Journalist, interviewer, writer, BBC Radio 4 documentary maker, lecturer, arts critic, events host, prize judge, professional Welsh person, romantic, geek. Writing regularly published in the Observer, Guardian, Radio Times, Hole & Corner, Supplement, The Pool, The Quietus, Caught By The River and more. Email me if you fancy.

Latest Work

 

Doorstepping, Radio 4 series about what homes means to us in 2017, broadcasting every day between Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August, from 1.45pm – 2pm

Live interviews with Shirley Collins at Green Man in August, and bestselling beauty writer Sali Hughes in Cardiff, and author Laura Barnett with musician Kathryn Williams in London

Radio Times cover story with Paul Merton

Observer profile on Harry Styles, interviews with Min Kym, Public Service Broadcasting, Thurston Moore and Alex Neilson, features on Saint Etienne and the Pet Shop Boys, and weekly Guardian folk music reviews

Over The Border column about moving to the Welsh Borders for Caught By The River

New Order live at the Manchester International Festival for The Quietus

Interviews with Arts of Noise and Proms composer Hannah Kendall in current issues of Hole & Corner, and Alexis Taylor in current issue of Supplement

Cosey Fanni Tutti memoir review in the New Statesman

Back Catalogue

Standalone documentary The Shock, broadcast April 2017, Radio Times, Guardian and Radio 4 Pick of the Week.

Cover interviews with Paul McCartney (Q), Adele (The Gentlewoman), Claire Danes (Marie Claire), Rosamund Pike (In-Style), Robert Plant (The Word), Ellie Goulding (Cosmopolitan) and Zoe Ball (Red). Other substantial interviews (not all at the same time) include Björk, Tony Bennett, Joan Baez, Dolly Parton, Michael Stipe, Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher, Justin Timberlake, Peter Gabriel, Goldfrapp, Arcade Fire, Evan Dando, Lily Allen, the xx and Tony Benn.

Currently judge of the Nordic Music Prize. Judge of the Mercury Music Prize for six years, and the Scottish SAY Album of the Year Award, the Welsh Music Prize and the Penderyn Book Prize.