31 May 2019

Rocket Probes – May 2019 playlist

(Free and astral jazz collide together on the Swedish bands debut album)

Gnoomes – Sine Waves Are Good For Your Health
(Stunning track of repetitious grooves from Gnoomes latest album MU!)

Tomaga – Bluest
(New Tomaga!)

Head Drop – Hexing Babylon

(Second EP from the Reading 4 piece...and if you like your psych rock with heavy does of fuzzwah (ala Loop, Magnet, Mudhoney) then tracks 1,3 & 4 are for you.
Head Drop

La Tène – Abandonnée​/​Maleja
(Great hurdy-gurdy/harmonium jams)
La Tène

Sea Urchin – Tahtib
(Killer tribal grooves on Bristol's great Bokeh Versions label)
Sea Urchin

Terminal Cheesecake – Le Sacre Du Lièvre 
(New Cheesecake...yes please!)
Terminal Cheesecake

Sonny Sharrock – Many Mansions
(Thanks to Teeth of the Sea's Mike Bourne for letting us know about this heavy cut!)
Sonny Sharrock

Lotto - PIX
(Fuzzed Beats on the ever reliable Instant Classic)

Rakta – Miragem
(Great to see Rakta live recently with Deaf Kids)

Bobby Soxx - Scavenger of Death
(Psyched punk groove from '81)
Bobby Soxx

Bridget Bardot - Contact
(Great repetitive pop)
Bridget Bardot

Humbros – Night of the Toacas / Paragon
(Thanks to Heather from Black Impulse for turning us onto this lot)
Humbros 1

Nihiloxica – Dubugwanjuba
(Ugandan tribal psych...thanks to Iggor from Petbrick for the tip-off)

Davy Kehoe - The Pilot
(New Kehoe)
Davy Kehoe

Lubricated Goat – In The Raw
(One of Australia's finest)
Lubricated Goat 

Avon Terror Corps – Avon is Dead
(The 'new' sounds of 0272)
Avon Terror Corps

The Budos Band - Old Engine Oil
(Another great Black Impulse recommendation
The Budos Band

Killing Joke – The Hum
(If Adam Ant fronted Gnod)
Killing Joke

Prince Douglas - Tongue Shall Tell Dub
(The guys from Centrum opened our ears to this slice of fuzzed dub)
Prince Douglas

Harrga – Héroïques Animaux de la Misère
(More crushing sounds from 'industrial' Bristol)

Pink Fairies – Rare Live Recordings & Radio Broadcasts: 1970​-​1971
(Twink uncovers some old archive recordings)
Pink Fairies 

Leafcutter John – Elephant Bones
(Our friends Gnoomes turned us on to this nice kosmiche jam)
Leafcutter John

13th Floor Elevators – Slip inside this house
(We are gonna miss you Roky)
13th Floor Elevators

Listen to our updated monthly Rocket Probes Spotify playlist here:


Normans gives Gnoomes album MU! a 9/10 review

They say:

If you don't know you won't know, Gnoomes are a Russian psych band that play aggressive, mean, exultant music that's built for live performance. According to the band, this new album 'MU!' is an attempt at recreating their live sound and I think they've done a great job.

On opener 'Utro', the instruments melt into each other but you can also hear snatches of fuzzy synth bass, squawking electronic textures, and some nice Kev Shields-y guitar. It's the shoegaze element that I wasn't expecting from Gnoomes. The fact that they're on Rocket Recordings (a consistently excellent label) and how they've got a kind weird band name, I was settled in ready for some aggressive balls-to-the-wall psych rock a la Pigs x7 or Goat and yes there was this, but there are some really washy, heavenly moments when the song just opens wide and swallows you up. A moment like this happen on second track 'Sword In The Stone', where, about two and a half minutes in, I felt compelled to turn the volume up another nine notches for a thoroughly enjoyable sonic assault. There are so many brilliant songs on this record.

I love the baggy groove of 'Glasgow Coma State', 'Sine Waves Are Good For Your Health' is the best song title I've heard for a hot minute, and 'Ursa Major' and 'Feel Now' are like joyous sonic gut punches doing their best to encourage you to damage your already pretty defiled hearing. I could go on et on, but unfortunately (only in the sense that I have to stop talking about this record) I must start reviewing other albums. I will definitely be giving this record another spin as soon as I can. Now you know. 

