29 Nov 2022

40% OFF SALE – One Week Rocket sale starts this Friday


To thank you all for supporting Rocket in 2022 we are having a special 40% OFF SALE that runs from 7 days starting from Friday 2nd December at 8am. The start of the sale coincides with the last Bandcamp Friday of the year, so no better time to fill those LP/CD gaps in your collection, or upgrade your wardrobe and purchase a Ltd edition t-shirt!

40% OFF SALE
From: 2nd December (8am)
To: 8th December
Promotional code: 40%sale

Bandcamp

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16 Nov 2022

Watch eye-popping new video for latest Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs single 'Mr Medicine'

As announced a couple of weeks ago Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are releasing their fourth album called  'Land Of Sleeper' on 17 February.

We are now happy to reveal the video for first single 'Mr Medicine' – made by the artist Wilm Danby, known for his paintings and video art for the likes of Palace, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Bullion. “When I first heard the track, I immediately felt a kind of forward motion, like being pushed forward by an unknown force in a nightmare, toward an unknown thing/place, floating but with no control. Scary but fun…” says Danby. “On repeated listens, it became sort of a mantra with riffs, about transcending fear through some kind of ritual/rite of passage. I wanted to make that ritual happen, to see what it could look like, and if it would work! A stone circle was the obvious place for this, the moon is famously great at transforming things, and transformations are usually very painful!”

Watch the bonkers, eye-popping video above.

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'Land Of Sleeper' comes housed in amazing 'Callum Rooney' sleeve art with obi strip and 'Oz' style lyrics poster. The CD and several different vinyl variants are available in these variants:

You can pick-up the ltd 'Rocket Exclusive' (Orange/Yellow Cloud) vinyl via the bands official website link below (not Bandcamp), where you can also pick up ltd edition t-shirts and tickets for their tour:

Preorder LP/CD/Shirts

Our good friends at Rough Trade have an exclusive 'Deep Sleep' (Blue/black Splatter) vinyl.

Indie stores will be carrying 'Lucid Dreaming' (Orange) exclusive vinyl and all stores will be selling a ltd 'Black Night' (Black) vinyl edition. The album is being released via Missing Piece in the USA.

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The band are very excited to be heading to some of the finest towns and cities in the UK including some special instore shows. Also, the band have announced their first dates in North America:

UK SHOWS:

17 Feb / Bristol / Rough Trade (Instore show/signing)
18 Feb / London / Rough Trade East (Instore show/signing)
19 Feb / Brighton / Chalk (Resident Records Outstore show/signing)
23 Feb / Gateshead / The Sage
24 Feb / Edinburgh / The Liquid Rooms
25 Feb / Kendal / The Brewery
26 Feb / Lincoln / Lincoln Drill Hall
02 Mar / Cambridge / Junction
03 Mar / Ipswich / The Baths
04 Mar / Hastings / The Crypt
05 Mar / Leicester / O2 Academy
13 Apr / Milton Keynes / The Craufurd Arms
14 Apr / Stoke-on-Trent / The Sugarmill
15 Apr / Hebden Bridge / Trades Club
16 Apr / Stockton on Tees / Georgian Theatre
20 Apr / York / The Crescent
21 Apr / Newport / Le Pub
22 Apr / Portsmouth / Wedgewood Rooms
23 Apr / Hertford / Hertford Corn Exchange

US SHOWS:

11 Mar / Brooklyn / St Vitus
15-18 Mar / Austin / SXS
21 Mar / Los Angeles / Zebulon 

All tickets via Pigsx7.com

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4 Nov 2022

November Bandcamp Friday


It's Bandcamp Friday again...

So the perfect time to support your favourite bands and labels and indulge in some new records, CDs and T-shirts, here are some of our latest releases


$hit & $hine – New Confusion LP/T-Shirts

Various – Elsewhere VXIII 2LP

Petbrick – Liminal LP

Goat – World Music (10th Anniversary remaster) LP

Alison Cotton – The Portrait You Painted Of Me LP

Moundabout – Flowers Rot, Bring Me Stones

Rubber Oh – Strange Craft

 

We have lots of other great recent releases for sale as well as some rare warehouse finds, so have a scour and see what gems you can find:

Bandcamp


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2 Nov 2022

Goat announce UK tour dates


Goat have announced they are heading to the UK for a series of dates in April, tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 4th November:

April 15 / Bristol / SWX
April 16 / Birmingham / The Mill
April 17 /  Leeds / Brudenell Social Club
April 18 / Glasgow / Garage
April 19 /  Newcastle / Boiler Shop
April 20 / Manchester / Gorilla
April 21 / Brighton / Chalk
April 22 / London / Brixton Electric

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And don't forget GOAT are heading out for some shows around Europe  from the 8th November and then in Scandinavia in January:

November 8 / Hamburg / Knust
November 9 / Cologne / Kulturkirche
November 10 / Liége / Reflektor
November 11 / Kortrijk / Sonic City Festival
November 12 / Utrecht / Le Guess Who Festival
November 14 / Berlin / Festsaal Kreuzber
January 25 / Oslo / Rockefeller
January 26 / Malmö / Plan B
January 27 / Stockholm / Slaktkyrkan

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Goat's brand new album 'Oh Death is out now...

Both the 'Oh Death' LP and CD comes housed in a gatefold sleeve adorned with eye-popping artwork.

