31 Jan 2014

Announcing the 'Rocket Counterblast Experiment' at Eindhoven Psych Lab

We at Rocket are very excited to announce our involvement at the Eindhoven Psych Lab on the 6th June.

We are curating a stage called 'The counterblast experiment presented by Rocket Recordings' which will feature live sets by Teeth of the Sea, Gnod, Terminal Cheesecake, Anthroprophh, Lay Llamas and (hopefully) one more. the full line up for the festival so far reads like this:

Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia and Effenaar present
Eindhoven Psych Lab
6 + 7 June 2014

Wooden Shjips
The Growlers
Elephant Stone
The Oscillation
Peter J Taylor Big Band
Weird Owl

The counterblast experiment presented by Rocket Recordings:
Teeth of The Sea
Terminal Cheesecake
Lay Llamas

Fuzz Club presents:
Sonic Jesus
Cosmic Dead
Wall Of Death
Radar Men From the Moon
The Underground Youth
The Wands
The Woken Trees

+ more bands, dj’s, visual art, design and experiments t.b.a.

Tickets + more info: www.eindhovenpsychlab.com
2 days / 30+ bands / 2 indoor stages and a garden / location: Effenaar Eindhoven


Rocket Probes January Playlist

Midday Veil  - The Vessel
(This great album should of been in our albums of 2013...a heady kosmiche mix of Broadcast and Master Musicians psych.)
Midday Veil

Fumaca Preta – TBC
(Mind blowing fuzz filled psych rock crazy'ness that sounds like like Os Mutantes meets Funkadelic meets Melt Yourself Down meets the Buttholes… it seriously needs to be heard to be believed)
Fumaca Preta

Flowers Must Die – Second
(Great fuzz wah filled psych rock from Sweden...there is seriously something in the water over there!!)
Flowers Must Die

Archaic – Noise in Your Head
(Proper fuzzed up hardcore, reminds of Annihilation Time but better!!)

Jonathan Snipes & William Hutson – Room 237
(Amazing modular synth drones and beats on Death Waltz..lovely vinyl package)
Jonathan Snipes

Metal Boys – Fugue for a Darkening Island
(Crazy electronics, layers of fuzz guitar and a hip hop beat...Nice recommendation from Plastic Crimewave)
Metal Boys

Dreaming Wild - Good time
(Great 70's pop from their masterpiece private press LP)
Dreaming Wild

Domovoyd – Oh Sensibility
(Foggy psychdoom from Finland...a fuzzier Electric Wizard meets a bit of Thought Forms and a bit of Gnod)

Moby Grape – 69
Moby Grape

Evil Blizzard - The Dangers of Evil Blizzard
(Contains some of the best fuzzed out bass grooves you are likely to hear...essential purchase)
Evil Blizzard

Dope Body - Leather Head
(Sludgy bass angular nosiey pop)

The Woolen Men --- Hold It Up
(Raw fuzzy pop rock n roll)

Ifang Bondi - Atis-A-Tis
(Wild Afro Fuzz)

Baby Guru - Amaye
(Really like this laid back Greek psych track, vocals have a touch of Roky Erickson about them)

Johnson Noise - The Watcher
(Lemmy penned cover version)

Pärson Sound - Tio Minuter
(Mesmerising 1960's Swedish psych monster)

Khun Mart Harp Gallery (and other Thai Psych)
(Sorry for the naivety of this one, these are links of some amazing Thai psych bands the guys from Goat sent us …minds blown)
Khun Mart Harp


27 Jan 2014

Teeth of the Sea to support Melt Banana

The great Baba Yaga's Hut has booked a very mouthwatering show where Teeth of the Sea are supporting Melt Banana at Heaven in London on 28 May.

Chris Rocket will also be playing records on the night.

So, what are you waiting for, buy your ticket from here: Baba Yaga's Hut


23 Jan 2014

Goat US/Canadian West Coast tour announced

We are pleased to announce that the first Goat shows of 2014 will be a short West Coast of USA and Canada:

The dates are:

Indio, CA

San Fran




Indio, CA

And like the last US tour we are getting some new ltd edition tour shirts made. Watch this space for more info as it comes in!!

