John Rogers

Hello, I'm John, a 6'4" male human being who lives in Reykjavík, Iceland.

I'm MD of Projekta, a music publicity, management and booking company in London and Reykjavík. I also run Brainlove Records, an indie record label championing and releasing alt-pop music.

I am a professional journalist for The Reykjavik Grapevine newspaper, writing four cover features in 2014, and have written in a freelance capacity for a variety of mags and websites (inc work published in places like Drowned In Sound, The Quietus, The 405, Ja Ja Ja, Music OMH, The Stool Pigeon, Art Review, Plan B). In 2014 I diversified from music journalism into news, culture and travel writing. Here's a recent piece about hiking over a volcano. Between 2010-13 I was music editor of Snipe, a 10k circulation free London newspaper.

I also write prose and poetry (as seen in sites & mags like Pop Serial, Alternative Literature, Have U Seen My Whale, Gayng, Microscenes, Internet Poetry & Bad Robot). My first book, Real Life, was published by Habitat in early 2014, and the paperback edition has since sold out.

I come from an art background, having exhibited with Ikon Gallery, e-2, AAS, The Centre of Attention, Impression Gallery, This Is a Magazine, DUMBO Festival and Fierce! Festival. I currently make work relating to experience, memory and self using online, social and collaborative approaches.

I am a pacifist, an optimist and an atheistic-agnostic.