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Bangers: Bird – album review

Bangers: Bird (Specialist Subject Records)  LP | DL Out Now  The Cornish punk-rock three-piece return with their third full-length album “Bird”. I first came across Bangers properly (hearing...

Sewer Rats EP Launch: The Matrix, Grimsby – live review

.... some of the dirtiest, heaviest, most psyched out stonerism that you’ve heard in a long time, songs that start slow and uncoil themselves with deliberate menace deliberately, loaded with feedback, searing guitar riffs, huge drums and basslines that set the room vibrating

White Boy: The Deaf Institute, Manchester – live review

White Boy The Deaf Institute, Manchester 2nd April 2015 There's a bit of buzz building behind new band White Boy so Katie Clare decided to...

Änglagård/ Tusmørke/ Wobbler: Musikkflekken, Oslo – live review

Three ground breaking Scandinavian progressive rock acts play Norway's sold out Musikkflekken in Sandvika, Oslo.

Frisk Frugt: Den Europæiske Spejlbue – album review

Frisk Frugt (aka Danish experimental pop artist Anders Lauge Meldgaard) releases his 3rd solo LP. Louder Than War's Simon Tucker reviews.

Wesley Stace’s Cabinet Of Wonders: Cecil Sharp House House – live review

The first excursion of Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders outside the US resulted in a sell out performance at Cecil Sharp House

Zun Zun Egui: Shackles’ Gift – album review

Zun Zun Egui: Shackles’ Gift (Bella Union) LP/CD/DL Available now Zun Zun Egui’s follow up is a sweat-drenched bag of hard rocking hustle says Louder Than War’s...

The Heads: Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere (Remastered) – album review

This record feels scuzzy; it feels like there’s a layer of dirt under the grooves, prised from under the chipped fingernails of the degenerates that made this unholy noise in the first place.

Zs: Xe – album review

Zs: Xe (Northern Spy Records) CD/LP/DL Available 27 January 2015 This one-take wonder is avant-prog-jazzers Zs’ latest addition to their ever expanding discography, says Louder Than War's...

New Band Of the Day: Rank Berry

Rank Berry are a Glaswegian classic rock band who seem to be breaking the usual mould. Louder Than War's Joe Whyte investigates. Despite the rather...

Temples: The Leadmill, Sheffield – live review

Temples The Leadmill, Sheffield 4th Dec 2014 7.5 / 10 Sun Structures by Temples has been Rough Trade Shops best selling album of what's been a great year...

Fred Frith & John Butcher: The Natural Order – album review

The two veteran improvisors Fred Frith & John Butcher go head to head in this far-out and compelling collaboration





The Beatles announce reissue of all 46 singles

The Beatles will be with us for least they were good...

J. Warwick Sweeney: Hardy Tree A Doctor’s Bible – book review

J. Warwick Sweeney: Hardy Tree A Doctor's Bible Bracketpress Out Now Memoir of pioneering addiction therapist...

Throbbing Gristle announce more reissues

Throbbing Gristle announce the next phase of their reissues series with the release of Part Two: The Endless Not, TG Now and A Souvenir of Camber Sands, out on CD and limited edition vinyl on 13 December 2019.

WATCH THIS! The Murder Capital great new video for ‘More Is Less’ plus 2020 tour dates

LTW faves The Murder Capital have announced a new video for ‘More Is Less’ plus new European tour dates for 2020. The band’s acclaimed debut album ‘When I Have Fears’ (reviewed here on LTW) was top 20 in the UK and number 2 in Ireland and yet more evidence of the great musical era we are in the middle of.

Toxic cities are choking themselves to death – when are British cities going to sort out their transport problems?

Traffic jams that last for ever, toxic air, shit trains, broken infrastructure, and endless buses battling it out on one road...Manchester is quite literally choking itself to death.