Here at Turnaround we’re all very excited to announce our new publisher, the coolest of the cool, the (love)cat’s pyjamas – Flood Gallery Publishing!
Flood Gallery Publishing grew out of The Flood Gallery in Greenwich – they specialise in beautifully designed music, art and photography titles – coffee table style hardback books. From Cher to The Strokes, they do a fantastic job of championing collectable, accessible art, catered towards music fans.
As well as their specialist, small-but-growing list, they have all manner of beautiful music merchandise, so you should definitely check out their website. I had a long browse to select my favourite posters:
But, as always, the real magic begins with the books! Flood Gallery’s titles are gorgeously produced – they’re mostly thick hardbacks, rich with full colour photography – documenting iconic moments and characters from the music industry. Artists covered include Paul Weller, The Cure and Manic Street Preachers, and they even have a volume dedicated to the most curious corner of Glastonbury, Shangri-La.
Here are our top picks from their newer titles, but if you didn’t check out their backlist too you’d be missing out!
Going For A Song
9781911374046 | p/b | £14.99
Ever champions of the independent shop, we’re head over heels for this book on the history of the record shop trade – out later this month! Garth Cartwright has travelled the length and breadth of the country, conducting more than 100 interviews with some of the icons of the record shop trade and the wider music industry, including Martin Mills (Beggars Banquet), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Andy Gray (Andy’s Records), Ralph McTell, Chris Barber, The Specials and many more. Featuring a foreword by the renowned comedian and writer, Stewart Lee. From the UK’s first record shop, Garth traces the history through more than a century of unprecedented social, cultural and political change.
Bake In Black
9781911374022 | p/b | £9.99
If you can’t even escape your love of music in the kitchen, boy do we have the recipe book for you! Bake In Black draws influence from the world of rock and heavy metal to create awe-inspiring edible tributes. All 58 indulgences are as unique in presentation as they are in flavour. Written with a twist of humour, and a generous pinch of musical reference, with titles such as Sex Pistols ‘God Save the Cream’, Led Zeppelin ‘Glazed and Infused’ and Meatloaf ‘Battenburg Out of Hell’, Bake In Black will take you on a journey through baking and music, inspiring fans of bands and bakers alike.
The Ministry of Pop
9781911374008 | h/b | £30.00
Pop Journalist Mark Elliott has written the ultimate guide to one of the greatest independent success stories in music history, with extensive source material and a foreword written by Mike Stock. The Ministry of Pop is a lavish, full-colour book which tells the amazing story of 10 sensational years of the label, including a year by year ‘hit list’, 846 images including every single & album release and many magazine covers & spreads from the period. With a stunning foil cover and large format, this is a coffee table book bound to get all your guests talking. Vaguely Lost in Shangri-La
9781911374039 | h/b | £30
Award winning Photographer Barry Lewis has, for more than a decade, captured the very essence of the Glastonbury experience. From Lost Vagueness, to Shangri-La, Barry’s photography is a celebration of the more eccentric, colourful, weird and wonderful side of the iconic festival. The images are so vibrant and spectacular you really have to look inside – luckily, The Guardian, Vice and The Times all ran features, so you can take a peek.