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The Strokes Confirm Plans To Hit The Studio: Read A Classic NME Interview With The Band From 2011

Julian Casablancas confirmed this week that The Strokes are working on new material, with plans to hit the studio and follow up 2013's 'Comedown...

Montage Of Heck: How Sex, Shame And Courtney Love Fuelled New Kurt Cobain Documentary

February 2015. It’s just under an hour into the European premier of Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck at the Berlin International Film Festival and...

Everything Everything Interview: On New Album ‘Get To Heaven’, ISIS And Horrors Of The Modern World

In 2009, political documentarian Adam Curtis released a short film in which he explored the rise of “oh dear-ism”: the concept perpetuated by TV...

‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ – Kendrick Lamar’s Fiery ‘Soundtrack To A New Civil Rights Movement’ Unravelled

Kunta Kinte lived most of his life in shackles: ripped aged 20 from the Gambian village his family had lived in for generations, thrown...

Public Enemy: 25 Years On, Why ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ Is More Relevant Than Ever

As Public Enemy’s ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ turns 25 it couldn’t be more relevant. It stands as a masterpiece of righteous anger and...

Drenge Interviewed: On Disaffection, Dislocation and Local Politics

For their second album, Drenge have ditched the gore that underpinned their debut to focus on the horror of the real world. Ben Homewood...

The Cribs Interview: On New Album ‘For All My Sisters’, Flirting With Pop And Life As Punk Survivors

It’s Friday night in Brooklyn and at Williamsburg venue Baby’s All Right The Cribs are playing the second of three intimate, New York gigs...

Dutch Uncles Interviewed: On Alienation, Anxiety And Paramore

It’s a warm, late-winter afternoon and Dutch Uncles are huddled inside The King’s Arms, a pub in Salford that hosts gigs, plays and even...

Run The Jewels Interview: “People Talk About Our Rhymes Being Dystopian. But This Shit Is Happening Right Here, Right Now”

Their second album articulated America's anger at police brutality following summer 2014 injustices in Ferguson and Staten Island, but Run the Jewels' work is...

Florence + The Machine Interview: Read Her 2011 NME Cover Feature, On ‘Ceremonials’, Seances And Defying Expectation

The countdown begins here. It's now exactly two months till Florence + the Machine's long-awaited new album is finally released. Just how 'How Big,...
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