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Mark, My Words: are The 1975 this generation’s Beatles?

No. No, they’re not. In the classic tradition of question headlines that can always be answered in the negative, I am not going to...

Reading and Leeds 2019: How the kids took back the iconic festival

On Saturday afternoon, Billie Eilish may well have drawn one of the biggest ever crowds Reading Festival has ever seen. The US sensation was...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Do I owe Taylor Swift an apology?

Sometimes, in this job, I wonder if I'm too harsh on people. Or if I've missed out on something that's totally skewed my perspective...

The best, worst, and funniest moments of the MTV VMAs 2019

Not much happened at the MTV VMAs 2019 in New Jersey. The ceremony wasn't bad, but it also wasn't great – it more just was....

The best performances at the MTV VMAs 2019

In between dishing out moonman statuettes, the MTV VMAs 2019 served as a showcase for the cream of the crop in pop music right...

Tommy Genesis on self-coined genre “fetish rap”, and her music appearing in hit TV show ‘Euphoria’

In 2015, Tommy Genesis introduced ‘fetish rap’ to the world. With her unapologetic, compelling, sexually-infused lyrics and strong beat she has taken over the...

“Dave Grohl told us not to fuck it up”: The Chats on the time Josh Homme, Alex Turner and pals came to their show

The Chats have revealed what happened when Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, Alex Turner and Matt Helders showed up to their gig in LA earlier this year. The Aussie...

What’s Your Band Called, Mate? Get to know Los Bitchos

Every week, we’re going to be introducing you to a brand new artist we’re going for mad for here at NME Towers via our...

Charli XCX: “Grimes and I made a techno song with no words”

Charli XCX is a total talent wrangler. In the past the queen of collaborating has tapped up a load of her musical pals to...

‘Humbug’ at 10: How Arctic Monkeys’ desert-daze sparked the band’s most divisive era

On July 6 2009, something dark and twisted leaked from BBC Radio 1. ‘Crying Lightning’ was Arctic Monkeys’ first single in over two years,...
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