Today (March 5) Loud And Quiet has announced it is relaunching its monthly print magazine with a new format, design and feel. The first issue, which features David Byrne (Talking Heads) on the cover, will be distributed for free across the UK in more than 600 outlets from Friday March 9.
The new version of Loud And Quiet will be printed on a mix of gloss and matte finishes, rather than newsprint throughout and will increase in size by 20 pages. This will include the addition of a more extensive reviews section.
Speaking about the relaunch, Loud And Quiet editor/founder Stuart Stubbs said: “The best thing about being an independent publication is that we can change anything we like at any point. We produced some really great issues in our newspaper format, which I’m very proud of, but all of a sudden, at the end of 2017, I felt like we needed a change – to something that was less limiting than newsprint can be. We’re lucky that Lee Belcher, who’s always designed the magazine (and continues to do so now with his own design company B.A.M.), relishes big projects from out the blue. Together we’ve been staring at font sizes and paper stocks since the first week of January. I’m glad we can finally show people what’s kept us so quiet on the magazine front this year. And with David Byrne on the cover – that’s the dream artist.”
The relaunch of the title - which had existed in its previous newspaper format for 9 years and 91 editions, plus an extra 31 editions before that – will begin with issue number 123. The redesign is the latest development in a period of expansion for the London-based independent music brand. In the past 18 months, Loud And Quiet has relaunched its website, started its podcast series Midnight Chats and launched new festival partnerships with End Of The Road festival and Iceland Airwaves, as well as making the print edition available in New York.
For more information, including a list of distribution points, see Loudandquiet.com.
[Cover photo by: Gabriel Green]