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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.
Carnival of Madness Tour: Motor Point Arena, Cardiff – live review"
Carnival of Madness Tour Black Stone Cherry | Shinedown | Halestorm | Highly Suspect Motor Point Arena, Cardiff 28th January 2016 Cardiff gets invaded by the American heavy rock Carnival of Madness tour and leaves Louder Than War with their ears ringing and feet aching. It rocked! Highly Suspect The lights come down on this […]
Sweet Baboo: The Soup Kitchen, Manchester – live review"
Sweet Baboo The Soup Kitchen, Manchester 5th February 2016 If Olympic medals were awarded for self-deprecation, Stephen Black (aka Sweet Baboo) would require an extension in which to house them. The opening, “If I Died…” sets the tone: “Daniel Johnston has hundreds of great tunes/and I’ve got six so I guess there’s some catching up […]
Valentine Records smash back onto the scene with SOUND>VISION, radio and new line-up"
It’s official: resurgent Manchester label Valentine records are back– confirmed by a brand new website, a hot roster of acts and a number of scheduled events set to take the North by storm. Originally formed in 2001 as a label by artists, for artists, they enjoyed various degrees of success during the noughties, with long-standing […]