31 May 2016

Rocket probes – May playlist

Beyond the wizards sleeve - Delicious Light (Teeth of the Sea remix)
(TOTS create an ethereal industrial groove of horns and synths, taken from BTWS 'Creation' 12")
Beyond the wizards sleeve

The Myrrors – Semillas Sembradas (Optical Sounds magazine 7") 
(We love this band the more and more we hear ohem...proper grooved psych with a heavy leaning to the sounds of 70"s Sweden. Get on it!)
The Myrrors

Acidliner – Acid Church
(Great hypno-psych-acid from Hey Colossus's drummer)
Acid Liner

Brian Eno – The Ship
(Haunting new album from the mighty Eno)

Stereocilia – The Road to the Unconscious Past
(Nice psych-noise guitar and synth drones from Bristol)

Robert Aiki - Miracle Mile
​(Great long track from the album with Ariel Kalma​, Hypnotic & driving with Jazz splashes)
Robert Aiki 

Radiohead - These are my twisted words
(The new album got us relistenning to this digital only stunner of a track from 2009)

Niagara – Gibli
(Klaus Weis genius groove runs all the way through this great track)

My Bloody Valentine - Glider
​(Great EP track from MBV, usual drill of feedback ​drones)
My Bloody Valentine

Tetuan - Lame Rosse
(Great tribal groove driven Kraut / psych...from their split tape with Lay Llamas)

Pretty Things - Parachute 
​(Great production & songs, has an Abbey Road sound, probably one of our favourite 'Pop' albums from that time)
Pretty Things

Fingers - Useless Treasure

​(​Subbed Bass electronica psych)

Speedwitches – Void || Red Eyes
(Nice n'lively stoner rock from Kuala Lumpar...reminds us of the great Danava in places)

Yann Tiersen - La Dispute [3rd Eye Foundation Remix]
​(Piano led track​, just slightly haunting & filmic)
Yann Tiersen 

Earthling Society - Sweet Chariot
(Enjoyable new album ES - a smorgasburg of psych sounds)
Earthling Society

Nirvana - In Utero
(Big Nirvana fans back in the day on the back of our early Sub Pop trip, nice to come back to an album we didn't play so much at the time)

Viven Goldman - ​Resolutionary
​(Dubbed Post Punk like the Pop Group)​
Viven Goldman

​Stacian - Escapist​
​(Murky electronic synth Kraut)​

Monster Magnet - Monster Magnet
(Still sounds as great as it did when it first blew our minds back in 1990!)
The Magnet


Noisey stream 'Necro Deathmort – The Capsule' in full

This Friday we release the amazing new album by Necro Deathmort called The Capsule but you can listen to the whole album right now via Noisey. Plus read an interview with the band.

Listen here: Noisey

Then buy the album here: Rocket Bandcamp

The band have some shows coming up to:

2 June / Portland Arms / Cambridge (w/ Shit and Shine)
20 August / Corsica Studios / London (Rocket all dayer w/ Teeth of the Sea etc)
22 October / Star and Garter / Manchester (w/ Scattered Purgatory)


Backseat Mafia's Psych Insight – Flowers Must Die

It reads:


It is almost a standard opening paragraph about how strong the Swedish ‘psych’ music scene is at the moment, but when you have a list of bands that includes Hills, Goat, Les Big Byrd, The Janitors, Yuri Gagarin, and numerous groups on labels such as PNKSLM it is not something that can really be ignored. I could go on but this post isn’t about them or how many of them I can think of, rather it is to say that the home of (International) Harvester seems to be an almost exhaustible progenitor of amazing freaky music.

I now need to add Sweden/London based Flowers Must Die (named after the Ash Ra Temple track) to this list. I have been listening to a couple of the band’s tracks for a while now ever since I scored a single off Rickard from the band at the Liverpool Psych Fest, one of several slabs of vinyl that are currently available (see the band’s Discogs page for a fully list of available releases)...

Read the full piece here: Backseat Mafia


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation play FREE London show this Saturday

This weekend see's a rare London performance by Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation.

