Thursday, October 17, 2019


Real World 25 – album review

A superb tribute to a ground-breaking label, and a fantastic introduction to music from around our planet.

Joel RL Phelps and the Downer Trio, David Sanders: Coventry – Live Review

The darkness seeps into the set, captivating you and making you feel the wildness just under the surface. It feels like music you would listen to on a cold winter’s night as you are running out of Rum and cigarettes. It feels like the noise is one step away from breaking out completely but the band are holding it in check through sheer willpower.

DAMA/LIBRA: Claw – album review

DAMA/LIBRA's Claw is dark yet ultimately life affirming says Louder Than War's Paul Margree.

METZ: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – live review

METZ Hare & Hounds, Birmingham August 11th 2014 Christopher Lloyd reviews Toronto  three-piece METZ for us - a band who, in his words "make one hell of a noise." METZ's...

Canadian Progressive Indie band Diatessaron to tour UK

Canadian Progressive Indie band Diatessaron to tour UK

Nomeansno: Dance of the Headless Bourgeoisie – album review

Nomeansno are punk right? Aren’t they? They were on Alternative Tentacles.... surely that means they are punk? They use guitars and bass and drums to play loud, menacing and aggressive music... but that bit of the record sounds like jazz.

Dearly Beloved: Enduro – album review

Toronto's Dearly Beloved get desert rock in their stoner hearts. Joe Whyte reviews.

Fucked Up: Glass Boys – album review

Fucked Up are in introspective mode but still rocking hard says Louder Than War's Paul Margree

Cousins: The Halls of Wickwire – album review

We review the new album by Nova Scotia born duo Cousins' whose music is both "underground folk" and "pop grunge".

USA Out of Vietnam: Crashing Diseases And Incurable Airplanes – album review

Post-rock proggers USA Out Of Vietnam's debut album - a mix of intelligent dense rock and post apocalyptic ambiance

Glory Glory: So Long – ep review

Canadian alternative pop/funk trio Glory Glory return with their new EP. Louder Than War’s Paul Scott-Bates reviews.

Focus Wales: Day Three Review

Focus Wales proves a marathon not a sprint as Day Three delivers more delights.





Neighbourhood Festival 2019 – Manchester – Review

Will Metcalfe and Nigel Carr spent most of the day in Manchester checking out some of the best the city had to offer at Neighbourhood festival

The Beatles announce reissue of all 46 singles

The Beatles will be with us for least they were good...

J. Warwick Sweeney: Hardy Tree A Doctor’s Bible – book review

J. Warwick Sweeney: Hardy Tree A Doctor's Bible Bracketpress Out Now Memoir of pioneering addiction therapist...

Throbbing Gristle announce more reissues

Throbbing Gristle announce the next phase of their reissues series with the release of Part Two: The Endless Not, TG Now and A Souvenir of Camber Sands, out on CD and limited edition vinyl on 13 December 2019.

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

LTW faves The Murder Capital have announced a new video for ‘More Is Less’ plus new European tour dates for 2020. The band’s acclaimed debut album ‘When I Have Fears’ (reviewed here on LTW) was top 20 in the UK and number 2 in Ireland and yet more evidence of the great musical era we are in the middle of.