31 Jan 2017

Rocket Probes – January playlist

GNOD – Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine 
(This could well be GNOD's best ever album...stunning stuff, them at their most ferocious and their most creative. They have created the perfect soundtrack for 2017)

Gnoomes – Tschack!
(To say that we are a bit excited by this album is an understatement...it is like nothing we have heard before...krautrock and shoegaze-noise-pop meets the Warp back catalogue played on old Russian synths – mindblowing)

Julie's Haircut – Salting Traces
(Great CAN infused second track to be taken off their new album – like Gnod, the band are holding a mirror up to the world with an impressionistic view on the migration crisis and racism in Europe)
Julie's Haircut 

Various – PZYK Vol2
(Liverpool psych fest compilation that features exclusive tracks by Gnoomes and Flowers Must Die, plus tracks by the great France as well as friends Cherrystones and Tom Furse)

Unruly Milk – Spillages
(Great new lo-fi project featuring Joe from Hey Colossus)
Unruly Milk 

Bitchin Bajas – Krausened EP
(Great mix of Kosmiche drones and kraut grooves that they do so well)
Bitchin Bajas

Heldon – Live In Paris 1976
(Quite a rocking set from Heldon)

Vibration Black Finger – Blackism
(Mid 70's Miles sounding album from now...real good!!!!)
Vibration Black Finger

Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force - Yermande
(Real nice psyched out afro triba-techno-dub grooves that Baba Yaga’s Hut turned us on to)
Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force

Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band – Unknown
(2 hours of amazing Thai psych mantra)
Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band 

The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band – 21st Century Molam
(More great Thai Psych)
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band 

Vagina Dentata Organ ‎– Music For The Hashishins
(Disturbing album that was introduced to us bty Anthroprophh/Kuro's Gareth back in the early 90s...turn the lights off and turn it up)
Vagina Dentata Organ

Listen to our Probes playlist on Spotify:


Clap Bands gives Julie's Haircut a 9/10 album review

It reads (roughly translated):

Sisco Montalto - Three years after the last album - Ashram Equinox - come back on stage the Julie's Haircut and they do, again, with a highly distinctive work.

The path of Emilian band is always consistent with an experimental vision of music, which over the years has prevailed over everything else.

Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin, seventh work, is probably the pinnacle of the art of Julie's, the most mature album is said in these cases. In the new full length as well as a consolidated awareness of their capabilities (visionary) of composers, there is a completeness and perfection typical of those albums that hardly could repeat.

The disk structure, with long instrumental session, creates a kaleidoscope of abstract images and asymmetrical from entrelacement. Ecstasy abducts the listener, dragging in dense sound textures, full of unpredictable twists.

A succession of traditional sounds (electric guitars, piano, drums, synth) and "" artificial noise, old style between rock and electronics. The horn sections can give elegance that a record like you would not expect. The voice used by Julie's often as a further effect of the myriad of sound games, here becomes the protagonist in some cases even through effective texts that only increase the lysergic Album atmosphere.

The album starts quietly and then grow and explode in a swirl of sounds from the hypnotic rhythm. Gathering Light is the pinnacle before closing almost whispered Koan.

It 'a real ritual dance that of Julie's Haircut, a music without borders that would be a shame to label.

Read the rest here: Clap Bands


30 Jan 2017

Echoes and Dust reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live at Lexington and Loud and Quiet makes Feed the Rats one of their Albums of the Month

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs album Feed the Rats is in Loud and Quiet's best albums of January...see it here: Loud and Quiet

And Echoes and Dust reviewed Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs album launch at the Lexington, it reads:

I was a tesla coil standing in the centre of a plasma globe and everything was fucking madness. In a siege of punks and vagabonds, first time gig-goers and the night-after-protest activists, I was as lost as anyone and with the burdening frustration dawning on us all, it made sense that we would amass at the epicentre of chaos and release; Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs at The Lexington...

