Joy Division: The Oral History

Written by respected English music journalist Jon Savage, This searing light, the sun and everything else: Joy Division: The Oral History is essential reading for music fans. Detailing the pioneering band’s existence (from 1976 to 1980), Savage draws from interviews with surviving band members—Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner—and contemporaries including their manager Rob Gretton, Factory Records co-founder Tony Wilson, art designer Peter Saville …

Ventile Mac 3.0

This single-breasted raincoat, the Ventile Mac 3.0, by from Private White V.C. is made in Manchester from high-quality cotton, is 100% waterproof and 100% breathable. With two internal pockets, it features military-grade copper hardware, and is covered by a lifetime repair service. Available in five subtle colorways, our pick is sage.

Interview: Photographer Stephen Iles

The former British music promoter discusses his experimental approach to capturing images

by Carol Huston “Photography is an experiment, but it’s the results that count.” Art rhetoric is no stranger to Stephen Iles, who divides his time between London and Manchester. A music promoter during Manchester’s media-crazed years, Iles (who studied fine art at the former Manchester Polytechnic) now directs his attention to the medium of photography. In particular, artists, art galleries and art studios provide the …