Apathetic Fabulosity! *My years as an Electroclash fan*

While everyone else in the world infatuated themselves with The Strokes and their retro rock revivalism, I threw my lot in with Electroclash, which immediately appealed to me on the most basic of levels. The aesthetic was both shiny and tacky, reveling in it's meretricious presentation. Electroclash was a brilliant mixture of super serious and… Continue reading Apathetic Fabulosity! *My years as an Electroclash fan*

The It Girl by Sleeper

Britpop fascinated me while I lived through it, because I never quite belonged to it, yet somehow it filled the charts and radio playlists with guitar bands. Even as a teenager, I felt something about Britpop was a little too masculine, overly laddish, which wasn't me at all. The entire scene, I'd later discover, was… Continue reading The It Girl by Sleeper

Return to Horror High

The school I spent nearly six years of my life has changed beyond recognition, but I've changed too. For years I wrote books for young adults, but somehow against the odds successfully switched the writing adult fiction. But while I wrote books for teenagers, I found myself touring, hitching my way around schools across Scotland.… Continue reading Return to Horror High

Lycanthropy by Patrick Wolf

I saw Patrick Wolf very early on in his career at the original Stereo while he was touring Lycanthropy. The gig wasn't very well attended, which made sense because Patrick was most definitely a cult artist at that point, beloved by critics and photographed for all the coolest magazines, who presented him as the coolest… Continue reading Lycanthropy by Patrick Wolf