Established in 2007 and closed in 2013, The Fugitive Motel was a collective webzine run by passionate, informed people who care about their music and popular culture. We tried not to discriminate by genre or, indeed, anything else – we only cared about whether your music was good or not. Our contributors were split between Manchester and London, two of the UK’s most creative cities. This is an archive as it stood when the site was placed on (permanent) hiatus.
“So I was in the cinema two weeks ago. Chris Martin from Coldplay walks past me and says, ‘Hey, you’re a cool guy’. I said, [in a high pitched voice] ‘You’re cool!’… I felt like he was going to turn around and say, ‘I’ve misjudged you…’ ” – Simon Amstell