Buy from here: Normans Records

And see the band live at the dates above.


Raw Power highlights featuring GNOD

Watch this great Raw Power highlights video featuring footage of  and soundtracked by GNOD...also features the odd Gnoomes in the crowd!

Thanks to everyone involved in RP for another amazing year! A lot of hours and sweat goes into the event and as always we were all rewarded for it.

Thank you!


Teeth of the Sea play Glasgow

Tickets available here: See

Full list of up-and-coming shows are:

07 Jun / Glasgow / Broadcast  Info
08 Jun / Newcastle / Star and Shadow Cinema  Info
21 Jun / London / Science Museum ('Apollo’s Moon Shot' live soundtrack)  Info
31 Jul / Liverpool / Deeper Cuts Festival Info
05 Sep / London / Oslo (W/ The Utopia Strong)  Info


All Music reviews Gnoomes MU!

They say:

Over two full-lengths and a scattering of EP's, Russian outfit, Gnoomes, have refined their self-described "stargaze" sound which uses a platform of krautrock, shoegaze, and techno as its launchpad for deeper explorations. After finding some traction in Europe thanks to a deal with U.K. label, Rocket Recordings, they doubled down on their electronic elements for 2017's frosty and cerebral Tchack! LP. With their third album, Mu!, Gnoomes have headed in the other direction and engaged more deeply with their organic impulses. The addition of a fourth band member, Masha Piankova, on keyboards, allowed singer/bassist Sasha Piankov to switch to guitar, pushing them toward a more guitar-driven approach that seemed to better reflect the intensity of their live shows. The resulting album still relies heavily on the pulsing krautrock rhythms and spacey experimentation they've used in the past, but with a more spontaneous feel, especially on layered cuts like "Utro" and "Irma." 

The Beatlesque album highlight "Glasgow State Coma" delivers Mu!'s most engaging melody, proving Gnoomes know their way around a pop song, even if it's nearly 6 minutes long. Almost in answer to that track is the similarly melodic "Sine Wavs Are Good For Your Health," whose dreamy 60's U.K. psych vibes are built around a droning rhythm whose high-tuned, tabla-like drum fills and repetitive single note picking resemble a dazed-out raga. "Sword In the Stone," another standout, falls into a more traditionally shoegaze camp, albeit with eccentric little spoken word affirmations amid its tonal splashes. At their most expansive, Gnoomes let their kraut-psych meter run on the 7-plus minute "How Do You" and its sped-up addendum "Feel Now," which closes out the album. Generally more accessible than their previous outing, Mu! still feels like a snapshot of an adventurous band who remain in a state of near-constant flux. 4/5

Read the rest here: All Music


Gnoomes – MU! released today

We are happy to announce that your fave Russian band Gnoomes new LP MU! is released today.  


“Refreshingly off the map exploratory vibes” Uncut

“Impactful sonic crunch” Backseat Mafia

"Re-assessing sonic boundaries." Loud and Quiet


Buy MU! on Ltd red or black vinyl in your local record shop or direct from us here:

LP/CD     Stream /download

Watch the psyched out video for latest single Glasgow Coma State here: YouTube

MU! has been part recorded in the same old soviet radio station where the band recorded their last album Tschak! part in a professional studio and then part at home. This was to ensure the best capture of Gnoomes live assault. The results brim with a magnitude and sense of coherence that belies some of the environment it was created in. Fuzz-driven guitars shift in engulfing waves, resembling shoegaze giants at their most ferocious, whilst elsewhere layered vocals stack on top of one another, weaving between pristine melody and augmented discordance. Whilst the glacial electronics and coldwave tendencies that soaked much of their previous album may be more absent here, this record pulses with an electronic tinge that bubbles more subtly under the surface of immersive guitars.

