Category: Features

Something Is Rotten In The State Of Pledge

PledgeMusic has been one of the most popular crowd-funding platforms for musicians for almost a decade: indeed, it is the model on which most similar funding mechanisms are built. It has allowed thousands of fans to support thousands of their favourite bands by doing exactly what the name suggests – pledging money directly to the funding of the music they love. Over the years, it is reckoned that the platform has generated more than £100 million in income for some 50,000 plus projects.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – HANDS OFF GRETEL

It has to be admitted, we are huge – no, make that HUGE – fans of Hands Off Gretel here at ÜRHQ. So, when we heard they were dropping a new single, complete with an accompanying visual treatment, then it was virtually a no brainer that it was going straight to the top of our list of contenders for our latest ‘Video Of The Week’. And, to be honest, in terms of pure, in your face straight ahead r’n’f’n’r, they led the field by a country mile.

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Greta Van Fleet: Wave Of The Future or Marmite Band In A Nostalgia Niche?

The stars appeared to magically align over January 2019 favoring a band of merry elfin musicians from the tiny town of Frankenmuth, Michigan. They appeared on Saturday Night Live on the 19th of the month and were featured in Rolling Stone the morning of the same day. Some would herald it as an arrival. Online research afterward revealed to our Canadian correspondent that it is just one step on a rapid, steady ascendance towards prominence out of nowhere for a band that are splitting fans right down the middle…

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The Über Rock Singles Club – Blowin’ Away The January Blooze

January may be traditionally seen to be a quiet month, especially on the music front, but that most definitely was not the case here at ÜRHQ, with literally hundreds of submissions, not least in the singles format, proving that it is very much alive and kicking. Inevitably, there is a lot of dross released, but in among all that there are always a few shining gems, and this is my pick of the best toons to have been sent our way since the turn of the year. Ladeez and germz, the Singles Club is once again open for business, so place your orders at the bar, settle back and enjoy some quality rock ‘n’ roll of nefarious shades…

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Über Rock’s Albums Of The Year 2018

Over the course of a year, our Über team listens to literally hundreds of albums, and once again we set them the onerous task of selecting what they feel to have been the best new releases of the past 12 months. In total, our crack team submitted more than 170 albums for consideration, with their lists then fed into our state-of-the-art musical abacus to calculate our final top ten albums of 2018.

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Über Rock’s Gigs Of The Year

Über Rock’s Gigs Of The Year Written by DJ Monk Sunday, 30 December 2018 13:10 Throughout the course of a year, our crack team of ninja photographers and reviewers attend literally hundreds of shows, from the massive arena tours...

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Video Of The Week: 100 Watt Vipers

Video Of The Week: 100 Watt Vipers Written by DJ Monk Sunday, 16 December 2018 04:30 DJ Astrocreep had actually submitted a different entry for today’s ‘Video Of The Week’ winner, but I over-ruled him and decided to keep that...

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