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Recommended : Harry Sword ‘Monolithic Undertow’ the Feb 2021 released book...

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Every now and then a book comes out that redefines a form, creates the narrative and is a startling jolt to the culture fabric.

Iggy Pop’s legendary Raw Power era trousers up for sale

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His famous silver trousers from that period have re-emerged in an auction and look set to walk their own way to a museum of private collection unless you the reader have a secret stash of money stowed away and need a pair of winter kecks!

The Specials: More Specials (40th Anniversary half speed master edition) – album review

The Specials: More Specials 40th Anniversary edition Double 180gm vinyl Chrysalis Records Ltd Available to buy here The Specials...

Hamer: A New State Of Imaginary Hell – EP Review

Hamer: A New State Of Imaginary Hell (Link2Wales Records) CD | Lathe Cut 7" |...
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The Specials: More Specials (40th Anniversary half speed master edition) – album review

The Specials: More Specials 40th Anniversary edition Double 180gm vinyl Chrysalis Records...

Hamer: A New State Of Imaginary Hell – EP Review

Hamer: A New State Of Imaginary Hell (Link2Wales Records) CD...

Recommended : Harry Sword ‘Monolithic Undertow’ the Feb 2021 released book on drone music

Every now and then a book comes out that redefines a form, creates the narrative and is a startling jolt to the culture fabric.

Osees’ John Dwyer Interview: “You should own your own art.”

Last week we caught up with John Dwyer from...

Listen to this! Rich Ragany releases charity single From Nowhere To You

Role Models and Digressions frontman Rich Ragany has released...

Iggy Pop’s legendary Raw Power era trousers up for sale

His famous silver trousers from that period have re-emerged in an auction and look set to walk their own way to a museum of private collection unless you the reader have a secret stash of money stowed away and need a pair of winter kecks!

Micko & the Mellotronics: ½ dove – ½ pigeon – album review

Album Review Micko & the Mellotronics - ½ dove -...

The Sensible Gray Cells – Album review and Captain Sensible interview

Album review and Captain Sensible interview The Sensible Gray Cells...

Psych legends Ozric Tentacles back with online live shows

Ozric Tentacles are playing a series of live shows...

Watch this! Vampire Weekend’s Baio back with new album and two singles  

Vampire Weekend’s Baio releases his third solo album in...

ALBUM REVIEWS

The Specials: More Specials (40th Anniversary half speed master edition) – album review

The Specials: More Specials 40th Anniversary edition Double 180gm vinyl Chrysalis Records Ltd Available to buy here The Specials...

Hamer: A New State Of Imaginary Hell – EP Review

Hamer: A New State Of Imaginary Hell (Link2Wales Records) CD | Lathe Cut 7" |...

Micko & the Mellotronics: ½ dove – ½ pigeon – album review

Album Review Micko & the Mellotronics - ½ dove - ½ pigeon  (Landline Records) DL/LP 9/10 Released 27...

The Sensible Gray Cells – Album review and Captain Sensible interview

Album review and Captain Sensible interview The Sensible Gray Cells - Get Back Into The...

Hachiku: I’ll Probably Be Asleep – album review

Hachiku I'll Probably Be Asleep  Marathon Artists LP | CD | DL Out Now Ennui has never seemed...

The Free Design – Butterflies Are Free – album review

The Free Design - Butterflies Are Free él Records 4CD/DL Released 27 November 2020 Subtitled "The Original Recordings...

Candy Opera: The Patron Saint of Heartache – album review

Candy Opera have recorded their first new music in nearly 30 years for 2nd...

Duck: There Are No Normal Conversations Any More – album review

Duck There Are No Normal Conversations Any More Reckless Yes LP| CD | DL | Streaming Out Now Purveyors...

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

Suicide: Suicide – Andi Coulter book review

Suicide: Suicide (Bloomsbury 33 1/3 Series) Author: Andi Coulter New York City in the 1970s was an urban nightmare: destitute, dirty, and dangerous. As the country...

Jimmy Page: The Anthology – Jimmy Page – book review

Jimmy Page: The Anthology Genesis Publications/ Hardback Out Now. From iconic guitars to rare photographs, correspondence to costumes. Everything is here, lovingly shot and meticulously described. Possibly the...

LIVE REVIEWS

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.

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...

INTERVIEWS

Osees’ John Dwyer Interview: “You should own your own art.”

Last week we caught up with John Dwyer from Osees to talk about the new remix album they've announced and everything from their writing...

In conversation with Therapy?’s Andy Cairns

In Conversation with Andy Cairns - Dan Volohov interviews founding member and the vocalist of Therapy? for Louder Than War

Rick Wakeman To Make Appearance On The Let Me Help Inc/ #IAMNOJOKE Celebrity Benefit Concert 11/24/20

Musical history cannot deny that even the plainest faces come alive with promise at the very mention of “Yes”, “Owner of a Lonely Heart”...

John Lodge “The Soul of a Bass Phenomena”

The bass is the link between harmony and rhythm. It is the foundation of a band. It is what all the other instruments stand upon, but it is rarely recognized as that"

NEW ARTISTS

Micko & the Mellotronics: ½ dove – ½ pigeon – album review

Album Review Micko & the Mellotronics - ½ dove - ½ pigeon  (Landline Records) DL/LP 9/10 Released 27 November 2020 Classy, intelligent art-school guitar band fronted by thespian aesthete...

Listen to this! Salarymen release new single Something To Me

Indie-rock duo Salarymen return with soaring new single Something To Me and an accompanying video. Take a listen. Built-up of jangly guitars and warm analogue...

Amy Montgomery : Intangible – EP review

Keith Goldhanger introduces us all to the wonderful Amy Montgomery who at just 21 has released a fabulous debut EP. CD via 7Hz Music (ADA)...

Five O Fives: Through The Darkness – single review

Five O Fives  Through The Darkness The Five O Fives introduce themselves to the world with a classic, crunchy lament to coming out of university. Sam...

Film Reviews

The Bride With White Hair – film review

The Bride With White Hair (1993) Director: Ronny Yu Cast: Brigitte Lin, Leslie Cheung Format: Blu-ray Language: Cantonese (with optional English audio track & subtitles) Runtime: 89 mins Release Date:...

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...

SINGLE REVIEWS

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...

Watch This! Sleaford Mods new video + new album news

As the UK is split into a multi-tiered cake of confusion, Sleaford Mods re-emerge to lift the mood with a brand new single, Mork...