Loud music makes people drink more alcohol and at a faster rate, reveals study.
It has claimed that alcohol tastes sweeter when loud music is playing and the noise could make it difficult for drinkers to judge how much they are consuming.
Dr Lorenzo Stafford, a psychologist from the University of Portsmouth, conducted the first experimental study to find out how music can alter the taste of alcohol.
The expert said the research was a small-scale study, but claimed it had huge implications for those who drink alcohol in noisy environments.
"It also has implications for bars, the drinks industry and local authorities," he explained.
The findings are published in the journal Food Quality and Preference.