Domesticated Vol. 1 (Paperback)
In this often witty, sometimes furious, and sometimes downright surreal collection, James Domestic does - as per usual - whatever the hell he likes, with poetry, prose, lyrics, illustrations, and edited photos all thrown into the mix with abandon. Punk, politics, habit, the nature of work, the environment, nostalgia, aging, and some quintessentially British whimsy, all crammed in together like a last minute bag hurriedly packed for tour. Somehow it works.
A man in too many bands to count (The Domestics, PI$$ER, Da Groins, Tokyo Lungs... that's not even half of 'em), a solo artist, a vocalist, a songwriter, a DJ, a poet, a painter, someone who failed miserably at school, spent his early post-school life between the chemical factory and the dole, and somehow now has a PhD (yep, it's genuinely Dr Domestic ). A square peg in life's round hole. A face that never really fitted. He couldn't care less. Come along for the ride.
Domesticated is an eighty page collection of James Domestics street-poetry and punk-prose.
His previous book, Cruor, earned him comparisons to John Cooper Clarke and Ivor Cutler.