Books

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Books

UK Books of the Year 2021

Spanning folk, acid house, punk, rock and roll, noise, art, chewing gum and covid across stories, essays, unpublished photos, meditations and an abundance of brilliant new…

Books

US Books of the Year 2021

2021 has been a year of reflection. As we look around, watching our world slowly return to as it was before (or totally change its course)…

Books

Phenomena-l Books: Best of the Occult

What is the difference between a ghost and a ghoul? Which spirits roam the natural world? Did psychedelics play a part in human evolution? This Halloween,…

News

US Books of The Year 2020

As with music, reading has also been a crucial tonic for this troubled year. It's been an incredible 12 months for books with brilliant new memoirs,…

News

UK Books of the Year 2020

As with music, reading has also been a crucial tonic for this troubled year. It's been an incredible 12 months for books with brilliant new memoirs,…

Music

End of the Needle with David Keenan

"Marx is so unsexy. Except when McCarthy do it." David KeenanEOTN explores the records that have influenced, motivated, shaped, altered or augmented careers, projects, perhaps even…

Music

End of the Needle with Paul Morley

"It makes more sense the older you get, and can take you away a little from Iggy and the Stooges, as divine as that can seem,…

Music

End of the Needle with Skin

"How does a black skinny girl from Brixton get into rock music? The Specials were that bridge from Blue Beat, to Ska, to Two-Tone, to The…

Books

5 Minutes with... Wretch 32

Following the publication of his first book, we caught up with British rapper, singer and songwriter Wretch 32 for a quick-fire insight into his lessons on…

Rough Trade Podcasts

Rough Trade Podcast 86 with Tim Burgess

"It wasn’t something I had huge aspirations to do, but I did want to be in a band and I didn’t want to sing…