Friday, January 24, 2020

Latest News

The Callas with Lee Ranaldo: Video exclusive and album re-release –...

The Callas, the Greek artistic squad producing music, artworks, films, magazines, events, and art shows have just reissued a "deluxe' pressing of their Trouble...

Super Weird Substance join forces with Bella Technika for tripped out...

wonk grooves with primal vocal evoke the halcyon days of house music. Idiosyncratic slicing the hypnotically repeated vocals in and out of chugging psychedisco grooves.

Great photo of the young Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone was a brilliantly unlikely frontman - a gangling awkward presence that somehow transcend his unlikely presence to end up being of the iconic frontmen. A couple of years earlier and no-one would have predicted what was coming...

WATCH THIS!! Exclusive premier of The Eyelids new video ‘Sea Of Trees’

Those Cornish pyscho rockabilly garage quartet The Eyelids, have given LTW the honour of...

CATEGORIES

LATEST

LTW’s Simon Tucker Trawls Through The Radiohead Public Library

With the opening of the Radiohead "Public Library", a...

Super Weird Substance join forces with Bella Technika for tripped out psychedisco grooves : sounds great

wonk grooves with primal vocal evoke the halcyon days of house music. Idiosyncratic slicing the hypnotically repeated vocals in and out of chugging psychedisco grooves.

Nightingales announce new album and tour

2020 is looking like an exciting year for the Nightingales. Following the UK tour the group are due to play their first gigs in Spain and Portugal, with more European dates lined up for later in the year. Meanwhile, “King Rocker”, a documentary feature film about Robert Lloyd and the Nightingales, is currently in the final edit

Legendary rock photographer Kevin Cummins in conversation with John Robb in Manchester about his new Sex Pistols photo book : tickets and details

Legendary rock photographer Kevin Cummins in conversation with John Robb about his new Sex Pistols photo book...............

Container Announces New Album

Container (aka Ren Schofield) has announced a new album,...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Deutsche Ashram – Whisper Om – Album Review

Netherlands-based duo Deutsche Ashram throw away the rule book with their adventurous second album.

DARWIN ‘SO FEW COMETS’ Album Review : ‘brilliant eclectic atmospheric release with Bauhaus connections’

A music that matches the the devastation caused by the raging fires in 2017 that left the beautiful Californian landscape mirroring a barren, desolate, bare, lifeless backdrop

Smoke Fairies: Darkness Brings The Wonders Home – album review

Smoke Fairies: Darkness Brings The Wonders Home Year Seven Records CD/Vinyl/Digital Release date 31/01/2020 8.5/10 Smoke Fairies first...

FESTIVALS

Damnation Festival 2019: University of Leeds Students Union – live review

Damnation Festival University of Leeds Students Union, Leeds 2nd November 2019 The Damnation Festival 2019 celebrated the diverse and extreme edges of metal, with a day of...

All Points East Festival 2020 – preview

Keith Goldhanger is getting ready for summer 2020. All Points East Festivals in London's Victoria Park have been coming thick and fast over the past...

Photo Reviews

Courteeners: Manchester Arena – live photo review

Courteeners Manchester Arena December 14th 2019 Louder Than War photographer Michael Bond, captured Courteeners at a packed Manchester Arena for another massive homecoming gig for the band....

LTW Photographers share their favourite photos of 2019

As the year draws to a close Louder Than War photographers select three of their favourite shots taken this year for the website...

Book Reviews

Greg Healey – Black Sabbath Magic, Myth & Mayhem – book review

Greg Healey Black Sabbath Magic, Myth & Mayhem Newhaven Publishing New book which takes the reader through the trials and tribulations of Heavy Metal trailblazers Black...

Tricky: Hell Is Round The Corner – Book Review

Tricky has been creating ground-breaking and unique music for the best part of three decades. His new autobiography tells the story of his life, his creative outputs and his experiences of the music industry.

LIVE REVIEWS

New Order: The Fillmore, Four-Night Residency, Miami Beach—live review

New Order Fillmore Miami Beach, Miami 14-15, 17-18 January 2020 Audrey J. Golden and Evan D. McCormick take in a four-night residency of New Order...

Alien Tango: Dalston Victoria, London – live review

Alien Tango Dalston Victoria, London 10th January 2020 Alien Tango caught the attention of Keith Goldhanger at last years Sŵn festival in Cardiff. He's now familiar with...

Snow Patrol: 02 Academy Leeds – live review

A treat for attendees of the show, who were delighted to bare witness to such a different take of songs they’ve known so well.

Rockaway Beach Festival with The Jesus And Mary Chain John Cale Peter Perrett – live review

This year feels like an accidental celebration of the Velvets, with half the band on the bill taking their cues from what is, arguably, the first indie band in the world

The Icicle Works: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – live review

The Icicle Works Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Friday, January 3rd 2020 There’s a difference between live music and bringing music to life and if you need evidence...

The Loveless: Hebden Bridge Trades Club – live review

The Loveless Hebden Bridge Trades Club December 23rd 2019 All great artists continually reinvent themselves and tonight Marc Almond does just that. It’s been a long journey...

INTERVIEWS

Listen to This! We’re All Aliens Release Optimistic and Riff Heavy New Single Get A Life

North West four piece We're All Aiens return with new single Get A Life. Coming almost a year after their debut single, North West four-piece...

Great Music Venues Part 1: Gorilla, Manchester

Wayne AF Carey decides to compile a set of interviews with great venues around the country and what sets them apart.

NEW ARTISTS

A Fantasy Alternative James Bond Theme From Manchester With Love…

  A Fantasy Alternative James Bond Theme From Manchester With Love... If Bond had come From Salford then his theme tune might have sounded like this...

Def Robot: you will not be discovered – album review

album review  Def Robot: you will not be discovered (Bandcamp) DL only 9/10 Out now Unbelievably prolific band release probably their best album yet, number seven since July...

Film Reviews

Bait – film review

Bait (2019) Director: Mark Jenkin Cast: Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd Runtime: 89 minutes Format: Dual format Release Date: 20th January 2020 8/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at a...

Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Film Review

Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018) Dir. Bi Gan Cast: Tang Wei, Huang Jue  Duration: 138 mins Cert: 12A Release Date: Out now at Home, Manchester and on general...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Trupa Trupa – Glory – Single & Video Premiere

Trupa Trupa release standout track from their album Of The Sun, Glory. Premiere of the video by internationally renowned videographer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. 

Cold Water Swimmers – Robots – single review

Louder Than War favourites Cold Water Swimmers continue their astonishing run with new single & video Robots which came out yesterday. Nigel gives it a spin for Louder Than War.

Watch This! Leeds’ Magic Eye Pictures Wear Their Heart On Their Sleeve On New Single People’s Friend

Leeds indie poppers The Magic Eye Pictures wear their hearts on their sleeve on new single People's Freind.

Hudsun – Retrograde – single review

Hudsun launches latest epic Retrograde, which debuted at the Antic’s Sacred Trinity gig back in April. Nigel reviews for Louder Than War.