If you have any general questions about Louder Than War, please get in touch via the contact form below or using these email addresses:

Editor: John Robb

Associate Editor: Phil Newall

Co-Editor: Guy Manchester

Features Editor: Sarah Lay

US Editor: Lawrence Gjurgevich

Literary Editor: Dave Jennings

Sub Editors: Ian Pickles, Steve Swift and Dave Beech

Head of Photography: Melanie Smith

New Music Editors:

If you’re interested in writing for Louder Than War, email us on: (reviews) or (features).

….but please bear in mind we have no funds to pay anyone who writes for Louder Than War. Or edits Louder Than War for that matter!

New artists

If you have music you’d like to submit to us for possible review and aren’t an established band, or if you’d like to be considered as a candidate for our “new artist of the day” feature, please email our New Artists team on:

Things to include when you get in touch as a potential new artist are:

  • A link to download or stream your music.
  • A short description (ideally one line) describing your band’s “sound”.
  • A “RIYL / FFO” seems to work quite well too. (That’s “Recommended If You Like” & “For Fans Of” for those of you who don’t know). Apols if you find this demeaning but it is a good way to catch the eye of people who may like you!

Sadly we haven’t enough staff to cover every album we get sent and there aren’t enough days in the week to write about everyone who approaches us regarding the new artist slot, but we do listen to everything we get sent & try to cover as many albums / artists as possible.

Because of the amount of bands who approach us we won’t reply to you, but unless your email bounces you can be sure we’ve received it & that, after checking it out, it will be passed onto our writers for them to consider – irrespective of whether our new artists team like it!

We treat everyone equally so no matter what genre you play, or whether you’re signed or unsigned you will be treated equally.

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Thanks for your interest in Louder Than War.

Guy x