14 Nov 2019

The Utopia Strong add Irish dates to winter tour

The Utopia Strong are heading out for their first tour in December and the band have just added two new Irish dates in January.

The full list is here:

12 Dec / Hare & Hounds (v2) / Birmingham
13 Dec / The Cube / Bristol
17 Dec / The Cluny / Newcastle
18 Dec / The Crescent / York
19 Dec / Deaf Institute / Manchester
20 Dec / Cafe Oto / London
21 Dec / Ramsgate Music Hall / Ramsgate
03 Jan / Whelan’s / Dublin
04 Jan / Ulster Sports Club / Belfast

Their debut album has more or less sold out so what is in the shops is the last copies with the ltd mirror board sleeve, so if you don't have one, get on it quick!


Relics Controsuoni reviews Julie's Haircuts In the Silence Electric

They say:

The Emilian band has accustomed us for years to experimentation, but never as in this new album are there sounds and avant-garde suggestions. In the silence electric , the second job that Sassuolo's training publishes for an English label, Rocket Recordings .

The result is a sound journey full of ideas, including ambient references, hints of post-rock and psychedelic passages. The opening song entitled Anticipation of the night is a narcoleptic psychedelic ballad, a prelude to the accelerations that we find in the next Emerald kiss , from the acid and convulsive arrangement. Sometimes the voices are filtered, and this creates a greater sense of alienation. Excellent performance of Sorcerer , full of cosmic and pulsating sound. The most beautiful track is undoubtedly the hypnotic Darlings of the sun , avant-garde and free-jazz experiments, fascinating in its progress with sax plots. No less Until the lights go out, in which there are floydian influences that refer to the record A Saucerful of Secrets...

See the review here: Relics Controsuoni


13 Nov 2019

New Rocket music on Cherrystones NTS show

Have a listen to Cherrystones latest NTS show and hear the first play of something new from Sweden we will be formally announcing in a couple of weeks...and as always it is a show full of killer music!

Listen here: NTS


See great photos of Gnoomes playing Moscow

Gnoomes and Kikok (Groomes dummer solo project) played Moscow recently and website Deep Cuts were there to capture it with some great photos.

See them here: Deep Cuts


12 Nov 2019

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce New York Show

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are making their first trip across the pond and playing the great St Vitus bar in Brooklyn, New York on Friday 13th March.

Tickets on sale here: St Vitus


Mamuthones announce Manchester show

As you may/may not know this great Italian four piece are returning to the UK for some rare shows. 

It's Mamuthone's first visit to these shores since they played a stunning set at Rocket 20 in 2018. We were also lucky enough to see them play an amazing set at this years Gnoomes Fest in Russia, and we can safely say they are a band not to be missed – as in true Rocket fashion, they sound like no one else!

The band have now announced a Manchester show (to replace the previously billed Liverpool show), so the two dates now confirmed are:

06 Dec / Manchester / Big Hands  Info
08 Dec / London / Shacklewell Arms (Free show)  Info


11 Nov 2019

Listen to Mouse and Sequencers - a new Lay Llamas side project on Backward Records

Nicola from Lay Llamas has a new project called Mouse and Sequencers being released by Backwards Records and you can listen to the first two tracks from it and preorder the ltd edition CD from below.

Listen/preorder here: Bandcamp


Cvlt Nation premieres three PETBRICK 'Live at Bear Bites Horse' videos

Cvlt Nation have just premiered three PETBRICK 'Live in the Studio' videos that were recorded in Bear Bites Horse by the great Riff Underground.

The three tracks are 'Sect', 'Dr Blair' and 'Radiation Facia' (Feat Dylan Walker)' - and are all taken from the bands debut album 'I' that was released a couple of weeks ago. 'Radiation Facial' video contains footage of when PETBRICK performed the track live with Dylan from Full of Hell on live vocal duties.