They are playing part of the Bad Vibrations weekender at the Lock Tavern in Camden.

RSVP for tickets here: Bad Vibes


Goat – I Sing in Silence in Vinyl Factories records of the week

It reads:

‘I Sing in Silence’

Moving further away from their earlier more frenzied ‘world music’, Goat are slowly being scrubbed and cleaned. ‘I Sing in Silence’ puts a flute to the fore and has ecstatic singing over the jaunty afro-beat style rhythms. A worthwhile attempt at the sort of laid back psychedelic tie-dye jam you might hear drifting out of a tent at a summer festival.

Read the full piece here: Vinyl Factory


30 May 2016

Rocket Recordings summer alldayer announced at Corsica Studios

The great Baba Yaga Hut are putting on a special Rocket Recordings summer all dayer at The Corsica Studios on 20 August:

The line-up announced so far is:

Teeth of The Sea
Gum Takes Tooth
Necro Deathmort
+ more to be announced

Plus merch room, DJs and BBQ.

Tickets are available from here: Baba Yaga Hut

Gonna be a good one we think!!


28 May 2016

Jacknife design poster for Goat's Primavera show

Bristol poster designers have made this ltd edition poster for Goat's up-and-coming show at Primavera on Wednesday. You can purchase the poster at the festival.

More about Jacknife here: Jacknife


Teeth of the Sea live at Raw Power Weekender

The dust hasn't even settled yet from last nights amazing performance by Teeth of the Sea at Raw Power and footage of the show has already popped up onto YouTube.

Sit back and enjoy


Gnew Gnod Tees available

From the Gnod site:

We have just made up a limited number of new GNOD t-shirts designed by GNOD and Moderate Realism. The shirts are £10 each plus P&P. Sizes available are S/M/L/XL/XXL + also medium & large ladies sizes. Email ingnodwetrust@hotmail.co.uk for more info & to order.



27 May 2016

Gnoomes and Flowers Must Die announce FREE London show

The great Baba Yaga Hut are promoting a London show featuring Gnoomes and Flowers Must Die at Birthdays  in Dalston on 21 September...and tickets are free!!!

Sign-up for your tickets here: Baba Yaga Hut

Baba Yaga Hut presents:

Flowers Must Die
+ Teeth of the Sea DJ's

Birthdays / Dalston
Wednesday 21 September

Then the night after, both bands play in Bristol

Rocket Recordings and Fat Paul Presents:

Flowers Must Die

Visuals: Johnny O Rocket
DJs: Chris Rocket / Gnoomes

Thursday 22 September
Advance tickets - £8

Tickets can be purchased from here: The Exchange


Goat – I Sing in Silence – out today

New music from Goat is always a time for celebration – and we are excited that their new single 'I Sing in Silence' is available in all good record shops and available to download from today.

Watch the great video for the track above.

See the band's legendary live experience at these following festivals this summer:

01 Jun / Primavera Sound / Barcelona / Spain
11 Jun / Eindhoven Psych Lab / Eindhoven / Netherlands
12 Jun / Field Day / London / UK 
17 Jun / Traumzeit Festival / Duisburg / Germany 
19 Jun / Ile du Pointu Festival / Gaou/Hyeres / France
09 Jul / Les Ardentes Festival / Liege / Belgium 
10 Jul / Cactus Festival / Gent / Belgium 
22 – 24 Jul / Milhões de Festa / Barcelos / Portugal 
03 Sep / End of the Road Festival / UK

And on tour in the Autumn (Supported by Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation)

07 Oct / Babel / Malmö / Sweden
08 Oct / Den grå hal / Köpenhamn / Denmark
10 Oct / Stadtgarten / Köln / Germany
11 Oct / Ampere / München / Germany
12 Oct / Berghain / Berlin / Germany
13 Oct / Karlstorbahnhof EnjoyJazz / Heidelberg / Germany
14 Oct / Cabaret Sauvage / Paris / France 


26 May 2016

Flowers Must Die joins the great Liverpool festival of Psychedelia line-up

Excited to announce that Flowers Must Die are joining Gnoomes and Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation at this years Liverpool Psych Fest.

