11 Dec 2017

Pre-order Your limited Edition Mamuthones - Fear On The Corner Vinyl & CD






















Pre-order limited edition Mamuthones -  Fear On The Corner Vinyl & CD:

As revealed here last week, February 2018 see's the release of Mamuthones - Fear on The Corner album.

Both Vinyl & CD are available in a very limited editions.

The vinyl album is housed in a full colour sleeve with added spot varnish effects (both sides), hot pink inside the main sleeve, then full colour inner sleeve and lastly Green & Pink 50/50 Coloured Vinyl, whats not to love?

The CD is also housed in a full colour sleeve, hot pink inside the main sleeve, then full colour inner sleeve.

You can listen/watch the video of he 1st track Show Me

And Pre-order from our store: Store

The band also will be playing The Rocket Recordings TWENTY 20th Anniversary weekender next year, weekend tickets available here: alttickets

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The Quietus Best Psych-Rock of 2017 - Featuring Flowers Must Die at Number 1 & Pigsx7 Number 6





Many thanks to JR Moores at great The Quietus regular 'Columnfortably Numb' Psych column as they put Flowers Must Die - Kompost  Psych Album of the Year and also includes Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed The Rats at number 6.

The Quietus:
Columnfortably Numb: The Best Psych-Rock Of 2017 

 1. Flowers Must Die - Kompost

Writing about Kompost back in the springtime, I was tempted to say that if you only buy one psych-rock record this year then you should make it this. Have I revised my opinion? Don't think so. (Although again it needs to be stressed that you should be buying loads and loads of psych-rock records per annum, obviously. After all, those green splattered tri-coloured vinyls aren't going to purchase themselves. Oops, I just pluralised 'vinyl'. Call the psych police!) The power of this very rich record doesn't diminish with each occasion that it’s spun. New elements reveal themselves while familiar elements continue to thrill. Having just checked, it also has a running length that's slightly shorter than I thought and I always love a record that can make time itself go all squiffy. Seeing the Swedish collective perform at the close of Birmingham's Supersonic Festival in June was the icing on my kaleidoscopic cake. Flowers Must Not Die And Must Continue Rocking My Luminous Sandals Off Please.

6. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed The Rats

Pigs might fly but can they roar? And can they roar for 15 minutes at a time without it getting remotely tedious? These seven can. They're not really seven pigs but a group of humans from the Northeast. If you like Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Hawkwind, Sleep and being trapped in a headlock by a man who's covered in sludge and wearing a Pumbaa mask, this'll be right up your street.

Read the full Quietus Best Psych-Rock albums of 2017 list here: The Quietus

Order your copy here: Store

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7 Dec 2017

Introducing 'Fear On The Corner' – the new album by Mamuthones

 
We are very excited to reveal a new album by Italian four piece Mamuthones – the album is called Fear On The Corner and is released on 23 February 2018 worldwide.


You can check out the first track to be revealed 'Show Me' via the above video made by Rocket's own Johnny O.

See what The Quietus have to say about it here:  The Quietus


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Steam / Buy Digital: 

Spotify: https://smarturl.it/FearontheCornerSpoti
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/FearontheCornerApple


Pre-order:
For Limited Vinyl & CD copies you can preorder the album on Pink and Green 50/50 split coloured LP (660 copies) or Mini Gatefold CD (500 copies):  Bandcamp 


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The press release reads:

“The songs deal with fear. Fear of the present, of human situations, fear of the new political situation, fear of political decisions being taken from other people’s fear, but also fear of relationship breakdown, fear of being alone or fear of being together with the wrong people, fear of not finding “a place in the world”, personal fear and obsession, fear of fear itself”.
 

So reckons Alessio Gastaldello, founder member of Mamuthones, who may have originally taken their name from the death-masks used in rituals in their native Sardinia, and initially emerged from the Italian occult psychedelic movement alongside the likes of Father Murphy, Mai Mai Mai and their labelmates Lay Llamas. Yet now, in the wake of their Rocket Recordings debut album ‘Fear On The Corner’, the band find themselves undergoing a metamorphosis from mystical and ceremonial realms into a direct connection with the everyday, the personal and the political.
 

