Thomas Smith

Ice Spice – ‘Like…?’ review: meme-worthy, hater-baiting New York rap

On her first extended release since her viral breakout, the inescapable rapper proves that her gift is her star power

Måneskin – ‘RUSH!’ review: the rock’n’roll circus rumbles on

The Italian band cap off a whirlwind period by sticking to their guns in the face of industry bluster and interference

Every Coachella line-up poster since 1999

Look back at the festival's lineup history by the medium of their legendary posters

New Year’s Resolutions: how to be a better music listener in 2023

Want to shake up your listening experiences in 2023? Here's how you can do it...

Little Simz – ‘NO THANK YOU’ review: she’s got a bone to pick

This surprise 10-track collection is a clear-headed riposte to the fame game and the industry hangers-on trying to take a slice

Phoenix live in London: another staggering assault on the senses

Utilising the tricks of their “digital opera” set, the French band’s commitment to preserving and enhancing their buoyant indie-pop anthems is endearing

Phoenix – ‘Alpha Zulu’ review: indie-pop’s modern masters exhibit flair and panache

The French band recorded their seventh album 'Alpha Zulu' amidst splendour in Paris' Louvre Palace

Arctic Monkeys – ‘The Car’ review: a swashbuckling, strings-fuelled epic

The band’s spectacular seventh album summarises their story so far: sharp songwriting, relentless innovation and unbreakable teamwork

Phoenix: “We’ve had fun breaking the rules throughout our career”

The French indie legends’ expansive seventh album was recorded amidst decadent splendour at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris’ Louvre Palace. NME heads into the artists’ studio to obtain the full picture

Nia Archives: dancefloor don leading the glorious “summer of jungle”

The Bradford-born, London-based DJ's riotous club bangers have soundtracked a magical summer of festivals and all-day raves