The band are taking MU! on the road around the UK, starting with a very special show in their home city of Perm where the band are hosting label mates Gum Takes Tooth and Mamuthones, plus others at Gnoomes Fest 2019

The band are taking MU! on the road:

31 May / UK / Manchester / The Peer Hat
01 Jun / UK / Newcastle / Cluny 2
03 Jun / UK / Norwich / Norwich Arts Centre (w/ Wooden Shjips)
05 Jun / UK / Southsea / The House of Rapture  
07 Jun / UK / Liverpool / Phase One
08 Jun / UK / Bristol / Triptych Festival
09 Jun / CH / Sierre / Palp Festival
07 Jul / Moscow / Bol' Festival 

If you are interested in booking the band, please email: gnooomes@gmail.com


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce 6th sin vinyl version of King of Cowards

After the 5 versions of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs album King of Cowards have  been sold-out we are pressing up the sixth – 'Gold with Greed' version is available for preorder now, and like all previous versions there are only 500 for the world!

We are also doing another pressing of the CD as all have sold out for a second time.

Preorder here: King of Cowards


30 May 2019

Get Into This asks Sasha from Gnoomes 13 questions

They say:

Russian rockers Gnoomes are a firm favourite here at Getintothis and we run through 13 questions with them.

Combining kraut techno and kosmische pop,Gnoomes released their first album, Ngan!, on Rocket in 2015, a four track, with two of those taking an impressive 30 minutes to unfurl.

Their last album, 2017’s Tschak! Was describes in these very pages by us as being ‘bolder and looser, more experimental, broader in the scope of its ambition.’

Now with new album Mu!, Gnoomes have expanded into a four piece and are headlining the latest Getintothis Deep Cuts night, along with RongoRongo, Samurai Kip and Charity Shop Pop.

Ahead of this activity, we sat Gnoomes down and subjected them to 13 questions.  Read on to find out more about limitless skies, poached eggs and one hand clapping.

1. Where are you and what are you doing?
“I’m in Perm in Russia, working at the table.”

2. What is your favourite view?

“There is a special place in Slovenia, the town that’s called Rogaška Slatina. I have a secret place there with a tremendously beautiful panorama view: the hills, the small churches and the limitless sky.”...

Read the rest here: GIT


29 May 2019

Bearded say some words about Deeper Cuts Festival

They say:

Deeper Cuts Festival Announce Line Up Featuring Headliners Teeth Of the Sea

New Liverpool festival announces eclectic line up for debut event held in mid July

Deeper Cuts Festival Set to make its inaugural appearance, Deeper Cuts Festival launches on Saturday July 13 in Liverpool. Born out of the monthly Deep Cuts new music night held at Jacaranda Phase One, created by Liverpool music blog Getintothis, the upcoming all dayer is set to feature over two dozen acts drawn from across a score of genres.

Held across three locations on Seel Street, venue and record shop Jacaranda Phase One, The Kazimier Garden and new event space Stockroom will play host to the twenty-five strong bill. 

Headlining the event is revered psych rock outfit Teeth of the Sea, touring in support of their acclaimed fifth LP Wraith, released in February. Rising prog / psych unit Gum Takes Tooth who issued their lauded LP Arrow in January bring their maximalist percussive noise to Liverpool. 

Also set to feature are Glaswegian psych group Helicon, The Dream Machine All-Stars (a collective consisting legendary psychedelia outfit The Telescopes), Mancunian outfit URF and Cardiff group Buzzard, Buzzard, Buzzard...

Read the rest here: Bearded


Loud and Quiet reviews Gnoomes – MU!

They say:

Ngan! Tschak! MU! Such has been the trajectory of Gnoomes, each exclamation point denoting one of three releases thus far. Collectively, they read as an onomatopoeic sequence, a comic book fight scene. Appropriate, given Gnoomes’ journey into Europe as exiled heroes was beset by turbulence. The other referent, especially in the case of latest instalment MU!, is more directly related to the motorik-ish post-kraut sound therein. MU!? More like Neu!

This, Gnoomes’ most confident release to date, sounds especially jubilant in the way of later Krautrock, the grainy guitars of ‘Sword in the Stone’ and ‘Ursa Major’ ebullient with skyward electricity. But the true antecedent of MU! would prove to be the other great Klaus Dinger outfit – La Düsseldorf. The stumbling tom-toms of ‘Since Waves Are Good For Your Health’ (charmingly mistranslated in the lyrics as “good TO your health”) and ascendent fuzz of ‘Progulka’ seem almost tone for tone lifted from La Düsseldorf, accelerated by a bit of psych rock welly. Fortunately, it’s been a long while since we’ve heard anyone restart that vehicle quite so well...

