12 Dec 2018

Teeth of the Sea reveal new album 'WRAITH' with their track 'Hiraeth'


We are totally thrilled to share with you the brand new Teeth of the Sea track 'Hiraeth' –
the first track to be revealed from their forthcoming album WRAITH. The album will be released on the 22nd February and you can listen to the amazing 'Hiraeth' above. 

‘Hiraeth’ - its title deriving from a Welsh word meaning a longing for home - may be the most richly cinematic track the band has ever created. Building from a bleak and beatific Morricone-esque soundscape haunted by melancholic brass, it builds to a furious and dramatic crescendo underpinned by a merciless electronic pulse and dub-tinged disorientation alike.

You can stream the track here: Wraith
Or buy form here: Bandcamp

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Press Release:

Who can say when, or how, the Wraiths began to make their presence felt. Yet when Teeth Of The Sea entered their base of operations The Facility to begin work in Autumn 2017 on their fifth album - the follow-up to 2015’s Highly Deadly Black Tarantula - it seemed hard to deny that these ghostly interruptions were at play. By November, all three members were in
agreement that the disturbances were tangible and impossible to ignore.

It wasn’t just the more familiar spectres of the band’s collective and overactive imagination - the unruly morass of ‘80s horror and sci-fi movies, industrial ballast, 2000AD terror, ‘70s-damaged experimental brinksmanship and atmospheric grandeur that they’d somehow conspire to sculpt into coherent structures. For as much as the band were determined to create a vivid and maximalist work that threw all of the wildest imagination into sharp relief, what resulted summarily went beyond anything they could have expected.

Moving down to Soup Studios, located in the liminal zone of East India Dock on the Thames, these spectres contributed to influence a collection of tracks that soon began to represent a fearsome and transporting marriage of the ferocious and the melancholic. Alchemised trash, kitchen-sink surrealism, out-of-order intensity and ritualistic overtones collides and colluded into a monstrous hybrid - this was a world where Tetsuo-The Iron Man would happily share space with Judee Sill, and where the acid guitars of Helios Creed would happily conspire with the Acid Rock of Rhythm Device.

‘Hiraeth’ - its title deriving from a Welsh word meaning a longing for home - may be the most richly cinematic track the band has ever created. Building from a bleak and beatific Morricone-esque soundscape haunted by melancholic brass, it builds to a furious and dramatic crescendo underpinned by a merciless electronic pulse and dub-tinged disorientation alike. ’I’d Rather, Jack’ sees Erol Alkan using all the tools at his Phantasy Sound studio to manifest its strains into an angular banger equal parts mariachi elegy and electro euphoria. Percussionist Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga/Raime/Vanishing Twin) brought her unique talents to the Reichian (Steve/Wilhelm) epiphany of ‘VISITOR’. Chlöe Herington (Chrome Hoof/Knifeworld/Valve) and Katharine Gifford (The Wargs/Snowpony/ Stereolab) were also on board to assist this unholy assemblage of inspiration, irreverence and otherworldly infiltration.

Teeth Of The Sea are frankly none the wiser as to what these disturbances meant and what caused them - a fissure in the astral plane, psychic disturbances brought on by societal collapse, or just a collective hallucination. Whichever, they can’t help but be grateful that these voices and visions made their mark on this record, and can only hope the music has allowed them safe passage to the beyond. Ladies and Gentlemen, pray silence for the Wraith.

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The band are celebrating the release of the album with a run of shows:

26 Feb / FRA / Nantes / La Schene Michelet
27 Feb / FRA / Lille / La Malterie
28 Feb / BE / Gent / Charlatan
02 Mar / UK / London / Moth Club
12 April / UK / Todmorden / Golden Lion
13 April / UK / Manchester / Soup Kitchen
26 April / UK / Ramsgate / Ramsgate Music Hall
27 April / UK / Bristol / Rough Trade


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You can preorder WRAITH both on LP & CD, the vinyl is a Fluro Green edition housed in a gatefold/varnished sleeve: Teeth of the Sea

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11 Dec 2018

5 Rocket albums in Get into This's Albums of the Year


Chuffed to see these 5 Rocket albums in Get into This's Albums of the Year:

29. MIEN: MIEN
35. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: King of Cowards
39. Mamuthones: Fear On The Corner
62.  Anthroprophh: Omegaville
82. Bonnacons of Doom: Bonnacons of Doom

