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Halloween Exclusive! The Pagans S.O.H: The Pagans Are Alive – new...

Wayne AF Carey checks out the latest slab of rap rock heaviness from the Black Country's finest Pagans S.O.H.

Liam Gallagher’s second favourite punk band after the Pistols is the...

We are guessing this will be the recently reformed first line up of the band and their classics like New Roses and Neat Neat Neat or maybe one of the later line ups and styles...would be interesting to find out...

Halloween Exclusive! The Pagans S.O.H: The Pagans Are Alive – new single and video!

Wayne AF Carey checks out the latest slab of rap rock heaviness from the Black Country's finest Pagans S.O.H.

Liam Gallagher’s second favourite punk band after the Pistols is the Damned…

We are guessing this will be the recently reformed first line up of the band and their classics like New Roses and Neat Neat Neat or maybe one of the later line ups and styles...would be interesting to find out...
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Halloween Exclusive! The Pagans S.O.H: The Pagans Are Alive – new single and video!

Wayne AF Carey checks out the latest slab of rap rock heaviness from the Black Country's finest Pagans S.O.H.

Liam Gallagher’s second favourite punk band after the Pistols is the Damned…

We are guessing this will be the recently reformed first line up of the band and their classics like New Roses and Neat Neat Neat or maybe one of the later line ups and styles...would be interesting to find out...

Watch This! Sleaford Mods new video + new album news

As the UK is split into a multi-tiered cake...

Ratz On Acid : NAPHTHA – EP review

Ratz On Acid NAPHTHA Download / Streaming Out Now Bandcamp Blending raw, unpolished...

Silver Sun singer James Broad dies

It is with great sadness that we have learnt...

Alison Cotton – Only Darkness Now – Review

Album Review Alison Cotton - Only Darkness Now   (Cardinal Fuzz...

Sonja Tofik — Anomi Review

Embrace the Stygian gloom od Sonja Tofik's first full length LP, Anomi.

Beabadoobee: Fake It Flowers – album review

Beabadoobee - Fake it Flowers        Dirty Hit All Formats Out now.     They...

Diversity in Deventer – Esc.rec Label Feature

A major feature on Esc.rec, of the most intriguing independent labels in the Netherlands

Dead End America – interview and EP news

Dead End America - Dan Volohov interviews the band releasing their first EP "Crush The Machine" for Louder Than War

ALBUM REVIEWS

Alison Cotton – Only Darkness Now – Review

Album Review Alison Cotton - Only Darkness Now   (Cardinal Fuzz (UK) and Feeding Tube (US)...

Sonja Tofik — Anomi Review

Embrace the Stygian gloom od Sonja Tofik's first full length LP, Anomi.

Kultodinochestva: Istlyet – album review

Kultodinochestva: Istlyet - Dan Volohov reviews the new release for Louder Than War

Eels: Earth To Dora – album review

Eels Earth To Dora PIAS LP | 2LP | CD | DL Out 30th October 2020   Mark Everett, a.k.a....

Con Funk Shun – Confunkshunizeya The Mercury Anthology – album review

Album Review Con Funk Shun - Confunkshunizeya The Mercury Anthology Robinsongs 2CD/DL Released 6 November 2020 Best Of 2CD...

Rats From a Sinking Ship: Glamorous Terrorists – Album Review

Rats From a Sinking Ship: Glamorous Terrorists Drive By Shouting Out 31/10 CD/DL Not only does these Rats...

mylittlebrother: Howl – album review

Howl is a triumph and it’s time that everyone found out why.

Primitive Ignorant: Sikh Punk – album review

Primitive Ignorant Sikh Punk Something In Construction Records Vinyl / DL Out Now!   Turn up the bass and...

FESTIVALS

Six Of The Best Sets At Loftas Fest 2020

From toe-tapping rock n’ roll to darkly ethereal modular synthpop - discover highlights from the vibrant Loftas Fest in Vilnius, Lithuania... It’s predominantly local acts...

11 Band Podcasts You Need to Hear

With the live music scene ground to a frustrating halt, bands and musicians are finding innovative ways to keep in touch with audiences. Like,...

Photo Reviews

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...

Nasty Cherry: Manchester Academy 3 – live review

Nasty Cherry | Noisy MancesterAcademy 29th February 2020 Cazz Blase and Melanie Smith witness Nasty Cherry’s turbocharged Manchester debut. A far cry from the howling wind and...

Book Reviews

BOWIEODYSSEY70 by Simon Goddard – book review

BowieOdyssey70 by Simon Goddard. Book One of a 10 year biographical series. Bryony Hegarty reviews for Louder Than War.