The LP is available on ltd 'Cloudberry Swirl', 'Acid Orange' and 'Blackened Black' versions from your favourite record shops.

And finally, our good friends over at Levitation have their own exclusive version too – so US fans should snap one of those up!



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1 Nov 2022

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have announced new album 'Land of Sleeper' - listen to the new single 'Mr Medicine'

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have announced the details of their fourth album called  'Land Of Sleeper', which will be released on 17 February.

Listen to the fiery first single to be revealed from the album, the hard-hitting 'Mr Medicine' above.

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'Land Of Sleeper' comes housed in eye-popping 'Callum Rooney' sleeve art with obi strip and 'Oz' style lyrics poster. The CD and several different vinyl variants are available in these variants..

You can pick-up the ltd 'Rocket Exclusive' (Orange/Yellow Cloud) vinyl via the bands official website link below (not Bandcamp), where you can also pick up ltd edition t-shirts and tickets for their tour:

Preorder Ltd LP & CD

Our good friends at Rough Trade have an exclusive 'Deep Sleep' (Blue/black Splatter) vinyl.

Indie stores will be carrying 'Lucid Dreaming' (Orange) exclusive vinyl and all stores will be selling a ltd 'Black Night' (Black) vinyl edition.

The album is being released via Missing Piece in the USA.

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The band are very excited to be heading to some of the finest towns and cities in the UK including some special instore shows. Also, the band have announced their first dates in North America:

UK SHOWS:

17 Feb / Bristol / Rough Trade (Instore show/signing)
18 Feb / London / Rough Trade East (Instore show/signing)
19 Feb / Brighton / Chalk (Resident Records Outstore show/signing)
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23 Feb / Gateshead / The Sage
24 Feb / Edinburgh / The Liquid Rooms
25 Feb / Kendal / The Brewery
26 Feb / Lincoln / Lincoln Drill Hall
02 Mar / Cambridge / Junction
03 Mar / Ipswich / The Baths
04 Mar / Hastings / The Crypt
05 Mar / Leicester / O2 Academy
13 Apr / Milton Keynes / The Craufurd Arms
14 Apr / Stoke-on-Trent / The Sugarmill
15 Apr / Hebden Bridge / Trades Club
16 Apr / Stockton on Tees / Georgian Theatre
20 Apr / York / The Crescent
21 Apr / Newport / Le Pub
22 Apr / Portsmouth / Wedgewood Rooms
23 Apr / Hertford / Hertford Corn Exchange

US SHOWS:

11 Mar / Brooklyn / St Vitus
15–18 Mar / Austin / SXS
21 Mar / Los Angeles / Zebulon 

(Tickets for Brooklyn and LA shows go on sale from Friday November 4th)

All tickets via Pigsx7.com

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Press Release:

“I’ve always liked the quote: “Sleep, those little slices of death - how I loathe them.”

So reckons Matt Baty of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, vocalist and lyricist of a band as comfortable wading through the darker quarters of their subconscious as they are punishing ampstacks.

Whether dwelling in the realm of dreams or nightmares, the primordial drive of the Newcastle-based band is more powerful than ever. Land Of Sleeper, their fourth record in a decade of riot and rancour, is testimony to this: the sound of a band not so much reinvigorated as channelling a furious energy, which only appears to gather momentum as the band’s surroundings spin on their axis.

"Shouting about themes of existential dread comes very naturally to me, and I think because I'm aware of that in the past I've tried to rein that in a little" reckons Matt. "There's definitely moments on this album where I took my gloves off and surrendered to that urge."

Whether this means Pigs, a band once associated with reckless excess, have taken a darker turn to match the dystopian realm of the 2022 everyday, is open to debate. The band themselves aren't necessarily convinced; "Sobriety does funny things to a man" reckons guitarist Adam Ian Sykes wryly.

"I know from my perspective, I was trying to write some much heavier and darker music" says guitarist and producer Sam Grant. "But this was an aim more as a counterpoint to earlier material, as opposed to any sort of political or social commentary. I still very much see these heavier moments as musically euphoric, and emotionally cut loose or liberating."

"For obvious reasons, the anticipation for the writing of Land of Sleeper was unlike anything we’d felt before" Adam adds. "These sessions were an almost religious experience for me. It felt like we were working in unison, connected to some unknowable hive mind."

The intensity of feeling is writ large right from the pulverising drive of opener 'Ultimate Hammer', and its rallying cry "I keep spinning out, what a time to be alive". Yet, whilst 'Terror's Pillow' and 'Big Rig' are rich with the band's trademark Sabbathian power, there's scope this time around that supercedes anything they've previously attempted. Matt's duet with the traditional folk vocals of Cath Tyler on the closing lament 'Ball Lightning', for example, is one particularly potent illustration of their expanded horizons.

In terms of emotional impact, a pinnacle on Land Of Sleeper is 'The Weatherman'. Replete with devotional rapture and radiant intensity, the band's attack slowed down to a mantric and mesmeric crawl, it marks a collaboration with the ululatory tones of Bonnacons Of Doom vocalist Kate Smith and a choir including Richard Dawson and Sally Pilikington. The resulting tumult constitutes a sound not unlike The Stooges ‘We Will Fall', reinvented and adrenalised as an invigorating sermon for the zeitgeist.

