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Louder Than War

Launched in 2011 by journalist John Robb, Louder Than War is a music website that features album and live reviews, and interviews with a focus on alternative rock'n'roll and punk.

12 articles

Kasabian

Interview by John Robb, Louder Than War, 2004

IN 1994 I INTERVIEWED a very new band called Kasabian. Their ambition has since been proven and they have made some of the best modern ...

Manic Street Preachers: Sziget Festival, Budapest

Live Review by John Robb, Louder Than War, 17 August 2011

THERE'S SOMETHING idiosyncratic about seeing former snotty firebrands playing the festival circuit. The wide eyed talk of changing the world with a song, the idealism ...

Wilco: The Whole Love

Review by John Robb, Louder Than War, September 2011

THE LAST TIME I wrote a review cautiously praising a band for a slow return to form, that band was R.E.M., who shocked the music ...

Esben and the Witch: Sound and Vision Festival, Norwich Arts Centre

Live Review by John Robb, Louder Than War, 2 October 2011

ESBEN AND THE Witch are one of those bands that don't fit in anywhere, and that's their genius. ...

The Jazz Butcher: The Violent Years

Review by Tim Cooper, Louder Than War, 21 February 2018

The Jazz Butcher has been one of Britain's most prolific and unique talents for more than 35 years. Now, as a re-release programme continues with ...

Brigid Mae Power: Servant Jazz Quarters, London

Live Review by Tim Cooper, Louder Than War, 8 April 2018

After two acclaimed albums and a harrowing #metoo contribution, Brigid Mae Power performed her first sell-out date in East London. Tim Cooper went along for an ...

Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel (Marathon Artists / Milk! Records)

Review by Tim Cooper, Louder Than War, 18 May 2018

Courtney Barnett releases her hugely anticipated sophomore solo album Tell Me How You Really Feel. Three years after the Australian's landmark debut attracted plaudits and awards, ...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, Cat Power, Patti Smith, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs: All Points East: Victoria Park, London

Live Review by Tim Cooper, Louder Than War, 4 June 2018

Saturday 2nd June: The National, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Warpaint, Cat Power Sunday 3rd June: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Patti Smith, St ...

Madrugada at Islington Assembly Hall

Live Review by Tim Cooper, Louder Than War, 31 October 2019

Back together after 10 years and the death of a key member, Norway's finest band make a triumphant return to the London stage. Tim Cooper ...

Basement 5's 'The Last White Christmas' – still essential after 40 years

Retrospective by Tim Cooper, Louder Than War, 23 December 2020

Basement 5 belong on any post-punk playlist, if only for their timeless 1980 single 'Silicon Chip'. And their mostly-long-forgotten 'Last White Christmas' would liven up ...

The Good Bad and The Queen, Janet Jackson, Prince, Public Enemy, Sex Pistols, The Specials, Thin Lizzy, Peter Tosh, Wiley: Top 10 Gigs

Memoir by Paul Wellings, Louder Than War, June 2021

10. The Good, The Bad And The Queen, Rock Against Racism 30th anniversary, Victoria Park, London. 2008 I went to the original RAR gigs and ...

Natalie Cole, Ian Dury, Terry Farley, Gregory Isaacs, The Jam, The Specials: Top 10 interviews

Memoir by Paul Wellings, Louder Than War, June 2021

10. Terry Farley, Superstar House DJ Terry was my Editor at Boys Own fanzine. He was a country bumpkin from Royal Berkshire but he had ...

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