Category Music Journalism

Modern Baseball: meet the band tackling pop-punk’s crude image

A feature on Modern Baseball and the maturation of pop-punk, for The Guardian.

How Mainstream Emo Made Us Talk About Mental Health

Despite moral panic and tabloid witch hunts, mainstream emo threw a mirror up to what has long been overlooked in society: that kids need help, and they should be taken seriously.

Trying and Failing Spectacularly: How Sam Ray Defines the Indefinable

Talking music, myths, and heroin with the mastermind behind Teen Suicide and Ricky Eat Acid

Prince Wrote About Women in a Way That Most Contemporary Male Artists Still Can’t

Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.

Life After the Vivid Dream: How Grimes Almost Got Sick of Herself

An interview with Claire Boucher about her evolution, Art Angels, and how the media ruined Grimes.

Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves: taking the feminist fight to punk’s patriarchy

A feature on how Meredith Graves is confronting punk’s entrenched sexism and encouraging others to do the same, for The Guardian.

Moments in the Void #1: A Diary of UK DIY

The first instalment of a Pitchfork column on UK DIY.