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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...

UK:ID: Freedom of Speech – album review

Not subtle, but subtlety has had its chance, let’s try shouting. There’s a long history of angry young bands dissatisfied with the state of the nation and this album will join their ranks. Good protest music coming from the young is the lifeblood of rebellion and needs to be encouraged as much as we possibly can.

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.

BEAK> <KAEB: Split EP – review

Simon Tucker reviews the new split EP by Invada Records BEAK> and their ‘alter-ego’

Earl Sweatshirt: The Institute, Birmingham – live review

American rapper and member of LA hip hop collective OFWGKTA Earl Sweatshirt rode into (Birmingham) town on Monday to play The Institute in Digbeth.

Interview: No Hot Ashes – rehearsing their second single in Stockport

'We are a funk band!' No Hot Ashes are a young indie / funk band from Stockport near Manchester – they have a penchant for...

Day Two: Primavera Sound – live review

A day filled with incredible performances, today is filled with insane highlights proving once again why Primavera Sound is one of the best festivals around.





Factory Records 40th anniversary exhibition curated by Trevor Johnson

Renowned Factory Records graphic designer Trevor Johnson has recently launched an exhibition to mark...

Watch This! Feral Five unveil blistering Ego video directed by Dan Conway

EGO is a dynamic electro tune of power and desire, a take down and take over of monster egos everywhere

Lacuna Coil: SWX, Bristol – live review

Lacuna Coil at SWX Bristol 15th November 2019. Elliot Simposon reviwes Lacuna Coil at SWX for louder than war with photography by Michael Brumby.

Twisted Wheel: O2 Ritz, Manchester – live photo review

Twisted Wheel | The Scuttlers O2 Ritz, Manchester 15th November 2019 Manchester's favourite lads Twisted Wheel...

Linval Thompson & The Revolutionaries – Negra Love Dub/Outlaw Dub – album review

Linval Thompson & The Revolutionaries - Negra Love Dub/Outlaw Dub Doctor Bird CD/DL Released 15th November 2019 Twofer...