'Weekend and day tickets available now at www.liverpoolpsychfest.com

Loads of other great names have been added to the bill which you can see in the image below.

See you there!!


Necro Deathmort to play with Scattered Purgatory

Necro Deathmort whose new album is out on 3 June are supporting Taiwanese band Scattered Purgatory at Manchester's Star and Garter on 22 October:

The Beauty Witch presents

破地獄 Scattered Purgatory
Necro Deathmort
Stupid Cosmonaut

The Star and Garter / Manchester

22 October at 19:00–23:00

More info here: Beauty Witch


Exclusive Goat mixtape for Neolyd

Neolyd asked Goat to make them a 10 track mix tape...and the band happily did just that.

Tracklist is:

01. Popol Vuh – Aguirre I (L’acrime di rei)
02. The Tammys – Egyptian Shumba
03. The Yamasuki Singers – Kono Samourai
04. Miles Davis Quintet – It Never Entered My Mind
05. Little Richard – Lucille
06. Charles Trénet – La Mer
07. Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa
08. Happy Mondays – Bobs Yer Uncle
09. Shirley Ann Lee – There’s a light
10. Vulfpeck – Outro

More info here: Neolyd

And listen here: Spotify


25 May 2016

Necro Deathmort reveal 'In Waves' – second track from their new album The Capsule

Here is 'In Waves' the second track to be revealed off Necro Deathmort's new album The Capsule that is released on 3 June.

Preorder the ltd edition album here: Rocket Bandcamp

And read what Louder than War said this about the album here: Louder than War

The band are playing Cambridge Portland Arms with Shit and Shine on 2 June, buy tickets here: Portland Arms


Goat appears on Rough Trade compilation for End of the Road

Goat's live fave 'Run to your mama' features on a great compilation of bands playing this years End of the Road Festival, compiled by Rough Trade:

Buy the compilation here: Rough Trade

And buy a ticket for the festival here: EOTR


24 May 2016

Watch Hey Colossus play 'In Black and Gold' at last Saturdays Double Dot Dash Festival


Teeth of the Sea live in Portugal review by Music and Riots

It reads:

Teeth Of The Sea // Understage - Teatro Rivoli, Porto

The venue chosen to receive Teeth Of The Sea needs to be mentioned. Teatro do Rivoli, a centennial building and one of the most emblematic of the city of Porto, and surely of the entire country of Portugal, opened its basement in the understage to receive the British and London-based quartet.

Oddly enough, the environment was more of an old club in New York, which, don’t get me wrong, it made sense since the music delivered is kind of given to those sort of things. Presenting their latest and fourth full-length album, Highly Deadly Black Tarantula, Teeth Of The Sea made the cold night warm with their insistence to be all the way through electrifying with their mix of noise, psychedelic, electronic, experimental, and metal music. It’s the kind of show that promotes and even requests a certain eclecticism

Read the rest here: Music and Riots


23 May 2016

Watch psyched new video for H.U.M track Cat–man–do

We are releasing the great debut album Trinity Way by new Rocket signing H.U.M on 17 June – and here is the brand new video for the track Cat-man-do that was created by our very own Johnny O Rocket.

See what website Hartzine has to say about it here: here 

Then pre-order the Ltd LP/CD/DL from here: Rocket Bandcamp


22 May 2016

Louder than War give Necro Deathmort's new album The Capsule a big thumbs up

It reads:

Necro Deathmort – The Capsule
Out 3rd June 2016

Louder then War have a listen to this genre bending sci-fi film soundtrack mentalists      

Ok, from the start, the name Necro Deathmort is a complete misnomer. Sounding like some death metal band with an undecipherable moniker, Necro Deathmort are a purposely “ridiculous/misleading” name for a break off band formed whilst the original band’s drummer was reported ‘awol’. This creation is a collaboration between Matthew Rozeik and AJ Cookson and having since becoming a twosome, they have, according to their label, been “frightingly prolific, releasing a total of ten releases both on Distraction records and on Rozeiks’s own ‘Extreme Ultimate label’”. This is some feat! And I have to be honest; I wasn’t expecting great things from these.

