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Foxy Digitalis and The Stool Pigeon shutting up shop

The Stool Pigeon and Brad Rose's Foxy Digitalis are being put to bed. Both Rose's label Digitalis and the online Foxy Digitalis turn ten this year, and with a baby on the way and other time pressures Rose has made the decision to let Foxy Digitalis and its writers be absorbed into Decoder, in order to focus on the label.

Rose and Decoder's Dwight Pavlovic plan to redesign the Decoder site for a relaunch in March, and Foxy Digitalis will be mothballed and left online as an archive.

Free music newspaper The Stool Pigeon has also announced that the current print issue will be its last. Editor Phil Hebblethwaite writes: "I still love doing what we do, and perhaps what I’m trying to say is that running out 60,000 copies of a free newspaper six times a year and distributing them to 100 cities/towns across the UK has become untenable, and also increasingly less effective and exciting than publishing journalism online."

The Stool Pigeon has been running since 2005, Brad Rose's Foxy Digitalis since 2003. Both will be missed. More from Hebblethwaite on closing The Stool Pigeon here, and Brad Rose's departing statement here.