We are very proud to announce Steven Stapleton's first exhibition at May 68 Books and Records in New York City!

From May 68 Books & Records website;

'We are very pleased to present art by Steven Stapleton, the artist's first exhibition in the United States. Stapleton (British, b. 1957), best known for his now 40-year musical project Nurse With Wound, has over this span of time created works that can be seen as a vivid, visual correlation of NWW's most famous designation: "Purveyors of sinister whimsy to the wretched." Stapleton's art, produced under one of his numerous aliases, Babs Santini, has graced the covers of records by Current 93, Shirley Collins, Sol Invictus, Sand, Andrew Liles, The Legendary Pink Dots, and his own releases as NWW.

Stapleton's show with MAY 68 includes seven large framed montage pieces, a term the artist prefers to collage, as montage suggests the sort of filmic dream state he explores within cut-up and reassembled imagery. Though dark, they are also buoyed by irreverent humor and a poetics that the surrealists might identify as navigating the passage between cruelty and tenderness. The great and greatly missed British writer J.G. Ballard would certainly see in Stapleton a kindred re-maker of reality. Stapleton's deftly mischievous sleight-of-hand will recall Dada, Hannah Höch, John Heartfield, Max Ernst, Roland Topor and Bruce Conner. In addition, eight rare test pressings will be shown, each with a unique montage cover, among them Current 93's classic, All the Pretty Horses and a highly sought after unreleased collaboration between Nurse With Wound and Faust'.

The exhibition runs from May 9 to June 3rd.

May 68
Books & Records
41 Elizabeth Street
(front room of Martos gallery)
Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM - 6PM



Nurse With Wound release two new CD's this month. The first is a reissue of 'Sinister Whimsy to the Wretched' which combines Sugar Fish Drink and Large Ladies With Cake in the Oven; remastered by Andrew Liles and available for preorder here...

We are also taking preorders for the Edward Ka-Spel/Steven Stapleton/Colin Potter/Quentin Rollet split CD which is available here...

New Nurse With Wound T-shirt
Over at Dirter Promotions you can buy a fabulous new glow in the dark Nurse With Wound T-shirt! Screen printed on Gildan 5000 cotton this exclusive design is limited to just 100 and is available here! 

Other news
In other news we are putting together the final details of a new Steven Stapleton exhibition and a new rarities sale over at homotopymusic on eBay!


We are pleased to announce a re-issue of the wonderful Nurse With Wound/Aranos collaboration, 'Acts Of Senseless Beauty/Santoor Lena Bicycle'. 

Available as a 2 CD set this release features new artwork by Steven and includes an extra bonus track, ‘Every Bower Builder Aims To Be A Polygamist’.

Limited to just 500 copies and available in our shop!

We also have a very few copies left of 'EXPERIMENTE' here...


Nurse With Wound were due to play in Austria, unfortunately due to bad weather Steven couldn't make it to the gig.  Andrew Liles and Colin Potter were left holding the flag. Steven had prepared a special limited gig only release consisting of some of his favourite unique personal mixes of classic Nurse With Wound material under the title 'EXPERIMENTE'. This will be made available on a first come first serve basis from the shop as of now. Order yours here! 


We are very pleased to announce two brand new items in our shop!

First up a beautiful new Nurse With Wound T-shirt; available in S, M, L, XL AND XXL these Gildan shirts are made from 100% cotton and are available here.

We also have a black 100% cotton record bag featuring the same design as the T-shirt. Transport your Nurse With Wound collection here! 

Both T-shirt and record bag feature this wonderful new design...