Which bands killed it? Which sank without a trace? What happened when Haim met Phoenix? Which star thought he was carrying Eminem’s love child? NME shadows the headliners, barges into the most rammed tents and weathers the real-life storms to bring you the biggest, ballsiest and best review of THE rock’n’roll weekend.
BIFFY’S ROAD TO R&L!
From Budapest to their very own backstage compound in Leeds, NME traces the journey of 2013’s most celebratory R&L headliners Biffy Clyro, sharing their pre-encore tequila shots, their teenage R&L dreams and how they hope they’re now the biggest underdog band on the planet. ‘Mon the Biff!
“WE’RE GONNA TRY TO DO TWO RECORDS…”
The Cribs return for their 10th anniversary planning not one but two new albums. NME corners them to talk about their decision to “intellectually conceptualise” their music, their very busy ‘break’ from music and getting robbed blind in New York.
“IT’S LIKE A RELENTLESS TOY TRAIN!”
Or so rising Radar hopefuls Telegram describe their music as they chat to NME about paying their second ever gig on BBC6Music and, ahem, kick-starting boot-gaze…
“DOHERTY IS ACTUALLY FLIRTING WITH OPTIMISM…”
Babyshambles’ long-awaited third album gets a shake-down from NME’s reviewer, but does it find Pete living up to his potential?
WHAT DOES BEING IN THE STROKES DO TO YOUR MEMORY?
Albert Hammond Jnr reminisces on playing with The White Stripes, his video dream to be turned into a CGI giant and other such craziness as he tackles NME’s bonce-throbbing Braincells quiz!
Factory Floor finish their debut album after a four year wait! The Naked & Famous on their LA album! Digging through the record bag of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez! Dissecting One Direction with Morgan Spurlock! And Nine Inch Nails, Earl Sweatshirt, Glasvegas, Parquet Courts and Beacons festival reviewed!