February Retro
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 - The Boom Sons Print E-mail
Written by The Boom Sons   
Sunday, 28 February 2016 03:00

Boom Sons thmbWhen Uber Rock’s Dave Prince reviewed the debut EP from hot new Welsh female fronted trio The Boom Sons back in September of 2015 he dubbed it his “favourite debut EP EVER!” So with the band hard at work in the studio right this minute we thought it was time to catch up with them to try and get an angle on their eclectic set of musical influences. The result of this session is a Midnite Mixtape to get your Sunday off with a BOOM!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Razed Print E-mail
Written by The Razed   
Sunday, 14 February 2016 03:20

The Razed ThmbSwedish rockers The Razed call their music “GRUNGEADELIC SPACEPUNK”, which is most certainly a new genre of music on us. So, off the back of their recent single, ‘State Of Regression’, we asked them to explain what their music is all about via a 13 track Midnite Mixtape Massacre that takes in all their influences, from David Bowie to The Jesus And Mary Chain, via pretty much everything in-between. Read on to find out what makes the band tick...

Vintage Concert Bill: Joe Perry Project - 28th April 1980 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 28 February 2015 03:00

JP86Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey returns with another of his must-read vintage concert reviews. This time Bill tells us of the time the Joe Perry Project came to town and he accidentally bumped into them on the afternoon of the show. We've even got a photo of the autograph to prove it! More rockin' retro goodness, exclusive to Uber Rock.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Marc Valentine - Last Great Dreamers Print E-mail
Written by Marc Valentine   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 03:30

marcvinylLast Great Dreamers will release their new single, 'Supernature Natural', at a special launch show at The Cellar in Oxford on February 28th. With uncanny timing, Uber Rock forced the band's frontman Marc Valentine into a corner and wouldn't let him out until he'd given us his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

Hi-Fi To Die For - Manic Street Preachers Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 01 February 2015 04:00

HiFi86Uber Rock's Gaz E had planned to write, on the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Richey Edwards, the definitive article regarding the fate of the Manic Street Preachers guitarist. Instead, he writes a love letter to the band's debut album, 'Generation Terrorists', and feels better for it.....

Vintage Concert Bill: AC/DC 'Back In Black' tour - September 11th, 1980 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 23 February 2014 03:30

billacdcshirt86Just days after the anniversary of Bon Scott's passing, Impaler's Bill Lindsey writes about the death of one of his favourite frontmen and the huge task awaiting his replacement, Brian Johnson. In this month's Vintage Concert Bill, AC/DC hit town on their legendary 'Back In Black' tour in 1980. More must-read retro rock 'n' roll goodness!!!

Hi-Fi To Die For - Everclear Print E-mail
Written by Baz Francis   
Saturday, 22 February 2014 03:00

hi-fi862013With an uber-special entry in our much-loved Hi-Fi To Die For feature, Baz Francis of Magic Eight Ball writes about the effect that Everclear's breakout album, 'Sparkle And Fade', had on his teenage self. And, to make this article even more special, Baz has recorded a cover version of one of the album's tracks and made it free to download for all you clued-in Uber Rockers.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Paul Gautrey - Dedwardians Print E-mail
Written by Paul Gautrey   
Sunday, 16 February 2014 03:00

Dedwardians thmbWhen Uber Rock caught up with Paul Gautrey singer with London “glamabilly” mob Dedwardians recently he was raving to us about the influence rock ‘n’ roll music had had on his band’s music to date plus on his life in general. So we challenged the frontman to put together his definitive 13 track virtual C90 via our regular Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature. Fair play to him too, because this one certainly raised a few eyebrows here at URHQ.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jesse Damon Print E-mail
Written by Jesse Damon   
Sunday, 02 February 2014 03:20

JESSE DAMON P04He’s the frontman of muscular American hard rockers Silent Rage, he’s also friends and writing partners with the likes of Gene Simmons and Paul Sabu, yet bizarrely Jesse Damon isn’t a household name here in the UK. In 2013 Jesse released his fourth solo album, ‘Temptation In The Garden Of Eden’ and received plaudits across the globe (and right here on Uber Rock) for his efforts, today he rises to our Midnite Mixtape challenge, and delivers a C90 full of great tunes albeit with an unexpected twist.

