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Album Reviews

Album review: Tom Baker & The Snakes – ‘Lookout Tower’ (Rum Bar Records)

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tom Baker & The Snakes – ‘Lookout Tower’ (Rum Bar Records) http://ift.tt/2obzbuc If you’re a fan of the glut of fantastic hard rockin’ pop pickin’ bands that Dom Daley seems to be uncovering out there at the moment, then you need to click the link to find out why you should make no mistake about letting his latest discoveries slither their way on to your radar – and your turntable: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Vatican – ‘March Of The Kings’ (Pure Steel Records)

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Vatican – ‘March Of The Kings’ (Pure Steel Records) http://ift.tt/2nuHLWh UR editor-in-chief Mark Ashby is by no means a religious man… far from it! He’s a fucking Viking by descent, his ancestors more used to burning down churches than kneeling down in them… so, what happened when he was invited to take a trip to the heavy metal version of the home of the Pope? Well, you’ll just have to click the link to find out: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: The Hip Priests – ‘Those Fucking Boys – A Decade Of Disdain’ (Ghost Highway Records)

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Hip Priests – ‘Those Fucking Boys – A Decade Of Disdain’ (Ghost Highway Records) http://ift.tt/2omwDbA Despite being ignored by the so-called mainstream media, The Hip Priests – a band constantly championed by us here at Über Rock – have managed to make it to their tenth anniversary.  To mark the occasion, they have released a 27 track compilation of all their singles, plus a few non-album tracks to boot.  Dom Daley wraps his ears around a collection which he reckons is the epitome of self-released, self-financed, self-motivated and self-belief sheer fucking doggedness: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: The Picturebooks – ‘Home Is A Heartache’ (Another Century)

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Picturebooks – ‘Home Is A Heartache’ (Another Century) http://ift.tt/2n8AtoK The German duo of Fynn Claus Grabke and Philipp Mirtschink describe their album, released on the eve of their recent UK tour with Monster Truck, as being about “two best friends, being on the road, away from home for a long time, about the things that happened to us on tour”.  Ben Hughes dusts the highway dust off his boots to share their tales of drive-by shootings and personal discovery: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: EXTENDED PLAY: Bite Size Chunks Of Musical Mayhem

March 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

EXTENDED PLAY: Bite Size Chunks Of Musical Mayhem http://ift.tt/2jRM5yp As 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: from CD Reviews [read on]