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Die Hexen: Sacred Trinity Church, Salford – live review

DIE HEXEN | Ruth Bate | Gentle Stranger Sacred Trinity Church, Salford November 20th 2015 Louder Than War photographer Melanie Smith drags new reviewer Richie Rochdale out...

Sex Pissed Dolls: Parr Hall, Warrington – photo review

Sex Pissed Dolls Parr Hall, Warrington October 23rd 2015 Louder Than Words photographer Melanie Smith went to check out the glamorously, sexy, all girl band Sex Pissed...

Johnny Marr: Albert Hall, Manchester – photo review

Johnny Marr | Man Made Albert Hall, Manchester 8th October 2015 Louder Than War photographer Melanie Smith went to capture the man awarded the title - God...

Bingley Live Festival 2015 – live & photo review

Photographer Melanie Smith headed down to Yorkshire this weekend to capture the action for three days at Bingley Live Festival 2015.

Sheila Rock: Tough And Tender – a photo exhibition

Tough And Tender - A Sheila Rock photo exhibition and discussion with Glen Matlock

Stranglers | Rezillos | Membranes: Roundhouse, London – huge photo gallery

Huge photo gallery of The Membranes, Stranglers and The Rezillos Roundhouse, London gig.

The Courtesans: Railway Venue Bolton – live and photo review

In which Melanie Smith takes a trip to the outskirts of Bolton to catch up with The Courtesans.

Marmozets: Manchester Academy 3 – photo review

Photographer Melanie Smith went to check out energetic alt-rock band Marmozets on their sold out UK tour

Interpol: Albert Hall, Manchester – photo review

We had a photographer down at American rock band Interpol's recent show in Manchester.

Die Antwoord: Albert Hall, Manchester – live photo review

Eccentric rap-rave-hip-hop, South African cult band Die Antwoord (in English - The Answer) are on their worldwide tour, promoting their third full length album, Donker Mag. Here they are stamping their mark on Manchester, with a sold out show at the Albert Hall, (which has recently awarded Manchester's best music venue by CityLife Magazine). The awesome, fearless rappers are Ninja and Yolandi Visser with DJ Hi-Tek.

Paloma Faith: Manchester Apollo – live photo review

Paloma Faith Manchester Apollo 28th November 2014 Paloma Faith is set to perform a UK tour of the big arenas in March 2015, so this...

Deaf School: Manchester Academy – live photo review

Deaf School entertain the crowd in Manchester with their vibrant, theatrical style performance.





Los Campesinos!: Islington Assembly Hall – live review

Los Campesinos return to the Capital to celebrate the 10th anniversery of their third album Romance is Boring. Louder Than War's Dave Beech was there.

Brian James from the Damned says music needs a ‘kick up the arse’ in Guardian interview but is he right?

a recent interview in the Guardian the brilliant Brian James - who was the guitarist, songwriter and mastermind behind the first two Damned albums claims that music needs a kick up the arse.

Wrekmeister Harmonies: We Love To Look At The Carnage – album review

Wrekmeister Harmonies: We Love To Look At The Carnage Thrill Jockey Records LP/CD/DL Out Now! Buy This...

DIIV: SWX, Bristol – live review

DIIV SWX, Bristol 22nd February 2020 Shoegazers DIIV kick off their UK tour behind their new album...

Les Amazones D’Afrique ‘AMAZONES POWER’ : album review ‘5 star release from Mali of modern African women empowering pop’

This is no retro world music exercise though but thoroughly modern 21st-century pop record and so it should be. Music should never be made for musicologists and Les Amazones D'Afrique combination of homespun melody and modern urban pop is stunningly effective.