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Oh Wonder: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – live review

Pop duo Oh Wonder brought to an end the UK leg of their world tour with a typically ebullient performance at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tove Lo: Albert Hall, Manchester – live review

Swedish purveyor of dark pop Tove Lo delivers a live masterclass full of hits. Imagine a massive house party where the singer bounces around in...

The Sisters Of Mercy: Albert Hall, Manchester – live review

The Sisters Of Mercy Albert Hall, Manchester 7th March 2020 Photos : Mel Butler Great new songs, a regained spark and that voice back again - tonight was...

Onefest : Sheffield Leadmill – live review

Onefest Sheffield Leadmill March 2020 Onefest Facebook page With the aim of connecting disparate music scenes and bridging the North/South divide, the Onefest event took over Sheffield’s...

Dry Cleaning | Pozi | The Wants: Village Underground London – live review

Dry Cleaning | Pozi | The Wants Village Underground London March 3rd 2020 Dry Cleaning have just sold out their biggest venue to date. A very...

Supergrass: O2 Academy, Leeds – live review

Supergrass | Loup Garoux O2 Academy, Leeds Saturday 29th February 2020 Andy Brown heads into a windswept Leeds city centre to catch the mighty Supergrass at the...

Turin Brakes: Hebden Bridge Trades Club – live review

Turin Brakes Hebden Bridge Trades Club Friday 6 March 2020 Paul Clarke says there’s still plenty of quality of songwriting and playing on offer as Turin Brakes...

Alfa Mist: SWX, Bristol – live review

Alfa Mist SWX, Bristol 7th March 2020 Jazz keyboard Alfa Mist and his band stop by SWX to enchant Bristol with their sleek and soulful sound....

Jesse Malin – Night and Day, Manchester – live review

Jesse Malin/ Don DiLego Night and Day, Manchester 5th March 2020 Jesse Malin, one of the great rock’n’roll troubadours of the current generation, is back in Manchester...

Dark Music Days (Myrkir Músíkdagar), Iceland – festival review

Dark Music Days (Myrkir Músíkdagar) Reykjavik, Iceland 26 January to 4 February 2020 Reykjavík's Dark Music Days midwinter festival has now been a mainstay of the world’s...

Working Men’s Club: Gorilla, Manchester – live review

Working Men’s Club Manchester Gorilla 13th February 2020 Live Review Sonically charged and shot through with political discourse, Working Men’s Club exhibit confidence and brutality in staggering...

Deja Vega / Football FC / The Big Peach: The Deaf Institute, Manchester – live review

Wayne AF Carey is out and about following the rise of the excellent Deja Vega who end this tour in true wig out style!





Get well soon Marianne Faithfull : icon in hospital with Corona

The wonderful and iconic Marianne Faithfull has been admitted to hospital in London with Corona virus.

Karl Pilkington reveals the songs he likes! Part One

Wayne Carey gets access to some comedy gold by one of Manchester's funniest spokesmen!

Jean Encoule (Simon Morgan) music journalist RIP

We are sorry to report of the death of the great Trakmarx writer Simon Morgan aka Jean Encoule who passed away after an accident whilst cycling yesterday. Simon was a punk rock scholar and a fan and was also wonderfully articulate

Manalishi: What’s in Your Head? – single review

Manalishi: What’s In Your Head Self-released DL | Stream 4th April 2020 Manchester’s Manalishi unveil their new single...

Perception Is The New Reality – Catching Up With IST IST Ahead of The Release of Their Debut Album

Manchester's most haunting and idiosyncratic band are gearing up to release their debut album Architecture. Louder Than War's Dave Beech caught up with them ahead of its release.