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Midnight Mixtape Massacre - Heath Fields - Shallow Side Print E-mail
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Sunday, 24 July 2016 03:20

Shallow Side logoHere’s a lesson in how to do a mixtape. We’d never heard of American rockers Shallow Side until their drummer Heath Fields took the bold step of compiling his very own mixtape and mailing it into Uber Rock HQ for us musical vultures to pick over. One thing you have to admire is the balls on the kid, so here it is. Check it out and check his band out too, who knows you might just discover something new and exciting along the way.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - John Blout - Watts Print E-mail
Written by John Blout   
Sunday, 17 July 2016 03:20

Watts albumIn ‘The Black Heart of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Boston based rockers Watts have released one of THE albums of 2016. Said album finally gets a UK release this weekend and in celebration of that fact we asked John Blout guitarist/vocalist in the band to pick the 13 songs he would like to hear as a soundtrack to the very special occasion. Fancy some Faces, Mott The Hoople or Slade this Sunday morning? Well you’ve come to the right place.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Baz Francis Duarte - Magic Eight Ball Print E-mail
Written by Baz Francis Duarte   
Sunday, 03 July 2016 03:00

Baz in Liverpool Taken by Andrea Duarte and edited by Baz FrancisBaz Francis Duarte will be headlining the final day of Slugfest 9 later tonight. Right here though he’s picking his 13 favourite tracks by his favourite Welsh band, the Manic Street Preachers. Hit the link then to find out which tracks have made the cut in his oft-fluctuating favourite MSP song list…..

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Lee Brunskjill - Autopsy Boys Print E-mail
Written by Lee Brunskjill   
Sunday, 19 June 2016 04:00

ABmix86We can't think of a better band to feature in Uber Rock's Midnite Mixtape Massacre than those pesky Autopsy Boys! Their new album, 'Return Of The Acid Casualty Auto Humans', featured legendary scream queen, Debbie Rochon, so a thirteen-track mixtape would, surely, be unlucky for everyone except you clued-in readers. The band's Lee Brunskjill wiped the gore off a C90 and pressed record.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Headline Maniac Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 June 2016 03:00

Headline ManiacHeadline Maniac feature a trio of Hot Rods, you know as in Eddie and the Hot Rods, and they play a rather spiffing brand of power pop/rock. We were so impressed by their debut album that we asked Dipster, Chris and Simon to pick their thirteen songs and give the Midnite Mixtape a dose of ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Thuggery’. Hit the magic link then to uncover their selections.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Stay Voiceless Print E-mail
Written by Stay Voiceless   
Sunday, 22 May 2016 04:00

stay86mixThey call themselves "day ruiners" but South Wales alt. rock three-piece Stay Voiceless might actually make your day. The band has truly arrived with stunning new single, 'Those kids have no idea whatsoever of what went on at Stalingrad', so we thought we'd grab the three band members and ask them to compile their ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Mick Modell - The Shondikes Print E-mail
Written by Mick Modell   
Sunday, 08 May 2016 03:20

Shondikes albumWhoa, now this is what we call a mixtape. Punk, proto punk, doo-wop and ‘60s French yé-yé girl music all get a look in when Mick Modell from The Shondikes is picking the tunes. Sit back, pour yourself a libation of your choice and prepare to discover the roots behind ‘Psychotic Make Out Music'…..

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Taylor Busby - Purple Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Busby   
Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:00

taylormix86Purple are probably the coolest band to hail from the small town of Beaumont, Texas. While their debut album was an ear bomb of infectious punk pop done just right, the sophomore album is a modern slice of sexy, alt. rock with a slick production and more influences than you can shake a stick at. Uber Rock caught up with guitarist/vocalist Taylor Busby to find out about those influences and discover why you should hit the parking lot and ride the 'Mini Van' with the Texas trio.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Trevor William Church - Beastmaker Print E-mail
Written by Trevor William Church   
Sunday, 10 April 2016 04:00

trev86intWith their debut album, 'Lasus Naturae', freshly released on Rise Above Records and the band about to play their debut UK shows, Uber Rock caught up with Beastmaker frontman Trevor William Church to find out what makes him tick - turns out he's a straight-to-the-point-kinda-guy, but that doesn't mean his choices are anything less than impeccable.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Michael Del Pizzo - Sunflower Dead Print E-mail
Written by Michael Del Pizzo   
Sunday, 27 March 2016 03:00

Sunflowerd Dead AlbumHailing from Long Beach California, Sunflower Dead specialise in rock with a combination of heavy riffs and infectious hooks that are both melodic and hard-hitting. Their new album ‘It's Time To Get Weird’ is what their PR team call “a healthy dose of intense rock energy.” So we thought what better way to introduce the band to readers of Uber Rock than by asking their singer Michael Del Pizzo to pull together the 13 songs that mean most to him, and in the process give us his ultimate Midnite Mixtape selection.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jack Taylor and Alex Veale - Tax The Heat Print E-mail
Written by Jack Taylor and Alex Veale   
Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:00

