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..
One of the most entertaining, well researched and informative books about making music in Manchester I have read. Paul Hanley’s writing is effortlessly entertaining yet packs masses of detail without ever sounding geeky. If you want to know what conn..
The Big Midweek: Life Inside The Fall
Steve Hanley, Olivia Piekarski
Steve Hanley's memoir give unprecedented insight into the intense, highly-charged creative atmosphere within The Fall and their relentless work ethic.Read More
You Can Drum But You Can’t Hide
Of all the iconic musicians and scenes that emanate from Manchester, Simon Wolstencroft is the one who joins up the dots. He learnt his chops playing with Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke, but turned down The Smiths because he didn’t like the cut of Morrissey’s jib. He parted ways with his schoolmates Ian Brown and John Squire before The Patrol became The Stone R..Read More
Have A Bleedin Guess
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
The Chameleon Poet: Bob Dylan’s Search For Self
John Bauldie's examination of Bob Dylan covers theformative span of Dylan’s career from his emergence in the early sixties to his conversion to Christianity in the late seventies, tracing each step in the development of the artist and man from youthRead More
Thro My Eyes: A Memoir
A memoir by Iain Matthews, one of the music industry’s great survivors. He has been making pitch-perfect records for over fifty years.Read More
Anarchy in the Year Zero
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