Music Interviews

Song Story – Bloc Party, ‘Truth’

Kele Okereke from Bloc Party talks us through the writing and recording of new single 'Truth', including its romantic inspiration and the band's emotional...

Song Stories – Suede, ‘Animal Nitrate’

Brett Anderson and Mat Osman of Suede talk us through the writing, recording and video-shoot for their classic 1993 indie anthem 'Animal Nitrate'.

Song Stories – The Cribs, ‘Leather Jacket Love Song’

Ross, Ryan and Gary Jarman sit down to talk us through the whistle-stop writing and recording of their new single 'Leather Jacket Love Song'...

Song Stories – The Smiths, ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’

NME Godlike Genius 2013 Johnny Marr tells us how a new guitar helped him write the riff of The Smiths' classic 'Heaven Knows I'm...

Song Stories – Johnny Marr, ‘Upstarts’

NME Godlike Genius 2013 Johnny Marr sits down with his guitar to tell us the story behind his storming new single 'Upstarts'.

Song Stories – Suede, ‘It Starts And Ends With You’

Suede's Brett Anderson and Mat Osman sit down to discuss the inspiration behind their hook-laden new single 'It Starts And Ends With You'.

Song Stories – Foals, ‘Inhaler’

With Foals on the cover of NME, the band talk us through the writing of their gorgeous new single 'Inhaler'. Pick up this week's...

Song Stories – Foals, ‘Spanish Sahara’

To mark their appearance on the NME cover, Foals talk us through how they wrote their classic track 'Spanish Sahara', named NME's Song of...

Song Stories – Peter Hook On New Order

Peter Hook tells the behind-the-scenes story of New Order and some of the band's greatest songs, including 'Regret', 'Blue Monday' and 'Crystal'.

Song Stories – Peter Hook On Joy Division

Peter Hook tells the stories behind some of Joy Division's greatest songs, including 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', 'Transmission' and 'Atmosphere'.