I'm a journalist, broadcaster and occasional DJ based in London. I am about 77% less serious than I appear in this photo.
I write, edit and present things across music, film, TV and the arts and my work has appeared in the Guardian, Observer New Review, The Times, The Independent, Q, NME, Dazed, i-D, Vice, Mixmag, The Quietus, Evening Standard, BBC Music and beyond. In my 12+ years as a journalist, I've gone on the razz with Idris Elba, shoe-shopping with Queens of the Stone Age, partying with a holographic pop star, grilled Kurupt FM on a rooftop and corralled Boy Better Know for their first cover shoot.
Prior to going freelance, I was the Deputy Editor at weekly arts and entertainment magazine the Guide, where I put notable cultural figures such as Skepta, Björk, Four Tet, ANOHNI, Mica Levi and – yup – Gordon the Gopher on the cover. I also created a Facebook Live series where I got to sit around in Caitlin Moran's kitchen and got a guided tour of Wolfgang Tillmans' Tate show, hosted a Guardian x NTS radio series with guests including Stewart Lee, Neneh Cherry and Bobby Gillespie, and presented four shows for Beats 1 with Christine and the Queens, Lady Leshurr and Metronomy.
Back in the Jurassic Period, I was the youngest section editor at Time Out, where I ran the clubbing and nightlife pages, covering everything from the then-nascent grime and dubstep scenes to clubs closures and bizarre DJ trends, including accidentally inventing the short-lived craze “micro-clubbing”.
Currently I have a monthly radio show on Worldwide FM, where I explore new music from around the world and pretend I am the next Kirsty Young. I like to interview people, and have hosted Q&As with the likes of Annie Lennox, Ata Kak, Haim, Holly Herndon and Nina Kraviz, as well as an awards ceremony, The Oram Awards, to celebrate women in electronic music.
I also co-run The Music Circle's fundraising event Rumble In The Jumble, which has raised thousands of £££ 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 many more.