May 12, 2015


  Quietus Editor John Doran is celebrating the publication of his first book – Jolly Lad – by going on a 31 date reading tour called An English Trip. He is teaming up with other writers, poets, film makers, musicians, a countercultural research group, DJs, a band of ethical undertakers and Hull’s second best mountain climber over the course of a month and putting on nights in prisons, churches, libraries, record shops, book stores, village halls, warehouses and cinemas and his musical support on every night of the tour is Kjetil Nernes aka Arabrot, the Norwegian noise rock musician.

Jolly Lad is published on Strange Attractor and is a memoir concerning the recovery from alcoholism, substance abuse and mental illness which also touches on what it means to be working class, how memory defines us and the redemption offered by fatherhood and music.

  Caitlin Moran has read Jolly Lad and said that “it makes Withnail & I look like Little House On The Prairie” while Jonathan Meades said the book is “beautifully wrought… the work of a real writer.”
  The hardback comes with a CD featuring spoken word and musicians from Manic Street Preachers and British Sea Power as well as Eccentronic Research Council, GNOD, Teeth Of The Sea and Grumbling Fur.
  Appearing alongside the pair on dates are Sly And The Family Drone, Rick Holland, Krautrock Karaoke, GNOD, Nik Void (Factory Floor), Roger Robinson, Eccentronic Research Council, ANTA, Bronze Teeth, Krautrock Karaoke, Barberos, English Heretic, Chrononautz and many more.
 More can be read at the Quietus, here and here.
If you wish to know any more about the tour or the book, please get in touch with John Doran on
Tue 12Broadway Cinema, NOTTINGHAM – with Nik Void & The Quietus At Leisure Films. £5 adv/door.
Wed 13Drift Records, TOTNES – with The Undertakers ENTRY BY DONATION
Thu 14The Lexington, LONDON – with Krautrock Karaoke and Roger Robinson Tickets available here
Fri 15: The Adelphi, HULL – with Andy Kirkpatrick & The Patron Saints
Sat 16Black Cat Records, TAUNTON – with Henry Blacker – FREE ENTRY
Sun 17 DAYTIMERise Records, BRISTOL – full bill TBA FREE ENTRY
Sun 17 EVENINGThe Cube, BRISTOL – with ANTA & Bronze Teeth Tickets available here. £7 adv/£9 door
Mon 18The Kazimier, LIVERPOOL – with Krautrock Karaoke & Barberos Tickets available here
Tue 19The Billabong, ROCHESTER – with Punching Swans Full line up TBA Tickets available here. £4 adv/door.
Wed 20The Exchange, LEICESTER – with Lone Taxidermist. £5 adv/door.
Fri 22Eastside Gallery, BIRMINGHAM – with Chrononautz & Roger Robinson Tickets available here. £4 adv/door.
Sat 23The Old Police House, GATESHEAD – featuring Chrononautz
Sun 24Threadfest, BRADFORD – with Chrononautz, Richard Dawson & more… Tickets available here
Mon 25Outlaws Yacht Club, LEEDS – with Chrononautz & Rick Holland FREE ENTRY BY TICKET
Wed 27Memorial Unitarian Church, CAMBRIDGE – with English Heretic and the Cambridge Counter-Culture Research Group Tickets available here. £3 adv/door
Thu 28: IPSWICH details TBA
Fri 29Underground, PLYMOUTH – with Sly And The Family Drone, Knifed Out Of Existence, Steve Strong & Richard Thomas. Full line up TBA
Sat 30South Records, SOUTHEND – with Martin Newell FREE ENTRY
Sun 31Islington Mill, SALFORD – with GNOD & Krautrock Karaoke Tickets available here. £5 adv/door.
Illustrations by Krent Able

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