31 Jan 2018

Rocket Probes – January playlist

Well hasn't January been a long month!!!

(Members of The Horrors, Black Angels, The Earlies and Elephant Stone come together to create a stunning and completely unique album that mixes kraut, psyched grooves and pop experimentation)

Anthroprophh – OMEGAVILLE
(Anthroprophh release their 'third' album proper and it is the best thing they have ever done – Heads like fuzz rockouts collide with mind expanding, lengthy, kraut excursions. We are quite floored with how good this masterpiece is!)

Mamuthones – Fear on the corner
(We can't get enough of Mamuthones new album so have a listen to a first play of the title track on Baba Yaga's Hut radio show on Resonance FM go too 48:30....and dig that dirty fuzz!!)

Gnod – Be Aware Of Your Limitations (Live At Roadburn 2017)
("In case of sonic attack".....Gnod's electronic set from last years Roadburn reworked/remixed and torn to shreds by Andrew Liles from Nurse With Wound.

Normil Hawaiians – More Wealth than Money
(Amazing psyched out Art Punk from 1982 – an essential reissue not to ignore. Though shame the vinyl doesn't have all the extras you get with the CD/digital  version as there are some real killer alt versions of the album tracks!)
Normil Hawaiians

Acid Arab – Le Disco
(Killer Arabic dance grooves courtesy of John Doran)
Acid Arab

Midori Takada - Through The Looking Glass
(Japanese repetitive minimalism from 1982)
Midori Takada

Orchestra of Constant Distress – Distress Test
(Great repetitive noise track from a new album on Riot Season)
Orchestra of Constant Distress

Tajak – Little Doll
(Nice take of the Stooges classic by this Mexican 3-piece...thanks to Lee Winter for pointing them out to us)

Patrick Cowley – Invasion
(Hi-energy synthdisco banger, courtesy of Teeth of the Sea's Jimmy Martin)
Patrick Cowley

(Flowers Must Die's Rickard Daun turned us on to this heavy, grooved-out, psyched rock from Poland in '74 – a proper good 'air drumming' album)

Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag
(Great fuzzed post punk)
Cabaret Voltaire

Stevie Wright - Black Eyed Bruiser
(Oz rock from '75)
Stevie Wright

Ryuichi Sakamoto – The Garden Of Poppies
(Great Can like groove)
Ryuichi Sakamoto

Orange Car Crash – Simple Music
(Band put together by Andrea Davi, the drummer from Mamuthones and Lay Llamas – their 2016 album of tribal-fusion-pop)
Orange Car Crash

Lebenden Toten ‎– Static!
(Pure fuzzed filth...thanks Mighty Lord Deathman for bringing this and many other utter bangers to our attention in your Quietus playlist)
Lebenden Toten

Davy Kehoe ‎– Short Passing Game
(Stunning album that Teeth of the Sea's Mike Bourne turned us on too...essential purchase in our opinions)
Davy Kehoe

The Pretty Things – Talkin' about the good times
(Been a bit of a Pretty Things back catalogue kinda month)
The Pretty Things

Vanilla Poppers - Hole's The Goal
(Nice punch of fuzzed punk)
Vanilla Poppers

Mkwaju Ensemble – Mkwaju
(Nice repetitive marimba rhythms and synthesizer sounds from 1981 Japan)
Mkwaju Ensemble

Wart Bitter – Tape
(Great skronk noise n'grooves from Gum Takes Tooths' Tom Fug, Sex Swings' Colin Webster and Alien Sex Fiends' Mat Pod on Hominid Sounds)
*No link to be found – but buy it when you see it*

The Devil – Girl Wants You
('Kool Kieth' cover that recalls classic Country Teasers (with an added bit of 'mother sky' in places), not for the easily offended ha ha)
The Devil

Rivoli – Blue Jay Way
(Russian psychgaze three piece cover our fave Beatles song)

Rodion G.A. – Inversions
(Great track taken from the third Rodion G.A. reissue)
Rodion G.A

