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Rhys Grover

Rhys Grover has 92 articles published.

Manchester based reviewer, Guitarist, and Gear Head.
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Sly Antics Debut New Tunes at Intimate Gig

Last night it was out with the old, and in with the new as Sly Antics played their first headliner of 2019. Who’d have thought a church would make such a good music venue. Sacred Trinity Church in Salford was turned into a music venue last night, as Sly Antics, alongside Joel Gardner and Circus, delivered an almighty noise capable of waking the dead. Admittedly, I was sceptical going into… Keep Reading

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Raconteurs Announce Name For New Album

After more than a decade out, The Raconteurs are back with new music Alongside the already released ‘Sunday Driver’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone’, the new album will also include a cover of Donovan’s ‘Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)’ Since their last album, The Raconteurs have slipped through the net, and not much has been heard of the rock quarter, however, last year, they came back into the limelight, with… Keep Reading

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Sly Antics Release ‘Reality’

They may have lost a third of the band, but their sound has tripled with this new release. This band were tipped to be going places already, but now they’ve changed their sound, they’re success is going to sky rocket.  Sly Antics were known for their energy, their volume, and their rock sound, but with this new release, they’ve lost a bit of the rock sound, and it’s for the… Keep Reading

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The Stranglers At Manchester Apollo

The Stranglers close their month of touring in the iconic Manchester Apollo Two of the most influential punk bands in one venue, in one night The night was kicked off by the incredible and highly influential, Dr. Feelgood. Their set went down a treat with fans and despite no original members, getting to watch Dr. Feelgood do what they do best is probably one of the best moments of my gig… Keep Reading

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Live: Sleaford Mods – Manchester Academy

Witnessing two blokes and a laptop sounds like it would be awful, but that was probably the best show I’ve ever been to The night was kicked off by the unbelievably good Liines, who at first I thought were a bit of an odd support for Hip-Hop/Rock duo Sleaford Mods, but the two groups matched perfectly. Liines’ set was a great start to the night, and was well received by… Keep Reading

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More Acts Announced For Tramlines 2019

The already outstanding lineup has just got even better With big acts such as; Two Door Cinema Club, Nile Rodgers, Doves, and Happy Mondays already announced for this years Sheffield based festival, it didn’t really seem like the lineup could get much better. But then the second wave was announced. Joining the above artists are a wide range of indie gods, guitar genies, and some of the best songwriters around… Keep Reading

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New Music: Black Keys “Lo/Hi”

Black Keys release first new music in 5 years The Black Keys have been around for quite sometime now, and the two-piece rockers haven’t really changed their sound much in their 18 year career, and that’s still the case. The new single, titled “Lo/Hi” is as raunchy and beautiful as their other music, and it’s good to hear that the band are back, and haven’t sold out their sound to… Keep Reading

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Cotton Clouds 2019

Things are hotting up for Cotton Clouds as festival season approaches It may seem like the festival season is ages away, but in just a matter of months, Saddleworth Cricket Club will become home to Cotton Clouds Festival for it’s third year, and the lineup is looking great. This festival may be one of the newest in the UK, but it’s certainly gaining a reputation as one of the best,… Keep Reading

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Live: Saytr Play at Manchester Gorilla

This band really do get better with every performance There’s not much better in life than packing into a venue, with an incredible atmosphere and listening to an even more incredible band. This is what it’s like when you watch Saytr Play. The fans never let the band down, and the band never lets the fans down. After two unbelievable support acts, the fans eagerly waited for Saytr Play to… Keep Reading

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Alice Cooper Announces UK Tour Dates

The Godfather of Shock Rock is back This morning, information for Alice Cooper’s next tour, entitled “Ol’ Black Eyes is Back”, hit the internet, and made UK fans ecstatic. The tour is set to take place in October, kicking off on the 4th at Manchester Arena before wrapping up 8 days later in Cardiff. These dates coincide with the 50th anniversary of Cooper’s first album, “Pretties For You”. Cooper will… Keep Reading

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Preview: The One Hundred Club – Commit to Exist

The raunchy new single is released on 22nd February The One Hundred Club are a pretty new band, with only 2 tracks released, however, with the upcoming release of their 3rd track ‘Commit To Exist’, things are sounding promising for the Stockport/Manchester based rock band. The song opens with a distorted, driven riff that even some of rocks greatest guitarists would be proud of creating, as the song builds, the… Keep Reading

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WhenYoung Return To Manchester

The Irish Trio Delivered One Hell Of A Show WhenYoung have been releasing music for a couple of years now, and their following is slowly growing, and as their fan base grows, their shows get better and better. The atmosphere last night was one of the best I have witnessed in a small venue. The set included material which has been with the band for a while, alongside newer material,… Keep Reading

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New Music: The Specials – Encore

The Ska legends are back with new material, and it’s something truly magnificent The Specials are one of the best bands in the world. Everyone has heard at least one of their songs, even if they didn’t recognise it. Their new album, which is their first in 18 years, shows off just how talented they really are. Not only is it their first new album in years, but is also… Keep Reading

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New Music: Gary Clark Jr Teases New Album

A first look at his upcoming album, and it’s showing all the right signs Since signing to Warner Bros. in 2011, Gary Clark Jr has made a name for himself with his outstanding music, especially in the world of blues. Now about to release his 5th studio album, titled ‘This Land’, things are looking promising. So far, 3 singles have been released off this album, and they are a mix… Keep Reading

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Jerry Williams Live At Jimmy’s.

Jerry Williams kicked off her tour in Manchester last night I first heard of Jerry Williams whilst reviewing Neighbourhood Weekender 2018, and since then I have been determined to catch her at a concert, so was pleased when I heard she was playing Jimmy’s. The night was opened by two talented acts, Maddy Storm and Wild Front, and they started the night off well, and the venue was packed before… Keep Reading

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New Music – Catfish and The Bottlemen

After a few years off, Catfish are back and better than ever. Everything Catfish fans are used to and more as ‘Longshot’ is released. 2016 was the last time we heard anything from Catfish and The Bottlemen, but last year they found their way back onto the tip of their fans tongues, as tour dates for 2019 were announced. For everyone, this meant only one thing, new material, and that’s… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – FOTF Singles of 2018

This week is the turn of the singles. It’s been a great year for music, so this weeks Throwback Thursday remembers the singles released in 2018. We have picked out the top five best singles which were released since January, and put them together in the following article, in no particular order, and a list of honourable mentions. 1- Jack White – Over and Over and Over It was a… Keep Reading

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