23 Jul 2019

Julie's Haircut reveal first single from new forthcoming album 'In The Silence Electric'



Italian psychonauts Julie's Haircut return with their second album for Rocket called 'In The Silence Electric'. The album is released on 4 October and you can watch the video for first single to be taken from the album 'Until The lights Go Out' above.

See what Echoes & Dust say about the track here: Echoes and Dust

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Until The Lights Go Out’ leads with a driving deep-end organ drone and a mantric intensity that Stereolab would have embraced, the track expands into a righteous ‘CAN’ like fury and incandescent splendour like the menacing dream-state, damaged psychic assault of GNOD.

In The Silence Electric’, is the latest record from a band with a long history of sonic otherworldliness, it is notable for its deft balance between hypnotic radiance and extrasensory intensity, between beatific calm and palpable anger. Yet it’s also a record which has arrived through a strange process of osmosis from a band confident enough to let subconscious and metaphysical aspects steer them in the appropriate directions.


In The Silence Electric is available on CD and three different Ltd Vinyl versions.
You can preorder the wonderful artwork sleeve by artist Annegret Soltau as special 'White/Clear colour-in-colour vinyl' version from the Rocket Bandcamp via the link below. There is also an 'indie shop' exclusive on 'Pink vinyl' and another ltd shop version on 'Green vinyl.  
 


Preorder here: Bandcamp 

Digital: In The Silence Electric

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The band are taking this new collection of songs from 'In The Silence Electric' on the road in September and October: 

09 Aug / IT / Carpi / Coccobello (The Last Command Live Soundtrack)
25 Sep / FR / Saint Etienne / Disorder Club
26 Sep / BE / Gent / Café Charlatan
27 Sep / BE / Paris / Supersonic
28 Sep / UK / Bristol / The Lanes
29 Sep / UK / Newcastle / The Cumberland Arms
01 Oct / UK / Glasgow / Broadcast
02 Oct / UK / Chester / The Live Rooms
03 Oct / UK / Leicester / Soundhouse
04 Oct / UK / Manchester / The Peer Hat
05 Oct / UK / London / Shacklewell Arms




Give PETBRICK your vote


PETBRICK's new track HORSE is featured on Louder 'Tracks of the Week' playlist and you can vote for it to be the 'best track' off the list here: Louder

Preorder PETBRICK's debut album 'I' here: Bandcamp

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Revolver Mag makes PETBRICK one of its tracks of the week


They say:

Petbrick - "Horse"
Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy) may have jokingly referred to his new project Petbrick as an outlet for making "horrible noise," but the industrial swell and dystopian zest of their horrifying debut track "Horse" ticks off all the boxes for how to make something ugly sound so right. Anxious, driving drums and challenging segments of haunting squeals are more catchy than they have any right to be, and the finished product is a grand entry into modern industrial metal's oeuvre.

Read the rest here: Revolver Mag

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22 Jul 2019

Tomorrow!


Gum Takes Tooth announces London Show


Baba Yaga's Hut has announced a new Gum Takes Tooth show at the Seabright Arms in London on 18 October.

More info and ticket links can be found here: Baba Yaga's Hut

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17 Jul 2019

PETBRICK announce debut album on Rocket



PETBRICK - the duo comprising Wayne Adams (Big Lad/Death Pedals/Johnny Broke) and Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulwax/Mixhell), are releasing their debut album 'I' via Rocket on 25 October and you can listen to the banging first track 'Horse' above

See what The Quietus say about the track here: The Quietus


'I' is available to buy on CD or LP in three ltd formats, all in a special spot varnished sleeve.
There is a ltd edition 'Black & White Swirl' vinyl can be preordered now from here:


Bandcamp


And from your local record shops there are two ltd edition versions available – a 'Black & Clear, 50/50 split' version and a 'Skinned' colour version.

And for USA and Canadian fans, the PETBRICK album is being released there on the great Closed Casket Activities label.


