On 14th June at this year’s Meltdown festival, curated by Yoko Ono, Rough Trade will launch the book ‘Let’s Start A Pussy Riot’. The book will be available to buy from the Royal Festival Hall bookshop during Meltdown (14th-23rd June) followed by an initial release via indie record shops and on the Rough Trade website from 24th June. All profits will go to the Pussy Riot cause.
The book has been created in collaboration with members of Pussy Riot and links together the events leading up to and after the group’s arrest and the themes that these courageous women fight...
Aidan Moffat Live At The Rough Trade Books Night 20 January 2012 in Books
On Wednesday 8th February the former Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat is set for a distinctive solo show at Klüb Gütenberg, the monthly night co-hosted by Rough Trade Books and the Quietus website. The evening will feature songs, stories and trademark Scottish salaciousness.
Tickets are £10 on the night and £8 in advance from: HERE
The Old Queen’s Head
44 Essex Road, London N1 8LN
7.30pm to 11pm
Aidan has been a friend of The Quietus since the website was founded in 2008. In the role of Uncle Agony Aidan he dished out solutions for the sexual and emotional...
More BSP Book Readings! 1 September 2011 in Books
Tues 13 Sept: Manchester Briton’s Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater Street, UK
Roy will be reading from Do It For Your Mum – a story of family, music, the Lake District and British Sea Power; the first title on Rough Trade Books. John Robb (The Membranes, Gold Blade, TV kingpin) will be hosting the evening and reading select extracts from his history of Manchester music. Frazer King – fast rising Manchester aggro-folk laureates – will be giving a stripped-down, wired-up acoustic performance. PLEASE NOTE, BSP themselves will NOT be appearing. 8pm-11pm. Expect bonus features. Intimate surroundings! Fully stocked...
British Sea Power Book Readings 16 August 2011 in Books
Tickets are now on sale for two events in Newcastle and Glasgow tying in with the imminent
publication of the book Do It For Your Mum, a non-fiction tale of family,
rock music and British Sea Power.
Thurs 25 Aug: Morden Tower, Newcastle upon Tyne. The event will feature Roy Wilkinson reading from Do It For Your Mum, plus additional features and music from the excellent finger-picking guitarist Steve Malley, aka The Horse Loom. Morden Tower is a striking and intimate venue that has previously hosted readings from Ted Hughes and Alan Ginsberg. Ticket Link
Sat 27 Aug: The...
Do It For Your Mum by Roy Wilkinson 4 August 2011 in Books
One band, one dad, one world war – a story of British Sea Power, rock dreams and family farce
Publication date: 19 September 2011
Rough Trade Records are pleased to announce the launch of Rough Trade Books. The first publication from this new imprint will be ‘Do It For Your Mum’ by Roy Wilkinson – a non-fiction tale of family and rock music set against the life and times of the group British Sea Power.
Rough Trade Records have released all five of British Sea Power’s albums – from their acclaimed debut ‘The Decline Of British Sea Power’ to their latest, ‘Valhalla Dancehall’....