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Charlie Keigher (King Of The Slums) RIP

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We are sorry to hear of the death of Charlie Keigher the singer from Manchester band King Of The Slums

Rats on Rafts start their UK tour next week

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Dutch retrofuturist vanguards Rats on Rafts announce their UK tour dates. On their recent LP, Mojo magazine wrote: “Rotterdam awkwardists churn underground noise...

Charlie Keigher (King Of The Slums) RIP

We are sorry to hear of the death of Charlie Keigher the singer from Manchester band King Of The Slums

Cardinal Black: The Patriot, Crumlin – live review

Cardinal Black | Fireroad The Patriot, Crumlin 26th November 2021 New alt-rock band from the valleys, Cardinal...
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Louder Than War Launches Its Own Radio Station!

Louder Than War is thrilled to announce the launch of Louder Than War Radio. - a brand new station featuring its own presenters!

Albums of the year so far…

And so the summer solstice comes and goes and that time of the year arrives when we look back over some of the year's...

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Charlie Keigher (King Of The Slums) RIP

We are sorry to hear of the death of Charlie Keigher the singer from Manchester band King Of The Slums

Cardinal Black: The Patriot, Crumlin – live review

Cardinal Black | Fireroad The Patriot, Crumlin 26th November 2021 New alt-rock...

Gordon Rutherford Joins Louder Than War Radio!

Gordon Rutherford Joins Louder Than War Radio with a...

The Waterboys: The Magnificent Seven – Album review

The Waterboys: The Magnificent Seven Chrysalis CD Clam Shell 5 CD/1...

Fenne Lily: Bristol Thekla – live review

Fenne Lily | Katie Malco Bristol Thekla 26th November 2021 A homecoming...

Social Experiment: Everything Is Connected To Everything Else – album review

Social Experiment - Everything Is Connected To Everything Else...

Rats on Rafts start their UK tour next week

Dutch retrofuturist vanguards Rats on Rafts announce their UK...

Blaine L. Reninger: Wounds And Blessings – album review

Blaine L. Reninger - Wounds And Blessings Les Disques du...

Beans On Toast: Survival Of The Friendliest – album review

Beans On Toast: Survival Of the Friendliest (Self released via...

Heaven 17: Liverpool Academy – live review

Heaven 17 Liverpool Academy 26th November 2021 Heaven 17 took on Liverpool's...

ALBUM REVIEWS

The Waterboys: The Magnificent Seven – Album review

The Waterboys: The Magnificent Seven Chrysalis CD Clam Shell 5 CD/1 DVD Box set Released 3rd December  This...

Social Experiment: Everything Is Connected To Everything Else – album review

Social Experiment - Everything Is Connected To Everything Else (Blind Destruction) LP | CD |...

Blaine L. Reninger: Wounds And Blessings – album review

Blaine L. Reninger - Wounds And Blessings Les Disques du Crepuscule 2CD/DL Out now Brand new 2CD album...

Beans On Toast: Survival Of The Friendliest – album review

Beans On Toast: Survival Of the Friendliest (Self released via Bot Music) CD | LP |...

Anthrax: Serfs Out – album review – UK punks who had the name first release classic LP

Anthrax - Serfs Out (Grow Your Own) LP/CD/DL Released 26 November 2021 In their first full length...

Matt Berry: Gather Up – Album Box Set Review

Matt Berry Gather Up box set Acid Jazz CD/DL available here Release date 26th November Matt Berry returns with...

Inca Babies – Swamp Street Soul – album review

Inca Babies - Swamp Street Soul Black Lagoon Records Release Date; 23rd November 2021 Buy from the LTW...

David Christian And The Pinecone Orchestra: For Those We Met On The Way – album review

David Christian And The Pinecone Orchestra: For Those We Met On The Way (Tapete Records) Vinyl...

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

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes: Manchester Academy 1 – live photo review

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes Manchester Academy 1 25th November 2021 Over the span of six years, four studio albums and numerous tours, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes...

Shame: O2 Ritz Manchester – live photo review

ShameO2 Ritz Manchester24th November 2021 With the release of their second studio album Drunk Tank Pink back in January of this year, Shame have been...