Read the full review here: Echoes and Dust

And go and see the band at one of these venues in the poster above over the next couple of days...not change of venue in Lyon


27 Jan 2017

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation to release new version of Sister Green Eyes as a single

To coincide with their up & coming tour, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation will be releasing a reworked version of their sultry album track, “Sister Green Eyes” on 24 February, this will be the bands third single from their much lauded album 2016 album Mirage.

Right from the outset, “Sister Green Eyes” sensuously throbs to a more Eastern drive, with an sedated ‘Velvets’ droned melody, a fluctuating groove straight out of the ‘CAN’ little black book, it flirts around with the hue of a half-goned tranced-out Siouxsie Sioux. Richly hypnotic, the tribal procession of the tracks groove, more predominant than the album version, enamelled with Josefin’s almost broken breathless vocals, progresses like an oscillating raga as if the man machine spirit of recently deceased Jaki Liebezeit was soundtracking an eyelid movie.

As the band explains “Sister Green Eyes” was inspired by the Japanese word “Shinrinyoku” which is sometimes translated and often described as “Forest Bathing”, where submersing oneself so deeply into the atmosphere of the forest or in the band’s case, the Swedish ‘Ocean and Mountains’, that the experience is rejuvenating and restorative so showing you a way that can often seem lost or out of reach and Josefin’s vocals encapsulate that.

There will be an exclusive remix of Rushing through my Mind as the bside of the single, more to be revealed at a later date

The band are on tour in the UK through the end of February and beginning of March, dates below:


25 Jan 2017

The Know interviews Gnoomes about new album Tschak!

It reads:

The Russian three-piece Gnoomes release their second record for Rocket Recordings, ‘Tschak!’ just eighteen months after their blissful debut at a suitably volatile time for the world. We had a chat with the guys about their new release.

The cover of your new record is quite striking, can you tell us about your choice of artwork for ‘Tschak!’?

The cover is relevant to the name of the album. We gave our LP the name ‘Tschak!’ apparently in homage to ‘Ngan!’ but primarily we wanted to connect our music to the Soviet times. This is because we used a lot of soviet analog gear during the production and the studio space where we recorded stuff was built in the 70s.

In our opinion ‘Tschak!’ is the sound of a soviet TV being switched off and when our label boss Chris Reeder showed us this option for the sleeve we were absolutely blown away because it fit to the idea perfectly!

Is there anything you’d like to tell us about the album? How were your inspirations and processes different from Ngan! and what do you hope listeners will get from the record?...

Read the rest here: The Know

And preorder Gnoomes amazing new album Tschak! here: Rocket Shop


Gnod + Julie's Haircut to play Bronson together

That is right – Gnod and Julie's Haircut are playing a show together at Italy's legendary Bronson venue.

A show not to be missed:

Bronson / Ravenna

More info and ticket links here: Bronson


Hey Colossus to play Sea Change Festival

Hey Colossus have been announced to be following Teeth of the Sea's footsteps and are playing the great SeaChange Festival in Totnes in Devon.

All information can be found here: SeaChange


Psych Insight reviews Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin by Julie’s Haircut

It reads:

When the announcement of what apparently is the seventh album from Julie’s Haircut came in I have to say at I was a little underwhelmed. The title ‘Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin’ was not one that had me scurrying to the download button but, I thought, it’s from Rocket Recordings and as one of my ‘goto’ labels it had surely got to be at least worth a listen. My fear, I think, was that it might be the sort of music that I would struggle to find accessible. I was wrong, never judge a record (completely) by its cover, because this is just one amazing album; and in a minute I’m going to tell you why.

First of all I’m going to include some background that Rocket have provided as part of the information for the album, which was unusually helpful for a press release...

Read the rest here: Psych Insight


23 Jan 2017

Listen to 'Bodies for Money' by GNOD

As reported on the previous post – Gnod have revealed a track from their forthcoming new album 'Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine' and you can listen to the great 'Bodies for Money' above.

And you can preorder on ltd splatter vinyl here: Bandcamp


Introducing new GNOD album – Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine

We are excited to announce that GNOD have the new album 'Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine' released on 31 March.

