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Midnight Mixtape Massacre – Sandy Hazard (Dirtbag Republic/Doll Hazard) Print E-mail
Written by Sandy Hazard   
Sunday, 11 February 2018 04:20

Sandy HazardOver the past few weeks, we’ve been hacking into people’s iPods and downloading their mixtapes in an effort to see what makes them tick musically… however, Sandy Hazard was one step ahead of us, and willingly gave us an insight into some of the songs that have shaped him into who he is today, sharing tales of late night teenage parties and lunchtime punk gigs along the way, as you can find out on the other side of this link:

MIDNIGHT MIXTAPE MASSACRE – Carl Davis (Krysthla) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 04 February 2018 04:20

Krysthla artworkEast Midlands metal monsters Krysthla grabbed 2017 by the scruff of the neck when they released the highly impressive ‘Peace In Our Time’ album, widely regarded as one of the year’s best extreme metal offerings from any band in this here Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Bassist Carl Davis recently visited URHQ and, during a trip to our rather plush bog, left his iPod lying around, so we, of course, did the honourable thing and had a sneaky listen to what makes up his playlist, which you can find on the other side of this link:

MIDNITE MIXTAPE MASSACRE – Paul Barrow (Death Blooms) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 21 January 2018 04:00

Death Blooms 2017Another once popular Über Rock feature which sees itself getting a new breath of life this new year is the Midnite Mixtape Massacre, in which musos pick a selection of songs which have shaped the person they are today, and to which they still listen with the same enthusiasm as when they first heard the tunes in question… Click on the link to find out what earworms provide continuing aural pleasure for Death Blooms frontman Paul Barrow:

Tyla J Pallas – ‘Ye Old 20th Century Demos’/’As You Are Now – Stories, Songs, Poems And Doodles Volume One’ (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 02 April 2017 04:00

Tyla artworkThe music of Tyla J Pallas has pretty much provided the soundtrack to Dom Daley’s adult life… now, not only does our man have a brand new shiny disc of rare and rerecorded tracks, but he also has a lovely new book of the man’s images and words to peruse while listening to same and simultaneously quaffing a rather fine glass of vino:

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tom Spencer (Hired Gun And All Round Nice Guy) Print E-mail
Written by Tom Spencer   
Sunday, 15 January 2017 04:30

Tom SpencerIf you're a regular reader of Über Rock you must surely have heard the name Tom Spencer mentioned once or twice… In case you haven’t or it hasn’t clicked, just check out some of the bands he’s involved with: The Loyalties, The Yo-Yos, The Professionals, The Urban Voodoo Machine… ahh, now you’ve got him! Here he presents his mixtape of songs that have influenced and inspired him – although he had a helluva job whittling it down to just 13 tracks, as you’ll find out when you click the link:

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Stef w/ and F - City Of The Weak Print E-mail
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Sunday, 20 November 2016 09:16

City Of The WeakThe wonderfully named Stef w/ an F is the frontwoman of Minneapolis alt-rock trio City Of The Weak, who are preparing to release their as yet untitled new album early next year.  During a break in the recording sessions, the singer shared her Midnight Mixtape with us - and there's some belters in there, as you'll find out when you click the link:

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Adam Joad - Scattered Hamlet Print E-mail
Written by Adam Joad   
Sunday, 28 August 2016 04:00

scat86mixAdam Joad is the vocalist, and guitar/harmonica player, of southern rockers, Scattered Hamlet. These whisky-soaked, blues-based hard rockers have just played some shows with Blackfoot and Quiet Riot, and have their debut full length album coming out later this year. Is this the ultimate thirteen song mixtape?

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dave Mclean -Traitors Gate Print E-mail
Written by Dave Mclean   
Sunday, 14 August 2016 04:00

TGthmbDave Mclean of Welsh NWOBHM legends Traitors Gate digs deep for Uber Rock’s Midnite Mixtape Massacre to share 13 songs that have either influenced him or simply entertained him. Word on the grapevine is that Traitors Gate will once again be ‘taking the high road’ and will be playing selected classic rock festivals across the globe in the very near future.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Hands Off Gretel Print E-mail
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Sunday, 31 July 2016 04:00

HoGmix86South Yorkshire Grungy/Riot Grrl-loving noisemongers Hands Off Gretel are slowly but steadily making a name for themselves following last year's 'Be Mine' EP and a handful of home made DIY videos. The band's debut album, 'Burn The Beauty Queen', will be released in September, so we thought it would be a good idea to get in there before and find out what all the fuss is about and discover the sounds that shape this wild and colourful four-piece.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - John Blout - Watts Print E-mail
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Sunday, 17 July 2016 03:20

Watts albumIn ‘The Black Heart of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Boston based rockers Watts have released one of THE albums of 2016. Said album finally gets a UK release this weekend and in celebration of that fact we asked John Blout guitarist/vocalist in the band to pick the 13 songs he would like to hear as a soundtrack to the very special occasion. Fancy some Faces, Mott The Hoople or Slade this Sunday morning? Well you’ve come to the right place.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Baz Francis Duarte - Magic Eight Ball Print E-mail
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Sunday, 03 July 2016 03:00

Baz in Liverpool Taken by Andrea Duarte and edited by Baz FrancisBaz Francis Duarte will be headlining the final day of Slugfest 9 later tonight. Right here though he’s picking his 13 favourite tracks by his favourite Welsh band, the Manic Street Preachers. Hit the link then to find out which tracks have made the cut in his oft-fluctuating favourite MSP song list…..