This vibrant reinvention also sees Mamuthones transcending their roots in Italian prog and soundtrack work, as a steady diet of krautrock and disco has succeeded in shifting their modus operandi firmly in the direction of a distinctly New York-based headspace - a realm of mirrorballs and black-clad basements both. Manifesting an anything-goes sphere of influence whilst tightening up their songwriting from the jam-based explorations of yore, the band have thus created a kaleidoscopic collision of groove-based intrigue and cerebral invention - as adept with infectious hooks as incendiary wig-outs.
 

As Alessio tells it, the band’s set at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia marked the end of a chapter, and the arrival of new drummer Andrea Davì marking a move into a more groove-based. eclectic style that finds its metier in the realm of two albums which are paid direct homage in the record’s very title - the bleak and kinetic ‘Fear Of Music’ by Talking Heads and the iconoclastic, heat-haze repetition of Miles Davis’ ‘On The Corner’. Charging a propulsive rhythmic drive with a tightness of songwriting that might bring LCD Soundsystem to mind for many, tracks like the cyclical pulse and absurdist poetry of opener ‘Cars’, the kraut-tinged vortex of the title track and the insidiously catchy floor-filler-in-waiting ‘Alone’ are as rich in maverick spirit as they are sonic invention.
 

This is principally an aural landscape whereby the eclectic mischief of ZE Records, the sonic brinksmanship of ‘Tago Mago’ era Can and the dub-tinged grooves of UK turn-of-the-‘80s post-punk can happily form communion in a post-2AM reverie. . Yet the band’s ritualistic beginnings are more than apparent in the closing ‘Here We Are’, in which a twilit tapestry of drone, Latin percussion, mantric recitations and vocal exorcisms builds to a demonic conclusion.
 

“it is a big dance party for very sad events” clarifies Alessio, on the disparity between the serious nature of this record’s subject matter and its distinctly hedonistic atmosphere. “We are a kind of Titanic orchestra playing and dancing while the ship goes down. The party must go on”.

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GNOD feature in The Quietus 'New Weird Britain' Music Round Up of The Year

GNOD feature in The Quietus 'New Weird Britain' Music Round Up of The Year:

'Gnod are many people’s idea of a Quietus Band™, one who often feature on the non-balkanised parts of this website and who local bookmaker Tight-Mouthed Larry is offering tasty odds on placing strongly in the overall EOY list. I nevertheless wish to salute the Salford group’s pissiest and vinegariest album to date in here, because without occasionally being party to how Gnod operate (and party), I’m not certain I’d be sufficiently inspired to write this column. Just Say No...upholds and draws from the legacy of their last two albums for Rocket, out-of-body jazz odyssey Infinity Machines and skullcracking Swans-punker Mirror, via loose-limbed dub-heavy noise rock, withering Fall/Birthday Party character sketches and outstanding 12-minute kissoff ‘Stick In The Wheel’ – half Skingraft Records austere clang, half snakecharmer ambient tinkle. Also noticed a few people who I’m fairly sure have no interest in Gnod’s music use the album sleeve as their Facebook profile pic: the true mark of a successful release'.

Read the full round up here:  New Weird Britain

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Flowers Must Die & Julie's Haircut feature in Top 30 of Italian 'Sentireas Coltare' Albums of the Year

Both Flowers Must Die 'Kompost' (number 8) and Julie's Haircut 'Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin' (number 7) feature in Italian website 'Sentireas Coltare' Albums of the Year 2017.

See their list here: Sentireascoltare 

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Gnoomes feature in Gig Soup Music Top Ten Albums of The Year

We are delighted to say that our Gnoomes album 'Tschak!' features at number 6 in Gig Soup Music writers Top Ten Albums of The Year.