Read the rest here: L&Q


Music Orbit reviews Gnoomes Live at Union in St Petersburg

They say:

Last Thursday, rare guests came to St. Petersburg: the Permian Gnoomes team is known for touring abroad more often than in Russia (here you can even draw an analogy with the Rostov group Motorama, which has a similar situation). It's all about the sound - the guys play an interesting mix of kraut-rock, psychedelia and electronics, the lyrics are English-language. And if you do not know in advance that they are from Perm, you may well get the impression that this is another rock band from Manchester’s bar or, at worst, Berlin. 

Today, the Music Orbit will show you how Gnoomes play live (the concert was recorded in the St. Petersburg Union bar ). Bonus - an interesting article about the group, where many letters and meanings. Enjoy! 

See the rest here: VK


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation reveal new single 'Baby Come On'

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation recently released their third album 'Sacred Dreams' to rapturous praise:

"An immaculately produced and thoroughly modern take on various forms of psychedelia." 8/10 Line of the Best Fit
"Who knew such things could sound as inviting as this." Prog
"My favourite new record." Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music)

And to celebrate the band are releasing a new edit of album track 'Baby Come On' as a digital single on 7 June. The psyched, glam-blues stomp of  ‘Baby Come On’ is a unique mix of Rolling Stones swagger, T-Rex groove and Goldfrapp’s electro swing – and of course, at the tracks centre Josefin’s dreamy and absorbing vocals. Listen to the new version here:

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation – Baby Come On (Radio Edit)

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation are taking 'Sacred Dream' on a UK tour in November plus they are making an appearance at the legendary Glastonbury Festival!:

26-30 Jun / Pilton / Glastonbury Festival
04 Nov / Leeds / The Brudenell Social Club
05 Nov / Manchester / The Deaf Institute
06 Nov / London / Islington Assembly Hall
07 Nov / Bristol / Thekla
08 Nov / Brighton / Green Door
10 Nov / Birmingham / Hare & Hounds
11 Nov / Oxford / The Bullingdon
12 Nov / Liverpool / Jacaranda - Phase One
13 Nov / Newcastle / The Cluny
14 Nov / Glasgow / Stereo
15 Nov / Leicester / The Cookie

Buy tickets here: See

'Sacred Dreams' is available in all record shops now or you can buy direct from the band here: Bandcamp


28 May 2019

Down the Front Media say some words about Teeth of the Sea's up-and-coming performance at the Science Museum

They say:

TEETH OF THE SEA to perform live score at the Science Museum for the Apollo Moon Shot screening in June

Teeth Of The Sea are delighted to be performing at the Science Museum in London for the 'Apollo Moon Shot' screening on June 21st. 'Apollo’s Moon Shot' looks back on one of the most important leaps forward in human history, exploring the journey from America’s first manned orbit to the last man on the Moon. The six-part series premieres on 17 June on the recently launched Smithsonian Channel UK and airs weekly throughout June and July.

The screening shall be an abridged feature-length cut of the documentary series, with a live score performed by Teeth of the Sea and introduced by famed American aviator and NASA 'Mercury 13' astronaut trainee Mary Wallace 'Wally' Funk.

In February of this year, Rocket Recordings released Teeth Of The Sea’s coruscating new album Wraith. Read on for more information about that below., as well as further live performances on the horizon in support of the album.

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...

Read the rest here: Down the Front Media


GNOD, Part Chimp, Hey Colossus announce special show(s)

After demolishing the Dome at Raw Power Festival, Baba Yaga's Hut have announced the next GNOD London show and it will be a three way with Part Chimp and Hey Colossus...

Tickets available here: See

The show is part of a three date tour:

08 Nov / Paris / Le Petit Bain
09 Nov / Brussels / Magasin 4  Info
10 Nov / London / Dingwalls

Ear plugs will not help you!


