Pete Mella's writing portfolio

Stuff I've written. All my opinions are my own, not those of any current or former employers.

Interview – Martin Garner

It’s a sunny, but windy, day at East Yorkshire’s birding hotspot of Flamborough Head. A small crowd has gathered outside a row of cottages near the tip of the headland in the hopes of seeing an Iberian Chiffchaff…

August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Screaming Maldini

If there’s one band likely to raise a smile it’s Screaming Maldini. The Sheffield six-piece mix musical virtuosity and pop sensibilities into an uncategorisable brew of epic lushness, guaranteed to raise the spirits of all but the clinically dead.

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mr P Dreadful

“You may have seen a mysterious character roaming the streets of Sheffield – a bearded, top-hatted man in Victorian garb, usually followed by a group of terrified onlookers. This is Mr P Dreadful…”

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Betari’s Box (review)

“Those who have been following Sheffield acts as long as I have may recognise the vocals on this mini-album, as it’s the new project of Screaming Mimi’s Loretta Chantry.”

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Polkadodge (review)

“Two tracks reviewed here from Polkadodge, a relatively new Sheffield four-piece already causing many murmurs of appreciation on the live circuit.”

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hug An Atheist

“Sheffield-based filmmaker Sylvia Broeckx is on a mission – to persuade the people of America that her fellow atheists aren’t terrifying, amoral Satanists, and are just as huggable as everyone else.”

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Join The Green Screen Scene

“‘Greenscreening’ is a something we get asked about a lot by students who use our Creative Media facilities. Known in the trade as ‘Chroma Key’, it is a visual effect that keys out a particular colour to create a mask, and is usually used to take one piece of video and superimpose it on to another.”

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment