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Rhys Grover

Rhys Grover has 107 articles published.

Manchester based reviewer, Guitarist, and Gear Head.
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The Libertines Announce Tour Support

Libertines have announced who will be supporting them on their tour at the end of the year A collection of 10 bands have been announced to be joining the band across their 13 date tour When The Libertines first announced this tour, it was pretty exciting, but things just got a bit more exciting as the band announce who will be warming up the crowds this Winter, with two bands… Keep Reading

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October Drift Share New Single

A first taste of their debut album, which is soon to be released. It’s the first I’ve heard of this band, but i’ll be hearing more for sure The band state their influences as bands such as: The National, Radiohead, and Interpol, and you can hear all these influences come through in this track. I feel there’s a touch of Nirvana just scratching the surface too, especially within the drums and… Keep Reading

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Royal Blood Announce Underplay Tour, Tease New Album

Royal Blood are back, and after their last two albums, I cannot wait The news came on their social media pages this morning, announcing a select number of dates and confirming work on what would be their third album Royal Blood have been around a while, coming in and out of the woodwork to deliver their incredible music to the masses, and i’m positive that they will do exactly that… Keep Reading

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Johnny Marr adds Manchester to tour

Football may not be coming home, but Johnny Marr definitely is. After a blistering set at Worthy Farm, fans knew there was something stirring in the water It seemed strange that when Johnny Marr, the godlike guitar genius behind one of Manchester’s biggest bands announced tour dates, without a date even close to his hometown, but this week, Marr put this right, announcing a show at the Albert Hall whilst… Keep Reading

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The Libertines Announce 2019 Tour

The Libertines have announced a selection of tour dates for December 2019 Pete Doherty is back on tour with The Libertines, not long after touring his own material with his other band, The Puta Madres.  This band one of the biggest indie bands of all time, and their incredible success in the early 2000’s cemented their place in the history books once and for all.   3 December – Bournemouth… Keep Reading

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New Music: Raconteurs Release Third Album

A raunchy return for the band after 10 years out of the game Jack White and co are back to their old ways, with the best rock album of recent years. After the incredible success of their first two albums, fans always knew that the band would return at some point, but I don’t think a 10 year wait was what anyone expected. Was it worth the wait? Hell yeah.… Keep Reading

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Metallica Live At The Etihad Stadium

Last Night, Metallica’s WorldWired Tour brought them to Manchester for one hell of a show Despite the rain soaking the stage and the crowd, Metallica gave the crowd everything they had and more.  The night was kicked off by Bokassa and Ghost, two fine bands who were a perfect fit to get the crowd ready for the onslaught of metal that Metallica always deliver, and last night was no exception.… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Weekender 2019: Sunday

Day 2 of the Warrington based festival, and it delivered an absolute storm of talent From solo acts, to some of the best bands on the scene at the moment, Neighbourhood Weekender showcased some truly class talent. Kicking it off were a high-spirited WhenYoung, who after performing on the Viola Beach Stage last year, took to the 2nd Stage this time around, and what a performance it was. A perfect… Keep Reading

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Raconteurs Release ‘Help Me Stranger’

The Raconteurs have released their fourth song from upcoming album, ‘Helps Us Stranger’ Acoustic rock has died a bit of a death, until now. Straight from the start, this song is a showcase of the talent within The Raconteurs (Or The Saboteurs if you’re from down under). A tape recorded, haunting vocal track kicks things off for this single, accompanied by a soothing, finger-picked acoustic guitar, giving it a bluesy,… Keep Reading

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Looking Forward: Neighbourhood Weekender 2019

The Incredible Festival Is Back At The End Of The Month Ahead of it’s return, we are looking at what to expect from this years Neighbourhood Weekender festival With acts such as Richard Ashcroft, George Ezra, Nothing But Thieves, The Vaccines, Sam Fender and Gerry Cinnamon, festival goers are in for one hell of a weekend with this lineup, and if the set-up is anything similar to last year, then… Keep Reading

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Liverpool Sound City 2019 – Sunday

Another stunning day in the sun as Sound City wrapped up for another year. In the shadow’s of Liverpool’s stunning cathedral, the Baltic Triangle was the perfect place to host this incredible weekend of music.  A stunning mix of astonishing artists made the Sunday for Sound City a day to remember, and was a perfect end to a great weekend of music, art, poetry and fun. The main stage was… Keep Reading

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Liverpool Sound City 2019 – Saturday

An eclectic mix of indie, punk, blues, poetry, and pretty much everything in-between. In the shadows of Liverpool’s stunning cathedral,  the Baltic Triangle was the perfect place top host this incredible festival. Zangwills kicked off the day, with a stunning performance in the dim and highly intimate Brick Street venue, which filled up nicely for the set, considering it was the first of the day. It was then onto the… Keep Reading

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Looking Forward to Liverpool Sound City 2019

Just 4 days to go before Sound City kicks off for the 12th year The UK’s leading independent festival of emerging music, arts and discovery, Sound City, is back in Liverpool this weekend. Embracing the wild spirit of discovery, the electrically-charged festival is again set to showcase 100s of the very best emerging bands, artists and performers from across the world and closer to home, as well as genre-defining headliners.… Keep Reading

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Blinders Return To Manchester On New Tour

After great support the Blinders showcased ‘Columbia’ to Manchester once more, this time with new material woven into the set It’s always great to hear new music from a band as talented as these three lads, and the direction they are going in sounds promising for their future. The Blinders have been around for a few years now, but it was only last year that they began to scratch the… Keep Reading

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New Music: Catfish And The Bottlemen – The Balance

Catfish are back and better than ever with new album It’s their best work yet, and a great mix of indie tunes and summer bangers. After a three year gap, Catfish and The Bottlemen are finally back on the airwaves, and back on tour with new music, in the form of their third album, ‘The Balance’, and after the success of their first two albums, then The album opens with… Keep Reading

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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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