6 Gnoomes ‘Tshak!’

Laid out there still, in Manchester’s Piccadilly Records, is Gnoomes’ weirdo debut: ‘Tschak’. The day I found it, unfortunately, was a day of complete and utter-regret. What a fool I had been to pick Hibushibire’s ‘Freak Out Orgasm’ over this mighty Russian nu-psychedelia record. Oh! My sweet ‘Tschak!, how you have tortured me and how I miss the touch of your tight and sugary embrace. Still, to this day I shamefully forget about you. Hopefully, by seeing this, you will forgive me for my faults and make your way into my caressing nature. I will never forget the time we spent together in that minute store, gazing out upon the wilderness that is the Mancunian City Centre.


Read the full Top Ten here: Gig Soup

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6 Dec 2017

No Mightier Creatures self releases debut album on vinyl


No Mightier Creatures – the new project by Renato from the great Serpentina Satelite has self-pressed his debut album onto vinyl and there are only 250 copies, so be quick if you want one as they won't be around for long.

Buy and listen from here: Bandcamp

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Julie's Haircut get more love in the end of Year charts


Prestigious Italian music magazine Mucchio put Julie’s Haircut's Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin in at number 7 of their yearly round-up, and they said:

Julie’s Haircut – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin
The 7th album, the first for the english label Rocket recordings (yes, the same as Goat). The psychedelia of the outfit, with the add-on of Laura Agnusdei on sax, points to a dark, cosmic and esoteric reiteration. Krautrock, analogue electronica, free jazz. Instrumental fugues and sinister, mysterious voices. Everything blends into one of the most international and visionary italian albums of the year. The umpteenth precious step in a path ever more important, with no equals.

See more here: Mucchio

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The album also has been included in this Top 20: Sentire Ascoltare

And they said (roughly translated):

Julie’s Haircut 

Cleanse our Christmas spirits from such darkness, we rely on the usual ritual benefits and animists that our Julie's Haircut sign in their first test on Rocket Recordings: their Invocation refers to the usual esoteric instances, clearing the key concepts through a deconstruction of the jazz form (we are in the area-Macerus) and the redundancies of school kraut (dirty word).

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Crack puts Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in their Albums of the Year


They say:

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Feed the Rats
It’s rare to digest music as bombastic as the turgid, irrational unsound of Newcastle five-piece Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. Feed The Rats is a maniacal babel of soul-sundering screams and tubular guitar fuzz. A total blunderbuss of cortex-toughening drone and Sabbathian psych. Thirty-five minutes of infernally boisterous avant-noise and brutal musicianship. Lead singer Matthew Baty’s exceptionally acrid roars on 15-minute opener Psychopomp is enough to shatter kneecaps as the group’s rhythm section spore out like a black infectious mould. A bone-breaking record.

See the full rundown here: Crack

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Gigsoup put Goat in their Top 10 albums of the year


They say:

04 Goat – Fuzzed In Europe (Rocket Recordings)
Compiled from recordings from their late 2016 tour, the masked Swedish collective’s energetic and exuberant live performances are now available in all their tribalistic glory. Blending fuzzed-out psych-rock with world music influences, the album offers a heavily jammed take on tracks from their three studio albums. Originally an edgy two-minute rocker, ‘Run to Your Mama’ gets an epic ten-minute makeover with wah-wah driven freak-outs reverberating over an entrancing rhythm section. ‘Talk To God’ is another highlight with its distinctive riff, beat and chanted vocals giving way to swelling onslaughts of guitar noise, while the more muted and melodic ‘I Sing In Silence’ proves these mysterious music makers have a gentler side behind their extravagant masks and robes.

See the full rundown here: Gigsoup

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4 Dec 2017

Goat painting by Simon Davis RP


We wanted to share with you this great painting of Goat by Simon Davis who saw the band at this years WOMAD. He said "I finally got to see GOAT at Womad last summer and they were just incredible so felt compelled to do some kind of painting ".

We at Rocket and the band think it is great!!

