Joel Benjamin

End of the 2010s

Vloggers, Deliveroo Drivers, Influencers: All the Jobs the 2010s Invented

From meme account owners to YouTubers whispering while eating chalk, it's been a big decade for jobs your dad barely recognises.
Annie Lord

The Justice System Is Failing Rape Victims

Conviction rapes are at a record low, with half of survivors deciding against pursuing their case. How has it all gone so wrong?
Rose Stokes
mental health

People's Grim Stories of Being Penalised for Taking Mental Health Sick Days

From faking physical illnesses to having in-depth honest chats with their manager, this is how people are navigating it.
Hannah Ewens

A Fun Thing to Do in the Shower

A new comic by Joel Benjamin.
Joel Benjamin
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting into PJ Harvey, Grunge’s Apocalyptic Godmother

From her 90s rock roots to the folk war poetry that came later, PJ is an artist who has inhabited many lives. Here's everything you need to know.
Daisy Jones
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting Into Pet Shop Boys

One part fist-pumping synth-pop, another part celestial balladry – here's everything you need to know about Britain's most enduring duo. 
Sean O’Neill
Deep Questions

A Deep Dive into Why So Many Band Names Fixate on Rats

There must?? Be more to this?? Than chance?? I spoke to band Ratboys and a music anthropology professor to find out.
Aida Amoako

We Asked People the Weirdest Fantasies They Have While Listening to Music

“I would imagine screaming the lyrics over this cliff edge, hurling all the anger at my family and friends below.”
Daisy Jones
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked Some Synesthetes to Tell Us the Most Colourful Songs

"I want to listen to this song on repeat in a sensory deprivation tank, but I'm worried it might break my brain?"
Daisy Jones
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting into Yeah Yeah Yeahs

It's 15 years since the New York trio's debut album signalled a guitar music revival. Their output, across four albums and three EPs, isn't all the crashing art-punk of the early years, though.
Tshepo Mokoena
Light it up

Older People's Music-Related Memories of Being Savagely High

People nearing, or in, retirement used to get absolutely lit. We asked them about the times when LSD, weed, hash and music collided.
Thomas Hobbs

'Pop Idol' Fucked the Music Industry Up Forever in 2002

Sure, it was just a reality TV show, but Simon Cowell's fingerprints are now smudged all over the pop world as a result.
Lauren O'Neill