The Big Read

Alice Glass: “I never thought I would be talking openly like this… about anything”

How the brutally honest artist poured the “pain” of Crystal Castles into her hopeful debut solo album ‘PREY//IV’

Gang Of Youths: “Every artist should be able to tell the the story of their culture and their history”

NME sits down with one of Australia’s biggest bands in their adopted home of London to talk fame, grief and their powerful new album ‘Angel In Realtime’

Years & Years: “Going solo was like a break-up”

Pop polymath Olly Alexander on new album ‘Night Call’, the impact of ‘It’s A Sin’ and how he shed two bandmates to go it alone

Yard Act: “Life is really fucking messy with no right answers”

Sorted for cheese and fizz! NME greets the four-piece in Paris, where we get the street beers in to talk compassion, post-punk and debut album ‘The Overload’

Bree Runway: “There’s no one else out there like me. My time is now”

The Hackney-born star’s bold aim to upend the pop landscape with dramatic moments and ambitious bangers lands her the top spot in this year’s NME 100 list

Mariah Carey: “You know what? I love Christmas!”

The superstar singer is the festive season

The 50 best albums of 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Willow: “Humans have never been good at accepting that people are different”

Ahead of her intimate London show, Willow Smith tells NME about speaking out for her generation, her real rock credentials – and becoming a superstar in her own right

Halsey: “I’ve always been driven to reinvent myself and reinvent my genre”

A relentless, trailblazing streak has long made the US star stand out from the crowd - and now they'll collect the Innovation Award at the BandLab NME Awards 2022

Summer Walker: “I’m a vulnerable, open person. I’m really emotional and shit”

Although the R&B star’s chart-topping new album ‘Still Over It’ showcases unparalleled candour, the Atlanta native wants to remain an enigmatic and uncompromising creator