One good line can catch your heart, stick in your mind, change your life. In this week’s NME, we profile the greatest lyricists in rock’n’roll – the likes of Kurt Cobain and Richey Edwards, Alex Turner and Polly Harvey, Bob Dylan and Mike Skinner.
What makes for a killer couplet – and what are the choruses you’ll never forget? What are the best songs ever written – and who are the best up-and-coming young wordsmiths?
NME’s finest news sleuths have pieced together a definitive piece on the bands in the frame for festival season 2013. If you want to know who might be up there in lights for Glasto, Reading & Leeds, Download, T In The Park, and V – well, we can’t tell you for sure, but we’ve got some pretty good guesses…
“Do you not get it? This band are going to blow everyone out of the water”
People are getting very excited about new Radar stars Palma Violets
James Murphy lays to rest his New York dance–punk greats – and looks to the future
New Album Reviews
The NME verdict on The xx, Toy, David Byrne & St Vincent and Gallows
Mumford & Sons… And Friends?
Marcus and friends lead their traveling circus, the Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover tour, right into the heart of America
Skrillex plays an intimate show at London’s Shacklewell Arms
“Pot Noodle Offered To Publish My Book”
The Enemy’s Tom Clarke takes the Does Rock’n’Roll Kill Braincells? challenge