Music Interviews

Ice Spice: meet the internet’s hottest new rapper

With a hypnotic flow that’s all her own, this swaggering star is pushing the boundaries of drill to suit her global ambitions

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

Meet Me @ The Altar: “We’ve always wanted to be the biggest band in the world”

Beneath glitchy noise and racing guitars, the alternative trio's debut album offers listeners the courage to fight for a better tomorrow

Patrick Stump on Fall Out Boy’s ‘So Much (For) Stardust’: “It’s not a throwback record”

The frontman tells NME how their new record shares the spirit of divisive 2009 album 'Folie à Deux', as well as guitarist Joe Trohman taking a break, and the band kicking back against the emo resurgence

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"

Courteeners’ Liam Fray on ‘St. Jude’ hitting Number One: “We feel pretty blessed”

The frontman talks to NME about the 15th anniversary reissue of their debut album, its lasting impact, touring the US with Paris Jackson and a wealth of new material that "will blow your fucking socks off"

Riovaz: bright, genre-busting star steps out of the shadows

Joining the dots between rave and contemporary pop, the New Jersey artist's club tunes explode with personality

Bonnie Kemplay: starkly beautiful tales of hope and growth from The 1975 tourmate

After winning BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Introducing talent search in 2021, the Edinburgh storyteller is starting to move beyond the buzz

Sleaford Mods talk new album ‘UK Grim’: “It might strike a chord with people at their wit’s end”

Check out the Cold War Steve-directed new video for the title track, as frontman Jason Williamson tells us about the state of the nation and working with members of Dry Cleaning and Jane's Addiction on their new album

The Vaccines’ Freddie Cowan announces debut album as Freddie Cowan & The Scenarios

Check out first single 'Sonic Boom', as the guitarist speaks to NME about his new record – which sees him reunite with Vaccines' original drummer Pete Robertson
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