24 Feb 2020

See Nicola from Lay Llamas photocopy art

Nicola from Lay Llamas has compiled his amazing photocopy art into a flikr page for all to see!

Nicola has had several exhibitions showing his work in his native Italy and he has told us he is open to work with bands/artists out there looking for album sleeve art? So if you like what you see, get in touch...

See his work here: Nicola Giunta


20 Feb 2020

Clash, Under the Raadr and Bloop review Gnoomes live at MENT Festival

They say:

The same can be said of Gnoomes’ passionate performance. Mastering multilayered electro, they create a powerful mix of psychedelic distortion, techno, and alt-pop. Fuzz-driven guitars shift in engulfing ripples, vigorously weaving between sharp melodies and augmented deformities, dragging you into a incoherent instrumental storm.
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Under the Radar:
Hindered momentarily by sound issues, Perm based psychedelic alchemists Gnoomes weaves a rich tapestry of sound to nestle in during their show in Klub Gromka. The repetition acts as an aural sedative that somehow manages to just prevent a drop from consciousness. A perfectly rendered swirl of shoegaze, kosmische rock and coldwave electronics they made a transcendental noise.
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From Perm, Russia Gnoomes make psychedelic music in its purest form weaving a rich tapestry of hypnotic sound. Initial sound issues were quickly overcome during their set in Klub Gromka, as they created an aural vortex to swallow the crowd. It was a perfectly rendered swirl of kosmische rock, coldwave and shoegaze using noise as a mind-altering narcotic.
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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and The Heads to play Fuzz Club Fest

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and The Heads have been confirmed to play this years Fuzz Club Fest in Eindhoven on 28/29 August...they follow in the footsteps of other Rocket bands Teeth of The Sea, GNOD and Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation who played the previous last two years.

Early bird tickets can be bought from here: Fuzz Club Fest

And see what The Quietus say about it here: The Quietus


18 Feb 2020

OCH + Special Guests to Play London June 19th

Och – the latest Rocket signing from Sweden have announced their Second UK show.

This legendary event is being held at the Sebright Arms London on Friday 19 June and they will be supported by a
very special guest still to be announced, but it will definitely be a great heady show so come along!!!

Tickets here: See Tickets / More info here: Facebook

Och's debut album is released in all good shops on ltd edition fluro yellow vinyl on 28 February


Bonnacons of Doom Spring Tour Dates:

Bonnacons of Doom are pleased to announce new UK & EU tour dates! 

The band are looking forward to playing their first gigs in Preston, Paris & Margate and returning to Lille & Ghent. 

They are chuffed to also be sharing a bill once again with their buddies The Cosmic Dead and opening for Old Time Relijun. 

That Sonic Whip line-up looks amazing too.

19/03 - Liverpool, Kazimier Stockroom
03/04 - Manchester, Soup Kitchen
04/04 - Preston, The Ferret
29/04 - Paris, Espace B
30/04 - Lille, la malterie
01/05 - Ghent, Café Charlatan
02/05 - Nijmegen, Sonic Whip Festival
03/05 - Margate, Elsewhere
16/05 - Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia

For more info: Bonnacons 


Teeth of the Sea Play Mark Lanegan Festival in Brussels

Teeth of the Sea have been invited by Mark Lanegan to play his weekend of special shows at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels in May. 

The band alongside a killer line-up including Alain Johannes, Not Waving, Abul Mogard, Joe Cardamone and Regis will be joining The Mark Lanegan band to play through his 'Bubblegum album thoughout Sunday 10th May! 

For more info: Mark Lanegan 


14 Feb 2020

Rocket sleeves feature in Graphic Waves design book

This lovely presented Japanese book called Graphic Waves features design work from many of the worlds record sleeve designers and it includes some sleeve designs by Rocket's very own Chris Reeder and John O'Carroll.

They say:

Graphic Waves
With the development of online musical services and platforms, the world of music graphics has evolved in a variety of ways, while physical releases such as records and cassettes have been restored. This publication explores the works of designers and independent labels active at the forefront with visuals and interviews, focusing on multi disciplinary practices over musician, designer and producer.

Designers and Labels (with link):

Will Work For Good, Collin Fletcher, John Wiese, Nathaniel Young, Farbod Kokabi, Chris Reeder, John O'Carroll, Ryuto Miyake, Eric Timothy Carlson, FISK, Bráulio Amado, Robert Beatty, Bobby Houlihan, Com Truise, Latency, ruttens-wille, Music From Memory, Jjfunhouse, Entr'acte, Public Possesion, David Rudnick, GUCCIMAZE, Shunsuke Sugiyama, Business Casual, Neoncity Records

See more here: Graphic Waves


Rocket Party at The White Hotel in Manchester

Exciting news, The White Hotel in Manchester have invited the Rocket crew to come up to their venue to co-host a party with them...so of course we said yes!!!

