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John Doran

John Doran

John Doran has been a music journalist since 2003 writing for Record Collector, Plan B, Metal Hammer, Playlouder, Drowned In Sound, Loose Lips Sink Ships, BANG, Stool Pigeon, Classic Rock, Disorder and others. He lives near Kings Cross and will hold conversations about Gary Numan with anyone in earshot as his long suffering girlfriend has long since stopped paying attention. He lives in constant fear of his record collection falling through the floor and killing the couple who live in the flat below.

List of articles in the library by artist

Animal Collective: Race Against Rhyme

Interview by John Doran, Stool Pigeon, The, March 2009

Animal Collective are retreating even further into their fool's paradise of a utopian never never land. Their daydream is tempting, given the alternatives. ...

Arcade Fire: The Arcade Fire

Interview by John Doran, Disorder, December 2005

In such a time of emotional flux for the Arcade Fire; losing close family members, founder members getting married, recording an album of immense beauty, ...

Burzum, Mayhem: Black Metal: Art Corrupted - From Burning Churches To Toasted Bagels In Twenty Years

Overview by John Doran, Totally Dublin, March 2011

Some two decades after its inception, you can now take an official True Norwegian Black Metal coach trip round Oslo, visiting the sites of arson, ...

Depeche Mode: Universal Truths And Sounds

Interview by John Doran, Stool Pigeon, The, April 2009

It's all tea and biscuits for Depeche Mode these days, and a trip back to the future ...

Bill Drummond: Recorded Music Has Run Its Course

Interview by John Doran, Quietus, The, August 2008

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Electric Wizard: You Terrible Cult

Interview by John Doran, Stool Pigeon, The, November 2009

Jus Oborne of doom titans Electric Wizard promises a new album for 2010. "I want the man in the street to spit at me", he ...

Peter Gabriel: An Invasion Of Privacy

Interview by John Doran, Quietus, The, September 2011

Peter Gabriel tells John Doran about reworking his back catalogue, almost playing in space, being mistaken for a terrorist and how life might be four ...

Noel Gallagher: High Flying Birds, Musical Kettles And Exploded Psych

Interview by John Doran, Quietus, The, October 2011

John Doran is caught napping by Noel Gallagher, who is finally getting to indulge his creative impulses with the High Flying Birds and Amorphous Androgynous! ...

John Parish, PJ Harvey: Different Voices: PJ Harvey and John Parish

Interview by John Doran, Stool Pigeon, The, March 2009

Polly Jean Harvey has reunited with John Parish (who collaborated with her with on To Bring You My Love, Is This Desire? and White Chalk) ...

Grace Jones: Grace Under Pressure: Grace Jones

Interview by John Doran, Stool Pigeon, The, December 2008

PLAYING BACK MY phone interview with Grace Jones, I notice that at the start of the transcript while I'm waiting for someone to pick up ...

Judas Priest: Pastor of Puppets: Rob Halford

Retrospective and Interview by John Doran, Quietus, The, February 2009

YOU ONLY HAVE TO open a style mag, left-field music publication or a broadsheet at the moment to see that heavy metal is enjoying one ...

Bill Laswell: Bass. How Low Can You Go?

Interview by John Doran, Quietus, The, July 2009

Prior to his appearance at Montreux Jazz Festival, John Doran caught up with Bill Laswell in New York and uncovered some surprising information about Def ...

LCD Soundsystem: Soundsystem And Vision

Interview by John Doran, Disorder, July 2005

"I'm losing my edge. To all the kids in Tokyo and Berlin. I'm losing my edge to the art-school Brooklynites in little jackets and borrowed ...

John Lydon, Public Image Ltd, The Sex Pistols: John Lydon

Interview by John Doran, Stool Pigeon, The, March 2010

IN CALIFORNIA WE MEET a traveller from an antique land. On two scrawny legs – KFC issue – he stands. He has a shattered look. ...

Marilyn Manson: God Of Fucking About

Interview by John Doran, Stool Pigeon, The, June 2009

He promised us champagne and caviar, but now he's only capable of delivering cola and crisps. To John Doran, he's become little more than the ...

Ennio Morricone: Lightning Conductor: Ennio Morricone

Retrospective and Interview by John Doran, Stool Pigeon, The, May 2010

ENNIO MORRICONE is not a slight man. He is a slim man. A man of average height. But he is not slight. ...

Nine Inch Nails: Fighting Tooth And Nail

Interview by John Doran, Classic Rock, July 2005

After finally admitting to himself that he was in the merciless grip of alcohol and drug addiction, Trent Reznor (aka Nine Inch Nails) got himself ...

Yoko Ono: Naked Ambition

Interview by John Doran, Stool Pigeon, The, October 2009

THERE'S SOMETHING to be said for delayed gratification. There's no small amount of tortoise versus hare enjoyment to listening to Yoko Ono's new album. ...

Rammstein: Lichtspielhaus (Universal DVD)

Film/DVD Review by John Doran, Metal Hammer, February 2004

RAMMSTEIN ALWAYS had an unashamedly arty, even pretentious, agenda and it is easy to see this developing by watching their videos. ...

Emeli Sandé: Her Version Of Events: Emeli Sandé Interviewed

Interview by John Doran, Quietus, The, February 2012

Emeli Sandé discusses human brains, Virginia Woolf and Cher Lloyd with John Doran ...

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Siouxsie Sioux: 100 Club, London

Live Review by John Doran, Classic Rock, December 2004

Two shows in one week for the iconic 'anti-Blondie' – one a lo-fi hits set, and one with 18-piece orchestra . Hark at her! ...

Slipknot's All Hope Is Gone Not Just A Clever Name…

Review by John Doran, Quietus, The, August 2008

John Doran slowly peels back the masks of so-called extreme metal behemoths Slipknot and looks at the jaundiced and withered flesh underneath. It isn't, he ...

Sonic Youth : Ripped It Up And Started Again

Interview by John Doran, playlouder.com, July 2006

Hollow jokes about their name and their actual age in the music press don't alter the fact that Sonic Youth are still making visionary music ...

Candi Staton: We Want Candi

Profile and Interview by John Doran, Quietus, The, February 2009

CANDI STATON is, to put it simply, one of the most consistently underrated female vocalists ever. This is not to say that she hasn't had ...

Sunn O))): Monoliths & Dimensions

Review by John Doran, Drowned in Sound, May 2009

DURING SHELLAC'S excellent track 'The End Of Radio', about the nature of recording and broadcasting electronically amplified rock music, there's a line (when performed live ...

Tyler, The Creator: Goblin (XL)

Review by John Doran, Quietus, The, May 2011

OUR FRIEND and writer for The Stool Pigeon and this organ Kev Kharas recently went to interview Tyler The Creator. The mewling twit (Mr Creator ...

Kanye West: Sensitive Soul

Report by John Doran, Quietus, The, June 2008

Quietus Editor John Doran gets drunk, falls over, destroys phone, makes noise like "broken panther" and has Proustian recall of two run ins with rap ...

The White Stripes: White Stripes: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by John Doran, Bang, June 2003

JACK AND MEG STRIPPED THE BLUES DOWN TO ITS BARE BONES, FLESH-WOUNDING 8,000 SCREAMING FANS OVER TWO NIGHTS AT LONDON'S BRIXTON ACADEMY ...

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