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Matt Maltese: Meet the songwriting prodigy writing music for the apocalypse

It’s been almost a year since the Brexit vote and the hangover from that event is already having an impact on young musicians today....

Gothic Tropic celebrates her new album with dizzying new live video for ‘Don’t Give Me Up’

Last Friday (May 19), Cecilia Della Peruti released her debut Gothic Tropic album, ‘Fast or Feast’. It’s a first work bursting at the seams...

Stevie Parker talks androgyny in music, individuality and “not playing by the rules of the world”

On Friday (May 19), Stevie Parker released her stunning debut album, 'The Cure'. To celebrate, the Bristol musician has written a very personal essay...

The Great Escape 2017: The 14 most exhilarating sets

Sigrid Riding a wave of serious hype, the Norwegian singer had the most to gain from this weekend. Come Friday evening at Coalition - she...

New Music Of The Day: The Districts – ‘If Before I Wake’

The Districts could make anything sound epic. A walk to the shops to pick up a pint of milk? That’s an adventure. Brushing your...

The Great Escape 2017: how Sigrid proved to be the pop star we all wanted

In the build-up to this weekend’s Great Escape, Norwegian pop prospect Sigrid proved to be the name on everyone’s lips as clashfinders were unfurled...

Nick Hakim talks his triumphant psych-pop debut ‘Green Twins’

Eclectic musician Nick Hakim wowed fans with his 'Where Will We Go' two-part EP back in 2014 - and then things when quiet. not...

New Music Of The Day: Soccer Mommy – ‘Out Worn’

“You can’t say indie rock is dead. It’s just being taken over by women.” That’s the claim of Sophie Allison, whose understated, finitely-arranged guitar...

New Music Of The Day: Francobollo – ‘Worried Times’

Francobollo’s ‘Worried Times’ sounds like a beast in a cage, rattling the bars in a bid to set itself free. The song’s first half...

New Music Of The Day: Hazel English – ‘That Thing’

For the last year or so Hazel English’s recording output has not just been remarkably stellar - but impossibly consistent. Perhaps that’s a result...

King Nun return with their most melodic banger to date, ‘Sponge’

With festival season very much under way, there’s a whole crop of new names tuning their guitars and practicing their high-kicks to become the...

Meet Amber Mark – the rising New York musician who turned grief into a stunning debut EP

Coping with loss can be tough at the best of times. Most just retreat into themselves and try to weather the storm. Achieving anything...

15 acts you can’t afford to miss at The Great Escape

If you're heading down to Brighton for The Great Escape this May, then you'll probably know the agony of trawling through the endless list of enticing acts...

Sløtface: Party music for the end of the world

Every Sløtface song is a revolution in three minutes or less – pop-punk party anthems laced with hooks and ideas. Meet one of 2017’s...

Bastille to curate new NME film festival – Cinejam

Bastille’s Dan Smith is combining his love for music and film by curating NME’s new big screen event Cinejam – in collaboration with BFI,...

Diagrams goes back to physics class in new video for ‘I Tell Myself’

Diagrams, aka Sam Genders, has just shared a mind-bending new video for ‘I Tell Myself'. Directed by Ewan Jones-Morris –who's behind similarly wacky videos...

Sigrid: Meet 2017’s hottest pop prospect

In 2017, more than ever, we need pop stars like Sigrid. With tumultuous times seemingly around every corner and a need for young people...

New Music Of The Day: Mellah – ‘Nada’

Mellah, aka Liam Ramsden, is a bit of a hands-on fella. As well as writing gorgeous and hushed indie-folk all by himself, he happened...

Julia Michaels: The songwriting mastermind behind Bieber’s banger on going solo

You may not have realised it, but you’ve been listening to Julia Michaels' music for years. She has co-writing credits on Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’,...

Courtship. let the light in on majestic indie-pop belter ‘Sunroof’

If you’ve been paying attention to the New Music section of this website, you will have no doubt become familiar with the name Courtship....
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