Stuff I’ve written

Selected links below, and Guardian archive available here – knock yourself out!

Interviews

TV and film 

Gemma Collins, The Guardian, Feb 2020

Kathy Burke, The Guardian, Aug 2019

Cara Delevingne, The Guardian, Sep 2019

Katherine Ryan, The Guardian, Jul 2019

Kurupt FM, Noisey/VICE UK, Nov 2018

Daniel Kaluuya, VICE UK, Mar 2017

Music

Courtney Barnett, Refinery29, Jun 2019

Foals, The Independent, Mar 2019

Florence Welch Q&A, Refinery29, Jun 2018

Perfume Genius Q&A, The Guardian, May 2018

Rina Sawayama, The Guardian, Jan 2018

London Grammar, The Guardian, Jun 2017

The Big Moon, Q Magazine #371, Mar 2017 (opens as jpeg)

NAO, The Guardian, Jul 2016

Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man, NME.com, Jul 2008

Features/opinion

I May Destroy You: why Michaela Coel’s drama is a true TV gamechanger, The Guardian, Jul 2020

Less! Less! Less!: How the miniseries took over TV, The Guardian, Jun 2020

Lights, camera, caption! Why subtitles are no longer just for the hard of hearing, The Guardian, Jul 2020

Can you even spell father?’: Jeremy Kyle and the end of angry TV, The Guardian, May 2019

How Total Refreshment Centre kickstarted the UK’s jazz resurgence, Red Bull Music, May 2019

Culure’s race problem: for white hipsters, blackness is a thing to consume but not engage with’, The Guardian, Mar 2019 

‘Closer to The Hunger Games than Coachella’: why Fyre festival went up in flames, The Guardian, Jan 2019

‘It’s a lovely flat, there’s no willies’: Stath Lets Flats finds humour in the housing crisis, The Guardian, Jun 2018 

Reverb remixes: the musical meme that’s celebrating loneliness, The Guardian, Apr 2018

Beyond retro: why 80s-obsessed producers are taking Rihanna back in time, The Guardian, Feb 2018

‘We represent them’: how musicians kept the UK’s attention on Grenfell, The Guardian, Jul 2017

The new noir – how teen TV went over to the dark side, The Guardian, Mar 2017

There Is Nothing ‘Four In a Bed’ Can’t Teach Us About Ruthlessness, VICE UK, Mar 2016

TV Game Shows Are Dying and I’ll Miss Their Shiny Pointlessness, VICE UK, Apr 2016

Why Made in Chelsea has the best soundtrack on TV, The Guardian, Dec 2012

Reviews

Insecure season four review – is this the end of a great screen friendship?, The Guardian, Jun 2020

All Points East live review, The Guardian, May 2019

Sports Team live review, The Guardian, Sep 2018

Bestival live review, The Guardian, Aug 2018

Live review: Underage Festival xmas special, Dazed Digital, Dec 2008

Translation

This woman can tell you who was really abducted by aliens and who is faking it (Translated/reworked from French for VICE, Jan)