PARIAH PRESS is a UK based independent publishing house founded by Jamie Lee (lead singer of Money) and Jonny Walsh (head of Only Joking Records). We seek to establish an alternative vision – a wild and memorable departure from conceit and mediocrity – based upon our considered selection of authors/miscreants who would rarely be considered by mainstream publishers.
Sparked by Malcolm Lowry’s Under The Volcano, PARIAH dares to embody The Consul’s powerful vision of artistic and moral freedom.
A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester is a considered introduction to the subject of historical newsprint and song from the pre-eminent broadside balladress of the Manchester region - Jennifer Reid. A rising talent in her field of research.
PARIAH PRESS’ debut release - The Myth Of Brilliant Summers - is a work of suspicion and delicate menace. Spanning decades of educational and state abuse, these interlinked stories/modern day parables about outsiders and dreamers follow in the cult tradition of Junky (William Burroughs) and Post Office (Charles Bukowski).