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 - Return To The Sun Print E-mail
Written by Return To The Sun   
Sunday, 21 February 2016 03:20

Return to the sun artworkReturn To The Sun are a Scottish guitar driven indie rock band who have already played such prestigious events as The Great Escape Festival, and the Isle of Wight Festival. Drawing from a wide range of influences including Biffy Clyro, David Bowie, Oasis, The Cure and The Strokes amongst many, many more, here the guys share the songs that have helped them develop their edgy heavy indie rock sound with pop sensibilities.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Maybe We're Dead Already Print E-mail
Written by Maybe We’re Dead Already   
Sunday, 07 February 2016 03:40

Maybe Were Dead3 finalHailing from Glasgow, Maybe We’re Dead Already released their ‘On The Way Down’ EP just before Christmas to much critical acclaim. We thought that rather than simply review the record we’d instead let you listen to it for free and read all about what makes the band tick So hit the link to discover Maybe We're Dead Already.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Stefan Johansson - City Saints Print E-mail
Written by Stefan Johansson   
Sunday, 22 February 2015 03:20

CS thmbWhen Uber Rock recently caught up with Stefan Johansson, lead singer with Gothenburg street punk rock ‘n’ rollers City Saints, we just had to ask him to put together the ultimate thirteen song mixtape that best reflects the influences within his band’s music. So here it is, folks, and what a barnstormer of a compilation it is too. We think this could perhaps be one of the best yet published on Uber Rock….What do you think?

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dom Greenwood - Phoenix Calling Print E-mail
Written by Dom Greenwood   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:20

PC thmbCambridgeshire based rockers Phoenix Calling have started 2015 with a huge bang, releasing their critically acclaimed ‘Everybody Knows’ single earlier this week. Here the band’s guitarist Dom Greenwood picks the thirteen songs that have helped shape the band. Hit the link to find out why a certain song by Bon Jovi started it all for him.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Den - Misconducters Print E-mail
Written by Den Misconducter   
Sunday, 01 February 2015 03:20

Misconducters thmbEarlier this week on Uber Rock (the website to excite, alright) the wise and wonderful Matt Phelps gave Brazilian punk/metal combo Misconducters a rave review for their soon to be released new album ‘Boundless’. Here the band’s guitarist/vocalist Den has compiled his very own Midnite Mixtape to reveal the music that help inspire the recording of said opus. So how near was Phelpsatron to nailing the Misconducters’ influences? Well, read on folks, and prepare to be amazed…

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Rich Ragany - Role Models/The Loyalties Print E-mail
Written by Rich Ragany   
Sunday, 23 February 2014 03:00

ragany86Another Sunday, another way cool (jr.) thirteen track mixtape chosen by a musician hugely respected at URHQ. This week it's the turn of Rich Ragany, guitarist with Role Models and The Loyalties, to pick the baker's dozen tunes. Wait, did he mention Ace Frehley?

Hi-Fi To Die For - The Suicide Twins Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:00

hi-fi862013'Silver Missiles And Nightingales' from The Suicide Twins, the post-Hanoi Rocks project from Andy McCoy and Nasty Suicide, is the latest classic album to get a love letter written to it by an Uber Rock writer. Read on as Dom Daley explains why he loves this record so much he even had a song from it played at his wedding.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jacob Bunton - Lynam Print E-mail
Written by Jacob Bunton   
Sunday, 09 February 2014 03:00

jacobbuntonthumbLynam released their new EP, 'Halfway To Hell', in December, arguably the finest output yet from the Birmingham, Alabama outfit. Some people may recognise the band's frontman Jacob Bunton and guitarist Lonny Paul from their stint in Adler, the band from former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler that released the great 'Back From The Dead' album late in 2012. Uber Rock caught up with Jacob and asked him to detail his ultimate 13 song mixtape.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Duncan Reid - The Big Heads Print E-mail
Written by Duncan Reid   
Sunday, 24 February 2013 03:45

duncanreidmix86After a quarter of a century as bass player with seminal UK punk rockers The Boys, Duncan 'Kid' Reid is a kid no longer, flying solo with solo band The Big Heads. When Uber Rock handed Reid a C60 and asked him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape we all knew that his choices would impress and, as it happens, possibly surprise.....


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