30 Sept 2013

Rocket Probes September Playlist

Around Saturn from fabio di donato on Vimeo.

Hey Colossus – Life like Cuckoo
(Simply stunning new album by HC...with an added Hi-Fi Killer, Part Chimper and Shit and Shiner they have made one of the best albums of the year)
Hey Colossus

Theo Verney - Heavy Sunn

(Killer track from their new flawless EP...sounds like White Hills 'Ocean of Sound' put through a Black Sabbath mincer and then sprinkled with some Kinks)
Theo Verney

Early Mammal – My Fire

(nice grooved out psych on Convoy Records, a new label from the people behind Noisestar)
Early Mammal

Cannibal Movie – Mondo Music / Avorio

(Two albums of drums + organ driven repetitive psych outs from Italy)
Cannibal Movie

Alien Sex Fiend – Dead and Buried

(Industrial motorik and noisey post punk guitars)
Alien Sex Fiend

Cavern of Anti Matter – EP

(New three track EP of kraut rock homages by Stereolab members)
Cavern of Anti Matter

Rhythm Device - Acid Rock

(Love this)
Rhythm Device

Adrian Utley's Guitar Orchestra - In C
(Mesmerising version which Mission Control was lucky to catch in the flesh...essential listening)
Adrian Utley

Lorelle meets the Obsolete - Waitin' for the Orange Sunshine
(Spaced shoegaze)

Ilyas Ahmed - Alasted

(Fuzzed backwards guitar noodlings)
Llyas Ahmed

Powell - A Band

(Phuture psych acid house)

Shadow Huntaz - Massive
(Glitched fuzzy hip hop)

Arbete & Fritid - Thulcandra
(Terry Riley Folk Jazz Swedish workout)
Arbete & Fritid

The Mausoleums - Blackened Fawns Cleanse The Earth With Fire
(Distorted Shoegaze)

V/A Wallahi Le Zein!!: Wezin, Jakwar, And Guitar Boogie From The Islamic Republic Of Mauritania
(Psychedelic African sounds)

28 Sept 2013

"This is Teeth of the Sea’s masterpiece" – Both Bars On reviews MASTER

Here is another review of Teeth of the Sea's forthcoming album MASTER, this time by Both Bars On:

Teeth Of The Sea: Master

We were privileged and honoured to be sent this album ahead of its release on 7th of October on Rocket Recordings. We’ve been kneeling for the MASTER for over four weeks now. Here’s our gushings…

Moments of utter jaw-dropping majesty abound on this album. Such instances of breath-taking scale come early on – around four and half minutes into opening track ‘Reaper’ to be almost precise. And from there, the expansive-cum-cosmic is heralded midway through the brilliant ‘Black Strategy’ or again in the swirling phantasms of ‘Siren Spectre’.

From such a description you might think this is an album all about ascension and transcendence, especially given the Christ like figure that centres the artwork:  with all-too-human innards on show, the heavenwards body takes leave of the earthly and the finite. Yet repeatedly this album has a claustrophobia bounded by the skin and the labyrinthine city that is firmly (under)grounded and bound to the earth: the visceral gonzoid noise-filth of ‘All Human Is Error’ being one example of this, or the paranoic poetry of ‘Put Me On Your Shoulders So I Can See The Rats’ being another. Master is composed as much by bodily discharge as heavenly effluvia.

The intriguing and beautifully schizoid nature of Master is again made evident on ‘Pleiades Underground/ Inexorable Master’. Seemingly a travelogue through the underworld and vast caverns of belittling grandeur, all sense of serene drifting and tranquil magnificence is disrupted and humiliated before a hellish vision given shape by a bastard-Beelzebub colossal riff. In the worlds of Teeth of the Sea, everything that seems perfected and at peace is actually diseased and conflicted...

