Caught by the River

An Antidote to Indifference – online in full!

22nd May 2020

Dear readers,

We are very happy to announce that two editions of our irregular physical publication An Antidote to Indifference are now available digitally.

Today marks thirteen years to the day that our first ever post went live, and we wanted to share a little bit of our history by way of celebration.

PDFs of Issue 3: We Love the Music and Issue 12: We Love Records, published in 2012 and 2015 respectively, are now available to read online or download for free – although if you want to show your appreciation, you can chuck a quid or two in our pint pot (by which we mean the orange box in the top right corner of this page).

Further issues are to follow. Scroll down for links…

An Antidote to Indifference Issue 3: We Love the Music

First published Spring 2012 . Edited by Jeff Barrett and Robin Turner.

Writings include Kevin Pearce on Lizzy Mercier Descloux; an extract from Andrew Loog Oldham’s Stone Free; UK Soul aficionado Dave Godin interviewed by Jon Savage; Emma Warren on the history of the dancefloor; James Oldham on Brian Case; Hanna Tuulikki interviewed by Rob St. John; songs to get you through a week-long bender, as recommended by Willy Vlautin; Richard King on Bristol’s Revolver record shop; Jeff Barrett telling tales from over the record shop counter; Ian Preece on making every day Record Store Day; Bobby Gillespie on Big Star’s Alex Chilton; musical recommendations from the likes of Chris Watson, Amy Liptrot and Roy Wilkinson, and much, much more. Artwork by Kavel Rafferty. Read or download here.

An Antidote to Indifference Issue 12: We Love Records

First published Spring/Summer 2015. Guest edited by Richard King.

In which: Stephen Pastel talks Monorail; Emma Warren considers whitelabels; John Grindrod thinks of obsolete formats; Melissa Harrison tells the story of a mysterious Sainsbury’s bag of records; Richard King pays a visit to the British Library Sound Archive; Pete Paphides writes in praise of B-sides; Pete Fowler shares his ten favourite Salsoul tracks, Bob Stanley laments the loss of a South London institution and Matt Sewell designs the cover– plus more! Read/download here.