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Voodoo Six/SKAM/Wakedown – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms – 20 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 08 October 2017 04:00

Voodoo Six Sheffield 2017Voodoo Six certainly have been kicking up dust recently, what with a new album and a recent tour to support its release. Always a great believer in supporting homegrown, independent bands and labels, Über Rock decided to take in not just one but two dates on said trek… following on from Geno D’s recent review of the Sheffield gig, we present Rich Hobson’s thoughts on what went down a few nights later in Wolverhampton:

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Waterparks – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – 24 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Hannah Reid   
Saturday, 07 October 2017 04:20

Waterparks GlasgowIt’s a busy period for shows and tours at the moment, as evinced by the fact that UR’s crack team of reviewers are out virtually every night of the week at one gig or another up and down the length and breadth of the Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’f’n Roll… Stepping up to the pit wall on this occasion was Hannah Reid, who swapped her DMs for her flip-flops and some fun down the Waterparks in Glasgow:

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Overoth/Rabid BitchOf The North/Mordrake/Isolation/Incursion – Cardiff, Fuel Rock Club – 28 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by David O'Neill   
Saturday, 07 October 2017 04:00

22264658 10212582462868947 2078474143 nOver the summer, we took David O’Neill out of his comfort zone and asked him to review the debut album from Belfast metallers Rabid Bitch Of The North. Last weekend, we took him even further outside his musical boundaries and sent him along to review them, and fellow Northern Ireland black metal crew Overoth, on the first night of trio of dates to promote both their current releases. Click the link to find out how he got on:

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Vultures United – ‘I Still Feel Cold’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 06 October 2017 04:40

Vultures United artworkDouble D first came across West Coast punks when they released a cassette a few years back.  Now, they have returned with an epic double album’s worth of new material which our man reckons is just rammed to the gills with more than an hour’s worth of “hardcore off-kilter punk rock”… Click the link to find out more:

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J. Roddy Walston & the Business - ‘Destroyers Of The Soft Life’ (ATO Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Friday, 06 October 2017 04:20

JRoddyCover 72 400Gerald Stansbury reckons that with this, their fourth studio outing, JRW and his bandmates have definitely done the business to produce a timeless rock album that, given a few breaks, could become huge in the mainstream, where people will mistakenly think they are an “overnight success” – when, in fact, they’ve spent years honing their craft and, indeed, this release. Click the link to find out more:

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Deathtraps - ‘Justice For The Risca One’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Thursday, 05 October 2017 04:20

Deathtraps artworkThe downside of this reviewing malarkey is that you often stumble across an amazing band, only for them to implode/disband while your enthusiasm is white-hot. Such was the case with The Sick Livers. The plus side is that this can, if you’re lucky, lead to several bands rising, phoenix-like from said ashes. So, we – or rather Martin Haslam - present Deathtraps:

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Suspect Parts – ‘Suspect Parts’ (Taken By Surprise Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 05 October 2017 04:00

Suspect Parts artworkFeaturing ex and current members of bands like The Briefs, Clorox Girls, Maniac, Ripchord, Radio Dead Ones and Red Dons, Suspect Parts, combine ‘60s pop and bubblegum with late ‘70s California beach punk and powerpop. After releasing four singles, their self-titled full-length debut album is finally here. Recorded straight to analog tape in the negative 15 degree cold of a January in east Berlin, Our man Double D records in ten tracks in 24 minutes make up one of the best albums of the year and the antidote to the pending winter darkness:

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Gypsy Roller – ‘Gypsy Roller’ (Alive And Kicking) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 04:20

Gypsy RollerGrab your stack boots and smear some of that glitter grease on your pretty little boat race, ‘cos Dom Daley has stepped back in time and straight back into the Bolan era with a dose of (T-R)exstacy that delivers a foot-stomping glam slammin' shandybanging romp that he reckons you should wrap your ears, and your hard-earned cash around asap. Click the link to find out more:

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The Darkness – ‘Pinewood Smile’ (Cooking Vinyl) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 04:00

The Darkness - Pinewood SmileThe Darkness are most definitely one of those Marmite bands – you either love ‘em… or you adore ‘em! Über Rock’s very own prince of parp most definitely falls into the latter category, and he reckons their fifth studio album contains some of their best work to date. Click the link to find out why:

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The Volcanics – ‘Oh, Crash…’ (Citadel Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 04:20

Volcanics artworkYou want some full tilt bullshit free rock ‘n’ roll with a whole heap of attitude and plenty of bollocks? Well, of course you do – otherwise you wouldn’t be reading Über Rock every day, now would you?  So, while you’re hear, pull up a pew and scan your eyes over Dom Daley’s verdict on the latest batch of snotty-nosed action to wing its way into his inbox, this time all the way from the land down under where the men… well, play full tilt bullshit free rock ‘n’ roll with – yep, you get the picture:

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Vanity – ‘Perspective//Empathy’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 04:00

Vanity artworkAnyone who knows UR big boss Monk, and has read some of his reviews on here, will know that he generally has little, if any, time for the genre that has become known as “metalcore” over the past few years. As with any deviation from the mainstream, he initially found it an interesting and innovative diversion, but equally quickly felt it had become as stale as much of what had preceded it… but, would this new EP give him a new perspective and find him empathizing with the genre once again? You know how to find out:

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Jo Dog & The Desperados – ‘King For A Day’/’Every Star’ EP (Basement Boy Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 02 October 2017 04:20

Jo Dog Desperados artworkYeah. You know the name Jo Almeida. Just as well as you know the name Steve James. And Bam. Yep, the three guys that provided the musical backbone of the mighty Dogs D’Amour back in the day. Well, guess what? They’re back together and writing more great rock ‘n’f’n’ roll music, as Dom Daley will assert on the other side of this link:

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Voodoo Six – ‘Make Way For The King’ (Cadiz Music/White Knuckle Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 02 October 2017 04:00

Voodoo Six - Make Way For The KingThere can be no doubt about it: for the past couple of decades, the British rock and metal scene has been dominated by a handful of bands who, quite justifiably, could be regarded as the closest the genre has to royalty. But, it is inevitable that we soon are going to face a dilemma, and it is that of succession. Are Voodoo Six about to live up to their claim on their new album? Click the link to find out why Mark Ashby reckons not quite yet:

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The Über Rockin’ Guide To… Rockingham Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 01 October 2017 18:02

Rockin RobinWho said the “festival season” was over? Yeah, I know the twat that said it, but he’s wrong, because there are festivals all year round – it’s just that some of them have the sense to move indoors during the more inclement months (do we actually get clement ones?). One of Team Über’s favourites is also one of the new kids on the block, in that it is only its third iteration… ladies and germs, we present to our personalized preview of the melodic rock feast that is Rockingham:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview - Scott Lee Andrews (Exit_International/Mutation) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 01 October 2017 04:40

Mutation - Scott CroppedIt took Rich Hobson two attempts to get the third and final instalment of his series of epic interviews with the members of Mutation pulled together – and, when he did, it happened in rather unusual circumstances.  But, it was well-worth the wait, as you’ll find out when you click the link and dive into this deeply personal and enlightening chat with bassist Scott Lee Andrews:

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Danny Vaughn – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club – 23 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Sunday, 01 October 2017 04:20

Danny VaughnHaving done so on every occasion in the past, there was no way The Dark Queen was going to miss this latest visit by one of her favourite singers to her little corner of the Überverse. So, the camera was checked and rechecked, the beers were ordered and the bus was boarded for the trip deep into the Antrim hills to get up close and personal on what proved to be an epic night, which started with Mr V getting caught up in a particularly Northern Ireland phenomenon. Click the link to find out more:

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