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

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)
Cabane: “It was a serious consideration to think about only releasing one single physical copy” – Interview (Interviews)
Adrianne Lenker – Songs & Instrumentals (Album Reviews)
Erland Cooper @ Barbican, London (Live Music Reviews)
Machinedrum – A View Of U (Album Reviews)
Q&A: Kutiman (Interviews)
Richard Skelton – These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound (Album Reviews)
Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension (Album Reviews)
Fleet Foxes – Shore (Album Reviews)
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)