David Meller

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David was born in Stockport but his heart has, most of the time, been up the road in Manchester. This was confirmed when, aged 15, he turned up for a day at school wearing a fisherman’s cap and baggy Stone Roses t-shirt: a young, chubby Reni. People thought he looked like an idiot; he’d like to think he was ahead of the comeback curve. Eventually, after exhausting all things Factory, David found Belle and Sebastian, The Velvet Underground and Pavement and the like. He also began creating zines with his friends, one of which was defaced by The Fall’s Mark E Smith (it did feature a picture of him gurning). After a year in London, he studied Journalism and English Literature at the University of Salford and did bits for This is Fake DIY. After graduating, he wrote about Stockport County and general footballing issues for When Saturday Comes and has been published on the London Review of Books Blog where he lived out a journalistic fantasy by, idiotically, going into the heart of the Manchester riots. By day, David is a data manager in a secondary school. Spreadsheets by day, writing by night. Well, sometimes. David is on Twitter @davidpmeller.
David Meller

Articles by David Meller

Hannah Peel @ Castle Hotel, Manchester (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
School Of Language – Old Fears (Album Reviews)
patten – ESTOILE NAIANT (Album Reviews)
Penguin Cafe – The Red Book (Album Reviews)
Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights (Album Reviews)
Tinariwen – Emmaar (Album Reviews)
Mark McGuire – Along The Way (Album Reviews)
Martin Creed – Mind Trap (Album Reviews)
Low @ Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Robyn Hitchcock @ Band On The Wall, Manchester (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Roy Harper @ Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Spotlight: Morrissey – Autobiography (Music Features, Spotlights)
Los Campesinos! – No Blues (Album Reviews)
Drenge @ East Village Arts Club, Liverpool (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Chrome Hoof – Chrome Black Gold (Album Reviews)
Islet – Released By The Movement (Album Reviews)
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) (Album Reviews)
Lisa Knapp – Hidden Seam (Album Reviews)
Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides (Album Reviews)
Barbarossa – Bloodlines (Album Reviews)
Festival Review: Manchester International Festival 2013 (Live Music + Gig Reviews)