28 Feb 2017

Rocket Probes – February playlist

Flowers Must Die – Kompost
(FMD's debut album from Rocket is a monster...a smorgasbord of psych sound, music for the head and to more your body)
Flowers Must Die

Hills – Alive at Roadburn
(This set had to be released, it was way too good to keep it as just 0s and 1s...always destined to be heard on vinyl (and CD))

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation - Sister Green Eyes 
(Great new, more grooved out version of the album fave)
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation

No Mightier Creatures – S/T
(new project by Renato from the great Peruvian band Serpentina Satelite)
No Mightier Creatures

Bargou 08 - Targ
(Amazing North African grooves...the drums are so HEAVY, essential listening)
Bargou 08

Central Stodget / The Myrrors – Wudkamrater
(You got to love The Myrrors...ace sleeve too!)
The Myrrors

Here Lies Man - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
(Nice bit of new Afro Fuzz on Riding Easy Records)
Here Lies Man

Peter Janssens - Eingangslied (Die Rocker) 
(Nice fuzz groove)
Peter Janssens

Graeme Miller & Steve Shill - The Moomins
(Amazing release by Finders Keepers...completely unique and contemporary sounding vintage folktronica soundtrack)
Graeme Miller & Steve Shill 

Rouicha Mohamed - Instrumental Musical Masterpieces
(Described as "sublime riffing and groovemaking, from the undisputed king of the lotar")
Rouicha Mohamed 

The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band - Planet Lam
(Great second album by this Thai psych/groove band...and some tracks strangely have a strong nod to Craig Leon)
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band

Elena Colombi - NTS Mix / 2nd January 2017
(Completely captivating mix of avant repetition, freak jazz, post punk synths grooves, techno and splashes of psych ambience...all her mixes are sublime)
Elena Colombi

Glitter Wizard – Solar Hits
(Real strange mix of sounds on this...like if early Metallica were a garage band who loved Mudhoney, Hawkwind, Danava, and Sabbath)
Glitter Wizard

The Fall – Back catalogue
(Another month where we found ourselves stuck in a Fall k-hole. So hard to get out of it –then again, why would you want to?)
The Fall 

Listen to our Rocket Probes Spotfiy playlist here:


27 Feb 2017

The Know interviews Julie's Haircut

It reads:

Italian band Julie’s Haircut have been around for a long time now. Naturally, as the years have gone by their sound has evolved into something different, a sound that doesn’t quite fit into any genre. With their new release ‘Inovcation and Ritual Dance of My Demon Twin’ fresh out the Rocket Recordings studio and a tour starting in a matter of days, we just had to find out more…

How did your new album ‘Invocation and Ritual Dance of My Demon Twin’ come together creatively?

Just as usual for us. Which I guess is not the usual way for most bands. Usually we get together in the studio for 2 or 3 days and just start jamming. You know we’ve been around for a long time in Italy. We used to write songs in the regular way, you know somebody writes a song, then records some lyrics and then all together the band arranges the song. We kind of abandoned that quite a few years ago and well it’s almost 10 years now that we’ve been using this other method which is... 

Read the rest here: The Know


Julie's Haircut and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs to play Liverpool Psych Fest

As you know, Rocket are huge fans of Liverpool Psych Fest and we are excited to announce that the great Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and Julie's Haircut are playing this years Liverpool Psych Festival.

As always, the Rocket team will be there in full force!

More info and tickets here: Liverpool Psych Fest

And show your interest here: LPF Facebook


26 Feb 2017

Get into this reviews Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation live at Central Library in Liverpool

It reads:

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation bring their psychedelic swirls to Liverpool Central Library, Getintothis’ Paul Higham loses himself in the patterns.

Liverpool’s Central Library makes for a particularly impressive gig venue, and Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation entirely lived up to its splendour with a performance of full of élan, relentless swirls of exuberant psychedelia, and spoonfuls of groove.

In many respects this was the ideal music for the round reading room setting, its circular loops and relentless repetition mirroring the architecture. This is music without corners freed and from the rigidity of straight lines; it spirals with ever-increasing momentum into headily intoxicating territories...