Watch footage of GNOD playing Donovan's Daughter live at Raw Power


Poster for Julie's Haircut's next London show

Tickets are available here: Club The Mammoth

The full list of dates revealed so far for the Autumn tour is:

25 Sep / FR / Saint Etienne / Disorder Club
26 Sep / BE / Gent / Café Charlatan 
27 Sep / BE / Paris / Supersonic
28 Sep / UK / Bristol / The Lanes
01 Oct / UK / Glasgow / Broadcast
03 Oct / UK / Leicester / Soundhouse
04 Oct / UK / Manchester / The Peer Hat
05 Oct / UK / London / Shacklewell Arms

More dates are still TBC, but if you want them to play your town or city, get your local promoter to contact El Borracho Bookings 


Watch Paisiel's Joao Pais Filipe perform at this Raw Power Festival


24 May 2019

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs play Ritual Union Festival, Oxford

On Saturday 19 October Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs will be playing the Ritual Union Festival in Oxford, UK, its the 3rd year of the festival & Rocket have had bands play every year.

For more info & tickets: Ritual Union   /  Tickets


Gnoomes on Russian Television

The Gnoomes were out promoting their new album MU! (released on the 31st May) on Russian Television this week, here is an insight into what looks like a daytime show and an acoustic performance from the band. 

Gnoomes MU! is available to pre-order here:  

Buy: Bandcamp / Stream: Gnoomes Mu 


23 May 2019

GNOD play Brighton on Saturday

GNOD are heading to London for Raw Power Festival on Sunday, but the band will also be playing a show at Patterns in Brighton on Saturday night with support from Mullholland + Japanese Sweets

Patterns / BRIGHTON - SAT 25th MAY 2019

Tickets: GNOD
More Info: Facebook


22 May 2019

Teeth of the Sea Interview on Reprezent Radio

This week Teeth of the Sea's Sam Barton was Interviewed by Ailbhe Máiréad on Reprezent Radio about the bands up & coming Apollo Film score show at the Science Museum on June 21st.

More Info: Science Museum

Listen back via Soundcloud: Reprezent Radio


MOWNO review DJINN Album

MOWNO review DJINN Album:

Akin to a supergroup composed of Swedes Hills and Goat members, Djinn departs sensibly and deliberately from the psychedelic lands dear to them. Drawing inspiration from folklore and mythology (the djins are these famous supernatural and polymorphic creatures from the legends of the Middle East), this self-titled album is mostly experimenting with free jazz.

Unique title unveiled a few months ago, The Garden of the Dead yet carried us to musical landscapes shrouded in mysticism, immersing us in atmospheres that seemed guided by the spirit of Alice Coltrane. Rather bewitching so ... 

 The rest of the disc, discovered more recently, takes us to far darker places. Not sure that the first piece Jazz Financed rallies a wide audience. Like Algabbanem, this is the free jazz side, in its most dissonant expression, that Djinn will draw, recalling Albert Ayler or the last years of life of John Coltrane. And if the spirits seem to calm down briefly with the meditative interlude Fiskehamn Blues and the almost groovy sax of My Bankaccount, darkness and impros free (Rertrand Bussels) come to populate the end of this first album. 

There is no doubt that Djinn's music will shake Goat's psychedelic fans. A rough album, more obscure than clear, likely to interest fans of dissonant free jazz, but that will not revolutionize the genre.

See the review here: MOWNO


DJINN​ Play Le Guess Who? Festival 2019

DJINN​ Play Le Guess Who? Festival 2019:

We are delighted to share that Rocket band DJINN (Goat/Hills) will be joining Utrecht’s foremost avant-garde music festival Le Guess Who?​ and what promises to have some amazing performances by the likes of Rocket favourite Petbrick and more, with a full line up of stellar music.

Le Guess Who? 2019 will take place from November 7 to November 10 at various venues across Utrecht.

Reduced festival passes (€123) are available from now until May 2, after which they will increase to their final price (€148). Day tickets will be released at a later date.

For more information: Le Guess Who?


21 May 2019

Show Running Times for Raw Power 2019

Raw Power Festival is this weekend and Rocket's own GNOD are headlining on the Sunday. If you were there at our 20th Birthday celebration you know how GNOD can close a festival.

Weekend, day & evening tickets are all still available.

Also playing are Part Chimp, The Ex, JK Flesh, Big Brave, My Disco, Nani-Guru (Acid Mothers Temple) and a ton more.

