Festivals And Friendly Fires – Inside This Week’s NME

In this week’s NME…

It’s our Festival Preview special, headed up by Friendly Fires, who are here to get the summer party started with the aid of a sexy parrot. Back with their amazing new album ‘Pala’, the boys are going to be getting you dancing your spine off this sunny season…

As a special gift, there’s a free pull-out festival guide for you, with info, interviews and line-up details of the 50 best UK and Ireland festivals. Essential to ensure you maximise your festival fun.

Also in the issue we speak to Wild Beasts, whose new album ‘Smother’ is set to go stellar. We speak to them about sex, masculinity and a bit more sex.

And this week we’re launching our search to find Britain’s Best Small Venue. This is a campaign which aims to raise awareness of and support the UK’s
under-threat small live music venues. You can get involved by nominating your favourite small venue – more details inside the mag.

As well as all that, we’ve got a special tribute to Poly Styrene, and appearances from Pulp, Two Door Cinema Club, Miles Kane and much much more.

In all good freezers now…

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