Read the rest here: Get into this

Photo from Library by Andy Vonn Pipp


Trees, Grass, Stones and HILLS

Watch this great footage of Träd, gräs och stenar live from last week in Stockholm with Hannah from HILLS on drums.


Wonderland interviews Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation

It reads:

Swedish indie rockers Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation are simply incredible. Creating beautiful shoegaze songs, they have already released two amazing albums, 2015’s debut album Horse Dance and last year’s Mirage. The band have been hailed for their dream-like sound and ambient vibe, creating music that sounds like it descended directly from the cosmos.

In preparation of their upcoming tour, the band have just released a reworked version of smouldering Mirage track, ‘Sister Green Eyes’. With tribal-like percussion and Josefin’s haunting vocals, the track is elegant, melodic and wildly compelling. We caught up with Josefin to find out more about the track and what 2017 has in store.

How did you all meet?

Fred and I met at an after after hours party in a record store and then we drove around the Mediterranean and slept in an old car for quite a long time, ending up with Argentinian friends in Andalucia. The rest of the band are great people we’ve played with for a good while, and now we’ve brought in two London based musicians, Angela Maki Won-Yin Mak of Parlour and Warm Brains among many other bands...

Read the rest here: Wonderland


Last Day Deaf interviews Julie's Haircut

It reads:

Let’s start with a brief excursus of early days of the band, how did you meet? Your first influences and inspirations?

Nicola: The band was formed in the town of Sassuolo in 1994 as a trio (Luca Giovanardi, bassist Laura Storchi and me). Among our first influences: american and british alternative rock of the 80s and 90s, but also classic rock from the 60s and the 70s.

What were the most meaningful moments and records of the Julie’s Haircut history, the ones you’re most fond of? Are there also any tracks you’ve grown particularly close?

Nicola: It’s a bit like asking a father which is his favourite son, isn’t it? We’re proud of everything we’ve done, even the less successful things: it’s all part of who we are now.

The title of the new album is inspired by a Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Inventions song ‘Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin’, from their second album ‘Absolutely Free’ and by the short film ‘‘Invocation Of My Demon Brother’’ by the British film-maker Kenneth Anger, is it just a play of words or is there a hidden meaning? One way or the other visionary artists like Zappa, Sun Ra or Captain Beefheart often recurring when I talk to a lot of musicians, but enough is never said about them....

Red the rest here: Last Day Deaf


MUSIC OMH reviews Julie’s Haircut – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin

It reads:

Julie’s Haircut is now well into its second decade and is no signs of fatigue whatsoever. The band’s progression from garage rock infants to krautrock/psychedelic explorers has taken a while and a few line-up changes, but throughout their evolution, Julie’s Haircut could never be accused of being boring and shying away from adventure. Indeed since 2005 they’ve started to use the improvisational techniques utilised by Miles Davis and Can in order to “find” their own songs and their own path.

Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin is not only the fruits of the band’s most recent improvisational song finding mission, but also an invitation to whoever finds this album to join them on a journey into a sonic otherworld where some kind of universal truth might be discovered...

Read the rest here: Julie's Haircut


24 Feb 2017

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation release new single Sister Green Eyes today

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation release Sister Green Eyes - the new single today.
This is a different version to that can be found on their highly acclaimed second album 'Mirage'. The track also comes with an exclusive bside – a remix of album favourite 'Rainbow Lollipop' by great friend of Rocket, the mighty 'Cherrystones'.

You can buy the single here: iTunes / Bandcamp

And stream via Spotify here: Spotify

The bands starts their UK tour today in Nottingham:

24 Feb / Contemporary / Nottingham
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 *SOLD OUT*
2 March / Leeds / The Brudenell Social Club
3 March / Bristol / Louisiana *SOLD OUT*
4 March / London / Moth Club *SOLD OUT*
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
21 April / Blue Shell / Cologne / Germany
22 April / Schon Schön / Mainz/ Germany
23 April / Berghain Kantine / Berlin / Germany


23 Feb 2017

Kuro to play Roadburn

Excited to announce that Kuro are going to be playing this years Roadburn.

Their collaboration with Gnod as part of their residency has already been announced, but Kuro are also going to be playing their own set as well.

