TQ exists to bring you the best in matters relating to the no-audience underground scene, and is primarily concerned with giving subscribers a physical zine, and enjoying the thrill of printed words on paper. However, we aim to bring you more when funds and energy permit, and this page gives a flavor of what goodies are in store.
Bringing subscriber specials comes at a cost to TQ and the artist, and therefore availability is sometimes less than the number of subscribers. Where this is the case, specials will be inserted into TQ packages at random by the package stuffer.
If you are interested in releasing material in partnership with TQ, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
April’s TQ10 - Comes with a CD sampler from the eclectic Linear Obsessional label based in London. With over 100 releases in their catalogue, the labels curator Richard Sanderson was interviewed for TQ4, and thanks to him for providing this subscriber give-away which includes exclusive tracks from a number on the labels roster. Available to the first 170 subscribers only.
With TQ10 subscribers also receive a DL code which gives them access to ‘Slant Front Desk’, the new album by Nat Lyon. Subscribers get an opportunity to download the album 2 weeks prior to release. Natlyon.bandcamp.com
May’s TQ11- Comes with a copy of the new CD from Charlie Ulyatt ‘Inaudible Gestures’. On this release Charlie forsakes his guitar improvisations and soundscapes for improvised cello. charlieulyatt.bandcamp.com
June’s TQ12 – The 1st anniversary issue - will include a Various Artists download, with each performer providing an exclusive track based on the graphic score from one of the covers of TQ8, 9, or 10 which have been designed with this project in mind by Ash Cooke. This ‘Covering the Covers’ project offers over 3 hours of sounds from 32 artists, many of whom are leaders in the field of DIY and experimental sounds. In addition, a limited edition physical copy of the package, and a non-subscriber DL will be available at TQ’s Bandcamp page to cover costs (DL income will go to a charity as yet to be decided)
July’s TQ13 - We are hoping to bring you a copy of the film ‘Republic’ about the town that was voted the worst in England; Blyth, Northumberland. Discussions are ongoing
August’s TQ14 – Comes with a cd release of the new album of gob grunge and dictaphonics from Posset who also appears on the TQ12 special with an exclusive track ‘Number Poem for TQ’ https://posset.bandcamp.com/.
September’s TQ15 – Multi-instrumentalist and DIY workaholic Oli Heffernan is the brains behind Teesside’s Ivan the Tolerable as well as playing in Year of Birds, and is sometime head honcho of Ack! Ack! Ack! Records. We are hoping to bring you the new release from Ivan the Tolerable. Discussions are ongoing. Ivanthetollerable.bandcamp.com
October’s TQ16 – Comes with the new release from Chlorine, and if you know of his work, you are gonna want this! Experimental meets Sound Art meets Field Recordings meets Improvisation meets DIY. Chlorine appears on the TQ12 special with an exclusive track; ‘I See Colours in the Air’. chlorinerecordings.bandcamp.com
Other - Chow Mwng’s ‘Nunavik’ cd was given away to subscribers with January’s TQ7 - The Nunavik Issue. All physical copies of the EP have now sold out, however digital downloads are still available from TQ's Bandcamp page.