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Happy 30th Birthday To Lily Allen! Read Her 2009 NME Interview On The Delights And Debauchery Of Festival Season

Lily Allen turns 30 this weekend (May 2). To celebrate, here's Lily's last NME cover - a 2009 conversation with NME's James McMahon discussing...

Alex James Interview: How New Blur Album ‘The Magic Whip’ Nearly Never Happened, And Why He Won’t Apologise For Buddying Up With David Cameron

Nobody celebrated the new Blur album more than bassist Alex James. The cheesemaker and Cotswolds socialite tells John Earls what it’s like being back...

Speedy Ortiz Interview: On Nearly Breaking Up, The Indie Rock “Boys’ Club” And Their Fierce New Album ‘Foil Deer’

After 'Major Arcana', Sadie Dupuis struggled with intra-band tension and the pains of being public property. But instead of letting it break her, it's...

Blur Interview: Read The 2012 Story Behind Their Last Live Shows And The Beginning Of New Album ‘The Magic Whip’

After reuniting in 2009, Blur upped the ante on their comeback in 2012 with a series of huge summer shows, complete with new songs....

Django Django Interview: On Mythology, The Occult And New Album ‘Born Under Saturn’

Forget the ‘tortured second album’ archetype. With ‘Born Under Saturn’, Django Django are comfortably embracing the groove that took them from bedroom experimentalists to...

Rolling Stones: The Grisly Death-And-Drugs Filled Story Of ‘Sticky Fingers’

Barry Nicolson speaks to insiders about an album born from tragedy, addiction and the threat of financial ruin December 6th, 1969: the day the wave...

Palma Violets: How Paranoia, Doomed Love, Getting Old And “Our Mothers’ Menopauses” Inspired New Album ‘Danger In The Club’

As the rain lashes down in Austin, Texas, Sam Fryer and Chilli Jesson sit in a Mexican restaurant, crunching their way through a bowl...

Best Coast Interview: How Death, Defiance And Bart Simpson Philosophy Shaped New Album ‘California Nights’

During a two hour conversation in a restaurant in the sleepy Los Angeles neighbourhood of Eagle Rock, Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino uses more “dude”s,...

Mumford & Sons Interview: On Their New Album ‘Wilder Mind’, Ignoring The Haters And Headlining Reading & Leeds Festival 2015

With their third album, Mumford & Sons have run a country mile from their trademark banjos and embraced drivetime rock. Kevin EG Perry interrogates...

Super Furry Animals Interview: The Returning Welsh Legends On How Their Upcoming Comeback Tour Is “The Start Of The Revolution”

After six years away, Super Furry Animals are back to reissue and tour their landmark Welsh-language album ‘Mwng’. But there’s more than that at...
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