Coming in at Number Three in NME's list of bands moulding a new era for music Stateside are Glass Candy. The Oregan disco-duo's third album release, 'B/E/A/T/B/O/X' has been lauded throughout the media, becoming 'one of 2008â
Spank Rock are Number Six in our breakdown of bands helping to shape a positive new musical era in the USA. The hip-hop revolutionaries are currently working towards their second album, the long-awaited follow-up to last yearâ
Boy Crisis, pictured here, are dissected in this week's special edition of NME. The nu-hippie quartet are just one of 25 of the best pioneering bands emerging Stateside, alongside fellow alumni Amazing Baby and MGMT. For the full story check out the magazine, which hits UK shelves today.
Nashville stadium slayers Kings Of Leon come in at Number Four in NME's Top 25 of influential Stateside acts, featured in the new edition of the mag. The band's fourth studio album, 'Only By The Night', is due out on September 23 and the band will make their return to the UK for a series of live appearances this December.
Ida Maria's debut album 'Fortress Round My Heart' is reviewed in the new issue of NME. The zany Norwegian rocker heads to the UK next month for appearances at Reading and Leeds Festivals, plus the Isle Of Wight-based Bestival in September.
NME catches up with Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong frontman Joe Lean to find out why the band's debut album was pulled. Production of the self-titled record was halted on July 22, shortly before its scheduled release of August 4. The album is deemed "unrepresentative" of the band now, state the group and management. For the full story check out the new issue of NME, dated August 2.
A smiling Leonard Cohen looks thrilled as he receives a rapturous welcome from festival goers at Spanish swelterer and perennial favourite, Benicassim Festival. In Live! this week NME gets sangria-d up and reviews the best from the fiesta â
Chief Lemonhead, Evan Dando, onstage at Truck Festival 2008. In Live! in this week's NME, we review the village fete come rock'n'roll breakthrough-fest in full â
Nick Cave donned the pinstripes for his appearance with Grinderman at Latitude Festival earlier this month. We talk you through the highlights from the bourgeoisie Suffolk-based festival - including Crystal Castles, Franz, Interpol and Sigur Ros - in the new issue of NME, hitting UK shelves today.
In Albums this week we look at the 'marvellous' self-titled new album from Bright Eyes indie-achitect, Conor Oberst. Check out the new issue of NME, dated August 2, for the full review, plus get the low-down on other new releases including Port Oâ
Loafer-loving collegiate hot-shots, Vampire Weekend, come in at Number One in NME's list of US-based musical scene-shapers, in this weekâ
Vampire Weekend grace this week's cover of NME. In our exclusive interview with the band they give their views on everything from politics to being preppyâ
Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie. The band, who have just released their ninth studio album 'Beautiful Future', have been announced as headliners of NME's infamous Rock'N'Roll Riot Tour 2008. For the full story check out this week's copy of NME. Plus â
Indie icons Arctic Monkeys are pictured here with rock heavyweights Queens Of The Stone Age in the new issue of NME, dated August 2. In News we report that the Monkeys are planning to go heavy with their third album. "It's more fun playing loud music â