You can listen to the track 'Bodies for Money' exclusively via Vice here: Noisey

You can preorder the album on ltd Red & Black Splatter (Rocket shop/band merch exclusive) here Rocket Recordings.

Or preorder digitally here: iTunes

The album will also be available on a ltd red vinyl at selected indie stores

The press release reads:

As we embark on a new year more characterised by fear and uncertainty than hope and optimism, a chronic shortage of dissent can be detected in the artistic community amidst a harrowing socio-political climate. Yet  the Salford-based collective Gnod have wasted little time in kicking against the doom and disquiet with everything at their disposal. 

“It seems like we are heading towards even more unsettling times in the near future than we are in at present.” reckons Chris Haslam of Gnod. “2016 is just the beginning of what I see as the establishment’s systematic destruction of liberalism and equality as a reaction to the general public’s loss of faith in their system”

Charged by this outlook, Gnod's new album, ' Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine’ represents a hitherto uncharted level of antagonism and adversarial force for the band - an artistic statement as righteous, fervent and direct as its title. which far from being an echo of an anarcho spirit of yore, denotes a record firmly entrenched in the psychic terrain of 2017. 

“On the surface it could almost seem like there's no political art movement out there to oppose what's happening, but there is -  we know there is” adds the band’s Paddy Shine. “Maybe that movement is struggling to find its voice as a cohesive whole right now but that will change. It has to change.”

Fuelled by their militant drive and unyielding ardour, ‘Just Say No…’ refracts Gnod’s harsh and repetitive riff-driven rancour through a psychotropic haze of dubbed-out abstraction, with Paddy’s incendiary vocal delivery to the fore. ,‘Just SayNo…sounds like a record only Gnod could make - a band fiercely independent, never comfortable in one place artistically for any duration of time, always with their co-ordinates set on uncharted territory and the next challenge ahead, and delivering a monument of ire and iconoclasm.


21 Jan 2017

Listen Gnod on NTS

Tune into NTS tomorrow (Sunday) at 3pm to hear Paddy from Gnod play you some music.

You can listen to the full show here:


20 Jan 2017

More reviews come in for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed The Rats

The reviews are coming in thick and fast – here is what we have had so far (this will be updated as more come in)

Music and Riots



Echoes and Dust


The Quietus

Loud and Quiet

Birthday Cake Breakfast

Gods in the TV

Outlaws of the Sun


Psych Insight


The Quietus reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed the Rats

It reads:

The pig has several connotations. Most civilisations and cultures have seen them as arbiters of fertility, virility, strength and abundance. The Buddhist tradition swings the other way, seeing the pig as ignorant, illusory, greedy, lustful. Other religions see them as unclean. Then there is the Celtic fable of Manannan, who owned a herd of pigs that never dwindled – they were forever replenishing their numbers.

I could go on. The point is that the pig is multifaceted and almost indefinable – a shifting construct for people to hang their hopes and fears on. It is also a heave bag of flesh that wallows in mud and shit all day until taken to the slaughterhouse. A myriad of strong, indelible, contradictory images, fit for a Newcastle heavy psych band that can’t reign in their swine (although they have reined in members of likeminded noisemongers Khunnt and Blown Out). And to predictably muddy the waters further, they bring another animal into the mix, one with even stronger connotations – but much clearer in intent...

Read the rest here: The Quietus



Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs album Feed the Rats released today

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed the Rats hits the shops today...so do yourselves a favour, go and get yourself a copy of the ltd blood red or black vinyl in delux diecut sleeve!!

