Meet The Team

A site is as only good as its writers and here at TRANSISTOR, we really admire our team who go to great lengths to provide brilliant content every single week. Whether you just want to get to know us better or want a writer with a genre expertise (both film and music) to check you out, this is the page for you.

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Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro)

Favourite Artists: Death Grips, Danny Brown, Radiohead // Genre Preferences: Hip-hop, post-punk, IDM, bedroom pop/lo-fi, emo // Favourite Album: Remain in Light by Talking Heads // Portfolio

Oliver Butler (

Favourite Artists: Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Metallica // Genre Preferences: “Classic” rock, rock and roll, heavy rock, heavier rock, metal // Favourite Album: Overkill by Motorhead // Portfolio

Kieran Cannon (

Favourite Artists: The National, Interpol, Run The Jewels // Genre Preferences: Post-punk, lo-fi, hip hop, indie rock, garage rock // Favourite Album: High Violet by The National // Portfolio

Sean Hannah (

Favourite Artists: The Beatles, Talking Heads, Kanye West // Genre Preferences: Punk, Post-Punk, Hip-Hop, Noise Rock, R&B // Favourite Album: Philosophy of the World by The Shaggs // Portfolio

Jake Cordiner (

Favourite Films: Cloverfield, Blade Runner 2049, We Need To Talk About Kevin // Genre Preferences: Horror, comedy, thriller, action, musical // Favourite Directors: Villeneuve, Ramsey, Kubrick, Coen Brothers, Raimi // Portfolio

Olivia Armstrong (

Favourite Films: Fire Walk With Me, The Love Witch, Castle In The Sky // Genre Preferences: Arthouse, horror, comedy, musicals, old Hollywood // Favourite Directors: Lynch, Biller, Waters, Wilder // Portfolio


Writers (A-Z)

Andrew Barr (@weeandreww)

Favourite Artists: Frank Ocean, Radiohead, Father John Misty // Genre Preferences: emo rock, alt-rock, (non-generic) indie rock, folk, singer-songwriter // Favourite Album: Blonde by Frank Ocean // Portfolio

Callum Thornhill (

Favourite Artists: The National, The Streets, Modern Baseball // Genre Preferences: Emo, ambient, lo-fi DIY/bedroom pop, math // Favourite Album: A Grand Don’t Come For Free by The Streets // Portfolio

Charlie Leach (

Favourite Artists: Death Grips, MF Doom, Animal Collective // Genre Preferences: Noise Rap, Doom Metal, Power Violence, Power Electronics, Drone // Favourite Album: Grandeur Of Hair by The Goslings // Portfolio

Ethan Woodford (

Favourite Artists: Wolf Alice, The White Stripes // Genre Preferences: grunge rock, emo rock, lo-fi, noise rock, hip-hop // Favourite Album: Self-titled by Drenge // Portfolio


Ewan Blacklaw (@ewanblacklaw)

Favourite Artists: Black Lips, Ty Segall, King Gizzard // Genre Preferences: Psych rock, hip-hop, garage rock // Favourite Album: Is This It? by The Strokes // Portfolio

Fraser McGovern (@frasermcgovern)

Favourite Artists: Nirvana, The Beatles, Radiohead // Genre Preferences: Alternative/indie, rock, synth-pop, dance // Favourite Album: MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana // Portfolio


Gregor Farquharson (@grgatlntc)

Favourite Artists: Twin Atlantic, Woes, Bring Me The Horizon // Genre Preferences: Pop punk, alt-rock, grime, electro-based metalcore // Favourite Album: GLA by Twin Atlantic // Portfolio


Isabella McHardy (@izzscarlett)

Favourite Artists: Wolf Alice, Kendrick Lamar, My Bloody Valentine // Genre Preferences: hip-hop, shoegaze, garage rock, punk, surf punk // Favourite Album: everyone else by slothrust // Portfolio


Josh Adams (@jxshadams)

Favourite Artists: LCD Soundsystem, David Bowie, Radiohead // Genre Preferences: Rock, Jazz, House, Funk, Folk // Favourite Album: 22, A Million by Bon Iver // Portfolio

Karsten Walter (@boc_maxima)

Favourite Artists: Boards of Canada, Radiohead, Daft Punk // Genre Preferences: Jazz, house, alternative, IDM, hip-hop // Favourite Album: Discovery by Daft Punk // Portfolio


Liam Toner (@tonerliam)

Favourite Artists: The Misfits, Darkthrone, Teen Suicide // Genre Preferences: Punk, ambient, black metal, noise // Favourite Album: Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Gang // Portfolio

Lizzie McCreadie (@franzgaffka)

Favourite Artists: The National, Young Fathers, Sufjan Stevens // Genre Preferences: Indie, alternative, rock // Favourite Album: Rid of Me by PJ Harvey // Portfolio

Michaela Barton (

Favourite Artists: Laura Marling, Haim, Abba // Genre Preferences: Indie, Alternative, Folk // Favourite Album: Laura Marling’s ‘I Speak Because I Can’ // Portfolio

Rory Mcarthur

Favourite Artists: King Gizzard, Frank Turner, The Menzingers // Genre Preferences: Garage rock, punk, emo, psychedelic rock // Favourite Album: Float Along Fill Your Lungs by King Gizzard // Portfolio


Tilly O’Connor (@tilly_oconnor)

Favourite Artists: Cocteau Twins, Warpaint, Wolf Alice // Genre Preferences: dreampop, electro, r&b, indie rock // Favourite Album: Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins // Portfolio


Will Sexton (@willshesleeps)

Favourite Artists: Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, While She Sleeps // Genre Preferences: Alternative, Electronic, Metal, Rock, Hip-Hop // Favourite Album: Bon Iver’s entire discography // Portfolio


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