British music journalist. He has been Features Editor of Melody Maker and Deputy Editor of Uncut. He went freelance in January 2007. Since then he has written books on Gang Of Four and Wire, and written for the Guardian, the Sunday Times Culture section, Telegraph Arts & Books, the Mail On Sunday Live Night & Day, the Daily Express, Record Collector, MOJO, Classic Rock, Classic Pop and Prog, The Scotsman and the Jewish Chronicle. He also writes reviews for Q and his Head of Music Journalism at BIMM.