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Rhys Grover has 69 articles published.

Manchester based reviewer, Guitarist, and Gear Head.
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New Music: Sly Antics ‘Sunday Fear’

After an amazing year, Sly Antics are kicking off 2018 with the release of a new single Their winter tour is over, but Sly Antics are eager to get back at it, with the release of ‘Sunday Fear’  It was a busy end to 2017 for Mancunian three-piece Sly Antics, but they are not going to let that stop them from pushing on and getting their fabulous noise heard by… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Paranoid’

This month, we are looking at the era that spawned Glam Rock and Heavy Metal, and everything in-between This week we are looking at the band that brought Metal to the masses, Black Sabbath, and their second album, ‘Paranoid’  Amongst the many things that the 70’s spawned, Black Sabbath are probably one of the biggest successes of this wonderful era. From the massive riffs that came from Tony Iommi, to the… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday: Frank Zappa ‘Apostrophe (‘)’

This month, we are looking at the era that spawned Glam Rock and Heavy Metal, and everything in-between This week we are looking at the Jazz-Rock genius, Frank Zappa, and his 1974 ‘ Apostrophe (‘)’  album, which probably comes under ‘everything in-between’. This album is possibly the most famous of the drug hating genius that was Frank Zappa, and features some of his best, and most well known songs, for which Zappa fused… Keep Reading

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The Blinders – Deaf Institute, Manchester

A truly astonishing night with a more astonishing crowd  From spoken word to psychedelic riffs, there was nothing left out in the midst of the energy After truly fantastic support from, ‘Lyerr’ and ‘Strange Bones’ then a short John Cooper-Clarke style poetry section before The Blinders put Doncaster on the music map as they charged into their highly energetic set, and their first song ‘Gotta Get Through’, they then went… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday -‘Electric Warrior’

This month, we are looking at the era that spawned Glam Rock and Heavy Metal, and everything inbetween This week we are looking at T-Rex, and their 1971 ‘Electric Warrior’ album This album marked the rise of Glam Rock, which was later to become one of the biggest genres of the 70’s, with T-Rex, Bowie, and Lou Reed being some of the many artists who are most famous for being… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday With The Kinks ‘Village Green’

This month’s Throwback Thursday is based on the 1960’s – The decade that changed everything. This week we look at mod god’s The Kinks The Kinks left a huge mark on British music history throughout the 60’s, with hits like ‘You Really Got Me’, ‘Waterloo Sunset’, and ‘All Day And All Of The Night’. However, it was their lesser known albums and songs where the real Kinks gems were found, especially… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Puppet Theory ‘Drifting’

In the age of the synth, Puppet Theory show others how it should be done with their recent single, ‘Drifting’. A song that starts off slow and relaxed soon builds and turns into a loud, energetic indie gem. Manchester based 4 piece Puppet Theory really show off their talents with this song, and you can tell that they’ve knocked the ball out of the park before the song even hits… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday: ‘Sunshine Superman’

This month’s Throwback Thursday is based on the 1960’s – The decade that changed everything. This week we look at Britain’s answer to Bob Dylan This week for Throwback Thursday, it is the turn of Scottish folk legend, Donovan Leitch. Throughout the 60’s, he was referred to by the press as Britain’s answer to fellow folk legend, Bob Dylan. Some say that Dylan was much better than Donovan, however, for me… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’

This month’s Throwback Thursday is based on the 1960’s – The decade that changed everything. This week we look at the band that were destined for drug fuelled stardom instantly. This week, we will be looking at Pink Floyd’s debut album, ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’, which was the album that started everything for Floyd, and nobody could have imagined what was to come in the next few years.… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Revolver’

This month’s Throwback Thursday is based on the 1960’s – The decade that changed everything. For the first Throwback Thursday of January, we are going to the 1960’s, and who else but The Beatles. We couldn’t do the 60’s without mentioning one of the greatest bands to ever grace a stage, and a recording studio. This week we focus on their 1966 album, ‘Revolver’. From great music, to groundbreaking recording techniques,… Keep Reading

