Nick Soulsby

About Nick

Nick Soulsby is a fairly everyday bloke who hopes to stay that way while never turning the things he loves into things he must do to earn a daily crust. Nick’s is the author of five books. Three of his books are focused on the band Nirvana — Dark Slivers (Running Water Press, 2012) is a dissection of the 1992 Incesticide compilation, I Found My Friends, (St Martin’s Press, 2015) is an oral history built entirely from the memories of 150+ of the bands who played alongside Nirvana 1987-1994, while Cobain on Cobain (Omnibus Press, 2016) is a collection of interviews with Kurt Cobain and the band Nirvana across the years 1989-1994. This was followed by We Sing a New Language: the Oral Discography of Thurston Moore, (Omnibus Press, 2017) paints a picture of the lives, scenes and sounds that have risen and fallen away over the course of Moore’s 3 ½ decades in music through the memories of 160 musicians, producers and record label owners who played a part in the works he has created. His most recent book is SWANS: Sacrifice And Transcendence — The Oral History (Jawbone Press, 2018) in which 125 interviewees, including Michael Gira, Jarboe and more than 30 former ‘swans’ tell the tale of the band’s punishing regime and amazing endeavour. In 2014 Nick collaborated with Soul Jazz Records to curate No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds of the North West Grunge Era 1986-97, a release of little known and never before seen bands from the State of Washington’s heyday. He also wrote the liner notes to the reissue of The Fire Ants sole 1993 EP release Stripped.


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