"This one presented an opportunity for me to do something completely unbridled. I wanted to surrender to the weight of the song, so the lyrics came about in much the same way I imagine a frenzied artist might throw paint at a canvas." relates Matt "I just wanted the lyrics to present an uncontrollable energy."

For all that the last few years have seen Pigs' stature rise in the wake of triumphant festival slots and sold-out venues alike, this remains a band, consummated by bassist John-Michael Hedley and returning drummer Ewan Mackenzie, who are fundamentally incapable of tailoring their sound to a prospective audience, instead standing alone and impervious as a monument of catharsis. 

"Writing and playing music is often surprising and revealing, it can be like holding up a mirror and seeing things you didn't expect to see" reckons Mackenzie. "For me, the darker tracks on the record hold in common a determination not to lose faith, despite the odds."

The better to unite slumber and waking, Land Of Sleeper is no less than an act of transcendence for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - new anthems to elucidate a world sleepwalking to oblivion. 


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31 Oct 2022

Rocket Probes – October 2022 playlist



Goat – Do The Dance
(Always wanted a track sounded like like KOTWF era Adam and the Ants on Rocket)
Goat 

Shit and Shine – Cocoa Leaves
(Drug music)
Shit and Shine

Tomaga – Dub Divers
(Missed this track on release)
Tomaga

Cyril Cyril – Les Gens
(French Can vibes from 'Elsewhere VXIII' artist) 
Cyril Cyril

Sage Alyte – Paume de pierre
(Duo featuring Roxane Métayer and David Jarrín Zabala)
Sage Alyte

Polexia! – A Burial, A Resurrection
(Electro sounds from Liverpool)
Polexia!

Turn On – Turn On
(Old Stereolab jams that are well worth a revisit)
Turn On

Vox Populi – Alternatif Réalisme
(Atmospheric mastery )
Vox Populi

Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius – Sulla Pelle
(Rhythm makers)
Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius

Catharsis – 32 Mars
(French sounds from '72)
Catharsis

Harmonious Thelonious – Rendezvous of the Dead
(Addictive repetitions)
Harmonious Thelonious

Barry Vorzon – Theme From Warriors
(Can you dig it!)
Barry Vorzon

PCR – Myths of Seduction and Betrayal
(Dark 80s electronics)
PCR

Lucrecia Dalt – Dicen
(Hazy pop sounds)
Lucrecia Dalt

Celtic Frost – Necromantical Screams
(More Frost)
Celtic Frost

Dali Muru & The Polyphonic Swarm – Shapeshifting
(Great building groove)
Dali Muru & The Polyphonic Swarm

Breakfast Special – Bought & Sold
(Great banjo breakdown)
Breakfast Special

Aadm Our Hatley – I Bet You Didn't, I Bet You Won't
(Cheers to Craig Clouse for turning us on to these Texan jams)
Aadm Our Hatley

Laurent Tribault – La Caravane De L'oubli
(More great 70s sounds from France)
Laurent Tribault

Crack Cloud – Criminal
(Good track!)
Crack Cloud

Hümu Uktu – Ataxia
(Foreboding  electronic sounds)
Hümu Uktu

France – Occitanie
(Old France...love this band)
France

Naafi Sandwich - Slice 2
(Nice one Jimmy for bringing this to our attention!)
Naafi Sandwich

Pharaoh Sanders – Thembi
(Rest In Power)
Pharaoh Sanders

Listen/follow our updated monthly spotify Rocket Probes playlist:


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28 Oct 2022

Shit & Shine's latest album on Rocket – 'New Confusion' is released today


"Sheer brilliance." The Quietus

"Start throwing some shapes." Loud and Quiet

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A new $hit & $hine album is always a cause for celebration, and with this latest record  'New Confusion' being released today it is now time for one helluva party!

'New Confusion' is available to buy on ltd edition 'Blue Vinyl and luxurious 'Gold Mirrorboard' sleeve from the Bandcamp link below or from your local record shop:

Bandcamp

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The nine abject and glorious meditations that make up 'New Confusion' exist in an alternate dimension whereby a loop-driven exploratory framework is joyridden with alacrity offroad by a moonshine-swigging convict, a zone whereby aural scrap metal is alchemically transformed into gleaming, abstract and intimidating structures and sculptures anew. 

Yet thankfully, as always in this absurdist and electrifying realm, they’re notable for offering a different vision from the third eye whenever they make themselves manifest. What’s more, with 'New Confusion' they’ve usurped their own outré paradigms yet again, resulting in a demented heat-haze panorama of delirious beat-driven abandon and elucidated neural pathways.

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See Shit & Shine on tour on 2023:

Feb 22 / Punctum / Prague
Feb 23 / Combo / Milan
Feb 24 / Buda Brussels
Feb 25 / Container City / Stuttgart
Feb 28 / Sonic Ballroom / Cologne
Mar 2 / L'Embobineuse / Marseille
Mar 3 / Askip / Nantes
Apr 27-28 / Cafe Oto / London

If you would like to book the band around these dates, please contact us or the band direct!