Then go and see the band play this weekend when they play three shows to celebrate the release:

Fri 20th - St Dominics, Newcastle (UK)
Sat 21st - The Lexington, London (UK)
Sun 22nd - Soup Kitchen, Manchester (UK)

Wed 1st - Vera, Gronigen (NL)
Thu 2nd - Cafe Charlatan, Gent (BE)
Fri 3rd - Le 3 Pièces, Rouen (FR)
Sat 4th - Petit Bain, Paris (FR)
Sun 5th - Grrrnd Zero, Lyon (FR)
Mon 6th - L'Usine, Geneva (CH)

Sun 30th - Desert Fest, London (UK)

Watch video for single 'Sweet Relief' here:


19 Jan 2017

Gods in the TV reviews Feed the rats by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

It reads:

Feed the Rats is the absolutely devastating LP from Newcastle five-piece Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs (or Pigs X 7 as they are affectionately known). Borne out of the bands Ommadon, Blown Out, Khunnt, Pigs  X 7’s Feed the Rats is the coming together of like minds to produce an album that is 36.45 minutes long and has three tracks on it. Already you know this isn’t going to be easy listening.  But downloading or buying an LP by a band called Pigs X 7 never would be, would it? And all the better for it, I say.

Opener ‘Psychopomp’ starts with pounding drums (high in the mix, nice) and has a heavy as shit slow bass riff. Corrosive guitar comes in and the mad banshee wailing of the lead singer. The simplistic bass riff is so bloody effective and drives this throbbing, unrelenting track on its brutal attack on all senses. Half way through, it slows down to a halt that allows everyone to catch their breath.  But the respite is short. The bass and noise kicks back in and the vocals summon up all kinds of demons and wickedness at this distortion pedal and gain driven, amplified dirge alter. Absolutely punishing stuff...

Read the full piece here: Gods in the TV


18 Jan 2017

Julie's Haircut reveal amazing new track and tour dates including London show

Julie's Haircut have revealed a new video for the second track to be taken from their forthcoming album 'Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin'

The track is called 'Salting Traces' and see what Clash Magazine have to say about it: Clash

The band said this about the song and video:

"Both the lyrics and the video span an impressionistic view upon the current issue regarding migration crisis in Europe and the race problem in general."

The band have announced a series of Italian shows, followed by some shows in Northern Europe including a London show: 

03.03 Bologna (IT) | Locomotiv Club
09.03 Milano (IT) | Biko
11.03 Arezzo (IT)  | Karemaski
12.03 Padova (IT) | Mame
24.03 Torino (IT) | Spazio 211
31.03 Roma (IT) | Monk Club
01.04 Caserta (IT) | Smav
08.04 Firenze (IT) | Glue
29.04 Carpi (IT) | Mattatoio
06.05 Nuremberg (DE) | Z-Bar
09.05 Paris (FR) | Supersonic
10.05 London (UK) | London Fields Brewhouse  Ticket   Info

The album is available on preorder here (on ltd fluro yellow vinyl): Shop

Or preorder digital version and receive Salting Traces and Gathering Light immediately from here: iTunes


17 Jan 2017

Loud and Quiet reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed the Rats

It reads:

If you name your band Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (hereby referred to as Pigs x7), you’re immediately opening yourself up for a certain amount of mockery. The Newcastle five piece are all too aware of that, and their blistering three-song debut album ‘Feed the Rats’ revels in its ridiculousness. I mean, surely no one can scream “I AM THE DEMON! I AM THE NIGHT! I AM ADONIS!” and mean it, let alone on a song called ‘Psychopomp’, right? Bookended by two tracks which brazenly pass the fifteen minute mark, it’s an LP marked by Matt Baty’s primordial invocations, which sound like they were recorded from the top of a mountain, and bludgeoning detuned guitars, designed to blow your speakers.

There are shades of Sabbath and Sleep, while Baty’s vocal on ‘Sweet Relief’ echoes Lemmy’s sorely-missed emphysemic rasp. The slow burns, bone-on-cave-wall drums and sludgy riffs aren’t going to be everyone’s cup of blood, but as howls into the void go, the Pigs are alright.

See the review here: Loud and Quiet


Five Rise Records say some words on Julie's Haircut

It says:

One of the great things about being a music fan is discovering artists you’ve never heard before. That feeling you get on first listen, then instantly falling in love with them straight away. It’s the similar feeling you get when you find a fiver in your jeans you’ve not worn for a while. That joy and buzz. Then thinking “how did i not know it was here”. It’s a very similar discovering new artists, and thinking “how come I’ve not heard these until now”?

