Niloufar Haidari

Essays

How Palestinians in Israel Use Music to Break Borders

Partying within a conservative culture isn't easy, let alone when movement is restricted. These groups are hoping to change that.
Niloufar Haidari
11.22.18
Important Questions Raised By...

I Got Rat Boy’s Teenage Fans to Give Me Style Tips

"I don’t know why your jumper is so fluffy. I’m not into it."
Niloufar Haidari
11.20.18
Interviews

Fatima Is Hanging Onto Hope

On her second album, the electronic soul artist is optimistic about the future. We caught up with her in south London for a chat.
Niloufar Haidari
10.17.18
Interview

slowthai is Just Getting Started

The visceral British rapper kicks a boot to the face of convention with his unique blend of antagonistic punk, UK grime, and the blues.
Niloufar Haidari
9.24.18
PROFILES

Nilüfer Yanya’s Story Is Only Just Beginning

Her voice will surprise you, her raw, romantic songs about love and loss will break your heart, and you better get ready to hear more.
Niloufar Haidari
3.12.18
Noisey 2017

The Ting Goes Skrrrahh, Pap–Parody, and Into The Mainstream

How did two parody rap acts—Big Shaq and Kurupt FM—become two of this year’s most successful artists?
Niloufar Haidari
12.19.17
VICE UK Is 15

Investigating The Libertines Alley, a Piece of Dying Musical History

"Keryarggggghhhhhaveit!"
Niloufar Haidari
11.27.17
we saw this

Two of Britain's Greatest Artists Made an Opera About Acid and Angels

Maverick composers Mica Levi and Dean Blunt came together for an opera that left our writer with more questions than answers.
Niloufar Haidari
11.13.17
Features

Iranian Musicians Deserve Better than the 'Raving Iran' Documentary

It's unclear whether the film is a wilful misinterpretation or an unfortunate misunderstanding, but either way its message is problematic.
Niloufar Haidari
11.6.17
Remembering Things

Ten Years On, ‘Blackout’ Is Britney Spears’ Greatest Album to Date

A track-by-track rundown of her fifth and most 'I love sex!!' record, in all of its culturally emblematic glory.
Niloufar Haidari
Grace Medford
Alim Kheraj
Yusuf Tamanna
Emma Garland and Lauren O'Neill
10.25.17
First Dates

I Took Big Shaq on a Date and He Obviously Kept His Jacket On

The ting goes to Starbucks in Croydon, actually—that's what he wanted.
Niloufar Haidari
10.12.17
we saw this

The Foo Fighters Pub Will Melt Your Ice-Cold Heart

I went to the merch-filled London boozer and their fans are just so nice, dammit.
Niloufar Haidari
9.19.17
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