Stuff I’ve written

(Sort of…this is all the stuff that’s online. You can also find all of the TV/talks/podcast previews I’ve written for The Guardian since 2013 over here, if you fancy reading about a David Attenborough programme that was on 18 months ago or whatever, and you can also read my album reviews in lovely Q Magazine).


Guide to organising an island festival (easyJet Traveller, Jun)

Courtney Barnett interview (Refinery29, Jun)

Black Mirror: the five best episodes so far (The Guardian/Black Mirror supplement, May)

All Points East live review (The Guardian, May)

Reality TV cover feature for the Guide: ‘Can you even spell father?’: Jeremy Kyle and the end of angry TV (The Guardian, May)

Emily Atack standup review (The Guardian, May)

Reginald D Hunter standup review (The Guardian, May)

The 20 best true-crime shows ever (The Guardian, May)

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

Jump The Shark – Luther (The Guardian, Apr)

Priests, Paedophiles & Punch-Ups: Fleabag Is Still The Best Thing On TV (Refinery29, Mar)

Foals interview (The Independent, Mar)

Culture/racism cover feature for the Guide: ‘For white hipsters, blackness is a thing to consume but not engage with’ (The Guardian, Mar)

TV blog: Baewatch: a ludicrous new reality show with no sand in sight (The Guardian, Mar)

Screen Queens: the funny, fearless women who revolutionised TV (Issa Rae) (The Guardian, Mar)

The 30 best box sets to watch before you die (The Guardian, Jan)

TV blog: Phone Swap: the dating show that swipes through your ex’s texts (The Guardian, Jan)


2019 in pop culture: from Adele’s 30 to ‘zapping’ your TV (The Guardian, Dec)

This week’s new tracks (The Guardian, Nov)

G2 Shortcuts: Dogstars … is it time canine actors had their own Academy Award? (The Guardian, Nov)

Assassination Nation’s Abra: ‘Social media can kill you’ (The Guardian, Nov)

The Kurupt FM Guys Tell Us All the Ways to Fuck Off Forever (Noisey/VICE, Nov)

TV blog: Meninism, #MeToo and murder – Clique, teen TV’s most political show, returns (The Guardian, Nov)

Lykke Li live review (The Guardian, Nov)

TV blog: The Bi Life: is this the first ‘queer-friendly’ dating show? (The Guardian, Oct)

This week’s new tracks (The Guardian Guide, Oct) 

People Tell Us the Truth About the Song They’ve Played Most in 2018 (Noisey/VICE, Oct)

TV blog: Snapchat TV: can the ailing app’s new five-minute shows rescue it? (The Guardian, Sep)

TV blog: The return of Pls Like: the comedy that catches YouTube’s dark side (The Guardian, Sep)

Sports Team live review (The Guardian, Sep)

TV blog: The Circle – is it the perfect dating show for 2018 or reality TV’s nadir? (The Guardian, Sep)

I’m with the band: do you dress according to the music you listen to? (The Guardian, Sep)

This week’s new tracks (The Guardian, Aug) 

The Fight to Save Strongroom Studios Is Bigger Than a UK Story (Noisey/VICE, Aug)

Why Now That’s What I Call Music is the one album that will never die (Stylist, Aug)

TV blog: From Drake to LeBron James: the superstars moving into TV production (The Guardian, Aug)

Bestival review (The Guardian, Aug)

Netflix’s Sabrina The Teenage Witch Is Not Good News (Refinery29, Jul)

How Insecure changed TV (The Guardian, Jul)

Thank you for the music: Abba superfans on ‘the best band ever’ (The Guardian, Jul)

Florence Welch Q&A (Refinery29, Jun)

The 50 best podcasts of 2018 (The Guardian, Jun)

Songs of the summer 2018 (The Guardian, Jun)

July’s best TV (Refinery29, Jul)

Stath Lets Flats feature (The Guardian, Jun) 

