31 Jul 2014

Rocket Probes July Playlist

Onion Skin by Olivier Ratsi - TEASER from ANTIVJ is a visual label on Vimeo.

Goat - Commune
(They've delivered!!)

Powell / Karl O'Conner - The ongoing significance of steel and flesh
(Beautiful and dark minimal repetition)
Powell / Karl O'Conner

Black Tempest - Astral Voyages
(New tape by BT, lots of nice synth n' fuzz soundscapes plus krauty techno beats...on the great Zam Zam)
Black Tempest

Joakim Skogsberg - Offer-rota
(Benny from Goat introduced us to this amazing track of repetition and fuzz...it's like International Harvester meets Lay Llamas)
Joakim Skogsberg

Soft Machine – Soft Space
(Synth driven cosmic disco from the 1978 Soft Machine line-up)
Soft Machine

Bronze Teeth - Tapeworm / Albion pressure EPs
(More relentless repetition from the great Diagonal records)
Bronze Teeth

The Fall – Unutterable
(The Fall in electronic mode...nice double LP issue)
The Fall

Heldon – Perspectives / Soutien A la raf 
(Nice 7" reissues of some long out of print Heldon tracks…essential!)

Pye Audio Corner – Black Mist (Long version) 
(Very nice slice of Motorik electronica)
Pye Audio Corner

Cybotron - Colossus
(Cheesy but great synth prog-groove from 70's Australia)


Lay Llamas announce London headline show

The great Baba Yaga Hut and Bad Vibrations have got together to put on a weekend of music at Shacklewell Arms.

And Lay Llamas have been confirmed as headliners of the event on Saturday 4th October.

The full (and very exciting) line-up is:

Lay Llamas
Roy & the Devil's Motorcycle
Sly & the Family Drone
Early Mammal

Tickets for the night can be bought here: Baba Yaga Hut

This will be Lay Llamas last show of their tour around the UK, full dates of the tour are:

27 September
Liverpool (UK)
Liverpool Psych Festival

28  September
(Supporting Goat)

29  September
Northumbria University
(Supporting Goat)

01 October
Concorde 2
(Supporting Goat)

02 October 
Trinity Centre
(Supporting Goat)

03 October
(Supporting Goat)

04 October
Shacklewell Arms


28 Jul 2014

LISTEN: Anthroprophh DJ set

Paul Allen from Anthroprophh DJ'd for FAG radio last week and you can listen to it here:

Fag Radio

Fag radio is a night set up by the great people at Zam Zam Records


23 Jul 2014

Norman Records gives Goat – Commune a 10/10 review

The great guys at Norman Records have put up a very early write up of the forthcoming Goat album 'Commune', and they seem to like it:

"Finally, Goat's "difficult" second album is upon us. Their debut 'World Music' catapulted the mysterious Swedish voodoo-psych outfit onto the world stage with its mixture of wah-fuzz riffing, energetically chanted vocals and mystical polyrhythms, with colourful and hyper-kinetic live rituals to match. The pressure is on, then, for 'Commune' to be something a bit special.

Thankfully this is a band with ambition to match their hype, and 'Commune' is far from simply 'World Music' part two. I've spent the weekend letting it settle in before writing this but I still feel like I'm getting my head around it. All the signature moves from the first album are still present, but the emphasis here is much more on repetition, drones and deeply danceable psych-fuzz indulgences, often showing a darker and angrier side than we've previously heard…"

Read the rest of this 10/10 review here: Goat - Commune. LP and CD at Norman Records

Photo by Andrea Petrovičová


Anthroprophh and Evil Blizzard play Baba Yaga Hut show

In support of Anthroprophh's new album Outside the Circle, the band will be playing a rare London appearance supporting the great Evil Blizzard at the Red Gallery in Shoreditch on 11 October.

