23 Sept 2022

Join us for Goat's 'Oh Death' Pre-release Listening Party


To celebrate the release of 'Oh Death', the new album by GOAT, we are having a very special 'intimate' listening party on Thursday, 20 October – the evening before the album is released.

The venue is Dauns – a Swedish vegan cafe located in East London run by a member of Rocket label mates 'Flowers Must Die'. 

The cafe is small so only 25 places will be available, and due to the licensing laws, to serve drinks everyone needs to buy a ticket, so Dauns' is charging £10 entry – but that price includes a free drink & Smörrebröd, plus a raffle ticket to win an ultra rare Test Pressing of 'Oh Death'.

A ltd amount of 'Oh Death' LP /CD's will also be available to buy on the night.

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'Oh Death' Pre-release Listening Party

Location: Dauns, 77 Wentworth St, London  E1 7TD  Website
Date: Thursday 20 October
Time: 7-10pm (album playback starts at 8pm)
Ticket: £10 (includes free drink & Smörrebröd + Test Pressing raffle)

Ticket Link

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'Oh' Death can be preorderd on LP and CD here: Bandcamp

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Petbrick album Liminal is released today


"This fuckin' rips."
Revolver Magazine

"Nosebleed-inducing frenzy." Metal Hammer

"An electronic assault on your eardrums." Cvlt Nation

"A sensory overload." Metal Sucks

"Huge and heavy." Metal Injection

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Petbrick's gargantuan new album Liminal is released today.

Sadly thanks to the every annoying delays in manufacturing the LPs were not back in time to make it into the shops for today's release, they will be in the shops next Friday though without fail!

If you bought your album via Bandcamp though, you will be in luck and they will be arriving any day now!

You can still order the last few copies we have of the ltd LP from here:

Bandcamp

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As with previous releases by the duo, Petbrick have returned to lays waste to all or any constrictions in their path. Blending a vast sonic landscape with a relentless compunction to break the pain barrier, the bands new album 'Liminal' is a dizzying exercise in overdrive which can take in industrial abrasions, pulverising rhythmic drive, acid-damaged freakery, cinematic tension and balladic gravitas in disarmingly coherent fashion. 

Other great collaborators have also came on board to add richness and intrigue to the Petbrick onslaught - from old school friends like Neurosis’ Steve Von Till and Converge’s Jacob Bannon to new school artists like Paula Rebbeledo from Rakta and New York doom rappers Lord Goat and Truck Jewelz.

An alchemical vision fit to both elevate the spirit and destroy everything in its path, ‘Liminal’ is the sound of Petbrick blasting their way through the boundaries of a fresh hell.

See Petbrick on a massive three band tour in November with Converge and Full of Hell:

Nov 06 / UK / London / Electric Brixton
Nov 07 / FR / Paris / La Cigale
Nov 08 / BE / Ghent / Vooruit
Nov 09 / NL / Nijmegen / Doornroosje
Nov 10 / DE / Berlin / Columbia Theater 
Nov 11 / DE / Leipzig / Felsenkeller
Nov 12 / LU / Esch-sur-Alzette / Kulturfabrik
Nov 13 / DE / Köln / Essigfabrik



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21 Sept 2022

Ahead of Friday's release, listen to Petbrick's album Liminal in full


Thanks to the website Metal Injection, you can exclusively listen to Petbrick's gargantuan new album 'Liminal' in full – two days ahead of Friday's official release!!

Listen in full here via the Youtube player at the bottom of the piece:

Metal Injection

Wayne  said this ahead of the album's release to the world, "The word liminal means: Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. This sums up making the record over the last two years during isolation and attempting to return to normal life. We were experiencing so many different feelings simultaneously, having so many conflicting thoughts and I was definitely fighting internally to make sense out of the happenings and what comes next. It also gives an insight into the sonic world held within; it exists at a point where different worlds collide.”

And Iggor added, “Liminal is a record made in a time full of uncertainty, freedom, and agony. The sounds in this record are a true reflection of these times… A full trip into ideas, with lots of help of amazing collaborators… I’m very proud to finally share this with everyone.”

