17 Jan 2019
GNOD and GNOD R&D have announced some shows for 2019:
14 Feb / Phipps Hall / Huddersfield Info
16 Feb / Unclouded Festival, EKKO / Utrecht Info
21 Feb / The Peer Hat / Manchester Info
22 Feb / Trades Club / Hebden Bridge Info
24-26 May / Raw Power Festival / London Info
06 July / Astral Festival / Bristol Info
And you can still buy Ltd colour vinyl versions of GNOD's recent albums here:
Aquarian Downer (White Hills)
Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation's first show of 2019 is at the great Mutations Festival in Brighton.
Info/Tickets from here: Mutations
Due to the constant requests to make more GNOD and GOAT shirts we have decided to do another ltd run.
There's only 50 of each available – in the sizes, S, M, L, XL and XXL. And they are ready to preorder now, shipping expected to be within a couple of weeks:
GNOD - Just Say No T-shirt (Red)
GOAT - Goatman T-shirt (Dark Heather)
GOAT - Goatman T-shirt (Black)
Listen above to Gum Takes Tooth's recent interview with Ailbhe Máiréad on Reprezent Radio
The show also contains a play of Teeth of the Sea's mighty Hiraeth and a killer Petbrick remix of Deafkids.
15 Jan 2019
Info/Tickets here: Hatch
A STAMPEDE OF SWINE: PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS
To put my cards on the table, when I first saw the name Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs I was truly horrified. I’ve never felt comfortable with the animal, following a horrendous incident as an infant in which I was trampled half to death after climbing into a pig pen. The pigs in question were a feature on a nearby neighbour’s farm, which I drunkenly discovered after toddling away from my parent’s homestead. Thinking the animals to be a fun and friendly group, I scaled the side of the pen and went in for a hug. The hogs, taking this as a sign of aggression, immediately fomented themselves into a furious frenzy, quickly overpowering and knocking me down into the mud. Being such a formative age, the memory exists as more of a blurry vignette than a distinctive scene. I remember the squealing snouts as I writhed in the hideous quagmire of swill. I remember blood, panic, terror. I was lucky to escape with my life. Interestingly, my companion Deirdre attributes my love of pork products to this encounter, seeing the appetite as a subconscious form of revenge.
Thusly, upon discovering Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs on the Rocket roster, my initial reaction was one of shock and revulsion. My mind quickly flashed back to that one Monmouthshire morning and the terrible thundering of trotters. Taking it upon myself to conquer this initial prejudice though, I gave the album a spin. King of Cowards, as it turned out, was one of the absolute best records I had heard in years...
Read the full interview here: Bad Luck
Another up-and-coming Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs show sells out!
This time their double header with Part Chimp on 3rd Feb in Sheffield.
More info here: Circle Sounds
14 Jan 2019
Nice to see the two albums we released by Italian bands getting recognition on their home turf:
11. The Lay Llamas - Thuban
[15.06.18 | Rocket Recordings | psych, ethno, noise]
31. Mamuthones -Fear On The Corner
[23.02.18 | Rocket Recordings | psych, funk, post punk]
See the full list here: Rockambula
12 Jan 2019
Teeth of the Sea | Wraith
A new Teeth of the Sea album is a tantalising prospect under normal circumstances. This time around they’re pushing their creativity and refusing to be stuck in any pigeonholes with new album ‘Wraith’. Wraith is the follow up to 2015’s Highly Deadly Black Tarantula album, which in itself is a high benchmark, I was curious to find out if they could match that masterpiece or if they’d branch out on a tangent.
Wraith finds Teeth of the Sea exploring brass instrumentation, as briefly flirted with on their previous recordings. This time as a core part of the sound and the compositions are quite remarkable. The muted trumpet on lead track Hiraeth sounds both sleazy and gorgeous, reminiscent of early Tom Waits records. As a result, they manage to sound like a filthy 65daysofstatic. The brass accompanies and often leads the songs, it’s brilliantly done.
Visitor is a densely layered song, building over 8 minutes and sounds reminiscent of their previous record. Track 8 the delightfully titled; ‘Our Love Can Destroy This Whole Fucking World’ has this lovely John Carpenter-esque keyboard motif which loops soothingly to a climax and is for me an album highlight. Gladiators Ready, which brings the album to a close is an unexpected oddball Josh Wink party piece. Just when you’re expecting a quiet winddown to the record they hit you with a sucker punch!
Nine songs in 47 minutes. It’s an album of restless talent and creativity. It expands their sound and complements their back catalogue. A delightful album with electronic and industrial aspects it conjures visions of a colossal soundscape, feeling like a soundtrack to an imaginary dystopian movie. Wraith proves a great step forward for the talented trio. It may prove a step too far for some fans of their earlier work, but that’s their loss...
