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

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 (Music 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)
Laibach – The Sound of Music (Album Reviews)
Art Brut – Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out (Album Reviews)
Darren Hayman – Thankful Villages Vol. 3 (Album Reviews)
Kurt Vile – Bottle It In (Album Reviews)
John Grant – Love Is Magic (Album Reviews)
Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams (Album Reviews)
Wooden Shjips – V (Album Reviews)
Beach House – 7 (Album Reviews)
Alexis Taylor – Beautiful Thing (Album Reviews)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food (Album Reviews)
Goat Girl – Goat Girl (Album Reviews)
Levellers – We The Collective (Album Reviews)
The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl (Album Reviews)
Creep Show – Mr Dynamite (Album Reviews)