Being an unsigned band isn't a situation - it's a mental illness.
Few people realise they're suffering from this affliction.
Russell Groom knows, and he wants to change things fast.
But Russell doesn't fit the traditional rock-star mould, and his woefully unexceptional band are headed nowhere, inhabiting a world of cramped and sweaty rehearsal rooms, crap day jobs, empty gigs and interminable trips down the A303 to dodgy festival slots in Wiltshire.
Enter Josh - the enigmatic and arrogant son of a successful record producer - with an offer it's impossible to refuse... Tim Thornton's new novel is a hilarious fly-on-the-wall trip round the outskirts of the music industry, with a valuable lesson: unsigned bands never become signed bands.
They have to die first.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099531876