31 Aug 2017
Rocket Probes – August playlist
Mamuthones – The Wrong Side
(We shouldn't be sharing anything from the new Mamuthones album yet as it isn't finished but we are so excited by what we have heard we decided to reveal this taster on the 199 Radio interview we did – track comes on around 1h 44m)
Ju Ju – And play a game
(Amazing new single from the ex Lay Llama - perfect kraut-disco grooves on Fuzz Club)
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society – Sideways Fall
(We loved their split with Bitchin Bajas...a must for fans of Necks, Can and colourful repetitive flavours)
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Skullflower - Cellestial highway II
(Addictive groove engulfed in feedback dirge)
Routine Death – Demo Tracks
(New lofi shoegaze-psych project from Holy Wave's Dustin)
Purple Canteen – Brains in my feet
(Proper fuzzed sounds from '68)
Cattle - Natures Champion
(Great heavy, psychy post punk sludge from Leeds...amazing live band so check them out)
Robert Leiner – Injected
(Nice 7" of kraut techno on Hoga Nord – thanks to Rickard from Flowers Must Die for turning us onto this)
James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Pass Through The Fire
(Great repetitive jazz grooves in a Necks/Joshua Abrams/Soft Machine kinda way)
James Holden & The Animal Spirits
Teleplasmiste – Frequency is the New Ecstasy
(Great droning loveliness)
Calico Wall – I'm a living sickness
(Now that is what I call FUZZ...(also worth checking out the Dwarves version!)
Buzz – Lo Sai
(French new wave from 1985 that has a bit of a nice Can feel to it)
Brainbombs – Agony
Grauzone – Eisbær
(Repetitive post punk from Switzerland in '81)
Kondaktor - Kazakos Sereos
(Tribal grooved industrial techno)
Red C - 6 O'Clock news
(Crass like punk on Dischord from '82)
Listen to a selection of these in our updated monthly Rocket Probes Spotify playlist:
Listen to new Mamuthones track on Independent Podcast
Mamuthones are putting the finishing touches to an as yet untitled new album to be released in early 2018. We are so excited by how great this album sounds we decided to give a first play to the track 'The Wrong Side' on our 199 Radio interview with Gareth Main.
Gareth was so taken by the track he gave the track another spin on his Independent Podcast he does with Baba Yaga's Hut's Anthony Chalmers.
You can listen to their podcast here: Independent
30 Aug 2017
Gnod R&D play Bristol's Exchange with Kuro in support
As mentioned recently Gnod R&D (Chris and Paddy) are playing a Baba Yaga's Hut show at Corsica Studios in London on 7 December. Well Gnod R&D have just announced a second show – at the Exchange in Bristol. And one of their supports is the mighty Kuro
+ URUK (Massimo Pupillo (Zu) & Thigpaulsandra)
Sunday December 10
26 Aug 2017
Hey Colossus announce Birmingham show with stellar supports
Lobeblender & Black Hole Present:
Friday – September 29
Wagon & Horses Venue
28 Adderley Street, B9 4ED Birmingham
Info here: Facebook
GNOD to play Bronson
GNOD return to the great venue of Bronson in Italy to play a show on 3 November:
BIG | BRAVE
Info/tickets will be here: Bronson
The voice of Cassandre to air exclusive Goat Playlist
Goat have been approached by The voice of Cassandre Radio show to curate an exclusive playlist for them and this playlist will be aired here:
sunday 3 september (6:00 pm Athens time) on http://sinwebradio.com/
monday 4 september (24 pm, Greece time) on http://www.rodonfm.net/
sunday 3 september (10 pm/Tel Aviv Time) on http://www.106fm.co.il/
wednesday 6 septembre (7:00 pm Paris time) on http://www.lautreradio.fr/
wednesday 6 september (11:00 pm - Paris time) on http://www.jetfm.asso.fr/
friday 8 september (11:00 pm - Paris time) on http://www.radioprimitive.fr/www/Bienvenue.html
friday 1 september (11 pm/Paris time) on http://crockradio.com/
tuesday 5 septembre (10 pm/Paris time) on http://crockradio.com/
thursday 7 september (23:00 pm/London time) on http://www.sinefm.com/
24 Aug 2017
Gnod to play special 'Duo' set at Corsica Studios
Baba Yaga Hut presents:
URUK (Massimo Pupillo Thighpaulsandra)
Corsica Studios, London
Thursday 07 December
Listen back to Rocket Recordings interview on 199 Radio
We couldn't remember any album or track titles, we get several dates wrong, we didn't get to play all the things we wanted to or talk about all the bands we wanted to talk about either...
