Will Richards

Inhaler: “We’re not here to be a mid-bill festival band – you have to keep pushing to the very top”

The upcoming months promise huge support slots with Arctic Monkeys and Harry Styles, and an equally ambitious second album. NME heads to their Dublin homecoming shows before it all kicks off

Fred again.. live in London: sheer ecstasy from a new superstar

At the first of three homecoming shows, the producer-turned-performer shows exactly why he’s dance’s next big thing

Cucamaras: hometown heroes breathing new life into Nottingham’s indie scene

NME heads to Nottingham Forest's City Ground to watch the footy and the fireworks with local lads done good, Cucamaras

Big Joanie – ‘Back Home’ review: a widescreen expansion

The trio’s second album sees their righteous politics still in tact, but presented via electronic noise, folk tenderness and jangly guitar pop

Five things we learned from our In Conversation video chat with Easy Life

Murray Matravers discusses the band's new album ‘Maybe In Another Life’, how he made a bandmate cry with a new song and Easy Life's Pyramid Stage performance at Glastonbury

THUS LOVE: Vermont punks making urgent, community-driven anthems for outsiders

Hailing from a tiny Vermont town, the new Captured Tracks signees manifest positive change on their unifying debut album ‘Memorial’

Matt Berninger on The National’s new song ‘Somebody Desperate’: “We all have these deep insecurities when it comes to our hearts”

“It’s someone confronting their own insecurities,” Berninger told NME of the band’s new track, which appears in the end credits of the film adaptation of ‘Cyrano’

IDLES: “I wanted to be more than what we were becoming”

After killing off a “caricature” of themselves, the Bristol band’s fourth album ‘CRAWLER’, and a long-overdue US tour, sees the band aim to become a new beast entirely

Dry Cleaning – ‘New Long Leg’ review: a playful antidote to po-faced post-punk

Newly signed to 4AD, the London band lay out their manifesto: don’t take yourself too seriously