HI all. Just in case you've been hanging fire on ordering due to the previous notice about me being away.... I'm BACK! AND copies flowing out through the mail again...
Quick reminder, the current issue has the brilliant split 7" featuring Glitter trash and the blue carpet band.
INterviews with TV Smith, the valves, subculture, protex, diaz brothers, kid klumsy and GAYE (advert) Black.
JUst getting to work on issue 8, which will be out in september. If you haven't already done so fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page for latest news. we have another luminescently good 7" record to go with it. I like to do a big 'reveal' with the names of the participants a week or so before publication, though one of the bands is so excited about it they've already let the cat out of the bag on social media!
Martin Lacey aka Martin X Russian here. If you're very old you may remember me from my first fanzine, NMX, which ran from 1979-1982, mostly covering the scene in Sheffield. In 1981 we bought our first press to print NMX, and after a stop-start few years we established an 'alternative' printing business producing fanzines, record sleeves, flyers and left wing propaganda, which is what we've been doing pretty much ever since. At one point I calculated we had produced somewhere upwards of two million fanzines of nearly two hundred different titles. And that was about twenty-five years ago so I've given up counting now. I kept busy writing until the mid 90s, but when I started Safety Pin in 2018 it was my first fanzine in over twenty years. I've never stopped loving print, or punk rock, so this was long overdue.
I'm still looking for help - if I wasn't doing almost everything myself I might be able to publish a bit more frequently! - so if you fancy yourself as a writer, photographer, artist, whatever, get in touch. Issues 1 and 2 were big on band interviews - and good they are too - but we're hoping to diversify a little as we move forward. Toss us some ideas.
Crucially I need help from bands, labels, promoters. If you'd like to feature in the magazine, like to advertise, like to be on future vinyl or CD releases bug us at
Use the contact form on the right or email
Or if you want to send us anything
c/o People For Print
10 Riverside Park
Sheffield S2 4BB