Music Interviews

Song Stories – Pixies, ‘Where Is My Mind?’

Joey Santiago and David Lovering from Pixies talk through the story behind their classic track, which appeared on their 1988 album 'Surfer Rosa'.

Paul Weller Track-By-Track Of Classic Solo Songs – Part 4

In the fourth of a series of video interviews, Paul Weller chats about the stories behind tracks like 'Starlite', 'That Dangerous Age' and 'Flame...

Song Story – Wild Beasts, ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’

Wild Beasts discuss one of the standout tracks from their most recent album 'Present Tense', released in 2014.

Phoenix, ‘Lisztomania’ – Song Story

Phoenix tell NME the story behind 'Lisztomania' and how the track that the French music industry didn't like became one of their greatest most-loved...

Patti Smith, ‘People Have The Power’ – Song Story

Patti Smith explains how she wrote iconic protest song 'People Have The Power' with Fred 'Sonic' Smith while peeling potatoes.

Metronomy’s ‘Love Letters’: Song Stories

Joe Mount from Metronomy tells the story of how he wrote the title track 'Love Letters' from the band's new album, inspired by his...

Song Stories – Kasabian, ‘Fire’

Kasabian delve back to 2009 and tell the story of 'Fire'. Originally planned as a B-side, the Elvis-inspired hit didn't "follow the rules" with...

Song Stories – Foster The People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’

Foster The People's Mark Foster tells the story of 'Pumped Up Kicks', his band's massive 2010 hit, including how it tackled gun regulation in...

Song Story – Courtney Barnett, ‘Avant Gardener’

The rising star talks through the process of writing the song which brought her to many fans' attention

The Story Of Green Day’s ‘Basket Case’

To celebrate 1994 week at NME, here's the latest in the Classic Song franchise on Green Day's career zenith 'Basket Case'.