Tickets and more information can be found here: Roadburn


Freq reviews Julie’s Haircut – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin

It reads:

"Julie’s Haircut has been turning any preconceptions about the idea of Italian music on their heads for the best part of twenty years. I remember catching them with Sonic Boom in Bristol some ten years or so ago, and the record they released together at the time expanded minimal psychedelic guitar repetition in two different directions. All these years later, the latest album and their first for the ever-reliable Rocket Recordings finds them with just a toe dipped in the ever-expanding ocean of psychedelic music, but with the rest of their body stretched into ever disparate genres; and this evokes a greater sense of freedom then perhaps would be expected.

This is the band’s seventh long player and finds them taking the odd cue from Miles Davis and Can, but more in the way that they use space and the sense of freedom that comes from music built with repetition as its base note. The songs are not written in the conventional sense, but emerge from improvisation, the band latching on to the song once it makes itself apparent and this method is perhaps what does lend Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin a sense of wonder..."

Read the rest here: Freq


22 Feb 2017

Narc say some words about Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation up-and-coming Newcastle show

They say:


Local promoter Wandering Oak have brought plenty of psychedelic treats to Newcastle in recent years, including Cumbrian upcomers The Lucid Dream and Ben Chasny’s long-running, revered project Six Organs of Admittance. On Sunday 26th February however, they’re hosting one of their most ambitious and remarkable bookings to date as they bring Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation to The Cluny.

Signed to Rocket Recordings – home to artists such as Gnod, Teeth Of The Sea and Newcastle’s own Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – and taking their name from the notion of ‘Liberation Upon ...

Read the rest here: Narc

And buy tickets here: The Cluny


21 Feb 2017

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation reveal video for Sister Green Eyes

We're delighted to share the new Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation video, shot by Dom Thomas on CINE film for 'Sister Green Eyes' released on the 24th February.

The single will be available as a download with an bonus brand new remix for 'In Madrid/Rainbow Lollipop' by the excellent Cherrystones, who will also be joining the band on their up & coming tour:

Feb 24 - Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham / UK
Feb 25 - Liverpool Central Library, Liverpool / UK
Feb 26 - The Cluny, Newcastle / UK
Feb 28 - Broadcast, Glasgow / UK
March 1 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester / UK
March 2 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds / UK
March 3 - The Louisiana, Bristol / UK
March 4 - Moth Club, London / UK
March 5 - The Haunt, Brighton / UK
March 6 - The Bullingdon, Oxford / UK
March 7 - Hare & Hounds Kings Heath, Birmingham / UK


20 Feb 2017

Jamie Paton to support Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation at London's Moth Club

Excited to announce that Jamie Paton is joining Cherrystones as the second support at Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation's sold out show at Moth Club in London.

Jamie (who also is part of the Nothing is... collective with Cherrystones, Mike Keeling and Rockets Chris Reeder) releases music on [Emotional] Especial, Hoga Nord, DFA, Dissident and Internasjonal. He is also one half of Cage & Aviary.

He is also responsible for amazing remixes of Rocket bands Goat, Gnod and Teeth of the Sea. He is also one half of MƐTƏL, a live improvised modular synth jam, in the company of Mike Bourne from Teeth of the Sea.

For this rare live gig he'll be playing a selection of his music, but dragged through the blurred pathways and wrong-turns of the modular synth.


Gnod announce three days of shows in Bristol

As part of Gnod's 10 Anniversary celebrations the band are playing a set of three shows in Bristol in May, the details are:

Fri 19 - The Island
Giant Swan
Gesamtkunstwerk & SCHWET DJs

Sat 20 - Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church
Futuro de Hierro 
Raikes Parade
Best Before '84

Sun 21 - Church of St John the Baptist, Bristol 
GNOD vs. Anthony Child (aka Surgeon)
Halftone Quartet
Pipe organ performances by Miguel Prado and Ocean Floor.

Very limited weekend (£20) and Saturday (£10) tickets available only through Headfirst Bristol, on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm.

Friday (£5) and Sunday (£6) tickets available on the door, and through all the usual outlets: www.cacosarco.bigcartel.com / Bristol Ticket Shop / Idle Hands / Crack Magazine.

