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Genesis reform!

Pop culture is a strange and unruly beast. There is one rule - nothing is sacred and nothing is beyond cool. Growing up in the punk...

Undercover punk festival puts on final event next week – last chance to celebrate Chris Packham’s favourite punk festival

The final Undercover Festival comes back to its roots in Woking Surrey for an explosive finale on the 6th & 7th March 2020.   Yes small...

Listen to This! Jonny Polonsky dishes up alluring new ‘Kingdom of Sleep’ LP

The instrumentation on this record ranges beyond the standard guitar, bass and drums: 1980's Blade Runner-like synthesizer soundscapes, Middle Eastern finger cymbals, gongs, bass clarinets, piccolos, harmonica, bass fiddles, and a children's choir.

Watch This! The Room in The Wood says it like it was in The Fun of The Fair

The music was always Tamla, Glam Rock etc blaring loud. An era where gangs of smoothies, troggs and grebos roamed the parks you had to bribe over 18s to get you alcohol from off licences.

Watch This! The Banshees release new single with album news.

Bringing to mind the soaring choruses of Oasis along with the dark energy of everyone from Echo and the Bunnymen to The Teardrop Explodes, they write songs that, quite frankly, will stick in your head for days.

Swans announce U.K. and world tour dates

Swans announce U.K. and world tour dates that run through the whole summer ...................................................

What’s Hot In Scotland this March

Roxy Gillespie takes a look at the best new music coming out of Scotland in the latest monthly round up of the country’s best bands and artists, including The Snuts, Neon Waltz, Shambolics and Lucia and The Best Boys.

Vive Le Rock Awards 2020 – news

Vive Le Rock have announced more names for their 2020 awards show, which this year also celebrates their 10th anniversary.  The magazine is set to...

The Last Clouds: Manchester – Retro Bar – live review

Last Clouds brought their own brand of epic electro/indie-rock to the Retro bar in Manchester. Nigel checked them out for Louder Than War.

Public Enemy Fire Flavor Flav After Bernie Sanders Rally Spat

Public Enemy Fire Flavor Flav After Bernie Sanders Rally Spat “Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav. We thank...

Tom Robinson announces special 70th birthday celebration tour

TOM ROBINSON ANNOUNCES 70th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS WITH NEVER TOO LATE 2020 UK TOUR Punk era frontman, award-winning broadcaster and LGBT activist TOM ROBINSON turns 70 this year. Living...

Fuzzbox: Back With Mike Bennett Produced Box Set – Mike Bennett Interview

Louder Than War's Nigel Carr sat down with legendary writer, playwright and record producer Mike Bennett who was in Manchester putting the final touches...





Weedipus: Places To Go – single review

Weedipus Places To Go (self-released) DL/ Stream 8/10 Out Now Andy Brown reviews Places To Go for Louder...

Things we didn’t know a month ago: June 2020

Keith Goldhanger provides a few new tunes that came out during June 2020 that...

David Sanborn: Anything You Want (The Warner-Reprise-Elektra Years 1975-1999) – album review.

David Sanborn- Anything You Want (The Warner-Reprise-Elektra Years 1975-1999) Soul Music Records 3 CD Out July...

The Gist – Interior Windows – album review

  The Gist - Interior Windows Tiny Global Productions CD/DL Released 17 July 2020 The follow up to 2017's...

excellent rock trivia! old postcard of krautrock legends Can boarding the Ramsgate hovercraft

Rock trivia - somehow the most trivial and yet the most important on the planet. The excellent twitter feed of @birmingham81 post up this Ramsgate postcard with a photo of the Ramsgate Hoverport in its glory days, which peaked with a visit from Can!