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Small Hours coverage

My John Martyn biography, Small Hours: The Long Night Of John Martyn, has been out now for two months. More so than ever, I would love...

Small Hours - Exclusive Videos

Back in March, I asked five artists I know and admire if they would like to help launch Small Hours virtually (this was, of course, right...

May pieces

I interviewed the writer Pete Paphides about his memoir, Broken Greek, for the book pages of the Radio Times, and wrote a column for the...

April 2020 articles

I have written the cover story for the new Uncut magazine. It is about Prince’s purplest purple patch (1984-1986), with the central focus...

Mark Hollis 1955 – 2019

I was very sad to hear of the death of Mark Hollis on Monday, February 25, 2019. The music he made with Talk Talk, and the solo album he...

Cowboy Song – PopMatters review

A tremendously positive 10 / 10 review of Cowboy Song has appeared on PopMatters: ‘It is … difficult not to acknowledge that Cowboy Song...

Cowboy Song – US Press

Cowboy Song in the US includes reviews by Under the Radar, Austin Chronicle, and a feature in Houston Press. I was also pleased to get...

Cowboy Song – US edition

Cowboy Song is published in the US this week, by Chicago Review Press. It is available at all the usual outlets, including Amazon and...

Behind The Locked Door: US paperback

Behind The Locked Door was published in paperback in the US at the end of 2016. Here are recent reviews from the Houston Press and from...

Cowboy Song coverage

There has been lots of activity around the publication of Cowboy Song on February 25. Here is a summary of some of it, with links where...

Words & Guitars

As part of the publicity for Cowboy Song, I wrote about a handful of my favourite music books for Words & Guitars

Thin Lizzy – 10 of the Best

As part of the publicity for Cowboy Song, I wrote a 10 of the Best feature on Thin Lizzy for the Guardian.

BBC Radio 4 Today programme

I spoke about Cowboy Song on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Also features Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham. You can listen to the...