New Music Special – Inside This Week’s NME

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We’re not asking you, we’re telling you: Palma Violets are the most exciting new guitar band in Britain right now. We have the scoop on everything you need to know about the foursome – including tales of their early (ropey) living conditions. Our own Matt Wilkinson reports back on all the gory details.

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Liam Said Whattt???

NME got a call from Bonehead (of Oasis fame) who let us into some potential Britpop developments. He dropped the name “Liam” along with the words “would reform Oasis”. Well, we see no obstacles here at all… Besides maybe the other Gallagher.

What’s The Best Beatles Single?

Well, what is it? How about ‘Please Please Me’? Or ‘A Hard Day’s Night’? Or maybe you think it’s Paul McCartney’s alternative National Anthem, ‘Hey Jude’? NME’s finest put their cases forward for the best Beatles single of all time to mark 50 years since the release of their first ever single, ‘Love Me Do’.

The Future Is Upon Us

Thought you had all this future stuff figured out? We get Tim Burgess, Jack from Friendly Fires, Rough Trade’s Tom Travis and another Jack (from White Lies) to get together in the local pub with NME’s Jenny Stevens and debate what on earth is gonna happen to music in the coming years. All answers here.

25 New Music Tips From Your Favourite Artists

Not satisfied with Palma Violets? We get a whole load of the people you love (Lily Allen, Carl Barat, Brian from Gaslight Anthem, The Maccabees’ Felix and more) to recommend the best new tunes to fill your iPods with.

Sound Of The Underground: Special Scene Report

Ever wondered what the next year has in store for Korean Pop music? Or who the next New York hip-hop buzz band are going to be? Huw Stephens, Grimes, Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil and more are on board to give you their expert knowledge on the freshest music scenes around the world.

Reviews: All The Hottest New Releases Assessed

What do Tame Impala, Trash Talk and Ty Segall all have in common (besides starting with the letter “T”)? They all have albums out and scored in this week’s reviews section!

Braincells: Huey Morgan

He once sang a song with the Fun Lovin’ Criminals… but subsisting on a diet of Scooby Snacks can do some serious damage to your memory. Radio DJ Huey Morgan takes the ultimate neurological test.

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