More of Simon's work here:  Facebook  

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Three Rocket releases in The Quietus 'Albums of the Year' rundown



































The Quietus have revealed their albums of the year and as like previous years we are humbled to say we have three releases amongst the impressive run down:

No.74
Hey Colossus - The Guillotine
I could go on about how fantastic this album sounds, about the glorious, soaring terror of 'Experts Toll', or the rich, mournful beauty of 'Potions', but what feels more important is what it means. The Guillotine, as Gnod have done on Just Say No…, sees Hey Colossus harnessing their chaos, honing it into the very essence of these terrifying times.

No.17
GNOD - Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
Gnod join the ever growing list of musicians concerned with personhood, dehumanisation and physical deterioration. But their approach is different – they are distinctly non-fantastical in their presentation of people, their lyrics capture everyday details such as the state of someone's nails, their hair, their work failures and private behaviours. Where other artists provide an implicit, ominous reference to dehumanisation through visual means, Gnod are explicit in their references, picking out situations and conditions of human exploitation and obscenity.

No.15.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed The Rats
Feed The Rats is essentially three tracks – two gargantuan bolshie dirges bookending the four-and-a-half minute ‘Sweet Relief’. So let’s start there, with the meat in this fetid sandwich. The name could be a play on Black Sabbath’s ‘Sweet Leaf’ – for a band clearly indebted to the Birmingham icons it bears a modicum of sense. But there is relentlessness here, a flayed aggression, which Ozzy et al could never muster. Matt Baty’s vocals howl, echoing over the cacophony like a mythic warlord and mischief-maker, both from the heavens and from the bowels of the earth. And what a cacophony it is – the guitars come at you predictably but with a juggernaut force that rattles the ribcage. This is classic 70s heavy metal deep-fried in iron and blood.

See the full rundown here: The Quietus

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Atom Heart Mutha puts Gnoomes in their Top 10 Albums of the Year


They say:

Gnoomes - Tschak! 
Released in March of this year, the Russian trio delivered an exceptional blend of psychedelic rock and kosmische styles. Released by Rocket Recordings 'Tschak!' is the sound of electronic madness and technical focus leading to one fantastic whole

See the full list here: AHM

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Goat to support Foo Fighters


We are excited to announce that Goat are to support Foo Fighters at Sweden's Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg on Tuesday 5th June.

Tickets can be bought from here: Ullevi Stadium

FF are apparently big fans of Goat and wanted them to play so the band will play their first ever stadium show in front of 50,000 odd fans!

Don't forget Goat are also playing our Rocket Twenty event on 9-11 March – this will be Goat's only UK club show of the year, and is one of the smallest venues they have ever played. 

Don't miss it!!

Tickets here: See Tickets

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2 Dec 2017

Psych Insight puts Flowers Must Die and Hey Colossus in his Albums of the 'last half of the' Year list


They say:

Hey Colossus – The Guillotine
This, then, is another album that has really hit the mark in 2017. With ‘The Guillotine’, Hey Colossus have hit a sweet spot of musical development and lyrical anger that raises this album above their previous already excellent offerings. This is an album that I am only just beginning to appreciate. It’s an album that I could listen to a hundred times and still see new ideas, hear new sounds, and feel new emotions. It’s yet another example of the way in which bands in the so-called psych scene are growing and developing, expanding the leftfield and challenging the status quo in several directions and dimensions.

Flowers Must Die – Kompost
This, then, is an eclectic album that sees the band transitioning and developing into something different and, actually, far more interesting. It is an album that says to me, ‘yeah we are a psych band, and this is a psych album…but psych can mean many different things…here they are!” The Cosmic Dead recently declared that ‘Psych is Dead‘, for me this ‘Kompost’ album says that psych is alive…but it’s moving on…it is expanding its limits in new and interesting ways. Not a decaying mush but a vibrant genre which Flowers Must Die are feeding in a new way…

See the full rundown here: Psych Insight

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8 Rocket releases in Soundblab's Albums of the Year


Extremely flattered to have 8 Rocket releases in Soundblab's Albums of the Year list:

Releases by...

