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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...

How Lana Del Rey fell out of love with America

Red, white and blue flags flapping in a balmy breeze, a star-spangled Hollywood walk of fame, a jagged New York skyline and gaudy neon...

Beelzebop! Music’s most devilish tunes, as chosen by the founder of The Satanic Temple

Get thee behind me Satan, for here is a playlist straight from the mouth of Hell itself! Well, sort of. Lucien Greaves first co-founded...

“I feel like I’ve seen Earth from outer space” – Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno on trippy new solo project The S.L.P

Kasabian have never solely been the tub-thumping lad rockers some detractors have painted them as. For every ‘Underdog’ there’s been a cartoonish, outrageous alt-pop...

A brief history of Riot Grrrl – the space-reclaiming 90s punk movement

There's a storm brewing in the Pacific North-West... When the beginnings of the Riot Grrrl movement first began to spring up, punk rock was loud,...

No Rome at Reading tells us about his fans, fruit, working with The 1975 and his ‘romantic’ new material

"I think it's more about just the expression of being yourself on stage," No Rome tells NME when asked about what inspires his fans'...

‘Humbug’ at 10: How Arctic Monkeys’ desert-daze sparked the band’s most divisive era

On July 6 2009, something dark and twisted leaked from BBC Radio 1. ‘Crying Lightning’ was Arctic Monkeys’ first single in over two years,...

“All I remember is the shit” – NME writers remember their first Reading & Leeds experiences

2000 "WE TRIED TO WASH WITH VODKA. IT SMELLED BAD." By Charlotte Gunn 'Twas the millennium. The GCSE results were in and we set off from school...

Black Sabbath made Birmingham the Home of Metal. Shouldn’t the city repay the favour?

Earlier this summer, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler returned to Birmingham for the opening of an exhaustive exhibition about Black...

Red Right Hands: Inside the music of ‘Peaky Blinders’

Across four seasons, the music used in Peaky Blinders has become as essential a motif in telling the tale of the Shelby clan’s battles...

Blur and Oasis’ big Britpop chart battle – the definitive story of what really happened

Two decades ago, Blur and Oasis released their highly-anticipated new singles on the same day, setting up the biggest showdown in chart history. The...

This man has mashed classic rock with mid-century art and the result is pretty cool

Five years ago, screenwriter Todd Alcott’s wife took a picture of their cats and the hair on the back of his neck was raised. It...

Tourist: “Maybe it’ll be my 15th album that is the really big one”

In February this year Will Philips, aka Tourist, released his second album ‘Everyday’. Stuffed full of twinkling electronics and woozy synths, the lush record...

The Hoosiers on their Edinburgh Festival Fringe show ‘Felix and The Scootermen: Self-Help Yourself Famous’

“You know we are NME award winners?” I’m sheltering from the rain in a small, pop-up bar in Bristo Square, Edinburgh, with founding members of...

What to expect from ‘Peaky Blinders’ season 5, according to the stars and crew

At long last, the return of Peaky Blinders is almost upon us. Series five will hit our screens once more on BBC One on...
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