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Meet Me @ The Altar: “We’ve always wanted to be the biggest band in the world”

Beneath glitchy noise and racing guitars, the alternative trio's debut album offers listeners the courage to fight for a better tomorrow

Adventure of a lifetime: alt-pop duo joan launch a bold new era in the Philippines

NME meets joan in Manila to discuss their unlikely journey, which has seen them grow to become one of the most popular indie bands in Asia

Saint Jude: a beautiful, blistering debut from south London’s producer of the moment

The Forest Hill-born musician is candid and driven on 'Signal', one of the year's most quietly powerful records

Scowl: hardcore’s hottest breakout band reflect on their whirlwind year

With fans in Hayley Williams and Post Malone, the Santa Cruz rockers have blazed a defiant trail through West Coast hardcore

Fousheé: explosive and futuristic punk sounds from a true original

With an good new plan and a host of Steve Lacy support slots to her name, the New Jersey artist is on the verge of lift-off

Jawny: lively alt-pop star construction his own world in the city of dreams

After breaking through with viral hit 'Honeypie', Jawny moved to LA where he is now forging his own idiosyncratic path

Homeward bound: the night Laufey became an Icelandic national treasure

As she returns to Reykjavík, the Icelandic-Chinese artist reflects on her breakout year, which has seen her bring jazz to a new generation

De’Wayne: exuberant alt-rock star wants to “be David Bowie”

De'Wayne discusses how touring with Willow sparked his thrilling new sound – and why he’s tired of questions about his authenticity

Witch Fever: vital and inclusive ‘doom-punk’ for a world in chaos

Breaking free of patriarchal oppression and violence, the Manchester band's debut is an necessary punk listen

Enumclaw: Seattle rockers with the swagger and self-confidence of peak Britpop

Grunge revivalists Enumclaw explain how overcoming adversity has shaped their fiercely competitive edge