The Big Read

The Big Read: Brooklyn’s Sunflower Bean on their glorious second album ’Twenty-two in Blue’

On the sly, Sunflower Bean have proven themselves one of the world's coolest, funnest and, er, hard-workingest bands. Following the brilliant 'Twentytwo In Blue' – a Top Five entry in NME's Albums Of 2018 – the New York trio today release the rocking follow-up EP, 'King Of The Dudes'. Rhian Daly meets them in Brooklyn to talk about music, patriarchy-smashing and that time at band camp.

The Big Read – Is George Ezra the nicest man in rock’n’roll?

Is George Ezra the nicest young man in rock ’n’ roll? Jonny Ensall goes in search of the wild side of a wandering troubadour

NME Big Read: The Shame Game

Shame may well be the best band in the UK. Though they despise rock clichés, the acclaimed group is leading a vital, emerging UK guitar scene