Watch here: Cvlt Nation


9 Nov 2019

Read Norwegian Air's story on GOAT

Three years ago as GOAT was about to release their third album Requiem Norwegian Air did a cover story on GOAT in their inflight magazine where they sent a journalist up to the bands home village of Korpilombolo to find out about their myth.

You can now read/download the story in full here: Norwegian Air


8 Nov 2019

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are playing Desertfest Berlin

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are heading to Berlin in May to play at the mighty Desertfest!!

Tickets here: DesertFest


7 Nov 2019

The Utopia Strong's remix of Snapped Ankles makes The Quietus's 'Tracks of the Month'

They say:

Snapped Ankles - 'Rechargeable' (Utopia Strong Remix)

This utterly ridiculous remix is like putting your head in one of those multi-wired egg slicing contraptions and then putting all of the bloody slabs back in the wrong order. Literally head-wrecking stuff.

See the piece and listen to the track here: The Quietus


PETBRICK Under the influence with Echoes and Dust

They say:

On October 25th, Petbrick released their debut album I via Rocket Recordings/Closed Casket Activities. The album is made up of ten tracks and on a few of those tracks, you’ll find guest vocals provided by Dylan Walker (Full of Hell), Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Laima Leyton (Mixhell) and Mutado Pintado (Warmduscher), who also has an album coming out tomorrow (Nov 1st). Thoughts on the album can be summed up quite nicely and succinctly using a quote from one of our very own writers, Chris Ball, who recently reviewed I, “when you need a good invigorating shower of filth and fury then I very much hits the spot.”

We caught up with the duo and asked them to pick three albums that have influenced them and their music. Wayne Adams answered the question. His picks are below...

Read the rest here: E&D


6 Nov 2019

Watch unseen footage of GOAT performing live and making music for the movie Double Date

Watch some behind the scenes footage of GOAT performing live on set of the movie 'Double Date' in this great 'Making of Double Date' documentary. The film also contains some very rare footage of GOAT making the soundtrack in their studio.

Well worth a watch if you are fan of the band or indeed the film...enjoy!


Backseat Mafia 9/10 review of Julie's Haircut's In The Silence Electric

They say:

In The Silence Electric is the latest LP from Italy’s Julie’s Haircut, recently released on Rocket Recordings. The band with a quarter of a century history are notable for their deft balance between hypnotic radiance and otherworldly intensity. The artwork comes from German avant-garde feminist Annegret Soltau and its striking aura works perfectly alongside the transcendent album.

When talking about the record and the evocative artwork, Luca states that “even when we write about very dreamlike situations, or metaphors, we always address very real, concrete aspects and problems of our life. There is a lot of the classic dualism between sex and death on this record. Sometimes it’s more dark and gritty, sometimes it’s more elevating.” He further add that “there’s a theme springing from the title of the record and the photos of Annegret Soltau that deliver some sense of helplessness, suffocation, difficulty in communication”.

Opening with ‘Anticipation of the Night’ which proves evocative from the offset with its twinkle opening and swooning vocal style. The juxtaposition of competing styles is something they have learnt to pull off to perfection. Moving to ‘Emerald Kiss’ we have more of their traditional psych noise with reverberating layers that dance playfully around the edges. The motorik beat and pulsating bass line add an air of menace to keep things nice and dark. ‘Until the Lights Go Out’ continues with this intense air but adds a pacey countenance to the mix, creating an all together intoxicating effect that takes the breathe...

Read the rest here: Backseat Mafia


Buzz gives PETBRICK a 5 star live review

They say:

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Fri 1 Nov

There’s a special vibe to tonight’s gig, in the intimate surroundings of the downstairs bar at Clwb Ifor Bach. A smattering of people in the know have assembled to watch Wayne Adams from Big Lad and Iggor Cavalera from Sepultura, in their ultraviolent noise project Petbrick. It’s not for everyone, but the chance to witness one of metal’s greatest and most influential drummers smash his kit apart less than two metres away from me is a chance I – and the people assembled here – are not going to pass up...

