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The Disconnect

Roisin Kiberd

A brilliant new voice on tech and life: this debut essay collection announces a startling talent

Ocean of Sound

David Toop

The classic account of ambient music, with a new foreword by Michel Faber

As Serious As Your Life

Val Wilmer

An essential masterpiece of jazz history by renowned photographer and music historian, with a new foreword by Richard Williams

Rave On

Matthew Collin

The essential account of rave culture today

On Bowie

Simon Critchley

An appreciation of David Bowie – artist, lyricist, performer, icon

Death by Video Game

Simon Parkin

We play games to kill time. But what does it mean when games start killing us?

Cowboys and Indies

Gareth Murphy

The definitive history of the music industry

Different Every Time

Marcus O’Dair

The first and definitive biography of Robert Wyatt, Britain's greatest cult musician, with an introduction by Jonathan Coe

The Moth

Catherine Burns

Pull up an easy chair and settle into the most spell-binding collection of real stories you will ever read.

Live At the Brixton Academy

JS Rafaeli

Sometimes you have to take a chance, and Simon Parkes is nothing if not a risk-taker. The riotous life-story of a music impresario and how he turned a…

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Lester Bangs

The essential writings of the greatest music writer of the twentieth, or any, century, reissued as a Serpent's Tail Classic

Sounds Like London

Lloyd Bradley

Scheduled for Radio 4 Book of the week – acclaimed writer Lloyd Bradley explores the influence of immigrant cultures on the capital's music scene


Peter Culshaw

A definitive biography of Manu Chao, the Che Guevara of world music.

Against The Machine

Lee Siegel

One of the country's most eloquent and acid-tongued cultural critics.

In The Seventies

Barry Miles

An insider's guide to the seventies.

Black by Design

Pauline Black

Lead singer of legendary band The Selecter on music, family and roots. *New, updated edition covers The Selecter's recent reunion*

A Rocket in My Pocket

Max Décharné

A Rocket in my Pocket is the story of rockabilly music, the primal 50s howl of rockin' rage that helped start it all.

White Bicycles

Joe Boyd

How was one man present at so many pivotal points of the birth of modern rock? Joe Boyd's classic memoir of the 60s music scene reissued as a Ser…

Altered State

Matthew Collin

At last somebody has written the real history of the last ten years, and written it with such wit, verve, empathy and profound intelligence. I can…

Haunted Weather

David Toop

?Haunted Weather is not just a deeply thoughtful and richly populated survey of modern experimental music, it?s a meditation on hearing itself? Guardi…

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