27 Nov 2014

Goat confirmed to be playing next years Roskilde Festival – plus Goat make some polls



Goat have been confirmed to be returning to the great Roskilde Festival which takes place between 27 June and 4 July.

As always it will be an unmissable Goat show

Read more about it here: Roskilde festival


In other news this weeks NME features a great little interview with the band after their inclusion in the NME's top 50 albums of the year.

Commune has ben making many other end of year polls which is a real honour.

Talking of polls, CLASH magazine have put Goat's World Music in their Top 100 albums that have been released since the magazine have been going.

Read about it here: Clash Magazine

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26 Nov 2014

Introducing Hey Colossus - In Black And Gold


We are very excited to announce we will be releasing the latest album by Hey Colossus, In Black And Gold on 9th of February 2015.

Above is an album teaser short edit with visuals created by Rocket's very own Johnny O.


Read what The Quietus have to say: here

The press release reads:

Emerging in a haze of demented riff science and booze-addled abandon, Hey Colossus have carved out a notable niche for themselves in the British underground’s murkier quarters. They’ve dished out a formidable array of wax over the last decade, specialising in a primordial barrage of abject noise from overheated ampstacks. Yet for all the grit and gnarl of their output thus far, it’s seemingly only been a warm-up for their latest opus, which sees their monstrous assault finely honed into an album as beguiling as it is bulldozing. ‘In Black And Gold’, their eighth album proper and first for Rocket Recordings, ushers in a new incarnation of Hey Colossus. 


Marrying malevolent attack to expansive celestial splendour, ‘In Black And Gold’ marks a point whereby Hey Colossus map out a sonic trajectory that expands on their trademark ornery overload. The songs herein may be leaner and more artful than the fearsome sound by which they made their name on albums like 2008’s ‘Project: Death’ and the monstrous 2013 opus ‘Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo’, but they remain possessed of the wrath both Stoogian and Stygian that fuels their noiserock transgression. 


Yet meanwhile, and with 2015 looming large, an evolutionary process has led to their maximalist tendencies being replaced by a sharp focus on space and restraint, not to mention a refreshing stylistic diversity, resulting in a strange aural alchemy. Here, they sound as comfortable tackling electronically-fried dub mantras like ‘Lagos Atom’ as they do the Cluster-esque lullaby of the opening ‘Hold On’. Yet there’s no shortage of primal rock action to be had on ‘In Black And Gold’; on ‘Sisters And Brothers they summon up a swaggering, demented groove that sashays like a zombified Gun Club, whilst on the dramatic spaghetti-psych of the title-track a revelatory cinematic sprawl of sound sees The Bad Seeds and The 13th Floor Elevators engaged in a psychic duel in the noonday sun. 


The vital and Spinal Tap-approved ‘fine line between clever and stupid’ has been a location that this London-based tinnitus machine has made fine work of dwelling on for the duration of their life thus far. Yet with In Black And Gold’, in a laudable leap of faith, they’ve stepped beyond, and the result is both vicious and visionary. These unpretentious underworld overlords have emerged from the shadows to create an avant-garage pièce de résistance, and moreover it turns out that the sunlight suits them better than they ever realised. 


Released: 9th February 2015
Format: LP / CD / DL

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Tracklist:

01 Hold On (4:14) 

02 Sisters And Brothers (4:13) 
03 Hey, Dead Eyes, Up! (3:07) 
04 Wired_Brainless (5:51) 
05 Black And Gold (5:58) 
06 Lagos Atom (9:54) 
07 Eat It (4:00) 
08 Sinking, Feeling (4:06) 

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The band will be out performing their new songs in February 2015 and after catching their recent gig its not to be missed, here are their UK dates:

Bristol - 6th February, The Exchange, 
W/Art Of Burning Water, Workin' Man Noise Unit + ONE TBC
Exchange

London - 7th February, Lexington, 
W/Wharves and Workin' Man Noise Unit

Brighton - 14th February, Green Door Store, 
W/Zombie Crash + ONE TBC

Birmingham - 18th February, The Flapper, 
W/Colossloth, and Khost
The Flapper

Newcastle - 19th February, Head of Steam, 
W/TBC
Head of Steam

Edinburgh - 20th February, Bannermans Bar, 
W/LOADS OF BANDS: Sonic Mass Weekender
Bannermans Bar

Nottingham - 21st February, SONA Studios, 
W/Grey Hairs, and Nadir
Sona

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21 Nov 2014

GNOD, H.U.M. & John Doran Live In Salford



Marking the first in a series of music and spoken word collaborations happening all across England over the next 12 months, sublime psychonauts GNOD and elemental electronicists H.U.M. are collaborating with John Doran on a special performance in Salford next week.

Find out more: here


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19 Nov 2014

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Anthroprophh - Shipley Gig Review & Photos






















Golden Cabinet have reviewed Anthroprophh's gig in Shipley.

Read the write up here: Golden Cabinet



and they took some photos aswell, view them here: Facebook

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18 Nov 2014

Goat's Commune made Sister Ray's Album of the year


We are proud to say that London Independent Record Shop chain Sister Ray has made Goat's Commune it's album of the year which is a real honour!!

This is what Sister Ray's Phil Barton said about the album:

“The Goat album has been far and away our most popular staff pick this year. If you like your swirling psychedelia with a catfight of vocals and guitars then put Commune on your must buy list. Failing that buy it anyway because we haven't had a customer yet who doesn't think it’s great.”

Find out more here: Clash Magazine

In other news Piccadilly Records have put us in at number 8 in their end of year chart.
See the full list here: Piccadilly Records


Rough Trade Shops has put the album in at number 13 in their Top 100 albums of the year.
See the full list here: Rough Trade

And Jumbo Records put the album in at number 5 in their end of year round up
See the full list here: Jumbo Records


Again, a real compliment

Thanks to both shops for their support!

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