Hi,my name is Edwin McFee and I’m an Irish freelance features and travel journalist.
The main publications I contribute to are Hot Press, Metal Hammer and NME magazines, the Sunday Life and Belfast Telegraph newspapers and the Big List. I’ve also served as a Contributing Editor, Senior Contributor and Reviews Editor for the dearly departed AU magazine for the best part of 7 and a half years and was one of the founding architects in establishing the title during its early days.
Over the last X amount of years (great number!) I’ve interviewed pretty much all my heroes, partied with the likes of Kasabian, had swordfish dinners with the Killers, talked football and tattoos with Johnny Marr from the Smiths, hung out at DC Comics, went on tours with bands, dealt with prickly pop-stars and pro-wrestlers,covered countless festivals,visited places that I genuinely thought I’d never see and helped break acts on a local and international level.
Apart from all of that, as you can tell in the photo below, I love tattoos, horror films, spooky shenanigans and having a larf. I currently live in Belfast but am from Newry originally. I’m left handed, I’ve a broken nose, I really enjoy eating odd meats, I love punk rock, riot grrrl and rockabilly but also adore most things. I read lots of comics and have thousands at this stage, I watch wrestling (Shawn Michaels is my favourite but I also love Flair and Finlay and am quite taken with Damien Sandow at the moment too) and daft celebrity shows. I played in bands before I became a writer and published my fanzine Generation Why?? before moving on to paid work. I’m not big into lists (my head doesn’t work that way) but some of my favourite bands right now are Cerebral Ballzy, Hot Water Music, Deap Vally, Wild Flag and many, many more.