20 Jul 2016

Goat reveal teaser video for new album 'Requiem'

Goat revealed this little teaser on their Facebook on Monday, the day before their new album 'Requiem' was released. The video shows some not before footage of the band plus reveals music from a track from the forthcoming album.

All the preorder copies of the Ltd 'psych' colour version of the LP have now been sold out, however the band will be selling copies on their tour in October.

Preorder the black vinyl version and CD here: Rocket Bandcamp

Or preorder the download version and get the track 'Try my robe' instantly: iTunes


Goat to headline Desert Fest Belgium

Goat have been confirmed as headliners for this years Desert Fest in Belgium on 14-16 October.

More information here: Belgium Desert Festival


19 Jul 2016

Goat announce new album 'Requiem' – listen to first track 'Try my Robe' 

We are extremely excited to announce that Goat are to release a new album called 'Requiem' on 7 October.

You can listen to the first track to be revealed from the album called 'Try my Robe' at the bottom of this post .

Preorder the ltd edition 2xLP on 'psych colour vinyl' plus CD here: Rocket Bandcamp

Preorder download of album via iTunes and receive mp3 of 'Try my Robe' instantly: iTunes

In our culture of continual exposure, it’s rare that artists opt to lurk outside the public eye. To crate diggers and guitar mystics, Sweden’s masked psych collective GOAT may qualify as the greatest modern pop-culture mystery, and Requiem offers more questions than answers. GOAT’s only declaration for Requiem is that it is their “folk” album, and the album focuses more on subdued bucolic ritualism than acid freakouts. But GOAT hasn’t foregone their fiery charms—tracks like 'Try my Robe' conjure the sultry pulsations that ensnared us on 2012’s World Music and 2014’s Commune.

'Requiem' is released on Sub Pop in North America, Stranded in Scandinavia and Rocket in the rest of the world.

See the band perform tracks from 'Requiem' here:

Summer Festivals:
22 – 24 Jul / Milhões de Festa / Barcelos / Portugal 
28 Aug / Todays / Torino / Italy
02 Sep / Aarhus festival / Denmark
03 Sep / End of the Road Festival / UK
28 Sep / Torino today festival / Turin / Italy

Autumn tour (Supported by Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation):

07 Oct / Babel / Malmö / Sweden
08 Oct / Den grå hal / Köpenhamn / Denmark
10 Oct / Stadtgarten / Köln / Germany
11 Oct / Ampere / München / Germany
12 Oct / Berghain / Berlin / Germany
13 Oct / Karlstorbahnhof EnjoyJazz / Heidelberg / Germany
14 Oct / Cabaret Sauvage / Paris / France 
17 Oct / All Saints Church / Brighton / UK
18 Oct / Coronet / London / UK
19 Oct / SWX / Bristol / UK
21 Oct / 02 ABC / Glasgow / UK 
22 Oct / Albert Hall / Manchester / UK


14 Jul 2016

Rocket Recordings summer alldayer – tickets on sale now

You can buy tickets for what is going to be an amazing day here: Baba Yaga's Hut

And, we still have one 'little' announcement still to make!

Don't miss out on this...


8 Jul 2016

Echoes and Dust interviews Teeth of the Sea

It reads:

Interview  with Sam & Mat from Teeth Of The Sea
By Tim Forster

A few months ago I went down to The Lexington in that London to see White Hills, the special guests were a band I had heard of but not heard, Teeth Of The Sea. I’m so glad I got there early! Teeth Of The Sea were amazing! They’re either very danceable rock or very rocky dance I’m not sure which but so intense and exciting! (We have described them elsewhere in these pages as ‘disco music for the end of the world’ – Ed.) They self describe as ‘an incendiary sound that marries the aural enlightenment of an avant-garde sensibility with the reckless abandon of trashy rock & roll’ (1) Seeing the wide demographic present in the audience busting some moves as their set progressed was…err…interesting!

TOTS is comprised of Mat Colgate, Mike Bourne, Sam Barton and Jimmy Martin (2), they formed in 2006 and released their first album Orphaned By The Ocean in 2009. They’ve since released three subsequent albums (3). After the gig we chatted about the possibility of an interview and over time it happened!

(((o))): You’ve been together about 10 years now and produced four full length albums Orphaned by the Ocean, Your Mercury, Master, and last year’s Highly Deadly Black Tarantula. Do you feel each one is a shift in style and feel? Is each album distinct or are there continuities that spill over?…

Read the full interview here: Echoes and Dust


7 Jul 2016

Introducing Flowers Must Die – Sista Valsen EP

As previously reported, we have started to work with the Swedish band Flowers Must Die and the first release is an EP called Sista Valsen, you can listen to the first track 'Taskig Stämning Annars' above.

The EP which is ltd to only 300 copies is released on 16 September and you can preorder here: Rocket Bandcamp

The press release reads:

Flowers Must Die – Sista Valsen With a name inspired by Ash Ra Temple’s greatest masterpiece Flowers Must Die are a 6 piece band that hail from Sweden. They have released three LPs plus several EPs and cassettes in their native country to high acclaim – and we are excited to announce their first release for Rocket, an EP called Sista Valsen.

Flowers Must Die, originally a 5 piece recently grew to a 6 piece when the highly talented vocalist/violinist Lisa Ekelund (formally of the band Katla) joined the collective for some ‘jams’. This EP is a collection of four raw jams the band recorded during their early sessions with Lisa. Since these jams the band have gone on and started to record a new album of songs that sees Flowers Must Die going in a new direction from their sound of before. These can be heard on the bands fourth album – to be released on Rocket in early 2017.

Each of the 4 tracks on this EP sees the band explore the different territories that makes Swedish psych rock so famous. From the fuzz heavy, tribal grooves of lead track Sista Valsen, the laid back space jazz of Taskig Stämning Annars, the propulsive motorik of Kruta, to the repetitive folk drone of Varför.

Flowers Must Die infamy in their Swedish home comes through their legendary live shows, where they have shared stages with many great bands like OM, White Hills, Konono N°1, Master Musicians Of Bukkake, Hills etc.

The band have several Festivals shows in the pipeline including their first dates in the UK:

13-16 July / Copenhagen Psych Fest / Copenhagen  Tickets
4 August / Shacklewell Arms / London  Free show – RSVP here
5-7 August / Supernormal Festival / Oxfordshire  Tickets
21 September / Birthdays / London  Free show – RSVP here
22 September / The Exchange / Bristol  Tickets
24 September / Festival of Psychedelia / Liverpool  Tickets