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Rich Robinson - ’The Ceaseless Sight’ (The End Records/Circle Sound) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 03:00

Rich-Robinson-The-Ceaseless-Sight-176pxGuitarist Rich Robinson returns with his third solo album, the oh so eloquently titled ’The Ceaseless Sight’, Uber Rock’s Russ P runs the review gauntlet for this one hoping that Robinson junior has had enough foresight to stay well away from his singer brother’s hippy post Crowes project, and retain a sound that is grounded in the multimillion selling band’s musical legacy. To experience (sometimes) salvation just hit the link.

Nick Oliveri/Straight Lines/Prosperina - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 2nd June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:00

NO thmbA hot and sticky Monday night in Cardiff was the near perfect setting for an intimate encounter with bass demon Nick Oliveri, back in the UK supporting his soon to be released new long player ‘Uncontrollable’. What made this one oh so special though was the fact that this time around it’s just Nick and his acoustic guitar left to cover his immense back catalogue. Covering this one for Uber Rock though is fellow baldy Mr Johnny H.

Kristy Majors and the Thrill Kills - 'Kristy Majors and the Thrill Kills' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 02:30

kristythrillcdcoverapproved small 2013Pretty Boy Floyd guitarist Kristy Majors has teamed up with a Murderdoll, a BulletBoy, and another Pretty Boy to form 'Kristy Majors and the Thrill Kills'. The band's self-titled debut, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, harks back to Kristy's earliest influences and creates a trashy, punk rock-fuelled gem of an album.....

The Boys - 'Punk Rock Menopause' (Wolverine Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 16 June 2014 03:00

boysmeno300approved small 2013It's only been thirty-odd years since the last studio album from The Boys so it's not as if this long-promised new long player is hugely anticipated, right? Wrong! Uber Rock's Dom Daley goes through a 'Punk Rock Menopause' and thinks it's the best thing that's happened to him...this year at least.....

Ginger Wildheart - Uber Rock/Camden Rocks Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards with Hywel Davies   
Sunday, 15 June 2014 03:00

gingecamdint86Uber Rock's Jamie Richards, backed up by his muscles, Hywel Davies (frontman of Dead Shed Jokers), caught up with Ginger Wildheart at the Camden Rocks festival at the end of last month. The ensuing conversation found the legendary frontman speaking candidly about, amongst other things, how bands are using PledgeMusic all wrong. It all makes for a remarkable, must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

Deathstars - 'The Perfect Cult' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 14 June 2014 03:00

deathstarscultcoverSwedish deathglam pioneers Deathstars return after almost five and a half years out of the New Release pile with fourth studio album, 'The Perfect Cult'. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out...but does he la-la-la-like it? Read on to find out.....

Camden Rocks - London - 31st May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 13 June 2014 03:00

camden8614Uber Rock's Jamie Richards represented Uber Rock at the sold out Camden Rocks festival, checking out as many performances as he could while swanning around interviewing legends and ligging like a Blakout. Hit Read More to discover just why our man finds it difficult to remember a festival that he's enjoyed more.....

Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival - Ballyshannon, Ireland - 30th May - 1st June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Thursday, 12 June 2014 03:00

Rory thmbWhen Rory Gallagher passed away back in 1995 I guess the G man himself would have been surprised at how his loyal fan base have kept his rich blues legacy in the spotlight. Take the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival for example, 3 days of music in honour of the man and held in his birth town of Ballyshannon too. Uber Rock’s very own six string maverick Eamon O’Neill picks up the story of this year’s event.

The Quireboys - 'Black Eyed Sons' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 03:00

QboyBlackEyedSonscoverLess than a year after the release of the great 'Beautiful Curse' album, The Quireboys celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of their eighth studio album, 'Black Eyed Sons', packaged with a live acoustic disc and a live DVD. Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks that this is the VFM release of the year.....

Bob Mould - ‘Beauty & Ruin’ (Merge Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 03:00

Bob Mould‘Beauty & Ruin’ is the highly anticipated follow up to Bob Mould’s superb 2012 opus ‘Silver Age’. Described as a ‘compact epic’ by the man himself Uber Rock’s Johnny H enters the digital age to sample a record he just can’t wait to hear. Click the link to discover what the 36 minute album has to offer.

Tesla - 'Simplicity' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 09 June 2014 03:00

teslasimplicitycoverTesla returns with 'Simplicity', the band's seventh studio album proper. With Tom Zutaut and Michael Wagener at the controls, and 80% of the classic line-up present, would this album Bust a Nut in its aim to please, or be a case of EZ Come, EZ Go? Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks it's a right ass-kicker of a record - hit Read More to find out why.....

Kevin Baldes - Lit - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 08 June 2014 03:00

baldes86As Lit hit the UK for their 'A Place In The Sun' 15th anniversary tour, Uber Rock had Rob Lane waiting in the wings to grab a quick chat with bassist Kevin Baldes. Thing is, Laney wanted to talk about the pre-Lit days, when the band were called Razzle and hanging out on the Sunset Strip. "Well," said Kevin, "as long as the whole interview isn’t about that..."

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire - 25th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 07 June 2014 03:00

Ian A ThmbReturning to UK stages to promote his ‘Homo Erraticus’ album, Ian Anderson once again appeared to be happy to associate himself with his classic prog rock paymasters by not only taking up a Jethro Tull prefix to his name but also delivering a ‘Best Of Tull’ set during the second part of the concert. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland caught the recent London show and for once wasn’t such a happy prog rock bunny. Hit the ‘banned from standing on one leg whilst reviewing’ link to find out why.

Babylon A.D. - 'Lost Sessions / Fresno, CA 93' (Apocalypse Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 06 June 2014 03:00

babADcoverBabylon A.D. - that's a blast from the past, right?! Uber Rock's Ross Welford is kokk rokk to the kore and he can't stop backflipping over the return of a band who famously provided Robocop with his own Shaft-style theme tune. Kinda. This new disc releases some long lost songs that have resided in the hair metal archives for over two decades - dare you listen?

Buzzcocks - 'The Way' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 03:00

buzzcockswayuse'The Way', the ninth studio album from the legendary Buzzcocks, was funded via a PledgeMusic campaign, pledgers given access to the album months before it goes on general release. Uber Rock's Dom Daley put his money where his mouth is and got the album early doors. Hit Read More to find out if this is, in fact, The Way to do it......

Prince & 3rdEyeGirl - Leeds, First Direct Arena - 23rd May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:00

princelive86Remember when Kerrang! got a load of shit for putting Prince on its cover back in the day? In further proof that Uber Rock does whatever the fuck it likes we give today's front page up to Prince without a care in the world. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was first in line to get a ticket to one of the purple one's rare UK shows and was not disappointed as he watched a bona fide musical legend stun with a born-again love of the guitar.....


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