Springtime in Europe

We’re very pleased to announce we will be playing shows in BelgiuM and France in February. Feels like ages.  It is ages Check out the SHOWS page for details. Love to see you there    

GOING GAGA AT CHRISTMAS

It has felt a strange year in many ways. But then it always has and it always will won't it?  I have been avoiding the West End (well, apart from Blacks obviously) because they turned the [...]

THE LONDON BOX

For the collector of London arcana, esoterica or ephemera there can surely be no greater prize than the box of Joanna Southcott. I've been on several wild goose chases following a lead or [...]

THE JAZZ DETECTIVE

I recently discovered that a member of The Real Tuesday Weld has been moonlighting. He is a good friend of mine but I was quite shocked and slightly thrilled to learn that he has been leading a [...]

ME AND MR WOLF

It gives me very great pleasure and pride to be be able to announce the release into the wild, wild woods of the internet, George and Monica Fort's animated Noir masterpiece "Me and Mr Wolf" . [...]

CITY OF THE DEAD

I wandered down to St Pauls the other day to see the protestors camped next to its churchyard.  I sympathise with them but it is rather unfortunate that their presence has caused the [...]

LOVE ON THE PAVEMENT

In recent weeks, a message has appeared on the pavements of Vauxhall and Albert Bridges.It says "I think I am it.  If you are too, come to South Quay DLR".  One would guess that it has [...]

MARCELLA PUPPINI INTERVIEW

You can hear Marcella Puppini of The Puppini Sisters interviewing Stephen on her “The Good the bad and The Ugly” show on Shoreditch radio. . Lots of unreleased music, remixes and talk [...]

ALL HALLOWS LONDON SHOW

Our first London show in ages: a full band, full fat, All Hallows show at the lovely Westminster Library courtesy of Arctic Circle. Greatest Hits, new films and love bites.  Glen Ducan will be [...]

LONDON WEREWOLF

Friends: Glen Duncan and I will be reading and performing excerpts from “The Last Werewolf” in London Monday 3 Oct at Rough Trade East . It’s free. Come. Details Here Both [...]

THE GREAT MYTHOGRAPHER

I enjoyed listening to Peter Ackroyd read and be interviewed last night.  He is a neighbour psycho-geographically speaking and an undoubtedly impressive personage, The event was to mark [...]

QUEEN MOB

During the recent London riots,   I happened to be far away on the Scottish island of Skye so I cannot recount any personal experiences of the mayhem.  However, I couldn't help but [...]

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT

My old friend and collaborator Alex Budovsky genius author of Bathtime in Clerkenwell, Brazil and many other wild and wonderful creations moved from New York to Bogota a little while back. [...]