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''The 405'' was an independent
online magazine An online magazine is a magazine published on the Internet, through bulletin board systems and other forms of public computer networks. One of the first magazines to convert from a print magazine format to being online only was the computer magazi ...
based in
London London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its estuary leading to the North Sea. London has been a major settlement for two millen ...
, concentrating on
music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cultural aspects of all human societies. General definitions of music include common e ...
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. It reported primarily on
independent music Independent music (often referred to as indie music or indie) is music produced independently from commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing. The t ...
, film, art, technology and fashion. It published independent music reviews, features, interviews, and media. It was founded in 2008 by Oliver Primus, who was editor until the site closed down. Its first article was published on 28 April 2008. The webzine's name derives from a song on
Death Cab For Cutie Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band is composed of Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass), Dave Depper (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Zac Rae (keyboards, gui ...
's ''
We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes ''We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes'' is the second studio album by American rock band Death Cab for Cutie. It was released on March 21, 2000, through Barsuk Records. The band, which originally composed of singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard, guitar ...
'', which itself is a reference to Interstate 405 (Washington), I-405 in Seattle, Washington. The webzine has partnered with festivals such as Green Man Festival, Green Man, Iceland Airwaves and Le Guess Who?. ''The 405'' has been recognised by a number of publications such as the BBC, ''Clash (magazine), Clash'', ''The Daily Telegraph'', ''The Guardian'', ''Pitchfork (website), Pitchfork'', Stereogum, ''The Independent'' and ''NME''. ''The 405'' also publishes music premieres, exclusive live performances, podcasts, and playlists. The 405 closed down on 30 November 2019.


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