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SIMON PRICE - Writer, Broadcaster, DJ

Simon Price at the Janice Long Review Show, Vintage TV, 2013 - copyright Roger GoodgrovesWelcome to the official* website of award-winning British music journalist, broadcaster and club DJ, Simon Price. More content (new and old) arriving all the time. Have a look around - I hope you find something to enjoy. 

NEWS AND CALENDAR

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 Morrissey live 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 Magazine is out 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 Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton (Facebook event here). Simon's alternative 80s night Spellbound is back on Saturday 17th October at Komedia, Brighton (Facebook event here).

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 event here).

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 Street Preachers 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).

Radio: Simon recently appeared on BBC Radio Wales to discuss Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible on its 20th anniversary. Audio clip here

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 clip here

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


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(*It is, I concede, vanishingly unlikely that anyone will have bothered doing an unofficial one. But, like Chuck Berry said, you never can tell.)


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