31 Aug 2023

Rocket Probes – August 2023 playlist

Bonnacons Of Doom – Facing

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Big Rig (Live)

Goat – Unemployment Office

Panda Bear & Sonic Boom – Go On Dub (Adrian Sherwood Version)

Mustafa Özkent – Lorke Lorke

John Carpenter – The End (John Anthony Scratch Mix)

Ruffy & Tuffy – If The 3rd World War Is A Must

Circus 2000 – The Sun Will Shine

EL Maryacho / Nowaah The Flood – Nasa

Dali Muru & The Polyphonic Swarm – Bom Bom Bow

Amon Düül II – Sleepwalker's Timeless Bridge

Wau Wau Collectif – Yay Balma

Your Old Droog & MF DOOM – Dropout Boogie

Harry Thumann – Sphinx

Stone The Crows – Ode to John Law

Dub Syndicate – Ravi Shankar 

Mulatu Astatke – Nètsanèt (Liberty)

Roc Marciano – Trenchcoat Wars

SamGendell – Tate-waku

Aphex Twin – Blackbox Life Recorder 21f


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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs reveal live album and more shows

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have announced the release of 'Live in New York' – an 8 track live album recorded at the Mercury Lounge on 4th April 2023. 

The album which will be released digitally on all streaming platforms on 27 October is a perfect document of the band in full, ferocious swing.

Listen to the first track to be revealed from the album above – fan favourite from latest album 'Land Of Sleeper', the gargantuan 'Big Rig'.

Preorder the digital album here:



Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have also added some more Australian dates for their December visit, their up-and-coming shows list now reads like this:

Sept 23 - Glasgow - Queen Margaret Union
Sept 29 - Bristol - SWX
Sept 30 - Manchester - O2 Ritz
Oct 5 - Sheffield - Foundry
Oct 6 - London - O2 Kentish Town Forum
(Bonnacons of Doom in support)

Oct 29 - Austin, TX - Levitation/Hotel Vegas
Oct 31 - Troy, NY - No Fun
Nov 1 - New Haven, CT - Space Ballroom
Nov 2 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Nov 3 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
Nov 4 - Washington, DC - The Atlantis

Dec 8 - Victoria, Meredith Music Festival
Dec 9 - Melbourne - Northcote Social Club (headline show)
Dec 13 - Canberra - Basement (supporting The Mark of Cain)
Dec 15 - Sydney - Metro (supporting The Mark of Cain)
Dec 16 - Brisbane - Tivoli (supporting The Mark of Cain)

All tickets and info can be found here:



21 Aug 2023

'Thee Alcoholics' sign to Rocket

We are chuffed to announce that South London band Thee Alcoholics are gonna be releasing their debut vinyl album on Rocket in 2024.

The brainchild behind Thee Alcoholics is our good friend Rhys Llewellyn, who keen Rocket fans would recognise as the drummer of the band The Notorious Hi-Fi Killers, who's album 'Whose Side Are You On (a title and sleeve, that scarily predicted the future) Rocket released in 2008. The trio that made up the Hi-Fi killers was completed by the extremely talented Jonathan Richards and the low end frequency master of Tony Mountford on bass, who is also a member of Thee Alcoholics!!

Rhys's Rocket credentials don't end with the Hi-Fi Killers – after leaving the band he joined Hey Colossus and was the drummer on the three albums Rocket released; In Black and Gold and Radio Static High from 2015 and The Guillotine from 2017.

So having Rhys back in the Rocket fold is a huge honour, for as well as being a good friend, we are huge fans of his musical prowess too.

Up to now Thee Alcoholics have released two must have 7" singles and cassettes on Wrong Speed Records, plus a great live LP on Human Worth Records.

Details for Thee Alcoholics album are still to be finalised, but an early 2024 release date is being planned – so watch this space for more info. And in the meantime if you see Thee Alcoholics are playing at a venue near you, then we implore you to check them out – especially if you love bands like The Heads, The Fall, The Butthole Surfers and the music of Kevin Martin, if those references get you excited then you will definitely want to get inebriated on Thee Alcoholics.

Up-and-coming shows:
30th August - The Prince Albert, Brighton
23rd September - The Beehive, Shipley
24th September - The Hatch, Sheffield
30th September - The Garage, London

Photo by Suzi Corker


15 Aug 2023

Bonnacons of Doom reveal new album 'Signs'

Mirror masked collective Bonnacons of Doom return with 'Signs'  – their second album for Rocket Recordings. The 8 track album of Trans Pennine hypnotic music is released on 27 October.

Watch the visually stunning video that was directed/edited by the album sleeve artist and band member Sam Wiehl (with help from Scenegraph Studios) for the first single to be released, the powerful sounds of 'Facing' above.


There are three gatefold sleeve vinyl versions of 'Signs' available.

