The Big Read

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

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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

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

Swedish House Mafia: “Dance music is freedom – that’s our language”

Returning with their first proper album ‘Paradise Again’, the dance giants talk to NME about brotherhood, the dark side of EDM, and doing this for the love, never the money

Bad Boy Chiller Crew: “We’re not a proper boyband. There’s nothing normal about us”

With their music and comedy empire set to expand with an upcoming reality TV show, NME meets the party-starting Bradford boys on the road at their first-ever tour