Now I fully admit to fanboying out a bit here, as Iggor is a bit of a hero of mine. The guy has played on several of my most influential albums and continues to push boundaries in the drum department. Petbrick, his latest project, combines live drums with Wayne’s sampler/keyboard/computer combo, the result sounding like early 90s Ministry or early Skinny Puppy. There’s not much in the way of vocals – any that are on the album are in sampled form here, and Adams himself will occasionally have a snarl at the mic – but that’s OK, as the focus is purely on the noise element. Cavalera effortlessly slams his way through breakbeats, blastbeats, tribal beats and everything in between, while Adams rocks back and forth at his workstation like a psychotic Roddy Bottum...

Read the full piece here: Buzz


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs to play Pohoda Festival

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have been announced to play Pohoda Festival in Slovakia in July.

Tickets and info here: Pohoda


5 Nov 2019

Rocket interview with Greek site Mic

They say:

The art of repetition is what we are looking for ...
It has been over 20 years ... (dis) running (as Chris Reeder self-sharply says to Maria Fledou) this particular British company, which despite its love for repetition has managed to not ... repeat

Rocket Recordings is Chris Reeder and John O'Carroll . The company was launched in 1998 with the sole purpose of releasing 7inches and today, over two decades later, is one of the most important and special independent record labels in Britain, faithful to the original idea-vision of its founders, namely to provide the creative space. so that they can release the music they love. Chris talked to us about the company's history, its musicians, their future plans and of course what ultimately means 'psychedelia'.

Mi C : I'll start with something you mentioned in our discussion of the process of 'curating' a record company. Your idea has always been to release the music you like and have talked about your approach to psychedelia many times as a musical item if you like and not as a restrictive music category. This is evident in the sound of the shapes you represent. However you have been linked to a neo-psychedelic scene let's say and for many people you have made room for musicians who have this commonality. Do you think that for a discography so open to what 'psych' might mean you have influenced the general perception of music audiences and experts on the subject?

Read the rest of the article here: Mic


Get Into This feature PETBRICK in their Albums of the Month

They say:

They’re called Petbrick. They are Sepultura‘s Iggor Cavalera and Wayne Adams of Big Lad.

They have tracks called Radiation Facial and Jesus Dropkick. And they’re on Rocket Recordings.

What were you expecting, ballads?

Petbrick‘s opening outing is exactly what you’d expect – 10 tracks and 39 minutes of unremitting brutality.

But there’s nothing tossed off, or throwaway here, instead I delivers with gut-wrenching ferocity yet underpins the noise with ridiculous grooves and, dare we say it, a healthy dose of melodic pop.

Sure, it’s the filthy kind of gunk you’d find at the bottom of kitchen bin but check the frenetic machine-gun beat down of Gringolicker, the blitzkrieg distorted synth riot of Some Semblance of a Story or the face-melting industrial death disco of Guacamole Handshake.

These are tracks tailor-made to put a strut in your step or punish the senses in some sweat-stained dive bar. Crank up, punch the sky, and enjoy. – Peter Guy

Read the rest here: GIT


Listen to Ailbhe Máiréad interview with Kavus Torabi

The Utopia Strong's Kavus Torabi popped into Reprezent Radio to speak to our good friend Ailbhe Máiréad about the band and play some music.

Listen here: Reprezent Radio


Manchester Wire say some words about The Utopia Strong up-and-coming show

They say:

Though he achieved his big break in the 1980s as a snooker player, Steve Davis – alongside Kavus Torabi and Michael York – form the trio The Utopia Strong as they look set to storm The Deaf Institute this December. They released their eponymous debut album earlier this year on Rocket Recordings, adding a unique tonal pattern to the perpetually expanding encyclopaedia of UK contemporary experimental and psychedelic music. The sonic landscape they create through their live shows is otherworldly, built upon layers of modular and analogue synths and experimental textures. Their sound flirts with the avant-garde, tips its hat toward Kraftwerk and they are more than comfortable with Krautrock. This is music for the mind as well as the heart. Tickets are available via The Deaf Institute’s website, so make sure that you come and stargaze this December...

