Frank Turner, Dave Grohl, Johnny Marr, Bat For Lashes, Julian Casablancas and many, many more reveal what records they were listening to at the most important moments in their lives.
A full 8-page pull-out guide with absolutely all the information you need for this year’s vinyl celebration. What’s being released? Where can you buy it? Who has the nicest sleeve? Where are all the free gigs being played? And what is it all about? Find out inside.
Goths and the police
Think it’s unfair that people are discriminated against and suffer as a result of how they choose to dress? Finally, the police of Manchester are cracking down on crimes against alternative subcultures in order to protect emos and goths. NME reports.
Frank Turner gets lippy
Of course he does. The man’s on a global crusade and NME catch up with him in Australia to learn about his punk aesthetic, his addictions and why he’ll never vote for “that c***” David Cameron.
Kasabian go skiing
Snowbombing is the place where humongous rock riffs meet serene ski slopes. Kasabian are along for the ride and have some things to get off their chests. Mainly they’re wondering why they didn’t get a phonecall about headlining Glastonbury…
YYYs ban camera phones
“PLEASE DO NOT WATCH THE SHOW THROUGH A SCREEN” read signs at the New Yorkers’ gig in their local Webster Hall. Luckily we had a photographer on hand to snap those mindblowing Karen O outfits.
Album reviews of Frank Turner, Phoenix, Charli XCX, Jaws, Fall Out Boy, Daniel Johnston and more. PLUS! Live reports from Suede, Tyler The Creator, The Vaccines, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Detestival, Hookwords, Swans and The Amazing Snakeheads.
ALSO! Interviews with Idris Elba, The Enemy, Reverend & The Makers, The Cribs, Gallows, Half Moon Run, The Killers, Alt-J, Temples, Swim Deep, Palma Violets, Snoop Dogg, Vampire Weekend, Biffy Clyro, Peace, The Child Of Lov and Brian Fallon takes the Braincells quiz.