26 Aug 2009

Notorious Hi-Fi Killers: Live and Kicking!!

(aka ZXZW) festival in Tilburg.
They will be onstage at Kafee't Buitenbeentje - 11:30pm on Friday 18th of September.

21 Aug 2009

Oneida And Teeth Of The Sea: Psych In The Head

Great review of the Oneida / Teeth of the Sea / Mugstar show at the Garage in London:


To view further photo's click on the link above or check
(search by band names - thanks to Maria Jefferis for these great shots


3 Aug 2009



Palace Of The Night Skies
2009 Three Lobed Recordings

Eternal Tapestry are no strangers to the stereo system at White Hills central. I was turned on to the group by the drummer Jed Bindeman when he was in NYC a bit over a year ago. The two of us originally came into contact via a review of Jed’s other band, Heavy Winged, on Aquarius Records website in which they likened their release to White Hills. Needless to say I was curious so I picked it up…not that long after Jed and I started conversing.

Enough of the background…let’s get on to this fine slab of vinyl! Eternal Tapestry create epic…grand…and yes “eternal” jams in the ongoing tradition of groups like Baby Grandmothers, Parson Sound and Trad Gras Och Stenar. Brooding, ethereal, heavy, and spaced out…these jams have it all.

Prism Light Traveler kicks the LP off. Hypnotic to say the least. This is one of the best jams from a contmeporary psych band that I have heard in recent years. The depth of wailing guitars…at times chugging away and other times flying around in a delayed frenzy… combined with the steady and hard hitting drums work together shooting the listener off into deep space. Buckle your seat belts this is one heady track. Fuck me…when I first put this LP on I just kept on repeating this track…it is that good!

The second side contains the track The Hidden Void. Way more stoned than Prism…image if Sabbath turned out a minimalist jam in honor of Tony Conrad. Slow, churning, and heavy! A perfect way to come down after the first side.

The thing that blows me away the most about this album is how effortlessly Eternal Tapestry play together. Anyone can jam…but not everyone can create interesting jams where the riffs flow in and out of each other with such easy and beauty. These boys do it and do it well.

The LP is housed in a beautifully silkscreend cover, pressed on super heavy vinyl, and is limited to 730 copies. The sucker even comes with a CD that contains both tracks on the LP plus a bonus song, Hermetic Secrets. How could you go wrong with that. Pick this sucker up now…you will not be dissapointed.

More information on Eterenal Tapestry can be found here…


Dave W (White Hills)

Further Reasons To Be Cheerful

Johnny O Rocket: Excellence in search of space

The talents of Johnny O Rocket came to our attention with his superb Barney Bubbles remixes for the three split 7-inchers released last year by Irish indie label Trensmat Records.

To read the full interview article by Paul Gorman follow the link:



Rocket Probes JULY 2009 Playlist

Gnod / White Hills – Dropout CDR
(The last 25 minute odd track is psychedelic bliss, truly amazing!!)

Master Musicians Of Bukkake – Totem One LP
(Has some really nice Eastern tinged psych moments)

Serpentina Satelite – Nothing to say CD
(Really good Loop’ish space rock from New York, via Peru)

The Heads – Practice room Feb 2005 CDR
(Thanks to the Leeds boys for this one, includes a truly mind boggling 33min version of Hairy Chapter)

Gunter Schickert – Uberfallig LP
(Imagine if the Necks had a Jam with Can sometime between when they made Future Days and Babaluma)

Rävjunk - Uppsala Stadhotell Brinner LP
(Apparently they were Swedens first punk band... this is great proto punk with a good kraut/psych/70’s rock vibe!)

Beak> - 05/01/09 > 17/01/09 + EP & 12inch
(Motorik minimalism from Wessex's finest, Team Brick, Billy Fuller & Geoff Barrow)

Thought Forms - s/t
(With their sonic guitars, the youth are getting restless)

Grails - Burning off Impurities
(Sombre, atmospheric, instrumental drones)

Silvester Angfang – II
(Dark haze of fuzz.....his 7" split with Burial Hex is still his best though)