Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Latest News

ATV to headline two-night Fourth Dimension Records Event at the Dublin...

Alternative TV to headline two-night Fourth Dimension Records Event at the legendary Dublin Castle Alternative TV are to play a two night stand at the...

When is an earphone not an earphone?

What do fake earphones tell us about music consumption? Is it really possible that people want earbuds that don't really do anything?

Theatre Royal new EP – news

Theatre Royal release a brand new 4-song EP, hot on the heels of their...

False Heads: Fall Around – single review

Louder Than War favourites False Heads return with the first taste of material from their forthcoming debut album.

CATEGORIES

Various Artists: Galigantus album review

Various Artists Galigantus (RIO) CD Released: 1st November, 2019 8/10 Compilation of Cornish...

De Staat & Shht: The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham – live review

De Staat have bought their ‘Bubble Gum’ tour to grace our shores, bringing Belgium’s amazingly bizarre Shtt along for the ride. Louderthanwar’s Christopher Lloyd was there to review a dual attack of perfect European Pop.

Rats From a Sinking Ship (with Markus Kienzl): We Are Heathen – album review

Rats from a Sinking Ship – We Are Heathen (Drive...

John Howard – Four Piano Pieces and Across The Door Sill – album reviews

Album Review John Howard - Four Piano Pieces and Across...

Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners | Lauren Tate: Leicester – live review

Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners | Lauren Tate Y Theatre,...

Outside View: The Secret Life of a Teenage Punk Rocker: Andy Blade – book review

Book Review Outside View: The Secret Life of a Teenage...

ALBUM REVIEWS

El Gobierno: Rollo Desarrollo – album review

EL GOBIERNO ROLLO DESARROLLO FOLC Records LP / DL Out now!   Madrid's El Gobierno return with their third album,...

Giant Swan: Giant Swan- album review

Giant Swan have delivered one of the finest debut albums in recent memory and one of the most confounding, confusing, shocking and beautiful bass records in many a year.

Various Artists: Galigantus album review

Various Artists Galigantus (RIO) CD Released: 1st November, 2019 8/10 Compilation of Cornish Rock for charity. There have been...

Rats From a Sinking Ship (with Markus Kienzl): We Are Heathen – album review

Rats from a Sinking Ship – We Are Heathen (Drive by Shouting) DL/Ltd CD Out Now As we...

FESTIVALS

Mirrors Festival 2019: London – live review

Mirrors Festival has relocated to Camden Town. Keith Goldhanger visits all six venues and reports from this one-day event. The days of visiting churches, chapels...

Kaltern Pop Festival 2019 – live review

Kaltern Pop 2019: an innovative and imaginative festival in the beautiful South Tyrol, featuring Shortparis and Lewsberg.

Photo Reviews

Of Monsters and Men: Academy, Manchester – live photo review

Of Monsters and Men Academy, Manchester November 1st 2019 Louder Than War photographer Michael Bond, captured Icelandic indie folk/pop band Of Monsters and Men on the Fever...

Marina: O2 Apollo, Manchester – live photo review

MARINA | Allie X O2 Apollo, Manchester October 29th 2019 Louder Than War photographer Melanie Smith captured the poptastic, quirky singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis, known since 2018 as...

Book Reviews

Outside View: The Secret Life of a Teenage Punk Rocker: Andy Blade – book review

Book Review Outside View: The Secret Life of a Teenage Punk Rocker:  The Andy Blade Chronicles  - Andy Blade (Days Like Tomorrow Books) Hardback  (254 pages) Out...

The Ballad Of Jethro Tull – Book Review

The Ballad Of Jethro Tull - a pretty thorough account of the history of one of Britain’s iconic bands in their own words.

LIVE REVIEWS

De Staat & Shht: The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham – live review

De Staat have bought their ‘Bubble Gum’ tour to grace our shores, bringing Belgium’s amazingly bizarre Shtt along for the ride. Louderthanwar’s Christopher Lloyd was there to review a dual attack of perfect European Pop.

Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners | Lauren Tate: Leicester – live review

Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners | Lauren Tate Y Theatre, Leicester 10th November 2019 Ginger Wildheart's & The Sinners and Lauren Tate's solo winter tours warm the...

Girl Band: Electric Ballroom, London – live review

Girl band Electric Ballroom, London 5th November 2019 Dublin’s Girl Band prove that noise can be mesmerising as they brought The Talkies Tour to London’s Electric Ballroom....

WARMDUSCHER : Village Underground, London – live review

Warmduscher Village Underground, London November 6th 2019 Keith Goldhanger hailed Warmduscher one of his highlights at the years Standon Calling Festival in the summer. Here he...

Cockney Rejects: The Brook , Southampton – live review

Live Review Cockney Rejects: The Brook , Southampton Forty years on from their teenage beginnings as 'New Punk' saviours, touted by Bushell in Sounds and the...

The Slow Readers Club: The Dancehouse, Manchester – live review

An intimate little get together, Q&A and a particularly stripped back set make this a special night for the Slow Readers Club and their most faithful and dedicated. Mike Ainscoe is front row while Simon Lee grabs some photos.

INTERVIEWS

An Interview with Toxic Chicken

Favorite physical format must be the floppy diskette. It's the poor person's choice of underground DIY, to me it looks super cool and is a challenge to fill up with interesting material.

Madchester Xmas party, LTW speak to one of the events DJ’s – The Farm’s Keith Mullin

This Christmas will see Madchester promotions stage one of the cities biggest parties with a line up of DJ's including the likes of K-Klass,...

NEW ARTISTS

False Heads: Fall Around – single review

Louder Than War favourites False Heads return with the first taste of material from their forthcoming debut album.

Rats From a Sinking Ship (with Markus Kienzl): We Are Heathen – album review

Rats from a Sinking Ship – We Are Heathen (Drive by Shouting) DL/Ltd CD Out Now As we enter silly season in the world of UK politics in...

Film Reviews

The Dogs of War – film review

The Dogs of War (1980) Director: John Irvin Cast: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely Running time: 102 minutes Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 14th October 2019 7/10 Jamie Havlin takes a...

Grimmfest 2019 – film festival review

Shown at the Odeon, Manchester 3rd-6th October Ally Davies looks back on the Manchester-based, four day genre film festival, explores the bloody, beating heart of...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Hey Bulldog: Death And Greed – single review

Hey Bulldog bring out their new single Death And Greed, another superb combination of wild, heavy music and excellent lyrics.

Watch This! Pleasure Island’s new video for The Game

Liverpool duo Pleasure Island aim to put the Rock and Roll excess into Garage Indie. The new video for track The Game shows just how likely they are to succeed.

Listen To This! Alex Rave: Good News – single review

Alex Rave releases new single, Good News. Will Metcalfe reviews for Louder Than War.

Watch This! Paris Street Rebels: Nightcrawler – Louder Than War Premiere

Paris Street Rebels Nightcrawler Stream/ DL Fife's Paris Street Rebels capture the manic debaucherous feel of those Saturday nights which would be etched into your memory if...