Sounds launched in 1971 and was juxtaposed to the weeklies of the time, Melody Maker and NME as it sought out the kids at the gigs who were producing and writing for fanzines, they were fans of music. 28 years after it closed in 1991 and in the face of the recent print demise of both NME and its stablemate Melody Maker, like the rebirth of vinyl in a digital world, Sounds will be the future proof music magazine to spearhead the music press revival.
A new team, the same ethos. Sounds will relaunch as a music paper printed quarterly in May 2019. Keeping to the original values of passion, quality journalism and photography.