Solving artists’ copy woes since 2013, Just The Type supports songwriters and musicians, labels and publicists with the writing of biographies and press releases.
An arranger of words and teller of stories, Just The Type is the prose-personality of Manchester-based music-lover and writer, Lisa Durrant
A creative at heart, after a decade writing reviews and features as a staff writer for national music magazine, The Fly among other titles including Manchester Evening News’ early digital outlet ManchesterOnline (during which time Lisa was the recipient of many good and bad press releases!) she honed her craft whilst writing for a variety of artists as a national music publicist for Manchester-based music PR company, In House Press.
Her copy has been used in album campaigns for Toro Y Moi, Trudy & The Romance, Charles Bradley, Hers, John Maus, Viola Beach, Telekinesis, The Longcut, Wye Oak, Jon Spencer, Girl Talk, Dan Deacon and many more.
Recognising the need to support emerging artists with their own promotional endeavours, Lisa set up Just The Type, and has since worked with over 100 local and international, well-known, and emerging musicians and their teams.
After packing up her records, song-list filled notebooks, DIY cassettes and VHS mixtapes of her favourite music TV and radio shows (always cut at precisely the right moment!) a younger Lisa’s magical mystery journey to Manchester began with satisfying her indie vinyl needs as an expert ‘packer’ fulfilling mail orders at Piccadilly Records.
These days, when not writing, she can mostly be found frequenting the city’s local music venues in search of her next favourite artists.Talk: Have a Word: A Musician’s Guide To Writing Brilliant Biographies