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Arcade Fire appear to be teasing new music with cryptic postcards sent to fans
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Arcade Fire appear to be teasing new music with cryptic postcards sent to fans

It looks like Arcade Fire might be teasing the arrival of new music if cryptic postcards they’ve started to send to fans are anything to go by. READ MORE: Arcade Fire’s ‘Funeral’ at 15: the album that killed indie rock as we knew it Earlier today (March 3), a fan took to Reddit to share an image of a postcard featuring what appears to be the band’s logo. “Received this in post today,” wrote user BordonGrown. “Black box covering my address. Logo at the bottom looks like the band… Anyone else received one?” I’ve received a postcard. from arcadefire The front of the postcard features a musical stave filled with notes, and above it a message that reads: “We missed you.” One fan has already tried to decipher the notes using an acoustic guitar, playing what they think the song co...
Bimini teases “very unexpected” upcoming collaboration with a “big deal” artist
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Bimini teases “very unexpected” upcoming collaboration with a “big deal” artist

Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK star Bimini has teased a set of “exciting new collaborations” to come while appearing at the BandLab NME Awards 2022. Bimini was speaking to NME on the red carpet at last night’s (March 2) ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, where they presented the Best TV Series supported by 19 Crimes award to Mae Martin’s Feel Good. READ MORE: BandLab NME Awards 2022 – full list of winners The star, who released debut single ‘God Save This Queen’ last summer, spoke of future projects, saying: “I’ve been working on lots of new music, [with] some really exciting collabs coming up. “I’m really excited for this summer, so hopefully will be dropping some new music very, very soon. I’m excited for everyone to hear it. Get ready!” Pressed on the identity of the new collaboratio...
Ben Shapiro compares Biden Presidency to Kurt Cobain’s suicide
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Ben Shapiro compares Biden Presidency to Kurt Cobain’s suicide

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has compared Joe Biden’s time as President Of The United States Of America and his handling of Coronavirus to Kurt Cobain’s suicide. READ MORE: Nirvana’s first NME cover feature from 1991: “I’m not sure how our original fans will cope” Yesterday (March 2) President Biden made his first State Of The Union address. Over the course of the 62-minute speech, Biden spoke about the economy, voting rights and the situation in Ukraine. However, following the address, Ben Shapiro took to his show on The Daily Wire to criticise Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is where the lies begin,” said Shapiro before saying that Biden has “had the worst 14 months of any president of the United States ever”. He went on to add ““Everything bad that has happened ...
Abby Roberts praises “great coach and mentor” Halsey at the BandLab NME Awards 2022
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Abby Roberts praises “great coach and mentor” Halsey at the BandLab NME Awards 2022

Abby Roberts has spoken in praise of her “great coach and mentor” Halsey at the BandLab NME Awards 2022. The Leeds TikTok star-turned-solo musician was in attendance at last night’s O2 Academy Brixton ceremony in London (March 2) to present Halsey with the Innovation Award alongside Jamz Supernova. READ MORE: The BandLab NME Awards 2022: all the action in glorious photos Roberts spoke to NME on the red carpet prior to the Awards kick-off to discuss her friendship with Halsey, who she will support on the latter’s ‘Love And Power’ tour in the US this year. “We became friends a couple of months when I was just hanging about in LA,” Roberts explained. “I didn’t even know Halsey knew who I was whatsoever! But we hung out a bit, clicked straight away and became such good friends. “They’re honest...
BandLab NME Awards 2022: Aisling Bea says she’s working on a movie about the music of Take That
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BandLab NME Awards 2022: Aisling Bea says she’s working on a movie about the music of Take That

At the BandLab NME Awards 2022, Best TV Actor winner Aisling Bea revealed that she is working on a movie about the music of Take That. Watch our full video interview above. READ MORE: BandLab NME Awards 2022 – see full list of winners The actor, comedian and writer was speaking to NME from the winner’s room, having just picked up the middle finger trophy for Best TV Actor for her portrayal of Áine in the dramedy This Way Up. “I am in an utter state of shock, needless to say,” Bea told NME after her win. “I had a cheeky few extra beers, knowing that I definitely wouldn’t be going up.” Asked how she felt to have won, Bea replied: “Oh, glorious! Really great, actually – it’s a beautiful thing. I love how NME supports so many musical artists, and I love that comedy in particular (which is a fo...
Griff and Sigrid on their NME Award-winning collaboration and “genuine” friendship: “We’re literally the same now!”
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Griff and Sigrid on their NME Award-winning collaboration and “genuine” friendship: “We’re literally the same now!”

