Alex Niven


Born
in Heham, Northumberland, England
February 18, 1984


Alex Niven is an English writer, poet, editor, and former musician.

Niven was a founding member of the indie band Everything Everything, with friends from Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham, Northumberland. He played guitar with the band between 2007 and 2009 before leaving to study for a doctorate at St John's College, Oxford and pursue a writing career.

Niven's first work of criticism, Folk Opposition, was published by Zero Books in 2011. The book attempted to reclaim a variety of folk culture motifs for the political left, and excoriated the "Green Tory" zeitgeist that had accompanied the ascendancy of David Cameron's Conservative Party in Britain in 2009-10. His second book, a study of the Oasis album Definitely Maybe, was published in
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Is the Northern Independence party more serious than it looks? | Alex Niven

For all its electoral shortcomings, the rise of an alternative leftwing party may signal a realignment in British politics

In recent years, the north of England has become a blank slate for whichever stereotypes the London-based media wants to foist on it. Whether the topic of debate is the “red wall” or “left behind” voters, there is usually an assumption that northerners are socially conservative

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New Model Island: How to Bu...

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Oasis' Definitely Maybe

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Folk Opposition

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The Last Tape

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The Cow at the Window

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