Flowers Must Die
Gnod
Gnoomes
Hey Colossus
Julie's Haircut
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs 
Shit And Shine
Temple of BBV

...all feature!

See the full list here: Soundblab

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Watch Faust & Gnod play Krautrock @ Gorilla 30-11-17



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1 Dec 2017

Gnoomes – Tschak Remixed! out today


In March Gnoomes released Tschak!, one of the best, most inventive, and one of the most unsung ‘great’ albums of 2017. And the band since invited a selection of artists they admire to remix every track of the album. The album will be released on a ltd edition cassette (Rocket's first ever tape release) and digitally. 

Artists like Ulrich Schnauss, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete and Al Lover jumped to the challenge of working with the albums unique sounds - as well as Rocket artists like Josefin Öhrn, Lay Llamas and Julie’s Haircut. All have succeeded to morph the originals into something completely new, without losing the addictive charm at the core of the original versions.

Buy Ltd Cassette here:
https://gnoomes.bandcamp.com/album/tschak-remixed

Listen via @AppleMusic: 
http://smarturl.it/TschakRemixedApple

Listen via @Spotify:
http://open.spotify.com/track/06W9QwOySIXVV8zhLHUjvU

Buy digital via @iTunes:
http://smarturl.it/TschakRemixed

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30 Nov 2017

Rocket Probes – November playlist



Gnoomes – Tschak Remixed!
(The whole of Gnoomes mighty album remixed by loyts of great artists including some of your Rocket faves)
Gnoomes

Oneida – Town Crier
(New single from the big 'O')
Oneida

James Holden and the Spirit Animals – ST
(Great album of jazz fusion and electronica...a must see live if you get the chance)
James Holden and the Spirit Animals

LAM – LAM
(Great album of Polish repetitive Jazz – a must for fans of Joshua Abrams, The Necks and Bitchin Bajas)
LAM

Bitchin Bajas – Bajas Fresh
(Talking of Bitchin Bajas - one of our favourite synth driven bands are back with a new double album)
Bitchin Bajas

Part Chimp – IV
(Been giving this a few listens this month...great album, great band)
Part Chimp

Wacław Zimpel – Lines
(The Zimpel/Ziołek album is one of our albums of the year and here is an album from last year by one half of that masterpiece)
Wacław Zimpel

International Harvester – Sov Gott Rose-Marie
(Thanks to a successful trip to Utrecht Record Fair we finally get to hear this masterpiece on vinyl...and wow, what an album!)
International Harvester

Rhesus - People 
(One from Cherrystones extremely mighty collection – killer French psych 7")
Rhesus

UUUU – UUUU
(Creative album of noise and grooves featuring the great Valentina from Tomaga and members of Wire and Coil)
UUUU

Melatony –  Samań
(More great krautrock explorations from the current extremely exciting Polish scene)
Melatony 

Faith No More – Faith No More
(Sad to hear about Chuck Mosely passing...this album still sounds amazing)
Faith No More 

Hawkwind – Sonic Attack
(Dik Mik RIP – such aan influence!!)
Hawkwind

Dead Moon – Dad Moon Night
(Fred Cole RIP...the true spirit of DIY, will be sadly missed)
Dead Moon

AC/DC – Long way to the top
(Malcom Young RIP..."Its a long way to the shop if you wanna sausage roll")
AC/DC

Listen to our updates monthly Rocket Probes playlist on Spotify:




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Faust / Gnod play Gorilla in Manchester tonight



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27 Nov 2017

Resident Records puts Hey Colossus in their albums of the year


The great Resident Records has put Hey Colossus's latest album The Guillotine into their Albums of the Year!! Rightly so....

