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12 issues for the price of 10

The first issue of The Wire was published in 1982. Three decades on the magazine remains committed to reporting on an international spectrum of underground sound and music by publishing journalism and photography by some of the subculture’s most original critics and observers.

A subscription is the most economical and effective way to receive copies of The Wire as subscribers get each issue delivered by direct mail. If you live in the UK you’ll receive each issue within 3-5 days of it being published; if you live in Europe or the US or anywhere else in the world, you’ll receive each issue by airmail within 1-3 weeks of it being published.

Access to every digital issue

Every back issue of The Wire since issue 1, summer 1982, is now available to all subscribers online and via the iPad, iPhone and Android apps. That's more than 350 issues and 25,000 pages of experimental and underground music history.

Each digital issue is an exact facsimile of the corresponding print issue, with the additional bonus that the text is fully searchable. Digital issues are published as hi-res PDFs and can be viewed on a web browser as well as on apps for Android, Kindle Fire and iPhone and iPad.

To preview the archive click here.

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CDs & downloads

Below The Radar

Compiled by The Wire staff, Below The Radar is a series of download compilations showcasing some of the underground musicians covered in recent issues of the magazine. New downloads are made available to all suscribers four times a year. All volumes in the series are archived and are fully accessible by all subscribers.

Click here for a list of artists featured in the series

If you're already a subscriber you can find all editions of Below The Radar here.

The Wire Tapper

Also compiled by The Wire staff, The Wire Tapper is a series of CD compilations of new underground music. The CDs are issued three times a year and are sent to all subscribers by direct mail. Subscribers also receive each CD as a download. All volumes since Vol 25 are archived as downloads and are fully accessible by all subscribers.

TUNNELS

A new anthology featuring artists appearing at Unsound’s New York festival in April 2014. This month all new and current print subscribers receive a free copy of TUNNELS on CD, and all subscribers receive the download.

Discounts

All subscribers get money off back issues, our special edition T-shirts and hoodies, and the music books stocked in our online shop.

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