Mineral's 'The Power of Failing' Dragged Alternative Rock in a More Emotionally Vulnerable Direction

A look back at the band's debut album on its 20-year anniversary.


prizegiving Are the Kings (and Queen) of New Zealand Emo Pop

Imagine a New Zealand Steve Malkmus fronting 90s emo darlings Mineral.


Queensland’s Stolen $50k Meteorite Is Still Missing

The manager of the museum it was snatched from says she's sure the rare rock is in the hands of a meteorite fanatic, and she's losing hope of getting it back.


Yet Another Sketchy Bitcoin Exchange Implodes

Goodbye, Mineral.


Paybase shuts down

The cryptocurrency exchange run by Josh Garza is closing its doors


The Reunion of Mineral Isn't a Nostalgia Trip, It's a Band Finally Getting Their Dues 20 Years Later

As unsung bands of the 90s reunite en masse, we talk to Chris Simpson about what it’s like playing to a new generation of crowds who actually know who they are.


Mineral's First Show in 17 Years, Reviewed by Frank Turner

He flew 3,000 miles to get emotional. Totally worth it.