For a few years I had a ‘mixtape correspondence’ with Hugh J. Noble from ActionPop! records. I remember the beautifully improbable names he would always come up with. My favourite tape he sent me was called ‘Popgun Summer’; ‘Hip to be Square to be Hip’ was another one.”
Elodie A. Roy has a doctorate from the International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS, Newcastle University). Her work examines the material culture of music and the relationship between music objects and memorial practices, particularly in the wake of digitisation. She is a specialist in the history of British independent record labels and runs her own tape and CD label. She has also created many fanzines, including the music fanzine Applejack.