From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves to be brought to your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s management will ever have made these recommendations. It is simply one music fan putting their taste on the line in the hope of sharing good music. The questions are intended to give just a basic introduction to possibly your new favourite artist/band.

So without further ado, let’s crack on with another introduction, in which Silent Radio’s Steve Jones recommends GROVES for your audible delectation.


grovesWho are ya?

A three piece racket band from Manchester

Where are you from?

Please see above

How long have you been doing what you’re doing now?

About 6 months

Is being a musician your full time job?

As if, it doesn’t pay anything

Are there any obvious influences in your music?

Yes, herbal tea, beer, goat’s milk and jumping on the spot for four hours intent with rage.
Also Shellac, Sonic Youth and Unwound, and cable, Stephen Malkmus and Pavement.

Are there any not so obvious influences in your music?

Yes, Mr Siddels, peanuts, Lightning Bolt

Any musical Guilty Pleasures? Come on you can share, we’re all friends here!

I like Gotye (Luca)
I like Offspring (Rich)
I like cheesy gospel music (Tia)

Apart from yourself of course, what other band/artist would you recommend our readers check out?

Warm Widow are great from Manchester
Theres a world of great bands in Glasgow, Blue Sabbath Black Fiji, Ultimate Thrush, Fem Bitch Nation, Divorce (sadly split up now though) to name a few
Fawn Spots doing well and great from York
Richard Dawson is very good from Newcastle
Aeroplane Flies High from Liverpool

Tell us about the defining moment when you thought ‘Fuck, yes I want to be a musician!’

When I went to CERN, that massive particle accelerator thing in Switzerland, and I met
loads of people who really really liked Math’s and Physics, that’s when I realized … Fuck yes! I want to be a musician. (Tias Story)

Does what go on, on tour, stay on tour?

N/A… not been on tour yet

What’s your most favouritist gig (as a gig goer), like, ever?

Cable at the Venue in Derby (Luca/Rich)
Fugazi at Leeds Academy (Rich)
Monteverdi’s Vespers at Derby Cathedral (Tia)

Who, in your wildest dreams would you like to collaborate with/be produced by?

Steve Albini springs to mind, but he probably springs to many minds

Best place for people to find out what you are up to?
our rehearsal room at Sunshine Studios

Anything to declare?

Nothing to declare