The Smiths 30 Years On


  • NMEThe Smiths

    Thirty years since the debut album that gave indie its poster boys, Barry Nicolson speaks to Johnny Marr, Chrissie Hynde and more about The Smiths’ thrilling beginnings

  • NMEWild Beasts

    The Kendal band spent the past five years relentlessly toiling. Now, as Laura Snapes discovers, they’re back with a renewed sense of purpose

  • NMEEagulls

    Hospital visits, drunken japery, live television debuts and a chance meeting with Bill Murray: all in a few days’ work for Mischa Pearlman, who joins Eagulls’ first US adventure

  • NMEFrom The Vaults: Snoop Dogg, 1994

    Twenty years after Snoop Dogg first wreaked havoc upon the UK, we pick out Angus Batey and Terry Staunton’s piece shadowing the rapper’s pandemonium-filled transatlantic visit


  • NMESlash
    Is Slash the man with the most rock’n’roll life soundtrack? Well, it does involve Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Jimi Hendrix
  • NMEBlondie
    Why did Blondie turn down a gig at the Sochi Olympics? Debbie Harry and Chris Stein speak out about human rights


  • What does it take to be in Carl Barat’s band? The ability to edit the Radar section at least scores NME an audition…
  • Anatomy of an album: Lou Reed – ‘Rock N Roll Animal’
  • In The Studio: Little Dragon
  • Interviews with:
    • Belle & Sebastian
    • Albert Hammond Jr
    • Jimi Goodwin
    • Metronomy
    • Swim Deep
    • Linda Perhacs
    • Lizzo
  • Album Reviews:
    • St Vincent
    • Skaters
    • Beck
    • Neneh Cherry
    • Band Of Horses
  • Caught Live:
    • Courtney Barnett
    • Arctic Monkeys
    • Slaves
    • Kaiser Chiefs
    • The Family Rain
    • Frank Turner
    • Cate Le Bon