Music Interviews

Music Interviews

Cartel Madras are creating “Goonda Rap”, their very own rap genre

Eboshi and Contra, a pair of sisters who make up Calgary rap group Cartel Madras, emigrated to Canada in 1999. 20 years later, the...

“It started as a dumb idea I had at a bar” – here’s Drunk Dial, the label that insists artists record when trollied

The sleeve notes on a Drunk Dial release are pretty different from your usual credits: "These songs were recorded drunk on small-batch mezcal, a case of...

Shakira on the movie of her ill-fated El Dorado tour: “I knew someday I’d lose my youth or my beauty, but I never thought...

In October 2017, Latin pop superstar Shakira was wrapping up five months of arduous rehearsals in preparation for her 'El Dorado' world tour when...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! We put Ash’s Tim Wheeler to the test

1: What backwards message does the song ‘Evil Eye’ open with? “We were going to put something about George W Bush but the label...

‘Desert Sessions Vol 11/12: Arrivederci Despair/Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels’ : Josh Homme talks through the new record track by track

Earlier this year, we met Josh Homme at his Pink Duck studios in LA to talk through the latest iteration of his rock n' roll supergroup: Desert Sessions. We had a long chat about each track on the album, recorded at Rancho De La Luna in the Californian desert.

The Big Read – Poppy: Human After All

Think you know Poppy, the robo-pop sensation and maker of mesmerising YouTube videos, all in the guise of a sentient Artifical Intelligence? So did NME Deputy Editor Dan Stubbs when he went to meet the LA-based star at a London fetish dungeon, only to find Poppy is more human than we might have thought. Breaking character for the first time, Poppy reveals more than ever before about her work, her life and why she wants to bring down the internet.

Rock trailblazers Cherie Currie (The Runaways) and Brie Darling (Fanny) on their joint album, tour and tales from the wild, wild ’70s

The iconic members of 1970s rock groups The Runaways and Fanny have just released their first album together - here's why they're so important

HMLTD on how it all went wrong: “Our label gave us parkas and said, ‘You should appeal to people in the north of England'”

Glam-punks HMTLD opened a recent east London gig with typical eccentricity. A topless woman in a wolf mask twirled onto an otherwise empty stage...

Bring Me The Horizon on bold new track ‘Ludens’ – and why they may never make another album again

Bring Me The Horizon have shared their brand new single 'Ludens', taken from the soundtrack Timefall for the new game Death Stranding. Check it out below...

Revenge Is Sweet: Krept and Konan on their triumphant second album, and why they’re fighting for the rights of drill artists

It's been barely a week since Krept was knifed at a concert in Birmingham when he and Konan stroll into NME Towers, seeming surprisingly...
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