Welcome To The ‘New’ Mess+Noise

Hello. We’re glad to have you back and hope your transition from ‘old’ Mess+Noise went smoothly. Ostensibly, this is ‘new’ Mess+Noise, but on many levels we’re hoping to continue the great work of our many writers and editors who’ve made the magazine what it is today.

Mess+Noise has never wavered from its dual purpose of celebrating unique Australian music and providing a platform for writers to tell stories that wouldn’t appear in the wider music press. The media landscape has changed significantly in the 10 years since our launch, but we’re proud of our legacy and want to preserve it. It’s why we’ve decided to redesign our site to reflect those changes. Our new platform is a mobile first and features all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a website in 2015. Migrating all of that old content over does create some teething problems, so please bear with us while we iron out all the kinks.

So what’s happened to the forum?

Well, it’s right over here! If you haven’t gone over and reclaimed your log-in, we suggest you do it now before s**t gets real. Log-ins are now open to the general public, so all those people who have been lurking for the past three years can finally join in on the conversation. Remember to play nice!

Where’s the new content?

It’s coming! But don’t expect us to go back to the 24-hour news/PR churn. One of the great things about the print magazine was its longform coverage of iconic and emerging Australian artists – and that’s something we’re going to focus on over the coming weeks. In the meantime, there’s a great backlog of articles for you to rediscover.

If you have any interest in contributing to Mess+Noise please pitch ideas (not yourself!) to mess at junkeemedia dot com.