John Robb discusses his multifaceted career, including his bestselling book "The Art of Darkness," being the first to interview Nirvana, coining the term "Britpop," and his adventures in post-punk music. He's known for his role in television, as a best-selling author, musician, journalist, presenter, pundit, music website boss, publisher, festival organizer, eco-warrior, vegan advocate, and lead singer of The Membranes.
Robb's book, "The Art Of Darkness - the History Of Goth," is a global pop culture bestseller. He's launching the Green Britain Academy to train thousands in eco-jobs, while also leading Borders Blurred, a unique gaming and music agency. His background includes forming The Membranes in Blackpool, influenced by punk rock. A prominent post-punk fanzine writer in the UK with ‘Rox,’ he later contributed to the rock press and played a key role in the Madchester scene. His website, louderthanwar.com, ranks as one of the UK's top music and culture sites.
A regular commentator on TV and radio, Robb discusses music, culture, and politics. He's a leading conversation host with a successful YouTube channel and organizes the Louder Than Words festival in Manchester. His literary works include "Punk Rock - an Oral History," "The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop," a 2021 book on eco-energy leader Dale Vince, and upcoming books with Alan McGee, his autobiography, and a collection of journalism.