Folktronic troubadour James Yuill is the focus of Radar in the latest edition of NME. The spec-sporting, suave soloist reveals his love of power-ballads in the new issue, out to buy across the UK today. Listen to him now in the NME.COM Media Player, plus catch him live at Wiltshire's Bloom and Suffolk's Festinho Festivals.
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NME unveils wanking-obsessed indie-pop troupe The Joy Formidable in Radar in the new issue of NME, dated August 9. The band consist of a couple in singing guitarist Ritzy and bassist Rhydian, as well as drummer Justin. Hear them now in NME.COM's Media Player, plus catch them live at various shows throughout London this month.
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Brooklyn's all-female troupe of sober libertines, ModRocket, get their Radar debut in NME this week. The rock'n'roll teen fashionistas consist of singer Alice Blythe, bassist Alanna Higgins, guitarist Alex Niemetz and drummer Sandra Nazz. Check them out now in the new issue, which hits shops throughout the UK today and hear them via NME.COM's Media Player.
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St Alban's disco-ists Friendly Fires are interviewed in the new issue of NME magazine, which hits shelves throughout the UK today. The indie-dance renegades speak out about forthcoming self-titled debut LP ("It's sink or swim time") middle-class attitudes ("being embarrassed about where you come from is the fakest thing ever") and drummer Jack's near-drowning mid-video shoot ("I was panicking! I just kept clawing my way back to air...")
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"I think it's funny we're making disco out of St Albans" - Friendly Fires address their reputation as "posh fops with a cowbell" in the new issue of NME.
Noel Gallagher, west London, July 2008. The Oasis guitarist gives a typically opinionated interview in the new issue of NME. On the agenda? The new Oasis album, hanging out with Marilyn Manson, and the truth about his feud with Jay-Z.
Oasis ringleader Noel Gallagher speaks out about the new album, Liam and his reported Jay-Z Glastonbury slurs in exclusive interview in the new issue of NME. "Jay-Z? I never dissed that guy. But there's no point going on about it or you end up sounding like Heather Mills." Pick up your copy of NME, dated August 9, today.
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In Albums this week NME casts a seasoned ear over the debut album from Castle Donington's synth-wielding punk-poppers Late Of The Pier. Read the full review of the brilliant 'Fantasy Black Channel' in the issue, plus listen to it for yourselves before it hits shops on August 18 via the NME.COM Media Player.
The debut album from Noah And The Whale gets the NME review treatment this week. Apparently it's "about as sour as a Labrador puppy marinated in honey, and just as loveable".
In Live! we celebrate the live return of "the most bullshit-free band on the planet" - that'll be The Coral - who played a spine-tingling acoustic set at London's Coliseum last week.
Eighties singing sex siren and ex-Bond girl Grace Jones onstage at the Secret Garden Party festival in Cambridgeshire last week. Read the full review of the legendary diva's performance and numerous costume changes, alongside the likes of The Coral and Wild Beasts, in Live! in the new edition of NME, dated August 9.
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This week's NME cover-star Noel Gallagher gives a candid interview in the issue about Oasis' hugely anticipated seventh album, 'Dig Out Your Soul' ("it's a great record. Really great in fact"); religion ("I don't wanna sound offensive to Christianity here, but I don't really believe in that kind of thing"); and Liam ("y'know what's Liam's favourite subject? Himself.") Read the full story plus the latest on Vampire Weekend, Kings Of Leon, Friendly Fires and more in the new issue.
In 12 Steps this week we trawl the mysterious binds linking electro-rocketeers Klaxons to big-haired indie-metalers Lostprophets, hippy pop-enigma Joss Stone and chart-legends Duran Duran, circa 1979. Get your proof that everything IS connected in the back-pages of the new issue of NME, dated August 9.
In News this week NME reveals that the Kaisers are planning to "retake the dancefloor" with their third album, released on October 13. The band divulged exclusively to NME that the album will be called 'Off With Their Heads' and shall feature appearances from Lily Allen and New Young Pony Club. Read the full report in the issue, out today.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O hit Brooklyn's hippest boozer Union Pool for an intimate show with side-project Native Korean Rock. Read a full review of the storming gig - complete with curiously outlandish costumes, nautical stage dressings and some gut-meltingly fabulous tunes - in NME's Live! section.
Pete Doherty pictured at home in Marlborough, Wiltshire. The Babyshambles frontman has escaped to his country pad to get to grips with his solo album, which he hopes to have finished later this year.
Vampire Weekend, pictured here during the shoot for their 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa' video, have gone temporarily Goth. The video finds the band playing a variety of characters from The Cure impersonators to their normal selves: "We thought it'd be fun if there were actual characters," explains singer Ezra Koenig. For this and more check out the new edition of NME, which hits UK shelves today.
In My Music this week NME sticks a microphone into the ear of We Are Scientists winsome frontman Keith Murray. The effervescent singer unveils his top musical picks including Limp Bizkit's 'Rollin'' - "if I heard this in a hospital I'd ask them to pull the plug" and Ray Parker Jr's Ghostbusters' - "It's just fun to write a song about ghostbusting."