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Marc Ford - 'Holy Ghost' (Naim Edge Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:00

marcfordholyghostcoverMarc Ford, famous for his work with The Black Crowes and, before them, Burning Tree, returns with a new solo album, 'Holy Ghost', that threatens to walk away with the most prizes when the Americana awards are given out at year end. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens, and finds one of the most poignant releases of recent times.....

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Status Quo/Wilko Johnson - London, Hammersmith, Eventim Apollo - 29th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 03:00

Quo thmbIn 2013 the original Status Quo line up reformed to the sound of much excitement within the hard rock community. Sales of junkie juice trebled over night as forty somethings dug out their denim cut offs ready for a night out with the Frantic Four, with many seeing the Lancaster, Parfitt, Rossi and Coghlan line up live for the very first time. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland couldn’t wait to do it all over again (and again) recently as the band returned for just a few select European dates. Hit the link to find out what happened next at London’s infamous Eventim Apollo???

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Sebastian Bach - ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 14 April 2014 03:00

sebbacjhellcoverart400Returning with his first solo studio album in 3 years Sebastian Bach is promising to ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ this time around, and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out it might just be Hell but not necessarily for all the right reasons. Join our intrepid scribe as he journeys to a place he seldom goes these days as he tries to avoid provoking his local dog population any further in the process. Hit the link to find out more…..

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Ryan Hamilton - People On Vacation - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 13 April 2014 03:00

ryan86Talk about timing! With People On Vacation's co-headline tour of the UK with Patent Pending starting on Record Store Day next weekend, Rob Lane (who else?!) caught up with Ryan Hamilton and asked him to divulge the deepest, darkest secrets of his record collection. Another must-read interview, only on Uber Rock!

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Smash Fashion - 'Big Cat Love' (Electric Pudding Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 03:20

smashfashionbigcatlovecoverapproved small 2013Take a cooler-than-thou rock dandy of a frontman, team him up with the Rock City Angels guitarist, the drummer from Smack, and punk rock royalty in bass player form (and only after working with a Quireboy), and what do you get? Smash Fashion, providers of, according to Uber Rock's Gaz E, a strong contender for album of the year with 'Big Cat Love'.....

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Foxy Shazam - 'Gonzo' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 03:00

foxygonzocoverapproved small 2013Foxy Shazam, for which there is much love at URHQ, teased of a major announcement, which we all believed to contain new tour dates. Suddenly, and with zero warning, the band offered the Steve Albini-produced 'Gonzo', their fifth album, as an immediate download....for free! Uber Rock's Jamie Richards was first in line to review, and gives the brutal truth with just one click of the mouse.....

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Dirt Box Disco - 'Bloonz' (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 11 April 2014 03:00

bloonzcover300approved small 2013"Best live band in the country" is a statement oft-whispered around URHQ when the name 'Dirt Box Disco' is uttered by the Uber Rock Elders. Gaz E checks out 'Bloonz', the band's third full length album, knowing that he'll never get the chance to use the "full of hot air" cliché when faced with an album that will soar with the eagles if you let it.....

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Winger - 'Better Days Comin' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Blakout   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 03:00

wingerbettercoverLegendary US rockers Winger return with the band's sixth studio album, 'Better Days Comin', released via Frontiers Records. We know one person in the whole wide world who has a signed Winger t-shirt, so enter Matt Blakout, Tigertailz drummer and melodic rock auteur, to review it for your reading pleasure.....

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The Great British Alternative Music Festival - Minehead, Butlin’s - 28th-30th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 03:00

GBAF finalthumbAs the clocks in the UK went forwards to mark the start of British Summer Time, the clocks in Minehead Butlin’s turned themselves back to around about 1979 for the latest three day Great British Alternative Music Festival. Running Friday to Sunday and featuring the likes of The Damned, The Buzzcocks, Cockney Rejects and many others, we sent along a team of crack Uber Rock Soldiers to bring you all the action. Right here is Johnny H’s report from the festival frontline.

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Five Finger Death Punch/Upon A Burning Body/Pop Evil - Birmingham, O2 Academy - 28th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 03:00

FFDP posterHeading over to Birmingham’s O2 Academy for a sell-out show on their ‘Wrong Side Of Heaven’ world tour Uber Rock’s Nick Russell wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from Five Finger Death Punch. Having thought their recent album to be a bit ‘metal by numbers’ just what would the boys from Las Vegas be like live? Click the link for the all-important Uber Rock verdict.

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Black Label Society - 'Catacombs Of The Black Vatican' (Mascot Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 07 April 2014 03:00

BLSvaticancover300Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society return with their first studio album since 2010. Uber Rock's Gaz E discovers that fans thinking they know what to expect from this new release may be surprised....but not disappointed, as BLS have turned in one of the albums of their career.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dean Tsolondres - The Terraces Print E-mail
Written by Dean Tsolondres   
Sunday, 06 April 2014 03:00

Dean ThumbPlaying bootboy anthems with a bootroom mentality Australian bruisers The Terraces made an immediate size ten impression on the Uber Rock faithful with their awesome self-titled debut album back in 2012. A couple of visits to Blighty and the ‘Extra Time’ EP later and there still wasn’t a bad word we could find to say about these four foul mouthed Punks Of Mother England. Here guitarist Dean Tsolondres gets to compile his very own Midnite Mixtape Massacre to soundtrack the band’s influences and boy is this one a ripper!

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 35 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 05 April 2014 04:00

URradiothumb2014For the first time The Uber Rock Radio Show was a man down, the six-legged airwaves atrocity reduced to a two-cocked wavelength of terror. New tunes from the likes of The Cry, Black Heart Breakers, Well Hung Heart, The Chuck Norris Experiment, I Love Rich, The Used, Barren Womb, The Bastard Sons, Heavy Tiger and The Cringe mingled with classics from Cancer Bats, Hey! Hello!, Last Great Dreamers and, umm, The Wild Family, while Watkins's Tune detailed the heartbreaking tale of a middle-aged man with absolutely nothing going for him. Hit Read More for Listen Again links!

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Various Artists - 'Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life' (Rhino Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 05 April 2014 03:40

diotribthumbWith a guestlist that features some of the biggest names in rock and metal today, 'Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life' pays, surely, the ultimate tribute to one of, if not the, finest metal singers in the history of the genre. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins was first in line at URHQ to throw the horns in the direction of this must-hear tribute compilation.....

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Stiff Little Fingers/The Godfathers - London, Kentish Town Forum - 28th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 05 April 2014 03:20

SLF thmbIt’s a decade since Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland last witnessed Northern Ireland’s godfathers of punk rock Stiff Little Fingers live, and as his recent encounter at London’s Kentish Town Forum proved a lot has changed with the band in that time. With The Godfathers also along for the tour there was definitely ‘No Going Back’ for our intrepid scribe.

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Stiff Little Fingers - 'No Going Back' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 04 April 2014 03:00

SLGnogoingcoverFunded via a PledgeMusic campaign, legendary Northern Irish punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers return with 'No Going Back', the band's tenth studio album. Featuring a guest appearance from Ricky Warwick, this new record surprised Uber Rock's Gaz E for several reasons. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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