See what they say about each release and the full list here: GIT

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CRACK puts Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards in their Albums of the Year


They say:

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
King of Cowards

The second album from Geordie five-piece Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (that’s seven pigs), took their exhilarating live shows and made them flesh. In the main it works: songs sound like molten tar oozing out of the speakers, capturing the lightning of their white knuckle delivery in the proverbial grimy bottle. Singer Matt Baty takes on all seven deadly sins as he howls through GNT which revels in its Black Sabbath rattle, while A66 pulverises with raucous, hedonistic venom. While it doesn’t always hit as hard as those incendiary live shows, swaggering closing track Gloamer is where their manifesto is set, the track tumbling into the abyss for four minutes as demented guitar relentlessly hammers your head until it falls apart.

See the full list here: CRACK

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Five Rocket albums in Soundblab's Albums of the Year


Nice to see the following in Soundblabs Top 100 albums of the year:

Goatman - Rhythms
Mamuthones - Fear on the Corner
Lay Llamas - Thuban
Bonnacons of Doom - Bonnacons of Doom
Gnod - Chapel Perilous 

+ non Rocket album:
Flowers Must Die - Dar Blommer Dor

See the full list here: Soundblab

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Psych Insight puts 4 Rocket albums in their Albums of the Year


These Rocket albums have been placed in Psych Insights Albums of the Year:

8. Anthroprophh – Omegaville 

14. Bonnacons Of Doom – S/T

15. Gnod – Chapel Perilous

16. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards

See what they say about these albums and the full list here: Psych Insight

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Thee Psychedelicatessen puts Lay Llamas into their Albums of the Year


Great to see Lay Llamas album Thuban in Thee Psychedelicatessen end of year round-up

See the full list here: Thee Psychedelicatessen

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Louder than War puts Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards in their Albums of The Year


They say:

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King Of Cowards (Rocket Recordings)
The Iggy-esque drive to dementia, Sabbath-esque squalor and Motörhead-style dirt may still be present and correct yet the songs are leaner, the long-drawn-out riff-fests sharpened into addictive hammer blows and the nihilistic dirges of yore alchemically transformed into an uplifting and inviting barrage of hedonistic abandon. 

See the full list here: Louder Than War

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Lay Llamas and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in Raven Sings The Blues Albums of the Year


Great to see:

Lay Llamas – Thuban

and

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards

In Raven Sings the Blues Albums of the year, see the full list here: RSTB

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6 Dec 2018

Can you help Papa Crazee from Oneida?


As you know, Oneida are a band who are very close to our hearts, and when we hear that founding member Papa Crazee and his family need your help, we just had to share. This is what the folks at Oneida are saying, so please help if you can?:

ONEIDA FANS. Papa Crazee and his family need our help. For those of you who don't know - he's the OG founder of the O. He's still a member of the O and plays w us occasionally. He's been private about his daughter's profound needs and struggles. They are asking for our help. In the spirit of the holidays, please give: https://www.gofundme.com/careforcalliope

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Poster for Gum Takes Tooth Ramsgate show


On 1st February Gum Takes Tooth are heading to Ramsgate for a show at the famous Music Hall.

Info and tickets here: Facebook

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5 Dec 2018

Fuzzy Sun puts 6 Rocket releases into their 'Best or 2018' rundown


We are humbled to have the following 6 releases in Fuzzy Sun's 'Best of 2018' list:

GNOD – Chapel Perilous
Goat – Let it Burn
Lay Llamas – Thuban
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards
Shit and Shine – Bad Vibes
MIEN – MIEN

See the full list here: Fuzzy Sun

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Mamuthones show announced


Mamuthones have been announced to headline a two day festival on 22 December!

All info can be found here: PDsychedlia

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in Music OMH Albums of theYear


They say:

24. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards
“Thematically, King Of Cowards takes on the Seven Deadly Sins, and despite Pigsx7 often being referred to as a doom band, they somehow make the subject matter sound positively enjoyable. If this is the sound of positive thinking, then we should all be signing up.” – Sam Shepherd

See the full rundown here: Music OMH

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Levitation Magazine puts MIEN and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in their top 10 albums of the year


Great to see Levitation Magazine has put the Rocket albums by MIEN and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in their top 10 albums of the year!!

See their full rundown here: Levitation

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Gnoomes on tour


Gnoomes are heading out for a string of dates in their homeland of Russia!
Go check them out if you are in any of the cities they are visiting!