From Dior to Dani Dyer, the return of crochet (The Guardian, Jun)

This week’s new tracks (The Guardian Guide, Jun)

Album review – Lykke Li (The Guardian, Jun)

June’s best TV (Refinery29, Jun)

G2 Shortcuts: Is facial hair really a turnoff? (The Guardian, Jun)

The Rachel Divide review (Refinery29, May)

Perfume Genius festival Q&A (The Guardian Guide, May)

Music column: the musical meme that’s celebrating loneliness (The Guardian Guide, Apr)

Jump The Shark – Arrested Development (The Guardian Guide, Apr) 

This week’s new tracks (The Guardian Guide, Apr)

Reasons to watch BBC3’s Famalam (Refinery29, Apr) 

Sunflower Bean live review, Q Magazine #386, July

Jump The Shark – The Apprentice (The Guardian Guide, Mar)

Music column: musicians making podcasts (The Guardian Guide, Mar)

Khalid live review (The Guardian, Feb)

Music column: 80s remixes (The Guardian Guide, Feb) 

This week’s new tracks (The Guardian Guide, Jan)

Rina Sawayama feature: ‘I go on social media, see how anxious I get, then write about it’ (The Guardian Guide, Jan)


I went to the Giant Cheeseboard, London’s answer to Fyre Festival (VICE UK, Dec)

Spotify Who We Be live review (Q Magazine #381, Dec)

Tom Grennan feature: ‘the pop wideboy putting dark days behind him’ (The Guardian, Dec)

2017 in review contribs (The Guardian Guide, Dec)

The best TV of 2017 – Blue Planet II (The Guardian, Nov)

This week’s new tracks (The Guardian, Nov)

Steps live review (The Guardian, Nov)

Album review – Kelly Clarkson (The Guardian, Oct)

Album review – Jessie Ware (The Guardian, Oct) 

G2 feature: does Tinder’s menprovement initiative do enough to protect women? (The Guardian, Oct)

This week’s new tracks (The Guardian Guide, Oct)

Album review – Shania Twain (The Guardian, Sep)

Album review – Enter Shikari (The Guardian, Sep)

TV blog: life lessons from TV’s top role models (The Guardian, Sep)

TV blog: People Just Do Nothing – every episode is more hilarious, and more harrowing (The Guardian, Sep)

Album review – Ariel Pink (The Guardian, Sep)

Mercury prize tips (The Guardian, Sep)

Album review – Tori Amos (The Guardian, Sep) 

Album review – Jake Bugg (The Guardian, Aug)

TV supplement: The 25 hidden TV gems you need to see (The Guardian, Aug)

Album review – Chase and Status (The Guardian, Aug)

Album review – Rat Boy (The Guardian, Aug)

This week’s new tracks (The Guardian Guide, Aug)

TV blog: why your favourite TV show is problematic (The Guardian, Aug)

Album review – Alice Cooper (The Guardian, Jul)

G2 feature: are music festivals doing enough to tackle sexual assualt? (The Guardian, Jul)

Album review – Childhood (The Guardian, Jul)

G2 Shortcuts: Who is your celebrity doppelganger? (The Guardian, Jul)

Wireless festival live review (The Guardian, Jul)

Grenfell and music feature: ‘We represent them’: how musicians kept the UK’s attention on Grenfell’ (The Guardian, Jul)

Album review – Moon Diagrams (The Guardian, Jun)

Glastonbury 2017 liveblog (The Guardian, Jun)

Album review – Imagine Dragons (The Guardian, Jun)

Album review – Katy Perry (The Guardian, Jun)

London Grammar feature: ‘We were hanging on by a thread’ (The Guardian, Jun)

Album review – Dua Lipa (The Guardian, Jun)

G2 Shortcuts: Are punching above your weight in your relationship? (The Guardian, May)

Album review – The Amazons (The Guardian, May)

Great Escape live review (The Guardian, May)

Album review – Faith Evans and Notorious BIG (The Guardian, May) 