Weekend Tickets: Baba Yaga  

Sunday Tickets: Baba Yaga


Soundblab review DJINN

DJINN are a collective of musicians drawn from the Hills/Goat staple. That would give you little indication for what’s in store on the self-titled album. The only common denominator would be the conjuring of supernatural forces, and an esoteric view of musical history. DJINN are essentially an experimental jazz outfit drawing upon African American jazz outliers such as Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders and Ornette Coleman for inspiration. In fact, listening to DJINN made me think of Alice and John Coltrane head to head in 1968.

DJINN present a case for free jazz as something an independent music fan, without a penchant for jazz, might in fact embrace. It really isn’t just free jazz. It’s also global music. It’s also post-classical. It’s also progressive folk. The music ranges from ambience, through bebop, transcendental music, and all-out untrammeled noise. It’s little wonder that the track ‘Rertland Bussels’ is an anagram of Bertland Russells. Russells was a British philosopher who espoused freedom of thought and unconventional ideas. So, this track, as with the other tracks, has the spirit of rebellion - sitars, strangely disembodied choirs, a steadying flute line, strings and a narrator (probably Russell). This track is less about atonality and more about unravelling disparate sounds. Unlike ‘Jazz Financed’ for instance. That piece starts with an echo of dissonance, and delivers on it, with a tempest of disagreeable noise. The mid-section is an unusual excursion that threatens to break into the sort of carnival atmosphere evident on Louis Armstrong’s Live in Chicago recording. It’s challenging stuff but I’ll go into bat for it because it breaks the mould in an interesting and listenable way.

Read the full review: Soundblab


20 May 2019

Cardiff Noise & Psych Fest Show Running Times

Here are the show running times for 'Cardiff Noise & Psych Fest' that Teeth of the Sea will be playing at this years event on 24/25 May.

They are joining a bill that contains Sly and the Family Drone, Stereocilia, Bruxa Maria, Ill, Obey Cobra etc

More info here: The Moon


Teeth of the Sea & Gum Takes Tooth play Deeper Cuts Festival Liverpool

Teeth of the Sea & Gum Takes Tooth play Deeper Cuts Festival Liverpool.

Deeper Cuts Festival will take place across three of the city's best music venues; Phase One, Kazimier Garden and Stockroom.

The one-day festival will launch on Saturday, July 13, with the aim of blending ‘ground-breaking European musicianship and thrilling Merseyside emerging talent’.

The lineup sees artists from around the world including the amazing Housewives, all take to stages througho
ut Liverpool's much-loved Seel Street from 3pm to 3am. 

Tickets: Deeper Cuts Festival  


GNOD Headline Raw Power 2019 this weekend!

Raw Power Festival is this weekend and Rocket's own GNOD are headlining on the Sunday. If you were there at our 20th Birthday celebration you know how GNOD can close a festival.

Weekend, day & evening tickets are all still available.

Also playing are Part Chimp, The Ex, JK Flesh, Big Brave, My Disco, Nani-Guru (Acid Mothers Temple) and a ton more.

Weekend Tickets: Baba Yaga  

Sunday Tickets: Baba Yaga


19 May 2019

Soundblab feature Rocket albums in their Best Psychedelic Albums of the 21st Century (Part 2)

Soundblab feature Rocket albums in their Best Psychedelic Albums of the 21st Century (Part 2) They say:

Following on from my first list, here are the next best 100 albums from 100 artists. It was hard to leave a lot of these albums off the first list so this is more of a continuation than a runner's up list. There's a lot more Psych Rock on this one but still plenty of bands that veer off the traditional path with just some minor psychedelic influences. 

The 4 Rocket albums:



Read the full list here: Soundblab


Music OMH review DJINN

Music OMH review DJINN

A djinn, more commonly referred to as a genie in the western world, is a supernatural creature. And it feels like a comfortable reference point for DJINN, a group made up of members of psych bands Goat and Hills. Yet where they go with it isn’t entirely expected. Rocket Recordings have long been putting out records at the weirder end of the spectrum, but DJINN has to mark their first jazz release.

