Since September, we’ve been busy working on a brand new volume of PAPERCUTS. This edition is destined to be bigger and better than the last one, which sold out within two weeks of our launch back in January 2020.
PAPERCUTS #2 is a collaboration between musicians and fans across UK DIY punk scene and further afield, celebrating the gigs, festivals and tours that mean so much to us. Clocking in at approx. 200 pages, it’s a high quality paperback book, filled with fiction, tour stories, essays artwork and live music photography.
It’s all edited and designed by Sarah Williams at Shout Louder and, this time around, every single penny of profit will be going to the Music Venue Trust. Even before the pandemic, grassroots music venues were facing closures and hardships, but MVT work to keep them open through education, support and lobbying for policy change.
Order your copy of PAPERCUTS here: shoutlouder.bigcartel.com
We’re also re-printing our first volume of PAPERCUTS for those of you who missed out the first time. You can grab it on its own or in a great-value bundle of both books.
In the absence of live music this year, we wanted to celebrate the importance of music. The stories collected in PAPERCUTS #2 run the gamut of grotty tour vans, sweaty basement shows and festival antics, with trips as far afield as Los Angeles, Tokyo and Argentina. Every story is as relatable as it is unique: a celebration of the unusual moments that always seem to happen on the road, and the ubiquitous energy that unites us at every live show, no matter the genre or the location.
Were you at the Download Riots of 2006? Have you been strip-searched by border control? Have you broken your hand in a human pyramid? Have you ruined a dentist’s life? Perhaps not, but you’ll feel like you have after reading this.
PAPERCUTS #2 features contributions from:
Mark Bartlett (Our Lives In Cinema)
Giles Bidder (Great Cynics)
Carl Brewster (Lesser Known Character)
Dani & Bobble (Faintest Idea)
Jimmy Carroll (LITFO)
Colin Clark (Colin’s Punk Rock World)
Andy Davies (TNS Records, Knife Club)
Rob Day (Misgivings)
Gab De La Vega
Dave Forman (Shackleford)
Mof Gimmers (Wilderness Records)
Josh Goldman (The Raging Nathans, The Dopamines)
Nat Gyll-Murray (F. Emasculata, Swansong)
Tom Houseman (Follow Your Dreams)
Nick Josten (The Bloodstrings)
Robin Leitch (Random Hand)
Chris Lowry (Warrington Ska Punk)
Lucias Malcolm (Call Me Malcolm)
Jake McAllister (Sunliner)
Archie Moss (Incisions, Clayface)
Paúl Rivera (La Armada)
Paul Smith (Be Sharp)
Chris Snelgrove (The Last Mile)
Matt Speer (Ear Nutrition)
Sarah Williams (Shout Louder)
Iain Wright (Snatch Game)
Jaap Baard (Batwolf)
Jim Taylor (Bruise Control)
Josh Sumner (Fair Do’s)
Tim Bevington (TNSrecords)