Category: Features

VIDEO OF THE WEEK – ALESTORM

With the quarantine blues most definitely setting in, we wanted to do our best to brighten everyone’s mood as we went hunting through the latest batch of almost 100 submissions for our latest ‘Video Of The Week’… and there’s probably no one better equipped to do just that than Captain Christopher Bowes and his motley crüe of rapscallions by the collective name of Alestorm!

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – TRIVIUM

For the second time in a month, one band stood head and shoulders above the rest of the pile of submissions we received for our coveted ‘Video Of The Week’ – and no amount of bribes of free bog roll and limited-edition branded hand sanitizer were going to stand in the way of the mighty Trivium once again proving that they are very much a band in renaissance.

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The Über Rock Singles Club – March Madness (Part Two)

With the entire world having gone to hell in a handcart since we last opened the Singles Club bar, we’re having to follow the example of almost everyone else and move into the realm of virtual reality – but, then, as the Club has been a virtual community since it’s inception, we guess we’ve been somewhat ahead of the game in that regard… The only downside is that Kevin isn’t here to pour us our JDs and cokes, but the death decks are fully loaded and spinning away, so let’s just pour our own, leave a few quid in the honesty box and crank up the volume, shall we?

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – THE BOMBPOPS

We had another bumper bunch of submissions for our ‘Video Of The Week’ award, with loads of bands issuing new material in a bid to lighten the darkened skies under which we seem to find the Überverse lurking at the moment. So, in a bid to add to that brightening of the mood, we have followed the example of our sister Singles Club feature and so bring you an extended shortlist of the best audio-visual collaborations to have retained our attention over the past seven days or so…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – TORCHIA

We had a bit of a helping hand when it came to choosing our latest ‘Video Of The Week’, as our 11-year old grand-daughter was staying over at ÜRHQ, and she decided it would be a cool idea to make her first contribution to the site. And, so, down she sat and watched each and every one of the 70-odd videos that had come our way over the past seven days, initially whittling them down to down to a shortlist of ten entries and then agreeing our final selection.

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The Über Rock Singles Club – March Madness (Part One)

It’s DJ Astrocreep back on the decks of doom in the Über Rock bar – fuck jukeboxes when we have so many quality songs sent in so frequently! What better way to find your new favourite band or song than by kicking back and chilling out with the following tracks, handpicked from the submissions coming in from all over the Überverse! The bar’s open and it’s time to play our first track!

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – THE CHATS

It’s time for our ‘Video Of The Week shortlist again, with a bumper list of submission not only giving DJ Astrocreep plenty to think over but also calling in the cavalry, as he enlisted the help of chief pack mule Monk to whittle the list down to our winner and three commendations. A full evening’s worth of clicking links and viewing clips later, the duo finally made their picks…

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VENUE PROFILE – JACS Aberdare

With independent venues closing all over the country, it’s unusual to find new(ish) venues starting to come out onto the scene.  JACS Aberdare is one of those venues that our valleys correspondent had heard of but never visited, for a variety of reasons, despite having hosted some gigs he would have gone to in other venues closer to home.

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The Über Rock Singles Club – Febrile February (Part Two)

Order, order… yes, folks, we’re taking orders at the bar (we’ll have two double JDs, thank you very much) as the latest edition of the Singles Club opens for business, with Judge Monk and the Dark Queen herself presiding over the latest batch of almost 300 submissions and delivering their verdict on the ones that have tickled their aural cortexes and wormed their way into their eardrums over the past couple of weeks…

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