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Stella Grundy Band: Burnage Punky Reggae Festival, Manchester – live review

The Stella Grundy Band Punky Reggae Festival Burnage Cricket Club, Manchester 27th August Stella Grundy brings her Magickal album to life with the help of a full backing...

Tourist Attractions Single Launch: Gullivers, Manchester – live review

Tourist Attractions - Single Launch party Gullivers - Manchester 2nd July 2016 Manchester's Tourist Attractions held a launch party for their new single A Million...

Stone Roses: Etihad, Manchester : Friday live review

The Stone Roses play the second night of their Manchester residency with a set of guitar anthems, loose-limbed rhythm and songs that unite a crowd in song

Sly Antics: O2 Ritz, Manchester – live review

Sly Antics O2 Ritz, Manchester 3rd June 2016 Sly Antics smashed it at the O2 Ritz, Manchester last night. Nigel Carr caught up with lead singer Sam Hudson...

TYPES: The Soup Kitchen, Manchester – live review

TYPES The Soup Kitchen Manchester 21st May The début gig from this Manchester Indie Rock three piece. Nigel Carr was in attendance to capture the event for...

The Space Monkeys: Gorilla, Manchester – live review

The Space Monkeys Gorilla, Manchester 14th May 2016 Middleton Alt Rock/Trip Hop five piece The Space Monkeys made a triumphant return to Manchester last night with a...

Brix and The Extricated: The Ruby Lounge, Manchester – review

Brix and The Extricated The Ruby Lounge, Manchester 13th May 2016 Brix Smith Start hosted a Q&A session at the Ruby Lounge on Friday night to promote...

The Fall: The O2 Ritz, Manchester – live review

The Fall O2 Ritz, Manchester 19th April 2016 The Fall played Manchester's Ritz last night – Nigel Carr reports back for Louder Than War with photos by...

Interview: Cabbage

We talk to Cabbage about the rise of the band and capture their rehearsal in an exclusive video for Louder Than War

The Blinders: The King’s Arms, Salford – live review and interview

The Blinders The King's Arms, Salford 11 March 2016   The Blinders stormed The King's Arms in Salford on Friday night – Nigel Carr and David Gleave were...

Wednesday 13 Undead Unplugged: Satan’s Hollow, Manchester – live review

Wednesday 13 Satan's Hollow, Manchester 5th March 2015 Wednesday 13 returned to Manchester on Saturday night for an intimate acoustic performance with fellow band member Roman Surman on the...

The Vryll Society: The Albert Hall, Manchester – interview and live review

The Vryll Society The Albert Hall, Manchester 27th February 2016 Interview with Mike Ellis and gig review The Vryll Society is a young progressive rock band from Liverpool. Their...





WATCH THIS! The Lovey Eggs new single

Today sees the release of The Lovely Eggs brand new single ‘Long Stem Carnations’ via Egg Records. The track, taken from their number one selling album ‘I am Moron’, is released on limited-edition coloured 7” vinyl and backed by brand new B side ‘The Voyage’.

Jeff Gomez: Zeppelin Over Dayton – book review

Zeppelin Over Dayton by Jeff Gomez (Jawbone Press) Out Now In his new book, Jeff Gomez breaks...

Alanas Chosnau and Mark Reeder – Children of Nature – Single Review

Alanas Chosnau and Mark Reeder Children of Nature Out Now Mixing modern minimalism with 80's cool, Alanas...

Watch This! Robyn G Shiels and Steve Nolan unveil new video

a disconcerting work of dark beauty, a sublime post folk nightmare.

Suzie Stapleton: We Are The Plague – album review

Suzie Stapleton's dazzling debut album filled with a primal fusion of blues, gospel and rock'n'roll guitar chimes with our times, says Tim Cooper.