Please don’t get me wrong. I love death metal and noise bands, spazcore, metal core, deathcore, whatever your core. I don’t discriminate. I love a bit of it all...

Read the rest here: Louder than War

Then preorder the album here: Rocket Bandcamp


20 May 2016

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation / Gnoomes split EP REPETITIONS released today

REPETITIONS, the great new split EP by Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation hits the shops today.

There are only 300 copies available and you can buy it direct from us here: Rocket Bandcamp 

But we don't expect them to be around for long!

The manufacturer made a FUCK UP and put the wrong labels on the wrong side...Just so you know!

Tracklist reads:

Side A (now with rocket label)

Side B (now with tracklist on label)

Watch/listen this different (sung in German as a homage to Harmonia) and STUNNING version of Gnoomes track 'Myriads of Bees' here:


19 May 2016

Listen to Goat's 'Primavera' playlist for Loud and Quiet

Ahead of Goat's performance at Primavera Sound Festival in a couple of weeks, the band have put together a killer playlist for Loud and Quiet magazine.

It is a great mix of music and well worth a listen.

Checkout the playlist and what they say about the tracks here: Loud and Quiet


Gnoomes announce REPETITIONS launch party

If you are lucky enough to live in (what we are told) the lovely city of Perm in Russia then we have an event for you!!

Gnoomes are celebrating the release of their new split EP with Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation titled REPETITIONS with a special launch party at the venue 'Partisan' on  May 26th.

Preorder the ltd EP that is released tomorrow here: Rocket Bandcamp

The manufacturer of the EP made a FUCK UP and put the wrong labels on the wrong side, so the A is the B and the B is the A...just so you know!


18 May 2016

France's Hartzine reveal new H.U.M. video for track Cat-Man-Do

The French music website Hartzine reveal the new H.U.M. video 'Cat-Man-Do'

The video was made by Rocket's Johnny O, so turn off your lights, turn it up very loud & let it roar into your head.

Watch & read what Hartzine had to say: hartzine

The release of the bands debut album is released on 17th June on Ltd LP, CD and DL. 
Pre-order from us here: Bandcamp

Read more about the release here


DN reviews Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation live in Stoclkhom

Th review of their recent show supporting Cult of Luna roughly translates to:

“Klaus Dinger, leader of legendary krautrock band Neu! preferred not using ‘motorik’ for the central beat of the genre, but instead named it ‘endless Gerade;’ an eternal reach. Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation seem to have taken that as their cue. 

Their fuzzed out kraut rock accelerates along a Californian high way where the honey golden light is split into kaleidoscopic fractal patterns. Some tracks border on spaced out space country, others glide into guitar figures like those of The Cure, but the music steadily moves toward the horizon." 

Read the full review by  Fredrik Strage here: DN


17 May 2016

Rocket Recordings night featuring Anthroprophh, Gnoomes and Flowers Must Die at The Exchange in Bristol

We are proud to announce that we have got together with Fat Paul to put on an exciting night of Rocket music at the Exchange in Bristol:


Rocket Recordings and Fat Paul Presents:

Flowers Must Die

Visuals: Johnny O Rocket
DJs: Chris Rocket / Gnoomes

Thursday 22 September
Doors: - 7:30pm
Advance tickets - £8

Tickets can be purchased from here: The Exchange

Event page can be found here: Facebook

And a poster is to follow!


16 May 2016

Hey Colossus's Acidliner releases new tape called Acid Church

Drummer Rhys from Hey Colossus has a new tape coming out under his Acidliner moniker this Friday:

The press release reads:


Cassette and D/L released May 20th from here  Acid Liner

Following on from a pumped acid bass 12inch debut on Gangsigns label, a digital funk electro ep last year on Serbian label WaxxTrax and a bunch of radio play on BBC6 Music’s (Erol Alkin / Danial Avery) here comes a new self release ‘mixed tape’ from Acidliner featuring a bunch of new material along with cuts from pals Drumm Chimp (Part Chimp) and Nighthammer (Notorious Hi-Fi Killers) as well as his other alias DRMCNT.

