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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.

Entries by Matt Glass

Let's Stop Scoring Points Over Dead Cyclists

(687) Comments | Posted 20 November 2013 | (00:00)

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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 -...

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Swimming With the Fishes in Maafushivaru

(0) Comments | Posted 15 October 2013 | (14:57)

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After settling in to the Maldivian way of life with 5 days on the island of Kuramathi (you can read about that on my other blog), we waved goodbye to the land of curry, bats and sharks and headed...

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Real Men Go to the Maldives

(1) Comments | Posted 15 October 2013 | (14:31)

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"You're going to the Maldives? Oh wow, that sounds amazing. Take lots of books, there's nothing to do there."

This may sound like an idyllic, blissful paradise to some people. The beaches! The turquoise waters! The beaches and the turquoise...

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Death, Maggots and Other Suitable Wedding Readings.

(0) Comments | Posted 13 April 2013 | (01:00)

"You should have some readings", said the wedding planner. "It'll give you a chance to take in your surroundings and enjoy the moment". 

"Sure!" We thought. "A reading! We're both journalists and we can read to an acceptable standard. How hard can this be?" 

Long, dark nights ensued, during which...

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Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die - Why Fear & Loathing Shouldn't Kill Hunter S. Thompson

(3) Comments | Posted 10 November 2011 | (23:00)

On February 20th, 2005, the world lost one of its greatest minds. He might not have solved complex mathematical equations, offered solutions to world peace or discovered solutions to deadly diseases, but what he did manage during his 67 years on the planet was to perfect the art of the...

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Behind The Scenes of a Malfunctioning Band (Part One)

(0) Comments | Posted 22 September 2011 | (01:00)

I'm sitting in a stinking toilet block in the back room of a Malmo music venue, wearing two jumpers, a woolly hat, leather jacket and a scarf. I've turned the shower on as hot as it'll go, urging the steam to create a makeshift sauna to try and stop my...

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We're Drowning in Musical Nostalgia - But What's our Legacy?

(6) Comments | Posted 6 September 2011 | (01:00)

Over the past few years, music fans of a nostalgic disposition have been treated to a series of glorious, tear-inducing comebacks by bands who stole a piece of our hearts and soundtracked a period of our lives.

Last month, Pulp brought down the curtain at Brixton Academy, the last...

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