Flux of Pink Indians - Neu smell
(Gareth from Anthroprophh/Kuro shone the light on this Crass fuzz punk thrasher from '81)
Flux of Pink Indians

Sonny Sharrock – Ask the Ages
(Did not know about this until Jimmy and Mike from Teeth of the Sea were waxing lyrical about it, killer heavy jazz featuring the master that is Pharoah Sanders)
Sonny Sharrock

Listen to our 'updated monthly' Rocket Probes Spotify playlist (not a lot from this month is on there though):


Audio Fuzz reviews MIEN's Black Habit

They say:

What a great superband.  In rock history, oftentimes members from other disparate bands have formed a new band, but often the egos don’t match (think The Traveling Wilburys or Blind Faith).  But MIEN seems to have defeated that curse.  The Black Angel’s Alex Maas, The Horror’s Tom Furse, Elephant Stone’s Rishi Dhir and The Earlies’ John-Mark Lapham, this new band combines all the ways the previous bands were great into the new killer supergroup, C,S,N,& Y for the 21st century.

"The seeds were sown for this collaboration as long ago as 2004, when Rishi Dhir found himself in a chance encounter with Black Angels’ frontman Alex Maas whilst performing sitar with his former band on a bill at SXSW in Austin with The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Not long afterwards, he would also stumble across the Anglo-American band The Earlies, who he would similarly collaborate and share a stage with. This led to essentially the genesis of MIEN, via a shared love for one song – the ‘classic sitar banger’ by the Association, ‘Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin’. Upon finding that both he and The Earlies’ electronics guru and producer John Mark Lapham had a particular desire to cover this ditty, they began a slow process of putting together the version they’d always dreamt of. Whilst this would never come to fruition – the sparks that flew between them lit up a collaborative path clearly worth following."

Let’s hope this is a band that will keep going.  I love MIEN.

See the full review here: Audio Fuzz

Preorder the ltd edition LP from here: Rocket Bandcamp


Gnod to release Be Aware Of Your Limitations (Live At Roadburn 2017)

Last year Gnod play four amazing sets at Roadburn Festival as part of their residency to celebrate their 10th year.

Roadburn's label Burning World Records are set to release the electronic set which has been reworked/remixed and torn to shreds by Andrew Liles from Nurse With Wound as a ltd vinyl (details still tbc) release but you can buy the download and listen in full via the link below:



Listen to Reprezent interview with Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

Before Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs demolished The Lexington a couple of weeks ago the band were interviewed by Ailbhe Mairead for Reprezent Radio...listen above


Gnoomes poster for up-and-coming Euro tour


30 Jan 2018

Introducing 'OMEGAVILLE' – the new album by Anthroprophh

We are super delighted to welcome back Anthroprophh, longtime fellow voyagers Paul Allen and Gareth Turner (who both appeared on the very first Rocket release some 20 years ago) this time for the stunning release OMEGAVILLE.

The album is released on the 30 March 2018 worldwide and available on LP/CD/DL formats.
The physical release is a double with cover illustration is by Lisa Allen, Paul's sister.  

Check out the Paul Allen made video 'Dead Inside' via Backseat Mafia: here


Limited Double Album on White & Black Explosive Splatter Vinyl 
or Double Disc Mini Gatefold Replica CD: Store

350 Vinyl White & Black Explosive Splatter Vinyl (Rocket Shop / Band Exclusive)
650 Vinyl Green & Black Entropy Swirl Vinyl (Available in All Good Record Stores)


Anthroprophh - OMEGAVILLE

In the near-twenty year period of Rocket Recordings’ existence, its ethos has expanded in untold directions, yet always with the destruction of boundaries and the expansion of consciousness high on the agenda. Nonetheless, the original spirit of the label remains a universe that revolves around the twin planets of Fuzz and Wah - the mind-frying six-string duality that warps sound spectrums and overheats speaker cones in pursuit of reckless sensory overload.

