After completing his PhD in History, John decided to follow his real passion by forging a career as a music journalist. Writing as JR Moores, his work has been published by a range of prominent online and print platforms, including Noisey (Vice), Bandcamp Daily, Vinyl Me Please, Virgin Media, and The Guardian.
He is currently resident psych-rock columnist for both The Quietus website and Record Collector magazine. He has also dabbled in freelance editing, copywriting and playlist curation. John is currently writing a book on the history of “heaviness” in music from 1968 to the present day.