Nathan Martin's Archive

London Meditations: The Jazz of Sports

By / April 2015

Our man in London on what makes football so indelible to the city: “I know the stereotypes of football fans. But I’ve also seen fathers carrying daughters on shoulders, flush with joy after an unexpected win, singing ‘We’re the Bradford Boys, making all of the noise.'”


London Meditations: Prologue

By / February 2015

In a new column, our man in London reckons with becoming an American ex-pat: “Sociologists and demographers would say that I am living a trend, part of a great reverse migration drawing people back to the cities they once left behind.”


Another Shore, Another Song

By / August 2013

How travel inspires indie musician Andy Zipf: “Every trip either helps me begin or finish a song.”


Racism Sucks

By / May 2013

On tour with American punk rock band Titus Andronicus: “We take poison and we turn it into medicine. Wherever you go, kids are hungry for relief.”


Playing on the Floor

By / April 2013

Nathan Martin talks with Scottish band Frightened Rabbit about taking live music to people living off the main roads.


Leaving Dublin

By / March 2013

Music columnist Nathan Martin talks with the Irish rock band Little Green Cars about Charles Bukowski, American houses, and life on the road.

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