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Frequenty Asked Questions

posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About

 

N.B. This was written in 2005, and some of the questions are out of date… we will be changing it in the near future

  • General FAQs
  • Ordering FAQS
  • Contributing FAQS

    General FAQs

    What is Last Hours?

    Last Hours is a quarterly punk music fanzine. It contains interviews, columns, articles, DIY guides, short stories, reviews and anything else we feel
    like. We try to cover the cultural and political aspects of punk and DIY as much as we do the music.

    Didn’t you used to be called Rancid News?

    Yes, we did. We did nine issues of the zine as Rancid News but for issue ten decided to change the name to Last Hours. We decided to do this for lots of
    different reasons one of them being that we simply got fed up of the old name and wanted to change it to something better.

    How do I get in contact with you guys?

    You can email us at info(at)archive.lasthours.org.uk or you can drop us a line at PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’m in a band/write a zine – can I send you my stuff to review?

    Yes please, we love getting things to review. Send ‘em to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    Hey you should really interview band x, distro y, or individual z?

    No dude, YOU should interview them. This is a DIY zine, not Kerrang! If you really like a band then do an interview with them. It’ll a. mean
    that you’ll be able to read a cool interview with them (because they’ll be answering all the questions that you want to know), and b. mean that
    others get to read a cool interview too.

    I’d like to advertise in your zine can you give me information?

    Ad rates run as follows (for euro/ dollar rates please get in touch):
    1/6 page advert: £15;
    1/4 page advert: £25;
    1/3 page advert: £35;
    1/2 page advert: £50;
    1 page advert: £100

    Artwork for adverts needs to be with us three weeks before the print deadline. Payment needs to be with us before the zine is published. For more info,
    and for advert dimensions (we’re currently changing printers) please get in touch with Edd.

    Oi, you gave my band a rubbish review – I wanna fight.

    Sorry if you’re unhappy with something we’ve said. Remember that it’s only the personal opinion of one person so doesn’t necessarily reflect the views
    of the zine overall and that it’s only words. We all understand how much time and effort goes into bands, and anyone that manages to release a record
    deserves credit for the commitment they’ve put into the band.

    Ordering FAQs

    I have some shiny coins to spend – how can I get hold of a copy?

    A copy of the current issue of Last Hours costs £2.50. You can buy now via paypal, or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd Baldry), postal order, or
    well concealed cash through the post to Last Hours, PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ. We also sell the zine via several independent
    record shops in the UK or alternatively we can often be found in the queues at punk gigs selling the zine.

    Can I get back issues?

    Back issues of the zine from issue 5 are still available although for some copies are extremely limited. Please visit the shop for further
    details.

    I love the zine so much and never want to miss an issue again – can I get a subscription please?

    Yes you can indeed; an annual subscription for 4 issues of Last Hours costs £5. You can buy now via paypal or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd
    Baldry), postal order, or well concealed cash through the post to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’d like to help distro the zine.

    Cool, get in touch with Edd and he’ll sort you out. The distro price is £1.00 per copy, so 5 copies = £5, 10 copies =
    £10 etc. If you want to order 50 or more then the price gets reduced to 90p per copy. 80 or more is 80p per copy.

    Oi, I sent you money to the Po Box ages ago for a zine but it hasn’t shown up?

    Okay, at the moment we’re only able to make a trip to the Po Box twice a week because of the distance involved with getting there, so if you’ve been
    waiting less than a week then it’s probably on it’s way. If it’s more than a week then get in touch we may need a gentle reminder about it or it could
    be that the Royal Mail has helpfully mislaid it. If you could let us know whether you paid cash, cheque, postal order etc. that’d also make our lives a
    lot easier.

    Oi, I sent a Paypal order ages ago and I still haven’t got a copy of the zine?

    Sorry. We’re normally pretty good at keeping on top of Paypal orders, and get received within a few days of the order being placed. Sometimes though
    either our lives get hectic, or the order slipped through the cracks somewhere down the line, either way send us an email and we’ll get on top of it.

    Will you trade zines?

    Yes always! Send the zine to our Po Box address (Last Hours, Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ), and put in a note saying you’d like
    to make a trade.

    I don’t live in the UK, how much will it cost for a copy of Last Hours and how can I order it?

    Individual zines to anywhere in the EU costs 3euros. Individual zines to the USA or Canada cost $4. Get in touch if you live elsewhere. The easiest
    way to order a copy is to pay edd@rnzine.co.uk 3euros (or $4) through paypal.com. Failing that you can send cash to our Po Box address (Last Hours,
    Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ).

    Contributing FAQs

    I draw/ take photos/ write/ do interviews/ etc – will you print some of my work as I’d like to contribute to the zine.

    That sounds really cool, we’re always grateful if people want to help out with the zine. Send anything you’d like to contribute either to our
    email address or to the Po Box. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it, and let you know what we plan to do with it as soon as possible.

    Do you have any guidelines on what you do/ don’t publish?

    There are few obvious ones: No racism, no sexism, no homophobia. Beyond that it should have some relevance to Last Hours as a zine, we’re
    not going to print a Britney Spears interview. By the same token though there are things that we think are totally punk that have nothing to do with
    music – food co-ops, community gardens etc. – are all awesome examples of how DIY can be used to make the world better. We always need photos, regardless
    of band, or situation. Artwork is the same, though it’d be cool if you could email to see if there’s an article, interview you could tie it to.
    Interviews & articles generally shouldn’t be longer than 3,000 words, or shorter than 500. Email interviews generally aren’t very good, nor are
    interviews when the band is asked pointlessly generic questions.

  • Last Hours issue 10

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 10

    Visit the shop to buy a copy!

    Interviews … People that were chatted to this issue

    Sleater Kinney
    Discuss growing older within a band, and what that means for the music they make

    The Dwarves
    Discussing killing a band, bringing it back together, and being way more hardcore than you or I are.
    A preview of the interview is located here.

    The Spectacle
    Talk about their US tour, being a band in Northern Norway, and how their politics influences their music (8 pages long!)
    A preview of the interview is located here

    Propagandhi
    Got lumbered with talking about punkvoter again. Oh yeah, and their new record too.

    Waterintobeer & Gadgie fanzines
    Two fanzine editors go face to face with questions about life, love and the universe. Must read.

    Abandon Ship
    The ever awesome Brighton hardcore band about their home town, and what hardcore means to them.

    Blackspot
    An interview with one of the AdBuster crew about their new shoes that will wipe the smile off Phil Knight’s Nike face!

    Other interviewees

    • Black Cougar Shock Unit,
    • Los Fastidios,
    • Rentokill,
    • Liars Academy,
    • Burning the Prospect,
    • One Reason,
    • Smoke Or Fire
    • and Fireapple Red.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    An Ethical Blank Cheque
    Prof. Richard Drayton (Cambridge) explains how WW2 mythology legitimises Anglo-American warmaking

    Prison is a crime
    An article discussing why prisons need to be abolished, and why those inside need our solidarity.

    Quit Your Job Get a Life
    Does exactly what it says on the label.

    Other articles
    Report back on London Mayday 2005, report on the London Zine Symposium, article on the London Insitute For Autonomy, an article about DSEi (Defence System Equipment international).

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    Craft Corner
    Issue 10 takes you through the basic stages of learning how to knit.

    Affinity Groups
    Article by the CrimethInc urban pirates on how to organise, and resist effectively with your friends and comrades.

    Recipes
    An assortment of vegan treats to create.

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

  • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
  • Phil Chokeword,
  • Chris Lipgloss,
  • Chris 12-o-5,
  • Mikey D,
  • Positive Bastard,
  • Edd
  • and Natalie
  • Last Hours issue 11

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 11

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 11 – is out now

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for this issue

    Against Me!
    Last Hours interviewers caught up with this Gainesville band when they played a squat in Italy over the summer.
    They talk about what its like being ‘big’, their recent DVD, their upcoming CD, about protest and music.

    The Profit$
    Erika from the Boston anarcho-punk band was cornered in London and gave a long chat about being a punk in 2005,
    releasing DVDs, and what living in George Bush’s America feels like.

    Dave author of On Subbing
    Dave, a special education substitute working in Portland, USA talked to us about being involved in the education system, how he got involved in writing zines, and his recent tour. It’s a really, really interesting interview!

    Active Distribution
    London’s premier zine, book and CD (though alas no longer record) distro dishes the dirt.

    Fighting Shit
    Iclandic hardcore band take the time to discuss their views on life.

    Other interviewees

    • Scumville,
    • Artcore/ Four Letter Word,
    • Satanic Surfers,
    • New Winds,
    • Darkest Hour,
    • Among the Missing,
    • Down and Outs,
    • Matt Shepard,
    • medics at the G8,
    • Anne Hansen,
    • Grabba Grabba Tape,
    • and Pennywise.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    G8 report back
    Report back of people’s adventures in Scotland to protest against the leaders of the Eight most “developed” countries.

    New Orleans
    Article by an American activist about her feelings in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.

    Imperialism
    Prof. Richard Drayton discusses how Western states (specifically Britain) haven’t apologised for their colonialist crimes and it should be the Global North repaying debts, not Africa.

    Other articles
    Willy Wonka and the racism factory, Rupert Murdoch dominating the internet, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and more

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • DIY Craft

    • Create your own money purse
    • DIY action
    • How to deal with arrest
    • DIY not EMI
    • How to put on a Ladyfest (by Red Chidgey from Brighton Ladyfest)
    • Recipes
    • An assortment of Italian vegan recipes

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • PetexBust (50 on Red),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie
    Last Hours issue 12

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 12

    Last Hours – issue 12 – is out in the shops right now, and has been since January 25th 2006

    It may be gloomy outside this time of year. So find a warm space, and get comfortable, because all your reading material needs are met with issue 12 of Last Hours.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 12

    • Zegota
    • The Gossip
    • The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
    • The Levellers
    • GLW/DRK magazine
    • Sonic Boom Six
    • The Plague Mass
    • Behind Enemy Line
    • Easpa Measa
    • Shell to Sea activists
    • Euripides from SINALTRAINAL (South American trade union)

    Short interviews

    • Adequate Seven
    • Captive Audio
    • Rainer Maria
    • Adequate Seven
    • Random Heroes
    • Sean McGhee – creator of an Anarcho punk series

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    • Burn or Freeze? – Humans impending ecological suicide
    • Action Medics – surviving arrest at 2005’s G8
    • Dambusters! – resisting the Icelandic dams
    • Killer Coke – a case study in capital and resistance
    • Balata Refugee Camp (West Bank Palestine) – Summer 2005
    • Lets get Critical – London Critical Mass responds to police threats
    • A train in vain? – A critical analysis of anarchist organisation in California

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Edible wild plants primer
    • Making oak leaf wine
    • How to make a draft excluder

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book
    • & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 13

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 13
    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 13 – is out May 17th 2006 and will be printed with a square spine and nice paper (no more inky fingers)

    Spring’s coming, time to start plotting summer adventures and revolutions; Last Hours is here to help the plotting!

    Comics, comics everywhere … the theme of issue 13

    Punk rock music, resistance and comics have a long and illustrious history. Last Hours issue 13 takes a dive into the comic book world and how it relates to DIY culture in 2006. Be prepared for articles on internet comics, a history of comics and punk music, and what some of our favourite comics are.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 13

    Tank Girl
    Alan Martin talks about his creation and convincing Hollywood executives to import water buffalo in this amazing eight page comic illustrated by Jonny Red.

    Seth Tobocman and Nicole Schulman
    Discuss World War 3 illustrated, New York’s anarchist and activist scene post-9/11 and their hopes of how comics can make people think a little bit more.

    Jeffrey Brown
    The author of Clumsy, Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy and a bunch of other mini-comics and collaborations discusses love, life and his home town Chicago.

    AVOW zine
    Keith Rosson discusses his illustrations and the tenth year anniversary of AVOW.

    Polyp
    The insurrectionary illustrator talks about his comics and the age old question of whether its more damaging to mock or damn.

    Making Stuff and Doing Things
    Kyle Bravo of Hot Iron Press talks about the DIY scene surviving Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.

    Pogo Cafe
    Radical vegan cafe dishes up the dirt on what its like to try and take punk ideals into the real world.

    This Bike is a Pipebomb
    These guys rip into ‘punk’, and how with the proliferation of Warped Tour stealing our language etc. we need to find a new definition of what we’re all doing

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Born Dead,
    • Gogol Bordello,
    • Al Burian (of Milemarker),
    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Restarts,
    • Typocrat,
    • Moenster,
    • Navajo Code
    • and the Planet Smashers

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Punk Rock Census results
    Collating the recent census that we’ve run through archive.lasthours.org.uk and Last Hours #12. The state of the ‘core 2006.

    France in revolt
    A eye-witness account of the recent CPE protests in France, and how they tie into a wider fight against capitalism and neo-liberalism.

    No Borders, No Nations
    A report on the No Borders network and the unnecessary suffering that states and borders place on people trying to escape persecution; including photos and report back on the recent Harmondsworth demonstration.

    Daniel McGowan and The Green Scare
    Daniel is facing life imprisonment after being accused by the US state of “eco-terrorism”, an article into his specific circumstances and a look at the wider criminalization of the ecological movement in the USA

    Matilda’s social centre
    A how to on creating your own DIY, non-hierachical, punk as fuck gig space

    Also featuring other articles on:

    G8 2006 in St Petersburg, resistance in Dublin, an eye-witness report on Balata’s re-invasion by the Israeli state and a brief look at the Smash EDO campaign after its injunction victory.

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Making your own clothes
    • Creating insurrection and …
    • craft stuff

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story
    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 14

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 14

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 14 – is out September 21st 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover.

    The summer’s over, autumn’s here.

    What better time than head back inside with something good to read, and learn about all the awesome stuff that the punk, DIY and anarchist communities have been up to in the past few months!

    We can’t get enough acoustic punk… the theme of issue 14

    An oxymoron? Perhaps. After all many think punk is about playing three chords as loudly as possible with sharp lyrics being screamed on top. Still, there’s always been an undercurrent of acoustic music in the punk scene with most punk bands dabbling with the unplugged sound at one time or another. This issue three of the bands rocking out with the plug firmly out of the wall chatted about their thoughts.

    Interviews … the acoustic punk bands!

    Ghost Mice
    Ghost Mice – Chris, Hannah and Pascal – talk about wanting to travel light, how they went about organising the Plan-It-X fests (and some of the problems they encountered), their adventues in Europe and more besides

    King Blues
    One of the most amazing UK punk bands at the moment King Blues talk about revolution, music, breaking world records, and London town!

    Russ Substance
    Talking to Phil Chokeword (from Pilger) about putting “Garden-core” the idea of inviting your friends to your garden to play music, talk, eat and have fun.

    Other interviews … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    David Graeber
    The radical anthropologist discusses how his problems with Yale can be seen as a classic example of the evils of hierachy, how his anthropological studies took him to the frontlines in New York City and some thoughts about his upcoming books.

    Anti-CPE teenagers
    Vince Red, whilst travelling around France had the oppurtunity, to talk to two French teenage girls in Reimes about why they went on strike, protests and blockades in protest against the French employment law – CPE.

    Comic artist interviews

    Nate Powell – Soophie Nun Squad
    Nate Powell – author of Tiny Giants and other great comics talks about how X-Men changed his life, singing in a punk band, his home state of Arkansaw, and how he’s had the oppurtunity to use his art to work with people with learning difficulties.

    Jon Williams
    Jon Williams – or Jonny Red as some Last Hours regulars might know him as – talks about his comic debut Tales from the Sidewalk, his ceramics work, and his summer adventures. He’s also drawn a comic of his face-painting story.

    Other bands … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    The Steal
    Taking hardcore and stripping it back to the bare elements The Steal chat about how they came together, and the adventures they’ve had in their first year of being a band.

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Joey Cape, from Lagwagon and the “all-star” punk band Me First…, talks about how he wishes Barry Manilow would get in touch, and future covers the San Francisco band are planning.

    Captain Everything
    The best pop-punk band in the world get cornered by Last Hours for an interrogation about what they’ve been doing over the past three years since we last did an interview with them.

    I Object
    I Object talk about their first European tour, their community back home in New York state and how important DIY is to them.

    Lake Me
    An all-female two piece on the weirdness of touring, and how they came to have the ideas they do.

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Pretty Girls Make Graves,
    • Attak!Vipers!,
    • The Mentalists,
    • and AMP (ArtMusicPolitics)

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Left of the Dial: The zines of the 1990s
    A massive 12 page article written by Marv from Gadgie zine, taking you through the twists and tales of the 1990s, UK, zine community. Essential reading, and certainly one of the most interesting reads you’ll find on zines this year!

    Six months more of self activity: The Square social centre
    A romantic recount of our adventures, and successes at the Square Social centre nestled in Russell Square in the heart of London.

    Well that was weird: a Climate Camp report back
    A critical piece on the recent Climate Camp (August 28th to September 4th) held near Drax power station in Yorkshire

    Community Power: Decentralised Power!
    Conspiracy Tom once again leads us down the road of renewables showing how easy it is to establish a decentralised energy network around the country.

    Art not Oil exhibition
    A photo-essay on the Art not Oil exhibition that has been touring the UK over the past six months.

    A State of Emergency
    A look at the re-awakening of direct action movement against war that happened over the summer of 2006.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • CIRCA clowns at the Foreign Office blockade,
    • deaths in immigration detention centres since 2003,
    • and ‘Get your wings back’ a new campaign to help people who self-harm

    DIY guides

  • Making a skull purse
  • Creating insurrection and …
  • How to pee standing up
  • Reviews section

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.
    • Wasted fest review

    Columns

    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer zine),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 15

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 15The new issue of Last Hours – issue 15 – is out March 22nd 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    Finally!

    Issue 15 has suffered delays, false starts and all manner of hiccups to finally get itself printed. It’s well worth the wait though. We all had a chance to step back and assess exactly why we loved doing this zine, and what to do to make it better. We think we’ve produced the best issue yet!

    Interviews … from the weird to the wonderful!

    Mark Pilkington - [preview]
    Discusses the culture that has grown up around crop circle creation and the various forms of etiquette to undertake if you plan to make them yourself.

    Peter Kuper
    The New York illustrator, and co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated discusses life in New York and making comics without words

    My aunt: An antifascist [preview]
    80 years after the start of the civil war Vince visited his great aunt in Spain to discuss the part she played in the seige of Madrid and the resistance to Franco’s fascism.

    Alison Bechdel
    The creator of Dykes to Watch out for took time to explain her recently published book Fun Home and the difficulties of working on a graphic novel

    Cristy C Road
    The creator of Green Zine and Indestructible talks about how she started writing zines, going on zine tours, surviving off
    freelance work and what the future holds

    The bands … some of the bands that we spoke to for issue 15

    Propagandhi
    We talked to Jord, Propagandhi’s drummer, about the difficult fourth album, and what he’s been doing outside the band. Discussions about his garden, Haiti solidarity actions and indigenous struggle in Canada abound.

    Strike Anywhere
    Thomas, vocalist for Strike Anywhere, chatted about how the Manhattan Project – the project that developed the hydrogen bomb – affected his family history because of his grandfather’s involvement.

    Adequate Seven
    On their final tour Jamie (vocals) and Tom (trombone) discussed why the band was calling it a day, and the highs and lows of being a touring UK band.

    Seein’ Red
    The incendiary Dutch hardcore band were interviewed by Pavel from Prague about how the punk community has changed in the past twenty years, communism and how now more than ever we need a culture of resistance.

    Defiance Ohio - [preview]
    Chatting about being pigeon holed as a ‘folk-punk’ band, the pleasures of touring, sharing music with their friends & fans, and the Pages to Prisoners project.

    Dauntless Elite
    On life as a band from Leeds, working on too many projects and the dangers of being labelled ‘political’.

    SSS
    One of the best hardcore bands at the moment, chatting about Liverpool and playing shows.

    Also featuring interviews with: Failsafe, Notes of Resistance from Occupied London journal and Kate Collins (let’s just pretend zine) and a comic on why there isn’t an interview with Charles Burns, creator of Black Hole (Edd was too shy!).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    The Humble Compilation: How the anarcho-punk compilation defined the punk scene[preview]
    A 6 page article extolling the virtues of the humble compilation as a versatile and cheap way to spread music and messages across the globe. Danny looks not only at how the anarcho-punk compilation has defined the punk scene but also the influence on the wider anti-capitalist movement.

    Destroy all detention centres: A comic against borders
    A four page comic documenting the No Borders demonstration at Harmondsworth detention centre against deportations and in solidarity with those locked inside.

    Victory to Motala Heights: a photo essay
    A photo essay about the informal settlement of Motala Heights in Durban, South Africa, who are fighting the municipality’s forced relocation scheme.

    The story of a blockade
    An account of trying to shut down Israeli-import company Carmel Agrexco.

    A Spanner in the Corpse Machine
    An account of a picket outside Chelsea soldier – three days of army recruitment.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • The attempt to Sack Parliament when they returned from recess,
    • community energy (an update),
    • and the occupation of a carbon neutral company

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Emboidery – making a zinster-skull patch
    • Making comix without drawing – an introduction to OuBaPo

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of film reviews

    Other stuff … What’s filling the other 116 pages

    Comics – two pages from Paul Stapleton, and two pages from Edd

    Columns
    From Isy Morgenmuffel, Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss, Chris 12-o-5, Mikey D, Itch (King Blues) and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 16

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 16 cover

    Visit the shop to purchase a copy

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 16 – is out September 28th 2007. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on uncoated paper (no more fingerprints) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    The autumn beckons!

    Issue 16 arrives after a non-summer of bizarre weather, murderous wars and idiotic politicians. But the past six months have also seen some amazing bands appear, ideas surface, events happens, and gigs go off. Issue 16 is here to document all that’s happened in the world of punk rock and anti-authoritarian politics in the past six months!

    Home made punk rock … Bring the house down with home made DIY music: all from your sitting room

    An article, with a series of interviews, about why people play house shows & parties, or let a series of random strangers into their home for a gig.
    Including interviews with

    • Russ Substance,
    • Adam Homestead,
    • 3 Chord Craig,
    • PJ & Gaby,
    • James J Barrett
    • and Tommy Comstock.
    • Including artwork by Anke Weckmann

    Clifford Harper
    Anarchist illustrator discusses how he got involved in politics, starting creating art, and German expressionist woodcuts

    Household Name Records – [preview]
    One of the UK’s most important punk record label; Lil & Kafren, the label founders, talk about why they started the label, the incredible adventure they’ve travelled along and what the future holds. Including artwork by Steve Larder

    Home education … Raising the next generation of free thinkers
    A series of interviews with people who are involved in home education from children and teenagers through to their parents

    The shorter ones … some of the other people who were talked to in issue 16

    • Hero Dishonest
    • Guerrilla Girls
    • Toronto Zine Library
    • Noxagt

    Also featuring interviews with:Social Parasites, Rentokill, Suie Moffat and Andrew Culture (Beat Motel Zine).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    We’re not finished yet – the changing face of zines in the USA
    The closure of Punk Planet, and the bankrupcy of the Independent Press Association makes it look like the zine community in the USA must be in crisis, not necessarily argues the article, which looks at what happened to Punk Planet and other publications that have closed down, the IPA and how others have reacted to it.

    Social change AND lifestyle change … Climate Camp 2007
    What was good and bad about 2007’s Climate Change and how people can move forward from it. Including photos, and chronology of what happened during the week.

    The surprising success of the German anti-G8 mobilisation
    What happened at the blockade the G8 during June 2007 in North-east Germany. Including artwork by William Exely.

    Two, three, many apocalypses: Modern Ecologism and its prospects
    Examing how the state is co-opting discontent and protest against Climate chaos to give government and state more power

    Blair’s backlash: A critical introduction to possession of ‘extreme pornography’
    An article briefly exploring the repurcussions of one of the Labour government’s many pieces of legislation.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • London Coalition against poverty
    • The Camberwell squatted social centre – Black Frog – can never die

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Autumn foraging – collecting wild food during autumn (and recipes to cook them with!)
    • Stick and poke tatooing – the punx way of getting inked
    • Hide yer flash – knit your own digital camera case

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of misc reviews

    Including a review of Panic Attack: Art in the punk years and artwork by Freya Harrisson, Chris Getliffe, Elias Martinez, Andrew Waugh and Rob Jones

    Comics… Narrative artwork to make you laugh

    Hey Monkey Riot – A typical summer day,

    Pog – DIY unto Death (part 1)

    Steve Larder – Adventures

    and Jon Williams – Scene Sheep

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Featuring artwork from Matilda Huang

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 17

    posted April 11th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last hours issue 17 cover

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.

    Radical illustration

    This issue is themed around radical illustration. From its use in punk rock, to flyposting, and featuring a series of interviews and articles with inspiring and passionate artists. The issue showcases both their artwork, and the ideas behind it.

    Nikki McClure
    Making paper-cut images of everyday life; Nikki took time out to discuss why she creates images, her hopes for the future, and her love of crows.

    Josh MacPhee
    An artist interested in the interaction of anarchy and illustration. He’s the author of a series of books including Realizing the Impossibleand Stencil Pirates. He also established the Celebrate People’s History poster project and Just Seeds distribution. He talks about his inspirations and what he thinks the projects have achieved. Josh also created the grafitti stencil in the back of issue 17.

    Bitterkomix
    Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Bitterkomix have been publishing intelligent, incisive comics to describe the country’s extreme reality since 1990. They chatted with Antonis of Occupied London journal to discuss their current situation, thoughts of sex and Afrikaan culture.

    Laura Oldfield Ford
    An East London based artist, Laura creates Savage Messiah zine, which takes a psychogeographic tour of London. Mixing drawings of East London life with polemical statements of intent.

    The Devil’s in the detail: an overview of punk rock illustration

    Welly from Artcore zine has written a fascinating article on the past 30 years of punk rock illustration taking in the likes of Pushead, Kerri, Ransid, Gee Vaucher, through to more recent illustrators such as Michael Bukowski and Derek Hess. Featuring artwork by William Exley.

    From Rebel Yell to Rebel Sell: countercultural commodification and the dissenter’s new clothes
    Chris Lever explores how our countercultural is now propping up the sales counter, and ways to stop it being used as just another marketing gimmick. Featuring artwork by Freya Harrison.

    Also featuring: Is that a dildo? The artwork of Cristy C. Road and Phlegm Comics

    The bands

    Fall of Efrafa – Brighton melodic crust talking about their new record, and the ills of religion

    Subhumans – discussing Dick Lucas’s re-newed interest in painting and drawing

    Sundowner – Chris McCaughan of Lawence Arms fame talking about his solo project, touring with Mike Park, and creating video hommages to Bob Dylan

    One Night Stand in North Dakota – talk about tackling gender inequality whilst being mistaken for a cock rock band!

    Not forgetting

    Alan Moore
    Taking time to discuss his new book Lost Girls, and using that as a springboard to talk about his home town Northampton, alchemy, magic, his thoughts on religion and what his upcoming projects are lining up to be. Featuring illustration by Melvin Gallapon.

    Daisy’s Catering
    A brief chat with an austrian DIY catering company recreating some of Austria’s most famous dishes in the most blasphemous way possible: without meat.

    Other articles

    Cranks Bike workshop – a self organised bike workshop in Brighton

    Ladyfest London 2008 – organisers discuss the upcoming festival and the work that is going in to put it on

    The feeding of the egos: a reaction for Jon Active to Steve Ignorant’s decision to “reform” Crass for a gig at the Shepard’s Bush Empire.

    DIY Guides

    Flyposting: a history and how to guide by Isy from Morgenmuffel zine
    Make your own zine: a basic how to of pagination, folding, stapling and stealing artwork!
    Preserving food: how to make marmalades, chutney and other preserving methods. Yum!

    Columns

    This issue featuring beautiful artwork by Laura Hughes.

    • Chris 12o5: I saw the number of the beast and survived
    • Phil Chokeword: Our first stop is a place called Hope (I wouldn’t want to live here)
    • Itch Fox (from the King Blues): The Met on the march
    • Chris Lever: When you pirate MP3s, you’re downloading economics
    • Natalie: Bike Grrrl
    • PJ Sheperd: I still love you Against Me!
    • Isy Morgenmuffel: Don’t eat shit and die
    • Mikey D: Chat until the glowing coals fade

    Reviews

    26 pages of reviews and comment on recent releases including an interview with Toby Chelms of the New Wave of Cut and Paste.
    Featuring over 100 record reviews, 60 comic and zine reviews and extended reviews on:

    • Expect Resistance – the new Crimethinc book
    • Riot Grrrl – Revolution girl style, written by Natalie and illustrated by Leah Stewart
    • and the output of Crass.

    Illustrations adorn the review section by Pete Willis, Steve Larder, A-K Laine, and Edd Baldry.

    Also featuring comix by

    Pog DIY unto death (part 2)
    Steve LarderNottingham
    Hey Monkey Riot Late night shopping

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.
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    Last Hours issue 15

    Frequenty Asked Questions

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About

     

    N.B. This was written in 2005, and some of the questions are out of date… we will be changing it in the near future

  • General FAQs
  • Ordering FAQS
  • Contributing FAQS

    General FAQs

    What is Last Hours?

    Last Hours is a quarterly punk music fanzine. It contains interviews, columns, articles, DIY guides, short stories, reviews and anything else we feel
    like. We try to cover the cultural and political aspects of punk and DIY as much as we do the music.

    Didn’t you used to be called Rancid News?

    Yes, we did. We did nine issues of the zine as Rancid News but for issue ten decided to change the name to Last Hours. We decided to do this for lots of
    different reasons one of them being that we simply got fed up of the old name and wanted to change it to something better.

    How do I get in contact with you guys?

    You can email us at info(at)archive.lasthours.org.uk or you can drop us a line at PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’m in a band/write a zine – can I send you my stuff to review?

    Yes please, we love getting things to review. Send ‘em to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    Hey you should really interview band x, distro y, or individual z?

    No dude, YOU should interview them. This is a DIY zine, not Kerrang! If you really like a band then do an interview with them. It’ll a. mean
    that you’ll be able to read a cool interview with them (because they’ll be answering all the questions that you want to know), and b. mean that
    others get to read a cool interview too.

    I’d like to advertise in your zine can you give me information?

    Ad rates run as follows (for euro/ dollar rates please get in touch):
    1/6 page advert: £15;
    1/4 page advert: £25;
    1/3 page advert: £35;
    1/2 page advert: £50;
    1 page advert: £100

    Artwork for adverts needs to be with us three weeks before the print deadline. Payment needs to be with us before the zine is published. For more info,
    and for advert dimensions (we’re currently changing printers) please get in touch with Edd.

    Oi, you gave my band a rubbish review – I wanna fight.

    Sorry if you’re unhappy with something we’ve said. Remember that it’s only the personal opinion of one person so doesn’t necessarily reflect the views
    of the zine overall and that it’s only words. We all understand how much time and effort goes into bands, and anyone that manages to release a record
    deserves credit for the commitment they’ve put into the band.

    Ordering FAQs

    I have some shiny coins to spend – how can I get hold of a copy?

    A copy of the current issue of Last Hours costs £2.50. You can buy now via paypal, or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd Baldry), postal order, or
    well concealed cash through the post to Last Hours, PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ. We also sell the zine via several independent
    record shops in the UK or alternatively we can often be found in the queues at punk gigs selling the zine.

    Can I get back issues?

    Back issues of the zine from issue 5 are still available although for some copies are extremely limited. Please visit the shop for further
    details.

    I love the zine so much and never want to miss an issue again – can I get a subscription please?

    Yes you can indeed; an annual subscription for 4 issues of Last Hours costs £5. You can buy now via paypal or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd
    Baldry), postal order, or well concealed cash through the post to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’d like to help distro the zine.

    Cool, get in touch with Edd and he’ll sort you out. The distro price is £1.00 per copy, so 5 copies = £5, 10 copies =
    £10 etc. If you want to order 50 or more then the price gets reduced to 90p per copy. 80 or more is 80p per copy.

    Oi, I sent you money to the Po Box ages ago for a zine but it hasn’t shown up?

    Okay, at the moment we’re only able to make a trip to the Po Box twice a week because of the distance involved with getting there, so if you’ve been
    waiting less than a week then it’s probably on it’s way. If it’s more than a week then get in touch we may need a gentle reminder about it or it could
    be that the Royal Mail has helpfully mislaid it. If you could let us know whether you paid cash, cheque, postal order etc. that’d also make our lives a
    lot easier.

    Oi, I sent a Paypal order ages ago and I still haven’t got a copy of the zine?

    Sorry. We’re normally pretty good at keeping on top of Paypal orders, and get received within a few days of the order being placed. Sometimes though
    either our lives get hectic, or the order slipped through the cracks somewhere down the line, either way send us an email and we’ll get on top of it.

