John Doran, editor of The Quietus, reads from his upcoming book Jolly Lad, with music provided by Norwegian noise rock band ÅRABROT. Support is a poetry reading from "the greatest living Englishman" Martin Newell, principle member of cult indie band The Cleaners From Venus.
An English Trip: Arabrot featuring John Doran - BOOK TOUR
'JOLLY LAD' by John Doran
Published in hardback, paperback and electronic edition by Strange Attractor in June 2015.
Cover art by Simon Fowler and illustrations by Krent Able.
Hardback Edition comes with free CD of readings and music from Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers, Abi & Neil of British Sea Power, The Eccentronic Research Council, Teeth Of The Sea, English Heretic, Grumbling Fur, Mark Dicker, GNOD and Bronze Teeth.
JOLLY LAD is a memoir about the recovery from alcoholism, habitual drug use and mental illness. It is also about the healing power of music, how memory defines us, the redemption offered by fatherhood and what it means to be working class.