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Radar Roundup – November 20, 2020: The killer new music you need to hear this week

NME's Radar Roundup is your weekly reminder of the rising artists you can't afford to ignore right now

Pale Waves: “I’ve been hiding who I am for so long now. I don’t wanna do that any more”

A near-fatal bus crash and a global pandemic can’t stop the band’s sexual and spiritual awakening on their Avril Lavigne-indebted second album

Iceland Airwaves’ Live From Reykjavík review: a thrilling reminder of festival fun

The festival's live stream replacement highlights a community spirit that others could learn from

Stats: “It’s easy to write songs predicting the end of the world – it’s always on the cards”

Inspired by his childhood growing up in the Welsh region of Powys, Ed Seed reflects on the discombobulating attachment he has with home

Billie Eilish’s new song ‘Therefore I Am’ is an existential banger (and might boast her best chorus yet)

Billie fuses critical philosophy with a swipe at the haters on her thrilling new single

Daði Freyr on Iceland Airwaves, Hot Chip’s influence and next year’s Eurovision song

The Icelandic electro-pop star might have missed out on Eurovision glory, but he tells NME he'll be back next year. First up though, is Live From Reykjavík online festival

Radar Roundup – November 6, 2020: The killer new music you need to hear this week

NME's Radar Roundup is your weekly reminder of the rule-breaking rising artists you can't afford to ignore right now

Radar Roundup – October 23, 2020: The killer new music you need to hear this week

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Gorillaz – ‘Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez’ review: bingeable brilliance from the pop oddballs

The virtual band continue to eschew tradition and expectation with a guest-heavy alt. pop romp

Kevin Morby – ‘Sundowner’ review: intimate, lo-fi musings on love and isolation

Morby reflects on his Kansas City beginnings on his pensive sixth album
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