Mittens On is brought to you by an international team of stylish individuals
Does: Writing, editing, proof reading, co-ordinating the team, liaising with designers, typesetters, printers, distributors, PR people and couriers, and asking friends to do things involving books.
Is also: Dreaming of new projects and fully intending to change the world
Could do with: The ability to emanate additional bodies
Best fed on: Sushi
Store at: 24 degrees centigrade
Intergalactical Mail Order Strategist
Also: Super-sharp proof reader and bestower of devastating comments
Central Research Assistant
Proof reading, promotion, event organisation
Is also: a promoter in Manchester (under the moniker Zohra Drif), secretary of Spring
Favourite food: Hadramout Yemeni Restaurant, 1 Weimar St East, Rusholme
Playlist: Beat Happening, Au Pairs, Orange Juice, Ewan MacColl, Kleenex-Liliput, The Smiths, Golden Grrrls, The Fire Engines, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, The Raincoats: rock’n’roll comintern/international pop underground.
Does: Proof reading, copy editing and illustration
Is also: an artist, musician and songwriter (main band: the Seven Inches)
Feed on: Cereal
Store at: Varied seasonal temperatures
Chris Brereton, aka Awesome Wells
Global Operations Dogsbody
Does: Typesetting, design work, anything to do with spreadsheets, entertaining Head Honcho.
Also does: Fine dancing, fighting evil.
Feed on: Linda McCartneys
Store at: 293 degrees kelvin
Also: Professional translator, musicologist and serial archivist, musician.
Bands: Charles Dexter Ward, Haikai No Ku
Feed: cassoulet, cocido, red wine and gaviscon.
Product Creative Facilitator
Care and feeding: Watercress and beer.
Timezone: World Destruction
Wipers: Youth of America
John Cale: Paris 1919
Spacemen 3: Live at the New Morning, Geneva, Switzerland, 18.05.1989
LCD Soundsystem: 45:33
Alice Coltrane: A Monastic Trio
Buff Medways: 1914
Crime: Murder By Guitar
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Killing Joke: Pyssche
Also: Health coach for people with addictive behaviours, writer, cellist (with Donkey, Witchknot, Mark E Smith, Girl Peculiar, Boz Hayward and others), radio presenter
Feed on: half a bowl of lukewarm homemade veggie soup, cooked on the hob
Listens to: Millie Jackson, Dub Pistols, The Slits, Modettes, The Ex, and anything with an ace bassline or imaginative use of cowbells.
Dynamic Solutions Character
Does: Book editing, research, version control, pre-press file creation, web design, press release writing, logistics assistance, ideas development and reassurance provision.
Care and feeding: Tea and butter pies
Listens to: The Chills, Jesus And His Judgemental Father, Ojos de Brujo, Aimee Mann, 60s girl group compilations, Psychic TV, Kristin Hersh/Throwing Muses, The Skatalites, Sleater-Kinney, O’Hooley and Tidow, King Tubby, V For Vendetta
Can play on bass: L7 ‘Diet Pill’, Bikini Kill ‘New Radio’ and most of the first Ramones album
Goddess of Happenings
Sleater Kinney – Dig Me Out
Jane Weaver – The Silver Globe
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Goat – Commune
Anthology – Bessie Smith
Fugazi – Repeater
War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
Hookworms – Pearl Mystic