Martin Leitch

Martin Leitch

Freelance Journalist, GIGsoup Contributing Editor

Hi,I'm a 20 year old freelance journalist, novelist and musician.For as long as I can remember, my two passions have been music and writing. Initially my writing began as fiction short stories (which I have continued to write) but soon enough I also began writing about music, as well as making my own. Since November 2016 I have been a volunteer Contributing Editor for GIGsoup Online Music Magazine and have subsequently written almost 400 articles for the website, including album reviews, news pieces and live music reviews.In July 2017 I created Vinyl Corner and have been writing articles under the banner ever since. I use Vinyl Corner as a platform to review vinyl releases, specifically taking sound quality and packaging and presentation into consideration, as well as briefly reviewing the music itself. I have written around 140 articles in the series so far with no intention of slowing down. I'm always interested in covering albums for the series so if you've got any records you'd like me to write about, please sent me an email.https://www.gigsoupmusic.com/category/features/vinyl-corner/I have also interviewed numerous artists, including: Steve Diggle (Of Buzzcocks), Jean-Hervé Peron (Of Faust), Ryley Walker, Juana Molina, Tamara Lindeman (Of The Weather Station), Electric Citizen, Daniel Bachman, Bill MacKay and Kayla Cohen (Of Itasca).In January 2018 I began work on my debut novel, entitled The Twinning, which I am currently finishing work on. It is the first entry in a planned series and is a fantasy novel focused on themes of conflict, identity and rebellion in a fantasy universe.If you want to contact me, feel free to email me at martin.leitch@gigsoupmusic.comI try my best to answer emails but please be aware I can't reply to everything, simply due to the sheer amount of messages I receive.You can also follow me on twitter @MartinLeitch98