This is what I wanted to give you…

The new EP from McKevitt & Noble is available today



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This is what I wanted to give you…

1. Goldfish – 2:48
2. This is what I wanted to give you… – 5:31
3. Bucket – 3:36
4. And so he… – 4:31
5. In Salerno – 4:02

All music published by Purple Patch Music Ltd
All music composed by Donna McKevitt
All lyrics by Jan Noble

Songs 1-3 & 5 performed by Donna McKevitt
And so he… sung by Charlie Finke
In Salerno recorded by Giovanni Sipiano live in The Dutch Church, London, featuring Frank Moon on oud

Produced by Donna McKevitt
Mixed by Gil Cang
Additional engineering by Grant Gordon
Mastered by Michael Scherchen at The Mix Factory

Cover photography by Chris Briggs
Layout by Manuela Misani
With special thanks to Don Mousseau

Distributed by Genepool/Universal


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“You will never know the secrets of Swan”

Find Swan

The White Swan, Fetter Lane, 4th Oct
The White Swan, Twickenham, 5th Oct
The Swan Hotel, Staines, 6th Oct
The Swan Inn, Isleworth, 8th Oct
The Swan, Wimbledon, 10th Oct
The White Swan, Victoria, 11th Oct
The White Swan, Covent Garden, 12th Oct
The Mute Swan, Hampton Court, 13th Oct
The White Swan, Aldgate, 17th Oct
The Old Swan, Kensington, 18th Oct
The White Swan & Cuckoo, Wapping, 20th Oct
The White Swan, Islington, 27th Oct

Available on CD & DD from 6th October 2016

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Two for October


Jan Noble – Swan
Released: 6 October 2016
Format: CD Album/DD
CD Cat. No: NYAT CD 006
Barcode: 5060438480725
Label: NYAT/Genepool/Universal
Pre-order: AMAZON
“Intense and chilling”
McKevitt & Noble – This is what I wanted to give you… 
Released: 28 October 2016
Format: CD EP/Vinyl 10” EP/DD
CD Cat. No: NYAT CD 005
EP Cat. No: NYAT EP 001
Label: NYAT/Genepool/Universal
Pre-order: AMAZON
The Evening Standard
McKevitt makes beauty out of grief

Send no more poems…

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John sends me poems. He keeps sending me poems. He wrote the other day to ask if he should stop sending them, possibly because I had fallen out of the habit of replying to each one. In my experience you can wait around three to four months to get a reply when submitting poetry to editors. Sometimes you’ll never hear back. Once, after a period of persistent submissions, I was told to ‘Send no more poems’. But John isn’t submitting poems, he’s just sending them, sending them as naturally as they come to him. John once said his poems don’t come from him, they pass through him. It seems a pity that they just end up in my inbox so I’m going to pass them on. Perhaps you can too.

Pure White Speed – the new album from the Cesarians

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Buy Pure White Speed Now

on CD & LP

on iTunes

on Google Play

on Amazon

on Spotify

and in all good record shops this September

Imagine Arab Strap jamming with the Bad Seeds after a wild night in some dive bar they’ll never find again. Think of a tighter Birthday Party reeling elegantly from chorus to verse yet smashing the furniture up in the process. Iggy struts and Jacques Brel drains the optics. Pure White Speed will keep you awake. And knock you out.

There are two sides to every story and the Cesarian’s offer both on two discs (artwork by Saatchi art-star Jonny Green). Ray Staff (David Bowie, Led Zeppelin) masters and Teo Miller (Blur, Placebo, Penthouse) mixes prowling piano and intricate strings, honking stabs of brass and pile thundering drums. Gentle melodies settle, dragster-noise bass snorts and cutting his way through the rising smoke, Charlie Finke dispenses lyrical exhilaration, paranoia and bliss, restlessness and rapture.

Pure White Speed opens all the wounds that the Cesarian’s eponymous predecessor (recorded by Craig Leon in Abbey Road) could only briefly show you. It goes deeper. It cuts, it bleeds, it hurts, it soothes. It gives a sudden rush then introspection follows, it tells you to fuck off then wants you in its arms. It has poison on its lips but it makes the pain go away. Try it once. Then take it again.

20% off selected titles

Some of the books in our 7″ single range are now 20% off when you buy directly from our printer Lulu. These include titles released earlier in the year but it is well worth checking out special offers that will be cropping up on this website from time to time as well as new releases all the way up to Christmas. Also a reminder that This is a Bucket, The second single from McKevitt & Noble, is available as a free download for a limited period from

Titles now at 20% off RRP include: This is Her, In Truth You’re Still in Love (with Addie Smith) and Toward Posterity

Book Previews

You can now preview (most of) our books before buying by clicking the ‘preview here . . .’ link on the book’s page. You’ll find it below the title and above the book’s cover image. The cover image is itself a link to the preview (powered by The link will open up in the same window. To return to the book to buy it or find out more information simply use your browser to go back a page. That is all.

Book Availability

“I’ve tried to buy your books on Amazon but most of them appear to be out of stock” Yer, we know. But this doesn’t mean they are not available. All of the titles that appear on this website can be bought directly from the printers (see Shop) or ordered from us. Amazon are currently taking stock of our books but in the mean time you can still order titles from them where you see the ‘Temporarily out of stock’ message. We like to think we create real books and Amazon isn’t a real bookshop. Real bookshops (like real pubs) are hard to find but when you do stumble upon one, pop in and ask the real person behind the counter if they have any of our books. If they say no, then ask them to order one for you. And tell them we sent you.