See the full rundown here: Resident

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Treble puts Gnod in their Top 10 Most Overlooked Albums of 2017


They say:

Gnod
Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
Well, it’s certainly difficult to see how one could overlook a record with a title like that. And indeed, Salford noise-rock collective Gnod make music that doesn’t easily fade into the background. This set of anti-fascist, anti-capitalist drones, shrieks and driving krautrock rhythms seems to echo a collective feeling of anger and frustration while turning it into an undeniable and devastating series of grooves. There are parallels to be found in bands like Lungfish, who use a similarly meditative repetition technique. But this is much more brutal, much more visceral. It’s a manic, frayed and screeching affront to oppressive bullshit that feels unexpectedly wonderful. – JT

See the full list here: Treble

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Terrascope reviews Housewives and Shit & Shine


It reads:

SHIT AND SHINE – THAT’S ENOUGH
HOUSEWIVES – FF061116

Wasn’t there an Aussie band back in the 60s called the Queasybeats? Maybe not but that would be a pretty good name for Craig Clouse to trade under if it weren’t for the fact he already had the most striking soubriquet, $hit and $hine. 

Title track opens with a sound clip from the Fast Show (Whitehouse’s toff and his Mrs asking the way to the garden party and Mark Williams’ evidently troubled bystander giving his psychotic directions). Built on the ominous foundations of a squelching rumble that will tickle the curiosity of JK Flesh fans you’ll think the needle’s stuck which is ridiculous. Who’s ever heard of anyone blowing fluff off a download code? Then it starts fizzing and crackling like demonic cybernetic dystopia. Oh but its bleak…If Sex Swing were to ditch their instruments and go all knobs n’ wires this is what is should sound like. Now there’s an idea to conjure with…

Read the full piece here: Terrascope

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21 Nov 2017

Sister Ray puts Gnod in their Albums of the Year


Another great record shop puts Gnod in their Album of the Year list.

Sister Ray have placed Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine at number 22

See the full rundown here: Sister Ray

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Fuzzy Sun say some words on Shit & Shine


They say:

Some music is just made for listening to loud. You can try to pick a book or chill in the garden or listen to this while having small talk, but it just won’t work. the moment you put on the latest by Shit and Shine you just need to grap that volume button and turn it to eleven. try it.

See the full piece here: Fuzzy Sun

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20 Nov 2017

Baba Yaga's Hut New Years Eve, Eve party


Baba Yaga's Hut has put together a great bill for the night before New Years Eve at the Corsica studios.

Half of Rocket will be attending, so come and join us.

Tickets: BYH

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Soundblab reviews Shit & Shines's That's Enough EP


It reads:

The fact that Shit & Shine have put records out on Rocket, Riot Season and Editions Mego should be enough recommendation for anyone. The That’s Enough EP (actually the length of an album) comes to us courtesy of the ever-dependable Rocket Recordings and is limited to just 300 copies on vinyl.

The title track starts with a one minute clip from the Fast Show before a rolling rhythm comes to us out of a heavily distorted drum machine. Various other noise-making devices are also utilised but the continuous rhythm holds centre-stage. Sometimes the distortion swamps the drum pattern so it’s quite like one of William Basinski’s disintegrating tape loops. It’s also not far from the more punishing end of Industrial-Techno, like Regis. And this is how it continues for 20 minutes. Fans of Shit & Shine will already be used to these tests of endurance. The Worst is based around a clip from American Idol, backed by squelching noises and drum machine. The Butthole Surfers are the most obvious influence this time, along with Throbbing Gristle and Experimental Hip-Hop. The final track - I Like You, Betty - is harder but still has a pleasant skip to the rhythm, like a cross between Holy Fuck and Dalek. Explosions and splashes of Free Jazz rain down on us throughout.


The first and last tracks on That’s Enough are the most successful with the rhythms, distortion, sound effects and repetition combining to great effect. The Worst is enjoyable for putting Simon Cowell on a Shit & Shine track. But, all in all, a solid piece of work.

Read the full review here: Soundblab

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Listen to Teeth of the Sea's Mike Bourne film Soundtrack



Earlier this year,Mike Bourne fro Teeth of the Sea composed the soundtrack to a short film – a psychological horror called ‘Wine Dark Sea’ directed by Ben Lister.   

