Hardeep Phull

New York City, NY USA

Professional Experience

Young, driven, knowledgeable music writer (originally from England but now based in Brooklyn) with nearly 10 years of experience writing for magazines, newspapers and websites across both the UK and the USA. Some of my most regular commissions come from Sunday Times (London) where I am a regular columnist, NME, Rolling Stone.com, Dazed And Confused and Rock Sound. I excel at writing everything from the smallest news stories and reviews to the largest of features and think pieces and have a well established name in the music industry with a contacts book to match. Additionally, I have a firm reputation with my editors as enthusiastic, creative, proactive, reliable and versatile- attributes which have landed me assignments to interview just about everyone from Green Day to Kanye West. I have also written a book- an anthology of protest music entitled 'Story Behind The Protest Song'. Passionate, proud, and a perfectionist, this writer is not happy to see his name next to second rate copy.


Book Author
4 Years
9 Years
Other, Specify
6 Years


Arts & Humanities
9 Years
Sports & Recreation
3 Years
9 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - Radio (Local)
5 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
9 Years
Newspaper - National
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

13 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Dazed And Confused (10+), NME/NME.com (10+), Rock Sound (10+), Rolling Stone.com (10+), Sunday Times (London) (10+)

Other Work History

Acting Editor of WhatsOnUK- regional music/arts/culture magazine (3 months/2004) Part time presenter of music show on local radio (1999-2003)

Technical Skills

Basic photoshop/InDesign/HTML skills.

Foreign Language Skills

Fluent in Punjabi, Hindi and competent in German

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office/XP Mac OS 10. MS Office.


Laptop/Mini disc recorder/Microphones/Dictaphone

Work Permits & Visas

Holder of 'I' Visa allowing me to work in US.


Anthony Thornton (head of IPC/Ignite Online Media) anthony_thornton@ipcmedia.com Darren Taylor (editor, Rocksound Magazine) darren.taylor@rock-sound.net

Work Samples


(Sunday Times (London) 2/15/2009)
Tour managing might sound like a glamorous job but as these road warriors explain, the mental and physical toll can be huge too.
(Art And Music 7/1/2009)
The term 'art-rock' is often used in reference to Sonic Youth but few know just how vast and important the 'art' part actually is to the New York legends. This retrospective written for the Saatchi Gallery magazine in London explains.
(Sunday Times (London) 12/6/2009)
An insight into the sexually driven world of rock's latest supergroup, Them Crooked Vultures.
(NME 6/5/2009)
An in-depth cover story on Green Day as they make their long-awaited comeback with '21st Century Breakdown'.
(NME (Print and Online) 1/31/2009)
A live review and report of Jay-Z's star-studded show in Washington DC on the eve of President Barack Obama's inauguration.
(NME 5/15/2009)
Ignore the silly name, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are one of Brooklyn's best new bands and this profile explains why.
(Sunday Times (London) 6/7/2009)
Jack White rails against the digital age in this profile of his new supergroup, Dead Weather.
(Sunday Times (London) 10/1/2009)
A think piece about the absolute necessity of egotism in rock 'n' roll- no matter how much you might hate it.