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

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)
Agnes Obel – Myopia (Album Reviews)
Dan Deacon @ Scala, London (Live Music Reviews)
Devendra Banhart @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (Live Music Reviews)
Robert Henke: CBM 8032 AV @ Barbican, London (Live Music Reviews)
Les Amazones D’Afrique – Amazones Power (Album Reviews)
Sukanya @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Field Music – Making A New World (Album Reviews)
Ride @ Barbican, London (Live Music Reviews)
Hayden Thorpe @ Cecil Sharp House, London (Live Music Reviews)
A Celebration Of Talk Talk & Mark Hollis @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Live Music Reviews)
Billy Bragg @ Islington Assembly Hall, London (Live Music Reviews)
Herbie Hancock with LA Phil/Dudamel @ Barbican, London (Live Music Reviews)
Weyes Blood @ Electric Brixton, London (Live Music Reviews)
Sean O’Hagan: “I thought, if Tyler, The Creator’s doing it, I’ll do it!” – Interview (Interviews)
Anna Meredith – FIBS (Album Reviews)