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The Brexit debacle : why the government’s visa bullshit will harm UK music and why we need someone to stand up for our rights

The Brexit debacle over touring the EU coupled with the total lack of support offered to many of our colleagues who are all freelance and who live tour to tour / show to show is not only appalling it is disgraceful. 

Modern Music Masters: The Britpop Trilogy by Tom Boniface-Webb- book review

Modern Music Masters: The Britpop Trilogy - Tom Boniface-Webb Out Now Accompanying Blur Playlist Order HERE Modern Life really is Rubbish at the moment and the only ‘Parklife’...

Aphex Twin 1992 interview by John Robb

When Aphex Twin appeared on the scene with his debut Digeredoo release in 1992 he was an enigmatic presence. I interviewed him 3 times...

Yungblud proves that he’s the best young pop star in the UK

Yungblud proves in 2 mins 49 of primetime TV that he's the best young pop star in the UK Dom Harrison, aka Yungblud appeared on...

Things we didn’t know a year ago : 2020 review

Keith Goldhanger rounds up a few of his personal favourite new acts that appeared during 2020. It's impossible to cover everything nowadays. Just by looking...

Will festivals happen this summer?

it’s going to be touch and go and the virus calls the shots but with nimble thinking, will power and a willingness to make things happen safely there is still an opportunity to somehow salvage something. 

NEWS: Rare Photos of David Bowie by Kate Garner – Released by Zebra One Gallery

David Bowie would have been celebrating his 73rd birthday on 8th January and in memory of the great man, Zebra One Gallery have released...

LTW : 21 new bands and acts for 2021 – our emerging artists list for the new year!

There is trad rock. There is punk rock. There is pop music embracing all the sounds and new cultures of the 21st century cities. There is introspective. There is expressive. Pop culture comes in all shapes and sizes and forms in the new decade and exists despite the pandemic.

1991: A year that shaped a generation

1991 was the year that saw the decade's heavyweights make their mark, shedding their underground cult status to become global stars. Meanwhile, the surging...

Redg Weeks (Invada Records) Albums Of 2020

Invada Records’ Redg Weeks presents his annual top 15 list of albums he has loved this year. As usual, the list is eclectic with...

Will Brexit mean the end of British pop culture dominance, visas, carnets and 10 other problems

Whether you wanted Brexit or not is another argument that everyone has had over and over again. In our world though, the shit has really hit the musical fan and there is now a mass scramble to see what can be found in the wreckage of the Brexit deal.

NEWS: A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!

It's hard to believe its almost 5 years since the iconic legendary Dave Bowie passed away. Bowies longest standing band member Mike Garson keeps...




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Goat Girl: On All Fours – album review

Goat Girl On All Fours Rough Trade 29 January 2021  Three years on from their debut album, Goat...


First written about on Louder Than War and one of our tips for 2021, Freya Beer has announced a new single - 'Siren' out on Feb 26th on Sisterhood and is planning a May tour as well! 

Venus Furs: New Inspiration video + Interview

Venus Furs New Inspiration Single/Video and Interview Anyone who acquainted themselves with Canadian shoegazer Venus...

Ex Lover: Each Time My Heart Is Broken – single review

Ex Lover Each Time My Heart Is Broken Self-released Streaming Out Now   Ex-Lover muse on broken hearts...

Pulse – film review

Pulse (1988) Director: Paul Golding Cast: Joey Lawrence, Cliff De Young, Roxanne Hart Format: Blu-ray Runtime: 91 minutes Release...