Five local artists you need to catch at Mad Cool Festival 2023

Some of the most exciting new Spanish artists will be sharing the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sam Smith, Lizzo and more

Squid on new album ‘O Monolith’: “We’re all in the groove now: we’ve never been more confident”

The five-piece's second record finds a band emerging as a swaggering, confident and highly evolved predator

Why BAFTA and Safe In Our World are fighting for better mental health in gaming

After an eye-opening Games Mental Health Summit, organisers tell NME about the importance of fighting crunch, tackling burnout, and raising mental health awareness

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The musical mavericks and virtuosos we wish we could hear together

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Arctic Monkeys, Elton John, Coldplay and more are all touring the UK

Listen to Blondshell’s beach-themed playlist to accompany The Cover

The exclusive playlist features The Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson and more

Live Through This: Blondshell’s fearless debut is one of 2023’s finest

Sabrina Teitelbaum’s debut is an unflinchingly raw and nuanced reflection on life’s messiest – and most painful – moments

Noel Gallagher: “The world is a beautiful place – it’s just inhabited by c**ts”

The Chief on his new album, working with Johnny Marr and The Cure's Robert Smith, his thoughts on the AI-generated Oasis album, Britpop reunions, The 1975 and more

Why Necromancer is the best class for solo players in ‘Diablo 4’

The corpse-popping goths of 'Diablo' are dead good

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