20 May 2019

Cardiff Noise & Psych Fest Show Running Times

Here are the show running times for 'Cardiff Noise & Psych Fest' 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

More info here: The Moon


Teeth of the Sea & Gum Takes Tooth play Deeper Cuts Festival Liverpool

Teeth of the Sea & Gum Takes Tooth play Deeper Cuts Festival Liverpool.

Deeper Cuts Festival will take place across three of the city's best music venues; Phase One, Kazimier Garden and Stockroom.

The one-day festival will launch on Saturday, July 13, with the aim of blending ‘ground-breaking European musicianship and thrilling Merseyside emerging talent’.

The lineup sees artists from around the world including the amazing Housewives, all take to stages througho
ut Liverpool's much-loved Seel Street from 3pm to 3am. 

Tickets: Deeper Cuts Festival  


GNOD Headline Raw Power 2019 this weekend!

Raw Power Festival is this weekend and Rocket's own GNOD are headlining on the Sunday. If you were there at our 20th Birthday celebration you know how GNOD can close a festival.

Weekend, day & evening tickets are all still available.

Also playing are Part Chimp, The Ex, JK Flesh, Big Brave, My Disco, Nani-Guru (Acid Mothers Temple) and a ton more.

Weekend Tickets: Baba Yaga  

Sunday Tickets: Baba Yaga


19 May 2019

Soundblab feature Rocket albums in their Best Psychedelic Albums of the 21st Century (Part 2)

Soundblab feature Rocket albums in their Best Psychedelic Albums of the 21st Century (Part 2) They say:

Following on from my first list, here are the next best 100 albums from 100 artists. It was hard to leave a lot of these albums off the first list so this is more of a continuation than a runner's up list. There's a lot more Psych Rock on this one but still plenty of bands that veer off the traditional path with just some minor psychedelic influences. 

The 4 Rocket albums:



Read the full list here: Soundblab


Music OMH review DJINN

Music OMH review DJINN

A djinn, more commonly referred to as a genie in the western world, is a supernatural creature. And it feels like a comfortable reference point for DJINN, a group made up of members of psych bands Goat and Hills. Yet where they go with it isn’t entirely expected. Rocket Recordings have long been putting out records at the weirder end of the spectrum, but DJINN has to mark their first jazz release.

Unsurprisingly, it’s not a trad-jazz collection, but one that’s as odd as might be hoped. The record oscillates between spiritual concepts and earthly realities, touring just about everything in between. Interestingly, those that tip their hat to the afterlife tend towards a blissed out and balmy vibe a la Le Jardin De La Morte or the airy, warm hover of Ghostdance. The darker tones are left to the more worldly suggestions of Jazz Financed and My Bank Account, which both slip into madder territory with a more hard-boiled feel.

The quivering breakdown and subsequent bombastic recovery of My Bank Account is a fine example of the record’s slippery motives. And despite the seemingly lofty genre curveball and high concepts Rertland Bussels and Djinn and Djuice more than suggest a the twinkle in the eyes and ears of the album’s creators.

While these psych devotees may have ventured into the realms of jazz it’s of the distinctly trippy kind, as the hypnotic lullaby-like charms of Fiskehamn Blues are testament. And the instrumentation is as fluid as the notions the record explores, making full use of a range of reed and percussive instruments. Nevertheless, even at the album’s most delirious moments, it remains cohesive.

Generally speaking a great deal of the freshest music being made currently operates within the realms of electronica, as music makers continue to explore the possibilities of technology. Then, a record like DJINN comes along to demonstrate that it’s still possible to create a unique experience from well-worn tools.

DJINN is what you get when you put two and two together and get five. Perhaps sometimes it is better to embrace the illogical than be a slave to reality. Not everything has to make sense. Take it for what it is: a jewel in the crown of the underground.

Here is the full review: Music OMH


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs play Brave Exhibitions Festival

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs play Brave Exhibitions Festival on the 15/16/17 of November at The Cluny, Newcastle

For more info: Brave Exhibitions / Tickets 


Exclaim review DJINN

Exclaim review DJINN:

They say:

Sweden's Djinn are purveyors of the outer fringes of jazz. Albert Ayler's wild timbres, the astral vibrations of Alice Coltrane, and the global wanderings of Don Cherry are all inspirational touchstones for this crew of genre-bending heads. Comprised of members of enigmatic fusion group Goat and psychedelic rockers Hills, Djinn let loose an unholy energy on their debut LP.

Right out of the gate, "Jazz Financed" places oblique Ayler-esque sax tones front and centre, over skittering drums and eerie violin shredding. This fiery maelstrom fades into the almost new age meandering that is "Le Jardin de la Morte." A smoky stream of chimes and drones wafts gently beneath improvised psych guitar melodies.

"Ghostdance" is a sprightly piano-drum-bass-flute romp that swings with gleeful abandon until it's ushered off stage by a blistering snare roll to make way for the chimes and thumb piano of "Fiskehamn Blues." Ayler's ghost reappears for "My Bankaccount," in which a muted cacophony of free blowing tumbles over a frenetic splaying of drumstick-wielding arms and legs. The track coalesces into a free rock jam as it roars to completion.

The album ends with the groovy boogie of "Djinn and Djuice," which begins with a mellow piano vamp and gradually elevates as more elements enter the fray. Eventually, a tail-wagging groove sneaks into focus as the players lock onto each other, and this alone is worth the price of admission.

Although Djinn are offering a survey of abstract jazz, they somehow manage to capture a spirit and a feeling that coalesces into something truly unique and exhilarating. (Rocket Recordings)

The review: Exclaim