12 Dec 2018

Teeth of the Sea reveal new album 'WRAITH' with their track 'Hiraeth'


We are totally thrilled to share with you the brand new Teeth of the Sea track 'Hiraeth' –
the first track to be revealed from their forthcoming album WRAITH. The album will be released on the 22nd February and you can listen to the amazing 'Hiraeth' above. 

‘Hiraeth’ - its title deriving from a Welsh word meaning a longing for home - may be the most richly cinematic track the band has ever created. Building from a bleak and beatific Morricone-esque soundscape haunted by melancholic brass, it builds to a furious and dramatic crescendo underpinned by a merciless electronic pulse and dub-tinged disorientation alike.

You can stream the track here: Wraith
Or buy form here: Bandcamp

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Press Release:

Who can say when, or how, the Wraiths began to make their presence felt. Yet when Teeth Of The Sea entered their base of operations The Facility to begin work in Autumn 2017 on their fifth album - the follow-up to 2015’s Highly Deadly Black Tarantula - it seemed hard to deny that these ghostly interruptions were at play. By November, all three members were in
agreement that the disturbances were tangible and impossible to ignore.

It wasn’t just the more familiar spectres of the band’s collective and overactive imagination - the unruly morass of ‘80s horror and sci-fi movies, industrial ballast, 2000AD terror, ‘70s-damaged experimental brinksmanship and atmospheric grandeur that they’d somehow conspire to sculpt into coherent structures. For as much as the band were determined to create a vivid and maximalist work that threw all of the wildest imagination into sharp relief, what resulted summarily went beyond anything they could have expected.

Moving down to Soup Studios, located in the liminal zone of East India Dock on the Thames, these spectres contributed to influence a collection of tracks that soon began to represent a fearsome and transporting marriage of the ferocious and the melancholic. Alchemised trash, kitchen-sink surrealism, out-of-order intensity and ritualistic overtones collides and colluded into a monstrous hybrid - this was a world where Tetsuo-The Iron Man would happily share space with Judee Sill, and where the acid guitars of Helios Creed would happily conspire with the Acid Rock of Rhythm Device.

‘Hiraeth’ - its title deriving from a Welsh word meaning a longing for home - may be the most richly cinematic track the band has ever created. Building from a bleak and beatific Morricone-esque soundscape haunted by melancholic brass, it builds to a furious and dramatic crescendo underpinned by a merciless electronic pulse and dub-tinged disorientation alike. ’I’d Rather, Jack’ sees Erol Alkan using all the tools at his Phantasy Sound studio to manifest its strains into an angular banger equal parts mariachi elegy and electro euphoria. Percussionist Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga/Raime/Vanishing Twin) brought her unique talents to the Reichian (Steve/Wilhelm) epiphany of ‘VISITOR’. Chlöe Herington (Chrome Hoof/Knifeworld/Valve) and Katharine Gifford (The Wargs/Snowpony/ Stereolab) were also on board to assist this unholy assemblage of inspiration, irreverence and otherworldly infiltration.

Teeth Of The Sea are frankly none the wiser as to what these disturbances meant and what caused them - a fissure in the astral plane, psychic disturbances brought on by societal collapse, or just a collective hallucination. Whichever, they can’t help but be grateful that these voices and visions made their mark on this record, and can only hope the music has allowed them safe passage to the beyond. Ladies and Gentlemen, pray silence for the Wraith.

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The band are celebrating the release of the album with a run of shows:

26 Feb / FRA / Nantes / La Schene Michelet
27 Feb / FRA / Lille / La Malterie
28 Feb / BE / Gent / Charlatan
02 Mar / UK / London / Moth Club
12 April / UK / Todmorden / Golden Lion
13 April / UK / Manchester / Soup Kitchen
26 April / UK / Ramsgate / Ramsgate Music Hall
27 April / UK / Bristol / Rough Trade


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You can preorder WRAITH both on LP & CD, the vinyl is a Fluro Green edition housed in a gatefold/varnished sleeve: Teeth of the Sea

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11 Dec 2018

5 Rocket albums in Get into This's Albums of the Year


Chuffed to see these 5 Rocket albums in Get into This's Albums of the Year:

29. MIEN: MIEN
35. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: King of Cowards
39. Mamuthones: Fear On The Corner
62.  Anthroprophh: Omegaville
82. Bonnacons of Doom: Bonnacons of Doom

See what they say about each release and the full list here: GIT

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CRACK puts Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards in their Albums of the Year


They say:

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
King of Cowards

The second album from Geordie five-piece Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (that’s seven pigs), took their exhilarating live shows and made them flesh. In the main it works: songs sound like molten tar oozing out of the speakers, capturing the lightning of their white knuckle delivery in the proverbial grimy bottle. Singer Matt Baty takes on all seven deadly sins as he howls through GNT which revels in its Black Sabbath rattle, while A66 pulverises with raucous, hedonistic venom. While it doesn’t always hit as hard as those incendiary live shows, swaggering closing track Gloamer is where their manifesto is set, the track tumbling into the abyss for four minutes as demented guitar relentlessly hammers your head until it falls apart.

See the full list here: CRACK

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Five Rocket albums in Soundblab's Albums of the Year


Nice to see the following in Soundblabs Top 100 albums of the year:

Goatman - Rhythms
Mamuthones - Fear on the Corner
Lay Llamas - Thuban
Bonnacons of Doom - Bonnacons of Doom
Gnod - Chapel Perilous 

+ non Rocket album:
Flowers Must Die - Dar Blommer Dor

See the full list here: Soundblab

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Psych Insight puts 4 Rocket albums in their Albums of the Year


These Rocket albums have been placed in Psych Insights Albums of the Year:

8. Anthroprophh – Omegaville 

14. Bonnacons Of Doom – S/T

15. Gnod – Chapel Perilous

16. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards

See what they say about these albums and the full list here: Psych Insight

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Thee Psychedelicatessen puts Lay Llamas into their Albums of the Year


Great to see Lay Llamas album Thuban in Thee Psychedelicatessen end of year round-up

See the full list here: Thee Psychedelicatessen

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Louder than War puts Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards in their Albums of The Year


They say:

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King Of Cowards (Rocket Recordings)
The Iggy-esque drive to dementia, Sabbath-esque squalor and Motörhead-style dirt may still be present and correct yet the songs are leaner, the long-drawn-out riff-fests sharpened into addictive hammer blows and the nihilistic dirges of yore alchemically transformed into an uplifting and inviting barrage of hedonistic abandon. 

See the full list here: Louder Than War

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