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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!

Cold Water Swimmers – Summer Breeze/I’ll Be Your Witness – double A side review

Cold Water Swimmers debut with new release Summer Breeze b/w I’ll be your witness on the 18 March. Nigel Carr reviews the tracks for Louder Than War!

Ist Ist: Everything Is Different Now – EP review

Ist Ist are back with one of the first releases of the year – the 6-track offering Everything Is Different Now. Nigel Carr reviews the EP for Louder Than War.

Friends Of Mine – Martin Ryan, book review

Martin Ryan has produced the definitive account of Manchester’s seminal punk scene – kicked into gear when a pre-Buzzcocks Pete Shelley invited The Sex Pistols to play in the city. Nigel Carr reviews the book for Louder Than War.

The Slow Readers Club – Manchester O2, Apollo – live review

3500 people turned out and stood shoulder to shoulder to watch The Slow Readers Club perform the biggest gig of their career.

Peter Murphy – Bauhaus 40th Anniversary Ft David J: O2 Ritz, Manchester – live review

Nigel Carr and Melanie Smith got stuck in at the O2 Ritz for a night of thunderous basslines and Murphy’s inimitable vocals.

Joy Division – Altrincham, Check Inn – November 1978 – retro review

LTW's Nigel takes us back to November 1978 when Joy Division played Altrincham, with Surgical Supports & Bidet Boys' anecdotes!

Friends Of Mine – Punk In Manchester 1976-78 – Martin Ryan – Book Launch

Tomorrow evening sees the long-awaited launch of Martin Ryan's book on punk - Friends Of Mine - Punk In Manchester 1976-78

Brix & The Extricated – Manchester, Night People – live review

Debuting their sophomore album Breaking State, Brix & The Extricated take to the stage of Night People after a spirited performance by support Blanketman. Nigel Carr reports back for Louder Than War.

IDLES – Manchester, O2 Ritz – live review

IDLES bring the Joy As An Act Of Resistance tour to Manchester, packing out the O2 Ritz. Nigel Carr reports back for Louder Than War with photos by David Gleave.

Brix & The Extricated – Breaking State – album review

Brix & The Extricated release the follow up to last year’s Part 2. The album, Breaking State- Nigel Carr reviews.

The Blinders – Columbia – Album Review

We finally get to hear The Blinders debut album Columbia, with a bun fight at Louder Than War as to who was going to review it! Nigel Carr reports for Louder Than War with additional photos by David Gleave.

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