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Elbow: Castlefield Bowl, Manchester – live review

“Good evening, you beautiful city!”.The words ring around Castlefield Bowl, Manchester as Elbow take the stage! Nigel Carr & Mike Ainscoe Report!

Scuttlers – Manchester, Deaf Institute – photo review

Middleton’s Scuttlers played a career highlight at The Deaf Institute Manchester on Friday. Brilliant Louder Than War photographer Trust A Fox was in attendance and we highlight his photos with a few words from Nigel.

Cold Water Swimmers: C33s, Manchester, The Peer Hat – live review

Two of the most exciting bands in Manchester took over The Peer hat on Friday. Nigel Carr watched The C33s support Cold Water Swimmers along with a veritable pantheon of photographers, movers & shakers (mostly movers!) and a condensed mosh pit centred around two very refreshed fans!

Cold Water Swimmers – Burn Your Idols – Exclusive First Listen!

Manchester Cold Water Swimmers keep the good stuff coming with their latest release, Burn Your Idols which is out on 21 June. Nigel Carr reviews with photo by Paul Husband.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Manchester, Heaton Park – live review

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds played a rain-soaked Heaton Park on Friday night. Nigel Carr (words) and Michael Bond report back on the gig for Louder Than War.

Doc’ n Roll Festival Returns To Manchester

Featuring six exclusive screenings and a raft of special events, Manchester's Doc'n Roll festival returns for its second year at Home from May 29th...

C33s – Manchester – Yes, Pink Room – live review

The C33s played a hometown gig at Yes last night – pronounced ‘C three threes’, no I didn’t know that either! Their brand of intense visceral rockabilly-post-punk rocked the pink room at Yes. Nigel reports.

Sly Antics, Sacred Trinity Church – Salford

A slimmed down Sly Antics brought their sonic soundscapes to Salford's Sacred Trinity Church in Salford. A fitting venue for their anthemic change of direction. Nigel Carr takes it all in.

No Hot Ashes – Manchester, Aatma – live review

No Hot Ashes made a welcome return to Manchester on Friday Night. The packed gig at Aatma sold out in under 10 minutes. Nigel Carr reports back for Louder Than War.

Dirty Laces – Manchester, Night & Day – live review

One of the hottest up and coming bands in Manchester, Dirty Laces sold out Night & Day with support from BASSiCK and Sugarspun, Nigel Carr reports back for Louder Than War.

Watch! The New Trailer for Being Frank – Frank Sidebottom Film, Out March 29th

The long-awaited film Being Frank - The Chris Sievey Story charting the rise and fall of Frank Sidebottom finally gets a cinema release on March 29th. Take a look at the new trailer which was released today:

The Scuttlers – Lies In The Sky – single review

The Scuttlers release their debut single Lies in The Sky with a stunningly original video which you can watch here!

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