More information here: Cacophonous Sarcophagus


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation announce three German dates in April

Fresh from the bands up-snd-coming tour Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation have announced 3 German shows in April (Tickets go on sale at 10am Wednesday):

21 April / Blue Shell / Cologne / Ticket
22 April / Schon Schön / Mainz/ Ticket
23 April / Berghain Kantine / Berlin / Ticket

The full list of shows now reads:

24 Feb / Contemporary / Nottingham
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 *SOLD OUT*
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
21 April / Blue Shell / Cologne / Germany
22 April / Schon Schön / Mainz/ Germany
23 April / Berghain Kantine / Berlin / Germany


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live photos from Paris

Check out these great photos of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live at Petit Bain, Paris, 04.02.2017.

See photos here: Flickr

Photos taken by Jens Wassmuth


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation live photos from Paris,

Check out these some photos of Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation live at Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, 14.10.2016 when they were supporting Goat.

See photos here: Flickr

Take by Jens Wassmuth


New Dwellings release available on Tesla Tapes

Tesla Tapes, the great label run by Gnod have a new Dwellings (Chris from Gnod) release available – it is a collaboration with Proximity Sensor and is called ESC_BCN

All info about the release is available here: Tesla Tapes Bandcamp

And as always these will be lt,d so don't hang around


Rolling stone reviews Julie's Haircut's new album

Roughly translated it reads:

"Hurry" is the last word I would use to describe Julie's Haircut. From Emilia - how many will be at least twenty years that are in circulation? - Have never suffered from the drive continues and irrational that drives you to want to be somebody. The same one that haunts you to create the perfect album or even just to make a final decision on what kind do. Not at all. To begin with, the times for the output of an LP have been stretched from three to four years. The onset of a foreign label, then, came only in 2017, with an album released for the same Rocket Recordings of the Goat. They could do this before, and maybe they would have gained a greater external visibility (always the lyrics are in English).

But it did not, because, as happens more before is the artist and his personal mission, then, the public. Invocation And Ritual Dance of My Demon Twin summarizes a bit 'all you guys have done so far, from the walls of shoegaze guitars of the Deluge (not too) veiled motorik the Zukunft which opens the disc. But we must look at the work as a kind of Best Of dryly that passes through the various natural habitats of Caleffi, Giovanardi and bandwidth.

The choice of Emilia was to improve, also adding an excellent Laura Agnusdei and his saxophone training, liquid elements from the dual nature anesthetized type vaporwave (Orpheus Rising) and feverish Evan Parker model (Deluge). Not enough, Julie's Haircut have gradually ceased to "write" songs, but improvising and then extrapolating the idea from the jam recordings. I already imagine them in the rehearsal room. Someone sketching the initial arpeggio of psichedelicissima Cycles and general enthusiasm follows a crescendo of keyboards, bass and vocals. All this, of doing things in the most useful: unhurried.


See the review here: Rolling Stone


19 Feb 2017

Louder than War reviews GNOD – Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine

It reads:


The mighty GNOD deliver one of the first politically charged albums of the year. Ioan Humphreys takes a listen.

It is an obviously politically charged album and preview track Bodies for Money is no exception. This has got to be the first of many angry and noisy releases from bands in these depressing, divisional times, surely.

The mighty GNOD are back with their fantastically named new album JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT-WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE, which is released on 31 March 2017 on Rocket Records

Bodies for money is reviewed here. Second track People has a slow build up and the otherworldly noises and excerpts of recording of discussions create a palpable tension. Once the screams of “People!” and “time is running out for people” the song takes on mechanical preachy sound reminiscent of Throbbing Gristles’ brutal Discipline.

The noise and insistent guitar riff feed the pounding drums and lead into a cacophonic wall of sound, samples and electronica...

Read the rest here: Louder than War


17 Feb 2017

Hey Colossus are heading out on tour in May

You can see them at the following venues:

04/05 The Prince Albert, Brighton 

05/05 The Full Moon, Cardiff 

06/05 The Old England Pub, Bristol 

11/05 The Maze, Nottingham  

12/05 NICE N SLEAZY, Glasgow

13/05 Soup Kitchen, Manchester 

17/05 The 100 Club, London  


Julie's Haircut – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin released today

We are excited to announce that 'Julie's Haircut – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin' is released in all good record shops today.

