Music Interviews

The radical evolution of Ezra Williams

The Irish artist – FKA Smoothboi Ezra – went viral for their wincingly relatable pop; now, their debut LP makes peace with their younger self

While She Sleeps: “We’re getting inspired so much more as we get older”

While She Sleeps discuss the evolution of their sound, their ‘Sleeps Society’ fan community, and what we can expect from their massive Alexandra Palace show later this year

Soundtrack Of My Life: Interpol’s Sam Fogarino

Drummer for the NYC doom-rock survivors, found his calling at a KISS concert

Friends Like These: Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds and You Me At Six’s Josh Franceschi

The two musicians discuss their formative years, collaborating and their new albums

Brix Smith on going solo and watching Gary Lineker soil himself: “I’m bomb-proof now”

The Fall icon talks to NME about her new album 'Valley Of The Dolls', the dark side of Manchester and California, and overcoming hard times

The Raincoats’ Gina Birch: “Sometimes you’ve got to jump off the cliff and see what happens”

The punk pioneer, who inspired Kurt Cobain and the riot grrrl movement, tells NME how her first solo album 'I Play My Bass Loud' embraces feminist politics, musical variety and a crucial sense of humour

Yusuf/Cat Stevens on his new album, dreams of a Green Day collab, and the Glasto legend’s slot

The singer-songwriter icon reveals 'Take The World Apart' from ‘King Of A Land’, and shares his thoughts on Greta Thunberg and his beef with Rishi Sunak's government

Atlanta’s Bktherula is letting go and levelling up

Fusing R&B, punk and alternative stylings, the 20-year-old rapper forms an unpredictable, meditative sound of her own

Babyfang: Brooklyn indie-punks finding joy in the midst of the apocalypse

The trio discuss what it means to make their fierce ambition a reality, and the sense of community that powers their profound debut album

Step inside the weird and wonderful world of Water From Your Eyes

The band's captivating new album, 'Everyone's Crushed', sees the duo create their own intimate and surreal musical language