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NME Radio Roundup 30 January 2023: Samia, boygenius, Yaeji and more

All the new bangers added to the NME Radio playlist this week

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Pete Waterman

Which 2021 Olly Alexander-starring drama features Divine’s SAW-produced ‘You Think You're a Man’? “Was it It’s a Sin?” CORRECT. “Divine was lovely. We had a lot...

Samia: “This record has been the most liberating process”

The Nashville-via-New York artist on the "community" behind her second album 'Honey', the vital role played by Sylvan Esso and why her plans for a country album have been put on hold

Mount Westmore: “It’s hard for us to make a bad song together”

West Coast hip-hop icons Ice Cube, E-40 and Too $hort on forming a supergroup with Snoop Dogg, twerking with the Na’vi from ‘Avatar’ and taking inspiration from Frank Sinatra

Biig Piig enters her rave new world

After releasing her debut mixtape, the Irish artist reveals how rave music, dancing and community have helped her learn to slow down and be honest with herself

The Murder Capital: “The post-punk label was getting a bit tiring”

The Irish five-piece detail the left turn they've taken on their new album 'Gigi's Recovery', a record about "taking control of the few things that really matter"

Inside the fight to save the local BBC Introducing shows: “It’s so much bigger than just radio play”

As the future of BBC Introducing programming remains in limbo, NME hears why the network remains “invaluable" for new artists

Shakira and Gerard Piqué: the full story so far

The singer has made headlines this month with a fiery new song about her former partner - here's the backstory to the record-breaking YouTube track

Sped up songs: why are music fans becoming captivated by quick TikTok hits?

The recent influx of sped-up remixes intended for TikTok have helped push certain songs to the top of the charts. NME explores the current obsession with this accelerating music trend
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