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Brandon Flowers Interview: On Stalking Morrissey, His New Solo Record And The Future Of The Killers

It's getting too dark to see on a spookily windy evening in Hollywood. Brandon Flowers' hotel key is somewhere in his bag. “Shine me...

Tobias Jesso Jr Interview: On Heartbreak, Hype And Being Championed By Adele

This time last year, Tobias Jesso Jr. was living at his family home in Canada, working for a friend’s moving company and helping his...

The Prodigy Interview: On Anger, The Election And Why Electronic Music’s “Not Good Enough Anymore”

"Look, if you ask for the angry, shouty, gurney man, you’re probably not going to get him.” It’s mid-April 2015, and round the back...

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...
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