    Will you trade zines?

    Yes always! Send the zine to our Po Box address (Last Hours, Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ), and put in a note saying you’d like
    to make a trade.

    I don’t live in the UK, how much will it cost for a copy of Last Hours and how can I order it?

    Individual zines to anywhere in the EU costs 3euros. Individual zines to the USA or Canada cost $4. Get in touch if you live elsewhere. The easiest
    way to order a copy is to pay edd@rnzine.co.uk 3euros (or $4) through paypal.com. Failing that you can send cash to our Po Box address (Last Hours,
    Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ).

    Contributing FAQs

    I draw/ take photos/ write/ do interviews/ etc – will you print some of my work as I’d like to contribute to the zine.

    That sounds really cool, we’re always grateful if people want to help out with the zine. Send anything you’d like to contribute either to our
    email address or to the Po Box. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it, and let you know what we plan to do with it as soon as possible.

    Do you have any guidelines on what you do/ don’t publish?

    There are few obvious ones: No racism, no sexism, no homophobia. Beyond that it should have some relevance to Last Hours as a zine, we’re
    not going to print a Britney Spears interview. By the same token though there are things that we think are totally punk that have nothing to do with
    music – food co-ops, community gardens etc. – are all awesome examples of how DIY can be used to make the world better. We always need photos, regardless
    of band, or situation. Artwork is the same, though it’d be cool if you could email to see if there’s an article, interview you could tie it to.
    Interviews & articles generally shouldn’t be longer than 3,000 words, or shorter than 500. Email interviews generally aren’t very good, nor are
    interviews when the band is asked pointlessly generic questions.

  • Last Hours issue 10

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 10

    Visit the shop to buy a copy!

    Interviews … People that were chatted to this issue

    Sleater Kinney
    Discuss growing older within a band, and what that means for the music they make

    The Dwarves
    Discussing killing a band, bringing it back together, and being way more hardcore than you or I are.
    A preview of the interview is located here.

    The Spectacle
    Talk about their US tour, being a band in Northern Norway, and how their politics influences their music (8 pages long!)
    A preview of the interview is located here

    Propagandhi
    Got lumbered with talking about punkvoter again. Oh yeah, and their new record too.

    Waterintobeer & Gadgie fanzines
    Two fanzine editors go face to face with questions about life, love and the universe. Must read.

    Abandon Ship
    The ever awesome Brighton hardcore band about their home town, and what hardcore means to them.

    Blackspot
    An interview with one of the AdBuster crew about their new shoes that will wipe the smile off Phil Knight’s Nike face!

    Other interviewees

    • Black Cougar Shock Unit,
    • Los Fastidios,
    • Rentokill,
    • Liars Academy,
    • Burning the Prospect,
    • One Reason,
    • Smoke Or Fire
    • and Fireapple Red.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    An Ethical Blank Cheque
    Prof. Richard Drayton (Cambridge) explains how WW2 mythology legitimises Anglo-American warmaking

    Prison is a crime
    An article discussing why prisons need to be abolished, and why those inside need our solidarity.

    Quit Your Job Get a Life
    Does exactly what it says on the label.

    Other articles
    Report back on London Mayday 2005, report on the London Zine Symposium, article on the London Insitute For Autonomy, an article about DSEi (Defence System Equipment international).

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    Craft Corner
    Issue 10 takes you through the basic stages of learning how to knit.

    Affinity Groups
    Article by the CrimethInc urban pirates on how to organise, and resist effectively with your friends and comrades.

    Recipes
    An assortment of vegan treats to create.

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

  • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
  • Phil Chokeword,
  • Chris Lipgloss,
  • Chris 12-o-5,
  • Mikey D,
  • Positive Bastard,
  • Edd
  • and Natalie
  • Last Hours issue 11

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 11

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 11 – is out now

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for this issue

    Against Me!
    Last Hours interviewers caught up with this Gainesville band when they played a squat in Italy over the summer.
    They talk about what its like being ‘big’, their recent DVD, their upcoming CD, about protest and music.

    The Profit$
    Erika from the Boston anarcho-punk band was cornered in London and gave a long chat about being a punk in 2005,
    releasing DVDs, and what living in George Bush’s America feels like.

    Dave author of On Subbing
    Dave, a special education substitute working in Portland, USA talked to us about being involved in the education system, how he got involved in writing zines, and his recent tour. It’s a really, really interesting interview!

    Active Distribution
    London’s premier zine, book and CD (though alas no longer record) distro dishes the dirt.

    Fighting Shit
    Iclandic hardcore band take the time to discuss their views on life.

    Other interviewees

    • Scumville,
    • Artcore/ Four Letter Word,
    • Satanic Surfers,
    • New Winds,
    • Darkest Hour,
    • Among the Missing,
    • Down and Outs,
    • Matt Shepard,
    • medics at the G8,
    • Anne Hansen,
    • Grabba Grabba Tape,
    • and Pennywise.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    G8 report back
    Report back of people’s adventures in Scotland to protest against the leaders of the Eight most “developed” countries.

    New Orleans
    Article by an American activist about her feelings in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.

    Imperialism
    Prof. Richard Drayton discusses how Western states (specifically Britain) haven’t apologised for their colonialist crimes and it should be the Global North repaying debts, not Africa.

    Other articles
    Willy Wonka and the racism factory, Rupert Murdoch dominating the internet, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and more

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • DIY Craft

    • Create your own money purse
    • DIY action
    • How to deal with arrest
    • DIY not EMI
    • How to put on a Ladyfest (by Red Chidgey from Brighton Ladyfest)
    • Recipes
    • An assortment of Italian vegan recipes

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • PetexBust (50 on Red),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie
    Last Hours issue 12

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 12

    Last Hours – issue 12 – is out in the shops right now, and has been since January 25th 2006

    It may be gloomy outside this time of year. So find a warm space, and get comfortable, because all your reading material needs are met with issue 12 of Last Hours.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 12

    • Zegota
    • The Gossip
    • The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
    • The Levellers
    • GLW/DRK magazine
    • Sonic Boom Six
    • The Plague Mass
    • Behind Enemy Line
    • Easpa Measa
    • Shell to Sea activists
    • Euripides from SINALTRAINAL (South American trade union)

    Short interviews

    • Adequate Seven
    • Captive Audio
    • Rainer Maria
    • Adequate Seven
    • Random Heroes
    • Sean McGhee – creator of an Anarcho punk series

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    • Burn or Freeze? – Humans impending ecological suicide
    • Action Medics – surviving arrest at 2005’s G8
    • Dambusters! – resisting the Icelandic dams
    • Killer Coke – a case study in capital and resistance
    • Balata Refugee Camp (West Bank Palestine) – Summer 2005
    • Lets get Critical – London Critical Mass responds to police threats
    • A train in vain? – A critical analysis of anarchist organisation in California

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Edible wild plants primer
    • Making oak leaf wine
    • How to make a draft excluder

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book
    • & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 13

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 13
    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 13 – is out May 17th 2006 and will be printed with a square spine and nice paper (no more inky fingers)

    Spring’s coming, time to start plotting summer adventures and revolutions; Last Hours is here to help the plotting!

    Comics, comics everywhere … the theme of issue 13

    Punk rock music, resistance and comics have a long and illustrious history. Last Hours issue 13 takes a dive into the comic book world and how it relates to DIY culture in 2006. Be prepared for articles on internet comics, a history of comics and punk music, and what some of our favourite comics are.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 13

    Tank Girl
    Alan Martin talks about his creation and convincing Hollywood executives to import water buffalo in this amazing eight page comic illustrated by Jonny Red.

    Seth Tobocman and Nicole Schulman
    Discuss World War 3 illustrated, New York’s anarchist and activist scene post-9/11 and their hopes of how comics can make people think a little bit more.

    Jeffrey Brown
    The author of Clumsy, Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy and a bunch of other mini-comics and collaborations discusses love, life and his home town Chicago.

    AVOW zine
    Keith Rosson discusses his illustrations and the tenth year anniversary of AVOW.

    Polyp
    The insurrectionary illustrator talks about his comics and the age old question of whether its more damaging to mock or damn.

    Making Stuff and Doing Things
    Kyle Bravo of Hot Iron Press talks about the DIY scene surviving Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.

    Pogo Cafe
    Radical vegan cafe dishes up the dirt on what its like to try and take punk ideals into the real world.

    This Bike is a Pipebomb
    These guys rip into ‘punk’, and how with the proliferation of Warped Tour stealing our language etc. we need to find a new definition of what we’re all doing

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Born Dead,
    • Gogol Bordello,
    • Al Burian (of Milemarker),
    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Restarts,
    • Typocrat,
    • Moenster,
    • Navajo Code
    • and the Planet Smashers

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Punk Rock Census results
    Collating the recent census that we’ve run through archive.lasthours.org.uk and Last Hours #12. The state of the ‘core 2006.

    France in revolt
    A eye-witness account of the recent CPE protests in France, and how they tie into a wider fight against capitalism and neo-liberalism.

    No Borders, No Nations
    A report on the No Borders network and the unnecessary suffering that states and borders place on people trying to escape persecution; including photos and report back on the recent Harmondsworth demonstration.

    Daniel McGowan and The Green Scare
    Daniel is facing life imprisonment after being accused by the US state of “eco-terrorism”, an article into his specific circumstances and a look at the wider criminalization of the ecological movement in the USA

    Matilda’s social centre
    A how to on creating your own DIY, non-hierachical, punk as fuck gig space

    Also featuring other articles on:

    G8 2006 in St Petersburg, resistance in Dublin, an eye-witness report on Balata’s re-invasion by the Israeli state and a brief look at the Smash EDO campaign after its injunction victory.

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Making your own clothes
    • Creating insurrection and …
    • craft stuff

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story
    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 14

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 14

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 14 – is out September 21st 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover.

    The summer’s over, autumn’s here.

    What better time than head back inside with something good to read, and learn about all the awesome stuff that the punk, DIY and anarchist communities have been up to in the past few months!

    We can’t get enough acoustic punk… the theme of issue 14

    An oxymoron? Perhaps. After all many think punk is about playing three chords as loudly as possible with sharp lyrics being screamed on top. Still, there’s always been an undercurrent of acoustic music in the punk scene with most punk bands dabbling with the unplugged sound at one time or another. This issue three of the bands rocking out with the plug firmly out of the wall chatted about their thoughts.

    Interviews … the acoustic punk bands!

    Ghost Mice
    Ghost Mice – Chris, Hannah and Pascal – talk about wanting to travel light, how they went about organising the Plan-It-X fests (and some of the problems they encountered), their adventues in Europe and more besides

    King Blues
    One of the most amazing UK punk bands at the moment King Blues talk about revolution, music, breaking world records, and London town!

    Russ Substance
    Talking to Phil Chokeword (from Pilger) about putting “Garden-core” the idea of inviting your friends to your garden to play music, talk, eat and have fun.

    Other interviews … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    David Graeber
    The radical anthropologist discusses how his problems with Yale can be seen as a classic example of the evils of hierachy, how his anthropological studies took him to the frontlines in New York City and some thoughts about his upcoming books.

    Anti-CPE teenagers
    Vince Red, whilst travelling around France had the oppurtunity, to talk to two French teenage girls in Reimes about why they went on strike, protests and blockades in protest against the French employment law – CPE.

    Comic artist interviews

    Nate Powell – Soophie Nun Squad
    Nate Powell – author of Tiny Giants and other great comics talks about how X-Men changed his life, singing in a punk band, his home state of Arkansaw, and how he’s had the oppurtunity to use his art to work with people with learning difficulties.

    Jon Williams
    Jon Williams – or Jonny Red as some Last Hours regulars might know him as – talks about his comic debut Tales from the Sidewalk, his ceramics work, and his summer adventures. He’s also drawn a comic of his face-painting story.

    Other bands … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    The Steal
    Taking hardcore and stripping it back to the bare elements The Steal chat about how they came together, and the adventures they’ve had in their first year of being a band.

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Joey Cape, from Lagwagon and the “all-star” punk band Me First…, talks about how he wishes Barry Manilow would get in touch, and future covers the San Francisco band are planning.

    Captain Everything
    The best pop-punk band in the world get cornered by Last Hours for an interrogation about what they’ve been doing over the past three years since we last did an interview with them.

    I Object
    I Object talk about their first European tour, their community back home in New York state and how important DIY is to them.

    Lake Me
    An all-female two piece on the weirdness of touring, and how they came to have the ideas they do.

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Pretty Girls Make Graves,
    • Attak!Vipers!,
    • The Mentalists,
    • and AMP (ArtMusicPolitics)

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Left of the Dial: The zines of the 1990s
    A massive 12 page article written by Marv from Gadgie zine, taking you through the twists and tales of the 1990s, UK, zine community. Essential reading, and certainly one of the most interesting reads you’ll find on zines this year!

    Six months more of self activity: The Square social centre
    A romantic recount of our adventures, and successes at the Square Social centre nestled in Russell Square in the heart of London.

    Well that was weird: a Climate Camp report back
    A critical piece on the recent Climate Camp (August 28th to September 4th) held near Drax power station in Yorkshire

    Community Power: Decentralised Power!
    Conspiracy Tom once again leads us down the road of renewables showing how easy it is to establish a decentralised energy network around the country.

    Art not Oil exhibition
    A photo-essay on the Art not Oil exhibition that has been touring the UK over the past six months.

    A State of Emergency
    A look at the re-awakening of direct action movement against war that happened over the summer of 2006.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • CIRCA clowns at the Foreign Office blockade,
    • deaths in immigration detention centres since 2003,
    • and ‘Get your wings back’ a new campaign to help people who self-harm

    DIY guides

  • Making a skull purse
  • Creating insurrection and …
  • How to pee standing up
  • Reviews section

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.
    • Wasted fest review

    Columns

    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer zine),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 15

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 15The new issue of Last Hours – issue 15 – is out March 22nd 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    Finally!

    Issue 15 has suffered delays, false starts and all manner of hiccups to finally get itself printed. It’s well worth the wait though. We all had a chance to step back and assess exactly why we loved doing this zine, and what to do to make it better. We think we’ve produced the best issue yet!

    Interviews … from the weird to the wonderful!

    Mark Pilkington - [preview]
    Discusses the culture that has grown up around crop circle creation and the various forms of etiquette to undertake if you plan to make them yourself.

    Peter Kuper
    The New York illustrator, and co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated discusses life in New York and making comics without words

    My aunt: An antifascist [preview]
    80 years after the start of the civil war Vince visited his great aunt in Spain to discuss the part she played in the seige of Madrid and the resistance to Franco’s fascism.

    Alison Bechdel
    The creator of Dykes to Watch out for took time to explain her recently published book Fun Home and the difficulties of working on a graphic novel

    Cristy C Road
    The creator of Green Zine and Indestructible talks about how she started writing zines, going on zine tours, surviving off
    freelance work and what the future holds

    The bands … some of the bands that we spoke to for issue 15

    Propagandhi
    We talked to Jord, Propagandhi’s drummer, about the difficult fourth album, and what he’s been doing outside the band. Discussions about his garden, Haiti solidarity actions and indigenous struggle in Canada abound.

    Strike Anywhere
    Thomas, vocalist for Strike Anywhere, chatted about how the Manhattan Project – the project that developed the hydrogen bomb – affected his family history because of his grandfather’s involvement.

    Adequate Seven
    On their final tour Jamie (vocals) and Tom (trombone) discussed why the band was calling it a day, and the highs and lows of being a touring UK band.

    Seein’ Red
    The incendiary Dutch hardcore band were interviewed by Pavel from Prague about how the punk community has changed in the past twenty years, communism and how now more than ever we need a culture of resistance.

    Defiance Ohio - [preview]
    Chatting about being pigeon holed as a ‘folk-punk’ band, the pleasures of touring, sharing music with their friends & fans, and the Pages to Prisoners project.

    Dauntless Elite
    On life as a band from Leeds, working on too many projects and the dangers of being labelled ‘political’.

    SSS
    One of the best hardcore bands at the moment, chatting about Liverpool and playing shows.

    Also featuring interviews with: Failsafe, Notes of Resistance from Occupied London journal and Kate Collins (let’s just pretend zine) and a comic on why there isn’t an interview with Charles Burns, creator of Black Hole (Edd was too shy!).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    The Humble Compilation: How the anarcho-punk compilation defined the punk scene[preview]
    A 6 page article extolling the virtues of the humble compilation as a versatile and cheap way to spread music and messages across the globe. Danny looks not only at how the anarcho-punk compilation has defined the punk scene but also the influence on the wider anti-capitalist movement.

    Destroy all detention centres: A comic against borders
    A four page comic documenting the No Borders demonstration at Harmondsworth detention centre against deportations and in solidarity with those locked inside.

    Victory to Motala Heights: a photo essay
    A photo essay about the informal settlement of Motala Heights in Durban, South Africa, who are fighting the municipality’s forced relocation scheme.

    The story of a blockade
    An account of trying to shut down Israeli-import company Carmel Agrexco.

    A Spanner in the Corpse Machine
    An account of a picket outside Chelsea soldier – three days of army recruitment.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • The attempt to Sack Parliament when they returned from recess,
    • community energy (an update),
    • and the occupation of a carbon neutral company

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Emboidery – making a zinster-skull patch
    • Making comix without drawing – an introduction to OuBaPo

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of film reviews

    Other stuff … What’s filling the other 116 pages

    Comics – two pages from Paul Stapleton, and two pages from Edd

    Columns
    From Isy Morgenmuffel, Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss, Chris 12-o-5, Mikey D, Itch (King Blues) and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 16

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 16 cover

    Visit the shop to purchase a copy

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 16 – is out September 28th 2007. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on uncoated paper (no more fingerprints) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    The autumn beckons!

    Issue 16 arrives after a non-summer of bizarre weather, murderous wars and idiotic politicians. But the past six months have also seen some amazing bands appear, ideas surface, events happens, and gigs go off. Issue 16 is here to document all that’s happened in the world of punk rock and anti-authoritarian politics in the past six months!

    Home made punk rock … Bring the house down with home made DIY music: all from your sitting room

    An article, with a series of interviews, about why people play house shows & parties, or let a series of random strangers into their home for a gig.
    Including interviews with

    • Russ Substance,
    • Adam Homestead,
    • 3 Chord Craig,
    • PJ & Gaby,
    • James J Barrett
    • and Tommy Comstock.
    • Including artwork by Anke Weckmann

    Clifford Harper
    Anarchist illustrator discusses how he got involved in politics, starting creating art, and German expressionist woodcuts

    Household Name Records – [preview]
    One of the UK’s most important punk record label; Lil & Kafren, the label founders, talk about why they started the label, the incredible adventure they’ve travelled along and what the future holds. Including artwork by Steve Larder

    Home education … Raising the next generation of free thinkers
    A series of interviews with people who are involved in home education from children and teenagers through to their parents

    The shorter ones … some of the other people who were talked to in issue 16

    • Hero Dishonest
    • Guerrilla Girls
    • Toronto Zine Library
    • Noxagt

    Also featuring interviews with:Social Parasites, Rentokill, Suie Moffat and Andrew Culture (Beat Motel Zine).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    We’re not finished yet – the changing face of zines in the USA
    The closure of Punk Planet, and the bankrupcy of the Independent Press Association makes it look like the zine community in the USA must be in crisis, not necessarily argues the article, which looks at what happened to Punk Planet and other publications that have closed down, the IPA and how others have reacted to it.

    Social change AND lifestyle change … Climate Camp 2007
    What was good and bad about 2007’s Climate Change and how people can move forward from it. Including photos, and chronology of what happened during the week.

    The surprising success of the German anti-G8 mobilisation
    What happened at the blockade the G8 during June 2007 in North-east Germany. Including artwork by William Exely.

    Two, three, many apocalypses: Modern Ecologism and its prospects
    Examing how the state is co-opting discontent and protest against Climate chaos to give government and state more power

    Blair’s backlash: A critical introduction to possession of ‘extreme pornography’
    An article briefly exploring the repurcussions of one of the Labour government’s many pieces of legislation.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • London Coalition against poverty
    • The Camberwell squatted social centre – Black Frog – can never die

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Autumn foraging – collecting wild food during autumn (and recipes to cook them with!)
    • Stick and poke tatooing – the punx way of getting inked
    • Hide yer flash – knit your own digital camera case

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of misc reviews

    Including a review of Panic Attack: Art in the punk years and artwork by Freya Harrisson, Chris Getliffe, Elias Martinez, Andrew Waugh and Rob Jones

    Comics… Narrative artwork to make you laugh

    Hey Monkey Riot – A typical summer day,

    Pog – DIY unto Death (part 1)

    Steve Larder – Adventures

    and Jon Williams – Scene Sheep

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Featuring artwork from Matilda Huang

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 17

    posted April 11th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last hours issue 17 cover

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.

    Radical illustration

    This issue is themed around radical illustration. From its use in punk rock, to flyposting, and featuring a series of interviews and articles with inspiring and passionate artists. The issue showcases both their artwork, and the ideas behind it.

    Nikki McClure
    Making paper-cut images of everyday life; Nikki took time out to discuss why she creates images, her hopes for the future, and her love of crows.

    Josh MacPhee
    An artist interested in the interaction of anarchy and illustration. He’s the author of a series of books including Realizing the Impossibleand Stencil Pirates. He also established the Celebrate People’s History poster project and Just Seeds distribution. He talks about his inspirations and what he thinks the projects have achieved. Josh also created the grafitti stencil in the back of issue 17.

    Bitterkomix
    Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Bitterkomix have been publishing intelligent, incisive comics to describe the country’s extreme reality since 1990. They chatted with Antonis of Occupied London journal to discuss their current situation, thoughts of sex and Afrikaan culture.

    Laura Oldfield Ford
    An East London based artist, Laura creates Savage Messiah zine, which takes a psychogeographic tour of London. Mixing drawings of East London life with polemical statements of intent.

    The Devil’s in the detail: an overview of punk rock illustration

    Welly from Artcore zine has written a fascinating article on the past 30 years of punk rock illustration taking in the likes of Pushead, Kerri, Ransid, Gee Vaucher, through to more recent illustrators such as Michael Bukowski and Derek Hess. Featuring artwork by William Exley.

    From Rebel Yell to Rebel Sell: countercultural commodification and the dissenter’s new clothes
    Chris Lever explores how our countercultural is now propping up the sales counter, and ways to stop it being used as just another marketing gimmick. Featuring artwork by Freya Harrison.

    Also featuring: Is that a dildo? The artwork of Cristy C. Road and Phlegm Comics

    The bands

    Fall of Efrafa – Brighton melodic crust talking about their new record, and the ills of religion

    Subhumans – discussing Dick Lucas’s re-newed interest in painting and drawing

    Sundowner – Chris McCaughan of Lawence Arms fame talking about his solo project, touring with Mike Park, and creating video hommages to Bob Dylan

    One Night Stand in North Dakota – talk about tackling gender inequality whilst being mistaken for a cock rock band!

    Not forgetting

    Alan Moore
    Taking time to discuss his new book Lost Girls, and using that as a springboard to talk about his home town Northampton, alchemy, magic, his thoughts on religion and what his upcoming projects are lining up to be. Featuring illustration by Melvin Gallapon.

    Daisy’s Catering
    A brief chat with an austrian DIY catering company recreating some of Austria’s most famous dishes in the most blasphemous way possible: without meat.

    Other articles

    Cranks Bike workshop – a self organised bike workshop in Brighton

    Ladyfest London 2008 – organisers discuss the upcoming festival and the work that is going in to put it on

    The feeding of the egos: a reaction for Jon Active to Steve Ignorant’s decision to “reform” Crass for a gig at the Shepard’s Bush Empire.

    DIY Guides

    Flyposting: a history and how to guide by Isy from Morgenmuffel zine
    Make your own zine: a basic how to of pagination, folding, stapling and stealing artwork!
    Preserving food: how to make marmalades, chutney and other preserving methods. Yum!

    Columns

    This issue featuring beautiful artwork by Laura Hughes.

    • Chris 12o5: I saw the number of the beast and survived
    • Phil Chokeword: Our first stop is a place called Hope (I wouldn’t want to live here)
    • Itch Fox (from the King Blues): The Met on the march
    • Chris Lever: When you pirate MP3s, you’re downloading economics
    • Natalie: Bike Grrrl
    • PJ Sheperd: I still love you Against Me!
    • Isy Morgenmuffel: Don’t eat shit and die
    • Mikey D: Chat until the glowing coals fade

    Reviews

    26 pages of reviews and comment on recent releases including an interview with Toby Chelms of the New Wave of Cut and Paste.
    Featuring over 100 record reviews, 60 comic and zine reviews and extended reviews on:

    • Expect Resistance – the new Crimethinc book
    • Riot Grrrl – Revolution girl style, written by Natalie and illustrated by Leah Stewart
    • and the output of Crass.

    Illustrations adorn the review section by Pete Willis, Steve Larder, A-K Laine, and Edd Baldry.

    Also featuring comix by

    Pog DIY unto death (part 2)
    Steve LarderNottingham
    Hey Monkey Riot Late night shopping

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.
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    Last Hours issue 14

    Frequenty Asked Questions

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About

     

    N.B. This was written in 2005, and some of the questions are out of date… we will be changing it in the near future

  • General FAQs
  • Ordering FAQS
  • Contributing FAQS

    General FAQs

    What is Last Hours?

    Last Hours is a quarterly punk music fanzine. It contains interviews, columns, articles, DIY guides, short stories, reviews and anything else we feel
    like. We try to cover the cultural and political aspects of punk and DIY as much as we do the music.

    Didn’t you used to be called Rancid News?

    Yes, we did. We did nine issues of the zine as Rancid News but for issue ten decided to change the name to Last Hours. We decided to do this for lots of
    different reasons one of them being that we simply got fed up of the old name and wanted to change it to something better.

    How do I get in contact with you guys?

    You can email us at info(at)archive.lasthours.org.uk or you can drop us a line at PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’m in a band/write a zine – can I send you my stuff to review?

    Yes please, we love getting things to review. Send ‘em to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    Hey you should really interview band x, distro y, or individual z?

    No dude, YOU should interview them. This is a DIY zine, not Kerrang! If you really like a band then do an interview with them. It’ll a. mean
    that you’ll be able to read a cool interview with them (because they’ll be answering all the questions that you want to know), and b. mean that
    others get to read a cool interview too.

    I’d like to advertise in your zine can you give me information?

    Ad rates run as follows (for euro/ dollar rates please get in touch):
    1/6 page advert: £15;
    1/4 page advert: £25;
    1/3 page advert: £35;
    1/2 page advert: £50;
    1 page advert: £100

    Artwork for adverts needs to be with us three weeks before the print deadline. Payment needs to be with us before the zine is published. For more info,
    and for advert dimensions (we’re currently changing printers) please get in touch with Edd.

    Oi, you gave my band a rubbish review – I wanna fight.

    Sorry if you’re unhappy with something we’ve said. Remember that it’s only the personal opinion of one person so doesn’t necessarily reflect the views
    of the zine overall and that it’s only words. We all understand how much time and effort goes into bands, and anyone that manages to release a record
    deserves credit for the commitment they’ve put into the band.

    Ordering FAQs

    I have some shiny coins to spend – how can I get hold of a copy?

    A copy of the current issue of Last Hours costs £2.50. You can buy now via paypal, or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd Baldry), postal order, or
    well concealed cash through the post to Last Hours, PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ. We also sell the zine via several independent
    record shops in the UK or alternatively we can often be found in the queues at punk gigs selling the zine.

    Can I get back issues?

    Back issues of the zine from issue 5 are still available although for some copies are extremely limited. Please visit the shop for further
    details.

    I love the zine so much and never want to miss an issue again – can I get a subscription please?

    Yes you can indeed; an annual subscription for 4 issues of Last Hours costs £5. You can buy now via paypal or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd
    Baldry), postal order, or well concealed cash through the post to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’d like to help distro the zine.

    Cool, get in touch with Edd and he’ll sort you out. The distro price is £1.00 per copy, so 5 copies = £5, 10 copies =
    £10 etc. If you want to order 50 or more then the price gets reduced to 90p per copy. 80 or more is 80p per copy.

    Oi, I sent you money to the Po Box ages ago for a zine but it hasn’t shown up?

    Okay, at the moment we’re only able to make a trip to the Po Box twice a week because of the distance involved with getting there, so if you’ve been
    waiting less than a week then it’s probably on it’s way. If it’s more than a week then get in touch we may need a gentle reminder about it or it could
    be that the Royal Mail has helpfully mislaid it. If you could let us know whether you paid cash, cheque, postal order etc. that’d also make our lives a
    lot easier.

    Oi, I sent a Paypal order ages ago and I still haven’t got a copy of the zine?

    Sorry. We’re normally pretty good at keeping on top of Paypal orders, and get received within a few days of the order being placed. Sometimes though
    either our lives get hectic, or the order slipped through the cracks somewhere down the line, either way send us an email and we’ll get on top of it.

    Will you trade zines?

    Yes always! Send the zine to our Po Box address (Last Hours, Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ), and put in a note saying you’d like
    to make a trade.

    I don’t live in the UK, how much will it cost for a copy of Last Hours and how can I order it?

    Individual zines to anywhere in the EU costs 3euros. Individual zines to the USA or Canada cost $4. Get in touch if you live elsewhere. The easiest
    way to order a copy is to pay edd@rnzine.co.uk 3euros (or $4) through paypal.com. Failing that you can send cash to our Po Box address (Last Hours,
    Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ).

    Contributing FAQs

    I draw/ take photos/ write/ do interviews/ etc – will you print some of my work as I’d like to contribute to the zine.

    That sounds really cool, we’re always grateful if people want to help out with the zine. Send anything you’d like to contribute either to our
    email address or to the Po Box. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it, and let you know what we plan to do with it as soon as possible.

    Do you have any guidelines on what you do/ don’t publish?

    There are few obvious ones: No racism, no sexism, no homophobia. Beyond that it should have some relevance to Last Hours as a zine, we’re
    not going to print a Britney Spears interview. By the same token though there are things that we think are totally punk that have nothing to do with
    music – food co-ops, community gardens etc. – are all awesome examples of how DIY can be used to make the world better. We always need photos, regardless
    of band, or situation. Artwork is the same, though it’d be cool if you could email to see if there’s an article, interview you could tie it to.
    Interviews & articles generally shouldn’t be longer than 3,000 words, or shorter than 500. Email interviews generally aren’t very good, nor are
    interviews when the band is asked pointlessly generic questions.

  • Last Hours issue 10

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 10

    Visit the shop to buy a copy!

    Interviews … People that were chatted to this issue

    Sleater Kinney
    Discuss growing older within a band, and what that means for the music they make

    The Dwarves
    Discussing killing a band, bringing it back together, and being way more hardcore than you or I are.
    A preview of the interview is located here.

    The Spectacle
    Talk about their US tour, being a band in Northern Norway, and how their politics influences their music (8 pages long!)
    A preview of the interview is located here

    Propagandhi
    Got lumbered with talking about punkvoter again. Oh yeah, and their new record too.

    Waterintobeer & Gadgie fanzines
    Two fanzine editors go face to face with questions about life, love and the universe. Must read.

    Abandon Ship
    The ever awesome Brighton hardcore band about their home town, and what hardcore means to them.

    Blackspot
    An interview with one of the AdBuster crew about their new shoes that will wipe the smile off Phil Knight’s Nike face!

    Other interviewees

    • Black Cougar Shock Unit,
    • Los Fastidios,
    • Rentokill,
    • Liars Academy,
    • Burning the Prospect,
    • One Reason,
    • Smoke Or Fire
    • and Fireapple Red.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    An Ethical Blank Cheque
    Prof. Richard Drayton (Cambridge) explains how WW2 mythology legitimises Anglo-American warmaking

    Prison is a crime
    An article discussing why prisons need to be abolished, and why those inside need our solidarity.

    Quit Your Job Get a Life
    Does exactly what it says on the label.

    Other articles
    Report back on London Mayday 2005, report on the London Zine Symposium, article on the London Insitute For Autonomy, an article about DSEi (Defence System Equipment international).

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    Craft Corner
    Issue 10 takes you through the basic stages of learning how to knit.

    Affinity Groups
    Article by the CrimethInc urban pirates on how to organise, and resist effectively with your friends and comrades.

    Recipes
    An assortment of vegan treats to create.

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

  • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
  • Phil Chokeword,
  • Chris Lipgloss,
  • Chris 12-o-5,
  • Mikey D,
  • Positive Bastard,
  • Edd
  • and Natalie
  • Last Hours issue 11

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 11

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 11 – is out now

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for this issue

    Against Me!
    Last Hours interviewers caught up with this Gainesville band when they played a squat in Italy over the summer.
    They talk about what its like being ‘big’, their recent DVD, their upcoming CD, about protest and music.