Read the rest of the review here: Both Bars On

Image by Mark Lovejoy


27 Sept 2013

The Guardian get psyched out on Goat and the current psych scene

This story about the current psych scene popped up in The Guardian today, and they proclaim "World Music album is regarded as a latterday psych classic":

Psychedelia is everywhere right now. There are original psychedelic bands making comebacks, and legions of young psychedelic bands, from Toy and Temples to Tame Impala. There is psychedelic celluloid, with an imminent biopic of guitar visionary Jimi Hendrix, starring André Benjamin of OutKast as the psychedelic dandy. There are psychedelic festivals, both in the UK and abroad, designed to showcase psychedelic talent, new and old, from across the globe. But it's not a surface culture of trippy hippies with flowers in their hair spreading the message of peace and love like we saw in 1967; it's about pockets of activity in every country, micro-scenes with a shared consciousness making contact via the web.

"What makes this version of psychedelia unique is the global nature of it," says Craig Pennington, organiser of the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, which takes place over two days this weekend. "They've been brought together by the internet," he says of the thousands of zealots who will be converging on the city, and the dozens of acts on the bill. "We've got bands from Santiago in Chile and Mexico City alongside bands from LA and Denmark. You wouldn't have been able to have this in any other period in history. It's like a global psychedelic village."

The festival comprises "two days of worship" of the "weird and warped", with "mind-expanding visual delights" and music from guitar-bass-drums outfits stretching the possibilities of the standard rock band set-up to electronic artists. There are so many acts that it raises the question: is all music, if it's doing its job right (experimenting, blowing minds), psychedelic?

Read the full article here: The Guardian

26 Sept 2013

Time Out - review Teeth of the Sea's MASTER

Time Out have reviewed the new Teeth Of The Sea – 'Master'

'A bleak and unsettling post-rock record with one creepy eye on the dance floor'

Festering since 2006 in the dank crannies of the London underground music scene, Teeth Of The Sea have played more than anyone’s fair share of dingy pubs, damp basements and half-collapsed old warehouses. The band even formed at Electrowerkz – a former sheet metal factory in Islington that also hosts the longest running goth club night in the world – and all that concrete, mould, dust and rust seems to have rubbed off on their music: a gloomy hybrid of Throbbing Gristle-style electronica, post-rock and hyper-creepy ambience. Basically, if Derek Jarman was making his nihilistic, post-apocalyptic London film ‘Jubilee’ now, Teeth Of The Sea would be a shoo-in for the soundtrack.

Read the full article: timeout.com


24 Sept 2013

Teeth of the Sea - MASTER teaser video

TEETH OF THE SEA - MASTER from Rocket Recordings on Vimeo.

MASTER .......coming soon!

Preorder a copy here: MASTER


Louder Than War reviews Hills - Master Sleeps album

Louder Than War reviews Hills - Master Sleeps album. Read what Brett Savage has to say about the album:

'Swedish band Hills re-released their second album on the brilliant Rocket Recordings last week. A psych classic it originally came out on a small Swedish label a couple of years ago, but due to the upsurge in interest in the genre the time has been deemed ripe for a 
re-release. Does it warrant it?.......'

'Something of a minor classic'

Read the full article: louderthanwar


23 Sept 2013

CLASH premier Teeth of the Sea's album teaser video

CLASH music magazine have been kind enough to premier the new Teeth of the Sea's album teaser video........ Are you s(h)itting comfortably...? 

Watch the video here: clashmusic

We've also recently announce that Teeth of the Sea are going on the road with Esben and the Witch and Thought Forms in October.

The London date is the actual release day of Teeth of the Sea's album, so the night is going to be a bit of a launch party....not to be missed!!

Tickets for the tour can be bought through here: Tickets

You can also preorder a copy of the ultra ltd vinyl LP here: MASTER preorder


18 Sept 2013

The Quietus tip Teeth of the Sea as 'Ones to watch' at this weekend Incubate Festival

Incubate festival is well underway and this Saturday Teeth of the Sea will take the stage playing tracks from their soon to be released MASTER album.

