Congratulations to CMCI alumnus Shams Bin Quader who has had an article published in the journal Cultural Studies in a special issue focusing on music scenes. The paper, entitled ‘Approaching the Underground: The production of alternative in the Bangladeshi metal scene’, is based on Sham’s MPhil thesis and was co-authored with his supervisor, Dr Guy Redden at the University of Sydney. After successfully completing his MA in Cultural & Creative Industries at King’s in 2008, Shams went on to teach as Senior Lecturer at the Independent University in Bangladesh (IUB). His research interests include new media, information communication technology (ICT), Social Network Sites (SNS), popular music and cultural identity. The article can be accessed in full here.