    The Profit$
    Erika from the Boston anarcho-punk band was cornered in London and gave a long chat about being a punk in 2005,
    releasing DVDs, and what living in George Bush’s America feels like.

    Dave author of On Subbing
    Dave, a special education substitute working in Portland, USA talked to us about being involved in the education system, how he got involved in writing zines, and his recent tour. It’s a really, really interesting interview!

    Active Distribution
    London’s premier zine, book and CD (though alas no longer record) distro dishes the dirt.

    Fighting Shit
    Iclandic hardcore band take the time to discuss their views on life.

    Other interviewees

    • Scumville,
    • Artcore/ Four Letter Word,
    • Satanic Surfers,
    • New Winds,
    • Darkest Hour,
    • Among the Missing,
    • Down and Outs,
    • Matt Shepard,
    • medics at the G8,
    • Anne Hansen,
    • Grabba Grabba Tape,
    • and Pennywise.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    G8 report back
    Report back of people’s adventures in Scotland to protest against the leaders of the Eight most “developed” countries.

    New Orleans
    Article by an American activist about her feelings in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.

    Imperialism
    Prof. Richard Drayton discusses how Western states (specifically Britain) haven’t apologised for their colonialist crimes and it should be the Global North repaying debts, not Africa.

    Other articles
    Willy Wonka and the racism factory, Rupert Murdoch dominating the internet, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and more

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • DIY Craft

    • Create your own money purse
    • DIY action
    • How to deal with arrest
    • DIY not EMI
    • How to put on a Ladyfest (by Red Chidgey from Brighton Ladyfest)
    • Recipes
    • An assortment of Italian vegan recipes

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • PetexBust (50 on Red),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie
    Last Hours issue 12

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 12

    Last Hours – issue 12 – is out in the shops right now, and has been since January 25th 2006

    It may be gloomy outside this time of year. So find a warm space, and get comfortable, because all your reading material needs are met with issue 12 of Last Hours.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 12

    • Zegota
    • The Gossip
    • The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
    • The Levellers
    • GLW/DRK magazine
    • Sonic Boom Six
    • The Plague Mass
    • Behind Enemy Line
    • Easpa Measa
    • Shell to Sea activists
    • Euripides from SINALTRAINAL (South American trade union)

    Short interviews

    • Adequate Seven
    • Captive Audio
    • Rainer Maria
    • Adequate Seven
    • Random Heroes
    • Sean McGhee – creator of an Anarcho punk series

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    • Burn or Freeze? – Humans impending ecological suicide
    • Action Medics – surviving arrest at 2005’s G8
    • Dambusters! – resisting the Icelandic dams
    • Killer Coke – a case study in capital and resistance
    • Balata Refugee Camp (West Bank Palestine) – Summer 2005
    • Lets get Critical – London Critical Mass responds to police threats
    • A train in vain? – A critical analysis of anarchist organisation in California

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Edible wild plants primer
    • Making oak leaf wine
    • How to make a draft excluder

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book
    • & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 13

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 13
    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 13 – is out May 17th 2006 and will be printed with a square spine and nice paper (no more inky fingers)

    Spring’s coming, time to start plotting summer adventures and revolutions; Last Hours is here to help the plotting!

    Comics, comics everywhere … the theme of issue 13

    Punk rock music, resistance and comics have a long and illustrious history. Last Hours issue 13 takes a dive into the comic book world and how it relates to DIY culture in 2006. Be prepared for articles on internet comics, a history of comics and punk music, and what some of our favourite comics are.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 13

    Tank Girl
    Alan Martin talks about his creation and convincing Hollywood executives to import water buffalo in this amazing eight page comic illustrated by Jonny Red.

    Seth Tobocman and Nicole Schulman
    Discuss World War 3 illustrated, New York’s anarchist and activist scene post-9/11 and their hopes of how comics can make people think a little bit more.

    Jeffrey Brown
    The author of Clumsy, Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy and a bunch of other mini-comics and collaborations discusses love, life and his home town Chicago.

    AVOW zine
    Keith Rosson discusses his illustrations and the tenth year anniversary of AVOW.

    Polyp
    The insurrectionary illustrator talks about his comics and the age old question of whether its more damaging to mock or damn.

    Making Stuff and Doing Things
    Kyle Bravo of Hot Iron Press talks about the DIY scene surviving Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.

    Pogo Cafe
    Radical vegan cafe dishes up the dirt on what its like to try and take punk ideals into the real world.

    This Bike is a Pipebomb
    These guys rip into ‘punk’, and how with the proliferation of Warped Tour stealing our language etc. we need to find a new definition of what we’re all doing

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Born Dead,
    • Gogol Bordello,
    • Al Burian (of Milemarker),
    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Restarts,
    • Typocrat,
    • Moenster,
    • Navajo Code
    • and the Planet Smashers

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Punk Rock Census results
    Collating the recent census that we’ve run through archive.lasthours.org.uk and Last Hours #12. The state of the ‘core 2006.

    France in revolt
    A eye-witness account of the recent CPE protests in France, and how they tie into a wider fight against capitalism and neo-liberalism.

    No Borders, No Nations
    A report on the No Borders network and the unnecessary suffering that states and borders place on people trying to escape persecution; including photos and report back on the recent Harmondsworth demonstration.

    Daniel McGowan and The Green Scare
    Daniel is facing life imprisonment after being accused by the US state of “eco-terrorism”, an article into his specific circumstances and a look at the wider criminalization of the ecological movement in the USA

    Matilda’s social centre
    A how to on creating your own DIY, non-hierachical, punk as fuck gig space

    Also featuring other articles on:

    G8 2006 in St Petersburg, resistance in Dublin, an eye-witness report on Balata’s re-invasion by the Israeli state and a brief look at the Smash EDO campaign after its injunction victory.

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Making your own clothes
    • Creating insurrection and …
    • craft stuff

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story
    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 14

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 14

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 14 – is out September 21st 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover.

    The summer’s over, autumn’s here.

    What better time than head back inside with something good to read, and learn about all the awesome stuff that the punk, DIY and anarchist communities have been up to in the past few months!

    We can’t get enough acoustic punk… the theme of issue 14

    An oxymoron? Perhaps. After all many think punk is about playing three chords as loudly as possible with sharp lyrics being screamed on top. Still, there’s always been an undercurrent of acoustic music in the punk scene with most punk bands dabbling with the unplugged sound at one time or another. This issue three of the bands rocking out with the plug firmly out of the wall chatted about their thoughts.

    Interviews … the acoustic punk bands!

    Ghost Mice
    Ghost Mice – Chris, Hannah and Pascal – talk about wanting to travel light, how they went about organising the Plan-It-X fests (and some of the problems they encountered), their adventues in Europe and more besides

    King Blues
    One of the most amazing UK punk bands at the moment King Blues talk about revolution, music, breaking world records, and London town!

    Russ Substance
    Talking to Phil Chokeword (from Pilger) about putting “Garden-core” the idea of inviting your friends to your garden to play music, talk, eat and have fun.

    Other interviews … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    David Graeber
    The radical anthropologist discusses how his problems with Yale can be seen as a classic example of the evils of hierachy, how his anthropological studies took him to the frontlines in New York City and some thoughts about his upcoming books.

    Anti-CPE teenagers
    Vince Red, whilst travelling around France had the oppurtunity, to talk to two French teenage girls in Reimes about why they went on strike, protests and blockades in protest against the French employment law – CPE.

    Comic artist interviews

    Nate Powell – Soophie Nun Squad
    Nate Powell – author of Tiny Giants and other great comics talks about how X-Men changed his life, singing in a punk band, his home state of Arkansaw, and how he’s had the oppurtunity to use his art to work with people with learning difficulties.

    Jon Williams
    Jon Williams – or Jonny Red as some Last Hours regulars might know him as – talks about his comic debut Tales from the Sidewalk, his ceramics work, and his summer adventures. He’s also drawn a comic of his face-painting story.

    Other bands … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    The Steal
    Taking hardcore and stripping it back to the bare elements The Steal chat about how they came together, and the adventures they’ve had in their first year of being a band.

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Joey Cape, from Lagwagon and the “all-star” punk band Me First…, talks about how he wishes Barry Manilow would get in touch, and future covers the San Francisco band are planning.

    Captain Everything
    The best pop-punk band in the world get cornered by Last Hours for an interrogation about what they’ve been doing over the past three years since we last did an interview with them.

    I Object
    I Object talk about their first European tour, their community back home in New York state and how important DIY is to them.

    Lake Me
    An all-female two piece on the weirdness of touring, and how they came to have the ideas they do.

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Pretty Girls Make Graves,
    • Attak!Vipers!,
    • The Mentalists,
    • and AMP (ArtMusicPolitics)

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Left of the Dial: The zines of the 1990s
    A massive 12 page article written by Marv from Gadgie zine, taking you through the twists and tales of the 1990s, UK, zine community. Essential reading, and certainly one of the most interesting reads you’ll find on zines this year!

    Six months more of self activity: The Square social centre
    A romantic recount of our adventures, and successes at the Square Social centre nestled in Russell Square in the heart of London.

    Well that was weird: a Climate Camp report back
    A critical piece on the recent Climate Camp (August 28th to September 4th) held near Drax power station in Yorkshire

    Community Power: Decentralised Power!
    Conspiracy Tom once again leads us down the road of renewables showing how easy it is to establish a decentralised energy network around the country.

    Art not Oil exhibition
    A photo-essay on the Art not Oil exhibition that has been touring the UK over the past six months.

    A State of Emergency
    A look at the re-awakening of direct action movement against war that happened over the summer of 2006.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • CIRCA clowns at the Foreign Office blockade,
    • deaths in immigration detention centres since 2003,
    • and ‘Get your wings back’ a new campaign to help people who self-harm

    DIY guides

  • Making a skull purse
  • Creating insurrection and …
  • How to pee standing up
  • Reviews section

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.
    • Wasted fest review

    Columns

    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer zine),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 15

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 15The new issue of Last Hours – issue 15 – is out March 22nd 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    Finally!

    Issue 15 has suffered delays, false starts and all manner of hiccups to finally get itself printed. It’s well worth the wait though. We all had a chance to step back and assess exactly why we loved doing this zine, and what to do to make it better. We think we’ve produced the best issue yet!

    Interviews … from the weird to the wonderful!

    Mark Pilkington - [preview]
    Discusses the culture that has grown up around crop circle creation and the various forms of etiquette to undertake if you plan to make them yourself.

    Peter Kuper
    The New York illustrator, and co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated discusses life in New York and making comics without words

    My aunt: An antifascist [preview]
    80 years after the start of the civil war Vince visited his great aunt in Spain to discuss the part she played in the seige of Madrid and the resistance to Franco’s fascism.

    Alison Bechdel
    The creator of Dykes to Watch out for took time to explain her recently published book Fun Home and the difficulties of working on a graphic novel

    Cristy C Road
    The creator of Green Zine and Indestructible talks about how she started writing zines, going on zine tours, surviving off
    freelance work and what the future holds

    The bands … some of the bands that we spoke to for issue 15

    Propagandhi
    We talked to Jord, Propagandhi’s drummer, about the difficult fourth album, and what he’s been doing outside the band. Discussions about his garden, Haiti solidarity actions and indigenous struggle in Canada abound.

    Strike Anywhere
    Thomas, vocalist for Strike Anywhere, chatted about how the Manhattan Project – the project that developed the hydrogen bomb – affected his family history because of his grandfather’s involvement.

    Adequate Seven
    On their final tour Jamie (vocals) and Tom (trombone) discussed why the band was calling it a day, and the highs and lows of being a touring UK band.

    Seein’ Red
    The incendiary Dutch hardcore band were interviewed by Pavel from Prague about how the punk community has changed in the past twenty years, communism and how now more than ever we need a culture of resistance.

    Defiance Ohio - [preview]
    Chatting about being pigeon holed as a ‘folk-punk’ band, the pleasures of touring, sharing music with their friends & fans, and the Pages to Prisoners project.

    Dauntless Elite
    On life as a band from Leeds, working on too many projects and the dangers of being labelled ‘political’.

    SSS
    One of the best hardcore bands at the moment, chatting about Liverpool and playing shows.

    Also featuring interviews with: Failsafe, Notes of Resistance from Occupied London journal and Kate Collins (let’s just pretend zine) and a comic on why there isn’t an interview with Charles Burns, creator of Black Hole (Edd was too shy!).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    The Humble Compilation: How the anarcho-punk compilation defined the punk scene[preview]
    A 6 page article extolling the virtues of the humble compilation as a versatile and cheap way to spread music and messages across the globe. Danny looks not only at how the anarcho-punk compilation has defined the punk scene but also the influence on the wider anti-capitalist movement.

    Destroy all detention centres: A comic against borders
    A four page comic documenting the No Borders demonstration at Harmondsworth detention centre against deportations and in solidarity with those locked inside.

    Victory to Motala Heights: a photo essay
    A photo essay about the informal settlement of Motala Heights in Durban, South Africa, who are fighting the municipality’s forced relocation scheme.

    The story of a blockade
    An account of trying to shut down Israeli-import company Carmel Agrexco.

    A Spanner in the Corpse Machine
    An account of a picket outside Chelsea soldier – three days of army recruitment.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • The attempt to Sack Parliament when they returned from recess,
    • community energy (an update),
    • and the occupation of a carbon neutral company

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Emboidery – making a zinster-skull patch
    • Making comix without drawing – an introduction to OuBaPo

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of film reviews

    Other stuff … What’s filling the other 116 pages

    Comics – two pages from Paul Stapleton, and two pages from Edd

    Columns
    From Isy Morgenmuffel, Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss, Chris 12-o-5, Mikey D, Itch (King Blues) and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 16

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 16 cover

    Visit the shop to purchase a copy

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 16 – is out September 28th 2007. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on uncoated paper (no more fingerprints) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    The autumn beckons!

    Issue 16 arrives after a non-summer of bizarre weather, murderous wars and idiotic politicians. But the past six months have also seen some amazing bands appear, ideas surface, events happens, and gigs go off. Issue 16 is here to document all that’s happened in the world of punk rock and anti-authoritarian politics in the past six months!

    Home made punk rock … Bring the house down with home made DIY music: all from your sitting room

    An article, with a series of interviews, about why people play house shows & parties, or let a series of random strangers into their home for a gig.
    Including interviews with

    • Russ Substance,
    • Adam Homestead,
    • 3 Chord Craig,
    • PJ & Gaby,
    • James J Barrett
    • and Tommy Comstock.
    • Including artwork by Anke Weckmann

    Clifford Harper
    Anarchist illustrator discusses how he got involved in politics, starting creating art, and German expressionist woodcuts

    Household Name Records – [preview]
    One of the UK’s most important punk record label; Lil & Kafren, the label founders, talk about why they started the label, the incredible adventure they’ve travelled along and what the future holds. Including artwork by Steve Larder

    Home education … Raising the next generation of free thinkers
    A series of interviews with people who are involved in home education from children and teenagers through to their parents

    The shorter ones … some of the other people who were talked to in issue 16

    • Hero Dishonest
    • Guerrilla Girls
    • Toronto Zine Library
    • Noxagt

    Also featuring interviews with:Social Parasites, Rentokill, Suie Moffat and Andrew Culture (Beat Motel Zine).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    We’re not finished yet – the changing face of zines in the USA
    The closure of Punk Planet, and the bankrupcy of the Independent Press Association makes it look like the zine community in the USA must be in crisis, not necessarily argues the article, which looks at what happened to Punk Planet and other publications that have closed down, the IPA and how others have reacted to it.

    Social change AND lifestyle change … Climate Camp 2007
    What was good and bad about 2007’s Climate Change and how people can move forward from it. Including photos, and chronology of what happened during the week.

    The surprising success of the German anti-G8 mobilisation
    What happened at the blockade the G8 during June 2007 in North-east Germany. Including artwork by William Exely.

    Two, three, many apocalypses: Modern Ecologism and its prospects
    Examing how the state is co-opting discontent and protest against Climate chaos to give government and state more power

    Blair’s backlash: A critical introduction to possession of ‘extreme pornography’
    An article briefly exploring the repurcussions of one of the Labour government’s many pieces of legislation.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • London Coalition against poverty
    • The Camberwell squatted social centre – Black Frog – can never die

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Autumn foraging – collecting wild food during autumn (and recipes to cook them with!)
    • Stick and poke tatooing – the punx way of getting inked
    • Hide yer flash – knit your own digital camera case

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of misc reviews

    Including a review of Panic Attack: Art in the punk years and artwork by Freya Harrisson, Chris Getliffe, Elias Martinez, Andrew Waugh and Rob Jones

    Comics… Narrative artwork to make you laugh

    Hey Monkey Riot – A typical summer day,

    Pog – DIY unto Death (part 1)

    Steve Larder – Adventures

    and Jon Williams – Scene Sheep

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Featuring artwork from Matilda Huang

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 17

    posted April 11th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last hours issue 17 cover

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.

    Radical illustration

    This issue is themed around radical illustration. From its use in punk rock, to flyposting, and featuring a series of interviews and articles with inspiring and passionate artists. The issue showcases both their artwork, and the ideas behind it.

    Nikki McClure
    Making paper-cut images of everyday life; Nikki took time out to discuss why she creates images, her hopes for the future, and her love of crows.

    Josh MacPhee
    An artist interested in the interaction of anarchy and illustration. He’s the author of a series of books including Realizing the Impossibleand Stencil Pirates. He also established the Celebrate People’s History poster project and Just Seeds distribution. He talks about his inspirations and what he thinks the projects have achieved. Josh also created the grafitti stencil in the back of issue 17.

    Bitterkomix
    Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Bitterkomix have been publishing intelligent, incisive comics to describe the country’s extreme reality since 1990. They chatted with Antonis of Occupied London journal to discuss their current situation, thoughts of sex and Afrikaan culture.

    Laura Oldfield Ford
    An East London based artist, Laura creates Savage Messiah zine, which takes a psychogeographic tour of London. Mixing drawings of East London life with polemical statements of intent.

    The Devil’s in the detail: an overview of punk rock illustration

    Welly from Artcore zine has written a fascinating article on the past 30 years of punk rock illustration taking in the likes of Pushead, Kerri, Ransid, Gee Vaucher, through to more recent illustrators such as Michael Bukowski and Derek Hess. Featuring artwork by William Exley.

    From Rebel Yell to Rebel Sell: countercultural commodification and the dissenter’s new clothes
    Chris Lever explores how our countercultural is now propping up the sales counter, and ways to stop it being used as just another marketing gimmick. Featuring artwork by Freya Harrison.

    Also featuring: Is that a dildo? The artwork of Cristy C. Road and Phlegm Comics

    The bands

    Fall of Efrafa – Brighton melodic crust talking about their new record, and the ills of religion

    Subhumans – discussing Dick Lucas’s re-newed interest in painting and drawing

    Sundowner – Chris McCaughan of Lawence Arms fame talking about his solo project, touring with Mike Park, and creating video hommages to Bob Dylan

    One Night Stand in North Dakota – talk about tackling gender inequality whilst being mistaken for a cock rock band!

    Not forgetting

    Alan Moore
    Taking time to discuss his new book Lost Girls, and using that as a springboard to talk about his home town Northampton, alchemy, magic, his thoughts on religion and what his upcoming projects are lining up to be. Featuring illustration by Melvin Gallapon.

    Daisy’s Catering
    A brief chat with an austrian DIY catering company recreating some of Austria’s most famous dishes in the most blasphemous way possible: without meat.

    Other articles

    Cranks Bike workshop – a self organised bike workshop in Brighton

    Ladyfest London 2008 – organisers discuss the upcoming festival and the work that is going in to put it on

    The feeding of the egos: a reaction for Jon Active to Steve Ignorant’s decision to “reform” Crass for a gig at the Shepard’s Bush Empire.

    DIY Guides

    Flyposting: a history and how to guide by Isy from Morgenmuffel zine
    Make your own zine: a basic how to of pagination, folding, stapling and stealing artwork!
    Preserving food: how to make marmalades, chutney and other preserving methods. Yum!

    Columns

    This issue featuring beautiful artwork by Laura Hughes.

    • Chris 12o5: I saw the number of the beast and survived
    • Phil Chokeword: Our first stop is a place called Hope (I wouldn’t want to live here)
    • Itch Fox (from the King Blues): The Met on the march
    • Chris Lever: When you pirate MP3s, you’re downloading economics
    • Natalie: Bike Grrrl
    • PJ Sheperd: I still love you Against Me!
    • Isy Morgenmuffel: Don’t eat shit and die
    • Mikey D: Chat until the glowing coals fade

    Reviews

    26 pages of reviews and comment on recent releases including an interview with Toby Chelms of the New Wave of Cut and Paste.
    Featuring over 100 record reviews, 60 comic and zine reviews and extended reviews on:

    • Expect Resistance – the new Crimethinc book
    • Riot Grrrl – Revolution girl style, written by Natalie and illustrated by Leah Stewart
    • and the output of Crass.

    Illustrations adorn the review section by Pete Willis, Steve Larder, A-K Laine, and Edd Baldry.

    Also featuring comix by

    Pog DIY unto death (part 2)
    Steve LarderNottingham
    Hey Monkey Riot Late night shopping

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.
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    Frequenty Asked Questions

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About

     

    N.B. This was written in 2005, and some of the questions are out of date… we will be changing it in the near future

  • General FAQs
  • Ordering FAQS
  • Contributing FAQS

    General FAQs

    What is Last Hours?

    Last Hours is a quarterly punk music fanzine. It contains interviews, columns, articles, DIY guides, short stories, reviews and anything else we feel
    like. We try to cover the cultural and political aspects of punk and DIY as much as we do the music.

    Didn’t you used to be called Rancid News?

    Yes, we did. We did nine issues of the zine as Rancid News but for issue ten decided to change the name to Last Hours. We decided to do this for lots of
    different reasons one of them being that we simply got fed up of the old name and wanted to change it to something better.

    How do I get in contact with you guys?

    You can email us at info(at)archive.lasthours.org.uk or you can drop us a line at PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’m in a band/write a zine – can I send you my stuff to review?

    Yes please, we love getting things to review. Send ‘em to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    Hey you should really interview band x, distro y, or individual z?

    No dude, YOU should interview them. This is a DIY zine, not Kerrang! If you really like a band then do an interview with them. It’ll a. mean
    that you’ll be able to read a cool interview with them (because they’ll be answering all the questions that you want to know), and b. mean that
    others get to read a cool interview too.

    I’d like to advertise in your zine can you give me information?

    Ad rates run as follows (for euro/ dollar rates please get in touch):
    1/6 page advert: £15;
    1/4 page advert: £25;
    1/3 page advert: £35;
    1/2 page advert: £50;
    1 page advert: £100

    Artwork for adverts needs to be with us three weeks before the print deadline. Payment needs to be with us before the zine is published. For more info,
    and for advert dimensions (we’re currently changing printers) please get in touch with Edd.

    Oi, you gave my band a rubbish review – I wanna fight.

    Sorry if you’re unhappy with something we’ve said. Remember that it’s only the personal opinion of one person so doesn’t necessarily reflect the views
    of the zine overall and that it’s only words. We all understand how much time and effort goes into bands, and anyone that manages to release a record
    deserves credit for the commitment they’ve put into the band.

    Ordering FAQs

    I have some shiny coins to spend – how can I get hold of a copy?

    A copy of the current issue of Last Hours costs £2.50. You can buy now via paypal, or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd Baldry), postal order, or
    well concealed cash through the post to Last Hours, PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ. We also sell the zine via several independent
    record shops in the UK or alternatively we can often be found in the queues at punk gigs selling the zine.

    Can I get back issues?

    Back issues of the zine from issue 5 are still available although for some copies are extremely limited. Please visit the shop for further
    details.

    I love the zine so much and never want to miss an issue again – can I get a subscription please?

    Yes you can indeed; an annual subscription for 4 issues of Last Hours costs £5. You can buy now via paypal or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd
    Baldry), postal order, or well concealed cash through the post to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’d like to help distro the zine.

    Cool, get in touch with Edd and he’ll sort you out. The distro price is £1.00 per copy, so 5 copies = £5, 10 copies =
    £10 etc. If you want to order 50 or more then the price gets reduced to 90p per copy. 80 or more is 80p per copy.

    Oi, I sent you money to the Po Box ages ago for a zine but it hasn’t shown up?

    Okay, at the moment we’re only able to make a trip to the Po Box twice a week because of the distance involved with getting there, so if you’ve been
    waiting less than a week then it’s probably on it’s way. If it’s more than a week then get in touch we may need a gentle reminder about it or it could
    be that the Royal Mail has helpfully mislaid it. If you could let us know whether you paid cash, cheque, postal order etc. that’d also make our lives a
    lot easier.

    Oi, I sent a Paypal order ages ago and I still haven’t got a copy of the zine?

    Sorry. We’re normally pretty good at keeping on top of Paypal orders, and get received within a few days of the order being placed. Sometimes though
    either our lives get hectic, or the order slipped through the cracks somewhere down the line, either way send us an email and we’ll get on top of it.

    Will you trade zines?

    Yes always! Send the zine to our Po Box address (Last Hours, Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ), and put in a note saying you’d like
    to make a trade.

    I don’t live in the UK, how much will it cost for a copy of Last Hours and how can I order it?

    Individual zines to anywhere in the EU costs 3euros. Individual zines to the USA or Canada cost $4. Get in touch if you live elsewhere. The easiest
    way to order a copy is to pay edd@rnzine.co.uk 3euros (or $4) through paypal.com. Failing that you can send cash to our Po Box address (Last Hours,
    Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ).

    Contributing FAQs

    I draw/ take photos/ write/ do interviews/ etc – will you print some of my work as I’d like to contribute to the zine.

    That sounds really cool, we’re always grateful if people want to help out with the zine. Send anything you’d like to contribute either to our
    email address or to the Po Box. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it, and let you know what we plan to do with it as soon as possible.

    Do you have any guidelines on what you do/ don’t publish?

    There are few obvious ones: No racism, no sexism, no homophobia. Beyond that it should have some relevance to Last Hours as a zine, we’re
    not going to print a Britney Spears interview. By the same token though there are things that we think are totally punk that have nothing to do with
    music – food co-ops, community gardens etc. – are all awesome examples of how DIY can be used to make the world better. We always need photos, regardless
    of band, or situation. Artwork is the same, though it’d be cool if you could email to see if there’s an article, interview you could tie it to.
    Interviews & articles generally shouldn’t be longer than 3,000 words, or shorter than 500. Email interviews generally aren’t very good, nor are
    interviews when the band is asked pointlessly generic questions.

  • Last Hours issue 10

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    Last Hours issue 10

    Visit the shop to buy a copy!

    Interviews … People that were chatted to this issue

    Sleater Kinney
    Discuss growing older within a band, and what that means for the music they make

    The Dwarves
    Discussing killing a band, bringing it back together, and being way more hardcore than you or I are.
    A preview of the interview is located here.

    The Spectacle
    Talk about their US tour, being a band in Northern Norway, and how their politics influences their music (8 pages long!)
    A preview of the interview is located here

    Propagandhi
    Got lumbered with talking about punkvoter again. Oh yeah, and their new record too.

    Waterintobeer & Gadgie fanzines
    Two fanzine editors go face to face with questions about life, love and the universe. Must read.

    Abandon Ship
    The ever awesome Brighton hardcore band about their home town, and what hardcore means to them.

    Blackspot
    An interview with one of the AdBuster crew about their new shoes that will wipe the smile off Phil Knight’s Nike face!

    Other interviewees

    • Black Cougar Shock Unit,
    • Los Fastidios,
    • Rentokill,
    • Liars Academy,
    • Burning the Prospect,
    • One Reason,
    • Smoke Or Fire
    • and Fireapple Red.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    An Ethical Blank Cheque
    Prof. Richard Drayton (Cambridge) explains how WW2 mythology legitimises Anglo-American warmaking

    Prison is a crime
    An article discussing why prisons need to be abolished, and why those inside need our solidarity.

    Quit Your Job Get a Life
    Does exactly what it says on the label.

    Other articles
    Report back on London Mayday 2005, report on the London Zine Symposium, article on the London Insitute For Autonomy, an article about DSEi (Defence System Equipment international).

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    Craft Corner
    Issue 10 takes you through the basic stages of learning how to knit.

    Affinity Groups
    Article by the CrimethInc urban pirates on how to organise, and resist effectively with your friends and comrades.

    Recipes
    An assortment of vegan treats to create.

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

  • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
  • Phil Chokeword,
  • Chris Lipgloss,
  • Chris 12-o-5,
  • Mikey D,
  • Positive Bastard,
  • Edd
  • and Natalie
  • Last Hours issue 11

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 11

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 11 – is out now

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for this issue

    Against Me!
    Last Hours interviewers caught up with this Gainesville band when they played a squat in Italy over the summer.
    They talk about what its like being ‘big’, their recent DVD, their upcoming CD, about protest and music.

    The Profit$
    Erika from the Boston anarcho-punk band was cornered in London and gave a long chat about being a punk in 2005,
    releasing DVDs, and what living in George Bush’s America feels like.

    Dave author of On Subbing
    Dave, a special education substitute working in Portland, USA talked to us about being involved in the education system, how he got involved in writing zines, and his recent tour. It’s a really, really interesting interview!

    Active Distribution
    London’s premier zine, book and CD (though alas no longer record) distro dishes the dirt.

    Fighting Shit
    Iclandic hardcore band take the time to discuss their views on life.

    Other interviewees

    • Scumville,
    • Artcore/ Four Letter Word,
    • Satanic Surfers,
    • New Winds,
    • Darkest Hour,
    • Among the Missing,
    • Down and Outs,
    • Matt Shepard,
    • medics at the G8,
    • Anne Hansen,
    • Grabba Grabba Tape,
    • and Pennywise.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    G8 report back
    Report back of people’s adventures in Scotland to protest against the leaders of the Eight most “developed” countries.

    New Orleans
    Article by an American activist about her feelings in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.

    Imperialism
    Prof. Richard Drayton discusses how Western states (specifically Britain) haven’t apologised for their colonialist crimes and it should be the Global North repaying debts, not Africa.

    Other articles
    Willy Wonka and the racism factory, Rupert Murdoch dominating the internet, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and more

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • DIY Craft

    • Create your own money purse
    • DIY action
    • How to deal with arrest
    • DIY not EMI
    • How to put on a Ladyfest (by Red Chidgey from Brighton Ladyfest)
    • Recipes
    • An assortment of Italian vegan recipes

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • PetexBust (50 on Red),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie
    Last Hours issue 12

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 12

    Last Hours – issue 12 – is out in the shops right now, and has been since January 25th 2006

    It may be gloomy outside this time of year. So find a warm space, and get comfortable, because all your reading material needs are met with issue 12 of Last Hours.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 12

    • Zegota
    • The Gossip
    • The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
    • The Levellers
    • GLW/DRK magazine
    • Sonic Boom Six
    • The Plague Mass
    • Behind Enemy Line
    • Easpa Measa
    • Shell to Sea activists
    • Euripides from SINALTRAINAL (South American trade union)

    Short interviews

    • Adequate Seven
    • Captive Audio
    • Rainer Maria
    • Adequate Seven
    • Random Heroes
    • Sean McGhee – creator of an Anarcho punk series

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    • Burn or Freeze? – Humans impending ecological suicide
    • Action Medics – surviving arrest at 2005’s G8
    • Dambusters! – resisting the Icelandic dams
    • Killer Coke – a case study in capital and resistance
    • Balata Refugee Camp (West Bank Palestine) – Summer 2005
    • Lets get Critical – London Critical Mass responds to police threats
    • A train in vain? – A critical analysis of anarchist organisation in California

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Edible wild plants primer
    • Making oak leaf wine
    • How to make a draft excluder

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book
    • & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 13

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 13
    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 13 – is out May 17th 2006 and will be printed with a square spine and nice paper (no more inky fingers)

    Spring’s coming, time to start plotting summer adventures and revolutions; Last Hours is here to help the plotting!

    Comics, comics everywhere … the theme of issue 13

    Punk rock music, resistance and comics have a long and illustrious history. Last Hours issue 13 takes a dive into the comic book world and how it relates to DIY culture in 2006. Be prepared for articles on internet comics, a history of comics and punk music, and what some of our favourite comics are.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 13

    Tank Girl
    Alan Martin talks about his creation and convincing Hollywood executives to import water buffalo in this amazing eight page comic illustrated by Jonny Red.