The whole score was performed on the Eurorack Modular Synth and you can listen to a track above.

Mike will be playing a rare solo show at our Rocket Twenty event in March: Tickets

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17 Nov 2017

Gnod and Gnoomes in Piccadilly Records albums of the year

N
ice to see both Gnoomes's 'Tschak!' and Gnod's 'Just say no...' albums making it into Piccadilly's Albums of the Year list.

Well deserved!

See the full rundown here: Piccadilly

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Shit and Shine – That's Enough EP released today ***VINYL DELAYED***



We are celebrating today's release of the Shit and Shine – That's Enough EP – though unfortunately there has been a meltdown at the plant and the ltd vinyl is delayed. This is what we were sent:

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Unfortuantely the factory have just informed us they have gone massively over capacity and into meltdown and all original schedules are now void until this is cleared / sorted out.

Your records will not ship until next year now, probably 10/01 but this may come forward as the back log is cleared.

Very sorry about this but not much we can do.

Apologies again

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Though you can now at least listen to the EP in full now, via Spotify or buy download via iTunes

But we are still taking preorders on the Ltd 12", so if you want a copy better get on it quick as there aren't that many left: Bandcamp

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16 Nov 2017

Gnoomes reveal 'Tschak Remixed!' album



We are excited to announce 'Tschak Remixed!' – the whole of Gnoomes most recent album 'Tschak!' reimagined by people they admire.

You can listen to the first remix to be revealed by Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation above or you can stream here: Spotify

The album is released on ltd edition cassette that can be bought from here: Bandcamp

Or digitally via iTunes and Apple Music

Tracklist:

1. Super Libido Awake (Myka Remix)
2. Maria (Camedor Remix)
3. Cascais (Kalli Ma Remix)
4. Severokamsk (Julie's Haircut Remix)
5. Tschak! (Al Lover Remix)
6. City Monk (Lay Llamas Afro Cosmic Re-work))
7. In the Park (Landing Remix)
8. One Step (Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation Remix)
9. ASDR Eugraph (Lorelle Meets The Obsolete Remix)
10. B-Day (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)

See what Quietus have to say about it here: The Quietus



The press release reads:

Gnoomes released Tschak!, one of the best, most inventive, and one of the most unsung ‘great’ albums of 2017.

The Russian three piece’s second album uniquely forged classic ‘Warp’ like electronica played on old soviet synths and blended  it with the sounds experimental pop, krautrock and shoegaze dreamscapes.
Once the album was released, several artists contacted the  band and asked if they could get their hands on the stems and play around with the songs intriguing ingredients.

So it was decided to open it out and invite friends of the band and label mates to remix the whole album.

Artists like Ulrich Schnauss, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete and Al Lover jumped to the challenge - as well as Rocket artists like Josefin Öhrn, Lay Llamas and Julie’s Haircut. All have succeeded to morph the originals into something completely new, without losing the addictive charm at the core of the original versions.

“I wanted to take many of the abstract elements and blend them  all together. Making it flow and build while giving the new version a solid groove”. Al Lover 

“We love Gnoomes and we intended to do an entirely different remix but we liked the original so much that we ended up using loads of it.” Fred Joelson (Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation)

Tschak Remixed! Is being released on ltd edition cassette as well as digitally on 1st December.

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15 Nov 2017

Gnod team up with Faust again


After the successful collaboration between Gnod and Faust at Milhoes De Festa in the summer – he two collectives will join forces again.

26 November
Cafe Oto / London
Collaboration set
Info

30 November
Gorilla / Manchester
Gnod support Faust
Info

Don't miss...

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Shit and Shine 'That's Enough' Vinyl Delayed

Shit and Shine 'That's Enough' Vinyl Delayed:

This Friday see's the new 3 song Shit & Shine EP called 'That's Enough' released via Rocket. Unfortunately the Rocket store exclusive vinyl is delayed at the pressing plant and we are still awaiting confirmation of its delivery.

