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How Grime Became The Unlikely Sound Of Festival Season 2015 – Novelist And More On The Genre’s Resurgence

Over the past 12 months, grime – arguably the most exciting homegrown genre of this century – has experienced a massive resurgence. From Kanye...

Why ‘The Diary Of A Teenage Girl’ Is The Most Important Feminist Film Of 2015

It’s hard to find a film that accurately and truthfully portrays the sexual experiences of a teenage girl – strange considering it’s a subject...

Read A Classic, Candid Interview With Elliott Smith From 1998 On Darkness And Drug Use

Ahead of the release of Elliot Smith's seminal fourth album 'XO' in 1998, NME's John Robinson met the troubled star in London to try...

Kurt Cobain’s Fecal Matter – The Full Story Of His Band Before Nirvana

In December 1985, Mari Earl agreed to let her nephew – her sister’s kid, an 18-year-old punk rocker, high-school dropout and sometime vagrant who,...

Behind The Scenes With Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees And More At Gentlemen Of The Road

Mumford & Sons hosted the year's only UK leg of their own Gentlemen Of The Road event in Scotland last weekend. Barry Nicolson met...

Dead Lambs And Dark Sounds – Read A Classic 1993 NME Interview With PJ Harvey On Her Family Farm

On the release of PJ Harvey’s second album ‘Rid Of Me’ in early 1993, Stuart Bailie travelled to PJ Harvey’s family home in Dorset...

How Public Enemy Became The Most Exciting Band On The Planet – A Classic NME Interview With Chuck D

In 1988, Public Enemy were the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world. Danny Kelly visited Def Jam HQ to hear Chuck D's plans for...

Morrissey Talks Sex, Stalkers And The Smiths In Classic NME Interview

Like any longterm love affair, the relationship between NME and Morrissey has suffered turbulent times. But following a triumphant solo show in Wolverhampton in...

Brothers In Arms – Relive The Time NME Went On The Road With Oasis In 1994

In 1994, in the midst of their fast and furious rise, Simon Williams joined a raucous Oasis on tour to stagger from hotel...

Riffs, Rucks And Reviews – NME’s First 63 Years On The Rock ‘N’ Roll Frontline

As any writer who’s ever refereed the letters page will tell you, nothing boils the blood of NME readers quite like a list. Of...
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