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21 Oct 2022

Goat's 'Oh Death' is released today



"Goat's best Album." Classic Rock

"An intense, fuzz-driven piece of psychedelic funk." Clash Magazine

"This is fuckin' great, go buy it." Shindig

"Seductive allure and psychedelic delirium." Uncut

"Goat has really outdone themselves this time and made their best album yet."
Sleeping Shamen


Today sees the day when Goat release their first album in 6 years – we are so excited for Oh Death to be unleashed onto you all. It is a beat of an album!

Both the 'Oh Death' LP and CD comes housed in a gatefold sleeve adorned with eye-popping artwork.

The LP is available to preorder on  Ltd 'Harmonious Green' vinyl via here:

Bandcamp

You can also pick-up 'Oh Death' on ltd 'Cloudberry Swirl', 'Acid Orange' and 'Blackened Black' versions from your favourite record shops.

And finally, our good friends over at Levitation have their own exclusive version too – so US fans should snap them up fast!

See GOAT perform at one of their legendary high octane shows:

November 8 / Hamburg / Knust
November 9 / Cologne / Kulturkirche
November 10 / Liége / Reflektor
November 11 / Kortrijk / Sonic City Festival
November 12 / Utrecht / Le Guess Who Festival
November 14 / Berlin / Festsaal Kreuzber
January 25 / Oslo / Rockefeller
January 26 / Malmö / Plan B
January 27 / Stockholm / Slaktkyrkan



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20 Oct 2022

Watch Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs perform brand new track live in Blank Studio's – plus the band announce UK tour

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have just revealed footage of them playing a brand new track called 'Terror's Pillow' live in their spiritual home of Blank Studios.

Immerse yourselves in all its heavy sonics and projection drenched majesty above.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have also announced a UK tour for February to April: 

23 Feb / Gateshead / The Sage
24 Feb / Edinburgh / The Liquid Rooms
25 Feb / Kendal / The Brewery
26 Feb / Lincoln / Lincoln Drill Hall
02 Mar / Cambridge / Junction
03 Mar / Ipswich / The Baths
04 Mar / Hastings / The Crypt
05 Mar / Leicester / O2 Academy
13 Apr / Milton Keynes / The Craufurd Arms
14 Apr / Stoke-on-Trent / The Sugarmill
15 Apr / Hebden Bridge / Trades Club
16 Apr / Stockton on Tees / Georgian Theatre
20 Apr / York / The Crescent
21 Apr / Newport / Le Pub
22 Apr / Portsmouth / Wedgewood Rooms
23 Apr / Hertford / Hertford Corn Exchange

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday 21 Oct.

And don't for get to tune into BBC 6 Music tonight at 7pm when the band will be performing live on the Marc Riley's show.


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19 Oct 2022

$hit & $hine releases 'Cocoa Leaves' – the second single from forthcoming new album

Last month $hit & $hine revealed a new album to be released on 28 October called 'New Confusion' with the ‘Hallogallo’-in-hell' track 'Annoyed'.

We are now happy to drop a second track from the album, the psychedelic yacht rock of 'Cocoa Leaves'. Listen above.

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'New Confusion' is available to preorder on ltd edition 'Blue Vinyl and luxurious 'Gold Mirrorboard sleeve from the Bandcamp link below or from your local record shop:

Bandcamp

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The nine abject and glorious meditations that make up 'New Confusion' exist in an alternate dimension whereby a loop-driven exploratory framework is joyridden with alacrity offroad by a moonshine-swigging convict, a zone whereby aural scrap metal is alchemically transformed into gleaming, abstract and intimidating structures and sculptures anew. 

Yet thankfully, as always in this absurdist and electrifying realm, they’re notable for offering a different vision from the third eye whenever they make themselves manifest. What’s more, with 'New Confusion' $hit & $hine have usurped their own outré paradigms yet again, resulting in a demented heat-haze panorama of delirious beat-driven abandon and elucidated neural pathways.

$hit & $hine are currently booking European shows for a spring tour next year. If you are interested in booking them please drop us or the band a line.



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7 Oct 2022

Bandcamp Friday October 2022


It's Bandcamp Friday again.

So the perfect time to support your favourite bands and labels and indulge in some new records, CDs and T-shirts.

We are going to be taking the 'made-to-order' Goat and $hit & $hine T-shirts (in various colourways) off of sale from Monday, so if you want one, best time to buy one is today!

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We can also highly recommend these presales:

$hit & $hine – New Confusion LP/T-Shirts

Goat – Oh Death LP/CD/T-shirts

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And all these recent releases:

Various – Elsewhere VXIII 2LP

Petbrick – Liminal LP

Goat – World Music (10th Anniversary remaster) LP

Alison Cotton – The Portrait You Painted Of Me LP

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We have lots of other great recent releases for sale as well as some rare warehouse finds, so have a scour and see what gems you can find:

Bandcamp

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4 Oct 2022

Goat reveal 'Do The Dance' – the second track to be released from forthcoming album 'Oh Death'

Five weeks ago Goat surprised everyone by dropping a brand new single called 'Under No Nation' – the first single to be released from their forthcoming album 'Oh Death', which is being released on 21 October. The track has revealed immense praise, even being added to the prestigious BBC 6 Music Playlist.

And now, Goat have revealed a second track from the album – an addictive, groove driven song called 'Do The Dance'.

Watch the electrifying video for 'Do The Dance' made by the extremely gifted Tom Brewins and staring the dancing talents of Hannah Mason above.

