In NME, on sale June 11, we prove that everything IS connected by twelve steps. We traverse the links between indie scallywags Razorlight, cockney tune-smiths Chas & Dave and the affable Sir Elton John. Find out why everything is connected in the new NME, out now.
The Mighty Boosh are this week's NME cover stars. The comedy clan reveal all about their new band, plus their forthcoming Kent-based Festival which will feature the likes of Peaches, The Kills, The Charlatans and Gary Numan. Read the full story in the NME, out to buy across the UK today.
In Albums this week NME reviews falsetto-led Lake District eccentrics Wild Beasts' new album, 'Limbo, Panto'. Is it any cop? Find out now in the new issue of NME, dated June 14.
After his escapades as a Shadow Puppet alongside Arctic Monkey Alex Turner, can Miles Kane live up to the hype with his main band The Rascals? NME reviews the Wirral three-piece's debut album 'Rascalize' in the new issue, on sale now. Hear the album in full in NME.COM's Media Player from Monday June 16.
Pic: Tim Cochrane
Andy Burrows and Friends are reviewed in NME's Live! section this week. The Razorlight drummer was joined by Johnny Borrell and co as he performed a Union Chapel solo show last week (May 28), covering songs from his Naomi House Children's Hospice charity album, 'The Colour Of My Dreams'. Read the review in NME magazine, hitting shelves throughout the UK today.
Photo: Andy Wilsher
Dave Grohl, pictured, leads the crowd into a singalong at Foo Fighters' City Of Manchester Stadium show on June 2. NME reviews the gig in full in Live! this week - from the band's thunderous hits 'Everlong' and 'Monkey Wrench' to what Grohl calls 'Taylor Hawkins Day'. Read the review in the issue out today.
Photo: Danny North
Florence and the Machine are pictured here at their Barfly gig in Liverpool, last Thursday (May 29). Big-lunged leading-lady Florence Welch opened with her Cold War Kids cover 'Hospital Beds', and was flanked throughout by a backing duo and kit, adorned with flowers.
Photo: Claire Morris
Robin Pecknold, pictured, from alt.country fledglings Fleet Foxes are reviewed in Live! in this weekâ
Radar this week unveils White Williams, the svelte nu-disco renegade who turned his back on a graphic design college course to pursue music. White Williams, Joe to his friends, heads across the Atlantic to play a bunch of shows in London this week promoting 'the year's most colourful leftfield dance album', his debut LP, 'Smoke'. Read more on White Williams in NME, out today.
Photo: Guy Eppel
Telepathe, producer David Sitek's favourite new band, are the focus of Radar in NME this week. Formerly a gal-punk duo named Wikkid, they tired of post-punk in 2006, formed Telepathe and released debut EP 'Farewell Forest'. Read all about them in NME, out across the UK from today (June 11).
Pic: Tom Oxley
Razorlight played against a backdrop of a passenger plane in the Aviation Room at the Science Museum in London last week (June 3). The gig was organised to raise awareness of climate change by the Friends Of The Earth charity, and also featured performances from Jon McClure of Reverend and the Makers and an unruly group of MPs who had formed a band for the evening.
Photo: James Quinton
The Mighty Boosh are now a band. Fronted by Vince Noir, Howard Moon and completed by Boosh shaman Naboo and Bollo the gorilla, the band are to perform at their own Mighty Boosh Festival on July 5. Julian Barratt explains in the new NME: "I want to get some lasers attached to my guitar so I can do people's cataracts while I solo, and I want a leather Matrix coat like Muse."
Photo: Dean Chalkley
The Mighty Boosh are this week's cover stars. The comedy duo are launching themselves as a band - and Noel Fielding seems to have the rock'n'roll lifestyle down already. NME writer Alex Miller found the Boosh star sobbing in the rain, wearing a green dress. His explanation? "I haven't slept for three days."
Photo: Dean Chalkley
Indie-folk troubadour Dev Hynes, aka Lightspeed Champion, lists his musical picks in My Music this week. Who'd have thought that R&B warbler Fergie and 'American Pie Presents: Band Camp' would tickle Dev's fancy?
Dananananaykroyd get their NME Radar debut this week as the Glaswegian fight-poppers release their long-awaited 'Sissy Hits' debut EP. The sextet have fought back after a label funds crisis left them without the cash to release anything after their two phenomenal teaser singles in 2006 - 'Totally Bone' and 'Some Dresses'. Read the full story in the new NME, on sale June 11.
Photo: Danny North
The Cribs and Stephen Malkmus backstage at London Shepherd's Bush Empire, June 5. The Wakefield trio were special guests of the ex-Pavement man for his show during which they played a special, one-off set consisting solely of B-sides.
Photo: Tom Oxley