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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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Chris Catalyst - Eureka Machines - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 03 May 2015 03:00

CCint86With several Uber Rock writers already pencilling Eureka Machines' new album 'Brain Waves' high in their Albums Of The Year lists Ben Hughes caught up with main man Chris Catalyst to get the lowdown on the new album, PledgeMusic, and what it means to be a truly independent artist, in yet another must-read interview exclusive.....

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God Damn & Baby Godzilla: Record Store Day Event - Birmingham, Left For Dead Records - 18th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 02 May 2015 03:00

Hanging out

With Record Store Day 2015 seemingly turned into an event largely for eBay scalpers to make some money out of, we wanted to go back to the true spirit of the event to witness the magic of the 7” single celebrated in all of its glory. How did we do this? Well we asked Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson to attend the God Damn/Baby Godzilla split single release show in Birmingham. The rest? Well we’ll let our man tell you all about that.

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Satyricon - ‘Live At The Opera’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 01 May 2015 04:00

Satyricon - Live At The OperaSatyricon frontman Satyr and drummer extraordinaire Frost have long since broken loose from the shackles of genre restrictions and as a result have pretty much chosen to tread their own paths exclusively. Here on ‘Live At The Opera’ reinvent select tracks from the band’s back catalogue as only true innovators can. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby dons his best black (metal) tuxedo for an album quite unlike any other out there right now.

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Whitesnake - ‘The Purple Album’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 01 May 2015 03:00

WhitesnakeRecorded as a tribute to the passing of his former bandmate Jon Lord, ‘The Purple Album’ is a 15 track homage to the Mk III and Mk IV versions of Deep Purple reworked Whitesnake 2015 style. Question is though, will the ‘seagull on crack’ vocal technique of modern day David Coverdale live up to the rich bluesy form of his seventies former self? Uber Rock’s Johnny H is (hopefully) the man with all the answers.

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Dirt Box Disco - Birmingham, The Asylum - 17th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 30 April 2015 03:00

Dirtbox Weab2Dirt Box Disco have just released one of their best albums to date in the shape on ‘Only In It For The Money’ so we asked Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson to pop (punk) along to Birmingham’s Asylum music venue to check out the songs live at the first of three special ‘Album Release’ shows. Did Weab and Co. ”smash it” live? Hit the link to find out.

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The Pleasures/Beautiful Strangers - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 17th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:00

pleasureslive86With their merch and gear sent to Abu Dhabi instead of the Midlands, and their singer finding himself potentially stranded in England due to passport problems, The Pleasures' three date UK tour should have been a disaster... as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, it was quite the opposite.....

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Therapy? - Cardiff, The Globe - 13th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 03:00

Therapybglobe86Touring on the back of their highly-rated new album, 'Disquiet', Therapy? returned to The Globe in Cardiff, as did Uber Rock's Dom Daley, gaffa tape covering the badge on his three-stripe gig attire. It was a Monday night, but it felt like the weekend. Why? Read on to find out.....

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