4 Mar 2015

Panic & Carousels reviews Shit & Shine new LP


Another glowing review for Shit & Shine's forthcoming album '54-Synth-Brass 38 Metal Guitar 65 Cathedral'.

Straddling the divide between electronics and the ugly noise in which P&C likes to wallow is the new album from Shit & Shine. 54 Synth​-​brass, 38 Metal guitar, 65 Cathedral (out through the ever-more essential Rocket Recordings on March 16th) is perhaps the best distillation yet of Craig Clouse’s valiant and long-running effort to be the Butthole Surfers you can dance to. (To be clear, I have danced to The Butthole Surfers many times but the comedowns were awful). Unlike the clumsy but loveable attempts at making house music that the Buttholes attempted with their Jack Officers project, Clouse is really good at this shit and knows his way round a beat. Even if he then pairs those beats with chaos, noise and glorious  ‘what does this button do?’ eruptions. I really can’t recommend this album enough.

Read the full piece here Panic and Carousels

Album hits the shops on March 16th, but you can preorder a blue/black splatter vinyl here: Rocket Bandcamp

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3 Mar 2015

Gnod + Shit & Shine + Anthroprophh live in Bristol


WOW, what a show!!!!!



Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents a dream bill...
3 of the world's greatest outsider psychedelic/noise acts in a brilliant new venue, ya can't miss this...

GNOD
+
$HIT & $HINE 

ANTHROPROPHH
£10.00

Wed 29th April @ The Old Malt House, Bristol 

Find out more and buy tickets from here: CacoSarco

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2 Mar 2015

Shit & Shine European tour


To promote the up-and-coming release of Shit & Shine's new album 5'4-Synth-Brass 38 Metal Guitar 65 Cathedral' the band are hitting Europe for some dates:

APRIL 17 / DERBY / HAIRY DOG
APRIL 18 / AMSTERDAM / OCCII- SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND FEST 
APRIL 22 / PARIS / LA DYNAMO DE BANLIEUES BLEUES (W/ SLEAFORD MODS)
APRIL 24 / RAMSGATE / MUSIC HALLAPRIL 
25 / LONDON / UNDERWORLD / DESERT FEST
APRIL 26 / LONDON / NTS RADIO SHOW
APRIL 28 / LONDON / POWER LUNCHES
APRIL 29 / BRISTOL / THE OLD MALT HOUSE (W/ GNOD & ANTHROPROPHH)
APRIL 30 / BRUSSELS / MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
MAY 1 / THE HAGUE / REWIRE FESTIVAL
MAY 2 / KORTRIJK / CINEPALACE
MAY 3 / MANCHESTER / SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY FEST

The album is released on 16th March, here the edit of a track here:



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Poster for Goat's Ravenna show on their Italian tour


Here is a poster for one of Goat's up and coming shows on their Italian tour:

Full tour is:

6 May - Roma @ Orion Club 
7 May - Milano @ Magnolia Club ***with Mamuthones***
8 May - Ravenna @ Bronson Club ***with Mamuthones***

9 May - Brescia @ Latteria Molloy ***with Mamuthones***

And as you can see, the might Mamuthones are supporting on three of the shows.

What more do you want??

And like the up-and-coming Goat show in Bristol, these dates are likely to sell out!!

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28 Feb 2015

Rocket Probes February Playlist



Gnod – Infinity Machines
(A stunning piece of work by Gnod...three LPs of gnew sounds from the incredibly eclectic group of musicians...their masterpiece?)

Teeth of the Sea / Oneida – Split 7"

(God Unknown records come up trumps once again)
Teeth of the Sea / Oneida

Various – Nuda per Satana

(Interesting compliation of music by bands from the current Italian psych scene! Rocketeers Mamuthones and Lay Llaymas rub shoulders with Father Murphy, Cannibal Movie, Heroin in Thaiti and many others)
Nuda per Satana

Anthroprophh – UFO
(Nice to have this great Zam Zam cassette release finaly on vinyl...from the good 'ol Cardinal Fuzz)
Anthroprophh

Hi Fiction Science – Curious Yellow
(Wonderful title track from album of the same title, haunting, psych folk electronica)
Hi Fiction Science

Negra Branca – N​.​B + Touched

(Electronic psych-pop from Gnod's Marlene Ribeiro)
Negra Branca

Dennis Young – Reel to Reel
(Kosmiche krautrock to African percussion, downtown disco, dub and avant-garde tape manipulation, hints of Tago Mago)
Dennis Young

Dawn of Midi – Dysnomia
(This is great, a slightly more krauty/dancy Necks…..from Brooklyn)
Dawn of Midi

Fire – If I took your hand

(Kalle from Hills was raving about this track by this great three piece that features the mighty Mats Gustafsson)
Fire

Dragon Fly – AM

(Lovely, sometimes drifting psych noise...in a Annapurna Illusion, Gnod, WHOK 'kinda' way.)
Dragon Fly

Cage and Aviary – Television Train

(Forgot how great this classic 'slouching cosmic disco' track from C&A was)
Cage and Aviary

Gut Und Irmler – 500m

(Members of Faust & Einst├╝rzende Neubauten explore Krautrock inspired beats)
Gut Und Irmler

Julie's Haircut – Asbram Equinox

(More on the mid-Floyd side of psych with minimalist, electronic and some jazz nuances)
Julie's Haircut

Ty Segall – Manipulator
(Pop inspired album with good instrument separation)
Ty Segall

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London in Stereo reviews Shit & Shine's '54-Synth-Brass 38 Metal Guitar 65 Cathedral' Album


Shit & Shines stunning new album is only two weeks away from release and here is an early review from the latest issue of London Live "Shit & Shine's BEST ALBUM":



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The Skinny and Backseat Mafia say a few words on Gnod's new track – Infinity Machines

As reported earlier in the week, The Wire are streaming the title track off Gnods new album 'Infinity Machines'

Here are a first few reactions:

"Meanwhile Islington Mill's ever chameleonic experimental dwellers Gnod have served notice of their impending LP — unbelievably, given how busy they've been live and with their label Tesla Tapes, their first since the re-packaged Chaudelande Volumes II and II in 2013 — by streaming the title track from Infinity Machines over at The Wire. Long dismissive of the psych tag many bracketed them with following their collaborative release Drop Out, with White Hills, Infinity Machines is set to kill that pigeonhole stone dead with its meditative mix of industrial stomp, spoken word and textural drones...."

Taken from The Skinny

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"It’s always a moment of excitement when you hear that there is something new from an act you like coming out. When it’s GNOD, the collective based around Islington Mill in Manchester, you know that it is going to be something interesting and you know, in the end that you are going to like it. This is because the only thing predicable about a GNOD release is its unpredictability. It could be heavy and relentless, it could be mediative and considered. But whatever it is it is going to get into your brain.

As I found out at last year’s Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, GNOD are not just a group who sit in an art space twiddling a few buttons; but a properly exciting and committed live proposition as well. They were one of the highlights of an event that was consistently high quality, and not one out partied them on stage.

So what’s the new one like?…"

Read the rest here: Backseat mafia

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