Vendetta Love/Delusional Silence – Belfast, Voodoo – 13 July 2024

It had been more than a few hot minutes since we had reunited the ÜRHQ tag team and climbed the hallowed stairs of our favourite venue, but what better excuse to take a trip into the darkened heart of Belfast city’s back streets than this promisory note of a double bill, headlined by one of the most exciting young bands I have heard in a long time, making their first venture across the Irish border to the northern capital.

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The Über Rockin’ Guide To… Steelhouse (Part One)

Well, we are finally in July and now that the Euros are all but over and as David O writes this its coming/not coming home again, it is time to focus our mind on his role as the stalwart Über Rock representative at the highest festival of the summer atop the hallowed mountain between Abertillery and Cwm, at the mighty Steelhouse Festival. Despite the regular jolts up the mountain goatherd track this has been our Valleys correspondent’shome from home for the last weekend in July for the past nine years! If you have yet to go his words thus far hopefully cannot but inspire you to try it. Despite the widely variable weather and its remote location it always proves to be a highlight of his, and our, year…

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The Über Rock Singles Club Daily Pick – Von Loop

“The Twelfth”, as it is known in the tiny corner of the Uberverse we call home, is best known for bands of a different variety, but it seems somewhat inanely appropriate that Monk should choose a band from just down the road from ÜRHQ as my latest pick of the pops, as this veggie punk quartet from the town that also birthed the highly over-rated Snore Patrol feed us some #LeafyGreens with their latest tasty dish.

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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets/FEET – Amsterdam, Paradiso – 8 July 2024

By this point Jase W is convinced that there’s something in the water (or the beer – Ed) in Australia. The sheer amount of incredible bands that are just on the unusual side of things seem to be popping out of there like hot cakes and the aptly bizarrely named band, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, is another good example. And finally after the rescheduling of the show earlier this year, our European correspondent get to see them at the rather lovely Paradiso venue supported by an equally oddball named band, FEET. It’s all going to be a bit of an odd one tonight by the looks.

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The Commoners ‘Restless’ (Gypsy Soul Records)

This is the second album from Canadian roots rockers The Commoners. The first one, ‘Find A Better Way’ found its way onto a regular rotation on David O’s work journey since he saw them supporting Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton on the ‘Deathwish Blues’ tour earlier this year. Did the follow-up have a similar impact? There’s only one way to find out…

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Otoboke Beaver/Drinking Boys And Girls Club – Amsterdam, Paradiso – 4 July 2024

Every now and then you catch wind of another Japanese band that are just that little bit on the crazy side and somehow miss them only to find they’re playing up the road from you the next year and this time it’s Otoboke Beaver. This four-piece of outrageously energetic Japanese women do some of the most insane punk Jase W has ever heard and tonight he got to catch them at one of my favourite venues in the Netherlands, Paradiso in Amsterdam. Along with Drinking Boys And Girls Choir (yes that’s the full name) as support from South Korea, it was going to be a fun night with some shouty antics no doubt!

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