The Wire is the world's leading independent monthly music magazine. The first issue was published in 1982. More than four decades on the magazine remains committed to reporting on a dynamic global network of underground, alternative and experimental musics by publishing journalism and photography by some of the subculture’s most original and authoritative critics and observers.
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Special bumper double issue! On the cover: 2023 Rewind, The Wire’s essential guide to the last 12 months in underground sound and music, from the releases of the year to our critics reflections and analyses of 2023’s key trends and topics. Plus, inside the magazine: interviews with Fred Frith, Laetitia Sadier, Thomas Ignatius, Lisa Ullén, HUUUM, Phil Geraldi; Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Invisible Jukebox; Global Ear: Chicago; Unlimited Editions: Bead Records; Unofficial Channels: Lanner Chronicle; The Inner Sleeve: Vince Clarke; Epiphanies: Mariam Rezaei; and 40 pages of reviews including Myra Melford, Valentina Magaletti, Archie Shepp, Val Wilmer, Ain Bailey, and many more.