This is what the band say about the track: 
"After the annual feast with the Gods of funk, Goat went to an afterparty with some of the Great Gods of Groove. Sometime early in the morning, around 4 am, one of the singers of Goat find herself intertwined in a hot dance with the Supreme Mastergod of hipshaking. He tried to outshake her but was way over his head, there was no way he could ever outshake a Goat banshee strung out on gods knows what. Suddenly his hip broke with a loud snap and Goat was thrown out on the street. The singers went home and wrote this profound poetry about the experience."

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Both the 'Oh Death' LP and CD comes housed in a gatefold sleeve adorned with eye-popping artwork.

The LP is available to preorder on  Ltd 'Harmonious Green' vinyl via here:

Bandcamp

You can also pick-up 'Oh Death' on ltd 'Cloudberry Swirl', 'Acid Orange' and 'Blackened Black' versions from your favourite record shops.

And finally, our good friends over at Levitation have their own exclusive version too – so US fans should save on postage and snap them up fast!

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See GOAT perform at one of their legendary high octane shows:

November 8 / Hamburg / Knust
November 9 / Cologne / Kulturkirche
November 10 / Liége / Reflektor
November 11 / Kortrijk / Sonic City Festival
November 12 / Utrecht / Le Guess Who Festival
November 14 / Berlin / Festsaal Kreuzber



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30 Sept 2022

Rocket Probes – September 2022 playlist


Shit & Shine – Annoyed
(First track to be revealed from forthcoming new S&S album...and what a banger it is!
Shit & Shine

Various – Elsewhere VXIII
(We are incredibly proud of this unique sounding compilation – and proud that The Quietus called it 'revolutionary'..take a trip to Elsewhere)
Various

Petbrick – Liminal
(Very eclectic and unique sounds, feel very privileged to have this is coming out on Rocket)

The Bug  – Absent Riddim
(New Bug sounds)
The Bug

The Shits – Drink your Blood
(One of the standout sets at Supernormal Festival)

Tara Clerkin & Sunny Joe Paradisos – Castlefields
(Looping loveliness)
Tara Clerkin & Sunny Joe Paradisos

Prangers – Prangers
(Another killer watch at Supernormal)

XAM Duo – Cold Stones (James Holden Remix)
(Holden on fire)
XAM Duo

Steve Wright – Black Eyed Bruiser
(A proper classic banger...)

Die Wilde Jagd – Uhrwald Orange / Haut
(Cheers to Walter from Roadburn for pricking our ears up to Die Wilde Jagd work)
Norman Conners – Dance of Magic
(Stellar line-up!)
Conjunto Primitivo – Tiniebla
(Mechanical Rhythms)

Mishagas – 1996-97
(Kid Millions from pre Oneida days)
Mishagas

Asha Bhosle – Dum Maro Dum Pt.2
(Indian grooves)
Asha Bhosle

Tarkus – El Pirata
(Peruvian glam stomp from '72)
Tarkus

EROS – A Southern Code
(My Disco offshoot project, also featuring Regis, cheers Mike)
EROS

Tantra – Hills of Katmandu (Patrick Cowley Remix)
(The genius that is Cowley remixing one of our favourite tracks!)
Tantra

Horse Lords – Mess Mend
(Reassuringly more of the same)
Horse Lords

The Pyramids – Aomawa
(Huge immersions)
The Pyramids

Concentration – Aren't You Gonna Introduce Me To Your Friend?
(Quite a unique album this)
Concentration

Brian Eno – Thursday Afternoon
(Hour long piece)
Brian Eno

Tamburi Neri – Sognare
(Repetitious sounds...a S&S NTS discovery)

Persher – Man With The Magic Soap
(Nice slice of industrial motorik noise...cheers to Mike Bourne for the nod to this too)
Persher

Machine – Machine
(Raw funk)

Celtic Frost – Morbid tales
(Been a bit of a Celtic Frost month)

Westside Gunn – Danhausen
(More hip hop goodness from Cherrystone NTS show)
Westside Gun

Tapper Zukie ‎– Man Ah Warrior
(Classic sounds)
Tapper Zukie


Listen to our updated monthly Rocket Probes Spotify playlist:


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Elsewhere VXIII 2xLP compilation is released today


"The most devastating suites of sound you’ll hear in 2022. Get yourself overthrown by it as soon as you can." The Quietus

"This is an awesome and eclectic blend of shamanic acid vibes...sounds so fresh." GOAT (Band)

"Soundscapes that form a bridge between the traditional and the otherworldly." Psychedelic Baby Magazine   

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We are extremely thrilled to finally share this incredible 2x LP compilation in full with you.

'Elsewhere VXIII' is the latest instalment of 'multi-label compilation albums expertly compiled by Brussels-based deep digger DJ soFa.

This gathering of outernational rhythms, drones and folk tales takes in a dizzying array of cultures and folkloric traditions, mapping out their common ground with style and finesse. Unified by deep roots and yet branching out fearlessly into the unknown, all these stylings and more cohere and coalesce into an intoxicating patchwork. Yet as much as it may be driven by a DJ’s internal logic, this is primarily a work of border-free serendipity. 

You can buy on ltd Yellow Vinyl version here:

Bandcamp

And there is also a ltd Green Vinyl and ltd Black Vinyl version available via your local record shop.

