10 Jul 2020

Rocket to take part in Supersonic Fest's Sofasonic


Rocket and some of the artists who planned to play have been invited to join Supersonic's Sofasonic Festival.

Artists involved are:

GNOD & João Pais Filipe

J.Zunz

Iggor Cavalera

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs


Plus there is a special Panel Talk that includes:

Marcus Macdonald - Decolonise Fes
Lisa Meyer - Supersonic Festival
Cathy Pellow -  Sargent House
Chris Reeder - Rocket Recordings
Hosted by Luke Turner The Quietus

It will all happen on 17- 19 July, via here: Supersonic Youtube

See www.supersonicfestival.com for the full programme and schedule

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Info about the Fest:

Sofasonic Festival 17-19 July
A weekend of online events bought to you by the team behind Supersonic Festival, the “UK’s best small festival” The Guardian, 2019

Cancelling this year’s festival was a heart breaking but necessary decision. However, we think it is important, despite the year’s unprecedented events, to mark what should have been this year’s Supersonic Festival 2020 weekend in a big way. 

We've lovingly crafted, a weekend of unique and exclusive online performances, panel talks, DJ sets and more oddities from a plethora of Supersonic artists and its wider community. The programme is free but we are asking for donations to help support the festival, artists & freelancers, with 25% being donated to the Trussell Trust Food Banks.

See www.supersonicfestival.com for the full programme and schedule and  subscribe to our Youtube channel in advance, so you don't miss a thing! www.youtube.com/user/SupersonicFestival 

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9 Jul 2020

Mic.gr reviews Kooba Tercu


They say:

Nice thing to see domestic bands advance. Kooba Tercu had made it clear from the beginning that they were made for separate musical paths. With their new album in the special and eclectic Rocket Recordings, they simply confirmed the original case and handed us a powerful album full of flares, dirty deformed riffs and equal paranoia. Charismatic composers-craftsmen of motorik-proto-techno-rock manage to make a seemingly catchy and accessible record for all ears but with difficult individual musical elements, sounds and surrounding fuzz-excellent atmosphere. Strong achievement for loud auditions, a necessary rock discography for your collection.

Read the rest here: Mic.gr

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8 Jul 2020

Gnoomes in Paste Magazine's '20 Shoegaze Bands You Should Know in 2020'


They say:

Gnoomes

Gnoomes may lurk in dark electronic shadows, but their shoegaze guitar chops shouldn’t be questioned. The Russian quartet’s most recent album, MU!, merges the experimental sides of Stereolab, Wand and Neu! with furiously gyrating guitars. The LP shifts between states of matter, and getting sucked into their dynamic compositions is easy. “Glasgow Coma State” is positively gleaming and vigorous while “Ursa Major” is wispy and discombobulating. Their color schemes change too—songs like “Progulka” are filled with bright hues, while others like “Sword in the Stone” and “Irma” have a distinctly monochrome smog. Like many albums of heady hypnotics, you know the finale is going to melt your psyche, and the two-track curtain close (“How Do You” and “Feel Now”) is a shoegaze-tinted psych-pop hurrah for the ages. MU! is so memorable because it brushes the same pleasure centers as the genre’s titans without retracing the steps of their predecessors or peers. With MU!, they’ve cleared a space for themselves in electro-shoegaze heaven. —Lizzie Manno


Read the rest here: Paste Magazine

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs say some words about Brixton Windmill part of the Save your Music Campaign


They say:

Hi, I’m Adam from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.

In March 2014 we played our first London show at The Windmill in Brixton.

The Windmill is a dive. Not a 21st century, bespoke lighting, extensive burger menu, £15,000 pinball machine kind of dive, but a real, don’t shit-in-the-cubicle sort of place. 

And it’s all the better for it. 

We were booked by Rich Collins of Cosmic Carnage, who now promotes shows at The Moon in Cardiff, another small, brilliant venue. 

The show ended up being the most fun we’d had playing music in a long time. Nothing particularly exciting happened; other than a small fire in the back of my guitar amp and a lost kaftan, there’s no exciting story to tell of the night. 


But we ended up playing at the Windmill every 6 months or so for a few years after that and it was an absolute pleasure to play there every single time.


Hopefully, when the world returns to what we considered normality, we’ll have to chance to play there again and hopefully the landlord doesn’t mind his venue being called a dive.

