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The Uber Rock Singles Club - The "March" Of Technology Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 05 March 2017 04:30

approved image lrgWith the Singles Club once again back in action, it looks like our very own punk rock superstar has most definitely advanced into the digital age, as he’s not only been drawn into the mysterious world of Bandcamp but also that of the all-encompassing iTunes… but, in between, he’s also unearthed some rather tasty slabs of 7” vinyl:

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Scott Sorry/The Role Models - York, The Fulford Arms - 19 February 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 04 March 2017 05:30

Scott Sorry MainWhen Ben Hughes wandered down his local for a bit of low-slung guitar action, he thought for one moment he was going to get more than he bargained for, with a veritable who’s who of rock ‘n’ roll rapscallions hanging around the bar… sadly for our man with a plan, it was not to be! But, what he did get was a night of hot rawkin’ action from two of the finest proponents of the art:

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King King – Belfast, Empire Music Hall – 25 February 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Saturday, 04 March 2017 04:30

King King - Belfast 2It was one of those nightmare scenarios: two bands with an arguably similar target audience playing a few hundred yards apart from each other. Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen, however, decided to pass on their annual appointment with The Answer and to take up one with Glasgow guitar maestro Alan Nimmo and his band instead:

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Gary ‘Guitar’ Lammin – ‘Gary Guitar Lammin’ (Requestone Records) Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Friday, 03 March 2017 04:30

COVERMartin Haslam has spent his time digesting and mulling over the debut solo album from the Bermondsey Joyriders main man… having expected to find himself enjoying something of a groovy ride, with Lammin’s stated intention of producing a body of work that stood apart from his “day job”, did Mr H enjoy the thrill of it all?

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The Almost Three – ‘Three’ (Pott People) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 03 March 2017 04:00

The Almost Three coverIt’s been four long years since Mülheim muthatruckers The Almost Three last parked up at URHQ, but now they’re back in this part of the rock ‘n’ roll Überverse with their third – unsurprisingly, given the title - slice of blues/funk crossover… Mark Ashby was the one tasked with jumping in feet first and feeling the curate's egg of an experience it has to offer:

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Danny Worsnop – ‘The Long Road Home’ (Earache Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 02 March 2017 04:30

Danny Worsnop artworkAsking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop has become the latest big name rock star, following on from the likes of Steven Tyler, Aaron Lewis and Chris Shiflett, to tread the country music path. Jonni D trades his reversed baseball cap for a Stetson to delve into its grooves and stories of battling depression and alcoholism:

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All Them Witches – ‘Sleeping Through The War’ (New West Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 02 March 2017 04:00

All Them Witches artworkWe’re not quite sure what Rich Hobson was expecting to hear when he slipped this new album from All Them Witches onto his stereo system, but he sounds like he was quite surprised by what actually emanated from its speakers. But, did he have a little nap in the process, or did he get a rude awakening?

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Four Year Strong/ Versive/The Winter Passing/ Stairwells – Belfast, Oh Yeah Centre – 19 February 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 05:00

FYS Belfast 5Massachusetts’ pop-punkers Four Year Strong are currently celebrating the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough second album, ‘Rise or Die Trying’, by touring their asses off. Jonni D headed down into Belfast’s historic Cathedral Quarter to check out what went down when the band pulled into the city’s intimate Oh Yeah Centre on the last night of their most recent European trek:

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Bankrupt Pug – ‘I Can’t Believe I Ate The Whole Thing’ EP (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:30

Bankrupt Pug artThese maniacs from south Wales not only possess a name that made our Nev Brooks smile, but they also have song called ‘Golf, Strangling Animals And Masturbation’, which he reckons might well be the best title to come out this year. Click the link to find out how much of this debut EP he digested:

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Wrath From Above – ‘Beyond Ruthless Cold’ (Apathia Records) Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:00

Wrath From Above artworkIf you’re keen to get heavier with your metal then and get a hefty dose of aural punishment to boot, then Phil Cooper reckons that ‘Beyond Ruthless Cold’, the debut slab of Russian-themed death metal from this French trio, might just provide an answer to what you seek. Click the link if you like to have your ears battered by all things nasty and noisy:

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Mage – ‘Green’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 05:00

Mage - GreenFor their third full album, Leicester stoner demons Mage went down the pledge campaign road, proving more than successful, with their target was reached well ahead of schedule. Nick Russell delves deep into its grooves and emerges more than satisfied that he has found a band more than capable of rising above the morass of doom/stoner bands which he reckons are cluttering the British scene at the moment:

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The Sly Persuaders – ‘The Sly Persuaders’ (Roadkill Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:30

Sly Persuaders coverCiting the likes of Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, The Birthday Party and The Cramps, Nev Brooks reckons that it may be only the end of February but he has already found his favourite album of the year… He didn’t need much persuading to share his thoughts:

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Suicide Silence – ‘Suicide Silence’ (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:00

SuicideSilence2017Have Suicide Silence, with the release of their revelatory new album, just reinvented, or re-energised, a genre that was dead at its core? Our man Rich Hobson reckons maybe so… Click the link to find out more:

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Pryapisme – ‘Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium’ (Apathia Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 27 February 2017 05:30

Pryapisme-Diabolicus-Felinae-Pandemonium-CD-DIGIPAK-55133-1Cat rock anyone? Yes, you read that right… French avant-garde quintet Pryapisme have an unhealthy fascination with our feline friends, as Rich Hobson found out when he delved into their mysterious Zappa-inspired world of prog, jazz, video-game music and even disco. Of course, this review comes with all the appropriate warnings that should surround such "batshit aural acrobatics":

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Angel Martyr – ‘Black Book Chapter One’ (Iron Shield Records) Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Monday, 27 February 2017 04:30

Angel Martyr artwork“If you’re a fan of classic heavy metal then this is a 21st century band for you.” So asserts Phil Cooper of this, the debut album from an Italian trio who initially had him thinking of Spinal Tap playing prog! Confused? Click the link and you won’t be:

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Video Of The Week: Idles – ‘Mother’ Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 26 February 2017 04:30

approved image lrg 2013Today's choice for 'Video Of The Week' is a smashing one... quite literally!  Click the link to find out Mark Ashby has chosen for your aural and visual delight (although, if you have a pet bull, you might want to make sure it's safely locked up in its paddock first):

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