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17 Anti-Valentine’s Day songs for the cynic in your life

Valentine's Day isn't for everyone – neither are love songs, actually – so here, for everyone that objects to all the adverts about sentimental tat, is...

Lucia’s striking ‘Blueheart’ video is an antidote to Valentine’s Day schmaltz

When we hosted the mammoth shoot for our NME 100 2019 at the tail end of last year, we asked everyone to bring a...

Gerard Way’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’: when is it out, what’s it about, and how to get your special Umbrella Academy issue of NME

Not content with being the frontman of one of modern rock's most enduring and iconic groups (and a top-tier solo artist to boot), Gerard...

The hot topic: should venues stop sharing stage times for the sake of support bands?

If you go to gigs, there’s a good chance that you’ve found a beloved new band by rocking up in time to see the...

We Need To Talk About: The Grammys. Because they f***ing suck

Ah, the Grammys, the annual celebration of American music industry, an anodyne get-together of music's alright and tolerable. Even for a ceremony that attempts to...

Hey, Will Smith, you’ve become the world’s most embarrassing dad

It needs to be said: Will Smith, once a totem of cool, a man with a '90s wardrobe to make a 2019 art-school hypebeast...

FEET are the Coventry rabble making wonky Britpop for a new generation

“Play 'Hot Dog'!” one member of FEET says in their Clapham studio. The sentiment gradually permeates throughout the room, to the point that Cam...

Mark, My Words: my Brexit beef with an indie hero is taking over my life

Fellow Remainers, I trust you’ve all got a reasoned, well-researched and passionate pro-Leave friend you debate with regularly, yes? No, not the bloke on...

The best performances at the 2019 Grammys: from Dua Lipa and St Vincent’s masseduction to Travis Scott’s mosh pit

One of the highlights of Grammys nights is always the gathering of phenomenal performers on one stage. This year's ceremony might have had a...

The biggest talking points of the 2019 Grammys, from BTS making history to Drake’s interrupted speech

It seems like not a Grammys goes by without some kind of controversy or big moment that sets the internet into overdrive. In the...

Glastonbury 2019: headliners rumours, bookies odds and everything we know so far

Glastonbury 2019 is set to take place from June 26-30 2019. With all tickets now sold out (the April re-sale's your last chance, folks),...

‘Vote For [Them]’ – help The Specials end the tyranny of ‘The Greatest Showman’

Last Friday, I was lucky enough to witness one of the most influential (and, more importantly, fun) British bands of all time playing venerable...

7 Essential Bob Marley tracks

Late legend Bob Marley would’ve turned 74 today. Associated most readily with warm, sun-lit reggae - the smiling simplicity of ‘Three Little Birds’ and...

How to watch the controversial Surviving R Kelly documentary

A music documentary that has inspired headlines and conversation like no other, Surviving R Kelly is finally available to watch in the UK. The exposé of...

How Peter Jackson’s new version of ‘Let It Be’ will shatter your view of The Beatles

If we’ve learnt anything from reality TV, it’s that if you put cameras anywhere – a restaurant, an Ibiza rep pub crawl, a village...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: warbling, twee, ‘authentic’ EmotiPop anti-stars are ruining my beloved trashy pop culture

I can't tell you how sad it was to see my queen Rita Ora's long-awaited sophomore album 'Phoenix' chart outside of the UK Top...

(Lil) Mark, My Words: Is it time I got a face tat?

I clearly missed the TED talk – How To Get Ahead In Life By Owning Your Worst Ideas – but how heartened I was to...

The big questions posed by the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Super Bowl trailer

Last night, millions tuned in to watch the New England Patriots thrash the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. But for those of...

FuckJerry didn’t steal your content, you gave it away

There’s a vortex outside my house. You leave something out the front and it disappears within, say, 20 minutes. I’ve lost count of the...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Anton Newcombe, The Brian Jonestown Massacre

1: In 2007, which cult British TV series did ‘You Look Great When I’m High’ appear in? “I don’t watch TV and I don’t...
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