Charlie Coombs

Senior Writer London, UK

I’m a Senior Writer and Editing Specialist at Thred. I originally studied English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham and as a music and gaming enthusiast, I’m a nerd for new pop culture releases. Follow me on Twitter and drop me some ideas/feedback on email.

Hi, I’m Charlie, and I’m a Senior Writer at Thred. I briefly ventured northward to study English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham before promptly returning to the south to pursue a creative career in London.

As the Gaming and Music editor of Thred I’m a bit of a nerd, particularly for console news and album releases, and whenever I’m not making knock-off socials for Elliot or sub-par article images for Jamie I can usually be found wolfing down a cheese sandwich.

A proud tea binge-drinker who’s worn my habits off on the rest of the office, I’m never one to say no to an edgy aesthetic in all areas of life.

   

Latest Stories from Charlie

The ‘Doomsday Vault’ preserving agricultural biodiversity

The ‘Doomsday Vault’ preserving agricultural biodiversity

This Norwegian vault holds nearly one million preserved seeds from all across the world, just in case they’re needed in the future. When I first played Bethesda’s Fallout video game series, in which you are thrown into a giant vault underground and then eventually released hundreds of years later, I presumed it was merely a fictional fantasy. It appears I was grossly incorrect, however, as it turns out that...

By London, UK
Coca Cola backs degradable plant-based bottles

Coca Cola backs degradable plant-based bottles

Despite saying it would make no immediate changes to plastic production earlier this year, Coca Cola has now announced it will be switching all plastic to plant-based bottles by 2023. I make it no secret around the office that Coca Cola’s advertisement campaigns in recent years have aggravated me to no end. Its emphasis on making ‘recyclable plastics’ and being environmentally conscious has never sat right with me, given that it...

By London, UK
KSI’s Dissimulation brings YouTube trap to the mainstream

KSI’s Dissimulation brings YouTube trap to the mainstream

Being a YouTuber before turning to music used to be a career choice that was ripe for ridicule. Thanks to new wave industry acts such as KSI, Joji, and Quadeca, the rules are finally changing. It wasn’t all that long ago when Olajide Olatunji, better known as KSI, was making a name for himself opening FIFA packs and playing horror games on YouTube. Known for his comedic energy and bubbling charisma,...

By London, UK
Planet of the Humans is a well meant but inaccurate mess

Planet of the Humans is a well meant but inaccurate mess

Planet of the Humans argues that our current capitalist system cannot co-exist with truly sustainable living. It’s a messy, questionable work, one that uses flimsy sources for information and promotes outdated myths, but there are threads of truth throughout that open up the conversation of green energy. Michael Moore’s latest documentary, directed by Jeff Gibbs and surprise released on YouTube last month, is an all-out attack on the green...

By London, UK
Carbon emissions down to 2006 levels due to coronavirus

Carbon emissions down to 2006 levels due to coronavirus

Carbon dioxide levels fell 17 percent in April of this year compared to 2019, though the sudden drop isn’t expected to last. It turns out that coronavirus is having more widespread effects that many of us probably imagined when early headlines started spilling from China in January. The international lockdown and social distancing measures that are currently still in place have caused many businesses to shut down or temporarily pause...

By London, UK
#DrawFor: the new charity helping artists and key workers

#DrawFor: the new charity helping artists and key workers

Spun out of the coronavirus pandemic, DrawFor is a new non-profit organisation that’s giving back to NHS key workers through artist donations, and anyone can get involved. Do you fancy yourself as a bit of an up-and-coming artist? Have some work you’d like to share on social media? Would you also like to help the NHS in the process? If you’ve answered yes to all my tedious questions, then DrawFor...

By London, UK
Mental Health Awareness week: ex-footballer discusses media bullying

Mental Health Awareness week: ex-footballer discusses media bullying

Luke Chadwick's retrospective candidness on the effects of bullying has drawn attention to how our times have changed. If you don’t know who Luke Chadwick is then I can hardly blame you. If you weren’t a big fan of football or born before 1995 (neither of which I was) then you’ll likely not have heard of him. But Chadwick has been making headlines this week for opening up about his...

By London, UK
Why Ditto makes distributing your music easier than ever

Why Ditto makes distributing your music easier than ever

Music distributors such as Ditto are making it simpler than ever to get your music out to the masses, and it might be the best place to start if you’re a Gen Z artist. If, like me, you often find yourself going down odd Spotify rabbit holes, you've probably stumbled upon many great artists that only have a small number of listeners. Often these EPs or singles are hidden...

By London, UK
Meet ‘The Twenty Minute VC’ that has shaped the industry since his teens

Meet ‘The Twenty Minute VC’ that has shaped the industry since his teens

Harry Stebbings has managed to crack into the world of venture capital and create the field’s biggest podcast, ‘The Twenty Minute VC’, at just 23-years-old. You may not have heard of Harry Stebbings, but he’s a big deal in the world of venture capital. At 18 years old he set up his own podcast titled ‘The Twenty Minute VC’, a short form interview series with leading venture capital figures and CEOs....

By London, UK
How Cole Bennett became the Gen Z director of hip hop

How Cole Bennett became the Gen Z director of hip hop

Cole’s YouTube channel and home grown brand ‘Lyrical Lemonade’ has become synonymous with top tier music video quality – and he’s only 23. When Eminem first dropped the video to his recent single ‘Godzilla’, many were surprised to see it wasn’t posted by VEVO, the typical outlet for top tier pop stars. It was instead released by Lyrical Lemonade, the hip hop music video channel that’s celebrated by avid fans...

By London, UK