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The Faber Social 2017 Music Books Roundup

December 4, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

This year, in a final act of goodwill to all men, we’ve taken our house band on a whirlwind tour of Faber Social’s books of 2017. From the highs of Goldie’s coke-fuelled celebrity to the lows of a pre-gentrified Brooklyn bathroom via 1980s Scotland and an infamous exhibition at the ICA circa 1976, the last year has been an unforgettable ride. Here are the highlights.   Meet Me in the Bathroom ‘In this wildly entertaining oral history, Lizzy Goodman captures the glamour, excitement and sordid excess of New York’s early-2000s, pre-gentrification rock scene.’ The Times, Books of the Year: Pop…

Exclusive Goldie extract: ‘If You Can’t Say It, Spray It’

November 24, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Goldie’s uncensored, hard-hitting memoir is far more than just the story of the house-training of drum ’n’ bass. As one of Britain’s most influential…

Scott Walker – Sundog

November 23, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

We’re proud to announce Sundog, the selected lyrics of Scott Walker. Sundog is the first ever selection of Scott Walker’s lyrics, curated by the artis…

Faber Social presents: A Night of Experimental Fiction

Under The Paving Stones

November 20, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

On February 19th we host a night of experimental writing, curated with our friend and Faber author, Tony White. Entitled Under The Paving Stones, we’r…

Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

November 13, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

On April 5th we publish To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine, the follow up to her best-selling memoir, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Mu…

Which side are you on? A protest playlist

October 10, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Peggy Seeger’s new memoir, First Time Ever, brings to life not only Seeger’s incredible career as a musician but also her tireless life-long commitmen…

Read an extract from Peggy Seeger’s ‘First Time Ever’

October 5, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Peggy Seeger, whose memoir First Time Ever we publish this month, is one of folk music’s biggest legends. Born into a world where music was at the ver…

Mark Yarm’s Top 7 Grunge Videos

September 26, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

This month Mark Yarm’s seminal oral history of the grunge scene Everybody Loves Our Town is published in paperback. Below, Mark lists seven of his fav…

RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang Clan

September 25, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

We’re excited to announce RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang Clan by Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Due for publication…

Rob Chapman - Psychedelia and Other Colours

The Beatles, Ken Kesey and 19th Century Light Shows: Rob Chapman’s psychedelia influences

September 19, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Rob Chapman discusses the geneses of his latest book Psychedelia and Other Colours, from sixties politics to 19th century light shows to finding new a…

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Exclusive extract from Everybody Loves Our Town: A History of Grunge

September 12, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Few music scenes have had as much influence on international culture as the one that exploded in Seattle in the late 1980s and early 1990s. And few bo…