For our birthday last year we threw a party, put on some bands and all got hammered. This year we're gonna keep the festivities to a minimum, and quietly reflect on what we've achieved over the past 4 years, what we've failed to achieve, and what we hope to achieve over the course of the year. We won't go into too much detail about what we have planned for you come the end of the year, but we guarantee it will blow you away. At least we hope it will.

Anyway, we just wanted to say thank you to a few people that have made these past 4 years so special.

Firstly we'd like to thank all the people that visit the site on a regular basis, or even just occasionally, it really does mean a lot. The same goes for the people that send us messages on Twitter or Facebook, or interact in some way. One of the things we're really proud of is our relationship with all you people, and really hope you get that. We're always happy to talk about music or whatever with you, whether it's on Facebook, or twitter, or email. We also appreciate it when you tell us we've done something wrong, or that you don't agree with something we've written. We don't take it personally. We promise.

Secondly I'd like to thank all the people that have contributed to the site in some way over the past 4 years. Writers, photographers, artists and film makers. You're what makes the site possible, so thank you so much.

Lastly we'd like to say thank you to all the bands, pr people, labels, managers, booking agents that have helped us develop over the last few years, and for trusting us (in some way).

The 405 x

PS. If you want one of our tote bags, you can get a 20% discount by using the code '405IS4'. The offer is available for this weekend only, and you can buy them from here. We're also giving a few away as a prize by tagging yourself in this picture.