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The Dowling Poole - Bedford, Holy Moly’s @ Esquires - 13th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Friday, 27 May 2016 04:00

DP Poster thmbThe sun is out, so that must mean summer is finally here. The perfect soundtrack to the couple of days when it isn’t raining we think is ‘One Hyde Park’ the sophomore record by The Dowling Poole. Uber Rock’s Martin Haslam got the chance to see the band recreate their powerpop genius live recently at Bedford Esquires, but did they manage to bring the sunshine indoors? Hit the link to find out…..

Manic Street Preachers - Liverpool, Echo Arena - 13th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 27 May 2016 03:00

Manics86liveBellTwenty years, that’s how long it’s been since Welsh stadium rockers Manic Street Preachers released their breakthrough album 'Everything Must Go'. What better way to celebrate the anniversary then than by playing said record in its entirety in arenas around the UK? As the tour winds its way to the Liberty Stadium this weekend Uber Rock’s Ian Bell relives the emotional opening night in Liverpool.

Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy - 'Songs From The Garage' (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:00

JimBreuercover300useUS comedian Jim Breuer pretty much broke the news of Brian Johnson's departure from AC/DC, so don't be surprised to find the legendary frontman guesting on his musical debut, 'Songs From The Garage'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey listens to a perhaps surprisingly accomplished album.....

Magnum / Vega - London, Islington, Assembly Hall - 13th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 03:00

Magnum ThmbBack in mid-April British pomp legends Magnum set out on the road in support of their 19th studio album Sacred Blood, Divine Lies’ playing over 30 dates across numerous during the following weeks. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland caught up with Catley and Co. at London’s Islington Assembly Hall for their third UK show, but something was amiss. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to find out what that was exactly.

Death Angel - ‘The Evil Divide’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 03:00

DA AlbumThere are some of us here at Uber Rock HQ who believe that The Big 4 of thrash metal never really was the true cutting edge of the genre. Nick Russell is one such scribe, possessing a list as long as your arm of bands who should have made it to the big time. Here he takes a sneak peek at ‘The Evil Divide’ the soon to be released record by Death Angel, one of the bands at the very top of his list. Hit the link then to find out why “quality thrash will never go out of fashion.”

The Wildhearts - 'Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung - PHUQ Live' (Round Records Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 23 May 2016 03:00

WHPHUQcover300Due to be released on Ginger's new Round Records Records label, 'Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung - PHUQ Live' captures The Wildhearts on last year's anniversary tour of their supreme second album. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey was there, and thinks this new live album is a near-perfect companion piece.....

Brian Tatler - Diamond Head - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 22 May 2016 03:00

DHP019Described as “breathtaking” by this very website Diamond Head’s all new self titled album is making people wake up to the fact that the NWOBHM legends have never sounded more relevant or exciting. Here Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins chats with guitarist Brian Tatler to find out what has reenergized the band and made them a force to be (dead) reckoned with once again.

Torpedohead - 'III' (Woodhouse Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 21 May 2016 03:00

torp3cover300approved small 2013German glunk rockers Torpedohead have done it again with their third album... erm... 'III'. But what otherworldly qualities could the album have to get Uber Rock's Ben Hughes thinking back to Christmases past? Read on to find out.....

UK Subs / Department S / Foreign Legion / Pizzatramp - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 7th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 20 May 2016 03:00

UK Subs thmbWith their final studio album ‘Ziezo’ being ranked as one of their career best the legendary UK Subs hit Cardiff recently complete with a stellar support cast of Department S, Foreign Legion and Pizzatramp. Uber Rock’s Johnny H just happened to be at this one thanks to an Uber colleague’s interweb ineptitude, and was certainly glad he made the effort. Hit the link to find out why.

Giuda / Syteria / The Jackhammers - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 6th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 19 May 2016 03:00

Guida poste thmbFor the second of Uber Rock’s live reports capturing the best of Giuda’s recent four date UK tour we turn our attentions to Leeds and the fantastic Brudenell Social Club. On hand to review this one for us was Ben Hughes a scribe who now really does want us all to get down and get with it. Hit the link to find out why.

Dan Reed and Danny Vaughn - Cardiff, Fuel Rock Club - 6th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 03:20

SOH thmbDan Reed and Danny Vaughn are currently out on the road together touring the UK for the second time as part of their Snake Oil - Harmony joint venture where both singers share the same stage and songs from their illustrious back catalogue. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince was fortunate enough to catch one of the early dates on the tour at Fuel Rock Club and here he gets ready to ‘lose his shit’ all over again…..

FVK / DesasterKids / Trailer Park Sex - Hamburg, DE, Rock Café - 5th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 03:00

FVK IMG 6036Uber Rock’s resident German correspondent Colin Hunt always thought that to catch Fearless Vampire Killers live he'd once again have to take a trip back home to Blighty. What he hadn’t counted on was the newly rechristened FVK stopping off in his adopted home of Hamburg as part of their ongoing European tour, also on the bill were DesasterKids and Trailer Park Sex.

The Tyla J Pallas Band / Boss Caine / Matty James - York, The Fulford Arms - 5th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 03:00

TylaMayYork86The Tyla J Pallas Band returned to York so, of course, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was there to document the event for your reading pleasure. With the exact same bill as last December's show at the venue, it might have been a bit Groundhog Day for our man. "Do you ever have déjà vu?" we asked him. "I don't think so," he replied, "but I could check with the kitchen..."

Buffalo Summer - 'Second Sun' (UDR Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 16 May 2016 03:00

BFSSScover300After sharing stages with the likes of Duff McKagan/Walking Papers, Skid Row, Ugly Kid Joe, Soundgarden, and Buckcherry, Buffalo Summer return with sophomore album, 'Second Sun'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey thinks the perennial support band is now a worthy headline act.....

Dan Reed - Dan Reed Network - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Sunday, 15 May 2016 03:00

Dan Reed Network LogoDan Reed is currently out on the road in the UK playing shows with Tyketto’s Danny Vaughn, next month though he returns to his first love, the Dan Reed Network, to play a series of album launch shows across Europe. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill recently caught up with the frontman to find out all about the band’s first studio album in twenty five years and why the original band members are back to ‘Fight Another Day’.

UK Subs - 'Ziezo' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 14 May 2016 03:00

UKZ300Who woulda thunk that seminal punk band, the UK Subs, would ever achieve their collective aim of releasing a new album for every letter of the alphabet? 'Ziezo' completes the sequence and Uber Rock's Dom Daley ponders whether this really could be the end for Charlie Harper and Co.


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