Steven Johnson

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Steven grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne, raised on a wholesome musical diet of The Smiths, R.E.M. and The Stone Roses (radical, huh?). Three years at university in Sheffield saw him make his first tentative foray into the world of music journalism, writing for the student newspaper. It is possible he spent almost as much time inside The Leadmill as he did inside lecture halls. He pretty much decided to move to London one night in 1998 whilst watching Sparklehorse and Neutral Milk Hotel play a (literally life-changing) gig at the sadly defunct Newcastle Riverside, attracted by the bewilderingly heady prospect of being able to do this kind of thing ridiculously often. Which, once relocated in the capital, he promptly did. He might still obsess over bands like Low, Yo La Tengo and Teenage Fanclub but equally loves the thrill of discovering new sounds.
Steven Johnson

Articles by Steven Johnson

Maxïmo Park @ EartH, London (Live Music Reviews)
Damon Albarn @ Shakespeare’s Globe, London (Live Music Reviews)
Arab Strap: “Our music’s intimate points have changed from being about dirty bed sheets to children’s films” – Interview (Interviews)
Teenage Fanclub: “We’ve always resisted becoming a heritage band” – Interview (Interviews)
Lucy Gooch: “I wanted to make something more experimental with a dissonance and eeriness to it” – Interview (Interviews)
Spellling – The Turning Wheel (Album Reviews)
Roddy Woomble: “I’ve spent 20 years making guitar music, but this new album involved a different approach” – Interview (Interviews)
Lambchop – Showtunes (Album Reviews)
Murcof – The Alias Sessions (Album Reviews)
Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner: “I was looking for something less structured, something I hadn’t done before” – Interview (Interviews)
Colleen – The Tunnel And The Clearing (Album Reviews)
Murcof: “I feel attracted to music and sounds that evoke a sense of mystery or otherworldliness” – Q&A (Interviews)
Teenage Fanclub – Endless Arcade (Album Reviews)
Ballaké Sissoko – Djourou (Album Reviews)
Oddfellow’s Casino – The Cult Of Water (Album Reviews)
Flock Of Dimes: “Music is the only way I know to process my feelings fully” – Interview (Interviews)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! (Album Reviews)
Flock Of Dimes – Head Of Roses (Album Reviews)
Clark – Playground In A Lake (Album Reviews)
Arab Strap – As Days Get Dark (Album Reviews)
Smerz – Believer (Album Reviews)