FIVE UK BASED ZINES YOU SHOULD BE READING

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Two pages editorial feature Harley Weir in Plaster magazine

Words by Jess Ralph Much like the music and the fashion, zines were a direct product of 1970’s punk culture – spawned from its reactionary, DIY ethos and abrasive fuck-it mentality to anything conventional or coded with the traditions of what had gone before. Taking unlikely cue from the techniques of the hand made titles… Read more »

PUNK MAGAZINE: THE INFAMOUS ZINE OF NEW YORK PUNK

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PUNK MAGAZINE COVERS

Infamous for its outrageous yet witty humour, and for leading the rock ‘n’ roll comic style of fanzine, PUNK was a one-of-a-kind publication that broke the conventions of what a zine was at the time. Originally created in 1975 by the trio, John Holstrom, Ged Dunn and Legs McNeil, PUNK would publish just 15 issues… Read more »

FROM THE LIBRARY: PSYCHIC CONFUSION – THE SONIC YOUTH STORY BY STEVIE CHICK

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Indie rock royalty Sonic Youth have been the subject of DIY music culture for decades. In Stevie Chick’s captivating insight, utilising interviews with the band and the people closest to them, he recalls the creation of the band and its resilience throughout decades against mainstream culture. Former Melody Maker journalist and founder of Loose Lips… Read more »

From the Underground Book Collection: The Roxy Our Story – The Club That Forged Punk in 100 Nights of Madness Mayhem and Misfortune

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS THE ROXY OUR STORY: THE CLUB THAT FORGED PUNK IN 100 NIGHTS OF MADNESS MAYHEM & MISFORTUNE BY ANDREW CZEZOWSKI

The Roxy Our Story: The Club That Forged Punk In 100 Nights Of Madness Mayhem And Misfortune “It’s a rarely detailed account, proper eyewitness gold” – Kris Needs Underground is known for its associations with punk culture, often championing the venues which brought the genre to the masses. We have discussed Manchester’s The Hacienda before,… Read more »

From the Underground Book Collection: Turn The World Dayglo – The Creative Life Of Poly Styrene

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Turn the World Dayglo

Turn the World Dayglo: The Creative Life of Poly Styrene “I think her legacy is: ‘Don’t be scared of being different. Embrace it, harness it.’ Poly will be remembered for being the one who opened the doors for so many people who were different and wanted to express themselves.” – Mike Bennett Underground has always… Read more »

From the Underground Book Collection: Defying Gravity by Jordan Mooney and Cathi Unsworth

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS DEFYING GRAVITY BY JORDAN MOONEY

Defying Gravity: Jordan’s Story by Jordan Mooney and Cathi Unsworth “Jordan created punk rock. She was selling it on the front line”- Adam Ant Caught up in the chaos as anarchy began to sweep the UK, Jordan Mooney (real name Pamela Rooke) was at the centre of the movement. Originally a ballet student from Sussex,… Read more »

From the Underground Book Collection: Spirit of 76, London Punk Eyewitness by John Ingham

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS SPIRIT OF 76 BY JOHN INGHAM

Spirit of 76 by John Ingham Taken over ten days and three shows, these photographs triumphantly showcase the energy, fashion and palpable atmosphere of 1976. From innocent beginnings to becoming portrayed as ‘violent’ by the mass media following a few incidents, punk quickly became known to the mainstream public. Boasting unseen photographs from the early… Read more »