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Wiki — the cult rapper on leaving XL Records, his struggles with booze and collaborating with Skepta

The underrated, NYC-to-the-bone MC recently dropped the superb 'Oofie', his first album as a newly independent artist

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to NME: “The priority is to end university fees”

We talked to the Labour leader about creativity, culture, student debt and Jimi Hendrix at his Arts for All charter launch

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Justin Hawkins, The Darkness

The Darkness frontman faces the ultimate quiz – on his own career

Self-starting London rapper INFAMOUSIZAK: “I want people to associate my name with high-level pieces of art”

Hailing from south London, Infamousizak has brought a refreshing new sound to UK rap

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells – Graham Coxon, Blur

The Blur guitarist and solo star faces the ultimate quiz – on his own career

Sports Team want to make British guitar music tribal again

Meet the Cambridge band who are unapologetically carving a path towards big, big things. Next stop? Knebworth...

“Robbie Williams would beat Liam Gallagher in a fight”: KSI on boxing, Logan Paul and feuding with Justin Bieber

The YouTube star talks ‘Down Like That’ – his new single with Rick Ross, Lil Baby and S-X – and much, much more

“We’re more traditional siblings than people imagine”: Tegan and Sara on their revealing new memoir ‘High School’

The Quin twins on their new memoir and accompanying album, 'Hey, I'm Just Like You'

Courteeners’ Liam Fray: “It’s a miracle this album got made”

"I hate the idea of ‘indie’ or ‘rock’. Fuck that, I’m a songwriter."

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Keith Murray, We Are Scientists

In Does Rock 'N' Roll Kill Braincells?!, we quiz a grizzled artist on their own career to see how much they can remember – and find out if the booze, loud music and/or tour sweeties has knocked the knowledge out of them. This week: Keith Murray, frontman of We Are Scientists, who are set to commemorate the (in their words) “50th anniversary” of their 2005 debut album ‘With Love and Squalor’ with a series of live performances.

“We stand for love and peace and brotherhood” – inside Coldplay’s spectacular sermon on the mount in Jordan

Coldplay's two-date 'World Tour' began in off-the-beaten-track Amman. The Prince of Jordan was there to catch them play their brilliant new album 'Everyday Life' and so was NME's Dan Stubbs

Rina Sawayama: “We can’t just normalise using Japanese culture in the way that we’ve been doing”

The latest Dirty Hit signee rages against microaggresions on brilliant new single ‘STFU!’

Bones UK on their surprise Grammys nod: “Being a nominee is so fucking cool!”

Alongside the big names up for Best Rock Performance was a relatively unknown duo from Camden. We spoke to them about their shock nomination and how they're going to get "as drunk as possible" at the 2020 ceremony

The Big Read – Beck: “Was the ’90s a golden time for rock music? It was more like tarnished brass”

Beck's new Pharrell-produced album 'Hyperspace' is a boundary-pushing, genre-bending epic – perhaps the best thing he's done for a decade

Canadian fun-punks PUP: “Every band has a responsibility to call out bad behaviour at shows”

Over the past decade the Canadian punks have been outspoken about creating a safe environment at their gigs

Anton Corbijn on his new Depeche Mode film: “They’re the biggest cult band in the world”

As Depeche Mode's new film 'Spirits In The Forest' hits cinemas for one night only, director and iconic rock photographer Anton Corbijn talks to NME about the deep connection between the band and their fans – and a lifetime of visualising music

Girl Ray talk pop reinvention and Calvin Harris inspired new album: “It’s a banger!”

The trio’s new album 'Girl' swaps indie lullabies for shiny, exquisitely put-together pop songs of love and lust

Meet Poundz, drill’s next superstar: “‘Opp Thot’ isn’t a one hit wonder”

Poundz' mind is set on global success and Glastonbury 2020

Circa Waves explain new single ‘Jacqueline’ and their two-sided new album for 2020, ‘Sad/Happy’

Frontman Kieran Shudall tells us everything about 'Sad/Happy' and why he's voting Labour in the General Election
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