James Grimshaw

Copywriter // Freelance Journalist // Creative

United Kingdom

West Yorkshire-based writer and musician, with fingers in many editorial pies.


Audio and Tech Copy and Content

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Music Journalism

The State Of The Arts
Interview: Singer-songwriter Little Boots - The State Of The Arts

It's a nerve-wracking five minutes as this interviewer ping-pongs between the disparate denizens of Belgrave's mid-sound-check Music Hall in search of the elusive 'Joe', ostensibly in charge of whisking me backstage to meet the evening's headline. Anonymous Records-signed electronic duo Polo are triggering samples on the stage while I get rebuffed by the third not-Joe...

The State Of The Arts
Interview: Kip Berman, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The State Of The Arts

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart stand strong as indie-pop's bastion of sincerity; each release and every song blisters with an open-ness that brings to mind a group of friends, together on tape, hearts on sleeves - eliciting something of that first feeling on listening to Neutral Milk Hotel's first.

The State Of The Arts
Review: Come Play With Me Label Launch @ Sheaf St. Cafeteria - The State Of The Arts

We arrive at Duke Studios' little-known Sheaf St. Cafeteria after a 45-minute wander through the fresh squabble of Wednesday night's hopeful drunks and yet-to-bes. The squawk of Fibre's hen-party smokers fades to nothing as we cross the Aire, and even the reliable shunt-and-wheeze of Leeds' constant bus traffic gives way to silence by the time we reach The Tetley.

The Sound Of Confusion: Naytronix - Mister Divine

The debut album of Nate Brenner, polymath instrumentalist best known to date for his work as bassist in tUnE-yArDs, is one to which I have been looking forward for some time.

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