Last week I signed contracts with a new publisher, Aardvark Bureau, who will send the Matt Johnson/The The biography out into the world sometime in 2016, assuming I get the damn thing completed on time. Steering the ship at Aardvark Bureau is Scott Pack, who those paying attention to detail will know took this book on whilst running The Friday Project at Harper Collins. At the end of last year Harper pulled the plug on this imprint and Scott found a new home, thanks to Gallic Books who like the cut of his jib and want an outlet for those writers who don't ecrire en Francais. Anyway, Scott is a thoroughly decent chap so it was a no-brainer to move with him, rather than remain at Harper Collins with an unknown quantity. I also like the sound of what he has planned for this new publishing venture and trust that the book is in the best place it can be. There is a good chance that a special limited edition with extras will also be published. The extra content will be of interest to The The fans. As will be a special all-day election broadcast of Radio Cineola on May 7th. This is being filmed for a forthcoming documentary, The Inertia Variations. I will be joining proceedings early evening, so it wouldn't be at all surprising if a future post concerned the broadcast and documentary. In the meantime, here's a gratuitous pic of the battered tape box that houses the recordings that Matt hawked round as a cassette at various gigs in 1979 - See Without Being Seen.