16 Jul 2019
Bonnacons of Doom have been announced to play Sneaky Snake Festival at Urban Spree in Berlin on 20/21 September.
Info can be found here: Sneaky Snake Festival
Their full list of shows now read:
26 - 28 Jul / North Devon / Kozfest
30 Aug / Manchester Psych Festival / Manchester
17 Sep / Huddersfield / The Parish
18 Sep / London / The Lexington
19 Sep / Brussels / Magasin 4
20-21 Sep / Berlin / Sneaky Snake Festival
15 Jul 2019
Astral Elevator are hosting their Psych Rising Festival on 5 October at Night People in Manchester...
Info can be found here: Astral Elevator
GNOD's full list of shows now reads:
27 Jul / UK / Bristol / SchwetFest
15 - 17 Aug / UK / Bristol / Arctangent Festival
31 Aug - 1 Sep / UK / Todmorden / Tor Festival
05 Oct / UK / Manchester / Psych Rising Festival
07 Nov / UK / Reading / South St
08 Nov / FR / Paris / Le Petit Bain
09 Nov / BE / Brussels / Magasin 4
10 Nov / UK / London / Dingwalls
Teeth of the Sea, meanwhile, prove a big draw in Phase One. It’s not hard to see why.
Having released Wraith earlier this year through Rocket Recordings (label founder Chris Reeder spins records later on) the band have now amassed a serious arsenal of heavyweight tracks.
It’s intriguing to see how they pull off such dense, meticulous and wide-ranging sonics now that they operate as a trio – that they do it so well is quite the achievement. Songs bristle with grizzly electronics, thumping percussion and Jimmy Martin‘s killer riffs.
They’re cinematic but also a juggernaut of grooves which finds the dancefloor filling with a serious amount of heads bobbing to their widescreen death disco.
They close with their trademark death disco Responder – all 15 minutes of relentless, strident power closing with Sam Barton’s wall of trumpet squalls. It’s triumphant.
With the midnight hour passed fellow Rocket label heads Gum Takes Tooth hit the Phase One stage with a brutal assault of rhythmic punishment.
Relentless hardly covers it, and it’s exactly the kind of music fit to finish off the night – hyper-kinetic thuds and blinding electronic dissonance...
Read the rest here: GIT
Back to SWX for the insane sight of Bonnacons Of Doom; about half-a-dozen people on stage wearing shining disc masks that make them look like some sort of astral version of The Residents. Fronted by a cape-wearing woman coming on like a high priestess, she wails over the top of a tribal post-metal sludge fest with guitars that sear and scorch through the dramatic light show. Her voice has real power and cuts through the righteous maelstrom like a knife through butter. The glinting masks behind her make the whole scene appear like some post-nuclear metal band that had survived disaster and were just waiting for Mad Max to stride through the bar-room door. Crazy stuff.
We escape back to the relative cool of SWX, but the upheaval that Gnod are causing on stage is anything but chilled. The band seems to be travelling on a trajectory that makes the sound angrier and louder and more ferocious each time we see them. Gone are the experimental jaunts and japes from ten years ago, and now they are a monolithic behemoth, seemingly taking up where Godflesh left off, but with none of the vulnerability and far more firepower. The third twin drummer attack of the day with Jesse Webb once again claiming a drum-stool, this is by far the most devastating.
The brutality of the group, caught in the ire of Paddy Shine‘s vocals and reflected in the shrieking of the two guitars which seem to be set on stun, even when at rest, is matched by an excoriating light show; all bright white and epilepsy-inducing shudders. The lights conspire to fabricate imaginary portals to Heaven along which the group are only too happy to escort us, and these moments of transcendence where the entire band lock in as one are perhaps the real moments of the set. It is hypnotic and relentless, the volume eye-bleeding, but coupled with some real clarity — although the guitars behave like some sort of torture victims desperate to wrest themselves from the players.
Read the rest here: FREQ
Here is a little video compiling footage from the amazing Gnoomes Fest 2019 that took place on 18 March in Perm Russia. Gnoomes brought a host of bands and DJs to their home city that included Rocket's Gum Takes Tooth and Mamuthones for what was an incredibly special event...we now all wish for a Gnoomes Fest 2020!
Gnoomes latest album 'MU!' as well as Gum Takes Tooth's album 'Arrow' and Mamuthones latest 'Fear on the Corner' can all be bought from the Rocket Shop: Bandcamp
13 Jul 2019
Released initially on cassette via Lovers & Lollypops, Paisiel‘s eponymous debut LP has now been issued on vinyl by Rocket Recordings.
Across the three-track recording, the duo of Portuguese drummer João Pais Filipe and German sax player Julius Gabriel roams freely between the repetition of krautrock, techno, jazz, experimental music and more.
The re-release of Paisiel follows on from João Pais Filipe’s collaboration last year with fellow drummer/percussionist Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga / Vanishing Twin) on the album CZN.
This is an brilliant album! Very unique stuff with so many twists and turns, throughout the whole release.
Check out the album below and if you want to grab the stunning limited edition transparent deep blue vinyl, head here – but hurry, as there’s only a few left!
See the piece here: Twisted Soul