The show is being put on by the ever reliable Baba Yaga Hut and tickets can be purchased from here: Baba Yaga Hut

Watch the video for the track Crow with a Saw throats from the forthcoming Anthroprophh album here:


22 Jul 2014

GOAT - Disco Fever live at Colours Of Ostrava festival

Goat have just returned back from a successful weekend at Latitude and Colours of Ostrava Festival. Here is some footage from the latter of Disco Fever recorded from the side of the stage.

Here are some great photo's of the performance too: Full Moon 

Half of Mission Control were in attendance at Latitude Festival and was blown away by Goat's set where we they played several songs from the new album. Also at Latitude Teeth of the Sea played two amazing sets.

If you have any footage from either festival, please share with us as we would love to see it!



17 Jul 2014

Introducing 'Outside the Circle', the second album by Anthroprophh

Anthroprophh – Outside the Circle

Ltd LP / DL
Released 15th September 2014

Agitation Free///Pekka Airaksinen///Airway///Albrecht/d///Alcatraz

Times have changed since the days when arcane aural wisdom was passed down from disciple to disciple by word of mouth, in dusty record stores littered with inexpensive stacks of second-hand wax and via late-night post-pub sessions in which eager obscurists would brandish their latest esoteric discoveries through a booze and smoke-addled haze. The 'Nurse With Wound list' may have been replaced in popular consciousness by a binary blizzard of Spotify playlists and MP3 files. Yet the idealistic vision of the true psychedelic obsessive still stands proud, a monolith impervious to all adversity and compromise. 

The Deep Freeze Mice////Dharma Quintet///Dies Irae///Dome///Doo-Dooettes

Moreover, in an era where the word 'psych' itself is fast being overused to the point of meaninglessness, there are certain seers who can always be relied upon to brandish an artistic insight into third-eye salvation that departs from its obsessive origins to offer trashed transcendence above and beyond the physical form. One such is Paul 'Prof' Allen, the mastermind of Anthroprophh, whose second album 'Outside The Circle' is a dizzying psychic voyage that exists in, around and at all points of the eternal amplified axe-worship continuum.

Heratius///Hero///Juan Hidalgo///Hugh Hopper///Horde Catalytique Pour La Fin///Horrific Child

Anthroprophh began in earnest after 'Prof's departure from Bristolian cult The Heads, in whose auspices he had made a number of head-spinning records that surfed a haphazard psychic spiral from an overflowing ashtray to the stars. Yet 'Outside The Circle', the second album from the trio he formed with the Big Naturals duo of Gareth Turner and Jesse Webb, sees him steadfastly affirming his own wayward path through a vivid aural terrain of garage-birthed gnarl, FX pedal euphoria and inhospitable drone-vortexes. At times startling, at others darkly comic, and at all times assaulting the unsuspecting freak unawares, it's a treasure trove of titanic wig-outand blissful trance states.

Maschine Nr. 9///Mate and Vallancien///Costin Miereanu///Min Bul///Mnemonists

Whilst 'Outside The Circle' bears a plentiful amount of stylistic hallmarks gleaned from 'Prof's years inhabiting the record-racks and small-hours listening sessions of yore himself, its inherent beauty centres on the fact that this is no slavish retrogressive pastiche, and no tribute to glories past, rather the sound of an irreverent master bearing down on enlightenment anew. From the sci-fi doom-out of the appropriately-titled 'Space Box Zonk Machine' to the unnerving primitive electronica of 'Gottmelt', and from the kraut-fried whirl-y-gig of the title track via the deadpan Deviants-style 'Dead Man On The Scene' to the early-Monster Magnet-damaged finale 'See', no sacred stone is left unturned here. Yet at all times 'Prof''s guitar rages through the ether, all banshee howls and fiery tumult; a kaleidoscopic union between Helios Creed and the Velvet Underground of 'I Heard Her Call My Name'.

Secret Oyster///Seeselberg///Selten Gehörte Musik///Semool///Sonny Sharrock

'Outside The Circle' resides at a moment whereby fifty years of psychedelic culture and esoteric art messily collide and morph into an ornery and intimidating new elixir. Moreover, with 'Prof's credentials bolstered by the force of his band, and the sheer wealth of imagination he deploys in unassuming fashion readily apparent, this latest missive is manna for freaks of every stripe. From Terry-Nutkins-alikes to fresh-faced ingenues, few can remain impervious to this peerless display of frontier-destroying, mind-melting malevolence.

