We're here! We're tired, but we're here. We've tried to deflect your attention all month by celebrating our fifth birthday at length, with a riotous selection of gigs and articles, but the time has really come where the new site we've been getting exciting about for ages hath finally come to fruition.
We'll not be adding a slew of new articles for a few days, whilst Matt adds some more exciting new features and your experience is refined via your feedback.
Needless to say, the message boards are live and there's some lovely little bits for you to play with, as well as even more to come. We're going to get some sleep. So here's to another five years, or even more and we all look forward to reading your comments and arguing with you on the message boards.
Editor - Drowned in Sound
The lowdown from Matt:
So the new site is up! before you dig in though, please be aware that this is very much a work in progress. A lot of things are working, and a lot are still to come. Don't worry, we haven't lost your ratings, notes or anything - all the features you're used to will re-appear gradually over the next few days. If you notice any bugs or errors, or have any constructive suggestions about the new site, do post on the boards.
Of course we're working on new features too, so here's a taster of what's to come:
- Post your own user reviews of releases and shows
- Contribute your own listings
- Create your own photo galleries and contribute pics of shows
- Coordinate your social life with our gig attendance calendars
- Tell us your location and get location-specific content
- Lots more...
Enjoy, and look out for future announcements.