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Louder Than War Best Albums 2017 – part one

Finally, its that time once again to name our albums of the year 2017. And what a year it's been! The shock Brexit vote made us the pariahs of Europe, Jeremy Corbyn unexpectedly became everyone's favourite gig chant and Liam Gallagher came back, not only releasing a chart-topping album but filling arenas around the UK!

Abandon Normal Devices 2017: Castleton, Derbyshire – live review

Following the low-key success of AND festival 2015 at , Louder Than War’s Lee Ashworth went to Castleton, Derbyshire to this year’s Abandon Normal Devices.

Surfer Blood: Snowdonia – album review

Surfer Blood - Snowdonia (Joyful Noise) CD / LP / DL 7/10 Still reeling from multiple tragedies and band shifts, John Paul Pitts takes his weather-beaten band...

Royal Arcade: Reverie – EP review

Royal Arcade - Reverie DL 7/10 Leicester five-piece lie back and count the stars on sterling new record. Sam Lambeth put pen to paper...and head...

Declan McKenna + Clay: Birmingham Hare & Hounds – live review

Declan McKenna + Clay Birmingham Hare & Hounds Wednesday 25 January In a bulging Birmingham room that resembles a GCSE results afterparty, a pre-teen crowd lose their...


Peter Hook And The Light: Mexico City – live stream

Peter Hook & The Light Mexico City January 15, 2021 Sure, it’s strange to be seeing live shows solely from...


JK Flesh and Monrella: See Red – album review and interview

JK Flesh and Monrella See Red Avalanche (AREC035) Available 18th January 2020. Justin Broadrick (here as JK Flesh) from Jesu and...


Phil Spector Dies

Phil Spector - one of the great architects of pop with his legendary wall of sound of his production credits that stretch from the Ronettes to the Beatles has died at the age of 81. His genius came with a high price though as his current prison sentence for murder testifies but for this moment in time lets remember the genius


The Painted Bird – film review

The Painted Bird (2020) Director: Václav Marhoul Cast: Petr Kotlár, Udo Kier, Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgard Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 16th...


Six Of The Best Sets At Loftas Fest 2020

Loftas Fest
From toe-tapping rock n’ roll to darkly ethereal modular synthpop - discover highlights from the vibrant Loftas...