Apart from that it sort of works (we didn't play anything at the wrong speed)!
AND we give the first ever play to killer new MAMUTHONES track...
22 Aug 2017
Read Quietus interview with Joe from Hey Colossus
Hey Colossus are stalwarts of the UK underground, a scene that has changed beyond recognition since they formed. Ahead of their set on our stage at Sea Change this weekend, bassist Joe Thompson looks at the rapidly changing world of DIY and asks, does the concept still exist?
When Hüsker Dü signed to Warners in 1987, noted puritan Ian MacKaye of Fugazi observed that once-DIY bands signing major meant they were no longer "confederates in the same conspiracy". To talk about the term DIY in relation to how one acts with one's music is both personal - and a minefield. Once you step out of your bedroom shouting about your music you're arguably already one step away from being PURE DIY...
Read the full piece here: The Quietus
21 Aug 2017
New track premiere on 'My Favourite Labels' radio show
As mentioned before, Rocket have been invited to 199 Radio for an interview on the 'My Favourite Labels' radio show. We are going to be chatting about the labels past, present and future – plus we are also going to premiere a brand new track from an album that isn't coming out until 2018!
Tune in here: 199 Radio
From 6-8pm tomorrow (Tuesday 22 August)
18 Aug 2017
Housewives – FF061116 released today
“A bristling unit of minimalist fury that's equal parts thrilling and unsettling.” The Quietus
“Filled with attitude, and raw unadulterated power” Piccadilly Records 'Albums of the week'
“The more you dig into the work, them more it leads you off into interesting, in this case sonic, directions.” Psych Insight
Housewives new album FF061116 is released today in all good record shops!
‘FF061116’ is split into seven excerpts and built on powerful repetition, it’s a mind-melding travail into abstraction and abjection which draws on post-punk, jazz, drone, electronic and avant-garde tropes to create an unclassifiable assault that feels oddly timeless - innovative, invigorating and bare-boned yet tapping into a uniquely English lineage that extends back to the 1970s and forward, into the unknown.
Buy ltd vinyl from here: Bandcamp
Digitally from here: iTunes
Stream here: Spotify
The band are heading out on a UK tour today:
18 - Bristol, Surrey Vaults
19 - London, Cafe Oto
23 - Nottingham, JT Soar Space
24 - Leeds, Wharf Chambers
25 - Glasgow, Broadcast
26 - Manchester, Soup Kitchen
27 - Sheffield, Picture House Social
Housewives reveal full tour dates
The band are heading out to promote the new album 'FF061116' on these following dates – starts this Friday
And their new album which is also out Friday can be preordered on Ltd Blue vinyl here: Bandcamp
Gigsoup reviews Goat at Womad
Mysterious Swedish group Goat brought their hypnotic blend of heavy rock and world music influences to the Siam tent later in the evening. Fuzzed out guitars met tribal rhythms and chanted vocals, with the sound sometimes treading into desert blues territory. The spectacular shamanistic robes and headgear made the performance one of the more theatrical events of the weekend, with the tambourine-wielding dance moves of the group’s two singers adding to an entrancing effect. Tunes from the band’s latest album ‘Requiem’ featured most prominently, but the distinctive rhythm and guitar riff of ‘Talk to God’ formed an epic climax to the show...
Read the rest here: Gig Soup
16 Aug 2017
Listen to Housewives album FF061116 in full via The Quietus
This Friday sees the release of Housewives stunning new album FF061116.
But you can listen to the whole album now via an exclusive stream via our good friends at The Quietus.
Listen here: The Quietus
The album can be preordered on Ltd Blue vinyl here: Bandcamp
Teeth of the Sea's Mike Bourne announces debut solo show
Teeth of the Sea's Mike Bourne is to play his debut solo show at The Bristol Hum Festival on 16 September at the Surrey Vaults.
More info here: Bristol Hum
15 Aug 2017
Rocket interview on 199 Radio
Chris (and maybe John) are being interviewed about Rocket Recordings on 'My Favourite Labels' – a new show by Gareth Main ('The Independent' podcasts) on 199 Radio on Tuesday 22 August, 6-8pm.
