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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

COLD LIPS 05 x Nina Antonia

Nina Antonia has supported Cold Lips from our embryonic days on the stage of the Sylvia Plath Fan Club, above a late-strip club of Shoreditch. Wielded by the literary establishment as a ‘cult writer’, the Liverpool-born author found herself too working class to walk through the doors of the NME, and ended up with another angle, knowing the bands better than any of them ever … Continue reading COLD LIPS 05 x Nina Antonia

MARIANNE FAITHFULL BY KRIS NEEDS

The first in the ICONS series from Cold Lips. The best music biographer of our times, Kris Needs was veering towards a book-length cover feature on original fe-punk Marianne Faithfull, for the next edition of our magazine. But a magazine only has so many pages…so we created this special edition – long enough to get to the meat of the muse. Masterly woven, with a … Continue reading MARIANNE FAITHFULL BY KRIS NEEDS