Music Interviews

Music Interviews

The Academic: “There’s always room for a bit of rock’n’roll

Ireland's rising indie upstarts tell us about new EP 'Acting My Age', working with a Kaiser Chief, playing with Rolling Stones, and "making people dance and cry at the same time"

Rufus Wainwright: “It’s impossible to minimise the ineptitude and pure evil of the Trump administration”

The singer-songwriter on new album 'Unfollow The Rules', pop, politics, and his future in left-field foreign language dark electro. 

The Wombats’ Murph talks new “turbo-personal” Love Fame Tragedy album and the future of the band

One of the '00s prime surviving indie heroes saw his collaborative solo project as "a way to escape" the mundane aspects of his day job

Jords on the catharsis of Black Lives Matter-supporting track ‘Black & Ready’

The Croydon singer, songwriter and rapper's BLM-themed track followed on from the May arrival of his gripping 10-track ‘Almost An Adult’ project

James Bay on new single ‘Chew On My Heart’ and “boundary breaking” album: “It’s the most positive thing I’ve ever written”

He also talks his experiences of working with The Killers’ Brandon Flowers and discovering Tyler, the Creator was a big fan

Pure X: “People are bonding all over the world as victims of oppression”

The cult Texas quartet returned in May with their first album together since 2014's 'Angel'

Gracie Abrams: LA singer-songwriter baring her soul to the internet

Meet the Hollywood director’s daughter who is providing catharsis to fans all over the globe — despite never having played an IRL gig

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – The best and worst rock star attempts… so far!

Which rockstars have triumphed and/or gloriously failed when taking on our weekly career-spanning memory quiz?

On the 25th anniversary of Foo Fighters’ debut album, revisit NME’s first-ever interview with the band

Here's what happened when NME's Keith Cameron met Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear at the very start of the Foos