Griff and Sigrid have spoken to NME about their award-winning collaborative single and the “genuine” friendship that has blossomed because of it. The pair chatted to NME on the red carpet at the start of last night’s (March 2) BandLab NME Awards 2022, where they went on to win Best Collaboration for their song ‘Head On Fire’ and then serve up its electrifying live debut. READ MORE: Griff & Sigrid at the BandLab NME Awards 2022: pop perfection from the dynamic duo After telling NME at the exact same time that they were “excited” for the night to follow, Griff laughed to Sigrid: “We’re just going to start saying things together, aren’t we?” “We’re literally the same,” Sigrid responded, with Griff adding that the pair were sharing a dressing room at the O2 Brixton Academy, commenting: “We...
Amelia Dimoldenberg wants to get Sam Fender on ‘Chicken Shop Date’
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Amelia Dimoldenberg wants to get Sam Fender on ‘Chicken Shop Date’

Amelia Dimoldenberg has spoken about her desire to get Sam Fender to appear on her popular YouTube interview series Chicken Shop Date. The YouTuber and comedian was speaking to NME last night (March 2) on the red carpet at the BandLab NME Awards 2022, which took place at the O2 Academy Brixton in London. READ MORE: The BandLab NME Awards 2022: all the action in glorious photos Prior to co-presenting the award for Best TV Actor, which went to This Way Up‘s Aisling Bea, with Munya Chawawa later on in the night, Dimoldenberg told NME that she was “a big fan” of Fender. “I really want to get him on my show Chicken Shop Date,” she said. “So I want to hang out with him and persuade him to go on a date with me.” Dimoldenberg added: “I feel like [the BandLab NME Awards] is the perfect place to spo...
Billie Eilish opens up about her “ruined” 2019 Coachella performance
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Billie Eilish opens up about her “ruined” 2019 Coachella performance

Billie Eilish has addressed her 2019 Coachella festival set in which she forgot lyrics and tripped up onstage. READ MORE: Billie Eilish’s Coachella debut marks her out as a future headliner and the future of pop The singer, who will headline the Californian festival this April with Kanye West and Harry Styles, spoke in an interview about the resentment she felt about the mishaps at the time. Speaking to V Magazine (via Metro), Eilish said: “I really resent the things that were surrounding me during that period of time. I had that ruined for me by a person, but that’s ok.” Eilish did not state explicitly who this “person” was but, based off scenes from her 2021 The World’s A Little Blurry documentary, she could be referring to her then-boyfriend Brandon Adams. The singer’s Coachella perform...
Olivia Dean teases debut album at BandLab NME Awards 2022: “I’m trying to draw on my heritage”
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Olivia Dean teases debut album at BandLab NME Awards 2022: “I’m trying to draw on my heritage”

Olivia Dean has told NME that she’s currently finishing up work on her highly anticipated debut album, and that it should be out before the end of this year. The singer-songwriter, who released her EP ‘Growth’ last year, was speaking on the red carpet at the O2 Academy Brixton in London last night (March 2) ahead of the BandLab NME Awards 2022. Watch the full interview above. READ MORE: BandLab NME Awards 2022 – full list of winners Asked about her future plans, Dean said: “I’m just finishing my debut album at the moment. I’ve been working hard on that, and it should hopefully come at the end of the year.” Of what to expect from the record when it arrives, and how it’s currently sounding, she said: “Good, I think! It’s kind of pop-soul. I’m trying to draw on a lot of Caribbean influence an...
Holly Humberstone on her “bizarre and cool” journey from buying NME CDs to the BandLab NME Awards 2022
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Holly Humberstone on her “bizarre and cool” journey from buying NME CDs to the BandLab NME Awards 2022

Holly Humberstone has reflected on the “bizarre and really cool” experience of being nominated at the BandLab NME Awards 2022 several years after she first started collecting NME CDs with her family. The Grantham singer-songwriter went on to prevail in the Best Mixtape category at last night’s O2 Academy Brixton ceremony (March 2) for her 2021 release ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’. READ MORE: The BandLab NME Awards 2022: all the action in glorious photos Speaking to NME on the red carpet prior to her triumphant moment, Humberstone said that she was honoured to be in attendance at the BandLab NME Awards for the first time. “It’s so cool, it’s such an honour,” she said. “My family used to collect the NME demo CDs when I was young, so I discovered loads of my favourite music through those CDs....
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