Books and Music at the Heart of Independent Publishing




September 21, 2018 | by danpapps

On 7 March 2019 (23 April 2019 USA) Faber Social will publish THIS SEARING LIGHT, THE SUN AND EVERYTHING ELSE by Jon Savage. Joy Division emerged in the mid-70s at the start of a two-decades long Manchester scene that was to become much mythologised. It was then a city still labouring in the wake of the war and entering a phase of huge social and physical change, and something of this spirit made its way into the DNA of the band. Over the course of two albums, a handful of other seminal releases, and some legendary gigs, Joy Division became the most successful and exciting underground band…

Mars by 1980

Mars by 1980: A collective electronic music playlist

August 8, 2018 | by James Stone

This month we publish Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music by David Stubbs, author of Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany…

Announcing One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem by Neil Tennant

July 31, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

Faber are proud to announce One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem by Neil Tennant, to be published on 1 November 2018. Over a career that spans four decades a…


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…

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…