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Andrew Weatherall is Our Inaugural Artist in Residence

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

Faber Social is thrilled to announce celebrated DJ, producer, collaborator and bastion of the underground Andrew Weatherall as its inaugural Artist in…

Faber Social Presents Power, Corruption and Lies – 3 June 2013, 7pm

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

Speaking out against absolute power, corruption and lies is left-wing commentator, author (Chavs) and Independent columnist Owen Jones; salonière and…

The Strange Death and Life of English Folk Song

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

If video killed the radio star, then shellac was implicated in the long lingering death of folk song. But, in a bizarre twist of fate, just as folk so…

Illustration by Owen Davey

Capturing the Essence of Sylvia Plath in Song Lyrics

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

‘I’d never really explored Sylvia Plath’s work until a few years ago when I read her poem “Wuthering Heights”. I was completely floored by the desolat…

Are We Nearly There Yet?

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

Laura Bates of The Everyday Sexism Project reflects on how the battle against sexism is far from won. This month, on International Women’s Day, media…

The Analogue Music-Lover’s Ultimate Fetish: Vinyl

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

‘April is the cruellest month’, a one-time Faber poet and publisher said in the distant past. So on an unseasonably cold and unforgiving evening, with…

The Interview – Andrew Weatherall

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

Like exquisitely evil Japanese inquisitors who tortured their victims in a beautiful zen garden, my interrogators allowed me a moment of sensory delig…

Tom Benn on Influence, Inspiration and Writing Manchester

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

Red Harvest was my first Dashiell Hammett. The murder of a corrupt town’s sole civic reformer (‘a lousy liberal’), who also happens to be the son of i…

First and Last and Always

March 26, 2013 | by Faber Social

Some things you can never escape, hard as you might try. Many of you remain in denial and some of you will never accept the brutal reality of your vin…

‘Ruled by Passion, Destroyed by Lust’: The Asphodells

March 20, 2013 | by Faber Social

Last Spring, Andrew Weatherall released the aptly-named Masterpiece, a 3CD, near-to-five-hour mix of such range and addictive gungo-ho turntable joy i…

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