See the piece here: Save your Music 

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7 Jul 2020

Raven Sings The Blues reviews GNOD & João Pais Filipe album


They say:

I’ve long been a proponent of the works of GNOD. The UK psych unit skims the line between pulsing, rhythmic psychedelia and noise so easily that they’ve let the colors run into one another over the years. On their latest they skirt into avant impulses fraught with a clangorous din and hypnotic polyrhythms. The band members are nothing if not consummate collaborators, having worked cross genre with everyone from Anthony Child (Surgeon), White Hills, and John Doran. Now they hook up with experimental percussionist Joăo Pais Filipe (Paisel), whom they met at Milhoes De Festa event in Barcelos, Portugal. The set was hammered out a short while after over four days at Joăo’s metal shop.


Like any other GNOD album it swerves away from its predecessors. The connection with Pais Filipe proves to center the album in hypnotic rhythms, a side that’s found its way into the band’s work plenty of times prior, but what the Portuguese artist brings to the set is a sense of foreboding atmosphere — haunting ripples, the ominous air of gongs. Guitars still scrape at the senses, but they too tend to ride the fluctuation of rhythm. As the air crackles with dissonant tension, scraping with feedback and woodwind howl, GNOD do their own part to match Pais Filipe’s calamitous atmospheres...

Read the rest here: Raven Sings The Blues

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6 Jul 2020

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in Rough nTYrades Album's of the Year So Far


They say:

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals
Back in April, the noise loving Newcastle-Upon-Tyne quintet bore a progressive, yet pure Pigs-woven tapestry of music in Viscerals. Needless to say we were immediately impressed. So impressed in fact, we crowned it our Album of the Month for April.

The line-up, featuring Matt Baty, Sam Grant, Adam Ian Sykes, John-Michael Hedley and Christopher Morley, deliver powerful, primal and passionate music-making on their third outing. Viscerals is an infectious, ambitious, raucous, riff-driven record and a workout of sheer musical magnitude that seals its status as their absolute best yet.

Through the fusion of theatrics and intensity arrives a band unexampled, the pleasure they take in their craft undeniable.

Read the full list of albums here: Rough Trade

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The Quietus Albums Of The Year So Far Chart 2020


Great to see Sex Swing and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in The Quietus Albums Of The Year So Far Chart 2020, they say:


55. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals
For opener 'Reducer' the spotlight is on the cosmic lead guitar licks. 'New Body' grinds along antisocially like Swans or perhaps some kind of half-speed Jesus Lizard number. There's a weird almost dubsteppy intermission with some spoken-word vocals involving an extended gastronomic metaphor. There's maybe a thrash influence rearing its head elsewhere and some accessible growl-along choruses here and there. The crucial thing, however, is that the riffs are still heavier than Ray Winstone after a slap-up black pudding breakfast.

6. Sex Swing - Type II
Psychedelic rock is supposed to be transcendent, but what makes Sex Swing so powerful is that they transcend the limitations of psychedelic rock. Their sound is so full of possibilities: violence, sexuality, sacrifice, even religion. If there was a future to look forward to for heavy guitar music, this is it. Sex Swing: the lost futures of rock & roll have been realised. Even the worst, the most terrifying, psychedelic experiences can have transformative potential.

See the full list here: The Quietus

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Reverb is for Lovers say some words about Sex Swing's 'Passovers'


They say:

In May Sex Swing released their big, bad album " Type II ". Now the plate is worked up again.

As " Passovers " (Rocket Recordings) the songs are processed in the original order by friends.

The IDLES stretch "The Passover" somewhat, equalize, make it friendlier and with a driving beat. A certain hardness remains. Anji Cheung puts "Skimmington Ride" on a disturbing sound surface and creates the song as a psalm.

Jane Weaver sends "Valentine's Day At The Gym" as a chic electro track on the dance floor. Then Johnny Broke hacks up “Betting Shop”.

METZ unleash a feedback orgy on "Need Battery". “La Riconada” in The Keep Remix is ​​more of a rumbling electro.

Finally, we return to the chorale with “Garden Of Eden / 2000 AD” and Brian Case. But it is rotated neatly by the effects machine.


