28 Mar 2018

GIGsoup review and photo's of Rocket Twenty

It reads:

To celebrate its 20th birthday Britain’s finest underground record label Rocket Recordings recently held their Rocket Twenty weekender at The Garage in Highbury and Islington, exactly two decades since they issued their first release, a split 7″ single by The Heads and Lillydamwhite.

With a sizeable chunk of their superb European wide roster of artists appearing across two performance spaces, along with visuals provided by Liverpool Psych Fest’s Sam Wiehl and Rocket Recordings’ very own John O’Carroll, it was three days of truly mind blowing music featuring a diverse range of psychedelia-inspired styles that included everything from krautrock to prog, as well as metal, folk and a variety of electronic styles.Friday

Although the shorter of the three, the opening night offered up some of the weekends genuine highlights. The Malmö-based Flowers Must Die kicked off day one with some eastern-inspired psychedelic space rock which also featured Laura Agnusdei of Julie’s Haircut on sax.

The crowds then quickly rushed off and crammed themselves into the much smaller upstairs room for the first of four Gnod-related solo projects. AHRKH (aka A.P Macarte) encouraged the audience to sit crossed legged like himself, before performing a rather different kind of eastern-inspired sound featuring a meditative mix of ambient drone and vocal loops...

Read the rest of the great review and see the amazing photos here: GIGsoup