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Exclusive news! Manchester’s Audioweb return with new music after 23 years!

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'KING' released September 24th via Nuff Niceness Records. After 23 years since last recording material, Martin 'Sugar', Maxi, Sean and Rob AKA Audioweb return on top form...

Win a pair of tickets to the On The Wire Celebration

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Win a pair of tickets to the On The Wire Celebration For the latest LTW Ticket Competition we have teamed up with Preston promoter Tuff...

Down At The Abbey 2021 – festival review

Down At The Abbey Festival, Reading 11th Sep 2021 Keith Goldhanger ventures out west of the...

The Speed Of Sound: Museum Of Tomorrow – album review

Museum Of Tomorrow is the new 13-track album by long-running Manchester four-piece The Speed Of Sound, on the Big Stir label.
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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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Down At The Abbey 2021 – festival review

Down At The Abbey Festival, Reading 11th Sep 2021 Keith Goldhanger...

The Speed Of Sound: Museum Of Tomorrow – album review

Museum Of Tomorrow is the new 13-track album by long-running Manchester four-piece The Speed Of Sound, on the Big Stir label.

Exclusive news! Manchester’s Audioweb return with new music after 23 years!

'KING' released September 24th via Nuff Niceness Records. After 23...

Win a pair of tickets to the On The Wire Celebration

Win a pair of tickets to the On The...

Various: Total Exotica – As Dug by Lux & Ivy – album review

Various: Total Exotica - As Dug by Lux &...

Jimmie Vaughan: The Jimmie Vaughan Story – album review

Jimmie Vaughan: The Jimmie Vaughan Story The Last Music Co. CD...

Stacy Lattisaw: The Cotillion Years – album review

Stacy Lattisaw - The Cotillion Years Robinsongs 7CD/DL Released 24th Sep 2021 New...

The Sisters Of Mercy: Roundhouse, London – live review

The Sisters Of Mercy: Roundhouse, London – live review. Nils van der Linden reviews the band's 40th anniversary shows.

New band alert! Warrington’s Pray For Mojo release debut single and video.

Pray For Mojo arrive on the scene with their debut single Landslide which is a rich slice of psych rock that stands out reckons Wayne AF Carey...

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.

ALBUM REVIEWS

The Speed Of Sound: Museum Of Tomorrow – album review

Museum Of Tomorrow is the new 13-track album by long-running Manchester four-piece The Speed Of Sound, on the Big Stir label.

Various: Total Exotica – As Dug by Lux & Ivy – album review

Various: Total Exotica - As Dug by Lux & Ivy (Righteous / Cherry Red...

Jimmie Vaughan: The Jimmie Vaughan Story – album review

Jimmie Vaughan: The Jimmie Vaughan Story The Last Music Co. CD | LP Released on 17 September...

Stacy Lattisaw: The Cotillion Years – album review

Stacy Lattisaw - The Cotillion Years Robinsongs 7CD/DL Released 24th Sep 2021 New 7CD set which brings together...

We Were Promised Jetpacks: Enjoy the View – album review

Scottish indie rockers, We Were Promised Jetpacks, return with their fifth album and their first without founding member, Michael Palmer.

Afflecks Palace “What Do You Mean Its Not Raining”  album review

Manchester band defy history and make a classic modern album from ther wreckage of the baggy past

Motorists: Surrounded – album review

Motorists, the Canadian 80s-influenced jangle-pop trio, have just released their debut album, Surrounded. Iain Key reviews.

Bob Dylan: Springtime In New York – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985) – album review

The recording career of Bob Dylan from 1980-85 is revisited and re-evaluated through more unreleased material on Springtime In New York.

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 TJM Story by Tony Davidson – book review

The TJM Story by Tony Davidson Self Published Available from HERE “And, to steal a phrase, suddenly there came a bang! You cannot return the bullet to...

A Women’s History of the Beatles by Christine Feldman-Barrett—book review

A Women’s History of the Beatles By Christine Feldman-Barrett Bloomsbury Publishing/ Available now “One might say this is an epic tale that is host to many herstories.”...

LIVE REVIEWS

Down At The Abbey 2021 – festival review

Down At The Abbey Festival, Reading 11th Sep 2021 Keith Goldhanger ventures out west of the capital to report on Reading's Down At The Abbey Festival Reading's...

The Sisters Of Mercy: Roundhouse, London – live review

The Sisters Of Mercy: Roundhouse, London – live review. Nils van der Linden reviews the band's 40th anniversary shows.

Mark Burgess / Cold Water Swimmer(s) / Tom J Johnson: Night n Day, Manchester – live review

Mark Burgess / Cold Water Swimmer(s) / Tom J Johnson Night n Day, Manchester Friday 11th September 2021 While the boss man John Robb is over at...

Sharpe Festival 2021 – live review

Sharpe Festival, Bratislava 3rd Sep 2021 How do you kick off a music festival? That’s right, you take a tour of an old chemistry school. An...

End Of The Road Festival – live review

End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens 2th-5th Sep 2021 Celebrating its 15th anniversary, End Of The Road festival presents the potential of the British...

New Order: Heaton Park, Manchester – live review

This is a greatest hits set and beyond that still peers into the future from a band that has perfectly soundtracked a city emerging from post industrial ruins whilst now motoriking into a post punk horizon

INTERVIEWS

From SST Records to the Wild West: An Interview with Joe Carducci

Joe Carducci, former SST Records co-owner, writes the American Wild West in a new collection of short stories. He talks to Audrey Golden.

Mike Bennett – Guest On The Louder Than War Radio Show – 8 September

Legendary punk producer, writer and playwright Mike Bennett joins Nigel Carr on the Louder Than war show on Wednesday night at 9pm. Bennett has procused...

Blue Rose Code – interview

Blue Rose Code is a musical collective, based around Ross Wilson. We caught up with Ross on the eve of a series of much-anticipated live gigs.

Suede: Coming Up – 25th Anniversary Retrospective + Interview with Jane Savidge

It should have all gone terribly wrong for Suede on Coming Up. But amazingly, and unfeasibly, it all went terribly right instead.

NEW ARTISTS

New band alert! Warrington’s Pray For Mojo release debut single and video.

Pray For Mojo arrive on the scene with their debut single Landslide which is a rich slice of psych rock that stands out reckons Wayne AF Carey...

Milton Underground Resistance : Demo – album review

  album review Milton Underground Resistance : Demo     (Shambotic) DL only out now A new band of old-timers. An album entitled 'Demo'. Lockdown jam sessions that have produced...

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...

European Sun: European Sun – album review

album review European Sun: European Sun (wiaiwya) DL/ LP  Out now European Sun are seemingly another Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey band in addition to Catenary Wires and...

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...