Category Noisey

How Mainstream Emo Made Us Talk About Mental Health

Despite moral panic and tabloid witch hunts, mainstream emo threw a mirror up to what has long been overlooked in society: that kids need help, and they should be taken seriously.

Trying and Failing Spectacularly: How Sam Ray Defines the Indefinable

Talking music, myths, and heroin with the mastermind behind Teen Suicide and Ricky Eat Acid

Prince Wrote About Women in a Way That Most Contemporary Male Artists Still Can’t

Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.

Life After the Vivid Dream: How Grimes Almost Got Sick of Herself

An interview with Claire Boucher about her evolution, Art Angels, and how the media ruined Grimes.

Having Sex At Festivals Isn’t Just Disgusting, It’s Shit

Summer music festivals are basically the closest thing humans have to mating season. Penguins stand on the beach and fertilise eggs, humans go to a field in Surrey, take a shitload of drugs and then stand in a sea of bare thighs, topless girls and boys, and wait for nature to take its course. The […]

Insanely Close and Personal With the Brian Jonestown Massacre

I met Katy Newcombe when we were both fifteen. We grew up in the same tiny, dead-end town in South Wales and broke into outdoor swimming pools for fun, both trying our hardest to look the most like Evan Rachel Wood in Thirteen. We shared cigarettes, some extremely questionable ex-boyfriends and a love of Duran […]

My Favourite Soundtrack: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

In 1995, there was Clueless; the high school, high fashion take on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel ‘Emma’, set in a social climate where plaid is essential and even gym class is colour co-ordinated. Then, two years later, there was Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, which is set in a social climate where any pattern […]