Name, where are you from?
Cal Cashin, I’m from Southampton but I live and work in London.
What do you do?
I’m a music writer for The Quietus, Loud and Quiet and run my own zine See You Mate.
Describe your style in three words:
Thrift Store Cowboy.
What gig stands out as the most memorable in the 100 Club?
The Fall, last June. Mark E. Smith did two songs sat down behind the amplifier, then the rest from the dressing room. Brilliant.
Which music defines the teenage you?
I had literally no friends at college, so I just used to spend my breaks listening to music and reading books. It was also a good half hour cycle ride to get there, and I was bang into Sonic Youth for pretty much all this time, so I’d listen to half of Daydream Nation on the way there, and the other half on the way back.
A British icon or band who inspire your sound/work?
For me, The Fall are the greatest band there is. Mark E. Smith’s use of language, the way he rambles comes up with these brilliant little one-liners, and phrases are no doubt an influence on the way I write. When he died, I was upset for weeks, but it was really touching to see so many people talking about The Fall and Mark E. Smith.
What new music/bands are you listening to?
I listen to tonnes of new bands in my line of work, so a quick list of my favourites is Lice, PeepingDrexels, Audiobooks, Black Midi, Madonnatron, The Guest, Happy Couple, Mirrored Lips and Hotel Lux.
Find out more about Cal Cashin's zine, See You Mate at www.seeyoumate.com