Author: Team Uber

Frank Iero And The Future Violents – ‘Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place’ (UNFD)

With a unique sound, ‘Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place’ will definitely be an EP to check out, especially if you have enjoyed the previous work of Frank Iero’s, in his various alternations of the band. If you aren’t familiar with how Frank likes to run this project with every new release the band has an adjustment of name. This has varied between The Cellabration, The Patience, The Patients and now The Future Violents. Despite the projects name changing with the era, the sound remains relatively consistent between each body of work, which is undeniable with the unique vocals that Frank has.  If you’ve enjoyed the last projects there’s a high chance this EP will definitely be another that is well loved and will absolutely be taken to well when live performances with audiences can become a thing again.

Read More

Kabbalah – ‘The Omen’ (Rebel Waves Records)

Hailing from Pamplona in northern Spain, all girl trio Kabbalah already have three EPs, ‘Kabbalah’, ‘Primitive Stone’ and ‘Revelations’, and a 2017 debut album ‘Spectral Ascent’ under their belts. Their sophomore full-length album ‘The Omen’ sees these occult rockers link up with US label Rebel Waves Records, an imprint of Ripple Music, and promises to spread Kabbalah’s witchy word even further.

Read More

John Diva And The Rockets Of Love – ‘American Amadeus’ (Steamhammer/SPV)

One thing which characterizes hard rock and heavy metal and places it apart from other musical genres is its ability, and willingness, to look itself in the mirror, stick its tongue out and then place same very firmly in its cheek… Yes, it can take itself terribly, terribly seriously, and overly so in many cases, but when it comes down to simply having fun and taking the piss, it is unequalled. And the latest act to exemplify this able characteristic is Mr John Diva and his Rockets Of Love.

Read More

Kiwi Jr – ‘Cooler Returns’ (Sub Pop)

This album is one that stirred up some conflicting emotions in Jonny B, because on one hand it’s something that is pretty far outside of my usual listening sphere, however it is also quite similar to the kinds of bands he was listening to over a decade ago. As a result, it’s something that feels pretty alien, yet also quite familiar and he has a feeling that it may feel like that to quite a few people. The root of this is that Kiwi Jr have crafted a sound that is both upbeat and modern but heavily steeped in nostalgia that harks back to the likes of The Kinks, The Byrds and, more recently, early The Strokes and the emergent indie scene of the 00s…

Read More

VIDEO OF THE WEEK – TV PRIEST

There’s a saying about “new year, new start”. Well, it be only at the end of its first week, but to date 2021 certainly has not delivered the latter, with renewed, and even more stringent, lockdowns in place the length and breadth of the Über Kingdom (and beyond), with seemingly no light at the end of the tunnel, despite the promises of vaccines offering some form of over-vaunted “miracle cure”. But, at least we still have music… at least for the meantime…

Read More