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Tash Sultana – the Australian newcomer who sold out O2 Academy Brixton THREE times

Tash Sultana is a big deal. Like, a really big deal. Just last weekend, the Australian multi-instrumentalist played three sold-out shows at London's Brixton...

Tribute band Antarctic Monkeys on touring in the age of ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’: “It’s quite difficult”

When NME asks Wolverhampton's Dean Reynolds what his role is in Antarctic Monkeys, the world's premier Arctic Monkeys tribute band, he replies, quite fabulously,...

Don’t know Lil Xan from Lil Pump? Here’s a handy who’s-who of Eminem’s nemeses, the face-tat rappers

Angry elder statesman of hip-hop Eminem doesn't like them, dissing them left, right a centre on his new album, but Soundcloud rappers are disrupting...

Kings of Leon’s ‘Only By The Night’ at 10: how ‘Sex On Fire’ ripped the soul out of the band

“I'm gonna go backstage for a second. I'm gonna vomit,” drawled Caleb Followill onstage in Dallas, Texas in August 2010. “I'm gonna drink some...

Lucky number 13: Jodie Whittaker speaks out on her groundbreaking season of Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who debut doesn't air until October, but the incumbent Doctor has already faced one of her biggest challenges yet – addressing 6000...

We looked good on the dancefloor! Arctic Monkeys’ chaotic early gigs remembered by fans

Heather Taylor Where: The Boardwalk, Sheffield When: 2005 "I remember there being footprints on the ceiling" "I was 16 at the time, and the excitement was heightened by...

Watch: Suede take us deep inside the dark and terrifying world of new album ‘The Blue Hour’

"He'd obviously be played by Nicolas Cage," says Suede frontman Brett Anderson when considering the ideal actor for the role of bassist Mat Osman...

‘AM’, five years on – how Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album made them immortal

On September 9 2013, Arctic Monkeys released 'AM', an album that catapulted them into headlining prospects at virtually every festival in the planet. It went...

Watch: Interpol go deep on the ‘sinister rock n’ roll party’ of new album ‘Marauder’

“Walking into the rehearsal space and having 'The Rover' presented to me just felt like I could just join the party," Interpol drummer Sam...

22 minutes with Death Cab For Cutie – watch the full interview

"It’s the ultimate head fuck," laughs Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, as we catch up with them before they play London's Meltdown...

In search of Sub Pop’s soul: celebrating 30 years of the label that gave us Nirvana, the Seattle Sound and ‘cob nobblers’

In 1988, underground radio DJ Jonathan Poneman and fanzine editor Bruce Pavitt quit their day jobs to dedicate themselves full-time to running their independent...

Musical differences – meet the people whose romantic relationships were torn apart by pop

Any music lover knows that when you start dating someone, you want them to like the same kind of stuff as you do. One...

“They want to keep us trapped”: drill group 67 on the obstacles they’ve overcome to release vital new mixtape ‘The 6’

There’s a scene in the documentary Biggie & Tupac where Biggie Smalls’ mother, Voletta Wallace, points out the disparity between her son’s life and...

A Most Modern Tragedy: Why We’re All To Blame For The Death Of Amy Winehouse

It’s impossible to walk away from Amy, director Asif Kapadia’s controversial documentary about the life and death of Amy Winehouse, and not feel the...

One year on: Mike Shinoda on the healing process and new album ‘Post Traumatic’

"When I was making it, all I was thinking was 'just write in your diary, just capture the truth of whatever is happening right...

Gorillaz: Murdoc hits back at 2D in exclusive prison interview

The Wikipedia page for prison Wormwood Scrubs is hell of a read. This brief history of the nation's most infamous prison is chequered with...

BODEGA are the bolshy art-punks bringing sexy back

It’s 6pm on an otherwise pleasant London summer’s day, and BODEGA’s Ben Hozie has got his arse out In public. You can perhaps forgive...

Six tools to help dealing with anxiety – with Paddy Byrne and Tom Grennan

Paddy says: "Hi, it’s Paddy from The Daily Do podcast here. I’m a songwriter and producer working with Tom Grennan, Paloma Faith, Ella Eyre,...

How YOU can help legalise weed ahead of tomorrow’s Legalisation of Cannabis Bill debate

Last Wednesday, a team of us from NME took Damian Marley, Professor Green, American drugs expert Dr Frank D'Ambrosio and campaigner Kate Rothwell, whose cousin...
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