The Slow Return of Duster, the Lo-Fi Trio Who Secretly Changed Indie Rock
After 17 years, the California trio are back in the studio and putting the finishing touches on an archival set for Numero Group. It's a good opportunity to dig into their "desperate, purring distress."
Kenickie’s ‘Get In’ Is Still the Ultimate Burn-Out Album
This is the sound of an underrated 90s band of teens going supernova, throwing up all over their nice shoes and realising success = stress.
T.I. on 15 Years of 'Trap Muzik': 'I Wanted to Make a Classic'
He talks to us about the 2003 album that helped give trap its name – and yes, Gucci Mane comes up, too.
The Long Blondes Were British Rock’s Last Great Kitchen Sink Dramatists
In their tales of woe, lust and dual carriageways, the Sheffield band joined the ranks of Pulp and The Beautiful South, and nobody's touched them since.
“My Name’s Will Bevan”: 10 Years Since Burial’s Unmasking
A decade ago this month, Burial revealed his identity on MySpace – is it now impossible to have a secret one?
'Straight Outta Compton' Is the Most American Album of the 20th Century
Thirty years later, we remember how N.W.A Trojan Horsed gangsta rap into suburban homes.
The IDM List Gave Intelligent Dance Music Its Name and Geeky Legacy
Musicians and fans look back on the niche online hub they cultivated 25 years ago, and how it framed dance music that wasn't really for dancefloors.
25 Years Ago, Rage Against the Machine Whipped Their Dicks Out in Protest
At Lollapalooza '93, the outspoken rock band hung dong for 15 straight minutes to combat music censorship.
'A Kid Named Cudi’ Is Still the Mixtape That Birthed 00s Rap’s Diverse Sound
Cudi encouraged a generation of kids to be open about their mental health, to be hopeful for the future, and to explore a range of genres.
My Favourite Soundtrack
The 'Chungking Express' Soundtrack Makes Repetition Beautiful
By hearing the same songs over and over, we enter a daydream: one expertly detailed with the nuanced pains and pleasures of life.
The Notorious Documentary That Accidentally Killed Hair Metal
Remembering Penelope Spheeris' 'Decline of Western Civilization Part II' 30 years after its release.
Bok Bok and Other DJs Look Back on 10 Years of Night Slugs Bangers
As the label imprint turns ten, we asked a few key players and producers to tell us about the records that have made NS what it is.
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