Foggy Notions, Mongrel, The Event Guide, State and now Analogue – the loss of Irish music print magazines continues with the news that the latter will now exist solely on-line.
Writing on the Analogue website, editor Brendan McGuirk said
Some of you may have noticed that Analogue has been very quiet over the last two months. Unfortunately I’ve been forced to make a difficult decision about whether to continue printing Analogue or not. Over the last month, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to keep the mag going in printed form but it just isn’t viable any more. After 3 successful issues as a Trinity publication, Analogue was launched nationwide in August 2008 – literally two months after I finished my finals in college. Since then 4 issues of Analogue have been published, each building on the strengths and admittedly, the mistakes of previous issues.
For a bunch of college students and recent graduates, we did pretty well at launching a reasonably well respected magazine that covered some excellent indie and electronic music. I don’t really have too much else to say, I really didn’t want to make some grandiose statement about what we’ve achieved and how we’re victims of the recession blah blah blah. We gave it a go and sadly it wasn’t really the right time. So for now, there won’t be another print issue. Analogue will continue online and some interesting new features will be added to the site soon.
To all the bands we’ve interviewed and all our readers, Thanks a million.
Best of luck to Brendan and the Analogue team from all of us here at State. The question is where does this leave magazine culture in Ireland?