Music Interviews

Music Interviews

A Day To Remember at Reading 2019 on their “positive” new album and what the future holds

"It's been a minute since we played, so I feel nothing but positive," A Day To Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon tells NME just a short...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Jenny Lewis

1: What is the name of the hidden track on the Rilo Kiley album ‘Take Offs and Landings’? “(Takes deep breath) Oh my gosh! Um,...

Frank Carter has a message for Dave Grohl at Reading 2019: “Please leave the Jager at home!”

"Even if they do look a bit tired, we're gonna light some fires under 'em." It's the final day of a sun-soaked Reading Festival,...

AJ Tracey at Reading 2019 on Glastonbury Alex, ‘Fortnite’ and his next ‘left turn’

"This is my third one, I've been rapidly climbing up the roster so to speak," AJ Tracey tells NME backstage about his ascent on...

No Rome at Reading tells us about his fans, fruit, working with The 1975 and his ‘romantic’ new material

"I think it's more about just the expression of being yourself on stage," No Rome tells NME when asked about what inspires his fans'...

Charli XCX: “Grimes and I made a techno song with no words”

Charli XCX is a total talent wrangler. In the past the queen of collaborating has tapped up a load of her musical pals to...

The Big Read – The 1975: “I feel more like I’m in a punk band than ever before”

This weekend, THE 1975 will fulfil a lifelong ambition and headline Reading & Leeds festivals for the first time, and to mark the occasion, the musical changelings have released a searing, politically-charged punk track named 'People'. With the gears of 2020 album 'Notes On A Conditional Form' already turning, frontman MATTY HEALY tells Dan Stubbs about the band's aims to save the world, freak out the squares and tear Reading & Leeds a new one. All he needs to do in the meantime is resist the urge to perform his Dubai gig with the words 'GOD LOVES FAGS' scrawled on his chest. What could possibly go wrong?

Mr.Williamz’ seven-step guide to having the best time of all time at Notting Hill Carnival 2019

Reggae-come-dancehall star Mr. Williamz has serious Notting Hill Carnival credentials. A resident of west London – whose sound system education started with his first clash...

Marika Hackman: “I’m an incredibly sexual being but technically I’ll die a virgin”

“‘Fuck’ is a fantastic word. ‘Fuck’ has just got it. ‘Cunt’ is lovely too. It’s the 't' at the ending that really lands.” Marika...

Raphael Saadiq: “I hear a lot that I’m underrated, so I must be”

Even if you don’t recognise the name Raphael Saadiq, you’ve definitely heard his music. He’s the Grammy-winning all-rounder whose addictive guitar licks, intoxicating melodies...
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