ABOUT THE ZINE;
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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