About

I’m a freelance music journalist and broadcaster based in Scotland.

I write, or have written for, publications including The Herald Newspaper, The Sunday Herald, Q Magazine, MOJO, Time Out, The Big Issue, The List, The Quietus and Plan B (RIP).

I also speak about music on BBC Radio Scotland, occasionally present (and regularly contribute to) BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth Show and BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway Show, and have contributed to BBC Radio 4. (And Radio Clyde, if you count the childhood incident that saw me extol the virtues of Wet Wet Wet live on-air before hollering Angel Eyes down the phone-line…)

I used to work at Mute Records in London (with Moby, Goldfrapp, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Erasure, CAN, Einsturzende Neubauten, etc etc), for D-E-F Artist Management (Robyn, Moby, Sparks, The Knife), and for Scotland’s Triptych Festival (Laurie Anderson, Herbie Hancock, Chuck D, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Grace Jones etc).

You can read more about my (not so) sordid past in this Life Is A Box Of Records feature for Glasgow Podcart

Here’s an interview I did with feminista pop activisits TYCI about work and such.

And here’s a list of some of the things my mother taught me.

If you’d like to contact me, please do so below. Thanks!