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The Uber Rock Singles Club - December 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 04 December 2016 03:30

kevinsiminorWith the so-called "festive season" fast upon us, this might well be Dom Daley’s last Singles Club of the year and whilst it might not seem that my sack is bulging like previous months, this one might just be the pick of the bunch quality wise.  With a slender lean mean six from raging garage/punk to cool as fuck power pop this singles club has got the biggest baubles and you can wrap tinsel on that and take it to the rock and roll bank!

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Sharks – The Uber Rock Interview Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Sunday, 04 December 2016 03:00

Sharks - CroppedPrior to their celebratory set at Bedford Esquires earlier this year, Uber Rock’s Martin Haslam caught up with Steve ‘Snips’ Parsons and Chris Spedding of reformed “car crash super group”, Sharks, for a brief, pre-gig chat about their decision to get the band back together, as well as their plans for a new album release. Click the link to find out what beans were spilt…

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The Damned / Emptifish - Cardiff, Tramshed – 27 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 03 December 2016 03:00

IMG 1018For the second time in less than a week, Nev Brooks found himself inside what is quickly becoming his favourite Cardiff venue. And once again, he was watching a band who shaped his musical education play one of their iconic albums – their debut in fact – in its entirety… Click the link to enter the realm of The Damned:

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Gong – London, Tufnell Park Dome- 23 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 02 December 2016 03:30

gongflyerUber Rock’s Jim Rowland today makes a terrible confession when he describes himself as having been – at least “back in the day” – a “self-respecting teenage pot head pixie”… which explains why he recently took a trip (sic) down memory lane to re-acquaint himself with one of the bands who provided the soundtrack to that time of his life… the gargantuan Gong… Watch out for flying teapots as you click the link:

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The Ghosts Of Lovers – ‘The Ghosts Of Lovers’ (Angels In Exile Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 02 December 2016 03:00

The-Ghots-Of-Lovers-album-coverEighties also rans who wanted in on a scene that was a thriving underground or genuine contenders, The Ghosts Of Lovers shone briefly, but blink or sleep and you'd have missed them. It might have taken way too many years to release these songs, but it's better late than never and after many plays Dom Daley is glad adventurous new label Angels In Exile have finally got this long overdue collection out there, as you’ll find out when you click the link…

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The Levellers / Ferocious Dog / Gaz Brookfield – Cardiff Tramshed – 23 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 01 December 2016 03:30

levellersIn the second of our double whammy of live reviews today, Nev Brooks finds himself transported back to the dark days of Thatcherism and the miners’ strike, and a time when political activism charged the music of the day, as The Levellers perform their landmark ‘Levelling The Land’ in its entirety? Have they lost any of their angst and fury in this post-truth (fuck, we finally got to use the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year!) era? Have they fuck, as you’ll find out when you click the link:

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Biffy Clyro / Brand New – Belfast, SSE Arena – 27 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Thursday, 01 December 2016 03:00

Biffy Clyro - SSE Belfast - Nov 2016 - 1Just a few months after last gracing a Belfast stage - at the annual Belsonic festival - Scotland's Biffy Clyro travelled back over the Irish Sea for their second gig of the year in the Northern Ireland capital.  Front and centre for the first in today's Uber Rock double hit of live reviews from the gigs that excite was uber-fan Marc Leach.  Read his thoughts and check out his pics by clicking the link...

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Teenage Casket Company – ‘Left For Dead’ (Trashpit) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 03:30

TCC - Left For DeadUber Rock’s Dave Prince has been shedding more than his fair share of tears in recent weeks, following the demise of a band who served as the soundtrack to a large portion of his life for the past decade – Teenage Casket Company. Here, he takes a trip down a lane filled with countless happy memories as he delivers his verdict on their farewell album:

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Dee Snider – ‘We Are The Ones’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 03:00

Dee Snider We Are The OnesWith the demise of Twisted Sister, frontman Dee Snider recently released his third solo album.  Uber Rock boss Mark Ashby felt he was the only one who could take on the task of getting under the skin of one of rock n roll’s true original characters and behind the drama of this ten song collection.  Click the link to discover the story behind one of our editor-in-chief's most ear-opening experiences of the year to date...

