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Ever since that bit in Flashdance when Jennifer Beals gets doused in water mid-way through an oh-so-raunchy chair dance (the chair, of course, being the sexiest of the furniture items – see also: Britney's 'Stronger', Nicki's 'Anaconda'), pop stars...
Haim’s story is a familiar one. Band burst on to scene. Everyone loves band. Debut album is a mega hit! Band succumbs to difficult second album pressure. Buzz around band dwindles. To be fair to the Haim sisters, some serious...
In late 2015, I started working at NME. Aside from a few album reviews and the odd pop-star interview, this was my first proper job in music. I’d spent years as a journalist, editing various online publications and teaching...
In early 2008, I went to my first and only Paramore show. I wasn’t obsessed with the band, but I liked them enough to go along with a friend, largely because very few big gigs happened in my city....
The heat of the summer just on the horizon is a time of almost religious importance for BROCKHAMPTON. The Texas hip-hop collective were born under the blue skies of longer days, and even longer nights. Summer doesn’t start until...
Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve made a playlist designed with a broken heart in mind. One of the very staples of modern music is the break-up song – some sassy, some celebratory, some wallowing in...
"Fetch the bolt cutters/I've been in here too long" is a lyric that will undoubtedly define the Corona era. When Fiona Apple wrote it, the reclusive star was ready to re-engage with the world after too long spent at...
“Listen to ‘Tommy’ with a candle burning and you will see your entire future,” reads the note that Anita leaves her brother among a stack of vinyl in the film Almost Famous, before she drives off into the sunset.  What...
You know Shame, right? The south-London scrubbers who sing songs about society's ills. Well, in a weird plot-twist, Frank Sinatra's granddaughter, AJ Lambert, has just covered one of their best-known songs, One Rizla. You see they're friends, apparently. We're not...
As Coachella ticket-holders sit indoors, watching old sets on YouTube instead of heading deep into the Californian desert, we delve into the festival’s twenty-year history and remember all the times a major band have buried the hatchet to reform...