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

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

Allie X: The weird pop dynamo out to slay the industry dinosaurs

We speak to the alt-hero about her upcoming album and working with Troye Sivan

Sports Team want to make British guitar music tribal again

Meet the Cambridge band who are unapologetically carving a path towards big, big things. Next stop? Knebworth...

What’s Your Band Called, Mate? Get to know Laundry Day

New York's Laundry Day talk remaking Drake's 'God's Plan' video, touring with Clairo and their fans, Tide Pods.

NME’s Girls To The Front: ARXX and Deep Tan bring bruising riffs and bewitching beats to The Shacklewell Arms

Another brilliant bill took over The Shacklewell Arms in London last night (Nov 27th) for Girls To The Front, with Brighton garage-rock duo ARXX...

mxmtoon: Hyper-relatable tunes from YouTube sensation turned pop star

“Thank you, New York!” calls mxmtoon from the stage of the Gramercy Theatre after finishing her final song. She throws up the devil horns...

Rina Sawayama: “We can’t just normalise using Japanese culture in the way that we’ve been doing”

The latest Dirty Hit signee rages against microaggresions on brilliant new single ‘STFU!’

Bones UK on their surprise Grammys nod: “Being a nominee is so fucking cool!”

Alongside the big names up for Best Rock Performance was a relatively unknown duo from Camden. We spoke to them about their shock nomination and how they're going to get "as drunk as possible" at the 2020 ceremony

Hannah Diamond: PC Music’s audio-visual artist who turned heartbreak into her long-awaited debut album

Where do you start when writing a pop song? Well, for Hannah Diamond’s ‘Invisible’, it began with 'Greensleeves': y’know, the 16th century folk song...

What’s Your Band Called, Mate? Get to know Loose Buttons

Every week we're introducing you to a brand new artist who we’re going mad for here at NME Towers via our ego-busting Q&A, What’s...

New York’s Habibi hypnotise on ‘Come My Habibi’ and give us the lowdown on their hot sauce-fuelled second album

Way back in 2014, Habibi (Arabic for “my love”) introduced themselves as one of New York’s most exciting bands. On their self-titled debut album,...

Easy Life – On the road with the carnage-creating Leicester gang: “It’s like we’re in Metallica!”

Here’s a list of things that go flying through the air at Easy Life gigs: flower crowns from fans, actual lemons (a reference to...

“We’re the most fucked-up band there is” — Meet Melbourne’s Tropical Fuck Storm

Tropical Fuck Storm have become one of Melbourne’s most subversive exports. Formed by Gareth 'Gaz' Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin while on a creative hiatus from...

Cartel Madras are creating “Goonda Rap”, their very own rap genre

Eboshi and Contra, a pair of sisters who make up Calgary rap group Cartel Madras, emigrated to Canada in 1999. 20 years later, the...

“It started as a dumb idea I had at a bar” – here’s Drunk Dial, the label that insists artists record when trollied

The sleeve notes on a Drunk Dial release are pretty different from your usual credits: "These songs were recorded drunk on small-batch mezcal, a case of...

Iceland Airwaves 2019: Joe and Shitboys are the fearless, funny punks from the Faroe Islands

Joe and The Shitboys are a band of “bisexual vegans” from the Faroe Islands. How do we know that? Because it’s the very first...

Listen to Omar Apollo and Dominic Fike’s collaborative new single, ‘Hit Me Up’

Dominic Fike and Omar Apollo have released a new collaborative track called 'Hit Me Up' – listen below. Read More: Omar Apollo is the funked-up icon perfect...

Mallrat’s country-flecked ‘Driving Music’ EP makes the everyday moments magical

A list of things that Mallrat – aka Aussie singer and producer Grace Shaw – has done in 2019: in February, she did swapped Australia...

Inhaler are the Dubliners who want rock to rage again – and shake off those U2 comparisons

Inhaler are feeling a little worse for wear, though they make very valiant efforts to hide it. Last night, the band played a particularly...
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