We are delighted to say this June's edition of the Italian music magazine 'Mucchio' featuring The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper' front cover has a huge 15 page feature on Rocket & Rocket bands.
The feature is packed with a Hey Colossus - The Guillotine review, Flowers Must Die feature, Gnoomes feature, GNOD feature & a Temples ov BBV album review.
Further details visit the magazine's website: ilmucchio
26 May 2017
To celebrate the launch of Hey Colossus's new album The Guillotine – Brewage A Trois have brewed a 9% Dubble IPA called LOSE YOUR HEAD.
These ltd edition bottles will be made available at the Hey Colossus album launch party at New River Studios on 8 June, tickets for this event can be bought here: Baba Yaga's Hut.
The Guillotine is released on 2nd June.
When a band changes direction musically it can very often be a moment where they either collapse, or it becomes a defining moment in their history. When that band does it on every album, sometimes twice in a year, then you really have to applaud the tenacity and belief that they have in their convictions. Not that Hey Colossus ever stray too far away from their original ethos, yet over the course of a few years they changed from heavy psychedelic noise rock to jagged post-punk and now, on new album The Guillotine, broodingly tuneful indie kids. Of course, it’s not quite as clear cut as that, but on the surface you can plainly see the differences in genre terms.
Not that any of this will phase Hey Colossus who stand as one of the most exciting UK bands around at the moment. Taking up home at Rocket Recordings, they have progressed in leaps and bounds from their earlier, noisier excursions...
Read the rest here: Echoes and Dust
1: GNOOMES – “The self-proclaimed ‘stargaze’ trio, who hail from the Russian city of Perm, play their first show in London since the recent release of ‘Tschak!’, their second album for Rocket Recordings, which sees them expand their sound to take in torrents of guitar noise and electronic extrapolations both blissfully kosmiche and aggressively abrasive”, you can catch their upward looking beauty at the Brewhouse here in Hackney – The Brewhouse, 370 Helmsley Place, London, E8 3SB on Monday June 12th
See the piece here: The Organ
Dwelling somewhere in the discordant and slightly disturbing ether that swirls between Fugazi, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Hawkwind, The Birthday Party, Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division and St. Vitus, Hey Colossus are one of those bands who have always done things their own way. Some would have you believe that their blinkered, singular vision and mission is a self-defeating trial of Herculean proportions, but those naysayers are the unfortunate, limited souls who have, and will, never understand the stark, unique beauty of Hey Colossus and the hypnotic way that they find a groove, lock into it and willingly drag the faithful along with them. The Guillotine continues their journey in fine fettle, beckoning the listener in, sitting them down at a table filled with all manner of exquisite sonic delights and pleasures and letting them luxuriate in them for all eternity. Gather round ye non-believers and lose thyselves in The Guillotine… Tim Cundle
See the piece here: Mass Movement
25 May 2017
Drowned in Sound choose Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation as one of the artists to see at this weekends Dot to Dot Festival
Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation
(Friday 26th. Manchester. Band On The Wall @ 17:15)
(Saturday 27th. Bristol. Thekla @ 23:00)
(Sunday 28th. Nottingham. Rescue Rooms @ 23:15)
Anyone that's already witnessed Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation in the flesh will know they're a captivating, if not mindblowing experience. Taking their name from the Tibetan Book Of The Dead and with a musical palette that draws inspiration from Broadcast, Jefferson Airplane, Spacemen 3, and Serge Gainsbourg among a host of others, their darkly orchestrated, errant take on psychedelia is set to prove a surefire winner here.
Read the full piece here: DIS
The band are also playing the Green Man Courtyard Festival this weekend to on Saturday afternoon...so four shows in three days!!
More info here: Green Man