Books and Music at the Heart of Independent Publishing


Which side are you on? A protest playlist

October 10, 2017| by Hannah Marshall

Peggy Seeger’s new memoir, First Time Ever, brings to life not only Seeger’s incredible career as a musician but also her tireless life-long commitment to political and social activism. Seeger …

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (in a bathroom).

The official Meet Me in the Bathroom playlist

August 8, 2017| by Hannah Marshall

Meet Me in the Bathroom author Lizzy Goodman, who is taking over the Faber Social website this month, has put together a banging – and pretty addictive – playlist, featuring …

Skiffle group

Sizzlin’ Hot: Billy Bragg’s Skiffle playlist

June 2, 2017| by Hannah Marshall

To celebrate the publication of his new book Roots, Radicals and Rockers, our guest editor Billy Bragg has put together a playlist of some of his favourite Skiffle tracks. Featuring …

David Keenan Postpunk Playlist

This Is Memorial Device: David Keenan’s Scottish Postpunk Playlist

April 12, 2017| by Faber Social

This Is Memorial Device: An exclusive playlist of Scottish postpunk from the world of the novel by David Keenan novel. The Prats – InvernessScrotum Poles – Pick The Cat’s …

Mystery Train Playlist

January 22, 2016| by Faber Social

We all know that Mystery Train by Greil Marcus is one of the greatest music books ever written. Now, thanks to some industrious soul, there’s a 200 song playlist to …

Rob Chapman – Psychedelia Spotify Playlist

September 4, 2015| by Faber Social

As copies of Psychedelia and Other Colours (available here) start dropping on doormats, author Rob Chapman has created the perfect psychedelic soundtrack to accompany. It’s going to get weird!

New Andrew Weatherall Mix

September 3, 2015| by Faber Social

To celebrate today’s publication of Psychedelia and Other Colours by Rob Chapman, the author of the books foreword, Andrew Weatherall, has created this special acid-inspired mix. Andrew on the mix: “Deadlines were …

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 …

Mick Houghton’s Sandy Denny Playlist

February 17, 2015| by Faber Social

Sandwiched between Sandy Denny’s first home tape of ‘Who Knows Where the Time Goes’ and the last song she demoed, ‘Makes Me Think of You”, is an inevitably flawed overview …

A Fresh Perspective on Metallica’s Load and Reload Albums by Paul Brannigan

February 4, 2015| by Faber Social

Haircuts! Guy-liner! That infamous blood-and-spunk artwork! A fair proportion of Metallica’s always vocal and vociferous fan-base had already made up their minds that the Californian quartet’s controversial sixth album was …

The MEATliquor Chronicles Playlist

September 5, 2014| by Faber Social


Future Days Krautrock Playlist

July 21, 2014| 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 omissions – Ash Ra Tempel …

The Final Transmission by Andrew Weatherall

April 11, 2014| by Faber Social

Andrew Weatherall’s final mixtape as the Faber Social Artist in Residence. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=ff9900&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Featuring… 1. Suite of Culto Solar – Luis Perez 2. Life Child …

Andrew Weatherall’s Mixtape

February 25, 2014| by Faber Social

To get us in the mood for his Faber Social at the House of St Barnabus on the 29th March, Andrew Weatherall has put together a glorious mixtape entitled STONE …

Bob Stanley’s Pop Playlist

October 9, 2013| by Faber Social

Bob Stanley’s Yeah Yeah Yeah tells the chronological story of the modern pop era, from its beginnings in the fifties with the dawn of the charts, vinyl, and the music …

Music’s Not For Everyone – Weatherall’s Mix Tape

May 1, 2013| by Faber Social

I have been an admirer of the work of Ian F. Svenonius ever since meeting him and his first band, The Nation Of Ulysses *, in a Memphis recording studio …

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 …