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Uber Pop Weekend: Uber Rock's Guilty Pleasures - King Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:20

stepsintimeBack in the eighties Coventry based pop rockers King were signed to CBS Records for two studio albums, 'Steps In Time' and 'Bitter Sweet'. Uber Pop’s Johnny H takes a look back at their classic debut record and discovers a band that were perhaps too rough for the Wham camp, not rough enough for The Clash gang, too pop for Springsteen's crowd but not pop enough for Michael Jackson fans.

Uber Pop Weekend: Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Soul Boys of the Western World Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:00

deadend86To get in the mood for our very first Uber Pop Weekend, Gaz E settled into his lazy boy with 'Soul Boys of the Western World', the documentary charting the rise, stumble, and return of Spandau Ballet. It's a tale of fashion, fallouts, court cases, Blitz Kids and millions of records sold....

Mike Peters presents The Alarm - 'Strength' - Swansea, Sin City - 20th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 03 April 2015 03:00

alarmswansea86Mike Peters follows last year's 'Declaration' tour with a live celebration of The Alarm's second album, 'Strength'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley has seen The Alarm more times than he's seen any other band (yes, even Spider, Iron Maiden and Accept) so he was hardly going to miss this tour when it rolled into his backyard.....

Brawlers - 'Romantic Errors Of Our Youth' (Alcopop! Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 02 April 2015 03:00

brawlerscover300approved small 2013Leeds-based power pop punks Brawlers follow up last year's 'I Am A Worthless Piece Of Shit' EP with their debut, full-length album, 'Romantic Errors Of Our Youth'. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to, if not the Album of the Year, then certainly the Album of the Summer.....

Dirt Box Disco - ‘Only In It For The Money’ (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 03:00

DBDapproved small 2013Four albums into their career and with a plethora of profile raising gigs under their belts Dirt Box Disco have quite rightly become one of the hottest properties on the UK punk rock scene. Now with the release of ‘Only In It For The Money’ on April 19th they are about to unleash possibly their strongest set of songs to date. Well that’s what Uber Rock’s Johnny H thinks anyway, so hit the link to get a preview of what awaits you come Dirt Box Day 2015.

Turbowolf - 'Two Hands' (Spinefarm Records/Search & Destroy) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 02:00

turbo2300approved small 2013Eclectic Bristol bunch Turbowolf return with album number two, the hugely-anticipated 'Two Hands', some three and a half years after their debut, self-titled album impressed many. Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks he's heard another genuine album of the year contender.....

Dead Shed Jokers - 'Dead Shed Jokers' (Pity My Brain Records) Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 03:00

DSJcover2approved small 2013Dead Shed Jokers are about to release the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed debut, 'Peyote Smile'. Uber Rock's Michael Anthony listens to the hugely-anticipated second, self-titled album and comes to the conclusion that you need these boys in your lives. Hit Read More to discover why.....

Dan Reed - ‘Transmission’ (Zero One Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 30 March 2015 03:00

Dan Reed - Transmissionapproved small 2013Dan Reed releases an all new studio album today called ‘Transmission’, it’s a record that Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby connected with on many different levels, and he thinks it will have the same impact on you too. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to find out why.

Vintage Concert Bill: Iggy Pop - 17th April 1996 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 04:00

iggy9686"I held up Iggy Pop during a stage dive!" - When Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey opens up another of his must-read Vintage Concert Bill features with a line like that you know we're interested! This month Bill writes of a solo Iggy show from the mid-nineties where, yes, he held up Iggy Pop during a stage dive!

Steve Hackett - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 03:00

Steve Hackett thmbLegendary guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Steve Hackett needs little introduction. He helped shape the prog genre as part of Genesis, coming up with pioneering techniques that have been copied and reproduced ever since. With new album ‘Wolflight’ due for release tomorrow, Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill found the guitarist in a philosophical mood when they chatted recently; “whatever you plan is only part of the outcome, and what makes up the rest, are these great surprises.” Click the link to read the full interview.

Maria Brink - In This Moment - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 03:00

Mariaint86Steve Beebee returns to the virtual pages of Uber Rock, bringing with him an exclusive interview with Maria Brink of In This Moment who talks about the importance of self-belief on her band's circuitous route to success. Yes, it's another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

Steve Overland - FM - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:30

overlandint86Ahead of the April 20th release of FM's highly anticipated new album, 'Heroes And Villains', Uber Rock's Dave Prince caught up with the band's frontman, Steve Overland, for another UR interview exclusive. The Prince had already set his air keytar to stun with a glowing review of the album, now he gets to quiz his favourite Page 7 Fella.....

The Quireboys - 'St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 27 March 2015 03:00

quireboysceciliacoverThe release of 'St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul' makes it three full studio albums and a long-lost reissue in less than three years for The Quireboys. Recorded in Sweden with Bonafide's Martin Ekelund, this new album introduces us to a new pared-down Quireboys. Uber Rock's Gaz E remains easily misled.....

Judas Priest - ‘Defenders Of The Faith - Special 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 03:00

JPReleased earlier this month the 3CD 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Judas Priest’s ‘Defenders Of The Faith’ had Uber Rock’s Johnny H digging through his history books trying to remember why he missed out on the album first time around. Here he pinpoints a particular Hammersmith Odeon show from December 1983 as the possible reason as he once again rediscovers his teenage years. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to join him in his heavy metal time machine.

Christmas - ‘Lose Your Illusion’ (Kidnap Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:00

ChristmasReturning with the rather wonderfully titled ‘Lose Your Illusion’, German death punks Christmas are ready to shock and rock the world with their sophomore release. Uber Rock’s Johnny H picks up the story behind the record, which is due to be unleashed on an otherwise unsuspecting public on the 8th of May 2015. Hit the link to discover why you need this one in your collections.

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts - 'Blaster' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 03:00

Scott Weiland The Wildabouts Blaster coverapproved small 2013Scott Weiland, the enfant terrible of rock 'n' roll frontmen, returns with a new band, The Wildabouts, and a new album, 'Blaster'. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens and finds a long player packed with more hooks than a Cenobite's tool box.....


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