14 Nov 2019
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!
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
12 Nov 2019
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
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
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 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
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