Louder Than War 2011 Summary

Well it might not be Louder Than War, but it’s the loudest train you’ll probably hear, the good old Steam Train from Indietracks this summer. It’s been an eventful year overall, and one I shall look back on with great fondness, but one thing runs through 2011 for me and thats writing for John Robbs cool as website Louder Than War.

It was back In January that John told me he was putting together a list of new bands and he asked would I do the same, so I stayed up late after work one night and wrote a list of 50 bands.  For days, weeks and even months afterwards I got asked about that post, it is one of the most popular posts on the site to this date and for that reason I continued to write every month for the site, albeit about 10 new bands a month, a more manageable delivery.

You’d think there would be a shortage of new bands and music, but I’m dumbfounded to realise that I’ve tipped 150 bands on Louder Than Wars pages this year.  This week I’ve spent time pulling together my next list and i’ll be offering 100 new bands in January 2012, as such I thought it would be useful to try and capture the lists that i’ve already written during 2011, to summarise, if you wish.  I’ve only ever repeated one band twice (an accident) and therefore bands mentioned previously won’t make the next 100 bands post.
So here it is my summary of 2011 for Louder Than War, I’ll provide the links to the detailed posts on Louder Than War which hold band descriptions and links to their music, but this will just offer a brief summary. I missed one month due to holidays and backlogs but as I still work full time outside the music/radio/media industry I’ll let myself off on that one.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

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January (LTW POST)

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1.Slow Motion Shoes (RIP)

2. Brown Brogues

3. Young British Artists

4. Spectrals

5. Rodeo Massacre

6. Boy & Bear

7. Esben & The Witch

8. Doyle & The Fourfathers

9. Chapel Club

10. Little Comets

11. The Joy Formidable

12. Flashguns

13. Porcelain Raft

14. Trophy Wife

15. Patterns

16. With That Knife

17. The Lysergic Suite

18. Blind Atlas

19. Veronica Falls

20. Ringo Deathstarr

21. Miles Kane

22. Smoke Fairies

23. Wolf People

24. Fiction

25. Chief

30. Tamaryn

31. Two Wounded Birds

32. Black Dove Experiment

33. Dutch Uncles

34. Airship

35. The Suns

36. Milk Maid

37. Weird Era

38. Suzuki/Method

39. The Boxer Rebellion

40. Islet

41. Golden Glow

42. Beat The Radar

43. Travelling Band

44. Run Toto Run (RIP)

45. Daystar

46. Sad Day For Puppets

47. The Screening

48. Arcadian Kicks

49. May 68 (RIP)

50. The Lines

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February (LTW POST)

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51.Money

52. Eagulls

53. Frankie & The Heartstrings

54. Alex Winston

55. Jamie Woon

56. Cults

57. Plank!

58. Friends

59. Fixers

60. The Crookes

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March (LTW POST)
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61.Mazes

62. Tom Williams & The Boat

63. The Naked & The Famous

64. Sissy & The Blisters

65. Deep Sea Arcade

66. Erland & The Carnival

67.Wye Oak

68. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

69. Joan As Police Woman

70. Luke Rathborne

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April (LTW POST)
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71.  Kilto Take

72.  The Spires

73.  The Narrows

74.  The Louche FC

75. YAAKS

76.  Ghost Outfit

77.  Christian Aids (RIP)

78.  Let’s Buy Happiness

79. Vinyl Jacket

80. New Villager

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May (LTW POST)

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81. Polarsets

82.Prison Library

83.  The Heartbreaks

84.  Lower Dens

85.  Mammal Club

86. BRAIDS

87. Austra

88. Beat Connection

89  Boy Friend

90.  Trojan Horse

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 June  (LTW POST)
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91. EMA

92. Tu Fawning

93. Vessels

94.  Tape The Radio

95.  Foster The People

96. Echo Lake

97. Driver Drive Faster

98. Is Tropical

99 . Bleeding Knees Club

100.  Swimming

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 July  (LTW POST)

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101. Breton

102. The Silver Seas

103. Destroyer

104. Tennis

105.  Memory Tapes

106. Copy Haho

107. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

108.  Babeshadow

109 . Emmy The Great

110. Found

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 August  (LTW POST)

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111.  SBTRKT

112.  Fanzine

113.  Vondelpark

114.  Man Without Country

115.  Dom

116.  I Break Horses

117.  Theme Park

118. This Many Boyfriends

119.  Joseph Coward

120. Summer Camp

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September  (LTW POST)

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121. Hyde & Beast

122. Crystal Stilts

123. This Many Boyfriends (Repeated again – slaps hand)

124. Outfit

125. Other Lives

126. Caged Animals

127. Lanterns On The Lake

128. Love Inks

129. IceAge

130. My Tiger My Timing

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 October  ( No post due to holiday)
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November ( LTW POST)
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131. Gardens and Villa

132. Big Deal

133. Replicas

134. Real Estate

135. Niva

136. Spotlight Kid

137. Kill It Kid

138. Slow Club

139. Letting Up Despite Great Faults

140. Silverclub

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December ( LTW POST)
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141. Loney Dear
142. Sweet Baboo

143. Still Corners

144. Howler

145. Real Fur

146. Niki & The Dove

147. Various Cruelties

148. Michael Kiwanuka

149. Alt J

150. Zulu Winter

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