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Guide Dog: I Am The Daddy – single review"
Louder than War’s Ioan Humphreys gets down and dirty with new Welsh grunge act Guide Dog and their single I Am The Daddy. He finds infectious riffs, a heavy percussive sound and superb drawling vocal delivery of clever, timely lyrics from these adventurous rule-breakers. These are Guide Dogs with a fine pedigree.
Two new singles: Southcoast Summer Psychedelic Pop from The Rising and The Orders"
Two new sizzling singles: Southcoast Summer Psychedelic Pop from The Rising and The Orders. Without wishing to start a South Coast Battle of the Psych-Pop Guitar Bands…. I thought I would cover these two single releases together, as geographically and genre-wise they are close in proximity to each other. Chances are there are folks […]
10 thoughts on watching Radiohead play 2 huge shows at Glastonbury and Manchester"
They shimmer and float in the distance, intangible and yet addictive. Not anthemic and yet all pervading.
A band that can fill stadiums with none of the bombast and simple tricks of the form and spellbind the audience with their introverted songs.
A band that you can’t even see, hidden behind a light show and giant screens that never show their faces creating a hovering mystique and leaving the quixotic and experimental music to somehow pull the audience in. This rare for stadium rock and there is a sense of adventure with fluctuating set lists with strange and beautiful songs plucked at random from their impressive releases and a seductive intelligence and emotional subtlety that pulls you in without beating you around the head like is the norm for these huge gigs.
American High – interview"
Truly the best harmony I’ve ever encountered in a band or anything else, American High is an anomaly, a phenomena in the best way possible. Their recent release, Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement, appears to be a happy upbeat mesh of harmony and joy…That is until you listen…then it gets serious. It […]
Reg Meuross previews “Faraway People” from his forthcoming LP"
Reg Meuross’s new album Faraway People will be released on the 28th of July. The title track has just been previewed with a powerful video. As Reg’s said during his interview with Louder Than War recently : “On a song like “Faraway People” which is about the bedroom tax, I write about something that is […]