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Warhol: A Life as Art – Blake Gopnik – book review

Warhol: A Life as Art Blake Gopnik Allen Lane | Hardback| Released in March 2020 "The definitive biography of one of the most famous and influential artists...

Various: Rough Trade pamphlets – book review

Various - Rough Trade Pamphlets Rough Trade Books The Rough Trade label has always had an eclectic roster so it’s not surprising their publishing arms...

Madge Gill: Myrninerest – book review

Madge Gill - Myrninerest (Rough Trade Books) Out Now Collecting together the drawings and embroideries of outsider artist Madge Gill, this new book from Rough Trade...

Young Punks: Sheila Rock – book review

Book Review Young Punks: Sheila Rock (Omnibus Press) Hardcover book - 288 pages - photo collection of punk in London 1976 -81 As the 1970s drew to...

Various : Naughty (Rough Trade Books) – book review

We all know Rough Trade for their trailblazing label, and brilliant record stores, but in recent times they have branched out into publishing short...

Mark Lanegan – Sing Backwards and Weep – Book Review

All consuming autobiography from Screaming Trees, QOTSA and Gutter Twins singer Mark Lanegan. Out on White Rabbit Books.

Sniffin’ Stew… punk recipes and other culinary habits: Fanzine review

'Sniffin’ Stew... punk recipes and other culinary habits' Josh Sutton Red Fez Productions As we approach the third week of social distancing, people are rediscovering domestic activities...

London Life: The Magazine of the Swinging Sixties – by Simon Wells – book review

London Life: The Magazine of the Swinging Sixties By Simon Wells Published by Omnibus Press Out Now! 9/10 London Life magazine was unique in documenting London in the Swinging...

John Shuttleworth – Two Margarines – book review

John Shuttleworth - Two Margarines And Other Domestics Dilemmas Omnibus Press John Shuttleworth (Graham Fellows, also Jilted John) offers his own unique guide towards a...

Will Hodgkinson – Roof Dog: A Short History of the Windmill – book review

Will Hodgkinson Roof Dog: A Short History of the Windmill Out Now! 9/10 Rough Trade Books Size really doesn't matter. Roof Dog: A Short History of the Windmill is the...

Benjamin Myers: The Offing – book review

Benjamin Myers - The Offing (Bloomsbury Circus) Out now in all independent bookshops priced £.8.99 in paperback or eBook £8.62. The new novel from Benjamin Myers...

Dave Haslam’s Art Decades series: book review

Paul Clarke enjoys Hacienda DJ turned author Dave Haslam’s three mini-books including an account of an unlikely trip to Liverpool by alt rock...

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