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Nick Fulton

Culture Journalist and Copywriter

Time to put cameras away at concerts


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

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The Recording Academy

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

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GARAGE Magazine

Michael Stipe's Visual Record

Bandcamp Muzai New Zealand Punk


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

IAN SWEET Jilian Medford Crush Crusher Hardly Art


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

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Plastik Magazine

Suspended Reality: Interview with Alice Hutchison 

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Hash Journal

The House Near Ausable River

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How a Historical Grammy Nomination Changed starRo's Life Forever

Eighth Grade Movie Soundtrack


'Eighth Grade' Has the Perfect Soundtrack for Teenage Angst



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

Nadia-Tehran Marta Thisner Document Journal

Document Journal

Nadia Tehran Turns Inherited Trauma into Scorching, Genreless Sounds

Erika Spring Cascine Au Revoir Simone


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

The Paranoyds Carnage Bargain Bandcamp


The Paranoyds Want You To Consume Less


Yes Plz Weekly

Start A Label

Start A Movement

Start A Cult

Alice Glass Fan Art


Alice Glass is Sharing Surreal Fan Art on Instagram

Yumi Zouma


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

Den-Mate Jules Hale iD Vice Washington Punk


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

Chastity Brandon Williams Whitby Ontario


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

Kiwi Guitar Music


Top 8 Kiwi Guitar Tracks of 2016

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Tunnel Vision

A complete history of living with strangers

Mika Miko

Einstein Music Journal

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


Girlboss, “Kind Face”

Rihanna Bitch Better Have My Money


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

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Father Murphy: Papal Protagonists

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Real Groove

Robles Park Protége

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Document Journal

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

Men I Trust Billboard Oncle Jazz


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

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V Magazine

V115: Lenny Kravitz (Heroes)

Becca Mancari Zac Farro Grammys Recording Academy

The Recording Academy

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

Document Journal Vagabon

Document Journal

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

Eartheater Sam Clarke i-D


Eartheater Is Making Music For A Post-apocalyptic Future

Crack Cloud i-D


Meet Crack Cloud, The Art Collective Operating At The Center Of Vancouver’s Opioid Crisis

DAWN Richard Vice i-D New Breed


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

Cascine label profile 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


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

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FLOOD Magazine

She Keeps Bees' Jessica Larrabee Sings For Trees

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The Return of Potty Mouth's Riotous Pop-punk

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The Recording Academy

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

Alice Longyu Gao i-D


Alice Longyu Gao Is A Badass Sailor Moon Princess

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A Musician Sampled the Dying Words of Eric Garner

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Yes Plz Weekly

Angelo De Augustine On His Ultra Personal New Album

New Zealand Punk Die Die Die


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

Zhu Unknown Mortal Orchestra Four Tet


The Curious Case of an Anonymous Artist

Jade Imagine


Jade Imagine, “Stay 


Das Racist interview

NO. Magazine

37 46' / -122 25'

Das Racist

Nick Fulton Fiction Ghost City Review

Ghost City Review


Alex Mitcalfe Wilson

NO. Magazine

Alex Mitcalfe Wilson: Musician/Artist/Librarian

Screaming Females

Einstein Music Journal

Screaming Females: Saving Rock & Roll (Again)

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NO. Magazine

Gallerists / Art Lovers / Music Enthusiasts

PAPER Magazine King Krule


King Krule Leaves London for the Real World

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How Collaborating Virtually is Helping Musicians Deal With


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FLOOD Magazine

Sigur Rós Frontman Jónsi Makes Scents

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

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Rejecting Viral Fame, Masked Singer-Songwriter Jonathan Bree Turns to Romance

Military Genius Bandcamp


On “Deep Web” Military Genius Gets Abstract

Lido Pimienta i-D Miss Colombia


Lido Pimienta’s Miss Colombia Is A Cynical Love Letter To Her Homeland

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Yes Plz Weekly

Redefining Cute With Japanese Punk Band CHAI

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On Everlasting, Loyal Lobos Befriends Her Teenage Self

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Meet the Engineers Recording New Zealand's Best Young Talent

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FLOOD Magazine

With "Memory," Vivian Girls Have Nothing to Prove

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How serpentwithfeet Turned Personal Desire Into Dazzling Gospel

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The Sound of Hip-Hop in Aotearoa



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

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

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V Magazine

V113: The Music Issue

Lindsey Jordan Is Rock's Newest Star

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Meet the Artist Making NYC's Most Covetable Embroidered Jackets

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

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Savages' Guitarist Gemma Thompson Embraces Her Experimental Side 

St Vincent Interview

Einstein Music Journal

St. Vincent: Staying Healthy At All Times

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

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NO. Magazine

Simon Ward

Best music of 2014


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

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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 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



Nick Fulton is a writer and journalist who has spent over a decade covering the music industryHe has interviewed celebrities, had life-changing conversations with hundreds of talented artists, and founded a successful music blog now archived in New Zealand's National Library.

His reviews, artist profiles, and essays have been published online and in print by i-D, Billboard,, The FADER, Vice, Bandcamp, V Magazine, Pitchfork, and many others. His short stories have been published in The Ghost City Review and Hash Journal. 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 participated 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. 

In 2021, he joined the music licensing company Songtradr as a Senior Digital Copywriter, where he writes about the intersection of music, technology, advertising, TV, and film.

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