The Big Read

Rex Orange County: “I want the music to sound and feel free – because I feel free”

With fourth album ‘Who Cares?’, Alex O’Connor shakes off the shackles of self-doubt

The BandLab NME Awards 2022: the wildest night in music

Sam Fender getting lairy! Hosts Daisy May Cooper and Lady Leshurr letting loose! Here’s the story of the show The Cure’s Robert Smith christened an “unusual, vibey event”

FKA Twigs: “There are so many sides to me that the world hasn’t seen yet”

NME’s new Godlike Genius reflects on 10 years of boundary-breaking artistry

Liam Gallagher: “I sound good. I look cool. I talk from the heart”

The world’s greatest frontman is leading the way to the next Summer of Love

Foals: “Life is something to be cherished and enjoyed”

The trio have gone through a rave-rock rebirth for seventh album ‘Life Is Yours’

Red Hot Chili Peppers: “We feel fresh, like a new band”

In an exclusive interview, the rock aristocrats talk reuniting with guitarist John Frusciante for riff-tastic new album ‘Unlimited Love’

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 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’