Music Features

Five local artists you need to catch at Mad Cool Festival 2023

Some of the most exciting new Spanish artists will be sharing the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sam Smith, Lizzo and more

Squid on new album ‘O Monolith’: “We’re all in the groove now: we’ve never been more confident”

The five-piece's second record finds a band emerging as a swaggering, confident and highly evolved predator

What’s your ultimate band line-up? NME writers pitch their dream supergroup

The musical mavericks and virtuosos we wish we could hear together

These are the best gigs to see this week

Arctic Monkeys, Elton John, Coldplay and more are all touring the UK

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – James Ellis Ford

Which Swedish rock group covered your band Simian Mobile Disco’s track ‘I Believe’ for their ‘Popestar’ EP? “Ghost?” CORRECT. “It was interesting excursion. It’s not...

How to safely buy tickets for festivals this summer

With Glastonbury, Download and Reading & Leeds fast approaching, festival season 2023 is well underway

Pilfering passion from Tina Turner: How the Queen of Rock’n’Roll taught me to thrive

The late Turner, who suffered horrific abuse at the hands of her husband Ike, tenaciously reclaimed her narrative and sound several times over. NME's Erica Campbell reflects on the lessons learned

Why Arctic Monkeys’ upcoming stadium tour marks a new golden age for the band

Next week Arctic Monkeys kick off their first ever stadium tour in the UK and Ireland. The timing couldn't be more perfect

Machine Gun Kelly’s best moments, onstage and off

From ambitious stage shows to breaking glasses with his own head, Machine Gun Kelly’s gigs typically channel the reckless abandon of classic rock 'n' roll

Tina Turner: The Queen’s 7 Most Rock’n’Roll Moments

The musical trailblazer, who has died at 83, paved the way for everyone from Mick Jagger to Beyoncé. NME looks back at her defining moments