Armchair Anarchist

About Armchair Anarchist:

The Armchair Anarchist has dwelled in the Velcro City (or Portsmouth, as the maps
would have it) for twelve odd years and despite whinging about it all the time, shows no immediate signs of going anywhere else. Much of that time has been spent on music in one way or another; as a DJ, bedroom musician, lyric writer, club promoter, employee at the
Wedgewood Rooms and general scene-hanger-on to whatever local movements have taken his fancy - including a long stint as the UXB DIY movement’s ‘psychedelic guru’. He is interested
in all forms of music, as long as it has some spark and/or originality but tends to lean towards the guitar stuff when he’s at home.
Recent favourites include ‘Amplifier’ and ‘Oceansize’. Having recently realised that a career on stage is not something he was born for after all, he is settling in to pursue a career in writing.
In addition to writing for this esteemed and unique website, he writes poems that
receive lovely rejection slips and is still trying to get a short story finished to his satisfaction.
He also reviews SF novels for Interzone, the UK’s foremost science fiction writers' magazine.
As none of these tasks are paying yet, he earns a crust by toiling in the city library where he gets to lurk among his other obsession, namely books.
Journalist-groupies please note, he drinks Mexican beer by preference, but if you’re short of money, a tequila will do; no salt, no lemon. Read his personal blog here:

Armchair Anarchist's Articles:


Amethyst - Dying Embrace EP
Amusement Parks On Fire - Live - May 2006
Arrowshy - The Orders of Mariel - October 2005
Autumn In New York + 9 Months Waiting + Chillerton + Hellcyon - November 2005
Battle - Live - Wedge - February 2006
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wedge - Oct 2005
Devil's Roadshow - Wedge - November 2005
Devil's Roadshow - Wedge - January 2006
Editors - Live, October 2005
Facelift Wired + Apnia - Devil's Roadshow - February 2006
Fivemiledrive - Single Review - May 2006
Frog On The Front - To Every End + Olmec Diagram + Tinnitus - November 2005
Hundred Reasons - Wedgewood Rooms - April 2006
Ian Brown - Portsmouth Guildhall - November 2005
Kerrang! XXV Tour - Bullet For My Valentine + Support - January 2006
Leaves' Eyes - Live - May 2006
Melt-Banana + Hunting Lodge - The Joiners - November 2005
Messclean Presents... 16Bronsons + Arrowshy + Enochian Theory - January 2006
Messclean Presents...The Elements + Bullet + The Waysters - May 2006
My Ruin + G.U. Medicine - Live - The Wedge - January 2006
NME Awards Tour - We Are Scientists + Maximo Park - February 2006
NME New Music Awards Tour - May 2006
Oceansize - Live - September 2005
Oceansize - Live - March 2006
Psyattica - Live - April 2006
Stay True Presents... Bail Out + Ninebar + Six Foot Ditch - January 2006
Strapping Young Lad - The Wedge - June 2006
The Aviators + The Stations - The Wedge - March 2006
The Cloud Room + We Are Scientists - October 2005
The Datsuns + SSM + Little London - Live - April 2006