La Roux, Chapman Family, Wedding Present – this week on NME Radio: May 4-10, 2009

Check out all this week's goings-on at NME Radio

Tune in over the next seven days for the regular set of DJs and music, plus all this action:

The station goes live on 87.7FM across Manchester today.

Starting daily from 3pm (BST) today Iain Baker will have tickets to the JD Set Tour dates to give away. The tour features Dinosaur Pile-up, Official Secrets Act, The Temper Trap, Dan Black, White Belt Yellow Tag and more. Go to NME.COM/jdset for more information.

From 7pm, Chris Martin is giving away tickets to see Just Jack (May 14, Brighton Coalition) and The Charlatans (May 15, Brighton Coalition) who are both playing Road To V shows. Plus, all daily winners go into a draw to win a pair of weekend passes to The Great Escape.

The Chapman Family are in from 8.30pm to speak to Chris Martin.

At 7pm, La Roux will be chatting to Chris Martin about hairspray, pop music and the Samsung NME Radar Tour. We’ll also have a La Roux session which was recorded at NME Radio‘s studios.

At 4pm NME’s Steve Sutherland and Wedding Present‘s David Gedge will join Iain Baker for the weekly NME Forum. They’ll be reviewing the likes of Passion Pit, We Were Promised Jetpacks and more.

To mark the release of Maximo Park‘s new album ‘Quicken The Heart’ on May 11, we are previewing tracks all day, while the band will pop into the studio to speak to Iain Baker about the record.

At 5pm hear Dan Black in session ahead of him hitting the road on the JD Set Tour.

Chris Martin will be chatting to the bands who played NME Radio‘s Adidas House PartyThe Rifles, The Rakes and Young Fathers. Plus, there’s new music from Esser and Tinchy Stryder too.

To tune in, head to 87.7FM in Manchester, Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/Radio.