Optimus Alive 2012 – How Was It For You?

We find out what the punters at Portugal's Optimus Alive festival 2012 thought of the weekend, and which bands stole the show,

Introducing – Paus At Optimus Alive 2012

At Portugal's Optimus Alive festival, we chat with local band Paus who share with us how they formed as a band, what they sound...

Metronomy – ‘We’ll Start Recording In November’

We chat with Metronomy at Optimus Alive 2012, as they tell us about their remix album, why they think the sunshine helped with the...

Optimus Alive’s Álvaro Covões – ‘This Year’s Lineup Was Amazing’

Optimus Alive boss tells us how the 2012 event went, shares his thoughts on the bands of the weekend and reveals that he's glad...

The Antlers – ‘Our New EP Is Very Calming’

Backstage at Optimus Alive, The Antlers tell NME about their new EP 'Undersea', why they're so into an underwater theme and discuss plans for...

Zola Jesus – ‘I’m So Eager To Work On New Material’

We chat with Zola Jesus at Optimus Alive, as she tells us about her collaboration with Orbital, her interest in rap music and her...

Radiohead cover REM at Portugal’s Optimus Alive festival

Warpaint, The Maccabees and The Kills also played the final night of the event

Wild Beasts bring Latitude 2012 to a close

Kendal band tell fans to "party like there's no tomorrow"

Elbow close day two of Latitude 2012

Festival veterans toast friends at Suffolk festival

Bon Iver makes only UK festival appearance of 2012 at Latitude

Metronomy, Janelle Monae and Kurt Vile also perform on first day of Suffolk bash

Tickets for T In The Park 2013 to go onsale today

You can get tickets for next year's event at this year's prices

NME users name Kasabian as best act at T In The Park 2012

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds place second in the NME.COM poll, with The Stone Roses in third

Rain set to hit this weekend’s Latitude Festival

The Suffolk festival will be dry mostly, but with some outbreaks of heavy rain

The Courteeners – ‘Something You Can’t Have’

Backstage at T In The Park 2012, The Courteeners' Liam Fray plays us a brand new song (which, he told us, he finished writing...

The Pierces – ‘Touring With Coldplay Was Amazing’

We caught up with The Pierces at Isle Of Wight Festival 2012, who told us about touring with Coldplay and updated us on the...

Reverend & The Makers – ‘Twitter’s The Most Punk Thing In Music’

Backstage at T In The Park 2012, Reverend & The Makers tell us about the different approach they took with writing/recording @Reverend_Makers, why they...

Fun. – ‘Working With Janelle Monae Was A Dream’

We catch up with Fun. backstage at T In The Park 2012 to discuss the success of their latest album 'Some Nights' and collaborating...

The Subways – ‘We Love Playing Live’

Backstage at T In The Park 2012, The Subways tell us about their busy festival season, making their last album via PledgeMusic and playing...

Hellyeah – 66 Second Interview

The Texan metal supergroup answer our quick-fire questions against the clock (plus a few sent in via Facebook). Perhaps in honour of their horn-throwing...

Keane – ‘Having A Number One Album Was A Lovely Bonus’

Backstage at T In The Park 2012, Keane discuss having five No. 1 albums in the UK, playing new songs live and reveal the...