This is the exact feeling I had when I first heard Italian noise mongers ‘Julie’s Haircut’, the opening bars of Gathering Light, the new track taken from the upcoming album Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin, Released on Rocket Recordings: http://www.fiveriserecords.co.uk/product/julies-haircut-invocation-ritual-dance-demon-twin/. It sounded like David Holme’s ‘I Heard Wonders’ with added Mogwai, a pinch of My Bloody Valentine and a hint of Sonic Youth thrown in for good measure. Mixed up in a blender, simmered, stirred then served…. the result? Well…..just blooming fantastic!...

Read the full piece here: Five Rise Records


16 Jan 2017

Hey Colossus reveal more shows

Hey Colossus have lot's of new shows that have been announced, their full line-up of dates so far are:

January 21st – Plymouth, Junction Info

February 3rd – Reading, South Street Arts Centre

February 4th – Cambridge, Blue Moon Info

March 9th – Worcester, Marrs Bar

April 1st – Liverpool, Threshold Festival Info

May 6th – Bristol, Old England

May 13th – Manchester, Soup Kitchen Info

May 17th – London, 100 Club Tickets


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation add Nottingham show to their tour

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation have added a Nottingham date to their up-and-coming UK tour.

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation

Plus guests

Nottingham Contemporary
Friday, February 24

More info here: Facebook

The full tour looks like this now:

24 Feb / Nottingham / Nottingham Contemporary 
25 Feb / Liverpool / Liverpool Central Library (get it loud in libraries)
26 Feb / Newcastle / The Cluny
28 Feb / Glasgow / Broadcast
1 March / Manchester / The Soup Kitchen
2 March / Leeds / The Brudenell Social Club
3 March / Bristol / Louisiana
4 March / London / Moth Club
5 March / Brighton / Haunt
6 March / Oxford / The Bullingdon
7 March /  Birmingham / Hare & Hounds
1 April / 'This is Psychedelia' Festival / Folkestone
14 April / Lisbon Psych Fest / Portugal


Mat from Teeth of the Sea reveals new project – Mighty Lord Deathman

Mat from Teeth of the Sea has revealed a new digital EP by his new project Mighty Lord Deathman.

The EP called Leviathan Pax consists of two 'rehearsal room recordings' which desperately need your attention. Mighty Lord Deathman will be playing some darkend warehouse in the near future, keep your eyes peeled (back)!


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation Brighton show moved to bigger venue

Happy to announce that the Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation show in Brighton has moved from the sold out Green Store Door to the Haunt. 

Tickets can be bought from here: See

The full tour dates are as follows:

25 Feb / Liverpool / Liverpool Central Library (get it loud in libraries)
26 Feb / Newcastle / The Cluny
28 Feb / Glasgow / Broadcast
1 March / Manchester / The Soup Kitchen
2 March / Leeds / The Brudenell Social Club
3 March / Bristol / Louisiana
4 March / London / Moth Club
5 March / Brighton / Haunt
6 March / Oxford / The Bullingdon
7 March /  Birmingham / Hare & Hounds
14 April / Lisbon Psych Fest


13 Jan 2017

Listen to Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – 'Feed the Rats' in full plus watch video for Sweet Relief

The Quietus are exclusively streaming Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs album Feed the Rats' in full – one week ahead of it's release.