For more information and tickets: Billions


19 Jan 2014

Shit and Shine launch blog

That is right, for all things regarding the mighty Shit and Shine, visit here:


The band are currently in the studio working on many interesting projects,  on of which we are proud to say is coming out on Rocket...so watch this space in the coming months


Teeth of the Sea to support Future of the Left

Fresh from Teeth of the Sea's sold out shows at Electrowerkz and Hackney Picture House the band have announced they have been asked by Future of he Left to support them at an intimate show in Cardiff at the great Clwb lfor Bach on Saturday February 8th.

For more info visit their website.


15 Jan 2014

Rocket Shop Exclusive: Goat - Live Ritual on Limited Green Vinyl

We are very happy that we’ve taken delivery of some more Rocket shop exclusives, this time  a limited run of 200 green vinyl of Goat - Live Ballroom Rituals

You can order your copy here


Echoes and Dust - Teeth of the Sea - Electrowerkz gig review

The good people at Echoes and Dust have written an amazing review of the Teeth of the Sea gig with Bass Clef and Evil Blizzard at Electrowerkz:

'Woohoo, the Christmas gig outage has come to an end and we’re being treated to the next chapter from the consistently awesome promoter Baba Yaga. They say January is a quiet time for gigs, not that you’d know as Electrowerkz is absolutely pumping and there’s a definite glow in the room about witnessing  Teeth of the Sea’s biggest ever headline show. I had never actually been to Electrowerkz before, it’s a pretty cool space... nice and grotty and I’m guessing definitively hosts cyber military goth nights. Perfect!

Read all about the bands here


13 Jan 2014

Rocket Shop Exclusive: Teeth of the Sea - MASTER - Limited Orange Edition

After the bands storming set at Electrowerkz on the weekend, we are delighted to announce that we’ve taken delivery of some Rocket shop exclusives: 

Teeth of the Sea's - 3rd album ‘MASTER' is back by popular demand and this time as a limited orange edition, so snap them up while stocks last.

You can order your copy here


Teeth of the Sea live session on Resonance FM this Saturday

Teeth of the Sea are doing an exclusive live session on Resonance FM at 12pm on Saturday 18th January.

DJ Dexter Bently is getting the band in for their fourth session for him on his excellent 'Hello Goodbye' show.

You can stream it live here: Hello Goodbye


Footage of Teeth of the Sea live at Electowerkz

Here's footage of Teeth of the Sea's sold out show at Electrowerkz aided by the genius of the Johnny O lightshow.

This is just one part of whole show, but it is all up on Youtube


10 Jan 2014

Anthroprophh to support Pierced Arrows (Dead Moon)

We have just found out that Anthroprophh's first show of the year will be supporting Pierced Arrows which is technically the legendary Dead Moon. If you don't know Dead Moon, watch this: Unkown Passage

The show takes place at The Exchange inBristol on April 8th.

Anthroprophh will be debuting new material off their forthcoming album, scheduled for release in the summer, going to be an amazing show.

For more info on the show, go here: The Exchange


Nothing is here for you

The first 'Nothing is...' of the year happens on Friday 17th January at the usual venue of The Alibi in Dalston. Unfortunately Cherrystones is unable to play this month so the core 'Nothing is...' originals will be in charge of the usual cosmic noises:

Nothing is...
Cage Aviary (Internasjonal/DFA)
Little Dirty (Hed Nod)
Rik Motor (Rocket Recordings)

The Alibi – Dalston/London
17 January
Free entry


9 Jan 2014

GOAT to play Coachella Festival 20104

It has been announced that GOAT will be playing this years Coachella festival in April.

