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New Dawn Fades: The Dancehouse, Manchester – live review

New Dawn Fades ended its current run to a standing ovation after a sold out show at The Dancehouse on Friday night. Nigel Carr was there to report for Louder than War.

Blossoms: The Bungalow Club, Stockport – interview and live review

Stockport based indie / pop band Blossoms returned from a short headline tour of Japan to their home town on a Thursday night

Stella Grundy: The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star – album review and interview

Interview with Stella Grundy ex-Intastella and review of her new album The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star - The story of Tracy Star - out now on CD.

I Am Kloot: Albert Hall, Manchester – live review

I Am Kloot Albert Hall, Manchester 10th April 2015 I Am Kloot's UK tour kicked off in Manchester last Friday celebrating their 15 years together. Louder Than...

I am Kloot – Hold Back The Night – album review

I am Kloot - Hold Back The Night - (Walk Tall Recordings)   CD/LP/DL Released 13 April 2015 9/10 Louder Than Wars Alan Ewart reviews the new live release by...

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Capital FM Arena, Nottingham – live review w/ full photo gallery

Noel's charisma and talent at writing a decent song or two makes him play arenas with unforgivale ease.

James: Leeds First Direct Arena – live review

The James La Petite Mort UK tour comes to a close at the still relatively new surroundings of the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Fans With Benefits: The Stone Roses, Their Fans and Charity Fund Raising

Fans With Benefits: The Stone Roses, Their Fans and Charity Fund Raising

James: Manchester Hard Rock Cafe – live review

James Manchester Hard Rock Café 13th October 2014 Following a very successful summer playing festivals around the world in support of their latest album, La Petite Mort,...

Inspiral Carpets: Inspiral Carpets – album review

Inspiral Carpets are back, bigger, better and louder than ever.

Northside: Club Academy, Manchester – live review

90s Madchester heroes Northside have recently been back on the road on a tour which culminated in hometown show on Saturday.





Fold: The Prize – single review

Fold: The Prize (Fold FM) Digital Download/Streaming Available now Yorkshire’s Fold are an intoxicating musical blend of funk,...

Duncan Reid & the Big Heads: Don’t Blame Yourself – album review and interview

Duncan Reid and the Big Heads: Don't Blame Yourself Little Big Head Records Out Now LP/CD/DL Duncan...

Jonny Banger: Diary of a Bootlegger – book review

Diary of a Bootlegger (Rough Trade Books) Out Now Diary of a Bootlegger tells a story...

Nile Marr : interview about his new EP and a musician’s life

The most important thing is that you come away with art. I’m getting to the age where there’s no point complaining about a lack of something happening, no excuse for it if you’re not going to do it yourself. I’ve always had that DIY approach to my own music.”