Here’s the second excerpt from my crowdfunding novel. Hope you enjoy it. If you like what you’re reading, now’s the time to support the book, by pre-ordering/pledging via the link underneath. Thanks! The first famous person I saw here was Ian Curtis. He wasn’t just the first famous person I saw here; he was the […]Read more "Excerpt no. 2 from Felix Romsey’s Afterparty"
I’m crowdfunding my third novel with UNBOUND right now! Felix Romsey’s Afterparty can be pledged for in digital or paperback formats on its very own webpage here. See a video of me yapping about it BELOW. Felix Romsey’s Afterparty is a rock festival with a big difference. Put it this way: this year’s lineup includes Elliott […]Read more "MY THIRD NOVEL, CROWDFUNDING WITH UNBOUND NOW!"
What do you do when you’re a quirky, post-punky guitar band who once upon a time sold out Alexandra Palace? What do you do when you’re the second most successful noughties indie band from Leeds, forever in the shadow of a strangely named mob who turned to the pop side after their singer became a […]Read more "I’ve Been Detecting You"
Dear Diane I write to urge you to oppose the Article 50 bill. This bill is so basic and apologetic it may as well have been conceived on the back of a beer mat. It’s the latest in a series of witless actions from a Prime Minister whose only concern appears to be obsequiously appeasing […]Read more "My letter to my MP, re: Article 50 bill"
This time last year, I wrote in these very pages that my desire for music in 2016 was for “something that confuses the shit out of me while educating, entertaining and transporting me temporarily into another life, so that I remain incapable of even cooking my dinner.” Well, if there’s one thing that we’d have […]Read more "Transporting Me Temporarily Into Another Life – My Albums Of 2016"
In 1994, the rock band dEUS released Suds & Soda, a debut single suggesting a drunken fantasy jam between the Beastie Boys and The Pogues after a Faith No More concert. But the all-powerful British music press barely noticed the actual sound of the record. One could picture the journos sniggering over one of their marathon […]Read more "Polish Post-Punk, Estonian Electro And Czechpop: One Night In Budapest"
Forgive me if this sounds a bit pathetic, but it takes a lot for a book to hold my attention these days. Like everyone, I’m frantic from seven ‘til eleven, and even if I do manage to catch a few minutes of downtime, sitting in a chair to read instantly makes me feel like a […]Read more "Books Still Rock"