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Rebellion Festival & R-Fest 2022 announce band day splits

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Rebellion Festival & R-Fest 2022 announce band day splits Organisers have this morning announced the day splits for all the bands and artists appearing over...

Return of SOAK: new video and upcoming album

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Bridie Monds-Watson, also known as SOAK, has announced the release of the band’s third album If I Never Know You Like This Again. In the...

Rebellion Festival & R-Fest 2022 announce band day splits

Rebellion Festival & R-Fest 2022 announce band day splits Organisers have this morning announced the...

The Facades: Don’t Ask – single review

The Facades: Don’t Ask Self Released DL / Stream Out Now After too many years in a relative...
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ALBUM OF THE WEEK! Claude Cooper: Myriad Sounds – album review

Claude Cooper: Myriad Sounds Friendly Recordings LP|DL Released 28th January 2020 Pre-order here.   Myriad Sounds, the debut album from Bristol’s Claude Cooper, is an incredible melange of psych-funk, jazz...

22 new bands for ’22 – Our tips for big things or cult success in 2022

22 new bands for '22 - Our tips for big things or cult success in  2022 Louder Than War's editorial team pick their 'Ones To...

Festive break long-reads: the LTW Interviews 2021

John Robb does his interviews by Zoom - you can sit back and enjoy them all by going to his YouTube page here. But...

Gig of the Year – LTW’s favourite shows of 2021

Summer 2021 saw a tentative and slow return to live gigs after some eighteen months of deprivation. Some artists were apprehensive, openly admitting feeling...

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Rebellion Festival & R-Fest 2022 announce band day splits

Rebellion Festival & R-Fest 2022 announce band day splits Organisers...

The Facades: Don’t Ask – single review

The Facades: Don’t Ask Self Released DL / Stream Out Now After too...

Il Santo Bevitore – Water And Tears – album review

Il Santo Bevitore – Water And Tears (Opal Tapes) Cassette/ Download BUY...

Return of SOAK: new video and upcoming album

Bridie Monds-Watson, also known as SOAK, has announced the...

Damon Albarn apologises to Taylor Swift over songwriting comment

Damon Albarn has  apologised to Taylor  Swift  on Twitter:...

Neil Young Demands His Music Be Removed From Spotify Over “Fake Information About Vaccines”

%%Excerpt%% Neil Young demands His Music Be Removed From Spotify Over 'Fake Information About Vaccines' from Joe Rogan

Theatre review : Intimate Theatre Returns to Paris with Joanna Pickering’s Impacting Debut Trilogy — and Sell Out Dates.

“Hard-hitting, twist-turning, unsettling plays with pitch black humor”

Paradise By The Dashboard Gaslight

For all I know he was "a great guy" and all that, but when artists pass we often look back on their legacy. As far as I can tell a key part of his was perpetuating the idea that it's just a part of life for men to coerce young women into sex, and then shit on them.

Radiohead: On Track: Every Album, Every Song – On Track – book review

Radiohead On Track: Every Album, Every Song - On...

The Development of Large Rock Sound Systems – Volume 2 – Chris Hewitt – Review

The Development of Large Rock Sound Systems – Volume...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Il Santo Bevitore – Water And Tears – album review

Il Santo Bevitore – Water And Tears (Opal Tapes) Cassette/ Download BUY HERE Out Now!   Andy Brown explores the...

Various Artists: C91 – album review

Various Artists - C91 Cherry Red Records 3CD/DL Released 21 January 2022 Latest in the series of "C"...

ALBUM OF THE WEEK! Claude Cooper: Myriad Sounds – album review

Claude Cooper: Myriad Sounds Friendly Recordings LP|DL Released 28th January 2020 Pre-order here.   Myriad Sounds, the debut album from...

Blossom Toes: We Are Ever So Clean – album review

Blossom Toes - We Are Ever So Clean Esoteric Recordings 3CD/DL 28 January 2022 Remastered 3CD set featuring...

Déjà Vega : Personal Hell – album review

Déjà Vega : Personal Hell (Paperhead Records) DL / Streaming (Vinyl to be announced) Available now Winsford trio...

Yard Act: the Overload – Album Review

Yard Act - The Overload (Zen F.C. / Island) All formats Released 21 January 2022 Bookmakers favourite...

Hawkwind: Sonic Attack 40th Anniversary Edition – Album Review

Hawkwind - Sonic Attack 40 Anniversary Edition (Atomhenge) Album + bonus 7" Out 28 January 2022....

Arrival: Friends – Complete Recordings – Album Review

Arrival - Friends: Complete Recordings (Strawberry Records) 3CD/DL Released 21 January 2022 The complete recorded works of harmony...

FESTIVALS

All Points East Festival 2022 – headliners announced

All Points East 19th to 28th August 2022 Festival Preview There's a chill in the air today but we're ignoring it and thinking ahead to balmy...

Le Guess Who?, Utrecht – live review

Le Guess Who? - various venues, Utrecht, Netherlands 11th-14th November 2021 Adapt or die – the story of a festival continuing in the midst of a...

Photo Reviews

Ashnikko: O2 Ritz, Manchester – live photo review

Ashnikko O2 Ritz, Manchester 10th December 2021 American-born, London-based singer/songwriter Ashnikko has been described as one to watch - a rising star in the world of...

