“It’s like living in ‘The Circle'”: what TV’s isolation reality show can teach us about lockdown

Producers and pasts contestants on what they learned from their time on the prophetic Channel 4 series

Lav: Heartbreaking poet with songs envied by Billie Eilish

Billie wishes that she'd written Lav's 'From Me, The Moon' – but Lav's haunting new song 'Wavvy' sees her experimenting with fleshed-out production

It’s time video games let us play as the villain

Always having to play a knight in shining armour is boring. We want to lie, cheat and steal

Parr Street Studios: why losing Liverpool’s iconic studios will be a tragic blow for the city’s musical heritage

NME speaks to key artists about the importance of Liverpool's Parr Street Studios, including Blossoms, The Coral, Bill Ryder Jones, The Mysterines and the city's wider scene

“These songs feel bigger than our band”: how Fall Out Boy’s ‘From Under the Cork Tree’ inspired a generation

Fans and the group's Pete Wentz look back on the pop-punk smash, which turned 15 this month

Tkay Maidza on her infectious new single, ‘Shook’: “I’m starting to feel more confident in my skills”

The Adelaide rapper talks to NME about signing to 4AD, her 2020 plans and TikTok

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Russell Mael, Sparks

The musician takes music's toughest quiz – on his own life!

Drake: every single album and mixtape ranked and rated

Melancholic hip-hop brilliance? Or track-stuffed algorithm fodder? It's the Drake list to end them all

Little Richard 1932 – 2020: the King and Queen of rock’n’roll who gave us everything

One of the founding fathers of popular culture has died at the age of 87. RIP

‘Let It Be’ at 50: why The Beatles’ swansong is a lesson in never looking back

It's a bad sign when bands make a 'back-to-our-roots' album – as even the Fab Four can attest