28 Feb 2018
Backseat Mafia interviews Rocket
Neo-Psychedelia has become the fastest growing musical trend, and the genre that everyone who wants to be associated with. With that in mind, it’s easy to forget that it is people who make all of this possible and get the music out into the public domain in the first place.
Say Psych plans to address this issue by speaking to some of the labels most keenly associated with the best new Psychedelia emerging and finding more about the men and women who are taking the time and energy to makes this great music accessible.
We spoke with Johnny and Chris, the people behind the tour-de-force label Rocket Recordings, who celebrate their 20th Anniversary this year so it can be said, have always been ahead of the times. To accompany the anniversary, a showcase event is being held at The Garage, London over 9th/10th/11th March with an all star line up.
Guys, thanks very much for taking the time out to speak to BSM, we really appreciate it. First off, who’s involved with Rocket?
Johnny: At its core, Rocket is run by John O’Carroll (Bristol) & Chris Reeder (London) who’s backgrounds are both in graphic arts. Where possible and if band give us their blessing we both individually design the artwork of many of the releases, even creating videos or teasers, plus on occasion taking press photos and doing AV/lightshow work. It’s rewarding challenge to interpret the music into some visual content that we’ve always had hunger for & wanted to push the boundaries on. However we also have regular team of helpers we go to, to work on other jobs which running a label calls for, but we aren’t afraid to get stuck into to helping on the mail-order, we come from a DIY ethic, it’s been like that from the start...
Read the rest of the interview here: Backseat Mafia