Books and Music at the Heart of Independent Publishing



The Secret DJ: a playlist

June 27, 2018 | by James Stone

This month we publish The Secret DJ, a sensational exposé from a globally-renowned DJ of what really goes on behind the beat. The DJ, who is choosing to keep his identity secret, takes us on a personal journey through a life in the hedonistic fast lane of club culture over the last thirty years, from world-class venues in Ibiza to local pub function rooms. We chatted to the anonymous author about the music that means the most to him. What sort of stuff influenced you the most? I can’t give you too much by way of ‘influences’ cos I think it will reveal a…

Future Days: a Krautrock playlist by David Stubbs

June 25, 2018 | by Faber Social

Here’s a Spotify list as an appetite-whetter for my book, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany. There are one or two notable omis…

Wilderness Social

June 12, 2018 | by danpapps

On Monday 16 July we once again join hands with our good friends from Caught by the River to present a night themed on Wilderness, in celebration of t…

Rob Young Rough Trade East

Six Things with Rob Young

May 22, 2018 | by James Stone

Recently, we went on a trip to Rough Trade East with Rob Young, the co-author of All Gates Open: The Story of Can. The music writer, (whilst sporting…

The Hard Stuff by Wayne Kramer

May 10, 2018 | by danpapps

On 16 August 2018 we will publish The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5 and My Life of Impossibilities, the memoir of Wayne Kramer, the founding guitar…

All Gates Open

The Story of Can – a playlist by Rob Young

May 10, 2018 | by James Stone

Can remain one of the twentieth century’s most revered and influential avant-garde band, credited with inspiring numerous music stars from Mark E. Smi…

The Beatles and me: An extract from As Time Goes By

April 30, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

As Time Goes By, reissued by Faber this month, is a spellbindingly intimate insider’s account of the 1960s music industry by one of the most trusted f…

All Gates Open Book Tour

April 27, 2018 | by danpapps

Irmin Schmidt and Rob Young will visiting the UK and Ireland next week to discuss their forthcoming book All Gates Open: The Story of Can, which is pu…

Six Things with Billy Bragg

April 24, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

We recently took Billy Bragg on a recce to Camden to peruse the offering in the wonderful independent record shop Sounds That Swing. We then challenge…

As Time Goes By - Derek Taylor

Jon Savage’s Derek Taylor Inspired Playlist

April 11, 2018 | by James Stone

To celebrate the reissue of  Derek Taylor’s iconic memoir As Time Goes By, Jon Savage has curated a collection of tracks in tribute to The Beatles’ Pr…

Remain in Love by Chris Frantz

April 11, 2018 | by danpapps

We’re excited to announce that in Spring 2020 we will publish Remain in Love​, the memoir of Chris Frantz, founding member of seminal bands Talking He…