The Hives: “There’s nothing more depressing than adult rock music”

Ahead of the release of their first album in over a decade, 'The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons', the indie icons talk to NME about touring with Arctic Monkeys, their mysterious missing mentor, and the importance of keeping rock young and dumb

Suede talk NME through their ‘Firsts’

Brett Anderson and Mat Osman recall a host of their earliest musical memories

Radwimps: “We don’t want to be a band you can define with one word”

The Japanese rockers on working with Makoto Shinkai for 'Suzume', the influence of Radiohead and Oasis, hitting the road again, and where they go from here

Noel Gallagher: “The world is a beautiful place – it’s just inhabited by c**ts”

The Chief on his new album, working with Johnny Marr and The Cure's Robert Smith, his thoughts on the AI-generated Oasis album, Britpop reunions, The 1975 and more

Empire State Bastard: “We’re going for extremity at all costs”

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and former Oceansize man Mike Vennart tell NME how they formed their new metal outfit, what it’s like to take Dave Lombardo to Gregg’s, and how the horror of the world can only be reflected in the most extreme terms

Bad Omens: “The goal with this band is to expand people’s musical horizons”

Frontman Noah Sebastian discusses the Virginia four-piece's long-awaited breakthrough, going viral and their position as a gateway band

Ayra Starr: “It’s amazing to know I represent Black African women and young girls”

The Benin-born Nigerian singer/songwriter on her remarkable rise, collaborating with Stormzy and being endorsed by Barack Obama

Jessie Ware: “I think I finally know the artist I’m meant to be”

The London artist on her new album 'That! Feels Good!', the evolution of her live shows and the time she turned down the opportunity to support Prince

Duran Duran: “We’d love to do Glastonbury – we just need the right slot”

Simon Le Bon and John Taylor discuss new music, championing Wet Leg and their Glastonbury dream

New Hope Club talk NME through their ‘Firsts’

The band reflect on their earliest gigs, cases of mistaken identity and getting advice from Nile Rodgers