Leaning more towards atmospheric hypno-psych Acid Church was recorded live to tape with just a pair of Technic 1200s and 4track tape machine.  Murky acid glitches and beeps open the title track which spirals in to a deep acid throb. 10mins in and we are hit with a minimal techno DRMCNT cut which samples Drake’s ode to Michael Jacksons famous Red Jacket.   Side2 brings the Juno pads out before “Phobia” lets the 303 baselines kick in and the 808 drums stab. Its totally blazed on the open road. 

The cassette is limited to 50 copies with comes with a free DL and you can also grab the digital download on its own.


Mamuthones appear on Dayz Of Purple And Hope benefit album

Mamuthones have donated the unreleased track Hate for the day for a Cancer fund raising benefit album called Dayz of Purple and Hope.

They appear along with many other great bands, so well worth your money

Buy the compilation from here: Dayz of Purple and Hope


13 May 2016

Teeth of the Sea remix Beyond the Wizards Sleeve

Beyond the Wizard Sleeve approached Teeth of the Sea to remix one of their tracks.

BtWS loved what TOTS did so much that they have put it on the bside of their latest 12" which you can buy here: Phantasy


Soundblab gives Goat – I Sing in Silence a 9/10 review

It reads:

I Sing in Silence
Release date: 2016-05-27

Goat, masked avengers of the psychotropic world-beat scene, return with more unbridled fun, this time choosing not to plug in. The success of Goat has always been the underlying hypnotic groove, the overarching polyrhythms and a vocal pairing that sound like they’re partying 24/7. Nothing has changed here except that this double side is much more dense and substantial than the last single ‘It’s Time for Fun’. 

Goat continue to grow, perhaps literally, as a collective, and on ‘The Snake of Addis Ababa’ they invoke the modal genius of Mulatu Astatke and the unusual tonalities of North African music to brilliant effect...

Read the rest here: Soundblab


12 May 2016

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation to support Goat on European tour

We are very excited to announce that Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation are going to be supporting Goat on their European tour:

07 Oct / Babel / Malmö / Sweden
08 Oct / Den grå hal / Köpenhamn / Denmark
10 Oct / Stadtgarten / Köln / Germany
11 Oct / Ampere / München / Germany
12 Oct / Berghain / Berlin / Germany
13 Oct / Karlstorbahnhof EnjoyJazz / Heidelberg / Germany
14 Oct / Cabaret Sauvage / Paris / France 


The Monitors interviews Teeth of the Sea

Ahead of their Raw Power performance in a couple of weeks, The Monitors asked Teeth of the Sea some questions:

It’s that time of year again, when knobbly knees emerge from trousered legs and season-maddened bees start attacking unsuspecting flowerbeds. The sun is out and it’s officially summer, which also means it’s nearly time for the 2016 instalment of Baba Yaga’s Hut’s brain-meltingly excellent exploration of noise, Raw Power Festival.

The last two years of the Tufnell Park-based festival have been an absolute blast, with more highlights than a Camden Town hair salon, and this year’s line-up is looking to be just as good. So to celebrate its onrushing arrival we interviewed three bands, one from each of Raw Power’s three days, in order to get a flavour of what’s in store this year.

First up are Friday night highlights and returning Raw Power favourites – Teeth Of The Sea…

Read the rest here: The Monitors


Watch footage of Gnod live at Bronson

Watch footage of Gnod live at the great Bronson venue in Italy


11 May 2016

Watch Gnoomes perform Myriads of Bees from new Split EP Repetitions

Here is some amazing footage of Gnoomes performing the track Myriads of Bees which is taken from their split EP with Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation called REPETITIONS released on 20 May.

