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Andy Childs | 17th March 2013

A wee round up of things on the air, in the air and on the page, that we think could be of interest.

Andy Childs very kindly flagged up a couple of radio programmes due to be aired next week, including the start of a series we’ve been looking forward to for sometime:

Episode one of Noise: A Human History, a thirty-part series written and presented by Professor David Hendy and made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive, begins tomorrow at 1.45pm on BBC Radio 4. Professor Hendy will be talking Noise as a guest of ours at the Field Day Festival in London on 25 May.

Thurs Mar 21 9am BBC Radio 4 – In Our Time : Alfred Russel Wallace – Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of Alfred Russel Wallace, a pioneer of evolutionary theory.

In The Guardian yesterday, Robert Macfarlane wrote about Geoffrey Household’s classic 1939 thriller Rogue Male, a big inspiration on Holloway, Rob’s book collaboration with the writer Dan Richards and the artist Stanley Donwood.

It was an honour for us to be involved in the launch of the first edition of Holloway, when it came and went last Summer, and it’s a pleasure to now announce that we’ll be helping out with the launch of the hardback edition (Faber) in May. It’s happening at Rough Trade East, London E1 on 14 May and full details will be announced on the site later in the week.

My eye was caught by some stunning photographs of Billy Childish taken by Caught by the River contributor Brian David Stevens, to illustrate an interview with the artist on The White Review blog.

Robin has been raving about the forthcoming album from Warp recording artist Bibio, quite possibly the only songwriter / musician named after a fly-tying pattern. Hopefully Robin will be sharing his thoughts on that record very soon. Andrew is, I believe, enjoying John Grant’s Pale Green Ghosts LP and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Under An East Coast Moon, a record by William Anderson, released tomorrow on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label. More about this fascinating, strange and quite brilliant record on the site tomorrow.

And one last thing before I go; a few weeks ago, our good friend and contributor, Mathew Clayton, asked if he could give us a few words of tribute to a writer, just deceased, by the name of Jonathan Rendall. Now I’d not heard of this gentleman before, never mind knowingly read anything by him, but that’s all changed now and I recommend you read his first book, This Bloody Mary Is The Last Thing I Own, as soon as possible. Further obituary, penned by Richard Williams, can be found here. (JB)