The Quietus wrote a piece on the top 13 acts you must see and this is what they said about our own Teeth of the Sea:

Teeth Of The Sea
013, Stage 1; Saturday 14:30-15:15

Anyone who frequents these pages will know that we're rather big fans of these guys, but then, why wouldn't you be? They weld fist-pump-triumphant synth-rock to the cloaked bombast of a psychological thriller soundtrack, and do so on stratospheric scale. Add to this the facts that their new album Master, which gets released next month, has song titles like 'Pleiades Underground' (the track itself places gargantuan power chord volleys within Zimmer-esque intensity) and their live show is never less than euphoric - as their recent slot at the Quietus Five Years Party evidenced - and it becomes clear that they trounce just about anyone else who wields a guitar and keyboard. Attendance is mandatory, the Master demands it. 
Laurie Tuffrey

Read the full piece here: The Quietus


16 Sept 2013

HILLS MASTER SLEEP LP released today

We are excited to announce that Master Sleeps, the second LP by Swedish band Hills is released today in all good record shops.

This timely reissue is released on limited edition vinyl (with free download code) and on download.

The presage of the LP sold out really quick so we don't expect there to be copies in shops for long,.!!

More info about this release can be found on this previous post: Hills


GNOD announce UK tour

Gnod are taking their sound system on the road again, this time around the UK.

This is what the the band say about the shows:

We are extremely excited to announce UK dates with the mighty Stephen Bishop aka Basic House ,the man behind Opal tapes. The shows are looking great, a lot of interesting spaces and quite a few places Gnod have’nt ventured before .All gigs will be powered through the Gnod Soundsystem.

Keep your eyes on Gnod Tumblr for up-to-date info: Ingnodwetrust


15 Sept 2013

First review of Teeth of the Sea's MASTER

So here is the first review of Teeth of the Sea's up and coming third album MASTER:

Beat-driven, electronic techno mayhem abounds on Teeth of The Sea’s third album, from the motoric drumming and gristly, throbbing basslines of “Reaper” to the tribal Burundi beats of “All Human Is Error” and the Giorgio Moroder-inspired “Black Strategy”.

TOTS are careful not to get swallowed up in meandering, boring electronic excursions, and continue to play to their strengths by grafting accessible melodies onto their krautrocky rhythms. In this regard, they will appeal to fans of New Order, Depeche Mode, Neu, and Throbbing Gristle.

The band get sidetracked a few times with superfluous spoken-word experiments, but, overall, the variety across these tracks will have you hypnotically entranced one minute and hopping on your pogo stick the next. Toss in a few economically placed guitar solos and mix liberally with creepy-crawly horror film soundtracks (“Pleiades Underground”), ambient spacey atmospherics (“Siren Spectre”), gloom ‘n’ doom death metal (“Inexorable Master”), and a little bit of all of the above (the epic “Responder”) and you’ve got an album that’ll please just about everyone, no matter what your sonic pleasure.

Visit the site here: Psychedelic Baby

You can also preorder a copy of the ultra ltd vinyl LP here: MASTER preorder


13 Sept 2013

Q magazine give a short interview with Hills

Ahead of Monday's release of the Hills album Master Sleeps, Q have asked the band some Who? What? Why? Where? When?  questions:

Having helped bring Goat to a wider world, Swedish psych types Hills are back with their own album Master Sleeps on Monday (16 September). Guitarist Pelle take on Q's 5Ws...

WHO would play you in the film of your life?
George Best

WHAT are you currently working on?
Dinner. And alternative ways of using my body/mind so that I do not ever have to show up at work again and still get my paycheck. Seems tricky though..

WHY do you do that thing you do?
Well I consider it my cosmic duty and I do not have to many other alternatives at my disposal at this moment to be honest.

WHERE do you see yourself in ten years?
Hopefully doing something that gives meaning to my life possibly with the help of an endless collection of fuzz pedals.

WHEN will there be a harvest for the world?
There already is full on harvesting all around us all of the time we just need to recognise it!

See the piece in full here: Q magazine


Plastic Crimewave joins 'Nothing is...'

