Writer, broadcaster, DJ and music journalist, Natasha Scharf has written for UK magazines including Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and Terrorizer as well as appeared on national television and co-produced a documentary for BBC Radio 1. She was also the founding editor of meltdown, the UK’s biggest-selling magazine for goths.

Addicted to music in the womb (apparently T-Rex and David Bowie best soothed her kicking), Natasha’s first brush with journalism came when she received a typewriter for her 7th birthday and used it to type out her very first fanzine ‘Everything’. That same typewriter was to blame when she was almost expelled from school at the age of 12 for selling her photocopied music zine ‘Super Stars’ in the playground! At 16, she became the youngest writer on her local paper and five years later, graduated from university with a first class BA (hons) in journalism.

Natasha’s first book ‘Worldwide Gothic’ was published by Independent Music Press in 2011. Her second, ‘The Art of Gothic’ was published by Omnibus Press in the UK and Backbeat Books in North America in 2014. She is currently working on two subcultural digests and a Young Adult novel.


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