INTERVIEW: Andrew Thorp King On Punk Rock Ethos, “Failure Rules,” and How to Learn From Your Mistakes


We chatted with Punk/Hardcore Label Founder and Entrepreneur Andrew Thorp King! His new book FAILURE RULES!: The 5 Rules of Failure for Entrepreneurs, Creatives, and Authentics is out now via Lioncrest Publishing. Andrew discussed what led him to writing the book, his career in the Punk scene as a label founder and band manager – putting out records from Madball, Blood for Blood, US Bombs, and more – through his many business endevours – success and failures and what he learned along the way. He also discussed his curated soundtrack that accompanies the book and inspirations.



Interview by Keefy (, and video editing by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography (​​​​). Theme music by Salted Wounds (


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