About The Stool Pigeon

The Stool Pigeon closed down in February 2013. Please see here

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The Stool Pigeon is a bi-monthly, free, fully independent and award-winning music newspaper that’s based in London and was launched in 2005. It’s edited by Phil Hebblethwaite, designed by Mickey Gibbons, and available all over the UK and Berlin.

It is also a website.

We won the Record of The Day ‘Best Free Music Magazine’ award in both 2007 and 2009 and were voted runner-up in the ‘Magazine of The Year’ category in 2008. Strictly speaking, we’re a newspaper, but you get the idea. In 2012, we won ‘Best Feature’ for this article.

Our fifth anniversary, 25th issue came out in February 2010, prompting Michael Hann at The Guardian to write some kind things about us. See here

Crikey, these Guardian people won’t leave us alone. More here

“I like it, I think it’s really good,” said Mark E. Smith of The Fall.

The Fader, New York: “…awesome, vaguely assholeish (in a good way!)”