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Ed Templeton Interview

ED TEMPLETON INTERVIEW

This interview with Ed Templeton was published in the June 2011 issue of SLAM Skateboarding Magazine in Australia. It was one of the first pieces I ever had published in print. In fact, it was the second. You can probably tell that I was extremely stoked to be interviewing Ed Templeton and getting my second […]

Pure Love

FRANK CARTER INTERVIEW

Interviewing Frank Carter was an intimidating affair. He’s known for not taking bullshit and I had a sneaky feeling he probably wasn’t all that keen on chatting to strangers who ask him probing and personal questions over the phone. That said, the interview went well  (though he did get a little riled up when I […]

The Smith Street Band

THE SMITH STREET BAND ALBUM REVIEW

This review was published in Rolling Stone Australia in early 2013. Ian Winwood, arguably one of Britain’s leading rock journalists, told me he liked it. And when the man who called Chad Kroeger a cunt in KERRANG! magazine (prompting Kroeger to want to have a boxing match with him) tells you he likes your shit, […]

Guy Mariano

GUY MARIANO INTERVIEW

Interviewing Guy Mariano was amazing. I was out skateboarding when I got a text from Ed Andrews, from HUCK Magazine, asking if I wanted to do a phoner with Guy at 6pm that evening. He was one of the most polite and passionate people I’ve ever conversed with. This piece was published in December 2012, […]

Little Hurricane

LITTLE HURRICANE INTERVIEW

Little Hurricane were a bit of a personal project for me. I pushed, and pushed, and pushed to get a review of their debut album, Homewrecker, in the pages of Rolling Stone Australia. I loved the record. And after numerous knockbacks, my editor finally replied and said: “Do it, but I need it by yesterday”. […]

The Bots

THE BOTS INTERVIEW

I met The Bots backstage at the Camden Barfly in November 2012. I think. It may have been October. Either way, they were awesome dudes. Without sounding patronising, I couldn’t actually believe how mature they were. It’s mad when you can meet someone younger than you and have them make a lasting impression on you. […]

Billy Ruff, skateboarder

BILLY RUFF INTERVIEW

This interview with 1980s vert skateboarder, Billy Ruff, was published in HUCK Magazine (and on their website) in February/March 2013. The piece was for the Mark Gonzalez-curated issue, and Mark specifically picked Billy for a profile because he admired him so much. Talking to Billy was a humbling experience. The dude’s a legend. “We always looked […]

North Korea skateboarding

SKATEBOARDING IN NORTH KOREA

This article was published on skateboard website Jenkem in September 2013. It was a lot of fun to research and write.  It was also extremely confusing, frustrating and downright weird at times. But people seemed to like it, so that’s cool. WHY IS NORTH KOREA ADOPTING SKATEBOARDING? Of all the countries in the world that […]

Pure Love

FRANK CARTER INTERVIEW

Interviewing Frank Carter was an intimidating affair. He’s known for not taking bullshit and I had a sneaky feeling he probably wasn’t all that keen on chatting to strangers who ask him probing and personal questions over the phone. That said, the interview went well  (though he did get a little riled up when I […]

The Smith Street Band

THE SMITH STREET BAND ALBUM REVIEW

This review was published in Rolling Stone Australia in early 2013. Ian Winwood, arguably one of Britain’s leading rock journalists, told me he liked it. And when the man who called Chad Kroeger a cunt in KERRANG! magazine (prompting Kroeger to want to have a boxing match with him) tells you he likes your shit, […]

Guy Mariano

GUY MARIANO INTERVIEW

Interviewing Guy Mariano was amazing. I was out skateboarding when I got a text from Ed Andrews, from HUCK Magazine, asking if I wanted to do a phoner with Guy at 6pm that evening. He was one of the most polite and passionate people I’ve ever conversed with. This piece was published in December 2012, […]

Little Hurricane

LITTLE HURRICANE INTERVIEW

Little Hurricane were a bit of a personal project for me. I pushed, and pushed, and pushed to get a review of their debut album, Homewrecker, in the pages of Rolling Stone Australia. I loved the record. And after numerous knockbacks, my editor finally replied and said: “Do it, but I need it by yesterday”. […]