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The Jesus And Mary Chain bring lawsuit against Warners in landmark...

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Never a band that could be pushed around, The Jesus And Mary Chain have brought a lawsuit against Warner Music Group on grounds of copyright infringement and declaratory relief.

Don’t fail now – A statement from The Music Venue Trust

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Another blow to the live music scene was announced earlier today that has set us music lovers back another month. I had three gigs...

Liverpool Eric’s: A look back through time and the 5 best matinee gigs

As Louder Than War's Banjo approaches the 41st anniversary of the first time he went...

The Whispers: The Definitive Collection – album review

The Whispers: The Definitive Collection (Robinsongs) 4CD/DL Released 18 June 2021 New boxset that covers the years 1972...
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Liverpool Eric’s: A look back through time and the 5 best matinee gigs

As Louder Than War's Banjo approaches the 41st anniversary of...

The Whispers: The Definitive Collection – album review

The Whispers: The Definitive Collection (Robinsongs) 4CD/DL Released 18 June 2021 New boxset...

Don’t Go Gentle: A Film About IDLES – film review

Approaching its cinema release on July 2nd, Jon Kean reviews Don't Go Gentle, the documentary that captures the essence of IDLES.

Various Artists: Wild Sounds From An Overheated Jukebox – album review

Various Artists: Wild Sounds From An Overheated Jukebox (Righteous...

Encounter Of The Spooky Kind – film review

Encounter Of The Spooky Kind (1980) Director: Sammo Hung Cast: Sammo...

Curating Factory Records: The Past and Future of Manchester’s Iconic Label

From 19 June 2021 to 3 January 2022, the...

Passéisme: Eminence – album review

Dan Volohov reviews the debut Eminence LP by Russian black-metal act Passéisme - for Louder Than War

Lucy Gooch: Rain’s Break – EP review

Lucy Gooch: Rain's Break (Fire Records) LP | CD | DL Released...

John Grant: Boy From Michigan – album review

John Grant: Boy From Michigan (Bella Union) LP|CD|DL Released 25th June 2021 Pre-order/buy...

The Jesus And Mary Chain bring lawsuit against Warners in landmark case

Never a band that could be pushed around, The Jesus And Mary Chain have brought a lawsuit against Warner Music Group on grounds of copyright infringement and declaratory relief.

ALBUM REVIEWS

The Whispers: The Definitive Collection – album review

The Whispers: The Definitive Collection (Robinsongs) 4CD/DL Released 18 June 2021 New boxset that covers the years 1972...

Various Artists: Wild Sounds From An Overheated Jukebox – album review

Various Artists: Wild Sounds From An Overheated Jukebox (Righteous / Cherry Red Records) 2CD |...

John Grant: Boy From Michigan – album review

John Grant: Boy From Michigan (Bella Union) LP|CD|DL Released 25th June 2021 Pre-order/buy it from Sister Ray   John Grant...

Helvetia: Essential Aliens – album review

Helvetia: Essential Aliens (Joyful Noise) LP | DL Released 25th June 2021   Jason Albertini returns for his 10th...

Bossk: Migration – album review

Bossk: Migration (Deathwish Inc) CD, Digital album, Cassette Available 18 June 2021 Bossk create an imposing maelstrom of...

Greentea Peng: Man Made – album review

Greentea Peng mixes and matches multifarious musical influence into a steamy stew of stoner beats that’s just perfect for a summer's day. Get your bets on now for the Mercury Music Prize, says Tim Cooper - it's the album of the year so far.

Derrick Harriott – Greatest/Reggae Disco Rockers – album review

Derrick Harriott - Greatest Reggae Hits/Reggae Disco Rockers Doctor Bird 2CD/DL Released 11 June 2021 Reissue of two...

Chris Connelly and Monica Queen: The Birthday Poems – album review

Chris Connelly and Monica Queen: The Birthday Poems Jnana Records CD/DL/Stream Release date: 15th June What do you...

FESTIVALS

Y Not Festival 2021: The Louder than War Preview

Y Not Festival 2021: The Louder than War Preview It is actually happening: festivals are finally returning and the world is starting to look right...

Victorious Festival Announces 2021 Headliners

Madness, The Streets and Royal Blood set to Headline Southsea's Victorious Festival this August.

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

Janis Joplin: Days and Summer 1966-68 Scrapbook- book review

Janis Joplin: Days and Summers 1966-68 Scrapbook Genesis Publications Available to order June 2021 This remarkable book, based on Janis Joplin’s scrapbook from 1966-68, gives us a...

