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Crowdfunder setup to fund new Leeds venue/record shop/label space.
Big fan of Manchester group ‘The High’ Matt Mead tells his own amazing tale on how he tracked down band founder Andy Couzens and ended up in the possession of unheard High, as well as Stone Roses material. A real music fans story on how he played his own part in The High’s return and details […]
. Louder Than War has already written about two musical re-interpretations of E. M Forsters ‘the Machine Stops’ by Penetration and Hawkwind. Now John Foxx, rightly revered as one of the greats of British electronica, has written his first soundtrack for the world premiere of The Machine Stops at York Theatre Royal. Paul Clarke finds out […]
The album features contributions by Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver/ Brian Jonestown Massacre), Malcolm Holmes (OMD), Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albarn, Lords of Acid), Russian producers Morozov and Oleg Mezherovsky, and Brazil’s Mind Movies.
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Ming City Rockers – Lemon (Mad Monkey) CD/DL/Vinyl 8/10 Lincolnshire back-combed brat-rockers return with Albini-produced second album. And it’s pretty damn good. Louder Than War’s Joe Whyte reviews. This is The Ming City Rockers second album after a rollicking good start with the 2014 garage-y self-titled album which I reviewed here. They’ve clearly (and rightly) assumed […]
TVAM – Gas & Air/Cannibals Single Launch The Castle Hotel, Manchester 15th April 2016 Wigan based electro-punk outfit TVAM release second single Gas & Air with a special performance at The Castle Hotel. Nigel Carr and David Gleave capture the event for Louder Than War. TVAM is one time VCs and The Shook Ups front […]
Divine Youth bring heartfelt guitar music with a hard edge. For this is sound which rises out of the grit of real society struggles and consciousness; with the Stoke On Trent-based trio telling of their shared love of the social rebel. They cite being influenced by ‘the hell raiser, the gang mentality, the socialist’ and […]