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The strange tale of Scarlxrd, the perky vlogger turned rap-metal overlord

Musicians have long faced down questions of authenticity, from the Sex Pistols insisting, “we mean it, man” to the Manic Street Preachers’ Richie Edwards...

KYLE talks debut album ‘Light Of Mine’, working with Kehlani and being inspired by Donald Glover

In a time of Childish Gambino visceral 'This Is America' video and Kendrick Lamar winning Pulitzer Prizes, Californian rapper KYLE offers a different kind of hip-hop....

The Great Escape: The 15 brilliant acts that won this weekend

That was fun, wasn't it? With plenty of sunshine and even better music, this year's Great Escape might just be one of the best...

The Great Escape: Meet Haiku Hands: the thrilling pop hybrid sound like Charli XCX x Beastie Boys

In the age of streaming and social media, us music listeners and gig goers are rarely surprised. As soon as a whiff of a...

The Great Escape: Pale Waves’ headline set was a dress rehearsal for arenas

The tour bus is normally a sign of where a band is at. Most new bands spend their time holed up in minivans racing...

10 of the best new artists you can’t afford to miss at The Great Escape 2018

It's nearly time for music's future stars to decamp by the beach in Brighton once again and turn the seaside city into a mecca...

Tove Styrke: Take a chance on Lorde and Katy Perry’s favourite new pop purveyor

Tove Styrke’s new album ‘Sway’ is the sound of falling in love. It doesn’t possess grand romantic statements about companionship, but the little things...

Listen to Sea Girls’ new “summer” banger ‘Too Much Fun’

Last week’s NME & 19 Crimes Winery Lock-In was a bit of a silly one. We had London band Bloxx get things off to a wild...

Emerging Artists! Here’s how you can be playing this year’s inaugural Soho Music Month

NME, Tunecore and Platform LDN have teamed up to give new artists a chance to play at the inaugural Soho Music Month this June. The...

Live At Leeds 2018: The best bands we saw at the sweltering one-dayer

Despite the baking sun in Leeds, the city's wonderful music fans packed out venues to see some of the nation's best new talents and...
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