“Just by chance I met up with a friend who’d come down from the Midlands. He’d morphed from a public school boy Jam fan into a revolutionary liberator of empty council flats in hard-to-let areas where boarded up flats outnumbered the ones occupied. Suddenly I had become a squatter. It was all remarkably easy. Nobody wanted to live in a rough-as-hell estate just off the Old Kent Road where I would meet an assortment of vagabonds, lollopers, scruffy ‘erberts, vicious Sids and psychedelic dandies. It would become my home for twenty-two very full, very stimulating unpredictable years,” Martyn Goodacre, in an excerpt from his introduction to the second book from Cold Lips Press – links to podcast here.
Do you recognise his iconic photograph of Kurt Cobain? Continue reading Martyn Goodacre photobook
Nat Finkelstein – and all the speedfreaks, hustlers, junkies and geniuses of 20th century NYC by Richard Cabut Continue reading NAT FINKELFACTORY & THE TELEPHONE
COMPETITION TIME WIN 2 TICKETS to Afropunk Festival‘s GRAND FINALE THIS SATURDAY AT @O2academybrix @common @akalamusic @lauramvula @yeaabk YA READING THAT? DO WE NEED TO REPEAT? All ya gotta do: find us on Twitter: @ColdLips, Insta, or Facebook, like the Afropunk post – share it – AND BOOOOOOOM! 💥 🗣WINNERS ANNOUNCED THIS FRIDAY 🗣 💋COLD LIPS – no B-Listers💋 Continue reading AFROPUNK BRIX TIX freeeeeee 🤛🖤🤜
What five things make an outstanding magazine? Great journalism Graphic design and format A point of view Be the sound, not the echo Photography and photographic usage This is the advice of Paul Gorman, curator of COLD LIPS’ MUST SEE exhibition of the summer – PRINT! TEARING IT UP. It is free and runs until 22nd August at Somerset House. THIS WEEKEND they host the … Continue reading BE THE SOUND NOT THE ECHO
FINE TIMES! We’re strong at partying, in good company… Thanks to everyone who came to the party we had in London – at Heavenly Records’ founded The Social on Little Portland Street, near the BBC, halfway to TopShop, or Oxford Circus, as it is known… We’ll write up something on the Berlin party too – swoooonie… VOODOOTRON’s first gig was amazing, all the best post-rave … Continue reading SOCIAL CLUB
freeeeeeeeeeee party 🌞 FRIDAY 15th June we come together to celebrate SEX CELLS single release. It’s also VOODOOTRON‘s first ever gig: “The Gun Club on mushrooms” says DJ Chris Mackin – or Suicide x LCD Soundsystem. PLUS the one and only legend, filmmaker, and star of COLD LIPS 03 DOUGLAS HART (Jesus and Mary Chain) is doing a rare DJ set. We’re lucky to have LOL HAMMOND … Continue reading COLD LIPS at THE SOCIAL 15th June