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

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)
Sarah Jarosz – World On The Ground (Album Reviews)
One For Keeps: Teenage Fanclub – Grand Prix (One For Keeps)
Tim Burgess – I Love The New Sky (Album Reviews)
Modern Studies – The Weight Of The Sun (Album Reviews)
Damien Jurado – What’s New, Tomboy? (Album Reviews)
Santrofi – Alewa (Album Reviews)
Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter (Album Reviews)
Cornershop – England Is A Garden (Album Reviews)
The Murder Capital @ 100 Club, London (Live Music Reviews)
Big Thief @ Hammersmith Apollo, London (Live Music Reviews)
Preview: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2020 (Previews)
Douglas Dare – Milkteeth (Album Reviews)
Rebecca Foon – Waxing Moon (Album Reviews)