Album review – Girlpool (The Guardian, May)

Album review – Afghan Whigs (The Guardian, May)

Album review – Sylvan Esso (The Guardian, Apr)

Migos/Lil Yachty live review (The Guardian, Apr) 

Nadia Rose live review (The Guardian, Apr) 

Album review – Steps (The Guardian, Apr)

Stevie Parker feature: ‘Everyone is ultimately scared of oblivion’ (The Guardian, Apr)

Album review – Tom Hickox: Monsters in the Deep (The Guardian, Apr)

Circa Waves live review/interview (Q Magazine #372, Apr) – opens as jpeg 1 (anddddd jpeg 2)

Five South American musicians you need to know (The Fifth Sense/i-D, Apr)

Daniel Kaluuya interview for Get Out (VICE UK, Mar)

Banks live review (The Guardian, Mar)

The Big Moon New To Q feature (Q Magazine #371, Mar) – opens as jpeg

The Hard Sell – McDonald’s (The Guardian Guide, Jan)

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


2017 culture tips (The Guardian Guide, Dec)

Why I Had Breast Reduction Surgery (Translated/reworked from French for VICE, Dec)

The Japanese House feature: ‘I’m still coming to terms with what pop actually means’ (The Guardian Guide, Dec)

Against Me! live review (The Guardian, Dec)

The Funniest Thing: Lolly Adefope (The Guardian Guide, Dec)

Album review – Little Mix: Glory Days (The Guardian, Nov)

The Future 50 – Jorja Smith interview (The Guardian, Nov)

Album review – Romare: Love Songs Part Two (The Guardian, Nov) 

TV feature: After Insecure and Broad City, which web series should move to TV next? (The Guardian Guide, Nov) 

The Funniest Thing: Zoe Lyons (The Guardian Guide, Oct)

Album review – Joan As Policewoman and Benjamin Lazar Davis (The Guardian, Oct)

TV blog: Insecure lets black women watch ourselves on TV – at least (The Guardian 

Music column: Youth In Revolt: is 2016 a new dawn for young, politicised musicians? (The Guardian Guide, Sep)

The Funniest Thing: Josh Widdicombe (The Guardian Guide, Sep)

The Funniest Thing: Pajama Men (The Guardian Guide, Sep)

Album review – Ward Thomas (The Guardian, Sep) 

Features for Guardian x Spotify Curators v Computers campaign [branded content] – links available on request (Aug)

TV feature: a black podcaster interviewing black guests? Sooo unusual (The Guardian, Jul)


Eden Is the New Reality Show That Offers an Escape From This Fucked-Up World (VICE, Jul)

What the graphic coverage of the Nice attack tells us about French media (Translated/reworked from French for VICE UK, Jul)

NAO feature: ‘I have a good voice but maybe that’s not enough’ (The Guardian Guide, Jul)

Reggie Yates cover feature: from kids’ TV to confronting Neo-Nazis (The Guardian Guide, Jun)

TV blog: The Disappearance (The Guardian, Jun)

Melanie Martinez live review (The Guardian, May) 

Shiny TV Game Shows Are Dying… (VICE, Apr)

Problematic Noughties TV Shows  (Refinery29 UK, Apr)

The Hard Sell – Churchill (The Guardian Guide, Apr)

Wolf Alice interview/live review, and DVD review (Q Magazine #358, May ’16)

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

Thirteen feature: the kidnap thriller that’s redefining teen drama (The Guardian Guide, Feb)

The Argumentalist column (Q Magazine #357, Apr ’16)

 7 Awesome Films To Watch By Female Directors (The Debrief, Jan) 

The Hard Sell – Cillit Bang (The Guardian Guide, Jan) 

8 Female Musicians And Bands Who Are Going To Top Your Playlists in 2016 (The Debrief, Jan)

The Job That Showed Me The Real Paris (Refinery29 UK, Jan)