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Electronic experimentation, hardcore attitude, dystopian dread and in-the-red dementia collide and collude to form a uniquely invigorating assault that mixes the intensity of Ministry and the synapse-shredding mischief of Aphex Twin yet lodged firmly in the here and now.


'I' is packed with guest vocalists - from the full-throttle intensity of Full Of Hell’s Dylan Walker to Integrity’s legendary vocal exorcist Dwid Hellion. From the exhilarating melodic counterpoint of Mixhell's Laima Leyton and the unique stream-of-consciousness lunacy from Warmduscher’s Mutado Pintado.


The duo are taking the PETBRICK noise around the country and can be seen playing at:


02 Aug / FR / Fort de Bertheaume, Plougonvelin / Visions Festival

03 Aug / UK / Oxfordshire / Supernormal Festival
16-17 Aug / UK / Ulverston / Woodland Gathering Festival
28 Oct / UK / Huddersfield / The Parish
29 Oct / UK / Sheffield / Record Junkee
30 Oct / UK / Manchester / Soup Kitchen
31 Oct / UK / Bristol / Exchange
01 Nov / UK / Cardiff / Clwb Ifor Bach
02 Nov / UK / London / Shacklewell Arms 
06 Nov / CZ / Prague / Underdogs
08 Nov / BE / Antwerp / Het Bos    
09 Nov / NL / Utrecht  / Le Guess Who? Festival  




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Watch fan made video of Gum Takes Tooth's 'Slowly Falling'



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Sounds from the GNOD Farm



GNOD were invited by Dublin Digital Radio to create a special mix – sounds from around the house and garden mixed in with random home recordings and current hifi listens.

Immerse into the sounds from the GNOD farm above

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16 Jul 2019

Tomorrow...



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Bonnacons of Doom to play Sneaky Snake Festival in Berlin


Bonnacons of Doom have been announced to play Sneaky Snake Festival at Urban Spree in Berlin on 20/21 September.

Info can be found here: Sneaky Snake Festival


Their full list of shows now read:


26 - 28 Jul / North Devon / Kozfest
30 Aug / Manchester Psych Festival / Manchester
17 Sep / Huddersfield / The Parish
18 Sep / London / The Lexington
19 Sep / Brussels / Magasin 4
20-21 Sep / Berlin / Sneaky Snake Festival



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15 Jul 2019

GNOD announced to headline The Psych Rising Festival in Manchester


Astral Elevator are hosting their Psych Rising Festival on 5 October at Night People in Manchester... 

Info can be found here: Astral Elevator 

GNOD's full list of shows now reads:

27 Jul / UK / Bristol / SchwetFest
15 - 17 Aug / UK / Bristol / Arctangent Festival
31 Aug - 1 Sep / UK / Todmorden / Tor Festival
05 Oct / UK / Manchester / Psych Rising Festival
07 Nov / UK / Reading / South St
08 Nov / FR / Paris / Le Petit Bain
09 Nov / BE / Brussels / Magasin 4

10 Nov / UK / London / Dingwalls

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Get into This reviews Teeth of the Sea and Gum Takes Tooth at Deeper Cuts Festival


They say:

Teeth of the Sea, meanwhile, prove a big draw in Phase One. It’s not hard to see why.

Having released Wraith earlier this year through Rocket Recordings (label founder Chris Reeder spins records later on) the band have now amassed a serious arsenal of heavyweight tracks.

It’s intriguing to see how they pull off such dense, meticulous and wide-ranging sonics now that they operate as a trio – that they do it so well is quite the achievement. Songs bristle with grizzly electronics, thumping percussion and Jimmy Martin‘s killer riffs.

They’re cinematic but also a juggernaut of grooves which finds the dancefloor filling with a serious amount of heads bobbing to their widescreen death disco.

They close with their trademark death disco Responder – all 15 minutes of relentless, strident power closing with Sam Barton’s wall of trumpet squalls. It’s triumphant.