199 Radio is a new station based at the amazing New River Studios.
This is what they say about it:
On next week's show I will be joined by Chris Reeder from the fantastic Rocket Recordings. An amazing label that has been on an incredible run of form recently, having put out records from the likes of Goat, Gnod, Hey Colossus, Josefin Öhrn, GNOOMES, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and loads of other excellent artists.
Not only that, but they're putting out the brilliant Housewives record that we talked about on last week's show. So join us 6-8pm next Tuesday 22 August on 199radio. In the meantime, acquaint yourself over on Bandcamp: https://rocketrecordings.bandcamp.com/
Info will be found here: My Favourite Label
And tune in here: 199 Radio
Watch Housewives show at Blundell Street in full
Ahead of the release of the Housewives new album that is out on Friday, watch this great full set as a taster of wheat to expect at their forthcoming shows...
Josefin Öhrn tp lay Mirrors Festival in Hackney
Josefin Öhrn to play this years Mirrors festival that takes place at various venues in Hackney on 28 October
The Quietus reviews Hey Colossus at Fluffer party
Hey Colossus take things more traditionally, playing to one side of the room and backed by a wall of speakers. Theirs is not a circular, all encompassing approach to their projection, but a concentrated, specific blast on one section of the room, noticeably the side of stage with the least space for the crowd to escape. Frontman Paul Sykes makes full use of his close proximity, one foot placed with purpose atop the small metal barriers between him and us, which rattles in time to the pummelling, shuddering lurches of the band, firing through the rushing brilliance of their last tritpych of terrific albums, In Black & Gold, Radio Static High and The Guillotine, theirs is a set to savour...
Read the rest here: The Quietus
Photo by Amos Memon
Anthroprophh play the Exchange
Anthroprophh return to the Exchange for a one off show:
+ Support TBA
Thursday September 7
More info here: FB
10 Aug 2017
Housewives album launch at Cafe Oto
It is just over one week to the release of Housewives new album FF061116 on 18 August – and the day after on the 19th, the band will be celebrating it's release with a special launch party:
HOUSEWIVES (ALBUM LAUNCH)
+ MERLIN NOVA
+ BEN VINCE
+ TOMAGA DJS
Tickets and info
And FF061116 can be preordered on ltd blue vinyl here: Bandcamp
HOUSEWIVES (ALBUM LAUNCH)
+ MERLIN NOVA
+ BEN VINCE
+ TOMAGA DJS
Tickets and info
And FF061116 can be preordered on ltd blue vinyl here: Bandcamp
Get into this say some words about Josefin Öhrn at Skeleton Key
Josefin Öhrn and The Liberation started their set in amazing fashion with State I’m In and completely looked the part. Stage-lighting was used to dramatic effect, creating an ambience that blended perfectly with their sound. Further highlights included the stunning Take Me Beyond and the driving Rainbow Lollipop.
See the full review here: Get into This
More photos of Goat live at Brixton
Still buzzing from the amazing Goat show at Brixton?
Here's some photos for you to relive the mindblowing night courtesy from:
9 Aug 2017
Watch track from Housewives NTS session
Watch Housewives full Tunnel Vision session they did for NTS a year ago...
You can preorder the ltd blue vinyl of Housewives new album FF061116 which is released on 18 August here: Bandcamp
Watch video for Hey Colossus – Calenture Boy
Here is the new video by Hey Colossus for the track Calenture Boy taken from their latest album The Guillotine.
The video was put together by singer Paul Sykes.
You can buy The Guillotine from here: Bandcamp
8 Aug 2017
Psych Insight reviews 'Housewives – FF061116'
By it’s very nature this album is very difficult to write about. Set out as a series of excerpts, Housewives, have produced something that feels indicative of contemporary society. The tracks are fleeting and lack narrative anything that could be called a coherent narrative. These are abstract compositions that at first do not seem to be particularly remarkable, with their eclectic synthesis of jazz, drone, noise and non-musical sounds. Yet like much conceptual art the more you dig into the work, them more it leads you off into interesting, in this case sonic, directions. As such this is perhaps as much a record to study as listen to, and perhaps one to imagine the unsaid whole of which these excerpts are part.
Read the rest here: Psych Insight
Thank you Supernromal
Wow...what another amazing Supernormal Festival !!!
