Greg Smyth is a freelance pop culture writer and has written for the likes of NME, Plan B, Alternative Ulster and a host of others. He is currently based in the North East of England and lives on a diet of tea and vitamin tablets.
I have a friend who calls Joanna Newsom an "irritating, squeaky woman" - some people just can't get past her voice.
Barring the collected output of the Brothers Finn, the Antipodean colonies haven’t had much luck in the musical department.
Broken hearts? More than a few. A happy ending? Definitely.
Grab your Moleskines, people, I can feel a melancholic funk coming on.
They wrote songs about downloading porn and, spookily, New York being a graveyard. Unfortunately, they also kind of split up.
Sometimes, it seems, getting older can be fun.
Annie Hardy: bookish wallflower or foul-mouthed harridan? Discuss.
"It's Valentines Day, so if you're here that must make you a bunch of sad bastards."
What are your creative ambitions and how do you express them?
Maybe it's personal intolerance, but this whole 80s bandwagon is beginning to really f--- me off.