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The Hip Priests / The Franceens / Dedwardians - London, Nambucca - 29th January 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 03:00

NathanBack in London promoting their ‘Children Of The Execution’ single those doyens of sleazy fucked up garage punk The Hip Priests were all set to headline a storming Some Weird Sin club night that also boasted The Franceens plus the Dedwardians on the bill. Ready to get juiced up and loose at this one was Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland.

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Aiden/Ashestoangels/Never Found - Swansea, The Scene Club - 26th January 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 03:00

aiden86Seattle Godfathers of Grave, Aiden, returned to the U.K. for one last time in January to play their 'Nightmare Anatomy' album in its entirety on their "Last Sunrise" farewell tour. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins knows a little about graves and he got to share his knowledge with the kids who dig the New Grave.....

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Nada Surf - 'You Know Who You Are' (City Slang) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 08 February 2016 03:50

nadaknowcover500approved small 2013New York outfit Nada Surf return from a four-year hiatus with eighth studio album, 'You Know Who You Are'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey writes that it is the first great power pop record of 2016. Hit the link to find out why.....

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The Cult - 'Hidden City' (Cooking Vinyl) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 08 February 2016 03:00

culthiddencover500'Hidden City' is the tenth studio album from The Cult, and the final act of a trilogy of records that started with 2007's 'Born Into This'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley got lost in the city for your reading pleasure, his findings interesting to say the least.....

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Kjetil F. Wevling - Razorbats - Uber Rock Exclusive Interview + Win CDs and T-shirts Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 07 February 2016 04:00

Razorbats-CD-cover-300x300Uber Rock prides itself on bringing you the best new bands from around the globe, bands that we think you should be listening to, and the latest in that line of bands hails from Norway in the shape of Razorbats. With their stunning debut album (‘Camp Rock’) in the bag and the press starting to pick up on the band we thought we'd get the scoop on our new favourite band. Guitarist Kjetil gives us the inside track on all things Razorbats and in process gives us a few copies of his album as competition prizes.

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): February Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 07 February 2016 03:00

derek86Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes was the best book released in 2015 - fact! Uber Rock is thrilled to have the author of said book, former proofer Derek Philpott, writing an exclusive monthly column entitled The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). February's instalment details a very strange day out for Derek and wife, Jean.....

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A History Of South Wales Punk Print E-mail
Written by Paul Payne   
Saturday, 06 February 2016 04:00

Bullsheep014Think you know everything there is to know about the punk rock scene in South Wales? Think again! Today we have the privilege of running an in-depth analysis of the scene through the eyes of scene legend Paul Payne, and what’s more the incorrigible Ginge Knievel adds his two penneth worth too. So if you remember the days of Classified Protest and Anhrefn or long to discover what is hot on the scene right now then Payney is the man with most, if not all, of the answers.

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Great Moments In Punk History: February Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 06 February 2016 03:30

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock last month with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! Anthony has paintings hanging in the LA Punk Museum, and his Punk History series is truly something to behold. January saw Wendy O. Williams in a compromising position, what will February bring.....

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Timmy DeRella - The DeRellas - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 06 February 2016 03:00

timmy86With a brand new line-up, a London club night, and playing with some punk rock legends when they need a killer bass player, Timmy DeRella is a busy boy. Uber Rock got in touch to find out what's up with The DeRellas, and who the new band member is. So, it's over to Timmy... Pogo Pogo!

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Ocean Colour Scene / Cupids - Birmingham, The Irish Centre - 22nd January 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 05 February 2016 03:00

OCS ThmbIt’s a staggering 20 years since Ocean Colour Scene released their excellent ‘Moseley Shoals’ album. To celebrate this anniversary the band announced a couple of initially low key shows to help kickstart a year full of special events. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson (who was probably still in nappies first time around) was stage front and centre for the Birmingham show at Digbeth’s Irish Centre and here is his story regarding a very special night of music.

 

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Tropical Contact - ‘XS’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 03:00

Tropical Contactapproved small 2013Released this week via PledgeMusic, ‘XS’ is the full length debut album from “incorrigible rock puppies” Tropical Contact. Uber Rock’s Martin Haslam is the man responsible for that quote so we figured he’d be the best person to give this one a spin. Fancy discovering an album that combines the rock power of The Wildhearts and the pop suss of Mansun? Well, you’ve come to the right place….just hit that link.

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Reckless Love - 'InVader' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 03:00

RLInvadercover500As divisive a band as you're ever likely to find featured on Uber Rock, Finland's Reckless Love return with studio album number four, 'InVader', a record that contains songs self-described by the band members as being crosses between Alice Cooper/Mötley Crüe and Backstreet Boys/Britney Spears. Ross Welford does his best to get to the bottom of that conundrum for you.....

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Wendy James - ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 03:00

Wendy JamesWhen we saw the cover of ‘The Price Of The Ticket’, the third solo album from Wendy James we thought “we’ll have some of that”. The legend declaring that members of The Stooges, the Sex Pistols and Patti Smith Group were playing with one of our fave pop starlets was enough to send Uber Rock’s Dave Prince into spasms of joy…or perhaps he was looking at something else? Hit the link to find out exactly what it is that has got him so excited.

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Ginger Wildheart - 'Year Of The Fanclub' (Round Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 01 February 2016 03:00

gingyear'Year Of The Fanclub' gets an official commercial release on February 12th via Round Records and features Ginger Wildheart's personal favourites from the massive 36 song G*A*S*S (Ginger Associated Secret Society) sessions. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes is joining a fan club with his pen, filling his bathtub with holy water and amens.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - January 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 31 January 2016 04:00

Hip PriestsAnother year was over and no sooner was the tinsel back in the box than it was business as usual as the first round of wonderful singles hit the decks at Uber Rock HQ. Mixmaster Dom Daley is the man behind the wheels of steel and this month he’s spinning new releases by the likes of The Hip Priests, Smash Fashion, V8, Tango Pirates and whole lot more b sides……

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: January Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 31 January 2016 03:30

jolemmy86Something a little different in the first blog of the year from Uber Rock's Jo Hayes. Here, in her first column since the passing of Lemmy, she interviews her father, Pilly, of Devils Jukebox Records, who speaks honestly about his friendship with the iconic Motörhead mainman.....

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