Enter Shikari: O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester – live photo review

Enter ShikariO2 Victoria Warehouse5th December 2021 Taking to the stage in Manchester after having to reschedule twice before, Enter Shikari bring the noise to their long-anticipated...

Book Reviews

Radiohead: On Track: Every Album, Every Song – On Track – book review

Radiohead On Track: Every Album, Every Song - On Track by William Allen b(Paperback) Sonicbond Publishing Oct 2021 This superb book examines every track from every...

The Development of Large Rock Sound Systems – Volume 2 – Chris Hewitt – Review

The Development of Large Rock Sound Systems – Volume 2 Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii - 50th Anniversary Edition Chris Hewitt Out Now Celebrating 50 years since...

LIVE REVIEWS

Howling Bells: 229, London – live review

Howling Bells reunite for their first live shows in seven years for a short UK tour playing their 2006 debut album in its entirety. Tim Cooper gazes at his shoes at the final date in London.

UNE | Paddy Steer | The Dirt: The Salty Dog, Northwich – live review

UNE | Paddy Steer | The Dirt The Salty Dog, Northwich Sunday 16th January 2022 Mark Radcliffe and his sidekick Paul roll into town with the wonderful...

Desperate Journalist: Thekla, Bristol – live review

You can rely on Desperate Journalist for some top-notch soul-searching. Jon Kean reviews their recent show below decks at Bristol's Thekla.

IDLES: Brixton Academy, London – live review

IDLES use their brute force and newfound mastery of nuance and subtlety to share their passion, vitriol, and, ultimately, joy with an enraptured Brixton Academy crowd.

Rockaway Beach Festival – live review

Rockaway Beach Festival Butlins, Bognor Regis 7th-10th January 2022 We ventured to Bognor Regis for Rockaway Beach Festival, our first festival of 2022 There are enough reasons...

Hector Gannet: A Night of Hibernal Festivity, The Engine Room – live review

Hector Gannet A Night of Hibernal Festivity The Engine Room, North Shields December 30th 2021 As they prepare to return to the studio to record new material, North...

INTERVIEWS

For The Love Of It: Billy Childish on Chris Broderick

For The Love Of It - Billy Childish talks to Ged Babey about the passing of his friend Chris Broderick This is not really a...

Patti Smith at 75 – we celebrate icons landmark birthday with in depth interview

To celebrate here is her in depth interview with John Robb in 2010 where she details her creative life in New York and with Robert Mapplethorpe in an emotional account that has tears, laughs, poetry and even flirtation!

In conversation: Rikk Agnew & James McGearty of Christian Death and Symbolism

  Symbolism are Rikk Agnew and James McGearty (formerly of the legendary Christian Death), London May from the iconic Samhain, and a mysterious vocalist known...

The Courettes: Interview – “We finally found the perfect mix between garage and girl groups.”

The Courettes first hit our radar back in 2018. We told you back then that, once you'd heard them, they would be your new...

NEW ARTISTS

The Facades: Don’t Ask – single review

The Facades: Don’t Ask Self Released DL / Stream Out Now After too many years in a relative wilderness, there are some exciting noises coming out of the...

Tom A Smith: Dragonfly – single review

Tom A Smith: Dragonfly TYM Recordings  Download | Streaming Out 21st January 17 year old Tom A Smith is without doubt the hottest thing to come out of...

WATCH THIS! The Luka State release incendiary new single Oxygen Thief

Straight outta Winsford... here come Cheshire quartet The Luka State with the incendiary blast of Oxygen Thief.

Nice Guy: Shame/Teesside – single review

Nice Guy Shame / Teesside (Out Now) Nice Guy come out of the blocks for 2022 with a song that's harrowing and haunting, sporting a powerful message....

Film Reviews

Warriors Two / The Prodigal Son – film reviews

Warriors Two / The Prodigal Son (1978 / 1981) Director: Sammo Hung Cast: Bryan Leung, Casanova Wong & Sammo Hung / Yuen Biao, Lam Ching-ying &...

Naked – film review

Naked (1993) Director: Mike Leigh Cast: David Thewlis, Katrin Cartlidge, Lesley Sharp Format: Blu-ray Length: 131 mins Release Date: 29 November 2021   Jamie Havlin delivers his verdict on one of...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Swansea Sound: Happy Christmas To Me – single review

Swansea Sound: Happy Christmas To Me (Snowflakes Christmas Singles/ Skep Wax Records) BUY HERE Out December 10th 2021 Andy Brown gets in the festive spirit with indie-pop rabble-rousers,...

Tommy Lefroy: Flight Risk – EP Review

Tommy Lefroy: Flight Risk EP Out now Following on from their first two singles, duo Tommy Lefroy release their new EP Flight Risk out. The EP opens...

The Pleasure Dome: Do You Know Better – single review

Bristol's The Pleasure Dome raise the issue of dissent in their new single and whether we can idly let our right to protest be quashed.

Nrvs: Breeders – Single Review

Nrvs: Breeders (Attawalpa Records) Streaming Out Now The mystery continues as anonymous dystopian outfit Nrvs release their latest single, Breeders, accompanied by a suitably sci-fi tinged visual. And...