3 May 2016

Ultra ltd Goat – I Sing In Silence tshirts available at this Saturday's Under the Arches

This Saturday is the return of Under the Arches, the Fuzz Club run event of label record fair and bands in London Fields Brew House

As like the last two, Rocket will be there with a stall selling all our latest releases. Though we have acquired 15 ltd edition Goat  'I Sing in Silence' tshirts. These were created by the bands Swedish label, and these will be the only shirts available in the UK – and they can only can be bought from Saturdays Under the Arches

We also plan to raid the personal archives as well and bring some Rocket rarities to sell on the day. The label fair kicks off at 12pm.

The line-up for bands playing are:
The Entrance Band, The Oscillation, Purple Heart Parade, One Unique Signal

Details of the event can be found here: Under the Arches

(Thanks to Andreas for modelling the shirt)


2 May 2016

Watch footage of Necro Deathmort live at Desert Fest

We have been hearing great reports from Desert Fest saying Necro Deathmort played a crushing set, so here's some footage to enjoy!

Their new album The Capsule can be preordered from here: Rocket Bandcamp


Echoes and Dust reviews Gnod live in Liverpool

It reads:

The Buyers Club, Liverpool | April 30, 2016
I’ve spent the past week more or less in isolation slaving away for the biggest test of my life. The anxiety boils inside my skin like sulphuric acid eating away at me; just going the shop fills me with disdain for the recklessly ego-centric and inconsiderate moral abandon of society. Guys who go out to get “pussy”, classrooms full of students who don’t wanna learn and can’t be taught. Small units of people, fucking people, alienating each other.

Bigoted, divided, gentrified people. I take the bus and some sort of intoxicated reprobate attempts to sneak on behind, the bus sound some sort of distress signal; this guy is to fucked up and poor to take the bus so, the driver blasts a siren until the guy fucked off. A sign of the times...

Read the rest here: Echoes and Dust


Shit and Shine and Hirvikolari to play Golden Cabinet

Don't miss this people!!

Buy tickets from Golden Cabinet


29 Apr 2016

Rocket probes – April playlist

Necro Dethmort - The Capsule
(Mighty new album by ND, reminds us of a more psyched out Under the skin...from motorik grooves to pure minimalism - a sonic journey of an album)
Necro Dethmort

H.U.M. - Trinity Way
(Debut album of psyched out grooves n'noise from this great trio - an album like nothing you have never heard of before)

JO+TL / Gnoomes - Repetitions
(Each remix each other with ear spasming effects -  plus 4 other stunning tracks on vinyl)
JO+TL / Gnoomes

Goat - I Sing in Silence
(Great new two track 7" by the mighty Goat...nice grooved out lovelyness)

Hey Colossus - All Humans (Are Losing Control)
(Great three track tape - perfect companion release to last years stellar albums)
Hey Colossus

Lay Llamas - Rite of Passage / The Big Calm Sea of Transition
(Fuzz groove track RoP is off their vinyl reissue of their debut tape and The BCSoT is off their latest split tape with Tetuan...you need both!)
Lay Llamas

Träd, Gräs & Stenar – Box set
(Blissed out psych greatness)
Träd, Gräs & Stenar

Lifetones - For a Reason
(Great album of Pablo'esque dubbed out grooves with shades of Eno, Wyatt, kraut and disco from This Heat's Charles Bullen)

Various - Can't You Hear Me: 70s African Nuggets
(Nice comp of afro grooves, some killer, some filler - some you will know, some you won't)
Chris Zebby

Ornette Coleman – Skies of America
(Free Jazz with the London Symphony Orchestra...seeing the amazing film 'Ornette Coleman – Made in America' got us revisiting this great album)
Ornette Coleman

Landing - Wave Lair
(Lovely droning synths/guitars and electronic kosmiche beats...one for you Gnoomes fans)

Skeppet - Den Nya Kusten
(More great Swedish kosmiche groove psych on Not Not Fun)

Cat Le Bon - What's Not Mine 
(VU sounding psych pop from her great new Beefheart'ian sounding album)
Cat le bon

Flowers Must Die - Flowers Must Die
(Their great first album...Circle meets Necks meets Hills psyched out jams)
Flowers Must Die 

The Gluts - Warsaw
(Nice fuzz heavy goth psych from Italy)
The Gluts

Frank Zappa - Magic Finger
​(​200 Motels Zappa track with Flo & Eddy, great live feedback visuals & stonking bass)
Frank Zappa 

David Sylvian - Blemish
​(Scott Walker vocals, slow and sustaining feedback, electronic bursts, Fat Paul turned us onto this)
David Sylvian

The Fall - Serum
​(Dirty​ Fall track, just a great monster, fuzzy electronics and guitars with MES trademark vocals off prob their best album The Unutterable where all tracks are amazing)
The Fall

Can - Live (bootleg)
​(Rodger from legendary ex-Bristol Record Shop 'Revolver' hooked us up with 2 Live CAN gigs on cassette, some great version of Vitamin C and an amazing Arabian piece.)


Happening – Lisbon Psych Fest 2016 Reviewed

CHROMATICISM has written this great review of the Lisbon Psych Fest.

'GNOD! Fucking GNOD! I’d been waiting since November 20th 2014, and the GNODOROWSKY event at Cork Film Festival, to reignite this tryst… If TAU are about the escapism, and The Altered Hours about the boomtown-angst, then GNOD and particularly, their Hydra-like figurehead Paddy Shine, are the embodiment of Cúchulainn’s warp-spasm. GNOD truly are a “happening” in every sense of the word, combined with a “human be-in” – you FEEL them, just as much as you see or hear them. I recently reviewed their latest album ‘Mirror‘, which you can read here. If we really do, as Robert Anton Wilson suggested, inhabit our own, “self-referential reality tunnel”, then I can only thank my lucky stars, that GNOD occupy that temporal conduit with me.

I am already grinning like a demented Cheshire Cat, at the prospect of this year’s Eindhoven Psych Lab which boasts, ‘RMFTM meets GNOD: Temple ov BBV (Audio Test 005.epl16). I saw this pairing deliver an incendiary, synapse shredding, impromptu collaboration, along with Terminal Cheesecake, at the inaugural Psych Lab – just what they are going to come up with, following some detailed planning, is anyone’s diabolikal guess! From GNOD’s Lisbon Psych Fest closing setlist.....

read the whole article: here


Freq reviews Gnod – Mirror

It reads:

Gnod - Freq - Album Review - 28 April 2016

On the back of last year’s Infinity Machines double comes this dinky three tracker, the traumatic jazz of yore siphoned into some gloriously sculpted discord – 36 minutes that are seriously pissed off.

A notion that gathers momentum on the slinky low-slung beginnings of the opener – a Jah Wobble dub, all languid and wanting. “There’s too many faces in the mirror!”, exclaims Paddy. “I can’t decide which one a want to wear today”. His vocals swimming a rich amniotic custard, a sense of the ever-encroaching world weighting heavy. The words tightening and the music darkens to a sense of futility – the austerity autopilot that continues to tear away at the fabric – the blind troupe of terrorism, the fucked over, the forgotten. All finger-spinning the music’s contours pitted in steady drummed thumps, a murmuring shadow fork-tonguing every word to glinting eyes of fret...

Read the rest here: Freq