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Dâm-Funk: The Lantern, Colston Hall, Bristol – live review

Dâm-Funk The Lantern, Colston Hall, Bristol 23rd October 2015 LA’s king of funk returns to Bristol with his three-piece band for a late night showcase of inspiring...

Fold: Fold – album review

Fold: Fold (Self-Released) LP/CD/DL Available 2/11/2015 8.5/10 Leeds quartet Fold release their highly anticipated debut self-titled album on the 2nd of November. Simon Tucker gave it a listen...

Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics – album review

Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics (On U-Sound) LP / CD / DL 2 October 2015 9 / 10 DJ and audio visual artist curates a new...

Public Enemy: Live At Metropolis Studios – album and DVD review

The hip-hop titans brought their incendiary live show to London's Metropolis Studios where only 125 people were lucky to be in attendance.

No Hot Ashes: Easy Peeler Single Launch, Kraak Gallery Manchester – live review

No Hot Ashes Single Launch & Review  Easy Peeler/Smooth (no bits) - out now 9/10 The Kraak Gallery Manchester 6th September 2015 Stockport's No Hot Ashes brought their unique...

Culture Vultures: Squawktown – album review

Simon Tucker reviews the new one by Culture Vultures concluding it's their finest yet.

Ceiling Demons: Even If – ep review

Once more, Ceiling Demons come up with the goods.

The Last Poets: Band On The Wall, Manchester – live review

The godfathers of rap played a rare Manchester show last week which Louder Than War were lucky enough to be at.

Lovebox 2015: Victoria Park, London – festival review

Photo of Lion Babe © Svenja Block Lovebox 2015 Victoria Park, London 17 / 18 July 2015 Summer music festivals are special, in every possible way. Last...

Public Enemy: Roundhouse, London – live review

Since their formation over 30 years ago in 1982, the message from Public Enemy has been both loud & clear – one love.

Asian Dub Foundation: More Signal More Noise – album review

Asian Dub Foundation are back with possibly their finest album yet.

Joi: Joi Sound System – album review

the originality and genius of an often underrated act.




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Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak) – Leave the Door Open (Single Review)

Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak have joined forces to create duo ‘Silk Sonic’. On...

Standon Calling 2021 – festival preview

Standon Calling have announced the first wave of bands for this year’s three-day event...

William The Conqueror: Maverick Thinker – album review

William The Conqueror: Maverick Thinker (Chysillis) LP | CD | DL Out 5th March 2021   Ruarri Joseph returns...

The Crystalites: The Undertaker – album review

The Crystalites: The Undertaker (Doctor Bird) 2CD | DL Released 12 March 2021 Reissue of the 1970 instrumental...

The Twenty Seven Club by Lucy Nichol – book review

There’s been loads of book about the impact of punk, but not many...