26 Jan 2022

GNOD announce April tour

GNOD are hitting the road again, this time a mammoth tour in April.

Support is from Mai Mai Mai (except *)



05 / UK / Nottingham Bodega *
06 / BE / Gent / Trefpunt
07 / NL / Utrecht / Db's
08 / FR / Paris / Espace B
09 / FR / Nantes / Ateliers de Bitche
11 / FR / Lyon / Le Sonic
12 / CH / Zurich / Helsinki
13 / CH / Geneve / Cave 12
15 / IT / Ravenna / Bronson
16 / IT / Verona / Colorificio Kroen
17 / SL / Nova Gorica / Mostovna
18 / SL / Ljubljana / Gala Hala
19 / AT / Wien / Chelsea
20 / CZ / Brno / Kabinet Muz
21 / CZ / Praga / Underdogs
22 / DE / Berlin / Urban Spree
23 / DE / Hamburg / Stubnitz
24 / DE / Koln / C/O POP Festival *
25 / BE / Brussels / Magasin4 *
26 / NL / Breda / Mezz
27 / FR / Lille / La Malterie
28 / UK / Ramsgate / Ramsgate Music Hall *
29 / UK / London / Desertfest *
30 / UK / Bristol / Astral Elevator Festival 


4 Jan 2022

The Utopia Strong announces Coventry show

Tickets can be bought from here: Tickets

The full list of the bands shows now reads:

February 4 / Coventry / The Tin At The Coal Vaults 
February 6 / London / The Lexington (w/ Teeth of the Sea)
June 17 / London / The Garage (Supporting Magma)
June 18 / London / The Garage (Supporting Magma)
June 19 / Manchester / Band on the Wall (Supporting Magma)



31 Dec 2021

Rocket Probes – December 2021 Playlist

Rubber Oh – Little Demon
(Fuzz bass driven banger from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs' Sam Grant's new band – great Richard Dawson/Pharaoh Overlord remix too!)

Various – The Life of an Uncultured Magician
(Great compilation put together by the wonderful Supernormal folks – contains possibly the best ever version of Tony's....those who know, knows!)

David Terry – Live at Cafe Oto

Faust – Punkt
(Listen to the fish)

John Dwyer & Friends – Gong Splat
(More high caliber explorations)

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi – Ritme Jaavdanegi
(Incredible rhythms – cheers to paddy for the nod)
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi 

My Disco – Alter Schwede
(Dark industrial noise and rhythms)

Ninos Du Brasil – Vida Eterna
(Organic techno textures)
Ninos Du Brasil

Anti Cimex – War Machine
(Another GÅS recommendation of Swedish filth)

Jim Coleman – The Unbelievable Truth
('Evol' sounds)
Jim Coleman

Sex Tide – Scorpion
(Nice fuzzed sounds on Feeding Tube)

Richard Youngs – CXXI
(Bit special this...)

Oren Ambarchi – Live Hubris
(Wicked grooves)
Oren Ambarchi

Maistah Aphrica – Meow
(African inspired Italian jazz-psych sounds)
Maistah Aphrica

The Slits – Earthbeat (7" version)
(Trippin' trippin' trippin')
The Slits

Mario Batkovic – Introspect
(Great new album on Invada)
Mario Batkovic

Mirage – Telepathic Radio
(Joe from Banshee's excellent psychedelic solo voyage)

Irreversible Entanglements – Open The Gates
(Cheers to Paddy from GNOD for also turning us on to this)

J.C. Heavy – is this really me
(Fuzz 'n hammond groove)
J.C. Heavy

Plastikman – Consumed
(Minimalist techno sounds...cheers to Mike Bourne for the recommendation)

El Michels Affair – Dhuaane
(Global fuzz)
El Michels Affair

Universally Estranged – Reared Up In Spectral Predation
(Spaced out death metal from Sweden)
Universally Estranged

Release Music Orchestra – Sundance
(Classic kraut(jazz)rock as recommended by Cherrystones)
Release Music Orchestra

Gökçen Kaynatan – Gökçen Kaynatan
(Turkish fuzzed electronics on Finders Keepers)
Gökçen Kaynatan 

Eli Kessler – Icons
(Conjuring-up a Jon Hassle vibe in places...another Mike Bourne tip)
Eli Kessler

Funeral Mist – Deiform
(Blackened sounds from Sweden....cheers to GÅS for the tip)

Wings – Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
(Bit of a NYE banger for you)

Listen/Follow our updated monthly Rocket Probes Spotify playlist here:


24 Dec 2021

Rocket 40% off seasonal sale

As a big thank you for supporting us over the last 12 tricky months, we have decided to do a '40% off' seasonal sale on the Rocket Bandcamp:


The sale will last from now until midnight on New Years Day.

Just use the code '2021' at the checkout

John & Chris


22 Dec 2021

Sam Grant from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs/Rubber oh tells Birthday Cake For Breakfast 'What is on his iPod'

It reads:

Here at Birthday Cake For Breakfast, we like to get to the heart of what an artist is all about. We feel the music they listen to is just as important as the music they make.

