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EXTENDED PLAY: Bite Size Chunks Of Musical Mayhem Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 26 March 2017 04:30

approved image lrg 2013As regular readers will know, we love EPs here at Über Rock: those shiny little discs that sit somewhere between a single and a full-length album, but are all-too-often criminally ignored by the so-called mainstream media, quite simply because, more often than not, they are self-released offerings. Mark Ashby kicks musical mediocrity in the ass and turns his rig up to 11:

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The Dollyrots - 'Whiplash Splash' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 24 March 2017 04:30

The Dollyrots - Whiplash Smileapproved small 2013When Ben Hughes was half way through reviewing these 13 tracks of radio-friendly three minute bursts of sunshine from Californian pop punks The Dollyrots, his son walked in and asked him why he was listening to Avril Lavigne… But, hey ho (let’s go), our man reckons this slice of instantly recognizable day-glo power pop is the perfect antidote to the winter time blues now hopefully disappearing rapidly into our rearview mirrors:

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CJ Ramone – ‘American Beauty’ (Fat Wreck Chords) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 23 March 2017 04:30

American BeautyWith his third solo album – which the man claims to have written in just two weeks - CJ Ramone has produced an opus which Dom Daley reckons not only continues to uphold the legacy of Da Bruddas but will also leave listeners with a broad grin of punk rock pleasure on their faces… Click the link to find out why:

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Bullet Proof Lovers – ‘Shot Through The Heart’ (Rum Bar Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 04:00

BPL coverCall an ambulance folks, ‘cos our power punk expert Dom Daley reckons that our good friend Malibu Lou over the pond at Rum Bar Records is trying to kill him with the high quality of material he just keeps on releasing. Here, at URHQ, we reckon Double D would be better pouring himself a large one, with or without the coke and rocks, and chilling out in his Kevlar jacket… at least until the new RBR bomb drops:

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Lesli Sanders – ‘My Eyes Are Greener On The Other Side’ EP (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 20 March 2017 04:30

With his second solo release, Prophets Of Addiction frontman Lesli Sanders has once again eschewed the band’s punk ‘n’ roll sound for a collection of tunes stripped back to their barest, most heartfelt bones. Dom Daley gets all emotional as he explores this EP’s deeply personal grooves:

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Daycare For Jedi – ‘This Is What You Get’ (Prime Collective) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonni D   
Friday, 17 March 2017 04:30

dfj cover layeredSince his arrival at Uber Rock just a few short weeks ago, Jonni D has proven himself a writer who can turn his ear to almost any subgenre. Today, he explores the territory that belongs to pop punk: but, did he leave his light sabre behind when he checked into this particular Danish nursery?

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Dobermann – ‘Pure Breed’ (Wild Mondays Music/Horus Music UK) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 16 March 2017 04:00

Dobermann - Pure BreedItalian rock ‘n’ roll trio Dobermann are out to prove their pure bred credentials with the release this past weekend of their Fabio Trentini produced fourth album, which features contributions from Adam Bomb and Bumblefoot. Our resident Kennel Club correspondent Jonni D donned the rubber gloves to do the necessary physical inspection – and, we’re happy to report – that the subsequent diagnosis is somewhat on the positive side:

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Jarrod Dickenson – ‘Ready The Horses’ (Proper Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan Kardasz   
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 04:00

jarrod-dickenson-250x230Texas-born songwriter Jarrod Dickenson harks back to a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn't yet kidnapped the country's, or indeed the world’s, imagination, and men wore hats every day. Jonathan Kardasz, returning to Uber Rock after a short lie down in a darkened room, donned his Stetson over his headphones and, on the day the man returns to these islands, checked out his latest album:

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IDLES – ‘Brutalism’ (Balley Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:00

IDLES - BrutalismIDLES are so pissed-off, frustrated and angry that they print their name in capital letters. Rich Hobson digs behind the layer of brutalism and characteristic violent dry humour to discover an album that really delivers a kick in the teeth. Make sure you call you dentist before you click the link:

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TormentoR – ‘Morbid Realization’ (Iron Shield) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonni D   
Monday, 13 March 2017 04:00

2017-050 cd tormentorAt our best reckoning, Über Rock can find at least four German thrash bands all going under the name of Tormentor: okay one of them was last active in the early 1980s and subsequently rebranded themselves as Kreator. Jonni D checks out one of the extant outfits to use that name, and comes to the morbid realization that thrash most definitely is alive and kicking in the federal state of Brandenburg:

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Ghost Avenue – ‘Impact’ (Pitch Black Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Leach   
Friday, 10 March 2017 04:00

