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Jacobites – ‘Heart Of Hearts’ (Bang! Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 04:00

Jacobites - HOH artworkDom Daley is still rooting about in the rock ‘n’ roll archives, and this time he has dug up one of the finest albums of its type.  Previously only released, in limited quantities, in Spain, and now unearthed for a whole new generation of listeners, Messrs Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth truly did put their hearts on their, well, hearts, with this resurrected classic:

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Dan Hunter – ‘Angels And Dust’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 03:30

Dan Hunter artworkDan Hunter is a German guitar player by the name of Daniel Hinte, who has obviously anglicized his name in the quest for greater international acceptability – not that he needs to on the strength of this hugely impressive album, which punches you right on the nose right from the very first note, as Mark Ashby found out when he stuck the needle in the groove:

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The Gun Club – ‘In My Room’ (Bang! Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 05:00

The Gun Club - In My RoomDom Daley has been digging around in the archives so much recently that he’s emerged from the Über Rock basement covered in about 40 layers of dust.  The latest gem he has unearthed is one of those holy grails of rock 'n' roll - this long lost final album from the late, great Jeffrey Lee Pierce’s Gun Club, now given a dusting down, but not much of a makeover for a long-overdue release:

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Creeper/Milk Teeth/Energy/Puppy – Glasgow, The Garage – 26 March 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Hannah Panda   
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 04:30

Creeper 2Southampton goth rockers Creeper are fast becoming one of the hottest properties on the British scene, having developed a cult following and even been given their own dedicated special on a certain television channel. To find out what all the fuss is about, Über Rock recruited Hannah-Panda to go check them out when their recent tour pulled into bonnie Glasgie:

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Gloson – ‘Grimen’ (Art Of Propaganda) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 03:30

Gloson artworkSpring may have sprung and summer is supposedly on its merry way… but nobody has told Swedish doom dealers Gloson, who have emerged from the long Scandinavian winter with one of the grimmest, most blackened albums we, or you, are likely to hear this year. Click the link as Mark Ashby unravels its dark tale:

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Skulled – ‘Eat Thrash’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 10 April 2017 03:30

Skulled - Eat ThrashOne thing Über Rock boss Mark Ashby always admired about German metal bands is that they don’t fuck about. They tend to get straight to the point… which tends to be to cave your head in as quickly as fucking possibly. Click the link as our man undergoes yet another skull-breaking experience and eats some serious old-school thrash:

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The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – Calgary, The Royal Legion – 31 March 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Dean Glyn Morris   
Monday, 10 April 2017 03:30

THATAMHaving returned back across the Atlantic following his recent sojourn in Über Rock’s former homeland of south Wales, Dean Glyn Morris immersed himself some deep fried blues with a twist when he sallied forth to check out an uncompromising songwriting duo with one of the best names we’ve come across so far this year:

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The Über Rock Interview: Last Great Dreamers Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Sunday, 09 April 2017 10:50

Last Great DreamersÜber Rock's Mark Ashby and Dark Queen were supposed to interview renascent Welsh retro-rockers Last Great Dreamers at last month's HRH AOR fest thing in their homeland, but the fates conspired against us and it had to be scrapped... so, our deadly husband and wife duo caught up with the lads when they pulled into Northern Ireland during their tour in support of The Quireboys:

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - The Easter Parade Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 09 April 2017 04:00

approved small 2013When Dom Daley opened the door of the Singles Club for its monthly meeting, he found a big bag of 7” goodies waiting for his aural pleasure. Needless to say, he poured himself a stiff one, pulled up a pew, put the needle in the groove and here delivers his verdict on what he heard:

 

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Thunder/Trucker Diablo – Belfast, Mandela Hall – 31 March 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 08 April 2017 04:30

Thunder - Belfast 1You can always rely on the weather forecasters to get it completely wrong. For example, on this, the last day of March, they predicted cool breezes and the odd squiff of rain (or “light showers” as they like to call them). They completely failed to foresee the massive thunderstorm that was going to break over the city of Belfast later in the evening. Mind you, their colleagues on the travel desks weren’t much better, talking about prangs on the Westlink and shunts on the Lisburn Road but completely ignoring the Big Truck that was delivering massive riffs just a short distance away… Mark Ashby explains:

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Gojira/Code Orange – Birmingham, O2 Academy - 11 March 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 08 April 2017 04:00

Gojira Magma UK tour posterAgeism in heavy metal? Surely not! Well, maybe so, as our man Rich Hobson headed into the heart of Birmingham to catch volcanic metal titans Gojira and up-and-coming metalcore kids Code Orange on what seemed like an unlikely double billing… fortunately, our man has very open ears, and had enough of his memory cells left from the subsequent aural pummelling to bring you this frontline report:

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Electric Vultures – ‘’Cause Living Free Is Dying Out’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 07 April 2017 04:00

Electric Vultures artworkÜber editor-in-chief Mark Ashby and boss lady DQ first stumbled across Norn Iron blues-rockers Electric Vultures in the basement of a Belfast bar… well, where else would you go looking for hot new music? Now that the band have released their debut album – thrust into our man’s hand in another bar one afternoon – have they proven that the genre they purvey ain’t dying out? Click the link to find out:

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Psychedelic Witchcraft – ‘Magick Rites And Spells’ (Soulseller) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 07 April 2017 03:30

SSR094 cover lowresHere at Über Rock we really do know a thing or three about witchcraft… after all, one of our owners is a genuine, real-life practitioner of the mystic arts. So, when a band from Italy start attempting to perform magick rites and cast psychedelic spells, is our editor-in-chief likely to fall under their spell? Click the link to find out, necromancers:

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Dave Fields – ‘Unleashed’ (FMI) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 06 April 2017 04:00

Dave Fields coverThe son of the famed composer, arranger and producer Sammy ‘Forever’ Fields, guitarist Dave Fields grew up in the studio, hanging around with some of the most famed artists of their era. It’s perhaps understandable, therefore, that he has become one of New York’s most respected blues-rock guitarists of recent years. Mark Ashby discovers whether he has been well and truly unleashed on his new album, a collection of studio cuts and live sessions:

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The Hip Priests – ‘Full Tilt Bullshit (The Lost Tapes)’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 06 April 2017 04:00

Hip Priests - Full Tilt BullshitIn the year that they mark their ‘Decade Of Disdain’ with a career-spanning compilation of rarities, The Hip Priests have delved back into their archives and uncovered the original demo tapes of what turned out to be what our man Dom Daley reckons was the genre-defining ‘Full Tilt Bullshit’ album. Click the link to why those fucking men are fucking with the formula yet again:

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Dirt Box Disco - 'Poppycock' (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 04:30

Dirt Box Disco - PoppycockBen Hughes may be something of a latecomer to the party that is Dirt Box Disco, but he’s caught up with their infectious brand of dirty, punked up noise pretty damn quickly. So, he gleefully wrapped his ears around their forthcoming new album, and reckons they deliver a set of riffs and melodies that will brighten up even the most cynical of rock ‘n’ roller’s day:

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