This is what they say:

The rocket and its crew soared like a prayer sent heavenward, landing perfectly, as it blasted through the roof of a hidden hotel.   

The White Hotel Presents: 
Rocket Recordings
A late night showcase.

Sex Swing
Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi (DJ)

+ more to be announced.

Friday 5th June


Info/tickets here: FaceBook   Resident Advisor   See Tickets


13 Feb 2020

New Rocket signing Sex Swing reveal massive 'aptly timed' track from forthcoming album

We are thrilled to announce that Rocket will be releasing the second album by six-piece band Sex Swing - the album is called 'Type II' and will be released on 15 May.

Hear first track to be revealed from the album, the very timely titled 'Valentines Day At The Gym' above.

'Type II' can be preordered on CD and LP on Ltd 'Blue/Grey Splatter' via the link below. Or you can buy a special on 'Cream/Grey Swirl' and 'Frosted Clear' LPs from your local record shops:

Preorder Ltd LP/CD

Presave ‘Type II’ on Spotify now and get ‘Valentine’s Day At The Gym’ added to your Spotify user library automatically, plus the full album will be added to your Spotify user library on 15th May:

Presave Digital album


Since their foundation in 2014, this malevolent rogues gallery of luminaries of the UK underground have consistently proven to be capable of projecting vibrations that transcend and usurp any idea of the sum of their component parts. Between them the individual band members have clocked up notable experience sparking tinnitus appearing in bands such as Mugstar, Bonnacons Of Doom, Earth, Dethscalator, Dead Neanderthals and now even Idles.

But ‘Type II’ is more than the mere machinations of a 'supergroup' rock band - it’s a howl of malfunction rendered terrifyingly visceral. It’s the lightning flash and unearthly roar of the primeval battle between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla that provokes awe and disquiet in the realm of fantasy, It’s the haunted clangour of the faulty air conditioning unit that lurks in the anonymous office building yet lends it eerie ambience. It’s man vs machine where discord becomes harmony, and it’s a fearsomely invigorating spectacle to behold. 

Be crushed under the might of Sex Swing's live show at these following dates, which includes a double header with Pharaoh Overlord in London, plus a very special Rocket show with GNOD, Steve Davis/Kavus Torabi + more TBA at The White Hotel in Manchester, more info on this to follow soon:

22 / BE / Kortrijk / The Pits 
23 / NL - Amsterdam / Occii 
24 / BE / Antwerp - Het Bos
26 / Fr / Paris - Les Instants Chavirès
27 / FR / Strasbourg / Venue Tbc 
28 / NL - Den Hague / Paard 
29 / BE / Bruxelles / Magasin4
30 / UK / London - Corsica Studios (w/ Pharaoh Overlord)

04 / UK / Brighton / The Hope & Ruin
05 / UK / Manchester - White Hotel (Rocket Recordings Showcase)
06 / UK / Newcastle - The Cluny 


Chaos Theory interviews Teeth of The Sea

Ahead of their forthcoming 10th anniversary all-dayer, London promoters  Chaos Theory asked headliners Teeth of the Sea some questions:

Teeth Of The Sea: Three musicians from London, all covering a lot of insanely good instruments. Listening through their discography you’ll find darkwave and synths merging with siren-like melodies, colourful psychedelia playfully circling around Latino riffs. Behind this avant-garde infusion lie Sam Barton (trumpet, bass guitar), Mike Bourne (programming, electronics, percussion) and Jimmy Martin (guitar, synths and tapes).

Mixing multiple genres may not be something new – after all, one of Chaos Theory’s aims is to promote musicians who push the traditional boundaries of musical styles and expectations. Yet Teeth of the Sea have managed to orchestrate this into their unique signature style which promises an otherworldly experience, personal to them. 

While less gritty than Highly Deadly Black Tarantula (2015), their most recent album Wraith (2019) is a sublime fusion of futuristic alternative music and a classic sultriness: a femme fatale for your ears. In fact, this entire album is a visionary aural cinematic journey. There are echoes of the dystopian Blade Runner: futuristic curiosities mixed with moments of brooding trumpet, which clash head on with rocky guitars and ambient electro synths of sci-fi and 80’s movies. Wraith is an ever-changing voyage which takes you out of your body and into as many adventures as you can devise...

Read the rest here: Chaos Theory