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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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Stryper - 'No More Hell To Pay' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 04 November 2013 03:00

strypernomorehelltopayPromising three new albums by early next year when first signing to Frontiers Records, Stryper follow their release of re-recorded classics - 'Second Coming' - earlier this year with brand new studio album, 'No More Hell To Pay'. Uber Rock's Gaz E tells us that Jesus is just alright with him.....

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John Waite - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 03 November 2013 04:00

johnwaiteint86Having enjoyed numerous waves of success through the decades with a number of differing hard rock guises from The Babys in the seventies to the demise of Bad English at the start of the nineties via the mega huge worldwide smash 'Missing You' that was the peak of solo success in the eighties John Waite has consistently stepped up to any challenge before him. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with John to talk about his new live album...and much more.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Benny & Joey - Radio Nasties Print E-mail
Written by Benny & Joey   
Sunday, 03 November 2013 03:00

Radio Nasties Mix thmbWhen Uber Rock first stumbled upon Radio Nasties playing a support slot at one of Wilko Johnson’s farewell shows earlier this year we knew we had stumbled upon something. One look at the track listing of this most excellent Midnite Mixtape Massacre will verify we were 100% bang on the button with this bunch, now discover them too thanks to the impeccable music taste of guitarist/singer Benny and bassist Joey.

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Sy Keeler - Onslaught - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 02 November 2013 03:40

Sy tmbHaving released what many are calling “the thrash album of 2013’ in the shape ‘VI’, Onslaught have spent much of the last couple of months taking the record to places such as Denmark, Norway, Latvia and most recently Poland. Jim Rowland caught up with Sy Keeler the band’s frontman before their recent headline show at London’s Garage venue to talk about touring, the new album and umm more touring. Now click the link to read this trash-ter-piece of an interview.

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - November 2013 (Part 1) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 02 November 2013 03:20

Hip Priests Sick LiversAs the clocks go back and the nights draw in Uber Rock’s Johnny H cracks open the doors of The Uber Rock Singles Club and once again there’s a plethora of great rock ‘n’ roll records just waiting for your arrival. This time around H drops the review needle on the likes of The Sick Livers, The X Rays and The Hip Priests, plus some newer bands to Uber Rock like the Livids, Los Pepes, The Creeping Ivies and many more. So why not join him? Go on click the link….do it…..now!

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Bowling For Soup/Patent Pending - Cardiff, University, The Great Hall - 20th October 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 01 November 2013 03:00

BFSlive86cardiffThis was going to be a tear-jerker, no doubt about it. Uber Rock sent Dave Prince to Cardiff University to say goodbye to Bowling For Soup, the much-loved band hitting Wales as part of their farewell tour of the UK. But wait, dry those weeping eyes, for the Prince has news that will bring joy to many......

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Superhorrorfuck - 'Death Becomes Us' (logic (il) logic) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 31 October 2013 04:00

superhorrorfuckdeathalbumItalian shock rockers Superhorrorfuck return with a new band line-up and a new full-length album, 'Death Becomes Us'. Uber Rock's Gaz E stops dunking for apples long enough to wrap his icy fingers around his quill to pen this latest document of the dead.....

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H13: Tom Croxton - Impaler Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 31 October 2013 03:30

H13thumb2013Bill Lindsey, frontman of Minnesota horror metal legends Impaler, writes a monthly column for Uber Rock and was a bloody victim of our 13 Days of Halloween a few years ago so, to celebrate the band's '30 Halloweens' US tour, we grabbed drummer Tom Croxton to answer the 13 horror-related questions.....

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Peter Coyne, Chris Coyne & Del Bartle - The Godfathers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 31 October 2013 03:00

Godfathers thmbThis evening at Nottingham’s legendary Rock City venue The Godfathers kick off their latest eight date jaunt across our fair isle promoting not only their latest studio record but also the deluxe edition reissue of their long out of print ‘Self Titled’ album originally released back in 1993. Johnny H caught up with band in the run up to the tour to talk about life on the road, being their own label bosses and ummm his maybe less than complementary review of their last album. Will they find it in their hearts to forgive him, or will he end up waking up next to a horse’s head? Read on and all will be revealed.

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The Cult - Cardiff, University, The Great Hall - 18th October 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 03:00

Cult ThmbLove it or hate it, you simply cannot deny that The Cult’s third studio album ‘Electric’ was a hugely successful record commercially, acting as a spring board for the band into live arenas worldwide. Ian Bell was lucky enough to see the band on the original Electric tour back in 1987, and now in 2013 with the band once again returning to celebrate the album in full he digs out his old tasselled jacket and cowboy boots to attend the opening night of the Electric13 tour. So strap yourselves in for a night to remember.

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H13: Dirge, Draggle, Mr. Crowe & Boom Chic Chic - Cadaver Club Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:00

H13thumb2013Cadaver Club features Dirge and Draggle, the brothers Filth, on guitar and drums respectively, the exotic Boom Chic Chic on bass and the mysterious Mr. Crowe on vocals. Their debut album, 'A Fate Worse Than Life', is released on October 31st so the band members were perfect victims for Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween.....

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