Music Interviews

Song Stories – Foals, ‘What Went Down’

Yannis from Foals explains how he channelled "the angry Pepparami guy in the adverts" on album opener 'What Went Down'

Bloc Party Return With New Line-Up But Old Wounds Are Still Raw – The Revelatory NME Cover Feature

Three years ago, Bloc Party looked dead and buried. Now they're back with a brand new line-up and a deeply personal fifth album – but...

Halsey: 2015’s Most Exciting New Pop Star On One Direction Fandom, Taylor Swift And Being ‘Kind Of An Asshole’

With her blue hair and songs about a dystopian society, ‘New Americana’ singer Halsey is a modern breed of pop star. Jordan Bassett meets 2015’s...

Sam Smith – Our Exclusive Cover Interview With The Man With The Golden Lungs

Sam Smith turned heartache into a goldmine with his lovelorn 2014 debut ‘In The Lonely Hour’. Now, with his Bond theme the first to...

Courtney Barnett On Jack White, Writing Her Next Album And Being A Slacker Icon

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett is a slacker hero with a secret – she’s an overachiever. Kim Hillyard talks to her about recording with Jack...

Aphex Twin – Richard D James’ Famous Fans On His Demonic Genius

Thirteen years on from his last studio album proper, Richard D James finally released a new LP, 'Syro', last year. With the record...

Wolf Alice On How They Wrote ‘You’re A Germ’

"It's a fuck-you song," say the Mercury Prize nominess about this massive recent single from their acclaimed debut album. Get the story behind the...

Foals – On The Road In Colombia With Britain’s Most Ferocious Live Band

Foals are the most explosive and passionate band in the UK. With a hit new album and a massive UK tour, including a date...

Taylor Swift – How I Wrote My Massive Hit ‘Blank Space’

Taylor speaks in detail about the story behind 'Blank Space' – a song about misunderstandings over her dating life that, she says, itself got...

Taylor Swift: Power, Fame And The Future – The Full NME Cover Interview

Taylor Swift's dressing room smells like Madonna. It’s thanks to a scented candle presented by the old queen of pop to the new, after...
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