Category: Features

VIDEO OF THE WEEK – MOTIVES

Welcome to the first ‘Video of the Week’ feature for 2020! As the bands were seemingly still keeping it low key after Christmas and new year, we gave last week a miss, rather than present only a couple of videos, instead saving them for this week as we have another bumper list of submissions to wade through.

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ÜBER ROCK’S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2019 – THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

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 almost 160 albums for consideration, with their lists then fed into our state-of-the-art musical abacus to calculate our final top ten albums of 2019. Yesterday, we presented you with our writer’s individual selections. Today, the number crunching has been completed, and we present to you our final list of the ten albums which have most tickled our team’s aural cortexes over the past 12 months… and, in the best tradition of countdowns, we present it in reverse order…

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Out With The Old, In With The New

In the penultimate of our year-end roundups, we asked our writers to share their biggest discoveries/surprises of 2019, as well as their biggest disappointments over the past 12 months. We also asked them to look forward to 2020 with their predictions for the year ahead. And, of course, there is also our perennial award for the biggest cockwomble in rock (although one or two of our team didn’t read the last bit), which this year is named in honour of our esteemed and glorious (cough!) Prime Minister…

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ÜBER ROCK’S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2019

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 almost 160 albums for consideration, with their lists then fed into our state-of-the-art musical abacus to calculate our final top ten albums of 2019. First, here are our writer’s individual selections…

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Über Rock’s Gigs Of The Year

Over the course of any given year, our crack team of ninja reviewers attend hundreds of gigs and watch thousands of bands up and down the Über Kingdom – and beyond. Here are our writers’ and photographers’ picks of the most memorable shows of 2019…

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EXTENDED PLAY – UBER ROCK’S EPs OF THE YEAR

Über Rock has always championed the artform known as the Extended Player, or EP to the layman – so much so that in 2020 we will be bringing back our regular feature profiling the best short form releases to come our way. In the meantime, some of our top ninja reviewers reflect on the mini albums that have perked up their aural cortexes during the current year…

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The Über Rock Singles Club – The Best Of The Year

It’s been a busy year for our revitalized Singles Club, which has helped to prove, once again, that the short form format is still very much alive and relevant as a means of not only promoting new music from existing bands but also discovering new and emerging artists. Over the past 12 months, we have listened to literally hundreds of songs which have been submitted for coveted inclusion in our fortnightly feature, which, to mark the imminent closure of 2019, we have whittled down to our choice of what can loosely be described as “the best of the best”…

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The Über Rock Singles Club – Festive Frivolity And Frolics

We’re gonna let you into a little secret… we don’t really like Christmas here at ÜRHQ. Yep, we actually could see it far enough. Don’t get us wrong, we love our Brussel sprouts, mince pies and strawberry and cream flavour Baileys as much as the next person… but as for decking the halls and all that crap – well, the wolf ate the tinsel and pissed all over the tree, so there’s none of that nonsense around these parts. What there is, however, is a damn fine collection of Christmas-themed songs that we have been sitting on over the past few weeks, waiting for the appropriate time to share with you, our beloved readers (even though Astrocreep somewhat jumped the gun last weekend, but ‘tis the season of forgiveness and he has promised a bottle of mead to make up for his faux pas)…

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