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We’re Making Our Own Entertainment: An exclusive new poem by Luke Wright

July 10, 2013 | by Faber Social

Kick the slanket, fling the flicker telly’s bile makes you bitter paper, scissors, pens and glitter we’re making our own entertainment. Don’t become a…

Win £100 of Faber Social Books Plus Tickets to Festival No. 6

June 20, 2013 | by Faber Social

We have £100 of Faber Books featuring Jarvis Cocker, Bonnie Prince Billy, Nicky Wire and Beck Hansen up for grabs. The prize also includes a pair of t…

Energy Flash

June 10, 2013 | by Faber Social

This month, Faber publishes a new edition of Simon Reynolds’s classic history of rave music and dance culture, Energy Flash, containing a substantial…

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of a Vinyl Record Freak: Part 3

June 4, 2013 | by Faber Social

England, Vienna, Scotland In the third of four instalments, MD of Document Records Gary Atkinson describes the scales falling from his eyes and his in…

Stoned Love

June 4, 2013 | by Faber Social

The first warehouse party in Manchester was in 1985. The Stone Roses headlined. Over a quarter of a century on, and the great and good of Manchester a…

New Order in 1983

June 3, 2013 | by Faber Social

In the Summer of ’83 I went to the USA to cover New Order’s first headline tour. It involved: missed flights; melonball cocktails; Hooky missing the b…

Win a Signed Copy of Primal Scream’s More Light

May 31, 2013 | by Faber Social

We have four signed copies of Primal Scream’s new album More Light (read Lee Brackstone’s review here) to be won. Just answer the question below and s…

Screamadelica, XTRMNTR, More Light: Excess, Distress, Protest

May 31, 2013 | by Faber Social

The past twelve months have seen the return in live and studio form of three bands who, two decades ago, wrote the last chapter in the story of innova…

Of Soldiering and Rugby: Literature Reminds Us That We Are More Alike Than Not

May 30, 2013 | by Faber Social

At first glance my two events at this year’s Hay festival might appear to be particularly disparate – a verse drama and a non-fiction sports book; Afg…

Beware of Mr Baker

May 24, 2013 | by Faber Social

Last night I went to see Jay Bulger’s documentary film about the rock ‘n’ roll legend, Ginger Baker. It is an instant classic, and will surely end up…

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