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About The 405

The 405 is Music & Culture website based in the UK.

Since forming in the spring of 2008, The 405 has gone on to become one of the UK's most read independent sites, winning numerous awards along the way.

We've also had the privilege of putting on shows all over London, DJing at various events around the UK, promoting two regular club nights, hosting a stage at Iceland Airwaves, and regularly appearing on the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Amazing Radio.

Contacting The 405

Below you'll find emails for the entire editorial team. If you'd like to submit your music for review, please use our new music submission form (that's the only way we'll accept music based submissions).

The 405 Team

Please don't add any of these email addresses to your mailing lists. We'll just unsubscribe. As mentioned above, new music must be sent via the new music submission form. It's the only way we'll listen to your music.

Editor/Founder: Oliver Primus
Associate Editor: Wil Cook
Deputy Editor: Samantha O'Connor
Photography / Sessions Editor: Tim Boddy
Live Editor: Kris De Souza
American News Editor: Tarynn Law
Creative/Make-Up Artist: Samantha Easey

Can I send you something in the post?

In terms of music, we stopped accepting CDs for review a long time ago. However, we accept almost everything else (CDs/Zines/Books/Vinyl/Alcohol/Gadgets/Cassettes/Films/Flowers etc). Just send an email to with details of what you'd like to send us, and we'll provide you with our address.

Write for The 405

Head here to find out more. We also accept guest pitches/articles.

405 Photography

If you'd like to take photos for The 405 (from Music to Fashion), please send examples of your work to

Submit your work to The 405 (Non-Music)

As mentioned above, if you'd like to submit music for review, please use our new music submission form.

If you'd like to be featured in our Art/Design, Tech, or Style sections (anything non-music related, essentially), please send an email to, detailing your work and providing us with examples.

If it's image-led work, please head here for more information.

DJ Enquiries / Media Partnerships / Appearances

For all DJ based enquiries, please contact Wil Cook. For all media partnerships, panel/radio appearances and site comments, please email Oliver Primus.

Advertise with The 405

Advertising on the site is handled by our own in-house team. For advertising, sponsorship and business development, please contact Rob Barwell:

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