MIDNITE MIXTAPE MASSACRE – Ally Dickaty (The Virginmarys) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:20

The VirginmarysÜber Rock receives hundreds of press releases every week, many of which state what other acts the band in question is supposedly influenced by, or whose fans they will appeal to. But, what were the songs that actually turned the artists in question into rock ‘n’ roll fans and shaped them into the people today – and, more importantly, still remain favoured earworms until this day? Well, what better way to find out that hack into their mixtapes? And that’s exactly what Ally Dickaty of The Virginmarys allows us to do on the other side of this link:

Forgotten Classics: Little Kings – ‘Head First’ (Epitaph Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Sunday, 22 October 2017 04:00

Little Kings artworkFor the latest in his occasional series of features on albums that have shaped his musical life but subsequently have disappeared off the radar into the halls of history, Gerald Stansbury delves back into the archives of Epitaph Records and dusts down one of the label’s earliest releases, by a band who featured a certain famous movie director in their ranks. Click the link to dive ‘Head First’ into the punk rock fury generated by Little Kings, as well as some words from those who created one of our man's favourite albums of all time:

Midnite Mixtape Massacre – Mia Page (Mohawk Radio) Print E-mail
Written by Mia Page   
Sunday, 12 February 2017 04:30

MIaWhen ‘Shoot From The Hip’, the just-released debut EP from Mohawk Radio, first landed on the stereo system at Uber Rock it did just that – and blew us away in the process. One of the most impressive aspects of the four-track release was the vocals of Bermuda-born Mia Page. So, it seemed logical to find out a bit more about what makes this particular young lady tick by asking her to pick her selection of essential mixtape songs:

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jordan Griffin - Them Evils Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 11 December 2016 06:00

THEM EVILSThis month, Jordan Griffin, vocalist/guitarist with rising Los Angeles rock 'n' roll crew Them Evils, treats us to the list of 13 songs which keep his head groovin' and feet tappin' when he and his buddies are tearing up America's interstates... Click the link to find out what aural delights he has in store for us this fine Sunday morn:

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Joe ‘Desglose’ Maddox - The Breakdowns Print E-mail
Written by Joe ‘Desglose’ Maddox   
Sunday, 02 October 2016 03:20

Breakdowns thmbJoe ‘Desglose’ Maddox is the vocalist and guitarist with The Breakdowns, "a garage rock n roll band from Nottingham that has been knocking about for a few years" who reckon that "in a fair and just world, we’d be huge" but guess that "not everybody is ready for a return to low slung gutter guitar and tear jerking vocals".  Here, he picks 13 tracks that fit his own personal hitlist for that desert island we all dread being stranded on...

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Matt Vespertine - Vespertine Print E-mail
Written by Matt Vespertine   
Sunday, 21 August 2016 03:20

VespertineMatt Vespertine is the lead singer/guitarist with South Wales based alt-rockers Vespertine, who just happen to have a rather splendid three track EP available at this very moment in time. We asked Matt to pick his 13 favourite songs to help you get a flavour of what his band is all about, what he came back with though turned out to be one of the most eclectic Midnite Mixtapes of all time!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tanya Rizkala - Epic Print E-mail
Written by Tanya Rizkala   
Sunday, 07 August 2016 03:40

EpicEpic are a Canadian, American, and Lebanese rock band featuring the stunning vocals of Tanya Rizkala. So impressed was Uber Rock’s Dave Prince with their recent released ‘Like A Phoenix’ album that he said it was “just what the AOR doctor ordered.” Today we get Tanya’s very own musical prescription via 13 classic melodic rock injections as the Midnite Mixtape Massacre really does go old school.

Midnight Mixtape Massacre - Heath Fields - Shallow Side Print E-mail
Written by Heath Fields   
Sunday, 24 July 2016 03:20

Shallow Side logoHere’s a lesson in how to do a mixtape. We’d never heard of American rockers Shallow Side until their drummer Heath Fields took the bold step of compiling his very own mixtape and mailing it into Uber Rock HQ for us musical vultures to pick over. One thing you have to admire is the balls on the kid, so here it is. Check it out and check his band out too, who knows you might just discover something new and exciting along the way.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Daniel Lucas - Boss Caine Print E-mail
Written by Daniel Lucas   
Sunday, 10 July 2016 04:00

BCmix86If you venture out to a live gig in York, chances are you will see Daniel Lucas aka Boss Caine either playing, hosting it or just hanging at the bar. If you dig the sounds of Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Dylan, etc, then you can't go far wrong with a bit of Boss Caine in your life. But we thought it was time to catch up with the man and find out what sounds shaped the musical direction he now follows.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Nicole Hawkins & Jason Hawkins - Grandhour Print E-mail
Written by Nicole Hawkins & Jason Hawkins   
Sunday, 26 June 2016 03:40

GHmix86Uber Rock reviewed 'Bombs & Bullets', the debut album from female-fronted Australian rockers, Grandhour, recently; now, with a new single and making-of documentary just released there could be no better time to catch up with Nicole and Jason Hawkins from the band to get their collective thirteen song mixtape par excellence.....


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