What’s more, few guitarists have been richer exponents of just these two ingredients than Paul Allen, who not only appeared on the very first Rocket 7” of 1998 with The Heads, but who also fronts Anthroprophh, an outfit who take both garage-bound filth and wayward, abstract artistry to zones beyond comprehension. ‘Omegaville’ - the third release on Rocket for his power trio alongside bassist Gareth Turner (who appeared on the other side of said debut Rocket 7” with his then-band Lilydamwhite) and drummer Jesse Webb - lives up to its name in driving just such demented predilections into head-spinning chaos. A feverish tirade of maximalism battling with a no-holds-barred approach to structure, ‘Omegaville’ finds equal space for everything-on-11 riffage of a distinctly Stoogian/stygian stripe, bracing musique concrete, Butthole Surfers-esque bedlam, Chrome-style sci-fi noise-pop, surreal British humour, and what sounds essentially like a ‘60s NASA HQ going up in flames.

Structured by Allen’s admission akin to Can’s ‘Tago Mago’ as a double album which places the more conventional tracks at its start and the more explicitly experimental and outré adventures on the second disc, this is a cliff-edge into sanity-risking overload which has much in common with the glory days of 1971 - the Nurse-With-Wound-list realm of record-collector gold where heavy rock, nascent prog and wilfully art-damaged netherscapes thrived - a harmonious and thrilling marriage between transgressive over-amplification and the avant-garde. “With a double LP you can usually get away with some form of experimentation on the second disc and ‘Tago Mago’ is a prime example” notes Allen “‘Echo’ by AR Vs Machines (Achim Reichel) being another example, with its zonked-out a cappella ending. It was nice to cover all aspects of what the band are all about, It kind of happened by accident really. I’m amazed we had that much material”

At the forefront of much of this, however, is Allen’s guitar playing itself, globally renowned amongst freaks and connoisseurs alike from his contributions to The Heads. Taking Hendrix and Asheton-esque shapes and warping them beyond recognition into new paradigms, he also cites guitarists like Michael Karoli “with this spindly thin fuzz sound and use of the whammy”, early-‘70s Robert Fripp, Giles Buchan of Human Beast, Fred Frith and Geinrich of Guru Guru (“with his love of sonic mulch”) as influences, yet this ear-splitting treble-heavy scree and these heavenly FX-driven cacophonies could be the work of no-one else but
this particular six-string iconoclast, who drives his trademark sound beyond anything he’s previously attempted in any incarnation.

Who’s to say exactly where Anthroprophh move on from this guileless aural endtime mission. ‘Omegaville’ - in the tradition of most great out-rock and psych-noise - feels very much like a foot placed firmly on the accelerator in search of dimensions unknown - a liminal zone where fuzz and wah transcend space and time.


If any of you need further convincing the power of the band then go check out last Friday's great Anthony Chalmers' Baba Yaga - Resonance FM Radio Shows where Anthony played the amazing album track 'Human Beast - that can only be described as Mother Sky with Ron Ashton on lead.

Listen here: Resonance

Welcome to 'OMEGAVILLE' People.


29 Jan 2018

Baba Yaga's Hut premieres new Anthroprophh and Mamuthones tracks on Resonance FM

On Friday Anthony from Baba Yaga gave first spins to unreleased tracks from Anthroprophh and Mamuthones tracks.

He played the Fear on the Corner, the title track off Mamuthones new album.

Plus gave a first spin of an Anthroprophh track called Human Beast which is taken off the as yet unannounced new album...watch this space for more info

Listen here:

We have a winner of our T-shirt competition

We have a winner of our Instagram T-shirt competition

Thanks for all your help giving us your favourite t-shirt designs.
We have counted all the votes up and we are pleased to reveal the winner.

The winner was Option 01 with Option 02b coming in a 'very' close second.
From this we have decided to print up both shirts designs in time for our March event

The winner of the competition who chose Option 01 is Patrick Truckle @thee_ol_boozeroony – he will win both shirts plus some other Rocket goodies.