For tickets and more information about the festival, go here: Coachella


7 Jan 2014

Red For Colour Blind Interview Gnod's Paddy Shine

Czech website Red For Colour Blind interview Paddy Gnodhead (English & Czech versions) followed by a selection of tunes from their upcoming Tesla Tapes and OnoTesla release roster with a few randoms thrown in for good measure.

a2larm mix

The band also have a vinyl release of one of their earliest releases and it remains a firm favourite with Rocket and hardcore Gnod fans….The Somnambulists Tale… gets the vinyl treatment by the Aguirre Records.

You can order here


Unreleased GOAT and TEETH OF THE SEA remixes by CAGE & AVIARY released on Monday

Friends of Rocket Cage and Aviary are releasing a 12" of unreleased remixes which contains an alternate mix of their Goat's Run to your Mama remix of. Plus a remix of Teeth of the Sea's Sentimental Journey which is a track off their debut album Orphaned by the Ocean.

The 12" is released on (Emotional) Especial Records, the label that also released the recent 12" by one half of Cage & Aviary and fellow 'Nothing is...' DJ 'Jamie Paton. And as what happened with that release, it is expected to sell out quick.

So preorder a copy here: Juno

See what The Quietus has to say about this release here: The Quietus

You can hear tasters of the mixes here:


Teeth of the Sea Loud and Quiet interview

Ahead of Saturdays performance at the Electrowerks, here is an interview from last year with the band in Loud and Quiet magazine:

"A bunch of friends go to a Wolf Eyes show, have their minds blown to crumbling matter and form a collective musical pact that night. Some five years ago, this is how Teeth of the Sea got started and it is still a story that Jimmy Martin recalls with both passion and glee. “It was like an epiphany in a weird way,” he beams. “You don’t get many of those. We all had eyeballs like saucers, swaying back and forth, just being deafened by this incredible racket. The thing that really got us about it was that it was really hedonistic but really Avant-Garde at the same time – I think that was a central principle.” It’s a principle that has spearheaded the groups’ own incredible racket over the years.

The moment when ‘Reaper’ erupts on Teeth of the Sea’s latest LP ‘Master’ has to be one of the most earth-shifting, seismic sonic moments of the year. It is something that tears and ignites beneath you, leaving a vision of a wrecked, scorched earth, nothing but desolate, barren wasteland left in the trail of the unexplainable force that has passed through it…"

Read the review in full here: Loud and Quiet


5 Jan 2014

Teeth of the Sea at Electrowerkz poster

Here is the great poster for Teeth of the Sea's show next Saturday at London's Electrowerkz.

Supporting is Bass Clef and the amazing Evil Blizzard who's stunning debut album 'The dangers of Evil Blizzard' is being released soon and we implore you all to buy it.

Unfortunately the amazing Powell had to pull out, but we hope to get him DJ'ing at a future 'Nothing is...'

Teeth of the Sea
Bass Clef
Evil Blizzard
Johnny O lightshow

Saturday 11 January
£8 adv / £10 on the door


3 Jan 2014

Eindhoven Psych Lab Festival is announced

A new two day festival called Eindhoven Psych Lab has been announced.  The festival is a sister event to Liverpool Psych Fest, and like LPF Rocket will be involved in this event too. The details of our involvement will be announced on January 30th.

The official press release for the event reads:

Eindhoven Psych Lab 2014
June 6 + 7 2014

2 days, 30+ bands, 2 indoor stages and a garden. 

EINDHOVEN PSYCH LAB is a new festival located in Eindhoven, Holland, established to explore and showcase the futuristic sights and sounds of the modern psychedelic condition. Frontiers must be explored, crossed and questioned. In order to do so, we need researchers, exploration and arenas to perform such interrogations: audio laboratories.   Eindhoven has a long and proud history in challenging industrial, scientific and musical boundaries. 

EINDHOVEN PSYCH LAB will be a celebration of 2014’s buoyant global psychedelic underground, set in this historic creative context. It will explore psychedelia in its most trance inducing and progressive form, via the mediums of visual art, design, science and of course: music. 

We hope you will join us on 6/7 June 2014.

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