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Goat Leaf - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 30 August 2014 03:00

Goat Leaf thmbHot on the heels of Goat Leaf’s recent triumphant opening slot at Bloodstock 2014 Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with three quarters of the No Class Rock ‘N’ Rollers to find out all about their upcoming touring schedule, their new ‘Bitch & Moan’ EP and a winter gig to end all winter gigs.

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Merthyr Rock 2014 - Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil - 17th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:00

MR2014thumbThe Merthyr Rock festival returned after a one-year hiatus with a one-day event littered with UK festival exclusives. Uber Rock's Gaz E tried his best to make it to all three stages (this was before he busted his ankle!), seeing what he thinks was one of the greatest festival performances of recent times.....

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The Old Firm Casuals - ‘This Means War’ (Oi! The Boat Records / Randale Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 03:00

OFC Warapproved small 2013Hot on the heels of their singles compilation album ‘For The Love Of It All’ comes ‘This Means War’, the debut album proper from San Francisco bootboys The Old Firm Casuals. Uber Rock’s Johnny H goes toe to toe with this one as he goes south of the water to check out what Lars Frederiksen and his mob have come up with just in time for the new season.

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Tyla J Pallas - ‘Another Day Abandoned In The Pursuit Of Pleasure’ (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:00

Tyla Another Day thmbFor his 25th solo album and third album release in very quick succession Tyla J Pallas once again returned to a full band environment for ‘Another Day Abandoned In The Pursuit Of Pleasure’ a title that very much resonates with Uber Rock’s very own wandering minstrel Craggy Collyde. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to find out what this record sounds like when played in Prague.

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UK Subs - 'The Revolution's Here' (Time & Matter Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 03:00

RevsHereCoversThis new splatter wax reissue of the UK Subs 2000 EP 'The Revolution's Here' is the first time that the seminal punk band has been captured on 10 inch vinyl. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks out the platter that matters, which features a re-recording of the band's hit single 'Party In Paris', and thinks you should too...before they are sold out.....

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KIX - ‘Rock Your Face Off’ (EarMusic/Loud & Proud Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 25 August 2014 03:00

KixIt’s been 19 years since Maryland rockers KIX unleashed a new studio record on us, and Uber Rock’s Johnny H goes all the way back to the band’s early days as he takes an in depth look at ‘Rock Your Face Off’, the band’s seventh studio album. Hit the link to see if this one is ‘Midnite Dynamite’ to his ears or ends up giving him ‘Cold Chills’.

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Henry’s Funeral Shoe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 24 August 2014 03:00

HFS band thmbTo tie in with the release of Henry’s Funeral Shoe’s new EP ‘Comfortable Skin’, the band recently played a headline show at Viking Fest 2, and it was a show that once again reinforced the fact that we should always expect the unexpected from the brothers Aled and Brennig Clifford. Rob Watkins got to catch up with the duo ahead of their performance to talk about world tours on a budget, the darker side of the music business, and what the future has in store for them, in what turned out to be a fantastic Uber Rock interview exclusive.

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 45 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 23 August 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014The Uber Rock Radio Show returned with its sultry 45th episode. Johnny H brought with him a thumbfull of tunes and stories related to his experiences at Rebellion Festival, while Gaz and The Butcher spoke lovingly about their time at Merthyr Rock, even playing a song by an outfit labelled "the worst band ever" by a pair of rapscallions set to appear at Uberpalooza next month.

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Dwarves - ‘The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll’ (Greedy/Recess Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 22 August 2014 03:00

Dwarvesapproved small 2013‘The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll’ is the latest 15 track trip through the crazy mind of Blag Dahlia and his Dwarves cohorts. Uber Rock’s Dom Daley is well versed in the subject of all things crazy and dwarfy so who better to check this one out? Hit the link and discover one of the few bands left in the world who just keep on getting better.

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Rebellion Festival 2014 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 9th - 10th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:00

Rebellion R thmbFor the Saturday and Sunday at Rebellion 2014 we asked Johnny H and Dom Daley to try and cram in as many bands as possible in just 48 hours with as little sleep as humanly possible. We think they did a decent job as we got tired simply reading this piece, which coincidently we’d also like to dedicate to the memory of Colin McQuillan from Runnin' Riot who passed away shortly after this event. Now hit the link and experience the 2nd half of the festival everyone should experience at least once - every year that is.

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Throwback Thorsday: Week Three Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 02:00

thorunchained86If it's Thursday, then it's Thorsday! We celebrate the life and career of iconic muscle rocker Jon Mikl Thor with classic photos and videos each and every Thursday and this week we have a bona fide horror hit on our bar-bending hands.....

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Rebellion Festival 2014 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 7th - 8th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 03:00

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It’s the first weekend of August, the English Football season is just about to kick off, and Dom Daley and Johnny H are once again booked into their regular North Shore abode ready for Rebellion 2014. What would this year’s event have in store for Uber Rock’s dynamic duo we wonder? Well how about meeting some NYC punk legends, watching loads of great new bands, whilst managing to miss perhaps one of the glunk rock highlights of the festival, and that’s just for starters. Hit the link for their story of the Thursday and Friday.

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Last Great Dreamers - 'Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven' (Ray Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 03:00

crashlanding300approved small 2013Last Great Dreamers split up after one celebrated album, 1994's 'Retrosexual', but now they're back with a London comeback show and the release of their "long-lost" second album, 'Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven'. Uber Rock's Gaz E marvels at how an album recorded in the mid-nineties is one of the best releases of 2014.....

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J. Mascis - 'Tied To A Star' (Sub Pop) Print E-mail
Written by Jason Morgan   
Monday, 18 August 2014 03:00

JMascisTiedCoverDinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis returns with 'Tied To A Star', his first solo release in three years. We asked Jason Morgan to review the album for us as he is a massive Mascis fan and we wanted a totally unbiased opinion. Something obviously got lost in the translation there. Hit Read More for the lowdown on an album that our man says really should not be missed.....

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Sponge Rogers - Electric River - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 17 August 2014 03:00

ER thmbIt’s safe to say that ‘The Faith & Patience’, the debut(?) album from Ashford’s finest, Electric River has left URHQ pretty much in a stunned silence. So epic is this 12 track slab of arena rock angst that we just had to get the story behind it and pay the record’s awesomeness forward to Uber Rockers worldwide. Here Johnny H chats with the band’s bassist and frontman Sponge Rogers and does just that. Hit the link to discover your new favourite band.

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Steve Rothery Band - ‘Live in Rome’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:00

SRB Live In RomeWe may jest with our scribes that ‘prog’ is a four letter word that should never be uttered here at URHQ, yet again though we give our front page up to another doyen of the scene as Marillion six stringer Steve Rothery teases his loyal fans with the release of ‘Live in Rome’ a full month or so before his debut solo album proper. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill loves a little bit of a tease though, and here folks is his take on this triple disc snor…sorry, progfest.

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