NME Festival blog: Watch Father John Misty debut new track ‘Please Don’t Die’ at BBC’s Biggest Weekend

He played it onstage at BBC’s Biggest Weekend in Belfast on Friday (May 25). Father John Misty has debuted brand new track, ‘Please Don’t Die’. The singer – real name Josh Tillman – played the new song while performing with the Ulster Orchestra at BBC’s Biggest Weekend in Belfast on Friday (May 25). ‘Please Don’t […]

NME Festival blog: Lorde battles Outer Stage Syndrome and a puny PA during earnest and heartfelt All Points East set

Lorde headlines the second stage at the Victoria Park festival, and gets swamped by the soundclash “This song is about pirates,” Lorde sounds like she might conceivably be saying, although it’s impossible to tell. Certainly, the subsequent song, ‘Ribs’, is long on rattle beats and deep sea throbs but disappointingly short on rum-based shanty verses […]

NME Festival blog: Watch Dua Lipa perform at the Champion’s League Final

Dua Lipa performed in Ukraine before the Champions League Final on Saturday evening (May 26.) The London-born singer, 22, took to the pitch before Liverpool played Real Madrid in this year’s final. Joined by a troop of dancers, Dua opened the show with recent hit single ‘One Kiss,’ before Sean Paul took to the pitch […]

NME Festival blog: Watch Courtney Barnett and Breeders play ‘Nameless Faces’ at BBC’s Biggest Weekend

Courtney Barnett and Breeders teamed up to play a version of ‘Nameless Faces’ at BBC’s The Biggest Weekend. Joining Barnett on stage during her set at the festival’s Belfast site on Friday (May 25), Kim and Kelley Deal helped out on the track from Barnett’s new album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’. You can […]

NME Festival blog: These cryptic clues hint that Gorillaz may be about to release new material

A website for ‘The Now Now’ has appeared. It looks like Gorillaz may be about to drop new material, judging by a series of cryptic clues. Last year, the band’s Jamie Hewlett confirmed that new music would be released in 2018, and it seems like it’s coming soon. Posters appeared at All Points East festival […]

NME Festival blog: Drake actually sent Pusha T an $100,000 invoice for reviving his career

The ultimate troll. Drake has continued the Pusha T beef in monumental fashion by sending the rapper an invoice for reviving his career. After Pusha T released ‘Infrared’, a track in which he mocks Drake’s alleged use of a ghost writer (with lyrics like: ‘It was written like Nas/ But it came from Quentin‘), Drake responded with a new […]

NME Festival blog: George Ezra reveals the advice given to him by Ed Sheeran and Elton John

George Ezra has revealed the invaluable advice that he was handed by Elton John and Ed Sheeran, after the two megastars appeared on his podcast. The ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ singer, 25, launched his own podcast earlier this year – with John and Sheeran making appearances on two of the notable episodes released so far. But […]

NME Festival blog: Your ultimate Saturday All Points East festival itinerary

So you spent last night dancing the night away with LCD Soundsystem, and now, with a foggy head and several berocca in hand, it’s time to head back to the mighty Victoria Park for day two of All Points East. With another killer line-up, it could be hard to pick exactly who you wanna see; […]

NME Festival blog: Good Charlotte announce huge UK show and share new single ‘Actual Pain’

Good Charlotte have announced a huge UK show and shared the first single from their forthcoming new album. The new album ‘Generation Rx’ is set to be released on September 14 and the band say their new material is inspired by pain and grief. “At the beginning of the year, we were reflecting a lot,” […]

NME Festival blog: Snoop Dogg swapped out Matthew McConaughey’s fake weed for the real stuff on set at ‘The Beach Bum’

Matthew McConaughey has revealed that Snoop Dogg replaced his prop weed for real weed while the pair were filming ‘The Beach Bum’. The new Harmony Korine film sees McConaughey star alongside the rapper. In one six-minute scene, McConaughey’s character heads to Snoop’s Lingerie to get some “magic weed” to help with his writer’s block. McConaughey […]