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Billy Idol is back and heading out on The Roadside Tour 2022 with some new music, a stack of timeless classics

‘On Resistance Street’ Clash documentary trailer

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'ON RESISTANCE STREET' CLASH DOCUMENTARY TRAILER RELEASED Co-founder of Clash Against The Right, Richard, gives Louder Than War an exclusive look at the documentary currently...

Music In My Life by Alec Wightman – book review

Music In My Life: Notes From A Longtime Fan by Alec Wightman reviewed by Nils van der Linden.

Billy Idol announces 2022 UK arena tour

Billy Idol is back and heading out on The Roadside Tour 2022 with some new music, a stack of timeless classics
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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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Music In My Life by Alec Wightman – book review

Music In My Life: Notes From A Longtime Fan by Alec Wightman reviewed by Nils van der Linden.

Billy Idol announces 2022 UK arena tour

Billy Idol is back and heading out on The Roadside Tour 2022 with some new music, a stack of timeless classics

‘On Resistance Street’ Clash documentary trailer

'ON RESISTANCE STREET' CLASH DOCUMENTARY TRAILER RELEASED Co-founder of Clash...

The Electric Stars – Velvet Elvis – album review

The Electric Stars - Velvet Elvis Stoned Gospel Records CD Out Now With...

Listen to this! – Xqui x Drew Five open sonic time portal with Aurora (BorealMix)

Somewhere out in the tundra at an experimental sound workshop, Xqui and Drew Five have been working on a way to connect parallel worlds in a bid to defeat time’s arrow.

From The Specials Ft Christine ‘Sugary’ Staple – The Valley, Birmingham – live review

Mike Bennett Reports From The Specials Ft Christine 'Sugary' Staple - The Valley, Birmingham - Live Review

Dan Haywood: Country Dustbin Album Review

Dan Haywood Country Dustbin (Bandcamp) CD/DL/Streaming Released: October 1st, 2021 9/10 Acclaimed...

Courteeners: Emirates, Old Trafford – live review

Courteeners | Johnny Marr | Blossoms | Big...

Joy Division: Juvenes by Kevin Cummins – book review

Joy Division: Juvenes By Kevin Cummins (Cassell/ Special Edition Books) 7 October...

Scott Lavene: Paper Dress Vintage, London – live review

Scott Lavene Paper Dress Vintage, London 22nd September 2021 Scott Lavene has...

ALBUM REVIEWS

The Electric Stars – Velvet Elvis – album review

The Electric Stars - Velvet Elvis Stoned Gospel Records CD Out Now With the full title of Velvet...

Listen to this! – Xqui x Drew Five open sonic time portal with Aurora (BorealMix)

Somewhere out in the tundra at an experimental sound workshop, Xqui and Drew Five have been working on a way to connect parallel worlds in a bid to defeat time’s arrow.

Dan Haywood: Country Dustbin Album Review

Dan Haywood Country Dustbin (Bandcamp) CD/DL/Streaming Released: October 1st, 2021 9/10 Acclaimed singer/songwriter releases album…with one song...

Party Day: Sorted! – album review

Party Day: Sorted! Optic Nerve 2CD/LP Released 24 September 2021 A compilation bringing together everything released by Barnsley...

Andy Shauf: Wilds – album review

Andy Shauf: Wilds (ANTI-) LP | CD | DL Out 24th September 2021   Andy Shauf follows up last...

Project: It’s Just Like Meeting Picasso – Album review

Project - It's Just Like Meeting Picasso (Louder Than War/FOAD) LP | DL Available now from...

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...

FESTIVALS

Peel Slowly and See Festival 2021 – live review

“It’s weird. Looking at this you couldn’t imagine that there was a pandemic going on. It’s as if the last year didn’t happen.” Michel,...

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,...

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

Music In My Life by Alec Wightman – book review

Music In My Life: Notes From A Longtime Fan by Alec Wightman reviewed by Nils van der Linden.

Joy Division: Juvenes by Kevin Cummins – book review

Joy Division: Juvenes By Kevin Cummins (Cassell/ Special Edition Books) 7 October 2021 Lovers of Joy Division, revel in Juvenes! In this dazzling new edition of the book,...

LIVE REVIEWS

From The Specials Ft Christine ‘Sugary’ Staple – The Valley, Birmingham – live review

Mike Bennett Reports From The Specials Ft Christine 'Sugary' Staple - The Valley, Birmingham - Live Review

Courteeners: Emirates, Old Trafford – live review

Courteeners | Johnny Marr | Blossoms | Big Moon Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester Saturday 25th September Courteeners pack out the Emirates Old Trafford with support...

Scott Lavene: Paper Dress Vintage, London – live review

Scott Lavene Paper Dress Vintage, London 22nd September 2021 Scott Lavene has recently released his second album. Keith Goldhanger wanders along to see him perform in the...

Peel Slowly and See Festival 2021 – live review

“It’s weird. Looking at this you couldn’t imagine that there was a pandemic going on. It’s as if the last year didn’t happen.” Michel,...

Colosseum: Trading Boundaries, Fletching – live review

Colosseum Trading Boundaries, Fletching 11th September 2021 Jazz-rock heroes return to the stage after a six year absence. Louder Than War’s Craig Chaligne reviews. Founded in 1968 by...

Beabadoobee: Marble Factory, Bristol – live review

Beabadoobee Marble Factory, Bristol 25th September 2021 Embarking on her first headline tour, the viral artist delivers a punchy and captivating set at the Marble Factory in...

INTERVIEWS

Dave Haslam: All You Need Is Dynamite – book review and interview.

Dave Haslam: All You Need Is Dynamite: Acid, The Angry Brigade, and the End of the Sixties. Confingo Publishing In-depth interview with legendary polymath Dave Haslam...

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...

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...