QLOWSKI – EMERGING FROM DARKNESS…

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Since the 1960’s, the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna has traditionally been a city associated with counter-culture and progressive politics. It’s capital, the medieval city Bologna, is home of the oldest university in Europe and the region’s political activist history established Emilia-Romagna as the spiritual home of Italian student, feminist, anarchist and equality movements. Naturally then,… Read more »

London-based artist Ray Noir discusses Marilyn Manson and his crowd-funded album

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Ray Noir

Ray Noir (Photo Credit: Simon Martner) Influenced by the likes of Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy and Peaches, London-based artist Ray Noir has created his own industrial-electronic-metal musical universe and attracting crowds from across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Japan. Recently released his two latest singles ‘Double Trouble’ and ‘All Alone’, Ray Noir has confirmed with… 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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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: Ripped & Torn, the Loudest Punk Fanzine in the UK by Tony Drayton

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Ripped and Torn by Tony Drayton

“Ripped & Torn was the supercool paper that always got it right” – Jayne County Tearing up the rule book and capitalising on the ethos of D.I.Y, the presentation of Ripped & Torn is the quintessential nod to the thriving late 70’s punk scene. It contains a collection of all eighteen issues of the original… Read more »

From the Underground Book Collection: Revenge of the She-punks by Vivien Goldman

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revenge of the she-punks

Vivien Goldman, author of Revenge of the She-Punks in 1981 (Photo Credit: Jean Bernard Sohiez) Vivien Goldman’s essential punk herstory ‘Revenge of the She-Punks’ explores the crucial relationship between the genre and gender. A veteran of punk, new wave and reggae since the 1970s, Vivien Goldman is a renowned writer, musician and academic. Goldman was… Read more »