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Micheal Ward on gritty postcode war drama ‘Blue Story’: “We’re not glorifying anything – we’re just showing how it is”

Welcome to REEL TALK – NME's new weekly interview feature with the biggest names in film and TV. Thanks to star turns in London-based urban dramas like ‘Top Boy’ and new film 'Blue Story', Micheal Ward is making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. As he makes his debut on the big screen, we meet the rising star to talk celebrity superfans, meeting Busta Rhymes and making the jump to Hollywood.

Girl Ray talk pop reinvention and Calvin Harris inspired new album: “It’s a banger!”

The trio’s new album 'Girl' swaps indie lullabies for shiny, exquisitely put-together pop songs of love and lust

Meet Poundz, drill’s next superstar: “‘Opp Thot’ isn’t a one hit wonder”

Poundz' mind is set on global success and Glastonbury 2020

Why ‘OK boomer’ doesn’t work: spoilt oldies don’t give a fuck about a meme on TikTok

So Fox wants to make an ‘OK boomer’ game show? Isn’t that just ‘Get Your Own Back’ with Dave Benson-Phillips?

Circa Waves explain new single ‘Jacqueline’ and their two-sided new album for 2020, ‘Sad/Happy’

Frontman Kieran Shudall tells us everything about 'Sad/Happy' and why he's voting Labour in the General Election

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach: “This year I had my entire life turned on its head”

In this powerfully honest conversation, the metalcore frontman discusses his mental health struggles, moving to the countryside and recording with his one-time replacement Howard Jones

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio and Fort Romeau on reinventing krautrock with new band CYM

The British-American duo reveal all about their eponymous debut EP and their plans to introduce a whole new generation to the joys of the motorik beat from their Los Angeles studio

Mac DeMarco: “I would love to make my own fucked up version of a Michael Bublé album”

This month Mac DeMarco is heading out on a UK and European tour to weird out some of his biggest audiences to date. NME caught up with him to talk coming of age, missing his mate Mac Miller, The Beatles, hating the internet, and why he’d quite like to go full Sinatra...

TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ at 25: The inside story of the game-changing R&B classic

Atlanta trio TLC arrived on the scene in 1992, but it was 'CrazySexyCool', their game-changing second album, that cemented their legend, introducing the world to fly girl fashion and swinging brand of message-driven R&B, while doing things no other girl group had done before. T-Boz and Chilli talk to NME about the landmark album as it celebrates its 25th anniversary
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