Read the rest here: Manchester Wire


4 Nov 2019

Watch PETBRICK live at Woodland Gathering via Echoes and Dust

Back in the summer PETBRICK played a mind crushing set at Woodland Gathering and the great folks at IMPATV were there to capture it...and you can watch it in all its glory via Echoes and Dust.

Watch here: E&D


31 Oct 2019

Rocket Probes – October 2019 playlist

(The massive debut album by PETBRICK finally gets released)

Laura Agnusdei – Lungs Dance
(Julie's Haicut's sax wizard's new solo single)
Laura Agnusdei

Craig Leon - Standing Crosswise In The Square
Craig Leon

Julia Reidy - Crystal Bones
(Mike Bourne from Teeth of The Sea played us this great album from Australia that has a great Zimple/Ziolek vibe to it)
Julia Reidy

Kooba Tercu – Ukunta
(Krautnoise groove from Greece)
Kooba Tercu 

David Terry – Always
(Bong man immersions)
David Terry

The Mothers Of Invention - Live at the BBC 1968
(We know this has been on this playlist many times, but it is still one of the best things you will ever hear/see)
The Mothers Of Invention

Pantherman – Pantherman
(Dutch glam stomp)

Deliluh – Oath Of Intent
(Gnoomes turns us on to this, bit of an 'Infinity Machines' thing going on)

Eddie Warner - Shut Up/Stop Stuttering/Organic
(Amazing library music from the 60's, 3 killer tracks from Eddie)
Eddie Warner 1
Eddie Warner 2
Eddie Warner 3

Abronia – Half Hail
(Really nice groove-out in the last half of this on new Cardinal Fuzz release)

Rumba Tres – Nata, Limón y Fantasía
(Nice discovery of fuzzed out Spanish pop by Anthroprophhs Paul Allen)
Rumba Tres

Drumm Chimp - Acide Nouveau
(Heavy acid sounds)
Drumm Chimp 

J Joxfield ProjeX DJ&M – DJ&M Baroque Or Odd

(Bizarre mix of fuzz, found sounds and other weird delights)
Joxfield ProjeX DJ&

Joy Division - She's Lost Control
(Amazing BBC version of one of Joy Division's best tracks)
Joy Division 

Andrea Belfi – Strata
(Drum n' Drones)
Andrea Belfi

Celtic Frost – Jewel Throne
(As the nights draw in)
Celtic Frost

Eddie Fisher - Jeremiah Pucket
(Slow dirty funk from 71)
Eddie Fisher

Anadol – Görünmez Hava
(Synth grooves)

Joni Mitchell - The Jungle Line
(Tribal grooves and fuzzy horns/synths)
Joni Mitchell 

Acid Reich – Mistress of the perpetual harvest
(Before Magnet there was Acid Reich)
Acid Reich

Coach Moss – Thistle Do Nicely
(Punk flute...thanks Heather!)
Coach Moss 

Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
(Been listening to some good Kraftwerk documentaries & of course that took us back to the Electro/Hip Hop music of our past, the classic Planet Rock)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force

Jon Hassell – Amsterdam Blue
(Courtesy of the mighty Cherrystones once again...unbelievably beautiful track)
Jon Hassell

Listen to our updated monthly Rocket Probes Spotify Playlist here:


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs April 2020 tour tickets on sale now

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are going on tour from April 16th, with support from the great Blom. Tickets on sale now from here

16 Apr / Manchester - Gorilla
17 Apr / Birmingham - The Mill
18 Apr / Bristol - Thekla
24 Apr / Leeds - Stylus
25 Apr / Glasgow - St Luke’s
29 Apr / Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
30 Apr / London - Electric Ballroom
01 May / Brighton - Concorde 2

And don't forget the band still have these shows line up for this November, starting tomorrow night:

01 Nov / Huddersfield / The Paris
02 Nov / Halifax / The Lantern
14 Nov / Reading / Sub89
15 Nov / Bath / Moles Club
30 Nov / Guernsey / St James


30 Oct 2019

EP/64 to Support Bonnacons of Doom in Bristol

The great EP64 have been announced as support to 
Bonnacons Of Doom at 
The Lanes in Bristol on 8 Nov.


