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Unpeeled Hardcore Halloween: the Ferret, Preston – Sat 30 Oct 2021

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Unpeeled Hardcore Halloween: the Ferret, Preston on Saturday 30 Oct 2021 Tuff Life Boogie promotions present the latest of their Unpeeled nights to remember John...

Oliver Wilson announces big new music event in Manchester

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At last Manchester finally has a music event to plug the gap left by In The City. Oliver Wilson has built on his father, the late and great Tony Wilson, with an event called Beyond The Music that moves into the 21st century.

Billy Bragg: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – live review

Billy Bragg Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 21 October 2021 Billy Bragg brings love, politics and passion to an...

Unpeeled Hardcore Halloween: the Ferret, Preston – Sat 30 Oct 2021

Unpeeled Hardcore Halloween: the Ferret, Preston on Saturday 30 Oct 2021 Tuff Life Boogie promotions...
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Latest Louder Than War Radio Show

Latest Shows 6 October The Louder Than War show featuring Rossall, The C33s, JOHN, The Blinders, Bauhaus, Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias and many more! 29 September Nigel...

Albums of the year so far…

And so the summer solstice comes and goes and that time of the year arrives when we look back over some of the year's...

LATEST

Billy Bragg: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – live review

Billy Bragg Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 21 October 2021 Billy Bragg brings love,...

Unpeeled Hardcore Halloween: the Ferret, Preston – Sat 30 Oct 2021

Unpeeled Hardcore Halloween: the Ferret, Preston on Saturday 30...

Public Service Broadcasting: The Dome, Brighton – live review

Public Service Broadcasting The Dome, Brighton 25 October 2021 Public Service Broadcasting...

Sam Lee: More Music, Morecambe – Live Review

Sam Lee - More Music - Morecambe -Louder Than War - Trev Eales reviews the gig for Louder Than War

Oliver Wilson announces big new music event in Manchester

At last Manchester finally has a music event to plug the gap left by In The City. Oliver Wilson has built on his father, the late and great Tony Wilson, with an event called Beyond The Music that moves into the 21st century.

The Brand New Heavies: Andrew Levy – interview

The Brand New Heavies show no sign of slowing down whatsoever. Susan Sloan caught up with Andrew Levy to discuss all things Heavy.

Hot Garbage: Ride – album review

Canadians Hot Garbage release their debut album, Ride on October 29th through Montreal label Mothland. Iain Key reviews.

Dirt Byrds: Dirt – album review

The new Dirt Byrds album of enjoyable anti-fascist Oi! anthems from Northern Ireland is recommended for fans of Runnin' Riot and SLF.

The French Dispatch – film review

Wes Anderson's tenth feature film is "a love letter to journalism" told in a typically whimsical anthology of stories for the titular magazine. The director and his all-star cast of regulars and newcomers are on top form in this tour-de-force, says Tim Cooper. 

Hieronymus Dream: Nostos – album review

Hieronymus Dream: Nostos (Weird Beard) DL/ Vinyl Released on October 30th 2021. DOWNLOAD...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Hot Garbage: Ride – album review

Canadians Hot Garbage release their debut album, Ride on October 29th through Montreal label Mothland. Iain Key reviews.

Dirt Byrds: Dirt – album review

The new Dirt Byrds album of enjoyable anti-fascist Oi! anthems from Northern Ireland is recommended for fans of Runnin' Riot and SLF.

Hieronymus Dream: Nostos – album review

Hieronymus Dream: Nostos (Weird Beard) DL/ Vinyl Released on October 30th 2021. DOWNLOAD HERE VINYL due in November HERE   Andy...

La Luz: La Luz (self-titled fourth album) – album review

Album Review La Luz - La Luz  (Hardly Art Records) All formats Out now Self-titled fourth album:...

Charlie and the Lesbians – Fades Album Review

https://charlieandthelesbians.bandcamp.com/album/fade Charlie and the Lesbians are one of the forerunners of the recent blossoming of...

The Pop Group: Y In Dub – album review

The Pop Group: Y In Dub Label: Mute Format: LP / CD / DL Available: 29th...

Lola in Slacks: Moon Moth – album review

Gus Ironside reviews Moon Moth, the debut album by the much-loved Glaswegian gang of Francophile bohemians, Lola in Slacks.

Self Esteem: Prioritise Pleasure – album review

Self Esteem's second album, Prioritise Pleasure, is a striking work of personal honesty and affirmation. It's also a mighty pop record.

FESTIVALS

Ghost Road Festival: preview and interview with Lori Forster

Ghost Road Festival 6th - 7th November 2021 And just like that, gigs and festivals are BACK, but wading through the heaps of events over last...

Damnation Festival 2021 – preview

Damnation Festival 6th Nov 2021 Damnation Festival, taking place at the Leeds University Union, is a much-loved annual feature in the metal calendar, and makes a...

Photo Reviews

Black Honey: Manchester Academy – photo review

Black Honey | Phoebe Green Manchester Academy Oct 8th 2021 Brighton Indie rock band Black Honey were a few days into their UK tour supporting the release...

