UK music


The Rhythm Method on the Story Behind their Song, "Sex And The Suburbs"

The springy, disco-lite number is from the London band's debut album. Here are some more facts about the pop duo.
Ryan Bassil

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

Why Hasn’t There Been a Huge UK Girl Band Since Little Mix?

A series of new groups have been hotly tipped but failed to make it big—but maybe the concept itself has become outdated.
Jake Hall
Remembering Things

10 Years After Burial’s Unmasking, He's Still a Superhero

A decade ago this month, Burial revealed his identity on MySpace—is it now impossible to have a secret one?
Kyle MacNeill

Xanny, Make It Go Away: How Benzos Infiltrated UK Music

The anti-anxiety prescription drug hopped over the Atlantic to impact DJs, producers and fans alike.
Nilu Haidari
z sides

Pour Out a Pinot Grigio for Skepta’s Seismic “High Street” Verse

This 2013 Blood Orange feature marked the beginning of his reinvention.
Ryan Bassil

Coco Won’t Pretend to Be Someone He’s Not

The Sheffield MC on his first 16, working with Toddla T and making positivity his MO.
Tshepo Mokoena
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

No Smoking in the Booth: What Happens When Skunk, Music, and Psychosis Meet

Our new documentary on THC, grime, and mental health.
Noisey Staff
Greatest UK MCs of All Time

The UK's Greatest MCs, Number 5: Ms Dynamite

She may have only released two studio albums but her imprint on British music remains as strong and influential as ever.
Emma Garland
Holy Shit

RIP, The British Music Industry

Guess which man beat ZAYN, Blossoms and Jack Garratt to become the best selling British debut of 2016?
Lauren O'Neill
Motherboard Blog

Celebrate World Radio Day with London's Pirate Radio Scene

Today is World Radio Day, a holiday put on by the eponymous organization dedicated to celebrating all things radio. We live in a world inundated with triple-HD TVs the size of an entire wall, and it's easy to forget -- even if you listen to one of...
Derek Mead