fri 30/10/2020

graeme thomson

Bio
Graeme Thomson has written extensively on music and popular culture for, among others, the Guardian, the Observer, the Telegraph, New Statesman, The Word, Uncut, Time Out, MOJO, Oxford American, Rolling Stone and the Herald. His books include Complicated Shadows, a biography of Elvis Costello, and I Shot a Man in Reno, a widely acclaimed history of death music. His definitive biography of Kate Bush, Under The Ivy, was published in 2010 and described by the Irish Times as "the best music biography in perhaps the past decade".

Articles By Graeme Thomson

latest in today

The Witches review – new take lacks magic

 A long shadow looms over Robert Zemeckisnew take on Roald Dahls classic 1980s book The Witches,...

Album: Sam Smith - Love Goes

Sam Smith’s third album is kind of perfect for a...

Mogul Mowgli review - displacement and generational trauma

When Mogul Mowgli was first announced, it was fair to expect something of a realist biopic. After all, you had documentary director...

The Sister, ITV review - half-baked dramatisation of esteeme...

Neil Cross’s novel Burial was hailed for its skilful plotting and insightful characterisations, as well as its macabre atmosphere....

Shirley review - hothouse art film about American horror wri...

Shirley is one of those films that the mood you’re in when you watch it will dictate whether you think it’s a great...

Album: Dizzee Rascal - E3 AF

You can’t ever go all the way home again, and for years Dizzee Rascal didn’t want to. His...

theartsdesk on Vinyl 60: Acid Pauli, Mercury Rev, Cabbage, K...

Due to COVID-related nonsense too tedious to relate, this month’s theartsdesk on...

Pavel Kolesnikov, Wigmore Hall review - the stuff of dreams

To plan a programme around The Tempest, its symbolism and the idea of evanescence, the fragility of the human condition, is one...

Gigantic Cinema: A Weather Anthology review - wild writing t...

Among the French composer Claude Debussy’s greatest and characteristically subtle innovations was to put the titles at the end of his pieces. He...