I was a founding contributor of influential Manchester music magazine, Jockey Slut and then went to work on staff at THE FACE. My writing appeared in The Guardian, Observer, Independent and in a range of music publications in the UK and America including Melody Maker, Mixmag, Select, Dazed & Confused and TimeOut. I was editor-at-large for The FADER in New York. I'm available for commissions and can send ideas on request.
I host a monthly show on Worldwide FM, playing music and interviewing a guest. These have included young artists Novelist, Laura Misch and Theon Cross as well as established artists, from Dennis Bovell to Nitin Sawhney.
Over the last few years I've made radio documentaries for BBCRadio1 and 1Xtra including a two-part series on the history of UK club culture and a well-received documentary on young social entrepreneurs. Other documentaries covered why people make music and the rise of visible tattooing. I'm very interested in making more radio so please contact me if you'd like to discuss ideas or a commission.
I am a contributor to nature and culture website Caught By The River.