Looking forward to seeing the actual article in question...
From Barrow's Linkedin profile:
"A writer on the arts, nationally, since the age of 18. Former regular contributor to Plan B magazine, currently writing on music, books, film, TV, theatre, visual art and politics for The Wire, The Quietus, Review 31, The Cadaverine, The Liminal, Muso and The Screen Vanishes. Former reviewer and column writer for university newspaper The Boar, for which I was shortlisted Writer of the Year at the 2010 Guardian Student Media Awards, and won runner-up in the Critic of the Year category at the 2011 Awards.
Short fiction has been published in Under the Radar, Spilt Milk and Vertigo of the Modern. Poetry has been published in The Cadaverine, Horizon Review and included in The Salt Book of Younger Poets (Salt, 2011).
Currently writing two books for Zer0 Books - on English radicalism and collective memory, and on 80s pop, postmodernity and the transition to neoliberalism.
Specialties:Writing on arts, politics, etc."
So I think he (or Bohn, by letting his charge crash and burn like this) damn well knows what he's doing, though he looks to be only a couple of years out of uni. The Wire are up to something, for sure!