Read the rest here: Reverb is for Lovers 

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Listen to Kooba Tercu mixtape for CAMP


CAMP asked Kooba Tercu to make a mixtape for them and you can listen to it in full here:

CAMP

Kooba Tercu's album Proto Tekno can be bought here: Bandcamp

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Terrascope reviews Autotelia


They say:

At some point listening to this, I managed to relocate my third eye. I can’t remember where I’d mislaid it or when I last saw it, I only know that I was beginning to miss it more and more especially as we take the first tentative steps out of the great quarantine of 2020.

Still, I don’t suppose any of that matters to Demian Castellanos and Tom Relleen who comprise Autotelia (which the helpful one sheet explains is something to do with the pursuit of purpose or curiosity – no, me neither) or for that matter those “terrible twins” Chris and Johnny Rocket for whom this welcome release is number 193. Castellanos and Relleen also collaborate as part of The Oscillation, while Tom forms one half of the artily experimental Tomaga, which is what this latest venture most closely resembles in its form and conceptual approach. It’s a project that has been nudging along for a while now - there’s a live clip from 2018 on You Tube for instance - and mines the more interesting, darker seams of experimental kosmische (don’t you just hate the term Krautrock?).

Read the rest here: Terrascope

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Paisiel to play show this weekend


Exciting to see that the great Paisiel – the duo of João Pais Filipe and Julius Gabriel are playing a show this Sunday at Ringue CCOP in Porto. 

Info about the event can be found here: CCOP

And you can still pick-up their incredible S/T ltd LP here: Bandcamp

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3 Jul 2020

Och self release digital live album


Och have released a digital live album called 'Live at Riksgränsen 2015' to coincide with today's Bandcamp 'No Fee' day.

It is definitely worth your money...can't wait to finally catch this band in live action

Buy here: Och

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Celebrating the last Bandcamp 'No-Rev-Share Day' for July


As you know Bandcamp have decided to waive their fee for one final day today – here are a few things we wanted to mention that may tickle your fancy.

You can buy all from here:

Music   Merch

J. Zunz – Hibiscus
Hypnotic solo album by Lore from Lorelle meets The Obsolete.
Ltd edition Exotic vinyl available for presale.

Deafkids & Petbrick – DEAFBRICK
Two titans of psych noise collide on this killer LP.
Ltd edition Red/Black splatter vinyl for presale.

Sex Swing – Passovers
Digital album of remixes featuring IDLES, Jane Weaver Metz and others.

GOAT – World Music
GOAT's incredible debut album is now available again, this time on special 'Sunburst' Psych vinyl.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Let's Rock Shirt
We made some extras just incase any were lost in post or damaged etc, so these are up for sale, various sizes, once gone they are gone!

GNOD – Just Say No... / Trepanation Shirts
We have a few Just say No shirts on red and black plus like the Pigsx7 shirt above, we made some extras of the Trepanation shirt and we have put them up too.

Autotelia – I LP
Ltd edition 'Electric Storm' vinyl preorder.

Kooba Tercu – 'Proto Teckno' LP
Ltd edition version on Frosted White vinyl.

Sex Swing – Type II LP
Ltd edition version on Beige/Grey Swirl vinyl and heavy board, high gloss sleeve.

Plus we have many other ltd LPs, CDs, shirts and posters all looking for good homes!!

Thanks for your support and thanks to Bandcamp for doing this...

Chris/Johnny + the extended Rocket family


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GNOD & João Pais Filipe – Faca De Fogo released today


Today sees the release of a collaboration LP between two master repetition explorers GNOD & João Pais Filipe. 'Faca De Fogo' is a 4 track album that captures these two masters at the top of their game. 

Listen in full here:

Bandcamp

Forged in a spirit of spontaneity and intuition, ‘Faca De Fogo’ wastes precisely zero time in manifesting this incendiary chemistry between these two explorers of mantras and repetitive revelation. Themed around the elements in thematic unity with the alchemical nature of João’s practice, it runs a gamut of improvisatory exploration from the eerie atmospherics that introduce ‘Faca De Terra’ via the polyrhythmic kraut-damaged mania of ‘Face De Ar’ to the shamanic and bleak Swans-esque clangour of the title track.

We hope they are able to take these tracks our for a tour in the near future!

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2 Jul 2020

Listen to Jane Weaver remix of Sex Swing – taken from album Passovers


As just revealed here with an IDLES remix Sex Swing have announced an album of remixes called 'Passovers'. 

