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John Francis Flynn announces tour in the UK

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Irish folk chanter John Francis Flynn reveals dates of the UK tour in 2022. An RTE Folk 2021 Awards winner, John Francis Flynn is...

Saint Etienne announce details of Christmas single

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Classic indie stalwarts announce ‘Her Winter Coat’, due for release Friday 10th December.

Self Esteem: The Fleece, Bristol – live review

Self Esteem The Fleece, Bristol 29th November 2021 After having to cancel the original date due...

10 thoughts on The Beatles ‘Get Back’

A must for all music fiends whether they live the Beatles or not - a fascination exploration of creavity
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Louder Than War Albums Of The Year: 2021

That time once again rolls around and we put our collective heads together to put decide on our albums of the year. It's been...

Louder Than War Launches Its Own Radio Station!

Louder Than War is thrilled to announce the launch of Louder Than War Radio. - a brand new station featuring its own presenters!

LATEST

Self Esteem: The Fleece, Bristol – live review

Self Esteem The Fleece, Bristol 29th November 2021 After having to...

10 thoughts on The Beatles ‘Get Back’

A must for all music fiends whether they live the Beatles or not - a fascination exploration of creavity

John Francis Flynn announces tour in the UK

Irish folk chanter John Francis Flynn reveals dates of...

Saint Etienne announce details of Christmas single

Classic indie stalwarts announce ‘Her Winter Coat’, due for release Friday 10th December.

Interview : Laura Mary Carter of Blood Red Shoes on her debut solo album

Laura-Mary Carter, one half of the mighty Blood Red...

Louder Than War Albums Of The Year: 2021

That time once again rolls around and we put...

Greentea Peng: Club Academy, Manchester – live photo review

Greentea Peng Club Academy, Manchester 27th November 2021 The neo-soul singer/songwriter...

Peter Capaldi: St Christopher – album review

album review Peter Capaldi: St Christopher (Monks Road Records) CD/DL/LP Out now Debut...

Insight 4: Baxter Dury’s War Is Louder Than Yours – interview.

  Interview with Baxter Dury about his new book, Chaise...

Dima Midborn: Quality Leisure – album review

Dima Midborn: Quality Leisure Out now Dima Midborn has successfully cultivated...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Louder Than War Albums Of The Year: 2021

That time once again rolls around and we put our collective heads together to...

Peter Capaldi: St Christopher – album review

album review Peter Capaldi: St Christopher (Monks Road Records) CD/DL/LP Out now Debut collection of songs by the...

Dima Midborn: Quality Leisure – album review

Dima Midborn: Quality Leisure Out now Dima Midborn has successfully cultivated a sound of his own,...

The Waterboys: The Magnificent Seven – Album review

The Waterboys: The Magnificent Seven Chrysalis CD Clam Shell 5 CD/1 DVD Box set Released 3rd December  This...

Social Experiment: Everything Is Connected To Everything Else – album review

Social Experiment - Everything Is Connected To Everything Else (Blind Destruction) LP | CD |...

Blaine L. Reininger: Wounds And Blessings – album review

Blaine L. Reininger - Wounds And Blessings Les Disques du Crepuscule 2CD/DL Out now Brand new 2CD album...

Beans On Toast: Survival Of The Friendliest – album review

Beans On Toast: Survival Of the Friendliest (Self released via Bot Music) CD | LP |...

Anthrax: Serfs Out – album review – UK punks who had the name first release classic LP

Anthrax - Serfs Out (Grow Your Own) LP/CD/DL Released 26 November 2021 In their first full length...

FESTIVALS

All Points East Festival 2022 – headliners announced

All Points East 19th to 28th August 2022 Festival Preview There's a chill in the air today but we're ignoring it and thinking ahead to balmy...

Le Guess Who?, Utrecht – live review

Le Guess Who? - various venues, Utrecht, Netherlands 11th-14th November 2021 Adapt or die – the story of a festival continuing in the midst of a...

Photo Reviews

Greentea Peng: Club Academy, Manchester – live photo review

Greentea Peng Club Academy, Manchester 27th November 2021 The neo-soul singer/songwriter Aria Wells, who goes under the moniker of Greentea Peng, is on the road in...

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes: Manchester Academy 1 – live photo review

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes Manchester Academy 1 25th November 2021 Over the span of six years, four studio albums and numerous tours, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes...

Book Reviews

Insight 4: Baxter Dury’s War Is Louder Than Yours – interview.

  Interview with Baxter Dury about his new book, Chaise Longue. But inevitably, as these things tend to unfurl on their own accord without any...

