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Crowsaw - 'Smoke & Feathers' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:00

Crowsaw - Smoke  Feathers - ArtworkDitching the cover tunes to concentrate on self-penned material, bluesy three-piece Crowsaw take things to the next level on album, 'Smoke & Feathers'. Uber Rock's Gaz E checked it out and couldn't help but fall for its heavy-duty charms....

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Low Street - 'Back To Roots' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:40

low street epAfter only forming last Summer, Wigan-based Low Street are preparing to release their debut EP, 'Back To Roots'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checked out the forthcoming extended player that falls on the folky side of punk rock, and found much to write home about.....

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Dome Dwellers - ‘Maybe I Should Have Some Pride’ (MondoTunes) Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Palmer   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 03:40

Dome DwellersDome Dwellers are an avant-garage trio from Denton TX and with ‘Maybe I Should Have Some Pride’ they have released an eight track album that has sparked a high level of interest within Uber Rock’s Jason Palmer. Why? Well think Joy Division with a nineties twist and you might just be heading in the right direction. Click the magic ‘Read More’ link and then all will truly be revealed.

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Yerbadiablo - 'It Doesn't Work' (logic(il)logic)‏ Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 21 April 2014 04:00

yerbacoverYerbadiablo are an Italian outfit heavily influenced by '60s and '70s rock, the band's sound as eclectic as it comes on new album, 'It Doesn't Work'. Uber Rock's Ross Welford, however, thinks that it does work...somehow.....

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Anti-Mortem - ‘New Southern’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Monday, 21 April 2014 03:20

Anti MortemAlthough Anti-Mortem might sound like the near perfect name for a black/death metal band, this quartet from Oklahoma are anything but. Instead think Down, Pantera and Sabbath as their thirteen tracks debut from Nuclear Blast declares the arrival of the ‘New Southern’. Uber Rock’s Mark Granger drags his reviewing couch out front to join the celebrations.

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Band Of Skulls - 'Himalayan' (Electric Blues Recordings/Pias) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 18 April 2014 04:00

bandifskullshimcoverBand Of Skulls, the alt. rockers out of Southampton, have found themselves being groomed by those pesky classic rock fans but, as Uber Rock's Jamie Richards discovered when listening to their third studio album, 'Himalayan', they offer so much more....

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Millenium - 'Ego' (Lynx Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Friday, 18 April 2014 03:20

egocoverWith latest album, 'Ego', Millenium have become Michael Anthony's second favourite Polish art-rock band. Yes, Uber Rock's resident prog warden finds plenty to get his teeth stuck into on an album detailed for you with but one click of a mouse.....

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Bob Wayne - ‘Back To The Camper’ (People Like You Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:40

Bob Wayne“Yeehaw!!!!” It’s time for another album from Nashville’s country rock straight shooter otherwise known as Bob Wayne. In the saddle for this one is Uber Rock’s Mark Granger as he goes ‘Back To The Camper’.

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Cherry Poppin’ Daddies - ‘White Teeth, Black Thoughts’ (Space Age Bachelor Pad) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 04:00

CPDThe Cherry Poppin’ Daddies just love to swing, and on their sixth album, the PledgeMusic funded ‘White Teeth, Black Thoughts’, they mix the old and new of the genre to make a package of songs that has Uber Rock’s Mark Granger cutting the finest of rugs across the URHQ dancefloor. Click the ‘Read More’ link to do just that.

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Element - 'WTF Happened to Journalism' (Lucidia) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:20

elementcoverUSEWigan-based band Element ask 'WTF Happened to Journalism' on their third full length album. Uber Rock's Michael Anthony ponders the question while taking in the band's Clutch meets Neurosis sound, with added Saxon influence and Cult cover. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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Messenger - ’Illusory Blues’ (Svart Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 03:40

MessengerLondon trio Messenger really are not what you would call a typical band, edging as they do into the world of experimental, esoteric, avant-garde, progressive rock mixing folk with more traditional rock sounds. We asked Uber Rock’s Russ P to investigate their latest album for the ever excellent Svart label and this is what he made of ’Illusory Blues’.

