Mumfords Takeover – Inside This Week’s NME

How many times have you and your chums sat in a field in the early hours of themorning, rubbing your chins and thinking, “What if… we ran our own festival. What if… we could do whatever we wanted. What if… we don’t actually like warm lager.” Course you have. And so have Mumford & Sons. But then, because certain doors open for you when you’re the biggest new band in the UK, they went ahead and created the Gentlemen Of The Road tour. So we joined them and their favourite bands for a stopover in Huddersfield, as Marcus and his mates unveiled all the details of their new album…

Also in this week’s NME…


The Vaccines In The Studio
What can you expect from the new album? The work ethic of Elton John, the tunes of Bob Dylan and the Stone Roses…

Biffy Are Back
The Scottish crazies treat their hardcore fans to a sweat-drenched show in… Swindon. Hooray!

Beck Is Also Back
He’s been working with Jack White, MGMT, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Thurston Moore, Bat For Lashes and Childish Gambino, and now he’s got two new albums ready to go

Muse Go Dubstep
Well duh! Check out the trailer for new album ‘The 2nd Law’, which features an angry-looking robot and a Skrillex-esque dubstep whooooomp.

Reading And Leeds
The line-up that keeps on giving. Find out who’s been added…

Mystic Gav
Our all-new oracle of rock music looks deep into the bottom of his pint glass to predict the week ahead…


Purity Ring
Warped future-pop from Canadians Megan James and Corin Roddick

Billy Corgan
He’s got a new Smashing Pumpkins, and he’s ready to conquer the world again. Still, obviously, off his rocker. And that’s why we love him!

They’ve made this summer’s hottest album. But how?

Azari & III
No one parties like these dudes, so we caught up with them in Toronto just in time to prepare ourselves for their live return in the UK

Album Reviews
Smashing Pumpkins! Fiona Apple! Peaking Lights! Can! And more people!

Live Reviews
Dizzee! Benga! Franz! Coldplay! The Cure! Enter Shikari! AWESOMENESS OVERLOAD!

Shoe Reviews
We get to grips with some lakeside espradilles by Penguin. Huge. HUGE.

Quiz Answers!
All of them, on one page. Time to get your marks back…

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