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5 Things We Learned At Field Day 2013

Savages - Hosts of the world’s least likely hen party Things you expect to see at a Savages gig might include lots of black and...

Live At Leeds – Five Buzz Bands You Need To See

You know what's missing from most festivals? Density. You spend three or four days idling around a site, punctuating the hours with moments of...

5 New Bands You Can’t Miss At Liverpool Sound City 2013

Whilst The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury or Biffy at Reading and Leeds are bound to produce some pretty memorable moments, everyone knows the smaller...

Track Exclusive – MUST, ‘Die For You’

As yet there's no medical limit to the amount of fuzzy, lo-fi surf-pop the human body can take, so here's another welcome dose from...

Bestival 2012 – How Was It For You?

Festival season 2012 has come to a close, and what a way to end things. It was a (rare) weekend of sunshine that saw...

5 Acts You Should See At Bestival

I've seen my fair share of muddy fields this summer (and Reading was the final straw for my poor Wellies), so the thought of...

Reading Vs Leeds – Which Is Better?

Reading and Leeds festivals kick off today, and though the full, stunning line-up will whip up and down the M1 to play each over...

Converse Represent @ 100 Club – The Highlights

How amazing have these Converse Represent @ 100 Club gigs been? We've seen Blur tear the roof off the legendary venue with a set...

10 Things We Learnt At BBK Festival, Bilbao

There is a festival, high up in the mountains of Bilbao in Spain, called BBK. Like most Spanish festivals, it’s pretty bloody excellent. Unlike...

What Was Your First Festival Experience?

Do you remember the first time? Did you, like Metronomy's Joe Mount, have a friend who tried to exist on ridiculous foodstuffs (in Mount's...

Hard Rock Rising – Review

Hard Rock Calling might feature three headline acts with decades of experience amongst them, but it was a different story at the Hard Rock...

Benicassim 2012 – 15 Must-See Acts

With the plastic about to be unwrapped on the first day of Benicassim, it's time to sit down and have a strategic think about...

Jack White Triumphs At Les Eurorockeenes, Despite Biblical Rain

The story of Les Eurorockeenes takes part in two acts. The first, set in a glorious idyll, the second, a dramatic inferno. And the...

Download 2012 – How Was It For You?

And so the tenth anniversary of Download Festival 2012 has come to a close. It was all a bit shaky to start, with Friday...

10 Things Festival Guides Don’t Tell You

NME's Euro Festival Guide Despite the level of evidence to the contrary available to anyone with at least one eye and one window it's May,...

Festival Countdown – Which Act Are You Most Looking Forward To?

In honour of this week's festival preview issue of the mag, we quiz musicians on the acts they can't wait to see live this...

Bands Share Their Maddest Festival Memories

In honour of this week's festival preview issue of the mag, we quiz musicians on their standout festival memoriesRichard Hawley I remember when Pulp headlined...

The Rapture Live In London – A Noisey Special Engagement

My haven’t they grown? Last time we checked, The Rapture were a bunch of upstart punk-funkers blowing sax holes in our heads with ‘House...

M Is For Montreal – Five New Band Tips From The New Music Fest

Ah, Montreal. It’s been dubbed 'the city that never sleeps', 'the best-preserved of all the Rennaisance trading ports', and 'The teeming hub of the...

Beijing Bands – On The Road In China With Noisey

Beijing is shrouded in thick mist when our plane touches down, the kind of dense pea soup than makes runways disappear into oblivion and...
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