'Passovers' features a remix of every track from the band's recent album 'Type II' – the release features contributions by METZ, Jane Weaver, Brian Case (Disappears), Johnny Broke (Wayne Adams from PETBRICK), Anji Cheung, The Keep and Bristol punk rockers IDLES.

Listen to the Jane Weaver remix exclusively in full now, via The Quietus

The album will be released tomorrow to buy/listen on Bandcamp on 3 July and subsequently all streaming platforms on 10 July.

Buy 'Passovers' tomorrow via here: Rocket Bandcamp

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Raven Sings The Blues say some words about J.Zunz single Y


They say:

A new solo album from Lorena Quintanilla comes packed with a harrowing video for first song “Y.” Quintanilla is better known as the Lorelle half of Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, the shoegaze outfit that she’s maintained with Alberto González for the better part of the last decade. Under the name J. Zunz she’s exploring some similar atmospherics but carving well away from the some of the German Progressive and shoegaze territory that she’s been exploring over the past few years with The Obsolete. “Y” creeps in slow and menacing, building to an industrial blast of synth that’s corroded and cruel. In the same manner the clip grows from sparse images of Quintanilla to a violent end that’s as harsh as the music’s escalation. This skews much darker than her last solo outing under the J. Zunz name and seems poised to push her solo work further into the flickering floodlights. Loved what Lorena has long been laying down with LMTO, and this next chapter seems like a welcome evolution and departure. The LP, Hibiscus arrives August 21st from Rocket Recordings.

Read the rest here: RSTB

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Sex Swing announce new remix album – listen to IDLES special version


We are pleased to reveal a new release of Sex Swing remixes called 'Passovers'. The album will be released tomorrow to buy/listen on Bandcamp on 3 July and subsequently all streaming platforms on 10 July.

'Passovers' features a remix of every track from the band's recent album 'Type II' – the release features contributions by METZ, Jane Weaver, Brian Case (Disappears), Johnny Broke (Wayne Adams from PETBRICK), Anji Cheung, The Keep and Bristol punk rockers IDLES.

Listen to IDLES remix of track 'The Passover' here via Brooklyn Vegan: 

Brooklyn Vegan

You can buy the remix album 'Passovers' here from tomorrow at 9am: Bandcamp

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This is what Sex Swing say about the IDLES remix:
"The remix is by Bowen from IDLES, who is one of the guitarists and main songwriters in the band. The guys are big fans of the band after seeing us play at the Exchange in Bristol last year. I think he’s done an amazing job, stripping the beat down until it’s almost synthetic sounding, then adding extra layers of noise. Reminds me a lot of Suicide in that respect."

And Mark Bowen from IDLES said:
“Sex Swing are one of my favourite bands. One of the things I like about them is that they combine harsh, caustic, anxiety inducing sounds with some sick head bopping grooves. You’re screaming on horror but tapping your feet. The new album has really distilled this idea down. With the remix I wanted to separate those two parts out and bring them to the fore. Hence the droney horror-show intro with the krauty-groovy second half, always striving to maintain that sense of unease, like its all going to fall apart at any moment.”




Sex Swing's latest album 'Type II' can be bought on CD and Ltd 'Cream/Grey Swirl' and 'Frosted Clear' LPs from here or from your local record shops:

Buy LP/CD

Buy/Stream Digital

1 Jul 2020

GNOD & João Pais Filipe reveal video for track from 'Faca De Fogo'



Watch video for first full track to be revealed from  GNOD m& João Pais Filipe album 'Faca De Fogo' that is being released on Friday.

Forged in a spirit of spontaneity and intuition, ‘Faca De Fogo’ wastes precisely zero time in manifesting this incendiary chemistry between these two explorers of mantras and repetitive revelation. Themed around the elements in thematic unity with the alchemical nature of João’s practice, it runs a gamut of improvisatory exploration from the eerie atmospherics that introduce ‘Faca De Terra’ via the polyrhythmic kraut-damaged mania of ‘Face De Ar’ to the shamanic and bleak Swans-esque clangour of the title track.

‘Faca De Fogo’ is also a collaboration release between Rocket and the great Portuguese label 'Lovers and 'Lollipops'. Unfortunately the LP has sold out on presale from the Rocket shop but Lovers and Lollipops still have a couple of copies via their Bandcamp, and the bands will have copies to sell on their merch tables when they next play live.

