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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…

Books

UK Books of the Year 2019

Revealed! Our Books of the Year for 2019!Discover our favourite 20 titles below, including specially signed and deluxe editions. It's been an incredible year for…

Books

US Books Of The Year 2019

Our books of the Year for 2019, revealed! Discover our Top 10 titles below. It's been an incredible year for books with so many amazing offerings…

Rough Trade Podcasts

Rough Trade Podcast 85 with John O'Connell

"I can see it brewing in his head...I like that about it. I like the idea of it being his personal overview...this is what…