    Seth Tobocman and Nicole Schulman
    Discuss World War 3 illustrated, New York’s anarchist and activist scene post-9/11 and their hopes of how comics can make people think a little bit more.

    Jeffrey Brown
    The author of Clumsy, Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy and a bunch of other mini-comics and collaborations discusses love, life and his home town Chicago.

    AVOW zine
    Keith Rosson discusses his illustrations and the tenth year anniversary of AVOW.

    Polyp
    The insurrectionary illustrator talks about his comics and the age old question of whether its more damaging to mock or damn.

    Making Stuff and Doing Things
    Kyle Bravo of Hot Iron Press talks about the DIY scene surviving Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.

    Pogo Cafe
    Radical vegan cafe dishes up the dirt on what its like to try and take punk ideals into the real world.

    This Bike is a Pipebomb
    These guys rip into ‘punk’, and how with the proliferation of Warped Tour stealing our language etc. we need to find a new definition of what we’re all doing

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Born Dead,
    • Gogol Bordello,
    • Al Burian (of Milemarker),
    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Restarts,
    • Typocrat,
    • Moenster,
    • Navajo Code
    • and the Planet Smashers

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Punk Rock Census results
    Collating the recent census that we’ve run through archive.lasthours.org.uk and Last Hours #12. The state of the ‘core 2006.

    France in revolt
    A eye-witness account of the recent CPE protests in France, and how they tie into a wider fight against capitalism and neo-liberalism.

    No Borders, No Nations
    A report on the No Borders network and the unnecessary suffering that states and borders place on people trying to escape persecution; including photos and report back on the recent Harmondsworth demonstration.

    Daniel McGowan and The Green Scare
    Daniel is facing life imprisonment after being accused by the US state of “eco-terrorism”, an article into his specific circumstances and a look at the wider criminalization of the ecological movement in the USA

    Matilda’s social centre
    A how to on creating your own DIY, non-hierachical, punk as fuck gig space

    Also featuring other articles on:

    G8 2006 in St Petersburg, resistance in Dublin, an eye-witness report on Balata’s re-invasion by the Israeli state and a brief look at the Smash EDO campaign after its injunction victory.

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Making your own clothes
    • Creating insurrection and …
    • craft stuff

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story
    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 14

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 14

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 14 – is out September 21st 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover.

    The summer’s over, autumn’s here.

    What better time than head back inside with something good to read, and learn about all the awesome stuff that the punk, DIY and anarchist communities have been up to in the past few months!

    We can’t get enough acoustic punk… the theme of issue 14

    An oxymoron? Perhaps. After all many think punk is about playing three chords as loudly as possible with sharp lyrics being screamed on top. Still, there’s always been an undercurrent of acoustic music in the punk scene with most punk bands dabbling with the unplugged sound at one time or another. This issue three of the bands rocking out with the plug firmly out of the wall chatted about their thoughts.

    Interviews … the acoustic punk bands!

    Ghost Mice
    Ghost Mice – Chris, Hannah and Pascal – talk about wanting to travel light, how they went about organising the Plan-It-X fests (and some of the problems they encountered), their adventues in Europe and more besides

    King Blues
    One of the most amazing UK punk bands at the moment King Blues talk about revolution, music, breaking world records, and London town!

    Russ Substance
    Talking to Phil Chokeword (from Pilger) about putting “Garden-core” the idea of inviting your friends to your garden to play music, talk, eat and have fun.

    Other interviews … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    David Graeber
    The radical anthropologist discusses how his problems with Yale can be seen as a classic example of the evils of hierachy, how his anthropological studies took him to the frontlines in New York City and some thoughts about his upcoming books.

    Anti-CPE teenagers
    Vince Red, whilst travelling around France had the oppurtunity, to talk to two French teenage girls in Reimes about why they went on strike, protests and blockades in protest against the French employment law – CPE.

    Comic artist interviews

    Nate Powell – Soophie Nun Squad
    Nate Powell – author of Tiny Giants and other great comics talks about how X-Men changed his life, singing in a punk band, his home state of Arkansaw, and how he’s had the oppurtunity to use his art to work with people with learning difficulties.

    Jon Williams
    Jon Williams – or Jonny Red as some Last Hours regulars might know him as – talks about his comic debut Tales from the Sidewalk, his ceramics work, and his summer adventures. He’s also drawn a comic of his face-painting story.

    Other bands … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    The Steal
    Taking hardcore and stripping it back to the bare elements The Steal chat about how they came together, and the adventures they’ve had in their first year of being a band.

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Joey Cape, from Lagwagon and the “all-star” punk band Me First…, talks about how he wishes Barry Manilow would get in touch, and future covers the San Francisco band are planning.

    Captain Everything
    The best pop-punk band in the world get cornered by Last Hours for an interrogation about what they’ve been doing over the past three years since we last did an interview with them.

    I Object
    I Object talk about their first European tour, their community back home in New York state and how important DIY is to them.

    Lake Me
    An all-female two piece on the weirdness of touring, and how they came to have the ideas they do.

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Pretty Girls Make Graves,
    • Attak!Vipers!,
    • The Mentalists,
    • and AMP (ArtMusicPolitics)

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Left of the Dial: The zines of the 1990s
    A massive 12 page article written by Marv from Gadgie zine, taking you through the twists and tales of the 1990s, UK, zine community. Essential reading, and certainly one of the most interesting reads you’ll find on zines this year!

    Six months more of self activity: The Square social centre
    A romantic recount of our adventures, and successes at the Square Social centre nestled in Russell Square in the heart of London.

    Well that was weird: a Climate Camp report back
    A critical piece on the recent Climate Camp (August 28th to September 4th) held near Drax power station in Yorkshire

    Community Power: Decentralised Power!
    Conspiracy Tom once again leads us down the road of renewables showing how easy it is to establish a decentralised energy network around the country.

    Art not Oil exhibition
    A photo-essay on the Art not Oil exhibition that has been touring the UK over the past six months.

    A State of Emergency
    A look at the re-awakening of direct action movement against war that happened over the summer of 2006.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • CIRCA clowns at the Foreign Office blockade,
    • deaths in immigration detention centres since 2003,
    • and ‘Get your wings back’ a new campaign to help people who self-harm

    DIY guides

  • Making a skull purse
  • Creating insurrection and …
  • How to pee standing up
  • Reviews section

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.
    • Wasted fest review

    Columns

    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer zine),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 15

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 15The new issue of Last Hours – issue 15 – is out March 22nd 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    Finally!

    Issue 15 has suffered delays, false starts and all manner of hiccups to finally get itself printed. It’s well worth the wait though. We all had a chance to step back and assess exactly why we loved doing this zine, and what to do to make it better. We think we’ve produced the best issue yet!

    Interviews … from the weird to the wonderful!

    Mark Pilkington - [preview]
    Discusses the culture that has grown up around crop circle creation and the various forms of etiquette to undertake if you plan to make them yourself.

    Peter Kuper
    The New York illustrator, and co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated discusses life in New York and making comics without words

    My aunt: An antifascist [preview]
    80 years after the start of the civil war Vince visited his great aunt in Spain to discuss the part she played in the seige of Madrid and the resistance to Franco’s fascism.

    Alison Bechdel
    The creator of Dykes to Watch out for took time to explain her recently published book Fun Home and the difficulties of working on a graphic novel

    Cristy C Road
    The creator of Green Zine and Indestructible talks about how she started writing zines, going on zine tours, surviving off
    freelance work and what the future holds

    The bands … some of the bands that we spoke to for issue 15

    Propagandhi
    We talked to Jord, Propagandhi’s drummer, about the difficult fourth album, and what he’s been doing outside the band. Discussions about his garden, Haiti solidarity actions and indigenous struggle in Canada abound.

    Strike Anywhere
    Thomas, vocalist for Strike Anywhere, chatted about how the Manhattan Project – the project that developed the hydrogen bomb – affected his family history because of his grandfather’s involvement.

    Adequate Seven
    On their final tour Jamie (vocals) and Tom (trombone) discussed why the band was calling it a day, and the highs and lows of being a touring UK band.

    Seein’ Red
    The incendiary Dutch hardcore band were interviewed by Pavel from Prague about how the punk community has changed in the past twenty years, communism and how now more than ever we need a culture of resistance.

    Defiance Ohio - [preview]
    Chatting about being pigeon holed as a ‘folk-punk’ band, the pleasures of touring, sharing music with their friends & fans, and the Pages to Prisoners project.

    Dauntless Elite
    On life as a band from Leeds, working on too many projects and the dangers of being labelled ‘political’.

    SSS
    One of the best hardcore bands at the moment, chatting about Liverpool and playing shows.

    Also featuring interviews with: Failsafe, Notes of Resistance from Occupied London journal and Kate Collins (let’s just pretend zine) and a comic on why there isn’t an interview with Charles Burns, creator of Black Hole (Edd was too shy!).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    The Humble Compilation: How the anarcho-punk compilation defined the punk scene[preview]
    A 6 page article extolling the virtues of the humble compilation as a versatile and cheap way to spread music and messages across the globe. Danny looks not only at how the anarcho-punk compilation has defined the punk scene but also the influence on the wider anti-capitalist movement.

    Destroy all detention centres: A comic against borders
    A four page comic documenting the No Borders demonstration at Harmondsworth detention centre against deportations and in solidarity with those locked inside.

    Victory to Motala Heights: a photo essay
    A photo essay about the informal settlement of Motala Heights in Durban, South Africa, who are fighting the municipality’s forced relocation scheme.

    The story of a blockade
    An account of trying to shut down Israeli-import company Carmel Agrexco.

    A Spanner in the Corpse Machine
    An account of a picket outside Chelsea soldier – three days of army recruitment.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • The attempt to Sack Parliament when they returned from recess,
    • community energy (an update),
    • and the occupation of a carbon neutral company

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Emboidery – making a zinster-skull patch
    • Making comix without drawing – an introduction to OuBaPo

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of film reviews

    Other stuff … What’s filling the other 116 pages

    Comics – two pages from Paul Stapleton, and two pages from Edd

    Columns
    From Isy Morgenmuffel, Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss, Chris 12-o-5, Mikey D, Itch (King Blues) and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 16

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 16 cover

    Visit the shop to purchase a copy

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 16 – is out September 28th 2007. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on uncoated paper (no more fingerprints) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    The autumn beckons!

    Issue 16 arrives after a non-summer of bizarre weather, murderous wars and idiotic politicians. But the past six months have also seen some amazing bands appear, ideas surface, events happens, and gigs go off. Issue 16 is here to document all that’s happened in the world of punk rock and anti-authoritarian politics in the past six months!

    Home made punk rock … Bring the house down with home made DIY music: all from your sitting room

    An article, with a series of interviews, about why people play house shows & parties, or let a series of random strangers into their home for a gig.
    Including interviews with

    • Russ Substance,
    • Adam Homestead,
    • 3 Chord Craig,
    • PJ & Gaby,
    • James J Barrett
    • and Tommy Comstock.
    • Including artwork by Anke Weckmann

    Clifford Harper
    Anarchist illustrator discusses how he got involved in politics, starting creating art, and German expressionist woodcuts

    Household Name Records – [preview]
    One of the UK’s most important punk record label; Lil & Kafren, the label founders, talk about why they started the label, the incredible adventure they’ve travelled along and what the future holds. Including artwork by Steve Larder

    Home education … Raising the next generation of free thinkers
    A series of interviews with people who are involved in home education from children and teenagers through to their parents

    The shorter ones … some of the other people who were talked to in issue 16

    • Hero Dishonest
    • Guerrilla Girls
    • Toronto Zine Library
    • Noxagt

    Also featuring interviews with:Social Parasites, Rentokill, Suie Moffat and Andrew Culture (Beat Motel Zine).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    We’re not finished yet – the changing face of zines in the USA
    The closure of Punk Planet, and the bankrupcy of the Independent Press Association makes it look like the zine community in the USA must be in crisis, not necessarily argues the article, which looks at what happened to Punk Planet and other publications that have closed down, the IPA and how others have reacted to it.

    Social change AND lifestyle change … Climate Camp 2007
    What was good and bad about 2007’s Climate Change and how people can move forward from it. Including photos, and chronology of what happened during the week.

    The surprising success of the German anti-G8 mobilisation
    What happened at the blockade the G8 during June 2007 in North-east Germany. Including artwork by William Exely.

    Two, three, many apocalypses: Modern Ecologism and its prospects
    Examing how the state is co-opting discontent and protest against Climate chaos to give government and state more power

    Blair’s backlash: A critical introduction to possession of ‘extreme pornography’
    An article briefly exploring the repurcussions of one of the Labour government’s many pieces of legislation.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • London Coalition against poverty
    • The Camberwell squatted social centre – Black Frog – can never die

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Autumn foraging – collecting wild food during autumn (and recipes to cook them with!)
    • Stick and poke tatooing – the punx way of getting inked
    • Hide yer flash – knit your own digital camera case

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of misc reviews

    Including a review of Panic Attack: Art in the punk years and artwork by Freya Harrisson, Chris Getliffe, Elias Martinez, Andrew Waugh and Rob Jones

    Comics… Narrative artwork to make you laugh

    Hey Monkey Riot – A typical summer day,

    Pog – DIY unto Death (part 1)

    Steve Larder – Adventures

    and Jon Williams – Scene Sheep

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Featuring artwork from Matilda Huang

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 17

    posted April 11th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last hours issue 17 cover

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.

    Radical illustration

    This issue is themed around radical illustration. From its use in punk rock, to flyposting, and featuring a series of interviews and articles with inspiring and passionate artists. The issue showcases both their artwork, and the ideas behind it.

    Nikki McClure
    Making paper-cut images of everyday life; Nikki took time out to discuss why she creates images, her hopes for the future, and her love of crows.

    Josh MacPhee
    An artist interested in the interaction of anarchy and illustration. He’s the author of a series of books including Realizing the Impossibleand Stencil Pirates. He also established the Celebrate People’s History poster project and Just Seeds distribution. He talks about his inspirations and what he thinks the projects have achieved. Josh also created the grafitti stencil in the back of issue 17.

    Bitterkomix
    Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Bitterkomix have been publishing intelligent, incisive comics to describe the country’s extreme reality since 1990. They chatted with Antonis of Occupied London journal to discuss their current situation, thoughts of sex and Afrikaan culture.

    Laura Oldfield Ford
    An East London based artist, Laura creates Savage Messiah zine, which takes a psychogeographic tour of London. Mixing drawings of East London life with polemical statements of intent.

    The Devil’s in the detail: an overview of punk rock illustration

    Welly from Artcore zine has written a fascinating article on the past 30 years of punk rock illustration taking in the likes of Pushead, Kerri, Ransid, Gee Vaucher, through to more recent illustrators such as Michael Bukowski and Derek Hess. Featuring artwork by William Exley.

    From Rebel Yell to Rebel Sell: countercultural commodification and the dissenter’s new clothes
    Chris Lever explores how our countercultural is now propping up the sales counter, and ways to stop it being used as just another marketing gimmick. Featuring artwork by Freya Harrison.

    Also featuring: Is that a dildo? The artwork of Cristy C. Road and Phlegm Comics

    The bands

    Fall of Efrafa – Brighton melodic crust talking about their new record, and the ills of religion

    Subhumans – discussing Dick Lucas’s re-newed interest in painting and drawing

    Sundowner – Chris McCaughan of Lawence Arms fame talking about his solo project, touring with Mike Park, and creating video hommages to Bob Dylan

    One Night Stand in North Dakota – talk about tackling gender inequality whilst being mistaken for a cock rock band!

    Not forgetting

    Alan Moore
    Taking time to discuss his new book Lost Girls, and using that as a springboard to talk about his home town Northampton, alchemy, magic, his thoughts on religion and what his upcoming projects are lining up to be. Featuring illustration by Melvin Gallapon.

    Daisy’s Catering
    A brief chat with an austrian DIY catering company recreating some of Austria’s most famous dishes in the most blasphemous way possible: without meat.

    Other articles

    Cranks Bike workshop – a self organised bike workshop in Brighton

    Ladyfest London 2008 – organisers discuss the upcoming festival and the work that is going in to put it on

    The feeding of the egos: a reaction for Jon Active to Steve Ignorant’s decision to “reform” Crass for a gig at the Shepard’s Bush Empire.

    DIY Guides

    Flyposting: a history and how to guide by Isy from Morgenmuffel zine
    Make your own zine: a basic how to of pagination, folding, stapling and stealing artwork!
    Preserving food: how to make marmalades, chutney and other preserving methods. Yum!

    Columns

    This issue featuring beautiful artwork by Laura Hughes.

    • Chris 12o5: I saw the number of the beast and survived
    • Phil Chokeword: Our first stop is a place called Hope (I wouldn’t want to live here)
    • Itch Fox (from the King Blues): The Met on the march
    • Chris Lever: When you pirate MP3s, you’re downloading economics
    • Natalie: Bike Grrrl
    • PJ Sheperd: I still love you Against Me!
    • Isy Morgenmuffel: Don’t eat shit and die
    • Mikey D: Chat until the glowing coals fade

    Reviews

    26 pages of reviews and comment on recent releases including an interview with Toby Chelms of the New Wave of Cut and Paste.
    Featuring over 100 record reviews, 60 comic and zine reviews and extended reviews on:

    • Expect Resistance – the new Crimethinc book
    • Riot Grrrl – Revolution girl style, written by Natalie and illustrated by Leah Stewart
    • and the output of Crass.

    Illustrations adorn the review section by Pete Willis, Steve Larder, A-K Laine, and Edd Baldry.

    Also featuring comix by

    Pog DIY unto death (part 2)
    Steve LarderNottingham
    Hey Monkey Riot Late night shopping

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.
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    Last Hours issue 12

    Frequenty Asked Questions

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About

     

    N.B. This was written in 2005, and some of the questions are out of date… we will be changing it in the near future

  • General FAQs
  • Ordering FAQS
  • Contributing FAQS

    General FAQs

    What is Last Hours?

    Last Hours is a quarterly punk music fanzine. It contains interviews, columns, articles, DIY guides, short stories, reviews and anything else we feel
    like. We try to cover the cultural and political aspects of punk and DIY as much as we do the music.

    Didn’t you used to be called Rancid News?

    Yes, we did. We did nine issues of the zine as Rancid News but for issue ten decided to change the name to Last Hours. We decided to do this for lots of
    different reasons one of them being that we simply got fed up of the old name and wanted to change it to something better.

    How do I get in contact with you guys?

    You can email us at info(at)archive.lasthours.org.uk or you can drop us a line at PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’m in a band/write a zine – can I send you my stuff to review?

    Yes please, we love getting things to review. Send ‘em to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    Hey you should really interview band x, distro y, or individual z?

    No dude, YOU should interview them. This is a DIY zine, not Kerrang! If you really like a band then do an interview with them. It’ll a. mean
    that you’ll be able to read a cool interview with them (because they’ll be answering all the questions that you want to know), and b. mean that
    others get to read a cool interview too.

    I’d like to advertise in your zine can you give me information?

    Ad rates run as follows (for euro/ dollar rates please get in touch):
    1/6 page advert: £15;
    1/4 page advert: £25;
    1/3 page advert: £35;
    1/2 page advert: £50;
    1 page advert: £100

    Artwork for adverts needs to be with us three weeks before the print deadline. Payment needs to be with us before the zine is published. For more info,
    and for advert dimensions (we’re currently changing printers) please get in touch with Edd.

    Oi, you gave my band a rubbish review – I wanna fight.

    Sorry if you’re unhappy with something we’ve said. Remember that it’s only the personal opinion of one person so doesn’t necessarily reflect the views
    of the zine overall and that it’s only words. We all understand how much time and effort goes into bands, and anyone that manages to release a record
    deserves credit for the commitment they’ve put into the band.

    Ordering FAQs

    I have some shiny coins to spend – how can I get hold of a copy?

    A copy of the current issue of Last Hours costs £2.50. You can buy now via paypal, or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd Baldry), postal order, or
    well concealed cash through the post to Last Hours, PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ. We also sell the zine via several independent
    record shops in the UK or alternatively we can often be found in the queues at punk gigs selling the zine.

    Can I get back issues?

    Back issues of the zine from issue 5 are still available although for some copies are extremely limited. Please visit the shop for further
    details.

    I love the zine so much and never want to miss an issue again – can I get a subscription please?

    Yes you can indeed; an annual subscription for 4 issues of Last Hours costs £5. You can buy now via paypal or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd
    Baldry), postal order, or well concealed cash through the post to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’d like to help distro the zine.

    Cool, get in touch with Edd and he’ll sort you out. The distro price is £1.00 per copy, so 5 copies = £5, 10 copies =
    £10 etc. If you want to order 50 or more then the price gets reduced to 90p per copy. 80 or more is 80p per copy.

    Oi, I sent you money to the Po Box ages ago for a zine but it hasn’t shown up?

    Okay, at the moment we’re only able to make a trip to the Po Box twice a week because of the distance involved with getting there, so if you’ve been
    waiting less than a week then it’s probably on it’s way. If it’s more than a week then get in touch we may need a gentle reminder about it or it could
    be that the Royal Mail has helpfully mislaid it. If you could let us know whether you paid cash, cheque, postal order etc. that’d also make our lives a
    lot easier.

    Oi, I sent a Paypal order ages ago and I still haven’t got a copy of the zine?

    Sorry. We’re normally pretty good at keeping on top of Paypal orders, and get received within a few days of the order being placed. Sometimes though
    either our lives get hectic, or the order slipped through the cracks somewhere down the line, either way send us an email and we’ll get on top of it.

    Will you trade zines?

    Yes always! Send the zine to our Po Box address (Last Hours, Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ), and put in a note saying you’d like
    to make a trade.

    I don’t live in the UK, how much will it cost for a copy of Last Hours and how can I order it?

    Individual zines to anywhere in the EU costs 3euros. Individual zines to the USA or Canada cost $4. Get in touch if you live elsewhere. The easiest
    way to order a copy is to pay edd@rnzine.co.uk 3euros (or $4) through paypal.com. Failing that you can send cash to our Po Box address (Last Hours,
    Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ).

    Contributing FAQs

    I draw/ take photos/ write/ do interviews/ etc – will you print some of my work as I’d like to contribute to the zine.

    That sounds really cool, we’re always grateful if people want to help out with the zine. Send anything you’d like to contribute either to our
    email address or to the Po Box. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it, and let you know what we plan to do with it as soon as possible.

    Do you have any guidelines on what you do/ don’t publish?

    There are few obvious ones: No racism, no sexism, no homophobia. Beyond that it should have some relevance to Last Hours as a zine, we’re
    not going to print a Britney Spears interview. By the same token though there are things that we think are totally punk that have nothing to do with
    music – food co-ops, community gardens etc. – are all awesome examples of how DIY can be used to make the world better. We always need photos, regardless
    of band, or situation. Artwork is the same, though it’d be cool if you could email to see if there’s an article, interview you could tie it to.
    Interviews & articles generally shouldn’t be longer than 3,000 words, or shorter than 500. Email interviews generally aren’t very good, nor are
    interviews when the band is asked pointlessly generic questions.

  • Last Hours issue 10

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 10

    Visit the shop to buy a copy!

    Interviews … People that were chatted to this issue

    Sleater Kinney
    Discuss growing older within a band, and what that means for the music they make

    The Dwarves
    Discussing killing a band, bringing it back together, and being way more hardcore than you or I are.
    A preview of the interview is located here.

    The Spectacle
    Talk about their US tour, being a band in Northern Norway, and how their politics influences their music (8 pages long!)
    A preview of the interview is located here

    Propagandhi
    Got lumbered with talking about punkvoter again. Oh yeah, and their new record too.

    Waterintobeer & Gadgie fanzines
    Two fanzine editors go face to face with questions about life, love and the universe. Must read.

    Abandon Ship
    The ever awesome Brighton hardcore band about their home town, and what hardcore means to them.

    Blackspot
    An interview with one of the AdBuster crew about their new shoes that will wipe the smile off Phil Knight’s Nike face!

    Other interviewees

    • Black Cougar Shock Unit,
    • Los Fastidios,
    • Rentokill,
    • Liars Academy,
    • Burning the Prospect,
    • One Reason,
    • Smoke Or Fire
    • and Fireapple Red.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    An Ethical Blank Cheque
    Prof. Richard Drayton (Cambridge) explains how WW2 mythology legitimises Anglo-American warmaking

    Prison is a crime
    An article discussing why prisons need to be abolished, and why those inside need our solidarity.

    Quit Your Job Get a Life
    Does exactly what it says on the label.

    Other articles
    Report back on London Mayday 2005, report on the London Zine Symposium, article on the London Insitute For Autonomy, an article about DSEi (Defence System Equipment international).

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    Craft Corner
    Issue 10 takes you through the basic stages of learning how to knit.

    Affinity Groups
    Article by the CrimethInc urban pirates on how to organise, and resist effectively with your friends and comrades.

    Recipes
    An assortment of vegan treats to create.

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

  • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
  • Phil Chokeword,
  • Chris Lipgloss,
  • Chris 12-o-5,
  • Mikey D,
  • Positive Bastard,
  • Edd
  • and Natalie
  • Last Hours issue 11

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 11

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 11 – is out now

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for this issue

    Against Me!
    Last Hours interviewers caught up with this Gainesville band when they played a squat in Italy over the summer.
    They talk about what its like being ‘big’, their recent DVD, their upcoming CD, about protest and music.

    The Profit$
    Erika from the Boston anarcho-punk band was cornered in London and gave a long chat about being a punk in 2005,
    releasing DVDs, and what living in George Bush’s America feels like.

    Dave author of On Subbing
    Dave, a special education substitute working in Portland, USA talked to us about being involved in the education system, how he got involved in writing zines, and his recent tour. It’s a really, really interesting interview!

    Active Distribution
    London’s premier zine, book and CD (though alas no longer record) distro dishes the dirt.

    Fighting Shit
    Iclandic hardcore band take the time to discuss their views on life.

    Other interviewees

    • Scumville,
    • Artcore/ Four Letter Word,
    • Satanic Surfers,
    • New Winds,
    • Darkest Hour,
    • Among the Missing,
    • Down and Outs,
    • Matt Shepard,
    • medics at the G8,
    • Anne Hansen,
    • Grabba Grabba Tape,
    • and Pennywise.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    G8 report back
    Report back of people’s adventures in Scotland to protest against the leaders of the Eight most “developed” countries.

    New Orleans
    Article by an American activist about her feelings in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.

    Imperialism
    Prof. Richard Drayton discusses how Western states (specifically Britain) haven’t apologised for their colonialist crimes and it should be the Global North repaying debts, not Africa.

    Other articles
    Willy Wonka and the racism factory, Rupert Murdoch dominating the internet, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and more

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • DIY Craft

    • Create your own money purse
    • DIY action
    • How to deal with arrest
    • DIY not EMI
    • How to put on a Ladyfest (by Red Chidgey from Brighton Ladyfest)
    • Recipes
    • An assortment of Italian vegan recipes

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • PetexBust (50 on Red),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie
    Last Hours issue 12

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 12

    Last Hours – issue 12 – is out in the shops right now, and has been since January 25th 2006

    It may be gloomy outside this time of year. So find a warm space, and get comfortable, because all your reading material needs are met with issue 12 of Last Hours.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 12

    • Zegota
    • The Gossip
    • The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
    • The Levellers
    • GLW/DRK magazine
    • Sonic Boom Six
    • The Plague Mass
    • Behind Enemy Line
    • Easpa Measa
    • Shell to Sea activists
    • Euripides from SINALTRAINAL (South American trade union)

    Short interviews

    • Adequate Seven
    • Captive Audio
    • Rainer Maria
    • Adequate Seven
    • Random Heroes
    • Sean McGhee – creator of an Anarcho punk series

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    • Burn or Freeze? – Humans impending ecological suicide
    • Action Medics – surviving arrest at 2005’s G8
    • Dambusters! – resisting the Icelandic dams
    • Killer Coke – a case study in capital and resistance
    • Balata Refugee Camp (West Bank Palestine) – Summer 2005
    • Lets get Critical – London Critical Mass responds to police threats
    • A train in vain? – A critical analysis of anarchist organisation in California

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Edible wild plants primer
    • Making oak leaf wine
    • How to make a draft excluder

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book
    • & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 13

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 13
    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 13 – is out May 17th 2006 and will be printed with a square spine and nice paper (no more inky fingers)

    Spring’s coming, time to start plotting summer adventures and revolutions; Last Hours is here to help the plotting!

    Comics, comics everywhere … the theme of issue 13

    Punk rock music, resistance and comics have a long and illustrious history. Last Hours issue 13 takes a dive into the comic book world and how it relates to DIY culture in 2006. Be prepared for articles on internet comics, a history of comics and punk music, and what some of our favourite comics are.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 13

    Tank Girl
    Alan Martin talks about his creation and convincing Hollywood executives to import water buffalo in this amazing eight page comic illustrated by Jonny Red.

    Seth Tobocman and Nicole Schulman
    Discuss World War 3 illustrated, New York’s anarchist and activist scene post-9/11 and their hopes of how comics can make people think a little bit more.

    Jeffrey Brown
    The author of Clumsy, Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy and a bunch of other mini-comics and collaborations discusses love, life and his home town Chicago.

    AVOW zine
    Keith Rosson discusses his illustrations and the tenth year anniversary of AVOW.

    Polyp
    The insurrectionary illustrator talks about his comics and the age old question of whether its more damaging to mock or damn.

    Making Stuff and Doing Things
    Kyle Bravo of Hot Iron Press talks about the DIY scene surviving Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.

    Pogo Cafe
    Radical vegan cafe dishes up the dirt on what its like to try and take punk ideals into the real world.

    This Bike is a Pipebomb
    These guys rip into ‘punk’, and how with the proliferation of Warped Tour stealing our language etc. we need to find a new definition of what we’re all doing

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Born Dead,
    • Gogol Bordello,
    • Al Burian (of Milemarker),
    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Restarts,
    • Typocrat,
    • Moenster,
    • Navajo Code
    • and the Planet Smashers

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Punk Rock Census results
    Collating the recent census that we’ve run through archive.lasthours.org.uk and Last Hours #12. The state of the ‘core 2006.

    France in revolt
    A eye-witness account of the recent CPE protests in France, and how they tie into a wider fight against capitalism and neo-liberalism.

    No Borders, No Nations
    A report on the No Borders network and the unnecessary suffering that states and borders place on people trying to escape persecution; including photos and report back on the recent Harmondsworth demonstration.

    Daniel McGowan and The Green Scare
    Daniel is facing life imprisonment after being accused by the US state of “eco-terrorism”, an article into his specific circumstances and a look at the wider criminalization of the ecological movement in the USA

    Matilda’s social centre
    A how to on creating your own DIY, non-hierachical, punk as fuck gig space

    Also featuring other articles on:

    G8 2006 in St Petersburg, resistance in Dublin, an eye-witness report on Balata’s re-invasion by the Israeli state and a brief look at the Smash EDO campaign after its injunction victory.

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Making your own clothes
    • Creating insurrection and …
    • craft stuff

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story
    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 14

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 14

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 14 – is out September 21st 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover.

    The summer’s over, autumn’s here.

    What better time than head back inside with something good to read, and learn about all the awesome stuff that the punk, DIY and anarchist communities have been up to in the past few months!

    We can’t get enough acoustic punk… the theme of issue 14

    An oxymoron? Perhaps. After all many think punk is about playing three chords as loudly as possible with sharp lyrics being screamed on top. Still, there’s always been an undercurrent of acoustic music in the punk scene with most punk bands dabbling with the unplugged sound at one time or another. This issue three of the bands rocking out with the plug firmly out of the wall chatted about their thoughts.

    Interviews … the acoustic punk bands!

    Ghost Mice
    Ghost Mice – Chris, Hannah and Pascal – talk about wanting to travel light, how they went about organising the Plan-It-X fests (and some of the problems they encountered), their adventues in Europe and more besides

    King Blues
    One of the most amazing UK punk bands at the moment King Blues talk about revolution, music, breaking world records, and London town!

    Russ Substance
    Talking to Phil Chokeword (from Pilger) about putting “Garden-core” the idea of inviting your friends to your garden to play music, talk, eat and have fun.

    Other interviews … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    David Graeber
    The radical anthropologist discusses how his problems with Yale can be seen as a classic example of the evils of hierachy, how his anthropological studies took him to the frontlines in New York City and some thoughts about his upcoming books.

    Anti-CPE teenagers
    Vince Red, whilst travelling around France had the oppurtunity, to talk to two French teenage girls in Reimes about why they went on strike, protests and blockades in protest against the French employment law – CPE.

