Fresh writing



With the new year comes my annual update (they really ought to be semi-annual but hey, I got stuff going on) of links to recent writing. Much of the work that I’m proudest of (e.g., big retrospective pieces on Leonard Cohen, Siouxsie & The Banshees, the New York Dolls, Sly Stone and more) is in the print version of Uncut magazine and its Ultimate Music Guide series. I like my recent reviews in Sight & Sound too. So find them on your nearest newsstand, should your city happen to still have one of those!

Also be pleased to get a great meaty piece in Variety about the TIFF Short Cuts program that occupies much of my focus these days.


On the occasion of Sid & Nancy playing TIFF Bell Lightbox.

On Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell.

On The Man from Mo’Wax.


On Dead Can Dance’s Dionysus.

On Cocteau Twins’ underrated final years.

On the golden age of indie disco, complete with playlist.


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