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Anhedonia Talk About New EP

After the release of their EP, and after a phenomenal launch night, Anhedonia spoke to us about the experience.  We sat down with singer, Ben Kirton, of Indie Rock band Anhedonia to discuss influences, their new EP, and a few other things to get to know the band better. So Ben, Anhedonia have recently announced their new EP, ‘Ride It Out’, where did the band get their influences for the… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Buddy Holly’

This months Throwback Thursday will focus on the 1950’s A decade which started Rock’n’Roll. For the last Throwback Thursday of December, we look at one of the worlds most influential artists when it comes to Rock’n’Roll, Buddy Holly, and his self titled 1958 album. Buddy was one of the biggest influences to some of the biggest artists in Rock’n’Roll history, such as The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, and… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Moanin’ In The Moonlight’

This months Throwback Thursday will focus on the 1950’s A decade which started Rock’n’Roll. We couldn’t leave the 50’s without mentioning the blues,  one considered by many to be one of the ‘fathers of Blues’, Howlin’ Wolf, and his debut album ‘Moanin’ In The Moonlight’.  This album was actually a compilation album, made up of songs which were previously released as singles by Chess Records, and all songs bar ‘Forty-Four’… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday -‘Elvis Presley’

This months Throwback Thursday will focus on the 1950’s A decade which started Rock’n’Roll. This week for Throwback Thursday, we are going back to where it all began, for the King Of Rock’n’Roll, Elvis Presley, and his 1956  debut album, ‘Elvis Presley’. This album introduced the world to the man, the myth and the legend that was Elvis, and from this moment on, he stormed the world with his music,… Keep Reading

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New Music – Johnny Marr & Maxine Peake – The Priest

  Johnny Marr releases new song ahead of album release, A synth story. Johnny Marr has released the first song off of his upcoming album, The song features actress Maxine Peake, who tells the story of a homeless girl living life in Manchester The story is backed by numerous synths and Johnny’s famous guitar tone reaps throughout the song, and although Marr’s guitar is used less than other instruments and quiet… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday: ‘Here’s Little Richard’

This months Throwback Thursday will focus on the 1950’s A decade which started Rock’n’Roll. The first album we have going into the new segment is ‘Here’s Little Richard’. An album which was released in 1957, and featured some of Richard’s biggest hits, ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘Tutti Frutti’. Although this album only managed to reach 13 in the Billboard Charts, it is widely regarded as one of the best albums… Keep Reading

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Johnny Marr announces new album

Johnny Marr teases 3rd solo album. The upcoming album has been recorded in Manchester’s Crazy Face Factory studio. In a recent interview with Q Magazine, Johnny Marr has announced details of his long awaited third solo album. The album has been recorded at Manchester’s Crazy Face Factory, and features the songs ‘Day In Day Out, Rise, Hi Hello, Walk Into The Sea, Hey Angel and Bug’. Should the album follow… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: Sly Antics at The Burgess, Manchester

  One small venue, one giant set. After wonderful support, Sly Antics ended the night on an almighty high. Want some Sly Antics Merch? read on for more details… Sly Antics absolutely blew the roof off The Burgess with a short, but absolutely brilliant set, featuring covers of Kanye West and The Chemical Brothers, and some new material, which went down a treat with the screaming fans. The band kicked… Keep Reading

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Interview – Cushion ‘Song For Jack’

We sat down with the lead singer of Cushion, Mark Acton, to talk about their new charity single, ‘Song For Jack’ All proceeds that are made from this single go to Starlight Children’s Foundation. Q- Hi Mark. Could you explain a bit about how this song came about? A-  Hi Rhys. Last year my nephew, Jack, became very ill with a rare brain tumour that affects only about 20-30 children… Keep Reading

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Additional Images Added As Metallica Play Manchester Arena

Metallica Manchester Arena Live A thunderous night of music as Metallica continue their Worldwired tour A night of tributes, screaming guitar and vocals to match. After strong support from Kvelertak, the gods of Metal took to stage, accompanied by the cheer of hyped fans, and a sea of phone torches, with an almighty bang as they opened with new hit, and the album title track, ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’. From… Keep Reading

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