Jordan Bassett

Bonfire Night here we come! Celebrate with these massive bangers

Having a bonfire party this year? Do it right with these banging tunes and kick it harder than the hangman kicked the stool when...

Michael Kiwanuka interview: “Young black men can easily get into quite dangerous circles – black people know what it’s like”

“All my nights and all my days / I’ve been trying the wrong way”, Michael Kiwanuka sings on ‘Black Man In A White World’,...

Little Simz live in London: a celebratory homecoming from a rapper riding out a career-high year

“They will never wanna admit I'm the best here / From the mere fact that I've got ovaries,” Little Simz raps on the red-hot,...

The film that scared me the most: NME writers choose their favourite Halloween movies

The films that scared us silly mostly did so in childhood, and here we get all misty-eyed and nostalgic about giving ourselves sleepless nights...

They’ll be back: why studios should stop dressing up reverential remakes as back-to-form sequels

They say Hollywood’s running out of ideas, but I’m not so sure about that. Tinseltown has had one great big creative idea in the...

Signing other artists’ albums is the most likeable thing Morrissey’s done in years

He started something he couldn’t finish, and now he’s signed something he hasn’t recorded. Yes, this is the news that pop’s most problematic troll...

Kanye West – ‘Jesus Is King’ review: an iconoclast sounds peaceful and fulfilled on this jubilant gospel collection

We’ve seen two Kanye Wests in the past year alone. The greatest rock star of the 21st century gives interviews only rarely, offering litmus...

“I’d rather be called a hypocrite than do fuck all”: how music is tackling climate change

“I'd rather not be 100 per cent sorted and be accused of being a hypocrite than do fuck all,” Matty Healy, iconoclastic frontman of...

Robbie Williams wants to take Christmas back from Michael Bublé – and I am here for it

So this is Christmas. Well, no, it’s October – but proper pop star Robbie Williams has started the season in earnest already, having announced the...

Gucci Mane – ‘Woptober II’ review: infectious optimism and positivity from the prolific, pioneering rapper

In the brilliant, bestselling Autobiography of Gucci Mane, published in 2017, the rapper recalls the two times his life when it was, as he...
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