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COLD LIPS update

We are proud to announce The Doorals by Mark Gilroy (Gil De Ray’s late brother) is up for pre-order now. Kirsty Allison (founder of Cold Lips) is now editor-in-chief on Ambit, where her first ever short fiction was published back in 2007. Her cult novel PSYCHOMACHIA is out now, Wrecking Ball Press. Updates and exclusives are available on her Substack. She is recording as Vagrant … Continue reading COLD LIPS update

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Music to feed the people

Mark Stewart “I will be transmitting sci-fi lullabies from the haunted dancehall – “la Luta continua” -THIS is my creed.” This Saturday, a unique shindig from Faith In Strangers curates music and visuals featuring legend Mark Stewart, Janine Rainforth, Sad Man and Liotia, Uncle Festival On Acid, BombArt as well as an interview with Sharon Goodyer and Ben Millar from Our Kitchen conducted by John … Continue reading Music to feed the people

Celebrating a year of lockdown: By The Bins – a poem by Sarah Lowe

I’ll meet you by the bins Romantic words, often spoken Lockdown love  I’ll meet you by the bins Invitation accepted A doorway to adventure I’ll meet you by the bins Then on to the graveyard  Where we doff our caps to Ossie Clark and Pete Burns Heading home Extending our time  Avoiding mask-less zombies, hunting new hosts I’ll meet you by the bins I’ll put the … Continue reading Celebrating a year of lockdown: By The Bins – a poem by Sarah Lowe

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Band of Holy Joy at Gallery 46

To Celebrate the release of DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT, the two-years in the making new album from Band of Holy Joy, they broadcast Notes From A Gallery an online exhibition of short film, performance art, live radio and wall art live from Gallery 46 and broadcast on YouTube nightly from the 24th to 27th of February. Two new video films from an astounding collection of artists (details below) will … Continue reading Band of Holy Joy at Gallery 46

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An exclusive podcast FIND US ON ITUNES, SPOTIFUCKYOU, and all your fave places, now. Some people earn the tag of legend – and for five decades Derek Ridgers, the London-based photographer has captured the Dark Carnival of the British underworld in our most radical club nights, from Blitz and Skin Two through to today’s Wraith Club.  Growing up in the 60s, and making his name … Continue reading GOTH SHOP x COLD LIPS

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Xstabeth by David Keenan

“My dad was a musician. A famous musician. But he was friends with a musician who was even famouser…” So begins the unforgettable Aleylina Andropov, from her hometown of St Petersburg where base is Snork’s, a DIY underground folk bar, full of weirdo bootlegs, and crate-digging maniacs hard on vodka. I know Aleylina, I like her. Her obscene and fatalistic realism is endearing. From debut … Continue reading Xstabeth by David Keenan

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Ketamine and the Great Poets. COLD LIPS 05: NIALL MCDEVITT x JOHNY BROWN

Irish poet Niall McDevitt lives in West London. He is the author of three critically acclaimed collections of poetry: b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010), Porterloo (International Times, 2013) and Firing Slits: Jerusalem Colportage (New River Press, 2016). His next collection will be BABYLON (a neoliberal theodicy) And Other Poems. Read more of his work at, where among his battles with the ironies of totemic values … Continue reading Ketamine and the Great Poets. COLD LIPS 05: NIALL MCDEVITT x JOHNY BROWN

Modern Poetry – live in Berlin

30 September 2020. 7pm local time, 6pm GMT(streamed by Neurotitan Gallery Berlin, Cold Lips & Gallery 46, London) Kirsty Allison, Rob Doyle, Kieran Leonard Neurotitan Gallery is the last remanent of the joy of reunification between East and West Berlin. After the wall fell in 1989, the free-for-all of the former no-man’s land in the area known as Mitte was attained by squatters in buildings … Continue reading Modern Poetry – live in Berlin