1st September, 2017

I'm writing again

Buoyed by experiential optimism, I want to highlight the ways digital technology can benefit well-being, and strengthen our connection to the natural world.

23rd August, 2017

The Shins

Rock City, Nottingham

12th August, 2017

Haven Festival, Copenhagen

The National, Bon Iver, Beach House, Feist, Iggy Pop, Band of Horses and many more. Refshaleøens, Copenhagen

23rd July, 2017

Newfoundland's Ninetieth Tely 10

Today, we completed Newfoundland's famous 10-mile road race.

4th July, 2017

Radiohead

Old Trafford, Manchester

29th March, 2017

Grandaddy

Rock City, Nottingham

4th March, 2017

X Japan

SSE Arena, Wembley, London

31st December, 2016

2016 in music

We lost David Bowie, and the world collapsed into the disturbing but not entirely unexpected populism of Brexit and Trump. Black voices mattered: Solange; Michael Kiwanuka; A Tribe Called Quest; Chance; the absolute brilliance of Frank Ocean. Here are my top albums, tracks, compilations and gigs of 2016.

16th December, 2016

Super Furry Animals

Fuzzy Logic & Radiator in full. Rock City, Nottingham

4th December, 2016

The Cure

This week we enjoyed three evenings with The Cure and The Twilight Sad: once at Manchester Arena, and twice at SSE Wembley.

31st December, 2015

2015 in music

I'm not sure 2015 was an especially memorable year for music, but I've made a commitment to these lists now. So, here we go with my top albums, tracks, compilations, and gigs.

18th November, 2015

The Maccabees

Rock City, Nottingham

13th March, 2015

Morrissey

Ice Arena, Nottingham

15th January, 2015

Wedding videos

Our highlights reel has arrived!

31st December, 2014

2014 in music

It was yet another cracking year for new music, and I consumed as much as possible, making my annual roundup as difficult as ever. To follow my 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 lists, here’s 2014. Let’s get on with it.