Loops is a new journal dedicated to engaging and diverse writing about pop music and culture, published twice-yearly by Domino Records in collaboration with Faber & Faber. Because it isn’t tied to the endless cycle of new releases and next-big-thing hype, Loops hopes to offer greater depth and freedom of expression to artists and writers. Although it’s great that blogs and social media have democratised the sharing of music opinions, the decline in high quality printed publications and in-depth features is a shame.
The Loops website features exclusive pieces and the publication will also be holding events based around the content of each issue. The first issue is available now and features pieces by Jon Savage, Nick Cave, James Yorkston and Simon Reynolds.
Preview: 1st Issue