Joel Benjamin

The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting Into Pet Shop Boys

One part fist-pumping synth-pop, another part celestial balladry – here's everything you need to know about Britain's most enduring duo. 
Sean O’Neill
2 days ago
Deep Questions

A Deep Dive into Why So Many Band Names Fixate on Rats

There must?? Be more to this?? Than chance?? I spoke to band Ratboys and a music anthropology professor to find out.
Aida Amoako
3.4.19
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked People the Weirdest Fantasies They Have While Listening to Music

“I would imagine screaming the lyrics over this cliff edge, hurling all the anger at my family and friends below.”
Daisy Jones
1.31.19
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked Some Synesthetes to Tell Us the Most Colourful Songs

"I want to listen to this song on repeat in a sensory deprivation tank, but I'm worried it might break my brain?"
Daisy Jones
11.15.18
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting into Yeah Yeah Yeahs

It's 15 years since the New York trio's debut album signalled a guitar music revival. Their output, across four albums and three EPs, isn't all the crashing art-punk of the early years, though.
Tshepo Mokoena
4.27.18
Light it up

Older People's Music-Related Memories of Being Savagely High

People nearing, or in, retirement used to get absolutely lit. We asked them about the times when LSD, weed, hash and music collided.
Thomas Hobbs
4.25.18
VICE UK Is 15

'Pop Idol' Fucked the Music Industry Up Forever in 2002

Sure, it was just a reality TV show, but Simon Cowell's fingerprints are now smudged all over the pop world as a result.
Lauren O'Neill
11.30.17
VICE UK Is 15

Remembering The Hawley Arms, the Pub That Became Indie's 2000s Hub

Stories from the paparazzi-stalked Camden boozer where Amy Winehouse was renowned for hopping behind the bar to pull pints.
Kevin EG Perry
11.29.17
VICE UK Is 15

NME Created an Indie Scene Out of Thin Air in 2002 and Made It Stick

Former NME mag staff tell us how how they made so many people care about The Strokes, The Libertines and other "The bands".
Alexandra Pollard
11.27.17
Obsessive Tendencies

Marilyn Manson Pushes You to Lean Into Your Fears Like No One Else

He's observed the horror around and within him, and stepped right inside it on album 'Heaven Upside Down'.
Daisy Jones
11.1.17
Fan Fiction

Who Is the Real Asahd Khaled?

To celebrate his first birthday, we spoke with the young producer to make sense of being the baby don, mogul and icon.
Lauren O'Neill
10.23.17
Interviews

James Murphy Knows He's Not Getting Any Younger

The LCD Soundsystem frontman talks fatherhood, brawls and his obsession with British music.
John Doran
10.9.17
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