I’ve been a professional journalist writing mostly about music for far longer than I’d actually care to remember (since 2001, if you must know…). I’ve written for Rolling Stone, NME, CRACK magazine, as well as various titles that have come and gone in that time (Sound Nation, Plan B, Kruger). I also wrote the first unofficial biography about Lady Gaga, published by Orion in 2010. For examples … Continue reading Music writings
Originally posted on We Are Cardiff:
Bit of a misleading title seeing as the GREATEST FESTIVAL ON EARTH was nearly two weeks ago now. It’s taken me THIS LONG to recover and manage to write up my experiences. If you’ve no interest in reading about HOW AMAZING GLASTONBURY IS, then you best toddle off and read something else. Photo by Andrew Allcock So. Firstly, a… Continue reading We Are Cardiff goes to Glastonbury!
Last night, I went to a rather marvellous gig at The Gate in Cardiff, featuring Cate Le Bon, who I’ll happily claim as a local artist (okay, she’s not really from round here, but she cut her musical teeth here over the past six or whatever years). I’ve been to see her before, many years ago at a Kruger show. Last night’s show reminded me … Continue reading Cate Le Bon, The Gate, 8 February 2014
Interview with Jon Hopkins, co-written with Adam Corner for CRACK Magazine. Me and my pal Adam Corner have written a couple of things for CRACK Magazine before. This was the first time we’ve tag-teamed on interviewing someone. I think it worked out really well. Once I’d stopped squealing about Jon Hopkins and actually got down to writing, that is. If you’ve not heard of Hopkins … Continue reading Interview with Jon Hopkins for CRACK Magazine
I wrote a review of Green Man 2012 for Plastik Magazine. You can read the full review here (with embedded videos/images) or see below for text. Green Man 2012 – festival review Disclaimer. You’ll see by the photographs, this was a fairly muddy festival. It didn’t rain all weekend long (in fact Saturday and Sunday afternoons were blazing hot). But there was enough rain … Continue reading Green Man 2012 – festival review for Plastik Magazine
Been a while since I did one of these. A mixtape for the spring. Right click on the image or this link and save to download. TRACKLISTING: Ronny Jordan – The Jackal Radiohead – Lotus Flower Django Django – Hail Bop Holy Fuck – Lovely Allen Martha and the Vandellas – Nowhere to Run The Jam – Town Called Malice Azealia Banks – 212 Queens … Continue reading April Fools… a mixtape for spring 2012
We have a load of stuff to catch up on… firstly, back in March, I went along to see my friend Lincoln do an in-store performance to promo his new album. Lincoln is a drum’n’bass DJ who goes by the name of High Contrast, and we used to work together in Catapult (ten years ago now!) I made a little video of his performance, including … Continue reading High Contrast Interview, Catapult Records instore 3 March 2012