Ghost Avenue - Impact artworkSure does suck when you have to change your band name, huh? That is the case for Norway’s Ghost Avenue who were once called Ghost, a name which is now owned by a certain Grammy award winning band from Sweden. But, does a moniker change stop them making an ‘Impact’? Marc Leach has the answer:

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Peter Murphy – ‘Bare Boned And Sacred’ (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 24 March 2017 04:00

Pete Murphy BBS artworkGreat music endures, as Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy has been proving consistently over and over again over the course of the past few years. Dom Daley got under the bare bones of this latest live album, recorded live in Noo Yawk City, to enjoy the sacred songs reinvented and then bring you his autopsy:

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Happyness - ‘Write In’ (Moshi Moshi) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 23 March 2017 04:00

Happyness - Write InHaving picked up an NME award for 2015’s debut ‘Weird Little Birthday’, Happyness are back with the follow up. Our man Jonni D wrapped his ears around it and reckons the Londoners haven’t quite written it in but rather, possibly, set the bar pretty high for every other alternative rock album this year:

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John 5 And The Creatures – ‘Season Of The Witch’ (60 Cycle Hum) Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Leach   
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:30

John 5UR’s resident shredder Marc Leach quite understandably enjoys a bit of guitar wankery (you’d probably have to ask his beautiful wife about that of any other kind… and we’ll stop there before we get slapped). So, who better placed to wrap their ears around the eighth solo album for Rob Zombie’s resident six string maestro? Well, we couldn’t find anyone else, so here’s what yer man reckoned:

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Them Dead Beats – ‘Hang On A Second’ EP (Bywyd Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dean Glyn Morris   
Monday, 20 March 2017 04:00

Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 12.37.44Returning to Über Rocking action with a bang, Dean Glyn Morris reckons there is no better time to be a fan of good old-fashioned blues rock.  he also reckons he might hang around for more than a second to check out a band who are anything but a bunch of dead beat rock 'n' roll bums.  Click the link to find out what he means:

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Jon Lord – ‘Before I Forget’ (Purple Records/Cherry Red) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan Kardasz   
Thursday, 16 March 2017 04:30

Jon Lord - Before I ForgetReturning from a brief hiatus, Über Rock’s resident archivist Jonathan Kardasz once again plunges back in time to revisit a classic album… this time, it’s this 1982 gem from the late Jon Lord, featuring a stellar guest cast, now re-issued to fill that gap in any Deep Purple purist’s collection:

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Telephone Lovers – ‘Telephone Lovers’ (Disconnected Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 04:30

Telephone Lovers artworkDom Daley dials his trans-Atlantic punk rock connections and get connected to a bunch of long distance loverboys who aren’t calling collect but rather themselves re-connecting with the roots of rock ‘n’ roll and kickin’ out damn fine power pop jams in the process. Click da link to check ‘em out, and then get outta here to check the album out:

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Ginger Wildheart - 'Ghost In The Tanglewood' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:30

Ginger Wildheart by Paul HarriesOne of the hardest working and most prolific artists on the British rock ‘n’ roll scene, Ginger Wildheart has returned to PledgeMusic for the launch of his latest solo album. As Ben Hughes discovered, it is perhaps his most deeply personal offering to date, as the Geordie In Wonderland explores his lifelong love of country music:

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Thobbe Englund - 'Sold My Soul' (Metalville) Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Leach   
Monday, 13 March 2017 04:30

Thobbe Englund artworkOur resident shredder Marc Leach, perhaps surprisingly given his love of the artform that is heavy metal, has never listened to Sweden's finest war mongers Sabaton.  So, we thought we'd let him wrap his ears around the new solo album from former guitarist Thobbe Englund, to give a fresh perspective to a release which otherwise could have come with the burden of so many expectations:

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Jeff Dahl – ‘Made In Hawaii’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 10 March 2017 04:30

jeffdahlWhen Dom Daley heard that the prodigious talent that is Jeff Dahl had emerged from the darkness of the recording studio with a new album, he probably would have swam all the way to Hawaii to get himself a copy! But, luckily, he didn’t have to go to such extremes as, thanks to the wonders of the t’interweb, one came his way, ensuring he could get wet in a slightly different way:

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Renegade Twelve – ‘Renegade Twelve’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 09 March 2017 04:30

Renegade Twelve artworkHas UR boss Mark Ashby discovered the UK’s answer to Avenged Sevenfold in the form of a self-released debut album from a DIY band from Suffolk? Mmmm… there’s only one way to find out muthafuckas, and that’s to do the traditional thing of clicking the link thing:

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