As if Lamacq name-dropping us on Radio1 and Rolling Stone being nice about us wasn't enough, yesterday (Sunday 15th February 2004) we found our site reviewed in the Sunday Times' 'Site Test'.
For any rock misfit searching for an alternative to the mainstream music press, immersion in Drowned in Sound (DiS) is a must. Evolved from The Last Resort webzine, it is studiedly lo-fi, so navigation is a breeze, and each story is accompanied by links to similar news, reviews and features. Some of the writing is breathless enough to have come straight from the mosh pit, hopelessly solipsistic and frequently incomprehensible. What sets the site apart is the rabid activism of the DiS community: each story is followed by relevant postings from the e-zine’s message-board heart. Whether contributors are trying to remember the NME’s rating out of 10 for Radiohead’s Kid A or discussing the latest offering from Courtney Love, temperatures run higher than at the average sweaty gig, so expect to take a stand and fight for it.
DiScuss: Have you seen DiS in any other press? Did you know the broadsheets are watching you?