James Gaunt

James is a writer and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia.

He is the founder of the music fanzine The Shadow Knows, and author of the book Making Psyence Fiction on the early careers of James Lavelle and DJ Shadow.

James’ writing has appeared in Wax Poetics, Rhythms Magazine, The Riff, DJ Shadow Reconstructed, and AJazz.

Between 2021-23 he led The Record, a project with Wikimedia Australia to get more Australian music content onto Wikipedia.

He is currently preparing a biography on Tony Lawrence and the Harlem Cultural Festival.


Contact: e-mail / Instagram / Twitter

Writing: List of Published Work / The Shadow Knows

Animation, Illustration & Art: / YouTube / Tumblr (old stuff)