In the struggling year of our lord 2021, we’ve had all sorts talk to us about inspirations, including the likes of Maybeshewill, Sugar Horse, Albertine Sarges and Sweeping Promises!

With the year coming to a close, we’ve decided to once again turn it on its head a bit and ask some of our favourite artists what releases they’ve been raving about this year. With that in mind, off the back of a big tour across the UK with Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and announcing new project Rubber Oh, we’re chuffed to have Sam Grant take some time out to talk us through his favourite releases from the past 12 months:

Djinn’s album Transmission
(Rocket Recordings)

“This is a gorgeous album out on the same label as Pigs x7 and Rubber Oh, Rocket Recordings. I had the video pop up for the first single, Love Divine, one morning in February, listened to it and immediately stuck a pre order on the album. It’s a beautifully textured fog of a record, that goes on sonic journeys, effortlessly carrying you along. It’s deep and rich tonally, and finds spaces of rhythm and grooves that are magic.“... 

Read the rest of the list here: Birthday Cake For Breakfast


Album of the year – Rocket appreciation

Always an honour to have Rocket albums pop-up in end of year round-ups, and here are a few we have seen:

Gnod – La Mort Du Sens 

The Quietus

The Quietus (Best Psych Albums)

The Quietus (Tracks of the Year)




Birthday Cake For Breakfast


Gnod – Easy to Build, hard to Destroy

The Quietus

Tower Records


Djinn – Transmission

Raven Sings The Blues


Urdog – Long Shadows: 2003-2006

Raven Sings The Blues


21 Dec 2021

The Vinyl District reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live at Camden Electric Ballroom

It reads:

It’s the last show of the year for me, and it was a fucking banger. Newcastle’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs finally got to play their sold-out gigs at the Electric Ballroom after Covid rescheduled several dates, and it was worth the wait. These guys popped on my radar during the lockdown, and I’ve been hooked ever since hearing their stellar 2020 album Viscerals. They remind me of early Clutch crossed with Tomahawk and Jesus Lizard. It’s dark, moody, psychedelic, and heavy as hell.

The UK music scene is absolutely on fire at the moment. While there are tons of new bands alongside old favorites doing reunion tours and celebrating monumental albums of the past, there’s a notable new crop that keeps chugging along. Building an audience is arguably the hardest thing for a band to do, especially during a pandemic, but the ones who can deliver both on vinyl and on stage are going to win. Pigsx7 is one of those bands. Three albums in, and they can do no wrong...

Read the rest and see a gallery of photos here: The Vinyl District


Listen to GOAT's October show at Plan B in Malmo in full


Legendary 'bootlegger' Mystery Jack recorded the whole of GOAT's first club show in over 3 years at Plan B In Malmo.


GOAT Live at Plan B- Malmö, Sweden (AUDIO ONLY)
October 23rd

00:00- Queen of the Underground 
06:52-  Disco Fever
13:04- Goatfuzz
17:52- Let It Bleed
22:05-Gathering of Ancient Tribes
27:25- Fill My Mouth
34:28- Golden Dawn
41:02- Let It Burn
46:20- Run to Your Mama
53:45- Talk To God

1:03:33- Peruanen
1:07:17- The Sun The Moon

The band only have one confirmed show for 2020, and it is looking like it will be their ONLY UK show next year:

August 25 / London / All Points East Festival  Tickets


Louder Than War reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live at Camden Electric Ballroom

It says:

“Therapy through noise” is how Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs once described their music. At Camden’s Electric Ballroom, discovers Nils van der Linden, that seems true for both band and audience.

If you call your band Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, you’re not really going to be serving up subtlety. And so it is for this Newcastle five-piece, who apply the same more-is-more approach of their name to their music and live performances.

It’s in Matt Batty’s roar as he delivers lyrics about everything from self-esteem to religion. It’s in the brutal tectonic riffs laid down by guitarists Sam Grant and Adam Sykes in Black Sabbath-on-steroids anthems like Halloween Bolson. It’s in the unflinching rhythms of drummer Johnny Hedley and bassist Chris Morley that make the group sound like a marching herd of mastodons, right from the very opening beats of show-starter Reducer.

It’s in former drummer Batty’s unique moves – a cross between martial arts-inspired gestures and traditional Russian dance – that continue even as he steps back from the microphone to pour bottled water down his throat and over his head...

Read the rest and see the gallery of great photos here:  Louder Than War


20 Dec 2021

Rocket Recordings – Best of 2021 Playlist

We have compiled a compilation of Rocket Recordings tracks from 2021 for you.

It is not really a 'best of', just a selection of tracks taken from all of our 2021 launches - one track per release. Listen via either Soundcloud or Spotify:



And don't forget – you can buy all these releases digitally (and some still on vinyl/CD) from the Bandcamp link below. If we do not have physical copies left then try your local record store:


Thanks once again for all your incredible support this year, it has been another tricky year for us all, so thank you!!

Chris & John