28 Feb 2023

Rocket Probes – February 2023 playlist

The Shits – Waiting
(What you waiting for?)
The Shits 

Gnoomes – Ax Ox
(Gnoomes fourth album is probably their best!)

GÅS – Vol.1
(Yep, you need this)

Sam Barton - Kinetic Vacancy
(Teeth of the Sea’s Sam Barton presents his impressive second solo album)
Sam Barton

Gum Takes Tooth – Small Arms
(Great new GTT on Wrong Speed)
Gum Takes Tooth 

Lankum – Go Dig My Grave
(Great new track)

Chum – Beefcake Doctrine
(Debut single by ex hi-fi killer Tony's new band)

Water Damage – Repeater
(Noisy France vibes on this, featuring the mighty Thor)
Water Damage

Miles Davis – Inamorata (Live at The Cellar Door / 3rd Set)
(Stellar stuff)
Miles Davis

Janko Nilotic – Hippocampus
(Great library sounding psyched soul)
Janko Nilotic

Pierre Bastien – Musique cinétique
(Machines speak)
Pierre Bastien

Cruelle – J'ai remplacé l'amour par l'argent
(New Avon Terror Corpse release)

Durul Gence – Black Cat
(Fuzzy pop sounds)
Durul Gence

Blurt – Get
(Mooney'era Can vibes)

Amon Düül – Snow Your Thirst and Sun Your Open
(Before there were II)
Amon Düül

Avalanche Kaito – Le Grande-pére
Avalanche Kaito

Sandy Bull – E Pluribus Unum
(Fuzzy Oud jams)
Sandy Bull 

Lalo Schifrin – Dirty Harry Anthology
(I feel very lucky!)
Lalo Schifrin

Moebius Plank Neumeier – Speed Display
(Could be a Gum Takes Tooth track)
Möbius Plank Neumeier

Achim Reichel ‎– Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden
(Kosmische jazz)
Achim Reichel ‎

Gang Of Four – Love Like Anthrax
(Spreading the disease)
Gang Of Four 

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Rocket to release debut album by GÅS on digital platforms this Friday

As you may or may not know, the elusive Swedish band GÅS have released their debut album 'Vol.1' on ltd edition LP via the Danish label Svensk Psych Aften.

And as of Friday you will be able to buy a download of the album via Rocket's Bandcamp and listen across all the streaming platforms.

Listen/Download from here (From Friday 3rd March):



GÅS, Gothenburg's best kept secret return with new music, their first since their 2020 debut single Epitaph caused a small eruption in the Scandinavian underground and psych scenes across the world.

Their debut full length album 'Vol.1' brings more of their trusted sound; raw, thunderous and mindmelting rock'n'roll á la the sound Gothenburg, all steeped in the same candle wax that made 70s Black Sabbath burn so bright.

The members of GÅS don't want to disclose their identities, but it doesn't really matter as the music speaks perfectly well for itself and these cats also know how to boogie. Nothing more to be said. Sit back and enjoy.


27 Feb 2023

Ahead of Fridays release of new album 'Ax Ox' – Psychedelic Baby Magazine premiere's new Gnoomes track

Head over to Psychedelic Baby Magazine to hear an exclusive premiere of the 7 minute centrepiece from Gnoomes's forthcoming album 'Ax Ox' which is released on Friday:

Psychedelic Baby Magazine

'Ax Ox' is available on ltd edition 'Blue Swirl' via the Bandcamp link below, or you can pick it up the ltd 'Oxblood Vinyl' from your favourite record shop:


Gnoomes have a UK and French tour lined-up:

22 Mar / Northampton / The Black Prince
23 Mar / Newcastle / Cumberland Arm
24 Mar / Manchester / Low Four
25 Mar / Sheffield / Delicious Clam
26 Mar / Birmingham / The Night Owl
29 Mar / Norwich / Voodoo Daddy's Showroom
31 Mar / London / Strongroom Bar
01 Apr / Bristol / Crofters Rights
25 Apr / Le Mans / Brasserie Septante Deux
26 Apr / Angers / Joker’s
27 Apr / Tours / Le Bateau Ivre
28 Apr / Nantes / Lune Froide


21 Feb 2023

Leeds band 'The Shits' announce debut album and single on Rocket

When we were at the great Supernormal Festival last year, we didn't go with any plans to sign a band, particularly not one called The Shits either. But witnessing The Shits mind blowing mix of The Stooges, Brainbombs, Lubricated Goat, Drunk In Hell, live on stage, we were totally floored, and we knew this band had to be on Rocket.

So we are proud to reveal 'You're A Mess, the band's debut Rocket album will be released on 14th April.

Head over to Cvlt Nation to exclusively watch the strobe-tastic video made by Lu Küster and Pointedsick for first track revealed from the album, the repetitive monster that is 'Waiting':

Cvlt Nation


'You're A Mess' is available to preorder on 'Ash Grey Vinyl' via the Rocket Bandcamp and on 'Red Vinyl' via your local record store:



The Shits – You're A Mess

Let’s face facts here; we’re all a mess. Life in the 2020s thus far has been a litany of crushing indignities at best. Living standards plummet, lies carry the same currency as truth, and rock music - that racket that once served as countercultural force and revolutionary fire - has been neutered and subsumed into nullity.

That’s unless you’re listening to The Shits. ‘You’re A Mess’ - the second album from Leeds’ filthiest sons - is a staggering assault of invective fit to reignite your ire, and a sound that constitutes a real and present threat to life and limb. Contained within these eight feral exorcisms is a merciless assault of Stoogian/stygian riffage, gloriously purgatorial abjection and intimidating aggro that takes a garage-rock blueprint and grinds its face in the dirt.

