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Philip Goth (Felice Brothers) Announces Debut Single – news

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The ever-reliable Team Love Records have announced the release of the debut solo record by Philip Goth, out April 30th, and it certainly signals...

The Slates: Threatening World Domination from Mirfield

Amid all the damage lockdown has done to the UK live music scene, there...

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The Slates: Threatening World Domination from Mirfield

Amid all the damage lockdown has done to the...

Morrissey or his people not happy about The Simpsons portrayal of him

This week's episode of The Simpsons saw an episode...

Waiting For Another War: A History of The Sisters Of Mercy – book review & interview

Waiting For Another War: A History of The Sisters...

Durutti Column – Sex And Death – album review

Durutti Column - Sex And Death Factory Benelux 2CD/2LP/DL Released 23 April...

Part two of our interview with The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn

The Hold Steady might well the world’s best bar...

The Coral: Interview with Nick Power.

Wayne AF Carey gets to chat with Nick Power from The Coral about the new album Coral Island...

Bitch Hunt: Eau Claire – single review

Bitch Hunt Eau Claire Reckless Yes D|L and Streaming Now Bitch Hunt, London-based...

The Outsiders – Count For Something – album review

The Outsiders - Count For Something Cherry Red 5CD/DL Released 23 April...

Various Artists: Lux and Ivy Dig Insane Rockabilly – album review

Various Artists: Lux and Ivy Dig Insane Rockabilly (Righteous...

Pink Suits: Political Child – album review

Pink Suits - Political Child    (Self released album) Vinyl (out soon)...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Durutti Column – Sex And Death – album review

Durutti Column - Sex And Death Factory Benelux 2CD/2LP/DL Released 23 April 2021 Deluxe 2CD reissue of Durutti...

The Outsiders – Count For Something – album review

The Outsiders - Count For Something Cherry Red 5CD/DL Released 23 April 2021 5CD set bringing together the...

Various Artists: Lux and Ivy Dig Insane Rockabilly – album review

Various Artists: Lux and Ivy Dig Insane Rockabilly (Righteous / Cherry Red Records) 2CD |...

Pink Suits: Political Child – album review

Pink Suits - Political Child    (Self released album) Vinyl (out soon) / DL (available here now) Keith...

Veik: Surrounding Structures – album review

Veik: Surrounding Structures (Fuzz Club) LP | DL Out 30th April 2021 Veik's new album, Surrounding Structures, is...

Sex Gang Children: Oligarch – album review

Sex Gang Children: Oligarch (Liberation London) CD/DL/Stream Out 23 April 2021   Original goths Sex Gang Children...

Paul and Linda McCartney ‘Ram’ : album review

Defying rock’s dated notion of cool, Macca McFab’s second post Beatles outing really stands the test of time with its melodic, playful and cleverly  stripped down songs predating indie lo-fi by decades. 

Lady Dan: I Am The Prophet – album review

Lady Dan: I Am The Prophet (Earth Libraries) Out 23rd April 2021 LP| CD | DL and...

FESTIVALS

Victorious Festival Announces 2021 Headliners

Madness, The Streets and Royal Blood set to Headline Southsea's Victorious Festival this August.

Standon Calling 2021 – festival preview

Standon Calling have announced the first wave of bands for this year’s three-day event in the fields of Lordship Standon in Hertfordshire. Keith Goldhanger...

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

Waiting For Another War: A History of The Sisters Of Mercy – book review & interview

Waiting For Another War: A History of The Sisters Of Mercy by Trevor Ristow GKW Inc. Press Out now - order here Waiting For Another War covers...

Spitting and Screaming: The True Story of British Punk 1971-1979 by Neil Saint – book review

Neil Saint “Spitting and Screaming: The True Story of British Punk (1971-1979); New Haven Publishing 2021 New author Neil Saint – of Retropopic Radio fame...

LIVE REVIEWS

The Cure : retro live review : Leicester 1981 – 40 years since we saw the band move into the future

The Cure Leicester De Montford Hall May 11th 1981 Live Review  It feels strange that something that once felt so much like the future is now part of...