Navigating currents and vibrations that unite the globe, Elsewhere VXIII is a psychic transmission from a singular place where the stars align. 

Tracklist:
01. Aida Al Hani – Kafeja Gati
02. Colinde Netemperate – Din patru cornuri de lume
03. Tempo Venus & Ox3 – Y
04. Pedro Castanheira & Caroline Oulman – A Saia Da Carolina
05. NÂR feat. June As – Baba Mimoun
06. Ugne&Maria – Apie Lubas (feat poetry by Birutė Kapustinskaitė)
07. ladr.ache – A Mi Fiasco (Live In Casteau)
08. Vica Pacheco – El Fuego
09. Odessey And Oracle – J’ai Vu Un Croco
10. PRAAH – André
11. Anna Vs June – Dahtila
12. Nyati Mayi & The Astral Synth Transmitters – Lolokele
13. Cyril Cyril Mariid
14. Kӣr - Zimovka



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23 Sept 2022

Join us for Goat's 'Oh Death' Pre-release Listening Party


To celebrate the release of 'Oh Death', the new album by GOAT, we are having a very special 'intimate' listening party on Thursday, 20 October – the evening before the album is released.

The venue is Dauns – a Swedish vegan cafe located in East London run by a member of Rocket label mates 'Flowers Must Die'. 

The cafe is small so only 25 places will be available, and due to the licensing laws, to serve drinks everyone needs to buy a ticket, so Dauns' is charging £10 entry – but that price includes a free drink & Smörrebröd, plus a raffle ticket to win an ultra rare Test Pressing of 'Oh Death'.

A ltd amount of 'Oh Death' LP /CD's will also be available to buy on the night.

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'Oh Death' Pre-release Listening Party

Location: Dauns, 77 Wentworth St, London  E1 7TD  Website
Date: Thursday 20 October
Time: 7-10pm (album playback starts at 8pm)
Ticket: £10 (includes free drink & Smörrebröd + Test Pressing raffle)

Ticket Link

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'Oh' Death can be preorderd on LP and CD here: Bandcamp

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Petbrick album Liminal is released today


"This fuckin' rips."
Revolver Magazine

"Nosebleed-inducing frenzy." Metal Hammer

"An electronic assault on your eardrums." Cvlt Nation

"A sensory overload." Metal Sucks

"Huge and heavy." Metal Injection

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Petbrick's gargantuan new album Liminal is released today.

Sadly thanks to the every annoying delays in manufacturing the LPs were not back in time to make it into the shops for today's release, they will be in the shops next Friday though without fail!

If you bought your album via Bandcamp though, you will be in luck and they will be arriving any day now!

You can still order the last few copies we have of the ltd LP from here:

Bandcamp

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As with previous releases by the duo, Petbrick have returned to lays waste to all or any constrictions in their path. Blending a vast sonic landscape with a relentless compunction to break the pain barrier, the bands new album 'Liminal' is a dizzying exercise in overdrive which can take in industrial abrasions, pulverising rhythmic drive, acid-damaged freakery, cinematic tension and balladic gravitas in disarmingly coherent fashion. 

Other great collaborators have also came on board to add richness and intrigue to the Petbrick onslaught - from old school friends like Neurosis’ Steve Von Till and Converge’s Jacob Bannon to new school artists like Paula Rebbeledo from Rakta and New York doom rappers Lord Goat and Truck Jewelz.

An alchemical vision fit to both elevate the spirit and destroy everything in its path, ‘Liminal’ is the sound of Petbrick blasting their way through the boundaries of a fresh hell.

See Petbrick on a massive three band tour in November with Converge and Full of Hell:

Nov 06 / UK / London / Electric Brixton
Nov 07 / FR / Paris / La Cigale
Nov 08 / BE / Ghent / Vooruit
Nov 09 / NL / Nijmegen / Doornroosje
Nov 10 / DE / Berlin / Columbia Theater 
Nov 11 / DE / Leipzig / Felsenkeller
Nov 12 / LU / Esch-sur-Alzette / Kulturfabrik
Nov 13 / DE / Köln / Essigfabrik



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21 Sept 2022

Ahead of Friday's release, listen to Petbrick's album Liminal in full


Thanks to the website Metal Injection, you can exclusively listen to Petbrick's gargantuan new album 'Liminal' in full – two days ahead of Friday's official release!!

Listen in full here via the Youtube player at the bottom of the piece:

Metal Injection

Wayne  said this ahead of the album's release to the world, "The word liminal means: Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. This sums up making the record over the last two years during isolation and attempting to return to normal life. We were experiencing so many different feelings simultaneously, having so many conflicting thoughts and I was definitely fighting internally to make sense out of the happenings and what comes next. It also gives an insight into the sonic world held within; it exists at a point where different worlds collide.”

And Iggor added, “Liminal is a record made in a time full of uncertainty, freedom, and agony. The sounds in this record are a true reflection of these times… A full trip into ideas, with lots of help of amazing collaborators… I’m very proud to finally share this with everyone.”

Preorder Liminal from your local Record shop or via bandcamp here:

Bandcamp

US customers can pick the album up from the ever great Neurot Recordings

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15 Sept 2022

Listen to new track by Petbrick featuring guest Paula Rebellato from Rakta

On Friday 23rd September Petbrick release their second album 'Liminal' and to reveal another side of the extremely eclectic album the band have decided to share the 6 minute+ track 'Distorted Peace' that features vocalist Paula Rebellato from the amazing Brazilian band Rakta.