Unsurprisingly, it’s not a trad-jazz collection, but one that’s as odd as might be hoped. The record oscillates between spiritual concepts and earthly realities, touring just about everything in between. Interestingly, those that tip their hat to the afterlife tend towards a blissed out and balmy vibe a la Le Jardin De La Morte or the airy, warm hover of Ghostdance. The darker tones are left to the more worldly suggestions of Jazz Financed and My Bank Account, which both slip into madder territory with a more hard-boiled feel.

The quivering breakdown and subsequent bombastic recovery of My Bank Account is a fine example of the record’s slippery motives. And despite the seemingly lofty genre curveball and high concepts Rertland Bussels and Djinn and Djuice more than suggest a the twinkle in the eyes and ears of the album’s creators.

While these psych devotees may have ventured into the realms of jazz it’s of the distinctly trippy kind, as the hypnotic lullaby-like charms of Fiskehamn Blues are testament. And the instrumentation is as fluid as the notions the record explores, making full use of a range of reed and percussive instruments. Nevertheless, even at the album’s most delirious moments, it remains cohesive.

Generally speaking a great deal of the freshest music being made currently operates within the realms of electronica, as music makers continue to explore the possibilities of technology. Then, a record like DJINN comes along to demonstrate that it’s still possible to create a unique experience from well-worn tools.

DJINN is what you get when you put two and two together and get five. Perhaps sometimes it is better to embrace the illogical than be a slave to reality. Not everything has to make sense. Take it for what it is: a jewel in the crown of the underground.

Here is the full review: Music OMH


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs play Brave Exhibitions Festival

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs play Brave Exhibitions Festival on the 15/16/17 of November at The Cluny, Newcastle

For more info: Brave Exhibitions / Tickets 


Exclaim review DJINN

Exclaim review DJINN:

They say:

Sweden's Djinn are purveyors of the outer fringes of jazz. Albert Ayler's wild timbres, the astral vibrations of Alice Coltrane, and the global wanderings of Don Cherry are all inspirational touchstones for this crew of genre-bending heads. Comprised of members of enigmatic fusion group Goat and psychedelic rockers Hills, Djinn let loose an unholy energy on their debut LP.

Right out of the gate, "Jazz Financed" places oblique Ayler-esque sax tones front and centre, over skittering drums and eerie violin shredding. This fiery maelstrom fades into the almost new age meandering that is "Le Jardin de la Morte." A smoky stream of chimes and drones wafts gently beneath improvised psych guitar melodies.

"Ghostdance" is a sprightly piano-drum-bass-flute romp that swings with gleeful abandon until it's ushered off stage by a blistering snare roll to make way for the chimes and thumb piano of "Fiskehamn Blues." Ayler's ghost reappears for "My Bankaccount," in which a muted cacophony of free blowing tumbles over a frenetic splaying of drumstick-wielding arms and legs. The track coalesces into a free rock jam as it roars to completion.

The album ends with the groovy boogie of "Djinn and Djuice," which begins with a mellow piano vamp and gradually elevates as more elements enter the fray. Eventually, a tail-wagging groove sneaks into focus as the players lock onto each other, and this alone is worth the price of admission.

Although Djinn are offering a survey of abstract jazz, they somehow manage to capture a spirit and a feeling that coalesces into something truly unique and exhilarating. (Rocket Recordings)

The review: Exclaim


Teeth of the Sea play Fuzz Club Festival Eindhoven 2019

Teeth of the Sea join all things fuzz, reverb and drone at this years Fuzz Club Festival, Eindhoven 23 – 24 August.

For more info: Facebook / Effenaar 


17 May 2019

Lauren Laverne spins new Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation single

We are delighted that Lauren Laverne has had first play of the new Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation single, 'Baby Come On', you can check it out here: BBC

The bands new album Sacred Dreams is available to buy/stream via all the usual outlets or via us: Bandcamp


Stream Gnoomefest Live

You can stream the whole of Gnoomesfest 2919 live which is happening in Perm, Russia on Saturday the 18th May (tomorrow) via radio station Oto:


The stream should start at around 1:00 to 10:00 pm local time and 9:00 to 6:00 UK time.

So tune in to watch amongst others the amazing Gum Takes Tooth / GNOOMES / Mamuthones / KIKOK rip it up Russia!!!

Also you can watch a live video stream of today’s soundchecks here from 3’ish UK time: 59