What’s She Like is kind, generous, and honest, told by a reliable narrator. Having no myths to preserve, Helen O’Hara has written the book that Dexys aficionados will savour, a warm memoir that cuts through politics and actions, written with a knowle..
You Must Get Them All is the yardstick by which all future books on the band will be judged and the bible for those worshipping at the Church of The Fall, past, present and future. This book will be one that I go back to time and time again...
Ian Clayton shines a forensic light on one of the great bands, and great enigmas, of the English Folk Rock boom of the early 70s and, with the keen eye of a musical historian, shows exactly why Plainsong were such an important band at the time and, e..
A vital, moving social parable… Loach and Laverty throw everything they can think of at the screen, and it all sticks because it’s all true. After skewering the government’s handling of the health service in I, Daniel Blake, and the fake ‘free enterp..
Quietus Book of the Year Northern Soul Book of the Year The Australian Book of the Year Even if it’s a fool’s errand trying to decide which is the greatest LP out of The Fall’s huge back catalogue of albums, many fanatics of the group will tell you that the worst thing you can say about Hex is that it’s their equal best at the very least. – John Doran, ..Read More
Shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize When you hear a certain song, where does it take you? What is the secret that connects music to our lives? Heart warming, moving and laugh out loud funny, Bringing It All Back Home is the truest book you will ever read about music and the things that really matter. Author Ian Clayton listens to music as a kid to e..Read More
Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years – What Really Happened Rolling Stone Book of the Year Mojo Book of the Year ‘When I get involved in something, I get totally involved. I don’t just play around on the fringes.’ – Bob Dylan In 1979 there was… trouble in mind, and trouble in store for the ever-iconoclastic Dylan. But unlike in 1965-66, the artifactal afterglo..Read More
Route is delighted to announce the acquisition of Paul Hanley’s new book, Sixteen Again: How Pete Shelley & Buzzcocks Changed Manchester Music (and me)...
An open letter from Clinton Heylin regarding the process of creating The Double Life of Bob Dylan Volume 2 and what happened to the North American edition...