Gnoomes's album Tschak! can be bought from here: Bandcamp

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Flowers Must Die on NTS


Rickard Daun from Flowers Must Die is taking over the Black Impulse show on NTS this Saturday at 10pm.

Expect lots of great rare Swedish music from across the board.

Tune in here: NTS

The show will be then archived on the NTS site

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South Records puts Goatman in 'Top 10 Albums of the Year'


South Records, the best shop in Southend have announced their Top 10 albums of the year, and we are bowled over to announce they put Goatman's amazing debut Rhythms in at No.7.

This is what they say about the album: South Records

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4 Dec 2018

Get into this and Songwriting give love to Gum Takes Tooth's Broken Lies single


They say:

Gum Takes Tooth – Borrowed Lies
Knowing nothing about the strangely named Gum Takes Tooth, I approached this track with an open mind, a clean slate for The Gums, as I have decided to start calling them, to write on as they will.

Borrowed Lies gets off to a frenetic start with wildly syncopated drums and fuzz bass before vocals appear and give the song some anchor. There is a hint pf Psych about this, with spacey reverb heavy vocals. When the guitar and keyboards kick in however the song is transformed into a snarling beast. There are hints of a more energetic Loop or a psychedelic Stateless, neither of these are compliments I throw around lightly.

Borrowed Lies gives the impression that Gum Takes Tooth would be an impressive act to catch live. The video seems to feature live footage, with strobes showing the band only intermittently. Between this and the song itself, Gum Takes Tooth would seem to be a hugely enjoyable assault on the senses.

After repeated plays, I firmly hope my 2019 includes a few of their gigs. Impressive stuff.

See the full piece: Get Into This

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Gum Takes Tooth – Borrowed Lies
A manipulated drumbeat that’s dragged from a dystopian nightmare propels this scuzzy call to arms. It’s a bludgeoning electro-psych alarm which is strangely pleasing to be battered by. If Gum Takes Tooth’s purpose is to stir us from our collective malaise, you can consider us roused. DH

See the full piece: Songwriting

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Three Rocket releases in The Quietus albums of the year


Once again The Quietus has put some Rocket albums in their 'Albums of the year' round-up:

Including:

Anthroprophh – OMEGAVILLE
On Omegaville, Anthroprophh keep pushing and pushing, laying on one oppressive and opaque layer after another, and delving further and deeper into their only semi-imagined dystopia. There is another of those pauses before ‘I’, a track on which they intensify their assault once more with a colossal roar, the precursor to the outer reaches.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards
King Of Cowards opens with a simmer, a descending bass riff bubbling away until it boils over into an intergalactic launch of searing noise, and you’re reminded that this is a band of quite tremendous power. Baty’s vocals are more colossal than ever, surfing the monolithic wave with an almighty howl. The rest of the Pigs are on agile form, switching momentum from cosmic rushes to almighty, crushing descents without hesitation.

GNOD – Chapel Perilous

The album is sequenced like a pulverising futuristic space-rock version of Reign In Blood: bookended by overbearing monolithic structures that initially cast shadows over the relatively hard-to-penetrate middle section. It’s great to finally hear ‘Donovan’s Daughters’ in a home setting. While it still slaps hard - and oh, sweet lord Jesus and all of your apostles, that drop - Raikes Parade’s masterful dub creates abyss-deep currents of echo and sky-scraping vapour trails of reverb.

See their full rundown here: The Quietus

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Echoes and Dust reveals new Lay Llamas Thuban Dub EP Vol1


On Friday Lay Llamas are releasing a new EP called Thuban Dub EP Vol.1 and you can listen to this new two track EP in full now via Echoes and Dust.

Listen to Thuban Dub EP Vol.1 here: Echoes and Dust

The press release reads:

Lay Llamas – Thuban Dub EP Vol.1

On the 15 June, Italian-based collective Lay Llamas released their second album, the critically acclaimed Thuban – a travelogue powered by a pan-global fascination with rhythmic hypnosis and an unquenchable experimental mindset.

The album was quickly picked up by BBC Radio 6 Music and the music press alike as Thuban mapped out a unique terrain in which collaborations with the likes of Mark Stewart, Clinic, Goat and Julie’s Haircut contributed to the air of earthy vibrancy and fertile exploration. 