The Charlatans and Guests: The North Will Rise Again – live review

The Charlatans | IST IST | LIINES. Gorilla, Manchester Sunday 28th March 2021 If someone had told us that one day all gig venues would be closed,...

Alex Maas: Levitation Session, 27 March 2021 – live review

Throughout the last year, Levitation have taken some of the best psych-garage bands around and recorded live sessions in places that really bring out...

Band Of Holy Joy: Gallery 46, London – live stream review

Band Of Holy Joy London, Gallery 46 24 -27 February Band Of Holy Joy stage an event with a sense of occasion that emerges out of the...

A Celebration Of The Musical Life Of Sylvain Sylvain – live stream

A Celebration Of The Musical Life Of Sylvain Sylvain 14 February 2021 The sad and untimely death on 13 January 2021 of Sylvain Sylvain, the very...

Bush Tetras: Live Stream from (Le) Poisson Rouge – live review

Bush Tetras  Live Stream at LPR.tv  January 23, 2021 Stop what you’re doing and turn on your screen: Bush Tetras are playing again in New York City!...

INTERVIEWS

Waiting For Another War: A History of The Sisters Of Mercy – book review & interview

Waiting For Another War: A History of The Sisters Of Mercy by Trevor Ristow GKW Inc. Press Out now - order here Waiting For Another War covers...

Part two of our interview with The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn

The Hold Steady might well the world’s best bar band but in frontman Craig Finn they have an unusually gifted lyricist chronicling the lives...

The Coral: Interview with Nick Power.

Wayne AF Carey gets to chat with Nick Power from The Coral about the new album Coral Island...

Part one of our interview with The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn

Imagine the best bar band in the world recruiting a gifted street poet like Craig Finn as their frontman and you end up with...

NEW ARTISTS

The Slates: Threatening World Domination from Mirfield

Amid all the damage lockdown has done to the UK live music scene, there are green shoots appearing as we make our way out...

Bitch Hunt: Eau Claire – single review

Bitch Hunt Eau Claire Reckless Yes D|L and Streaming Now Bitch Hunt, London-based alt-rock, alt-binary band have released Eau Claire, the first track from their forthcoming debut Shapeshifter...

Pink Suits: Political Child – album review

Pink Suits - Political Child    (Self released album) Vinyl (out soon) / DL (available here now) Keith Goldhanger introduced us recently to Pink Suits claiming recent single...

Lady Dan: I Am The Prophet – album review

Lady Dan: I Am The Prophet (Earth Libraries) Out 23rd April 2021 LP| CD | DL and Streaming Lady Dan (aka Tyler Dozier), the Alabama-born, now Austin, Texas-based artist releases...

Film Reviews

I Start Counting! – film review

I Start Counting! (1969) Director: David Greene Cast: Jenny Agutter, Bryan Marshall, Claire Sutcliffe Format: Blu-ray Runtime: 105 mins Release date: 19 April 2021 Jamie Havlin assesses a British cult...

The Lucky Stars 3-Film Collection – film review

The Lucky Stars 3-Film Collection - Winners and Sinners (1983) / My Lucky Stars (1985) / Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars (1985) Director: Sammo Hung Cast: Sammo...

SINGLE REVIEWS

The Pastel Waves: The Influencers – EP review

The Pastel Waves: The Influencers (Spinout Nuggets) 7" Out 30th April 2021 Made up of various Medway bands, The Pastel Waves have come together to write an EP...

Jamie Perrett: Masquerade Of Love – single review

Jamie Perrett: Masquerade Of Love (Ditto Music) Available here now on all streaming services Jamie Perrett finally takes a leap of faith in his own considerable talent...

Anastasia Vol: her – single review

Anastasia Vol: her  (Out Now) Anastasia Vol – master of the dark emotion, merchant of the melancholy – blends smoky instrumentation with lush vocals on soaring...

M(h)aol: Asking For It – single review

M(h)aol: Asking For It Out Now Was I asking for it? Did I ask for It? No! With their new single Asking For It, the Irish feminist...