britain

Essays

How British Guitar Music Caught Up With The World

It took a long time to get over itself, but now British guitar music feels like it’s standing on its own feet.
Ryan Bassil
10.5.18
Fan Fiction

Babylon out of Business: A Britain Without Robbie Williams

Let us imagine, for a second, if our most iconic institution had never pursued a solo career after Take That.
Emma Garland
3.14.18
Noisey Hitlist

Sports Team Bat Misery Out of Music and Bring the Fun Back in

Bet you all the money in my bank account you haven’t heard a British band like this in years.
Ryan Bassil
2.7.18
New music

A$AP Rocky Continues His Infatuation with Britain by Sampling Dean Blunt

The track – called "MONEY BAGS FREESTYLE" – is the third new release from Rocky this week.
Noisey UK Staff
1.26.18
we saw this

Acid, Angels, Opera: An Ode to Two of Britain’s Greatest Artists

Mavericks Mica Levi and Dean Blunt came together for an opera that left our writer with more questions than answers.
Niloufar Haidari
11.13.17
The 2017 Music Issue

Photos of 'Untypical Girls' and the Radical Stages of Revolution

See excerpts of Sam Knee's forthcoming book, 'Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution,' featuring Kim Gordon, The Wrecks, Slant 6, and more.
Sam Knee
11.8.17
Op-Eds

Vote: for Drugs, for Sex, for Equality, for You and for Life

Show this post to your grandparents or friends or anyone who wants the good life.
Ryan Bassil
6.8.17
Op-Eds

“The Feeling”: the Genre-Less Sound That Evokes the Tragedy and Triumph of Summer

One time for the rare tracks that capture the bittersweet freedom of leaving the house with nothing more than a debit card in your shorts.
Ryan Bassil
3.30.17
Remembering Things

Sugababes’ ‘One Touch’ is Lowkey One of the Greatest British Coming of Age Albums

Blending pop and R&B, with inflections of garage and 2-step, it's both a quintessential product of its time and years ahead of it.​
Niloufar Haidari
3.29.17
Op-Eds

Robbie Williams: The Great British Pop Star Who Will Never Go Away

He has been on 'Eastenders'. He has a road and tourist trail named after him in Stoke-on-Trent. He, quite simply, just won't leave.
Ryan Bassil
2.22.17
we saw this

Boy Meets World: Why Drake Is Both Your Life Coach and Ego

As thousands descend on London’s O2 Arena for his show, others protest Trump’s Muslim ban across town. Where does he stand in all of it?
Ryan Bassil
2.1.17
Op-Eds

Grime is Approaching the Breakthrough Moment Hip-Hop Reached in the 90s

We are about to hit a golden age.
Dan Hancox
12.21.16
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