Alan Ashton-Smith

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Alan Ashton-Smith was born in Liverpool in and now lives in Leicester. Having made forays into academic, music-related and creative writing, he contrived to bring the three to a point of intersection with the completion of a PhD thesis on Gypsy Punk. He is the author of Gypsy Music: The Balkans and Beyond, published in 2017 by Reaktion (UK) and the University of Chicago Press (US), a book that sets out to answer the question of what Gypsy music actually is by exploring its relationship with place. He has been writing about music since 2010, principally for MusicOMH and the now defunct Shout4Music, where he was Live Reviews Editor; and has reviewed books for PopMatters. Alan tweets sporadically at @alanashtonsmith
Alan Ashton-Smith

Articles by Alan Ashton-Smith

Ane Brun – How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow (Album Reviews)
Tiña – Positive Mental Health Music (Album Reviews)
Ane Brun – After The Great Storm (Album Reviews)
Richard Dawson @ Barbican, London (Live Music Reviews)
The Divine Comedy – Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time (Album Reviews)
Idles – Ultra Mono (Album Reviews)
Doves – The Universal Want (Album Reviews)
Young Knives – Barbarians (Album Reviews)
Girl Friday – Androgynous Mary (Album Reviews)
Alison Mosshart – Sound Wheel (Album Reviews)
Nadine Shah – Kitchen Sink (Album Reviews)
Bo Ningen – Sudden Fictions (Album Reviews)
Jehnny Beth – To Love Is To Live (Album Reviews)
Erland Cooper – Hether Blether (Album Reviews)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Viscerals (Album Reviews)
Melt Yourself Down – 100% YES (Album Reviews)
The Gipsy Kings: “To us it’s just our music, and it feels good” – Q&A (Interviews)
Wrangler – A Situation (Album Reviews)
Dubioza Kolektiv – #fakenews (Album Reviews)
Lina_Raül Refree – Lina_Raül Refree // Lee Ranaldo & Raül Refree – Names of North End Women (Album Reviews)
Esben And The Witch – Nowhere (Album Reviews)