See you at #RocketTwenty in on 9-11 March


26 Jan 2018

GNOD join Hey Colossus at Wrong Festival

If you are not going to be at Levitation watching MIEN's first ever live show then we suggest you go to Wrong Festival – what a line-up!!!

For info and tickets, visit their Facebook site: Wrong Festival


25 Jan 2018

MIEN to play Levitation Festival in Austin

As mentioned recently we are releasing the debut album by MIEN – the new band featuring  The Black Angels’ Alex Maas, The Horrors’ Tom Furse, Elephant Stone’s Rishi Dhir and The Earlies’ John-Mark Lapham. And the band have announced their first show at this years Levitaion festival in Austin, sharing the bill with Slowdive and Survive:

Slowdive, + Survive + MIEN
Saturday, April 28
6 PM - 12 AM CDT
Stubb's Bar-B-Q
801 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Watch video to Black Habit – the first track revealed from MIEN here: Black Habit

You can preorder the 'Wayward MIEN' (50/50 split red/orange) vinyl ltd to only 300 copies and CD via here: Bandcamp


Rocket Twenty: Day split/tickets revealed – Hills unfortunately cancel – Zimpel Ziolek join the party

We are happy to share with you the day splits for our Rocket Recordings Twenty event which is being held at The Garage in London on 9, 10, 11 March plus day tickets are now available to buy.

Tickets can be bought from here: Alt Tickets 

But before we reveal who is playing on what day we have some really sad news...

Hills cancel
We are extremely saddened to reveal that Hills have had to pull out of our Rocket Twenty event. We know that like us you were all very excited to see the bands first ever UK club show but they have informed us that due to extreme personal reasons they cannot make it in March. After being unable to get Oneida, The Heads, Lay Llamas and Shit & Shine to play we are now gutted to have to add Hills to that list of 'unable to play'. 

However, we do have some great news...

Zimpel Ziolek added to the bill
We are humbled to reveal that the great Polish duo Zimpel Ziolek are going to join our party. If you are uninitiated with Zimpel Ziolek – they made one of Rocket's favourite records of 2017 and The Quietus made their S/T album their No.2 Album of the Year. So to have them play their first ever UK show at Rocket Twenty is a massive honour and we are ecstatic to be able to see them live. Listen to (and immediately buy) their stunning album here: Instant Classic

The day splits are...

Friday 9 March
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation
Julie's Haircut
Flowers must Die
After bands DJs: Teeth of the Sea

Doors 7.30pm – 2am
Price: £15 (plus booking fee)

Saturday 10 March
Hey Colossus 
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Temple Ov BBV
Gum Takes Tooth
Mike Bourne
After bands DJs: Nothing is...(Cherrystones/Jamie Paton/Mike Keeling/Chris Reeder)

Doors 3.30pm – 3am
Price: £30 (plus booking fee)

Please note: Due to Temple Ov BBV's massive stage-set-up they will be the first band on, so get there for the start!

Sunday 11 March
Teeth of the Sea
Zimpel Ziolek 
Bonnacons of Doom
Negra Branca
Ayn Sof

Doors 3.30pm – 11pm
Price: £25 (plus booking fee)

Visuals on all three days will be by Rocket's very own John O'Carroll and Liverpool Psych Festival's AV genius Sam Wiehl

See what The Quietus say about the news here: The Quietus

Tickets can be bought from here: Alt Tickets 



24 Jan 2018

Drowned in Sound reviews Housewives at Eurosonic

They say:

"In fact, as far as UK artists are concerned, South London’s Housewives were by far the most interesting act on the bill from these shores and also the least hyped to boot. Think Battles, Einsturzende Neubaten, and Animal Collective in one big noise’n’beat driven melting pot and you’re in the right vicinity."

