Academia

‘I Can’t Seem To Stay A Fixed Ideal: Self-Design & Self-Harm in Subcultures’. An academic journal article in Punk & Post-Punk

A conference paper entitled 'Pop Manifestos and Nosebleed Art-Rock: What Was The Point Of Post-Punk?'

Thesis on self-design in post-punk subculture now available online



Journalism

Interview with Sara Hawys Roberts, author of Richey Edwards memoir ‘Withdrawn Traces’ (for 3:AM Magazine)

Excerpts from ‘Albion’s Secret History- Snapshots Of England’s Pop Rebels And Outsiders’ in 3 AM Magazine

Over the last couple of months 3AM Magazine have been trailing chapters of a book of mine, titled ‘Albion’s Secret History- Snapshots Of England’s Pop Rebels And Outsiders’ (currently out for review.)

Excerpts from ‘Albion’s Secret History

The volume seeks to cast light on unappreciated aspects of English culture, which have contributed of the nation’s view of itself. Shying away from the narrative that dutifully follows The Beatles, The Sex Pistols and Oasis in this volume I turn to influencers as eclectic as Aldous Huxley, Shelagh Delaney, PJ Harvey, Patrick Wolf and The Libertines.

Over the last couple of months 3AM Magazine have been trailing chapters of a book of mine, titled ‘Albion’s Secret History- Snapshots Of England’s Pop Rebels And Outsiders’ (which is currently out for review.)

The volume seeks to cast light on unappreciated aspects of English culture, which have contributed of the nation’s view of itself. Shying away from the narrative that dutifully follows The Beatles, The Sex Pistols and Oasis in this volume I turn to influencers as eclectic as Aldous Huxley, Shelagh Delaney, PJ Harvey, Patrick Wolf and The Libertines.

The three chapters 3AM have published so far can be found through the below links:


Cherubs, Zeros, Glass Children & Swans – Symbolism in Lyrics of The Smashing Pumpkins

‘The New Spoilt’- A Review Of Tariq Goddard’s novel ‘Nature And Necessity’

Magick, Sex, William Blake & Lewis Carroll: Brett Anderson’s Apocalyptic Visions

The New Europeans – Depeche Mode, Ultravox, Hurts and Disco Lento

The Other Morrissey – Euro 96, TFI Friday and My Summer With Des

Archives of Pain: Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible

Mark Fisher, Neoliberalism and the Hall of Mirrors (for 3:am magazine)

'Apocalypse Now Then': A Review Of 'An Audience With Jimmy Savile' for The Needle

‘The Sound Of The Haunted North’- an article on researching a novel about the Northern music scene of the 80’s

‘This Crisis Has Given Us Power- It’s Time To Use It: An Interview with Jehnny Beth of Savages

‘Synthesisers Are Extremely Versatile’: An Interview with Helen Marnie of Ladytron

‘I Get Off On Intense Atmospheres’: An Interview with Gazelle Twin

‘Gazelle Twin: Unflesh’: album review’

‘The Manic Street Preachers - Re-open The Holy Bible’

'The Darker Side Of The Human Psyche'- a piece on fairy stories and psychology, for New Trespass Magazine

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