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Never Mind The Buzzcocks – Episode 1 of the Sky re-boot reviewed

Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Here's The Sketch Show..? It's back!  "Brand new to Sky Max...

The Best of Jamming by Tony Fletcher – book review

Tony Fletcher The Best of Jamming Omnibus Press 2021 (out now) I’m sure most of us music...
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From Arlo to Alice: LTW’s Ultimate Guide To The Mercurys

It’s back again. Love it or hate it, the Mercury Prize never fails to stimulate a bit of debate. I don’t know if lockdown...

Kevin Martin aka The Bug: interview

Kevin Martin aka The Bug is on the verge of releasing Fire: a new LP of heavy, speaker-shaking dub, dancehall and noise with an...

Jon Savage: England’s Dreaming. The Sex Pistols and Punk Rock – interview

The new edition of England’s Dreaming is out now via Faber & Faber and Rough Trade as part of the bundle including two other...

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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Never Mind The Buzzcocks – Episode 1 of the Sky re-boot reviewed

Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Here's The Sketch Show..? It's back! ...

The Best of Jamming by Tony Fletcher – book review

Tony Fletcher The Best of Jamming Omnibus Press 2021 (out now) I’m...

Steve Hackett: The London Palladium, London – live review

Steve Hackett live at The London Palladium, reviewed by Nils van der Linden.

Martha Tilston: The Tape – album review

Martha Tilston: The Tape Squiggly Records CD | LP |...

Various Artists: The Beat From 20,000 Garages (The Best Of Rebels Vol. 3) – album review

Various Artists: The Beat From 20,000 Garages (The Best...

Slow Readers Club: Hebden Bridge Trades Club – live review

Slow Readers Club Hebden Bridge Trades Club Sunday 19th September 2021 Some...

Paloma Faith: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – live review

Paloma Faith - Infinite Tour The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 22nd September...

Section 25: Jams From The Bardo – album review + interview

Section 25: Jams From The Bardo (Klanggalerie) CD | DL |...

Jesse Malin: Sad And Beautiful World – album review and interview

Jesse Malin: Sad And Beautiful World Wicked Cool Records CD |...

Pixies: Trompe Le Monde – 30 year anniversary reappraisal

Pixies Trompe Le Monde 30th anniversary Limited edition vinyl in marble...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Martha Tilston: The Tape – album review

Martha Tilston: The Tape Squiggly Records CD | LP | DL | Cassette Released 24 September...

Various Artists: The Beat From 20,000 Garages (The Best Of Rebels Vol. 3) – album review

Various Artists: The Beat From 20,000 Garages (The Best Of Rebels Vol. 3) (Raving Pop...

Pixies: Trompe Le Monde – 30 year anniversary reappraisal

Pixies Trompe Le Monde 30th anniversary Limited edition vinyl in marble green available here Martin Gray takes...

Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Out of This World: Live (1970-1997) – album review

Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Out of This World: Live, Louder Than war - Paul Stevens reviews new five-concert live box set

Be Bop Deluxe – Live! In The Air Age – album review

Be Bop Deluxe - Live! In The Air Age Esoteric Recordings 3CD/DL Out now Expanded and remastered reissue...

Carcass: Torn Arteries – album review

Slightly less flesh ripping and offensive, maybe more thought provoking. Liverpool's extreme metal vegetarians are back with ten massive slabs of exquisite Dad rock and a trademark stunning album cover.

Sonny Vincent: Snake Pit Therapy – album review

Sonny Vincent - Snake Pit Therapy Svart Records CD/LP Released 17 September 2021 Brand new 15 track album...

Afternoon Bike Ride: Afternoon Bike Ride – album review

Afternoon Bike Ride: Afternoon Bike Ride (Friends of Friends Music) LP|DL Released 24th September 2021 Pre-order from Bandcamp   The...

FESTIVALS

LOUD WOMEN FEST 5 – Festival Preview / Interview

LOUD WOMEN FEST 5: Preview/ Interview 18 Sept 2021 229, 229 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PN Music festivals are coming back after a long pandemic hiatus,...

Bearded Theory announce 2022 line up inc Placebo, Patti Smith and The Flaming Lips

Bearded Theory announce 2022 line up inc Placebo, Patti Smith and The Flaming Lips Bearded Theory is back!! After the Covid enforced postponement of both...

Photo Reviews

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls: O2 Apollo Manchester – live photo review

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls O2 Apollo Manchester August 21st 2021 Louder Than War photographer Michael Bond, captured Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on the...

Stereophonics: Manchester Arena – live photo review

Stereophonics Manchester Arena March 13th 2019 Louder Than War photographer Michael Bond, captured Stereophonics on the Manchester leg of their European tour, promoting their 11th studio album...