Listen to it in all it's glory here: The Quietus

The band have also created a video for the single Sweet Relief which you can watch above.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are heading out on the road to promote the album on these following dates:

Friday 20th @ St Dominics, Newcastle (UK)
Saturday 21st @ The Lexington, London (UK)
Sunday 22nd @ The Soup Kitchen, Manchester (UK)

Wednesday 1st - Vera, Gronigen (NL)
Thursday 2nd - Cafe Charlatan, Gent (BE)
Friday 3rd - Le 3 Pièces, Rouen (FR)
Saturday 4th - Petit Bain, Paris (FR)
Sunday 5th - Grrrnd Zero, Lyon (FR)
Monday 6th - L'Usine, Geneva (CH)

Friday 14th @ Islington Mill, Salford (UK) - Fat Out Fest
Sunday 30th @ Camden Underworld, London - (UK) Desertfest


12 Jan 2017

Poster for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs show in Groningen

Buy tickets here: Vera


Hey Colossus to play London's 100 Club

Hey Colossus have a show lined up at the legendary 100 Club on Wednesday 17 May.

Tickets can be bought from here: Baba Yaga's Hut


Gnod announce London show

Gnod have teamed up with Baba Yaga's Hut for a show at London's Electrowerkz:

Baba Yaga's Hut Presents:


Group A 

Friday 14th April 2017

Electrowerkz | 7 Torrens Street , Islington, London, EC1V 1NQ, United Kingdom 
Doors: 8:00 PM
Tickets £10 / 8:00



11 Jan 2017

Manifest Awards nominates Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation for prestigous award

Swedish Manifest Awards have nominated Josefin Öhrn for a Composer of the Year award for her album Mirage.

They say:

Swedish Independent Music Producers is pleased to present the nominees for the Manifest Awards 2017.

This year's edition of Manifest Awards held February 10 at Nalen in Stockholm. Manifest Awards are the music gala, which honors musicians and artists on independent labels, and this year a prize is awarded in a total of 21 different categories. Gala conducted this year for the fifteenth consecutive year and will as usual be full of exciting live performances. Tickets go on sale next week.

More information here: Manifest Awards


Goat World Music on Ltd Splatter vinyl

Rocket have pressed up a new version of Goat's legendary debut World Music on ltd Orange/Purple splatter vinyl.

We have just put 70 copies up for preorder on our bandcamp.

You can preorder them now from here: Rocket shop


Birthday Cake For Breakfast reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed the Rats

It reads: 

On the last Saturday of May 2016, I headed down to Manchester institution The Star and Garter to see a line-up of super noisy rock bands. Out of the four band bill, there was one I hadn’t heard of before – five chaps from Newcastle who go by the name of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.

I’ve since discovered that this lot have been making sizable waves on the underground for a little now and with a set like the one I saw, I completely understand why. To be honest they blew my balls off, man. They played an unrelenting set of psyched out stoner-rock with such intensity and conviction that hypnotized everyone in the room to full on head-banging mode...

Read the rest of the review here: Birthday Cake For Breakfast


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – album review by Outlaw of the Sun and full Feed the Rats tour dates

Outlaw of the Sun reviews 'Feed the rats':

Immersive. psychedelic, absorbing. All ways that could be used to describe Newcastle Upon Tyne's Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (Pigs (x7). Riff fuelled, head fucking pleasure is another one and one that is probably the most apt as debut album Feed The Rats on the esteemed Rocket Recordings proves beyond a shadow of a doubt. Having mesmerised listeners with their music for a few years now, the band step up a level with this album which is a focussed realisation of epic ideas and swarming riffs that consumes the listeners ears…

Read the full review here: Outlaw of the Sun

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have several show's lined up over the next few months to celebrate the release of their album Feed the Rats on 20 January:

January 2017
Friday 20th @ St Dominics, Newcastle (UK)
Saturday 21st @ The Lexington, London (UK)
Sunday 22nd @ The Soup Kitchen, Manchester (UK)

February 2017
Wednesday 1st - Vera, Gronigen (NL)
Thursday 2nd - Cafe Charlatan, Gent (BE)
Friday 3rd - Le 3 Pièces, Rouen (FR)
Saturday 4th - Petit Bain, Paris (FR)
Sunday 5th - Grrrnd Zero, Lyon (FR)
Monday 6th - L'Usine, Geneva (CH)

