Thomas Smith

Blossoms: “We might be uncool, but so are ABBA and everyone loves them”

Even a cancelled tour can’t get Stockport’s finest down. The happy-go-lucky band on banter with Brandon Flowers, kids’ TV appearances and their spectacular third album

Alaina Castillo’s bilingual pop speaks the devastating language of heartbreak flawlessly

Listen to Alaina Castillo's new song 'Just A Boy' ahead of the release of new EP, 'The Voicenotes'

Quarantunes: a daily playlist of upbeat songs to help you through self-isolation

As we all quarantine ourselves in the name of humankind, here are the banging tracks keeping our spirits up

Talk Show: Inside the gothic influences behind the band’s menacing debut EP

The Londoners talk through the gothic influences including Echo & The Bunnymen and Siouxsie and The Banshees

Little Dragon – ‘New Me, Same Us’ review: moments of genius pulled off course by half-baked electro-pop ideas

The Swedish pop group find creative harmony on their sixth album, but its dazzling, unhinged moments are worth fighting over

What’s Your Band Called, Mate? Get to know Briston Maroney

What’s your band called, mate?  'Briston Maroney' which is my real life mama-given name but if I had a band it would probably be called...

What’s Your Band Called, Mate? Get to know Molly Payton

Molly Payton tells us why she loves her dog so bloody much, becoming a martyr and supporting her favourite ever ban

The Mysterines: Meet the Liverpool group poised to be nation’s next fearless rock gang

Judging by the show The Mysterines have just put on, you don’t get the impression that their hometown isn't that into them. We’re at...

What’s Your Band Called, Mate? Get to know Sophie and The Giants

This week, Sophie and The Giants talk hand sanitzer showers, their DGAF attitude and a final show abduction.

Franc Moody: the funk-pop duo embodying chaotic rave spirit on their stellar debut

Franc Moody have just been joyriding. Well, kinda. When NME meets them in mid-February, the band are still beaming after scooting around London the...