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Bombay Bicycle Club

The notion of four of the most unassuming blokes in indie selling out a 10,000-capacity enorma-venue might seem a bit mental, but from the...

Foster The People

He does the Travolta On Ice. He does the Moonjerk. He does the Funky Thom Yorke. Once in almost every song, FTP frontman Mark...

Palma Violets

OK, yes, you might think we at NME have a tendency to get over-enthusiastic about bands sometimes. But listen: we’ve been down here, to...

Noah & The Whale

From the first time we saw them – four years ago, in a small tent at Cambridge Folk Festival – Noah & The Whale...

Jack White

So here he is, back from nowhere land, in front of a UK audience for the first time as a solo artist. Around him...

Lana Del Rey

Outside the Jazz Café in Camden, there’s little to suggest we’ll soon be in the presence of a superstar, as a small huddle of...

Graham Coxon

Fast-forward four months to Blur’s Olympics gig in Hyde Park. Imagine the hordes of Stella’d-up lads “woo-hoo”-ing, the burger vans cooking up cheap meat...

Kasabian/The Vaccines/Wild Belle

California knows how to party,” the great hologram Tupac Shakur once said. And so even though Coachella’s festival site is 150 miles from LA,...

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

FRIDAY Coachella is supposed to be all sunshine, hippie chicks and palm trees swaying in the breeze. A world away from UK festivals, right? Well,...

PiL

PiL is John Lydon’s escape route. First, when they formed in 1978, it meant freedom from the expectations and manipulation that dogged the Sex...
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