The Quietus wrote this about it: The Quietus

You can preorder the EP that is ltd to 300 copies from here: Rocket Bandcamp

The band wrote the following about this video:

The video was shot at Hi-Fi Music Shop ‘Volta’ in our native city Perm. Friend of ours who works there proposed us to play gig at 'Volta' to celebrate Record Store Day. We were really amused by the atmosphere and decided that it’d be great to use this spot as a place of shooting our new live video. Speaking of production we couldn’t do it without our friends Dima Rategov (you can see his logo in the beginning of the video) and Alice Calypso who are our constant video - operators (both participated in making of Roadhouse and My Son - Rooftop Live). 

This is a slightly different version of the  'Myriads Of Bees' that will come out on our split EP with Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation called Repetitions on May 20. We’d define that track as ‘kosmische pop’, the lyrics were sang in German as greetings to one of our favorite songs by Harmonia ‘Immer Wieder’ from their second album 'Deluxe'.


Poster for Hey Colossus and Metz show


10 May 2016

Watch new video for Goat's I Sing in Silence + band reveal European Autumn tour

Yesterday Stereogum premiered the new video for I Sing in Silence – the new single by Goat.

You can watch it in full above.

The single is out on 27 May in all good record shops but you can preorder it digitally here: iTunes

Then buy tickets to see the band on tour this Autumn:

Autumn tour:
07 Oct / Babel / Malmö / Sweden Tickets
08 Oct / Den grå hal / Köpenhamn / Denmark Tickets
10 Oct / Stadtgarten / Köln / Germany Tickets
11 Oct / Ampere / München / Germany Tickets
12 Oct / Berghain / Berlin / Germany Tickets
13 Oct / Karlstorbahnhof EnjoyJazz / Heidelberg / Germany Tickets
14 Oct / Cabaret Sauvage / Paris / France 

And they are also playing these Summer Festival dates:

Summer Festivals:
01 Jun / Primavera Sound / Barcelona / Spain
11 Jun / Eindhoven Psych Lab / Eindhoven / Netherlands
12 Jun / Field Day / London / UK 
17 Jun / Traumzeit Festival / Duisburg / Germany 
19 Jun / Ile du Pointu Festival / Six-Fours-les-Pages / France
09 Jul / Les Ardentes Festival / Liege / Belgium 
10 Jul / Cactus Festival / Bruges / Belgium
22 – 24 Jul / Milhões de Festa / Barcelos / Portugal 
28 Aug / Todays / Torino / Italy
03 Sep / End of the Road Festival / UK
28 Sep / Torino today festival / Turin / Italy


9 May 2016

Freq and OneMetal review Teeth of the Sea at Desert Fest

After a short break to refuel I head over to The Black Heart to catch Teeth Of The Sea. The Heart is certainly the hottest and sweatiest venue of the weekend and also the one place where people are queuing down the stairs to try and get in to see bands. The only problem with the Heart is if you are near the back it’s quite hard to see the band on the stage at times (but this is only a small complaint as I’ve seen many fine groups play there). TOTS play an energetic set using the full orchestra of their sound to wash over the audience. Jimmy Martin’s guitar work is quite wonderful and moving at times, as it caresses the songs in a warm fuzzy glow. Their sound is a wonderful breath of fresh air after the heavy fug of so much (terrific) pounding metal and proves that this years line-up is probably one of Desertfest’s most eclectic.

Read the rest here: Freq


I’ve liked Teeth of The Sea since I first saw them way back when at Supersonic 2011, and have always had a lot of time for them. I was expecting a pretty decent performance from a band I quite enjoy, but was instead pleasantly surprised by what was the best performance of the Friday for me. Their trademark wobbly chaos held together by relentless, insistent bass is organic and full of life, far more so than you might expect from this kind of music. The arrangements grow and change beautifully, forming a complex ecosystem of tonalities and textures that moves with the stately grace of a change of seasons. Exotic trumpet melodies, soaked in delay peal wildly above the pounding synth bass. When you watch Teeth of The Sea (as everyone reading this must one day do) close your eyes and allow them to transport you to an alien world.

Read the rest here: OneMetal