Gee Vaucher's film, 'Angel', is not so much a movie as a study of stillness wherein the standard exaggerated dramas and sound-bite trickeries of Hollywood are replaced with a profound introversion: a meditation.
The last ever show of Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment will take place in London at the Vortex Jazz Club on Wednesday 4th December. Tiring, as he does, of any form of permanence, Penny is renaming his operations.
Those of you who know us will know that we have long been supporters of Britain's best music festival by far - Supersonic! Held annually in England's own Rock City - Birmingham - the festival is curated by the enormous brains and generous hearts of the ladies from Capsule
Love Songs is the book which compiles all of the words to all of the songs by Crass. Originally published by Pomona in 2004 as a paperback, and out of print for a couple of years, we felt it was time for a resurrection.
Someday All The Adults Will Die: Punk Graphics 1971-1984, curated by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, provides a comprehensive overview of punk graphic design, highlighting imagery before, during and after the punk years, drawing upon previously unseen public and private archives and collections.
It's a delight and simultaneous feeling of liberation to finally announce the release of Crass' Christ, The Album LP reissue, which is now available for pre-order on the Southern web shop. Released in 1982 with unplanned irony as the Falklands War raged on, Christ, The Album, another double vinyl half-studio/half-live release, once again aimed to take no prisoners.
And so we arrive at number six in the series of re-releases of Crass’ now classical albums remastered and with additional related material. This edition includes the original Crass album plus additional tracks featuring Eve Libertine, Hit Parade, A-Soma and Penny Rimbaud, and comes with a specially designed fold-out poster and an illustrated booklet containing lyrics and contextual notes. Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day – The Swansong. Recorded at Southern Studios Winter 1984–Summer 1985.
Perhaps in response to the Disney-brand shirts "inspired by" Joy Divisions's album sleeve, some clever clogs fashion hacker has devised a mash-up of Mickey Mouse via the Crass symbol and infiltrated Disney retail outlets by depositing stacks of folded shirts on the shelves. Bravo. Or as Crass said in Smash The Mac.... Mickey Mouse, fuck off.