UNRIVALLED FESTIVAL COVERAGE IN 2016!
excelled this year in covering over 15 Festival events throughout
the summer including shows in the USA and France.
We still have to add a
couple of later summer events - Watchet Festival and Cambridge
Rock - both will complete our most comprehensive ever festival
You can remember what
Summer 2016 was all about in our gig reviews section!
Photo: Darren Griffiths/GRTR!
STEVE ROTHERY CHATS TO GRTR! AHEAD OF ALBUM RELEASE AND TOUR
Marillion release their
eighteenth studio album this month and start a USA tour in
late-October. UK dates commence 27 November.
Get Ready to ROCK! Radio
recently caught up with the band's longest serving member, guitarist Steve
Rothery, and this forms the basis of a one-hour special this Sunday 18 September at
Special guests on the station in August
have included Judie Tzuke (subject of a two-part feature), Sari Schorr
(currently on tour in the UK) and Laurence Jones (touring in November).
Most features can be heard again via a
dedicated Mixcloud page.
Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR!
Albums of the Month
KISSIN' DYNAMITE Generation Goodbye (AFM Records)
...well played, well produced with well written, extremely catchy (but a little
quirky) tunes...These guys don't seem to know how to write a bad song! Kissin'
Dynamite deserve to be huge but in this day and age, who knows? (Phil
SARI SCHORR A Force Of
...a slice of polished blues-rock with just enough lightning in
the bottle to crossover from blues to rock fans...This is an
excellent album that will surely kick start a blossoming career.
The Storm Within
Evergrey are truly back on top of their game with
one of their finest albums to date, I can't
recommend this one highly enough. (Jason Ritchie)
To be honest it's really refreshing hearing a young band who are prepared to
break out of the now predictable Led Zeppelin template...This is one of the
finest, most consistent, independent releases I've heard this year and deserves
to be huge. (David Randall)