Jake is a freelance music writer based near Manchester in the UK. He started out as an intern at Kerrang! and has since become a regular contributor to Kerrang! and Loudwire, with his writing also appearing in the likes of Alternative Press, Upset, Dork and Note to Scene. He was first introduced to rock as a child by way of the Darkness’ celebrated debut LP 'Permission to Land', and has since become a lover of all things emo and (pop) punk, counting My Chemical Romance, Creeper, Slowly Slowly, Holding Absence and the Ramones among his favorite bands. Away from music he likes 'Star Wars', 'Pokémon' and soccer, and regularly attends fixtures of his beloved Blackpool FC. Twitter: @JakeRichardso17
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