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The Fireworks: Black and Blue – EP review"
The Fireworks: Black & Blue EP Vinyl/Download Shelflife Records 8/10 Following from last year’s triumphant debut LP, Switch me On, the boy-girl fuzz-pop/punk quartet return with a 10” EP of brand new songs on blue vinyl. Indie pop pickers note: drummer Shaun Charman was an original member of the George Best-era Wedding Present. In 2015 […]
TYPES: The Soup Kitchen, Manchester – live review"
TYPES The Soup Kitchen Manchester 21st May The début gig from this Manchester Indie Rock three piece. Nigel Carr was in attendance to capture the event for Louder Than war with Trust a Fox taking the photographs. There is something very special happening in Manchester right now; an explosion of vibrant new bands playing exciting […]
Brix and The Extricated: The Ruby Lounge, Manchester – review"
Brix and The Extricated The Ruby Lounge, Manchester 13th May 2016 Brix Smith Start hosted a Q&A session at the Ruby Lounge on Friday night to promote her autobiography The Rise, The Fall and The Rise. She then took to the stage in the venue that has become her spiritual home. Nigel Carr (words) and […]
New Found Glory – Reading Festival – live review and interview"
New Found Glory Reading Festival 28 August 2015 It is no exaggeration to say that New Found Glory along with Green Day and Blink-182 were responsible for the spawning of a genre that we now know as pop-punk. New Found Glory supported Green Day on the American Idiot tour and have graced the main stage at […]
Landmarks: Fighting Gravity – ep review"
Manchester pop-punks Landmarks wear their hearts on their sleeve, but aren’t afraid about getting them soaked in beer either. Louder Than War’s Dave Beech rather belatedly reviews their latest EP.