Since the album’s release Nicola Giunta, the alchemist behind Lay Llamas decided to revisit tracks off the album, and the first ones to be released are the non single tracks Coffins on the Tree, a Black Brain on Our Way to Home which features on vocals Luca Giovanardi from fellow Italian band Julie’s Haircut, and the mighty Fight Fire with Fire which features the poignant spoken word from The Pop Group’s vocalist Mark Stewart. 

Nicola said “These two tracks represent a step ahead, or better, inside the sound material which Thuban album is made of. The dub music concept itself is basically about the process of stripping down, filtering and modifying that lead the original track into a new dimension. It’s like bringing out new and precious objects from a well known cave. Objects sometimes hazy, not so in focus, but warm and rich of memories heritage anyway. Filtering through a burnt lens. Like the tale from a last night dream that you can’t remember in details but you need to bring out anyway. A different point of view.”

Lay Llamas latest album Thuban can be bought on Ltd LP and CD here: Bandcamp

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3 Dec 2018

Get into This say some words about Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation's Liverpool show next year.


They say:

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation reveal UK tour stopping off in Liverpool, Getintothis’ Luke Hall readies himself for a fresh wave of mind-altering psychedelia.

Rocket Recordings favourites Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation return to Liverpool next March as part of their first UK tour in two years.

Stopping off at Jacaranda Records Phase One on March 1, the Swedish group bring with it their compelling hybrid of trance and psychedelia – an encompassing soundscape within which to both zone out and get your groove on.

Having been turning heads since their 2015 debut EP Diamond Waves, the band take cues from the likes of The Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star, Suicide and Cheval Fou.

The band’s latest release, Mirage, combines krautrock and shoegaze – a strong package that took home a Getintothis Album of the Year selection in 2017 (listen to tracks Rainbow Lollipop and The State (I’m In) for starters)....

Read the rest of the piece here: GIT

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation tour dates are:

23 Feb / Brighton / Mutations Festival
23 Apr / Oxford / The Bullingdon
24 Apr / Leeds / The Brudenell Social Club
25 Apr / Manchester / The Deaf Institute
26 Apr / London / Islington Assembly Hall
27 Apr / Bristol / Thekla
30 Apr / Birmingham / Hare & Hounds
01 Mar / Liverpool / Jacaranda
02 Mar / Glasgow / Stereo
03 Mar / Newcastle / The Cluny
05 Mar / Leicester / Handmade Festival

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Poster for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs show in Scala


As you may well know, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are returning to London on 4 April for their biggest headline show in the capital.

There are only 150 tickets left...so, if you want to join us, better get on it as it is gonna sell out very soon!

Tickets: Baba Yaga Hut

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Get into this reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live at the Shipping Forecast in Liverpool


They say:

In support of their new album, King Of Cowards, Getintothis’ Simon Kirk witnesses Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs lift the fur off the Liverpool faithful.

It’s been over twelve months since Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs’ last dalliance with Liverpool and with their scintillating second album King Of Cowards in the can, it’s a timely return for this street fighting Geordie beast.

It’s an odd crowd tonight. We generally recognise faces of gig goers who trawl the circuit week-in-week-out, but tonight all forms have spawned from the woodwork. Motörhead patches embellishing leather biker jackets and Dying Fetus hoodies are littered across the room, not to mention other varieties of human debris forming this make-up around the Shipping Forecast. It’s an interesting mix, adding a unique flavour to the night.

With Mésange warming up the crowd on this chilly evening, it’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs’ turn to inflict their own source of chaos on the locals, as they enter the stage...

Read the full review here: GIT

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Rocket involved in this years Label Mates


Label Mates is a yearly festival put on by Bad Vibrations where different labels curate different events over a specific period.

This year Rocket are taking part in a special weekend Label Mates that is being held over the weekend of 25/26 January

Band and details are yet to be announced, but watch this space for news!

Find out more here: Label Mates

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Vice premieres new KIKOK video – solo project by Gnoomes drummer



KIKOK, the solo project by Gnoomes drummer release a new video by Vice Noisey last week. The track DAS (Ft Gnoomes other member Sasha on vocals) is the first single taken from his forthcoming album on Magnetron records.

Watch the vid above and see what Noisey say about it here: VICE

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs' King of Cowards in FOPP's album of the year list


More accolades for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards in end of year charts.

This tie the lovely people at FOPP has put them into their Top 100 of the year.

