NME launches two audio channels: NME 1 and NME 2

We've gone Radio Gaga

NME has officially launched not one but two new audio channels: NME 1 and NME 2.

Broadcasting 24/7, they bring you the best in brand new tunes and stone cold classics around the clock.

The two channels curate the best tracks from the indie and alternative worlds, as well as leftfield dance, grime, hip hop and everything in between, with weekly playlists hand picked by the NME team.


NME 1 plays the classics, ranging from ’60 Garage to ’90s grunge, alongside modern day anthems and a selection of the finest new material.

NME 2 plays the best tracks of the past decade, covering everything from indie to grime, with a higher proportion of the exciting new tracks selected by team NME. Both stations will play a proportion of tunes from the three audio playlists which are updated weekly, to ensure listeners are brought the most exciting emerging talent alongside the biggest tunes of the week.

Alongside the banging music, both channels will soon also bring you regular news bulletins, interviews, festival guides and live sessions, as well as a Track Of The Day feature.

NME Editor Charlotte Gunn says: “We’re beyond excited to announce the launch of our two NME audio channels, bringing us back into the audio space as part of a series of monumental changes at NME. Working with Sammy Jacob, XFM founder, we’ve developed two channels which celebrate both NME’s legacy and showcase the beating heart of great new music. Head to NME 1 to hear indie classics interspersed with some new picks from the NME team, and tune in to NME2 if music discovery is more your thing. This is just the start of a new Audio presence for NME with podcasts and other expansions being very much on the agenda. Watch this space.”

You can listen to both audio channels online right now, via the Radio Player, or on your mobile device and connected devices via the Radioplayer or the TuneIn Radio App. Additionally, the channels are available on DAB in Norwich and Brighton (NME 1 only), plus smart speakers like Alexa or Google Home, Smart Televisions (Samsung, Panasonic, Sky NOW, Apple TV and iTunes, and Chromecast) and certain gaming consoles.

To tune in now, head to the NME Audio radio player.