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The five must-see things at BTS’ House Of BTS pop-up

BTS world never seems to stop spinning, constantly creating more new music, content, and experiences for the band's dedicated fans. The latest comes in...

The 10 commandments of Kanye West, according to ‘Jesus Is King’

At long last, 'Jesus Is King' has finally arrived and now we know exactly what a non-secular Kanye West record sounds like. Among all...

Why do music and addiction go hand in hand. Part one: alcohol

Promotional feature with Change Incorporated  Advertisement paid for by Change Incorporated (VICE) for its Quit Cigarettes initiative. Philip Morris International funds this initiative but has...

‘Riverdale’: is this major character actually dead?

It's finally happened. Last night’s episode of Riverdale may have finally put an end to a sprawling story line that began all the way...

It’s that time of week: here’s the NME crossword!

Here are the answers to last week’s crossword. How many did you get? ANSWERS ACROSS 1 Love Her Madly, 8 Sadboy, 9+7D Planet Of Sound, 10...

Coldplay’s new songs ‘Orphans’ and ‘Arabesque’ – reviewed: Jazzier! Classic rock-ier! Fun-er!

Coldplay are back with two new tracks! All the way from 1919, if the posters (above), quaint local newspaper classifieds and arch, typewritten notes...

Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ at 10 – how the surreal single shook the pop landscape

Exactly ten years ago, Lady Gaga released ‘Bad Romance’, possibly her best and most bizarre work to date. Fizzling into being with a mantra...

Babymetal interview: ‘Metal Galaxy’ is the first step to the future of metal…”

On ‘Metal Galaxy’, Babymetal’s third album, the Japanese duo (third member Yuimetal left the band last year) explore new territory. Never ones to settle...

Tory techno? Nah. Somebody stop the Conservative’s attempt at seshy meme-making, right now

Transport your imaginations, dear reader, to a dystopian iteration of Boiler Room. In the bowels of a precarious club built entirely out of stockpiled...

When pop iconography turns political

Any good protestor knows you can find a wealth of witty and inspirational ideas by looking at your favourite movies, TV shows, books, and...

Cher’s 2019 UK tour is ludicrously good fun. Give her the Glastonbury legends slot immediately!

We all know that great old joke: “The only thing that will be left after a nuclear holocaust is Cher and cockroaches." But sadly,...

Birmingham’s new HMV Vault and the must-visit, monster-sized record shops worldwide

It feels like we only ever hear about record shops closing, or tiny boutique stores opening in their place. So it was with some...

It’s 2019 – can we stop catcalling female musicians on stage already?

You would think by 2019 everyone would have learnt that it’s not OK to objectify, harass, or catcall female musicians (or any woman) in...

Octo Octa channels power, community and resistance from joyous, heart-thumping house music

Octo Octa is recovering from a rave. She phones NME from Berlin in the aftermath of the latest in a series of parties under...

Mark, My Words: The fake Shaggy scammers are ruining Twitter for noble, unsung custodians of pop parody accounts

“It wasn’t me!” read the headlines when news broke that online scamsters have been starting fake social media accounts pretending to be Shaggy in...

This party was the ultimate multi-sensory experience at ADE

There’s nothing better than a good party. Whether it’s a house party with your closest pals, or a huge warehouse party, there’s something about...

Welcome back Coldplay, even hipsters secretly think you’re brilliant

If the rumours are true, in a few weeks time we should have a brand new Coldplay album on our hands. That news might...

Just in time for your tea break: here’s the weekly NME crossword

Here are the answers to last week’s crossword. How many did you get? ANSWERS ACROSS 1 Nightswimming, 9 Violet, 10 Daytona, 13+23D Urban Hymns, 15 That...

Live albums are pointless – so why do bands insist on releasing them still?

Back in the day, live albums were seen as a hallowed marker that you’d made it as a band. For some artists, their live...

Djo – aka Joe Keery – on the album he made in ‘Stranger Things’ downtime

For the past three years Joe Keery has become a recognisable face as the bouffant-haired, high school jock-cum-mother hen Steve Harrington in Netflix’s smash...
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