The legend that is Plastic Crimewave is going to be joining the 'Nothing is...' crew (minus Cage and Aviary) on the decks again on the 20th September.

Plastic Crimewave will be spinning more 'rare-as-hens-teeth' psych and grooved out space sounds selected from his famous record collection.

Nothing is...

Cherrystones (Brutal)
Little Dirty (Hed Nod)
Rik Motor (Rocket Recordings)

***Plus very special guest***
Plastic Crimewave (Drag City/Galactic Zoo)

The Alibi – Dalston/London
20 September
Free entry

Please vist and show your appreciation here: Nothing is...


12 Sept 2013

Mojo Premiere Teeth of the Sea track – Black Strategy

Mojo Magazine have premiered the new Teeth of the Sea track Black Strategy, which is taken off their forthcoming album MASTER.

This is what they say:

TRAILING THE STYGIAN DEPTHS of a brilliant new album entitled Master, the group’s third, British post-Kraut intruMentalists Teeth Of The Sea offer Black Strategy, one of the best, most involving electroprog fusion freakouts we’ve heard in an ever. Somehow Goblin and Renegade Soundwave seem to coexist in this place of excitement. Imagine that lot having a barney.

It’s been a busy few years for TOTS, lauded by MOJO for their 2010 album, Your Mercury (we know writer-guitarist Jimmy Martin from the HMV shop under MOJO’s former offices), and subsequently branching out into fascinating collaborative work with Wire and live soundtrack experiments including Reaper and Beyond The Transfinite, as dancier elements emerged more strongly in their work.

The album, says an unusually well-written press release, promises “nods to the established Teeth Of The Sea touchstones of Throbbing Gristle, Goblin, Heldon, Angelo Badalamenti and Slayer, recent work by the like of Byetone, Pete Swanson, Raime, Powell and Prurient, alongside a long-standing fixation on the disco stylings of Patrick Cowley and Giorgio Moroder… Abrasive and sparkling electronic textures do battle with waves of incandescent noise and a merciless beat-driven imperative to form a powerful alchemical charge”. Couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

Here the track here: Black Strategy

Preorder a copy of the Ltd LP here: Rocket bandcamp


10 Sept 2013

Teeth of the Sea - MASTER - Limited Edition Pre-order

With under a month to go till its release, the Rocket Store are pleased to announce we have some limited edition pre-sales available of the new Teeth of the Sea album 'MASTER'.

MASTER will be released worldwide on the 7th of October and available as a Ltd LP, CD and Download.

See what the folks at The Quietus have to say about the album here

For more information contact Nita Keeler / Gold Star PRnita.keeler@gmail.com


Teeth of the Sea live at the Corsica

Here is  footage of Teeth of the Sea's performance at last Saturday's Quietus 5th birthday bash at Corsica Studios


Goat illustration

Mission Control received this great illustration of Goat by artist Craig Robinson that we thought we had to share


4 Sept 2013

Teeth of the Sea go on a three way tour with Thought Forms and Esben and the Witch

We are very excited to announce that Teeth of the Sea are going on the road with Thought Forms and Esben and the Witch in October.

The dates are:
Oct 7th - London - Lexington

Oct 8th - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
Oct 9th - Liverpool - Kazimier
Oct 10th - Sheffield - Harley
Oct 12th - Leicester - Cookie Jar
Oct 13th - Brighton - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
Oct 14th - Bristol - The Exchange

This is a great chance to see three of the most exciting live bands in the UK at the moment – Also, the tour is a straight three way split, so the bands will be also be taking it in turns to headline.

The London date is the actual release day of Teeth of the Sea's next album MASTER!! So the night is going to be a bit of a launch party....not to be missed!!

Tickets for the tour can be bought through here: Tickets


3 Sept 2013

Mark Wagner live at MKII 21.08.2013

Mark Wagner from S&M and **K has posted up this footage from a show recently.

Nice Fuzz
Nice shirt!!!