Thursday, November 14, 2019

Latest News

Negativland – TRUEFALSE – album review

Negativland TRUEFALSE Seeland Records In an era defined in part by struggles for intellectual copyright and remuneration through streaming platforms for the squeezed musical artists, Negativland are...

Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts Tour Rolls Across The UK &...

Following the release of their album Adventures of a Reluctant Superhero, hip-hop legends Chali 2na and Krafty Kuts continue their tour across the UK...

False Advertising: The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham – live review

False Advertising The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham November 10th 2019 Mancunian grunge-pop trio False Advertising celebrate the release...

Squeeze / Heaven 17: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham – live review

With a double bill of Heaven 17 and headliners Squeeze playing Nottingham’s Royal Concert...

CATEGORIES

Benjamin Mason: Waste Management Vol​.​1 – album review

Benjamin Mason: Waste  Management Vol 1. Bandcamp DL Out Now. Welsh polymath...

Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts Tour Rolls Across The UK & Europe

Following the release of their album Adventures of a...

Shakespears Sister: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – live review

Shakespears Sister - Ride Again Tour Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Monday...

Watch This! The Room in The Wood debunks lies of the elite in ‘Charmed’

Charmed is about the entitled arrogance of the privately educated rich. It’s about disaster capitalism as pursued by the Moggs & Johnsons of the world

Theatre Royal new EP – news

Theatre Royal release a brand new 4-song EP, hot...

False Heads: Fall Around – single review

Louder Than War favourites False Heads return with the first taste of material from their forthcoming debut album.

ALBUM REVIEWS

Negativland – TRUEFALSE – album review

Negativland TRUEFALSE Seeland Records In an era defined in part by struggles for intellectual copyright and remuneration...

Benjamin Mason: Waste Management Vol​.​1 – album review

Benjamin Mason: Waste  Management Vol 1. Bandcamp DL Out Now. Welsh polymath Benjamin Mason releases collection of...

El Gobierno: Rollo Desarrollo – album review

EL GOBIERNO ROLLO DESARROLLO FOLC Records LP / DL Out now!   Madrid's El Gobierno return with their third album,...

Giant Swan: Giant Swan- album review

Giant Swan have delivered one of the finest debut albums in recent memory and one of the most confounding, confusing, shocking and beautiful bass records in many a year.

FESTIVALS

Mirrors Festival 2019: London – live review

Mirrors Festival has relocated to Camden Town. Keith Goldhanger visits all six venues and reports from this one-day event. The days of visiting churches, chapels...

Kaltern Pop Festival 2019 – live review

Kaltern Pop 2019: an innovative and imaginative festival in the beautiful South Tyrol, featuring Shortparis and Lewsberg.

Photo Reviews

Of Monsters and Men: Academy, Manchester – live photo review

Of Monsters and Men Academy, Manchester November 1st 2019 Louder Than War photographer Michael Bond, captured Icelandic indie folk/pop band Of Monsters and Men on the Fever...

Marina: O2 Apollo, Manchester – live photo review

MARINA | Allie X O2 Apollo, Manchester October 29th 2019 Louder Than War photographer Melanie Smith captured the poptastic, quirky singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis, known since 2018 as...

Book Reviews

Outside View: The Secret Life of a Teenage Punk Rocker: Andy Blade – book review

Book Review Outside View: The Secret Life of a Teenage Punk Rocker:  The Andy Blade Chronicles  - Andy Blade (Days Like Tomorrow Books) Hardback  (254 pages) Out...

The Ballad Of Jethro Tull – Book Review

The Ballad Of Jethro Tull - a pretty thorough account of the history of one of Britain’s iconic bands in their own words.

LIVE REVIEWS

False Advertising: The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham – live review

False Advertising The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham November 10th 2019 Mancunian grunge-pop trio False Advertising celebrate the release of their debut album with a set at Birmingham’s Sunflower...

Squeeze / Heaven 17: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham – live review

With a double bill of Heaven 17 and headliners Squeeze playing Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, Squeeze celebrating the 45 year Difford and Tilbrook collaboration,...

The 99 Degree / The Maitlands / Deh-Yey: Retro Bar – Mcr – live review

Wayne AF Carey heads out to Retro Bar and gets his ears blasted by a mixed night of totally different sounds. And a pig farmer.....

Shakespears Sister: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – live review

Shakespears Sister - Ride Again Tour Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Monday 11th November 2019 Louder than War’s Martin Mathews was present to see Siobhan Fahey heal her...

De Staat & Shht: The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham – live review

De Staat have bought their ‘Bubble Gum’ tour to grace our shores, bringing Belgium’s amazingly bizarre Shtt along for the ride. Louderthanwar’s Christopher Lloyd was there to review a dual attack of perfect European Pop.

Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners | Lauren Tate: Leicester – live review

Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners | Lauren Tate Y Theatre, Leicester 10th November 2019 Ginger Wildheart's & The Sinners and Lauren Tate's solo winter tours warm the...

INTERVIEWS

An Interview with Toxic Chicken

Favorite physical format must be the floppy diskette. It's the poor person's choice of underground DIY, to me it looks super cool and is a challenge to fill up with interesting material.

Madchester Xmas party, LTW speak to one of the events DJ’s – The Farm’s Keith Mullin

This Christmas will see Madchester promotions stage one of the cities biggest parties with a line up of DJ's including the likes of K-Klass,...

NEW ARTISTS

False Heads: Fall Around – single review

Louder Than War favourites False Heads return with the first taste of material from their forthcoming debut album.

Rats From a Sinking Ship (with Markus Kienzl): We Are Heathen – album review

Rats from a Sinking Ship – We Are Heathen (Drive by Shouting) DL/Ltd CD Out Now As we enter silly season in the world of UK politics in...

Film Reviews

The Dogs of War – film review

The Dogs of War (1980) Director: John Irvin Cast: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely Running time: 102 minutes Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 14th October 2019 7/10 Jamie Havlin takes a...

Grimmfest 2019 – film festival review

Shown at the Odeon, Manchester 3rd-6th October Ally Davies looks back on the Manchester-based, four day genre film festival, explores the bloody, beating heart of...

SINGLE REVIEWS

The Battery Farm: I Am A Man – single review

Manchester's The Battery Farm continue their diatribe against modern society with hard-hitting new single I Am A Man, a gut-punching slice of Doom Punk.

False Heads: Fall Around – single review

Louder Than War favourites False Heads return with the first taste of material from their forthcoming debut album.

Hey Bulldog: Death And Greed – single review

Hey Bulldog bring out their new single Death And Greed, another superb combination of wild, heavy music and excellent lyrics.

Watch This! Pleasure Island’s new video for The Game

Liverpool duo Pleasure Island aim to put the Rock and Roll excess into Garage Indie. The new video for track The Game shows just how likely they are to succeed.