Read the full review here: Blank Slate
11 Jan 2019
We have just been informed that Leeds is the latest venue to sell out on the up-and-coming Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pig tour. Dates are:
27 / UK / Leeds / Brudenell *SOLD OUT*
28 / UK / Bristol / The Exchange *SOLD OUT*
29 / UK / Birmingham / Hare & Hounds *SOLD OUT*
30 / UK / Cardiff / Clwb Ifor Bach *SOLD OUT*
03 / UK / Manchester / Rebellion
04 / UK / London / Scala *SOLD OUT*
05 / UK / Brighton / The Haunt *SOLD OUT*
06 / UK / Bedford / Esquires
08 / UK / Norwich / Waterfront
09 / UK / Cambridge/ Portland Arms *SOLD OUT*
10 / UK / Oxford / The Bullingdon Arms
11 / UK / Nottingham / Rock City *SOLD OUT*
12 / UK / Leicester / The Cookie *SOLD OUT*
13 / UK / Preston / Guild Hall
14 / UK / Chester / The Live Rooms
16 / UK / Glasgow / King Tut's
17 / UK / Edinburgh / Mash House
19 / UK / Gateshead / Sage
And you can preorder the new 'Violet in Pride' colour vinyl here: Bandcamp
10 Jan 2019
Teeth Of The Sea - WRAITH
Rate: (9/10) ********
Ghosts, in which I want to believe
These people are created in order not only to surprise, but to disperse your ideas about the framework, genre accessories and any restrictions in the work. The previous album “ Highly Deadly Black Tarantula ” easily and confidently carried out the brain in 2015, and now they returned with a sequel that sounds different, but no less cool!
The last few days in the facebook community posted pictures with characters that eventually formed into the word “WRAITH”, but “what is this?”, “Where and when to wait” - no details, just the signature “Incoming-”. Naturally, it was impossible not to roll out the lip on a new release, but the fact that it will appear like that in the middle of the week, and even with the publication date of February 2019 (maybe another error on the service) - something is wrong with these guys: “And what about marketing? And they do not care. That is why, when the letter “New release from Teeth Of The Sea” was found in the mail, it was impossible to wait a second. (Update from the editors: due to an error of the bandcamp service, the entire album was downloaded, the release will take place in February)...
Gum Takes Tooth, the London duo of Jussi Brightmore and drummer Tom Fug unique unclassifiable fury that flirts with both speaker-ripping psych-rock pyrotechnics and synapse-shredding acid house reveal the latter musical style on their new single.
Fights Physiology (Radio Edit), the third track to be released from bands debut Rocket album ‘Arrow’ is a four minute nightclub pounding demolition workout. Sounding like a track lost from the 80s underground that a crate digging explorer recently unearthed and re-revealed to the world on their NTS Radio show...It doesn’t sound from the 80’s, it sounds from the future, full of explorative head banging wonderment.
Listen to the Fights Physiology (Radio Edit), above.
Preorder their ltd 2xLP and CD here: Bandcamp
While this track is the first all-electronic Gum Takes Tooth recording to be released (featuring only electronic drums rather than acoustic kit), the performance retains the live ethic that the band have championed since their inception. Analogous to a band performance using traditional instrumentation, the drums and synths have been programmed and tweaked on the fly in real-time to exhilarating effect at counterpoint to cold and scathing vocal delivery. The track has formed a springboard of electronic workouts of accelerating velocity that have comprised significant portions of the band’s live sets in recent times.
The stunning b-side of this single is a remix by Beste Aydin, AKA ‘Nene H’ and is one of the most exciting breakout acts in Techno. Based in Berlin, she’s hailed as part of a new generation that is pushing the genre forward, the prefect accompanying pairing to pulsate those late night rushes.
Listen to Nene H remix here: Bandcamp
Gum Takes Tooth are mavericks to the last, perpetual square-pegs and a band intent on forging onward to break all or any paradigms before them, creating a collection of kinetic
anthems to battle everyday oppression - a work of machine-driven mania with its very human heart on its sleeve.
