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RIP Action Pact’s Des Stanley aka Wild Planet."
More sad news from Action Pacts Facebook page which states simply: RIP Action Pact’s Des Stanley (aka Wild Planet). Today Des lost his battle with illness. He faced it with great courage and as always, humour. Guitarist, songwriter, band-leader, diamond geezer; he will be greatly missed. Action Pact were a much-loved band in […]
Hozier & Wyvern Lingo – Portsmouth- live review"
Thursday saw me head off to Portsmouth Guildhall to catch Irish singer-songwriter Hozier and support band Wyvern Lingo. If I am totally honest Hozier has kind of passed me by as his music sits more to the pop end of my personal musical spectrum so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Again being totally […]
Josephine Foster – No more lamps in the morning – album review"
Josephine Foster – No more lamps in the morning (Fire Records) LP | CD | DL Out Now 8/10 Louder Than War’s Ioan Humphreys reviews Josephine Foster’s latest release ’No more lamps in the morning’. This new 7 track album from Josephine Foster really is something of an enigma. I have been listening to this collection of […]
They Might Be Giants: Electric Ballroom – London – live review"
They Might Be Giants Electric Ballroom, London 4th February 2016 They Might Be Giants finish their UK tour with a triumphant night at The Electric Ballroom. Louder Than War’s Craig Chaligne reviews. Photos by Svenja Block. Permanently on tour and permanently recording, are They Might Be Giants the most hard working band ever ? They put […]
Book review : ‘Doin’ It for the kids’ : gritty and spellbinding account of growing up in Accrington"
Some of the best British art is the stuff that concerns the details.
The so called kitchen sink dramas – the grubby, grinning, grittiness of the very day. We are really good at that kind of stuff. The great art doesn’t come out of the spoilt hearts of the big cities but the broken and forgotten towns.