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VIDEO PREMIERE: Brandy Row declares 'Martial Law' Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 23 February 2018 18:00

Brandy Row video grabÜber Rock is proud to continue supporting independent artists and their music by bringing you the exclusive premiere of 'Martial Law', the wonderful new single from the equally wonderful Brandy Row:

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Table Scraps – ‘Autonomy’ (Zen Ten Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 23 February 2018 04:40

Table Scraps artworkTable Scraps’ proclamation of ‘Baby it’s a dead scene!” on the final track of their 2015 debut ‘More Time For Strangers’ was a fun moment of irony. After all, Scraps were among a host of fresh(ish) faced UK-based bands to hit the scene running that year, the UK suddenly booming with an exciting crop of fuzzy/noisy/dreamy/rocky brilliance that seemed to sprout up from nowhere and threatened to dethrone even the halcyon days of the Britrock era. Three years might not seem like a massive gap between releases, but in that time we’ve seen many of those same bands fall by the wayside. Click the link to find out why Rich Hobson is glad that the Scraps aren’t one of them and have made it as far as their second album:

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Alien Ant Farm/SoiL/Local H – Belfast, Limelight 1 – 15 February 2018 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Friday, 23 February 2018 04:20

Alien Ant Farm BelfastIt was going to be a long weekend. UR bosses Monk and DQ knew that already. Four gigs in as many nights, with a total of 12 acts to catch… and it was starting with one headlined by practitioners of one of their least favourite subgenres of our beloved rock ‘n’f’n’ roll. But, hey, it’s a free world and you should always approach life with an open mind, so click the link to find out how they got on when they trotted ‘round to their local to check out AAF on their return to our li’l Über capital:

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The Atlas Moth – ‘Coma Noir’ (Prosthetic Records) Print E-mail
Written by Tim Bolitho-Jones   
Friday, 23 February 2018 04:00

The Atlas Moth artworkThe Atlas Moth are one of those bands who defiantly avoid pigeonholing, with Tin Bolitho-Jones reckoning that ‘Coma Noir,’ their fourth full length, is an album that doesn’t fit into any neat brackets and contains influences from all manner of genres. You can find out what he means on the other side of the link:

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The Menzingers/Pup/Cayetana – Belfast Limelight 1 – 29 January 2018 Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 22 February 2018 04:40

The Menzingers Belfast posterFlat caps, snapbacks man buns, high perched beanies, plaid shirts; the uniform of choice the indie/hipster contingent as they squeezed their way into Belfast’s historic Limelight for the debut appearance in the city of obvious faves The Menzingers. Click the link to find out why there was one question on the mind of our Jonni D, and that was did this pick n’ mix of alternative characters have to be pushers?

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Motherfuckin' Motherfuckers – ‘MFFFMF’ (Lux Noise Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 22 February 2018 04:20

MFMFs artworkSo, when you get a pair of nefarious wrong ‘uns from the finest purveyors of filthy garage punk that Shit Island has ever produced, and you let ‘em cross several borders to team up with a pair of Europe’s sleaziest boys, it's never gonna end well… although it is gonna result in high octane rocket-fuelled garage punk at its rawest and most fucked up and some unadulterated filthy rock ‘n’ roll that will kick the living shit out of anything else close to it anytime, never mind this year… as Double D goes for the record for the amount of fucks used in a single review the other side of this link:

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Killer Boogie – ‘Acid Cream’ (Heavy Psych Sounds) Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Thursday, 22 February 2018 04:00

killer boogie acid creamIn ‘Acid Cream’, the second studio release from Italy's Killer Boogie, our resident DJ and currently resting gigaholic finds references to Hawkwind, The Stooges, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Wolfmother and, of course, Black Sabbath, as it criss-crosses a path between classic rock and proto-punk. Click the link to find out more:

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Anvil/Stormzone – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 13 February 2018 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:40

Anvil BelfastThere are some gigs that bring a sense of anticipation, indeed a sense of being a part of history, more than any other. It could most definitely be argued that this was just such a gig, marking as it did the first time in their 40+ year career that the band with the most heavy metal name in heavy metal had ever graced a Belfast stage. Click the link to find out when Anvil finally made their way to Belfast, much to the delight of one of UR boss Monk’s oldest friends:

