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Gorilla perfumes present David Keenan

David Keenan is a writer, novelist and critic based in Glasgow, Scotland. He is the author of England’s Hidden Reverse, a book that traces the cultural reverse that connected groups like Coil, Current 93 and Nurse With Wound with a backwards tradition that included occultists like Aleister Crowley, Kenneth Grant and Austin Osman Spare, outsider artists like Louis Wain and Charles Sims and writers like Ralph Chubb and Count Stenbock.
For the past 18 years he has been a core contributor to The Wire as well as writing for NME, Melody Maker, Mojo, Uncut, The Sunday Herald, Opprobrium and Firm N Fruity.
Alongside his partner, the artist and musician Heather Leigh, he is a director of Volcanic Tongue, a shop and mail order that specialises in underground music and subcultural ephemera.
His debut novel, The Comfort Of Women, will be published in 2014 by Strange Attractor, who will also issue an expanded and updated edition of England’s Hidden Reverse.

David’s talk at Gorilla Perfumes will be a free-ranging discussion that ties in free improvisation, psychedelia, magick, experimental art/music and his personal history as a writer and critic, including excerpts from his forthcoming novel, The Comfort Of Women, as well as the new edition of England’s Hidden Reverse and his published work for The Wire. He will also be curating the Gorilla Perfume listening booths for one night only. 


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