“I am OBSESSED with drowning,” Florence Welch tells NME. “I think it’s about succumbing and being completely overwhelmed by something that’s bigger than everything.”
Haunted by ghosts, rituals and tragic heroines, Florence’s powerful new album delves deep into the heart of darkness that drives her and the terrifying fears that do their best to undermine her. In an exclusive comeback interview, she talks to NME about séances, Amy Winehouse and her strange food habits. “I sit in my pyjamas eating beans out of a tin” she admits.
Plus, free for every reader, a set of iconic Joy Division posters, shot by legendary photographer Kevin Cummins. Not only that, but NME Extra gives you the chance to win one of three signed Kevin Cummins Joy Division books, plus an exclusive interview with the man himself about shooting the legendary Ian Curtis. Plus tons more hidden online extras, including the chance to win signed Florence albums and posters, amazing archive interviews and the soundtrack to this week’s magazine. Find out how to access of all this content in the issue.
As well as all that, read the definitive verdict on Noel Gallagher’s debut solo album, hear Glasvegas’ James Allen tell us how he basically wants to kick the shit out of everyone in the whole world, and marvel as Justice slap their meat on the table to talk about their new album.
Plus NME pays tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs, detailing exactly how he changed music forever, we find out whether highly-sexed Rihanna can still cut it live (warning: there’s loads of crotch grabbing), and Wu Lyf basically slag off every band in the world EVER.