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40 years ago R.E.M. played their first ever gig : our man was there and here is his review

In the early hours of the evening, several hundred people gathered around a collapsing episcopal church, only a short walk away from the university's main entrance.

Baddies: London, Lexington – live review

Southend's Baddies broke up in 2012 but reformed for a special one-off gig in London to celebrate the 10th anniversary their debut Do The...

SHAMANIC: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – live review

The most vivid colours you will ever hear, the brightest sounds you will ever see!

Morrissey: SSE Arena Wembley, London – live review

Morrissey SSE Arena Wembley, London 14th March 2020  Louder Than War writer Phil Ross and photographer Svenja Block risk pestilence to peer into the soul of Morrissey,...

Nada Surf: Academy 3, Manchester – live review

Nada Surf Academy 3, Manchester 13th March 2020 As Brooklyn’s very own masters of melodic power pop, Nada Surf, dropped into Manchester on their current European tour,...

Stereophonics: Manchester Arena – live photo review

Stereophonics Manchester Arena March 13th 2019 Louder Than War photographer Michael Bond, captured Stereophonics on the Manchester leg of their European tour, promoting their 11th studio album...

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...





Various Artists – Surrender To The Rhythm – album review

  Various Artists - Surrender To The Rhythm Grapefruit 3CD/DL Released 17 July 2020 Subtitled "The London Pub Rock...

Exit-Stance: Retch With Mother – LP review

Exit-Stance - Retch With Mother (Grow Your Own) 10"/DL OUT NOW The latest in a series of...

Tommy And The Commies: Hurtin’ 4 Certain – EP review

TOMMY AND THE COMMIES HURTIN' 4 CERTAIN Slovenly Recordings 7" / DL Out 17 July, 2020   Canada's Tommy And...

John Gannon : legendary Manchester DJ : RIP

John Gannon’s nights at the Ritz saw that venue’s famous sprung dance floor witness all manner of drunken wonk dancing, goth meandering and indie shuffling as well as bands being formed, relationships starting and the possibilities of life and music being explored to his glorious soundtrack that brought people together and turned them onto the possibilities of music.

Spectral ft Shaun Ryder: Zip Zap Zoom – single preview

Wayne As Fuck Carey bigs up the Ryder and the Robb and the Shaw in a dub techno classic!!!!