Preorder Liminal from your local Record shop or via bandcamp here:

Bandcamp

US customers can pick the album up from the ever great Neurot Recordings

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15 Sept 2022

Listen to new track by Petbrick featuring guest Paula Rebellato from Rakta

On Friday 23rd September Petbrick release their second album 'Liminal' and to reveal another side of the extremely eclectic album the band have decided to share the 6 minute+ track 'Distorted Peace' that features vocalist Paula Rebellato from the amazing Brazilian band Rakta.

'Distorted Peace' is a mammoth, sonic excursion of a track – a huge slab of synth-doom driven by some incredible Iggor Cavalera tribal rhythms. Chuck on the headphones is our advice!

Preorder Petbrick's album on ltd vinyl here or from your local record shop:

Bandcamp

US customers head over to Neurot Recordings to pick-up their exclusive version.

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See Petbrick on a massive three band tour in November with Converge and Full of Hell:

Nov 06 / UK / London / Electric Brixton
Nov 07 / FR / Paris / La Cigale
Nov 08 / BE / Ghent / Vooruit
Nov 09 / NL / Nijmegen / Doornroosje
Nov 10 / DE / Berlin / Columbia Theater
Nov 11 / DE / Leipzig / Felsenkeller
Nov 12 / LU / Esch-sur-Alzette / Kulturfabrik
Nov 13 / DE / Köln / Essigfabrik



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13 Sept 2022

$hit & $hine reveal new album 'New Confusion' with banging new single


A new $hit & $hine album is always a cause for celebration, and with this latest record which is called 'New Confusion' it is time for one helluva party!

'New Confusion' is released on 28 October and Craig from $hit & $hine has even proclaimed "This may well be the album I am most proud of".

The first track to be revealed from 'New Confusion' is a banger of a track called 'Annoyed', watch the bonkers video created by John O'Carroll exclusively via The Quietus

The Quietus

'New Confusion' is available to preorder on ltd edition 'Blue Vinyl and luxurious 'Gold Mirrorboard sleeve from the Bandcamp link below or from your local record shop:

Preorder LP

We have also put up some made-to-order 'New Confusion' T-shirts – blue print on black or white tees:

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Every single psychonaut worth their salt can remember a moment, midway through some chemically-assisted voyage into the unknown, when someone in the room had the sheer gall to utter the immortal words that strike terror into the heart of everyone present: “Hey, imagine what it’d be like if we stayed this way forever?”

Wonder no longer. Existing permanently stranded at the dizzying peak of a nightmarish hallucinatory travelogue, Shit & Shine are here to make that moment a reality. Yet thankfully, as always in this absurdist and electrifying realm, they’re notable for offering a different vision from the third eye whenever they make themselves manifest. What’s more, with New Confusion they’ve usurped their own outré paradigms yet again, resulting in a demented heat-haze panorama of delirious beat-driven abandon and elucidated neural pathways.

As ever the brainchild of Texan king of outlaw brinkmanship Craig Clouse, these nine abject and glorious meditations exist in an alternate dimension whereby a loop-driven exploratory framework is joyridden with alacrity offroad by a moonshine-swigging convict, a zone whereby aural scrap metal is alchemically transformed into gleaming, abstract and intimidating structures and sculptures anew.

It may not have occurred to the average head that the sound of Tropicália melting gleefully in the sun (as here essayed on ‘Miami’) might be to their satisfaction, nor that the image of J Dilla trapped in a K-hole with Butthole Surfers would do anything but make them mildly anxious. Similarly, the prospect of Ming The Merciless screaming with rage at his internet service provider (see ‘Robbed’) may not be something that immediately appeals to music listeners around the globe, and nor could most folk imagine an in-the-red floor-filler being quite as pulverising and irresistible as the motorik mangler ‘Annoyed’, which kicks off this album in incendiary style - no less than the sound of ‘Hallogallo’-in-hell.

Yet if the parallel universe of Shit & Shine exists for anything, it’s to map out new frontiers of wrong and righteous beyond your wildest expectations. Meet the new end-of-level boss.



