• Behind the Merch table

    Behind the Merch table

    I recently had the privilege of working the merch table for melancholic doom siren Jayn Maiven’s DARKHER, as she played a packed out local show at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. One of my favourite musicians, as well as a good friend; it’s always a delight to be part of the crew – whether…

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  • A New Year’s Missive

    A New Year’s Missive

    In this interim week of crapulent self-indulgence, there’s nothing more fitting (unlike one’s trousers) than looking back over the past twelve months. A year which has seen triumph and tragedy alike. Coming into the first free year since lockdown, things were always going to be unsteady. Eager to reconnect with others and embrace new challenges,…

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  • Bradford Invades Britain

    Bradford Invades Britain

    Way back at the turn of the century, November 2000 to be precise; The Enchanted threw together a small UK tour alongside Bradford bands Bloodstream and Purity Cries. Our first extended endeavour, we found great success in overcoming the challenges of getting to and from venues and making sure folk turned up. With an aesthetic…

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  • Something (rather than nothing)

    Something (rather than nothing)

    Back in January 2022, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Rachel Lally for the Art and Philosophy podcast Something (rather than nothing). Over the course of an hour, we covered an eclectic mix of esoteric subjects. Starting with the humble village life, and finishing somewhere around the end of the universe. Along the…

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