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SIMON PRICE - Writer,
to the official* website of award-winning British music
broadcaster and club DJ, Simon Price.
More content (new and old)
arriving all the time. Have a look around - I hope you find something
Interviews: Simon has recently interviewed Duran Duran for The Guardian, interviewed John Lydon for Metro (link is to unedited transcript, not the published version), interviewed Foals for Metro, interviewed Years & Years for Metro, interviewed Tony Visconti for The Quietus, written a cover story about Benjamin Clementine for issue 17 of Hobo magazine, interviewed Marc Almond for The Quietus, and interviewed Rumer about her favourite albums for The Quietus.
Live Reviews: Simon has recently reviewed Chvrches live for Metro, reviewed Nero live for Metro, reviewed Sugarhill Gang & Melle Mel live for Metro, reviewed FFS (Franz Ferdinand Sparks) live for Metro, reviewed Hurts live in Berlin for The Quietus, reviewed British Sea Power live for The Quietus, Charli XCX live for Metro, reviewed Prince live
for Metro, reviewed
for Metro, reviewed Adam
Ant's Dirk Wears White Sox concert for Louder Than War, and reviewed The
Jesus And Mary Chain's Psychocandy concert for The Quietus.
Album Reviews: Simon has recently reviewed Squeeze's Cradle To The Grave album for Metro, reviewed New Order's Music Complete album for Metro, reviewed Lana Del Rey's Honeymoon album for Metro, reviewed Bring Me The Horizon's That's The Spirit album for Metro, reviewed Prince's HITNRUN album for Metro, reviewed Duran Duran's Paper Gods album for Metro, and reviewed Bjork's Vulnicura album for Metro.
The new issue of Q
now (U2 cover), in which Simon has reviewed albums by Richard Hawley, Gary Numan and The Band. (For
subscriptions, visit the Q website.)
Other Writing: Simon has also recently written about the link between Goth and mental health for The Guardian, written an in-depth history of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on its 40th anniversary for The Quietus, written a piece about the role of the music critic for Crack magazine, written an in-depth comparison of Arcadia and The Power Station for The Quietus, written an appreciation of Steve Strange for Bluffers, written a column on Independent Venue Week for Metro, and written a Bluffer's
Guide to Joni Mitchell, written a Bluffer's Guide to Dad's Army, and written an Alvin Stardust obituary for The Guardian.
Rediscoveries: a Soundgarden interview Simon did for House Of Dolls way back in 1989, and a Sugarcubes interview from the same year.
Club Nights: Simon's
glam-punk-trash club night Stay
Beautiful is back on Saturday 3rd October at
Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton (Facebook
event here). Simon's
alternative 80s night Spellbound
is back on Saturday 17th October at Komedia, Brighton (Facebook
New Year's Eve: Simon's alternative 80s night Spellbound
is throwing an Alternative 80s New Year's Eve Party at Komedia, Brighton. Tickets £15 in advance here (Facebook
DJ sets: Simon will be DJing as support act to ABC on Saturday 14th November at Worthing Pavilion. Tickets on sale here.
Television: Simon recently appeared in When Pop Ruled My Life: The Fans' Story on BBC4, talking about Manic Street Preachers, Siouxsie And The Banshees and fandom in general. The show is available on the iPlayer here until Monday 29th June. The Manics section can be seen permanently on Youtube here, and the Siouxsie section here.
Film: Simon recently hosted a Q&A with director Kieran Evans and a screening of his Manic Street Preachers documentary Culture, Alienation, Boredom & Despair for BAFTA Cymru in Cardiff. There's a short (3 mins) film about it, including interviews with Simon and Kieran, here. Simon
also recently appeared in a Manic
documentary, The Holy
Bible: My Testament, made by
Cardiff company Barefoot Rascals. Clips, hosted by The
Quietus, can be seen here (Simon's
intro), here (interview
with photographer Kevin Cummins), here (interview
with journalist John Robb) and here (interview
with fan Dizzy Spell).
recently appeared on BBC
Radio Wales to discuss Manic
Street Preachers' The Holy Bible on its 20th anniversary. Audio clip
Internet: Simon's Manic Street Preachers
pastiche and German World Cup tribute "Mertesacker
Emptiness" has been recorded by Zac Stephenson of
Special Needs, and has gone viral. Youtube
Interview: Simon is interviewed in the February issue of BN1 magazine. Read a scan of the article here
BIMM: Simon is one of the tutors at the BIMM Institute's new BA (hons) degree course in Music Journalism, at the Brighton and London branches (as well a visiting lecturer in Berlin). Information here
is, I concede, vanishingly unlikely that anyone will have bothered
unofficial one. But, like Chuck Berry said, you never can tell.)
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