of what to expect from the accounts...

How Twitter Killed The Pop Publicity Stunt

As Kayne West's epic PR stunt fail earlier this month proves, the days of grand pop star gestures are over. This is not necessarily...

SCUM Are Right To Say Hello To Celebrity

The indie world has long had an uneasy relationship with celeb culture, but we shouldn't be murdering Tom from SCUM for his recent gossip...

Whatever Happened To Mystique In Music?

Lana’s teased the world into a cold sweat, The Weeknd won’t do interviews, WU LYF are revealed as normal. Where does that leave music’s...

Let’s Hear It For Forgotten Indie Rockers

Hamish MacBain explains why he'd rather watch a documentary - or read a book - based on the story of the little guys, rather...

The Song That Changed My Life – Oasis, ‘Live Forever’

Oh, I can hear the groans from here. “So obvious.” “What a surprise”. The way I see it, there’s no point in bullshitting with...

Why Are People STILL Going On About ‘Guitars Being Dead’?

The end of October sees PJ Harvey celebrating her triumphant 2011 in front of a gushing, seated Albert Hall full of adults, all of...

A Special Beatles Anniversary Issue – Inside This Week’s NME

Fifty short years ago on the first day of 2012, The Beatles entered a recording studio in London to record an audition – their...

On The Road With The Vaccines – Inside This Week’s NME (Nov 19)

Step aboard The Vaccines tourbus with us as we join them on a tour of the UK’s arenas, in support of Arctic Monkeys. Well,...

Listomania – 10 Songs That Primal Scream Should Revisit

One of the few sad things about The Stone Roses getting back together, which has been almost overlooked, is the departure of Mani from...
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