20 Apr 2018
Watch this great footage of Housewives stunning performance at our #RocketTwenty weekender.
See what The Quietus has to say about it here: The Quietus
19 Apr 2018
The debut album from MIEN, pronounced “Mean” and featuring members of The Horrors, The Black Angels & more has shared it’s new single ‘(I’m tired of) Western Shouting.
“It was very random and unpredictable,” says John Mark Lapham, of MIEN’s beginnings. “Rishi had contributed sitar to the Earlies’ second album, and I was living in Rochester, New York in 2012 when I saw that he was playing with the Black Angels in Buffalo, which is down the road. I went to go see them, and the whole idea of us working together with Alex started floating around. The Black Angels had crossed paths with the Horrors, so Tom was the last piece of the puzzle. It was initially just a case of exchanging ideas. We loved the music, but we never wanted to form a supergroup. We just wanted a fun experience. We didn’t even know we were a band until we got the record deal with Rocket.”
What, then, is MIEN? Unsurprisingly those involved find it hard to describe. MIEN sounds like it has emerged from the primordial swamp. Psychedelic music typically has associations with the late 60s and early 70s. An industrial slant gives modernist heaviness, but the sitars and sweet melodies bring an ancient quality. This is searching music, made by people who aren’t quite sure what they are looking for but will keep on searching until they have found it.
This is very much a side project in it’s truest form, as it has very little in common with the members other bands. There are some recognisable moments in the vocals delivery and occasional melody choice, but other than that it is very much out on it’s own. It actually has more in common with UNKLE to the ear and has a lot of potential if they keep in this direction.
See the pice here: Backseat Mafia
18 Apr 2018
‘Let It Burn’ was commissioned as part of a short film by The Guardian
Enigmatic Swedish psych outfit Goat have returned with a new track and accompanying video, Let It Burn.
The track was commissioned by The Guardian as part of a documentary film released last December entitled Killing Gävle, directed by Joe Fletcher. That film follows the story of the ‘Gävle Goat’ in Sweden, a giant straw animal constructed in the Swedish town of the same name. Almost every year, the goat is burnt to the ground by local pagans, despite the best efforts of other townsfolk to protect it.
The track was used in part for that film, but now thanks to Rocket Recordings we can hear the composition in full. A sprawling, fuzzed-out track, it sees the band return to the darker, driving aesthetics of their earliest work.
It sees a physical release on Rocket on 25 August, with ‘lucky dip’ 7” vinyl in either red, orange or yellow each limited to 400 copies, to be made available in record shops worldwide.
It comes backed with a four minute excerpt from a huge, cosmic-jazz studio jam, entitled Friday Pt. 1. The tracks are the band’s studio material since 2016’s well-received album Requiem, which saw the band venture into jazzier and folkier musical climes.
See the piece here: Gig Wise
Bonnacons of Doom released their first psych/doom track ‘Solus’. Their music has a trancelike vibe to it. so we are very happy to hear the new track ‘Argenta’ wich has the same quality to it. their debut will be released on Rocket Recordings (wich we have been sharing music from a lot). Listen loud and let your mind drift away...
See the piece here: Fuzzy Sun