Read the full piece here: DIS


Horse Meat Disco hosts 'Rushing Through My Mind' party this Sunday

Horse Meat Disco are hosting  a launch party of Bill Brewsters remix on Mangled Records of Josefin Öhrn's 'Rushing Through My Mind' party this Sunday at The Eagle:

Horse Meat Disco Presents
'Rushing Through My Mind' record release party
Sunday, Jan 28 at 8 PM - 3 AM
Eagle London
349 Kennington Lane, SE11 5QY London, United Kingdom.

Listen to the tracks above, then buy it in all good record shops!


Rocket on Resonance FM this Friday

Rocket's Chris Reeder has been invited to join Anthony Chalmers on his Resonance show this Friday to talk about and play music from the bands playing our Rocket Twenty event which happens on 9-11 March. (Tickets)

Chris will be dropping in a couple of unreleased Rocket tracks as well as other tracks from the more unfamiliar side of the weekends line-up.

Tune in to here at 12-1pm on Friday 26th Jan: Resonance

Or listen to after here: Baba Yaga's Hut Mixcloud


23 Jan 2018

Watch video by new Rocket signing MIEN – feat. members of The Black Angels, The Horrors, Elephant Stone & The Earlies

Rocket Recordings are excited to reveal the self-titled debut album by MIEN, the new four piece band comprised of The Black Angels’ Alex Maas, The Horrors’ Tom Furse, Elephant Stone’s Rishi Dhir and The Earlies’ John-Mark Lapham.

Watch video to Black Habit – the first track revealed from MIEN above

See what Loud and Quiet say about it here: Loud and Quiet

The seeds were sown for this collaboration as long ago as 2004, when Rishi Dhir (Elephant Stone) found himself in a chance encounter with Black Angels frontman Alex Maas whilst performing sitar with his former band on a bill at SXSW in Austin with The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Not long afterwards, he would also stumble across electronics guru and producer John Mark Lapham from Anglo-American band The Earlies, via a shared love for one song - the ‘classic sitar banger’ by The Association, ‘Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin’.

Some years later, another piece of the puzzle came into place, when Dhir was now playing bass with The Black Angels in 2012, and found the band sharing several bills with The Horrors. Thus he made the acquaintance of Tom Furse, and yet another pact was made to work together.

Several traversals of the globe by both plane and audio-file later, the result is an album that sees this quartet transcending their origins whilst maintaining a cohesive unity borne of a desire for outward exploration. John Mark’s vision, as he puts it, was “imagine the Black Angels as Nico in her 80’s industrial phase mixed with George Harrison and Conny Plank.” - true to form, it’s an album that finds equal room for radiant groove-based propulsion and ambient dreamscapes alike - as comfortable with murky hallucinogenic voyages, yet with songwriting acumen as potent as the production values are expansive and exploratory.

The band are debuting live at this years Levitation Festival in Austin on 28 April. With US and European tours soon to be announced.

You can preorder the 'Wayward MIEN' (50/50 split red/orange) vinyl ltd to only 300 copies and CD via here: Bandcamp

The amazing MIEN artwork was created by the very talented team of Rosey Trickett & Marc Spicer


22 Jan 2018

Bandcamp Daily chose 20 Rocket tracks

Bandcamp Daily have written a great piece on Rocket called '20 Tracks for 20 Years of Rocket Recordings'.

It reads:

In recent years the increased popularity and resurgence of psychedelic, or psychedelic-inspired, music has grown from an underground subculture, tied together with a love of bands from Hawkwind to Spacemen 3, into something evident in numerous mainstream and successful groups like Tame Impala, Foxygen, and MGMT.

Such popularity has bred a new generation of bands who fall under the neo-psych category but often don’t go beyond a few Brian Jonestown Massacre records and a wah-wah pedal in pursuit of their psychedelic sound. Such a surface level take can often seem at odds with a genre traditionally rooted in the ability to transform and transport both listener and creator in its attempts at outer-planetary musical explorations or into deep meditative, loop-driven introspection.

