PREVIEW: Doc 'n' Roll Festival

PREVIEW: Doc ‘n’ Roll Festival

Doc ‘n’ Roll, the UK’s acclaimed music documentary festival, is returning for its sixth year from November 1st-17th.

The festival is renowned for its wide spread of subjects and this time round its offering includes everything from disco to riot grrrrl, industrial and drum and bass.

Expanding the event’s reach, it is staging nationwide screenings of ‘Where Does A Body End?’, an intimate portrayal of cult New York noise heroes Swans and their ultimately doomed attempt to hijack the mainstream in the 1990s. Cinemas as far apart as Glasgow and Brighton are involved and there are Q&A sessions after each viewing. Check the Doc ‘n’ Roll website (details below) for full listings.

Among the other highlights are ‘A Dog Called Money’, about the very public creation of PJ Harvey‘s last album and ‘The Rest Is History’ about the formative years of the jungle and d&b scene. Other subjects of documentaries include singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, soul singer Lee Moses, feminist agitator and Raincoats member Gina Birch, The Chills, Aurora and Brainiac.

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.