Secret Cave: Obsessed with Digital Culture

Secret Cave is a zine of neurotic, obsessive writing on hidden gems and fringe pop culture. In 2016, we launched a podcast for freeform arguments, discussion and bullshitting, which spawned a series of Minis — short, surreal and edited versions of our podcasts and other material. Our upcoming podcast series, “The Sound Test”, takes a focused look at video game soundtracks, along with an array of insightful guests. Click here to see trailers for “The Sound Test”.

Secret Cave has since evolved into a print zine, which you can read about here. Our first issue is currently available for free as a digital edition. You can also purchase a physical version from our store, or order our second issue. You can also get physical copies of our zines as rewards for supporting us on Patreon!

We cover internet and digital culture, artificial intelligence, creativity in all its forms, the evolution of art and anything else that drifts into our thoughts. We also, occasionally, feature original fiction. Soon, we’ll be taking our first steps toward widespread music distribution (click here for more information).

Contact us with stories, artwork, tips or feedback through or follow us on Twitter. Additionally, you can get up to date with all our podcasts, select music videos and game commentary through our YouTube. We also have a presence on both Twitch and Facebook.


Lee Tyrrell

Following a life of tireless media consumption, Lee has gained an obsession with popular culture and its development over time. As such, his interests often lie in praising the unsung merits of obscurities (or damning the shortcomings of mass-produced fluff). He usually writes about the power of creativity, and what our television shows, films, music and art imply about the human condition. As the driving force behind Secret Cave‘s ongoing series of podcasts, his hope is to present conversations that don’t merely skim the surface. Lee is largely responsible for scouting artwork, photography and writing submissions for zine issues so, if you’d like to see your work published by Secret Cave, don’t hesitate to contact him through Twitter.

Benjamin Brandall


Benjamin’s fascination with technology and artificial intelligence drives much of his output for Secret Cave. Immersed in a world of bots, neural networks and social media hive-minds, he’s emerged as an engaging authority on the digital landscape. Equally, his knowledge – both political and cultural – of various societies throughout history has brought many a gem to light. He sees parallels in the movements of the internet and those of the human beings that gave it life. Informed by the past, but inspired by what’s yet to come, Benjamin looks for sense and order in the chaos of binary. On the Secret Cave Podcast, it’s usually his place to both temper and inflame Lee’s emotions. Beyond his writing, Benjamin solely curates the visual design of this site and all printed materials. If you feel your work might be a fit for Secret Cave, make sure to get in touch through Twitter.

We are always on the search for more contributors, especially in a regular capacity. If you feel that you have anything to offer – be it writing, art, music or whatever else – please contact us through any of the details provided on this page. Finally, thank you for reading.