Skin with Lucy O’Brien: It Takes Blood And Guts – book review

It Takes Blood And Guts Skin (with Lucy O'Brien) Simon & Schuster Cazz Blase finds Skin's memoir of her life in and out of Skunk Anansie to...

LIVE REVIEWS

Six Of The Best Sets At Loftas Fest 2020

From toe-tapping rock n’ roll to darkly ethereal modular synthpop - discover highlights from the vibrant Loftas Fest in Vilnius, Lithuania... It’s predominantly local acts...

OtZvuki Mu- Live in St Petersburg – Review

In a continuing series, Louder than War explores the Russian live scene, which, despite COVID-19, is carrying on pretty much as normal...

Motorama: K-30, St. Petersburg – live review

Despite their Russian origin, Motorama are more likely to be seen live beyond the borders of their motherland. Since their second album, Calendar, was...

The Glen Matlock Band: + The Priscillas – Electric Ballroom, London

The music, good as it is, is almost irrelevant - this is about seeing a gig, trying to see a safe way forward and trying to find a new hope. It’s aspirational.

Hot Chip: Dreamland, Margate – live review

Hot Chip Dreamland, Margate 5th Sept 2020 LTW's Phil Ross ponders the new normal and what the future may hold with Hot Chip. Plague, pestilence, war, famine and...

Roxanne De Bastion: Moth Club, London – live review (streaming)

Roxanne De Bastion Moth Club, London 6th September 2020 As Roxanne De Bastion takes her first steps back into the world of a fully staged live performance,...

INTERVIEWS

Diversity in Deventer – Esc.rec Label Feature

A major feature on Esc.rec, of the most intriguing independent labels in the Netherlands

Dead End America – interview and EP news

Dead End America - Dan Volohov interviews the band releasing their first EP "Crush The Machine" for Louder Than War

Video Premiere – Micko & the Mellotronics : Psychedelic Shirt

Video Premiere Micko & the Mellotronics - Psychedelic Shirt  A mise-en-scène of kaleidoscopic sound effects and time tunnel guitars, the Mellotronics transport their trademark new-wave sound...

The Struts’ Luke Spiller – interview and new single release ft Robbie Williams

British glam-rock superstars The Struts have just unleashed their new exhilarating and powerful song and video Strange Days featuring unparalleled pop icon Robbie...

NEW ARTISTS

Ratz On Acid : NAPHTHA – EP review

Ratz On Acid NAPHTHA Download / Streaming Out Now Bandcamp Blending raw, unpolished vocals with harmonies and blistering vintage guitar tones backed by explosive tribal drum beats, Ratz...

Alison Cotton – Only Darkness Now – Review

Album Review Alison Cotton - Only Darkness Now   (Cardinal Fuzz (UK) and Feeding Tube (US) ) Vinyl / Digital Out now One of the more notable feelings you...

Dead End America – interview and EP news

Dead End America - Dan Volohov interviews the band releasing their first EP "Crush The Machine" for Louder Than War

Recently rebranded Eat Your Own Head premier suitably spooky titled new single Poltergeist

Norwich math-rockers premiere visceral new single following rebrand.

Film Reviews

Mademoiselle – film review

Mademoiselle (1966) Director: Tony Richardson Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Ettore Manni, Keith Skinner Format: (Dual Format Edition) Runtime: 104 minutes Release Date: 21 September 2020 Jamie Havlin offers his thoughts on...

Made in Hong Kong – film review

Made in Hong Kong (1997) Director: Fruit ChanCast: Sam Lee, Yim Hui-Chi, Wenders Li Running time: 108 minutes Language: Cantonese (with optional English subtitles) Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 21st...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Watch This! Sleaford Mods new video + new album news

As the UK is split into a multi-tiered cake of confusion, Sleaford Mods re-emerge to lift the mood with a brand new single, Mork...

The Velvet Hands: Back on a Winner – single review

The Velvet Hands Back on a Winner Out now! Who wouldn’t want a new single from the Velvet Hands? If you don’t already know their music, the...

Crystal Axis: Take The Throne — single review

Crystal Axis Take the Throne Out Now The commanding anticolonial punk rockers out of Nairobi are generating messages of revolution and remaking with their new single Take...

SVTIL: Raised By The Moon – single review

SVTIL  "Raised By The Moon" Incantation Records Out Now The most exquisite dream-pop. As soon as I heard the opening chords of SVTIL’s new single Raised By The...