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..
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
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
Longlisted for the 2017 Penderyn Music Book of the Year The Sex Pistols, The Clash and the ’Class of 76 This is the story of the birth of Punk, with a capital P, in the only country where it was a mainstream movement: the UK; told entirely by eye-witnesses (Heylin included) whose words, then and now, have been held up to the light of history’s hindsigh..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...