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Haggard Cat to play online live fundraiser

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Help Haggard Cat! Like many a band, Nottingham’s Haggard Cat have been hit hard by the effects of the Covid pandemic upon our scene. Nigh...

LISTEN : Slaughter And The Dogs new single ‘Manchester Boys’

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Over the years they have become punk classic headlining many of the worldwide festivals and the current line up sound as ferocious as ever with their new single Manchester Boys

MART AVI – VEGA NEVER SETS

With Vega Never Sets – as with Vega itself – the virtuosity of Mart Avi continues to shine.

Video Premiere! Fascinating project sees artwork of American outsider artist Henry Darger set to music by Philippe Cohen Solal and Mike Lindsay

Philippe Cohen Solal and Mike Lindsay will release OUTSIDER, an EP of three astonishing pop songs from the forthcoming album of the same name, inspired by America’s most celebrated Outsider artist Henry Darger - whose lyrics written over 50 years ago, have been set to music for the first time and brought into the present day. Darger’s art has also been lovingly and faithfully reproduced across all the OUTSIDER visual assets.

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MART AVI – VEGA NEVER SETS

With Vega Never Sets – as with Vega itself – the virtuosity of Mart Avi continues to shine.

Video Premiere! Fascinating project sees artwork of American outsider artist Henry Darger set to music by Philippe Cohen Solal and Mike Lindsay

Philippe Cohen Solal and Mike Lindsay will release OUTSIDER, an EP of three astonishing pop songs from the forthcoming album of the same name, inspired by America’s most celebrated Outsider artist Henry Darger - whose lyrics written over 50 years ago, have been set to music for the first time and brought into the present day. Darger’s art has also been lovingly and faithfully reproduced across all the OUTSIDER visual assets.

Haggard Cat to play online live fundraiser

Help Haggard Cat! Like many a band, Nottingham’s Haggard Cat...

LISTEN : Slaughter And The Dogs new single ‘Manchester Boys’

Over the years they have become punk classic headlining many of the worldwide festivals and the current line up sound as ferocious as ever with their new single Manchester Boys

Tiger Mimic: King Of Machines – video premiere

Tiger Mimic King Of Machines 31% Wool  Out Now Digital and Streaming  Tiger...

LISTEN! Cassandra Complex new song : Leeds post punk legends return as good as ever

brooding darkness, the vibrant imagination and the chiming melancholic melodies and the baritone delivery. For some reason they remain cult in the UK but found a fervent following in Europe where, to this day, they remain legendary.

Listen to this! Argentinian duo Cande Y Paulo cover Leonard Cohen

When Cande Y Paulo got together they never dreamed...

Hello Cosmos: Dream Harder – album review

HELLO COSMOS Dream Harder Cosmic Glue Vinyl | DL Out December 4th 2020   Andy...

Watch this! Australian psych band Nice Biscuit release first taste of their new EP

Australian psych quintet, Nice Biscuit, are back with driving...

ALBUM REVIEWS

MART AVI – VEGA NEVER SETS

With Vega Never Sets – as with Vega itself – the virtuosity of Mart Avi continues to shine.

Hello Cosmos: Dream Harder – album review

HELLO COSMOS Dream Harder Cosmic Glue Vinyl | DL Out December 4th 2020   Andy Brown dares to dabble with...

Repetitor – Prazan prostor među nama koji može i da ne postoji – review

Belgrade's brilliant rock band Repetitor, are back with a new album!

Bootchy Temple: In Consummated Bloom – album review

Bootchy Temple In Consummated Bloom Howlin' Banana LP | DL and Streaming  Released 27th November Bootchy Temple release...

Tensheds: The Days Of My Confinement – album review

  Tensheds: The Days Of My Confinement (Independent Release) CD / DL Released 27 November 2020 Tensheds draws...

Lucky Malice: Magnetic – album review

Lucky Malice Magnetic Tonehjulet Kräftpest DL/LP Out Now The fourth album from Norwegian riot grrrls Lucky Malice presents...

The Specials: More Specials (40th Anniversary half speed master edition) – album review

The Specials: More Specials 40th Anniversary edition Double 180gm vinyl Chrysalis Records Ltd Available to buy here The Specials...

Hamer: A New State Of Imaginary Hell – EP Review

Hamer: A New State Of Imaginary Hell (Link2Wales Records) CD | Lathe Cut 7" |...

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

Great Gig Memories: From Punks & Friends – book review

book review Great Gig Memories: From Punks & Friends compiled by Niall McGuirk & Michael Murphy (Hope Publications) (Paperback. 280 pages/no photos) Available from here This is a scrap-book-style,...

Suicide: Suicide – Andi Coulter book review

Suicide: Suicide (Bloomsbury 33 1/3 Series) Author: Andi Coulter New York City in the 1970s was an urban nightmare: destitute, dirty, and dangerous. As the country...

LIVE REVIEWS

Ezra Furman: Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston – live review (streaming)

Ezra Furman Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston 1st November 2020 Ezra Furman finally takes her first steps back towards the ordinary life we all crave as she...

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...

INTERVIEWS

Alex Maas (Black Angels): interview – “It’s about just letting go and allowing yourself to fall into love”

Alex Maas, singer of The Black Angels, readies the release of his debut solo album, Luca, a record that brims with the hope and...

Great Gig Memories: From Punks & Friends – book review

book review Great Gig Memories: From Punks & Friends compiled by Niall McGuirk & Michael Murphy (Hope Publications) (Paperback. 280 pages/no photos) Available from here This is a scrap-book-style,...

Post-Punk Politics and Irish Pirate Queens: An Interview with M(h)aol

'M(h)aol is about disrupting and changing the political reality we have access to. Everyone has a voice and in these intensely historical times, we...

In conversation with Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Murder Inc, Pigface…)

Dan Volohov interviews Chris Connelly, the member Ministry, Revolking Cocks, The Joy Thieves, Pigface for Louder Than War

NEW ARTISTS

Tiger Mimic: King Of Machines – video premiere

Tiger Mimic King Of Machines 31% Wool  Out Now Digital and Streaming  Tiger Mimic’s third single of 2020, King Of Machines, is out now on 31% Wool. Full...

Hello Cosmos: Dream Harder – album review

HELLO COSMOS Dream Harder Cosmic Glue Vinyl | DL Out December 4th 2020   Andy Brown dares to dabble with positivity and optimism as he listens to the thunderous Dream...

Roxanne de Bastion: Heavy Lifting – single review

Roxanne de Bastion Heavy Lifting Out now to buy / stream via AWAL Roxanne de Bastion releases her second single of 2020, Heavy Lifting, together with an...

The Battery Farm: Endless Unstoppable Pain – EP review

The Battery Farm release one of the best debut EPs this year says Wayne AF Carey.

Film Reviews

The Bride With White Hair – film review

The Bride With White Hair (1993) Director: Ronny Yu Cast: Brigitte Lin, Leslie Cheung Format: Blu-ray Language: Cantonese (with optional English audio track & subtitles) Runtime: 89 mins Release Date:...

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...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Holy Drone: Fibres – single review

HOLY DRONE Fibres Out Now A shoegaze lullaby for a world that longs for heartening sounds. After the first lockdown, Holy Drone came together to make new...

Vulpynes: Us Against Them – EP review

Vulpynes "Us Against Them" (FOAD Musick) 12" EP | CD | DL Available now (DL only) Buy HERE Third EP from the Dublin based duo of Molly and...

Regional Creeps: No Offence – single review

Regional Creeps No Offence Regional Records Stream/ DL Out Now!   Regional Creeps continue to build anticipation for their second album, No One Cares, with a brand new single. Andy...

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...