I dislike writing about myself as I don’t want to sound like some pretentious dickhead. I’m really not. I’m stupidly shy (you’d think a 28 year old would grow out of that!) Fully aware I’m making this sound like a dating ad now aren’t I.
Over the past 8 years I have interviewed quite a few artists. Over the phone, email and in person. It’s just the best feeling ever meeting people you admire and getting to talk about their work. Some the artists I’ve interviewed are: Warpaint, Dirty Beaches, Crocodiles, Sensual Harassment, Autumns, Dum Dum Girls, 2:54 and Metric.
My influences are Lester Bangs, John Cooper Clarke, Wes Eisold, Emily Haines, Morrissey, John Peel, Stuart Maconie, Hunter S Thompson, a bunch of Philosophers, my mum, the outside world, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Charles Shaar Murray. Anyone with heart and passion is a good egg in my eyes.
I just love music and I love writing. I don’t get paid for this. Of course I wish I did. I think to get paid to do something you love would be entirely rewarding. Things take time. I have a Music Journalism & Broadcasting degree. I’ve written for some amazing sites/blogs/magazines.
I refuse to ever slag an artist off and write badly about them. Their job is to create music for others to enjoy, I’m not going to knock that all. I hate Music Journalists that pride themselves on slagging off bands to make themselves look “cool.” You don’t look cool, you look like a wanker. Besides, “cool” doesn’t exist.
If, by a strange stroke of luck you want to give me a paid job with writing/editing/anything to do with music- my email is email@example.com =) However, I LOVE bands/PR companies/record labels getting in touch with music. If you’re kind enough to send me your music, I’ll ALWAYS repay you by writing kind words about your music. If you sound anything like The Jesus And Mary Chain to The Stone Roses to the Ramones- get in touch!
Thank you for reading xxx