However all those who bought it through us will receive their digital download code emails on Friday and we will update the vinyl news as and when we receive it.

To purchase a copy visit: Bandcamp

Or you can order DL here: itunes

Watch the 19 minute video for 'That's Enough': You Tube

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Press release reads:

Hot on the heels of Shit & Shine’s ‘Total Shit’ album on Powell’s Diagonal label, the band return with a new three track EP, their third release for Rocket Recordings called ‘That’s Enough’.

For the uninitiated, the Austin based band Shit & Shine have been creating mutant, repetitive, technofied noise for labels such as Mego, Riot Season, Gang Signs, Load and the afore mentioned Diagonal since 2004.

It is always hard to describe exactly what each Shit & Shine release sounds like as they are a band who treats each record  as it’s own entity and so their sound changes dependant on  their mood at the time of making it, but whatever that mood is, it will always be something thrilling and uniquely original.

The three tracks on ‘That’s Enough’ EP (that clock in at just  under 40 minutes) ‘sort of’ sound like what would happen if  The Necks got trapped in a lift with the Butthole Surfers and Schwefelgeb for 12 hours. And after they manage to get out,  the Australian 3-piece return to their studio to discover their instruments have been stolen and replaced by some fuzzy  synths and a laptop - the resulting music they would make  could possibly sound something like this...or in fact, maybe nothing like this?

Shit & Shine are heading over to the UK for shows this October:

11 / Switzerland / Geneve / Cave 12
12  / Switzerland / Lausanne / Lebourg
13 / Switzerland / Schaffhausen / Tabtap
14 / Italy / Verona / Colorfico Kroen
15 / Slovenia / Ljbujana / Club Gromka
16 / Italy / Milan / Macao
17 / Germany / Koln / Sonicballroom
18 / Germany / Leipzig / Ut Connewitz
19 / Czech Republic / Prauge / Punctum
20 / Germany / Berlin / Urban Spree
22 / UK / London / Cafe Oto

Hey Colossus play WRONG festival April 2018

Hey Colossus play WRONG festival:

WRONG
A FESTIVAL FOR THE FREAKSCENE
28/04/2018
LIVERPOOL DOCKLANDS

WRONG is one day of freaky musical wonderment. A new festival based in Liverpool's docklands on the 22nd of April 2017 that brings together the heavier and weirder corners of rock music, from punk to noise to psychedelia and everywhere inbetween.

So far confirmed to play are:

Future of the Left. Damo Suzuki (Can), Hark, Mugstar, Hey Colossus, Kagoule, Sex Swing, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Alpha Male Tea Party, Milo's Planes, Grey Hairs And many more...

Tickets: seetickets

For more info:

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14 Nov 2017

Dwellings reveal new cassette for Red for Colour Blind Records



Chris from Gnod has revealed the first track for a new Dwellings tape he is releasing via the Czech label Red for Colour Blind.

Listen to a track above and buy from here: RFCB

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Flowers Must Die announces Swedish show

Flowers Must Die are back on a stage to share their bunkers Psych Mantras for the people, this time its for the audience in Stockholm at Lande, part of a great exhibition by Odd Åsberg. 

Rocket Recordings trivia, they shared the same stage with Josefin Öhrn on the same bill a long time before any of them where signed to Rocket.

FMD have said they will play some new tracks and some old jams.

6th of December

Restaurangen Landet, Stockholm, Sweden

20-00 
80 sek 

DJ: Oxy Jenn

Exhibition: Odd Åsberg

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Watch Kuro full set from The Crypt in Bristol



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9 Nov 2017

Help Sasha from Housewives


Sasha from Housewives was in a serious road accident in 2015 when him and his bike went through a taxi's windscreen – he was lucky to come out alive.

Since the incident the Taxi firm have decided to sue Sasha for £5,000 and he needs help to raise money to pay his court fees for his defence.

Read all about the story of the horrific accident and its aftermath here in this weeks 
newspaper: Standard

And donate something here: Crowdfund

Thanks for your help

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