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Louder Than War
Louder Than War logo
Type of site
Music, news and media
Available inEnglish
Created byJohn Robb
EditorJohn Robb

Louder Than War is a music and culture website and magazine focusing on mainly alternative arts news, reviews, and features. The site is an editorially independent publication that was started by journalist John Robb in 2010 and is now run by a team of other journalists with a worldwide team of freelancers. There has been a print edition since 2015.

The site is built around live reviews, album reviews and interviews. In 2012, Louder Than War launched a record label[1] to promote and champion lesser known bands and artists.


In its first year, in November 2011, Robb was voted to win the UK Association of Independent Music "Indie Champion" award.[2]

Louder Than War created the record label Louder Than War Records in 2014, to act as a platform for bands and artists to reach a wider audience; the first release being Evil Blizzard 'The Dangers Remixes', a 300 copy CD only release without a catalogue number, each being hand numbered; the 8 track releases being a remix of the at that point still to be released Evil Blizzard debut 'The Dangers of Evil Blizzard' (LOUD001).[citation needed] The label has since gone on to release material by King Champion Sounds, Faerground Accidents, The Nightingales, Super Besses, Get Your Gun, and The Membranes.[citation needed]

In August 2015, Louder Than War announced they were also creating a print/magazine [3] The first issue of Louder Than War magazine was published by Big Cheese Publishing Ltd in autumn 2015 and followed a similar style and format to the website.[citation needed]

Sarah Lay became editor in September 2015, with John Robb becoming Editor-in-Chief of the online and offline publications. Lay left in July 2017. The website continues to be run by Robb and Associate Editor Phil Newall and a team of other section editors, journalists and contributors worldwide.[citation needed]

In October 2021, Louder Than War Radio was launched, broadcasting 24/7 on the internet. Presenters include, Nigel Carr, Gordon Rutherford, Brian McCabe, Neil Crud, Nils van der Linden and Audrey Golden.[4]

Section editors[5]

  • Head of Photography/Live and Festivals Editor: Melanie Smith
  • Interviews & Features/Other Editor – Nigel Carr
  • Reviews Editor (album / EP / single / video) – Wayne Carey
  • Festivals Editor – Naomi Dryden-Smith


  1. ^ "Louder Than War Launches Label". The Quietus. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. ^ "AIM Independent Music Awards : 2011 – The Association of Independent Music". www.musicindie.com. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Louder Than War announces launch of print/magazine version of website". Louder Than War. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Louder Than War Radio - Live Internet Radio Station from LTW".
  5. ^ "Editors". Louder Than War. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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