'Distorted Peace' is a mammoth, sonic excursion of a track – a huge slab of synth-doom driven by some incredible Iggor Cavalera tribal rhythms. Chuck on the headphones is our advice!

Preorder Petbrick's album on ltd vinyl here or from your local record shop:

Bandcamp

US customers head over to Neurot Recordings to pick-up their exclusive version.

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See Petbrick on a massive three band tour in November with Converge and Full of Hell:

Nov 06 / UK / London / Electric Brixton
Nov 07 / FR / Paris / La Cigale
Nov 08 / BE / Ghent / Vooruit
Nov 09 / NL / Nijmegen / Doornroosje
Nov 10 / DE / Berlin / Columbia Theater
Nov 11 / DE / Leipzig / Felsenkeller
Nov 12 / LU / Esch-sur-Alzette / Kulturfabrik
Nov 13 / DE / Köln / Essigfabrik



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13 Sept 2022

$hit & $hine reveal new album 'New Confusion' with banging new single


A new $hit & $hine album is always a cause for celebration, and with this latest record which is called 'New Confusion' it is time for one helluva party!

'New Confusion' is released on 28 October and Craig from $hit & $hine has even proclaimed "This may well be the album I am most proud of".

The first track to be revealed from 'New Confusion' is a banger of a track called 'Annoyed', watch the bonkers video created by John O'Carroll exclusively via The Quietus

The Quietus

'New Confusion' is available to preorder on ltd edition 'Blue Vinyl and luxurious 'Gold Mirrorboard sleeve from the Bandcamp link below or from your local record shop:

Preorder LP

We have also put up some made-to-order 'New Confusion' T-shirts – blue print on black or white tees:

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Every single psychonaut worth their salt can remember a moment, midway through some chemically-assisted voyage into the unknown, when someone in the room had the sheer gall to utter the immortal words that strike terror into the heart of everyone present: “Hey, imagine what it’d be like if we stayed this way forever?”

Wonder no longer. Existing permanently stranded at the dizzying peak of a nightmarish hallucinatory travelogue, Shit & Shine are here to make that moment a reality. Yet thankfully, as always in this absurdist and electrifying realm, they’re notable for offering a different vision from the third eye whenever they make themselves manifest. What’s more, with New Confusion they’ve usurped their own outré paradigms yet again, resulting in a demented heat-haze panorama of delirious beat-driven abandon and elucidated neural pathways.

As ever the brainchild of Texan king of outlaw brinkmanship Craig Clouse, these nine abject and glorious meditations exist in an alternate dimension whereby a loop-driven exploratory framework is joyridden with alacrity offroad by a moonshine-swigging convict, a zone whereby aural scrap metal is alchemically transformed into gleaming, abstract and intimidating structures and sculptures anew.

It may not have occurred to the average head that the sound of Tropicália melting gleefully in the sun (as here essayed on ‘Miami’) might be to their satisfaction, nor that the image of J Dilla trapped in a K-hole with Butthole Surfers would do anything but make them mildly anxious. Similarly, the prospect of Ming The Merciless screaming with rage at his internet service provider (see ‘Robbed’) may not be something that immediately appeals to music listeners around the globe, and nor could most folk imagine an in-the-red floor-filler being quite as pulverising and irresistible as the motorik mangler ‘Annoyed’, which kicks off this album in incendiary style - no less than the sound of ‘Hallogallo’-in-hell.

Yet if the parallel universe of Shit & Shine exists for anything, it’s to map out new frontiers of wrong and righteous beyond your wildest expectations. Meet the new end-of-level boss.



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6 Sept 2022

Petbrick reveal new single featuring Jacob Bannon from Converge


Petbrick – the duo of Wayne Adams (Big Lad/Johnny Broke) and Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Cavalera Conspiracy/Soulwax) have just released the second single from their forthcoming gargantuan album 'Liminal', which is released on Rocket (and Neurot in America) on 23 September.

'Grind You Dull' features explosive guest vocalist Jacob Bannon from legendary band Converge and its seizure-inducing video was created by Tom Brewins.

Watch the video exclusively via Revolver here:

Revolver

Wayne says, “‘Grind You Dull’ is a PETBRICK take on a hardcore punk track – but instead of guitars we used a distorted electronic 909 kick to create a riff and it slams! It is probably the most thrash moment on the album, proper facemelting territory. It was amazing to Jake on board with this track, and to be invited on tour with Converge! Hopefully we can introduce some people to the PETBRICK world of noise fury! The video, which is made by good friend and collaborator Tom Brewins is very much in keeping with the lo-fi glitched out aesthetic we are incorporating with Liminal whilst trying to capture the live energy of Iggor's playing!”

Iggor reveals, “I met Jake many years ago, and I have always a huge fan of his music and art. He and Nate (Newton, Converge) have been massive supportive of PETBRICK since our first demo. It was an honor to have him on the track ‘Grind You Dull’ off our new album, and of course we’re looking forward to tour with the almighty Converge – hopefully we will get to do it live with him on vocals!” 

