15 Nov 2019

Gum Takes Tooth release new single – includes Broken English Club remix

Gum Takes Tooth released their latest album 'Arrow' earlier this year to great praise that gathered a legion of new fans and today sees the release of new single ‘No Walls, No Air’.

"Look skyward and nod thankfully” The Quietus
“A totally modern sound" The Wire
“Clinically f*cked-off bombast” Loud and Quiet

‘No Walls, No Air’, is the fourth single to be released from the flagrantly unclassifiable album ‘Arrow’, it's a seven minute warp driven, euphonic chemical acidic demolition workout. And the stunning b-side (listen above) sees a re-realising of the track by FACT Magazine/Resident Advisor favourite and Marie Davidson label-mate, UK Techno producer Broken English Club, née Oliver Ho.

Broken English Club forges a bold and brutal Balladian path through EBM, Noise, Post Punk and Industrial influences in his own stunning material and in collaborations with Californian producer Silent Servant with output on labels Cititrax and Jealous God.

Listen to both tracks here: Bandcamp 

Gum Takes Tooth are mavericks to the last, perpetual square-pegs and a band intent on forging onward to break all or any paradigms before them, creating kinetic anthems to battle everyday oppression - machine-driven mania with a very human heart on its sleeve.

'Arrow' is available to buy on ltd edition 2xlp red/grey vinyl and ltd CD from here: Buy LP/CD

The band are joining label mates Teeth of The Sea at a very special Manchester show next year:

07 Mar / Manchester / Soup Kitchen (w/Teeth of the Sea)


14 Nov 2019

The Utopia Strong add Irish dates to winter tour

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!


Relics Controsuoni reviews Julie's Haircuts In the Silence Electric

They say:

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

New Rocket music on Cherrystones NTS show

Have a listen to Cherrystones latest NTS show and hear the first play of something new from Sweden we will be formally announcing in a couple of weeks...and as always it is a show full of killer music!

Listen here: NTS


See great photos of Gnoomes playing Moscow

Gnoomes and Kikok (Groomes dummer solo project) played Moscow recently and website Deep Cuts were there to capture it with some great photos.

See them here: Deep Cuts


12 Nov 2019

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce New York Show

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


Mamuthones announce Manchester show

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

Listen to Mouse and Sequencers - a new Lay Llamas side project on Backward Records

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 premieres three PETBRICK 'Live at Bear Bites Horse' videos

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

Read Norwegian Air's story on GOAT

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