Selected articles

‘I worked in horror films. Now I’m an undertaker’: arts workers who had to find new jobs – The Guardian – October 2020

The Inspiring Magic of Beverly Glenn-Copeland, by Robyn, Blood Orange, Moses Sumney and more – WePresent – October 2020

Róisín Murphy profile – Sunday Times Culture – September 2020

Bettye LaVette: ‘James Brown would have fired Kanye West 12 times’ – The Guardian – August 2020

Iconic Festival Sets: L7, Reading 1992: riffs, mud fights and a flying bloody tampon – The Guardian – July 2020

Lido Pimienta: ‘Living in my skin is an act of revolution’ – WePresent – June 2020

Feminist Rap Group in Iceland Looks Abroad After Making a Stir at Home – The New York Times – May 2020

Tony Allen: the Afrobeat maverick who blazed a trail across the globe – The Guardian – May 2020

Kelly Lee Owens: ‘I still have to fight to not be seen as just the singer’ – Guardian Guide – May 2020

‘I’m sharing a bed with the bass player’: bands trapped in lockdown together – The Guardian – April 2020

Thundercat: ‘I was always that guy missing a shoe, covered in blood’ – Guardian Guide – April 2020

Flohio: ‘My music’s not for everyone’ – Q – April 2020

Pongo Turns Her Struggles Into Pop – The New York Times – February 2020

Caribou interview – The Sunday Times – February 2020

Georgia interview – Q – January 2020

The Lijadu Sisters obituary – The Guardian – November 2019

AJ Tracey interview: ‘I had to do everything on my own’ – Observer New Review – October 2019

Angel Olsen interview – Sunday Times Culture – September 2019

Inside Ecuador’s burgeoning electronic music scene – Mixmag – September 2019

Sarathy Korwar interview: Beyond the Stereotypes, a New View of Indian Music – The New York Times – August 2019

Afrobeats: music’s next big thing – Davido Interview – The Sunday Times – August 2019

Sho Madjozi’s Mixed Up, Pan-African Rap – The New York Times – August 2019

Sam Fender: “I don’t want to cling onto the ‘class hero’ thing” – Observer New Review – August 2019

Mark Ronson interview: ‘Self-deprecation can seem like a false character trait to make you endearing’ – The Independent – June 2019

Calling Occupant Of Interplanetary Craft: Matias Aguayo Interviewed – The Quietus – June 2019

Fat White Family Is Trying To Start A Rebellion, Messily – The New York Times – May 2019

Idles interview – the Bristol punks playing their their strength and sensitivity – Sunday Times Culture – March 2019

‘This cuts across society’: how singeli music went from Tanzania to the world – The Guardian – December 2018

Nyege Nyege Festival: an African electronic utopia at the source of the River Nile – reports in Mixmag (November 2018) and The Wire (December 2018)

Rosalía: The Pop Star Bringing Flamenco to a New Generation – New York Times – November 2018

A Sweaty Night Out in London’s New Jazz Scene – New York Times – October 2018

Johnny Borrell doesn’t care what you think about Razorlight. Or does he? – The Independent – October 2018

Nadine Shah interview – Observer New Review – September 2018

‘Son of Immigrants, Black and Gay’: A D.J. Breaks Barriers in France – New York Times – August 2018

What the Womad visa fiasco tells us about live music in Brexit Britain – The Guardian – August 2018

Nina Kraviz: ‘People were suspicious of a pretty woman making music’ – The Guardian – July 2018

Nídia Is Bringing the Sound of Lisbon’s Ghettos to the World – The New York Times – June 2018

Kamasi Washington, figurehead of the new jazz revival – Observer New Review – June 2018

Diablo Cody on Tully – and the Juno backlash – G2 Film & Music – May 2018

The British jazz explosion: meet the musicians rewriting the rulebook – Observer New Review – April 2018

Diplo in Pakistan: ‘Being a white America, you have zero cultural capital’ – G2 Film & Film – March 2018

Mike Skinner: The World On The Street – Mr Porter’s Journal – February 2018

Moses Sumney: ‘I have an obsession with loneliness, singledom, isolation’ – The Observer New Review – October 2017

Holly Blakey: the dance punk who turned Coldplay into disco chimps – The Guardian – July 2017

Boy Better Know cover story – The Guardian – June 2017

Making sounds with Suzanne Ciani, America’s first female synth hero – The Guardian – May 2017

Noga Erez: ‘I get told by people not to talk about what is happening in Israel’ – Observer New Review – May 2017

James Van Der Beek: ‘I lived in fear of teenage girls’ – The Guardian – May 2017

Master blaster: the woman making Björk, Aphex Twin and Eno sound so good – Mandy Parnell interview – The Guardian – February 2017

Remembering Trash: the London club night that defined the rock’n’rave era – The Guardian – January 2017

Meet J Balvin, Latin America’s answer to Drake and Kanye – The Guardian – November 2016

Idris Elba: ‘As an actor I’m always reading someone else’s thoughts. What about my own thoughts?’ – The Guide – December 2015

Lightning-fast pianist Lubomyr Melnyk: ‘When I play I turn into an eagle flying’ – The Guardian – November 2015

Benga: ‘Nobody wants to come clean, let alone an artist’ – The Guide – October 2015

Last dance: how London’s after-hours clubbing scene finally faded out – The Guardian – October 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: ‘I can’t tell what I’m supposed to keep private now’ – The Guardian – June 2015

Bahidorá and the rise of Mexican music festivals: paradise but with more hipsters – The Guardian – March 2015

Arca: ‘Nothing is off limits emotionally’ – The Guide – October 2014

DJ Sprinkles: ‘Music is the least interesting thing about clubs’ – The Guide – October 2014

DJ Harvey: ‘Good artists borrow, great artists steal’ – The Guide – July 2014

Evian Christ: from teacher training to Kanye West’s inner circle – The Guide – March 2014

Kelis: from dance diva to soul queen and qualified cook – The Guide – March 2014

3rdEyeGirl on Prince, ping pong and women in music who ‘treat their bodies like meat’ – The Guardian – September 2014