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Daniel Johnston, 1961-2019 – The NME Obituary

There’s a phrase they’re fond of using in Austin. You can find it on T-shirts, on mugs, on bumper stickers. It says ‘Keep Austin...

Happy Friday the 13th, Jason! We rank every ‘Friday The 13th’ movie ever made, from slasher to smasher

Although originally devised to simply cash in on the wave of spooky-day-related buzz following the success of John Carpenter's seminal slasher Halloween, Jason Voorhees ended up...

A missing tooth! Opera! Going goth! Pixies take us inside ‘Beneath The Eyrie’

"The thing is, there’s a presumption in rock writing..." begins a spikey Black Francis when asked about the narrative thread running through Pixies' seventh...

Frank Carter: “Rock gigs have been dominated by men for years – all bands need to work to empower women”

One of the most celebratory moments of any Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes gig is when the frontman spares the song 'Wild Flowers' to...

Black Honey’s Izzy Bee Phillips takes on ‘IT Chapter Two’ clown Pennywise

Formed in Brighton in 2014, indie quartet Black Honey know a fair bit about accessing the darker recesses of the soul. Last year’s self-titled...

Join The Losers’ Club – a celebration of ‘IT Chapter Two’

You might have noticed that NME looks a little different today. Why is that? Well, today sees the release of IT Chapter 2, the...

Bat For Lashes on the ‘alien’ world of ‘Lost Girls’: “I felt like I was living inside an ’80s Spielberg movie”

With two Ivor Novello wins and multiple Mercury Prize nominations to her name, we put it to the critically-adored Bat For Lashes that with the release...

Wig out! Exploring music’s obsession with clowns

Roll up, roll up! If you suffer from coulrophobia – that’ll be a constant and persistent fear of clowns – it may well be...

Do Nothing: Nottingham punks channelling LCD Soundsystem, stand-up comedy and The Simpsons

“It's a bit like Old Gil from The Simpsons,” Do Nothing frontman Chris Bailey tells NME down the phone. He’s likening his on-stage persona...

The NME Guide to Detroit

A brief history lesson Detroit has had something of a fractured past. Once the thriving motor hub of America, car manufacturing brought mass employment and...
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