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Riz Ahmed: How he reached the top doing things his own way

As part of transatlantic duo Swet Shop Boys, he’s released an album of Run The Jewels-level hip-hop called ‘Cashmere’. And speaking at Channel 4’s...

Soldiers of 4chan: How the online forum changed the internet forever

Created in 2003 by 15-year-old New Yorker Christopher Poole – described by Rolling Stone as a “Mark Zuckerberg of the online underground” – 4chan’s...

The Britanys perform ‘In Yer Time’ in the NME Basement

The Britanys have had quite a year. Fresh off tour with Public Access TV and Splashh, the New York four-piece swung by NME to...

The Big Moon talk debut album ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ and why they’ll never be the next Beyoncé

Conversations with The Big Moon tend to be full of big, cackling laughs. Today, in a London pub, singer Juliette Jackson cracks up her...

I transformed into a drag queen with Sink The Pink and performed to 2000 drunk students

A scene from Swansea University Students’ Union: a pair of paramedics tend to Little Jimmy Johnson, a six-foot drag artist who, dressed in a...

Future Islands on their explosive breakout, gruelling touring schedule and new record ‘The Far Field’

Sat at the top of a flight of stairs, with the winter night air blowing in through the backstage fire exit, Samuel T. Herring...

Tinie Tempah: “I don’t know how many people thought I was gonna be a one-hit wonder… but I’m still here”

Tinie Tempah is posing for NME’s photographer wearing an actual crown. It’s a personal gift from Dolce & Gabbana head Domenico Dolce, given to...
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