April 2017
Friday 14th @ Islington Mill, Salford (UK) - Fat Out Fest
Sunday 30th @ Camden Underworld, London - (UK) Desertfest


Poster for Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation show at Birmingham's Hare and Hounds

Buy ticket for show here: Skiddle

The rest of the tour takes the band here:

25 Feb / Liverpool / Liverpool Central Library (get it loud in libraries)
26 Feb / Newcastle / The Cluny
28 Feb / Glasgow / Broadcast
1 March / Manchester / The Soup Kitchen
2 March / Leeds / The Brudenell Social Club
3 March / Bristol / Louisiana
4 March / London / Moth Club
5 March / Brighton / Green Door
6 March / Oxford / The Bullingdon
7 March /  Birmingham / Hare & Hounds
14 April / Lisbon Psych Fest


10 Jan 2017

Listen to new Gnoomes track 'Cascais'

As previously announced – Gnoomes have announced a new album called Tschak! that is being released on 10 March and above you can listen to the first track to be revealed from the album.

The track called 'Cascais' see's the band create a unique sounding motorik-electro-psych-pop track. And gives an idea of how unique the sound the band have created on their latest album.

Preorder the album on ltd colour vinyl here: Rocket



Kuro to collaborate with Gnod at Roadburn

As you all know – Gnod are artists in residence at this years Roadburn Festival and as part of the event Kuro have been invited over to collaborate with Gnod for a very special one-off set.

More info and tickets etc can be found here: Roadburn

And you can buy Kuro's S/T album here: Rocket


Rocket DJ's at London's Fumaca Preta show

Chris from Rocket has been invited to play records at the up-and-coming Fumaca Preta show that takes place at London Fields Brewhouse on 19 January.

Tickets can be bought from here: Baba Yaga's Hut


Gnoomes announce stunning new album 'Tschak!' – listen to first track via The Quietus

We are overwhelmingly proud to announce the new album 'Tschak' by Russian band Gnoomes. It will be released on all formats on 10 March.

You can listen to 'Cascais' – the stunning first track taken from the album exclusively via The Quietus: The Quietus

You can preorder the album on Ltd edition Green Vinyl and CD here: Rocket Bandcamp

Or preorder the digital version and receive 'Cascais' straight away here: iTunes

The press release reads:

Gnoomes - Tschak!
From adversity can come triumph, and from catharsis inspiration. Such has been the case for Gnoomes, the threesome hailing from Perm, Russia, whose second release for Rocket Recordings, ‘Tschak!’ arrives in the wake of considerable turbulence and tumult within their city and lives, all of which has only been fuel for a creative epiphany that has seen them create a deeply evocative work rich with vibrant experimentation and saturated in a widescreen sense of wonder. 

It may only have been eighteen months since ‘Ngan!’, the band’s first release for Rocket, whose self-styled ‘stargaze’ approach marked a glorious collision between melodic sweetness, skysurfing guitar experimentation and motorik magnificence, yet the band have already moved on to a sonic landscape still more adventurous and ethereal on ‘Tschak!’, not to mention an emotionally resonant approach that’s bewitching to witness. Taking in torrents of guitar noise and electronic extrapolations both blissfully kosmische and aggressively abrasive, it exists outside of all or any convenient genres, a vivid and singular work by three dreamers-at-heart forced to manifest their vision into a psychic defence to the circumstances surrounding them. 

Working in splendid isolation thanks to a studio space provided by their work for a local radio station, the band had time and space for the alchemical process of creating ‘Tschak!’ entirely on their own terms. Central to the this were a collection of Russian synths that they gathered, whose eccentric arpeggios and analogue textures form crucial ingredients on songs like ‘Severokamsk’ and the title track, arriving at a sound that forms a star-crossed and timeless marriage between the experimentation of krautrock and the lineage of Warp Records.

Forging forth into unknown realms both physical and metaphysical, the band recently completed a UK tour - including an appearance at Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia. Yet with the dreamlike radiance of the potent and otherworldly ‘Tschak!’ on their side, this adventure is already well on its way.