With the midnight hour passed fellow Rocket label heads Gum Takes Tooth hit the Phase One stage with a brutal assault of rhythmic punishment.

Relentless hardly covers it, and it’s exactly the kind of music fit to finish off the night – hyper-kinetic thuds and blinding electronic dissonance...

Read the rest here: GIT

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FREQ reviews GNOD and Bonnacons of Doom at Astral Festival


They say:

Back to SWX for the insane sight of Bonnacons Of Doom; about half-a-dozen people on stage wearing shining disc masks that make them look like some sort of astral version of The Residents. Fronted by a cape-wearing woman coming on like a high priestess, she wails over the top of a tribal post-metal sludge fest with guitars that sear and scorch through the dramatic light show. Her voice has real power and cuts through the righteous maelstrom like a knife through butter. The glinting masks behind her make the whole scene appear like some post-nuclear metal band that had survived disaster and were just waiting for Mad Max to stride through the bar-room door. Crazy stuff.

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We escape back to the relative cool of SWX, but the upheaval that Gnod are causing on stage is anything but chilled. The band seems to be travelling on a trajectory that makes the sound angrier and louder and more ferocious each time we see them. Gone are the experimental jaunts and japes from ten years ago, and now they are a monolithic behemoth, seemingly taking up where Godflesh left off, but with none of the vulnerability and far more firepower. The third twin drummer attack of the day with Jesse Webb once again claiming a drum-stool, this is by far the most devastating.

The brutality of the group, caught in the ire of Paddy Shine‘s vocals and reflected in the shrieking of the two guitars which seem to be set on stun, even when at rest, is matched by an excoriating light show; all bright white and epilepsy-inducing shudders. The lights conspire to fabricate imaginary portals to Heaven along which the group are only too happy to escort us, and these moments of transcendence where the entire band lock in as one are perhaps the real moments of the set. It is hypnotic and relentless, the volume eye-bleeding, but coupled with some real clarity — although the guitars behave like some sort of torture victims desperate to wrest themselves from the players.

Read the rest here: FREQ

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Remembering Gnoomes Fest 2019



Here is a little video compiling footage from the amazing Gnoomes Fest 2019 that took place on 18 March in Perm Russia. Gnoomes brought a host of bands and DJs to their home city that included Rocket's Gum Takes Tooth and Mamuthones for what was an incredibly special event...we now all wish for a Gnoomes Fest 2020!

Gnoomes latest album 'MU!' as well as Gum Takes Tooth's album 'Arrow' and Mamuthones latest 'Fear on the Corner' can all be bought from the Rocket Shop: Bandcamp

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13 Jul 2019

Twisted Soul say some words about PAISIEL


They say:

Released initially on cassette via Lovers & Lollypops, Paisiel‘s eponymous debut LP has now been issued on vinyl by Rocket Recordings.

Across the three-track recording, the duo of Portuguese drummer João Pais Filipe and German sax player Julius Gabriel roams freely between the repetition of krautrock, techno, jazz, experimental music and more.

The re-release of Paisiel follows on from João Pais Filipe’s collaboration last year with fellow drummer/percussionist Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga / Vanishing Twin) on the album CZN.

This is an brilliant album! Very unique stuff with so many twists and turns, throughout the whole release.


Check out the album below and if you want to grab the stunning limited edition transparent deep blue vinyl, head here – but hurry, as there’s only a few left!

See the piece here: Twisted Soul

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12 Jul 2019

Rocket bands in new Louder than War Feature


Louder Than War Magazine has a special feature on the 'New Era of Psych' – and in this feature you will find interviews with Rocket bands Teeth of the Sea, DJINN, The Utopia Strong and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs...

Get an issue here: Vive Le Rock

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9 Jul 2019

Get into This interviews Teeth of the Sea's Sam Barton


Ahead of this weekends Deeper Cuts Festival in Liverpool (tickets here: Deeper Cuts) Get into This asks Sam Barton from Teeth of the Sea some questions, it reads:

With Teeth of the Sea set to headline Deeper Cuts Festival Getintothis’ Rick Leach chats to Sam Barton about the immediacy of performing live, getting things just right and being undefinable.

