Wednesday, 2 November 2016

United Kingdom 2017 - The UKR - Playstation Generation

Remember these boys? A couple of years back, the Surrey-based United Kingdom Of Rock hammered anyone who’d listen with their self-titled slab of pure old school English heavy metal. They got in their local papers, the Eurovision press, and on the desk of one Mr Guy Freeman (of this parish), who reckoned that Europe wasn’t ready for their Brit-centric list of classic rock references.

And now they’re back – and with a bang! This barnstorming pub rock pean to a youth distracted by technology features enough trade names to give a Eurovision fan forum basher an apoplectic fit of confused rage, and enough solid fuel riffs to have them reaching for their two page reference guide to guitars in Eurovision (Wig Wam? Not glam enough. Kabat? Not ugly enough. Lordi? Erm…?).

Of course it’s terrible, but terrible in that way we truly Brits enjoy. Carry On Up The Rock Club, with jackets sleeves rolled up and middle-aged men having the time of their lives. They’ve entered it in through the OGAE route, which means that it’ll be universally binned by the guitar-loathing glitterati, but that’s a shame. Because these boys, however awkward and old fashioned, would tear up that national final stage a treat. Surely there’s a slot for this kind of thing among the expected frocky ballads and mid tempo boy pop stompers?

And be warned, these boys never go down without a fight, so expect to see them crop up in publications big and small – from Wiwi Blogs to the Leatherhead Advertiser – across the next couple of months, gawd bless ’em and love ’em.

1 comment:

  1. They're not exactly Minus One, are they?

    hahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha :)

    Maybe they could be this year's Schlager Very Heavy... lol