Nick Fulton

Music and Culture Writer

Writing
Time to put cameras away at concerts

Pitchfork

Op-Ed: It's Time To Put Our Cameras Away

The Recording Academy

Hold The Wheel And Drive: Incubus Look Back On Their Alt-Metal Classic 'Make Yourself' 20 Years Later

GARAGE Magazine

Michael Stipe's Visual Record

Bandcamp

Muzai Records Enters its Second Decade Still Committed to Punk and Community

IAN SWEET Jilian Medford Crush Crusher Hardly Art

i-D

IAN SWEET Turned Depression Into One Of The Year's Most Honest Rock Records

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Uproxx

How a Historical Grammy Nomination Changed starRo's Life Forever

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i-D

How serpentwithfeet Turned Personal Desire Into Dazzling Gospel

Billboard

Polica's Channy Leaneagh Explains How a Freak Accident Breathed Life Back Into Her Band

Document Journal

Nadia Tehran Turns Inherited Trauma into Scorching, Genreless Sounds

Erika Spring Cascine Au Revoir Simone

i-D

Erika Spring's 'Scars' is the Haunting, Hopeful Pop Record We Need Now

Bandcamp

The Paranoyds Want You To Consume Less

FLOOD Magazine

With "Memory," Vivian Girls Have Nothing to Prove

Yes Plz Weekly

Start A Label

Start A Movement

Start A Cult

Eric Garner Voice Sample

Cuepoint

A Musician Sampled the Dying Words of Eric Garner

Alice Glass Fan Art

i-D

Alice Glass is Sharing Surreal Fan Art on Instagram

Yumi Zouma

Noisey

Do Kiwi Musicians Really Need to Leave New Zealand to Make It Big?

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i-D

Gallant is Back With a Beautiful Homage to 90s R&B

i-D

Chastity's Searing Noise Music Speaks to Youth on the Fringes

Kiwi Guitar Music

Impose

Top 8 Kiwi Guitar Tracks of 2016

Bali Baby Atlanta Rap Hip Hop iD i-D Vice Red Bull

i-D

Bali Baby Makes Cathartic Emo Rap About Queer Heartbreak

Das Racist interview

NO. Magazine

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Das Racist

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Tunnel Vision

A complete history of living with strangers

Einstein Music Journal

Mika Miko: "Fuck This, I Dont' Want To talk About This Anymore" 

Impose

Girlboss, “Kind Face”

Spook

5 Music Videos That Are Just As Violent As Rihanna's BBHMM

Father Murphy band

Cuepoint

Father Murphy: Papal Protagonists

Dominique Young Unique Real Groove Magazine

Real Groove

Robles Park Protége

Document Journal

Vaporwave's Little Known Roots Are Anti-Capitalist And Totally Punk

Billboard

Inspirations: Men I Trust's 'Oncle Jazz' is a Cozy Tour de Force

Lenny Kravitz V Magazine

V Magazine

V115: Lenny Kravitz (Heroes)

The Recording Academy

Becca Mancari On Collaborating With Zac Farro, Fishing With Brittany Howard & How A Series Of Threatening Letters Gave Her A Perfect Pop Song

Document Journal

The Multi-genre Musician Shares the 'Vagabops' That Inspired Her New Self-titled Album.

i-D

DAWN's Latest Album is a Love Letter to New Orleans

Bandcamp

The Essential Alt-Pop of Cascine

The Recording Academy

Son Little On Writing in Wine Country, Recording in Paris and Playing With Th Legendary Roots Crew

New Zealand Flying Nun Lil Chief Bandcamp Jonathan Bree Melted Ice Cream Fishrider

Bandcamp

New Zealand Indie: Beyond Flying Nun and the "Dunedin Sound" 

FLOOD Magazine

She Keeps Bees' Jessica Larrabee Sings For Trees

i-D

Emily Reo is Cheering Herself On

The Recording Academy

TORRES On Writing Queer Country Songs, The Power Of The Spoken Word And Her New Album, ‘Silver Tongue’

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V Magazine

V113: The Music Issue

Lindsey Jordan Is Rock's Newest Star

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i-D

Den-Mate Makes Moody Electro-pop to Help Herself Heal

Bandcamp

Jessica Pratt Writes Songs That Imagine The Sound of Dreaming

Yes Plz Weekly

Angelo De Augustine On His Ultra Personal New Album

New Zealand Punk Die Die Die

Bandcamp

The Oppositional Stances and Enduring Charm of NZ Punks Die! Die! Die! 

Simon Ward Music Video Director

NO. Magazine

Simon Ward

Zhu Unknown Mortal Orchestra Four Tet

Cuepoint

The Curious Case of an Anonymous Artist

Gemma Thompson Bashan Savages

Bandcamp

Savages' Guitarist Gemma Thompson Embraces Her Experimental Side 

Jade Imagine

Impose

Jade Imagine, “Stay 

Awake” 

Spook

Ella Thompson Sings The Solo Tune

Mermaidens Band New Zealand

Noisey

Wellington Psych Rockers Mermaidens Get Cosy With Nature

Nick Fulton Fiction Ghost City Review

Ghost City Review

Pamplemousse

Alex Mitcalfe Wilson

NO. Magazine

Alex Mitcalfe Wilson: Musician/Artist/Librarian

Screaming Females

Einstein Music Journal

Screaming Females: Saving Rock & Roll (Again)

