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Smiling Disease: Beach Bodies 2008 – 2014 – album review

This cassette of lo-fi psych-pop gems by Brighton's Smiling Disease punches well above its weight, says Louder Than War’s Paul Margree.

Tim Burgess vs Taffy – the charlatans man picks his favourite tracks by Japanese indie-pop four piece, Taffy AND vice versa

Tim Burgess vs Taffy - The Charlatans man picks his favourite tracks by Tokyo indie shoegazers Taffy - and vice versa

Skinny Girl Diet | Puffer | Niqab | Jet Black: Raft 001 – ep review

Simon Tucker reviews the first release on Faris and Tarik (The Horror's) new label - one EP with four tracks by four artists.

Spectres: The Lexington, London – live review

Bristol four-piece Spectres disturb sonically and visually on recent mini tour.

Them Squirrels: Exchanging Sayings – album review

Simon Tucker reviews the debut release by a band comprised of Islet and Los Campesinos members

Spectres: Dying – album review

Bristol's Spectres release their debut album on Sonic Cathedral. Has it been worth the wait? Find out here.

Echodrone: Five – album review

Of the ten songs here, only one is under five minutes long, and that is a delicate soundscape used as an interlude, the rest of the album lets the songs unravel and spread out. The shoegazing dreamy element is countered by the fuzzed, howls of guitars dropping into the sound just when they need to.

The Primitives: Galore (Deluxe Edition) – album review

The stark truth about The Primitives is that they were probably before their time

Mogwai: Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. EP Review

Mogwai: Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. (Rock Action) Format: CD/DL/12" 8/10 Scottish post-rockers follow up arguably their most commercial success, Rave Tapes, with new EP Music Industry...

Gravenhurst: Flashlight Seasons/Black Holes In The Sand/Offerings: Lost Songs 2000-2004 – album review

Make no mistake, the twenty-six tracks within the release are of indubitable quality

Iroha: The City I Live In – EP review

They aren’t what you could call noise music but nevertheless they need to be so loud it hurts. Their new EP is another choice slice of massive sound, heavy but delicate and beautiful.

New Band of the Day: Morning Smoke

Brighton-based noisy post-punkers Morning Smoke catch up with Dave Beech, talking about their forthcoming single, washing up duties and more.





Albums of The Year 2019 – the Top 50

Albums of The Year 2019 - the Top 50  as chosen by LTW Websites* regular...

Albums Of The Year 2019 – numbers 51 to 200

Albums Of The Year 2019 - numbers 51 to 200 as chosen by writers...

God Damn: Secret Lock Up Party, Minerva Works, Birmingham – live review

God Damn Minerva Works Birmingham December 7th 2019 God Damn return to an old haunt after a...

The Stranglers/Ruts DC: Berlin – live review

No one is really sure how to describe the Stranglers. They started years before punk then scared the shit out the London punks as well as out selling them with their menacing and genuinely frightening

Operation Petticoat – film review

Operation Petticoat (1959) Director: Blake Edwards Cast: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis Runtime: 124 minutes Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 2nd...