Ladies and gentlemen, witness a new monolith.

Ya Ho Wha 13///La Monte Young///Frank Zappa///ZNR///Zweistein



01 Returning
02 Dead man on the scene
03 2013 And she told me I was die
04 Albrechtdron
05 Gottmelt
06 Detached and in its own mind riding a ghost train through a fairground it had built itself 
07 The ruins of st. Luckwell
08 Crow with ore throat
0Space box zonk machine
10 Dog
11 Outside the circle
12 See
13 New impossibilities part 3


They very good people at Brooklyn Vegan have announced the news on their website which also features the very first taster from the new album, a video made by Paul 'Prof' Allen, Anthroprophh's - Crow With Sore Throat.

Read the article and watch it here: brooklynvegan


Lay Llamas to play Soundpark festival

Lay Llamas have been confirmed to play Soundpark Festival, 30 August in Brugnera (Italy).

Find out full details and about the festival and buy tickets here: Soundpark


Teeth Of The Sea/The Cosmic Dead Freq live review

Teeth of the Sea and Cosmic Live at Corsica Studios
London – 12 July 2014

"...The stage was then set for Teeth Of The Sea. I’ve not seen them play live for many years and their sound has changed considerably in that time. Tonight we get a tight band who are enjoying playing live and give it all they’ve got. Some looped trumpet notes herald the band to start playing; and with an almost black metal-style howl and crash in we are off. Jimmy Martin stands behind a bank of synthesizers with his guitar held firmly in hand. After some big heavy chords he plays a melodic guitar solo that at one point even reminds me a bit of Brian May — he gives the performance his all, looking like a mad heavy metal professor as he switches between guitar and synth effortlessly throughout their performance. The band sound swells — it’s at times subtle and melodic, dark and heavy and bombastic..."

Read the full review here: freq


11 Jul 2014

Rocket DJ's at this years Supernormal Festival

Rocket are honoured to have be invited to play some records at this years Supernormal Festival.

As you know we at Mission Control are massive fans of this unique, yearly event and with a line that contains the following, why wouldn't we be:

Teeth of the Sea
Thought Forms
Rex Nemo
Part Chimp
Cosmic Dead
Henry Blacker
Bridget Hayden
Esben and the Witch
Sly and the Family Drone
Joana Gruseome
Bass Clef
Cindy Talk
and more and more

The photo above is of Gnod at the first Supernormal 5 years ago, we have not been the same since!!

For more info and tickets for this amazing festival, visit: Supernormal


10 Jul 2014

Listen to a track off 'Al Lover X Goat' EP

As reported before PNKSLM are putting out a ltd vinyl only ep of Goat remixes by Al Lover.

And thanks to Noisey, you can listen to the remix of Stonegoat here: Noisey

Unfortunately the ep has unfortunately sold out on presale, however we asked Al Lover to do a remix of the track 'Hide form the Sun' off Goat's next album Commune. The results of that can be found exclusively on the Rocket version of the 7" that is included on the ltd package of the LP. To get hold of this, then preorder a copy now from your local record shop today (all splatter vinyls have been sold to shops, we have none left) or get the 7" with the very ltd Gold vinyl version plus exclusive posters and tshirts from here: Commune presale 


GNOD release Split 7” with Eternal Tapestry

There will be a split GNOD 7” with Eternal Tapestry on the new Mugstar related label, 'God Unknown' as part of a series on the GU singles club, due out in September.

Gigwise, Gnod support $&$ in Manchester on 3rd August, Dwellings supports at the Shipley show on the 2nd. Then they are back down to Supernormal Festival on the weekend of the 8th August to have a total ball with some old comrades at one of the best wee fests in the UK.