It’s a hot afternoon in early July as I phone Teeth of the Sea’s Sam Barton.

The sun is shining, there’s scarcely a breath of wind and a clear unbroken blue sky lies overhead.

All the windows are open and there’s a fat, lazy bee wandering from flower to flower outside. It’s rather too warm to be doing anything.

Our dog is fast asleep on the floor, exhausted by the heat and having been lulled into a dreamstate by my repeat playing of Teeth of the Sea’s most recent album, 2019’s astonishing Wraith earlier on.

I’ve got the Wimbledon tennis tournament on the television in the background on mute and the incongruity of chatting about Teeth of the Sea’s music which has been described as ‘dystopian,’ ‘science fiction’, ‘dark imaginary Bladerunner-esque soundtracks’ on a typical balmy English summer day is striking at say the least...

Read the rest here: GIT

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8 Jul 2019

New Music Social say some words about Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation


It says:

Since I started this blog in March 2019, I’ve vigorously used social media to promote the content. The aim has been to say nice things about people that make good music, and probably the most satisfying part of doing this comes when the artist acknowledges the post. The most appreciative people are without doubt all those associated with Rocket Recordings, which only makes me like them even more. Josefin Ohrn and the Liberation are part of the Rocket Recordings roster, originally from Sweden but now based in London, they make damn fine music, and from my interactions with them on social media they seem like very nice people too.    

As is often the case with me, my first exposure to the band was via their latest album ‘Sacred Dreams’. Having been suitable impressed by what I heard, I was encouraged to steadily work my way through their back catalogue, which has been an enjoyable experience that I’d thoroughly recommend.


Latest album ‘Sacred Dreams’ was released in April this year, and kicks off with the track that I first heard of theirs Feel the Sun, a lovely bit of psychedelic pop. The album twists and turns through a variety of genres - from the Goldfrapp like electronica of I Can Feel It and Desire to Velvets style 60s pop like Hey Little Boy  and ‘Caramel Head’ to the T-Rex glam of Baby Come On and the Suicide-esque Whatever You Want....

Read the rest here: New Music Social

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GNOD to headline SchwetFest and Tor Festival


After demolishing SWX at Astral Festival, GNOD have been revealed to headline Schwet Festival in Bristol on 27 July, info here: SchwetFest

And also headline Tor Festival at the Golden Lion in Todmorden on 30 Aug - 1 Sep.

Tickets can be purchased from here: Tor Festival

GNOD's full list of up-and-coming shows are:

27 Jul / UK / Bristol / SchwetFest
15 - 17 Aug / UK / Bristol / Arctangent Festival
31 Aug - 1 Sep / UK / Todmorden / Tor Festival
07 Nov / UK / Reading / South St
08 Nov / FR / Paris / Le Petit Bain
09 Nov / BE / Brussels / Magasin 4
10 Nov / UK / London / Dingwalls


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Lay Llamas announce two new shows and ltd vinyl version of Thuban made available


The new live incarnation of Lay Llamas have announced two new shows:

20 Jul / IT / Verona / Forte Santa Sofia
08 Sep / IT / Roma / Sinapsi Festival


Plus the band have these already announced dates:

10 Aug / Bel / Geel / Yellowstock Festival
20 Sep / IT / Sardinia / Here I Stay Festival


Due to a warehouse find, the long sold out version of the bands latest album Thuban can be purchased on ltd orange/black swirl vinyl from here: Thuban

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5 Jul 2019

Poster for GNOD's show in Reading


GNOD
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Typical Hunks

South Street Arts Centre
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7 November

Tickets can be bought from here: Reading Arts

GNOD's full list of shows are:

06 July / UK / Bristol / Astral Festival
15 - 17 Aug / UK / Bristol / Arctangent Festival
07 Nov / UK / Reading / South Street Arts Centre
08 Nov / FR / Paris / Le Petit Bain
09 Nov / BE / Brussels / Magasin 4
10 Nov / UK / London / Dingwalls

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1 Jul 2019

The Utopia Strong announces Hastings show


The Utopia Strong are going to be playing a live set as part of this special DJ soundclash between Steve/Kavus Vs Graham Massey (808 State) and Leila (Reflex).