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PepperDome - ‘False Words About Large Days’ (PepperDome Music/Jtstyles Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Palmer   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:20

PepperdomePepperDome are the latest in a long line of Marmite bands we’ve encountered during our time here at URHQ. This time around it’s largely because their singer/drummer John Tokarczyk has a voice that is part Fred Schneider and part Bryan Ferry whilst his band sound like System Of A Down. I curious mix I’m sure you’ll agree, but it’s also one that Uber Rock’s Jason Palmer doesn’t want us to right off just yet. Hit the link to find out why.

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Bob Dee with Petro - 'Burning Rain' (Melodic Revolution Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 03:20

bobdeepetroraincoverBob Dee has previously written a song with Desmond Child and signed a record deal with a major label so, yeah, there's a little pedigree to this artist. Uber Rock's Ross Welford check's out 'Burning Rain', the latest album from Dee and band, Petro, and likes what he hears.....

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Guardian Angel - ‘Into The Lightnin’ (Easy Action) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 21 April 2014 03:40

guradian angelBefore Sonic’s Rendezvous Band there was Guardian Angel, well for singer guitarist Scott Morgan there was anyway. The Detroit band releasing only one single before they then turned into Lightnin' and then Morgan left to form the SRB. Here the Easy Action label rediscovers said single as part of an eighteen track retrospective that has Uber Rock’s Johnny H declaring the band “as good as Humble Pie”. Hit the link to find out why.

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Pontus Snibb - 'Wreck Of Blues' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 21 April 2014 03:00

snibbsololargeHe plays drums in Jason & the Scorchers, sings and plays guitar in Bonafide, now Pontus Snibb tackles the blues on a solo album that finds him teaming up with his drummer father. Uber Rock's Gaz E woke up this morning with a 'Wreck Of Blues'....

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Rust - ‘Doctors, Lawyers, Strippers & Fools’ (Rebel Sound Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Friday, 18 April 2014 03:40

RustAustralian bruisers Rust return with ‘Doctors, Lawyers, Strippers & Fools’ a coloured vinyl LP that collects the band's 7" output over the past year whilst adding 2 previously unavailable tracks to the mix. Uber Rock’s Mark Granger jumps on-board the band’s punk rock ‘n’ roll road train for this one, and likes what he finds.

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Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey - ‘Going Back Home’ (Chess Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 04:00

Wilkoapproved small 2013Bringing together ten Wilko Johnson originals and one Bob Dylan cover ‘Going Back Home’ is a celebration of UK R&B music quite like no other. Why? Well add in to the equation Johnson himself and his current band of Norman Watt-Roy and Dylan Howe, plus the keyboards of Mick Talbot and vocals from none other than the legendary Roger Daltrey and suddenly you have a potential album of the year on your hands. Uber Rock’s Johnny H explains why.

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Killer Be Killed - 'Killer Be Killed' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:00

killerbekilledalbum'Supergroup' you say? Killer Be Killed are Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta) and the new project's self-titled album is set for release next month. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps set his horns to stun and got his thoughts down on one of the year's most anticipated releases.....

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Brainstorm - ‘Firesoul’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:40

BrainstormGerman riffmasters Brainstorm are one of Europe‘s most successful power metal acts. But as Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland discovers with a return to the sound and spirit of their early albums ruthless riff efficiency and maximum metal mayhem may not be enough to set ‘Firesoul’ apart from the burgeoning pack of young metal pretenders chasing at the band’s coat tails. Hit the link and find out more.

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Marc Ford - 'Holy Ghost' (Naim Edge Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:00

marcfordholyghostcoverMarc Ford, famous for his work with The Black Crowes and, before them, Burning Tree, returns with a new solo album, 'Holy Ghost', that threatens to walk away with the most prizes when the Americana awards are given out at year end. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens, and finds one of the most poignant releases of recent times.....

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Rusty Eye - 'Saca El Cobre' (Epoché Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 03:20

rustyeyesacaRusty Eye, the horror-fuelled Hollywood outfit originally out of Mexico City, says goodbye to arguably its most famous member with 'Saca El Cobre', an album devoted to celebrating the band's influences. Uber Rock's Gaz E waves goodbye.....

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