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Jah Wobble and Telefís present a new EP

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Following the release of the title track Falun Gong Dancer, the new EP by Jah Wobble and Telefís is another treat combining eclectic electronic...

Lords Of Form announce debut album Flying Chromium Society – listen...

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Lords Of Form announce debut album Flying Chromium Society It was 2017 when multi-instrumentalist Niall Hone disembarked from a 12-year voyage with Hawkwind, he returned...

Jah Wobble and Telefís present a new EP

Following the release of the title track Falun Gong Dancer, the new EP by...

Déjà Vega : Personal Hell – album review

Déjà Vega : Personal Hell (Paperhead Records) DL / Streaming (Vinyl to be announced) Available now Winsford trio...
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ALBUM OF THE WEEK! Helen Love: This Is My World

Helen Love: This Is My World (Alcopop! Records) Vinyl | CD | Streaming Out 28th January Pre Order Here Staunch Welsh indie artist Helen Love follows up 2020’s Power...

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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Jah Wobble and Telefís present a new EP

Following the release of the title track Falun Gong...

Déjà Vega : Personal Hell – album review

Déjà Vega : Personal Hell (Paperhead Records) DL / Streaming (Vinyl...

Lords Of Form announce debut album Flying Chromium Society – listen here

Lords Of Form announce debut album Flying Chromium Society It...

North East Calling 2022 announces line up – Tickets available now

North East Calling 2022 announces line up - Tickets...

Winachi: Characters – Single Review

Winachi: Characters Self-released Out 28 January 2021 via Bandcamp New reviewer Sebastian...

Warriors Two / The Prodigal Son – film reviews

Warriors Two / The Prodigal Son (1978 / 1981) Director:...

Adex (NQ) : The John Robb interview

In a city of game changers there is a...

Meatloaf : Bat Out Of Hell singer dies at 74

Lots of sweaty lank hair, huge vocals, frilly shirts and showbiz cuffs Mr. Loaf was brilliantly hoaky in that extrovert American way.

Tom A Smith: Dragonfly – single review

Tom A Smith: Dragonfly TYM Recordings  Download | Streaming Out 21st January 17...

Watch This! FUTURE KULT release new single from upcoming debut album

Unfolding in a mind-bending mass of mangled vocal chants, raw guitars, stark, whipping beats and driving harpsichords

ALBUM REVIEWS

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...

Tara Nome Doyle: Værmin – Album Review

Tara Nome Doyle: Værmin (Modern Recordings) LP | CD | DL Out on January 28th 2022 Pre-order here   Tara...

Black Flower: Magma – album review

Black Flower: Magma SDBAN Records LP|CD|DL Out on 28th January 2022 Pre-order here   Black Flower’s fifth album, Magma, is...

Danny Laj And The Looks: RetroSpectacle – album review

Dany Laj And The Looks: RetroSpectacle (Via Rum Bar Records | Snap!! Records | KOTJ Records) CD | LP...

Complex – Live For The Minute – album review

Complex - Live For The Minute Esoteric Recordings 3CD/DL Released 28 January 2022 3CD set which anthologises the...

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

Rebels: From Punk To Dior by Janette Beckman – book review

Rebels, From Punk to Dior by Jeanette Beckman Published by Drago Out now This 240-page book takes you on a journey from small clubs in the UK...

Frank & Co: Conversations With Frank Zappa 1977-1993 by Co de Kloet – book review

Frank & Co: Conversations with Frank Zappa 1977 - 1993 by Co de Kloet Published 15th Feb by Jawbone Press “I think the best way...

LIVE REVIEWS

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...

The Chameleons / Ist Ist / Salvation: Live at The O2 Ritz – Manchester

The Chameleons | Ist Ist | Salvation O2 Ritz, Manchester Saturday 18th December 2021 The Chameleons arrive back in their hometown for a second night of 40th...

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

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....

The Lovely Basement: the Lovely Basement – album review

album review The Lovely Basement: the Lovely Basement (Breaking Down Recordings) CD/DL Out now Beautiful second album from West Country and indie band following the wonderful Just Because...

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...