DISARM MAGAZINE – We are Independent // Creative // Passionate // Knowledgeable // Ear to the Ground // Open-minded // MUSIC LOVERS. We were founded as STEP ON Magazine, and rebranded as DISARM Magazine in January 2017 with the same founders & editorial goals.
We write original reviews, essays, gig reports & photograph music events that matter: Loosely categorized as Alternative, Indie, Shoegaze, Brit pop, 90’s British Rock, “College Rock”, Electronic, Manchester, (and more from the 80s, 90s and today).
We write about the many great newer bands carrying the torch today across all genres of meaningful, authentic music.
We celebrate the unsung heroes of music, film, art, culture, media and life; originals and iconoclasts; rebels and artists with integrity. Originals and non-trendy artists are our focus.
We’ve interviewed established musicians as well as emerging bands, and specialize in original playlists featuring our favourites and recommended artists.
Our Co-founding editors, who work as a photo journalism team, bring years of dynamic and reliable experience in photo journalism, written journalism and essays (previously for Popmatters, Soundproof, Lithium Magazine and Examiner.com to name a few, Dave’s photography has also appeared in Pitchfork, Toronto’s Now Weekly, Bass Guitar Magazine and others) and have created original photography and writing for Canadian Music Week, NXNE, Mayhem, Heavy TO, Virgin Music Fest, BIG Music Fest, Gigantour, Riot Fest, Digital Dreams, Mad Decent Block Party, Uproar, RetroFutura, Bestival Toronto, Wayhome Music & Arts Festival, Riot Fest, VELD, Bonnaroo, and Shiiine On Weekender (U.K.)