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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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Uber Pop Weekend: Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Soul Boys of the Western World Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:00

deadend86To get in the mood for our very first Uber Pop Weekend, Gaz E settled into his lazy boy with 'Soul Boys of the Western World', the documentary charting the rise, stumble, and return of Spandau Ballet. It's a tale of fashion, fallouts, court cases, Blitz Kids and millions of records sold....

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Mike Peters presents The Alarm - 'Strength' - Swansea, Sin City - 20th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 03 April 2015 03:00

alarmswansea86Mike Peters follows last year's 'Declaration' tour with a live celebration of The Alarm's second album, 'Strength'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley has seen The Alarm more times than he's seen any other band (yes, even Spider, Iron Maiden and Accept) so he was hardly going to miss this tour when it rolled into his backyard.....

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Brawlers - 'Romantic Errors Of Our Youth' (Alcopop! Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 02 April 2015 03:00

brawlerscover300approved small 2013Leeds-based power pop punks Brawlers follow up last year's 'I Am A Worthless Piece Of Shit' EP with their debut, full-length album, 'Romantic Errors Of Our Youth'. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to, if not the Album of the Year, then certainly the Album of the Summer.....

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Dirt Box Disco - ‘Only In It For The Money’ (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 03:00

DBDapproved small 2013Four albums into their career and with a plethora of profile raising gigs under their belts Dirt Box Disco have quite rightly become one of the hottest properties on the UK punk rock scene. Now with the release of ‘Only In It For The Money’ on April 19th they are about to unleash possibly their strongest set of songs to date. Well that’s what Uber Rock’s Johnny H thinks anyway, so hit the link to get a preview of what awaits you come Dirt Box Day 2015.

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Turbowolf - 'Two Hands' (Spinefarm Records/Search & Destroy) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 02:00

turbo2300approved small 2013Eclectic Bristol bunch Turbowolf return with album number two, the hugely-anticipated 'Two Hands', some three and a half years after their debut, self-titled album impressed many. Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks he's heard another genuine album of the year contender.....

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Dead Shed Jokers - 'Dead Shed Jokers' (Pity My Brain Records) Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 03:00

DSJcover2approved small 2013Dead Shed Jokers are about to release the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed debut, 'Peyote Smile'. Uber Rock's Michael Anthony listens to the hugely-anticipated second, self-titled album and comes to the conclusion that you need these boys in your lives. Hit Read More to discover why.....

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