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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


Why do we dance?  To belong?  To free ourselves? And Then We Danced is a film by Swedish-born Levan Akin that has absorbed festivals from Venice to Cannes. And had a few bricks thrown at it on homeground.  Written by Kirsty Allison, this review appears in the March edition of DJMag, alongside a feature on the brilliant and highly recommended new book, Threshold (Bloomsbury) by … Continue reading BY GEORGIA, DANCE FREE 🌈

DOC N ROLL Festival 2018

Doc’n Roll Film Festival is the wonderfully spirited, independent film festival that only shows music-based documentaries.  It challenges with international stories, and is gaining an international reputation for being THE place to premiere your film – and it opens on NOVEMBER 1st.  Organised by the brilliant Colm Forde and Vanessa Lobon Garcia, they are two reasons why London is a city that continues to challenge and … Continue reading DOC N ROLL Festival 2018


AND THEY’RE PLAYING LIVE AT OUR FREEEE CELEBRATION OF LIFE LATER AT THE SOCIAL! DOORS AT 7pm! VOODOOTRON is the new project from Glaswegian-born Londoner Gil De Ray – and Parisian-born Helsinki resident, Benjamin Floor Trauma.  “The Gun Club on mushrooms” is how COLD LIPS’ DJ Chris Rotter describes it, but with elements of Ray Manzarek’s piano for The Doors, and the gnarling bass of … Continue reading VOODOOTRON + SEX CELLS OUT TODAY


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


Cold Lips like to party.  So as well as launching in fashion week in London supporting NOKI at the Subcultural Archives, we created some special poster editions, COLD LIPS III, and dragged them over to New York, for Jeffrey Wengrofsky’s film festival, Secrets of the Deep in downtown Manhattan. (PHOTOGRAPHS BY CRAIG STOKLE)

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Cold Lips III is a Festival of Dreams

Cold Lips launch the third printed edition in New York this Thursday with cover star: Douglas Hart* (Jesus and Mary Chain).  The special poster edition is art directed by Kedge of Underworld’s Tomato collective offers a taste of the forthcoming full journal.  (Available for £2.99 in our shop ☝️💋 – NB. Cold Lips II is sold out.) Centred around our New York correspondent, Jeffrey Wengrofsky’s … Continue reading Cold Lips III is a Festival of Dreams

Jerry Lewis is Alive, but Lost, in Paris

I have some very personal feelings about politics  but I don’t get into it because I do comedy already. – Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis was lauded in France as an auteur for his freewheeling, unscripted zaniness long after English-speaking audiences grew tired of his antics.  The reason is simple: his humour was physical and more easily appreciated by speakers of other languages unburdened by expectations … Continue reading Jerry Lewis is Alive, but Lost, in Paris