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The Fernweh new album preview

News on the debut album from The Fernweh and a chance to see the video for the new single.

Vinyl Revival shop celebrate 20 years of trading with special gig with Manc legends

Vinyl Revival celebrated 20 years of trading in 2017 with a celebratory gig held at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge with the legendary One Summer headlining,...

Colin Gibbins: Factory Records Exhibition Struggle – interview

Colin Gibbins, who owns of all the Factory Records catalogue and huge amounts of memorabillia, speaks about his wish for a permanent exhibition of his collection to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the iconic label.

Brian Gorman – Interview on his new play One Man Bond

Following the successful opening of the play One Man Bond in Manchester, Nigel Carr interviews its writer and performer, the inimitable Brian Gorman.

The Train Set – interview

One of the great lost bands of the '80s The Train Set started strong but disappeared as quickly as they'd exploded on the scene. They're now back with new material.

Peter Hook & the Light Performing Substance: Manchester Apollo – live review

Peter Hook & the Light Performing Substance O2 Apollo, Manchester 16th September Peter Hook and the Light packed the Apollo on Friday night performing both New Order's...

A New Dawn Fades in Leeds: theatre review

New Dawn Fades tells the story of Joy Division's short and tragic career but will long time fan  Paul Clarke be impressed by what...

Joy Division play New Dawn Fades back on the road

Joy Division fan Paul Clarke previews New Dawn Fades - a new play about four lads who made rock and roll history, Joy Division’s story...

New Dawn Fades: The Dancehouse, Manchester – live review

New Dawn Fades ended its current run to a standing ovation after a sold out show at The Dancehouse on Friday night. Nigel Carr was there to report for Louder than War.

Peter Hook And The Light: London Coronet and Macclesfield Christ Church – live reviews

Two totally different gigs from the same band across one weekend. You’d normally expect to hear the same set twice, not in this case.

Manchester United – Old Trafford 1989

December 16th 1989: the train I’m on is on the slow arcing crawl around to Victoria Station in Manchester, through a desolate landscape of derelict houses and factories

Night Beats Interview by Carrie Quartly

Louder Than War’s Carrie Quartly caught up with psychedelic fuzz rockers Night Beats Brooklyn, New York, to discuss their new album, the impending European tour, and eating pizza with Charles Manson.

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