The first book from the new imprint Rough Trade Books, brought to you by the revered Rough Trade Records.
Do It For Your Mum is a tale of family life and rock music in the early 21st century – a non-fiction tale and one that would be difficult to invent. Author Roy Wilkinson is older brother of Hamilton and Yan of the rock group British Sea Power. He is also ex-manager of the band. This trio’s father, Ronald Wilkinson, is an 87-year-old ex-World War Two anti-aircraft gunner who has reinvented himself as a crazed follower of the contemporary indie-rock experience. The book sets a strange family story against broad, colour-drenched horizons – Czech werewolves, Scratching Fanny, Jarvis Cocker, Ronnie Corbett, the Dutch East Indies, The Libertines, The Wurzels and the English Lake District.
The Guardian: "The year's finest memoir."
Stuart Maconie: "As different from the usual rock biography as British Sea Power are from the usual rock band. Funny, literate, touching, ambitious and engaging. A quirky, brilliant story – quirkily, brilliantly told."
MOJO: "Spirited, comic... unbound imagination over mere reality... a Father's Day gift in waiting."
GQ: "Brilliant... the funniest rock book in years."
Record Collector: "Exciting, life-affirming stuff... As heart-warming as it is hilarious."
Dorian Lynskey, author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute (Faber & Faber): "The funniest, fondest rock memoir I've ever read."
www.louderthanwar.com: “An astonishing and thought-provoking book – an effortless, enjoyable and compulsive read." Full review here: http://tiny.cc/fdw7h
Hamilton of British Sea Power and Skye: “Great, great, great, bloody great!”