John MOuse To Release Brand New Single

This Friday sees the release of the brand new single by John MOuse. ‘There’s A Hole In My Heart (An Area The Size Of Wales)’ will be available via Keep Me In Your Heart Records. Friday 24th May sees the release of the brand new John MOuse single. ‘There’s A Hole In My Heart (An…

Helen Taylor: The Backstreets of Purgatory – book review

Helen Taylor: The Backstreets of Purgatory  Unbound Hardback/E-book Available now The Backstreets of Purgatory may sound like the title of the (as yet unrecorded) third and final part of Edinburgh noir-rockers The Filthy Tongues’ Jacob’s Ladder trilogy, but it is in fact the debut novel by a refreshing new voice in Scottish literature, Helen Taylor.…

Kate Rusby: The Plaza, Stockport – live review

Kate Rusby The Plaza, Stockport 16th May 2019 With the new album – Poets, Philosophers & Kings – set for release the following day, Kate Rusby and her crew arrived in Stockport in an excitable mood. Not for the first time, Stockport’s rather plush Plaza, complete with the organ in the orchestra pit, is playing…

Jake Black / The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love (Alabama 3)...

It’s always sad when one of the extended family dies. The extended family of maverick culture. It hits you just that bit more. LTW has seen Alabama 3 far more times than is healthy. We were even at their first gig. We even knew them before they existed. Some things go back a long way…

The Flux Capacitors (UK) – Swimming – Exclusive Video Premiere

The Flux Capacitors (UK) – Swimming – Video Premiere Bristol band The Flux Capacitors, who appear to have added a UK after their name, to avoid confusion with a USA band of the same name… continue in their own unconventional way on their mission to attract more fans by making yet another video for one…

Deeper Cuts Festival – New Music Happening in Liverpool!

News reaches Louder than War of a fantastic-looking festival in July; Deeper Cuts, taking place in Liverpool city centre. Deeper Cuts, we are told, is a “three-venue interstellar event bringing vital new music” to the Pool of Life. As befits Liverpool’s catholic musical tastes, acts are welcomed from all corners of this island.  London’s Housewives and Teeth…

Various Artists- The Down South Spaghetty Accident (Spaghetty Town Records-album review)

Various Artists- The Down South Spaghetty Accident  (Spaghetty Town Records) Vinyl / DL / CD Out now Fantastic compilation album from the Atlanta, Georgia, proper rock and roll label. Joe Whyte reviews.  I first heard of Spaghetty Town Records via a couple of releases, namely two singles by The Sweet Things (who are touring the UK this…

Michael O’Neill: The Binary Order – album review

Michael O’Neill: The Binary Order FuckPunk Records LP/DL Available now! State of the Nation address by Michael O’Neill who spits fire and brimstone over lo-fi beats and twisted soundscapes. Simon Tucker reviews. “I’ve had enough of this avant-garde shit”. So says poet and sonic manipulator Michael O’Neill on his latest spit-and-sawdust rage speech opus The…

Xqui: Lleisiau – Album Review

Xqui Lleisiau Wormhole World Limited Edition CD/Streaming/Download Available now Lee Ashworth ventures out across a musical hinterland to discover Xqui’s Lleisiau emanating from the vanguard of a liberating, new experimentalism.   Where are we?  When are we?  Who are we?  As we scratch and crawl across the seemingly infinite permutations of existence, some textures are…

May Recent Ace Records Releases by Ian Johnston

Here are a few vital recent releases from Ace (almost all on vinyl), probably one of the best reissue labels in the world. ~ Various Artists – Spotlight On Fraternity Compiled and noted by Mick Patrick, this is a tremendous 7-inch vinyl EP collection of the mid-1960s sound produced by the Cincinnati record label, Fraternity.…
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