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10 Pop Stars Before They Were Famous

You’re an up and coming singer, so you upload your performances onto YouTube. You enter talent competitions. You do some acting work. And then...

Month In Music – Best Thing You Heard In February?

Finally, we’re into Spring - and edging ever-closer to festival season. How did you find February? Share your latest loves, disappointments, jams and joys...

The Beatles Loved The Monkees – And You Should Too

While the Grim Reaper swung his scythe through half The Beatles long ago, Davy Jones is the first of The Monkees - the '60s...

Regina Spektor, ‘All The Rowboats’ – Review

Hooray Regina Spektor’s back! Though ‘All the Rowboats’ opens and closes with an electronic segment, fans fear not - the track is Spektor-by-numbers. Still...

What Links Miley Cyrus, Bez and Marilyn Manson?

Erykah Badu may have been banned from performing in Malaysia due to an album cover, which depicts the word ‘allah’ written on her skin,...

NME Awards Tour And Beyond – A Month Of Incredible Live Music

The NME Awards Tour 2012 ended in glorious style earlier in the week, with headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Tribes, Metronomy and Azealis Banks...

Five Reasons To Salute The Return Of Dexys

You'll have noticed a mild internet buzz these last few months about the re-emergence of a 1980s institution, the drip-feed renaissance of a Black...

NME Awards – Your Predictions Please

Best line your stomach and pull on your drinking pants - it's the NME Awards tonight! The whole thing kicks off at London's O2...

Madonna, ‘Girl Gone Wild’ – Review

With Benny Benassi behind her, it’s a shame that Madonna’s decided to take such a (and we’ll use her fave word here) reductive turn. ‘Girl...

What Makes A Great Chorus?

We just posted a feature on the 50 most explosive choruses ever - a lovenote to those exhilarating 'take-off' moments when a song slaps...

Hound And Vision – It’s The World’s First Dog-Directed Music Video

Could this be the ruff-est music video of the year so far? Cape Town musician Johnny Neon (real name Johnny Kotze) shot the video...

Lana Del Rey Vs. The Smiths – ‘This Charming Video Game’

Ready for one of the least likely musical pairings? Prepare yourselves for Lana Del Rey meets Morrissey. There's been quite a few clever mash-ups popping...

If Bands Made Breakfast Cereals

Last week we revealed that Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess had teamed up with Kellogg's to launch his own breakfast cereal, Totes Amazeballs. Why the...

‘…So Then I Turned A Badger Into A Theremin’

The theremin isn't a very cool instrument. It doesn't make particularly pretty music, it's not very graceful to watch and, well, frankly, it's just...

A Sex Pistols Anniversary Special – Inside This Week’s NME (Mar 3)

RECORD COMPANY TRASHED! ‘GOD SAVE THE QUEEN’ BANNED! PUKING ON PLANES! THE LEGEND OF SID VICIOUS! 1977 was a year of total anarchy: The...

Arctic Monkeys, ‘R U Mine’ – Review

Ignore the Prince-like nature of the title spelling, ‘R U Mine’ is a riff-tastic, 70’s-indebted monster. With its mountainous Free-like fret work, harmony vocals...

50 Angriest Lady Gaga Fans

Ever since we placed Lady Gagas 'Born This Way' top of our most pretentious albums ever list, her little monsters have been on the...

Spector, Field Music, Tinchy Stryder – This Week’s Singles Reviewed

NME's Alex Denney reviews this week's single releases...Shearwater - 'Breaking The Yearlings' Shearwater’s ‘The Golden Archipelago’ in 2010 was a record so dull it had...

Arctic Monkeys, Santigold, Kasabian – 10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

Arctic Monkeys - 'R U Mine?' In what we’ve come to expect from the playful, elusive Monkeys these days, ‘R U Mine?’ appeared out of...

Adam Lambert – ‘I’m Not Trying To Outdo Freddie Mercury’

When it was announced this week that former American Idol runner-up turned electro-glam peacock Adam Lambert would be fronting Queen at Sonisphere, the response...
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