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LTW Albums of the Year 2020: Numbers 51 – 250

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LTW Albums of the Year 2020 - Numbers 51- 250 Each chosen by just one of our writers, the Top 50 have multiple nominations. These...

LISTEN! Lost Under Heaven festive single, ‘Goin’ Broke for Christmas’

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“Two years ago, walking the back streets to avoid the sprawling Christmas markets of Manchester city center, Ebony spoke to me in a playful lament “We are really going broke for Christmas this year”.

LTW Albums of the Year 2020: Numbers 51 – 250

LTW Albums of the Year 2020 - Numbers 51- 250 Each chosen by just one...

X Ray Cat Trio & Harriet Hyde: Bubblegum – EP review

X Ray Cat Trio & Harriet Hyde: Bubblegum (Buzzards Claw Records) Ltd 7" | DL Available...

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LTW Albums of the Year 2020: Numbers 51 – 250

LTW Albums of the Year 2020 - Numbers 51-...

X Ray Cat Trio & Harriet Hyde: Bubblegum – EP review

X Ray Cat Trio & Harriet Hyde: Bubblegum (Buzzards...

LISTEN! Lost Under Heaven festive single, ‘Goin’ Broke for Christmas’

“Two years ago, walking the back streets to avoid the sprawling Christmas markets of Manchester city center, Ebony spoke to me in a playful lament “We are really going broke for Christmas this year”.

New photo book ‘Kick Over The Wall: Joe Strummer & the Clash’ order here

Steve Rapport was one of the from line rock n roll photographers in the post punk and beyond era. In that time he amassed an astonishing pictorial record of the period. He has recently dug into the archives and pulled together a collection of photos of Joe strummer and The Clash for this book

Chaz Jankel: Glad To Know You – album review

Chaz Jankel - Glad To Know You Cherry Red 5CD/DL Out now! An...

Interview: The Pretty Things’ Wally Waller reflects on the reissue of their classic album Parachute

  The Pretty Things were one of those influential bands...

Molly Parden: Rosemary – album review

Molly Parden’s new album Rosemary is a collection of...

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...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Chaz Jankel: Glad To Know You – album review

Chaz Jankel - Glad To Know You Cherry Red 5CD/DL Out now! An anthology of Blockhead Chaz Jankel's...

Molly Parden: Rosemary – album review

Molly Parden’s new album Rosemary is a collection of delicate songs that illumines the...

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

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

Interview: The Pretty Things’ Wally Waller reflects on the reissue of their classic album Parachute

  The Pretty Things were one of those influential bands who never quite had the commercial success of their flower power contemporaries but who knew...

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,...

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

X Ray Cat Trio & Harriet Hyde: Bubblegum – EP review

X Ray Cat Trio & Harriet Hyde: Bubblegum (Buzzards Claw Records) Ltd 7" | DL Available mid December 2020 A Christmas gift from the X Ray Cat...

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...