Biffy Clyro Back From The Brink – Inside This Week’s Magazine

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Simon and co. return armed with a gargantuan double album ‘Opposites’. NME get extremely up close and personal with the trio at an intimate show in LA and discover just how close they were to ending it all.

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Raw Power! Iggy Pop’s Masterpiece 40 Years On
The ultimate guide to Iggy Pop, in celebration of one of the greatest rock heroes of all time and his definitive album’s birthday. Amazing stories, outrageous quotes, phenomenal photography AND Faris Badwan interviews the man himself.

Euro Festivals 2013
Wanna see your favourite bands in far-flung, random places but a bit strapped for cash? Help is at hand in this foolproof travel guide, which includes tips on the local lingo!

The Vaccines Down Under
Fed up of cold winds and dark mornings? The Vaccines are playing in Australia and they’ve sent a postcard. Includes pictures of Justin and a kangaroo. Koalas also present.

Yannis Has A Crush On A Radar Band
Jagwar Ma is Yannis from Foals’ favourite new band and one of the best live groups he’s ever seen. Also in Radar: a live report from MT and an interview with Drenge.

Peace Let Us In On A Secret
Peace are the most exciting new live band in Britain. The boys give NME a tour of Birmingham as we seek to discover what it is that makes them so great… Tolkein, apparently.

Albums by Fidlar, The Courteeners, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Bronx, Darkstar, Devlin, Eels and Grouper.

Gigs reports from Bugged Out Weekender, Alt-J, Virals, Flamingods, Paul Banks, Peter Hook, Wu Block and MT.

Interviews with Dutch Uncles, Swim Deep, Tim Burgess and Mark E Smith, and a Foals gig announce and Django Unchained booty to be won. PLUS! The definitive verdict on the new Strokes song.