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LISTEN! Great new song from The Shed Project ‘sounds like 1988...

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The Shed Project are from Bolton and are quietly honing down their classic NW style. It may not be highly fashionable at the moment but their melodic edge and belief in the redemptive power in the guitar is proof that a bunch of middle aged geezers with graft and talent can find the magic in any style of music.

Watch this! Prog supergroup Transatlantic release new single

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Prog supergroup Transatlantic have released the video for Overture/Reaching For The Sky, taken from their fifth album The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life...

LISTEN! Great new song from The Shed Project ‘sounds like 1988 Roses and pre cocaine Oasis!”

The Shed Project are from Bolton and are quietly honing down their classic NW style. It may not be highly fashionable at the moment but their melodic edge and belief in the redemptive power in the guitar is proof that a bunch of middle aged geezers with graft and talent can find the magic in any style of music.

The Battery Farm: Endless Unstoppable Pain – EP review

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

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LISTEN! Great new song from The Shed Project ‘sounds like 1988 Roses and pre cocaine Oasis!”

The Shed Project are from Bolton and are quietly honing down their classic NW style. It may not be highly fashionable at the moment but their melodic edge and belief in the redemptive power in the guitar is proof that a bunch of middle aged geezers with graft and talent can find the magic in any style of music.

The Battery Farm: Endless Unstoppable Pain – EP review

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

Great Gig Memories: From Punks & Friends – book review

book review Great Gig Memories: From Punks & Friends compiled by...

Branch To Root: Jamais Vu – EP review and video premiere.

Branch To Root Jamais Vu EP Wreck And Ruin Records DL /...

Watch this! Prog supergroup Transatlantic release new single

Prog supergroup Transatlantic have released the video for Overture/Reaching...

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

'M(h)aol is about disrupting and changing the political reality...

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 ...

Paul from Anarchistwood still missing – can you help?

Paul from Anarchistwood still missing - can you help? Despite...

Tensheds: The Days Of My Confinement – album review

  Tensheds: The Days Of My Confinement (Independent Release) CD /...

ALBUM REVIEWS

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" |...

Micko & the Mellotronics: ½ dove – ½ pigeon – album review

Album Review Micko & the Mellotronics - ½ dove - ½ pigeon  (Landline Records) DL/LP 9/10 Released 27...

The Sensible Gray Cells – Album review and Captain Sensible interview

Album review and Captain Sensible interview The Sensible Gray Cells - Get Back Into The...

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

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

Osees’ John Dwyer Interview: “You should own your own art.”

Last week we caught up with John Dwyer from Osees to talk about the new remix album they've announced and everything from their writing...

NEW ARTISTS

The Battery Farm: Endless Unstoppable Pain – EP review

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

Micko & the Mellotronics: ½ dove – ½ pigeon – album review

Album Review Micko & the Mellotronics - ½ dove - ½ pigeon  (Landline Records) DL/LP 9/10 Released 27 November 2020 Classy, intelligent art-school guitar band fronted by thespian aesthete...

Listen to this! Salarymen release new single Something To Me

Indie-rock duo Salarymen return with soaring new single Something To Me and an accompanying video. Take a listen. Built-up of jangly guitars and warm analogue...

Amy Montgomery : Intangible – EP review

Keith Goldhanger introduces us all to the wonderful Amy Montgomery who at just 21 has released a fabulous debut EP. CD via 7Hz Music (ADA)...

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...