Music Interviews

Music Interviews

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Interviews Riot Grrl Pioneer Kathleen Hanna: On DIY, Feminist Protest And Dealing With Critics

Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry once confessed to NME that she once ditched an ex boyfriend because he didn’t understand her love of Bikini Kill. When...

The Maccabees Interview: Inside The “Traumatic” Making Of Their New Album ‘Marks To Prove It’

The Maccabees’ studio sits inconspicuously down a small side road, a stone’s throw away from the teeming concrete roundabout that forms the heart of...

Hudson Mohawke Interview: On His “Less Weird, Crazy” New Album, Learning From Kanye West And Working With Foals

It’s become customary for anyone interviewing Hudson Mohawke to make mention of how knackered he looks, how “absolutely fucked” he’s feeling, the toll his...

Alabama Shakes Interview: On Success, Keeping It Real And Reinventing The Blues On New Album ‘Sound & Color’

Who knew there were so many advantages to having a concrete driveway? Alabama Shakes’ drummer Steve Johnson is listing them. “You can’t skateboard or...

Florence + The Machine Interview: On Turmoil, Hollywood Witchcraft And New Album ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’

After the cape-wearing theatrics of ‘Ceremonials’, the third album from Florence + The Machine is a restrained and personal affair. Florence Welch tells Emily...

Slaves Interview: On Punk, Their Controversial Name And Asking ‘Are You Satisfied?’

Slaves guitarist Laurie Vincent is standing over a man wearing a zip-up polar bear costume, shouting at him. "Get down, I wanna ride you!"...

From The Archive: Tyler, The Creator On Odd Future, Controversy And Rebellion

With Odd Future lynchpin Tyler, The Creator tweeting that the collective are "no more", take a look back at the outspoken rapper's first NME...

The Vaccines On ‘English Graffiti’, Breakdowns, Hypochondria And A Year Of Saying ‘Yes’ – The Big Interview

With third album 'English Graffiti' released this week, NME's Dan Stubbs joins The Vaccines in Spain to find out about the grand ambitions that...

Hot Chip Interview: On Being Outsiders And Quietly Political New LP ‘Why Make Sense?’

Hot Chip’s HQ in Shoreditch, east London, is a dingy, underlit basement studio with peeling paint and a ceiling so low even the keyboards...

Circa Waves Interview: On The Road With The UK’s Newest Indie Heroes

It’s 11am – seven and a half hours before Manchester Ritz’s doors open and more than 10 before Liverpool quartet Circa Waves take to...
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