The album has been picking up some amazing reviews which you can read on previous posts.

The first pressing of the LP comes as a ltd edition yellow vinyl.

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 Tickets

More shows are still to be announced for 2107.


16 Feb 2017

Sponsor Teeth of the Sea's Sam Barton' cycle ride from Lands End – John O’Groats

Sam Barton from Teeth of the Sea and Hirvikorari is putting his trumpet down for two weeks and is cycling from Lands End – John O’Groats  on 13th-25th June 2017 – and he is looking for your help.

He says:

For all of my 20s and much of my 30s I’ve been your typical London-dwelling struggling punk/noise rock/jazz musician, getting by on low-paid work by day whilst making a racket in bands of varying quality/ambition by night. And whilst I’ve never totally fallen for the “road of excess” myth it’s fair to say that for most of that time my lifestyle and diet have not been those of an ascetic or athlete. Yet somehow the seemingly innocuous gateway drug of purchasing a bicycle years ago (to save money on public transport no less) has led me here, to the brink of undertaking a frankly insane physical challenge: 1000 miles self propelled from end-to-end across Britain in 12 days. How will I manage it? What will the views be like? What are people talking about in The Shires? And, most importantly of all, why the hell am I doing it in the first place? I will hopefully be keeping some sort of diary once the trip is underway so stay tuned to hear exactly how much pain I'm in.

If anyone wants to sponsor me in this endeavour I am raising money for UNICEF whose work protecting vulnerable children worldwide from war, famine, disease and oppression has never been more vital. You can donate here. DONATE

Deadline for fundraising is April 4th

Thank you


Drowned in Sound reviews Julie's Haircut – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin

It reads:

Italian experimental outfit Julie's Haircut are currently in their twenty-third year of existence and can count Sonic Boom, Damo Suzuki and Philip Corner among those who've collaborated with them. So it's no surprise that seventh album – and first for Rocket Recordings – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin is an aural cocktail that fuses jazz odysseys with fuzz pedal heavy psychedelia, shamanic mantras and haunting melodies.

It's been an eventful journey for the Emilia-based sextet since putting out debut Fever In The Funk House back in 1999. Then they were more of a conventional garage rock band, albeit with psychedelic rock nuances and the occasional dalliance in shoegaze. They've slowly graduated into sonic experimentalists whose ambitious nature at traversing boundaries and cross pollinating genres can only be applauded...

Read the rest here: DIS


Cherrystones to support Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation

Our good friend and 'Nothing is..,' comrade the mighty Cherrystones is supporting Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation on their forthcoming UK tour.

The tickets are selling well and we have been told that most are expected to sellout.

So if you don't have a ticket, get one sharpish!!


15 Feb 2017

Flowers Must Die photos from Copenhagen Psyche Fest

Check out this series of amazing photos of Flowers Must Die from Copenhagen Psych Fest by Tom Gilmore/Foundwaves here: Flowers Must Die

You can preorder their new album Kompost on Ltd green vinyl here: Rocket Bandcamp


Hey Colossus poster for Bristol show


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation win 'Composer of the Year' award

Massive congratulations go to Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation as they won 'Composer of the Year' for their album Mirage at The Manifest Awards in Sweden put on by SKAP.

We are so chuffed they won this as it is much deserved for all the hard work the band have put into the release of their two albums in two years.

The band are touring UK in a few weeks, make sure you don't mis them!


Last Day Deaf reviews Julie’s Haircut’s ‘Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin’

It reads:

“Being from Italy and doing what we do – we are outsiders” says Luca Giovanardi, a founder member of Julie’s Haircut, whose always incendiary yet increasingly outlandish sound has found itself with few parallels in their homeland since their inception towards the end of the last century. “We have always been outsiders.”