The band are celebrating the release of the album with a run of shows including a very special Album Launch at Electrowerks on 25 January:
24 Jan / Soundhouse / Leicester / UK
25 Jan / The Electrowerks / London / UK (Album launch party)
01 Feb / Ramsgate Music Hall / Ramsgate / UK
02 Feb / TBC / Sheffield / UK
14 Feb / Drop Dead Twice / Dublin / IR
15 Feb / The Roundy / Cork / IR
16 Feb / Star & Garter / Manchester / UK
06 Mar / L’Aeronef / Lille / FR
07 Mar / Badaboum / Paris / FR
08 Mar / Le Temps Machine / Tours / FR
09 Mar / Transfer Festival @ Transbordeur / Lyon / FR
9 Jan 2019
I Heart Noise puts Bonnacons of Doom and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in their albums of the year
Bonnacons of Doom, ‘Bonnacons of Doom’
Every time I’ve played this to people they are transfixed by the opening vocals. Shrieks fly out of the speakers backed by a slow cosmic beat emerging. Then that riff which creates a smooth groove that runs throughout the album. BOD describe themselves as ‘Trans-penine hypnotic music’. Wherever you are from, this is music for wandering through the woods, climbing up hills, or simply getting lost in the moment.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, ‘King of Cowards’
Like big riffs and great band names? If so, Pigs X 7 are the band for you. This one – their second on Rocket Recordings – is a banquet of good time, big riffs. Like Black Sabbath if they were formed in the North of England. This is an album to play loud and proud. I’m seeing them for the first time next year and have heard great things about their live show, so I’m very excited.
See the full list here: I Heart Noise
After the amazing ‘sold out’ response to Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs album ‘King of Cowards’ we have decided to repress the LP on another colour.
So following the four sins we are now pressing the fourth sin, ‘Violet with Pride’ and you can preorder it now. And like the previous four colours there are only 500 pressed.
Preorder here: Bandcamp
Following on from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs performing at last years 'Cardiff Noise & Psych Fest' we are happy to announce that Teeth of the Sea will be playing at this years event on 24/25 May.
They are joining a bill that contains Sly and the Family Drone, Stereocilia, Bruxa Maria, Ill, Obey Cobra etc etc
More info here: The Moon
8 Jan 2019
I think that it is fair to say that Teeth of the Sea (TOTS) are one of my ‘goto’ groups, and if you look at a list of such bands they all have one thing in common: constant evolution and innovation. I am fairly restless when it comes to my musical taste… I do not stay still… I am always looking for the next thing to excite me… the status quo is not an option.
It is this restlessness that meant that the imminent arrival of a new TOTS album is one of my most anticipated musical events of 2019. This was heralded at one of my musical highlights of 2018, when TOTS performed a blistering performance at the event celebrating 20 years of Rocket Recordings back in March. It was a set, as far as I remember, of new music… music which has informed this album.
So it’s been almost a year now and the question is, has all that suspense been worth it? Have TOTS produced yet another different but TOTS-like album? Read on to find out.
Before that though I am going to briefly go back to the band’s previous release, ‘Highly Deadly Black Tarantula‘, which was stark and unyielding, yet with a fragile undercurrent which gave it depth and meaning. It was a massive brutalist concrete edifice which was, on occasion, afforded some very delicately carved stone-work...
Read the rest here: Psych Insight
7 Jan 2019
3 Jan 2019
To celebrate the start of a new year we are giving away a brand new remix by AE Hutch and the Bad Producer of MIEN's track Echolalia. Listen or download for FREE above.
The original of Echolalia can be found on MIEN's stunning debut S/T album which can be bought from here: Bandcamp
About the remixers:
AE Hutch and The Bad Producer met in a dead end London job and bonded over a mutual fascination with B-stock dub, cosmic popcorn disco and acid house. For the next decade the pair have collaborated on each other’s projects but never fully committed to a record written together. Their first album 'Tick Tock...' will arrive early in 2019 – it is a wonky concoction of post punk disco acid emerging from the circuits of Loudest Warning modular synths and AE hutch’s hypnotic song writing.
AE Hutch is and has been:
Cyclones, Muscleheads, Knives Ov Resistance, First Sight Of Land
The Bad Producer is and has been:
Loudest Warning, Solina Hi-Fi, Ranking Fablon, Drette and Zombienator.
Nice to see:
GNOD – Chapel Perilous
Lay Llamas – Thuban
Mamuthones – Fear on the Corner
in Ship In The Woods Albums of the Year.
See the full list here: Ship In The Woods
On 26th January Hey Colossus and KURO will be playing Label Mates a multi venue festival in East London.
Rocket, Fuzz Club and AC30 are sharing a special event at Oslo and tickets can be bought below:
Saturday Golden Ticket - £25 (valid for all venues)
Saturday Silver Ticket - £15 (valid for all venues except EartH)
Ticket link for this show only here at £10
Full details of the event and who else is playing including Michael Rother at EartH can be found here: Label Mates
2 Jan 2019
Great to see Lay llamas album Thuban pop-up into another 'Albums of the year' list. This time Nerds Attack sings its praises!
See the full list here: Nerds Attack
Erol Alken played a brand new Teeth of the Sea Track on BBC6 Music special NYE show.
The track 'I'd Rather, Jack' was produced by Erol and is taken from the bands forthcoming album WRAITH, which is released on 22 Feb:
Listen to the track here: BBC6 music
Preorder WRAITH on Ltd LP and CD here: Bandcamp