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Joe Meek & Various: I Hear A New World – album review

Joe Meek & Various - I Hear A New World Cherry Red Records 3CD/DL Released 4 October 2019 Subtitled "An Outer Space Music Fantasy" and "The Pioneers Of...

The Cold Spells: Interstitial – album review

The Cold Spells: Interstitial Gare Du Nord LP/CD/DL Released 11 October 2019 Dark and atmospheric folktronic second album from The Cold Spells, geniuses in the art of matching serenity...

SLEEP: 02 Ritz, Manchester – live review

SLEEP O2 Ritz, Manchester 5th October 2019 SLEEP prove once again that heavy music is medicine for the soul. A night of Sabbathian noise to cure a...

John (Timestwo) – The Castle, Manchester – live review

John packed The Castle in Manchester on Friday night ably assisted by Slap Rash and Slow Hand Clapping. Nigel Carr was there to watch the mayhem unfold and reports for Louder Than War.

The Blackheart Orchestra: Mesmeranto – album review

Put in simple terms, the Manchester-ish duo turn out their best album. We get all weepy and emotional with Mesmeranto by The Blackheart Orchestra.

Richard Hawley: O2 Academy, Bristol – live review

Richard Hawley O2 Academy, Bristol 2nd October 2019 Richard Hawley croons into Bristol, Elfyn Griffith applies the brylcreem... Richard Hawley could exist in any of the past six...

Section 25 – Always Now – album review

  Section 25 - Always Now Factory Benelux 5 Vinyl LPs Released 6th September 2019 Deluxe vinyl reissue of Section 25's 1981 debut album, also including singles, live shows,...

Factory Acts, Rodney Cromwell and Alice Hubble – The Eagle Inn, Salford – live review

An enigmatic venue and immersive electronica were a winning combination as a trio of artists - Factory Acts, Rodney Cromwell and Alice Hubble –...

Rabo de Toro ‘Rabo de Toro’ – album review

Rabo de Toro 'Rabo de Toro' (Link 2 Wales Records) CD | DL Available now Rabo de Toro crawled out of a toilet in a disused spam...

Sebadoh: O2 Academy Birmingham – live review

Sebadoh Birmingham, O2 Academy 2nd Oct 2019 Sebadoh pop over for a rare UK tour in support of their latest album Act Surprised. Louderthanwar's Christopher Lloyd was...

October Drift : Black Heart, London – live review

October Drift The Black Heart, Camden Town London October 2nd 2019 Back in 2015 October Drift were featured as a New Artist of the Day on these...

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: ‘Ghosteen’ – album review

Nick Cave finds an emotional honesty and a powerful divinity on this stunning new album that deals in life and death and all the big themes that only a true artist can embrace over a subtle shape shifting darkly ambient soundtrack.

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