Interview with Einar Orn Benediktsson, formerly of the Sugarcubes
A first time meeting of Gee Vaucher, Jón Gnarr, Penny Rimbaud and Jóhanna Jóhannsdóttir
A first time together for Gee Vaucher, Jón Gnarr, Penny Rimbaud and Jóhanna Jóhannsdóttir
Situation Press Team
Charlie, Lisa and Robin have been friends since their tender teenage years when they each DJ’d nights in Hull’s glamorous Wellington Club.
Charlie's life was derailed when he heard the Fall’s Lay of the Land on Peel, and has since stumbled perilously close to stalking Mark E. Smith, having seen the group 35 times (at the time of writing).
Lisa’s DJing career was almost strangled at birth by Steve Albini when she cued up her first record by Big Black at the wrong speed. Kerosene sounds even more sinister at 45 RPM.
Robin cut his teeth on punk music at the age of 13 by sneaking into the UK Subs and Stiff Little Fingers. But his true awakening happened on first hearing of Stations of the Crass – after which nothing was the same again.
By day Charlie is a graphic designer, while Robin and Lisa attempt to shake up the way organisations work. This was the start of the story that led them to establish Situation Press and it's first publication; the Truth of Revolution, Brother.
Lisa Sofianos in the famous Electrical Audio studio, Chicago run by Steve Albini
Charlie, Robin and Lisa in Reykjavik
Steve Ignorant of Crass igno-ranting at the launch of the Truth of Revolution, Brother
The work in support of the first book was only made possible by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, alongside some incredible generosity by the numerous people we visited, travelled with and stayed with during the project. Situation Press was a natural outcome of the DIY nature of this work, providing an ideal home for a number of creative products of the team and some inspiring and inventive people we met along the way.
One of a number of lovely long days spent at Dial House speaking to Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher
Steve Lake of Zounds in stitches