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Album review: Reverend Backflash – ‘Too Little Too Late’ (Pogo’s Empire)

August 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Reverend Backflash – ‘Too Little Too Late’ (Pogo’s Empire) https://ift.tt/2nHc8rQ Sometimes fortune smiles upon us in unexpected ways. A couple months ago, Gerald S saw someone looking for tips on bands that were similar to Hanoi Rocks and saw someone mention the name Reverend Backflash. Something about the name drew him closer and made him wonder what they actually sounded like. You can find the answer on the other side of the link: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Mob Rules – ‘Beast Reborn’ (Steamhammer/SPV)

August 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mob Rules – ‘Beast Reborn’ (Steamhammer/SPV) https://ift.tt/2BqNYMj Power metal is one of those sub-genres that is extremely divisive. Among fans, you either love it or you hate: there is rarely any middle ground. The same applies to the music itself: when it is done well, it can be great, but when it’s done badly… Strangely, Mob Rules have always been one of those bands who have somehow, in relation to the latter quality, been able to occupy the middle ground – neither great, but by the same token not awful, producing some damn fine listenable PM over the past two-plus decades of their career, but at the same time [read on]

Album review: Lena Hall – ‘Obsessed: David Bowie’ (SBK Records)

August 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Lena Hall – ‘Obsessed: David Bowie’ (SBK Records) https://ift.tt/2MMGpRa By now, most ÜR readers have probably seen at least some explanation in Gerald S’s reviews about Lena Hall’s ambitious ‘Obsessed’ project, which sees her each month covering songs by an artist that has inspired her. This month brings us five songs by the legendary (and you know that’s not a word we use lightly at ÜR) David Bowie. But, which songs has she treated in her own inimitable style? You can find out on the other side of the link: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Simon Hinkler – ‘Moving On’ (Self-Released)/Big Paul Ferguson – ‘Remote Wing’ (Self-Released)

August 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Simon Hinkler – ‘Moving On’ (Self-Released)/Big Paul Ferguson – ‘Remote Wing’ (Self-Released) https://ift.tt/2nDLmRd This pair of EPs hit our Nev’s inbox round about the same time, and the logical side of his brain told him they fitted together. After all, when you have mainstays from The Mission and Killing Joke both putting out solo releases surely, as a fan of both, it makes sense to review them conjointly, doesn’t it? You can find the answer on the other side of the link: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Demons Sing Of The End – ‘Wake Up And Enjoy The Ride’ (Self-Released)

August 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Demons Sing Of The End – ‘Wake Up And Enjoy The Ride’ (Self-Released) https://ift.tt/2P45TLk Self-proclaimed Eighties rock freak Rob Lewis – the brainchild behind, and sole member of, the rather unusually monickered DSOTE (well, given the style of music by which he is both obsessed and purveys, the name would suggest a Scandinavian death metal outfit, TBH) – doesn’t believe in hanging around. After all, it is only a few months since Monk reviewed his debut offering, ‘Take Life By Throat And Scream!’, and, lo and behold, here is the follow-up plopping onto the doormat at ÜRHQ. Has the Londoner rushed [read on]

Album review: Puppy And The Hand Jobs – ‘I Eat Ab*rt**ns’ (Slovenly Records)

August 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Puppy And The Hand Jobs – ‘I Eat Ab*rt**ns’ (Slovenly Records) https://ift.tt/2P4jvGl According to our resident travelling DJ, it’s quite easy to sum up this EP – “transport The Misfits to the year 2018 and you have it”, he declares adding that the fact that the video for one of the tracks – ‘Now I Think I’m Gay’ – has actually had to be released on the Pornhub gay site says a lot about the “I don’t give a fuck” attitude of the band, as the big lad elaborates on the other side of the link: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Klammer – ‘You Have Been Processed’ (Under Dogz Records)

August 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Klammer – ‘You Have Been Processed’ (Under Dogz Records) https://ift.tt/2B8ZBHd Leeds based post punk reprobates Klammer follow up their 2016 self-titled album with a new 12 song affair entitled ‘You Have Been Processed’. Click the link to find out why Ben H reckons the four-piece evoke the feeling of Gang Of Four meets the Ruts in a dark alley with a switchblade and a bottle of vodka: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Klammer – ‘You Have Been Processed’ (Under Dogz Records)

August 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Klammer – ‘You Have Been Processed’ (Under Dogz Records) https://ift.tt/2B8ZBHd Leeds based post punk reprobates Klammer follow up their 2016 self-titled album with a new 12 song affair entitled ‘You Have Been Processed’. Click the link to find out why Ben H reckons the four-piece evoke the feeling of Gang Of Four meets the Ruts in a dark alley with a switchblade and a bottle of vodka: from CD Reviews [read on]