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Diplo and Mark Ronson’s Silk City needs to be the soundtrack to your summer

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the first track from Diplo and Mark Ronson's new collaboration Silk City absolutely bangs. 'Only...

The Bad Seeds’ Jim Sclavunos: ‘Nick Cave keeps a very high bar’

Jim Sclavunos, drummer of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, has spoken exclusively to NME about the band's current tour and what to expect...

Jack White is past his prime in meandering Governors Ball headline set

Back in 2002, The White Stripes were considered one of the most exciting bands on the planet. Now, seven years after their demise, their...

Primavera Sound 2018, Day 2 – the NME report

After the hedonism of day one, Primavera’s Friday night gets off to a somewhat subdued start. Blame it on the hangovers, perhaps – there’s...

Wolf Alice have already conquered the early afternoon festival slot – now it’s time to let them headline

Early afternoon is not a time when you'll see Wolf Alice on stage at a UK festival anymore. They've already conquered that slot a...

Slaves prove they’re not to be underestimated as they air anthemic new songs at Governors Ball

"Everybody take a step back or you're gonna squash one another," jokes Isaac Holman as Slaves open proceedings at New York's Governors Ball 2018....

Primavera Sound 2018, Day 1 – the NME report

“Do you like my shirt?” asks (Sandy) Alex G as he steps on-stage to open Primavera’s first day proper. “I really like my shirt.”...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs stake their claim as the best live band on the planet at blistering All Points East show

“It’s five long years since the Yeah Yeah Yeahs played Lahndaaaah!,” yowls Karen O, resplendent in a space-silver Pink Ladies bodysuit, Suzi Quattro In...

Father John Misty recruits All Points East to his growing cult

This is how cults start. A wayward, charismatic figure in shades and heavy beard of a whiskey-drunk Jim Morrison hypnotises a congregation of thousands...

Giant orchids, dancing flautists and singing stamen: Björk’s All Points East set reviewed

After an hour of between-set chirrups and chirps, enter, flute fans, Björk’s lady garden. A giant circular shrubbery in the centre of the stage...
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