In 1981, P-Orridge reversed course in the gently trippy Psychic TV, whose danceable songs echoed the occult writings of Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare, and included a tribute to Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones called “Godstar.” P-Orridge imagined the band as the center of a global consciousness raising, and recruited fans to join Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, a cross between a fan club and a cult, whose members donned paramilitary gear and submitted bodily fluids as part of their initiation.Continue Reading

A performance artist and member of the band Throbbing Gristle, Tutti has spent decades breaking down barriers. This is a fascinating, unfussy memoir… Source: Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti review – elder stateswoman of the avant gardeContinue Reading

Coming next year from the author of the wonderful England’s Hidden Reverse… … a major new work of fiction coming from Faber Social on February 2nd 2017. This Is Memorial Device, the debut novel by David Keenan, is a love letter to the small towns of Lanarkshire in the west ofContinue Reading

Long out of print, Force the Hand of Chance (which is finally being reissued on expensive vinyl) starts with the beautiful lullaby “Just Drifting,” patterned on a gorgeous melody much closer to The Kinks’ “Village Green” than to Throbbing Gristle’s “Hamburger Lady.” A lush acoustic guitar opened the show, andContinue Reading

The latest list from Caduceus Books (Leicestershire, UK) contains some really extraordinary items – many at very reasonable prices – from the Coil Collection. As Ben says in his introduction to the list: John (or Jhon) Balance (Geoff Rushton) & Peter Christopherson (aka Sleazy) were involved in the formation ofContinue Reading