Excited to announce there is a numbered Dinked version that has unique sleeve art, a cutout and keep 'Doom' mask and is pressed on exclusive Silver vinyl:

Preorder Dinked Edition

You can also pick-up a ltd edition Yellow vinyl via Bandcamp and a ltd edition Frosted Clear vinyl via all good record shops:

Bandcamp Edition


Building on the intimidating intensity of Bonnacons Of Doom’s self-titled debut, 'Signs' offers a sonic response to the tension between the urge to pursue continuity with our past and to adapt to our changing present. Hypnotic grooves and the monomaniacal intensity of the riff are fractured by digital interplay, electronics and the incantatory vocals of ceremonial leader Kate Smith, coalescing into a metaphysical force which stands defiant of easy categorisation. 

Within these otherworldly manifestations on 'Signs' lurks solace in a place where the transcendent powers of heavy amplification, sonic explorations and forces darker and more unknowable can coalesce to cathartic and redeeming effect. 

See Bonnacons of Doom on tour supporting Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs:
23 September / Glasgow /  Queen Margaret Union
29 September / Bristol / SWX
30 September / Manchester / O2 Ritz
05 October / Sheffield / Foundry
06 October  / London / O2 Kentish Town Forum

And the band have these two headline shows planned:
26 October / London / Moor Beer Vaults  Tickets
11 November / Liverpool / Quarry  Tickets


11 Aug 2023

Launch300 is available to stream from today

To celebrate our 25th anniversary this year we put together a very special compilation album – which coincidentally, was also our 300th release!

Simply titled 'LAUNCH300' this Bandcamp exclusive compilation is finally being released today on all streaming and digital channels.

The album features unreleased tracks by Centrum, Gnod, Goat, J. Zunz, Och, Shit & Shine, Smote and The Utopia Strong. The album's beautiful art is by the infamous French 70's artist Philippe Caza, that has been exclusively licensed for this release.

"LAUNCH300 measures out the widescreen horizons of Rocket Recordings as it embarks on the next quarter century - a label with its feet on the ground and its head mapping out a defiant course for the unknown. Get on board." 



8 Aug 2023

Goat announce October release of brand new album 'Medicine'

We are always extremely excited when we can share with you new music from Goat. 

And here we have 'Unemployment Office' the first single to be revealed from Goat's new album 'Medicine' which is being released on 13 October.

Watch the Oliver Lewis created video for 'Unemployment Office' above.


Due to the high demand for Goat albums we have several gatefold vinyl versions available for you to choose from, as well as a ltd edition CD.

First up, via the Bandcamp link below we have two versions on offer 'Golden Teacher' vinyl and 'Blue Legs' vinyl:


All good UK record shops will also have 'Bohemica' vinyl as well as a 'Black Trip' vinyl version. And non UK stores will have a 'Wavy Cap' vinyl edition.

US Goat fans – our friends at Levitation have two unique versions of the album available via the link below – plus as stated above, all good US record stores will have a 'Wavy Cap' vinyl edition for sale.

Levitation (North America fans)


There is a consistently restrained, warm feel across the whole of 'Medicine', and the band suggest that the overall theme of the album is about “the impermanence of life in different ways: sickness, relationships, love, death and how our time is finite”.

The ‘Medicine’ of the title may refer to a number of salves, or this value of relationships and love: “For our families, friends, society, this could be done through the use of psychedelics, through meditation, through learning from other people, staying curious and never settling for a ‘solid’ identity” says the mysterious Goatboy from the band.

At times the album’s sound has nods to classic Swedish 70s psych/prog/folk acts such as Arbete & Fritid, Charlie & Esdor and Träd, Gräs & Stenar. However, there was nothing conscious about the way the album turned out, as the band “were just trying to move along as freely and open-mindedly as possible”. A new sound that grew out of their recent work on the pagan folk soundtrack to Shane Meadows’ The Gallows Pole.

But whatever your dosage, and regardless of your remedy, it is now time to take your medicine.

See Goat live:

10-12 August / Gothenburg / Way Out West Festival
17-20 August / Brecon / Green Man Festival
13 October / Porto / Hard Club
14 October / Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo

4 Aug 2023

Moundabout's new album 'An Cnoc Mór' is released today

“A deep sense of devotional wonder.”
Electronic Sound

“A musical contemplation of the megalithic.”

“A lesson in neolithic ritual & otherworldly transcendence.”
Louder Than War

“One of the most powerful musical statements this year.”  
Weirdo Shrine


Moundabout, the duo featuring Gnod's Paddy Shine and Phil Masterson follow the success of last year's album 'Flowers Rot, Bring Stone' with an incredible new long player called 'An Cnoc Mór' which is out now.

'An Cnoc Mór' is available on ltd edition Mushroom coloured vinyl via the link below or from all good record shops:

Buy 'An Cnoc Mór'


'Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte' (or The Big Hill Of The Galtees) is an imposing sandstone and shale peak in Munster, from which vantage point the horizon retreats to impossible-seeming distances. A place Paddy and Phil chose as base camp for their latest expedition into a new form of psychedelic Irish folk music.

Getting lost in liminal zones, at thresholds, where boundaries merge is key to the Moundabout sound. "Moundabout has always been about getting out in the surroundings" says Phil, "Hiking, swimming, chatting and experimenting with certain substances. 'An Cnoc Mór' was recorded with all those influences… just minus the substances. Sun, snow, hail and wind, there was no choice but just to be out in it & be inspired."