New Cross, the arty part of South London, was once THE place to be thanks to Bloc Party, Art Brut et al. Now Jamie Fullerton argues it's undergoing a renaissance in this week's Radar.
The Wombats hooked in New Order and Joy Division legend Peter 'Hooky' Hook to play bass for them at a show last week; there's a full page poster of the beaming boys in NME out now.
The Mars Volta talk about writing their album with the help of a Ouija board, while Graham Coxon shatters hopes of a Blur reunion in this week's News section.
This week Feist talks to Peter Robinson about the Olympics, the Brits, and fighting with Kylie.
Read our blow-by-blow account of the opening night carnage of this year's Shockwaves NME Awards Tour in the mag this week.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, at the K West Hotel, London, back in 2002. This classic shot features in this week's issue of NME. Pic: Mark Eilbeck
Songwriter and cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis spoke to NME this week - and even did a doodle depicting the event. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Cat Power is back on the live circuit, this time playing London's Shepherds Bush Empire and playing tracks off her recent covers album 'Jukebox'. Read the review in this week's NME. Pic: Tom Oxley
Foals went back to their roots last week, back to Oxford and back to playing chaotic house parties. NME was, of course, down the front. Pic: Tim Cochrane
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly has been touring fans' houses across the country - read all about it in NME this week. Pic: Guy Eppel
Glasvegas are caught live this week in Sheffield, along with Adele, Heavy Trash and Air Traffic. Pic: Danny North
Hercules and Love Affair, the band behind THAT song ('Blind', featuring Antony Hegarty) are this week's Radar band. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
The Kooks at Wrexham's Central Station last week. They release their new album 'Konk' in April, and have been previewing tracks from the record. Pic: Tom Oxley
Let's Wrestle join The Mae Shi, Baby Dee and the Juno OST in this week's albums review section. Pic: Andy Fallon
Il est Morrissey et la critique de son album des meilleures chansons se trouve dans le magazine de cette semaine. (Catch the review of Morrissey's 'Greatest Hits' in NME this week). Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Previously homeless bluesman Seasick Steve caught live at London's Astoria last week. Pic: Sonia Melot
It's been a good week for The Ting Tings. Not only are they ripping up venues across the country on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, but they've earned the accolade of Track Of The Week in our mag for 'Great DJ'. Pic: Danny North
Manic Street Preachers are set to take the Godlike Genius award at this year's Shockwaves NME Awards. Catch the full interview in the mag this week. Pic: Mitch Ikeda
Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire talkes about the 1995 disappearance of former bandmate Richey Edwards in NME this week. Pic: Mitch Ikeda
There's a load of previously unseen pictures of Manic Street Preacher's Richey Edwards in this week's NME alongside a touching interview with Nicky Wire.