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Giuda - 'Let's Do It Again' (Damaged Goods) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 03:00

Giuda artwork smallapproved small 2013Giuda are an Italian five-piece band from Rome who play the most exciting kind of retro-sounding pub rock and junk shop glam, and have the look of true working class heroes - boots, polos, chequered shirts, leather jackets and short or shaved hair. Uber Rock's Dom Daley got down and got with the band's long-awaited second album, 'Let's Do It Again' - you should too!

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Saxon - ‘Unplugged And Strung Up’ (UDR Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 18 November 2013 03:00

Saxon UnpluggedFourteen Saxon tracks from the band’s expansive back catalogue are given a makeover thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes, recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap for ‘Unplugged And Strung Up’ an album that even has long time closet Saxon fan Johnny H, going “perhaps I should review this one?” Find out what all the fuss is about by clicking the link.

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Erik Chandler - Bowling For Soup - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 17 November 2013 03:20

Eric Chandler thmbBack in the UK recently for what would be their final 14 live shows this side of the pond as Bowling For Soup, Dave Prince took time out with bassist Erik Chandler before the band’s Cardiff show to find out why this really is their ‘Farwell’ UK tour, and what happens next for the Texan power poppers everybody loves.

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Iain Kilgallon - Control - Uber Rock Interview‏ Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 16 November 2013 04:00

iainkilgallonmix86We published the Midnite Mixtape of Iain Kilgallon, frontman of UK punks Control, last weekend, now Uber Rock's Matt Phelps follows up that great read with another, a full-on interview with Iain where he not only details the thinking behind the band's great new album, 'Ballad Of The Working Man', but also his thoughts on the state of Britain in 2013. This is yet another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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Baz Francis - Magic Eight Ball - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 16 November 2013 03:30

bazint86He's best buddies with Donnie Vie, writes fine and dandy Power Pop tunes to die for and under the name of Magic Eight Ball has just released an Uber Rock approved album called 'Sorry We're Late But We're Worth The Wait'. Ben Hughes caught up with Baz Francis to get the finer details on that debut album, get the lowdown on touring with Donnie Vie and find out exactly what his influences are....

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Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock - 'Bridge The Gap' (Inakustik) Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Friday, 15 November 2013 03:00

schenkbridgethegapcoverLegendary guitarist Michael Schenker, after countless attempts to forever lose himself in the rock 'n' roll wilderness, returns to form with his band, Temple of Rock (featuring Herman Rarebell, Francis Buchholz, Doogie White and Wayne Findlay) and their new album, 'Bridge The Gap'. Uber Rock's Michael Anthony checks it out...and likes what he finds.....

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The Godfathers/The Hot 27’s/The Lone Sharks - Bristol, The Thunderbolt - 2nd November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 14 November 2013 03:00

Godfathers thmbWith two new albums out right now (okay one of them is an expanded reissue of a long lost classic) The Godfathers are once again out on the road doing what they do best, playing in yer face rock n roll music. Nev Brooks caught up with the band on one of the earlier dates of the tour at Bristol’s Thunderbolt music venue hoping that the 20 odd years that had passed since he last saw them hadn’t diluted their intense live experience. So, “Come on Bristol, let’s fucking ‘ave it!!!!!”

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Ghost B.C. - ‘If You Have Ghost’ EP (Loma Vista Recordings/Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 03:00

Ghost-If You Have GhostCurrently out on the road touring their second album ‘Infestissumam’, Swedish metal ghouls Ghost B.C. find themselves in the curious position of having a new record label and needing something new material to work on with mega fan Dave Grohl. So what about an EP as a stop gap, one that combines 4 cover songs, all given a sprinkling of “Ghost-dust” , with a live track added to keep the die-hards happy. Johnny H investigates ‘If You Have Ghost’ and for once is left speechless. Well almost.

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Bad Sam - ‘Working Class Holocaust’ (Kriminal Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 03:00

Bad Sam coverapproved small 2013It’s certainly been a long time coming, but with their new long player ‘Working Class Holocaust’ Newport punks Bad Sam might just have released the album of the year. Johnny H steps inside the insane world of a band who claim to be bastard sons of teddy boys whilst plying their wares under the ever present watchful gaze of their ventriloquist dummy mascot, and finds a record that is ready to change the world….your world. Click the link to find out more.

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Dan Reed - 'In Between The Noise' (Zero One Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 11 November 2013 03:00

danreedacousticcoverapproved small 2013Dan Reed may be reunited with his Network, but that hasn't stopped his reimagining as an acoustic storyteller. 'In Between The Noise' sees Reed re-recording DRN classics and songs from his last two solo albums in single live takes at his home studio, and also includes seven new songs. Uber Rock's Gaz E is, for once, left speechless.....

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Tor Abyss - Lucifer Star Machine - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 10 November 2013 03:00

torintthumb'Rock N Roll Martyrs', the new album from Lucifer Star Machine, is one of the year's most ass-kicking releases, of that there is little doubt. Uber Rock's Dom Daley collared the band's frontman Tor Abyss - yeah, right! - to get the lowdown on the album's recording, release and pretty much everything in between... including Gustav Faust, the half-retarded German war monkey......

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - November 2013 (Part 2) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 09 November 2013 03:00

prima donna like hellWe've had so much quality vinyl come through the URHQ PO Box recently that we had to ask Dom Daley to put together his very own version of The Uber Rock Singles Club just to keep poor old H Bombz from going insane. Featuring the likes of Prima Donna, The Hip Priests, Bitch Queens, The Jim Jones Revue and many many more it’s time to once again put the needle on the record, when the glunk rock goes like this…..

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Magic Eight Ball - 'Sorry We're Late But We're Worth The Wait' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 08 November 2013 03:00

magiceightballsorrycoverapproved small 2013After releasing a batch of well-received EPs Magic Eight Ball finally (that album title isn't just for show, y'know!) release their long-awaited debut album, 'Sorry We're Late But We're Worth The Wait'. Featuring an appearance from Enuff Z'Nuff's Donnie Vie, the album, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was happy to discover, takes all the band's previous promise and amps it up to 11 in an explosion of power pop excellence.....

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The Boomtown Rats - London, Roundhouse - 26th October 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 07 November 2013 03:00

BTR thumbAs a teenager back in 1982 Jim Rowland went to see his first gig at Hammersmith Odeon, and the band he got to see? Why it was The Boomtown Rats. Now some 31 years on Jim is once again stage front and centre but just up the road in Camden he’s once again in the company of his old mate Jon who accompanied him the first time around. Oh and did we forget to mention The Boomtown Rats now come complete with added Geldof? What followed was a night full of surprises, and one steeped in nostalgia.

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Suede - Bristol, O2 Academy - 24th October 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 03:00

SuedethmbEarlier this year Suede returned with their first new studio album in a little over a decade, the eloquently titled ‘Bloodsports’. Having already caught the reformed band performing their ‘Dog Man Star’ album in its entirety just a few years back we sent Johnny H out into the dark streets of Bristol to sample some of what the UK glam pop quintet had to offer this time around, hoping the night might just live up to the band’s new album title. Click the link to find out what happened to him.

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The Jim Jones Revue/Joe Gideon & The Shark - Cardiff, The Globe - 21st October 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 03:00

JJR thmbHaving released one of THE albums of 2012 in the shape of ‘The Savage Heart’ Jim Jones Revue have returned with a new 7” single called ‘Collision Boogie’, what’s more they also have a 14 date tour to promote it, are we excited about this here at URHQ? You bet we are. Nev Brooks picks up the story of a gig of two halves and once again our man from the iron mountain is looking to attack, attack, attack.

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