NME have completely fallen for Peace’s first record ‘In Love’. We join them in America to find out how four boys from Birmingham decided to forego the bleak prospects of their generation and live the dream instead. WARNING: hippie vibes inevitable.
Early Smiths demos were leaked online last week, but how, and by whom? Read the exclusive interview with drummer Mike Joyce who reveals that he has loads more where that came from in his basement, including one song nobody has ever heard. Will he release it into the outer world…? ALSO! Morrissey’s ‘Viva Hate’ is 25 years old. NME gives you the untold story of how Moz quit The Smiths and almost immediately launched a solo career.
Noel Gallagher Takes Over The Capital
The Chief has been in charge of London with his week-long party starring Kasabian, Paul Weller, Primal Scream, Blur and more! The highlight of it all? Damon and Noel sang together onstage and then SHOOK HANDS!
Green Day Finally Make Their Live Return
After the year from hell, Green Day arrive in Texas to do their first live performance since it all went very wrong. Includes much swearing, impressive over the shoulder guitar-playing and Billie Joe inviting a kid onstage. A success, then.
SXSW Radar Special
The most exciting and stunning photography and the greatest gig reviews of all the bands you need to get on board with right now. Starring Destruction Unit, Waxahatchee, Charli XCX, Lodro, Torres, Mykki Blanco,Wardell, Empress Of, Hunters, Mikhael Paskalev and more.
A Heart To Heart With Bill Ryder-Jones
The former Coral man left the band when the pressures got too much. Now he’s a singer-songwriter in his own right with a beautiful new album and some past demons to exorcise.
Albums from Milk Music, Wiley, Justin Timberlake, Willy Moon, Bring Me The Horizon, British Sea Power, The Flaming Lips, Bleached and more. ALSO! Live shows from Merchandise, The Strypes, Purity Ring, A$AP Ferg, Earl Sweatshirt, Jaws and Iggy Pop. PLUS! The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend go head-to-head in Texas.
ALSO! Interviews with Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, Milk Music, Kodaline, Palma Violets, Haim, Swim Deep and Ian McCulloch takes the Braincells test. PLUS! Nick Cave and Dave Grohl both made big speeches last week – but who won?