14 Mar 2018
Backseat Mafia reviews Day 2 of Rocket Twenty
Day Two of the Rocket 20 celebrations is underway and with a sell out venue already crowded, we open with Temple ov BBV, a super group comprised of members of Salfordians Gnod and Eindhoven natives Radar Men from the Moon. The projects inception came to late when the two joined forces at Eindhoven Psych Lab a few years back, the informality of the event then being set to record via Rocket and an LP released in June 2017. With some 10 personnel on stage it comes as no surprise that the sound is of incredible volume, however the finer details of the sound are intriguing and their set is literally hard to put into words. ‘The Other Side of the Night’ is the stand out of the set with its evocative lyrics, relentless drumming and industrial feel. The entire set is executed perfectly and literally could not be a better start to things.
Next up its Mamuthones, who emerged from the Italian occult psychedelic movement to release LP Fear on the Corner last month. The vibrant reinvention of the band sees them transcend their roots from Italian prog and soundtracks to krautrock, funk and disco. Their set is lively and upbeat, setting the dancing mood for things to come. Their samples, random array of noise makers and atonal style goes down well live and they are clearly happy to be here, lapping up every second. Probably not to everyone’s taste, Mamuthones have done themselves proud with a strong performance that has turned a few heads...
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(Goat photo by Al Overdrive)