Thoroughly enjoying the new Turnstile record Time and Space. A brilliant mix of melodic punk rock, hardcore and 90s rock that reminds me of At the Drive In circa 2000. Top stuff.
I recommend giving this episode of the Words To That Effect podcast a listen. It's an interesting look at H.P. Lovecraft and weird fiction, featuring some very insightful input on the weird as a genre from the writer Timothy J. Jarvis (whose novel The Wanderer I am currently reading and enjoying very much).
I was humbled to find Hollow Shores named as an example of contemporary weird fiction worth reading, so thanks Tim!
Listen to the podcast here: http://wttepodcast.com/2018/02/12/weird-fiction-hp-lovecraft/Read More
This February and March, I am proud to take part in two evenings of film, stories and music exploring the psychology of life beside the water and its impact on our memories, emotions and sense of history.Read More
I see deformed and furred mastodons on the ice of Doggerland, and I have recurring visions of a blind creator god jerking its arms out towards me by a deserted stretch of the New River Path in the cold days of February. There is too much of London for me to see now, as busy as a work of Hogarth’s, as terrifying as the violent and lonely nights the inmates of Bedlam must have endured.Read More
A great new review to see in the end of 2017 with – thanks to Dickens Does Books:
'“Really weird” is definitely one way to describe this collection, but I would prefer to choose enchanting, haunting or melancholic instead. Indeed, I’ve never read anything like it (and probably won’t again).'
Read the full review here.
There is a sense of corroded history hanging heavy over Pegwell Bay. It is a place of invasion and amnesia, where you once could take a hovercraft to France, crossing the channel in as little as twenty-two minutes. Roman soldiers took their first steps into an alien land here. Vikings are commemorated for landing here. People sift the geological strata for signs the past, as they have done for generations. Once, just without reach of my own lifetime, it must have been a happy place, of arrivals and departures, holidaymakers and couples taking their first trips out of England.Read More