Yet in following their own singular pathway, the band have arrived at the deep-end approach to sonic innovation audible on their debut release for Rocket Recordings, ‘Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin‘. Seven albums into a mission initially inspired by the likes of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Spacemen 3, the band now find themselves at a new plateau of small-hours elucidation and revelation that may summon the spectres of the wayward squall of early Mercury Rev, the shamanic allure of Dead Skeletons or the wild soundscapes of Amon Duul II to some, yet essentially sounds like no-one but themselves…

Read the rest here: Last Day Deaf

Then buy tickets for their up-and-coming London show: Dice


Little Indie makes Flowers Must Die's 'Hit' their track of the day

It reads:

Following last year's EP 'Sista Valsen', Swedish collective Flowers Must Die have a new album 'Kompost' due on April 28 via Rocket Recordings, and its first single 'Hit' is just that.

'Hit' is a heady sonic mix of psychedelic krautrock woven around techno shapes and disco influence and angular post-punk pop. It shouldn't work on paper, in theory this is just a big fat wonder. Play and replay.

The band are playing a handful of shows in Sweden and UK in April.

13 Kraken Stockholm
14 Crypt Linkoping
25 The Prince Albert Brighton
26 The Shacklewell Arms London
28 The Cube Bristol

Read the full piece here: Little Indie


The Know magazine interview with Gnod

It reads:

Rocket Recordings signed band Gnod have a brand new album right on the way. It’s a bolshy, aggressive and defiant release packing more than a few messages. With that in mind we caught up with the band.

Gnod have been pooled into the ‘British krautrock’ genre what are your thoughts on this?

Gnod is made up of a core of four to five heads, the rest of the players come and go with every tour or album. We have worked this way since our inception. As far as influences, it really is hard to say because there are so many. The best way to find out as a listener is to listen to our vast discography and make up your own mind about that. We don’t really identify ourselves with a particular genre.

How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?

It’s constantly evolving, again check out our discography for the many phases of Gnod. Even in our first year as a band it went from big band evolving jams that lasted for hours to ambient soundscapes to mechanical noise and we’ve always tried to write in new ways that keep the music fresh...

Read the rest here: The Know


13 Feb 2017

Echoes and Dust reviews Julie’s Haircut – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin

It reads:

Rocket Recordings are on fire! Following up Pigs x7 with new Gnoomes, the recent announcement of gnew Gnod and this exquisite label debut of Julie’s Haircut, how the fuck is this only two months into the label’s year? If Hey Colossus put anything out with Rocket this year, it’ll probably be their best year yet…and considering that they’re already the best label in the world that’s saying something. Although, Julie’s Haircut are many albums and several years into their career Invocation and Ritual Dance of My Demon Twin will likely be an introduction to the band for most people and had I not looked it up for the purpose of accuracy, I would’ve thought this was their debut myself…

Read the rest of this glowing review here: Echoes and Dust


Record Collector reviews Julie’s Haircut – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin

It reads:

From The Doors onwards, the spirit of freewheeling jazzy improvisation in rock music has been both a blessing and a curse. At its best, especially in the work of its German proponents, but also The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd and – slightly further down the scale – Hawkwind, it’s immersive like no other music, revealing celestial vistas of the unconscious mind while never relinquishing the essential beat-based nature of rock music. At its worst, it’s flat, lifeless and paralysingly boring. 

There is rock of both kinds on Invocation… but thankfully it’s weighted heavily towards the former. When Julie’s Haircut get it right, they really get it right. Zukunft motors the album into life brilliantly, driving and dynamic but mellow, with pulsating bass and Can-like percussion perfectly balanced by nocturnal organ tones, beautifully judged sax, minimalist guitar and understated spacey noises. It’s timeless, immersive space-rock of a very high order. By contrast, some of the Can-like vocal tracks are slightly less successful, the hushed chant of The Fire Sermon rendering the music repetitive without quite managing to capture the groove it hints at. 

It’s not all spacy though; the funky, foreboding Orpheus Rising is drenched in late 60s countercultural atmosphere and is hypnotic in an entirely different, Black Widow-like way, while elsewhere there are shades of Vangelis, Spacemen 3, Amon Düül II and even Miles Davis; a heady brew indeed.

Read the rest here: Record Collector


Gnod confirm more dates on their up-and-coming European tour

The Gnod tour gets bigger..

The full dates are now:


31  /  1000FRYD / AALBORG / DENMARK