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Breakout Australian Indie Heroes Royel Otis are Cover Stars of the May/June 2024 Issue of NME Magazine

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM; 30 MAY, 2024 – NME (nme.com), the globally renowned music and pop culture brand announces viral sensation Royel Otis as cover stars of the May/June 2024 edition of NME Magazine. 

The May/June 2024 edition of NME dropped via musical instrument retailer Dawsons (a part of Caldecott Music Group) at 14:00 BST today. Readers can head to the NME x Dawsons Waiting Room to purchase the magazine, but demand is high with the March/April issue of NME, featuring cover star Chappell Roan, selling out in just a few minutes.

Royal Otis speaks candidly about the runaway success of their cover of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’, comparisons to Tame Impala, how their thrilling debut ‘Pratts & Pains’ came together with super-producer Dan Carey, and their affinity for London – where their debut album was recorded. 

Also in the magazine: The Playlist – 12 unmissable new tracks that you should be listening to featuring Tems, Fat Dog, Illit and Sabrina Carpenter, an interview with budding alt-pop star Nxdia, a guide to can’t-miss gigs and tours happening in 2024, a look ahead to season three of The Bear, and NME sits down with screen queen Sydney Sweeney… plus lots, lots more.

Announced in July 2023, NME has returned to print to build on its peerless legacy of breaking what’s new and what’s next, providing music and pop culture obsessives, and the wider entertainment industry, with a bible that showcases the best new artists and bands on earth, alongside exclusive new franchises, unmissable features, industry insight and expert reviews of the latest music, TV, film, and gaming releases – all in NME’s inimitable style.

For future issues, an exclusive queue jump opportunity is available for superfans set on getting their hands on a copy before anyone else. NME will send queue jump tickets two hours before the on-sale to randomly chosen readers signed up to the NME Magazine mailing list.  

Launched in London, UK, in 1952 as the New Musical Express, NME has grown into a global media powerhouse that creates and curates content, products and experiences essential to fans of music and pop culture today. NME brings together the best writers and photographers to provide a multi-platform editorial offering that is at the bleeding edge of what matters most across the globe — be it music, film, TV or gaming. Intent on shining a spotlight on the artists and stories coming out of the world’s most compelling music scenes via NME.com, 

NME Networks is a global, next-generation media group that views the wider world of pop culture through the lens of music and connects artists and brands to music-obsessed audiences. Our portfolio of popular music-journalism brands, comprising NME, Guitar.com and MusicTech, takes audiences on a lifelong journey through musicianship and fandom. NME Networks is a part of Caldecott Music Group. 

Headquartered in Singapore, Caldecott Music Group is a global music industry investor, innovator, and operator spanning multiple sectors, including digital (BandLab Technologies), media (NME Networks), and manufacturing and retail (Vista Musical Instruments). By integrating the physical, digital, and social supply chain around music, CMG brings together brands and people who are passionate about music, allowing them to deliver authentic content, products, and experiences for all music lovers.

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