    Comic artist interviews

    Nate Powell – Soophie Nun Squad
    Nate Powell – author of Tiny Giants and other great comics talks about how X-Men changed his life, singing in a punk band, his home state of Arkansaw, and how he’s had the oppurtunity to use his art to work with people with learning difficulties.

    Jon Williams
    Jon Williams – or Jonny Red as some Last Hours regulars might know him as – talks about his comic debut Tales from the Sidewalk, his ceramics work, and his summer adventures. He’s also drawn a comic of his face-painting story.

    Other bands … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    The Steal
    Taking hardcore and stripping it back to the bare elements The Steal chat about how they came together, and the adventures they’ve had in their first year of being a band.

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Joey Cape, from Lagwagon and the “all-star” punk band Me First…, talks about how he wishes Barry Manilow would get in touch, and future covers the San Francisco band are planning.

    Captain Everything
    The best pop-punk band in the world get cornered by Last Hours for an interrogation about what they’ve been doing over the past three years since we last did an interview with them.

    I Object
    I Object talk about their first European tour, their community back home in New York state and how important DIY is to them.

    Lake Me
    An all-female two piece on the weirdness of touring, and how they came to have the ideas they do.

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Pretty Girls Make Graves,
    • Attak!Vipers!,
    • The Mentalists,
    • and AMP (ArtMusicPolitics)

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Left of the Dial: The zines of the 1990s
    A massive 12 page article written by Marv from Gadgie zine, taking you through the twists and tales of the 1990s, UK, zine community. Essential reading, and certainly one of the most interesting reads you’ll find on zines this year!

    Six months more of self activity: The Square social centre
    A romantic recount of our adventures, and successes at the Square Social centre nestled in Russell Square in the heart of London.

    Well that was weird: a Climate Camp report back
    A critical piece on the recent Climate Camp (August 28th to September 4th) held near Drax power station in Yorkshire

    Community Power: Decentralised Power!
    Conspiracy Tom once again leads us down the road of renewables showing how easy it is to establish a decentralised energy network around the country.

    Art not Oil exhibition
    A photo-essay on the Art not Oil exhibition that has been touring the UK over the past six months.

    A State of Emergency
    A look at the re-awakening of direct action movement against war that happened over the summer of 2006.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • CIRCA clowns at the Foreign Office blockade,
    • deaths in immigration detention centres since 2003,
    • and ‘Get your wings back’ a new campaign to help people who self-harm

    DIY guides

  • Making a skull purse
  • Creating insurrection and …
  • How to pee standing up
  • Reviews section

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.
    • Wasted fest review

    Columns

    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer zine),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 15

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 15The new issue of Last Hours – issue 15 – is out March 22nd 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    Finally!

    Issue 15 has suffered delays, false starts and all manner of hiccups to finally get itself printed. It’s well worth the wait though. We all had a chance to step back and assess exactly why we loved doing this zine, and what to do to make it better. We think we’ve produced the best issue yet!

    Interviews … from the weird to the wonderful!

    Mark Pilkington - [preview]
    Discusses the culture that has grown up around crop circle creation and the various forms of etiquette to undertake if you plan to make them yourself.

    Peter Kuper
    The New York illustrator, and co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated discusses life in New York and making comics without words

    My aunt: An antifascist [preview]
    80 years after the start of the civil war Vince visited his great aunt in Spain to discuss the part she played in the seige of Madrid and the resistance to Franco’s fascism.

    Alison Bechdel
    The creator of Dykes to Watch out for took time to explain her recently published book Fun Home and the difficulties of working on a graphic novel

    Cristy C Road
    The creator of Green Zine and Indestructible talks about how she started writing zines, going on zine tours, surviving off
    freelance work and what the future holds

    The bands … some of the bands that we spoke to for issue 15

    Propagandhi
    We talked to Jord, Propagandhi’s drummer, about the difficult fourth album, and what he’s been doing outside the band. Discussions about his garden, Haiti solidarity actions and indigenous struggle in Canada abound.

    Strike Anywhere
    Thomas, vocalist for Strike Anywhere, chatted about how the Manhattan Project – the project that developed the hydrogen bomb – affected his family history because of his grandfather’s involvement.

    Adequate Seven
    On their final tour Jamie (vocals) and Tom (trombone) discussed why the band was calling it a day, and the highs and lows of being a touring UK band.

    Seein’ Red
    The incendiary Dutch hardcore band were interviewed by Pavel from Prague about how the punk community has changed in the past twenty years, communism and how now more than ever we need a culture of resistance.

    Defiance Ohio - [preview]
    Chatting about being pigeon holed as a ‘folk-punk’ band, the pleasures of touring, sharing music with their friends & fans, and the Pages to Prisoners project.

    Dauntless Elite
    On life as a band from Leeds, working on too many projects and the dangers of being labelled ‘political’.

    SSS
    One of the best hardcore bands at the moment, chatting about Liverpool and playing shows.

    Also featuring interviews with: Failsafe, Notes of Resistance from Occupied London journal and Kate Collins (let’s just pretend zine) and a comic on why there isn’t an interview with Charles Burns, creator of Black Hole (Edd was too shy!).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    The Humble Compilation: How the anarcho-punk compilation defined the punk scene[preview]
    A 6 page article extolling the virtues of the humble compilation as a versatile and cheap way to spread music and messages across the globe. Danny looks not only at how the anarcho-punk compilation has defined the punk scene but also the influence on the wider anti-capitalist movement.

    Destroy all detention centres: A comic against borders
    A four page comic documenting the No Borders demonstration at Harmondsworth detention centre against deportations and in solidarity with those locked inside.

    Victory to Motala Heights: a photo essay
    A photo essay about the informal settlement of Motala Heights in Durban, South Africa, who are fighting the municipality’s forced relocation scheme.

    The story of a blockade
    An account of trying to shut down Israeli-import company Carmel Agrexco.

    A Spanner in the Corpse Machine
    An account of a picket outside Chelsea soldier – three days of army recruitment.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • The attempt to Sack Parliament when they returned from recess,
    • community energy (an update),
    • and the occupation of a carbon neutral company

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Emboidery – making a zinster-skull patch
    • Making comix without drawing – an introduction to OuBaPo

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of film reviews

    Other stuff … What’s filling the other 116 pages

    Comics – two pages from Paul Stapleton, and two pages from Edd

    Columns
    From Isy Morgenmuffel, Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss, Chris 12-o-5, Mikey D, Itch (King Blues) and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 16

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 16 cover

    Visit the shop to purchase a copy

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 16 – is out September 28th 2007. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on uncoated paper (no more fingerprints) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    The autumn beckons!

    Issue 16 arrives after a non-summer of bizarre weather, murderous wars and idiotic politicians. But the past six months have also seen some amazing bands appear, ideas surface, events happens, and gigs go off. Issue 16 is here to document all that’s happened in the world of punk rock and anti-authoritarian politics in the past six months!

    Home made punk rock … Bring the house down with home made DIY music: all from your sitting room

    An article, with a series of interviews, about why people play house shows & parties, or let a series of random strangers into their home for a gig.
    Including interviews with

    • Russ Substance,
    • Adam Homestead,
    • 3 Chord Craig,
    • PJ & Gaby,
    • James J Barrett
    • and Tommy Comstock.
    • Including artwork by Anke Weckmann

    Clifford Harper
    Anarchist illustrator discusses how he got involved in politics, starting creating art, and German expressionist woodcuts

    Household Name Records – [preview]
    One of the UK’s most important punk record label; Lil & Kafren, the label founders, talk about why they started the label, the incredible adventure they’ve travelled along and what the future holds. Including artwork by Steve Larder

    Home education … Raising the next generation of free thinkers
    A series of interviews with people who are involved in home education from children and teenagers through to their parents

    The shorter ones … some of the other people who were talked to in issue 16

    • Hero Dishonest
    • Guerrilla Girls
    • Toronto Zine Library
    • Noxagt

    Also featuring interviews with:Social Parasites, Rentokill, Suie Moffat and Andrew Culture (Beat Motel Zine).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    We’re not finished yet – the changing face of zines in the USA
    The closure of Punk Planet, and the bankrupcy of the Independent Press Association makes it look like the zine community in the USA must be in crisis, not necessarily argues the article, which looks at what happened to Punk Planet and other publications that have closed down, the IPA and how others have reacted to it.

    Social change AND lifestyle change … Climate Camp 2007
    What was good and bad about 2007’s Climate Change and how people can move forward from it. Including photos, and chronology of what happened during the week.

    The surprising success of the German anti-G8 mobilisation
    What happened at the blockade the G8 during June 2007 in North-east Germany. Including artwork by William Exely.

    Two, three, many apocalypses: Modern Ecologism and its prospects
    Examing how the state is co-opting discontent and protest against Climate chaos to give government and state more power

    Blair’s backlash: A critical introduction to possession of ‘extreme pornography’
    An article briefly exploring the repurcussions of one of the Labour government’s many pieces of legislation.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • London Coalition against poverty
    • The Camberwell squatted social centre – Black Frog – can never die

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Autumn foraging – collecting wild food during autumn (and recipes to cook them with!)
    • Stick and poke tatooing – the punx way of getting inked
    • Hide yer flash – knit your own digital camera case

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of misc reviews

    Including a review of Panic Attack: Art in the punk years and artwork by Freya Harrisson, Chris Getliffe, Elias Martinez, Andrew Waugh and Rob Jones

    Comics… Narrative artwork to make you laugh

    Hey Monkey Riot – A typical summer day,

    Pog – DIY unto Death (part 1)

    Steve Larder – Adventures

    and Jon Williams – Scene Sheep

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Featuring artwork from Matilda Huang

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 17

    posted April 11th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last hours issue 17 cover

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.

    Radical illustration

    This issue is themed around radical illustration. From its use in punk rock, to flyposting, and featuring a series of interviews and articles with inspiring and passionate artists. The issue showcases both their artwork, and the ideas behind it.

    Nikki McClure
    Making paper-cut images of everyday life; Nikki took time out to discuss why she creates images, her hopes for the future, and her love of crows.

    Josh MacPhee
    An artist interested in the interaction of anarchy and illustration. He’s the author of a series of books including Realizing the Impossibleand Stencil Pirates. He also established the Celebrate People’s History poster project and Just Seeds distribution. He talks about his inspirations and what he thinks the projects have achieved. Josh also created the grafitti stencil in the back of issue 17.

    Bitterkomix
    Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Bitterkomix have been publishing intelligent, incisive comics to describe the country’s extreme reality since 1990. They chatted with Antonis of Occupied London journal to discuss their current situation, thoughts of sex and Afrikaan culture.

    Laura Oldfield Ford
    An East London based artist, Laura creates Savage Messiah zine, which takes a psychogeographic tour of London. Mixing drawings of East London life with polemical statements of intent.

    The Devil’s in the detail: an overview of punk rock illustration

    Welly from Artcore zine has written a fascinating article on the past 30 years of punk rock illustration taking in the likes of Pushead, Kerri, Ransid, Gee Vaucher, through to more recent illustrators such as Michael Bukowski and Derek Hess. Featuring artwork by William Exley.

    From Rebel Yell to Rebel Sell: countercultural commodification and the dissenter’s new clothes
    Chris Lever explores how our countercultural is now propping up the sales counter, and ways to stop it being used as just another marketing gimmick. Featuring artwork by Freya Harrison.

    Also featuring: Is that a dildo? The artwork of Cristy C. Road and Phlegm Comics

    The bands

    Fall of Efrafa – Brighton melodic crust talking about their new record, and the ills of religion

    Subhumans – discussing Dick Lucas’s re-newed interest in painting and drawing

    Sundowner – Chris McCaughan of Lawence Arms fame talking about his solo project, touring with Mike Park, and creating video hommages to Bob Dylan

    One Night Stand in North Dakota – talk about tackling gender inequality whilst being mistaken for a cock rock band!

    Not forgetting

    Alan Moore
    Taking time to discuss his new book Lost Girls, and using that as a springboard to talk about his home town Northampton, alchemy, magic, his thoughts on religion and what his upcoming projects are lining up to be. Featuring illustration by Melvin Gallapon.

    Daisy’s Catering
    A brief chat with an austrian DIY catering company recreating some of Austria’s most famous dishes in the most blasphemous way possible: without meat.

    Other articles

    Cranks Bike workshop – a self organised bike workshop in Brighton

    Ladyfest London 2008 – organisers discuss the upcoming festival and the work that is going in to put it on

    The feeding of the egos: a reaction for Jon Active to Steve Ignorant’s decision to “reform” Crass for a gig at the Shepard’s Bush Empire.

    DIY Guides

    Flyposting: a history and how to guide by Isy from Morgenmuffel zine
    Make your own zine: a basic how to of pagination, folding, stapling and stealing artwork!
    Preserving food: how to make marmalades, chutney and other preserving methods. Yum!

    Columns

    This issue featuring beautiful artwork by Laura Hughes.

    • Chris 12o5: I saw the number of the beast and survived
    • Phil Chokeword: Our first stop is a place called Hope (I wouldn’t want to live here)
    • Itch Fox (from the King Blues): The Met on the march
    • Chris Lever: When you pirate MP3s, you’re downloading economics
    • Natalie: Bike Grrrl
    • PJ Sheperd: I still love you Against Me!
    • Isy Morgenmuffel: Don’t eat shit and die
    • Mikey D: Chat until the glowing coals fade

    Reviews

    26 pages of reviews and comment on recent releases including an interview with Toby Chelms of the New Wave of Cut and Paste.
    Featuring over 100 record reviews, 60 comic and zine reviews and extended reviews on:

    • Expect Resistance – the new Crimethinc book
    • Riot Grrrl – Revolution girl style, written by Natalie and illustrated by Leah Stewart
    • and the output of Crass.

    Illustrations adorn the review section by Pete Willis, Steve Larder, A-K Laine, and Edd Baldry.

    Also featuring comix by

    Pog DIY unto death (part 2)
    Steve LarderNottingham
    Hey Monkey Riot Late night shopping

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.
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    Last Hours issue 11

    Frequenty Asked Questions

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About

     

    N.B. This was written in 2005, and some of the questions are out of date… we will be changing it in the near future

  • General FAQs
  • Ordering FAQS
  • Contributing FAQS

    General FAQs

    What is Last Hours?

    Last Hours is a quarterly punk music fanzine. It contains interviews, columns, articles, DIY guides, short stories, reviews and anything else we feel
    like. We try to cover the cultural and political aspects of punk and DIY as much as we do the music.

    Didn’t you used to be called Rancid News?

    Yes, we did. We did nine issues of the zine as Rancid News but for issue ten decided to change the name to Last Hours. We decided to do this for lots of
    different reasons one of them being that we simply got fed up of the old name and wanted to change it to something better.

    How do I get in contact with you guys?

    You can email us at info(at)archive.lasthours.org.uk or you can drop us a line at PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’m in a band/write a zine – can I send you my stuff to review?

    Yes please, we love getting things to review. Send ‘em to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    Hey you should really interview band x, distro y, or individual z?

    No dude, YOU should interview them. This is a DIY zine, not Kerrang! If you really like a band then do an interview with them. It’ll a. mean
    that you’ll be able to read a cool interview with them (because they’ll be answering all the questions that you want to know), and b. mean that
    others get to read a cool interview too.

    I’d like to advertise in your zine can you give me information?

    Ad rates run as follows (for euro/ dollar rates please get in touch):
    1/6 page advert: £15;
    1/4 page advert: £25;
    1/3 page advert: £35;
    1/2 page advert: £50;
    1 page advert: £100

    Artwork for adverts needs to be with us three weeks before the print deadline. Payment needs to be with us before the zine is published. For more info,
    and for advert dimensions (we’re currently changing printers) please get in touch with Edd.

    Oi, you gave my band a rubbish review – I wanna fight.

    Sorry if you’re unhappy with something we’ve said. Remember that it’s only the personal opinion of one person so doesn’t necessarily reflect the views
    of the zine overall and that it’s only words. We all understand how much time and effort goes into bands, and anyone that manages to release a record
    deserves credit for the commitment they’ve put into the band.

    Ordering FAQs

    I have some shiny coins to spend – how can I get hold of a copy?

    A copy of the current issue of Last Hours costs £2.50. You can buy now via paypal, or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd Baldry), postal order, or
    well concealed cash through the post to Last Hours, PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ. We also sell the zine via several independent
    record shops in the UK or alternatively we can often be found in the queues at punk gigs selling the zine.

    Can I get back issues?

    Back issues of the zine from issue 5 are still available although for some copies are extremely limited. Please visit the shop for further
    details.

    I love the zine so much and never want to miss an issue again – can I get a subscription please?

    Yes you can indeed; an annual subscription for 4 issues of Last Hours costs £5. You can buy now via paypal or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd
    Baldry), postal order, or well concealed cash through the post to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’d like to help distro the zine.

    Cool, get in touch with Edd and he’ll sort you out. The distro price is £1.00 per copy, so 5 copies = £5, 10 copies =
    £10 etc. If you want to order 50 or more then the price gets reduced to 90p per copy. 80 or more is 80p per copy.

    Oi, I sent you money to the Po Box ages ago for a zine but it hasn’t shown up?

    Okay, at the moment we’re only able to make a trip to the Po Box twice a week because of the distance involved with getting there, so if you’ve been
    waiting less than a week then it’s probably on it’s way. If it’s more than a week then get in touch we may need a gentle reminder about it or it could
    be that the Royal Mail has helpfully mislaid it. If you could let us know whether you paid cash, cheque, postal order etc. that’d also make our lives a
    lot easier.

    Oi, I sent a Paypal order ages ago and I still haven’t got a copy of the zine?

    Sorry. We’re normally pretty good at keeping on top of Paypal orders, and get received within a few days of the order being placed. Sometimes though
    either our lives get hectic, or the order slipped through the cracks somewhere down the line, either way send us an email and we’ll get on top of it.

    Will you trade zines?

    Yes always! Send the zine to our Po Box address (Last Hours, Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ), and put in a note saying you’d like
    to make a trade.

    I don’t live in the UK, how much will it cost for a copy of Last Hours and how can I order it?

    Individual zines to anywhere in the EU costs 3euros. Individual zines to the USA or Canada cost $4. Get in touch if you live elsewhere. The easiest
    way to order a copy is to pay edd@rnzine.co.uk 3euros (or $4) through paypal.com. Failing that you can send cash to our Po Box address (Last Hours,
    Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ).

    Contributing FAQs

    I draw/ take photos/ write/ do interviews/ etc – will you print some of my work as I’d like to contribute to the zine.

    That sounds really cool, we’re always grateful if people want to help out with the zine. Send anything you’d like to contribute either to our
    email address or to the Po Box. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it, and let you know what we plan to do with it as soon as possible.

    Do you have any guidelines on what you do/ don’t publish?

    There are few obvious ones: No racism, no sexism, no homophobia. Beyond that it should have some relevance to Last Hours as a zine, we’re
    not going to print a Britney Spears interview. By the same token though there are things that we think are totally punk that have nothing to do with
    music – food co-ops, community gardens etc. – are all awesome examples of how DIY can be used to make the world better. We always need photos, regardless
    of band, or situation. Artwork is the same, though it’d be cool if you could email to see if there’s an article, interview you could tie it to.
    Interviews & articles generally shouldn’t be longer than 3,000 words, or shorter than 500. Email interviews generally aren’t very good, nor are
    interviews when the band is asked pointlessly generic questions.

  • Last Hours issue 10

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 10

    Visit the shop to buy a copy!

    Interviews … People that were chatted to this issue

    Sleater Kinney
    Discuss growing older within a band, and what that means for the music they make

    The Dwarves
    Discussing killing a band, bringing it back together, and being way more hardcore than you or I are.
    A preview of the interview is located here.

    The Spectacle
    Talk about their US tour, being a band in Northern Norway, and how their politics influences their music (8 pages long!)
    A preview of the interview is located here

    Propagandhi
    Got lumbered with talking about punkvoter again. Oh yeah, and their new record too.

    Waterintobeer & Gadgie fanzines
    Two fanzine editors go face to face with questions about life, love and the universe. Must read.

    Abandon Ship
    The ever awesome Brighton hardcore band about their home town, and what hardcore means to them.

    Blackspot
    An interview with one of the AdBuster crew about their new shoes that will wipe the smile off Phil Knight’s Nike face!

    Other interviewees

    • Black Cougar Shock Unit,
    • Los Fastidios,
    • Rentokill,
    • Liars Academy,
    • Burning the Prospect,
    • One Reason,
    • Smoke Or Fire
    • and Fireapple Red.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    An Ethical Blank Cheque
    Prof. Richard Drayton (Cambridge) explains how WW2 mythology legitimises Anglo-American warmaking

    Prison is a crime
    An article discussing why prisons need to be abolished, and why those inside need our solidarity.

    Quit Your Job Get a Life
    Does exactly what it says on the label.

    Other articles
    Report back on London Mayday 2005, report on the London Zine Symposium, article on the London Insitute For Autonomy, an article about DSEi (Defence System Equipment international).

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    Craft Corner
    Issue 10 takes you through the basic stages of learning how to knit.

    Affinity Groups
    Article by the CrimethInc urban pirates on how to organise, and resist effectively with your friends and comrades.

    Recipes
    An assortment of vegan treats to create.

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

  • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
  • Phil Chokeword,
  • Chris Lipgloss,
  • Chris 12-o-5,
  • Mikey D,
  • Positive Bastard,
  • Edd
  • and Natalie
  • Last Hours issue 11

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 11

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 11 – is out now

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for this issue

    Against Me!
    Last Hours interviewers caught up with this Gainesville band when they played a squat in Italy over the summer.
    They talk about what its like being ‘big’, their recent DVD, their upcoming CD, about protest and music.

    The Profit$
    Erika from the Boston anarcho-punk band was cornered in London and gave a long chat about being a punk in 2005,
    releasing DVDs, and what living in George Bush’s America feels like.

    Dave author of On Subbing
    Dave, a special education substitute working in Portland, USA talked to us about being involved in the education system, how he got involved in writing zines, and his recent tour. It’s a really, really interesting interview!

    Active Distribution
    London’s premier zine, book and CD (though alas no longer record) distro dishes the dirt.

    Fighting Shit
    Iclandic hardcore band take the time to discuss their views on life.

    Other interviewees

    • Scumville,
    • Artcore/ Four Letter Word,
    • Satanic Surfers,
    • New Winds,
    • Darkest Hour,
    • Among the Missing,
    • Down and Outs,
    • Matt Shepard,
    • medics at the G8,
    • Anne Hansen,
    • Grabba Grabba Tape,
    • and Pennywise.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    G8 report back
    Report back of people’s adventures in Scotland to protest against the leaders of the Eight most “developed” countries.

    New Orleans
    Article by an American activist about her feelings in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.

    Imperialism
    Prof. Richard Drayton discusses how Western states (specifically Britain) haven’t apologised for their colonialist crimes and it should be the Global North repaying debts, not Africa.

    Other articles
    Willy Wonka and the racism factory, Rupert Murdoch dominating the internet, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and more

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • DIY Craft

    • Create your own money purse
    • DIY action
    • How to deal with arrest
    • DIY not EMI
    • How to put on a Ladyfest (by Red Chidgey from Brighton Ladyfest)
    • Recipes
    • An assortment of Italian vegan recipes

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • PetexBust (50 on Red),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie
    Last Hours issue 12

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 12

    Last Hours – issue 12 – is out in the shops right now, and has been since January 25th 2006

    It may be gloomy outside this time of year. So find a warm space, and get comfortable, because all your reading material needs are met with issue 12 of Last Hours.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 12

    • Zegota
    • The Gossip
    • The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
    • The Levellers
    • GLW/DRK magazine
    • Sonic Boom Six
    • The Plague Mass
    • Behind Enemy Line
    • Easpa Measa
    • Shell to Sea activists
    • Euripides from SINALTRAINAL (South American trade union)

    Short interviews

    • Adequate Seven
    • Captive Audio
    • Rainer Maria
    • Adequate Seven
    • Random Heroes
    • Sean McGhee – creator of an Anarcho punk series

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    • Burn or Freeze? – Humans impending ecological suicide
    • Action Medics – surviving arrest at 2005’s G8
    • Dambusters! – resisting the Icelandic dams
    • Killer Coke – a case study in capital and resistance
    • Balata Refugee Camp (West Bank Palestine) – Summer 2005
    • Lets get Critical – London Critical Mass responds to police threats
    • A train in vain? – A critical analysis of anarchist organisation in California

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Edible wild plants primer
    • Making oak leaf wine
    • How to make a draft excluder

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book
    • & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 13

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 13
    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 13 – is out May 17th 2006 and will be printed with a square spine and nice paper (no more inky fingers)

    Spring’s coming, time to start plotting summer adventures and revolutions; Last Hours is here to help the plotting!

    Comics, comics everywhere … the theme of issue 13

    Punk rock music, resistance and comics have a long and illustrious history. Last Hours issue 13 takes a dive into the comic book world and how it relates to DIY culture in 2006. Be prepared for articles on internet comics, a history of comics and punk music, and what some of our favourite comics are.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 13

    Tank Girl
    Alan Martin talks about his creation and convincing Hollywood executives to import water buffalo in this amazing eight page comic illustrated by Jonny Red.

    Seth Tobocman and Nicole Schulman
    Discuss World War 3 illustrated, New York’s anarchist and activist scene post-9/11 and their hopes of how comics can make people think a little bit more.

    Jeffrey Brown
    The author of Clumsy, Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy and a bunch of other mini-comics and collaborations discusses love, life and his home town Chicago.

    AVOW zine
    Keith Rosson discusses his illustrations and the tenth year anniversary of AVOW.

    Polyp
    The insurrectionary illustrator talks about his comics and the age old question of whether its more damaging to mock or damn.

    Making Stuff and Doing Things
    Kyle Bravo of Hot Iron Press talks about the DIY scene surviving Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.

    Pogo Cafe
    Radical vegan cafe dishes up the dirt on what its like to try and take punk ideals into the real world.

    This Bike is a Pipebomb
    These guys rip into ‘punk’, and how with the proliferation of Warped Tour stealing our language etc. we need to find a new definition of what we’re all doing

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Born Dead,
    • Gogol Bordello,
    • Al Burian (of Milemarker),
    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Restarts,
    • Typocrat,
    • Moenster,
    • Navajo Code
    • and the Planet Smashers

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Punk Rock Census results
    Collating the recent census that we’ve run through archive.lasthours.org.uk and Last Hours #12. The state of the ‘core 2006.

    France in revolt
    A eye-witness account of the recent CPE protests in France, and how they tie into a wider fight against capitalism and neo-liberalism.

    No Borders, No Nations
    A report on the No Borders network and the unnecessary suffering that states and borders place on people trying to escape persecution; including photos and report back on the recent Harmondsworth demonstration.

    Daniel McGowan and The Green Scare
    Daniel is facing life imprisonment after being accused by the US state of “eco-terrorism”, an article into his specific circumstances and a look at the wider criminalization of the ecological movement in the USA

    Matilda’s social centre
    A how to on creating your own DIY, non-hierachical, punk as fuck gig space

    Also featuring other articles on:

    G8 2006 in St Petersburg, resistance in Dublin, an eye-witness report on Balata’s re-invasion by the Israeli state and a brief look at the Smash EDO campaign after its injunction victory.

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Making your own clothes
    • Creating insurrection and …
    • craft stuff

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story
    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 14

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 14

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 14 – is out September 21st 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover.

    The summer’s over, autumn’s here.

    What better time than head back inside with something good to read, and learn about all the awesome stuff that the punk, DIY and anarchist communities have been up to in the past few months!

    We can’t get enough acoustic punk… the theme of issue 14

    An oxymoron? Perhaps. After all many think punk is about playing three chords as loudly as possible with sharp lyrics being screamed on top. Still, there’s always been an undercurrent of acoustic music in the punk scene with most punk bands dabbling with the unplugged sound at one time or another. This issue three of the bands rocking out with the plug firmly out of the wall chatted about their thoughts.

    Interviews … the acoustic punk bands!

    Ghost Mice
    Ghost Mice – Chris, Hannah and Pascal – talk about wanting to travel light, how they went about organising the Plan-It-X fests (and some of the problems they encountered), their adventues in Europe and more besides

    King Blues
    One of the most amazing UK punk bands at the moment King Blues talk about revolution, music, breaking world records, and London town!

    Russ Substance
    Talking to Phil Chokeword (from Pilger) about putting “Garden-core” the idea of inviting your friends to your garden to play music, talk, eat and have fun.

    Other interviews … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    David Graeber
    The radical anthropologist discusses how his problems with Yale can be seen as a classic example of the evils of hierachy, how his anthropological studies took him to the frontlines in New York City and some thoughts about his upcoming books.

    Anti-CPE teenagers
    Vince Red, whilst travelling around France had the oppurtunity, to talk to two French teenage girls in Reimes about why they went on strike, protests and blockades in protest against the French employment law – CPE.

    Comic artist interviews

    Nate Powell – Soophie Nun Squad
    Nate Powell – author of Tiny Giants and other great comics talks about how X-Men changed his life, singing in a punk band, his home state of Arkansaw, and how he’s had the oppurtunity to use his art to work with people with learning difficulties.

    Jon Williams
    Jon Williams – or Jonny Red as some Last Hours regulars might know him as – talks about his comic debut Tales from the Sidewalk, his ceramics work, and his summer adventures. He’s also drawn a comic of his face-painting story.

    Other bands … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    The Steal
    Taking hardcore and stripping it back to the bare elements The Steal chat about how they came together, and the adventures they’ve had in their first year of being a band.

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Joey Cape, from Lagwagon and the “all-star” punk band Me First…, talks about how he wishes Barry Manilow would get in touch, and future covers the San Francisco band are planning.

    Captain Everything
    The best pop-punk band in the world get cornered by Last Hours for an interrogation about what they’ve been doing over the past three years since we last did an interview with them.

    I Object
    I Object talk about their first European tour, their community back home in New York state and how important DIY is to them.

    Lake Me
    An all-female two piece on the weirdness of touring, and how they came to have the ideas they do.

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Pretty Girls Make Graves,
    • Attak!Vipers!,
    • The Mentalists,
    • and AMP (ArtMusicPolitics)

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Left of the Dial: The zines of the 1990s
    A massive 12 page article written by Marv from Gadgie zine, taking you through the twists and tales of the 1990s, UK, zine community. Essential reading, and certainly one of the most interesting reads you’ll find on zines this year!

    Six months more of self activity: The Square social centre
    A romantic recount of our adventures, and successes at the Square Social centre nestled in Russell Square in the heart of London.

    Well that was weird: a Climate Camp report back
    A critical piece on the recent Climate Camp (August 28th to September 4th) held near Drax power station in Yorkshire

    Community Power: Decentralised Power!
    Conspiracy Tom once again leads us down the road of renewables showing how easy it is to establish a decentralised energy network around the country.

    Art not Oil exhibition
    A photo-essay on the Art not Oil exhibition that has been touring the UK over the past six months.

    A State of Emergency
    A look at the re-awakening of direct action movement against war that happened over the summer of 2006.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • CIRCA clowns at the Foreign Office blockade,
    • deaths in immigration detention centres since 2003,
    • and ‘Get your wings back’ a new campaign to help people who self-harm

    DIY guides

  • Making a skull purse
  • Creating insurrection and …
  • How to pee standing up
  • Reviews section

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.
    • Wasted fest review

    Columns

    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer zine),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 15

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 15The new issue of Last Hours – issue 15 – is out March 22nd 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    Finally!

    Issue 15 has suffered delays, false starts and all manner of hiccups to finally get itself printed. It’s well worth the wait though. We all had a chance to step back and assess exactly why we loved doing this zine, and what to do to make it better. We think we’ve produced the best issue yet!

    Interviews … from the weird to the wonderful!

    Mark Pilkington - [preview]
    Discusses the culture that has grown up around crop circle creation and the various forms of etiquette to undertake if you plan to make them yourself.

    Peter Kuper
    The New York illustrator, and co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated discusses life in New York and making comics without words

    My aunt: An antifascist [preview]
    80 years after the start of the civil war Vince visited his great aunt in Spain to discuss the part she played in the seige of Madrid and the resistance to Franco’s fascism.

    Alison Bechdel
    The creator of Dykes to Watch out for took time to explain her recently published book Fun Home and the difficulties of working on a graphic novel

    Cristy C Road
    The creator of Green Zine and Indestructible talks about how she started writing zines, going on zine tours, surviving off
    freelance work and what the future holds

    The bands … some of the bands that we spoke to for issue 15

    Propagandhi
    We talked to Jord, Propagandhi’s drummer, about the difficult fourth album, and what he’s been doing outside the band. Discussions about his garden, Haiti solidarity actions and indigenous struggle in Canada abound.

