Why Scotland Has a Reputation for Making Potent, Political Pop

This summer, a major exhibition and the annual Edinburgh International Festival has said as much – but how much truth is there to that idea?
Assa Samaké-Roman
Teen Time!

Golden Plains 2018, Reviewed by Teens

The teens! They love King Krule, and they absolutely detest The Avalanches.
Shaad D’Souza
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Primavera Kept the Magic of the Secret Show Alive

Done right, news of surprise sets catches like wildfire that can melt even the most cynical heart.
Lauren O'Neill
Holy Shit

Mogwai Return with "Coolverine," Announce New Album ‘Every Country’s Sun’

The band's ninth LP is out September 1.
Alex Robert Ross

Minor Victories Are Not a Supergroup, Just a Great Band

Made up of members from Slowdive, Mogwai, and Editors, Minor Victories create rock that makes you feel as if you're starring in a vast, emotional epic. We talked to Slowdive's Rachel Cromwell.
Cam Lindsay

Korean Experimental Post-Rock Trio Jambinai Makes New Music with an Old Soul

The Seoul quintet blends Korean traditional music with noise, experimental rock, metal and hardcore—and loves Black Sabbath.
Beverly Bryan

No Cats Were Harmed in the Making of Minor Victories' Video for “Scattered Ashes (Song for Richard)”

This indie supergroup which includes members of Slowdive, Editors, and Mogwai, throw in someone from The Twilight Sad on this track too. Plus: cats with laser eyes.
Kim Taylor Bennett

Trip into a Dark Sci-Fi World in ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ [Premiere]

Filmmaker Craig Murray turns Ghost Against Ghost’s ethereal EP into a dark fantasy of fluid forms, fabric, and fantasia.
DJ Pangburn
VICE vs Video games

Win a Record Player and Super-Rare Copy of the ‘Life Is Strange’ Soundtrack on Vinyl

Dontnod's acclaimed game features several fantastic songs, which you can own for yourself.
Mike Diver
Internet Exploring

From Little Mix to Skepta, Musicians Unite In Opposition To Airstrikes In Syria

Unlike the general election, when there was a distinct lack of musicians making a stand, last night's debate seemed to unite the music world in opposition to British action in Syria.
Noisey Staff
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Max Richter's Been Given a Hellish Reworking by Scottish Post-Rock Gods Mogwai

You won't be sleeping with this one...
Rank Your Records

Rank Your Records: Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite Rates the Band's Eight Albums

The guitarist for the band that Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus once called “the best band of the 21st century" puts his own albums in order.
Cam Lindsay