Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys, by Viv Albertine, Faber, RRP£14.99

“Anyone who writes an autobiography is either a twat or broke,” says Albertine, who is “a bit of both”. Cue an engaging and honest memoir about her time as guitarist with feminist punk pioneers the Slits, followed by suburban marriage, boredom and then a return to music.

Rock Stars Stole My Life! A Big Bad Love Affair with Music, by Mark Ellen, Coronet, RRP£18.99

Q magazine’s founder conducts a breezy tour through a life of rock journalism. The tone is self-deprecating and anecdotal, like the time Ellen interviews a drugged Iggy Pop on live radio: “I sensed this powerful cocktail could be about to wear off and then things might get worse . . . ”

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