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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 Dan Papps

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 Dan Papps

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…

Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music

April 4, 2018 | by James Stone

On 2 August we will publish Mars by 1980, an exhaustive history of electronic music from David Stubbs, the acclaimed author of Future Days: Krautrock…

The Secret DJ

February 27, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

We’re excited to announce publication of The Secret DJ, the true story of life as an international DJ, on 7 June 2018. The glamour, the parties, the e…

An exclusive extract from ‘The Secret DJ’

February 27, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

In The Secret DJ (published on 7 June 2018) a globally recognised DJ takes us on a personal journey through a life in the hedonistic fast lane of club…

Richard Thompson Announces ‘Beeswing’

February 21, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Beeswing: Britain, Folk Rock and the End of the 60s by celebrated guitarist and singer-songwriter Rich…

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