29 Oct 2019

Iggor Cavalera's 10 dance tracks (and one album) every metalhead should know for Louder

It says:

Known metalhead Iggor Cavalera talks us through the dance tracks essential for all metal fans looking to broaden their horizons

Iggor Cavalera should be a familiar name to most metalheads, having helped change the face of heavy metal with Sepultura and continued to carry the torch with brother Max Cavalera in The Cavalera Conspiracy. 

Less well known, perhaps, is his life beyond pounding drums and crushing riffs, where he’s spent time DJing, performing with wife Laima Leyton in electronic act Mixhell and, now, teaming up with Wayne Adams [Big Lad, Death Pedals] for the brilliant Petbrick. 

The band’s self-titled debut for Rocket Recordings represents a batshit crazy grab-bag of sounds, drawing from the duo’s shared love of breakcore, metal, industrial and electronica to create something that’s head-poundingly abrasive and yet driving, danceable and catchy. 

The panoply of influences at play is intriguing and, for those of us who’ve lived lives steeped in guitar music, perhaps a little bewildering. To help navigate these unfamiliar waters, Louder asked Iggor for a primer of sorts – some entry-level tracks he’d recommend to lifelong metalheads keen to expand their horizons..

Read the rest here: Louder


28 Oct 2019

Mamuthones looking for Saturday night UK show

Mamuthones are heading to the UK in December for a handful of shows and they have one night to fill:

Friday December 6th - Liverpool Phase One - Liverpool
Saturday December 7th - TBC
Sunday December 8th - London The Shacklewell Arms

Get in touch if you are interested in booking them on Saturday 7 December, email:


Watch Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live at this years Supersonic Festival


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce April 2020 tour

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are going on tour in April 2020. A limited number of advance tickets are available now for those signed up to the bands mailing list at Pigsx7.com

Tickets go on general sale from October 31st at 10am.


25 Oct 2019

Super ltd edition 'band copies' of Sacred Dreams LP available to buy

As you are aware Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation have had to cancel their up-and-coming tour (press statement from Josefin below) – this meant the band were sat on 100 copies of the Ltd edition Yellow/Black version of their latest album 'Sacred Dreams' which were ltd to only 350 copies (the Rocket shop sold out of it's allocated copies within a few hours) and we have managed to get these copies from the band and they have been sent to some selected record shops for you to purchase.  

So, if you missed out on this sought after collectors item, then get in touch with your local record store to see if they can order a copy from our distribution company Cargo, we know the shops Resident and Normans definitely have some:

Happy hunting!


Josefin's press statement:
"Due to a string of events and circumstances beyond our control, we have sadly been led to the decision to take a break from The Liberation and touring to set our sights on new creative experience. I will focus on songwriting and other forms of expression.

We’ve had a few amazing years full of unforgettable moments, both on tour and in the studio, I’ve had the opportunity to work with and meet so many talented and interesting people during this time.

It has not been an easy decision and this is very much not the end. Thank you.
This means that what was to be tour ultra limited yellow and black colour-in-colour vinyl will be heading to the shops so please check instore and on Rockets website."


PETBRICK's debut album 'I' is released today

"Petbrick is the future of music." Kerrang!

"This is fun as hell." The Quietus

"A merciless gutwrencher." Stereogum

"Open up your sonic consciousness." Cvlt Nation

"A volcanic eruption leaving no survivors." Birthday Cake For Breakfast

"Listenable, original and loud, the holy trinity of noise." 8/10 God is in the TV

"Fully formed and ready to jump into the psyches of music fans." 8/10 The405

“Scorching all musical boundaries.” Louder than War


PETBRICK - the duo comprising Wayne Adams (Big Lad/Death Pedals/Johnny Broke) and Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulwax/Mixhell), release their debut album 'I' today.