However, one label that has been continually exploring this genre of music through periods of both aversion and popularity is the U.K. label Rocket Recordings. 2018 marks 20 years since the label formed (something they will be celebrating with a three-day London event) and over that period they have been home to a variety of groups, from the U.K. psych lords The Heads to the masked Swedish outfit Goat.

To celebrate this milestone, we’ve selected 20 tracks from 20 different artists, which range from third eye-opening psych rock behemoths to explorations of minimal electronics, taut post-punk, krautrock, cosmic pop, and all manner of sounds in between that vary from dreamily melodic to chest-crushingly harsh...

Read the rest of the piece here: Bandcamp Daily




Give us your help and you can win a 'Rocket Twenty' T-shirt

We can't decide what T-shirt we should print-up for our Rocket Twenty event.
So we thought we would see what you, our fans think is the best.

We have put some shirt designs up on our Instagram account and we want you to tell us which is your favourite design/colour in the comments section:


We will then pick out a random name from the design that received the most votes.
And that winner will win a free shirt (and some other Rocket goodies).

Competition ends at 12pm Next Monday (29th).



Listen to Lilydamwhite's Master F from Launch001

We have put the Lillydamwhite track 'Master F', which is taken from our first Rocket release (a split single with The Heads) up on Youtube as it was criminally not available anywhere online.

This track was the reason Rocket started 20 years ago. It was when we heard this track blaring out live when Lillydamwhite supported The Heads at The Louisiana in Bristol that the idea to set up a label to release this track was first hatched.

And for those who are unaware, Lillydamwhite featured the bass playing of one Gareth Turner who is now in the Rocket bands Anthroprophh and Kuro. 



18 Jan 2018

Housewives live at Eurosonic to be broadcasted on BBC6Music

Housewives are playing Eurosonic Festival tonight and on tomorrow's  (Friday 19 Jan) Tom Ravenscroft show on BBC 6 Music he will be playing some tracks from their set.

You can listen here live at 9pm, or after in the archive section: BBC 6 Music


Poster for Mamuthones Newcastle show

Tickets and info here: Wandering Oak


16 Jan 2018

Hey Colossus are hitting the road

Hey Colossus are heading our for some shows:

03 Mar - Cardiff / Full Moon
10 Mar - London / Rocket 20th Anniversary Show Tickets
22 Mar - Tunbridge Wells / Sussex Arms *
23 Mar - Paris / L'Espace B *
24 Mar - Lyon / Le Sonic *
25 Mar - Brussels / Magasin4 *
28 Apr - Liverpool / Wrong Fest

* W/ Grey Hairs

Their critically acclaimed and stunning last album The Guillotine can be bought from here: Bandcamp


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce Glasgow show

As a warm-up show to our Rocket Twenty (Tickets) event, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are returning to Glasgow for a show:

+ Guests
Nice N Sleazy
Saturday, Mar 3 – 7:30 PM

Photo by Jose Ramon Caamaño


Gnoomes announce Liverpool 'Get into this's Deep Cuts' Show

Gnoomes have announced another Rocket Twenty (Tickets) warm-up show – this time in Liverpool where they have not played since their now legendary Liverpool Psych Fest performance.

The show is put on by the great people at Get into This, find out all about it here: Get into This

Details are:

+ support
Buyers Club
(24 Hardman Street, L1 9AX Liverpool)
Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 PM - 11 PM

More info/tickets here: Buyers Club

Photo by @eugeny_demshin


Watch video by KIKOK – new solo project by Gnoomes drummer

As reported last week, the drummer from Gnoomes has released his debut release on Magnetron Music and above you can watch his new video.

See what Vice say about it here: Noisey


Vinyl Factory puts $hit and $hine's That's Enough EP in their 'Releases of the week'

They say:

Shit and Shine
That’s Enough
Craig Clouse takes his first step into 2018 with a three track thriller on Rocket. The whole thing clocks in at pretty much 40 minutes – that’s 40 fun filled, brain busting minutes of fizzing electronics, low slung drums, wall shaking breaks and some very nifty samples indeed. A style and reputation all his own that never lets you down. The boy’s done good again.