    Strike Anywhere
    Thomas, vocalist for Strike Anywhere, chatted about how the Manhattan Project – the project that developed the hydrogen bomb – affected his family history because of his grandfather’s involvement.

    Adequate Seven
    On their final tour Jamie (vocals) and Tom (trombone) discussed why the band was calling it a day, and the highs and lows of being a touring UK band.

    Seein’ Red
    The incendiary Dutch hardcore band were interviewed by Pavel from Prague about how the punk community has changed in the past twenty years, communism and how now more than ever we need a culture of resistance.

    Defiance Ohio - [preview]
    Chatting about being pigeon holed as a ‘folk-punk’ band, the pleasures of touring, sharing music with their friends & fans, and the Pages to Prisoners project.

    Dauntless Elite
    On life as a band from Leeds, working on too many projects and the dangers of being labelled ‘political’.

    SSS
    One of the best hardcore bands at the moment, chatting about Liverpool and playing shows.

    Also featuring interviews with: Failsafe, Notes of Resistance from Occupied London journal and Kate Collins (let’s just pretend zine) and a comic on why there isn’t an interview with Charles Burns, creator of Black Hole (Edd was too shy!).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    The Humble Compilation: How the anarcho-punk compilation defined the punk scene[preview]
    A 6 page article extolling the virtues of the humble compilation as a versatile and cheap way to spread music and messages across the globe. Danny looks not only at how the anarcho-punk compilation has defined the punk scene but also the influence on the wider anti-capitalist movement.

    Destroy all detention centres: A comic against borders
    A four page comic documenting the No Borders demonstration at Harmondsworth detention centre against deportations and in solidarity with those locked inside.

    Victory to Motala Heights: a photo essay
    A photo essay about the informal settlement of Motala Heights in Durban, South Africa, who are fighting the municipality’s forced relocation scheme.

    The story of a blockade
    An account of trying to shut down Israeli-import company Carmel Agrexco.

    A Spanner in the Corpse Machine
    An account of a picket outside Chelsea soldier – three days of army recruitment.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • The attempt to Sack Parliament when they returned from recess,
    • community energy (an update),
    • and the occupation of a carbon neutral company

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Emboidery – making a zinster-skull patch
    • Making comix without drawing – an introduction to OuBaPo

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of film reviews

    Other stuff … What’s filling the other 116 pages

    Comics – two pages from Paul Stapleton, and two pages from Edd

    Columns
    From Isy Morgenmuffel, Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss, Chris 12-o-5, Mikey D, Itch (King Blues) and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 16

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 16 cover

    Visit the shop to purchase a copy

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 16 – is out September 28th 2007. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on uncoated paper (no more fingerprints) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    The autumn beckons!

    Issue 16 arrives after a non-summer of bizarre weather, murderous wars and idiotic politicians. But the past six months have also seen some amazing bands appear, ideas surface, events happens, and gigs go off. Issue 16 is here to document all that’s happened in the world of punk rock and anti-authoritarian politics in the past six months!

    Home made punk rock … Bring the house down with home made DIY music: all from your sitting room

    An article, with a series of interviews, about why people play house shows & parties, or let a series of random strangers into their home for a gig.
    Including interviews with

    • Russ Substance,
    • Adam Homestead,
    • 3 Chord Craig,
    • PJ & Gaby,
    • James J Barrett
    • and Tommy Comstock.
    • Including artwork by Anke Weckmann

    Clifford Harper
    Anarchist illustrator discusses how he got involved in politics, starting creating art, and German expressionist woodcuts

    Household Name Records – [preview]
    One of the UK’s most important punk record label; Lil & Kafren, the label founders, talk about why they started the label, the incredible adventure they’ve travelled along and what the future holds. Including artwork by Steve Larder

    Home education … Raising the next generation of free thinkers
    A series of interviews with people who are involved in home education from children and teenagers through to their parents

    The shorter ones … some of the other people who were talked to in issue 16

    • Hero Dishonest
    • Guerrilla Girls
    • Toronto Zine Library
    • Noxagt

    Also featuring interviews with:Social Parasites, Rentokill, Suie Moffat and Andrew Culture (Beat Motel Zine).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    We’re not finished yet – the changing face of zines in the USA
    The closure of Punk Planet, and the bankrupcy of the Independent Press Association makes it look like the zine community in the USA must be in crisis, not necessarily argues the article, which looks at what happened to Punk Planet and other publications that have closed down, the IPA and how others have reacted to it.

    Social change AND lifestyle change … Climate Camp 2007
    What was good and bad about 2007’s Climate Change and how people can move forward from it. Including photos, and chronology of what happened during the week.

    The surprising success of the German anti-G8 mobilisation
    What happened at the blockade the G8 during June 2007 in North-east Germany. Including artwork by William Exely.

    Two, three, many apocalypses: Modern Ecologism and its prospects
    Examing how the state is co-opting discontent and protest against Climate chaos to give government and state more power

    Blair’s backlash: A critical introduction to possession of ‘extreme pornography’
    An article briefly exploring the repurcussions of one of the Labour government’s many pieces of legislation.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • London Coalition against poverty
    • The Camberwell squatted social centre – Black Frog – can never die

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Autumn foraging – collecting wild food during autumn (and recipes to cook them with!)
    • Stick and poke tatooing – the punx way of getting inked
    • Hide yer flash – knit your own digital camera case

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of misc reviews

    Including a review of Panic Attack: Art in the punk years and artwork by Freya Harrisson, Chris Getliffe, Elias Martinez, Andrew Waugh and Rob Jones

    Comics… Narrative artwork to make you laugh

    Hey Monkey Riot – A typical summer day,

    Pog – DIY unto Death (part 1)

    Steve Larder – Adventures

    and Jon Williams – Scene Sheep

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Featuring artwork from Matilda Huang

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 17

    posted April 11th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last hours issue 17 cover

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.

    Radical illustration

    This issue is themed around radical illustration. From its use in punk rock, to flyposting, and featuring a series of interviews and articles with inspiring and passionate artists. The issue showcases both their artwork, and the ideas behind it.

    Nikki McClure
    Making paper-cut images of everyday life; Nikki took time out to discuss why she creates images, her hopes for the future, and her love of crows.

    Josh MacPhee
    An artist interested in the interaction of anarchy and illustration. He’s the author of a series of books including Realizing the Impossibleand Stencil Pirates. He also established the Celebrate People’s History poster project and Just Seeds distribution. He talks about his inspirations and what he thinks the projects have achieved. Josh also created the grafitti stencil in the back of issue 17.

    Bitterkomix
    Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Bitterkomix have been publishing intelligent, incisive comics to describe the country’s extreme reality since 1990. They chatted with Antonis of Occupied London journal to discuss their current situation, thoughts of sex and Afrikaan culture.

    Laura Oldfield Ford
    An East London based artist, Laura creates Savage Messiah zine, which takes a psychogeographic tour of London. Mixing drawings of East London life with polemical statements of intent.

    The Devil’s in the detail: an overview of punk rock illustration

    Welly from Artcore zine has written a fascinating article on the past 30 years of punk rock illustration taking in the likes of Pushead, Kerri, Ransid, Gee Vaucher, through to more recent illustrators such as Michael Bukowski and Derek Hess. Featuring artwork by William Exley.

    From Rebel Yell to Rebel Sell: countercultural commodification and the dissenter’s new clothes
    Chris Lever explores how our countercultural is now propping up the sales counter, and ways to stop it being used as just another marketing gimmick. Featuring artwork by Freya Harrison.

    Also featuring: Is that a dildo? The artwork of Cristy C. Road and Phlegm Comics

    The bands

    Fall of Efrafa – Brighton melodic crust talking about their new record, and the ills of religion

    Subhumans – discussing Dick Lucas’s re-newed interest in painting and drawing

    Sundowner – Chris McCaughan of Lawence Arms fame talking about his solo project, touring with Mike Park, and creating video hommages to Bob Dylan

    One Night Stand in North Dakota – talk about tackling gender inequality whilst being mistaken for a cock rock band!

    Not forgetting

    Alan Moore
    Taking time to discuss his new book Lost Girls, and using that as a springboard to talk about his home town Northampton, alchemy, magic, his thoughts on religion and what his upcoming projects are lining up to be. Featuring illustration by Melvin Gallapon.

    Daisy’s Catering
    A brief chat with an austrian DIY catering company recreating some of Austria’s most famous dishes in the most blasphemous way possible: without meat.

    Other articles

    Cranks Bike workshop – a self organised bike workshop in Brighton

    Ladyfest London 2008 – organisers discuss the upcoming festival and the work that is going in to put it on

    The feeding of the egos: a reaction for Jon Active to Steve Ignorant’s decision to “reform” Crass for a gig at the Shepard’s Bush Empire.

    DIY Guides

    Flyposting: a history and how to guide by Isy from Morgenmuffel zine
    Make your own zine: a basic how to of pagination, folding, stapling and stealing artwork!
    Preserving food: how to make marmalades, chutney and other preserving methods. Yum!

    Columns

    This issue featuring beautiful artwork by Laura Hughes.

    • Chris 12o5: I saw the number of the beast and survived
    • Phil Chokeword: Our first stop is a place called Hope (I wouldn’t want to live here)
    • Itch Fox (from the King Blues): The Met on the march
    • Chris Lever: When you pirate MP3s, you’re downloading economics
    • Natalie: Bike Grrrl
    • PJ Sheperd: I still love you Against Me!
    • Isy Morgenmuffel: Don’t eat shit and die
    • Mikey D: Chat until the glowing coals fade

    Reviews

    26 pages of reviews and comment on recent releases including an interview with Toby Chelms of the New Wave of Cut and Paste.
    Featuring over 100 record reviews, 60 comic and zine reviews and extended reviews on:

    • Expect Resistance – the new Crimethinc book
    • Riot Grrrl – Revolution girl style, written by Natalie and illustrated by Leah Stewart
    • and the output of Crass.

    Illustrations adorn the review section by Pete Willis, Steve Larder, A-K Laine, and Edd Baldry.

    Also featuring comix by

    Pog DIY unto death (part 2)
    Steve LarderNottingham
    Hey Monkey Riot Late night shopping

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.
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    Last Hours issue 10

    Frequenty Asked Questions

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About

     

    N.B. This was written in 2005, and some of the questions are out of date… we will be changing it in the near future

  • General FAQs
  • Ordering FAQS
  • Contributing FAQS

    General FAQs

    What is Last Hours?

    Last Hours is a quarterly punk music fanzine. It contains interviews, columns, articles, DIY guides, short stories, reviews and anything else we feel
    like. We try to cover the cultural and political aspects of punk and DIY as much as we do the music.

    Didn’t you used to be called Rancid News?

    Yes, we did. We did nine issues of the zine as Rancid News but for issue ten decided to change the name to Last Hours. We decided to do this for lots of
    different reasons one of them being that we simply got fed up of the old name and wanted to change it to something better.

    How do I get in contact with you guys?

    You can email us at info(at)archive.lasthours.org.uk or you can drop us a line at PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’m in a band/write a zine – can I send you my stuff to review?

    Yes please, we love getting things to review. Send ‘em to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    Hey you should really interview band x, distro y, or individual z?

    No dude, YOU should interview them. This is a DIY zine, not Kerrang! If you really like a band then do an interview with them. It’ll a. mean
    that you’ll be able to read a cool interview with them (because they’ll be answering all the questions that you want to know), and b. mean that
    others get to read a cool interview too.

    I’d like to advertise in your zine can you give me information?

    Ad rates run as follows (for euro/ dollar rates please get in touch):
    1/6 page advert: £15;
    1/4 page advert: £25;
    1/3 page advert: £35;
    1/2 page advert: £50;
    1 page advert: £100

    Artwork for adverts needs to be with us three weeks before the print deadline. Payment needs to be with us before the zine is published. For more info,
    and for advert dimensions (we’re currently changing printers) please get in touch with Edd.

    Oi, you gave my band a rubbish review – I wanna fight.

    Sorry if you’re unhappy with something we’ve said. Remember that it’s only the personal opinion of one person so doesn’t necessarily reflect the views
    of the zine overall and that it’s only words. We all understand how much time and effort goes into bands, and anyone that manages to release a record
    deserves credit for the commitment they’ve put into the band.

    Ordering FAQs

    I have some shiny coins to spend – how can I get hold of a copy?

    A copy of the current issue of Last Hours costs £2.50. You can buy now via paypal, or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd Baldry), postal order, or
    well concealed cash through the post to Last Hours, PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ. We also sell the zine via several independent
    record shops in the UK or alternatively we can often be found in the queues at punk gigs selling the zine.

    Can I get back issues?

    Back issues of the zine from issue 5 are still available although for some copies are extremely limited. Please visit the shop for further
    details.

    I love the zine so much and never want to miss an issue again – can I get a subscription please?

    Yes you can indeed; an annual subscription for 4 issues of Last Hours costs £5. You can buy now via paypal or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd
    Baldry), postal order, or well concealed cash through the post to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’d like to help distro the zine.

    Cool, get in touch with Edd and he’ll sort you out. The distro price is £1.00 per copy, so 5 copies = £5, 10 copies =
    £10 etc. If you want to order 50 or more then the price gets reduced to 90p per copy. 80 or more is 80p per copy.

    Oi, I sent you money to the Po Box ages ago for a zine but it hasn’t shown up?

    Okay, at the moment we’re only able to make a trip to the Po Box twice a week because of the distance involved with getting there, so if you’ve been
    waiting less than a week then it’s probably on it’s way. If it’s more than a week then get in touch we may need a gentle reminder about it or it could
    be that the Royal Mail has helpfully mislaid it. If you could let us know whether you paid cash, cheque, postal order etc. that’d also make our lives a
    lot easier.

    Oi, I sent a Paypal order ages ago and I still haven’t got a copy of the zine?

    Sorry. We’re normally pretty good at keeping on top of Paypal orders, and get received within a few days of the order being placed. Sometimes though
    either our lives get hectic, or the order slipped through the cracks somewhere down the line, either way send us an email and we’ll get on top of it.

    Will you trade zines?

    Yes always! Send the zine to our Po Box address (Last Hours, Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ), and put in a note saying you’d like
    to make a trade.

    I don’t live in the UK, how much will it cost for a copy of Last Hours and how can I order it?

    Individual zines to anywhere in the EU costs 3euros. Individual zines to the USA or Canada cost $4. Get in touch if you live elsewhere. The easiest
    way to order a copy is to pay edd@rnzine.co.uk 3euros (or $4) through paypal.com. Failing that you can send cash to our Po Box address (Last Hours,
    Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ).

    Contributing FAQs

    I draw/ take photos/ write/ do interviews/ etc – will you print some of my work as I’d like to contribute to the zine.

    That sounds really cool, we’re always grateful if people want to help out with the zine. Send anything you’d like to contribute either to our
    email address or to the Po Box. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it, and let you know what we plan to do with it as soon as possible.

    Do you have any guidelines on what you do/ don’t publish?

    There are few obvious ones: No racism, no sexism, no homophobia. Beyond that it should have some relevance to Last Hours as a zine, we’re
    not going to print a Britney Spears interview. By the same token though there are things that we think are totally punk that have nothing to do with
    music – food co-ops, community gardens etc. – are all awesome examples of how DIY can be used to make the world better. We always need photos, regardless
    of band, or situation. Artwork is the same, though it’d be cool if you could email to see if there’s an article, interview you could tie it to.
    Interviews & articles generally shouldn’t be longer than 3,000 words, or shorter than 500. Email interviews generally aren’t very good, nor are
    interviews when the band is asked pointlessly generic questions.

  • Last Hours issue 10

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 10

    Visit the shop to buy a copy!

    Interviews … People that were chatted to this issue

    Sleater Kinney
    Discuss growing older within a band, and what that means for the music they make

    The Dwarves
    Discussing killing a band, bringing it back together, and being way more hardcore than you or I are.
    A preview of the interview is located here.

    The Spectacle
    Talk about their US tour, being a band in Northern Norway, and how their politics influences their music (8 pages long!)
    A preview of the interview is located here

    Propagandhi
    Got lumbered with talking about punkvoter again. Oh yeah, and their new record too.

    Waterintobeer & Gadgie fanzines
    Two fanzine editors go face to face with questions about life, love and the universe. Must read.

    Abandon Ship
    The ever awesome Brighton hardcore band about their home town, and what hardcore means to them.

    Blackspot
    An interview with one of the AdBuster crew about their new shoes that will wipe the smile off Phil Knight’s Nike face!

    Other interviewees

    • Black Cougar Shock Unit,
    • Los Fastidios,
    • Rentokill,
    • Liars Academy,
    • Burning the Prospect,
    • One Reason,
    • Smoke Or Fire
    • and Fireapple Red.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    An Ethical Blank Cheque
    Prof. Richard Drayton (Cambridge) explains how WW2 mythology legitimises Anglo-American warmaking

    Prison is a crime
    An article discussing why prisons need to be abolished, and why those inside need our solidarity.

    Quit Your Job Get a Life
    Does exactly what it says on the label.

    Other articles
    Report back on London Mayday 2005, report on the London Zine Symposium, article on the London Insitute For Autonomy, an article about DSEi (Defence System Equipment international).

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    Craft Corner
    Issue 10 takes you through the basic stages of learning how to knit.

    Affinity Groups
    Article by the CrimethInc urban pirates on how to organise, and resist effectively with your friends and comrades.

    Recipes
    An assortment of vegan treats to create.

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

  • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
  • Phil Chokeword,
  • Chris Lipgloss,
  • Chris 12-o-5,
  • Mikey D,
  • Positive Bastard,
  • Edd
  • and Natalie
  • Last Hours issue 11

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 11

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 11 – is out now

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for this issue

    Against Me!
    Last Hours interviewers caught up with this Gainesville band when they played a squat in Italy over the summer.
    They talk about what its like being ‘big’, their recent DVD, their upcoming CD, about protest and music.

    The Profit$
    Erika from the Boston anarcho-punk band was cornered in London and gave a long chat about being a punk in 2005,
    releasing DVDs, and what living in George Bush’s America feels like.

    Dave author of On Subbing
    Dave, a special education substitute working in Portland, USA talked to us about being involved in the education system, how he got involved in writing zines, and his recent tour. It’s a really, really interesting interview!

    Active Distribution
    London’s premier zine, book and CD (though alas no longer record) distro dishes the dirt.

    Fighting Shit
    Iclandic hardcore band take the time to discuss their views on life.

    Other interviewees

    • Scumville,
    • Artcore/ Four Letter Word,
    • Satanic Surfers,
    • New Winds,
    • Darkest Hour,
    • Among the Missing,
    • Down and Outs,
    • Matt Shepard,
    • medics at the G8,
    • Anne Hansen,
    • Grabba Grabba Tape,
    • and Pennywise.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    G8 report back
    Report back of people’s adventures in Scotland to protest against the leaders of the Eight most “developed” countries.

    New Orleans
    Article by an American activist about her feelings in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.

    Imperialism
    Prof. Richard Drayton discusses how Western states (specifically Britain) haven’t apologised for their colonialist crimes and it should be the Global North repaying debts, not Africa.

    Other articles
    Willy Wonka and the racism factory, Rupert Murdoch dominating the internet, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and more

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • DIY Craft

    • Create your own money purse
    • DIY action
    • How to deal with arrest
    • DIY not EMI
    • How to put on a Ladyfest (by Red Chidgey from Brighton Ladyfest)
    • Recipes
    • An assortment of Italian vegan recipes

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • PetexBust (50 on Red),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie
    Last Hours issue 12

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 12

    Last Hours – issue 12 – is out in the shops right now, and has been since January 25th 2006

    It may be gloomy outside this time of year. So find a warm space, and get comfortable, because all your reading material needs are met with issue 12 of Last Hours.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 12

    • Zegota
    • The Gossip
    • The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
    • The Levellers
    • GLW/DRK magazine
    • Sonic Boom Six
    • The Plague Mass
    • Behind Enemy Line
    • Easpa Measa
    • Shell to Sea activists
    • Euripides from SINALTRAINAL (South American trade union)

    Short interviews

    • Adequate Seven
    • Captive Audio
    • Rainer Maria
    • Adequate Seven
    • Random Heroes
    • Sean McGhee – creator of an Anarcho punk series

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    • Burn or Freeze? – Humans impending ecological suicide
    • Action Medics – surviving arrest at 2005’s G8
    • Dambusters! – resisting the Icelandic dams
    • Killer Coke – a case study in capital and resistance
    • Balata Refugee Camp (West Bank Palestine) – Summer 2005
    • Lets get Critical – London Critical Mass responds to police threats
    • A train in vain? – A critical analysis of anarchist organisation in California

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Edible wild plants primer
    • Making oak leaf wine
    • How to make a draft excluder

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book
    • & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 13

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 13
    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 13 – is out May 17th 2006 and will be printed with a square spine and nice paper (no more inky fingers)

    Spring’s coming, time to start plotting summer adventures and revolutions; Last Hours is here to help the plotting!

    Comics, comics everywhere … the theme of issue 13

    Punk rock music, resistance and comics have a long and illustrious history. Last Hours issue 13 takes a dive into the comic book world and how it relates to DIY culture in 2006. Be prepared for articles on internet comics, a history of comics and punk music, and what some of our favourite comics are.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 13

    Tank Girl
    Alan Martin talks about his creation and convincing Hollywood executives to import water buffalo in this amazing eight page comic illustrated by Jonny Red.

    Seth Tobocman and Nicole Schulman
    Discuss World War 3 illustrated, New York’s anarchist and activist scene post-9/11 and their hopes of how comics can make people think a little bit more.

    Jeffrey Brown
    The author of Clumsy, Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy and a bunch of other mini-comics and collaborations discusses love, life and his home town Chicago.

    AVOW zine
    Keith Rosson discusses his illustrations and the tenth year anniversary of AVOW.

    Polyp
    The insurrectionary illustrator talks about his comics and the age old question of whether its more damaging to mock or damn.

    Making Stuff and Doing Things
    Kyle Bravo of Hot Iron Press talks about the DIY scene surviving Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.

    Pogo Cafe
    Radical vegan cafe dishes up the dirt on what its like to try and take punk ideals into the real world.

    This Bike is a Pipebomb
    These guys rip into ‘punk’, and how with the proliferation of Warped Tour stealing our language etc. we need to find a new definition of what we’re all doing

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Born Dead,
    • Gogol Bordello,
    • Al Burian (of Milemarker),
    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Restarts,
    • Typocrat,
    • Moenster,
    • Navajo Code
    • and the Planet Smashers

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Punk Rock Census results
    Collating the recent census that we’ve run through archive.lasthours.org.uk and Last Hours #12. The state of the ‘core 2006.

    France in revolt
    A eye-witness account of the recent CPE protests in France, and how they tie into a wider fight against capitalism and neo-liberalism.

    No Borders, No Nations
    A report on the No Borders network and the unnecessary suffering that states and borders place on people trying to escape persecution; including photos and report back on the recent Harmondsworth demonstration.

    Daniel McGowan and The Green Scare
    Daniel is facing life imprisonment after being accused by the US state of “eco-terrorism”, an article into his specific circumstances and a look at the wider criminalization of the ecological movement in the USA

    Matilda’s social centre
    A how to on creating your own DIY, non-hierachical, punk as fuck gig space

    Also featuring other articles on:

    G8 2006 in St Petersburg, resistance in Dublin, an eye-witness report on Balata’s re-invasion by the Israeli state and a brief look at the Smash EDO campaign after its injunction victory.

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Making your own clothes
    • Creating insurrection and …
    • craft stuff

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story
    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 14

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 14

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 14 – is out September 21st 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover.

    The summer’s over, autumn’s here.

    What better time than head back inside with something good to read, and learn about all the awesome stuff that the punk, DIY and anarchist communities have been up to in the past few months!

    We can’t get enough acoustic punk… the theme of issue 14

    An oxymoron? Perhaps. After all many think punk is about playing three chords as loudly as possible with sharp lyrics being screamed on top. Still, there’s always been an undercurrent of acoustic music in the punk scene with most punk bands dabbling with the unplugged sound at one time or another. This issue three of the bands rocking out with the plug firmly out of the wall chatted about their thoughts.

    Interviews … the acoustic punk bands!

    Ghost Mice
    Ghost Mice – Chris, Hannah and Pascal – talk about wanting to travel light, how they went about organising the Plan-It-X fests (and some of the problems they encountered), their adventues in Europe and more besides

    King Blues
    One of the most amazing UK punk bands at the moment King Blues talk about revolution, music, breaking world records, and London town!

    Russ Substance
    Talking to Phil Chokeword (from Pilger) about putting “Garden-core” the idea of inviting your friends to your garden to play music, talk, eat and have fun.

    Other interviews … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    David Graeber
    The radical anthropologist discusses how his problems with Yale can be seen as a classic example of the evils of hierachy, how his anthropological studies took him to the frontlines in New York City and some thoughts about his upcoming books.

    Anti-CPE teenagers
    Vince Red, whilst travelling around France had the oppurtunity, to talk to two French teenage girls in Reimes about why they went on strike, protests and blockades in protest against the French employment law – CPE.

    Comic artist interviews

    Nate Powell – Soophie Nun Squad
    Nate Powell – author of Tiny Giants and other great comics talks about how X-Men changed his life, singing in a punk band, his home state of Arkansaw, and how he’s had the oppurtunity to use his art to work with people with learning difficulties.

    Jon Williams
    Jon Williams – or Jonny Red as some Last Hours regulars might know him as – talks about his comic debut Tales from the Sidewalk, his ceramics work, and his summer adventures. He’s also drawn a comic of his face-painting story.

    Other bands … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    The Steal
    Taking hardcore and stripping it back to the bare elements The Steal chat about how they came together, and the adventures they’ve had in their first year of being a band.

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Joey Cape, from Lagwagon and the “all-star” punk band Me First…, talks about how he wishes Barry Manilow would get in touch, and future covers the San Francisco band are planning.

    Captain Everything
    The best pop-punk band in the world get cornered by Last Hours for an interrogation about what they’ve been doing over the past three years since we last did an interview with them.

    I Object
    I Object talk about their first European tour, their community back home in New York state and how important DIY is to them.

    Lake Me
    An all-female two piece on the weirdness of touring, and how they came to have the ideas they do.

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Pretty Girls Make Graves,
    • Attak!Vipers!,
    • The Mentalists,
    • and AMP (ArtMusicPolitics)

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Left of the Dial: The zines of the 1990s
    A massive 12 page article written by Marv from Gadgie zine, taking you through the twists and tales of the 1990s, UK, zine community. Essential reading, and certainly one of the most interesting reads you’ll find on zines this year!

    Six months more of self activity: The Square social centre
    A romantic recount of our adventures, and successes at the Square Social centre nestled in Russell Square in the heart of London.

    Well that was weird: a Climate Camp report back
    A critical piece on the recent Climate Camp (August 28th to September 4th) held near Drax power station in Yorkshire

    Community Power: Decentralised Power!
    Conspiracy Tom once again leads us down the road of renewables showing how easy it is to establish a decentralised energy network around the country.

    Art not Oil exhibition
    A photo-essay on the Art not Oil exhibition that has been touring the UK over the past six months.

    A State of Emergency
    A look at the re-awakening of direct action movement against war that happened over the summer of 2006.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • CIRCA clowns at the Foreign Office blockade,
    • deaths in immigration detention centres since 2003,
    • and ‘Get your wings back’ a new campaign to help people who self-harm

    DIY guides

  • Making a skull purse
  • Creating insurrection and …
  • How to pee standing up
  • Reviews section

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.
    • Wasted fest review

    Columns

    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer zine),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 15

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 15The new issue of Last Hours – issue 15 – is out March 22nd 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    Finally!

    Issue 15 has suffered delays, false starts and all manner of hiccups to finally get itself printed. It’s well worth the wait though. We all had a chance to step back and assess exactly why we loved doing this zine, and what to do to make it better. We think we’ve produced the best issue yet!

    Interviews … from the weird to the wonderful!

    Mark Pilkington - [preview]
    Discusses the culture that has grown up around crop circle creation and the various forms of etiquette to undertake if you plan to make them yourself.

    Peter Kuper
    The New York illustrator, and co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated discusses life in New York and making comics without words

    My aunt: An antifascist [preview]
    80 years after the start of the civil war Vince visited his great aunt in Spain to discuss the part she played in the seige of Madrid and the resistance to Franco’s fascism.

    Alison Bechdel
    The creator of Dykes to Watch out for took time to explain her recently published book Fun Home and the difficulties of working on a graphic novel

    Cristy C Road
    The creator of Green Zine and Indestructible talks about how she started writing zines, going on zine tours, surviving off
    freelance work and what the future holds

    The bands … some of the bands that we spoke to for issue 15

    Propagandhi
    We talked to Jord, Propagandhi’s drummer, about the difficult fourth album, and what he’s been doing outside the band. Discussions about his garden, Haiti solidarity actions and indigenous struggle in Canada abound.

    Strike Anywhere
    Thomas, vocalist for Strike Anywhere, chatted about how the Manhattan Project – the project that developed the hydrogen bomb – affected his family history because of his grandfather’s involvement.

    Adequate Seven
    On their final tour Jamie (vocals) and Tom (trombone) discussed why the band was calling it a day, and the highs and lows of being a touring UK band.

    Seein’ Red
    The incendiary Dutch hardcore band were interviewed by Pavel from Prague about how the punk community has changed in the past twenty years, communism and how now more than ever we need a culture of resistance.

    Defiance Ohio - [preview]
    Chatting about being pigeon holed as a ‘folk-punk’ band, the pleasures of touring, sharing music with their friends & fans, and the Pages to Prisoners project.

    Dauntless Elite
    On life as a band from Leeds, working on too many projects and the dangers of being labelled ‘political’.

    SSS
    One of the best hardcore bands at the moment, chatting about Liverpool and playing shows.

    Also featuring interviews with: Failsafe, Notes of Resistance from Occupied London journal and Kate Collins (let’s just pretend zine) and a comic on why there isn’t an interview with Charles Burns, creator of Black Hole (Edd was too shy!).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    The Humble Compilation: How the anarcho-punk compilation defined the punk scene[preview]
    A 6 page article extolling the virtues of the humble compilation as a versatile and cheap way to spread music and messages across the globe. Danny looks not only at how the anarcho-punk compilation has defined the punk scene but also the influence on the wider anti-capitalist movement.

    Destroy all detention centres: A comic against borders
    A four page comic documenting the No Borders demonstration at Harmondsworth detention centre against deportations and in solidarity with those locked inside.

    Victory to Motala Heights: a photo essay
    A photo essay about the informal settlement of Motala Heights in Durban, South Africa, who are fighting the municipality’s forced relocation scheme.

    The story of a blockade
    An account of trying to shut down Israeli-import company Carmel Agrexco.

    A Spanner in the Corpse Machine
    An account of a picket outside Chelsea soldier – three days of army recruitment.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • The attempt to Sack Parliament when they returned from recess,
    • community energy (an update),
    • and the occupation of a carbon neutral company

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Emboidery – making a zinster-skull patch
    • Making comix without drawing – an introduction to OuBaPo

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of film reviews

    Other stuff … What’s filling the other 116 pages

    Comics – two pages from Paul Stapleton, and two pages from Edd

    Columns
    From Isy Morgenmuffel, Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss, Chris 12-o-5, Mikey D, Itch (King Blues) and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 16

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 16 cover

    Visit the shop to purchase a copy

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 16 – is out September 28th 2007. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on uncoated paper (no more fingerprints) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    The autumn beckons!

    Issue 16 arrives after a non-summer of bizarre weather, murderous wars and idiotic politicians. But the past six months have also seen some amazing bands appear, ideas surface, events happens, and gigs go off. Issue 16 is here to document all that’s happened in the world of punk rock and anti-authoritarian politics in the past six months!

    Home made punk rock … Bring the house down with home made DIY music: all from your sitting room

    An article, with a series of interviews, about why people play house shows & parties, or let a series of random strangers into their home for a gig.
    Including interviews with

    • Russ Substance,
    • Adam Homestead,
    • 3 Chord Craig,
    • PJ & Gaby,
    • James J Barrett
    • and Tommy Comstock.
    • Including artwork by Anke Weckmann

    Clifford Harper
    Anarchist illustrator discusses how he got involved in politics, starting creating art, and German expressionist woodcuts

    Household Name Records – [preview]
    One of the UK’s most important punk record label; Lil & Kafren, the label founders, talk about why they started the label, the incredible adventure they’ve travelled along and what the future holds. Including artwork by Steve Larder

    Home education … Raising the next generation of free thinkers
    A series of interviews with people who are involved in home education from children and teenagers through to their parents

    The shorter ones … some of the other people who were talked to in issue 16

    • Hero Dishonest
    • Guerrilla Girls
    • Toronto Zine Library
    • Noxagt

    Also featuring interviews with:Social Parasites, Rentokill, Suie Moffat and Andrew Culture (Beat Motel Zine).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    We’re not finished yet – the changing face of zines in the USA
    The closure of Punk Planet, and the bankrupcy of the Independent Press Association makes it look like the zine community in the USA must be in crisis, not necessarily argues the article, which looks at what happened to Punk Planet and other publications that have closed down, the IPA and how others have reacted to it.

