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

AMMAR 808 – Global Control / Invisible Invasion (Album Reviews)
AMMAR 808: “I’m always looking for intense rhythms, I’ve always been into intense music” – Interview (Interviews)
Afel Bocoum – Lindé (Album Reviews)
Bill Callahan – Gold Record (Album Reviews)
Matmos – The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises In Group Form (Album Reviews)
Pavel Kolesnikov / Samson Tsoy @ Bold Tendencies, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
James Dean Bradfield – Even In Exile (Album Reviews)
Oddfellow’s Casino – Burning! Burning! (Album Reviews)
Max Richter – Voices (Album Reviews)
Max Richter: “It’s a legitimate thing for a creative work to have an activist dimension” – Interview (Interviews)
Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers (Album Reviews)
Bing & Ruth – Species (Album Reviews)
Stuart Moxham & Louis Philippe – The Devil Laughs (Album Reviews)
Julianna Barwick – Healing Is A Miracle (Album Reviews)
NZCA LINES: “Everything was raw and I felt angry, I was trying to make music that was exciting for me” – Interview (Interviews)
NZCA LINES – Pure Luxury (Album Reviews)
Keleketla! – Keleketla! (Album Reviews)
Sarah Jarosz: “I have to keep believing music can be healing. It has been for me” – Interview (Interviews)
Norah Jones – Pick Me Up Off The Floor (Album Reviews)
Norah Jones: “The world is falling down around us, and it has been for a while” – Interview (Interviews)
Brigid Mae Power – Head Above The Water (Album Reviews)