Box Sized DIE – suffocating death metal bands in the name of art

This morning I took a detour on the way to the office, up to 30 St Mary Annexe in the City Of London. Or The Gherkin, as it's better known. Outside the front entrance were a row of press photographers and smartly-dressed City types all eagerly snapping shots of death metal band, Unfathomable Ruin. I … Continue reading Box Sized DIE – suffocating death metal bands in the name of art

The CMU Podcast: Live – Episode 1

Last Tuesday, I pitched up at The Roundhouse in London for the first ever live recording of The CMU Podcast. It was a little nerve-wracking doing the show for the first time, with really no idea how it was going to turn out. But thankfully all went well. We had a great audience, and my … Continue reading The CMU Podcast: Live – Episode 1

The CMU Podcast is back… live!

Back in 2011, my colleague Chris Cooke and I started presenting a weekly, and later monthly podcast discussing the latest news and trends in the music industry. We always had a break over the summer, due to Chris being up in Edinburgh for the whole of August, working on Edinburgh Festival magazine ThreeWeeks. But last … Continue reading The CMU Podcast is back… live!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu live report for MTV Japan

Last week I was very exciting to have the opportunity to see Japanese popstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu perform live in London. I wrote an article about it for MTV Japan's English-language website, MTV 81, which you can read here.And if you've not yet acquainted yourself with her 2011 single 'PonPonPon', get on and do that … Continue reading Kyary Pamyu Pamyu live report for MTV Japan

Digital Music Trends 112

I was on the Digital Music Trends podcast again last week, this time with music industry analyst Mark Mulligan and Ben Sisario from The New York Times. In the show we discussed Soundcloud's new look, music discovery, Turntable.fm's revamp and the launch of its new Piki radio app, and iTunes 11. You can find more information on … Continue reading Digital Music Trends 112