An announcement

Bless my cotton socks, I’m in the news: the announcement of my new book is in today’s Bookseller. It’s been *so* hard to keep this quiet so I’m really delighted to say we’re putting the band back together for another 404ink book, this time celebrating Scots music of all kinds.

The book is called Small Town Joy: From Glam Rock to Hyperpop, How Queer Music Changed The Sound of Scotland and it follows queer musicians and influences in Scots music from the 1970s to the present. I’m having tons of fun researching, interviewing for and writing it and I’m really looking forward to sharing it with you in March 2025.

As I told the Bookseller:

“I’m delighted to be getting the band back together again for my second 404 Ink book. Small Town Joy follows Scots musicians from bedrooms to the Barras and beyond, tracing the glittery threads that link punk and pop, folk and funk, rave and rock. It’s a provocation and a celebration, a mixtape dedicated to the tunes and talent that’s crossed genres, genders and generations to change the sound of Scotland.”