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K7s – ‘Take 1’ (Stardumb Records/Rum Bar Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:20

K7s artworkThis latest long player to emerge from the febrile rock ‘n’ roll factory that is Rum Bar Records may evoke the spirit of the lower east side or the beaches of California… but, in fact it’s creators hail from somewhere just as sunny as the latter – Malaga! Click the link to find out why this slice of well-honed and delivered power pop and punk rock ‘n’ fuckin’ roll has Double D bopping and pogoing around his record machine:

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Windhand/Satan’s Satyrs – Split EP (Relapse) Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:00

Windhand Satans Satyrs artworkHaving reviewed both bands when they toured the Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’ Roll in the latter half of last year, a five track EP split from Windhand and Satan's Satyrswould seemed to be something of a treat for our resident DJ and doom meister – so we winged it straight in his direction... Click the link to see if it lived up to all its gloomy retro promise:

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Yes - ‘The New Director’s Cut’ DVD (SFM) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:40

Yes artworkThe history of prog legends Yes is littered with splits, reunions, line-up changes and acrimony. Indeed, these days you even have two versions of the band operating, with long standing members Steve Howe and Alan White leading the current ‘official’ Yes, whilst original vocalist Jon Anderson and keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, along with guitarist Trevor Rabin, are trading as ‘Yes featuring Anderson Rabin & Wakeman’. This new DVD harks back to happier times when there was only one Yes, and the classic line-up was united for a 35th anniversary world tour. Jim Rowland dons Wakeman’s mysteriously absent cape to bring us the proggy majesty of two historic performances:

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Wedge – ‘Killing Tongue’ (Heavy Psych Sounds) Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:00

Wedge KillingTongue‘Killing Tongue’ is the second studio album from Berlin-based German rockers Wedge, released on our favourite label for all things which its name suggests, Heavy Psych Sounds. Click the link to find out why, on one of his regular road-trips, our resident gigaholic found himself awash in Seventies nostalgia and with a longing to hear more:

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Dead Furies - ‘Rock City A Go Go’ (Dragstrip Riot Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:00

Dead Furies artworkapproved small 2013Gerald S freely admits that Estonia is not usually the first place he thinks of in terms of fun, quality rock bands… but, based on this wonderfully titled album, which contains elements of punk ‘n’ roll, but also just straight ahead good rock with some unique slants, he might need to rethink that and put the tiny Baltic country on his musical map. You can find out why on the other side of this link:

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Roadhouse Diet – ‘Won’t Bend Or Break’ (Mojoholic Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 19 February 2018 04:40

Roadhouse Diet artworkThere’s one thing that UR boss Monk won’t bend or break about and that is damn good rock ‘n’ roll, no matter where it comes from… In this case, it came from Sweden to Belfast via the vagaries of t’interweb. Click the link to find out why out head honcho is changing his diet from cordon bleu cuisine to greasy spoon roadhouse café – and all in the name of rock ‘n’fuckin’ roll, of course:

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Bailer – ‘Bailer’ (Distro-y Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Monday, 19 February 2018 04:20

Bailer artworkThere’s certainly no shortage of impressive hardcore among the current new crop of bands in the scene, making Irish quartet Bailer’s self-titled EP all the more notable. Following on from two previous short collections of blistering metallic hardcore, Jonni D reckons that this third effort proves that the increasing hype surrounding the band is in fact well and truly deserved, as you can find out on the other side of the link:

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Midwich Cuckoos – ‘We Are Everywhere’ (Onslaught Music) Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Monday, 19 February 2018 04:00

Midwich Cuckoos artworkWhen looking at UR’s comprehensive list of upcoming releases, our resident DJ saw this debut release and clocked the reference “FFO Faith No More (one of his favourite bands), Misfits and others”, so he figured it would be well worth checking out. Such lofty aspirations are, after all, a good thing and he finds it interesting to see where projects with those aims have gone, in terms of their sound. But, what musical sounds did these punk cuckoos actually feather their nests with? Find out on the other side of the link:

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