Today sees the release of the debut single by Gås.
It was supposed to be released a few weeks ago, but due to Covid related congestion at the manufacturers the vinyl has been delayed but those that were preordered via Bandcamp are being mailed out today. But, sadly the quantity we received from the plant feel very short, so all the copies that were going to the record shops will be delayed even further. But these are being pressed soon so we hope they will be in shops before Christmas.Sorry about that, but these things are out of our hands, we appreciate your patience though!
The Gås 7 can be heard in full here:
A new band from Sweden and this, their debut release is the limited edition single simply called Gås.
The Swedish word ‘Gås’ has two known meanings - one is ‘goose’, the Mythical mighty animal and the other is street slang for ‘smoking weed’. Though there may now be a third new meaning, and that would be ‘heavy and loud’.
The 7”starts with Epitaph, a 4 minute + track, rammed full of incredible ‘Rocket trademark’ fuzz-wah immersions from twin lead guitars. The early 70s rock inspired vibe is reminiscent of classic Black Sabbath and Blue Cheer but also has a ‘commune-dwelling’ sound of the German bands from that same era. Acts like Amon Duul ll and Agitation Free spring to mind – as well as their Swedish contemporaries Arbete & Fritids, International Harvester and Rävjunk.
The B-side ‘The North Wind Blew South’ is, in fact, a cover version, originally by the British band Philamore Lincoln, who made one album in 1970. Gås move the intimate, string driven pop song into a fuzz filled sing-along anthem with its feet firmly set in the Swedish psych scene.
Gås are a perfect addition to the list of mind altering Swedish bands that are already on the Rocket roster. So if you have GOAT, Hills, Flowers Must Die, Och, Centrum and Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation records in your collection, then this 7” is for you.