See the full rundown here: FOPP

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30 Nov 2018

Rocket Probes – November playlist



Gum Takes Tooth – Borrowed Lies (Radio Edit)
(Really great new single from their killer new album 'Arrow' – video made by Rocket's Johnny O)

Flowers Must Die – Hey, Shut Up! (Radio Edit)
(Killer FMD track which has now been remixed by loads of very talented people, the remix album is available to download/stream from today!)
Flowers Must Die

Cosey Fanni Tutti – Tutti
(First track to be revealed from Cosey's new album...bit of a TOTS sound to this!)
Cosey Fanni Tutti

Obey Cobra – Mwg Drwg
(Really digging this this track by the Cardiff band)
Obey Cobra

Head Drop – EP1
(First release from this Reading band that features Rockets good friend Kev from Slow River Slow / Coley Park – for fans of early Loop, early The Heads, Hi-Fi Killers etc)
Head Drop

Acid Cannibals – Life is alright
(Proper party-rock stomper)
Acid Cannibals

Stara Rzeka - Cień chmury nad ukrytym polem
(Thanks to Jussi from Gum Takes Tooth for turning us onto this great project by Korba Ziolek, on the always amazing Instant Classic label)
Stara Rzeka

Afro National ‎– Push Am Forward
(Great repetitive Afro track)
Afro National

Pentagram – Sinister
(Lock horns and hit the groove!)
Pentagram

JIBÓIA — Diapente
(Killer new track from one of our fave Portuguese artists!)
JIBÓIA

Eiko Ishibashi – Iron Veil
(Another great Cherrystones recommendation...really nice repetitive pop on Drag City)
Eiko Ishibashi

John Heussenstamm – Sawan
(Great Eno/Fripp meets Gnod/White Hills 'Per Sempre' track)
John Heussenstamm

Hawkwind – Astounding Sounds
(An often ignored 'Wind album – but this is them at their most CAN sounding)
Hawkwind

Bang – Idealist/Realist
(Great bit of grooved 70s rock!)
Bang

Naujawanan Baidar - Volume 1
(Solo album from The Myrrors member – nice lofi repetitive psych, with a very nice Swedish/Middle Eastern vibe) 
Naujawanan Baidar

Teitanblood - Death
(Title says it all!!..courtesy of a GOAT)
Teitanblood

Keith Mlevhu - Love and freedom
(Zambian psych)
Keith Mlevhu

Pretty Things – Cries From The Midnight Circus
(From their killer Parachute album)
Pretty Things

Impetuous Ritual - Blight upon Martyred Sentience
(Australian death)
Impetuous Ritual

Loto – Elite Feline
(Second album on Instant Classic on this months playlist...if Massive Attack went minimalist jazz)
Loto

Laurie Spiegel - Drums 
(Stunning piece of proto-techno from 1975)
Laurie Spiegel 

The Durutti Column - Hotel Of The Lake, 1990
(Sounds like Nurse with wound gone disco)
The Durutti Column

Oneida – The Wedding
(Forgot how great this album is...)
Oneida

Mayhem – Necrolust
(As the nights get longer...)
Mayhem

The Seeds – Evil Hoodoo
(Having a big Seeds revival in Rocket HQ of late, just love Sky Saxon's voice)
The Seeds

Housewives – Speak to me
(And finally, a new Housewives track from forthcoming album on Blank Editions)
Housewives

Listen to our updated monthly 'Rocket Probes - Spotify Playlist' here:



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CRACK magazine Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Live at Metropolis Studios

Earlier this year Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs went to Metropolis Studios in London care of Crack Magazine to lay down a live session of 'A66'. 

You can now watch the full video here. Crackmagazine

Tickets for our UK tour in March and April 2019 are flying out. Bristol and Birmingham are sold out already. A good number of the rest are nearing sellout too, the band are greatly appreciative of the recent support. So they wish to thank you all. 

If you’re looking to get tickets for our March and April shows we’d recommend getting them sooner rather than later.

Tickets: http://www.pigsx7.co.uk

March 27th, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
March 28th, The Exchange, Bristol, UK - SOLD OUT
March 29th, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK - SOLD OUT
March 30th, Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
April 3rd, Rebellion, Manchester, UK
April 4th, The Scala, London, UK
April 5th, The Haunt, Brighton, UK
April 6th - Esquires, Bedford, UK
April 8th - Waterfront, Norwich, UK
April 9th - Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK
April 10th - The Bullingdon, Oxford, UK
April 11th - Rock City, Nottingham, UK
April 12th - The Cookie, Leicester, UK
April 13th - Guildhall, Preston, UK (w/ Evil Blizzard, Part Chimp, Strange Bones)
April 14th - The Live Rooms, Chester, UK
April 16th - King Tut's, Glasgow, UK
April 17th - Mash House, Edinburgh, UK
April 19th, The Sage, Gateshead, UK


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Gum Takes Tooth - 'Borrowed Lies' Single Out Today
































Today also see's the release of Gum Takes Tooth - Borrowed Lies (Radio Edit) Single.