Book Reviews

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl – book review

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music By Dave Grohl (Simon & Schuster UK | Dey Street Books US) "I will always be 'that guy from Nirvana,'...

The Other Times of Caroline Tangent by Ivan D Wainewright – book review

The Other Times of Caroline Tangent: Ivan D Wainewright Grimsdyke Press Out Now Time travel and music collide in an enjoyable story that takes in some...

LIVE REVIEWS

Cardinal Black: The Patriot, Crumlin – live review

Cardinal Black | Fireroad The Patriot, Crumlin 26th November 2021 New alt-rock band from the valleys, Cardinal Black, have amassed a significant following to this point, despite...

Fenne Lily: Bristol Thekla – live review

Fenne Lily | Katie Malco Bristol Thekla 26th November 2021 A homecoming gig for rising star Fenne Lily complete with devoted crowd, including mum and dad, and...

Heaven 17: Liverpool Academy – live review

Heaven 17 Liverpool Academy 26th November 2021 Heaven 17 took on Liverpool's O2 Academy on the North West leg of their 41st anniversary tour. Banjo reports. Heaven 17 are...

Working Men’s Club: Electric Brixton, London – live review

Working Men's Club bring their post-punk-meets-electronica to Electric Brixton in London on the final night of a national tour. Nils van der Linden witnesses a band that are fiercely independent and uncompromising.

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes: Manchester Academy 1 – live photo review

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes Manchester Academy 1 25th November 2021 Over the span of six years, four studio albums and numerous tours, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes...

Hands Off Gretel: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – live review

Hands Off Gretel | Scarlet | As Sirens Fall Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 24th November 2021 Hands Off Gretel return to the iconic Brudenell Social Club with...

INTERVIEWS

Andy Summers: “We felt much more comfortable being new wave” – interview

Dan Volohov speaks to Andy Summers about writing and composing, Harmonics Of The Night, The Police and mental geography for Louder Than War

John 5: “If I was in the 40s, I couldn’t mess up” – interview

Dan Volohov talks to John 5 about the newest Sinner LP and challenging himself, ideas and playing live for Louder Than War

Talking Electronic Music and 808 State: Interview with Graham Massey

Graham Massey and 808 State have been back on tour in the UK since late September 2021, playing music from their recent album Transmission...

The Brand New Heavies: Andrew Levy – interview

The Brand New Heavies show no sign of slowing down whatsoever. Susan Sloan caught up with Andrew Levy to discuss all things Heavy.

NEW ARTISTS

The New Smu: November 2021

The New Smu: The best new artists in my inbox this month Discovering great new artists is one of the most exciting things about music...

Joe & The Shitboys – The Reson For Hardcore Vibes (Again) – album review

Joe & The Shitboys: The Reson For Hardcore Vibes (Again) (Self Released) D|L, Streaming and Ltd Vinyl Out Now Joe & The Shitboys, Faroese punk upstarts, have just released...

new band of the day :Champyun Clouds ‘mesmerising space pop from pals of the Sleaford Mods’

Although they sound nothing like Sleaford Mods, Champyun Clouds are pals with the Notts firebrands. Instead of the in your face poetic diatribe though...

T.E. Yates: Strange Weather EP Review

T.E. Yates: Strange Weather EP (Self Released) CD | DL | Streaming Out now   Diverse EP from moving centre stage sideman. You may not have heard of...

Film Reviews

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...

Out Of The Blue – film review

Out Of The Blue (1980) Director: Dennis Hopper Cast: Linda Manz & Dennis Hopper Run Time: 96 mins Released on 2-disc Limited Edition Blu-ray, iTunes and Amazon Prime...

SINGLE REVIEWS

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...

The Shop Window: Lay Of The Land – Single Review

The Shop Window: Lay Of The Land (Self Released) DL | Streaming Out Now The Shop Window have just released the single Lay Of The Land, their first...

Tommy Lefroy: Vampires – Single Review

Tommy Lefroy: Vampires Out now Transatlantic duo Tommy Lefroy return with new single Vampires, another ethereal collaboration that crosses the ocean. After the release of their...

The Blue Carpet Band: B-Movie Boogie – single review

The Blue Carpet Band: B-Move Boogie (Bomber Music) The Blue Carpet Band get in the Halloween mood for their new single B-Movie Boogie and rip up...