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God Damn - ‘Vultures’ (One Little Indian) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 16 May 2015 04:00

God Damnapproved small 2013It’s been a few years in the making, but earlier this week 'Vultures' the debut album from Black Country duo God Damn finally saw the light of day. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson​ picks up the story behind this one, and says it’s a record we all need to experience sooner rather than later.

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UFO - London, Kentish Town, The Forum - 7th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 16 May 2015 03:00

4It was election night in the UK and in spite of this fact Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was out of the town hot ‘n’ ready to catch UFO at Kentish Town’s Forum. Hearing the band had mixed their set up a bit in support of their recent ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ album one thing our man certainly did not want to hear was anything from the band’s 1985 musical misdemeanour. So, hit the link to find out if the air turned ‘Blue’ inside as well as outside the venue.

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Calabrese - Plymouth, The Tiki Bar - 4th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 15 May 2015 03:00

calabreselive86'Lust For Sacrilege', the new album from Calabrese, will be in a few Uber Rock scribes' Album of the Year lists come December, trust us. Shame, then, that the band's first ever tour of the UK was actually just a tour of England, meaning that us sheep troublers had to rely on cultured individuals like Matt Phelps to supply the UR pages with both flesh and blood.....

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Babylon A.D. - 'Live@XXV' (Apocalypse Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 14 May 2015 03:00

BADlivealbumcover500'Live@XXV' celebrates the 25th anniversary of the debut album release from Bay Area hair metallers Babylon A.D. and contains their top ten rock radio hits... and much more! Uber Rock's Ross Welford has always argued that this band never got the credit it deserves, now he has physical proof to back him up.....

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The Crunch - London, The Borderline - 29th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 03:00

crunchthmbPromising a set packed full of tracks from their Uber- approved ‘Brand New Brand’ album The Crunch were surely on to a sure fire winner of a gig as they took to the stage of a packed out Borderline. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was on hand to survey matters and in the process became an even bigger fan of the band than ever before. Read on to find out why.

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Dennis Churchill Dries - ‘I’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 03:00

DCDDennis Churchill Dries was vocalist with eighties AOR sensations White Sister and their harder 90s alter ego Tattoo Rodeo. Following a successful White Sister reunion that was cut short when guitarist Rick Chadock sadly passed away Churchill Dries was left in an emotional wilderness. ‘I’ is the resulting album, recorded with producer Paul Sabu and released next month on AOR Heaven. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince keeps a place in his heart ready for this one.

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Live In Paris' (Abstract Dragon) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 11 May 2015 03:00

BRMCpariscoverLavishly packaged as a three disc CD/DVD, 'Live In Paris' captures Black Rebel Motorcycle Club a year into the touring of their last studio album, 'Specter At The Feast'. Recorded in front of a sell out crowd at the Theatre Trianon in February 2014, this new release has Uber Rock's Ben Hughes shouting "Ouah!" Read on to find out why.....

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Joe Grogan & Cal Houston - Graveyard Johnnys - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 10 May 2015 04:00

graveyardjohnniescover500This week South Wales based rock ‘n’ roll trio Graveyard Johnnys release their second album - ‘Dead Transmission’ - via Bomber Music. To get us all in the mood for a little bit of jump ‘n’ jive delivered with one hell of a punk rock attitude Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with singer/double bass player Joe and guitarist Cal to find out what lies ahead for the band plus the full story behind an album you really must hear.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Cardinal - The Blood Print E-mail
Written by The Cardinal   
Sunday, 10 May 2015 03:40

Colin 2015 3Back in 1983 the album ‘False Gestures For A Devious Public’ somehow managed to merge the very best elements of punk rock and shock rock and propelled itself into the world as a cataclysmic 11 track rock ‘n’ roll insurrection. One that should have propelled the band behind it on to bigger and better things. The band I’m talking about of course are The Blood, and today exclusively for Uber Rock, The Cardinal, the band’s singer and spokesman reveals the thirteen songs that help make his band so extraordinarily brilliant.

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 10 May 2015 03:00

HP1Uber Rock’s Dom Daley comes out of a RSD visa bill induced state of shock to cover off a whole host of singles that have fuck all to do with RSD 2015 as The Uber Rock Singles Club takes a spritely step into May. This time around our man is flying solo with releases by the likes of Wyldlife, Disco Lepers, two (very nice ones) from The Hip Priests plus a whole lot more. Hit the link to spin the multi coloured circle.

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Last Great Dreamers/Them Dead Beats/Dirty Deelux - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 25th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 09 May 2015 03:00

LGDdolls86Last Great Dreamers, lauded by Uber Rock upon release of their long-awaited second album last year, went out on an old school tour of the UK last month, stopping off at the Doll's House in Abertillery Rock City just before the culmination of the trek. Uber Rock's Gaz E was there.....

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Shawn Smith - Bristol, The Folk House - 24th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Friday, 08 May 2015 03:00

Shawn Smith thmb 05He’s been the frontman in such influential Seattle bands as Satchel, Brad and Pigeonhed plus right now he’s apparently the darling of Radio 2, but who is Shawn Smith? Uber Rock’s Russ P is the man with all the answers as he finally catches one of his favourite singers live on the opening date of his ten date solo trek around the UK. Hit the link to find out more.

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Brawlers/Max Raptor/...And The Hangnails - York, Fibbers - 21st April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 07 May 2015 03:00

brawlerslive86It's gonna be loitering around the top of a few Album Of The Year lists come December, just you wait and see. Uber Rock loves the debut Brawlers album, 'Romantic Errors Of Our Youth', and Ben Hughes couldn't wait to hear the songs live... again. Pushed hard by co-headliners Max Raptor, they did not disappoint.....

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Nashville Pussy - ‘Ten Years Of Pussy’ (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 03:00

10 Years of Pussyapproved small 2013For the past decade Nashville Pussy have been ripping up a live storm worldwide whilst recording and releasing three stonking albums for SPV /Steamhammer. Nev Brooks takes a look at ‘Ten Years Of Pussy’ an upcoming sixteen track compilation of tracks from those albums that also adds a previously unreleased 6 track live set from Nottingham recorded in 2009. Hit the link then to find out why Pussy’s definitely not a dirty word here at Uber Rock.

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Ginger Wildheart: Songs & Words - Leeds, Leeds Varieties Music Hall - 18th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 03:00

SandWleeds86Uber Rock's Rich Hobson may well have already given us his thoughts on Ginger Wildheart's Songs & Words tour, but Ben Hughes has his own story to tell regarding a date on the tour that he was sure to miss if it wasn't for the generosity of the All Things Ginger Wildheart facebook page. Read on for the full story.....

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Coal Chamber - 'Rivals' (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 04 May 2015 03:00

coalrivals300Dez Fafara has put DevilDriver on hiatus until 2016 to release a new Coal Chamber album, the band's first since 2002, and the first since the band imploded on a Texas stage a dozen years ago. Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks that 'Rivals' is arguably the best comeback album from any of the reunited Nu Kids on the Block.....

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