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Best SPARKS cover ever? Mary T & Bruce Brand perform...

Best SPARKS cover ever? Mary T & Bruce Brand perform 'This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us.' A lot of us at...

22 Albums of the Year-So-Far… Louder Than War writers choices, July...

22 Albums of the Year So Far...  Just some of Louder Than Wars writers choices from Jan - July 2020 In the weirdest year in...

Gang of Four release new EP Anti Hero

Gang of Four Anti Hero EP DL/Out Now Gang of Four make an unexpected return with new...

Blue Rose Code: With Healings Of The Deepest Kind – album review

Blue Rose Code With Healings Of The Deepest Kind (Ronachan Songs) CD, Vinyl and Digital album Available...

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Gang of Four release new EP Anti Hero

Gang of Four Anti Hero EP DL/Out Now Gang of Four make...

Blue Rose Code: With Healings Of The Deepest Kind – album review

Blue Rose Code With Healings Of The Deepest Kind (Ronachan...

Rory Butler: Window Shopping – Album review

Rory Butler – Window Shopping     Vertical Records Out now Rory Butler’s...

The Otherness: No Token Single Review

The Otherness No Token (Self-Released) DL/Stream 9/10 The Otherness offer No Token...

Giant Sand: Ramp (double LP reissue) – album review

Giant Sand's seventh album, Ramp, gets the deluxe LP treatment courtesy of Fire Records, complete with bonus tracks from their Mad Dog session.

Best SPARKS cover ever? Mary T & Bruce Brand perform ‘This Town…’

Best SPARKS cover ever? Mary T & Bruce Brand...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Blue Rose Code: With Healings Of The Deepest Kind – album review

Blue Rose Code With Healings Of The Deepest Kind (Ronachan Songs) CD, Vinyl and Digital album Available...

Rory Butler: Window Shopping – Album review

Rory Butler – Window Shopping     Vertical Records Out now Rory Butler’s debut album will delight fans...

Giant Sand: Ramp (double LP reissue) – album review

Giant Sand's seventh album, Ramp, gets the deluxe LP treatment courtesy of Fire Records, complete with bonus tracks from their Mad Dog session.

McCarthy – The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth – album review

  McCarthy - The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth Optic Nerve 2 Vinyl LPs with 7" single Released...

FESTIVALS

Keith Goldhanger’s Things To Do Festival #2 April 18th 2020.

Keith Goldhanger has arranged a second on line music festival featuring more of his favourite bands that takes place on Saturday 18th April 2020.

Dark Music Days (Myrkir Músíkdagar), Iceland – festival review

Dark Music Days (Myrkir Músíkdagar) Reykjavik, Iceland 26 January to 4 February 2020 Reykjavík's Dark Music Days midwinter festival has now been a mainstay of the world’s...

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

Jeff Gomez: Zeppelin Over Dayton – book review

Zeppelin Over Dayton by Jeff Gomez Out Now (Jawbone Press) In his new book, Jeff Gomez breaks down the discography of one of the most prolific cult...

London’s Lost Music Venues: by Paul Talling – book review

London's Lost Music Venues — Paul Talling Damaged Goods Books Available 25th June 2020 Paul Talling’s new book offers innumerable paths through London for the music-loving flâneur....

LIVE REVIEWS

Working Mens Club: Manchester YES – livecast gig review

A classic gig that cuts through livecast Working Mens Club are one of most exciting bands in the UK who transcend these times and the tech to deliver a dark death disco perfection...

A Midsummer’s Night Stream – Sofa City Collective (Various Southampton artists)

Southampton Music - Summer 2020 Overview A Midsummer's Night Stream - Sofa City Collective  / Southampton Bands in Lockdown. "A Southampton compilation isn't legit until Ged...

Laura Marling: Union Chapel, London – live review (streaming)

Laura Marling Union Chapel, London Saturday 6th June 2020 Andy Brown visits Union Chapel in London from the comfort of his own sofa to watch singer-songwriter Laura...

Steven Adams: Stevens House, Cambridge – live review (Zoom)

Steven Adams Stevens House, Cambridge Thursday 14th May 2020 Andy Brown puts the kettle on and gets comfy at home to watch his first ‘virtual gig’ with...

Blue Rose Code: Zoom Concert, Live From Home (Exclusive Set) – live review

Blue Rose Code Zoom Concert, Live From Home (Exclusive Set) 9th May 2020 Blue Rose Code is the musical creation of the gifted and inspiring singer songwriter...

40 years ago R.E.M. played their first ever gig : our man was there and here is his review

In the early hours of the evening, several hundred people gathered around a collapsing episcopal church, only a short walk away from the university's main entrance.

INTERVIEWS

WATCH THIS! Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) in depth interview with John Robb

Mogwai have been reshaping post rock or whatever you want to call that space for years now. In truth they operate brilliantly in the shadows of post punk, soundscape, soundtrack and even Goth to create stunning spectral pieces that are captivating and thrilling. They are also eloquent and outspoken as John Robb found out when he spoke to band member Stuart Braithwaite.

Interview! Nadine Shah on her brilliant new album and much more

WATCH THIS! Nadine Shah interviewed by John Robb about her wonderful new album and her powerful and eloquent thoughts on being a women in 21st century UK and her unique background and so much more

NEW ARTISTS

Snowgoose: The Making of You – album review

The Making of You is perfect-listening for these strange times, calming and contemplative in equal measure. We can only hope we don't have to wait another 8 years for this dazzling group's next album.

New Artist Of The Day: The Klittens

Dutch five piece The Klittens have just released their debut EP, Pigeonhole, on cassette.

Film Reviews

Tokyo Story – film review

Tokyo Story (1953) Director: Yasujirō Ozu Cast: Hideo Fujino, Ayako Katsuragi, Mieko Takamine Language: Japanese (with optional English subtitles) Run time: 136 minutes Format: Dual Format (DVD & Blu-ray) Release...

Zu Warriors From The Magic Mountain – film review

Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983) Director: Tsui Hark Cast: Yuen Biao, Adam Cheng, Brigitte Lin, Sammo Hung Run Time: 98 minutes Language: Cantonese (with optional English...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Gang of Four release new EP Anti Hero

Gang of Four Anti Hero EP DL/Out Now Gang of Four make an unexpected return with new EP Anti Hero. Banjo reviews for Louder Than War.   It would...

Kid Kudi and Eminem Collab for Single – The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady

The track entails the current events which we are living through, the obvious being Covid-19 and the excessive use of police brutality which is happening over in America. Kid Cudi raps about recovery, his brief stay in rehab for mental health, and how he’s much better now

Idiolect – Hannah Moule and The Moulettes – Exclusive Video Premiere –

Lily Martin at Louder Than War debuts the dynamic and impressive Hannah Moule & The Moulettes and their staggeringly progressive video for latest single ‘Idiolect’.

Alanas Chosnau and Mark Reeder – Children of Nature – Single Review

Alanas Chosnau and Mark Reeder Children of Nature Out Now Mixing modern minimalism with 80's cool, Alanas Chosnau and Mark Reeder prove themselves masters of all trades....