Buy/listen here:  Bandcamp | Digital Services

The album features the vocal talents of Dylan Walker from Full of Hell, Laima Leighton from Mixhell, Dewid Hellion from Integrity and Mutado Pintado from Warmduscher.

'I' is available to buy on CD or LP in three ltd formats, all in a special spot varnished sleeve.
There is a ltd edition 'Black & White Swirl' vinyl can be preordered from the Bandcamp link below. And from your local record shops there are two ltd edition versions available – a 'Black & Clear, 50/50 split' version and a 'Skinned' colour version.

And for USA and Canadian fans, the PETBRICK album is being released via the great Closed Casket Activities label.


PETBRICK are taking their noise on the road next week:

28 Oct / UK / Huddersfield / The Parish
29 Oct / UK / Sheffield / Record Junkee
30 Oct / UK / Manchester / Soup Kitchen
31 Oct / UK / Bristol / Exchange
01 Nov / UK / Cardiff / Clwb Ifor Bach
02 Nov / UK / London / Shacklewell Arms
06 Nov / CZ / Prague / Underdogs
08 Nov / BE / Antwerp / Het Bos    
09 Nov / NL / Utrecht  / Le Guess Who? Festival


24 Oct 2019

The405 reviews PETBRICK's 'I'

They say:

PETBRICK are Wayne Adams and Iggor Cavallero; the former has produced challenging genre-spanning work under the monikers Big Lad, Death Pedals and Johnny Broke, while the latter is Iggor Cavallero. Yep, the fella from Sepultura. Their work has always existed on the periphery of sense and sanity as their output over many projects has explored sonic terrains and revelled in aural discord for the dystopian times we find ourselves becoming ever deeper entrenched within. There is a feral heart at the centre of I, but one that also offers a sense of optimism, of a life-affirming approach that comes from spitting venom in the face of the powerful.

‘Horse’ kicks things off in a propulsive manner. Cavallero’s pulverising drumming technique rushes through the track while Adams conjures up the spirit of the kosmiche Musik bands of the 70s with whirling keys and reverbed vocals. ‘Horse’ exists between the cracks of genres and immediately pushes PETBRICK into areas new to Adams and Cavallero, sounding like The Cosmic Dead jamming with Nine Inch Nails. It’s a breathless way to open proceedings, although they kindly offer a moment of respite in the track as the drums come to a halt for the briefest of times...

Read the rest here: The405


Echoes and Dust reviews PETBRICK's 'I'

They say:

PETBRICK are the latest noise-mongers to release an album through Rocket Recordings, I is their debut long player and the band come with quite a pedigree, being Iggor Cavalera of Sepultura and Wayne Adams of Big Lad, two men with a significant background in aural terrorism.

They are not alone in this new campaign however, as the album features a cast of collaborators –  friends, colleagues and family members who lend their voices to many of the songs. The multiple vocalists, added to the numerous styles displayed does mean that I does have more of a feeling of a compilation rather than a single organic whole.

What the album does have is a solid grounding in industrial rock music, there’s little of the roaring and riffage of Sepultura or the krautrock/psych leanings of Big Lad. When I ponder on industrial rock music my thoughts are never too far from the work of Al Jourgensen and it’s fair to say PETBRICK have absorbed some of uncle Al’s deviant spirit. Two of the more enjoyable moments here recall Ministry at their brilliant, low-brow, riot-starting best – the drum and bass assault and battery of ‘Roadkill Ruby’ and the Trump-baiting ‘Gringolicker’ (see what they did there?)

Read the rest here: E&D


23 Oct 2019

Indie Zone reviews Julie's Haircut's In the Silence Electric

They say:

Active, passionate, free and, let's face it, often guiltily underestimate. Emilian Julie's Haircut is a river full of ideas and impulses, of desire to dig and experiment, and a few months after coming out with the soundtrack of the movie "Music From The Last Command", here they are with this new work in the long distance, "In the Silence Electric". A title that already evokes the leitmotif of the journey to which we will have to go.