The second track to come from their forthcoming album 'Arrow' (released on 25 January) this three and a half minute rhythmically driven stomp is a killer track.

Watch the video here

The stunning b-side of this single is a ‘rework’ of Borrowed Lies by Italian astral-voyaging collective Lay Llamas. Led by Nicola Giunta, he has masterly produced an afrofuzz cosmic funk rework as a travelogue powered by a pan-global tribal fascination with rhythmic hypnosis and an unquenchable experimental mindset. 

The track centres around an addictive percussive groove and climaxes with a heavily overdriven fuzzed organ that create a psychedelic mantra in the vein of some of the early 1970’s tracks from Ethiopiques series albums.

You can purchase from Bandcamp: Here
You can stream or buy the track here: Borrowed Lies

The full length version also available the album on 2 x red/grey vinyl – ltd vinyl and CD.
We have copies up for pre-sale now here: Bandcamp

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Gum Takes Tooth will be heading out on the road in 2019 to support the release of the album:

24 Jan - Leicester (The SoundHouse)
25 Jan - London (Electrowerkz – with Nik Void, Sex Swing, Michael and Coldnose)
01 Feb - Ramsgate (Ramsgate Music Hall)
02 Feb - Sheffield (Audacious Space)
14 Feb - Dublin (Drop Dead Twice)
15 Feb - Cork (The Roundy)
16 Feb - Manchester (Star & Garter)
05 March - Paris (Badaboum)
07 March - Lille (L’Aeronef)
08 March - Tours (Le Temps Machine)

With more to be confirmed.

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Gum Takes Tooth, the London duo of Jussi Brightmore and drummer Tom Fug unique approach whereby manipulated drum-triggered electronics achieve a dynamic, rhythmically driven and flagrantly unclassifiable fury that flirts with both speaker-ripping psych-rock pyrotechnics and synapse-shredding acid house delivered avoiding any of the trappings or clichés of either. 

“It concerns the small change victories and comforts our culture portions out to us to placate us and prevent action towards change - the lie of self-empowerment and paranoia is the ‘weapon offered as a gift’”elucidates Jussi the bands singer. “It ends with a call to arms to look inward to find the weapon to overcome this”. 

Gum Takes Tooth are mavericks to the last, perpetual square-pegs and a band intent on forging onward to break all or any paradigms before them, creating a collection of kinetic anthems to battle everyday oppression - a work of machine-driven mania with its very human heart on its sleeve.

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Flowers Must Die - Hey, Shut Up, Again! Out Today
































Today see's the release of Flowers Must Die - Hey, Shut Up, Again!

Buy it now via Bandcamp: Flowers Must Die
Or stream from Apple and Spotify

The band asked a myriad or artists including label mates Gnoomes and VED, Rocket friend Jamie Paton, as well as other artists that includes Mai Mai Mai and Carl Michael Von Hausswolff​​.

This Saturday the band are playing a couple of very special shows, and for these shows the band are joined by some special guests, Agathe Max from KURO/Messange and Tom Fug from Gum Takes Tooth/Melting Hand etc:

01 Dec / London / 100 Club (with The Heads) Baba Yagas Hut
02 Dec / Margete / Elsewhere Tickets

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FLOWERS MUST DIE
Hey, shut up again!

Good music never gets old. A case in point is the Flowers Must Die track ​“Hey, Shut Up!”,​​ which was on last years ​‘Kompost’​​ album released on ​Rocket Recordings​​. It’s old in the sense of how fast the music industry moves nowadays, but also because the original recording session took place in 2013. And it doesn’t stop there, the song is an homage to ​Bo Diddley´s “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut”​​ from 1964, or ​The Pretty Things​​ version from 1965 or ​The Missing Links​​ or…

The list could be long so we decided to keep that tradition and asked some friends of Flowers Must Die to do their version of the track. Some from the “Rocket family” like Russian group Gnoomes​​ or ​long time Rocket collaborator Jamie Paton​​ (Höga Nord/DFA), Mattias Nihlén​​ from the Malmö-based band VED who earlier this year made their Rocket debut with their brilliant EP DDTT. Mattias is a longtime friend of FMD and they have often collaborated and/or shared a stage with over the years.

