Music Interviews

Jake Shears: “I’m always the last one standing – this album is dedicated to those who remain”

The pop trailblazer on his new solo album 'Last Man Dancing', sharing a house with Sam Fender and the Scissor Sisters' legacy

Charlotte Plank: the underground star rewriting the rules of UK drum ‘n’ bass

The 21-year-old's refreshing experimentalism dazzles across high-tempo dance anthems as well as offbeat pop

Philip Selway on how small venues shaped Radiohead – and what’s next for the band

The drummer tells NME about his role as an ambassador for Independent Venue Week, what to expect from his new solo album, and Radiohead's "collective desire to make new music"

Royel Otis are bringing a radically positive vision to Australia’s guitar scene

“Birds of a feather flock together” is so much more than just an old adage for Royel Otis – it’s become representative of their...

Kasabian on headlining Royal Albert Hall and new material: “There’s some wild shit happening”

Serge Pizzorno tells NME about playing a Teenage Cancer Trust gig for a fifth time, feeling "like Neo in The Matrix" as a frontman, and working on "rhythmic, hypnotic and positive" new material

Beabadoobee on Independent Venue Week: “We’ve got to keep that culture alive”

The artist, who is an IVW 2023 ambassador, talks about the importance of grassroots music venues, touring with Taylor Swift and "raw" new material

M(h)aol’s thrillingly raw punk rock has the power to change lives

With a collection of songs that focus on the power of healing, people will turn to the Dublin's band debut in times of need

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Pete Waterman

Which 2021 Olly Alexander-starring drama features Divine’s SAW-produced ‘You Think You're a Man’? “Was it It’s a Sin?” CORRECT. “Divine was lovely. We had a lot...

Samia: “This record has been the most liberating process”

The Nashville-via-New York artist on the "community" behind her second album 'Honey', the vital role played by Sylvan Esso and why her plans for a country album have been put on hold
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