Most Surprising Comebacks of 2015 (Refinery29 UK, Dec)

Benjamin Clementine live review (The Line Of Best Fit, Nov)  

Dealing with workplace bullying (Refinery29 UK, Nov)

The Hard Sell – Lloyds Apple Pay (The Guardian Guide,Dec)

TV blog: why Toast of London is so funny (The Guardian, Nov)

Tuska: Fine – Song of The Day (The Line of Best Fit, Nov)

Your Shout – London is nothing like The Apprentice… (Time Out London, Oct)

The Hard Sell – Pot Noodle (The Guardian Guide, Sep)

Tala: You Wish – Song of The Day (The Line of Best Fit, Sep)

Saint Sister: Madrid – Song of The Day (The Line of Best Fit, Sep)

Heavenly Beat: Intent – Song of The Day (The Line of Best Fit, Sep)

Mindfulness: A Beginner’s Guide… (The Debrief, Sep)

Buzzfeed MH article, Sep – I wrote this identity piece anonymously – link available on request

TV blog: The Javone Prince Show (The Guardian, Jul)

How To Eat Healthily If You’ve Had To Move Back In With Your Parents (The Debrief, Jul)

Keyes: Black Magic – Song of The Day (The Line of Best Fit, Aug)

SOAK feature: the indie-folk prodigy fighting for gay rights… (The Guardian Guide, Jun)

This week’s new tracks (The Guardian Guide, Mar)

Food Vice column (The Guardian Guide, Jan)


TV blog: Taylor Lautner joins Cuckoo (The Guardian, Aug)

Film blog: Happy 10th birthday Mean Girls (The Guardian, Apr)

TV blog: #Rich Kids of Beverly Hills (The Guardian, Mar)


Benjamin Clementine: I Won’t Complain/Cornerstone – Song of The Day (The Line of Best Fit, Nov)

Sivu x Marika Hackman: I Hold – Song of The Day (The Line of Best Fit, Nov)

Spector live review (Gigs In Paris, Oct)

TV blog: Made in Chelsea s6 (The Guardian, Oct)

Chanel Goes Gaelic (Vogue Pars/Huff Po, Oct)

Top summer fashion collaborations (Vogue Paris/Huff Po, Sep)

Paris meets London (Vogue Paris/Huff Po, Aug) 

Icky Blossoms review (Zero Core zine, Jun – opens as PDF)

TV blog: My Mad Fat Diary (The Guardian, Feb) 

On the anti-feminism of I Give It A Year (The Vagenda, Feb)

(And here and here you’ll find two (Field Music and Maximo Park respectively) of around six or seven live reviews I wrote for The Fly between 2011-2013  which I managed to salvage before the site ended).


Music blog: Why Made in Chelsea has the best soundtrack on TV (The Guardian, Dec)

Hooded Fang live review at The Cluny, Newcastle (NME magazine, Nov – opens as PDF)

Comment piece: Woman’s Hour Power List (The Guardian, Oct)

TV blog: Cuckoo (The Guardian, Oct)

The Hard Sell – Lancôme (The Guardian Guide, Oct)

Comment piece: The return of MySpace (The Guardian, Sep)

Brainchild festival review (The Guardian, Jul)

Webseries feature (The Guardian Guide, May)

The Hard Sell – HTC (The Guardian Guide, Apr)

The Hard Sell – Cartier (The Guardian Guide, Mar)

Students’ healthy eating blog (Trekstock, Mar)


TV blog: Young Apprentice (The Guardian, Nov)


Neon Indian interview (The 405, Sep) 

Underage Festival 2010 review (Artrocker Magazine, Sep)


BBC Emerging proms review (Converse Music, Dec)

Underage Festival 2009 review (Artrocker Magazine, Sep)

Camden X Crawl review (Artrocker Magazine, Apr)


Live review: Underage Festival xmas special  (Dazed Digital, Dec)

Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man interview (, Jul – opens as PDF)