'Liminal' is available on ltd edition 'splatter vinyl' via the link below or via your local record shop:

Bandcamp 

American fans can pick the album up on a different coloured 'swirl vinyl' via the great Neurot Recordings.

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See Petbrick on a massive three band tour in November with Converge and Full of Hell:

Nov 06 / UK / London / Electric Brixton
Nov 07 / FR / Paris / La Cigale
Nov 08 / BE / Ghent / Vooruit
Nov 09 / NL / Nijmegen / Doornroosje
Nov 10 / DE / Berlin / Columbia Theater 
Nov 11 / DE / Leipzig / Felsenkeller
Nov 12 / LU / Esch-sur-Alzette / Kulturfabrik
Nov 13 / DE / Köln / Essigfabrik

(Band photo by Al Overdrive)



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2 Sept 2022

Bandcamp Friday September 2022


Looks like Bandcamp are having another one of their 'waive their fee' Fridays.
So it's the perfect time to support your favourite bands and labels and indulge in some new records, CDs and T-shirts.

We can highly recommend these presales:

Goat – Oh Death LP/CD/T-shirts
Various – Elsewhere VXIII 2LP
Petbrick – Liminal LP

And all these 2022 releases:

Goat – World Music (10th Anniversary remaster) LP
Moundabout – Flowers Rot, Bring me Stones LP
Alison Cotton – The Portrait You Painted Of Me LP
The Utopia Strong – International Treasure LP/CD
Petbrick – Ayan T-shirt
J. Zunz – Del Aire LP
Holy Scum – Strange Desires LP
Rubber Oh – Strange Craft  LP/CD
OCH – Pö om pö LP
GNOD – Hexen Valley LP/CD

We have also added lots of warehouse finds, so have a scour and see what gems you can find:


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31 Aug 2022

Rocket Probes – August 2022 playlist

Various – Elsewhere VXIII
(A little teaser mix by Jamie Paton of the incredible music from this compilation we are extremely proud to be releasing!)
Elsewhere VXIII

Petbrick – Primer
(Pulverising first track from extremely mighty forthcoming album 'Liminal')
Petbrick

GOAT – Under No Nation
(Yep, there is a new GOAT album on the way...and my god it is good!)
GOAT 

Bitchin Bajas – Amorpha
(Love this band!!!)
Bitchin Bajas

MC Yallah – Kübalı
(She owned Supernormal this year!!)
MC Yallah

Staraya Derevnya – Boulder Blues / Forgot what was important
(Great avant Can sounds...another Supernormal discovery)
Staraya Derevnya

Derdiyoklar Ikilisi – Disko Folk
(Turkish grooves)
Derdiyoklar Ikilisi

Asha Bhosle – Dum Maro Dum Pt 2
(Cheers to Goat for sending us this)
Asha Bhosle

Upupayāma – Màs
(New track by Upupayāma – looking forward to new album)
Upupayāma

Jem Finer – Hrdy-Grdy
(Hurdy-gurdy drones)
Jem Finer

Tara Clerkin Trio – Exquisite Corpse 1
(New track from the Bristolian band)
Tara Clerkin Trio

Erasmo Carlos – Meu Mar
(Original version of track covered by kikagaku moyo on new album)
Erasmo Carlos

Danger Mouse – Strangers
(Great groove)
Danger Mouse

Entombed – Left Hand Path
(This classic has had a lot of spins this month)
Entombed

Danny Ben-Israel  Bullshit 3¼
(Psyched sounds from 1970s Isreal)
Danny Ben-Israel

Palms  Der König (Original) / Menqui Reconstruction remix
(Nice repetitive pop discovery on Elena Colombi's NTS show)
Original
Remix

Salvation – Salvation
(Fuzzy 60s rock – cheers Prof)
Salvation

Gabber Modus Operandi – Sangkakala
(Middle Eastern Gabba)
Gabber Modus Operandi

Sand – Desert Navigation
(Kosmische repetitions)
Sand

Various – Gothenburg 84
(Massive thanks to GOAT's bassist for turning us onto this eclectic comp)
Gothenburg 84

War-Head Constriction – Graceful Bird
(Afro fuzz)
War-Head Constriction

Dr Alimantado  I am the Greatest Says Muhammad Ali 
(A massive old fave of ours)
Dr. Alimantado 

Dame Area – Ister inan, ister inanma
(Metallic percussions)
Dame Area

Gary Higgins – Red Hash
(Been giving this classic some summer listens)
Gary Higgins 

Shadow Huntaz - Massive
(Smokin')
Shadow Huntaz

Inna Pivars & The Histriones – Певчие птицы в лесу берендеев
(Thanks to Gnoomes for sharing this quite bonkers album of fuzzed psych/prog/French pop from Moscow)
Inna Pivars & The Histriones

Bachir Attar With Elliott Sharp – Boujeloudia
(Drones and rhythms courtesy of Cherrystones NTS show)
Bachir Attar With Elliott Sharp

Senay – Gercek Nerade
(Turkish Fuzz)
Senay

Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras – Hurdy Gurdy Man
(Big fans of Cowley here, but didn't know about this cover until Hey Colossus guys mentioned it recently!)
Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras

Various – FRÄLST! - A Selection of Swedish Christian grooves 1969​-​1979
(Talk to god)
FRÄLST


Listen to/follow our updated monthly 'Rocket Probes' spotify playlist:


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