Crack (magazine)

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EditorLouise Brailey
PublisherCrack Industries Ltd
FounderJake Applebee and Thomas Frost
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inBristol

Crack is a monthly independent music and culture magazine distributed across Europe.

Founded in Bristol in the UK in 2009,[1] the magazine has featured Björk, MF Doom, Lil Yachty,[2] FKA twigs, Gorillaz and Queens of the Stone Age on the cover. The same team, still based in Bristol[3] are also involved with the curation of Simple Things Festival there.[4]


Crack was founded in 2009 by graphic designer Jake Applebee and journalism graduate Thomas Frost.[5]

In 2012, they secured the first independent music magazine interview with Flying Lotus ahead of his fourth studio album Until The Quiet Comes.[6]

In 2015, the magazine launched a Berlin edition.[7] In 2017, they launched an edition in Amsterdam.[8]

In May 2019, they launched their 100th issue with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.[9]


  1. ^ Khomami, Nadia (26 January 2014). "The free-thinking little magazines making a big noise – in pictures". the Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Crack launches latest issue with cover shot by James Pearson-Howes". It's Nice That. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Who's Here". Studio 31. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Behind the scenes: Crack Magazine". STACK magazines. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Crack mag: Free magazine startups | Upstart". Archived from the original on 10 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  6. ^ Khomami, Nadia (2014-01-26). "The free-thinking little magazines making a big noise – in pictures". the Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  7. ^ "'Crack' Magazine Berlin Launch". Savoteur Berlin. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Crack Magazine Amsterdam Launch Party with Levon Vincent". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Cover story – Thom Yorke: Daydream nation". Crack. Retrieved 13 August 2019.