11 December, 2023


A series of events organised to coincide with the release of Paul Hanley's Sixteen Again.
Thursday 21st March, 7:30pm
The CAT Club, Pontefract | Listen to Podcast
Sunday 24th March, 2pm
Rock n Roll Book Club, Walthamstow, London
With Malcolm Garratt and Richard Boon | Watch Clip (Full video to follo0w)
Saturday 6th April, 1pm
Waterstones, Altrincham
Book signing | Photos
Wednesday 17th April, 7pm
The Turnpike Gallery, Leigh
Q&A + live music | Watch Granada Reports film here
Saturday 25th May, 12pm
Jumbo Records, Leeds
Q&A with Duncan Seaman | Details
Thursday 30th May, 6:30pm
Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester
Q&A with Dave Haslam | Tickets and details
Wednesday 12th June, 8pm
Monorail, Mono Cafe Bar, Glasgow
With John Maher and Stephen McRobbie | Tickets


Each order for Sixteen Again from this website comes with a free badge. The badge (and book cover) is designed by Malcolm Garratt, the deigner of the classic Buzzcocks albums (and badges!). Advance copies now shipping. Get yours here.

Recent Features

Pete Shelley put himself into that teenage mindset
Paul Hanley speaks with Duncan Seaman for the Yorkshire Post.

Ever Fallen in love? Mancunian-Irish drummer had... with Buzzcocks
Paul Hanley speaks with David Coughlan fof The Irish Daily Mirror.

“We’re Taking Control” – Former The Fall Members On New Release ‘Slates (Live)’
Steve and Pual Hanley, along with Marc Riley and Craig Scanlon talk about the release of the new live Fall album, Slates Live.

Kallax On Fire
Paul Hanley Q&A on Groovy Times. What records does he run back into the burning building to save?

‘He was just walking through Manchester, risking getting his head kicked in.’
Paul Hanley interviewed by Andy Murray for Northern Soul.

The Fall's Paul Hanley On Buzzcocks Book
Paul Hanley Q&A in The Quietus.


Tim's Diner

Kendal Calling Festival, Weekend 1-4 August
Helen O'Hara will be appearing in Tim Peak's Diner at Kendal Calling Festival this year. She will be interviewed about her memoir What's She Like by Dave Haslam and will be playing violin in a set with Tim Burgess.


Iain Matthews How Much is Enough UK tour, June 2024
With special guests: Plumhall

Thursday 13th
The Folklore Rooms, Brighton
Friday 14th
Sound Lounge, Sutton, London
Saturday 15th
The Stables, Milton Keynes
Sunday 16th
The Birthday House Concert, Halifax
Friday 21st
The Cruck Barn, Appletreewick.
Sunday 23rd
Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton, Leeds


Finishing touches are being made to Mark Hoyle's memoir Swerve: Dub Sex & Other Stories. It's next on the production line. Read the acquisition announcement.


HOUSE Of All's second studio album Continuum is released in April 2024. Details, plus sample track 'Aim Higher' can be found on their Bandcamp page. Click here.

Podcasts | Recent Shows with Authors on as Guests

Paul Hanley on James McMahon MusicPodcast to talk about the brilliance of Buzzcocks | Listen here.
Paul Hanley on Birthday Cake For Breakfast, talking Buzzcocks with Andy Hughes | Listen here.
Paul Hanley on Revolutions Per Movie talking about the classic film Rude Boy. | Listen here.
Paul Hanley on Iain Key’s Indie Brunch show on Louder Than War Radio talking Buzzcocks | Listen here. (Starts at 25:50)
Paul Hanley at The CAT Club, talking Buzzcocks and the album A Different Kind of Tension | Listen here.
Paul Hanley on Music Maps talking about his time in The Fall | Listen Here.
Clinton Heylin on The CAT Club podcast at the launch of The Double Life of Bob Dylan Volume 2: Far Away From Myself | Listen here.
Helen O'Hara on Postcard From The Past, talking postcards (and much more) with Tom Jackson | Listen here.
Helen O’Hara talks with Sandy Kaye on A Breathe of Fresh Air. | Listen here.

Click here for an archive of Route authors guesting on podcasts.

Podcasts | Regular Shows from Our Friends You Might Enjoy

The CAT Club
Our friends at The CAT Club (Classic Album Thursdays) run a monthly album club in Pontefract, with very special guests invited to talk about the selected albums. The events are now recorded and feature on their podcast. The podcast can be found wherever you get your podcasts. Here's a link to the Spotify page, and the Apple Podcasts page. Have a browse, there'll unbdoubtedly be an album special to you. Learn more about The CAT Club here.

Hosted by Jason Barnard, The Strange Brew is a mixture of interview and music. There's a long list of distiguished guests in the archive, including some of our authors. You can listen to Helen O'Hara's show here, Iain Matthews & Ian Clayton talking about Iain's career, Michael Gray talking Bob Dylan and Tom Clayton talking about the time when quiet was the new loud.

Oh! Brother
Paul and Steve Hanley host this podcast about The Fall. Available on the usual platforms. Find all episodes here.

Funky Si's A-Z of Manchester
Funky Simon Wolstencroft and Jackie O'Malley podcast series about Manchester. Original 26 episodes take it one letter at a time, plus some specials. Available on the usual platforms. Find all episodes here.