Clash (magazine)

Clash (magazine)
Editor Simon Harper
Categories Music Monthly Magazine
Frequency monthly
First issue 2004
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website Official site
ISSN 1743-0801

Clash is a popular music and fashion magazine based in the United Kingdom. Its magazine title is published 12 times a year.[1] It has a circulation of around 40,000.[2]

The magazine alternates between modern bands such as Coldplay, The Prodigy and Oasis as well as hip-hop artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West and Beastie Boys, who have all had cover spots in recent issues.[3] It features reviews of music, films and high-street fashion as well as interviews with music stars and sections on new music. The magazine won the Best New Magazine award in 2004 at the PPA Magazine Awards and has won further awards in England and Scotland.

The publication is based around the larger Clash brand, which extends to live events around the country and festival partnerships (such as RockNess and Get Loaded in the UK, and Dour in Belgium), and the website

The Clash Live brand's London activity incorporates a once-monthly club night at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, a once-monthly free-entry event at the Notting Hill Arts Club (the Clash Saturday Social @ RoTa), and a bi-monthly free-entry show at Camden's Lock Tavern, which has played host to acts including The Magic Numbers and The Kooks.

Clash has hosted parties at the annual South By Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas and the Snowbombing festival in the Alps.

Clash magazine has comprehensive fashion and film sections, featuring a wealth of features and interviews. runs a monthly film digest featuring magazine content alongside web-exclusive comment.

In September 2008, the magazine received a grant of £230,000 from the Scottish government, to develop its online presence.[4]



  • Editor: Simon Harper
  • Deputy Editor: Matthew Bennett
  • News Editor: Robin Murray
  • Reviews Editor: Nick Annan
  • Fashion Editor: Pavla Kopecna
  • Film Editor: Ben Hopkins
  • Staff Writers: Edith Bowman, Alex Hills, Ben Murphy, Adam Park, Tristan Parker

Full credits available in Clash magazine. launched in early 2008. The website often encompasses a wider variety of genres than its parent magazine, with pieces on heavier bands like Mastodon and Gallows, as well as emerging and left field artists, appearing alongside content that ties in with magazine-featured artists. The website features a single and album of the week every Monday. It runs a Track of the Day feature from Monday to Friday.

Clash Essential 50

On 30 March 2009, ClashMusic began publishing the Essential 50 – fifty albums which the website considered "the 50 greatest, most significant, downright brilliant albums of Clash's lifetime".[5] Made up entirely of albums released in the past five years,[6] the list was published in sections of three, with the top ten being released individually between 15–24 April 2009.[6][7] The list contained Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Portishead and Radiohead amongst others, culminating in Arcade Fire's Funeral being named number one.[6]


  • Magazine of the Year – PPA Scotland Magazine Awards 2008
  • Consumer Magazine of the Year – PPA Scotland Magazine Awards 2008
  • Consumer Magazine Editor of the Year – Scottish Magazine Awards 2007
  • Best Magazine Design – Scottish Magazine Awards 2007
  • Music Magazine of the Year – Record of the Day Awards 2005 was nominated for a pair of awards at the 2008 BT Digital Music Awards.

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