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Arctic Monkeys live album – Proceeds going to Warchild

Arctic Monkeys and War Child UK have announced the release of Arctic Monkeys - Live At The Royal Albert Hall on December 4th 2020....

Video Premiere – Micko & the Mellotronics : Psychedelic Shirt

Video Premiere Micko & the Mellotronics - Psychedelic Shirt  A mise-en-scène of kaleidoscopic sound effects and time tunnel guitars, the Mellotronics transport their trademark new-wave sound...

mylittlebrother: Howl – album review

Howl is a triumph and it’s time that everyone found out why.

Primitive Ignorant: Sikh Punk – album review

Primitive Ignorant Sikh Punk Something In Construction Records Vinyl / DL Out Now!   Turn up the bass and...
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mylittlebrother: Howl – album review

Howl is a triumph and it’s time that everyone found out why.

Primitive Ignorant: Sikh Punk – album review

Primitive Ignorant Sikh Punk Something In Construction Records Vinyl / DL Out...

Arctic Monkeys live album – Proceeds going to Warchild

Arctic Monkeys and War Child UK have announced the...

Video Premiere – Micko & the Mellotronics : Psychedelic Shirt

Video Premiere Micko & the Mellotronics - Psychedelic Shirt  A mise-en-scène...

The Fall: The Frenz Experiment (Expanded Edition) – album review

The Fall The Frenz Experiment (Expanded Edition) Beggars Arkive Out Now -...

The Velvet Hands: Back on a Winner – single review

The Velvet Hands Back on a Winner Out now! Who wouldn’t want...

Watch this! REAL(s) drop two new videos + album news D.S.L.B

REAL(s) provide the soundtrack to the chaos of the...

Bryony Williams: State I’m In – EP review

Bryony Williams State I'm In EP Beth Shalom Records   Bryony Williams bares...

Frankie And The Witch Fingers: Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters… – album review

FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS MONSTERS EATING PEOPLE EATING MONSTERS... Levitation...

Various Artists – Living On The Hill – album review

Living On The Hill Various Artists Esoteric 3CD/DL Released 30 October 2020 Subtitled "A...

ALBUM REVIEWS

mylittlebrother: Howl – album review

Howl is a triumph and it’s time that everyone found out why.

Primitive Ignorant: Sikh Punk – album review

Primitive Ignorant Sikh Punk Something In Construction Records Vinyl / DL Out Now!   Turn up the bass and...

The Fall: The Frenz Experiment (Expanded Edition) – album review

The Fall The Frenz Experiment (Expanded Edition) Beggars Arkive Out Now - 2XCD / 2XLP Buy Here This week’s...

Frankie And The Witch Fingers: Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters… – album review

FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS MONSTERS EATING PEOPLE EATING MONSTERS... Levitation Records Ltd LP | LP |...

Various Artists – Living On The Hill – album review

Living On The Hill Various Artists Esoteric 3CD/DL Released 30 October 2020 Subtitled "A Danish Underground Trip 1967 -1974",...

Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth album reissued for 40th anniversary

Young Marble Giants are set to release a 40th anniversary box set of their...

Spear Of Destiny: World Service @35 – album review

Spear Of Destiny: World Service @35 (Eastersnow Recordings) LP | CD | DL Rel Date: 26th...

Plants and Animals : ‘The Jungle’ – album review

Plants and Animals The Jungle Secret City Records Out Now Limited Vinyl / CD / Download Buy Here   4 years...

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

BOWIEODYSSEY70 by Simon Goddard – book review

BowieOdyssey70 by Simon Goddard. Book One of a 10 year biographical series. Bryony Hegarty reviews for Louder Than War.

Skin with Lucy O’Brien: It Takes Blood And Guts – book review

It Takes Blood And Guts Skin (with Lucy O'Brien) Simon & Schuster Cazz Blase finds Skin's memoir of her life in and out of Skunk Anansie to...

LIVE REVIEWS

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...

Roxanne De Bastion: Moth Club, London – live review (streaming)

Roxanne De Bastion Moth Club, London 6th September 2020 As Roxanne De Bastion takes her first steps back into the world of a fully staged live performance,...

INTERVIEWS

Video Premiere – Micko & the Mellotronics : Psychedelic Shirt

Video Premiere Micko & the Mellotronics - Psychedelic Shirt  A mise-en-scène of kaleidoscopic sound effects and time tunnel guitars, the Mellotronics transport their trademark new-wave sound...

The Struts’ Luke Spiller – interview and new single release ft Robbie Williams

British glam-rock superstars The Struts have just unleashed their new exhilarating and powerful song and video Strange Days featuring unparalleled pop icon Robbie...

STEALING THE CLASH part 2: The New Online Fascism & Radical Rock

STEALING THE CLASH  (part 2) The New Online Fascism and Radical Rock By Richard Chorley Rich's first LTW piece in November 2019 Stealing the Clash provoked a...

Watch this! TV Smith : Send In the Clown – from ‘double A-side free video single’

Watch this! TV Smith : Send In the Clown - new track from forthcoming album, 'Lockdown Holiday'. TV Smith needs no introduction surely... if you're...

NEW ARTISTS

Primitive Ignorant: Sikh Punk – album review

Primitive Ignorant Sikh Punk Something In Construction Records Vinyl / DL Out Now!   Turn up the bass and revel in the sonic assault of Sikh Punk, the debut...

Video Premiere – Micko & the Mellotronics : Psychedelic Shirt

Video Premiere Micko & the Mellotronics - Psychedelic Shirt  A mise-en-scène of kaleidoscopic sound effects and time tunnel guitars, the Mellotronics transport their trademark new-wave sound...

Listen to this! Hotwax: Stay Cool – new single and video!

Wayne AF Carey is steered towards a great new power trio, bursting out of Hastings...

Hawksmoor: Methods of Dreaming – album review

Hawksmoor Methods of Dreaming Spun Out Of Control Out now! Digital download and cassette    Hawksmoor lean on the words of Camus, a thesis on dreaming and the music...

Film Reviews

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...

Made in Hong Kong – film review

Made in Hong Kong (1997) Director: Fruit ChanCast: Sam Lee, Yim Hui-Chi, Wenders Li Running time: 108 minutes Language: Cantonese (with optional English subtitles) Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 21st...

SINGLE REVIEWS

The Velvet Hands: Back on a Winner – single review

The Velvet Hands Back on a Winner Out now! Who wouldn’t want a new single from the Velvet Hands? If you don’t already know their music, the...

Crystal Axis: Take The Throne — single review

Crystal Axis Take the Throne Out Now The commanding anticolonial punk rockers out of Nairobi are generating messages of revolution and remaking with their new single Take...

SVTIL: Raised By The Moon – single review

SVTIL  "Raised By The Moon" Incantation Records Out Now The most exquisite dream-pop. As soon as I heard the opening chords of SVTIL’s new single Raised By The...

Y!kes – Step Away – Single Review & Video Premiere

Y!kes Step Away Single/DL Out Today Birmingham dandies Y!kes release their second single from EP Massive with accompanying video. Nigel Carr, not only stalks their video shoot but...