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Tidal offers three month free trial exclusively to NME readers

Visit Tidal.com/NME to activate the offer<p><i>NME</i> readers can enjoy a three month free trial of music streaming service Tidal in an exclusive new …

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40 Of The Greatest Bassists Of All Time – Picked By NME Readers

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is an image <i>1</i> of 40<p>Jenny Lee Lindberg<p>Bassists never get the credit they deserve, so this week we asked …

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This Precocious 5-Year-Old Has Nailed The Drum Part To System Of A Down’s ‘Chop Suey’ – watch

• metal<p>2015 has brought us 3-year-old DJs, teenagers’ renditions of Kanye West’s entire discography, and even a four-year-old cat who released an …

Listen: School Of Seven Bells Share New Track

<b>School Of Seven Bells</b> have shared new track 'Open Your Eyes'.<p>The death of Benjamin Curtis during the final days of 2013 appeared to close School Of …

Wes Anderson & The Art Behind Movie Soundtracks

The music of Wes Anderson’s films is always a huge part of their absurdist charm. From Seu Jorge’s Portuguese cover of David Bowie songs in The Life …

Premiere: Caustic Casanova - 'Quezalteca Deathswitch Blues'

<b>Caustic Casanova</b> is a helluva band name.<p>It's something the group live up to with the sheer colour of their music. New cut 'Quezalteca Deathswitch …

The Vivid And Daring Visual Identities Of Airlines During The Jet Age

We talk to Matthias C. Hühne about his new book Airline Visual Identity: 1945-1975 and why airline branding used to be so much better than it is today.<p>When Continental announced its sudden merger with United Airlines back in 2010, they unveiled the very vanilla visual identity that’s still in use …

Light Painting Photography In Bullet Time

Upon his return from a 3-month excursion filming in China, photographer Richard Kendall decided it was time to get back into the studio and start …

Royal Headache: High review – soul-punk magic from Sydney heartbreakers

Amid the glut of great bands who have roared out of Australia’s blooming rock underground in the past decade or so, Royal Headache stood out from the start: four Sydney scruffs melding wind-tunnel punk with teary-eyed rock’n’roll soul, blessed with a singer (known only as Shogun, apparently even to …

Thoughtful Residential Design: Sea Ranch, California

For those looking for a unique spot on the Northern Coast of California to spend a few days of peaceful reflection, Sea Ranch, a thoughtfully …

Led Zeppelin – Hear an unreleased version of When the Levee Breaks

And so we reach the last in our series of track premieres from the Led Zeppelin reissue series. Last on the list is one of the extra tracks from the reissue of Coda, the posthumous odds-and-ends album the group issued in 1982, after John Bonham had died.<p>If It Keeps On Raining is a rough mix of When …

Iconic Big Type Postcards Make Small-Town America Alluring

Summer’s in full swing and there’s still time to squeeze in a trip or two. How about Butte, Montana? Or Newark, Ohio? At first glance, they don’t seem like obvious vacation destinations, but after spying Curt Teich’s instantly charming—and recognizable—postcards you may think twice.<p>The printing …

50 of London's most unusual (but fascinating) museums

It's not hyperbole to say that London is home to many of the world's best museums. Venues such as the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Design Museum can justly lay claim to being the best in their field (and most of them are free too). But with so many famous …

Reich: Music for 18 Musicians CD review – tremendous, unstoppable energy

Steve Reich’s 1976 masterpiece, one of the landmarks of 20th-century music, has already acquired its own enduring performing tradition. Music for 18 Musicians may have started out as the exclusive preserve of Reich’s own ensemble, but more and more groups now play it, and at least four fine …

Watch Blur’s documentary about the making of The Magic Whip

30-minute doc explores the creation of band's new album<p><b>Blur</b> have released a 30-minute documentary exploring the creation of the band’s new album, The …

Has streaming stifled the music industry?

I would say that the opportunity to connect with new fans, build an audience and a live following, and sell merchandise is greater today than ever before. When a band’s only option was to sell physical copies of their music on the shelves of a record store there was limited shelf space and no …

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Elegant Fine Line Geometric Tattoos by Dr. Woo | Colossal

<p>With delicate lines, dots, and geometric patterns, L.A. tattoo artist Dr. Woo creates some of the coolest tattoos we’ve seen in quite a while. The …

6 Tips for Controlling Depth of Field

Depth of field (DOF) is one of the most important factors in determining the look and feel of a photograph. It’s also the most overlooked for …

Ghostpoet: soundtrack of my life

The Mercury-nominated rapper on dancing to UB40 as a child and his Muddy Waters obsession

The Back To The Future DeLorean iPhone Case

We thought the light-up Batmobile phone case couldn't be beaten. But we were wrong.<p>Japanese company Bandai has unveiled its latest Crazy Caze, in the …

Explore L.A. With These Charmingly Crude Hand-Drawn Maps

Unless you grew up in Southern California, you probably think of Los Angeles as a sprawling enigma. Here to shed light on the geographic mysteries of the City of Angels is writer Eric Brightwell. Using the name Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography, Brightwell has used a marker to draw in-depth maps of …

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4 Approaches to Black & White Conversion in Lightroom

Black and white photos can be powerful and inspiring, but it’s not always simple. With digital photography it is easy to convert a color photo to …

Jeff Bridges releases ambient album

Actor says Sleeping Tapes will "help you get a good night's rest."...<p>Actor says Sleeping Tapes will “help you get a good night’s rest.”…<p>Actor <b>Jeff</b> …

Over 300 Adobe Lightroom Presets from Shutter Pulse

An extensive bundle of professional Adobe Lightroom presets for download.<p>The friendly team of Shutter Pulse has collected an extensive list of their …

Moment Case- World's Best iPhone Case for Mobile Photography

Thank You Kickstarter!<p>The campaign has been more successful than we ever could have imagined. Your support enables us to continue the journey we …

Indiana: No Romeo review – moody and fascinating electro

You might have heard Indiana’s single Solo Dancing last year. It made the top 20 and got played on BBC Radio 1. Moreover, it stood out by dint of being understated in an era when most mainstream pop stars seem to think subtlety is a village in Languedoc that’s had a lot of one-star reviews on …

London's Brutalist landmarks star in Omi Palone music video

<b>Music:</b> a selection of the UK capital's most prominent Brutalist buildings are featured in the video for post-punk band Omi Palone's track …