I'm a freelance journalist, broadcaster and occasional DJ based in London, specialising in music, pop culture and global nightlife.
My work has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian, Observer New Review, The Times, The Independent, Q, The Wire, NME, Dazed, i-D, Vice, Stylist, Mr Porter, Mixmag, Songlines, The Quietus, BBC Music and beyond. I present a monthly show on Worldwide FM, where I pretend I am the millennial answer to Kirsty Young. In March 2019 I launched a podcast called The Last Bohemians, profiling fearless women and maverick outsiders in the arts like Bonnie Greer and Cosey Fanni Tutti. For book things, I am represented by Kevin Pocklington at North Lit Agency.
Prior to going freelance, I was the Deputy Editor at arts and entertainment magazine the Guardian Guide and the Clubbing Editor at Time Out London. I've gone on the razz with Idris Elba, shoe-shopping with Queens of the Stone Age, partied with a holographic pop star and co-hosted radio shows on NTS with Stewart Lee, Neneh Cherry, Bobby Gillespie and Matthew Herbert. I’m a regular on 6Music’s Roundtable programme and have appeared on BBC 4’s Front Row.
I like to interview people in front of an audience and have presented Q&As with excellent people like Annie Lennox, Haim, Kelis, The Black Madonna and Nina Kraviz, as well as the inaugural Oram Awards, celebrating women in electronic music. You can see me interviewing Christine & The Queens in her 2018 Apple Music documentary – my elbow has a starring role.
Other stuff! Each year I oversee a fundraising event called Rumble In The Jumble, which has raised over £100,000 for Oxfam's projects in the DRC, Myanmar and its Refugee Appeal, and has featured donations from Kate Moss, Elton John, Florence Welch, Noel Gallagher, Mark Ronson and more. In 2017 I programmed the music for new Paddington hotel The Pilgrm. Sometimes I get asked to voice Noel Gallagher’s TV adverts. I’m also an AIM Awards judge, as well as the voice of the ceremony, a bit like an indie music Our Graham.
Over the years I’ve DJ’ed places like Field Day, End of the Road, Somerset House, Kensington Palace and from the ballroom at Torture Garden to a sandstorm at the Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi. I’ve soundtracked BBC Woman’s Hour’s 70th Birthday celebrations and I once made Channel 4’s Jon Snow dance to Uptown Funk.
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