We are very pleased to announce the release of the first ever book on Sonic Cathedral. ‘Memoirs Of A Shoegazing Gentleman’ was originally published as a spoof column in NME between October 26, 1991 and February 1, 1992, and was written by writer and broadcaster David Quantick in the guise of Lord Tarquin. The new version has been illustrated by designer Marc Jones, and features the 10 original chapters, plus a brand new epilogue which brings the story of the pupils of Shoey House right up to date in a morass of middle-class mockery, double entendres and badly translated Latin.

It will be available from our stall at the Independent Label Market in London on Saturday, July 12, and afterwards from the Sonic Cathedral Shop.

There will also be a launch party at The Social in London on Monday, July 7. An Evening With Lord Tarquin & Friends will feature David Quantick reading from the book alongside live and DJ performances from some very special guests who all happen to be Lord Tarquin’s old school chums. Entry is free!