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Rhys Grover has 99 articles published.

Manchester based reviewer, Guitarist, and Gear Head.
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Looking Ahead To Sonder Festival 2018

As Sonder Festival 2018 approaches, we pick out some of the must see bands The lineup is packed full of amazing talent, and includes some of the best up and coming bands in the UK at the moment.  Whilst Sonder Festival is still under the radar compared to some of the other festivals Manchester has to offer, it still manages to draw in some amazing talent, and the talent most… Keep Reading

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Live- Saytr Play Launch ‘Fragile’

Saytr Play Launch ‘Fragile’ in Manchester A packed venue combined with Saytr Play was always going to equal fun. Last night, Mancunian 5 piece, Saytr Play took to the stage in the Star and Garter to launch their new single, ‘Fragile’. After support from Gathering Of Strangers and The Covasettes, the fans were warmed up, and ready for what Saytr Play were about to unleash onto them. Aside from ‘Fragile’… Keep Reading

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The Moods Live At The O2 Ritz, Manchester

The Moods took to the stage at the Ritz, as part of Stampede Festival 2018 An amazing, powerful set which left everyone wanting more The Ritz, Manchester has seen its fair share of bands, and last night, the stage was filled by Manchester based, Hip-Hop/Garage Rock 10 piece, The Moods, as part of Stampede Festival 2018, which also saw the likes of Lunar C, Lowkey and Mic Righteous to name… Keep Reading

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Sly Antics, Night People, Manchester

Sly Antics launched new single at Night People. A hot and sweaty venue lead to an amazing, Bin Juice fuelled night Sly Antics have came a long way since the release of ‘Captive City’. Their live shows get better each time you see them, their fan base is ever growing, and their songwriting capabilities have improved massively. Last nights gig at Night People in Manchester proved this. The trio played… Keep Reading

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We got under the skin of Cabezudos in Liverpool and Manchester Vocalist Jack talked to us about ‘Zudos, their influences, their writing and what lies ahead for the band After being invited to Cabezudos’ Liverpool and Manchester shows, we took the opportunity to get to know the band, and find out more about what goes on behind closed doors. It even included watching the World Cup in the pub with… Keep Reading

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Cabezudos Conquer Jimmy’s

After a great night in Liverpool, ‘Zudos came to Manchester A hot and sweaty night in Jimmy’s made for one hell of a gig With two singles under their belt, and another on the way, Cabezudos are really beginning to get a decent following outside of Liverpool, and last nights Manchester gig proved this. Ecstatic fans and amazing music made for one of the best gigs of 2018. Whilst a… Keep Reading

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The Blinders Live at Gorilla, Manchester

A bunch of wild Blinders fans in a small venue made for an epic night After completing their debut headline tour, The Blinders revisited Manchester for those who missed out  At 6.30 sharp, the doors to Gorilla swung open, and the crowd began to slowly pile into the venue, and by the time the support act, Afghan Sand Gang, came on stage, the venue was ready to burst. After ASG’s… Keep Reading

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New Music – Roger Daltrey – ‘As Long As I Have You’

Roger Daltrey returns with his 9th solo album A mix of Blues, Soul and Acoustic Rock creates a brilliant album  Daltrey may be a lot more well known for fronting The Who, but his relatively overlooked solo career has plenty of hidden gems. From ‘McVicar’ to ‘Under a Raging Moon’, but now there is another album joining the mix. His first solo album since 1992, but well worth the wait… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace’

For the final week, we go back to Foo Fighters, and their 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace allowed fans to see a more intimate side of the band Although we included Foo Fighters last month, it’s near impossible to not mention this band more than once, especially an album which really showcased the talent of the entire band. ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace’ (ESPG for short) really let… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Weekender (Sunday)

3 stages, 2 days, 1 amazing lineup The second day of this festival did not disappoint, and the weather held off too. From the screeching tones of WhenYoung, to the political voicings of The Blinders, and the laid back, yet crowd-pleasingly brilliant Noel Gallagher, day two of Neighbourhood Weekender delivered some truly wonderful talent to the masses. The festival had everything it needed to be a spectacular day, from amazing… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – Elephant

Week 3 of The Noughties see’s us go back to The White Stripes It’s hard to talk about this era, without mentioning one of the biggest bands there was. As if The White Stripes hadn’t already made a huge impact with their 3 previous albums, ‘Elephant’ took the music that this blues-rock duo to a whole new level, making an even bigger, and longer lasting impact. This album put the… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – Panic Prevention

Week 3 of The Noughties takes us to Jamie T Panic Prevention was the album that started off Jamie T’s wonderful career, and kicked off his immense fan base Jamie T has come a long way since the release of this album, and is highly successful. His music speaks to the youth, with relatable topics, and something that everybody can be familiar with in some way. His newest release, ‘Trick’,… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’

Album number 2 for the noughties This week, it’s The Raconteurs’ second album, ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’. The Raconteurs was Jack White’s next project after the break-up of his last band,The White Stripes, who featured in the 90’s section of Throwback Thursday, and he brought together some fantastic musicians to put out two wonderful albums. The Raconteurs consisted of; Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. Both Keeler… Keep Reading

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New Music – Cabezudos ‘Calling Your Name’

Liverpudlian rockers Cabezudos are back with new single A true work of art from the now 5 piece Cabezudos have been busy since the release of their last single, ‘Tempting Fate’, and are starting to gain more fans by the day. They’ve played small festivals, such as ‘When In Manchester’ and have also had their first sell out performance in their hometown. They also have lots of gigs lined up… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’

We’ve hit the Noughties, so who else but Arctic Monkeys This week, we look at their 2nd album, ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ A year after their highly successful debut album, ‘Whatever People Say…’ Arctic Monkeys got back in the studio, and recorded their first number 1 album. Despite the album selling around 100,000 copies less then their debut, this album went straight in at number 1 in the UK charts, and… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday: ‘Vauxhall and I’

The final week of the 90’s, so who else but Moz Love him, or loathe him, Morrissey was a key part of the 80’s and 90’s. From his successful career at the helm of The Smiths, to his equally successful solo career, Moz (or Morrissey for long) has always kept his music true to himself, and his 4th studio album, ‘Vauxhall and I’ showed this. By 1994, when this album… Keep Reading

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Sylvette Live at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Sylvette launch their new album in Manchester A wonderful night of wonderful noise Last night, Manchester based band Sylvette launched their album at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester. And after wonderful support, the crowd were ready for 45 minutes of truly beautiful music. This band get better each time you see them, and each time, there seems to be something new. Whether it be a new song, new sound, or just… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘The White Stripes’

The most powerful duo in the world This week, it’s the turn of The White Stripes debut album The White Stripes formed in Detroit in the late 1990’s, and although relatively unknown by name, they have some of the most famous songs in the world. Especially with ‘Seven Nation Army’, and ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’. They combined Grunge Rock with Blues, and made something truly spectacular. This album… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘The Colour and The Shape’

This week, we look at one of the giants of the 90’s and 00’s This week it’s the turn of Foo Fighters, and their second album 1997 marked the release of the second Foo Fighters album, ‘The Colour and The Shape’, however, it was their first as a full band. Their self titled debut album was the work of frontman Dave Grohl, who did everything himself, but then realised, that… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Metallica (Black Album)’

This month, we look at the music of the 1990’s Although a day late, this weeks throwback looks at Metallica’s 1991 album This album is probably Metallica’s biggest, and best known album. It features some of their best known songs, and is probably one of the best Heavy Metal albums of all time. The album’s official name is ‘Metallica’, however, it is more commonly known as ‘The Black Album’. The… Keep Reading

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