Music Interviews

Music Interviews

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...

Mallrat’s country-flecked ‘Driving Music’ EP makes the everyday moments magical

A list of things that Mallrat – aka Aussie singer and producer Grace Shaw – has done in 2019: in February, she did swapped Australia...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Rick Witter, Shed Seven

1: According to the posters on the wall, what is the name of the club in which the ‘Disco Down’ video takes place? “(Laughs)...

Michael Kiwanuka interview: “Young black men can easily get into quite dangerous circles – black people know what it’s like”

“All my nights and all my days / I’ve been trying the wrong way”, Michael Kiwanuka sings on ‘Black Man In A White World’,...

The Big Read – Haim: “The mantra of this record is all about being fearless”

Through death, depression and diabetes Haim just keep getting stronger. With that difficult second album out the way – and an even more difficult couple of years personally behind them – the Cali sisters are back with a load of new tunes, a ripped-up rule book and a determination to do things their way. Charlotte Gunn meets the band in LA and finds that if you’re going to throw Haim lemons, you better get ready for a whole lot of lemonade.

Victoria Monét interview – how ‘Ass Like That’ is finally putting the ‘Thank U, Next’ co-writer in the spotlight

The title of Victoria Monét’s latest single might strike fear into the hearts of thin-skinned radio producers and TV censors, but ‘Ass Like That’...

Gerard Way interview: “‘The Umbrella Academy’ was my way of processing the experience of My Chemical Romance”

The story of how The Umbrella Academy made it from the page to the screen is almost as long and as convoluted as how...

Gerard Way: “My life in comics”

The first superhero I ever loved was… “Probably Wolverine. If you give Wolverine to a teenage boy or a pre-teen, then that really is the...
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