About Us | By Volume

Understand that I am only as he made me: a faithful servant to all of the noise, all of the lights, all of the flashing in my head. Laura Stevenson - Wheel

About Us

By Volume was formed in 2011 out of a realisation that music journalism needed to focus more on the music and less on the journalism. In recent months and years, celebrity culture has invaded music writing to the extent that it’s often difficult to tell whether you’re reading an album review or a gossip page. As a group of writers who have simply based our lives around music in one form or another, we felt it was time to do our bit to drag the discourse back towards what we find the most compelling and dynamic form of art and communication.

In October 2011 we released our first issue, a free download which talked about new records and explored bands and discographies in-depth. We built our tone around the idea of an amplified review, one which dared to engage with a piece of music as though it deserved thorough attention and not just casual appreciation.

Some way down the line, we’ve arrived in 2014 with the exact same outlook on music and music writing, only a little more shiny around the edges. We hope there are enough like-minded listeners for whom music is an enormous part of life. We’re pretty sure there are.


Short Circuits 8
By Volume Mixtape: June 20, 2013
Obituary: The Child of Lov
The Tallest Man On Earth
Hop Farm Festival
Surfer Blood - Pythons
Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Bestival 2013, Part 2
Various Artists - Angola Prison Spirituals

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