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

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...

“I’m going through my riot grrrl phase”: Jade Bird on cowboys, cancel culture and playing All Points East festival

We’re massive Jade Bird fans at NME, so we’re excited that she’s playing All Points East festival in London next week, and that she...

JägerHaus at All Points East 2019: 5 thrilling new artists to catch live

All Points East takes over London’s Victoria Park tomorrow for the next fortnight and it’s going to be a doozy. Big names like The...

Undefinable and unmissable: Meet the rising artists radically altering London’s jazz scene

From time to time, the non-jazz enthusiast is reminded that jazz is still 'alive and kicking'. Be it the annual tokenistic nod at the...

“It needed to happen” – the resurgence of the Scouse DIY scene as told by the city’s rising vanguards

The dingy basement of Liverpool’s Sound Food & Drink is rammed to the rafters. Onstage comes a procession of extraordinary young artists, the gorgeous,...

What’s Your Band Called Mate? Get to know Husky Loops

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...

The Great Escape: Georgia’s stunning live reinvention might make a pop hero out of her

Georgia’s new live show is a revelatory experience. It’s free of limits, pressure and the outside world, and if you manage to look around...

The Great Escape: The most exciting new artists we caught at the seaside jaunt

If you were at The Great Escape in Brighton this weekend, well done, you survived. You battled rain, wind, sun, hangovers, queues, hangovers, hype,...

How Mark E Smith’s spirit haunted every buzzy new band at The Great Escape 2019

It’s now 16 months since Mark E Smith, frontman of The Fall, essence of The Fall, died. His final years were not spent enjoying the...

Charly Bliss’ triumphant new album ‘Young Enough’ is an unflinching celebration of survival

Journalist and rom-com queen Nora Ephron once gave a group of graduating Wellesley College students a piece of very astute advice: “Be the heroine...
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