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AP logo onlyAaargh! Press was set up by cultural revolutionaries to transform the world – one word at a time. 

Actually, it’s an alternative press just like all alternative presses – but we’re trying to do it with the technology of the age. We’re unashamed libertarian socialists, but most of all we want ideas to come out to play. Send us your proposals! Our titles are listed below. Click on the pictures below to buy them from Amazon.

New novel by Kevin Davey

Playing Possum by Kevin Davey is an unashamedly modernist novel. A mix of shocking thriller and reportage, it captures a moment in the history of the north Kent coast that almost happened.

An American poet spends a night in Whitstable’s Duke
of Cumberland Hotel in 1922. He is followed there 90 years later.



Our titles

Shots-web-very-smallShots From the Hip by Charles Shaar Murray is now an Aaaargh! Press Kindle e-book. It’s available from Amazon here.

First published in 1991, it is a collection of Murray’s legendary journalism on music and much, much more from the 1970s and 1980s in New Musical Express and elsewhere. The Guardian described Murray as ‘one of the best British writers on pop music, and this is a compilation of HIS best’ – and it’s published here with a new introduction by Joel Nathan Rosen and a new afterword by CSM himself.



MG-web-ver-smallMoscow Gold? The Soviet Union and the British left by Paul Anderson and Kevin Davey is available as a Kindle e-book here and will soon be in paperback here again.

‘A fine little book you can read in a day. Anderson and Davey have taken advantage of the vast amount of research into communism since the end of the cold war. They wear it lightly, and refreshingly, are open about their political position. As members of the democratic left, they believe that communism was a disaster for left wing politics. It tied the left to tyranny and the lies and disillusion that went with it.’


RFMG-web-very-smallReaching for my Gnu, a collection of poems by poet and performer Anna Chen is available as a paperback here and as a Kindle e-book here.

‘Brilliant and dangerous … one wild-ride roller-coaster that soars to altitudes of unfettered wit and then plunges with a startling and implacably knowing anger.’ MICK FARREN


‘Fierce, funny, moving and sulphurous.’ HEATHCOTE WILLIAMS


GGD-web-very-smallThe Guitar Geek Dossier, an author’s-choice collection of columns from Guitarist by Charles Shaar Murray, is available as a Kindle e-book here and will be published soon in paperback.

‘The Johnny Cash of rock journalism.’

‘The rock critic’s rock critic.’

‘Front-line cultural warrior.’