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Will Not Fade is proud to support indie artists as well as larger, more established acts. We cannot promise to provide reviews for everything sent to us because we all have busy lives, but if we think that the content is good, then we will try to cover it.

Please browse through our site to see if your material will fit first.

Our general contact email is willnotfadeblog@gmail.com


Music submissions

If you would like to submit an album or EP for review please contact us at willnotfadeblog@gmail.com

It takes time to formulate an opinion, write down and edit our thoughts. The earlier we receive music prior to the release date, the better we are able to write a more informed review.

Some items to include:

  • The music
  • Copy of the album art, and a few press photos of the band that we have permission to use.
  • A Youtube or Vimeo link to a single that we can embed in the review.
  • A brief profile, including band members and what instruments they play
  • Links to website, bandcamp, social media sites etc…
  • The release date

Other information that can help:

  • Liner notes and lyrics
  • Key influences
  • Some information about the recording process
  • Anecdotes about certain songs, or the themes of the album.
  • Upcoming tour info, or plans for the future
Some guidelines

A physical copy or download is more desirable than a streaming link. This way we can listen to the music in different environments, rather than just when we are seated at a computer.

Please understand that we cannot review everything that comes our way. Where possible, we will at least listen to a few songs from each submission.

We don’t currently review individual singles or video clips. Completed EPs and albums only please.


Live concerts

If you wish for us to attend a concert to review please contact us via email.

It helps if we have some information about the artists playing and a digital image file of the concert/tour poster.

We require a spot on the guest list and permission to bring a camera.

Please note that our current writers live in Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand; Colorado (USA); and Wollongong, New South Wales (Australia). Given enough notice, we may consider travelling to an event.


Interviews

Written interviews via email are easy to organise, whereas face-to-face or phone interviews are higher quality, but more time-consuming.

If you would like an interview please contact us via email so that we can arrange something that works.


Want to write for Will Not Fade?

If you are interested in writing for Will Not Fade please contact us with some examples of your work. We don’t have strict templates or restraining word limits. As long as the writing is high quality and engaging you are free to express yourself as you please. This site is a work of love, so is unpaid. However, there is the obvious perk of free music in exchange for your thoughts.

Please note that Will Not Fade is also centered in New Zealand, but don’t let that stop your applying if you live elsewhere. Variety makes things interesting!