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6 Sept 2022

Petbrick reveal new single featuring Jacob Bannon from Converge


Petbrick – the duo of Wayne Adams (Big Lad/Johnny Broke) and Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Cavalera Conspiracy/Soulwax) have just released the second single from their forthcoming gargantuan album 'Liminal', which is released on Rocket (and Neurot in America) on 23 September.

'Grind You Dull' features explosive guest vocalist Jacob Bannon from legendary band Converge and its seizure-inducing video was created by Tom Brewins.

Watch the video exclusively via Revolver here:

Revolver

Wayne says, “‘Grind You Dull’ is a PETBRICK take on a hardcore punk track – but instead of guitars we used a distorted electronic 909 kick to create a riff and it slams! It is probably the most thrash moment on the album, proper facemelting territory. It was amazing to Jake on board with this track, and to be invited on tour with Converge! Hopefully we can introduce some people to the PETBRICK world of noise fury! The video, which is made by good friend and collaborator Tom Brewins is very much in keeping with the lo-fi glitched out aesthetic we are incorporating with Liminal whilst trying to capture the live energy of Iggor's playing!”

Iggor reveals, “I met Jake many years ago, and I have always a huge fan of his music and art. He and Nate (Newton, Converge) have been massive supportive of PETBRICK since our first demo. It was an honor to have him on the track ‘Grind You Dull’ off our new album, and of course we’re looking forward to tour with the almighty Converge – hopefully we will get to do it live with him on vocals!” 

'Liminal' is available on ltd edition 'splatter vinyl' via the link below or via your local record shop:

Bandcamp 

American fans can pick the album up on a different coloured 'swirl vinyl' via the great Neurot Recordings.

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See Petbrick on a massive three band tour in November with Converge and Full of Hell:

Nov 06 / UK / London / Electric Brixton
Nov 07 / FR / Paris / La Cigale
Nov 08 / BE / Ghent / Vooruit
Nov 09 / NL / Nijmegen / Doornroosje
Nov 10 / DE / Berlin / Columbia Theater 
Nov 11 / DE / Leipzig / Felsenkeller
Nov 12 / LU / Esch-sur-Alzette / Kulturfabrik
Nov 13 / DE / Köln / Essigfabrik

(Band photo by Al Overdrive)



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2 Sept 2022

Bandcamp Friday September 2022


Looks like Bandcamp are having another one of their 'waive their fee' Fridays.
So it's the perfect time to support your favourite bands and labels and indulge in some new records, CDs and T-shirts.

We can highly recommend these presales:

Goat – Oh Death LP/CD/T-shirts
Various – Elsewhere VXIII 2LP
Petbrick – Liminal LP

And all these 2022 releases:

Goat – World Music (10th Anniversary remaster) LP
Moundabout – Flowers Rot, Bring me Stones LP
Alison Cotton – The Portrait You Painted Of Me LP
The Utopia Strong – International Treasure LP/CD
Petbrick – Ayan T-shirt
J. Zunz – Del Aire LP
Holy Scum – Strange Desires LP
Rubber Oh – Strange Craft  LP/CD
OCH – Pö om pö LP
GNOD – Hexen Valley LP/CD

We have also added lots of warehouse finds, so have a scour and see what gems you can find:


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31 Aug 2022

Rocket Probes – August 2022 playlist

Various – Elsewhere VXIII
(A little teaser mix by Jamie Paton of the incredible music from this compilation we are extremely proud to be releasing!)
Elsewhere VXIII

Petbrick – Primer
(Pulverising first track from extremely mighty forthcoming album 'Liminal')
Petbrick

GOAT – Under No Nation
(Yep, there is a new GOAT album on the way...and my god it is good!)
GOAT 

Bitchin Bajas – Amorpha
(Love this band!!!)
Bitchin Bajas

MC Yallah – Kübalı
(She owned Supernormal this year!!)
MC Yallah

Staraya Derevnya – Boulder Blues / Forgot what was important
(Great avant Can sounds...another Supernormal discovery)
Staraya Derevnya

