The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982



In the UK, The Wire is available at most branches of WH Smith’s (main stores listed below) and most other good newsagents.

The Wire is also available from many record shops, art galleries, music venues and bookshops, including the following:

London: BFI, Cafe Oto, Donlon Books, Foyles at Royal Festival Hall, Housmans, ICA, Ikon, Iklectik, Magma, Phonica, Rough Trade, Ray's Jazz at Foyles, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery
Bristol: Arnolfini
Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery
Glasgow: Fat Buddha Store, The Glad Cafe
Leeds: Jumbo Records, Norman Records
Salford/Manchester: Fat Out's Burrow at Islington Mill

The Wire is also available in many stores in Europe and the US, in particular:

Europe: A-Musik in Cologne, Souffle Continu and Gibert Joseph in Paris, Blind Spot in Rennes, Quelque Part in Lille, Digelius in Helsinki, Flur in Lisbon, Insula Music in Copenhagen, Materia Prima in Porto, Bis Aufs Messer, Zabriskie Buchladen and 180G in Berlin, Substance in Vienna, Veals & Geeks in Brussels, Underbelly in Rotterdam, Serendeepity in Milan, Underflow in Athens, Shayo in Geneva.

USA: Other Music, Kim's, Earwax, Record Grouch and Rough Trade in New York, plus all large Barnes & Noble stores throughout the country.

For details of The Wire's distributors see here.

If you have any difficulty finding The Wire, please email us or you can buy copies directly from our webshop

The following WH Smith’s outlets in the UK stock The Wire on a regular basis:

MAIDSTONE: 38/42 Week Street, Maidstone Kent
THURROCK: 109 The Lakeside Shop.Ctr West Thurrock Grays Essex
ROMFORD: 8 The Liberty, Romford, Essex
SOUTHEND: 207 High Street Southend On Sea Essex
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD: 181/183 The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts
WOOD GREEN: 110 High Road, Wood Green, London
HOLBORN CIRCUS: 124 Holborn Holborn Circus London
LEICESTER GALLOWTREE: 39 Gallowtree Gate Leicester
GATESHEAD METRO.: 57-59 Cameron Walk, Metro Centre, Kingsway Interchange, Eleventh Ave, Gateshead
NORTHAMPTON: 14 Newland Walk, The Grosvenor Centre Northampton
NOTTINGHAM VICTORIA: 124/126 Victoria Centre Nottingham
STAINES: 49/51 High Street Staines Middlesex
LEWISHAM: 59 Riverdale, Lewisham Centre, Lewisham
LEEDS: 3/7 Lands Lane Leeds
SWANSEA: 37 The Quadrant Shopping Centre, Swansea, W.Glam
GUILDFORD: 56 High Street, Guildford, Surrey
MERRY HILL: Store D Merry Hill Centre Brierley Hill Dudley W.Mids
NEWCASTLE: 36 Northumberland Street Newcastle Upon Tyne
CARDIFF: 83/85 Queen Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan
MILTON KEYNES: 126 Midsummer Arcade Secklow Gate East, M/Keynes
PLYMOUTH: 73/75 New George Street, Plymouth, Devon
UXBRIDGE: 148 High Street, Uxbridge Middlesex
KINGSTON U THAMES: Unit L8,G13-G14 The Bentall Ctre, Kingston-Upon-Thames Surrey
BLUEWATER PARK: Bluewater Park, Msu3 Rose Galley, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent
BRIGHTON: 69 Churchill Square, Brighton, Sussex
ILFORD: 50 The Exchange High Road Ilford Essex
SAUCHIEHALL ST GLASGOW: 39/41 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, Ayrshire
WATFORD HARLEQUIN: 54 The Harlequin, Watford, Hertfordshire
CAMBRIDGE.: 14/15 Market Street, Cambridge
PETERBOROUGH: 32/36 Bridge Street, Peterborough
MEADOWHALL: 45 High Street Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield
BRISTOL GALLERIES: The Galleries, Bristol, Avon
EXETER: 34/35 The Guildhall Shopping Ctre, Exeter, Devon
ARGYLE STREET: 53-55 Argyle Street Glasgow
BIRMINGHAM UNION STREET: 29 Union Street, Birmingham, West Midlands
BRENT CROSS: Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Middlesex
CROYDON: 34 North End, Croydon, Surrey
MANCHESTER ARNDALE : Arndale Centre Manchester
READING: 39 Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire
LIVERPOOL: 10/16 Church Street, Liverpool, Merseyside
NEWCASTLE AIRPORT: Bookstall, Woolsington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SELFRIDGES: 400 Oxford Street, London
KINGS CROSS: Kings Cross, London
LIVERPOOL ST: Broadgate, London (Retail Units 8-10, Stn Concourse)
LUDGATE: Ludgate City Thameslink, 65 Ludgate Hill, London
PADDINGTON: Concourse Bookstall, Platform 1, Paddington Stn., London
CANNON STREET: Cannon Street, London
CHARING CROSS: Charing Cross, London
LONDON BRIDGE: London Bridge Station, London
WATERLOO: Waterloo, London
BLACKFRIARS: Queen Victoria Street, London
EUSTON: Main Bookstall, Euston Station, London
FENCHURCH ST: Fenchurch Street, London
MARYLEBONE: Marylebone Railway Station, London
VICTORIA: Victoria, London
READING: Brunel Arcade, Reading Railway Station, Reading, Berks
GLASGOW CENTRAL: Bookstall No 1, Central Railway Station, Glasgow
MANCHESTER PICCADILLY: Main Bookstall, Piccadilly Station, Manchester
BIRMINGHAM NEW ST: Bookstall, New Street Station, Birmingham
CARDIFF CENTRAL: Bookstall No. 1, Central Railway Station, Cardiff
CHELMSFORD: Chelmsford, Essex
CROYDON EAST: George Street, Croydon East, Surrey
LEEDS CITY: Bookstall, Leeds City Station, Leeds
LIVERPOOL LIME ST: Bookstall, Lime Street Station, Liverpool
NEWCASTLE RAIL: Newcastle-on-Tyne Central, Newcastle
NOTTINGHAM: Nottingham Midland Station, Nottingham
BRISTOL RAIL: Bookstall, Bristol Temple Meads Station, Bristol, Avon
CLAPHAM JUNCTION: Unit 7A Shop Stop, 1-20 St Johns Hill, Clapham Junction, Clapham, London
CREWE RAIL: Main Bookstall, Crewe Railway Stn., Platform 4 & Booking Hall, Crewe
DERBY RAIL: Railway Station, Derby
EASTBOURNE: Eastbourne Railway Station, Eastbourne, East Sussex
EXETER ST DAVIDS: Exeter St David's Railway Station, Exeter, Devon
GATESHEAD METRO BUS: 43-45 Russell Way Metro Centre, Gateshead
GUILDFORD: Railway Station, Guildford
INVERNESS RAIL: Bookstall, Inverness Railway Station, Inverness
LEICESTER RAIL: Main Concourse: Railway Station, Leicester
NORWICH: Station Bookshop, Norwich Thorpe, Norwich, Norfolk
RICHMOND STATION: Richmond Station, Q Road, Richmond, Surrey
WAKEFIELD BUS STATION: Unit 2, Wakefield Bus Station, Marsh Way, Wakefield,
WIMBLEDON: Station Approach, Wimbledon, London
YORK RAIL: Station Shop, York Railway Station, York