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

Grandbrothers @ Islington Assembly Hall, London (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Caterina Barbieri @ Barbican, London (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Bill Callahan – YTI⅃AƎЯ (Album Reviews)
Anaïs Mitchell interview – “Bonny Light Horseman songs are collective musical exploration, part archaeological and part psychedelic” (Music Interviews)
Björk – Fossora (Album Reviews)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds review, All Points East, London (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Fleet Foxes @ Islington Assembly Hall, London (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Festival Review: WOMAD 2022 (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Nina Nastasia – Riderless Horse (Album Reviews)
Kristin Hersh: “I wanted it to sound like you’re waking up on someone’s floor. That’s something I’ve done a lot” – Interview (Music Interviews)
The Rolling Stones @ BST Hyde Park, London (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Bob Mould @ Riverside, Newcastle (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
William Basinski & London Contemporary Orchestra @ Barbican, London (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Calexico’s Joey Burns: “This album represents the things I love most, a mix of cultures, languages and musical genres” – Interview (Music Interviews)
London Music Festivals 2022 Preview: 11 essential summer capital picks (Previews)
UK Festivals 2022 Preview: 10 music extravaganzas not to be missed (Previews)
Low @ St George’s Church, Brighton (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Calexico – El Mirador (Album Reviews)
Daniel Rossen – You Belong There (Album Reviews)
Vashti Bunyan @ Barbican, London (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra – The Unfolding (Album Reviews)