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Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons – ‘Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons’ EP (Motorhead Music/UDR Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:30

Phil Campbell ATBHaving spent the majority of his adult life guitar slinging alongside the legendary Lemmy, Phil Campbell now emerges from the late metal maestro's towering shadow with his own project. And, as the band name suggests, he's brought his family along for the ride!  Uber Rock's very own 'Prince Of Parp' Dave Prince decides to get down and heavy for a change as he wraps his ears around the debut EP from Mr Campbell and his Bastard Sons...

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Electric Six – ‘Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres’ (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:00

Electric Six - Fresh BloodNick Russell’s knowledge and experience with Detroit’s Electric Six is probably pretty much the same as the majority of people: the band that did those fucking annoying hit singles ‘Danger!High Voltage’ and ‘Gay Bar’ that are still on heavy rotation down your local club every Saturday night. But, as our man finds out, that is to do does a huge dis-service to a band with history that spans 20 years and, now, 12 albums. Buckle up, folks, ‘cos the review is on the side of the link…

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Brujeria – ‘Pocho Aztlan’ (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 28 November 2016 03:30

Brujcover550When metal luchadors Brujeria first emerged with their debut album, ‘Matando Gueros’, back in 1993, there was a bit of mystique and intrigue about them. Twenty-three years on and we know exactly who they are: any number of luminaries from the death/grind scene, some more obvious than others. Now back with their first album in 16 years – and an appearance at Bloodstock on the horizon for next summer – Nick Russell is the man tasked with lifting the bandana and exploring the music behind it…

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Tyla J Pallas Band – ‘The Extraordinarily Fine Line Between Love & Hate’ (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 28 November 2016 03:00

Tyla J Pallas Band artworkWhat better way to kick off the new week than with a dose of the inimitable Mr Tyla J Pallas and his latest double CD offering? Yes, you read that right – double CD!! The man does nothing else but offer value for money, as Uber Rock’s Dom Daley found out when he gave his considered listening time to said opus from one of British rock n roll’s most prolific talents…

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Stormzone / Divides Unfold / Saint Sapphire – Belfast, The Pavilion – 19 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Sunday, 27 November 2016 03:00

Stormzone - BelfastUber Rock’s Marc Leach recently found himself on the horns of a dilemma – two gigs on the same night. Fortunately for our newest recruit, the two gigs followed one after the other, giving the man with a plan time to leave one venue and get to the second one in time to catch this rare intimate performance by Northern Irish metal titans Stormzone…

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Planet of Zeus / Triggerman / Skypilot – Belfast, Voodoo – 23 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 03:30

Planet of Zeus - Belfast - Nov 2016Uber Rock head honcho Mark Ashby first came across Greek psychedelic stoner crew Planet of Zeus when they opened for Clutch almost exactly a year ago to this very evening. Now, with a new album – the wonderful ‘Loyal To The Pack’ – under their belts, the Athenians returned to Belfast, a mere 367 days later, to headline in their own right.  And guess who was front and centre (well, slightly off of it) to report from the frontline?

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DALLAS FRASCA – The Uber Rock Interview Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 03:00

Dallas Frasca Belfast November 2016Melbourne alt-rock trio DALLAS FRASCA recently celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band by releasing a new EP, ‘Dirt Buzz’, and then promptly hitting the road for an extensive European tour supporting Ugly Kid Joe. Thirty-five shows into the run, it stopped off in Belfast, where Uber Rock’s Marc Leach caught up with the woman behind the band’s moniker to chat about… well, changing hairstyles among other things! Intrigued? Well, you know what to do…

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