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New signing J. Zunz reveals first track from forthcoming album 'Hibiscus'




We are extremely excited to introduce the album 'Hibiscus' by J. Zunz – the solo project from Lorena Quintanilla. 

Lorena better known up until this point as one half of Mexican duo ‘Lorelle Meets The Obsolete’ – and you can watch the 'lockdown' video for 'Y', the first track to be revealed from 'Hibiscus' via Sons of Marketing here:

Watch video

'Hibiscus' is available to preorder on ltd edition 'Exotic Swirl' vinyl via the Rocket shop link below from 9am on Friday (3rd July) – to coincide with the Bandcamp 'No Fee' day.

Preorder Ltd LP

Presave Digital

The album is also available on ltd edition cassette via the great label Commando Vanessa: Buy cassette

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The strikingly confident and singular ‘Hibiscus’ marks a move on sonically from earlier comfort zones in Lorena's work, into minimal electronics, hypnotic repetition and compelling trance states, arriving at a soundworld in which cyclical synth patterns, eerie ambient textures and cathartic vocal exhortations coalesce into a beguiling atmosphere of otherworldly intensity. Although some might hear echoes amongst these songs of the like of Angelo Badalementi’s ghostly raptures, the bleak epiphanies of Nico’s ‘Marble Index’ or Fifty Foot Hose’s spare sci-fi psychedelia, both the approach and the resulting tapestry here are Lorena’s and hers alone. 

Yet ‘Hibscus’ more than anything else is a process of alchemy - turning a less-is-more approach into a formidable psychic assault, and undergoing an artistic transmutation that renders compelling and uplifting work from trying times.



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30 Jun 2020

Rocket Probes – June 2020 Playlist



Autotelia – Floating Islands of the Gods
(Mighty second track to be revealed of kosmische machine wonderfulness)
Autotelia

Deafkids & Petbrick – Força Bruta
(An incredible collaboration of psych-noise by these two amazing band)
Deafbrick

Anthroprophh – Too Old
(Great psyched chugging from Anthroprophh...our 200th release!)
Anthroprophh 

Moon Yammy – Исчезаю (Gnoomes Remix)
(Stunning exploration in repetition by Gnoomes)
Gnoomes

Fulu Miziki - Kinshasa's music warriors
(Love this!)
Fulu Miziki

GNOD x BNSU – Stubnitz
(Bring the noise)
GNOD x BNSU

Mummise Guns – Flattened Earth
(Riffs Riffs Riffs Riffs Riffs Riffs Riffs)
Mummise Guns 

Johnny Clarke and Jah Shaka – Darren Price Revisits The Echo Chamber Dubplate
(We've got an echo chamber and we're gonna use it)
Johnny Clarke and Jah Shaka

Jon Hassell – Fearless
(New Jon Hassell!) 
Jon Hassell

Anguish – Anguish
(Psych-jazz-hip hop sounds)
Anguish

Roberto Musci - Tower Of Silence
(World ambience)
Roberto Musci

Entombed - Left Hand Path
(Essential death)
Entombed

Handle - What it does
(Imagine if Housewives and Crack Cloud got stuck in a lift together?)
Handle

James Holden, Marcus Hamblett and Mark Holub – BBC Sessions (Live at Maida Vale)
(ProgJazz soundscapes)
James Holden, Marcus Hamblett and Mark Holub

Fra Lippo Lippi - Lost
(Great repetitive post punk...thanks to Optimo)
Fra Lippo Lippi

Alrune Rod – Alrune Rod
(Nice Danish album from 69 – recommended by Centrum)
Alrune Rod

Mkwaju Ensemble - Ki-Motion
(This album is a bit special....another great Mkwaju immersion)
Mkwaju Ensemble

Andy Stott - Versi
(The sound of machines)
Andy Scott

Bob Goodsite - Faze 1 
(Wah rock from '72)
Bob Goodsite

Karl Denver – Zimba
(A Lay Llamas endorsed tune)
Karl Denver

Embryo - A place to go
(Can'esque grooves)
Embryo

Nigel Rolfe - The Ostrich
(Repetitive folk ambience)
Nigel Rolfe

Bennie Maupin - Esenada
(Cosmic rhythms)
Bennie Maupin

Tara Clerkin Trio – Gold Bar
(Nicely stoned beats and pieces)
Tara Clerkin Trio

UKAEA – Where the tide broke
(The sound of organic machines coming alive then destroying each other...on the awesome Bunkland label)
UKAEA

