1 Apr 2015

First acts announced for Supernormal

As you know, Rocket are huge advocates for Supernormal Festival.
We helped curate the first one and have had our bands/DJs involved ever since.

And this year is no exception, among the line this year we have Anonymous Bash (The Charles Heyward/Gnod collaboration) plus Marlene from Gnod's project, Negra Branca.Teeth of the Sea's offshoot Hirvikolari are playing also. Other standouts include Blood Sport  (who appeared on our 15th Anniversary comp), Guapo and Necro Dethmort, plus loads more still to be announced!!

The festival happens on the weekend of 7 August, and tickets can be bought here: Supernormal


31 Mar 2015

Rocket Probes March Playlist

Gnod – Infinity Machines
(Such a mammoth album that it is still revealing itself with every listen...stunning stuff)

Hirvikolari – H01
(Great first track revealed by this new Teeth of the Sea offshoot)

Stereolab - Back catalogue
(Been dusting off the old stereolab 7s/10s/lps...and once you start it is hard to stop)

The Fall - More back catalogue
(More Fall comps carefully compiled by Kev from Slow River Slow...and like Stereolab, once you start a Fall session it is very hard to stop)
The Fall

Urdog - Garden of bones / Eyelid of the moon
(Great 'shortlived' noughties band, lovely freaked out psych pop...the fuzz on this track is up there with the best)

Flowers Must Die – Möt Väggen
(Great track of fuzz wah from this great Swedish band)
Flowers Must Die

Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – The Feed–Back
(This great vinyl reissue is still getting a lot of spins)
Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

(Sorry, a very short list this month...too much Gnod, Stereolab and The Fall have been consumed to listen to much else!!)


30 Mar 2015

Gods in the TV reviews Shit and Shine – 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral

Shit and Shine - 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral 
(Rocket Recordings)

Shit and Shine don’t make pop music. On their latest album ‘54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral’ they’ve have crafted 50 minutes of drone-like repetitive beats with wonky vocals, that not only pushes the listener’s boundaries but asks the question ‘what is music? While this is quite a grandiose statement, and like all grandiose statements, there is an element of truth to it.

Since their inception in the mid-2000’s Shit and Shine ($&$) founder Craig Clouse has mixed garage rock with elements of drone, Krautrock and the Avant-Garde; at their heart they are a psychedelic band, though...

Read the rest of this great 4/5 review here: Gods in the TV


New Gnod and Teeth of the Sea tracks!!!

The Quietus's John Doran has written a book called 'Jolly Lad' and the hardback copies include a free CD that features exclusive new music by Gnod and Teeth of the Sea.

The book is ltd to 500 copies and you can get more information and buy a copy from the publisher: Strange Attractor


27 Mar 2015

Rocket DJ at Bad Vibrations all dayer

Chris Rocket is going to be playing some records at tomorrows Bad Vibrations all dayer in Hackney Wick

The line up and (rough times) for the festival is:

ULRICH SCHNAUSS - 1115pm - Close 
USELESS EATERS - 1020pm - 11pm
FAUST (Ft Thurston Moore) 830pm-10pm
MARTIN REV - 640-740pm
DEAD MEADOW - 525pm - 625pm
TRAAMS 415 - 455pm
THE VACANT LOTS - 315pm - 355pm
GRUMBLING FUR - 215pm-255pm
DOORS - 1230pm

There are a handful of tickets left apparently: Wegottickets


Hey Colossus support Circle in Birmingham

Hey Colossus
Opium Lord

Thursday 21 May
Hare and Hounds

Tickets and more info here: Capsule

Image by Penabranca

20 Mar 2015

Watch Gnod – 'Breaking the Hex' video

Here is the great new  video for Breaking the Hex, a track taken from the forthcoming Gnod album Infinity Machines that we revealed here

The triple album, double CD hits the shops on August 18th.

You can buy the album digitally here and get this track instantly: iTunes

Or you can just buy it from us direct: Rocket Bandcamp