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Anchor Lane – ‘Casino’ (R7 Records)

This is a surprisingly fresh and catchy debut from Anchor Lane, filled with repetitive riffs and clever and meaningful songwriting. The Scottish band have been making quite a name for themselves in the new wave arena, known for their incessant touring and impressive live show. Their debut album ‘Casino’ follows their EP and is set for release this coming Friday.

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The Über Rock Singles Club – Jivin’ January (Part Two)

Well, it didn’t take the rock ‘n’ roll industry too long to kick out the post-New Year blooze and get back in full effect, as we had more than 200 singles sent our way over the past couple of weeks. Now, we’re going to let you into a little secret. Are you ready? We actually listened to them all! Well, snippets of them all, at least. And, believe us, there was some quality stuff sent our way – but then, the bands, labels, etc know not to send us any old shit, as that will go straight in the bin… Anyway, here is chief pack mule Monk’s choice of the ones that appealed most to him, or deemed worthy of sharing with our loyal fans out there in the rock ‘n’ roll Überverse…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – SVART CROWN

Welcome to our ‘Video of the Week’ feature and it was another bumper week of submissions, with some seriously good quality clips hitting our inbox, making our selection slightly more difficult than usual. Fortunately, this week’s feature coincides with the latest edition of the ‘Singles Club’, so you can check out some of the other contenders there…

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Godeater/VEXED/The Human Veil/Portrayal Of Ruinn – Manchester, Satan’s Hollow – 24 January 2020

Tours like this genuinely make Jase Walker overjoyed that he’s so into the tech metal scene in the UK. There is an absolute wealth of amazing talent just waiting to be heard and it gives him great joy to show people just what’s lurking if you deign to go digging around a bit. The main reason he’s so genuinely excited for this absolutely beastly co-headliner tour featuring two bands that absolutely blew the pants off UK Tech-Fest last year? Both bands were absolutely outstanding and ride that fine line of incredible brutality and infectious melody.

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Revival Black/Scarlet Rebels/Attic Theory – Liverpool, Jimmy’s – 24 January 2020

A rock triple bill awaited our resident gigaholic last night with two sets of local heroes, Attic Theory and Revival Black, sandwiching a real up and comer from south Wales in the form of Scarlet Rebels. With each of the bands high on melody and musical talent, a good evening of music should await in a venue that was previously one of Liverpool’s oldest clubs, The Cabin Club, prior to its new incarnation. A short bus ride into the city centre later and it was time for what proved to be a night high on aural delights….

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Sortout – ‘Conquer From Within’ (Dr Music Records)

Metalcore can be a divisive genre. Very much a love/hate subject within the wider metal community. Some choose to champion the stylistic elements that bands are able to bring together and blend into a hard-hitting yet accessible delivery, while others look down upon it as sub-par and not worthy of mention in the same breath as other genres. Entry level for new metal heads at best, at worst Phil C has heard the genre described as untalented poser metal. For our boy, he falls very much into the former category. he likes it, feeling it offers a lot of scope for musical development and some of the riffs available are exceptional…

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Popa Chubby/The Ron Sayer Jr Trio/The Blues Against Youth – London, The 100 Club – 22 January 2020

A three-act bill is the prize for the latest of our travelling gigaholic’s long trips down to the capital in search of gigs. After the rather less melodic Petrol Girls a few days previously, it’s time for the legendary 100 Club’s January Blues festival, with New York City’s finest Popa Chubby taking the baton as the evening’s headliner. Would he and his support be worth the 24-hour round trip? It was time to find out…

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The Deadnotes – ‘Courage’ (22Lives)

This album takes John B right back to the mid-2000s with emo/indie rock bands like Dashboard Confessional. While back then the market was flooded with bands in the genre, these days it seems that there are few doing it. Even less doing it in the same classic style as back then and even fewer still doing it well. Five years ago, JB might have said that it was too soon for a comeback of the genre, however these days he thinks it is a good time to reintroduce the style. Both for the new generation and to kick our generation right in the nostalgia. The real question is how does The Deadnotes fit into this reintroduction? As usual, you gotta wait till the last paragraph for our man’s final verdict. First, let us talk about the music…

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Darkest Hour/Fallujah/Bloodlet/Une Misère/Lowest Creature – Manchester, Rebellion – 20 January 2020

Twenty-five years is a bloody long time for a band to be together but that’s what Darkest Hour are celebrating in this latest tour, and with them they bring four other bands in support of this including a favourite of Jase Walker’s, Fallujah. Manchester is one of two dates they’re playing in the Über Kingdom as part of a European tour throughout multiple countries, as part of this review our man also got to have a sit down with Mike Schleibaum from Darkest Hour and a chat with him about how the tour’s going, what sort of challenges a band goes through spanning 25 years, and any possible future plans.

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