About Me.

I started this blog as part of an Online Journalism module at University. I decided to keep at it because, well, I just love music.

I have ran this blog and freelanced for various websites, blogs and magazines for 10 years. In that time I have interviewed and met some amazing musicians such as: Two Fifty Four, Crocodiles, Warpaint, Dum Dum Girls, Autumns, Dirty Beaches. I have also met Patti Smith which I obviously ended up crying like a baby in front of her. What else could I have done? Some of my work has been used in press releases for bands also.

Some of the publications I have written for are: The Miscreant, Freeq Magazine, Smashed Chair, 4orTheRecord, and I currently write for Joyzine and Heatwave Magazine.

My main influences are: Lester Bangs, John Peel, Patti Smith, Shirley Manson, Henry Miller and Nick Cave.

I love writing about new music, and I will only ever write about music that I love. So, if you sound like The Cramps mixed with The Birthday Party- get in touch. Also, if you like what I’ve written I am more than happy to write a bio for your band or a press release.

Thanks for reading,



Instagram: @beatinmybones

Facebook: search for Beat In My Bones.


11 responses

23 03 2013
Kate G

Your blog is incredible. From one Shirley-saved to another, thank you.

23 03 2013

Kate,thank you so much πŸ™‚ xx

9 05 2013
Stuart Drummond

Hi Olivia, it’s stu from the bedroom hour, don’t know if you remember us but=
you wrote an incredible review about us and I wondered if you would be inte=
rested in writing one now our debut E.P. is ready for release next Friday (1=
7th may)

Couple of older songs on there that we have remastered and mixed as well as a=
few new ones, I have been trying to find you on twitter but no luck, so if y=
ou get a chance please follow me at @broxiestu=20

Happy to get the E.P. dropboxed over to you, and on another note its availab=
le to preorder from iTunes now, how’s things with you anyhow?

If its easier to chat rather than email my number is 07725 624665

Hope alls well with you πŸ˜‰

Stu X

9 05 2013

Hey Stu,
Thank you for your message. Just sent you a message on Twitter. I changed my username on there, probably why you couldn’t find me haha πŸ™‚ xx

6 10 2014
Rebecca Clark

Liv, you’re the best! Truly inspiring.

6 02 2015

Seems a throwaway comment but you are one of the first writers I’ve read to openly acknowledge that ‘cool’ is meaningless. That makes me happy. There need to be more of us simply loving music for the sheer thrill of it. There just have to be. Glad to have found an ally.


7 02 2015

Thank you so much! It is irritating when people lob the word “cool” around to describe something, it’s become a redundant way of describing anything hasn’t it. πŸ™‚ x

7 02 2015

It just fosters a really negative approach to culture. We end up with ‘cool’ and ‘uncool’ and all the horrid divisions that creates. Especially when people start to change their behavior to fit into this pointless box in the hope of acceptance. Ooh it makes me mad, it does. Then again, ‘the only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool’. We can be uncool together.

7 02 2015

Almost Famous! One of the best lines from the film! Nothing should be labelled/divided. That’s where snobbery comes into play, and it is such a secluded way to be x

6 08 2015

First bit of stuff I’ve found that’s worth reading for a long time. Stick with what you feel, everything else is unknown because it’s somebody else’s truth. I was looking around to find the London Grammar ‘if you wait’ lyrics and found your site. Nice stumble.

6 08 2015

Hey Sandy, thank you for your kind words πŸ™‚ xx

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