Music Interviews

Bombay Bicycle Club: “There’s no point trying to play it safe”

Preparing to release their self-produced sixth album ‘My Big Day’, the indie heroes discuss nostalgia, working with Damon Albarn and their triumphant return to Reading Festival 

Soundtrack Of My Life: Devendra Banhart

Venezuelan American singer-songwriter whose funeral song might be the best yet

Lol Tolhurst on his new book, ‘Goth’: “Bowie’s ‘Low’ was a template for Robert Smith and I”

The former drummer for The Cure tells us how the band were really a goth band all along, and how artists like David Bowie, Joy Division and Nine Inch Nails shaped the scene

Meet Melbourne’s slut-pop provocateur Big Wett: “I’m here to revel in the chaos”

The woman behind the songs ‘G-Spot’ and ‘King Dick’ on partying properly, dancefloor no-no’s and the importance of not taking anything too seriously

Krist Novoselic on 30 years of ‘In Utero’ and using AI to restore Nirvana music

The bassist reflects on the anniversary of their seminal final album, the chances of the surviving members releasing more music and using AI to complete "sketches" of old songs

Lucy Tun: a bold new voice from London’s electronic underground

The DJ, songwriter and producer has lived many musical lives, all leading to her electrifying debut EP 'Unreal'

Afro-dancehall pioneer Ruger on his debut ‘RU The World’: “I didn’t hold anything back”

The Lagos artist – born Michael Adebayo – envisions a free-flowing and experimental world of sound as Ruger

Áine Deane on L’Oreal Paris’ Stand Up Against Street Harassment campaign: “Everyone deserves to be safe”

NME speaks to the London-based star about L'Oreal Paris' Stand Up Against Street Harassment campaign

The Vaccines tell us about “hopeful and euphoric” new album ‘Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations’

The band have also shared its first track, ‘Heartbreak Kid’, and announced a new UK and European tour for 2024

UK to lose 10 per cent of grassroots venues in 2023, as calls grow for rest of industry to invest

Despite the "top-end" of the live music industry making record-breaking profits, the grassroots is calling for more to follow Enter Shikari's example and pay back to the grassroots