Author: Team Uber

Moths/The Stone Eye – ‘Split’ EP (Electric Talon Records)

A split EP to introduce two new bands to the big lad by the name of DJ Astrocreep – not too bad a way to meet them at all. A track of their own and a cover should provide plenty by way of a short introduction, right? Our resident deck spinner always worry a bit about covers, especially given that Moths are covering Black Sabbath – his favourite band – as his general feelings are generally of antipathy towards like for like covers, nds he’d rather see someone do something different than just copy something. Time to take that first listen, then…

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Master Charger – ‘Origin of the Lugubrious’ (Stoned Rocka Records)

Some of you may have noticed that a little while ago Off Yer Rocka Records spawned a couple of smaller specialised record labels, one of which was Stoned Rocka. Now we don’t know about you, but this got Jonny B all excited – a record label dedicated stoner music? Fucking sign him up! Lo and behold, when an album arrived at ÜRHQ from the first signing to the label, JB knew that he had to get his hands on it to see if the Stoned Rocka taste was what he hoped it would be…

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Volcanova – ‘Radical Waves’ (The Sign Records)

A debut from a stoner three-piece: “is this going to be another band that just want to emulate Motörhead?” was the first question that came to his mind while the big lad by the name of DJ Astrocreep read through the PR blurb. First indications say no – the mentions are of Kyuss, Sabbath, Mastodon and more – so that fear seems to be allayed at least. So how do Icelandic trio Volcanova fare then – are they another band jumping on to the ever-growing stoner scene or worth checking out?

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Girl Friday – ‘Androgynous Mary’ (Hardly Art)

Another day, another debut album for Jonny B, which can always be pretty exciting. Could this be a band that will explode into a meteoric rise or could it simply be a flash in the pan never to be heard from again? The only way to find out is to crack it open and have a listen to see what Girl Friday’s ‘Androgynous Mary’ has to offer…

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