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

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)
Lost Horizons’ Simon Raymonde: “I wanted to try to broaden this album out to something more soulful” – Interview (Interviews)
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Invisible Cities (Album Reviews)
Tindersticks – Distractions (Album Reviews)
Mogwai – As The Love Continues (Album Reviews)
Tindersticks’ Stuart Staples: “I needed to be in a place I hadn’t been before” – Interview (Interviews)
Hilang Child: “I write uplifting music to represent the feelings I want to be having” – Interview (Interviews)
Grandbrothers – All The Unknown (Album Reviews)
Hilang Child – Every Mover (Album Reviews)
Paul McCartney – McCartney III (Album Reviews)
Orwell – Parcelle Brillante (Album Reviews)
Moses Boyd – Dark Matter (Album Reviews)
Calexico – Seasonal Shift (Album Reviews)