The Libertines’ ‘Up The Bracket’: 10 Years On

The debut album from The Libertines is already 10 years old. When did that happen, eh?! Re-live one of the most exciting releases in the UK ever, read all the funny, intense and blood-stained tales behind the making of this seminal record from the people who were there at the time. Enjoy new interviews with Carl, John and Gary and relish Pete Doherty’s diaries from that era.

Exclusive CD: Up The Bracket Covered In Full By Your Favourite Bands
With every issue – an exclusive CD “My Word, That Was Fun”. Howler, Spector, Tim Burgess, Mystery Jets, Tribes and more do their own take on all the album tracks and talk about their choices.

Fancy hearing a taster of the album? Simply mouse over selected images on the image below to stream clips from some of the tracks. If you want to hear the whole thing, well, you’ll just have to buy the mag…

Simon Neil Meets Brian Wilson
Another rockstar meets his hero. Simon Neil has “God Only Knows What I’d Be Without You” tattoo’d across his torso. So naturally NME got him to flash his tat at the bemused Beach Boy and ask Brian what he thinks: “Biffy who?”

Chvrches On Our Radar
This week’s Radar stars are the hottest new band from Glasgow. Don’t worry, that’s not a typo. That’s just how they do.

Glastonbury: Eavis In Da House
Now you’ve all got your tickets (commiserations, all who don’t… it’s on the telly though!) it’s time to get all your questions answered. NME get festival Queen of the farm, Emily Eavis on the phone to talk Glastonbury 2013.

Deathgrips’ Great Swindle
NME get our investigation face on to try and get to the bottom of this Deathgrips album story. Not only did they try to cheat their label, they have a penis on their album cover. (Insert ‘Go Hard’ joke here)

Best New Albums Reviewed
Not only is new NME favourite Jake Bugg releasing his debut album, the awesome Bat For Lashes is finally bestowing her third record upon the world. Who gets the highest score? All is revealed.

Ben Gibbard Pulled Apart
The Death Cab For Cutie frontman tells us all about himself in Pieces Of Me. “It’s a concept record about pornography”… what on earth is he talking about?

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