Hi, my name is James and I’m the writer over here at The Grapevine.
Those of you who are regulars to the site may have noticed a few changes around here, not least of all a name change in the banner at the top, and a few of you may be wondering why all the changes?
Well, when I started this blog it was as a hobby alongside my degree. I was never particularly happy with the name The Sun Also Rises, but I chose it for want of a better name and because a friend gave me a much needed boot to just pick a name and get posting (they know who they are). I liked the way those words sounded together and it was a small reminder why I write about music: because music is pretty much the reason I get out of bed every morning.
A lot has changed in my life since I started writing here, I graduated and I now write freelance for Kerrang! magazine and edit over at Hercules Moments. I wanted to give the site an overhaul to reflect these changes and so that meant choosing a name I was happy with. Hence, The Grapevine. Clichéd possibly, but I want this site to be the place where YOU come to find new music and discover old gems that you come to love.
As for normal site running, updates will be weekly on Fridays with occasional extra posts earlier in the week when my work load allows. I’ll still be bringing you the best in old and new music and I hope you guys enjoy the ride. If there is anything you want to see more of then please let me know in the comments below, or get in touch via email or twitter. Music is for sharing, and I’d love for you to tell me about the music that makes you get up in the morning.
Welcome to The Grapevine.