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Shoes – Black Vinyl Shoes Anthology 1973-1978 – Album Review

Shoes - Black Vinyl Shoes Anthology 1973-1978 Cherry Red 3CD/DL Released 31st August 2018 Expanded reissue of the 1977 Power Pop classic, plus two self-released albums that predated...

The Quick – Mondo Deco – Album Review

The Quick - Mondo Deco Real Gone Music CD/DL Released 1st June 2018 Reissue of trailblazing LA Power Pop/New Wave band the Quick's 1976 debut album, with bonuses...

Bram Tchaikovsky: Strange Man Changed Man The Complete Recordings 1978-1981- Album...

3CD boxset bringing together the three albums by the ex-Motors man Bram Tchaikovsky, including the Power Pop classic Girl Of My Dreams.

The Favourites: New Feeling – Album Review

Previously unreleased album by Nottingham Power Pop/Punk outfits The Favourites, originally recorded in 1978/79. They may never have conquered the charts, but even at this late stage, can they conquer your heart?

Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave: Rare Punk Gems & New...

Boxed set review Gary Crowley's Punk and New Wave: Rare Punk Gems & New Wave Nuggets 1977-82     (Edsel) (3)CD only(plus 40 page book)  released 15/09/2017 77...




40 years ago R.E.M. played their first ever gig : our man was there and here is his review

In the early hours of the evening, several hundred people gathered around a collapsing episcopal church, only a short walk away from the university's main entrance.


Perception Is The New Reality – Catching Up With IST IST Ahead of The Release of Their Debut Album

Manchester's most haunting and idiosyncratic band are gearing up to release their debut album Architecture. Louder Than War's Dave Beech caught up with them ahead of its release.


LISTEN! Ed Blaney new single ‘Othello’ : it’s brilliant and bonkers

I've played it ten times in a row and it doesnt lose an ounce of its mystery and its directness or its powerful poetry or its power from its pounding drums and massive northern psych stained chorus


Kwaidan – film review

Kwaidan (1964) Director: Masaki Kobayashi Cast: Rentarō Mikuni, Keiko Kishi, Kazuo Nakamura Run time: 183 mins Format: Blu-ray Language: Japanese (with optional...


Dark Music Days (Myrkir Músíkdagar), Iceland – festival review

Dark Music Days (Myrkir Músíkdagar) Reykjavik, Iceland 26 January to 4 February 2020 Reykjavík's Dark Music Days midwinter festival has...