If these grimy dirges and salvos of horror have a precedent, it’s in the menacing audial lineage that connects Fun House through the AmRep label, Brainbombs and Drunk In Hell - the process where relentless negativity 

is alchemically transformed into profane primal salvation. Yet The Shits worship no heroes, obeying a thanatotic urge that sees no separation between death and glory.

Listen to this album and you will believe once again in catharsis by way of heavy amplification. Psych-rock is dead, and The Shits are the executioners.  Assume the position.

...but don't take our word for it, this is what The Quietus's John Doran says about the album:

"Terrible, terrible bastards The Shits are here with all the spiritually uplifting, life affirming, serotonin boosting properties of a dark amber, ammonia stinking, three-day rave piss, in the form of new transmission, You're A Mess. Starting with a bludgeoning, left of centre, Amphetamine Reptile punk take on The Stooges that laughs in the face of more recent flat white-sipping, pantywaisted post rock and post hardcore innovations and instead concentrates on a caustic, clangorous, bone-cracking assault on all that is right and proper. But steady your nerve, delve into their metallic, acid stripped, pig-fuck grooves and you will find a chaotic world of inverted psychedelia and jet black – fucking appalling – enlightenment waiting for you." John Doran

See The Shits live, with more shows TBA very soon:

14 April / London / Shacklewell Arms
19–23 April / Tilburg / Roadburn Festival
2 May / Manchester / The White Hotel


17 Feb 2023

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs latest album 'Land of Sleeper' is released today!

"Something perfected and unique." 9/10
Loud & Quiet

"The Newcastle band amplify the volume on their fourth album and keep listeners entrenched in their heady cosmos." The Guardian

"Embody the theatre, camp, and sheer fun of all the best heavy music." Pitchfork

“Land Of Sleeper is a total work of art." Metal Hammer

"A a slab of awe-inspiring heaviness." 8/10 Clash Magazine

"A serious contender for British rock album of the year." Louder Than War


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs latest album 'Land Of Sleeper' is finally unleashed onto the world today!

The band are heading out on a mass of UK, North America and European shows throughout 2023. Tickets for all are selling fast with many shows already sold out, more info here: pigsx7.com


'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 'Somnolence' (Orange/Black Swirl) vinyl via the bands official website link below (not on Bandcamp until next week), where you can also pick up ltd edition t-shirts and tickets for all their UK, Euro and USA dates:


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

Rough Trade

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.


14 Feb 2023

Gnoomes reveal Ax Ox – the title track from forthcoming album

Gnoomes return with an addictive second single from forthcoming album 'Ax Ox', which is released on 3rd March.

Listen to the driving, stargazing sounds of title track 'Ax Ox' above.

'Ax Ox' is available on ltd edition 'Blue Swirl' via the Bandcamp link below, or you can pick it up the ltd 'Oxblood Vinyl' from your favourite record shop:



Album'Ax Ox' runs through a gamut of vibrant emotion across its eleven tracks, from the elemental blast of kraut-pop that is ‘The Neighbour’ to the crystalline and techno-fied ‘Loops’, and across moments of jarring and skewed ambience such as ‘Mirror’ and ‘The Bridge’. Here the component parts that have always made up Gnoomes’ fresh and wide-eyed aesthetic - dreampop radiance, bold electronic experimentation and the propulsive motorik drive which moves them onward – are rendered still more vivid and transcendent, the product of a band unafraid to cross boundaries in pursuit of catharsis by any means necessary, and one still hopeful in spite of all that fate can throw at them. 

Gnoomes have announced a series of live dates:

22 Mar / Northampton / The Black Prince
23 Mar / Newcastle / Cumberland Arm
24 Mar / Manchester / Low Four
25 Mar / Sheffield / Delicious Clam
26 Mar / Birmingham / The Night Owl
29 Mar / Norwich / Voodoo Daddy's Showroom
31 Mar / London / Strongroom Bar
01 Apr / Bristol / Crofters Rights
25 Apr / Le Mans / Brasserie Septante Deux
26 Apr / Angers / Joker’s
27 Apr / Tours / Le Bateau Ivre
28 Apr / Nantes / Lune Froide


10 Feb 2023

Toquei No Sol By Marlene Ribeiro is released today

"Rituals to make change and alter perception for good."

Album of the Week / The Quietus

"It really exfoliates the mind." Fragmented Flaneur 

"Cloaked in a midnight sorcery." Raven Sings The Blues

"Hypnotic potency." Echoes & Dust

"Textures of glistening gold." Electronic Sound

Marlene Ribeiro's first solo record for Rocket Recordings and first album under her own name is out now.

'Toquei no Sol' is a fresh new chapter for this unique artist, by far the most melodic and transcendent outing yet for her hypnotic dreampop.


'Toquei no Sol' is available on ltd edition 'Sun Yellow' vinyl via here:


Portuguese fans should pick up a copy via Lovers & Lollypops Bandcamp


Marlene is playing a couple of rare shows – with more to be announced: 

9 March / Bristol / Strange Brew
19–23 April / Tilburg / Roadburn Festival


3 Feb 2023

Bandcamp Friday – February 2023

It's Bandcamp Friday...

As well as all the great new releases we have out we have three new presales by Smote, Gnoomes and Marlene Ribeiro for sale.

There is also a brand new digital EP by Teeth of the Sea being released today.

Plus loads more rare warehouse finds are being uploaded to bandcamp throughout the morning, so be quick!