Nigel Wright Sophie Oiseau

NO. Magazine

Gallerists / Art Lovers / Music Enthusiasts

PAPER

King Krule Leaves London for the Real World

i-D

How Collaborating Virtually is Helping Musicians Deal With

Self-isolation

FLOOD Magazine

Sigur Rós Frontman Jónsi Makes Scents

The FADER

On When I say to you Black Lightning, Common Holly Wants to Step in Your Way

Bandcamp

On “Deep Web” Military Genius Gets Abstract

Yes Plz Weekly

Redefining Cute With Japanese Punk Band CHAI

i-D

Gothboiclique Rapper Cold Hart Goes Pop Punk

New Zealand sound engineers

Noisey

Meet the Engineers Recording New Zealand's Best Young Talent

Billboard

Odd Future's Pyramid Vritra and Producer Wilma Archer Talk Using Music to Vocalize Their Darkest Days

i-D

Crumb on Breaking Through Music's Weird Digital Frontier

Bandcamp

The Sound of Hip-Hop in Aotearoa

i-D

Sampa The Great Explores the Meaning of Home on Her New Album 'The Return'

i-D

How 'Warm Up' at MoMA PS1 Became NYC's Best Summer Festival

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Bandcamp

Five Artists Working to Establish a Hip-Hop Scene in Greensboro, NC 

i-D

Yoshi Flower's 'American Raver' is the Pledge of Allegiance Gone Goth

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i-D

Meet the Artist Making NYC's Most Covetable Embroidered Jackets

Eighth Grade Movie Soundtrack

i-D

'Eighth Grade' Has the Perfect Soundtrack for Teenage Angst

Alice Hutchison Photographer

Plastik Magazine

Suspended Reality: Interview with Alice Hutchison 

Ora Cogan

Bandcamp

Ora Cogan Confronts Environmental Destruction

Peach Kelli Pop LA Los Angeles Punk Female Allie Hanlon

i-D

Peach Kelli Pop Makes Feminist Punk You Can Dance To

Anni Rossi

Bandcamp

Anni Rossi Makes a Mixtape

Einstein Music Journal

St. Vincent: Staying Healthy At All Times

Theresa Wayman Warpaint TT The Dream

i-D

Warpaint's Theresa Wayman is Swapping Rock For Trip-Hop

Nick Fulton fiction

Tunnel Vision

A Peaceful Chaos

Best music of 2014

Cuepoint

From Punk Rock to Hip-Hop, in 2014 Music Got Nostalgic for the 90s

Sharpie Crows

Real Groove

Sharpie Crows: DIY Noise That'll Survive The Recession

Einstein Music Journal

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: Searching For the Perfect Abalone Fritter

 
 

IN THE PRESS

Last week a writer for Pitchfork attended a Purity Ring concert in Melbourne, Australia. Nice. While such a scenario might normally come coupled with some degree of purple musings about synth textures and beguiling atmospherics, there’s little in the way of language about the actual music performed that night, because, as author Nick Fulton writes, he was too distracted by everyone with their dang phones out to properly immerse himself in the experience.

The Village Voice

Their taste is so consistent and opinions generally fair, well rounded and spot-on. So much so, that work from the site has been quoted in New York magazine, Rolling Stone and Artrocker.com among others. The two make a great team. Gooding’s smile is infectious, and her enthusiasm about music is never-ending. Likewise, Fulton’s passion is clearly visible when discussing the music that moves him.

NO. Magazine

As we see the decline of print journalism in New Zealand there’s a corresponding rise in the amount of online music media. Joining me now from three quite different sites, Angela Windust from Under The Radar... Nick Fulton from Einstein Music Journal, a blog that digs out fresh and mostly independent musical treats for you to digest, with MP3s, interviews and brilliant gig photos. And Graham Reid, whose online magazine is called Elsewhere. 

Radio New Zealand

 In spite of this uncertain future, freelance music journalists continue to fly the flag for a craft that has long been at the centre of popular music and the culture around it. Nick Fulton and Sarah Gooding are two freelance music journalists who started their trade in New Zealand with Einstein Music Journal, a music blog, before moving overseas. Nowadays, the couple is based in New York, writing for publications from Rolling Stone to Noisey.

NZ Musician

 

ABOUT

Nick Fulton is a New Zealand-born music and culture writer based in New York City. His reviews, artist profiles and essays have been published by i-D, Billboard, Grammy.com, The FADER, Garage Magazine, Vice, Bandcamp, Document Journal, Uproxx, V Magazine, Pitchfork, Noisey, FLOOD Magazine, Impose, Cuepoint, Plastik Magazine, and a number of now-defunct online and print publications, including CMJ, Real Groove, Groove Guide, Spook and NO. Magazine. His creative writing has been published in The Ghost City Review and on Tunnel Vision. He is also a skilled copywriter, writes branded content and artist biographies, and has experience working in digital marketing and e-commerce. He has interviewed numerous Grammy winners and nominees, including Lenny Kravitz, Michael Stipe (of R.E.M), Incubus, Jónsi (of Sigur Rós), Gallant, St. Vincent and starRo, as well as Academy Award and BAFTA nominated artist Micachu and MBE recipient Anna Meredith. In 2019 he was one of only two New Zealand music critics to contribute to the BBC's list of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time. 

 

In 2008 he founded Einstein Music Journal (EMJ) with his partner Sarah Gooding and worked as its Editor in Chief until 2012. During this period EMJ became New Zealand’s most read music blog and was part of a global music alliance that included The Guardian, Red Bull Panamerika and approximately 20 additional music publications. To complement the writing on EMJ he made weekly radio appearances on RDU 98.5FM and VBC 88.3FM and hosted live events at Auckland's Whammy Bar and Wine Cellar. In 2011 he took part in a panel discussion about online music media that aired on Radio New Zealand’s Music 101 program. The website is now archived in New Zealand's National Library.