Lucy Jones

Portico (Quartet) Return With Hypnotic New Track, ‘101’, Featuring Alt-J’s Joe Newman

After Keir Vine – who replaced Nick Mulvey in 2011 - left Portico Quartet in August 2014, the three remaining members - Duncan Bellamy,...

Björk – Vulnicura

Björk’s last album, 2011’s ‘Biophilia’, was a multimedia project examining the connections between nature, sound and technology – or “the universe”, as she succinctly...

Should We Be Happy About Pharrell Williams’ Live Earth Concert?

Yesterday, Live Earth 2015, a concert featuring over 100 musicians playing in six continents to spread environmental awareness, was announced in Davos, a kind...

Laura Marling’s New Album ‘Short Movie’ – First Impressions

“The further I get into songwriting, the more I understand myself – the less I wriggle in my skin – the easier songwriting becomes.”...

D’Angelo And The Vanguard – ‘Black Messiah’

Since the turn of the century, when he reinvented soul music with his second album, 2000’s 'Voodoo', all we've heard from D'Angelo were rumours:...

Nicki Minaj – ‘The Pinkprint’

What to make of Nicki Minaj. The 32-year-old banged on the door of hip-hop’s boys club with explosive second mixtape ‘Sucka Free’ in 2008....

Music Rediscovery: What Album Have You Gone Back To In 2014?

How do you arrange the music on your MP3 player? There are certain albums on mine that are immovable. ‘Illmatic’, ‘Ready To Die’, ‘The...

What Gig Left You Buzzing In 2014? NME Writers On Their Favourite Shows Of 2014

You know when you go and see a show and it leaves you buzzing for days? When it's about much more than the music:...

10 Of The Most Eccentric Gigs Of All Time

It's not unusual for things to go wrong during concerts. I'm thinking of Paul McCartney's grasshopper attack, the frontman of NY deathcore band Emmure...

11 Music Podcasts That Will Make Your Commute Amazing

If you're not one of the million hopelessly addicted already, you might have heard people talking about Serial, the spinoff podcast series from This...
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