Caught by the River: new column

So I promised I would write more. And here I am! I’ve started contributing a new column to the wonderful Caught by the River website, inspired by my wonderings/wanderings around and about the River Taff. The column is called Wandering the River Taff, and my first essay for them is This is Rat Island. I mean I’m actually on to writing my third piece now, but … Continue reading Caught by the River: new column

We Are Cardiff Press is launched!

I’m very (VERY) excited to announce the launch of a new small press in Cardiff, run by my pal Hana Johnson under the We Are Cardiff umbrella. She’s worked super hard on sorting everything out and is publishing the FIRST BOOK this November! It’s an anthology of short stories called The 42b, based around a fictional Cardiff bus route. We Are Cardiff Press is a non-profit social … Continue reading We Are Cardiff Press is launched!

papers and post in notes on a bed

It’s been awful quiet around these parts …

But I’ve had a really good excuse! Honestly!   So, that massive headache of paper on the desk (yes I was having breakfast in Wetherspoons, what about it?) is MY NOVEL. Or something like a novel. It’s a really freaking long story. THAT’S what I’ve been doing.   In case I haven’t mentioned it on here, and I don’t think I have, I am a … Continue reading It’s been awful quiet around these parts …

Music writings

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

We Are Cardiff goes to Glastonbury!

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!

The urbanist’s guide to Cardiff – blogger of the week on the Guardian!

Originally posted on We Are Cardiff:
Well well, eh? I pack my bags and head off to Glastonbury for a couple of days and what happens? BLOGGER OF THE WEEK ON THE GUARDIAN HAPPENS, that’s what! click the picture or this link to go read the article: The urbanist’s guide to Cardiff: ‘the UK’s most sociable city’ I got a bit of shit in the… Continue reading The urbanist’s guide to Cardiff – blogger of the week on the Guardian!