The Fly (magazine)

The Fly (magazine)

Infobox Magazine
title = The Fly

image_size = 200px
image_caption = July 2006 cover featuring Muse
publisher = ABC Consumer Press
circulation = 227,003
frequency = monthly
language = English
category = Music
editor = Niall Doherty
firstdate = 1999
country = flag|United Kingdom
website = []

"The Fly" is a free music and entertainment magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. The magazine has been likened to a fanzine, albeit with professional staff and funding. []

The magazine has a notably extensive review section for a free publication, featuring: new releases (both singles and albums) and live concert reviews. It uses a unique "fly" rating system in place of the traditional star rating system, from one "fly" to the coveted five "flies". It is generally the case that a music release given a four or five "fly" rating is consistently of a good quality and worth purchasing.

The remainder of the magazine is devoted to articles and interviews with artists generally promoting new releases or tours. The Fly is also notable for featuring brand new bands alongside more established acts; the magazine has a regular "Ones To Watch" feature in association with Levi's jeans that focuses on discovering new talent via specially-organized gigs and interviews.

The Fly is A5-sized, and is distributed around most record shops, bars and venues around the United Kingdom.

The Fly's current editor recently announced his departure in the July issue of the magazine and named Niall Doherty as his successor to the post (prior to Kinsman's departure, Doherty was the deputy editor).

Other media

There are a number of Barfly music venues in major cities around the United Kingdom, which host gigs by firmly established bands as well as new bands.

The Fly provides a monthly online archive of past and current issues, where users can browse a [ virtual magazine] in real-time without having to locate a physical copy.

External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Online archive of past issues]
* [ Barfly club official website]
* [ Fly Wessex (Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight)]

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