The Louder Than War Playlist

Each week we present ‘Six Of The Best’ – the six tracks that are getting our feet tapping here at LTW Towers… They can be brand new, they can be old – either way they are vying for space on the stereo!!

Week commencing; 9th May 2011

Sorry Kisses ”˜Sunstorms’- Taken from the bands 3rd album ”˜Keep Smiling’ (Desert Mile) The Kisses turn up the noise but keep the quiet!!

African Head Charge ”˜Stoned Age Man’ ”“ The return of both On-U Sound Records and the mighty Headcharge with their ever eclectic psychedelic dub.  ”˜Stoned Age Man’ features on the new ”˜Voodoo Of The Godsent’ CD and is a chill out bubbler with unintelligible tribal call lyrics ”“ bliss.

Eureka Machines ”˜Champion The Underdog’ ”“ Title track of the Leeds outfits 2nd album released on Wrath Records. Instantly lovable, massive chorus, insanely catchy “Dibnah”¦. FRED!” On tour now, not to be missed.

 

Poly Styrene ”˜Kitsch’ – Taken from the solo album ”˜Generation Indigo’ (Future Music) ”“ A huge return to form from the very sadly departed Poly ”“ The entire album is genius, it challenges musically, lyrically; nothing is as you might expect.

Pains of Being Pure At Heart ‘Too Tough’ – Featured on the 2nd album from these New Yorkers obsessed with the UK music scene circa 1994, soft gentle almost vulnerable vocals compete with a sonic onslaught.

Crass ‘Shaved Women’ – LTW boss John Robb is currently touring the USA with Steve Ignorant, so we had to include a Crass track “Screaming babies, screaming babies, screaming babies”

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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