Metaphysical, nocturnal, alienating and evocative atmospheres, walled with electric but pervaded by a fluid gait, at times spatial, at times muffled, open the way with Anticipation of The Night , before with Emerald Kiss guitars and synthesizers draw parabolic drawings at a steady pace but restless and scratchy, only in the end blunted by a jazzy breath.

Step that becomes more enterprising with Until The Lights Go Out , which is channeled into a dark whirlwind, kraut, up to explode into more exquisitely shoegazing guitar walls, to find a rhythmic pace with Lord Help Me Find a Way , minimal but equally dark and with rough and claustrophobic walls. Sorcerer reactivates nerves and lungs with urgent beats and laser-bordered , in a hypnotic and magnetic atmosphere, before Darlings of The Sun returns to crowd out with its intertwining of synthetic and tribal, with which we can only sketch a landscape between the dreamlike and visionary...

Read the rest here: Indie Zone


21 Oct 2019

PETBRICK and Deaf Kids collaboration

Following their live collaborations at Roadburn and London's Lexington earlier in the year...Deaf Kids spent three days working with PETBRICK at Bear Bites Horse Studio last week working on some brand new music together...

Deaf Kids revealed this:

"FUCKING EXCITED to announce that we did some WICKED recordings with these guys in 3 intense days at Bear Bites Horse Studio @ London/UK. PETBRICK is Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, Mixhell, Cavalera Conspiracy) and Wayne Adams (Big Lad, Death Pedals). Expect for some POWERFUL shit coming over the next months!"

So watch this space!!!


PETBRICK and DJINN stage times at Le Guess Who revealed

Le Guess Who have revealed the stage times for PETBRICK and DJINN at this years festival:

Both bands play on Saturday 9th November:

TivoliVredenburg – Hertz stage
11:30pm - 12:20am

TivoliVredenburg – Pandora stage
02:10 – 03:00am

More info here: Le Guess Who


New Gnoomes remix for Leg Puppy

Gnoomes have done a new remix for Leg Puppy – this their 5th remix for the band is of the track Nominate 2NX

Hear all five remixes on this Spotify playlist: Leg Puppy Vs Gnoomes


Birthday Cake for Breakfast reviews PETBRICK's 'I'

They say:

London-based industrial duo Petbrick play like they hate their instruments. Iggor Cavalera beats his drums like he’s getting revenge on them for hurting someone he loves, while Wayne Adams bullies his synthesizers into an anxiety attack; a distortion pedal watches, laughing cruelly. The result is a record that is, despite having no guitars, one of the heaviest I’ve heard in a long time. There are ear-splitting trebly shrieks and drones, distorted bass, fast splatter breaks, and static bursts that could all be at home in some of the most aggressive electronic music genres.

The hostility of this record makes sense given the pair’s past musical offerings. Cavalera was in metal legends Sepultura, easily one of the most creative of the long-lived thrash bands. (By the way, with Halloween coming up, do yourself a favour and check out their cover of ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead‘.) Adams is in Big Lad, who sound something like Andrew WK-style party metal played with synths, and previously made thrashy gabber under the name Ladyscraper.

On ‘I‘, their first full-length, the duo have added vocals, including several guests: Dylan Walker from Full of Hell, Dwid Hellion from Integrity, Laima Leyton from Mixhell, and Mutado Pintado from Warmduscher, each bringing a variation on brutality. Leyton’s are the most distinctive on the record, as they’re melodic, something rare on this record. Leyton’s vocals on the track ‘Coming’ alternate between the detachment of the highly professional director of a government office deciding who dies, and a kind of chorus that might be lamenting but might be celebrating that dying...

