Jordan Bassett

Robbie Williams – ‘The Christmas Present’ review: the pop don’s festive gift is anything but a lump of coal

It's Chriiiiiiistmas! Well, not quite – unless you're in the Williams household. Robbie wants to relinquish Bublé’s icy grip on the festive season, and he might just get his wish

Why ‘OK boomer’ doesn’t work: spoilt oldies don’t give a fuck about a meme on TikTok

So Fox wants to make an ‘OK boomer’ game show? Isn’t that just ‘Get Your Own Back’ with Dave Benson-Phillips?

Loving XXXTentacion – how Generation Z are rejecting woke Millennials’ ‘cancel’ culture

“You can now mute R Kelly and other artists on Spotify.” A headline typical of the post-#MeToo era, in which figures such as the...

The Big Read – Idles: “Music and unity, community, love and mindfulness will help you get over anything”

With next week’s second album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’, Bristol pirate punks Idles have provided a modern manifesto for living based on love, tolerance and mindfulness and informed by personal demons and tragedy. They are also, finds Jordan Bassett, as he joins them in Hebden Bridge, a right laugh.

Big Read – Miles Kane: “I don’t feel like, ‘Oh, I’ve made it, ma!”

After the hedonistic excess of touring the latest Last Shadow Puppets with his best pal Alex Turner, Miles Kane roped in Lana Del Rey and Jamie T to knock out his third solo record, ‘Coup De Grace’. A glam-punk collection shaped by his love of wrestling, its character is all his own: sneering, snarling and hard to pin down, finds Jordan Bassett

NME Big Read: The Shame Game

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Kurupt FM talk Ed Sheeran, family life and going legit

uStraight outta west London, Kurupt FM is a crew of frankly inept pirate radio DJs and garage MCs with worse bars than their hometown...

A brief history of Arcade Fire

As Win Butler and the Arcade Fire gang return with new album ‘Everything Now’, out next Friday, Jordan Bassett looks back at the Canadian group’s...

Why American Horror Story Is TV’s Scariest Ever Series

Maintain a firm grip on your bejesus, people. American Horror Story returns this September, and Ben Arnold tells us why it’ll be ruining hotel...