Loud and Quiet

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Loud and Quiet
Loud and Quiet cover.jpg
Issue 84, 18 March 2018
EditorStuart Stubbs
PublisherLoud and Quiet
Total circulation
FounderStuart Stubbs
Year founded2005
First issueJanuary 2005
CountryEngland, United Kingdom
Based inLondon

Loud and Quiet is a free monthly music magazine that features new indie, alternative, electronic and rock bands and artists.

History and profile[edit]

Founded in January 2005, it is distributed heavily in and around London as well as 30 other UK towns and cities. Its design style is clean and minimal. The magazine was founded by Stuart Stubbs.[1][2]

Issue 01 of Loud And Quiet featured Pete Doherty on its cover. Only 150 copies were published in a home-made fanzine style and distributed through independent record shops and clothes shops in London, England. Since then Crystal Castles, Foals, Fuck Buttons, Bat For Lashes and The Horrors have all featured on the cover.[3][4]

Originally an A5 black and white publication, Loud And Quiet printed two A4 issues in 2008 before being relaunched as a newspaper to cut growing print costs.[3]

In March 2016 Loud And Quiet started distributing in New York.[5]

In March 2018 Loud And Quiet relaunched its monthly print magazine with a new format and design.[6]

Loud and Quiet Recordings[edit]

To celebrate 5 years of Loud And Quiet, a small record label arm of the company was created in 2010 for the release of 'I AM V', a compilation featuring selected bands from past issues of the magazine. These included Health, Metronomy, Gold Panda and Telepathe.

In October 2011, Loud And Quiet Recordings released 'Bloodflood / Tessellate' the début single by Alt-J (∆) who were later nominated for and won Mercury Prize in 2012.

Loud and Quiet Shows[edit]

Throughout 2008/2009 Loud And Quiet co hosted live events with London indie label Dirty Bingo, promoting shows for The xx, Micachu and Factory Floor. In October 2009 the two projects together hosted the debut UK tour for San Diego band Crocodiles.[citation needed]

In the following years Loud And Quiet hosted the second stage at Offset Festival, a two-day DIY festival in Hainault, Essex.


  1. ^ Rachael Steven (19 October 2015). "Ten years of Loud & Quiet". Creative Review. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ Sam Warner (October 24, 2015). "Celebrating a decade of iconic music photography from Loud And Quiet". Huck. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Sean Adams (December 28, 2011). "Stack chats with Loud and Quiet about being a free music magazine". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 29 March 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  4. ^ Stuart Stubbs (October 14, 2015). "From Bat For Lashes to David Lynch: 10 years of Loud and Quiet magazine". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  5. ^ Chris Cooke (March 4, 2016). "Loud And Quiet to distribute in New York City". Complete Music Update. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  6. ^ George Garner (March 5, 2018). ""I'm glad we can finally show people what's kept us so quiet": Loud And Quiet to relaunch print edition". Music Week. Retrieved 29 March 2018.

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