Read the full piece here: Vinyl Factory

And buy from here (only 300 copies): Bandcamp


15 Jan 2018

Drowned in Sound put Housewives in their Bands to Watch at Eurosonic

They say:

(Thursday 18th, Vera @ 22:15)
Arguably one of the most left field bands to grace the Eurosonic Noorderslag bill in a long while, this South London outfit create music that's beyond genre categorisation and as a result, stand out as one of this year's unmissable acts. Last year's FF061116 long player heralded them as uncompromising experimentalists in a similar vein to Steve Reich, Einsturzende Neubaten, or more recently, Factory Floor. Prepare to be mesmerized.

See the full piece here: DIS


Raw Power '18 first bands announced – Housewives on the bill

The mighty Raw Power have revealed the first bands for this years festival and we are excited to announce that Housewives have been invited to back to play for the second time.

Tickets: Raw Power

The new Raw Power poster/identity was designed by Teeth of the Sea's Mike Bourne


Housewives to play Eurosonic Festival this Thursday

As revealed previously, Housewives are playing this years Eurosonic Festival.

They are playing: 

22:15 - 23:00

Read more here: Eurosonic

We would also like to thanks the lovely people at PRS who have helped with funding this show for the band. 


12 Jan 2018

Listen to KIKOK – solo project from Gnoomes drummer

KIKOK is the solo project of Pavel Fedoseev the drummer from the amazing Russian band Gnoomes. 

And released today is this, his debut 9-track EP through Magnetron Music.

All tracks recorded in a live setting, without using a single computer for the creation of any of his sounds and recordings. 

Listen/buy via here:

Apple Music 
Google Play 

And don't forget Gnoomes are heading over to the UK to play the Rocket Twenty event (Tickets) in March


11 Jan 2018

Mamuthones announce Brighton show

As a warm-up to their appearance at the Rocket 20 Weekender (Tickets) Mamuthones are playing the following show:

Acid Box Fuzz Party: 
Mamuthones + Guests
Thur 8 March
Sticky Mike's Frog Bar


More details here: Mamuthones


GNOD (R&D) to tour Ireland with Woven Skull


9 Jan 2018


It reads:

PIGS x7 – Lucky 7
It’s the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own…today, and the first entry for 2018, Velvet Sheep is aptly pleased to welcome Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs (or Pigs x7 for ease) for their Lucky 7, it’s a proper farmyard / Orwellian dust up, and we’re happier than pigs in excrement that this most exciting of doom-laden psych noise punks have joined us with some outstanding and edifying choices, not least Alice Coltrane, whose “Journey In Satchidananda” first came on my radar via an interview I did with Mudhoney’s Mark Arm for the Quietus. And incidentally Pigs x7 are playing a Quietus benefit gig at the Lexington on Friday 19 Jan, so you check out the Newcastle noiseniks tear it up under the veil of pagan mid winter darkness imminently. But here’s a picture of them earlier, at another, unnamed drinking establishment.

Pigs x7’s album “Feed The Rats” came out this time last year on the stellar Rocket Recordings, and featured highly on a few notable end of year lists. Their first ever gig had been supporting Goat on only their second live show, and since that the five piece have been relentlessly taking their neck-wrecking cathartic chaos on the road, playing with the likes of The Cosmic Dead and Luminous Bodies. Part Monster Magnet, Part Chimp (geddit) they make wearing ear plugs for mbv and Dinosaur Jr seem like wrapping yourself in cotton wool, but what did lead screamer Matt Baty (who also runs record label Box Recordings) and guitarist Adam Ian Sykes choose as songs they dig? What is at the root of their “Psychopomp”?

See the full piece here: Velvet Sheep

Photo by Jens Wassmuth