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Past articles by David:

THUMPER: Delusions of Grandeur

This is the crunch and flow of a band finding a sound and struggling to contain it’s sheer vitality within those frail and fragile bars. The Dublin based six-piece release a raucous collection of crafted songs driven by a psychedelic wall of sound → Read More

Why you should be listening to The Bug Club

Over the past year The Bug Club have released a series of garage pop gems. Here's why, if you like your music DIY style, they are a band to keep an eye on. → Read More

DJ Shadow: Endtroducing – 25th Anniversary Retrospective

DJ Shadow’s 1996 album was his moment. On the 25th anniversary of its release, Dave Beer looks back, risking nostalgia, finding the present. → Read More

DJ Format: Devil's Workshop

Bristol based hip-hop artist DJ Format returns with an album for our disorientating times. | Louder Than War → Read More

El Goodo: Zombie – Album Review

Back with more velvet harmonies, El Goodo release their fourth album. Dave Beer wanders into it for Louder Than War... → Read More

Dream Wife: So When You Gonna...

A powerful and varied second album from the three-piece Dream Wife is out now. Dave Beer reviews it for Louder Than War... → Read More

‘Trapped in a code’ – the fight over our algorithmic future

We grudgingly tolerate algorithms that predict our cultural consumption – but applying them to exam results has highlighted our unease about how algorithms override individuality. → Read More

Turnstiles: I.D.C – Single Review

New band Turnstiles release their fourth single I.D.C. It's a blast of cynical punk energy. Dave Beer reviews the single and wonders about the role of punk in the wider malaise. → Read More

Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats: Unlocked

Short and direct, Unlocked is the product of a new collaboration between Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats. The result is a mini Hip Hop gem. → Read More

Surreal Kinnock: Tribal Fusion

Cardiff based Surreal Kinnock come crashing in with another storming single. Dave Beer takes a listen for Louder Than War... → Read More

El Goodo: El Goodo

Originally released in 2005, El Goodo 's beautifully crafted eponymous debut album has been made available for download and streaming. Dave Beer takes a look back for Louder Than War. → Read More

Why I think Menswear were alright

With news of the 25th anniversary vinyl reissue of Menswear ’s debut album Nuisance, which has now been delayed with the rest of the Record Store Day releases, Dave Beer reflects on their contribution and why they might have been better than the Britpop storytelling often suggests… → Read More

DJ Shadow: Our Pathetic Age

The hiphop innovator DJ Shadow returns with a new double album of eclectic sounds, styles and collaborations. What can we make of this new heavyweight slab of vinyl? → Read More

Tricky: Hell Is Round The Corner

Tricky's Hell Is Round The Corner tells the story of his life, his creative outputs and his experiences of the music industry. → Read More

Kim Gordon's Girl in a Band

Founding member of Sonic Youth and solo artist Kim Gordon has her celebrated autobiography Girl In A Band reissued in paperback. → Read More

As the decade comes to a close, what changes has it brought for music?

The 2010s has been a decade of big shifts in media, but what do these changes mean for music. What changes has the last decade brought for music? → Read More

Facebook’s new currency is an attempt to create a platform we never leave

'GlobalCoin' will allow Facebook to harvest data about transactions that would previously have occurred outside its ever expanding walls. → Read More

Farai: Rebirth – Album Review

Farai: Rebirth - Album Review. An album blending post-punk, soul and hip-hop, → Read More

DM Stith: Withdrawing

DM Stith: Withdrawing DL/Streaming Out now The New York based songwriter releases a delicate new single. Dave Beer takes a listen for Louder Than War… As the near falsetto vocals roll in at the opening of DM Stith’s new single Withdrawing it is the egg-shell delicacy that catches the ear. Featherlight, it feels like it could be blown away on a light breeze. There is a vulnerability to the track.… → Read More

Are Cassette Tapes Realy Making a Comeback

Are cassette tapes really making a comeback? With another increase of 125% of sales in 2018, is this really a return of the cassette? → Read More