On Monday June 19 GRTR!
experienced a multiple
hard drive failure at our main data centre.
We had resolved most issues by the end of the week and restored
Thank you for your patience and support during this period.
SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON START: EARLY THOUGHTS
The Summer Festival season
in the UK got underway at the end of May, with Bearded Theory
in Derbyshire (pictured above). Our reviewer Hollie Latham described it as
"a relaxed happiness ... the happiness that comes from being
among your tribe, free to be your real self without the
constraints of societal norms and everyday life."
There were mixed thoughts
about Download from our reviewer Darren Griffiths who thought
that it might have forgotten its classic rock/metal roots. On
the other hand, Andy Nathan may have provided an explanation, reporting on the Sunday programme
including Aerosmith noting "Download will find it very hard to attract
headliners ... when the golden generation of rock acts are no
Andy has also reviewed
Stone Free Festival at London's O2 Indigo on which
included performances from Blue Oyster Cult and Ritchie
In the coming month GRTR!
will be reviewing the major Ramblin Man Fair event in Kent and Steelhouse Festival in South Wales.
STACKRIDGE BOW OUT WITH THE FINAL BOW
Stackridge called it a day in 2015 and July sees the release of
their farewell gig in Bristol in December of that year, via
Angel Air Records.
The band's James Warren
chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! recently about the band and his
own solo career including a major international hit
'Everyone's Got To Learn Sometime' with The Korgis. An
hour special/feature is repeated on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on
Thursday 29 June at 22:00 GMT and will be available subsequently
Albums of the Month
ROBIN TROWER Time And
"His delicate touch and judicious use of tone, as well as his latter career
world-weary vocals, stand out as a testament to his art...a coherent musical
journey that demands patience, focus and - unsurprisingly - space and time"
THEA GILMORE The
"...by anybody else this would be hailed as one of the finest
albums of the new millennium, so why not because it’s by Thea
Gilmore?...Simply breathtaking" (Alan Jones)
Gunmen (AFM Records)
"...featuring the band’s trademark choral backing
vocals and some serious riffing...one that will
please old and new fans alike.
VOODOO SIX Make Way For
"When mixed with a strong tipple or three the combination – especially live
– could be rather wonderful. But, wait, we are told that we might lose a few
more brain cells in the process? Fuck dementia, and enjoy." (David
THE MAGPIE SALUTE s/t
"...I can only imagine what quality will flow when they get around to
writing original songs. A Tour de Force indeed..." (Mark Shaw)