Pay Your Rates at Rolling Stone by K A Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
My practicality consists in this: in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall … that is my strength, my only strength. ~Antonio Gramsci Had a beard which was weird Some time ago Heard Ramones in…

Patricia Highsmith at 100 by K A Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
One hundred years ago the Cottingley Fairies were brought to the public’s attention by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote in the accompanying essay, ‘The recognition of their existence will jolt the material twentieth century mind out of its heavy ruts in the mud, and will make it admit…

I Don’t Want to Live with Monkeys by K A Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
I Don’t Want to Live with Monkeys K. A. Laity ‘Another year, eh?’ Norman said as he set the pints down on the table in the usual corner. ‘They seem to go so faster every time around,’ Stanley agreed. ‘What surprises await us in the coming year, I wonder?’…

The Mangrove Legacy is out!

Originally posted on Kathryn 'Kit' Marlowe:
Out now from Fox Spirit! I’ve been all over social media with it, but did I blog? Silly silly me! So happy to have The Mangrove Legacy out. Thanks to Adele and the team at Fox Spirit, and to the fabulous Stephanie Johnson for cover art to DIE for!…

Radio Radio

My half of the Xmas split single on French radio!

ACID ZOO EP – Bomb Sniffing Dogs by K A Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
Artwork by Jason Vaughan From the press release: Through the bars of ACID ZOO you will hear 3 tracks – THE ICKE AGE, BLACK POOL & THE NATIONAL + – and 4 remixes by Leyland Kirby (The Caretaker), Richard Fearless, Lille Cykel (Posh Isolation) and Christoph de Babalon. Tragically…

Folk Horror Noir?

Originally posted on The Cultural Gutter:
This week Guest Star Kate Laity writes about Dorothy B. Hughes’ Ride the Pink Horse (1946) and “folk horror noir.” ~~~ In the back of my mind for some time has been the thought knocking around that the godmother of noir, Dorothy B. Hughes, could also be a godmother…

Review: Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

I went to get this book the day my car died. I drove into Hudson to pick it up from Spotty Dog Books & Ale, then realised they had changed hours due to Covid. The car had been a little rough starting and it nearly didn’t start at all when I tried to leave my…