Read the rest here: Birthday Cake for Breakfast


18 Oct 2019

God Is In The TV review PETBRICK 'I'

God Is In The TV review PETBRICK 'I'

Legend has it in the late 90s Cliff Richard released an anonymous white label dance track just to prove how easy it is to make electronic music. The track bombed because it was shit but the premise persists that, somehow, because you don’t have to learn an instrument to make it, electronic music is a quick and easy way to make a buck. So a track like ‘Gringolicker’ here is a clear and unnecessary play on the Aphex Twin classic ‘Windowlicker’, which is a shame because I wouldn’t like to think Petbrick’s I is a joke record when the majority of the content is so overwhelmingly good.

On first listen opener ‘Horse’ trots along somewhere in between Chinese Democracy and ‘Burning Inside’-era Ministry, and on second lead track ‘Radiation Facial’ (which is basically just the same song but with differently delivered vocals) you can’t help but wonder aloud about the blinkered nature of heavy metal music, as the almost relentless blast beats and tinnitus mimicking feedback gradually tether themselves to the auditory cortex. But, they are actually pretty impressive so let’s forget the fact that Iggor Cavalera (brother of Max) and Wayne Adams have a rich speed metal and high octane techno (that other great insular profession) pedigree between them including Sepultura, Soulwax, Big Lad and Death Pedals because I is a genuine act of musical crossover, and original enough in intention that we shouldn’t let our artists’ background cloud our better judgements of them.......

......The aforementioned ‘Gringolicker’ is where the plane of influence really starts to get foggy. Paranoid and frantic as the techno influence starts to assert itself more and suddenly followed by ‘Coming’ which is sparser in comparison with its almost poppy incantations and building electronica; this is about as far removed from the duo’s parent projects that Petbrick get. Listenable, original and loud, the holy trinity of noise.

Read the whole review here: God is in the TV 


M-Magazine exclusive PETBRICK live in studio footage & Interview

M-Magazine has published this great interview with PETBRICK and the feature also includes an exclusive 'live in studio' footage of the bands track 'Horse'.
They say:

‘I know there’s a lot of metal guys who are gonna dig Petbrick and there’s a lot of people who aren’t gonna like it. I’m 100 percent fine with both’: says Petbrick’s Iggor Cavalera.

Specialising in self-described ‘horrible noise’ Petbrick is the formidable combined creative force of Sepultura co-founder Iggor and Big Lad’s Wayne Adams.

Fuelled the latter’s mammoth metal chops and Wayne’s punk, gabber and breakcore background, the duo has sparked an unforgiving, hugely entertaining and uniquely filthy sound.

Unsurprisingly, Iggor’s beats come hard and fast and Wayne’s synthesisers are wild and unforgiving, culminating in an earth-scorching racket of the highest order.

Their forthcoming debut record I features a host of enviable collaborators for a set of tracks that are as rare as they are compulsive.

We caught up with the duo to chat about the origins of their remarkable sound, upsetting metalheads, and what they have lined up next…


How did the two of you come together to form Petbrick?

Wayne Adams: I play in another band called Big Lad and we were doing a show at the Underworld in Camden. Iggor was there to see one of his friend’s bands, I didn’t realise he was there, and then the next day I got an email out of the blue from Iggor saying, ‘I liked your band.’ I run a recording studio, so he came over and we drank a copious amount of coffee and made some music.

It was just one of those things, the opportunity to play music with someone like Iggor, with that history, was very exciting to me. I think we were both enthusiastic to make it happen.

Iggor Cavalera: I really enjoyed the way he was doing a lot of the synths, especially the breakcore stuff that he does. That was something I was really intrigued by. One of the guys I went to see that night, Drumcorps, Aaron Spectre is a friend of ours, a mutual friend of me and Wayne. He invited me to come see him play at the Underworld, but he said you should come see the guys that are going to play before me. The band was called Shitwife, it was before they changed the name to Big Lad. So, I went a little earlier and thought it was really cool. Petbrick became something more serious somehow. I have a lot of passion for it. It’s not just another thing that I’m doing. I put a lot of love to it....

Read the full interview & watch the exclusive live in the studio video for 'Horse':