Laviea Thomas
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Laviea Thomas

Freelance music journalistWarwick, United Kingdom
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Laviea Thomas

Freelance music journalistWarwick, United Kingdom
About me
Laviea Thomas is an experienced freelance music journalist and culture writer situated in the West Midalnds. With skillsets in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft, Wordpress and Google Analytics, her journalism can be seen in print and digital platforms covering features, news, artist bios, reviews, investigative journalism and more.
Projects
  • In Conversation: Deftones
    In Conversation: Deftones“The guitar has a bit more drive in this album, the band has always been based around a very heavy distorted guitar sound,” says Abe Cunningham, discussing Deftones mammoth ninth studio album ‘Ohms’. https://www.clashmusic.com/features/in-conversation-deftones
  • EP Review: Bring Me The Horizon: 'Post Human: Survival Horror'
    EP Review: Bring Me The Horizon: 'Post Human: Survival Horror'Think Count Your Blessings meets Amo… Bring Me The Horizon have gone above and beyond with their latest release, featuring collaborations with Yungblud, Babymetal, Nova Twins and the Queen of emo Amy Lee. In just nine tracks Bring Me have mastered an apocalyptic frenzy with the help of some of the hottest artists in the rock industry right now.
Work history
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    WriterLove Letters Zine
    Hatton, Warwick CV35, UKFreelance
    Recently this year I was contacted by Love Letters Zine to write an article for their print edition, my first piece for Love Letters Zine is currently a rolling text interview which is on their digital site: https://www.loveletterszine.com/about-love-letters- zine. Love Letters Zine is a well established independent publication that celebrates a space to promote music by womxn and non-binary people.
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    WriterThe Queitus
    Hatton, Warwick CV35, UKFreelance
    My most recent piece for The Quietus is an album review, however, my most honourable piece is my interview with Chas Hines. Formatted in rolling text, this interview is a fine example of my feature writing skills: https://thequietus.com/articles/27978- Alongside writing for The Quietus, I have also worked as panel host for them, where I interviewed fanzine editors Liz Naylor, Paul Gil, Ste Pickford and Cal Cashin.
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Skills
  • Print Journalism
  • Digital Journalism
  • SEO Copywriting
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Wordpress
  • Social Media
  • Trello
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Excel
Education
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    2:1 BA (Hons) Music JournalismUniversity for the Creative Arts
     - Epsom, United Kingdom
    In July this year I graduated with her upper devision second-class honours in Music Journalism at the University for the Creative Arts in Epsom. Receiving a first class honours in my final major project and securing a second class honours in my dissertation. Studying at UCA has helped craft my writing skills through investigative journalism, radio, magazine pitches, cv crafting and more. Since graduating I have built a number of skills, built great connections, and improved my writing through the publications I continue to write for and pitch ideas to.
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    BTEC Sports Science (Distinction)North Leamington School
     - Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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