Loops will offer a landscape, both in print form and online, for today's exceptional writers to engage with subjects, individuals and issues that colour all corners of the pop music world. Free from the shackles of release schedules, Loops will provide a space for artists to publish tour diaries, non-sequiturs and think-pieces and an opportunity for writers to stretch out and go off-map to share their thoughts and ideas.
Our first issue will include contributions from Nick Cave, Hari Kunzru, Nick Kent, Jon Savage, Amanda Petrusich, Kevin Cummins, James Yorkston and more.
'Here at last is a haven for adventurous long-form music writing of every sort: ruminations and rhapsodies, reported investigations and critical essays, pieces that range widely across time and genrescape, and others that focus intently on individual artists, songs, tiny moments of epiphany. As a writer and as a reader, I look forward to Loops with immense excitement.' Simon Reynolds, author of Rip It Up and Start Again
Lee Brackstone is Publishing Director at Faber for pop culture titles and fiction. Richard King has worked at Domino, the UK's leading independent music label for 15 years. In that time he has seen the label release records by Arctic Monkeys, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Franz Ferdinand, Pavement, Sebadoh and Robert Wyatt.