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Watch this! Phill Reynolds releases new video

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Phill Reynolds, born Silva Cantele on some hills not that far from Venice, Italy, is a modern folk one man band. Check out the...

Nick Cave adds his voice to the criticism of the BBC...

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In the end, I feel sorry for Fairytale, a song so gloriously problematic, as great works of art so often are, performed by one of the most scurrilous and seditious bands of our time, whose best shows were so completely and triumphantly out of order, they had to be seen to believed.

Things we didn’t know a month ago: November 2020

We could just call this the monthly singles page. Keith Goldhanger has been going...

New band of the day : Gary, Indiana ‘Manchester band with stripped down World Dom industrial groove’

We say Maybe named after the Shellac song, maybe not, Manchester three piece Gary, Indiana have delivered this fantastic dystopian groove that is like a 21st century take on the wonderful World Domination Enterprises. We love it here at LTW...

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Things we didn’t know a month ago: November 2020

We could just call this the monthly singles page....

New band of the day : Gary, Indiana ‘Manchester band with stripped down World Dom industrial groove’

We say Maybe named after the Shellac song, maybe not, Manchester three piece Gary, Indiana have delivered this fantastic dystopian groove that is like a 21st century take on the wonderful World Domination Enterprises. We love it here at LTW...

Regional Creeps: No One Cares – album review

Regional Creeps No One Cares Regional Records CD | DL Out now!   Andy Brown...

Watch this! Phill Reynolds releases new video

Phill Reynolds, born Silva Cantele on some hills not...

Anzahlung: I’ve Lost My Footing In The World – album review

Anzahlung I've Lost My Footing In The World Cupboard Music Vinyl...

Nick Cave adds his voice to the criticism of the BBC over ‘Fairytale of New York’

In the end, I feel sorry for Fairytale, a song so gloriously problematic, as great works of art so often are, performed by one of the most scurrilous and seditious bands of our time, whose best shows were so completely and triumphantly out of order, they had to be seen to believed.

The Cribs: The Cavern, Liverpool – live stream review

The Cribs The Cavern Club, Liverpool Saturday 21st November 2020 Andy Brown...

Pharaoh Overlord: 6 – album review

Dan Volohov reviews the newest by Pharaoh Overlord for Louder Than War

Bugeye: Ready Steady Bang – album review

Bugeye Ready Steady Bang Reckless Yes CD | DL | Streaming Disco-punk(ette) four...

Kito Jempere: Yet Another Kito Jempere Album – album review

Kito Jempere Yet Another Kito Jempere Album Out now When Kirill...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Regional Creeps: No One Cares – album review

Regional Creeps No One Cares Regional Records CD | DL Out now!   Andy Brown reviews No One Cares, the...

Anzahlung: I’ve Lost My Footing In The World – album review

Anzahlung I've Lost My Footing In The World Cupboard Music Vinyl | DL Out now Debut album by...

Pharaoh Overlord: 6 – album review

Dan Volohov reviews the newest by Pharaoh Overlord for Louder Than War

Bugeye: Ready Steady Bang – album review

Bugeye Ready Steady Bang Reckless Yes CD | DL | Streaming Disco-punk(ette) four piece Bugeye released their debut...

Kito Jempere: Yet Another Kito Jempere Album – album review

Kito Jempere Yet Another Kito Jempere Album Out now When Kirill Sergeev records an album under...

Harp: Zodiac – album review

Harp: Zodiac - album review - Dan Volohov reviews the newest release for Louder Than War

South Specific 2020: 3 CD set of Portsmouth bands 1980 & 2020

South Specific 2020: 3 CD set of Portsmouth bands 1980 & 2020 Fortieth Anniversary re-issue...

Allyson Seconds – Bag Of Kittens – album review

Allyson Seconds - Bag Of Kittens Big Stir CD/DL Out now Reissue of the debut album by Sacramento-based...

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

What Would Gary Gygax Do? by Tim Cundle & Rachel Evans – Book Review

What Would Gary Gygax Do? by Tim Cundle & Rachel Evans (Earth Island) Nathan Brown reviews a compendium of 55 short stories for punks and...

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,...

LIVE REVIEWS

The Cribs: The Cavern, Liverpool – live stream review

The Cribs The Cavern Club, Liverpool Saturday 21st November 2020 Andy Brown cracks open a celebratory cider and visits the Cavern Club from the comfort of his...

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.

INTERVIEWS

Mark Fernyhough: Automatic Paintings – single review + in conversation

Single review and interview by Susan Sloan Mark Fernyhough Automatic Paintings DL Out now! In the early 1900s Swedish artist Hilma af Klint began conducting séances in order...

Alex Maas (Black Angels): interview – “It’s about just letting go and allowing yourself to fall into love”

Alex Maas, singer of The Black Angels, readies the release of his debut solo album, Luca, a record that brims with the hope and...

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...

NEW ARTISTS

New band of the day : Gary, Indiana ‘Manchester band with stripped down World Dom industrial groove’

We say Maybe named after the Shellac song, maybe not, Manchester three piece Gary, Indiana have delivered this fantastic dystopian groove that is like a 21st century take on the wonderful World Domination Enterprises. We love it here at LTW...

Harp: Zodiac – album review

Harp: Zodiac - album review - Dan Volohov reviews the newest release for Louder Than War

Allyson Seconds – Bag Of Kittens – album review

Allyson Seconds - Bag Of Kittens Big Stir CD/DL Out now Reissue of the debut album by Sacramento-based singer Allyson Seconds, which was originally released in 2009. Bag...

Mark Fernyhough: Automatic Paintings – single review + in conversation

Single review and interview by Susan Sloan Mark Fernyhough Automatic Paintings DL Out now! In the early 1900s Swedish artist Hilma af Klint began conducting séances in order...

Film Reviews

The Painted Bird – film review

The Painted Bird (2020) Director: Václav Marhoul Cast: Petr Kotlár, Udo Kier, Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgard Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 16th November 2020 Language: (Interslavic with English subtitles) Runtime: 169...

Mothra (Limited Edition Box Set) – film review

Mothra (Limited Edition Box Set) - film review Mothra (1961) Director: Ishirō Honda Cast: Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyōko Kagawa Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 16th November 2020 Runtime: 191...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Mark Fernyhough: Automatic Paintings – single review + in conversation

Single review and interview by Susan Sloan Mark Fernyhough Automatic Paintings DL Out now! In the early 1900s Swedish artist Hilma af Klint began conducting séances in order...

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...