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl – book review

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music By Dave Grohl (Simon & Schuster UK | Dey Street Books US) "I will always be 'that guy from Nirvana,'...

LIVE REVIEWS

Self Esteem: The Fleece, Bristol – live review

Self Esteem The Fleece, Bristol 29th November 2021 After having to cancel the original date due to illness, Rebecca Taylor and her crew return to Bristol...

Greentea Peng: Club Academy, Manchester – live photo review

Greentea Peng Club Academy, Manchester 27th November 2021 The neo-soul singer/songwriter Aria Wells, who goes under the moniker of Greentea Peng, is on the road in...

Saint Etienne: Grand Central Hall, Liverpool – live review

Saint Etienne Grand Central Hall, Liverpool 26th November 2021 Louder than War’s Martin Mathews spent an evening with Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs and Sarah Cracknell, better known...

Cardinal Black: The Patriot, Crumlin – live review

Cardinal Black | Fireroad The Patriot, Crumlin 26th November 2021 New alt-rock band from the valleys, Cardinal Black, have amassed a significant following to this point, despite...

Fenne Lily: Bristol Thekla – live review

Fenne Lily | Katie Malco Bristol Thekla 26th November 2021 A homecoming gig for rising star Fenne Lily complete with devoted crowd, including mum and dad, and...

Heaven 17: Liverpool Academy – live review

Heaven 17 Liverpool Academy 26th November 2021 Heaven 17 took on Liverpool's O2 Academy on the North West leg of their 41st anniversary tour. Banjo reports. Heaven 17 are...

INTERVIEWS

Interview : Laura Mary Carter of Blood Red Shoes on her debut solo album

Laura-Mary Carter, one half of the mighty Blood Red Shoes, is set to release her solo debut album "Town Called Nothing" on 3rd December. Andy...

Andy Summers: “We felt much more comfortable being new wave” – interview

Dan Volohov speaks to Andy Summers about writing and composing, Harmonics Of The Night, The Police and mental geography for Louder Than War

John 5: “If I was in the 40s, I couldn’t mess up” – interview

Dan Volohov talks to John 5 about the newest Sinner LP and challenging himself, ideas and playing live for Louder Than War

Talking Electronic Music and 808 State: Interview with Graham Massey

Graham Massey and 808 State have been back on tour in the UK since late September 2021, playing music from their recent album Transmission...

NEW ARTISTS

Peter Capaldi: St Christopher – album review

album review Peter Capaldi: St Christopher (Monks Road Records) CD/DL/LP Out now Debut collection of songs by the actor Peter Capaldi, produced by Dr Robert from the Blow...

The New Smu: November 2021

The New Smu: The best new artists in my inbox this month Discovering great new artists is one of the most exciting things about music...

Joe & The Shitboys – The Reson For Hardcore Vibes (Again) – album review

Joe & The Shitboys: The Reson For Hardcore Vibes (Again) (Self Released) D|L, Streaming and Ltd Vinyl Out Now Joe & The Shitboys, Faroese punk upstarts, have just released...

new band of the day :Champyun Clouds ‘mesmerising space pop from pals of the Sleaford Mods’

Although they sound nothing like Sleaford Mods, Champyun Clouds are pals with the Notts firebrands. Instead of the in your face poetic diatribe though...

Film Reviews

Naked – film review

Naked (1993) Director: Mike Leigh Cast: David Thewlis, Katrin Cartlidge, Lesley Sharp Format: Blu-ray Length: 131 mins Release Date: 29 November 2021   Jamie Havlin delivers his verdict on one of...

Out Of The Blue – film review

Out Of The Blue (1980) Director: Dennis Hopper Cast: Linda Manz & Dennis Hopper Run Time: 96 mins Released on 2-disc Limited Edition Blu-ray, iTunes and Amazon Prime...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Nrvs: Breeders – Single Review

Nrvs: Breeders (Attawalpa Records) Streaming Out Now The mystery continues as anonymous dystopian outfit Nrvs release their latest single, Breeders, accompanied by a suitably sci-fi tinged visual. And...

The Shop Window: Lay Of The Land – Single Review

The Shop Window: Lay Of The Land (Self Released) DL | Streaming Out Now The Shop Window have just released the single Lay Of The Land, their first...

Tommy Lefroy: Vampires – Single Review

Tommy Lefroy: Vampires Out now Transatlantic duo Tommy Lefroy return with new single Vampires, another ethereal collaboration that crosses the ocean. After the release of their...

The Blue Carpet Band: B-Movie Boogie – single review

The Blue Carpet Band: B-Move Boogie (Bomber Music) The Blue Carpet Band get in the Halloween mood for their new single B-Movie Boogie and rip up...