15 Oct 2018

Get Into This reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards


They say:

It all started at Psych Fest last year. We’d heard good things about this lot and figured they were worth checking out over in District. And we weren’t the only ones. There was a one out one in policy at the door well before they were due on stage.

What followed was one of the most extraordinary gigs we have ever seen. Mild mannered Matt Baty, the band’s lead, was dressed in a black jacket, black trousers and a white shirt as though he was going out for the night for a couple of Mojitos before heading off to swallow a fillet steak, cooked medium rare, somewhere upmarket. In Shoreditch, perhaps.

He was the essence of politeness to the sound guy, thanking him many times and being appreciative. He was concerned about the 3 second reverb on his vocals he’d asked for wasn’t coming through. ‘Don’t worry’, said the sound guy, ‘It’ll happen’. ‘Thank you very much’, said Matt.

And then the onslaught started. Baty kicked off a gig that will be seared into the mind for a Very Long Time as the band played the three songs that comprise debut album Feed The Rats in order and with a passion and an energy that will ever be one of those ‘were you there?’ moments...

Read the rest here: GIT

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Poster for Hey Colossus show in Birmingham


Hey Colossus are heading up to Birmingham to play a show on 8 December for the lovely folks at Supersonic!

Tickets: Supersonic

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Goat release special 'Blue Flame' ltd edition 'Let it Burn' 7"


Back in April we released a new single by GOAT called 'Let it Burn'.

The track caught everyones imagination and even made BBC 6Music's 'A-playlist' which was a first for Rocket. And as expected, all 5 of the ltd edition vinyl versions sold out in a flash.

So, one of our last release of our 20th Anniversary year is this special reissue 'Blue Flame' version of the Let it Burn 7". It comes with a different 'blue' sleeve and on 'blue' vinyl. There are only 500 of these and we don't expect them to stick around for long. 


You can preorder one of the 75 copies we will have for presale via our bandcamp and they will be shipping w/c 19 November at the latest.

 Preorder here: Bandcamp

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New Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - King of Cowards repress up for presale


After the amazing ‘sold out’ response to the new Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs album ‘King of Cowards’ we have decided to repress the album on another colour. 

So following the first three sins:

‘Green with Envy’
‘Pink with Lust’
‘Black with Wrath’

We are now pressing the fourth sin, ‘Yellow with Sloth’ and you can preorder a copy here with an expected delivery of 9 November: Rocket Bandcamp

Each ‘sin’ is ltd to only 500 each worldwide, they will never be repressed!

"Sounds like an advancing storm" 4/5 The Guardian
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“Sustained Sabbath inspired menace." 8/10 Uncut
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"A force to be reckoned with." 9/10 Louder than War
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"Possibly the best British rock album of 2018." 8/10 Line of the Best Fit
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"Leaving you bewildered and breathless." 9/10 Soundblab
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"Gives your eardrums a good kicking." 8/10 Drowned in Sound

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12 Oct 2018

Goatman's Rhythm's album out today


Today see's the release of Rhythms, the debut album by Goatman the new solo project from a member of GOAT.

The album is available in four different ltd edition versions. The Rocket shop version 'Pale Green/Purple splatter' has sold out, but there are 'Pink/Black' swirl 'Yellow' and 'Black' vinyl editions that will be available in all good record shops. Each one is ltd.  

Stream the album here:   Spotify   Apple Music

"A surging, inspiring piece of music that seems to rip itself out of your speakers" Clash Magazine

"Like an Ethiopian jazz record rescued from record store obscurity" Loud and Quiet

"An exploration of groove." Gigwise

"Smouldering 1970s African rock fusion to get you in a groove." Soundblab

Recorded in GOAT’s northern Swedish home town of Korpilombolo in late 2017 - the 6 tracks on Rhythms reveal a true collision of African Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Gospel and Psych, but all put through the famous GOAT filters.

Rhythms is a very apt title for the album as each track is an exploration of the ‘groove’. From the Fela Kuti‘esqe drums and horns jam of Jaam Ak Salam, to the frantic gospel-jazz of 'Carry the Load'. From the fuzzed  Can via the ‘Bristol sound’ track of 'Hum Bebass Nahi'n, to the cinematic, Spacemen 3‘esqe drones of the album closer 'Baaneexu'. The end result is quite an astonishing and very unique album, like what you would expect from an album made by a member of GOAT – an album that is hard to put your finger on, but one that you will keep revisiting, the more it’s sounds reveals itself.

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11 Oct 2018

Psychedelic Baby Interviews Goatman


They say:

Rhythms is the debut album by Goatman, a new solo project by one of the mysterious members from the Swedish collective GOAT. Recorded in GOAT’s northern Swedish home town of Korpilombolo in late 2017 - the 6 tracks on Rhythms reveal a true collision of African Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Gospel and Psych, but all put through the famous GOAT filters. Rhythms is a very apt title for the album as each track is an exploration of the ‘groove’. From the Fela Kuti‘esqe drums and horns jam of Jaam Ak Salam, to the frantic gospel-jazz of Carry the Load. From the fuzzed Can via the ‘Bristol sound’ track of Hum Bebass Nahin, to the cinematic, Spacemen 3‘esqe drones of the album closer Baaneexu. The end result is quite an astonishing and very unique album, like what you would expect from an album made by a member of GOAT – an album that is hard to put your finger on, but one that you will keep revisiting, the more it’s sounds reveals itself. Goatman plays all the instruments on the album bar some additional drums by Hanna Östergren from fellow Swedish bands Hills and Träd, Gräs & Stenar, and an added horn section courtesy of Johan Asplund and David Byström. One of the standout highlights of the album though is the collection of great guest vocalists Goatman has enlisted. Tracks “Jaam Ak Salam” and “Aduna” feature the very special voice of Senegalese singer Seydi Mandoza. You will also hear the vocals of Swedish based singers Amanda Werne on “Carry The Load” and Amerykhan on “Hum Bebass Nahin”.

Rhythms is the debut album by Goatman, a new solo project by one of the mysterious members from the Swedish collective GOAT. Was there a certain concept behind the album?

Concept? No... I don’t think so? Or maybe the concept was just to make a badass album.

Can you share some further details how your latest album Rhythms was recorded and released?

On and off for a year. Mainly by myself. It will be released 12th of October.

Read the  rest here: Psychedelic Baby

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10 Oct 2018

Listen to exclusive Goatman mix for Bleep



Ahead of Friday's release of Goatman's album Rhythms, the lovely people at Bleep asked the illusive artist to do them an exclusive mix...and it is well worth a listen!

Info, tracklist and preorder of the ltd LP can be found here: Bleep

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