Richard King has worked at the heart of the independent music industry for twenty-odd years, from founding a label in his bedroom to looking after a&r for Domino Records as they released albums by Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Bonnie Prince Billie and many others – that label has an amazing list!
He is the co-editor of Loops, an occasional journal of long-form music writing published jointly by Faber and Domino. He has contributed to the Guardian, the Observer and many other publications. He is a regular contributor to Caught by the River.
He lives with his family in his native rural Powys. His first book ‘How Soon is Now’ (Faber) is a landmark survey of independent music – the record labels and the inspirational, eccentric and visionary figures who created them. He is an honorary founding partner of The Do Lectures and lurks in the background of Domino Radio.
Beyond all that – he’s a man of apparent and active intelligence, a calm getter-of-things-done and delightful company.