Selected articles


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

'There's this idea that mothers are completely selfless': Diablo Cody on Tully – and the Juno backlash - G2 Film & Music - May 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

One to watch: Kojey Radical - Observer New Review - August 2017

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

Boy Better Know: ‘We should have been playing big festivals six years ago’ - 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

Rae Sremmurd on Black Beatles and why Up Like Trump made them ‘prophets’ - The Guardian - January 2017

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

Bat For Lashes: 'Even in Sex And The City, the single girls end up with someone' - The Guide - May 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

I DJ, therefore I am: Floating Points on musical experiments and marathon sets - The Guardian - October 2015

Benga: 'Nobody wants to come clean, let alone an artist' - The Guide - October 2015

Julia Holter: ‘People just want to conquer somebody’ - The Guide - September 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: 'I can't tell what I'm supposed to keep private now' - The Guardian - June 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

Features and interviews

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

Meet Me in the Bathroom, an aural history of the last true rock n’roll music scene – New York 2001-2010 - iD - August 2017

'Start the fans, please!' How The Crystal Maze made a comeback - The Guardian - June 2017 

Why Hidden Figures should win the best picture Oscar - The Guardian - February 2017

My favorite best picture Oscar winner: Titanic - The Guardian - February 2017

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

Babyface: the king of the love-song generation is back - The Guardian - December 2015

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

If you're short, what do you see at a gig? The top of Brian May's hair - The Guardian - July 2015

Glastonbury 2015 after dark – ravers seek unbridled dance hedonism - The Guardian - June 2015

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

What I Learned From Growing Up Nu-Metal In British Suburbia - VICE - February 2015

Hatsune Miku: Japan’s holographic pop star might be the future of music - The Guide - December 2014

Damon Albarn and his sister Jessica on their special relationship - Observer Magazine - June 2014

Nigeria's Lijadu Sisters return to reclaim their Afrobeat throne - The Guide - March 2014

Where are all the female DJs? - The Guardian - June 2013

Oh, and that time I went fire-eating…