    Social change AND lifestyle change … Climate Camp 2007
    What was good and bad about 2007’s Climate Change and how people can move forward from it. Including photos, and chronology of what happened during the week.

    The surprising success of the German anti-G8 mobilisation
    What happened at the blockade the G8 during June 2007 in North-east Germany. Including artwork by William Exely.

    Two, three, many apocalypses: Modern Ecologism and its prospects
    Examing how the state is co-opting discontent and protest against Climate chaos to give government and state more power

    Blair’s backlash: A critical introduction to possession of ‘extreme pornography’
    An article briefly exploring the repurcussions of one of the Labour government’s many pieces of legislation.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • London Coalition against poverty
    • The Camberwell squatted social centre – Black Frog – can never die

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Autumn foraging – collecting wild food during autumn (and recipes to cook them with!)
    • Stick and poke tatooing – the punx way of getting inked
    • Hide yer flash – knit your own digital camera case

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of misc reviews

    Including a review of Panic Attack: Art in the punk years and artwork by Freya Harrisson, Chris Getliffe, Elias Martinez, Andrew Waugh and Rob Jones

    Comics… Narrative artwork to make you laugh

    Hey Monkey Riot – A typical summer day,

    Pog – DIY unto Death (part 1)

    Steve Larder – Adventures

    and Jon Williams – Scene Sheep

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Featuring artwork from Matilda Huang

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 17

    posted April 11th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last hours issue 17 cover

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.

    Radical illustration

    This issue is themed around radical illustration. From its use in punk rock, to flyposting, and featuring a series of interviews and articles with inspiring and passionate artists. The issue showcases both their artwork, and the ideas behind it.

    Nikki McClure
    Making paper-cut images of everyday life; Nikki took time out to discuss why she creates images, her hopes for the future, and her love of crows.

    Josh MacPhee
    An artist interested in the interaction of anarchy and illustration. He’s the author of a series of books including Realizing the Impossibleand Stencil Pirates. He also established the Celebrate People’s History poster project and Just Seeds distribution. He talks about his inspirations and what he thinks the projects have achieved. Josh also created the grafitti stencil in the back of issue 17.

    Bitterkomix
    Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Bitterkomix have been publishing intelligent, incisive comics to describe the country’s extreme reality since 1990. They chatted with Antonis of Occupied London journal to discuss their current situation, thoughts of sex and Afrikaan culture.

    Laura Oldfield Ford
    An East London based artist, Laura creates Savage Messiah zine, which takes a psychogeographic tour of London. Mixing drawings of East London life with polemical statements of intent.

    The Devil’s in the detail: an overview of punk rock illustration

    Welly from Artcore zine has written a fascinating article on the past 30 years of punk rock illustration taking in the likes of Pushead, Kerri, Ransid, Gee Vaucher, through to more recent illustrators such as Michael Bukowski and Derek Hess. Featuring artwork by William Exley.

    From Rebel Yell to Rebel Sell: countercultural commodification and the dissenter’s new clothes
    Chris Lever explores how our countercultural is now propping up the sales counter, and ways to stop it being used as just another marketing gimmick. Featuring artwork by Freya Harrison.

    Also featuring: Is that a dildo? The artwork of Cristy C. Road and Phlegm Comics

    The bands

    Fall of Efrafa – Brighton melodic crust talking about their new record, and the ills of religion

    Subhumans – discussing Dick Lucas’s re-newed interest in painting and drawing

    Sundowner – Chris McCaughan of Lawence Arms fame talking about his solo project, touring with Mike Park, and creating video hommages to Bob Dylan

    One Night Stand in North Dakota – talk about tackling gender inequality whilst being mistaken for a cock rock band!

    Not forgetting

    Alan Moore
    Taking time to discuss his new book Lost Girls, and using that as a springboard to talk about his home town Northampton, alchemy, magic, his thoughts on religion and what his upcoming projects are lining up to be. Featuring illustration by Melvin Gallapon.

    Daisy’s Catering
    A brief chat with an austrian DIY catering company recreating some of Austria’s most famous dishes in the most blasphemous way possible: without meat.

    Other articles

    Cranks Bike workshop – a self organised bike workshop in Brighton

    Ladyfest London 2008 – organisers discuss the upcoming festival and the work that is going in to put it on

    The feeding of the egos: a reaction for Jon Active to Steve Ignorant’s decision to “reform” Crass for a gig at the Shepard’s Bush Empire.

    DIY Guides

    Flyposting: a history and how to guide by Isy from Morgenmuffel zine
    Make your own zine: a basic how to of pagination, folding, stapling and stealing artwork!
    Preserving food: how to make marmalades, chutney and other preserving methods. Yum!

    Columns

    This issue featuring beautiful artwork by Laura Hughes.

    • Chris 12o5: I saw the number of the beast and survived
    • Phil Chokeword: Our first stop is a place called Hope (I wouldn’t want to live here)
    • Itch Fox (from the King Blues): The Met on the march
    • Chris Lever: When you pirate MP3s, you’re downloading economics
    • Natalie: Bike Grrrl
    • PJ Sheperd: I still love you Against Me!
    • Isy Morgenmuffel: Don’t eat shit and die
    • Mikey D: Chat until the glowing coals fade

    Reviews

    26 pages of reviews and comment on recent releases including an interview with Toby Chelms of the New Wave of Cut and Paste.
    Featuring over 100 record reviews, 60 comic and zine reviews and extended reviews on:

    • Expect Resistance – the new Crimethinc book
    • Riot Grrrl – Revolution girl style, written by Natalie and illustrated by Leah Stewart
    • and the output of Crass.

    Illustrations adorn the review section by Pete Willis, Steve Larder, A-K Laine, and Edd Baldry.

    Also featuring comix by

    Pog DIY unto death (part 2)
    Steve LarderNottingham
    Hey Monkey Riot Late night shopping

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.
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    Frequenty Asked Questions

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About

     

    N.B. This was written in 2005, and some of the questions are out of date… we will be changing it in the near future

  • General FAQs
  • Ordering FAQS
  • Contributing FAQS

    General FAQs

    What is Last Hours?

    Last Hours is a quarterly punk music fanzine. It contains interviews, columns, articles, DIY guides, short stories, reviews and anything else we feel
    like. We try to cover the cultural and political aspects of punk and DIY as much as we do the music.

    Didn’t you used to be called Rancid News?

    Yes, we did. We did nine issues of the zine as Rancid News but for issue ten decided to change the name to Last Hours. We decided to do this for lots of
    different reasons one of them being that we simply got fed up of the old name and wanted to change it to something better.

    How do I get in contact with you guys?

    You can email us at info(at)archive.lasthours.org.uk or you can drop us a line at PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’m in a band/write a zine – can I send you my stuff to review?

    Yes please, we love getting things to review. Send ‘em to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    Hey you should really interview band x, distro y, or individual z?

    No dude, YOU should interview them. This is a DIY zine, not Kerrang! If you really like a band then do an interview with them. It’ll a. mean
    that you’ll be able to read a cool interview with them (because they’ll be answering all the questions that you want to know), and b. mean that
    others get to read a cool interview too.

    I’d like to advertise in your zine can you give me information?

    Ad rates run as follows (for euro/ dollar rates please get in touch):
    1/6 page advert: £15;
    1/4 page advert: £25;
    1/3 page advert: £35;
    1/2 page advert: £50;
    1 page advert: £100

    Artwork for adverts needs to be with us three weeks before the print deadline. Payment needs to be with us before the zine is published. For more info,
    and for advert dimensions (we’re currently changing printers) please get in touch with Edd.

    Oi, you gave my band a rubbish review – I wanna fight.

    Sorry if you’re unhappy with something we’ve said. Remember that it’s only the personal opinion of one person so doesn’t necessarily reflect the views
    of the zine overall and that it’s only words. We all understand how much time and effort goes into bands, and anyone that manages to release a record
    deserves credit for the commitment they’ve put into the band.

    Ordering FAQs

    I have some shiny coins to spend – how can I get hold of a copy?

    A copy of the current issue of Last Hours costs £2.50. You can buy now via paypal, or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd Baldry), postal order, or
    well concealed cash through the post to Last Hours, PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ. We also sell the zine via several independent
    record shops in the UK or alternatively we can often be found in the queues at punk gigs selling the zine.

    Can I get back issues?

    Back issues of the zine from issue 5 are still available although for some copies are extremely limited. Please visit the shop for further
    details.

    I love the zine so much and never want to miss an issue again – can I get a subscription please?

    Yes you can indeed; an annual subscription for 4 issues of Last Hours costs £5. You can buy now via paypal or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd
    Baldry), postal order, or well concealed cash through the post to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’d like to help distro the zine.

    Cool, get in touch with Edd and he’ll sort you out. The distro price is £1.00 per copy, so 5 copies = £5, 10 copies =
    £10 etc. If you want to order 50 or more then the price gets reduced to 90p per copy. 80 or more is 80p per copy.

    Oi, I sent you money to the Po Box ages ago for a zine but it hasn’t shown up?

    Okay, at the moment we’re only able to make a trip to the Po Box twice a week because of the distance involved with getting there, so if you’ve been
    waiting less than a week then it’s probably on it’s way. If it’s more than a week then get in touch we may need a gentle reminder about it or it could
    be that the Royal Mail has helpfully mislaid it. If you could let us know whether you paid cash, cheque, postal order etc. that’d also make our lives a
    lot easier.

    Oi, I sent a Paypal order ages ago and I still haven’t got a copy of the zine?

    Sorry. We’re normally pretty good at keeping on top of Paypal orders, and get received within a few days of the order being placed. Sometimes though
    either our lives get hectic, or the order slipped through the cracks somewhere down the line, either way send us an email and we’ll get on top of it.

    Will you trade zines?

    Yes always! Send the zine to our Po Box address (Last Hours, Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ), and put in a note saying you’d like
    to make a trade.

    I don’t live in the UK, how much will it cost for a copy of Last Hours and how can I order it?

    Individual zines to anywhere in the EU costs 3euros. Individual zines to the USA or Canada cost $4. Get in touch if you live elsewhere. The easiest
    way to order a copy is to pay edd@rnzine.co.uk 3euros (or $4) through paypal.com. Failing that you can send cash to our Po Box address (Last Hours,
    Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ).

    Contributing FAQs

    I draw/ take photos/ write/ do interviews/ etc – will you print some of my work as I’d like to contribute to the zine.

    That sounds really cool, we’re always grateful if people want to help out with the zine. Send anything you’d like to contribute either to our
    email address or to the Po Box. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it, and let you know what we plan to do with it as soon as possible.

    Do you have any guidelines on what you do/ don’t publish?

    There are few obvious ones: No racism, no sexism, no homophobia. Beyond that it should have some relevance to Last Hours as a zine, we’re
    not going to print a Britney Spears interview. By the same token though there are things that we think are totally punk that have nothing to do with
    music – food co-ops, community gardens etc. – are all awesome examples of how DIY can be used to make the world better. We always need photos, regardless
    of band, or situation. Artwork is the same, though it’d be cool if you could email to see if there’s an article, interview you could tie it to.
    Interviews & articles generally shouldn’t be longer than 3,000 words, or shorter than 500. Email interviews generally aren’t very good, nor are
    interviews when the band is asked pointlessly generic questions.

  • Last Hours issue 10

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 10

    Visit the shop to buy a copy!

    Interviews … People that were chatted to this issue

    Sleater Kinney
    Discuss growing older within a band, and what that means for the music they make

    The Dwarves
    Discussing killing a band, bringing it back together, and being way more hardcore than you or I are.
    A preview of the interview is located here.

    The Spectacle
    Talk about their US tour, being a band in Northern Norway, and how their politics influences their music (8 pages long!)
    A preview of the interview is located here

    Propagandhi
    Got lumbered with talking about punkvoter again. Oh yeah, and their new record too.

    Waterintobeer & Gadgie fanzines
    Two fanzine editors go face to face with questions about life, love and the universe. Must read.

    Abandon Ship
    The ever awesome Brighton hardcore band about their home town, and what hardcore means to them.

    Blackspot
    An interview with one of the AdBuster crew about their new shoes that will wipe the smile off Phil Knight’s Nike face!

    Other interviewees

    • Black Cougar Shock Unit,
    • Los Fastidios,
    • Rentokill,
    • Liars Academy,
    • Burning the Prospect,
    • One Reason,
    • Smoke Or Fire
    • and Fireapple Red.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    An Ethical Blank Cheque
    Prof. Richard Drayton (Cambridge) explains how WW2 mythology legitimises Anglo-American warmaking

    Prison is a crime
    An article discussing why prisons need to be abolished, and why those inside need our solidarity.

    Quit Your Job Get a Life
    Does exactly what it says on the label.

    Other articles
    Report back on London Mayday 2005, report on the London Zine Symposium, article on the London Insitute For Autonomy, an article about DSEi (Defence System Equipment international).

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    Craft Corner
    Issue 10 takes you through the basic stages of learning how to knit.

    Affinity Groups
    Article by the CrimethInc urban pirates on how to organise, and resist effectively with your friends and comrades.

    Recipes
    An assortment of vegan treats to create.

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

  • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
  • Phil Chokeword,
  • Chris Lipgloss,
  • Chris 12-o-5,
  • Mikey D,
  • Positive Bastard,
  • Edd
  • and Natalie
  • Last Hours issue 11

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 11

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 11 – is out now

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for this issue

    Against Me!
    Last Hours interviewers caught up with this Gainesville band when they played a squat in Italy over the summer.
    They talk about what its like being ‘big’, their recent DVD, their upcoming CD, about protest and music.

    The Profit$
    Erika from the Boston anarcho-punk band was cornered in London and gave a long chat about being a punk in 2005,
    releasing DVDs, and what living in George Bush’s America feels like.

    Dave author of On Subbing
    Dave, a special education substitute working in Portland, USA talked to us about being involved in the education system, how he got involved in writing zines, and his recent tour. It’s a really, really interesting interview!

    Active Distribution
    London’s premier zine, book and CD (though alas no longer record) distro dishes the dirt.

    Fighting Shit
    Iclandic hardcore band take the time to discuss their views on life.

    Other interviewees

    • Scumville,
    • Artcore/ Four Letter Word,
    • Satanic Surfers,
    • New Winds,
    • Darkest Hour,
    • Among the Missing,
    • Down and Outs,
    • Matt Shepard,
    • medics at the G8,
    • Anne Hansen,
    • Grabba Grabba Tape,
    • and Pennywise.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    G8 report back
    Report back of people’s adventures in Scotland to protest against the leaders of the Eight most “developed” countries.

    New Orleans
    Article by an American activist about her feelings in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.

    Imperialism
    Prof. Richard Drayton discusses how Western states (specifically Britain) haven’t apologised for their colonialist crimes and it should be the Global North repaying debts, not Africa.

    Other articles
    Willy Wonka and the racism factory, Rupert Murdoch dominating the internet, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and more

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • DIY Craft

    • Create your own money purse
    • DIY action
    • How to deal with arrest
    • DIY not EMI
    • How to put on a Ladyfest (by Red Chidgey from Brighton Ladyfest)
    • Recipes
    • An assortment of Italian vegan recipes

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • PetexBust (50 on Red),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie
    Last Hours issue 12

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 12

    Last Hours – issue 12 – is out in the shops right now, and has been since January 25th 2006

    It may be gloomy outside this time of year. So find a warm space, and get comfortable, because all your reading material needs are met with issue 12 of Last Hours.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 12

    • Zegota
    • The Gossip
    • The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
    • The Levellers
    • GLW/DRK magazine
    • Sonic Boom Six
    • The Plague Mass
    • Behind Enemy Line
    • Easpa Measa
    • Shell to Sea activists
    • Euripides from SINALTRAINAL (South American trade union)

    Short interviews

    • Adequate Seven
    • Captive Audio
    • Rainer Maria
    • Adequate Seven
    • Random Heroes
    • Sean McGhee – creator of an Anarcho punk series

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    • Burn or Freeze? – Humans impending ecological suicide
    • Action Medics – surviving arrest at 2005’s G8
    • Dambusters! – resisting the Icelandic dams
    • Killer Coke – a case study in capital and resistance
    • Balata Refugee Camp (West Bank Palestine) – Summer 2005
    • Lets get Critical – London Critical Mass responds to police threats
    • A train in vain? – A critical analysis of anarchist organisation in California

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Edible wild plants primer
    • Making oak leaf wine
    • How to make a draft excluder

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book
    • & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 13

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 13
    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 13 – is out May 17th 2006 and will be printed with a square spine and nice paper (no more inky fingers)

    Spring’s coming, time to start plotting summer adventures and revolutions; Last Hours is here to help the plotting!

    Comics, comics everywhere … the theme of issue 13

    Punk rock music, resistance and comics have a long and illustrious history. Last Hours issue 13 takes a dive into the comic book world and how it relates to DIY culture in 2006. Be prepared for articles on internet comics, a history of comics and punk music, and what some of our favourite comics are.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 13

    Tank Girl
    Alan Martin talks about his creation and convincing Hollywood executives to import water buffalo in this amazing eight page comic illustrated by Jonny Red.

    Seth Tobocman and Nicole Schulman
    Discuss World War 3 illustrated, New York’s anarchist and activist scene post-9/11 and their hopes of how comics can make people think a little bit more.

    Jeffrey Brown
    The author of Clumsy, Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy and a bunch of other mini-comics and collaborations discusses love, life and his home town Chicago.

    AVOW zine
    Keith Rosson discusses his illustrations and the tenth year anniversary of AVOW.

    Polyp
    The insurrectionary illustrator talks about his comics and the age old question of whether its more damaging to mock or damn.

    Making Stuff and Doing Things
    Kyle Bravo of Hot Iron Press talks about the DIY scene surviving Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.

    Pogo Cafe
    Radical vegan cafe dishes up the dirt on what its like to try and take punk ideals into the real world.

    This Bike is a Pipebomb
    These guys rip into ‘punk’, and how with the proliferation of Warped Tour stealing our language etc. we need to find a new definition of what we’re all doing

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Born Dead,
    • Gogol Bordello,
    • Al Burian (of Milemarker),
    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Restarts,
    • Typocrat,
    • Moenster,
    • Navajo Code
    • and the Planet Smashers

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Punk Rock Census results
    Collating the recent census that we’ve run through archive.lasthours.org.uk and Last Hours #12. The state of the ‘core 2006.

    France in revolt
    A eye-witness account of the recent CPE protests in France, and how they tie into a wider fight against capitalism and neo-liberalism.

    No Borders, No Nations
    A report on the No Borders network and the unnecessary suffering that states and borders place on people trying to escape persecution; including photos and report back on the recent Harmondsworth demonstration.

    Daniel McGowan and The Green Scare
    Daniel is facing life imprisonment after being accused by the US state of “eco-terrorism”, an article into his specific circumstances and a look at the wider criminalization of the ecological movement in the USA

    Matilda’s social centre
    A how to on creating your own DIY, non-hierachical, punk as fuck gig space

    Also featuring other articles on:

    G8 2006 in St Petersburg, resistance in Dublin, an eye-witness report on Balata’s re-invasion by the Israeli state and a brief look at the Smash EDO campaign after its injunction victory.

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Making your own clothes
    • Creating insurrection and …
    • craft stuff

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story
    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 14

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 14

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 14 – is out September 21st 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover.

    The summer’s over, autumn’s here.

    What better time than head back inside with something good to read, and learn about all the awesome stuff that the punk, DIY and anarchist communities have been up to in the past few months!

    We can’t get enough acoustic punk… the theme of issue 14

    An oxymoron? Perhaps. After all many think punk is about playing three chords as loudly as possible with sharp lyrics being screamed on top. Still, there’s always been an undercurrent of acoustic music in the punk scene with most punk bands dabbling with the unplugged sound at one time or another. This issue three of the bands rocking out with the plug firmly out of the wall chatted about their thoughts.

    Interviews … the acoustic punk bands!

    Ghost Mice
    Ghost Mice – Chris, Hannah and Pascal – talk about wanting to travel light, how they went about organising the Plan-It-X fests (and some of the problems they encountered), their adventues in Europe and more besides

    King Blues
    One of the most amazing UK punk bands at the moment King Blues talk about revolution, music, breaking world records, and London town!

    Russ Substance
    Talking to Phil Chokeword (from Pilger) about putting “Garden-core” the idea of inviting your friends to your garden to play music, talk, eat and have fun.

    Other interviews … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    David Graeber
    The radical anthropologist discusses how his problems with Yale can be seen as a classic example of the evils of hierachy, how his anthropological studies took him to the frontlines in New York City and some thoughts about his upcoming books.

    Anti-CPE teenagers
    Vince Red, whilst travelling around France had the oppurtunity, to talk to two French teenage girls in Reimes about why they went on strike, protests and blockades in protest against the French employment law – CPE.

    Comic artist interviews

    Nate Powell – Soophie Nun Squad
    Nate Powell – author of Tiny Giants and other great comics talks about how X-Men changed his life, singing in a punk band, his home state of Arkansaw, and how he’s had the oppurtunity to use his art to work with people with learning difficulties.

    Jon Williams
    Jon Williams – or Jonny Red as some Last Hours regulars might know him as – talks about his comic debut Tales from the Sidewalk, his ceramics work, and his summer adventures. He’s also drawn a comic of his face-painting story.

    Other bands … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    The Steal
    Taking hardcore and stripping it back to the bare elements The Steal chat about how they came together, and the adventures they’ve had in their first year of being a band.

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Joey Cape, from Lagwagon and the “all-star” punk band Me First…, talks about how he wishes Barry Manilow would get in touch, and future covers the San Francisco band are planning.

    Captain Everything
    The best pop-punk band in the world get cornered by Last Hours for an interrogation about what they’ve been doing over the past three years since we last did an interview with them.

    I Object
    I Object talk about their first European tour, their community back home in New York state and how important DIY is to them.

    Lake Me
    An all-female two piece on the weirdness of touring, and how they came to have the ideas they do.

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Pretty Girls Make Graves,
    • Attak!Vipers!,
    • The Mentalists,
    • and AMP (ArtMusicPolitics)

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Left of the Dial: The zines of the 1990s
    A massive 12 page article written by Marv from Gadgie zine, taking you through the twists and tales of the 1990s, UK, zine community. Essential reading, and certainly one of the most interesting reads you’ll find on zines this year!

    Six months more of self activity: The Square social centre
    A romantic recount of our adventures, and successes at the Square Social centre nestled in Russell Square in the heart of London.

    Well that was weird: a Climate Camp report back
    A critical piece on the recent Climate Camp (August 28th to September 4th) held near Drax power station in Yorkshire

    Community Power: Decentralised Power!
    Conspiracy Tom once again leads us down the road of renewables showing how easy it is to establish a decentralised energy network around the country.

    Art not Oil exhibition
    A photo-essay on the Art not Oil exhibition that has been touring the UK over the past six months.

    A State of Emergency
    A look at the re-awakening of direct action movement against war that happened over the summer of 2006.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • CIRCA clowns at the Foreign Office blockade,
    • deaths in immigration detention centres since 2003,
    • and ‘Get your wings back’ a new campaign to help people who self-harm

    DIY guides

  • Making a skull purse
  • Creating insurrection and …
  • How to pee standing up
  • Reviews section

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.
    • Wasted fest review

    Columns

    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer zine),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 15

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 15The new issue of Last Hours – issue 15 – is out March 22nd 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    Finally!

    Issue 15 has suffered delays, false starts and all manner of hiccups to finally get itself printed. It’s well worth the wait though. We all had a chance to step back and assess exactly why we loved doing this zine, and what to do to make it better. We think we’ve produced the best issue yet!

    Interviews … from the weird to the wonderful!

    Mark Pilkington - [preview]
    Discusses the culture that has grown up around crop circle creation and the various forms of etiquette to undertake if you plan to make them yourself.

    Peter Kuper
    The New York illustrator, and co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated discusses life in New York and making comics without words

    My aunt: An antifascist [preview]
    80 years after the start of the civil war Vince visited his great aunt in Spain to discuss the part she played in the seige of Madrid and the resistance to Franco’s fascism.

    Alison Bechdel
    The creator of Dykes to Watch out for took time to explain her recently published book Fun Home and the difficulties of working on a graphic novel

    Cristy C Road
    The creator of Green Zine and Indestructible talks about how she started writing zines, going on zine tours, surviving off
    freelance work and what the future holds

    The bands … some of the bands that we spoke to for issue 15

    Propagandhi
    We talked to Jord, Propagandhi’s drummer, about the difficult fourth album, and what he’s been doing outside the band. Discussions about his garden, Haiti solidarity actions and indigenous struggle in Canada abound.

    Strike Anywhere
    Thomas, vocalist for Strike Anywhere, chatted about how the Manhattan Project – the project that developed the hydrogen bomb – affected his family history because of his grandfather’s involvement.

    Adequate Seven
    On their final tour Jamie (vocals) and Tom (trombone) discussed why the band was calling it a day, and the highs and lows of being a touring UK band.

    Seein’ Red
    The incendiary Dutch hardcore band were interviewed by Pavel from Prague about how the punk community has changed in the past twenty years, communism and how now more than ever we need a culture of resistance.

    Defiance Ohio - [preview]
    Chatting about being pigeon holed as a ‘folk-punk’ band, the pleasures of touring, sharing music with their friends & fans, and the Pages to Prisoners project.

    Dauntless Elite
    On life as a band from Leeds, working on too many projects and the dangers of being labelled ‘political’.

    SSS
    One of the best hardcore bands at the moment, chatting about Liverpool and playing shows.

    Also featuring interviews with: Failsafe, Notes of Resistance from Occupied London journal and Kate Collins (let’s just pretend zine) and a comic on why there isn’t an interview with Charles Burns, creator of Black Hole (Edd was too shy!).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    The Humble Compilation: How the anarcho-punk compilation defined the punk scene[preview]
    A 6 page article extolling the virtues of the humble compilation as a versatile and cheap way to spread music and messages across the globe. Danny looks not only at how the anarcho-punk compilation has defined the punk scene but also the influence on the wider anti-capitalist movement.

    Destroy all detention centres: A comic against borders
    A four page comic documenting the No Borders demonstration at Harmondsworth detention centre against deportations and in solidarity with those locked inside.

    Victory to Motala Heights: a photo essay
    A photo essay about the informal settlement of Motala Heights in Durban, South Africa, who are fighting the municipality’s forced relocation scheme.

    The story of a blockade
    An account of trying to shut down Israeli-import company Carmel Agrexco.

    A Spanner in the Corpse Machine
    An account of a picket outside Chelsea soldier – three days of army recruitment.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • The attempt to Sack Parliament when they returned from recess,
    • community energy (an update),
    • and the occupation of a carbon neutral company

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Emboidery – making a zinster-skull patch
    • Making comix without drawing – an introduction to OuBaPo

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of film reviews

    Other stuff … What’s filling the other 116 pages

    Comics – two pages from Paul Stapleton, and two pages from Edd

    Columns
    From Isy Morgenmuffel, Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss, Chris 12-o-5, Mikey D, Itch (King Blues) and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 16

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 16 cover

    Visit the shop to purchase a copy

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 16 – is out September 28th 2007. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on uncoated paper (no more fingerprints) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    The autumn beckons!

    Issue 16 arrives after a non-summer of bizarre weather, murderous wars and idiotic politicians. But the past six months have also seen some amazing bands appear, ideas surface, events happens, and gigs go off. Issue 16 is here to document all that’s happened in the world of punk rock and anti-authoritarian politics in the past six months!

    Home made punk rock … Bring the house down with home made DIY music: all from your sitting room

    An article, with a series of interviews, about why people play house shows & parties, or let a series of random strangers into their home for a gig.
    Including interviews with

    • Russ Substance,
    • Adam Homestead,
    • 3 Chord Craig,
    • PJ & Gaby,
    • James J Barrett
    • and Tommy Comstock.
    • Including artwork by Anke Weckmann

    Clifford Harper
    Anarchist illustrator discusses how he got involved in politics, starting creating art, and German expressionist woodcuts

    Household Name Records – [preview]
    One of the UK’s most important punk record label; Lil & Kafren, the label founders, talk about why they started the label, the incredible adventure they’ve travelled along and what the future holds. Including artwork by Steve Larder

    Home education … Raising the next generation of free thinkers
    A series of interviews with people who are involved in home education from children and teenagers through to their parents

    The shorter ones … some of the other people who were talked to in issue 16

    • Hero Dishonest
    • Guerrilla Girls
    • Toronto Zine Library
    • Noxagt

    Also featuring interviews with:Social Parasites, Rentokill, Suie Moffat and Andrew Culture (Beat Motel Zine).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    We’re not finished yet – the changing face of zines in the USA
    The closure of Punk Planet, and the bankrupcy of the Independent Press Association makes it look like the zine community in the USA must be in crisis, not necessarily argues the article, which looks at what happened to Punk Planet and other publications that have closed down, the IPA and how others have reacted to it.

    Social change AND lifestyle change … Climate Camp 2007
    What was good and bad about 2007’s Climate Change and how people can move forward from it. Including photos, and chronology of what happened during the week.

    The surprising success of the German anti-G8 mobilisation
    What happened at the blockade the G8 during June 2007 in North-east Germany. Including artwork by William Exely.

    Two, three, many apocalypses: Modern Ecologism and its prospects
    Examing how the state is co-opting discontent and protest against Climate chaos to give government and state more power

    Blair’s backlash: A critical introduction to possession of ‘extreme pornography’
    An article briefly exploring the repurcussions of one of the Labour government’s many pieces of legislation.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • London Coalition against poverty
    • The Camberwell squatted social centre – Black Frog – can never die

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Autumn foraging – collecting wild food during autumn (and recipes to cook them with!)
    • Stick and poke tatooing – the punx way of getting inked
    • Hide yer flash – knit your own digital camera case

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of misc reviews

    Including a review of Panic Attack: Art in the punk years and artwork by Freya Harrisson, Chris Getliffe, Elias Martinez, Andrew Waugh and Rob Jones

    Comics… Narrative artwork to make you laugh

    Hey Monkey Riot – A typical summer day,

    Pog – DIY unto Death (part 1)

    Steve Larder – Adventures

    and Jon Williams – Scene Sheep

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Featuring artwork from Matilda Huang

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 17

    posted April 11th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last hours issue 17 cover

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.

    Radical illustration

    This issue is themed around radical illustration. From its use in punk rock, to flyposting, and featuring a series of interviews and articles with inspiring and passionate artists. The issue showcases both their artwork, and the ideas behind it.

    Nikki McClure
    Making paper-cut images of everyday life; Nikki took time out to discuss why she creates images, her hopes for the future, and her love of crows.

    Josh MacPhee
    An artist interested in the interaction of anarchy and illustration. He’s the author of a series of books including Realizing the Impossibleand Stencil Pirates. He also established the Celebrate People’s History poster project and Just Seeds distribution. He talks about his inspirations and what he thinks the projects have achieved. Josh also created the grafitti stencil in the back of issue 17.

    Bitterkomix
    Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Bitterkomix have been publishing intelligent, incisive comics to describe the country’s extreme reality since 1990. They chatted with Antonis of Occupied London journal to discuss their current situation, thoughts of sex and Afrikaan culture.

    Laura Oldfield Ford
    An East London based artist, Laura creates Savage Messiah zine, which takes a psychogeographic tour of London. Mixing drawings of East London life with polemical statements of intent.

    The Devil’s in the detail: an overview of punk rock illustration

    Welly from Artcore zine has written a fascinating article on the past 30 years of punk rock illustration taking in the likes of Pushead, Kerri, Ransid, Gee Vaucher, through to more recent illustrators such as Michael Bukowski and Derek Hess. Featuring artwork by William Exley.

    From Rebel Yell to Rebel Sell: countercultural commodification and the dissenter’s new clothes
    Chris Lever explores how our countercultural is now propping up the sales counter, and ways to stop it being used as just another marketing gimmick. Featuring artwork by Freya Harrison.

    Also featuring: Is that a dildo? The artwork of Cristy C. Road and Phlegm Comics

    The bands

    Fall of Efrafa – Brighton melodic crust talking about their new record, and the ills of religion

    Subhumans – discussing Dick Lucas’s re-newed interest in painting and drawing

    Sundowner – Chris McCaughan of Lawence Arms fame talking about his solo project, touring with Mike Park, and creating video hommages to Bob Dylan

    One Night Stand in North Dakota – talk about tackling gender inequality whilst being mistaken for a cock rock band!