We can't stress how special this festival is - thanks so much to all the great people involved to make such a unique event happen. And thanks for letting Chris from Rocket play some records to a packed tent on Friday night, the response was humbling we all had so much fun!
We also saw many great performances too! Our personal favourites must be Kuro (pictured), Cattle, Container, UKAEA, MXLX, Coldnose, Bruxa Maria, Graham Dunning, King Ayisoba, Lord of Lords, Pon Pon etc but there were many other great shows!
See you next year...
The Vinyl District reviews Goat at Brixton Academy
Swedish experimental fusion group GOAT made a triumphant UK return to the legendary O2 Brixton Academy in London last week. It was everything you would expect from a mysterious, masked band with unknown identities and a knack for writing incredibly diverse soundscapes.
Currently based in Gothenburg, GOAT originally hails from Korpilombolo in Sweden which, according to the band, has a history of voodoo worship after a witch doctor arrived and lived there. Supposedly, when Christian crusaders came and destroyed the village, the surviving people fled and placed a curse on the town…
See the full review here: TVD
Photo by Jens Wassmuth
3 Aug 2017
Goat, Josefin Öhrn and Kuro play Festivals this weekend
Some big Rocket shows this weekend....
Goat – Food for the Senses Festival Info
Josefin Öhrn – Skeleton Coast Festival Info
Kuro – Supernormal Festival Info
Goat – Olt Rivieren Hof Info
More GNOD 'Just say no...' tshirts available
We have been receiving lots of requests to make more GNOD shirts, so we have decided to do another run.
Se quick as they are flying out: Bandcamp
1 Aug 2017
BBC Music reviews Goat at Brixton Academy
The headline act is provided by world music extraordinaires Goat, who are surely everybody's favourite masked experimental communal voodoo-practising Swedish rock band. We'd be hard pushed to name you another one.
Their set is as confusing as it is enchanting and leaves you wondering why all rock bands can't chant, wear masks and practice voodoo, as well as playing Hendrix-style riffs, flutes and bongos.
The new psych anthem Run To Your Mama helps to cap a wonderfully surreal and serene night of music...
Read the full review here: BBC Music
Photo by Jens Wassmuth
Listen to Gnoomes Mixtape for Cash the Dice
Gnoomes were asked by Cash the Dice to come up with a mix tape for them.
You can listen to the results here: Cash the Dice
Soundblab reviews Teeth of the Sea at Golden Cabinet
...Things take a turn into distinctly epic territory with the arrival of London’s Teeth of the Sea. The band combines electronica, overdriven guitar and trumpet to create something akin to one of Ennio Morricone’s iconic Western soundtracks. If that particular Western happened to be a somewhat psychedelic affair set in the farthest regions of space. Suitably psychedelic visuals light up the screen behind the band, making the performance a satisfyingly immersive experience.
It’s a sound that’s hard to pinpoint or pigeonhole, as the band manages to incorporate everything from pulsating, techno-indebted rhythms to feedback drenched guitar solos. Guitarist Jimmy Martin gleefully throws his guitar around as the songs build-and-build to moments of pure release and catharsis. By the time the wonderfully tense march of ‘Black Strategy’ steams into view my jaw has well and truly hit the floor...
Reviews of Goat live at Womad 2017
"Swedish band Goat have also built a career on anonymity, hiding behind tribal masks and even creating a mythology for themselves that claims they come from the remote northern province of Korpilombolo where they grew up among a culture of voodoo worship and witch doctors. Rather than some crude cultural appropriation, the seven piece’s set, drawn from their three albums of what they describe as ‘world music’, brilliantly blur the lines between Western rock and Saharan desert blues to create propulsive, psychedelic grooves that had the Womad audience leaping up from their camping chairs."
Read more: iNews
"...Only on their very last notes did the rain suddenly fall. It herded everyone into a vast tent where the masked Swedish improvisers Goat unleashed a twin-recorder frontline for an unsettling hour; had The Wicker Man been set in Svärtso rather than Summerisle, this is how it would have sounded."
The Arts Desk
"While hundreds of global acts performed over the weekend, many of the Europeans were at the forefront. The Swedish band Goat attracted an excitable horde at the Siam tent by somehow plugging into Nordic shamanism and mixing it with Hawkwind-esque cosmic jamming: they have unearthed a fertile new hybrid."
Read more: The Arts Desk
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