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Premieres

Drenge’s “Never See the Signs” Now Has a Dark, ASMR Slime Video

We're premiering the Castleton sibling duo's video for the latest single off their upcoming album 'Strange Creatures.'
Tshepo Mokoena
2.7.19
we saw this

Azealia Banks Is Still Really Good Live, Sorry

The controversial rapper blew London's KOKO away last weekend, deepening her 'can you separate the art from the artist?' conundrum.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.30.19
Noisey News

Blood Orange's Tiny Desk Concert Is as Soothing as a Good Massage

"Can you swear in this? You put the thing beforehand, right, that says: 'explicit language'?"
Tshepo Mokoena
1.29.19
Premieres

Speelburg’s “Screener Season” Is a Smooth-Pop Ode to Sofia Coppola

We're premiering the Belgian-American artist's latest playful music video, as he gears up to release a collection of ten tracks in March.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.23.19
Interviews

Che Lingo’s Upcoming Rap EP Confronts Dry Relics of Masculinity

The Londoner spoke to us about his new 'Sensitive' project, which we're premiering, and how falling in love changed his outlook on relationships.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.17.19
Noisey News

Lady Gaga "Sorry for My Poor Judgment" in Working with R Kelly

"What I am hearing about the allegations against R Kelly is absolutely horrifying," she wrote Thursday morning in a public apology.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.10.19
Noisey 2018

A Guide to Explaining UK Drill to Your Family Over the Holidays

It's been all over the mainstream press, about four years late, so here's a handy way to help get nan up to speed.
Tshepo Mokoena
12.20.18
PROFILES

Greentea Peng Makes Music to Soothe a Battered, Weary Soul

The 23-year-old's debut EP 'Sensi' feels like lying in tall grass or lighting a fat incense stick. But its calm comes from an intense time in her life.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.15.18
Noisey Hitlist

Malika's R&B Burrows into Love's Awkward, Painful Grey Areas

You know that thing where you're dating someone, and one day you look at them and are like '…idk about this??' The Londoner's set that to song.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.15.18
we saw this

H.E.R. Wants to Be a Successful Enigma

At a recent Apple Music 'Up Next' show, the 21-year-old R&B artist toed the line between her near-anonymity and snippets of her 'true' identity.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.12.18
Op-Eds

Women Artists Lose Out When Algorithms Help Book Events

Two lineups this week, for Spotify's Who We Be in London and Annie Mac's Lost & Found festival, highlight how gender imbalance feeds into streaming.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.2.18
Op-Eds

Wireless Festival's New 'No Swearing' Restrictions Are So Shallow

A neighborhood group wanted the London festival moved to another location, but the compromise they've reached instead is ridiculous.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.25.18
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