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WATCH THIS! Bjorn from Abba hits back at the Greta haters

Just when you were wondering where the musicians were in one of the great defining debates of our times about climate change and Greta Thunberg then an unlikely source from Abba chips in with fine and eloquent words..............................................................

Joe Meek & Various: I Hear A New World – album review

Joe Meek & Various - I Hear A New World Cherry Red Records 3CD/DL Released 4 October 2019 Subtitled "An Outer Space Music Fantasy" and "The Pioneers Of...

SLEEP: 02 Ritz, Manchester – live review

SLEEP O2 Ritz, Manchester 5th October 2019 SLEEP prove once again that heavy music is medicine for the soul. A night of Sabbathian noise to cure a...

John (Timestwo) – The Castle, Manchester – live review

John packed The Castle in Manchester on Friday night ably assisted by Slap Rash and Slow Hand Clapping. Nigel Carr was there to watch the mayhem unfold and reports for Louder Than War.

The Blackheart Orchestra: Mesmeranto – album review

Put in simple terms, the Manchester-ish duo turn out their best album. We get all weepy and emotional with Mesmeranto by The Blackheart Orchestra.

Ginger Baker RIP – master drummer dies at 80

ne of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music, Ginger Baker, has died at the age of 80. Often called the first superstar rock drummer, Baker brought in a myriad of new influences to the form

Major new Manchester music and culture mural unveiled (and prints of it available for charity)

A major new mural of all the key music and culture figures in post punk Manchester music has been unveiled at the Printworks in the city centre this week. Painted by renowned Manchester artist Justin Eagleton, the mural looks set to be a major attraction.

Julie Hamill: Jackie – book review

“Little Julie Hamill, reading me her novel…” Reaction, Valerie Solanos & Me, 2018 Airdrie punks Reaction recently gave a mention to Julie, another Airdrie alumni...

Wormhole World netlabel to release name-your-price cd

The outfit, set-up in November 2018, gives a platform to experimental and noise artists

Richard Hawley: O2 Academy, Bristol – live review

Richard Hawley O2 Academy, Bristol 2nd October 2019 Richard Hawley croons into Bristol, Elfyn Griffith applies the brylcreem... Richard Hawley could exist in any of the past six...

Ian McNabb: Interview

Icicle Works frontman talks to Dave Jennings about recording and a busy schedule of live dates.

Section 25 – Always Now – album review

  Section 25 - Always Now Factory Benelux 5 Vinyl LPs Released 6th September 2019 Deluxe vinyl reissue of Section 25's 1981 debut album, also including singles, live shows,...

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WATCH THIS! The Murder Capital great new video for ‘More Is Less’ plus 2020 tour dates

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