6 reasons Cardiff is the best city in the UK

Originally posted on Metro:
(Picture: Flickr/Geraint Rowland) Cardiff is frequently to be found at the top of lists of best cities in the UK to live in. Don’t believe me? Take that, and then that! Don’t just take their word for it though. Here’s why this big little city by the sea is so great – in the words of a local. 1. Location On… Continue reading 6 reasons Cardiff is the best city in the UK

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!

Interview for France Culture: “Cardiff, Histoires Fantastiques”

Last summer I was interviewed for a French radio documentary about Cardiff, called “Cardiff, Histories Fantastiques”. I am described as a ‘bloguese’! Literally the best thing I have ever been called. Apparently I also have the capability of speaking two languages simultaneously! Who knew. If your French is functional, listen below! If not so much, concentrate, and you’ll hear me talking in the background. Access … Continue reading Interview for France Culture: “Cardiff, Histoires Fantastiques”