Originally published in Beat Motel issue 7, back when I didn't understand writing with brevity of vocabulary, and I was in my late 20s so probably thought I had life sussed out. I have recently noticed that several columns in zineworld appear to … [Read more...] about World of Goan column
This is a column originally published by Lights Go Out zine. When I was a teenager I was all about the fey breathy vocals, silly wide trousers and jangly indistinct guitars of what was then know as 'indie' (but has long since become 'mainy'). … [Read more...] about It all started when I heard ‘Then’ by The Charlatans.
This article originally appeared in 'Issue Punk Zine' number 62. Whenever I sit down to write a column I’m wary of coming across as some old bugger having a bit of a moan, which can be a bit of a challenge as it’s reasonably hard to disguise the … [Read more...] about Bands and promoters – make a bleedin’ effort!
Originally published in Lights Go Out issue #17... Now I don’t mean balls to all the old punks, I just wanted a snappy headline. I’m not talking about a particular age range either, I’m talking about folk who belittle other folk’s passion or … [Read more...] about Balls to the old punks!
Me, a few years before my first gig. Originally published in ‘Lights Go Out’ issue 11, February 2011 Whenever folk talk about the first gig they went to it is assumed (by them) that they'll earn extra points if it was either a very obscure and … [Read more...] about For those about to rock, we pray for you.
Originally published in Ipswich 24 Magazine February 2010 edition. When a new band forms there’s tons of fun to be had choosing a name, having photos taken and of course writing brand new songs – works of musical craft that wouldn’t have existed in … [Read more...] about Why should anyone pay to hear your band’s new album?