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Steve Ignorant book talk & signing at Rough Trade East on Monday

Southern's first book!

Great news – John Robb, famous journalist, author and musician, has just confirmed that he will be the interviewer for the book talk.  Get in!

On Monday 8th November at 6pm at Rough Trade East, Steve Ignorant will be interviewed about his recently published autobiography, The Rest Is Propaganda, followed by a Q&A and book signing.  It’s free, and all are welcome – no book purchase required!

Rough Trade East is located at:  Dray Walk, Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL

The talk starts at 6pm and will finish around 7pm.

Rough Trade shop event info

Facebook event info

Steve  has been touring with his merry band of players, playing to devoted crowds across the continent as part of The Last Supper tour, and it ain’t over yet!  The Last Supper will soon be served in the following locations:

  • Saturday 20 November FI Tampere – Klubi
  • Sunday 21 November FI Helsinki – Nosturi
  • Friday 26 November IE Dublin – Button Factory (with TV Smith and Paranoid Visions)
  • Saturday 27 November NI Belfast – Empire (with Stalag 17 and Aggressors BC)

Plus he is working on confirming some dates further afield:

  • USA and Canada (hopefully March 2011)
  • Australia and New Zealand (hopeflly April 2011)
  • London (the very last gig, sometime in 2011)

Keep up to date with all the tour goings on via the Southern blog, Steve’s website and his Facebook page.


Our first book!

Southern's first book!

We are chuffed as chips to be publishing our very first book.  This is an exciting moment for us, and we couldn’t be happier that the book in question is Steve Ignorant’s autobiography, The Rest Is Propaganda.  Written with Steve Pottinger over the last two years, The Rest Is Propaganda tells the story of a young boy growing up in Dagenham, East London, in the shadow of the Ford factory.  How that boy eventually went on to form the influential punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud is only one part of the story of how Stephen Williams became Steve Ignorant.

Now available to order from our web shop: http://bit.ly/igsbook

We have plans for some other books in the pipeline at the moment. After all, we’re already part of a one struggling industry, why not join another? Ha!


Steve Ignorant presents The Last Supper… this week!

The Last Supper

In planning for nearly a year, this week the tour that Steve Ignorant is calling “The Last Supper” kicks off with two dates in the UK – Bristol O2 Academy on Friday 24th and Birmingham O2 Academy on Saturday 25th.

The tour is subtitled “Crass Songs 1977-1984″ and Steve says it represents the last time he will play these songs on stage with a band.  (Presumably he is not ruling out a pub tour in his twilight years, accompanied only by a ukulele.)

The tour is an important celebration of a band who are often overlooked in the media’s misty-eyed remembrances of punk.  Steve explains his own reasons for doing the tour in an interview with Manchester’s Under The Pavement radio programme.

Also featured on the programme is an interview with Peter Jones from Paranoid Visions, who will be supporting on the Manchester gig on 1st October.  The tour then moves on to Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd October.  A full list of gigs is below.

The Last Supper 2010

Fri 24 Sep  UK Bristol – O2 Academy
Sat 25 Sep  UK Birmingham – O2 Academy
Fri 01 Oct  UK Manchester – Academy
Sat 02 Oct  UK Edinburgh – Liquid Room
Fri 15 Oct  NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
Sat 16 Oct  DE Köln/Cologne – Underground
Sun 17 Oct  DE Frankfurt – Exzess
Tue 19 Oct  DE München/Munich – Feierwerk
Wed 20 Oct  DE Berlin – Festsaal
Thu 21 Oct  PL Lodz – Dekompresja
Fri 22 Oct  DE Hamburg – Hafenklang
Sat 23 Oct  DK Copenhagen – Loppen
Sun 24 Oct  NL Groningen – Vera

Sat 20 Nov FI Tampere – Klubi
Sun 21 Nov FI Helsinki – Nosturi
Fri 26 Nov IE Dublin – Village
Sat 27 Nov NI Belfast – Empire