17 Oct 2016

Introducing 'Feed the Rats' – new album by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

We are extremely excited to announce that we are releasing the great new album 'Feed the Rats' by the amazing Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.

You can listen to the track 'Sweet Relief' above and preorder a ltd to 300 copies Blood Red vinyl and CD from here: Rocket Bandcamp

And preorder digital from here: iTunes

The album is released on 20 January and the band are celebrating the release of their new LP with two launch shows:

Jan 20th - Venue TBC / Newcastle
Jan 21st - The Lexington / London

Now booking EU tour early Feb. Contact - johnny@highnoiseageny.co.uk 


The press release reads:

“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man”, as a sage wiser and more debauched than most of us once remarked. Such is the headspace of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, whose animalistic headspace is set out by their very moniker, yet who have wasted little time in creating an almighty psychic charge that has blown minds and summoned bedlam in sweat-drenched venues across the UK’s underground and beyond.

“It’s a pretty perfect balance of obnoxiousness, ridiculousness, intensity and theatrics, and somewhere within that spectrum is where our music sits too.” reckons Matthew Baty, whose vein-popping onstage performances and cathartic bellow form a primary ingredient of the Newcastle five-piece’s devastating live shows. “We truly love the emotionally dark bands that we are in (Ommadon, Blown Out, Khunnt). Pigs however provided an opportunity to do something different, something that is fun with a different kind of intensity.”

Playing their first gig supporting Goat at what was only the latter’s second ever show, the band have gigged relentlessly with kindred spirits including The Cosmic Dead and Luminous Bodies, not to mention gracing festivals like Supernormal and Portugal’s Reverence with their feral attack. Yet the time has come for this band to transcend the realm of word-of-mouth phenomenon and be judged on their feverish and demented collision of psych-drone dementia and riff-driven salvation alone. 

The inarguable proof is Feed The Rats, the overwhelming first album the band have created for Rocket Recordings - equal parts righteous repetition, bludgeoning brute force and Sabbathian squalor, its alchemical charge has the power to transform bleary-eyed abandon into small-hours revelation. This three-track, forty-minute monument of chaotic catharsis captures the everything-on-eleven spirit of the band’s live manifestation whilst adding a level of finesse and texture often less easily accessible in a dangerous haze of flying hair, discarded clothes and spilt premium lager. Channeling the grimy trip hazards 
of Monster Magnet’s ‘Spine Of God’ through a prism of kraut-derived repetition and Part Chimp style bloodymindedness, the resulting hallucinatory vortex appears constantly on the realm of breaking point. 

Yet for Baty, the porcine realm is less about a nihilistic quest for fiery oblivion than one might imagine. “You know, I think we’ve experienced it, many times. It’s those gigs where we can almost sense that everyone in the room is engaged. The energy created is so thick you can almost bite down on it and it feels like there’s no longer any barrier between band and audience. Those are the special shows, where there’s a solidarity and a very visceral bond. That, and being able to smell our amps melting”.

Amps and brains alike, as these psychic omnivores bring seven times the joy, seven times the pain, seven times the dementia and deliverance. 


14 Oct 2016

Listen to Goat's exclusive mix for Solid Steel on NTS

Listen to the mix here: Solid Steel

This is what Solid Steel say about the mix:

Solid Steel (14th October) In Hour 1 we welcome Goat to Solid Steel celebrating the release of their new album 'Requiem', which is out on Rocket Recordings. The Swedish collective go back a long way, but it was their debut album 'World Music' from 4 years ago that got everyones attention. Their influences are varied, as you can tell from their mix which takes in music from Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Clap!Clap!, Oumou Sangare, Paul McCartney, Chicago, Tom Ze and Albert Ayler. If you caught them at Glastonbury last year, you'll know that their live sets are not to be missed and you can see them on tour in the UK next week, including the Coronet in London on the 18th October.


Amazing photos of Goat live in Munich by Neolyd

See the full portfolio of amazing pictures here: Neolyd


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation announce new London show

Fresh from their tour with Goat, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation have announced an extra London show:

25/10 London Kamio
Supporting Lola Colt

The show will follow their visit to BBC 6Music for a live session on Lauren Laverne's show, so make sure you tune in and then come see the band live


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation and Goat reveal '5 albums that changed their lives'

Music player Tidal asked Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation and Goat to list '5 albums that changed their lives, and you can read what they said here:

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation


Both bands also put together playlists for Tidal which you can listen to here:

Goat playlist

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation playlist

The bands are currently on tour together and hit the UK next week


Great reviews of Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation 'Mirage' coming in

It reads:

Sonic Magazine 8/10
If you want to hear exquisite Swedish space kraut psych, point your wallet towards Bristol, because there, on 37 Phillip Street is the record label Rocket Recordings. And Rocket Recordings is the home of bands like Goat, Hills, Flowers Must Die and Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation. Their instincts are something else.

"From the first second to the last it is a hyper focused, personal and relentless space kraut psych colossus, and it glows ecstatically red. ‘»The State (I’m In)« sounds like a meeting between Faust's ‘Krautrock' and Mark and The Mysterians. The sister tracks 'In Madrid’ and 'Rainbow Lollipop’ bring Suicide out in to the deep space of Hawkwind. »Rushing Through My Mind« is the best lullaby that Neu never wrote. »Sister Green Eyes« is Air’s »Sexy Boy« filtered through the most romantic radio show of the Middle East.

‘In other words I can not get enough of Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation and I love it. If they keep this up they will soon be labeled a drug....

Read more here


Hymn 9/10
It feels like Josephine Öhrn + The Liberation has been around a long time, but it's actually not even a year since his debut Horse Dance came.

The sequel shows up even now is actually a minor sensation. Other plate is traditionally much more time to cobble together, after you have emptied the store of song ideas before the debut. Horse Dance was also acclaimed, which may have increased the pressure further.

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation seems to have turned any pressure to their advantage. Greatly.

Everything - and I mean all - the Mirage's seven voyages better. The Flood-scented production is magnificent. The songs feels incredibly elaborate and more as a unit than on the debut. Josefin Öhrn also has fully found his voice and feels extremely stable...

Read more here


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation new album 'Mirage' released today

We are excited to announce that Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation new album 'Mirage' is released today!!

Buy from here: Rocket Bandcamp

The band are currently out on the road supporting Goat and are playing at these following cities:

14 Oct / Cabaret Sauvage / Paris / France 
16 Oct / Desertfest / Antwerp / Belgium 
17 Oct / Corn Exchange / Brighton / UK
18 Oct / Coronet / London / UK
19 Oct / SWX / Bristol / UK
20 Oct / Riverside / Newcastle / UK
21 Oct / 02 ABC / Glasgow / UK 
22 Oct / Albert Hall / Manchester / UK (also w/ Hookworms, Jane Weaver, Mugstar)