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London Koko venue in flames – (ex Camden Palace)

One of the classic London music venues, KOKO is on fire. It looks like the fire is almost out with eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters attempting to save it. At its peak there were flames pouting out of the roof of tghe vnue which is steeeped in musical history.

Louder Than War : top 25 new bands that might change your life in 2020

New year, new decade...what have the roaring twenties got to offer us apart from world war three and endless burning fires? Er, some new music...last...

Kim Gordon: Girl in a Band – Book Review

Founding member of Sonic Youth and solo artist Kim Gordon's autobiography has been published in a new paperback edition. Here it is reviewed for LTW.

Joss Cope: Indefinite Particles – album preview

Joss Cope: Indefinite Particles (Gare du Nord) CD | DL Released 28th February 2020 Indefinite Particles is the second solo album by Joss Cope (brother of Julian)...

Durutti Column – Fidelity – album review

Durutti Column - Fidelity Les Disques du Crepuscule Double vinyl LP plus digital copy Released 10th January 2020 Reissue of Durutti Column's 1996 album with two bonus tracks....

What’s Hot In Scotland This January

Here is a short round up of what is happening on the Scottish music scene this January.

Things we didn’t know a year ago : 2019 review

Whilst the world sits down at the end of another year to look back as well as look ahead into the world of new...

Rage Against The Machine to headline Coachella Festival

Trump in power, Australia raging with fire, the right on the rise and the world falling apart - it sounds like a Rage Against The Machine fantasy lyric and the band have made a timely return to world gone insane to headline Coachella Festival...Full bill on the flyer below!

Sonya Spence – In The Dark/Sings Love – album review

  Sonya Spence - In The Dark/Sings Love Doctor Bird 2CD/DL Released 10th January 2020 A 2CD set combining Sonya Spence's two albums for Sonia Pottinger's High Note label...

Beat Hotel: S/T – mini-album review

BEAT HOTEL S/T Occultation Recordings LP / DL Out 31st January 2020   Aficionados of Creation Records, Beat Hotel, launch their mini-album, Beat Hotel. Six tracks indebted to their heroes...

A Year In Film: 2019

Louder Than War’s Lee Ashworth looks back and takes stock of 2019 as a year in film. 2019 has been an unexpectedly light year in...

A celebration of Siberian band Grazhdanskaya Oborona who defied the Soviet regime and have been covered by Massive Attack

In the 1980's Siberian punk hardcore band defied the Soviet regime with an astonishing series of releases that saw prison and worse and the eventual death of their mainman. Our Russian correspondent cИрина Штрей сcelebrates a band who have also been covered by Massive Attack.

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