Thomas Smith

Arlo Parks – ‘My Soft Machine’ review: a subtle step forward

The Mercury Prize-winner's second album treads familiar ground, though the turns of phrase remain remarkable

Durand Jones on honouring the Southern Black experience: “I don’t want my home to live in memory”

The Durand Jones and The Indications frontman’s debut solo album is raw, rugged and one of the year’s finest soul records

Lewis Capaldi – ‘Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent’ review: overwrought and frustrating

The break-up ballads sound tired, but when he turns inwards there’s clear growth in Capaldi’s capabilities

Durand Jones – ‘Wait Til I Get Over’ review: soul man turns to raw, rugged riffs on debut solo

Jones' solo venture is a deeply personal one, detailing the Southern Black experience in his Louisiana hometown

Cala Mijas: the rising local talent to see at this year’s festival

Check out the local talent joining the bill alongside The Strokes, Foals and more

Avalon Emerson on her shift from the club to dream-pop magic: “It’s fun to be a beginner again”

After establishing herself as one of the club scene's most beloved DJs, her debut album called for a recalibration

The National on pulling back from the brink: “It’s felt fragile before, but this time was different”

Amidst creative troubles and an uncertain future, the indie-rock stalwarts find salvation on new album ‘First Two Pages of Frankenstein’

Everything But The Girl – ‘Fuse’ review: how reunion albums should be done

'Fuse', their first album since 1999, is imbued with the sounds of today for a shimmering, immensely satisfying return

Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ at 10: how it became the era’s most hyped album

A decade on from from the album campaign that shook the world, NME looks back at The Robots' final transmission

C23 Live: relive all the action from our SXSW mixtape release party

Last month, we headed to SXSW in Austin, Texas to celebrate the release of 'Bose x NME: C23', the revival of the C-series mixtape...