Derdiyoklar Ikilisi – Disko Folk
(Turkish grooves)
Derdiyoklar Ikilisi

Asha Bhosle – Dum Maro Dum Pt 2
(Cheers to Goat for sending us this)
Asha Bhosle

Upupayāma – Màs
(New track by Upupayāma – looking forward to new album)
Upupayāma

Jem Finer – Hrdy-Grdy
(Hurdy-gurdy drones)
Jem Finer

Tara Clerkin Trio – Exquisite Corpse 1
(New track from the Bristolian band)
Tara Clerkin Trio

Erasmo Carlos – Meu Mar
(Original version of track covered by kikagaku moyo on new album)
Erasmo Carlos

Danger Mouse – Strangers
(Great groove)
Danger Mouse

Entombed – Left Hand Path
(This classic has had a lot of spins this month)
Entombed

Danny Ben-Israel  Bullshit 3¼
(Psyched sounds from 1970s Isreal)
Danny Ben-Israel

Palms  Der König (Original) / Menqui Reconstruction remix
(Nice repetitive pop discovery on Elena Colombi's NTS show)
Original
Remix

Salvation – Salvation
(Fuzzy 60s rock – cheers Prof)
Salvation

Gabber Modus Operandi – Sangkakala
(Middle Eastern Gabba)
Gabber Modus Operandi

Sand – Desert Navigation
(Kosmische repetitions)
Sand

Various – Gothenburg 84
(Massive thanks to GOAT's bassist for turning us onto this eclectic comp)
Gothenburg 84

War-Head Constriction – Graceful Bird
(Afro fuzz)
War-Head Constriction

Dr Alimantado  I am the Greatest Says Muhammad Ali 
(A massive old fave of ours)
Dr. Alimantado 

Dame Area – Ister inan, ister inanma
(Metallic percussions)
Dame Area

Gary Higgins – Red Hash
(Been giving this classic some summer listens)
Gary Higgins 

Shadow Huntaz - Massive
(Smokin')
Shadow Huntaz

Inna Pivars & The Histriones – Певчие птицы в лесу берендеев
(Thanks to Gnoomes for sharing this quite bonkers album of fuzzed psych/prog/French pop from Moscow)
Inna Pivars & The Histriones

Bachir Attar With Elliott Sharp – Boujeloudia
(Drones and rhythms courtesy of Cherrystones NTS show)
Bachir Attar With Elliott Sharp

Senay – Gercek Nerade
(Turkish Fuzz)
Senay

Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras – Hurdy Gurdy Man
(Big fans of Cowley here, but didn't know about this cover until Hey Colossus guys mentioned it recently!)
Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras

Various – FRÄLST! - A Selection of Swedish Christian grooves 1969​-​1979
(Talk to god)
FRÄLST


Listen to/follow our updated monthly 'Rocket Probes' spotify playlist:


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30 Aug 2022

Goat return with mighty new album... 'Oh Death'

The question we asked on a regularly is "when is there gonna to be another Goat album?"

Well that wait is finally over! The band have just announced a brand new 10 track album called 'Oh Death' which is being released on 21 October.

The first single to be released from the album is the fuzz-funk driven track 'Under No Nation' – this is what the band say about the track:

"This year Goat were invited to the Gods annual feast at the 'Round Table of Funk'. After a very wet evening, and after Goat was pretty funked up, we were handed the manuscript to 'Under No Nation', and ordered to play this divine 'funk' to the humans – as the gods felt the human spirit is in deep need to get grooving properly again!"

Watch the trippy video for 'Under No Nation' which was produced by John-Mark Lapham (with additional video feedback by John O'Carroll/John Minton) above:

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Both the 'Oh Death' LP and CD comes housed in a gatefold sleeve sleeve adorned with eye-popping artwork.

The LP is available to preorder on 'Psych Splatter' vinyl from the link below – once they have sold out there will be a Ltd 'Harmonious Green' vinyl version on sale:

Bandcamp

You can also pick-up 'Oh Death' on ltd 'Cloudberry Swirl', 'Acid Orange' and 'Blackened Black' versions from your favourite record shops.

