About the Book
A Northern English Beat Novel, dealing with the authentic experience of the smalltown teenage freak: sex, drugs and rock n' roll, and the faltering quest for spiritual enlightenment.
WE ARE THE BAD RABBITS, AND WE SHALL OVERCOME chronicles the adventures of the titular psychedelic-gothic garage-punk band, stuck in the valleys and council estates of smalltown West Yorkshire in the summer of 1990, through the eyes of Vic, returning from his first unsteady year at a London Polytechnic. Vic and Arthur Meek- the Bad Rabbits' frail, eccentric, one-eyed singer- experience the joys and terrors of LSD, stagger drunkenly from pub to party to free festival, chase the vibe of the eternal NOW, and look for love in all the wrong places.
Music journalist writing regularly for the Quietus and Stool Pigeon; live poet performing regularly around Brighton and London and beyond. My short story, 'Weekday Service' was featured in the Chemical Generation anthology 'Disco Biscuits' (Sceptre, 1997), alongside work by Irvine Welsh, Alex Garland, Alan Warner etc. I was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1971 and went to Middlesex University.