David Erdos ‘The Corona Virus Diaries’

Like the making of the most recent Star Wars trilogy, the scripts are hidden, locked in vaults with only a select few allowed the privilege of knowing what the fuck is really happening. The Death Star looms, the Rebels in disarray. The evil Emperor Palpatine and the whole bloody Royal bloodline has us in a hex. Gil De Ray on David Erdos. Continue reading David Erdos ‘The Corona Virus Diaries’

NORTHERN POETS – you can die of exposure – advice from 4 poets

IS THAT LINTON KWESI-JOHNSON HOLDING A COPY OF COLD LIPS? Well, yes, it is.  Pictured with the fabulous Joy Francis who’s helped lead the Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s inaugural journey into poetry, with the new Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships – aiming to challenge what poetry is, and who creates it – this photo was taken at the recent – AMAZING talk on DUB POET Michael Smith … Continue reading NORTHERN POETS – you can die of exposure – advice from 4 poets

COLD LIPS at THE SOCIAL 15th June

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 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

FACTORY DE JOIE? or NO TAPE INSIDE? Vicious TRIPPERS n psych STRIPPERS, nu-mods n old-skool rockers …

Oi! Squad!  What you doing Friday 18th August 2017?  You in London?  You gonna be eastside? You gonna be hanging with the art ruckesses at the Moth Club, Hackney? Or Paper Dress Vintage, for the burlesque girls and Cold Lips editor, Kirsty Allison’s third gig with Malcolm McLaren’s protege, drummer with Adam Ant & Bow Wow Wow, inventor of the Burundi Beat – Mr Dave … Continue reading FACTORY DE JOIE? or NO TAPE INSIDE? Vicious TRIPPERS n psych STRIPPERS, nu-mods n old-skool rockers …

Swallow the Pill by Michael Pedersen

Swallow The Pill, this poem by Michael Pedersen explains him as good as any introduction we can scribe – but he runs Neu Reekie! the Scottish-borne spoken word night with Kevin Williamson, who founded Rebel Inc! the first home of Irvine Welsh’s writing, and Alan Warner, Laura Hird and John King.  He’s top class live performer, and we like him. I come fae ma Da, … Continue reading Swallow the Pill by Michael Pedersen

JOHN COOPER CLARKE LIVE 22nd April LONDON

We are super-proud to have the one and only Dr JOHN COOPER CLARKE lend his support to the launch party for the second edition of COLD LIPS. At the exclusive and intimate Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, the punk laureate, who once dated Nico, John Cooper Clarke will give a rare performance in support of Cold Lips, which he calls ‘artistic and fabulous’.  We are very … Continue reading JOHN COOPER CLARKE LIVE 22nd April LONDON