Music Interviews

Music Interviews

Crumb: New York’s indie experimentalists that soundtrack a city that never sleeps

The phrase “New York album” can mean many things. It can be a byword for early noughties indie-rock, for squalid ‘70s punk that sounds...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Pauline Black, The Selecter

1: In 1980, Debbie Harry hosted a tea party that you went to… Pauline Black: (Interrupting) “Allegedly!” ..where a now-famous picture was taken. Can you name...

The Big Read – Madonna: ”People pick on me. That’s just the way it is”

Controversy has followed Madonna through her entire career. Too loud, too outrageous, too provocative, too everything. But if you ever thought she'd slow down, think again. Her latest reincarnation, Madame X, is an eye-patch-wearing alter-ego bent on saying the unsayable, pushing the boundaries and cha-cha-cha-ing her way to pop glory. NME Editor Charlotte Gunn has an audience with the Queen Of Pop in London.

Another Sky talk “toxic femininity”, expectations of women in music and “smashing gender norms”

Another Sky singer Catrin Vincent has spoken of the band's experience of in-built misogyny within the music industry – but added that things do seem to...

Former Arctic Monkeys bassist Andy Nicholson tells us about life after the band and going solo as Goldteeth

Former Arctic Monkeys bassist Andy Nicholson has returned with his debut solo project as Goldteeth. Check out first single 'Doin Better' along with our...

“Shame is Britain’s number one currency”: woke lads John Robins and Elis James on their kind, hilarious new radio show

Comedians John Robins and Elis James brought real wit and warmth to their Radio X show, airing out the station's laddy atmosphere, talking openly about...

“I wanted to wipe the slate clean”: Adam Lambert on new single ‘Velvet’ and why there’ll be no ‘Bohemian Rhapsody 2’

He’s an American Idol runner-up and the man who restored Queen to their greatest glory since the death of Freddie Mercury. We, of course, refer...

In conversation with Adam Green, cult New York singer-songwriter and the Moldiest Peach

He’s a singer, an actor, an exhibited artist, a director, a comic book maker, and the best pal of non other than Macaulay Culkin....

“It’s somewhere between Gorillaz and a solo project”: Murph from The Wombats explains his new semi-supergroup, Love Fame Tragedy

Joey Santiago. Alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton. Maddi Waterhouse, sister of Suki. A host of other famous faces waiting in the wings. And tying it all...

“He is both shrewd and smart and stupid” – journalist Jim DeRogatis on his explosive new R Kelly book

Jim DeRogatis has written seven books, including one which is considered to be the best biography of the legendary rock critic, his idol, Lester...
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