song stories

The Japanese House reveals the meaning behind ‘Maybe You’re The Reason’

The Japanese House released her debut album 'Good At Falling' last month, and it's a heady electro-pop dissection of falling out of love and...

Dilly Dally On How Their Track ‘Desire’ Came From ‘Feeling So Turned On’

Ah, your teenage years. Parties, feeling carefree, meeting boys at a friend-of-a-friend’s birthday party when their parents were out of town; you were so...

Song Stories: Big Narstie On How He Wrote ‘BDL Skank’

Big Narstie is a great and funny man, no doubt. The south London rapper has been on the grime scene for a decade, releasing...

Song Stories: Girli On How She Wrote ‘Girl I Met On The Internet’

We chatted with London singer/rapper/producer Girli about how she wrote her single 'Girl I Met On The Internet'. Look out for her buddy Oscar...

Slaves, ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’ – NME Song Stories

Slaves talk about writing new song 'Consume Or Be Consumed' and collaborating with legendary Beastie Boy, Mike D

Black Grape, ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ – NME Song Stories

Shaun Ryder and Kermit talk through the changes Kelly's Heroes took in order to make it a hit

Blossoms, ‘Charlemagne’ – NME Song Stories

Blossoms talk about their hit single Charlemagne at the NME and TOPMAN Sounds of Summer gig with Austin, Texas earlier this month

Banks & Steelz, ‘Love + War’ – NME Song Stories

Paul Banks and RZA talk through how they wrote 'Love + War' for NME song stories

Bastille, ‘Good Grief’ – NME Song Stories

We caught up with Bastille's Dan Smith to find our what inspired 'Good Grief', the first song from their new album 'Wild World'.

Wolf Alice, ‘Bros’ – NME Song Stories

Ellie Rowsell talks through 'Bros' for NME song stories