Gonna be a great night of cosmic sounds....

Info/Tickets here: Facebook

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Music Pills reviews DJINN


They say:

Djinn is the name of spirit creatures whose origin can be put back in the early Islamic mythology and has been anglicized in genies. They could be considered good, neutral or bad, and it’s said that God created them out of a mixture of fire. Djinn is also the name chosen for an alternative project born from the mind of members of Swedish bands Goat and Hills. We’re going to dig into their first and homonymous full-length.

It’s a step forward for the label Rocket Recordings into a “jazzier” soundscape, where folk elements blend with free form solos to form a mysterious soundscape salted by a touch of irony and fun. The cover shows black and white characters whose traits are distorted and bent, their textures slightly show a fine symbolism regarding eyes shedding tears. We can group the figures this way: two single characters, each by its own, and all the others forming a masked unit, their mouth a painful grimace. Then there’s the single man on the left, the only one that wears a hat, a sort of crown, and the only one laughing at the scene. The main one is at the center of the mess: its skin is pure black, his limbs unnaturally stretched trying to grab something covered. This better reflects the image of the djinn, the mythologic creature.


The cover clarifies the sonic content: a distorted beast with bad intentions aiming to twist your mind with sounds beyond the earth, and the laughing man maybe is the conscious listener, the one who doesn’t fear the new and the mysterious. Together with him, let’s dive in....

Read the rest here: Music Pills

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Gum Takes Tooth and Teeth of the Sea in The Quietus's 'Albums of the year so far'


They say:

17. Gum Takes Tooth - Arrow
This isn’t an easy listen, or at times even an enjoyable one – Arrow grabs you by the back of the neck and proceeds to electrocute you from inside out, hissing “do you see?” in your ear every 30 seconds. From the artificial heartbeat and shattered, sinuous vocals of opener ‘Chrome Cold Hearts’ to the outer-space metallic maelstrom of ‘House Built On Fire’, Gum Takes Tooth make sure that this is not escapism, but a shackling to the Hellmouth that we have all helped to create. 
Brendan Telford


28. Teeth Of The Sea - Wraith
Teeth of the Sea have excelled themselves on this highly rewarding record. Their collaborators - Chlöe Herington and Katharine Gifford as well as Magaletti, and the production skills of Erol Alkan - has given them a new polish, a sophistication, even. While there was never any doubting their psychedelic influences and their way with a groove, Wraith offers something more. Full of variety and unpredictability, like the best science fiction it maps out a dreamworld of our times, a tonic against the deathly thoughts of the small hours.
Tom Bolton

See the full rundown here: The Quietus

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Colourhorizon say some words about Teeth of the Sea's WRAITH


They say:

Aggressively forging the future: Teeth Of The Sea present WRAITH

The Scribes made many Foretelling in the days before the Ending Time. Employed by the Slavic dukes they would toil to make predictions for their masters. While the dukes dined on suckling pig in their marbled halls, the Scribes huddled in the candle light of their under-rooms. When the Foretelling arrived, the eyes of the Scribes would roll upwards in their heads and their quills would scratch ramblings and snatches of the things to come.

One such Scribe, Obseqious, saw Teeth Of The Sea in a dark Foretelling. Obseqious fell into a deep trance for many days, to the point in which the duke raged at the thought of his valuable Scribe possibly dying. When Obseqious awoke his papers where full of scattered notes on Teeth Of The Sea. He later compiled them into a vague narrative, translated by a Czech historian:

… there will come a time in which the beloved Post Rock will falter and fall… 

Read the rest here: Colourhorizon

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