Book Reviews

The Best of Jamming by Tony Fletcher – book review

Tony Fletcher The Best of Jamming Omnibus Press 2021 (out now) I’m sure most of us music obsessives have dreamt of doing our own ‘zine at some...

I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke – book review

I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke Now available in paperback (Picador, £9.99) This memoir is everything you would expect from a wordsmith and...

LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Hackett: The London Palladium, London – live review

Steve Hackett live at The London Palladium, reviewed by Nils van der Linden.

Slow Readers Club: Hebden Bridge Trades Club – live review

Slow Readers Club Hebden Bridge Trades Club Sunday 19th September 2021 Some bands explode onto the scene riding a media hype, and others like Slow Readers Club...

Paloma Faith: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – live review

Paloma Faith - Infinite Tour The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 22nd September 2021 The past year has been a busy one for Paloma Faith, not only did she...

Johnny Marr: Leeds Stylus – live review

Johnny Marr Leeds Stylus 20 September 2021 ‘Johnny Fucking Marr’ - that chant ringing around the venue is free of the tiresome laddishness that can blight these...

Haggard Cat: Dead Wax, Birmingham – live review

Haggard Cat Dead Wax, Birmingham Sept 16th 2021 Haggard Cat successfully break their second album lockdown curse with a rousing two word agenda. Cheer Up. Nottingham duo Haggard...

Enola Gay | Grandma’s House | Automotion: 100 Club London – live review

New band showcase events are appearing thick and fast at the moment. Keith Goldhanger reports on what he feels are three bands worthy of...

INTERVIEWS

Section 25: Jams From The Bardo – album review + interview

Section 25: Jams From The Bardo (Klanggalerie) CD | DL | Streaming Buy / Listen Here Section 25, the post-punk legends, have just released the album Jams From...

Jesse Malin: Sad And Beautiful World – album review and interview

Jesse Malin: Sad And Beautiful World Wicked Cool Records CD | LP | DL Released on 24 Sep 2021 Having been a beacon of light in an otherwise...

The Lathums: How Beautiful Life Can Be – album review + interview

The Lathums How Beautiful Life Can Be (Island) Out 24 September 2021 LP | CD | DL   Wigan's The Lathums finally get their debut album out there after putting...

Tony Davidson Interview – on Louder Than War Radio!

Legendary Manchester impresario Tony Davidson was guest the Louder Than War radio show this week to promote his book - The TJM Story - How To Make It Big In The Music Business.

NEW ARTISTS

New band alert! Sea Fever : ‘Manchester-based band that play a wonderful concoction of almost west coast sixties psych melodies and harmonies with a...

Manchester-based band that play a wonderful concoction of almost west coast sixties psych melodies and harmonies with a post Factory electro-pop core

WATCH THIS! dark Cohen/Cave/Scott Walker pop with from John Murry

John Murry is one of those best-kept secrets. His dark introspective music pulls you in like a spiders web of baroque intrigue and memory

WATCH THIS : Stereotyped are a teenage band from Manchester who bring back the grunge

Stereotyped are fully formed and thrillingly teenage helter-skelter, noisenik, impassioned, detonatingly beautiful, thrillingly brilliant surfing on the angst and loud/quiet guitar thing... and they rule.

Frances Gein: Mud – single review

Frances Gein: Mud (Self Released) DL and Streaming Out Now Frances Gein, the young Scottish alt-rock artist has just released her latest single, Mud on 17th September. Following on...

Film Reviews

Duel To The Death – film review

Duel to the Death (1983) Director: Ching Siu-tung Cast: Norman Chui, Damian Lau, Flora Cheung Tin-Oi Format: Blu-ray Language: Cantonese (with subtitles/dubbed audio) Runtime: 86 minutes Release Date: 20th Sep...

Prophecy – film review

John Frankenheimer’s Prophecy, an environmental horror movie from 1979, is out on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK.

SINGLE REVIEWS

The Lodger: Bewildered – single review

Andy Brown reviews the brand-new single from Leeds indie-pop act, The Lodger. He shares his thoughts for Louder Than War.

Tapioca Tundra / Sounds Incarcerated split single: review

Tapioca Tundra / Sounds Incarcerated 7" Spilt single (Spinout Nuggets) Out now Spinout Nuggets release a great split single of jangle-pop from Tapioca Tundra and wistful psych from...

Watch This! DullHaus release Control – new single + video

DullHaus release a video for their cathartic new single, Control. Our Andy Brown is excited to introduce Louder Than War readers to the underground...

Talleen: Economics – single review and video premiere

Talleen: Economics – single review and video premiere Self-released Streaming Out Now Montreal’s new dark wave champions, Talleen, clearly have something to say with the release their new...