I produce a daily newsletter using Nuzzel. It features between four and 10 links to interesting reads from the past 24 hours. I cover technology, politics, cultural shifts and more. It includes commentary about each link. As I’ve previously explained, it’s a great way to make sure I read and analyse lots of different material … Read More
The recent EU referendum result has got me thinking about the future and how we make it better for everyone while looking forwards, not backwards. I’ve written a couple of articles on the topic over on Medium.
Following on from last October’s 10-track, 10-minute-long album, I’ve released some new The Star Fighter Pilot songs. I’m working on a new album, but for now you can get two tracks from the album plus a bonus track on Bandcamp…
Yes, it’s true. I’ve written about the whats and whys over on Medium, but here’s the crux of what I’ll be doing next: “At the start of May, I’ll be joining Tech North to put my time where my mouth is and telling the stories that are currently going untold. I’ll be digging out the … Read More
Every year I mean to write an ‘album of the year’ post, and this year I’ve managed it. The hotly-contested (well, not really) award goes to ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ by John Grant. I never really got into John Grant’s earlier stuff, and the fact it was on Bella Union, a label I associate with … Read More
I don’t really ‘do’ music news but no-one seems to have spotted this, so here I go. Matthew Freidberger, one half of one of my favourite bands ever, The Fiery Furnaces, has quietly released seven new tracks on Bandcamp under the name MR. FRIED BURGER/NEUE FRIEDBERGER OPER/M. Friedberger. It’s a ‘mixtape’ (in the hip-hop sense … Read More