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The best female-fronted punk bands

The punk rock movement began in the mid-1970s, with bands like Ramones and Sex Pistols lording over an era of youthful rebellion – littered...

Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie refused to dance on ‘This Week’ and it was completely glorious

Last night, Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie appeared on BBC's This Week to discuss why he thinks that a Hard Brexit could spell disaster...

The Full Story Of Arctic Monkeys’ Breakout Hit ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’

“We were trying to cut this single in one room and it was on telly in the other,” Alex Turner told NME in 2014,...

Finger clickin’ good! The best song with finger clicks

Ever listen to a song and think, "Yeah, this is great, but you know what would make it even better? Someone clicking their fingers!" It's...

A state-of-the-planet address: every reference in The 1975’s powerful ‘Love It If We Made It’ video

With ‘Love It If We Made It’, The 1975 have already proven themselves masters of millennial malaise. Sure, some have pointed out it’s essentially...

Mark, My Words: Is Kanye out-Trumping Trump?

As unmissable footage goes, last week's Trump-Kanye summit is up there with Seann Walsh and Katya Jones announcing that their next Strictly dance would...

“If there’s any place you can lose your inhibitions it’s on a Belle & Sebastian boat trip” – Stuart Murdoch launches The Boaty Weekender

Splice your mainbrace child, you walk like a landlubber. Yes, all aboard the Boaty Weekender, Belle And Sebastian’s very own oceanbound festival setting sail...

‘Stranger Things’ parties – a guide to the Halloween fan events taking place around the UK

Two years ago, nightclubs across the UK were facing a dilemma. How do they keep Halloween parties fresh year-after-year? There's only so far you...

15 amazing songs that don’t have a chorus

1. Squeeze - 'Up The Junction' Glenn Tilbrook’s tale of the rise and fall of a relationship takes in a party, pregnancy, marriage, cheating and...

Kurt Vile on woozy new album ‘Bottle It In’ – “You can get away with a lot if you’re sincere”

It's been over a decade since Kurt Vile was known as “the CD-R guy” for distributing his own self-recorded CDs at local shows around...

How many of the ’90s references in Charli XCX and Troye Sivan’s ‘1999’ did you spot?

Charli XCX and Troye Sivan’s video for ‘1999’ is finally here, and for anybody born in the '90s, it’s like being sucked straight down...

“Oh my god, I’m in a pop band!” – Haiku Hands are Australia’s most electrifying new prospect

“Have you got the megaphone in there?” If there was ever a question to sum up Haiku Hands, it’s this one. Two days after...

Rapper Dylan Cartlidge on life after BBC documentary ‘The Mighty Redcar’

Dylan Cartlidge started to write raps at the age of 13 ("I was hell-bent on trying to achieve something with it"), put it to...

With just two desk lamps for lighting, Four Tet’s Brixton residency brings dance music back to its core

At its heart, dance music is about transcendence. Drug induced or otherwise, it’s a means of escape and a closed-off safe space from the...

BTS vs. The Fans – we put the Army’s questions to the K-Pop heroes

At the core of everything BTS do is the fanbase. Dubbed the Army, they're impossibly dedicated, feeding off every minuscule fact and devoting their...

NME meets BTS – get to know the K-Pop sensations

Everywhere you look this week, BTS are in the limelight. The Korean boyband just wrapped up two instant sell-out shows at London's The O2,...

Monday blues? The Japanese House’s video for new single ‘Lilo’ will break your heart

There are few things quite as personal as heartbreak. The rupture of a bond between two people is almost impossible to comprehend from the...

Geoff Rickly of Thursday and No Devotion on ‘Dark Blue’, his new podcast exploring mental health in the arts

The issue of mental illness in the arts is at pressure point. Increasingly, we're seeing musicians, actors, artists and other creatives opening up about...

The biggest, strangest and most controversial moments from this year’s poptastic, politically charged AMAs

Politics, yeah? Last night, the great and good of the pop world took to the Microsoft Arena in Los Angeles to celebrate, erm, themselves...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Taylor Swift finally got political. What took her so long?

If there's anything Brexit and Trump's rise to power has taught us, it's that those who lurk in the background, opting to stay quiet,...
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