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Much like the band the themselves whose new material is as effective and captivating as their old. The creativity is still there and they have the new added charisma of Bethany and a powerful new friend in Kanye West – pop has no rules – could this be finally the turn of one of our great bands?
Big fan of Manchester group ‘The High’ Matt Mead tells his own amazing tale on how he tracked down band founder Andy Couzens and ended up in the possession of unheard High, as well as Stone Roses material. A real music fans story on how he played his own part in The High’s return and details […]
. Louder Than War has already written about two musical re-interpretations of E. M Forsters ‘the Machine Stops’ by Penetration and Hawkwind. Now John Foxx, rightly revered as one of the greats of British electronica, has written his first soundtrack for the world premiere of The Machine Stops at York Theatre Royal. Paul Clarke finds out […]
The album features contributions by Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver/ Brian Jonestown Massacre), Malcolm Holmes (OMD), Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albarn, Lords of Acid), Russian producers Morozov and Oleg Mezherovsky, and Brazil’s Mind Movies.
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Hooligan Crooners Hell Yeah! It’s Hooligan Crooners (maxi EP) (self-released) CD /DL Out now French/Belgian old-school punk band make cracking EP with members of the Boys, EMF and others adding re-mixes. Ged Babey (Baby, Baby) reviews… Back to the old school? Some kids got put back a year and somehow just never left…and they’re still […]
Ming City Rockers – Lemon (Mad Monkey) CD/DL/Vinyl 8/10 Lincolnshire back-combed brat-rockers return with Albini-produced second album. And it’s pretty damn good. Louder Than War’s Joe Whyte reviews. This is The Ming City Rockers second album after a rollicking good start with the 2014 garage-y self-titled album which I reviewed here. They’ve clearly (and rightly) assumed […]
TVAM – Gas & Air/Cannibals Single Launch The Castle Hotel, Manchester 15th April 2016 Wigan based electro-punk outfit TVAM release second single Gas & Air with a special performance at The Castle Hotel. Nigel Carr and David Gleave capture the event for Louder Than War. TVAM is one time VCs and The Shook Ups front […]