Biglietto Per L'Inferno – Confessione
(Italian prog...great riff, bit of an early Maiden vibe too)
Biglietto Per L'Inferno

Skatt Bros – Walk The Night 
(Another Teeth of the Sea endorsed disco banger)
Skatt Bros

Mariah – Sokokara
(Krauty pop from 80s Japan...whole album is well worth checking out)
Mariah

IDLES – Grounds
(Featuring the skronk of Sex Swing's Colin Webster)
IDLES 

Vanrock – Revelation Six
(Tribal acidy groove)
Vanrock

Phil Struck – Sommertage
(Strummed ambience)
Phil Struck

Dope - Feat Julian Cope tape / 12" Maxi Single
(A couple of releases for the 'heads' out there)
Feat Julian Cope
12" maxi Single


Listen to and follow our 'updated monthly Rocket Probes 'Spotify Playlist':



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Deafkids and Petbrick reveal new collaboration LP 'DEAFBRICK'


We are extremely delighted to bring you DEAFBRICK, the multiplication sum of Säo Paulo’s sonic warriors Deafkids and London’s pulverising duo Petbrick.

Watch the video for debut single 'Força Bruta' exclusively via The Quietus here:

Watch Video and read interview

The DEAFBRICK LP is Ltd to 1000 copies in total – Rocket exclusively have 500 on Red/Black 'splatter' that can be preordered below – the album is also being released in the Americas on Red/Black 'half-and-half' vinyl by the great Neurot Recordings.

Presale will go live from 9am this Friday (3rd July) to take advantage of Bandcamp's last 'no fee' day:

Preorder LP

Presave Digital

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DEAFBRICK first came to light by way of a collaboration at Roadburn Festival, which in itself was the result of the friendship between Deafkids and Petbrick’s Iggor Cavalera (also of Sepultura/Soulwax/Cavalera Conspiracy) who had met the band in Brazil.

The results run the gamut through a litany of uniformly invigorating audial landscape – this is an arena where Deafkids’ appetite for lysergic punk-damaged tumult and Petbrick’s ventures into dystopian synth-driven soundscapes can happily engage in gladiatorial contest.



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29 Jun 2020

Crypt Guard reviews Kooba Tercu's Proto Tekno


They say:

After last year's stellar 'Kharrüb', Kooba Tercu returns with another batch of capricious sonic delinquents. Rambunctious in nature and with an affinity to alarm-like noise, gripping rhythmics and enticing layering, 'Proto Tekno' makes for a gripping listening session. Gnarly synthesizers and sawing basslines prance upon urban percussive vandalism on 'Cemento Mori' whereas 'Filter Feeder' feels like a representation of a 21st-century jam. The collective led by Johnny Tercu constructs experimental transmissions on a platter of African rhythms and humming electronics, sonically reflecting on the shortsighted laissez-faire attitude of homo sapiens. 'Proto Tekno' is the descent into a groove-driven cornucopia of feedback-drenched unctions with an oddly danceable afterglow. Released on May 22nd through Rocket Recordings.

Read the rest here: Crypt Guard

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26 Jun 2020

Perteet Fracas reviews Sex Swing's Type II


They say:

Second number of acrobatics with the swing of pleasure to explode in large widths. Four years after a first album which had caused vigorous and brilliant sparks, the English sextet puts back the cover with Type II . Tim Cedar who wanted to focus on Part Chimp has given way to keyboards for Oliver Knowles and the lightning strikes down mercilessly. It even takes on a higher dimension. This is what we should call putting in a double bite or giving oneself the means of one's own vertigo.

The sound has increased (Martin Ruffin on recording and this devil of Wayne Adams on mixing). Proliferation of galvanizing and disturbing tones while taking care of the finishes, abrasive framework on which to ignite, densification of the subject, these six guys are reassembled, harden the tone, charge it with dark contours and want your little ass. Rhythmic hypnotic and obstinate, electronic which swarms, synths which squeak in concert with the baritone guitar of Jodie Cox and the baritone saxo also of Colin Webster in electron free and disruptive to push his playmates in their last entrenchments....

