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Eureka Machines - 'Brain Waves' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 03:00

brainwavescover300approved small 2013Nobody cared when the digital promo of 'Brain Waves', the fourth album from Eureka Machines, turned up for review, cos we'd all already Pledged for it, heard it, loved it and pencilled it into our Albums of the Year list. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes explains why this band just keeps on getting better and better.....

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Gallows - ‘Desolation Sounds’ (Venn Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 13 April 2015 03:00

Gallows DSapproved small 2013Watford/Canadian punks Gallows have their fourth album ‘Desolation Sounds’ available in all good record shops today. Now totally Carter brother free though we couldn’t help but wonder what would the remaining quartet would actually sound like? Uber Rock’s Johnny H takes a look at the 10 tracker and discovers a record as bold as it is brash, and says “don’t let the band’s past stand in your way from discovering a record that is far more than just punk rock.”

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Vic Zino - Hardcore Superstar - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 12 April 2015 03:00

HCSS thmbLater this month Swedish street metallers Hardcore Superstar will unleash ‘HCSS’- their tenth studio record - on the world, so we thought it was the ideal time to catch up with the band to basically find out why this is the record we should all go out and buy. We asked hardcore (superstar) fan Ross Welford to pen some questions for guitarist Vic Zino to answer, and the resulting replies…well you can read them for yourself, right here on Uber Rock.

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Michael Schenker - Temple Of Rock - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:00

michael schenker by laurence harvey thmbMichael Schenker and his Temple Of Rock are currently wowing audiences across the other side of the Atlantic in support of their recently released ‘Spirit On A Mission’. Just before he set sail for the US Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill was lucky enough to catch up with the six string maestro for a long overdue chat. Here he talks about recording the new album, his relationship with his brother and what the future might hold for him.

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I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run/The Crunch/Band & Special Guests - London, Camden, Koko - 25th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 10 April 2015 03:00

Strummer poster thmbSo when is a gig not exactly a gig? Why, when it is a film premiere too! As Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland found out recently when he attended the London premiere of Nick Hall’s new documentary ‘I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run’. Also on the bill for this very special occasion was an appearance by powerpop supergroup The Crunch plus an all-star tribute to The Clash to round off the night. We join our man hoping to spot a ‘Brand New Cadillac’….

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Van Halen - ‘Tokyo Dome Live In Concert’ (Warner Bros/Rhino) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 09 April 2015 03:00

VHSo you’re returning from a holiday from hell and your tits are well and truly on the deck. You log onto the interweb and find a band you’ve been waiting to see live again for over 30 years (namely Van Halen) trying not to make complete arses of themselves live on TV, then you suddenly realise you’ve just shelled out £60 for their all new ‘Tokyo Dome Live In Concert’ on LP and you have got to review it when you get back home. What do you do next? Well in the case of Uber Rock’s Johnny H you simply bite your lip, take the plunge and pray things can only get better.

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Vintage Trouble/Tom Papa Ray - York, Fibbers - 27th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 03:00

VT86YK2015Hot on a run of arena shows supporting Paloma Faith, Vintage Trouble rolled into York for the first of a series of headline shows and, of course, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was there to review for your reading pleasure. Hit the link for a tale of songs, sweat and... strippers?

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Halestorm - 'Into The Wild Life' (Atlantic Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 03:00

halestormwildlifecoverHalestorm return after the huge, Grammy Award-winning success of second album, 'The Strange Case Of...', with 'Into The Wild Life', a record that, Uber Rock's Gaz E discovers, will do little to slow down their climb to the top of the hard rock world....

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Agnostic Front - ‘The American Dream Died’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Monday, 06 April 2015 03:00

AFapproved small 2013Four years on from the release of one of Darrel Sutton’s favourite records of the last twenty years, Agnostic Front follow up that very album, ‘My Life, My Way’ with the 16 track monolith that is ‘The American Dream Died’. Would this one live up to the heady reputation of its predecessor though? Hit the link to read the all-important Uber Rock verdict.

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Uber Pop Weekend: Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Linus of Hollywood Print E-mail
Written by Linus Dotson   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 04:00

Linus 03Linus of Hollywood doesn’t care about musical genres. If it’s a good tune, then it’s a good tune. Currently one of the most in demand music producers on the West Coast, Linus is more than happy to spin an Abba LP over lunch and then throw Black ‘N Blue cassette tape in the car whilst on route to a Saxon concert! So when Uber Rock said “Pop” then we immediately thought of Linus Dotson and here for your delectation is a C90 fit to burst with his 13 favorite power pop jams.

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Uber Pop Weekend: Hi-Fi To Die For - Sigue Sigue Sputnik Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:40

HiFi86After leaving Generation X, Tony James went about forming a "fantasy band" and the resulting outfit, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, affected many of the Uber Rock Massive. One in particular, Ben Hughes, though stopping short of covering his face in torn fishnets, became obsessed with the enfant terribles of the mid-eighties pop charts. 1986's 'Flaunt It' surely is Hi-Fi To Die For.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Uber Rock's Guilty Pleasures - DumDums Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:20

dum86Formed in 1997, the DumDums were "created to be a reaction against the faceless, colourless, soulless pop that is around today." Sound familiar? When asked to contribute to our Uber Pop Weekend Jo Hayes was almost offended when we suggested she write of her love for the band in our Guilty Pleasures section. Read on to find out why.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Hall & Oates Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:00

deadend86Reissued to tie-in with our Uber Pop Weekend (possibly), 'The Daryl Hall & John Oates Video Collection: 7 Big Ones' is a 1984 sell-through VHS release slapped onto a DVD for our viewing pleasure. Gaz E can go for that.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Carol Decker - T'Pau - Uber Pop Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 04:00

carolint86To celebrate Uber Rock's very first Uber Pop Weekend T'Pau released a new single, 'Read My Mind', this week. How, then, could we debut such a poptastic holiday spectacular without featuring the band? We couldn't. Dave Prince caught up with Carol Decker to talk about the new album, 'Pleasure & Pain', rescheduled tour dates and, yes, the Eighties.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Hi-Fi To Die For - Blondie Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:40

HiFi86Ever wondered what album caused Uber Rock's Dom Daley to become obsessed with hand claps? Look no further than Blondie's seminal third studio album, 'Parallel Lines'. It's classic records like this that Hi-Fi To Die For was created for. Our Uber Pop Weekend continues, one way or another.....

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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.

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