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls: O2 Apollo Manchester – live photo review

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls O2 Apollo Manchester August 21st 2021 Louder Than War photographer Michael Bond, captured Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on the...

Book Reviews

Insight 3: Dave Haslam’s War Is Louder Than Yours: Art Decades- review and interview.

Insight 3: Dave Haslam's War Is Louder Than Yours: Art Decades Confingo In-depth interview with legendary, modern polymath Dave Haslam about his ongoing Art Decades series....

Factory Fairy Tales: Ged Duffy – book review

Factory Fairy Tales by Ged Duffy Empire Books Out 8th November - Pre-order here Ged Duffy might be considered to be the unluckiest man in Manchester music....

LIVE REVIEWS

Billy Bragg: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – live review

Billy Bragg Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 21 October 2021 Billy Bragg brings love, politics and passion to an appreciative Liverpool audience. Billy Bragg has been around for a long...

Public Service Broadcasting: The Dome, Brighton – live review

Public Service Broadcasting The Dome, Brighton 25 October 2021 Public Service Broadcasting marked a new direction with their latest album Bright Magic, a tribute to the city...

Sam Lee: More Music, Morecambe – Live Review

Sam Lee - More Music - Morecambe -Louder Than War - Trev Eales reviews the gig for Louder Than War

Amy Macdonald: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – live review

Amy Macdonald The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 22nd October 2021 Amy Macdonald left the audience mesmerised at The Bridgewater Hall with an emotive and dynamic performance....

Field Music: Electric Ballroom, London – live review

Field Music | Francis Lung Electric Ballroom 22nd October 2021 Vivacious northerners Field Music return to London’s Electric Ballroom after nine years. Irina Shtreis reviews with photos...

Echobelly: O2 Academy Islington – live review

Echobelly O2 Academy Islington 20th October 2021 Reaching the climax of their latest tour, Echobelly delighted their home crowd with an intimate show packed tight with old...

INTERVIEWS

The Brand New Heavies: Andrew Levy – interview

The Brand New Heavies show no sign of slowing down whatsoever. Susan Sloan caught up with Andrew Levy to discuss all things Heavy.

Jen Dixon: interview

Singer-songwriter Jen Dixon is back with her stunning new single Pretty Face. She spoke to Sam Lambeth about her successes so far.

Keeley Forsyth : The John Robb interview

Keeley talks about her striking music and performance, Scott Walker, her acting career and her intense and powerful creativity  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtpJIyaM8pQ]

Insight 3: Dave Haslam’s War Is Louder Than Yours: Art Decades- review and interview.

Insight 3: Dave Haslam's War Is Louder Than Yours: Art Decades Confingo In-depth interview with legendary, modern polymath Dave Haslam about his ongoing Art Decades series....

NEW ARTISTS

Jen Dixon: interview

Singer-songwriter Jen Dixon is back with her stunning new single Pretty Face. She spoke to Sam Lambeth about her successes so far.

Watch This! St. Dukes – Animal Glue video premiere

St. Dukes - Animal Glue Last Night From Glasgow Out Now St. Dukes new single, Animal Glue was released on all the usual streaming platforms on Friday...

Afternoon People: Rules Of The Game – single review

Afternoon People: Rules Of The Game Self Released D|L and Streaming Out Now Manchester’s Afternoon People have just released Rules of the Game, their superb third single on...

Auld Spells: Sweet Disease – video premiere

Auld Spells: Sweet Disease (Self-released) Out Now on streaming platforms Auld Spells return with new single Sweet Disease which is their tenth song since their formation in...

Film Reviews

The French Dispatch – film review

Wes Anderson's tenth feature film is "a love letter to journalism" told in a typically whimsical anthology of stories for the titular magazine. The director and his all-star cast of regulars and newcomers are on top form in this tour-de-force, says Tim Cooper. 

I Never Cry – film review

I Never Cry (2020) Director: Piotr Domalewski Cast: Zofia Stafiej & Kinga Preis Language: Polish (with optional English subtitles) Format: Blu-ray Runtime: 100 mins Release Date: 11th October 2021 Jamie Havlin...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Dr Orange: W.C.B.T. – single review

Dr Orange: W.C.B.T. (Self-release) Out now Dr Orange returns with new single W.C.B.T, another great dose of hazy slacker lo-fi. Back in February, we covered Dr Orange's wonderful...

Common Saints: Starchild – EP review

Common Saints: Starchild (Starsonics) 12" vinyl|DL Released 29th October 2021 Pre-order from Bandcamp   It’s all going on in Common Saints’ second EP release, Starchild. From psych soul to shimmering...

Auld Spells: Sweet Disease – video premiere

Auld Spells: Sweet Disease (Self-released) Out Now on streaming platforms Auld Spells return with new single Sweet Disease which is their tenth song since their formation in...

Mark Vennis and Different Place: More In Sorrow – single review

Mark Vennis & Different Place: More In Sorrow (Cadiz Music) DL | Streaming Released 15th October 2021 Mark Vennis steps aside from his usual day job of producing films...