And finally, our good friends over at Levitation have their own exclusive version too – so US fans should snap them up fast:

Levitation

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Formidable psychic warriors, channelers of the mystic and proponents of a spiritual quest that transcends this realm, Goat remain a band shrouded in mystery. Travelling from their inscrutable origins in the Swedish village of Korpilombo across the stages and festivals of the world in the last decade, this band has created their incendiary music entirely according to their own co-ordinates, and conducted their affairs strictly by their own code. 

With all this in mind, the casual observer might have guessed from its title that ‘Requiem’, their beatific and melancholic album of 2016, was to be their last. Yet things are never that predictable in the world of Goat, and the ancestral spirits summoned by their art are always restless. Thus the eternal cycles of rebirth have triumphantly produced ‘Oh Death’ - a ceremonial conflagration as powerful as any this band has made. 

Invigorated by forces we can only guess at the origins of, ’Oh Death’ is a party to which all are welcome. Blithely waving away easy classification, these heat-hazed serenades are just as comfortable in the headspace of vicious ‘70s funk as they are in zesty ZE records post-punk. Folk-haunted incantations and free jazz skronk here find common ground, buoyed by relentless forward motion and raucous energy. 

All of the above is locked into a delirious gnostic groove that threatens to throw the whole shebang spiraling into orbit. This is an auditory realm where seemingly anything can happen, and the uplifting incandescence of ‘Oh Death’ only multiplies in potency by taking in Thin Lizzy-style twin guitar harmonies (‘Blow The Horns’) a fearless-to-ridicule Antmusic stomp (‘Do The Dance’) and Eddie Hazel style paintstripping fuzz/wah (the opening ‘Soon You Die’) along the way.

Yet amidst this cornucopia of delights, this record sounds like no one else but Goat. Evangelical elan does battle with reckless insouciance, Vocal mantras form righteous calls to arms amidst the dancefloor-friendly fury. Yet whilst dealing in the desert-blues drift of 'Passes Like Clouds' or the Tom Tom Club-esque global rhythms of 'Remind Yourself', 'Oh Death' is driven by a supernatural charge that unifies, invigorates and transcends borders, whether geographical, musical, or between this world and the next.

In the hands of these sages and soothsayers, this is just the beginning. Goat Is ‘Oh Death’, Long Live Goat. 

See GOAT perform at one of their legendary high octane shows:

November 8 / Hamburg / Knust
November 9 / Cologne / Kulturkirche
November 10 / Liége / Reflektor
November 11 / Kortrijk / Sonic City Festival
November 12 / Utrecht / Le Guess Who Festival
November 14 / Berlin / Festsaal Kreuzber



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26 Aug 2022

Goat's special 10th Anniversary 'World Music' LP is out today


When the mysterious masked collective calling themselves Goat first emerged in 2012, armed with an incendiary debut album ‘World Music’ and a backstory for the ages – there was, and there still isn’t, anyone else on earth quite like them.

Now, exactly a decade later, the band have decided to dust-off the original recordings of ‘World Music’ and pass them over to the capable hands of the team at the legendary Abbey Road Studios to remaster the tracks and make them shine like they have never before. 

The results are better than we could have hoped. New details within the tracks have been revealed and - most importantly - the fuzz is even more explosive than before. You hear every crackle of electricity as it flows through the pedals.

‘World Music’s famous die-cut sleeve has been updated too, the colours of the eye-popping pattern have been reversed from the original, making this package even more desirable – plus there are two different sleeves to choose from.

Not only that, the album comes with an exclusive fold out poster.

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Purchase the album in their two different ltd edition sleeves each with their own splatter vinyl colour via the Bandcamp:

Bandcamp

You can also buy ltd edition Pink vinyl (in Blue sleeve) and Blue vinyl ( in Yellow sleeve) from your local record shop.

See GOAT perform at one of their legendary high octane shows:

November 8 / Hamburg / Knust
November 9 / Cologne / Kulturkirche
November 10 / Liége / Reflektor
November 11 / Kortrijk / Sonic City Festival
November 12 / Utrecht / Le Guess Who Festival
November 14 / Berlin / Festsaal Kreuzber

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