Music Interviews

Highlight on returning to the stage after their hiatus and repaying their fans’ love

The second generation icons talk to NME about life after military service and their aims for their next chapter

BM of KARD: “I love expressing attraction and letting someone know how beautiful they are”

In order to make his bold solo statement, Matthew Kim – aka Big Matthew – learned to push his creative boundaries to freely express himself

Five things we learned from our In Conversation video chat with Jake Shears

The Scissor Sisters frontman on his upcoming new solo album, working on a musical with Elton John and his memories of touring with Amy Winehouse

Indonesian singer Lyodra releases the “emotional rollercoaster” that is her self-titled debut album

The singer and actress tells NME about the creation of ‘Lyodra’, paying tribute to her Karo heritage with Dipha Barus and more

Voice of Baceprot: Indonesian metal trio forge ahead to Wacken Open Air in defiance of sexist mudslinging

Booked for massive German heavy music festival in 2022, the West Java band are honing their skills and firing back at their conservative critics

The Manics tell us about their new single with Sunflower Bean’s Julia Cumming

Nicky Wire explains the "melancholic but uplifting" new track 'The Secret He Had Missed', from the "glacial but high modernist" new LP 'The Ultra Vivid Lament

Anoa and Leeds Records unite to release ‘Derby Days: Indonesian Indie Rock Compilation’

The compilation, which celebrates the Indonesian indie scene’s adoration of ’90s American indie rock, will be available for order on Bandcamp and The Store Front

Epik High’s Tablo: “I’ve gone through long periods where I felt like I was completely alone”

The Korean-Canadian artist talks the trio's new single ‘Rain Song’, mental health in K-pop and inspiring a younger generation of artists

Five things we learned from our In Conversation video chat with Tom DeLonge

In recent years, Tom DeLonge’s been known more for his work studying UFOs than as a rockstar. Founding the government-recognised organisation To the Stars......

No Buses: Tokyo indie rockers blessed by the YouTube algorithm are stronger together on their sophomore album

The five-piece named for an Arctic Monkeys B-side nearly imploded after experiencing viral success. Frontman Taisei Kondo tells NME how they endured