Patrick Clarke

Anohni – ‘My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross’ review: a sublime soul reinvention

On her first album in seven years, Anohni eschews experimental sonics for warm vintage soul, but the results are no less vital

The Raincoats’ Gina Birch: “Sometimes you’ve got to jump off the cliff and see what happens”

The punk pioneer, who inspired Kurt Cobain and the riot grrrl movement, tells NME how her first solo album 'I Play My Bass Loud' embraces feminist politics, musical variety and a crucial sense of humour

THUS LOVE live in London: an energetic and thrilling demonstration of the hype

The Vermont trio more than justify the increasing buzz surrounding them with a "fucking bananas" show that even draws in punters from over 200 miles away

Black Country, New Road on their fresh start: “We’re the most liberated we’ve ever been”

As the band release a live film of entirely new material, NME hears the latest from the group

The New Pornographers talk new album ‘Continue As A Guest’ and “vocals-obsessed” single ‘Angelcover’

Bandleader Carl Newman speaks to NME about keeping things fresh on their ninth album, revisiting material written by Dan Bejar, signing to Merge and collaborating with Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis

bdrmm talk new album ‘I Don’t Know’ and share lead single ‘It’s Just A Bit Of Blood’

The Hull foursome tell NME about signing with Mogwai's label Rock Action, embracing dance, ambient and experimental music, and the importance of keeping things ambiguous

Belle & Sebastian talk surprise album ‘Late Developers’ and “90s power ballad” ‘I Don’t Know What You See In Me’

Frontman Stuart Murdoch talks to NME about their "playful" new record, his new book and big screen ambitions

Black Country, New Road live in London: a new and defiantly forward-thinking phase

Bouncing back after a turbulent year, BC, NR reaffirm their role as one of Britain’s boldest young bands

Humour: Glasgow punks are leading a pack of new, restless guitar bands

Improvised lyrics and yowled vocals are specialities of Scottish outfit Humour, whose debut EP is a riot of invention

Dry Cleaning – ‘Stumpwork’ review: magnificent second album proves they’re one of a kind

Dry Cleaning's second album is a bold leap forward that sets the band apart from their contemporaries and defies categorisation