Writing

 

Journalism

I have written about music, theatre and film for publications including The Stool Pigeon, The Quietus, New Statesman, Caught by the River, Flux, 3:AM Magazine and The Guardian. I have also interviewed various musicians and writers including Viv Albertine, Brett Anderson, John Grant, Tracey Thorn, Willy Vlautin, Sarah Perry and Carol Morley at festivals and events across the UK.

Some of my recent articles are listed below.

New Statesman — Why the Royal Court is Right to Reinstate Rita, Sue and Bob Too

The Quietus — Fat White Family Hit Paydirt: Serfs Up! Reviewed | Urchins Livin’ Under the Street: Adelle Stripe on the Prime of Guns N’ Roses  | Justified and Ancient Seems a Long Time Ago: The JAMs in Liverpool  |  Fancy a Jump? 30 Years of Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Caught by the River — Ripped and Torn: The Birth of Rough Trade BooksLaura Cannell: The Buried Woodland

 

Fiction

My novel Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile (Little, Brown) can be found on the books page of this site alongside various anthologies and publications.  These are two recent works of fiction that are available online.

Manchester Review —  Eight Days Left

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art —  Closing Time

 

Poetry

I have published three collections of poetry on Blackheath Books, and was commissioned by Hull 2017 to write a narrative poem for John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux. Audio versions of my poems can be listened to on Soundcloud and Youtube.

Cock of the North (from Dark Corners of the Land with Smagghe and Cross)

Beyond the Silver Pit (read by Russ Litten)

Bad Blood (a collaboration with Cherry Kino and C.A.R.)