New Yo Zushi album “Smalltime” available to stream and pre-order

Yo Zushi returns from a three-year hiatus with his new zine and album Smalltime.

Hailed by Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 1) as “the spirit of Bob Dylan for the 21st century”, Zushi has released two albums on Pointy Records and a cassette on Italy’s Best Kept Secret Tape Label.

Of Songs from a Dazzling Drift (2005), Q Magazine said: **** – “This could be the start of something major”;  Dazed & Confused called it “a masterclass in storytelling”. Steve Lamacq of BBC Radio 2 praised Notes for Holy Larceny (2008) for its “raw and intriguing singer-songwriter talent”; Q compared it to “Richard Hawley with knowing winks”. Amelia’s Magazine gave it a five star review and wrote: “All the credentials to be the under-sung musical hero that we just don’t get any more… Excellent.”

Zushi will release three albums this year; Smalltime is the first.

Stream it here:


Details of the launch show on Saturday 4 May:

Board of Fun presents

Mat Riviere + Yo Zushi + Ross Palmer

at The Dentist, 33 Chatsworth Road, Clapton, London E5 0LH

Saturday 4 May 2013

Doors: 7.00pm
Entry: £4 on the door.

Clapton Zine and Print Fair, plus the launch of Yo Zushi’s “Smalltime” album/Ross Palmer’s “Little Differences” single: full details

Clapton Zine and Print Fair 2013

Clapton Zine and Print Fair 2013

Board of Fun and Stars and Flowers present the first Clapton Zine and Print Fair at the Dentist!

33 Chatsworth Road, Clapton, London E5 0LH


Mat Riviere
Bolt Editions
Mark Pawson
Limner Journal
SW London and Surrey Zines Collective
Yo Zushi
Zoe Taylor
Stephen Fowler
Natalie Kay Thatcher
Jennifer Crouch
Nick White
Rosanna Thompson
Hugo Sinfield
Sean King
Ben Roberts
Board of Fun
and more

The launch night on Saturday 4 May will feature a selection of zines and live music from:

Mat Riviere
“Genius bleak pop” – NME
“Simply fantastic” – Artrocker

Yo Zushi
“A masterclass in storytelling” – Dazed & Confused
“This could be the start of something major” – Q Magazine
Yo Zushi will be launching his new album/zineSmalltime“.

Plus Ross Palmer, who will be launching his Board of Fun free download single “Little Differences”.

And live poetry from the south London legend and our compere Jazzman John!

On the launch night, doors open at 7pm. Entry is £3 advance/£4 on the door.

The main fair on Sunday 5 May will be open between 11am and 5pm. ENTRY TO THE ZINE FAIR IS FREE. The venue will turn into an indoor market selling zines, prints, cassettes, poetry books and badges from London’s most exciting DIY artists and publishers (see above list for some of the highlights).
See you there!