Letter From America : unseen Kurt Cobain photos remind us of...

Letter From America: All I’ve Got Are These Photographs… By Tim Stegall Friday, 5th April: 25 years since Kurt Cobain took his own life. Social media was filled with many posts, reminiscing and honoring the figure whose words and music managed to jolt a generational nerve and unite/excite masses as few are gifted enough to…

Sunn O))): Life Metal – album review

Sunn O))): Life Metal Southern Lord LP / CD /DL 26/04/2019 Sunn O))) return with their first album in four years with added Steve Albini. Conceived in the very building in which they were formed, Life Metal is the sound of a band refreshed and ready to shake your bones once more. Simon Tucker reviews.…

An Evening With Peter Hook & The Light “Joy...

An Evening With Peter Hook & The Light  “Joy Division : A Celebration” Performing The Albums “Unknown Pleasures” & “Closer” With An Opening Set Of New Order Material Friday 15th May 2020 02 Academy Brixton Saturday 16th May 2020 02 Apollo Manchester Tickets on sale Friday 26th April 2019 at 10AM. Brixton – http://bit.ly/TheLightAcademyBrixtonMay2020 Manchester…

Pop! Not Hate – Bristol, 24 -28 April 2019 – Indie...

POP! NOT HATE  – Bristol Indie-Pop Festival over Five Days, various venues, headlined by Darling Buds in aid of Hope Not Hate and Stand Up to Racism. Indie Pop -circa  1986 – is not generally perceived as being very ‘political’.  Well, it was. It stood in opposition to the greed and Yuppie credo of the times.…

Port Noir – new band of the day

Swedish alternative rock trio PORT NOIR –   Love Andersson (bass, vocals), AW Wiberg (drums) and Andreas Hollstrand (guitar, keys and backing vocals) – have been around since 2011 touring extensively through Europe supporting the likes of  In Flames, Pain of Salvation, and Karnivool. They recently announced the release of their new album, The New Routine which is set to…

Madonna announces new album, Madame X

Madonna has announced the impending release of her 14th studio album, Madame X, which will be released globally on 14th June via Live Nation, Interscope and Maverick. A taster track, ‘Medellín’, which features Colombian superstar Maluma (pictured with Madonna), was premiered by Zane Lowe on Apple Music Beats 1 on 17 April and is available…

Exclusive: BAIT release new single and video!

Exclusive Single review/preview BAIT Cool Things Records DL/CD Release Date: 19th April 2019 Mike Webster, the figurehead of BAIT, is no stranger to Louder Than War. From fronting the sublime yet sadly defunct Baddies to providing low-end grunt on bass with Asylums, the Southend-native is the Zelig of music. While this Woody Allen film reference…

Cujo Limited Edition Box Set – film review

Cujo (1983) Director: Lewis Teague Cast: Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Daniel Hugh-Kelly, Running Time: 91 minutes Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 29th April 2019 8/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at a big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s cult horror novel featuring a rabid St. Bernard dog. When we first meet the Trentons, it’s easy to…

Iain Matthews: Orphans and Outcasts – album review

Iain Matthews Orphans and Outcasts Volume I-IV (Cherry Red) CD Out 26th April 2019 A neat compendium of Iain Matthews’s out of print rarities series with a fourth volume of previously unreleased material. Louder Than War’s Craig Chaligne reviews.  Always linked to his (short) stay in Fairport Convention from 1967 to 1969 and the chart topping…

Heavy Salad: Routine Dream – single review

Heavy Salad Routine Dream Release Date: 26.04.2019 Manchester psych-pop combo Heavy Salad release Routine Dream. Louder Than War’s Roxy Gillespie checks it out. Brought together in 2018, Heavy Salad members Allan Hutchison, Rob Glennie and Lee Mann come with interesting back stories. Alan Hutchison was the drummer from Manchester psychsters Lord Mongo, whilst Lee Mann…
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