14 Dec 2017

More band additions, DJs and visuals announced for Rocket Recordings Twenty

We are pleased to announce the last additions to the Rocket Recordings Twentieth Anniversary event at The Garage in London on 9-11 March:

Bonnacons of Doom
Nothing is... (Cherrystones/Jamie Paton/Mike Keeling/Chris Reeder)
Teeth of The Sea
John O’Carroll / Sam Wiehl 

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Bonnacons of Doom
We are happy to reveal that Rocket Recordings are going to be releasing Bonnacons of Doom’s debut album in 2018. So to celebrate this impending union the Liverpool collective will bring their unique take on rhythmic heavy psych to our birthday celebration. This elusive and constantly evolving collective harness the ritualistic and cathartic power of repetition, monstrous riffs and squalls of atonal noise. Blending vocals ranging from hypnotic mantras to explosive psychic outbursts with brutal rhythmic pummeling and glacial electronics, the Bonnacons have been making waves in the UK underground through a series of explosive festival shows and site-specific performances. 

With 3 albums, 2 EPs and a compilation on labels like Höga Nord and Adrian Recordings already behind them, Ved are the latest addition from the amazing and fruitful Swedish scene to join the Rocket event. The 5 piece who create trance inducing, repetitive psych with genre hoping global influences have recorded a killer new EP that Rocket will also be releasing in 2018. It is a stunning record and one we can’t keep off the Rocket stereo - their live set is definitely going to be one not to miss. One for all you Instant Classic, Joshua Abrams and Bitchin Bajas fans.

H and Uiutna  from French (formally Bristol) label Zam Zam and London artist Mark Wagner make up the three piece that is H.U.M. Rocket released the trio’s debut album in 2016 and we are ecstatic they they have agreed to come together and play a very rare live show at the Rocket event. Expect organic grooves, electronic drones, static noise and skewed, psychedelic rap. Another Rocket band determined not to tread paths already trodden and to push sounds into new places.


Nothing is...
A London based collective that includes:
Cherrystones – the UK DJ legend (also known as Godsy to many) whose taste and knowledge in jaw dropping music is second to none.
Jamie Paton – the regular Rocket remixer (Goat/Gnod/Teeth of the Sea etc) and one half of Cage and Aviary has released his unique take on wonky, cosmic grooves via prestigious labels like Höga Nord, DFA amongst many others.
Mike Keeling – also known as ‘Little Dirty’ is the man behind the great NTS show ‘Music to Ease your Disease’. Expect everything from spiritual jazz to ambient noise, to heavy psychedelic techno and everything inbetween, before and after.
Chris Reeder – one half of Rocket Recordings, Chris was the man who put the ‘Nothing is...’ collective together for their 4 year residency at Dalstons Alibi.

Other DJs
Also happy to announce that Teeth of the Sea and Gnoomes will be taking over the role of entertaining you with their music choices during the weekend, with some other DJ surprises still to come.

John O’Carroll & Sam Wiehl visuals
A Rocket event wouldn’t be complete without visuals! And Rocket’s very own Johnny O who cut his teeth being the main ‘flapping lens man’ for The Heads and subsequently bands like Beak (and most the Rocket roster) is joining forces with Sam Wiehl  - the audiovisual wizard behind Liverpool Psych Festival's mind expanding visuals. This is the first time these two have collaborated and what an exciting prospect that is.

So the final line up of #RocketTwenty now looks like this:

Goat – Gnod – Josefin Öhrn – Hills – Teeth of the Sea – Hey Colossus – Anthroprophh – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Temple Ov BBV – Julie's Haircut – Housewives – Gum Takes Tooth – Gnoomes – Flowers Must Die – VED – Kuro – Mamuthones – Bonnacons of Doom – H.U.M – Negra Branca – Dwellings – AHRKH – Ayn Sof – Coldnose – Mike Bourne – Nothing is...(Cherrystones/Jamie Paton/Mike Keeling/Chris Reeder) – John O’Carroll & Sam Wiehl visuals

We will be announcing day splits in late January as well as a ltd number of day tickets. But to guarantee entree into this one-off celebration of some of the best and most interesting bands in the so-called world of ‘psych’ right now, you better buy your weekend tickets now.