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Peter Hook & The Light: Holmfirth – live review

first up is a stunning 'Dead Souls' (a familiar Joy Division set opener, so played as the band could balance the sound to it

Electronic: Electronic (Special Edition) – album review

To look for comparisons with The Smiths, New Order and Joy Division is to overlook a record that stands on its own. On paper a collaboration between Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr promises something different, and this is perhaps what later Electronic releases became, but what we have instead is a great electro-pop record and a deserved reissuing of something that should be regarded as a ‘classic’.

Delphic: Leeds – live review

Delphic succeed in easily getting the crowd into the gig, especially the young teenage girls down the front who jump around with the sheer joy and reckless abandon that many people experience when seeing their favourite band for this first time.

Johnny Marr announces US tour dates…

Johnny Marr announces US tour dates... Having just released his album 'The Messenger' and the lead single 'Upstarts' (LTW review) Johnny Marr has previously announced...

The Killers: Manchester Arena – Live Review

In November, The Killers' Manchester gig was abruptly halted due to illness. This week they returned, and there were a few nods to the city they love.

K-X-P: II – album review

"The record should make them bigger and more popular ..."

Part 2 of new band list

Part 2 of the Louder Than War new bands of 2013 list (number 26 to 50)

XFM Winter Wonderland: London – live review

"We enter the XFM Winter Wonderland at the outrageous early hour of 6PM and are greeted with fake snow, jingle bells, hanging sleighs, drunk and happy Santa's going HO! HO! HO!...."

Idles: Villa Marina, Douglas – live review

Idles, Cartesian Jetstream Villa Marina, Douglas 23rd Nov 2012. Hotly tipped Bristol guitar band Idles have been making quite a name for themselves locally. Chances are you're...

Peter Hook and The Light: Coventry – live review

A moving and emotional tak on Unknown Pleasures.

Bestival 2012 – review

....this was a great weekend but we should have ALL got home from it safely eh!




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