Miles Copeland: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back – Memoir – book review

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back - My Life in the Music Business Miles A Copeland III Jawbone Press - published June 18 UK, (Audible _...

LIVE REVIEWS

Squid: Manchester Stoller Hall – live review

Tonight is a celebration of the imagination and the Squid squad are the champions of the form. 

Shame: Hebden Bridge Trades Club – live review

Shame Hebden Bridge Trades Club Friday 27 May 2021 Shame are one of those bands who feed off the energy of a raucous crowd so being faced...

Scott Lavene: George Tavern, Shadwell – live review

Scott Lavene The George Tavern, Shadwell 26 May 2021 Spring has sprung! The bluebells are out. As Covid hopefully gets a little smaller in the rearview mirror,...

Honeyfeet: Manchester Albert Hall – live review

Manchester's Honeyfeet perfectly embrace the joyous, very human experience of live music with a heart warming celebration of the form that brings the house down and back up again for a standing ovation

Gigs Are Back! With An Audience! The Heat Inc. Live In Dalston

Gig-going is back! The Heat Inc., self-styled "loudest rockn'n'roll band in London" mark the return of live music. Tim Cooper was there.

John Bramwell – The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – Live Review

John Bramwell bounded into Altrincham with his 'Full' Harmonic Convergence. Nigel reports for Louder Than War with photos by the talented photographer Nick Provan! Well...

INTERVIEWS

Curating Factory Records: The Past and Future of Manchester’s Iconic Label

From 19 June 2021 to 3 January 2022, the Manchester Science and Industry Museum will bring the city’s illustrious record label back to life...

Jimmy Cauty in depth interview about his new exhibition

Jimmy Cauty explains his new installation, ESTATE, which will be transported to Edinburgh for a month from the end of May

In Conversation with Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff (Nadja)

Dan Volohov interviews Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff of Nadja on Luminous Rot, DIY and improvisation for Louder Than War

Asian Dub Foundation – Interview – Access Denied

Access Denied X-Ray Production Vinyl Out now Asian Dub Foundation present a special deluxe reissue of their cognizant Access Denied on Record Store Day. Celebrating cultural diversity, Asian Dub...

NEW ARTISTS

Watch This! Ora Violet – Have You Met Me – Video Premiere

Ora Violet - Have You Met Me Self released Out Now Louder Than War is proud to present the premiere for the video for Ora Violet’s latest...

Video exclusive: Leeds band Witch Of The East’s new video for Something’s Wrong

Witch Of The East is a nine-member musical collective formed by Leeds based artist Aeris Houlihan and Louder Than War have an exclusive of...

Video Premiere: Goatzilla: Nightmare – post-pandemic good-time, Heavy Metal rock and roll

Track Review and UK Video Premiere Goatzilla : Nightmare  Out now DL only from here Are Australian Hard-Rockers Goatzilla - 'Bad News' style Heavy Metal (like your brain)...

Listen To This! Deathretro release blistering single ahead of debut album

Listen To This! Deathretro emerge from the wilderness with a genuinely exciting debut single and an album 16 years in the making. Initially formed in...

Film Reviews

Don’t Go Gentle: A Film About IDLES – film review

Approaching its cinema release on July 2nd, Jon Kean reviews Don't Go Gentle, the documentary that captures the essence of IDLES.

Encounter Of The Spooky Kind – film review

Encounter Of The Spooky Kind (1980) Director: Sammo Hung Cast: Sammo Hung, Chung Fat and Chan Lung Format: Blu-ray Run time: 103 mins Language: Cantonese (with optional English subtitles...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Lucy Gooch: Rain’s Break – EP review

Lucy Gooch: Rain's Break (Fire Records) LP | CD | DL Released 25th June 2021 Rain's Break, the new EP from Lucy Gooch, is a lush synth-driven dreamscape...

Dave Huntriss: Bewilderness – single review

Bristol-based multi-instrumentalist, Dave Huntriss releases his second single of the year, Bewilderness. Jon Kean reviews.

The Speedways: Borrowed & Blue – EP review

The Speedways: Borrowed & Blue EP (Snap!! Records) 10" | CD | DL Out now The Speedways release a great EP of choice powerpop covers on Snap!! Records,...

Bad Pop: You’ll Be Fine – single review

Bad Pop: You'll Be Fine Killing Moon Records Canadian rockers Bad Pop release the final teaser before their highly anticipated Dark Metal EP comes out June...