It’s been a work in progress for the last 40 years, but finally her debut LP is earmarked for an August appearance.
Journalist, author, musician, revolutionary and ‘Professor of Punk’ Vivien Goldman is an unstoppable force and without doubt one of the most inspiring women in the world of music. Now 40 years after her first single, Launderette, Goldman is about to release her debut album Next Is Now.
Goldman boasts a music industry career spanning over five decades and since her early years working for Sounds, NME and other publications, she has always been a driving force for women in the music industry
Goldman is the voice of women in punk and has continually been a champion of women’s empowerment through music. She shared many of her stories in her 2019 book Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot.
Read Punktuation Magazines interview with Vivien Goldman right HERE.
Goldman released her first single in decades last year, with I Have A Voice. “I wrote this song in 2019, in London,” Goldman said. “Then, as now, people were arguing about Brexit and Trump, and the existential sense of uncertainty was much more intense than when punks sang ‘No Future’ in the 1970s. Many obstacles are being put in the way of people voting in America now, but we must keep our energy and persistence up to make the change we need. We have a voice.”
The new album includes her latest single, Saturday Afternoon, which comes with an edit by reggae legend Dennis Bovell.
Vivien will perform two shows at Brooklyn’s IRL Gallery on August 22 to celebrate the album’s release. Tickets are on sale now.
You can support Vivien Goldman, and pre-order your vinyl or CD copy of Next Is Now right HERE.
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Everyone should have a soundtrack playing loudly in the background of their life. I was born moshing to my own beat and have never swayed from my love of music. Spreading my passion through the written word is my soul’s purpose. My punk heart beats loudly with the rhythm of my rock soul. I plan to continue to mosh like no one gives a shit.
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