24th July - Gesamtkunstwerk & Faktion presents Kevin Drumm, Yes Blythe & Sam Weaver @ Islington Mill, Salford
2nd Aug - Dwellings w/$hit&$hine, The Golden Cabinet, Shipley
3rd Aug - Shit & shine, Gnod & Ill, The Roadhouse, Manchester
8th - 10th Aug - Supernormal Festival 2014
26th - 27th Sept - Liverpool Psych Fest 2014
4th Oct - Gnod, Roly Porter & Killing Sound, The Crypt, Bristol


The Heads – Artist In Residence, Roadburn 2015

Roadburn have announced that The Heads (Allen, Maskell, Morgan, Price) will return to Roadburn in Europe as Artist In Residence at the 2015 festival set for April 9th  – 12th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

For this very rare appearance, Paul Allen (Prof) is back in on lead guitar, completing the circle. All of the band members have been busy, Simon Price, Wayne Maskell and Hugo Owen Morgan with Kandodo, Paul with Anthroprophh, and in the past year Wayne and (now) Hugo have joined Loop.

As Artist in Residence, The Heads will play separate sets over the course of Roadburn 2015 and this will feature alongside a set from Rocket's very own Anthroprophh, and judging from their recent Eindhoven Psych Festival appearance should also be something to behold.

The band’s residency will culminate in some serious wigged out riffmongery and the melding point of amped-up space rock with blistering krautrock workouts on the main stage on Saturday, April 11.

Keep your eye out from up & coming Anthroprophh news in the next few weeks.

For anyone needing a reminder of what The Heads will be like, check here

Read more about Roadburn here


Anthroprophh to play Golden Cabinet show

The great people behind Golden Cabinet have booked Anthroprophh for a show in Shipley on November 1st.

Read what the Quietus have to say about the show here: The Quietus

More news on Anthroprophh's highly anticipated second album to revealed very soon!!


Shit & Shine UK Tour


1 Jul 2014

GOAT reveal 'Hide from the Sun – the first song from their forthcoming new album COMMUNE

Here is the first song from Goat's new album.
The song is called Hide From the Sun, and you can listen to it here:

It is taken off the forthcoming album COMMUNE which is released by Rocket on 22 September 2014.

The press release reads:

GOAT return with COMMUNE the eagerly awaited follow up to their astonishing debut album WORLD MUSIC. COMMUNE continues on with World Music’s acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines but also introduces a darker more angry edge to the band, not seen before.

Starting with the layered percussive groove, Eastern guitar flourishes, and convoking vocals of “Talk To God”, it re-establishes the trance-inducing rhythms and exotic blaze of guitar that characterised their debut so well. That spellbound pulse delves into darker and more propulsive territories on “Words” and “Goatslaves”, while “Goatchild” veers towards the transcendental pop of ‘60s Bay Area rock. The vintage psychedelic vibe permeates through songs like “The Light Within” and “To Travel The Path Unknown”—tracks that suggest that these rural Swedes operate on the same wavelength as the Turkish psych-folkies recently rediscovered by reissue labels like Finders Keepers. Commune reaches its apex when GOAT’s hymnal invocations meet a heavy doze of proto-metal fuzz on “Hide From The Sun” and “Gathering of Ancient Tribes”. 

Goat will be presenting these new songs on Festival stages throughout the summer before embarking on their first full European tour which finishes with a massive show at London's Roundhouse.

Also, see what the website 'Stereogum' say about the new track here: Stereogum

COMMUNE (sleeve shown above) is available to preorder now on LP/CD/DL. You will receive an immediate download of 'Hide from the Sun' when you preorder.

Rocket also have some extremely ltd bundle offers where you can purchase an ultra ltd Gold Vinyl LP that comes with a 7" that contains a non album track plus 'exclusive to the Rocket release' - a remix of 'Hide from the Sun' by psych wizard Al Lover. Also available as part of the bundles are 5 colour print posters and ltd edition tshirts. For all these go to the Goat - Commune preorder page.