MAGNET kindly asked if I’d come back and guest edit again. This year has been a whirlwind for the Wedding Present with touring, the festival in Brighton, recording the new Cinerama album, the Record Store Day singles and the deluxe reissue campaign of the first eight albums. There has hardly been a minute to sit still. So here is a little collection of little things in my life at the moment.
I don’t have a religious bone in my body, but I have been using the above as a sort of figure of speech recently. I’ve researched coincidence; I’ve Googled happenstance. I know there are theories to it, but when you discuss the photographer Robert Doisneau with someone for the first time in 20 years and can’t even remember his name. and there just happens to be a documentary about him on TV that night—it’s coincidence, yes, but it seems to happen every day. It feels like there’s something following me around.