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Tim Burgess x Rega – Turntable Collaboration + New Tour Dates

July 1, 2016| by Faber Social

To accompany the forthcoming publication of Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco by Tim Burgess (published by Faber on July 21st), Tim and cover artist Pete …

‘Tim Book Two’ by Tim Burgess

April 7, 2016| by Faber Social

We’re proud to announce Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco by Tim Burgess, out on July 21 2016. ‘Tim Burgess is a crusader and vinyl’s epic …

Original Rockers Beatbox Hour Playlist

August 19, 2015| by Faber Social

April 2015 saw the publication of Original Rockers by Richard King, and today, for your listening pleasure we bring you a perfect playlist curated by King himself. Featuring 20 songs on …

Kim Gordon ‘Girl in a Band’ Competition

February 22, 2015| by Faber Social

To celebrate the publication of Kim Gordon’s extraordinary new memoir Girl in a Band, Faber Social has 5 sets of signed Kim Gordon goody bags to giveaway. Each goody bag …

Original Rockers Vinyl Shine

November 18, 2014| by Faber Social

Your one stop, while you wait, record cleaning service Named after Original Rockers, his forthcoming book about the inner life of a record shop published by Faber & Faber on …

Exclusive Weatherall & Cope Vinyl plus competition!

May 6, 2014| by Faber Social

June 2014 sees the release of Julian Cope’s debut novel One Three One: A Time-travelling Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel. The novel features multiple bands and artists from the 1980s who …

DBC Pierre, Michael Smith and Andrew Weatherall

October 30, 2013| by Faber Social

Faber & Faber publish new books by DBC Pierre and Michael Smith as special editions, fusing literary talent with art, film – and music from DJ Andrew Weatherall. With a …

Faber Social presents the Saint Etienne Christmas Party 2013

October 24, 2013| by Faber Social

This event is now sold out, thanks folks! Much-loved pop trio Saint Etienne invite you to celebrate Christmas with them in style at their only event of the season – …

Faber to publish Original Rockers by Richard King

September 25, 2013| by Faber Social

In Autumn 2015, Faber will publish Original Rockers: A Meditation on the Disappearing Landscape of Record Shops, a new book by author Richard King. Richard King has worked at the …

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 introduction to the Document back catalogue …

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of a Vinyl Record Freak: Part 2

April 18, 2013| by Faber Social

The Rise In this, the second of four instalments, Gary Atkinson, MD of Document Records, tells us how his vinyl addiction really took hold. The first albums that I bought …

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of a Vinyl Record Freak: Part 1

April 10, 2013| by Faber Social

Warmth and catching the record-collecting bug. In this, the first of four instalments, Gary Atkinson (above left, with Jack White), the MD of Document Records, tells us how he caught …

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 song finally …

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 Spring yet to awaken, we …

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 vinyl …

Mick Jackson on Reading Fiction for Vinyl

March 20, 2013| by Faber Social

From my early teens right through to my late thirties I spent an unholy amount of money on records, lugging them with me from one end of the country to …

James Fearnley’s Top 5

March 9, 2013| by Faber Social

James Fearnley, founding member and accordion player in The Pogues, dives into his vast record collection and whittles them down to select his top 5 records for us. Astral Weeks …