What people say about TQ zine
“The zine is a decidedly lo-fi affair; text heavy. Album reviews form the backbone of the mag with Wood writing most of them himself in upbeat, enthusiastic prose. The zine frequently dedicates itself to overarching themes. Wood’s unpretentious mix of earnest fandom and big-hearted positivity has garnered subscribers. It’s good news for diehard ephemerists everywhere”
Daniel Spicer – The Wire magazine
“TQ is arguably the most respected underground, experimental music zine on the planet. A constant advocate for sounds that bend minds and shatter expected structures”
Paul Murrell – Founder and Editor of Sixinthehead gaming zine, subscriber from Spain
“What a little gem and so incredibly nice to have music appreciation in physical, personal, well-loved form” Heidi – Musician (B/Witch ‘n’ Monk)
“I subscribe and will do so long as he’s publishing as Andy’s a real champion of the odd, the unsung and the avant gard and I’ve made some crackin’ discoveries via the zine’
DX111 – musician and UK subscriber
“Best zine ever! Thanks for doing it and introducing me to some brilliant things”.
David Bone - subscriber
“TQ has selflessly provided much needed attention for ‘under the radar’ artists, and a platform for some truly amazing music writers” Nat Lyon – musician & subscriber from USA
“Your zine is great, it makes me read about bands and music that otherwise I would never know or listen to, which is great. Of course, that does not mean that all the music is my kind of stuff, but I like to be introduced to new sounds, and your zine is a fantastic cicerone”
Joao Gill – subscriber from Spain
“ Really enjoyed the mags, love the attitude/ positive approach. Good work, keep it up”
Lasse Marhaug – Musician and writer, editor of Personal Best zine
“ Andy at TQ has opened my eyes and ears to so many new sounds and scenes through his fantastic zine. His passion shines through, matched by the wonderful relationships he has with all the artists whether he knows them well or not. I get the feeling if not friends at the outset then they soon become so through his sheer positivity and desire to promote the music he loves. Plenty of amazing freebies for subscribers too” Simon Klee – UK subscriber
“A unique resource” Rod Warner – UK subscriber
“Notable new publications include Andy Wood’s TQ. Andy played a blinder here by creating a regular, substantial paper zine and promoting it via that fancy social media that everyone uses nowadays. He has a bunch of great contributors. More power to him”. This is a terrific zine and I highly recommend you subscribe. Andy is doing great work with an inspiring independent spirit”
Rob Hayler – musician and blogger. UK subscriber
“Andy should be super proud of TQ zine, mind you I had total confidence in him. It was clear from meeting him that he has an encyclopedic knowledge of music, open ears, and a tremendous energy – you can’t fail with that formula” Joe Murray aka Posset – musician and UK subscriber
“A DIY zine by one of the most passionate experimental music fans I know”
Davy Reed – Music Editor at The Face quarterly magazine. UK subscriber
“A great read, with the benefit of one voice, and the sense that we are tapping into the muso-head of a devotee of good sounds” Nigel Pownceby – musician and UK subscriber
“An excellent resource for those of us into the less standard, non-formularised areas of music/sound. No matter how emotionally fragile and frustrated one feels, TQ arrives like a soothing balm, even if it mostly is discussing noise and extreme experimental sounds. Best experimental music fanzine in the cosmos" Ade Hodges – musician and UK subscriber
"I finally subscribed to TQ and i got my first issue yesterday. It is superb. Everything a fanzine style music mag should be. Hats off!" Kieran Mahon – musician and UK subscriber
"It's a great read and I'm glad to get to know even more underground noise / experimental music, plus all the gig reports, since I'm never going to see any of these in Greece."
Chrysovalantis Kampragkos – Blogger. Subscriber from Greece
"One thing I really appreciate about TQ, aside from how great it is as a publication, is how it has brought together networks that I relate to, people around Newcastle, Teesside, and the improvising scene in London, for example. That's a great strength” John Bowers – musician
"TQ has raised the profile of underground music (with or without an audience) in the UK, and has introduced me to some extraordinary sounds."
Richard Sanderson – musician, curator of Linear Obsessional Recordings label. UK subscriber
“An excellent fanzine for a real reflection on what is going on in the UK experimental underground. Recommended” Paul Watson – musician and UK subscriber.
“A crucial underground zine”
Josh Gordon - Curator of ever / never records (NYC) and subscriber from USA