138347 Tax The Head   Fed To The Lions 4000pxWith their ‘Fed To The Lions’ album due for release on April 8th, and the band just confirmed for this year's Steelhouse Festival, we thought it was about time we caught up with Bristol rockers Tax The Heat to find out what makes the boys tick musically. What better way to do this than via the power of the mixtape, and right here drummer Jack and singer Alex pick the 13 songs that they think helped shape Tax The Heat’s rather unique sound.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Daniel Lucas - Boss Caine Print E-mail
Written by Daniel Lucas   
Sunday, 10 July 2016 04:00

BCmix86If you venture out to a live gig in York, chances are you will see Daniel Lucas aka Boss Caine either playing, hosting it or just hanging at the bar. If you dig the sounds of Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Dylan, etc, then you can't go far wrong with a bit of Boss Caine in your life. But we thought it was time to catch up with the man and find out what sounds shaped the musical direction he now follows.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Nicole Hawkins & Jason Hawkins - Grandhour Print E-mail
Written by Nicole Hawkins & Jason Hawkins   
Sunday, 26 June 2016 03:40

GHmix86Uber Rock reviewed 'Bombs & Bullets', the debut album from female-fronted Australian rockers, Grandhour, recently; now, with a new single and making-of documentary just released there could be no better time to catch up with Nicole and Jason Hawkins from the band to get their collective thirteen song mixtape par excellence.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Pound Of Flesh Print E-mail
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Sunday, 12 June 2016 03:20

POF RefilsWith most of URHQ at Download this weekend we thought we’d run something a little different, something a little less metal, yet something still more intense than 95% of the bands playing said festival. Ladies and gentlemen of the Überverse we give you Pound Of Flesh and their twisted yet sublime thirteen track Midnite Mixtape. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Bec - IDestroy Print E-mail
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Sunday, 29 May 2016 04:00

IDBecmix86Brought to Uber Rock's attention late last year when supporting Cherie Currie of The Runaways, Bristol-based all-grrrl band IDestroy have started to make 2016 their own with a must-have EP and a buzz surrounding them that most bands would kill for. Fresh from supporting Wendy James, we got singer/guitarist Bec to compile the ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tom McFaull - The Bar Stool Preachers Print E-mail
Written by Tom McFaull   
Sunday, 15 May 2016 03:20

BSP COVER thmb It’s been a frantic week for Tom McFaull that’s for sure. His beloved Hammers won their last game at the Boleyn Ground, his band The Bar Stool Preachers have just played a prestigious slot at the first WPC two-dayer in Northampton, and today he gets to pick his fave 13 tracks for a Midnite Mixtape Massacre with a twist. Hit the link then to find out how these guys will be bringing a right ole knees up to Slugfest 9 and Rebellion Festival this summer.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Senton Bombs Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 May 2016 04:00

Senton Bombs logoWith their recently released ‘Mass Vendetta’ album Blackpool-based scuzz rockers, The Senton Bombs, have captured an almost perfect mix of punk and sleaze rock to create one of 2016’s most surprising, if not best, albums. Here Joey Class, Damien Kage, Johnny Gibbons and Scott Mason share their influences and in the process hope to make an almost perfect Midnite Mixtape too.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tony West - Blacklist Union Print E-mail
Written by Tony West   
Sunday, 17 April 2016 03:20

BTM CD‘Back To Momo’, the fourth album from Californian glamsters Blacklist Union left an indelible mark on URHQ when it was released last year. So when ‘Union frontman Tony West contacted us recently regarding the band’s ‘Evil Eye’ video we thought it the ideal opportunity to also ask him to select the thirteen songs that helped shape the man he is today. Grunge, yacht rock, metal and hardcore crossover are just some of the genres he chooses in yet another fantastic Midnite Mixtape Massacre.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Qemists Print E-mail
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Sunday, 03 April 2016 03:20

The QemistsThe Qemists have just released their new 'Warrior Sound' album so what better time to catch up with the Brighton-based band whose music featured in the worldwide trailer for Terminator Genisys and on ITV's coverage of the Rugby World Cup to ask them to compile a mixtape to die for?

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Mohawk Radio Print E-mail
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Sunday, 20 March 2016 03:40

Mohawk Radio thmbManchester-based alt.pop quartet Mohawk Radio are currently over in America playing a short run of live shows, including a prestigious slot at this year’s SXSW. Before they packed their bags to jet off, though, they had just enough time to compile a 13 song mixtape that is designed to make you feel alive this Sunday morning. Is that the sound of ‘Two Million Heart Beats’ we detect? Hit the link to find out.

Uber Old School: Rockcards Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 06 March 2016 04:00

rockcards86Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey is a nerd. He collects shit that it appears nobody else wants... like Brockum's 1991 trading card set, Rockcards; a bizarre collection that features everyone from Salty Dog and Junkyard to the Moody friggin' Blues, with some cards now worth over $100.....


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