New Music 2014


  • NMEChance The Rapper
    The 20-year-old Acid Rap sensation reinvented the art of the mixtape last year and, Kevin EG Perry discovers, he plans to do the same for hip-hop in 2014
  • NMECourtney Barnett
    Who are you calling a slacker? Laura Snapes meets the brilliant Australian singer-songwriter whose laidback sound belies a fiercely DIY spirit
  • NMEThe Orwells
    Leonie Cooper gets to grips with the most exciting new band in the USA – one that’s reinvigorating garage rock in between trashing stages and picking fights with Lady Gaga
  • NMEAlso featured:
    Jungle, Circa Waves, Fat White Family, Eyedress, Wolf Alice, Radkey, Joanna Gruesome, Eagulls, Childhood, Telegram and Royal Blood

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  • How did Maximo Park get back in the Byker groove?
    By turning an experimental EP into a full-length album
  • Anatomy of an album: Foo Fighters’ ‘Foo Fighters’
  • Phoenix’s Thomas Mars reveals the Soundtrack Of His Life
  • Interviews with:
    • Rolo Tomassi
    • Ricky Wilson
    • Bobby Gillespie
    • Arctic Monkeys
    • The Horrors
    • Lily Allen
  • Album Reviews:
    • East India Youth
    • Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
    • Bruce Springsteen
    • Menace Beach
    • I Break Horses