Publishers Omnibus have just released the final details on Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story, scheduled for publication on 28th March.
The title is a collaboration between Poly’s daughter – singer songwriter Celeste Bell – and writer Zoë Howe (Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits, and Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams and Rumours). It tells Poly’s story as an oral history together in one place for the first time, and includes testimonies from Vivienne Westwood, Don Letts, Glen Matlock, Jonathan Ross, Neneh Cherry, The Slits’ Tessa Pollitt, Thurston Moore, Jon Savage, and many others.
Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story is fully illustrated with personal photos from Poly’s family collection, handwritten lyrics, hand drawn artwork and band logos, short stories and entries from her diary.
In further news, items from the Poly Styrene archive will be included in an exhibition titled the ‘Paris-London Music Collection 1962 -1989’, looking at the parallel music scenes that emerged as a result of immigration in both Paris and London in the mid to late 20th centuries at the Palais de la Portee, Paris. The exhibition will open on the 12th of March.
A film, Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, is slated for a 2020 release.