27 Sep 2016
Get Into This reviews Liverpool Psych Fest
What they say about our Rocket bands:
Josefin Öhrn and the Liberation
Josefin Öhrn and the Liberation put in one of the performances of the festival bringing tracks from her 2015 debut Horse Dance and forthcoming LP Mirage. The Stockholm-based singer, backed by tight-knit four piece band, although still very early in her musical career already feels like the real deal. Her sound is so well refined and absolutely mesmerising live. Tracks such as Take Me Beyond, Rainbow Lollipop and In Madrid combine driving krautrock drum beats with sharp electronics, soaring synth and chiming guitars to create a wall of sound. It’s incredibly dynamic, and matched with an impressive light show makes for brilliant viewing.
Gnoomes brought the gorgeous, dreamy sounds of their Repetitions EP. Sweeping soundscapes weaved between loose guitars and ethereal vocals to make a really quite hypnotic sound. Their songs seem to have this ability to put you in a trance like state while you’re listening, but to be honest, that might have had something to do with the ale.
Flowers Must Die
Bonkers psychedelic contingent Flowers Must Die had everything. They were trippy, they were folky, they were noodly. Their set also marked one of the first Psych Fest run-outs we witnessed for that classically psychedelic instrument the Theremin. So bless them for gracing us with their bizarre, unctuous sci-fi material as imagined through the dubby filter of mystic, motorik basslines.
Read the full review here: Get Into This