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Matt Glass

Drummer, cyclist, writer and PR. Not necessarily in that order

Matt Glass is a former journalist who embarked on a media career at just about the time journalism in the UK was being dragged through the gutter backwards, though he maintains this wasn’t his doing.
In the line of this work, he has dressed as Pete Doherty’s cat, eaten the world’s biggest breakfast, been beasted by a 1950s drill sergeant, woken up the Australian cricket team as part of an oompah band and kicked watermelons past a professional goalkeeper. While these remain his obvious highlights, Matt has also broken showbiz exclusives, traveled to four continents to write articles and reported on some of the biggest news events of our generation.
in 2009, Matt formed The Cult PR agency and continues to be that person who pesters journalists on a daily basis. He also regularly writes for The Fly magazine and Sabotage Times, and enjoys playing Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins and ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead very loudly in the office, much to everybody else’s disdain.

Let's Stop Scoring Points Over Dead Cyclists

If you need a barometer of just how much a bunch of utter bastards humankind can be, look no further than a story about a cyclist dying on the roads of London. Tragically, you won't need to look far - six in the last fortnight should give you plenty of ammunition - and it seems everybody has a little bit of hatred reserved.
19/11/2013 17:38 GMT

Swimming With the Fishes in Maafushivaru

Maafushivaru is tiny - just 500 metres long - and I immediately made it my mission to walk the entire thing over the course of a week. I didn't make it because the bar is in the middle, but it's important to have goals.
16/10/2013 09:26 BST

Real Men Go to the Maldives

This may sound like an idyllic, blissful paradise to some people. The beaches! The turquoise waters! The beaches and the turquoise waters together in one place! But to me, it was the source of quite some concern before our Honeymoon. You see, I am a man, and we men need excitement.
16/10/2013 09:25 BST

Death, Maggots and Other Suitable Wedding Readings.

Wedding readings are undoubtedly the most heinous of all ceremonial speeches. No witty irony, no jokes, not even a personal nod-and-a wink to the married couple. Just an unapologetic slurry of schmaltzy cliches that wade knee-deep through a syrup of every single balk-inducing stereotype the English language has ever been able to muster.
12/04/2013 20:52 BST

Behind The Scenes of a Malfunctioning Band (Part One)

We've all had the dream - trekking across Europe aboard a ten-berth sleeper bus, stocked to the ceiling with free booze and free drugs, leaving just enough room for the free women that inevitably follow rock bands across the globe.
21/09/2011 23:59 BST