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Nine things you need to know about returning riot grrrl game-changers Bikini Kill

It's 22 years since Bikini Kill last performed together, and boy, are we glad they're coming back. Don't expect the reunion shows to be nostalgia trips....

‘Stranger Things’ season 4: trailers, cast, release date, fan theories and everything we know so far

After almost two years away, Stranger Things has finally come back into our lives. Eleven and the gang made their long awaited return to...

Mark, My Words: Morrissey’s latest stunt misses the point – it’s not the autograph fans want, it’s the moment with their idol

“For Mr Mark – 20 years on with love and gratitude, Coldplay”. As I pulled the signed white label of ‘Everyday Life’ from the envelope,...

The Roots Of… Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine have announced that they're reuniting for a slate of shows in 2020. To celebrate the return of one of rock's...

Inhaler are the Dubliners who want rock to rage again – and shake off those U2 comparisons

Inhaler are feeling a little worse for wear, though they make very valiant efforts to hide it. Last night, the band played a particularly...

Greg Cochrane’s Podcasts For The People #8 – Dolly Parton’s America, Louis Armstrong and Drag Race UK

Let’s roll back the clock to July 2019 and the debut Podcasts For The People column. My very first pick in that very first...

Who is Töôrnst Hülpft? The best theories about the mysterious Desert Sessions collaborator

If you've listened to ‘Desert Sessions, Vol. 11/12’ - the latest record from Josh Homme's "bizarro supergroup" - you might have noticed a particularly unusual...

Time to flex your musical knowledge: here’s the weekly NME crossword

Here are the answers to last week’s crossword. How many did you get? ANSWERS ACROSS 1+8A+9A You Can't Always Get What You Want, 10+27D Sit Down,...

‘Stranger Things’ season 4: trailers, cast, release date, fan theories and everything we know so far

After almost two years away, Stranger Things has finally come back into our lives. Last week Eleven and the gang made their long awaited...

Life after death: Why My Chemical Romance still have so much more to give

This reunion. I’ll be absolutely honest with you, I truly believed it would never happen (as documented here). There are people closer to My Chemical...

10 albums that wouldn’t exist without Green Day’s ‘Dookie’

Green Day were already cult favourites by the time ‘Dookie’ hit record store shelves on Feburary 1 1994, having sold 50,000 copies of their...

Meet AMA, the artist whose ‘Screenluv’ EP brings R&B vibes to the Dirty Hit stable

AMA is still getting used to life as a recording artist with a record deal (with Dirty Hit). “It's crazy for me to think that...

The film that scared me the most: NME writers choose their favourite Halloween movies

The films that scared us silly mostly did so in childhood, and here we get all misty-eyed and nostalgic about giving ourselves sleepless nights...

66 killer songs for your Halloween playlist

Halloween: a time for regrettable costuming decisions, novelty props, worm-shaped sweets and, of course, a load of banging Halloween songs. Halloween music is among...

Youthquake 2: Electric Boogaloo – how YOU can swing the General Election 2019

Remember when Jeremy Corbyn won Glastonbury 2017? He turned up, gave the speech of a lifetime to a gargantuanPyramid Stage crowd and handed over to...

Patti Smith reveals stunning new photobook – and stands up for youth on-the-march – at Chicago event

Patti Smith has teamed up with her long-time friend and legendary rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith to release Before Easter After, a limited edition book featuring many...

Tame Impala wig out in the darkest corner of the club on twisted new song ‘It Might Be Time’

For the last few summers, Kevin Parker has been making people dance. After the release of third album ‘Currents’ in 2015, Tame Impala became...

Lucia & The Best Boys are leading Glasgow’s young, vital glam renaissance

Over the past year or so, Glasgow has shown itself as a hotbed for fresh new guitar music made with a community spirit. Alongside...

Mark, My Words: Kanye’s onto something with his pre-marital sex ban for collaborators. Shaggers make the worst music

The best part of pre-marital sex, of course, is that it’s sinful. No-one would bother if it wasn’t for that added frisson of impending...

Kanye’s gone Godly – but which artists have made the most heavenly tunes of the devil’s music?

O come all Ye's faithful! Such have been the messianic pronouncements of Kanye West in the past that you might have expect Jesus himself...
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