Alex started writing about music for a succession of rubbish fanzines while studying for his MA in Leeds. Eventually NME began to pay him for his opinions and when he moved back to London he held a series of editorial posts there, including Features Editor. He had fun and stayed up very late for about three years.
He joined VICE in 2008. Since being there he's written across the website and magazine and produced documentaries such as Teenage Riot, Teenage Riot: Athens, and several others.