Name:
Grover

Personnel:

Current Job:
We're currently promoting our new single on Bearos Records. It's a four track e.p. called "414.7 Revolutions". Peel has played tracks from it and we're working on getting a session out of him. Other than that, looking around for new labels for our next release. I'm also in the middle of re-vamping our website.

Previous Employment:
Andy: none; Simon F: Wimpletodes, Sharon, Moneygods, Melt and a glittering and varied solo career; Simon R: Wimpletodes, Moneygods, Candyskin, Melt. (None of these bands were anything like what we do now, by the way).

Achievements:

All these releases are distributed by Cargo. A number of tracks included on compilation CD's, including "Freedom to Innovate" (Volumes 1 & 2) "BURBSCD1" (British Underground Rock Bands) and "Underground in a Big Town", (Blag! fanzine). Also, various demos before that.

References:
"Birmingham's Post-rock pioneers" was how Bearos described us, which was nice. "Subtle layered soundscapes seared with oxyacetalene guitars" was another review. An early live reviewer stated that he had never heard such an enormous sound from a three-piece before.

Strengths and Weaknesses:
Strengths: "Introspective post-rock coupled with powerful, emotive songwriting". We come from a similar musical background to bands like Mogwai, Billy Mahonie, etc. in that we draw influences from the same sources, eg. Slint, Bitch Magnet, Codeine. Our more song-based stuff draws more from bands such as Radiohead, Portishead, PJ Harvey, Red House Painters, Galaxie 500, etc.

We feel an affinity with other contemporary British bands such as Los Planetos Del Agua, Calvados Beam Trio, San Lorenzo, Hirameka HiFi, etc.

Weaknesses: A recent review in "The Beat" said that the new single sounded like early Floyd, or Love, which says a lot more about the age of the reviewer than it does about our music!

Contact Details:
www.grover.org.uk info@grover.org.uk 65 Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7EY

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