Thomas Smith

Easy Life – ‘Life’s A Beach’ review: a genre-blurring, sun-drenched debut

The Leicester band ruminate on modern living and mental health with sincerity and breezy wit

Leon Vynehall – ‘Rare, Forever’ review: a slippery exercise in electronic experimentation

The British producer's splendid second album proves he's so much more than just a dancefloor maestro

Fred again.. – ‘Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020)’ review: super-producer’s notes from a lost year

One of modern music's most influential producers is both chipper and contemplative on his electro-pop debut

Paul McCartney – ‘McCartney III: Imagined’ review: Macca shines with a little help from his friends

The Beatle showcases charming reworks from Beck, St. Vincent, Anderson .Paak and more

The enduring influence of Daft Punk: “They gave off this attitude of not giving a fuck”

Disclosure, Parcels and Kelly Lee Owens on how the robots made them go harder, better, faster, stronger

Dameer – ‘For We Are Distant’ EP review: Bangladesh’s new indie heartthrob

His delightful debut EP is as illuminating as a summer sunrise blaring through paper-thin curtains

Pale Waves – ‘Who Am I?’ review: liberation and pride conquer all

Personal awakenings prove to be driving force behind the Manchester group's gritty second album

The NME 100 Showcase: Watch live performances from Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Holly Humberstone and more

We invited the top talent from this year's NME 100 list to our virtual showcase

Paul McCartney: read the exclusive track-by-track story of ‘McCartney III’

As told by the man himself, here's the inside story of how the songs on 'McCartney III' came to fruition during lockdown

Billie Eilish’s new song ‘Therefore I Am’ is an existential banger (and might boast her best chorus yet)

Billie fuses critical philosophy with a swipe at the haters on her thrilling new single