    Not forgetting

    Alan Moore
    Taking time to discuss his new book Lost Girls, and using that as a springboard to talk about his home town Northampton, alchemy, magic, his thoughts on religion and what his upcoming projects are lining up to be. Featuring illustration by Melvin Gallapon.

    Daisy’s Catering
    A brief chat with an austrian DIY catering company recreating some of Austria’s most famous dishes in the most blasphemous way possible: without meat.

    Other articles

    Cranks Bike workshop – a self organised bike workshop in Brighton

    Ladyfest London 2008 – organisers discuss the upcoming festival and the work that is going in to put it on

    The feeding of the egos: a reaction for Jon Active to Steve Ignorant’s decision to “reform” Crass for a gig at the Shepard’s Bush Empire.

    DIY Guides

    Flyposting: a history and how to guide by Isy from Morgenmuffel zine
    Make your own zine: a basic how to of pagination, folding, stapling and stealing artwork!
    Preserving food: how to make marmalades, chutney and other preserving methods. Yum!

    Columns

    This issue featuring beautiful artwork by Laura Hughes.

    • Chris 12o5: I saw the number of the beast and survived
    • Phil Chokeword: Our first stop is a place called Hope (I wouldn’t want to live here)
    • Itch Fox (from the King Blues): The Met on the march
    • Chris Lever: When you pirate MP3s, you’re downloading economics
    • Natalie: Bike Grrrl
    • PJ Sheperd: I still love you Against Me!
    • Isy Morgenmuffel: Don’t eat shit and die
    • Mikey D: Chat until the glowing coals fade

    Reviews

    26 pages of reviews and comment on recent releases including an interview with Toby Chelms of the New Wave of Cut and Paste.
    Featuring over 100 record reviews, 60 comic and zine reviews and extended reviews on:

    • Expect Resistance – the new Crimethinc book
    • Riot Grrrl – Revolution girl style, written by Natalie and illustrated by Leah Stewart
    • and the output of Crass.

    Illustrations adorn the review section by Pete Willis, Steve Larder, A-K Laine, and Edd Baldry.

    Also featuring comix by

    Pog DIY unto death (part 2)
    Steve LarderNottingham
    Hey Monkey Riot Late night shopping

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.
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    Frequenty Asked Questions

    Frequenty Asked Questions

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About

     

    N.B. This was written in 2005, and some of the questions are out of date… we will be changing it in the near future

  • General FAQs
  • Ordering FAQS
  • Contributing FAQS

    General FAQs

    What is Last Hours?

    Last Hours is a quarterly punk music fanzine. It contains interviews, columns, articles, DIY guides, short stories, reviews and anything else we feel
    like. We try to cover the cultural and political aspects of punk and DIY as much as we do the music.

    Didn’t you used to be called Rancid News?

    Yes, we did. We did nine issues of the zine as Rancid News but for issue ten decided to change the name to Last Hours. We decided to do this for lots of
    different reasons one of them being that we simply got fed up of the old name and wanted to change it to something better.

    How do I get in contact with you guys?

    You can email us at info(at)archive.lasthours.org.uk or you can drop us a line at PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’m in a band/write a zine – can I send you my stuff to review?

    Yes please, we love getting things to review. Send ‘em to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    Hey you should really interview band x, distro y, or individual z?

    No dude, YOU should interview them. This is a DIY zine, not Kerrang! If you really like a band then do an interview with them. It’ll a. mean
    that you’ll be able to read a cool interview with them (because they’ll be answering all the questions that you want to know), and b. mean that
    others get to read a cool interview too.

    I’d like to advertise in your zine can you give me information?

    Ad rates run as follows (for euro/ dollar rates please get in touch):
    1/6 page advert: £15;
    1/4 page advert: £25;
    1/3 page advert: £35;
    1/2 page advert: £50;
    1 page advert: £100

    Artwork for adverts needs to be with us three weeks before the print deadline. Payment needs to be with us before the zine is published. For more info,
    and for advert dimensions (we’re currently changing printers) please get in touch with Edd.

    Oi, you gave my band a rubbish review – I wanna fight.

    Sorry if you’re unhappy with something we’ve said. Remember that it’s only the personal opinion of one person so doesn’t necessarily reflect the views
    of the zine overall and that it’s only words. We all understand how much time and effort goes into bands, and anyone that manages to release a record
    deserves credit for the commitment they’ve put into the band.

    Ordering FAQs

    I have some shiny coins to spend – how can I get hold of a copy?

    A copy of the current issue of Last Hours costs £2.50. You can buy now via paypal, or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd Baldry), postal order, or
    well concealed cash through the post to Last Hours, PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ. We also sell the zine via several independent
    record shops in the UK or alternatively we can often be found in the queues at punk gigs selling the zine.

    Can I get back issues?

    Back issues of the zine from issue 5 are still available although for some copies are extremely limited. Please visit the shop for further
    details.

    I love the zine so much and never want to miss an issue again – can I get a subscription please?

    Yes you can indeed; an annual subscription for 4 issues of Last Hours costs £5. You can buy now via paypal or you can send us a cheque (made out to Edd
    Baldry), postal order, or well concealed cash through the post to PO Box 328, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ.

    I’d like to help distro the zine.

    Cool, get in touch with Edd and he’ll sort you out. The distro price is £1.00 per copy, so 5 copies = £5, 10 copies =
    £10 etc. If you want to order 50 or more then the price gets reduced to 90p per copy. 80 or more is 80p per copy.

    Oi, I sent you money to the Po Box ages ago for a zine but it hasn’t shown up?

    Okay, at the moment we’re only able to make a trip to the Po Box twice a week because of the distance involved with getting there, so if you’ve been
    waiting less than a week then it’s probably on it’s way. If it’s more than a week then get in touch we may need a gentle reminder about it or it could
    be that the Royal Mail has helpfully mislaid it. If you could let us know whether you paid cash, cheque, postal order etc. that’d also make our lives a
    lot easier.

    Oi, I sent a Paypal order ages ago and I still haven’t got a copy of the zine?

    Sorry. We’re normally pretty good at keeping on top of Paypal orders, and get received within a few days of the order being placed. Sometimes though
    either our lives get hectic, or the order slipped through the cracks somewhere down the line, either way send us an email and we’ll get on top of it.

    Will you trade zines?

    Yes always! Send the zine to our Po Box address (Last Hours, Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ), and put in a note saying you’d like
    to make a trade.

    I don’t live in the UK, how much will it cost for a copy of Last Hours and how can I order it?

    Individual zines to anywhere in the EU costs 3euros. Individual zines to the USA or Canada cost $4. Get in touch if you live elsewhere. The easiest
    way to order a copy is to pay edd@rnzine.co.uk 3euros (or $4) through paypal.com. Failing that you can send cash to our Po Box address (Last Hours,
    Po Box 382, 456-458 The Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ).

    Contributing FAQs

    I draw/ take photos/ write/ do interviews/ etc – will you print some of my work as I’d like to contribute to the zine.

    That sounds really cool, we’re always grateful if people want to help out with the zine. Send anything you’d like to contribute either to our
    email address or to the Po Box. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it, and let you know what we plan to do with it as soon as possible.

    Do you have any guidelines on what you do/ don’t publish?

    There are few obvious ones: No racism, no sexism, no homophobia. Beyond that it should have some relevance to Last Hours as a zine, we’re
    not going to print a Britney Spears interview. By the same token though there are things that we think are totally punk that have nothing to do with
    music – food co-ops, community gardens etc. – are all awesome examples of how DIY can be used to make the world better. We always need photos, regardless
    of band, or situation. Artwork is the same, though it’d be cool if you could email to see if there’s an article, interview you could tie it to.
    Interviews & articles generally shouldn’t be longer than 3,000 words, or shorter than 500. Email interviews generally aren’t very good, nor are
    interviews when the band is asked pointlessly generic questions.

  • Last Hours issue 10

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 10

    Visit the shop to buy a copy!

    Interviews … People that were chatted to this issue

    Sleater Kinney
    Discuss growing older within a band, and what that means for the music they make

    The Dwarves
    Discussing killing a band, bringing it back together, and being way more hardcore than you or I are.
    A preview of the interview is located here.

    The Spectacle
    Talk about their US tour, being a band in Northern Norway, and how their politics influences their music (8 pages long!)
    A preview of the interview is located here

    Propagandhi
    Got lumbered with talking about punkvoter again. Oh yeah, and their new record too.

    Waterintobeer & Gadgie fanzines
    Two fanzine editors go face to face with questions about life, love and the universe. Must read.

    Abandon Ship
    The ever awesome Brighton hardcore band about their home town, and what hardcore means to them.

    Blackspot
    An interview with one of the AdBuster crew about their new shoes that will wipe the smile off Phil Knight’s Nike face!

    Other interviewees

    • Black Cougar Shock Unit,
    • Los Fastidios,
    • Rentokill,
    • Liars Academy,
    • Burning the Prospect,
    • One Reason,
    • Smoke Or Fire
    • and Fireapple Red.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    An Ethical Blank Cheque
    Prof. Richard Drayton (Cambridge) explains how WW2 mythology legitimises Anglo-American warmaking

    Prison is a crime
    An article discussing why prisons need to be abolished, and why those inside need our solidarity.

    Quit Your Job Get a Life
    Does exactly what it says on the label.

    Other articles
    Report back on London Mayday 2005, report on the London Zine Symposium, article on the London Insitute For Autonomy, an article about DSEi (Defence System Equipment international).

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    Craft Corner
    Issue 10 takes you through the basic stages of learning how to knit.

    Affinity Groups
    Article by the CrimethInc urban pirates on how to organise, and resist effectively with your friends and comrades.

    Recipes
    An assortment of vegan treats to create.

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

  • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
  • Phil Chokeword,
  • Chris Lipgloss,
  • Chris 12-o-5,
  • Mikey D,
  • Positive Bastard,
  • Edd
  • and Natalie
  • Last Hours issue 11

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 11

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 11 – is out now

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for this issue

    Against Me!
    Last Hours interviewers caught up with this Gainesville band when they played a squat in Italy over the summer.
    They talk about what its like being ‘big’, their recent DVD, their upcoming CD, about protest and music.

    The Profit$
    Erika from the Boston anarcho-punk band was cornered in London and gave a long chat about being a punk in 2005,
    releasing DVDs, and what living in George Bush’s America feels like.

    Dave author of On Subbing
    Dave, a special education substitute working in Portland, USA talked to us about being involved in the education system, how he got involved in writing zines, and his recent tour. It’s a really, really interesting interview!

    Active Distribution
    London’s premier zine, book and CD (though alas no longer record) distro dishes the dirt.

    Fighting Shit
    Iclandic hardcore band take the time to discuss their views on life.

    Other interviewees

    • Scumville,
    • Artcore/ Four Letter Word,
    • Satanic Surfers,
    • New Winds,
    • Darkest Hour,
    • Among the Missing,
    • Down and Outs,
    • Matt Shepard,
    • medics at the G8,
    • Anne Hansen,
    • Grabba Grabba Tape,
    • and Pennywise.

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    G8 report back
    Report back of people’s adventures in Scotland to protest against the leaders of the Eight most “developed” countries.

    New Orleans
    Article by an American activist about her feelings in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.

    Imperialism
    Prof. Richard Drayton discusses how Western states (specifically Britain) haven’t apologised for their colonialist crimes and it should be the Global North repaying debts, not Africa.

    Other articles
    Willy Wonka and the racism factory, Rupert Murdoch dominating the internet, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and more

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • DIY Craft

    • Create your own money purse
    • DIY action
    • How to deal with arrest
    • DIY not EMI
    • How to put on a Ladyfest (by Red Chidgey from Brighton Ladyfest)
    • Recipes
    • An assortment of Italian vegan recipes

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • PetexBust (50 on Red),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie
    Last Hours issue 12

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 12

    Last Hours – issue 12 – is out in the shops right now, and has been since January 25th 2006

    It may be gloomy outside this time of year. So find a warm space, and get comfortable, because all your reading material needs are met with issue 12 of Last Hours.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 12

    • Zegota
    • The Gossip
    • The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
    • The Levellers
    • GLW/DRK magazine
    • Sonic Boom Six
    • The Plague Mass
    • Behind Enemy Line
    • Easpa Measa
    • Shell to Sea activists
    • Euripides from SINALTRAINAL (South American trade union)

    Short interviews

    • Adequate Seven
    • Captive Audio
    • Rainer Maria
    • Adequate Seven
    • Random Heroes
    • Sean McGhee – creator of an Anarcho punk series

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    • Burn or Freeze? – Humans impending ecological suicide
    • Action Medics – surviving arrest at 2005’s G8
    • Dambusters! – resisting the Icelandic dams
    • Killer Coke – a case study in capital and resistance
    • Balata Refugee Camp (West Bank Palestine) – Summer 2005
    • Lets get Critical – London Critical Mass responds to police threats
    • A train in vain? – A critical analysis of anarchist organisation in California

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Edible wild plants primer
    • Making oak leaf wine
    • How to make a draft excluder

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book
    • & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 13

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 13
    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 13 – is out May 17th 2006 and will be printed with a square spine and nice paper (no more inky fingers)

    Spring’s coming, time to start plotting summer adventures and revolutions; Last Hours is here to help the plotting!

    Comics, comics everywhere … the theme of issue 13

    Punk rock music, resistance and comics have a long and illustrious history. Last Hours issue 13 takes a dive into the comic book world and how it relates to DIY culture in 2006. Be prepared for articles on internet comics, a history of comics and punk music, and what some of our favourite comics are.

    Interviews … People that we chatted to for issue 13

    Tank Girl
    Alan Martin talks about his creation and convincing Hollywood executives to import water buffalo in this amazing eight page comic illustrated by Jonny Red.

    Seth Tobocman and Nicole Schulman
    Discuss World War 3 illustrated, New York’s anarchist and activist scene post-9/11 and their hopes of how comics can make people think a little bit more.

    Jeffrey Brown
    The author of Clumsy, Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy and a bunch of other mini-comics and collaborations discusses love, life and his home town Chicago.

    AVOW zine
    Keith Rosson discusses his illustrations and the tenth year anniversary of AVOW.

    Polyp
    The insurrectionary illustrator talks about his comics and the age old question of whether its more damaging to mock or damn.

    Making Stuff and Doing Things
    Kyle Bravo of Hot Iron Press talks about the DIY scene surviving Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.

    Pogo Cafe
    Radical vegan cafe dishes up the dirt on what its like to try and take punk ideals into the real world.

    This Bike is a Pipebomb
    These guys rip into ‘punk’, and how with the proliferation of Warped Tour stealing our language etc. we need to find a new definition of what we’re all doing

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Born Dead,
    • Gogol Bordello,
    • Al Burian (of Milemarker),
    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Restarts,
    • Typocrat,
    • Moenster,
    • Navajo Code
    • and the Planet Smashers

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Punk Rock Census results
    Collating the recent census that we’ve run through archive.lasthours.org.uk and Last Hours #12. The state of the ‘core 2006.

    France in revolt
    A eye-witness account of the recent CPE protests in France, and how they tie into a wider fight against capitalism and neo-liberalism.

    No Borders, No Nations
    A report on the No Borders network and the unnecessary suffering that states and borders place on people trying to escape persecution; including photos and report back on the recent Harmondsworth demonstration.

    Daniel McGowan and The Green Scare
    Daniel is facing life imprisonment after being accused by the US state of “eco-terrorism”, an article into his specific circumstances and a look at the wider criminalization of the ecological movement in the USA

    Matilda’s social centre
    A how to on creating your own DIY, non-hierachical, punk as fuck gig space

    Also featuring other articles on:

    G8 2006 in St Petersburg, resistance in Dublin, an eye-witness report on Balata’s re-invasion by the Israeli state and a brief look at the Smash EDO campaign after its injunction victory.

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Making your own clothes
    • Creating insurrection and …
    • craft stuff

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 4 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Short story
    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 14

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 14

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 14 – is out September 21st 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover.

    The summer’s over, autumn’s here.

    What better time than head back inside with something good to read, and learn about all the awesome stuff that the punk, DIY and anarchist communities have been up to in the past few months!

    We can’t get enough acoustic punk… the theme of issue 14

    An oxymoron? Perhaps. After all many think punk is about playing three chords as loudly as possible with sharp lyrics being screamed on top. Still, there’s always been an undercurrent of acoustic music in the punk scene with most punk bands dabbling with the unplugged sound at one time or another. This issue three of the bands rocking out with the plug firmly out of the wall chatted about their thoughts.

    Interviews … the acoustic punk bands!

    Ghost Mice
    Ghost Mice – Chris, Hannah and Pascal – talk about wanting to travel light, how they went about organising the Plan-It-X fests (and some of the problems they encountered), their adventues in Europe and more besides

    King Blues
    One of the most amazing UK punk bands at the moment King Blues talk about revolution, music, breaking world records, and London town!

    Russ Substance
    Talking to Phil Chokeword (from Pilger) about putting “Garden-core” the idea of inviting your friends to your garden to play music, talk, eat and have fun.

    Other interviews … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    David Graeber
    The radical anthropologist discusses how his problems with Yale can be seen as a classic example of the evils of hierachy, how his anthropological studies took him to the frontlines in New York City and some thoughts about his upcoming books.

    Anti-CPE teenagers
    Vince Red, whilst travelling around France had the oppurtunity, to talk to two French teenage girls in Reimes about why they went on strike, protests and blockades in protest against the French employment law – CPE.

    Comic artist interviews

    Nate Powell – Soophie Nun Squad
    Nate Powell – author of Tiny Giants and other great comics talks about how X-Men changed his life, singing in a punk band, his home state of Arkansaw, and how he’s had the oppurtunity to use his art to work with people with learning difficulties.

    Jon Williams
    Jon Williams – or Jonny Red as some Last Hours regulars might know him as – talks about his comic debut Tales from the Sidewalk, his ceramics work, and his summer adventures. He’s also drawn a comic of his face-painting story.

    Other bands … the other people that we chatted to for issue 14

    The Steal
    Taking hardcore and stripping it back to the bare elements The Steal chat about how they came together, and the adventures they’ve had in their first year of being a band.

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Joey Cape, from Lagwagon and the “all-star” punk band Me First…, talks about how he wishes Barry Manilow would get in touch, and future covers the San Francisco band are planning.

    Captain Everything
    The best pop-punk band in the world get cornered by Last Hours for an interrogation about what they’ve been doing over the past three years since we last did an interview with them.

    I Object
    I Object talk about their first European tour, their community back home in New York state and how important DIY is to them.

    Lake Me
    An all-female two piece on the weirdness of touring, and how they came to have the ideas they do.

    Also featuring interviews with:

    • Pretty Girls Make Graves,
    • Attak!Vipers!,
    • The Mentalists,
    • and AMP (ArtMusicPolitics)

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    Left of the Dial: The zines of the 1990s
    A massive 12 page article written by Marv from Gadgie zine, taking you through the twists and tales of the 1990s, UK, zine community. Essential reading, and certainly one of the most interesting reads you’ll find on zines this year!

    Six months more of self activity: The Square social centre
    A romantic recount of our adventures, and successes at the Square Social centre nestled in Russell Square in the heart of London.

    Well that was weird: a Climate Camp report back
    A critical piece on the recent Climate Camp (August 28th to September 4th) held near Drax power station in Yorkshire

    Community Power: Decentralised Power!
    Conspiracy Tom once again leads us down the road of renewables showing how easy it is to establish a decentralised energy network around the country.

    Art not Oil exhibition
    A photo-essay on the Art not Oil exhibition that has been touring the UK over the past six months.

    A State of Emergency
    A look at the re-awakening of direct action movement against war that happened over the summer of 2006.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • CIRCA clowns at the Foreign Office blockade,
    • deaths in immigration detention centres since 2003,
    • and ‘Get your wings back’ a new campaign to help people who self-harm

    DIY guides

  • Making a skull purse
  • Creating insurrection and …
  • How to pee standing up
  • Reviews section

    • 12 pages of record reviews (incl. demos),
    • 4 pages of zine reviews,
    • and 4 pages of book & comic reviews.
    • Wasted fest review

    Columns

    • Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Positive Bastard (of Waterintobeer zine),
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 15

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 15The new issue of Last Hours – issue 15 – is out March 22nd 2006. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on nice paper (no more inky fingers) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    Finally!

    Issue 15 has suffered delays, false starts and all manner of hiccups to finally get itself printed. It’s well worth the wait though. We all had a chance to step back and assess exactly why we loved doing this zine, and what to do to make it better. We think we’ve produced the best issue yet!

    Interviews … from the weird to the wonderful!

    Mark Pilkington - [preview]
    Discusses the culture that has grown up around crop circle creation and the various forms of etiquette to undertake if you plan to make them yourself.

    Peter Kuper
    The New York illustrator, and co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated discusses life in New York and making comics without words

    My aunt: An antifascist [preview]
    80 years after the start of the civil war Vince visited his great aunt in Spain to discuss the part she played in the seige of Madrid and the resistance to Franco’s fascism.

    Alison Bechdel
    The creator of Dykes to Watch out for took time to explain her recently published book Fun Home and the difficulties of working on a graphic novel

    Cristy C Road
    The creator of Green Zine and Indestructible talks about how she started writing zines, going on zine tours, surviving off
    freelance work and what the future holds

    The bands … some of the bands that we spoke to for issue 15

    Propagandhi
    We talked to Jord, Propagandhi’s drummer, about the difficult fourth album, and what he’s been doing outside the band. Discussions about his garden, Haiti solidarity actions and indigenous struggle in Canada abound.

    Strike Anywhere
    Thomas, vocalist for Strike Anywhere, chatted about how the Manhattan Project – the project that developed the hydrogen bomb – affected his family history because of his grandfather’s involvement.

    Adequate Seven
    On their final tour Jamie (vocals) and Tom (trombone) discussed why the band was calling it a day, and the highs and lows of being a touring UK band.

    Seein’ Red
    The incendiary Dutch hardcore band were interviewed by Pavel from Prague about how the punk community has changed in the past twenty years, communism and how now more than ever we need a culture of resistance.

    Defiance Ohio - [preview]
    Chatting about being pigeon holed as a ‘folk-punk’ band, the pleasures of touring, sharing music with their friends & fans, and the Pages to Prisoners project.

    Dauntless Elite
    On life as a band from Leeds, working on too many projects and the dangers of being labelled ‘political’.

    SSS
    One of the best hardcore bands at the moment, chatting about Liverpool and playing shows.

    Also featuring interviews with: Failsafe, Notes of Resistance from Occupied London journal and Kate Collins (let’s just pretend zine) and a comic on why there isn’t an interview with Charles Burns, creator of Black Hole (Edd was too shy!).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    The Humble Compilation: How the anarcho-punk compilation defined the punk scene[preview]
    A 6 page article extolling the virtues of the humble compilation as a versatile and cheap way to spread music and messages across the globe. Danny looks not only at how the anarcho-punk compilation has defined the punk scene but also the influence on the wider anti-capitalist movement.

    Destroy all detention centres: A comic against borders
    A four page comic documenting the No Borders demonstration at Harmondsworth detention centre against deportations and in solidarity with those locked inside.

    Victory to Motala Heights: a photo essay
    A photo essay about the informal settlement of Motala Heights in Durban, South Africa, who are fighting the municipality’s forced relocation scheme.

    The story of a blockade
    An account of trying to shut down Israeli-import company Carmel Agrexco.

    A Spanner in the Corpse Machine
    An account of a picket outside Chelsea soldier – three days of army recruitment.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • The attempt to Sack Parliament when they returned from recess,
    • community energy (an update),
    • and the occupation of a carbon neutral company

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Emboidery – making a zinster-skull patch
    • Making comix without drawing – an introduction to OuBaPo

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of film reviews

    Other stuff … What’s filling the other 116 pages

    Comics – two pages from Paul Stapleton, and two pages from Edd

    Columns
    From Isy Morgenmuffel, Phil Chokeword, Chris Lipgloss, Chris 12-o-5, Mikey D, Itch (King Blues) and Natalie

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 16

    posted November 15th, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last Hours issue 16 cover

    Visit the shop to purchase a copy

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 16 – is out September 28th 2007. 116 pages printed with a square spine, on uncoated paper (no more fingerprints) and with a full-colour cover

    Jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy

    The autumn beckons!

    Issue 16 arrives after a non-summer of bizarre weather, murderous wars and idiotic politicians. But the past six months have also seen some amazing bands appear, ideas surface, events happens, and gigs go off. Issue 16 is here to document all that’s happened in the world of punk rock and anti-authoritarian politics in the past six months!

    Home made punk rock … Bring the house down with home made DIY music: all from your sitting room

    An article, with a series of interviews, about why people play house shows & parties, or let a series of random strangers into their home for a gig.
    Including interviews with

    • Russ Substance,
    • Adam Homestead,
    • 3 Chord Craig,
    • PJ & Gaby,
    • James J Barrett
    • and Tommy Comstock.
    • Including artwork by Anke Weckmann

    Clifford Harper
    Anarchist illustrator discusses how he got involved in politics, starting creating art, and German expressionist woodcuts

    Household Name Records – [preview]
    One of the UK’s most important punk record label; Lil & Kafren, the label founders, talk about why they started the label, the incredible adventure they’ve travelled along and what the future holds. Including artwork by Steve Larder

    Home education … Raising the next generation of free thinkers
    A series of interviews with people who are involved in home education from children and teenagers through to their parents

    The shorter ones … some of the other people who were talked to in issue 16

    • Hero Dishonest
    • Guerrilla Girls
    • Toronto Zine Library
    • Noxagt

    Also featuring interviews with:Social Parasites, Rentokill, Suie Moffat and Andrew Culture (Beat Motel Zine).

    Articles … Things to excersise your brain on

    We’re not finished yet – the changing face of zines in the USA
    The closure of Punk Planet, and the bankrupcy of the Independent Press Association makes it look like the zine community in the USA must be in crisis, not necessarily argues the article, which looks at what happened to Punk Planet and other publications that have closed down, the IPA and how others have reacted to it.

    Social change AND lifestyle change … Climate Camp 2007
    What was good and bad about 2007’s Climate Change and how people can move forward from it. Including photos, and chronology of what happened during the week.

    The surprising success of the German anti-G8 mobilisation
    What happened at the blockade the G8 during June 2007 in North-east Germany. Including artwork by William Exely.

    Two, three, many apocalypses: Modern Ecologism and its prospects
    Examing how the state is co-opting discontent and protest against Climate chaos to give government and state more power

    Blair’s backlash: A critical introduction to possession of ‘extreme pornography’
    An article briefly exploring the repurcussions of one of the Labour government’s many pieces of legislation.

    Also featuring other articles on:

    • London Coalition against poverty
    • The Camberwell squatted social centre – Black Frog – can never die

    DIY Guides … Learn how to do stuff yourself

    • Autumn foraging – collecting wild food during autumn (and recipes to cook them with!)
    • Stick and poke tatooing – the punx way of getting inked
    • Hide yer flash – knit your own digital camera case

    Reviews … Opinions on records, zines, and books

    10 pages of record reviews (incl. demos), 6 pages of zine reviews, and 4 pages of book & comic reviews, and 2 pages of misc reviews

    Including a review of Panic Attack: Art in the punk years and artwork by Freya Harrisson, Chris Getliffe, Elias Martinez, Andrew Waugh and Rob Jones

    Comics… Narrative artwork to make you laugh

    Hey Monkey Riot – A typical summer day,

    Pog – DIY unto Death (part 1)

    Steve Larder – Adventures

    and Jon Williams – Scene Sheep

    Columns

    • From Isy Morgenmuffel,
    • Phil Chokeword,
    • Chris Lipgloss,
    • Chris 12-o-5,
    • Mikey D,
    • Itch (King Blues)
    • and Natalie

    Featuring artwork from Matilda Huang

    Art and grafitti stencils

    Last Hours issue 17

    posted April 11th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: About · Back issues

    Last hours issue 17 cover

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.

    Radical illustration

    This issue is themed around radical illustration. From its use in punk rock, to flyposting, and featuring a series of interviews and articles with inspiring and passionate artists. The issue showcases both their artwork, and the ideas behind it.

    Nikki McClure
    Making paper-cut images of everyday life; Nikki took time out to discuss why she creates images, her hopes for the future, and her love of crows.

    Josh MacPhee
    An artist interested in the interaction of anarchy and illustration. He’s the author of a series of books including Realizing the Impossibleand Stencil Pirates. He also established the Celebrate People’s History poster project and Just Seeds distribution. He talks about his inspirations and what he thinks the projects have achieved. Josh also created the grafitti stencil in the back of issue 17.

    Bitterkomix
    Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Bitterkomix have been publishing intelligent, incisive comics to describe the country’s extreme reality since 1990. They chatted with Antonis of Occupied London journal to discuss their current situation, thoughts of sex and Afrikaan culture.

    Laura Oldfield Ford
    An East London based artist, Laura creates Savage Messiah zine, which takes a psychogeographic tour of London. Mixing drawings of East London life with polemical statements of intent.

    The Devil’s in the detail: an overview of punk rock illustration

    Welly from Artcore zine has written a fascinating article on the past 30 years of punk rock illustration taking in the likes of Pushead, Kerri, Ransid, Gee Vaucher, through to more recent illustrators such as Michael Bukowski and Derek Hess. Featuring artwork by William Exley.

    From Rebel Yell to Rebel Sell: countercultural commodification and the dissenter’s new clothes
    Chris Lever explores how our countercultural is now propping up the sales counter, and ways to stop it being used as just another marketing gimmick. Featuring artwork by Freya Harrison.

    Also featuring: Is that a dildo? The artwork of Cristy C. Road and Phlegm Comics

    The bands

    Fall of Efrafa – Brighton melodic crust talking about their new record, and the ills of religion

    Subhumans – discussing Dick Lucas’s re-newed interest in painting and drawing

    Sundowner – Chris McCaughan of Lawence Arms fame talking about his solo project, touring with Mike Park, and creating video hommages to Bob Dylan

    One Night Stand in North Dakota – talk about tackling gender inequality whilst being mistaken for a cock rock band!

    Not forgetting

    Alan Moore
    Taking time to discuss his new book Lost Girls, and using that as a springboard to talk about his home town Northampton, alchemy, magic, his thoughts on religion and what his upcoming projects are lining up to be. Featuring illustration by Melvin Gallapon.

    Daisy’s Catering
    A brief chat with an austrian DIY catering company recreating some of Austria’s most famous dishes in the most blasphemous way possible: without meat.

    Other articles

    Cranks Bike workshop – a self organised bike workshop in Brighton

    Ladyfest London 2008 – organisers discuss the upcoming festival and the work that is going in to put it on

    The feeding of the egos: a reaction for Jon Active to Steve Ignorant’s decision to “reform” Crass for a gig at the Shepard’s Bush Empire.

    DIY Guides

    Flyposting: a history and how to guide by Isy from Morgenmuffel zine
    Make your own zine: a basic how to of pagination, folding, stapling and stealing artwork!
    Preserving food: how to make marmalades, chutney and other preserving methods. Yum!

    Columns

    This issue featuring beautiful artwork by Laura Hughes.

    • Chris 12o5: I saw the number of the beast and survived
    • Phil Chokeword: Our first stop is a place called Hope (I wouldn’t want to live here)
    • Itch Fox (from the King Blues): The Met on the march
    • Chris Lever: When you pirate MP3s, you’re downloading economics
    • Natalie: Bike Grrrl
    • PJ Sheperd: I still love you Against Me!
    • Isy Morgenmuffel: Don’t eat shit and die
    • Mikey D: Chat until the glowing coals fade

    Reviews

    26 pages of reviews and comment on recent releases including an interview with Toby Chelms of the New Wave of Cut and Paste.
    Featuring over 100 record reviews, 60 comic and zine reviews and extended reviews on:

    • Expect Resistance – the new Crimethinc book
    • Riot Grrrl – Revolution girl style, written by Natalie and illustrated by Leah Stewart
    • and the output of Crass.

    Illustrations adorn the review section by Pete Willis, Steve Larder, A-K Laine, and Edd Baldry.

    Also featuring comix by

    Pog DIY unto death (part 2)
    Steve LarderNottingham
    Hey Monkey Riot Late night shopping

    The new issue of Last Hours – issue 17 – has just come out on April 11th. Once again it’s jam packed with interviews, articles, comix, DIY guides, columns and reviews about punk rock, DIY culture, revolution and autonomy! A full break down of what’s in the upcoming issue is featured below.
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