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Reckoning with Australia’s colonial past and gender politics helped Stella Donnelly craft the year’s boldest debut

There’s nothing scary about Stella Donnelly. When NME meets her in an East London cafe in January, she’s polite, funny and immediately welcoming. We...

The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint’s cause of death confirmed as inquest opens

The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint died as a result of hanging, the opening inquest into his death heard today (Monday March 11). Flint was found dead...

“I’ve got some things to say”: London rapper Little Simz on her incredible third album ‘GREY Area’

Just to be absolutely clear about this: north London rapper Little Simz – aka Simbi Ajikawo – has made the greatest rap record of the...

The Black Keys release first new song in five years – but will it take them back to their glory days?

Just under a decade ago, there was a moment when The Black Keys genuinely may have been one of the biggest bands on the...

‘Captain Marvel’ review – a sure-handed Marvel movie and an homage to ’90s sci-fi

There are two types of Marvel movies. There are the ones that follow the classic superhero arc, like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, in which...

The Prodigy’s Keith Flint took own life, say “angry, confused and heartbroken” bandmates

The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint has died, aged 49. It has emerged that the vocalist took his own life. The frontman was found dead at...

The Week’s Winners And Losers: Spike Lee, pop porn, a noble steed and Morrissey’s dubious covers album

Well, what a week it’s been, readers. For the purposes of this – brand new! – column, the week is anything between now and...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! We put James’ Tim Booth to the test

1: At 2017s Ariana Grande ‘One Love’ concert, which band used part of a James song in their set? “Coldplay used part of ‘Sit...

The £200 ticket – how did gigs get so damn expensive?

When The Who recently announced a one-off concert at Wembley Stadium with the Kaiser Chiefs and Eddie Vedder supporting, many fans were left reeling...

Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis: 2019 is full of the notes he isn’t playing

“It’s all about the notes I’m not playing,” is a laughable jazz cliché when falling from most musician’s lips; but when Mark Hollis became...

Nilüfer Yanya’s debut album is a ‘Black Mirror’-infused nightmare wrapped in lush indie-rock

“We are here for you, we care for you, we worry about you, so you don’t have to.” These are the eerie words that open...

‘This Time With Alan Partridge’ review – back on the BBC, Norfolk’s finest is at his absolute best

It's fair to say that Alan Partridge's return to the BBC is a very big deal. After all, this is the man who famously...

Here are all the winners from the 2019 Oscars

The 2019 Oscars took place in Los Angeles tonight (February 24), with films including The Favourite, A Star Is Born, and Bohemian Rhapsody taking home trophies. Read more: The biggest...

25 killer albums turning 10 in 2019

If 2008 was the year that saw some pop (Coldplay), rock (Kings Of Leon) and hip-hop (Lil Wayne) giants cement their place as the...

Exclusive – Kate Bush reveals long-lost video for 1991’s ‘Rocket Man’, and tells us what the song means to her

Kate Bush has shared the official video of her music video for her classic cover of Elton John's 'Rocket Man' for the first time...

The biggest talking points from The Brits 2019

The 1975's Matty Healy earned widespread praise for addressing patriarchy in the music industry The 1975's Matty Healy addressed ‘male misogynist acts’ during the band’s BRIT...

The 1975 – their 10 best songs

Words: Tom Connick and Tom Smith There are certain topics you just don’t bring up at a dinner party. Politics is one; religion is another....

Watch: Pond reveal all about climate change-inspired, Kevin Parker-produced new album ‘Tasmania’

According to Pond frontman Nick Albrook, the psych-pop band’s forthcoming album ‘Tasmania’ isn’t just an ode to the small island off the coast of...

Americans asked Google these weird questions about Brit Awards nominees, so we answered them

People use the internet for all sorts of things – not all of it good. But one upside of living in the information age...

Alice Cooper on his UK tour, and how bandmate Johnny Depp put ‘venom in his lyrics because of all the crap that went on’

From trying to persuade The Muppets' Kermit and Gonzo to sell their souls to him to forming a secret “Hollywood Vampire” drinking society with...
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