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By on Thursday, 11th February 2021 at 11:00 am

Note from the editor 11/02/2021: TGTF was resurrected in early 2020 to showcase Editor-in-Chief Mary Chang’s preview and ensuing coverage from Output Belfast 2020. The intention was to continue from those efforts and cover other live music conferences, festivals and events during the rest of the year.

Following the unfortunate cancellation of so many in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mary’s inability to travel and the pandemic situation having not improved for over a year, TGTF is now on indefinite hiatus.

TGTF will remain up for some time. We appreciate any help with the hosting costs through your donations via Ko-Fi.

Please note: TGTF is now dormant as of Friday 5 April 2019. The site will no longer be updated with new content unless in unique circumstances. We will also no longer be responding to email requests to review new music or cover gigs, festivals and other events. Should you wish to get in touch with TGTF owner and Editor-in-Chief Mary Chang about consulting work or simply wish to say hello, Tweet her at @theprintedword to arrange for future correspondence.

“There are only two music journalists worth reading: Mary [Chang] and Steve Lamacq.”
– Daniel Hopewell of the Crookes, 19 September 2013, Brooklyn, New York

“This is Mary Chang, our best American champion of British music we have…”
– BBC radio presenter Steve Lamacq, 19 March 2015, Austin, Texas

There Goes the Fear (TGTF) is a UK/US/Irish music Web site, covering live reviews, album reviews, the hottest new artists and the latest tours in the UK and beyond. In 2009, Mary Chang based in Washington DC joined as USA editor, and TGTF was nominated for the first time in the Best Blog category in Record of the Day‘s Music Journalism and PR Awards in 2009. We were nominated again in 2010, 2011 and 2012, until the event was discontinued.

Mary Chang became Editor-in-Chief of TGTF in August 2010. Our contributors are currently based in America. We are actively recruiting for additional writers in the UK and Ireland. Keen on joining the TGTF team? Get in touch via Twitter.

In addition to album, single, EP and live reviews, you’ll also find some pretty nifty interviews with artists and profiles of bands on our radar that we recommend you keep an eye on. You will find on our Soundcloud interviews including those that editor Mary Chang did with musicians at the inaugural ARIA Week in Sydney, Australia in November 2012 and in Austin, Texas at SXSW 2013 and archived podcasts. We will continue to upload quality audio features to our Soundcloud in the coming weeks and months.

In May 2013, we premiered our YouTube channel; the first video to feature on the channel was exclusive footage of the Crookes performing single ‘Dance in Colour’ at Fierce Panda’s 19th Birthday Slamdown at London Scala on 21 May 2013. The name of our Web site “There Goes The Fear” comes from the awesome Manchester trio Doves song of the same name.


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There Goes The Fear is where we tell you about the latest music, gigs, and tours we love and think you should too.

We love music that has its heart on its sleeve, tells a story, swims around our head all day or makes us dance like no-one's watching.

TGTF was edited by Mary Chang, based in Washington, DC.

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