Read the rest here: Perteet Fracas

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24 Jun 2020

Get into This say some words about Autotelia's latest single


They say:

Autotelia have announced a new single and video from their new album, Getintothis’ Andy Walker has the details.


Rocket Recordings’ Autotelia, the new project conceived by The Oscillation’s Demian Castellanos and Tomaga’s Tom Relleen, have revealed the second track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album I.

The track is called Floating Island Of The Gods and is supported by a video created by John O’Carroll.

‘Autotelia‘ – as originally coined by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – describes a process by which someone has a purpose in, rather than outside of themselves.


Such was the genesis of this new project – started purely as an exploratory audio voyage with no expectations, no boundaries and no context...

Read the rest here: GIT

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GOAT 'Sunburst' Psych Vinyl version of World Music


We have a new vinyl version of GOAT's album 'World Music' available too preorder.

This latest version is pressed on 'Sunburst' Psych Vinyl and also comes in its classic diecut sleeve.

Preorder from: Bandcamp

New 'special edition' represses are in the planning phase for GOAT's other albums 'Commune' and 'Requiem', watch this space for more info.

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22 Jun 2020

Kerrang! puts Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Viscerals in their 'THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2020 SO FAR' list


They say:

“Like hogs in a swamp, Geordie collective Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are wilfully difficult to get a handle on. Melding the fuzzed-up, stripped-back muscle of heavyweights like Black Sabbath and Motörhead to progressive sludginess, then pouring on a generous helping of the wryly abstract humour of IDLES, this third album is a strange, unruly offering."

See the full list here: Kerrang!

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19 Jun 2020

Listen to the TOBINGO playlist– curated by Och


Happy Midsommar!!

Our Swedish friends Och would of been hitting these shores next week for their first UK dates...we hope they will be back over here once venues are open. In the meantime the band have put together a little Spotify playlist together called TOBINGO – a selection of music for you to sit back and enjoy (or jump around the room too).

Listen here: Och playlist

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18 Jun 2020

Against the Silence reviews Kooba Tercu's Proto Tekno


They say:

It seems easy (and usually is) to write something simple about something complicated, as if we are intrigued by the effort to tame the savagery that surrounds a work of art, such as an album. On the contrary, we just get stuck and I have the impression that the musicians, on the other hand, feel the same way when they want to shape what they have in their head. Is this because, after all, the main thing in music is its original enjoyment?


Coming to the third album of the Athenian KT, which is being released on the English Rocket Recordings, what makes sense at once is that we have an enjoyable album. This is because Proto Tekno is a layered and full of hearing. The noise and fuss that occupies the players' plays presses on clear melodic bases, which ensure a satisfying flow from beginning to end. Personally, if I were to choose one side, of the many that are masterfully integrated into the album, it would be the one that gave birth to its simplest compositions, such as the opening song. I think this side dominates in the end and this is what marks their significant progress as a band!

Read the res here: Against the Silence

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Autotelia reveal second track from forthcoming debut album


"Parallels the blissful drift of Cluster’s ‘II’, the overheated ampstacks of prime Spacemen 3 or the becalmed modernism of Eno."

"Imagine if Seefeel came from 70s Berlin!"

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Autotelia – the new project conceived by The Oscillation’s Demian Castellanos and Tomaga’s Tom Relleen have revealed the second track to be taken from their forthcoming  debut album called 'I', which is released on ltd edition LP on 24 July.

The track is called 'Floating Island Of The Gods' and you can watch the retina melting video created by Rocket's very own John O'Carroll exclusively now via Backseat Mafia:

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‘I’ by Autotelia is available to preorder on Black/White 'Electric Storm' vinyl that is ltd to 200 copies via the Rocket shop link below. There is also a 'Wired Green' vinyl version ltd to 400 copies that can be preordered from your local record shop:

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'Autotelia' - as originally coined by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - describes a process by which someone has a purpose in, rather than outside of themselves. Those who are autotelic depend less on external rewards for their satisfaction, being driven instead simply by purpose or curiosity.

Such was the genesis of this new project – started purely as an exploratory audial voyage with no expectations, no boundaries and no context. Autotelia’s sound - as chronicled on ‘I’, evolved purely of its own volition, as its makers were happy to allow their own chemistry and interplay to take its course. This zen-like simplicity of approach has been more than rewarded, as the impulses and intentions blossomed into meditative extrapolations both sonically rich and spiritually captivating (bewitching).




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