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The Specials: Leeds O2 Academy – live review

Soul Boys, Skins, Mods, Rude Boys and Punks gather in Leeds to witness The Specials as Andy Santiago nudges towards the end of his bucket list.

Skoisters, The Crash Landings, Secondhand Citizens: Southampton: live review

Ska-punk Oi! anarchy and comedy as The Skoisters and The Crash Landings get upstaged by Second Hand Citizens

Capital Letters: Smoking My Ganga (The Rootikal Remix EP) – ep review

Modern dub at it’s very finest. A new remix EP from Wolverhampton reggae artists Capital Letters.

Bearded Theory: Catton Hall, Derbyshire – festival review

Bearded Theory festival started out as a “birthday party gone wrong.” Now in its 7th year, it has a new site for 2014. First timer Nyika Suttie went to see just why the festival won awards last year, and why it is so many people’s favourite.

Latin Quarter: Modern Times – album review

The debut album from the folk/reggae/New Wave political activists is re-promoted. Louder Than War’s Paul Scott-Bates reviews.

Autonomads: One day this will all be gone…everything now! – Album review

What makes the Autonomads stand out from so many other crusty-ska-dub punk bands is the earnestness and anger. You can tell they mean what they are singing about. It's not a dream, it's their existence they are narrating. Advice on staying out of the grasp of the law, lamenting the destruction of working class communities, tales of squatting....the lyrics have a conversation-down-the-pub feel - real life reportage, tales of daily resistance, what you might call "realpolitik". That and the fact they are talented musicians with a male/female vocal dynamic.

Yellowman and Dillinger: District, Liverpool – live review

Two pioneers of dancehall and true superstars of reggae – Yellowman and Dillinger – are currently touring together for the first time in the UK. We were in Liverpool.

Hackney Colliery Band: Band on the Wall, Manchester – live review

Nine-piece funk fusion act Hackney Colliery Band return to the Band on the Wall to grace the crowd with their enigmatic blend of genres and their energetic live shows. Louder Than War's Dom Walsh reviews.

Louder Than War Interview: The Hurriers

Brilliant new politically aware band The Hurriers, from Barnsley, speak to Louder Than War as they launch their miners’ strike inspired debut EP Truth and Justice.

Will Tun and The Wasters & MC Amalgam: Unite and Charge – album review

New collaboration EP Unite and Charge from Will Tun and The Wasters & Mc Amalgam is a unique atom bomb of fuzzy electro and jumping party music, out now.

Top Deck Presents Ska Vocals and Instrumentals – album review

Jamaican Ska label Top Deck is about to release a 40 track double CD of some of its’ finest vocal and instrumental tracks.

New Band Of The Day: The Screw Ups

Louder Than War introduces you to American ska / punk / reggae band The Screw Ups by way of their new EP.

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