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Bubblegum Slut is the UK's only fake-fur covered fanzine. Dealing in Glam, Sleaze, Punk, Goth, Deathrock, Rockabilly and other big-haired and pre-1990 musical phenomenons other publications won't touch for fear of getting their barge pole all sticky with hairspray B.S has brought a little sleazy make-up caked trash into the lives of those who find it forced upon them at gigs, indie shops and bars all over London, Essex and beyond.

Usually sold with the promise 'Well even if you don't read it, you can stroke the fluffy cover' 'Slut has proved for one reason or another enduringly popular and now into its 10th year and 36st issue has a print run of 500. Whatever the public think, some of the big press seem to have enjoyed actually reading 'Slut with the likes of Bizarre, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Big Cheese, Kaleidoscope and Mick Mercer blessing it with favourable reviews, while a recent issue of Rock Sound magazine branded it "diverse, informed & well-written... a shining example to fanzines everywhere! - 9/10".

In 2004 the Emap publishing group named Bubblegum Slut as one of just 5 shortlisted entries in the music catagory of its first annual Fanzine Awards and invited the editors to the awards bash in London's trendy Old Street. They were rewarded with attempts to drink the free bar dry, steal chunks of the venue and the kind of behaviour that caused an Emap employee to be slapped by his girlfriend. More shockingly they invited us back again in 2005, making Bubblegum Slut one of only two zines to be nominated two consecutive years. This time we just persauded awards presenter and indie ponce Steve Lamacq to pay good money for a copy of our fluffy mag.

Did we mention the zine is furry?



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Issue 37 - our bumper 10th anniversary edition - out now! Plus b'day party details!

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

It’s been a while in the making (anywhere between 6 months and 10 years, ‘pending on how you want to look at it…) but the stuffed, stacked and seriously bloomin’ large 10th…



Posted on October 17, 2009 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Bubblegum Slut's 35th issue is out now, so get over to the PayPal storefront (www.myspace.com/bubblegumslutzine - under 'about me') and get ordering your copies, or get in touch to trade! If you missed last week's blog, here's a quick reminder of what you'll find on the 88 pages crammed into this issue;



The 69 Eyes

The Electric Boys


Ricky Warwick



Posted on July 7, 2009 at 8:31am 0 Comments

It’s here, and with TWO free CD it’s giving you more music for your money than ever before!

It addition to your regular sampler Issue 34 comes with a bonus 5-track CD from THE GREEN RIVER PROJECT, interviewed inside this issue. See www.myspace.com/greenriverproject08 for more info.

Inside you’ll find 80 pages of the following;



Adrian Edmondson / The Bad Shepherds

Imelda May

The Only Ones

Ginger Wildheart

MC5's… Continue

Issue 33 out now!

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 6:17pm 0 Comments



Justin Hawkins

The Damned

Amanda Palmer
- The Dresden Doll on her first solo record

The Glitterati

Jesse Malin

Backyard Babies

Ruby Throat
(Katie Jane Garside - QueenAdreena)

Britny Fox

Danko Jones

The London Cowboys

Steel Panther
(formerly Metal Skool)


Brijitte West

Maple Bee

Bernie Dexter
-… Continue

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At 5:59am on January 7, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 3:31am on March 1, 2010, Jenna Appleseed said…
sent your copy on Friday, complete with a London Calling stamp (Paul Simonon looks like he's wacking the Queen with his guitar lol)
At 4:10am on October 23, 2008, Noisy Fanzine said…
Thanks for the friendship Alison, this is a really nice community site so good to see you here! Got my copy of the new issue today btw - looking great as usual!
At 11:41am on October 21, 2008, Andrew Culture said…
Welcome aboard Alison!

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