Underground rave legend ​NOS and his duo ​NOS++T++ are another Swedish act
with strong ties to the adventurous but somewhat furtive Malmö music scene that
we have always felt very much a part of, despite only ever having one member actually living there.

Swedish artist ​Carl Michael Von Hausswolff​​ under the alias ​CMVH​​ is FMD drummer Lars’ childhood friend from Linköping, and they have collaborated on various art projects every now and then since the 80s. If the name rings a bell for people not familiar with the Swedish art scene it’s probably because of his daughter ​Anna Von Hausswolff​​.

A more recent FMD friendship comes from the band ​Horseface​​ who instead of remixing the track made a cover singing the lyrics in Finnish. Further darker or moodier tracks on the compilation are from the American artist ​Dorit Chrysler,​​ who is a Theremin genius, and our great Italian friend ​Mai Mai Mai​​, one of the leading artists in the Italian Occult Psychedelia scene. Finally, ​Jonas Höglund​​ from FMD added his ​Manuel Göttsching​​-inspired remix he created back in 2013.

Hey, Shut Up! has always existed in different mixes, the “original” from the record, a slightly longer and rougher version for ​Rockets’ Rough Trade´s “Label Of The Month”​​ sampler also the contained Radio Edit. If that wasn’t enough, FMD’s ​Rickard Daun​​ decided to release the so far unheard ‘full version’ for this remix album. But hey, who doesn’t like all those different versions of ​Stereolab tracks or example?

The video to accompany the track’s Radio Edit is again made by ​Rickard Daun​​
and uses simple images made with crayons as well as images of a deaf and dumb shepherd dancing around in his own creation, The Stone Garden. A symbolic reference to the lyrics of the track which was a reaction to the sad and worrying climate in Sweden and the rest of the world, with more and more right wing parties coming to power. Images of a dancing man with a disability showing he can be happy and appreciate his beautiful garden in the desert, the small and simple things in the world, to go against the grain and live their own way of life. So dig into almost 70 minutes of music which twist and turn the track into Noise, Industrial, Disco Dub, Post Punk, Cosmic Techno and Minimal Drones. 

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Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation Play Handmade Festival

On Sunday the 5th of May Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation will be playing the Handmade Festival in Leicester.

Ticket Link: Handmade


More Info: Facebook

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A Final 'Twentieth' Thank You From Rocket

A final 'Twentieth' thank you from Rocket

2018 has been a massive year for Rocket, reaching such a landmark has been humbling.

So we wish a massive thank you to all the fans, bands, journalists, shops, and friends etc who have supported us along this journey. In an ever changing musical landscape it is the people like you who have allowed us to continue to functions as an independent label and survive this long.

As a one last 'thank you' to fans we are offering one last 30% sale for 10 days, so your chance to scoop up some of the items in those end-of-year charts!

01-10 DECEMBER ONLY
30% OFF
USE THE UNIQUE DISCOUNT CODE ‘ROCKET'

Shop here: Bandcamp

Many Thanks John & Chris

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29 Nov 2018

CRACK Magazine Premiere Exclusive 'Live' Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Performance


















Today tune into CRACK Magazine's Facebook page at 15:00 (UK Time) for an exclusive Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live performance at Metropolis Studios.

To watch live visit here: Crack Magazine

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Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation announce Spring UK Tour

Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation have announce the following Spring UK tour that includes appearances at Brighton's Mutations Festival and Handmade Festival in Leicester:

23 Feb / Brighton / Mutations Festival
23 Apr / Oxford / The Bullingdon
24 Apr / Leeds / The Brudenell Social Club
25 Apr / Manchester / The Deaf Institute
26 Apr / London / Islington Assembly Hall
27 Apr / Bristol / Thekla
30 Apr / Birmingham / Hare & Hounds
01 Mar / Liverpool / Jacaranda
02 Mar / Glasgow / Stereo
03 Mar / Newcastle / The Cluny
05 Mar / Leicester / Handmade Festival

Tickets for all shows can be bought from here from 10am tomorrow (Friday 30th): See

Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation's acclaimed second album 'Mirage' has recently been reissued on special Green/Purple Swirl vinyl, buy from here: Bandcamp



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