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The Jesus Ponies - 'Conditional Love Casino' (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 12 June 2017 04:30

The Jesus PoniesThe debut album from Arizona duo Ben Hall and Byron Carrick had been lying around Ben Hughes’ gaff for a while, until the untimely death of Chris Cornell prompted him to take it out of its cover, slip it into his battered stereo system and explore its rich grunginess. Click the link to find out why this mysterious twosome are no Bible-bashin’ one trick pony:

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Scout Killers - ‘Deception’ EP (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Monday, 12 June 2017 04:00

Scout Killers artworkOne of the joys of writing for a website with the underground philosophy that we at Über Rock possess is constantly discovering new bands and music to which you haven’t previously been exposed. And it was a joy which our man Stateside shared when we dispatched the trusty UR carrier pigeon across the Atlantic with this forthcoming little bundle of musical pleasure:

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Camden Rocks Festival – 3 June 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 11 June 2017 05:00

Camden Rocks Cover ArtNev Brooks set off into the dark heart of Camden with a bold plan of action, a clear vision of which of the 250 bands he wanted to see at which of the 25 venues… but, that – of course – soon went to pot, and he found himself making a few unexpected, but rewarding, detours along the way. And little did he, or anyone else, what a horrific twist the end of the evening would bring… Click the link to find out why he thinks we should hold those, and the music, we love closer than ever:

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Vukovi/Press To Meco/Inklings – Edinburgh, The Mash House – 24 May 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Hannah Reid   
Sunday, 11 June 2017 04:30

Vukovi - EdinburghScottish pop rockers Vukovi have been kicking up a fair bit of dust recently, with their uncompromising, in-your-face attitude, a rather splendid self-titled debut album and their reputation for their energetic live shows.  We sent our very own Hannah Reid into the mosh pit - well, once she'd found the venue - to find out what all the fuss is about:

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Viking Fest V – Ebbw Vale, Odin’s Rock Club - 2 June 2017 Print E-mail
Written by David O'Neill   
Sunday, 11 June 2017 04:00

Skam - Viking festIn his original by line for this review, David O’Neill described himself as “old but going on 24!” – thus describing the re-ignition of his love of rock ‘n’ roll, which this past weekend saw him head to one of the spiritual homes of Über Rock, and reporting from the frontline of the first day of the annual Viking Fest:

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Swans/Little Annie – Birmingham, The Asylum – 24 May 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 10 June 2017 05:00

Michael GiraAs one of the most innovative and amorphous bands in the music world, you never really know what you’re going to get with Swans from one year to the next. They have inhabited every genre from noise to goth, industrial to alternative with only one key constant: this is a band that is utterly and totally uncompromising. It’s safe to say then, that given the opportunity to get his eardrums rattled for the final time by the band (in their current incarnation at least) was one that Rich Hobson couldn’t resist:

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Monster Magnet/Black Moth - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 23 May 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 10 June 2017 04:30

Monster Magnet - LeedsOur man in Yorkshire had been hanging around outside the stage door of Leeds’ famed Brudenell club since the arse end of the Nineties, waiting for Monster Magnet’s tour bus to make the tricky manoeuvre into the venue’s tiny car park, and then blow both his mind and those of 400 like-minded souls with their brand of vintage groove. Click the link when our man finally popped his cherry to the riffage of Mr Wyndorf and co:

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Barb Wire Dolls/Segrëgates/Young Urban Parasites - York, The Fulford Arms - 25 May 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 10 June 2017 04:00

Barb Wire Dolls - YorkIt’s the hottest day of the year – so, where is our Bennyman? Sunning himself in the back garden? Fook no… he’s down the front in a sweaty club enjoying a punk rock show – and not just any punk rock show, but one by a band championed by none other than the legendary Lemmy himself! Get your deodorant at the ready, ‘cos this one’s gonna get smelly:

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Rancid – ‘Trouble Maker’ (Epitaph Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 09 June 2017 04:30

Rancid artworkThe much-anticipated new album from Rancid hits the streets today. A few songs were put out as appetizers for the masses… to a resounding flatline from a lot of fans - so it was with bated breath that Dom Daley dropped the needle into the groove and turned up the volume. Did they get him into audio trouble? Click the link to find out:

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Dan Baird and Homemade Sin - ‘Rollercoaster’ (JCPL Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Friday, 09 June 2017 04:00

rollercoaster-300x300In the final part of a trilogy of articles – following on from his review of Dan Baird’s recent solo album and then his extensive interview with the man himself – our man Stateside takes the midnight train to Georgie once again, with his soundtrack provided by the brand new album from Homemade Sin. Click the link to join the ride:

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Wednesday 13 – ‘Condolences’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 08 June 2017 04:30

Wednesday 13 - Condolences - ArtworkIt may be approaching summer, but that hasn’t stopped horror rock maestro Wednesday 13 returning to his ghoulish best with a brand new album which, by and large, sees him moving away from his comic book roots and in an altogether darker and heavier direction. Click the link for our man Dave Prince’s explanation of what is going on with his latter splatter (sic):

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Adrenaline Mob – ‘We The People’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 08 June 2017 04:00

Adrenaline Mob - WTP coverReturning after another of his short breaks, Dave Prince catches up with a band who have evaded his gaze until now – the revolving door “super group” that is Adrenaline Mob? Was it worth waiting until their third album to find out what all the fuss is about? Click the link to find out what our man thought:

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Dickey Betts & The Great Southern – ‘Southern Rock Jam’/The Allman Brothers Band – ‘Hell & High Water: The Best Of The Arista Years’ (Retroworld) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 04:30

R-9358308-1479204745-4201Although planned for some time (the CDs arrived at URHQ a couple of days beforehand), the re-issue of these two compilations could not be more timely, coming as they do in the wake of the death of Gregg Allman, who departed this mortal coil at the end of last month. It is perhaps inevitable, therefore, that this pair of releases will become important historical documents, as Mark Ashby explains:

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Big Kizz - ‘Eye On You’ (TeePee Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 04:00

Big Kizz logoOur man Stateside is going to be keeping an eye out for the debut full-lengther by a new Swedish rock ‘n’ roll trio whose members are best known for their doom and psyche pedigrees, having had his appetite whetted by this three track taster… however, he’ll no doubt be hoping that the sound mix is a bit more sympathetic to his ears:

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The Good The Bad & The Zugly – ‘The Worst Four Years’ (Fysisk Format Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 04:30

a3312760440 16He’s only gone and fucking done it again, hasn’t he? In his continuous quest to demonstrate why he eats, breathes and shits rock ‘n’f’n’ roll, Dom Daley has been rummaging around the in the Über cellar and come up smelling of roses – yet again. Click the link to find out all about the latest bunch of rockin’ reprobates to make his hoary old heart beat just that little bit faster:

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Paramore – ‘After Laughter’ (Fueled By Ramen) Print E-mail
Written by David O'Neill   
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 04:00

Paramore - After LaughterParamore are one of those bands that divide opinion – not least at URHQ! And their new album has been doing just that as well, with some fans turning against the band for what is regarded by many as a massive step in the wrong direction. With Hayley Williams due in this part of the Überverse for a string of dates to promote the release, David O’Neill delivers his verdict:

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