29 Jan 2015
Hey Colossus who's new album 'In Black and Gold' is out on the 7th of Feb are playing the great Raw Power Festival.
Also added to the bill is Hirvikolari, a new project by Mike and Sam from Teeth of the Sea.
They join other great acts like:
Esben and the Witch
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pig
Tickets from here: Baba Yaga
28 Jan 2015
Mamuthones / Evil Blizzard Collisions Vol.4
Rocket Recordings seems to be the best place to find psychedelic noodling of the finest kind these days.
Home to Goat, Teeth of the Sea and soon to be Hey Colossus, this is the fourth of their Collisions series of records, which has included Gnod and Mugstar in previous releases.
Much has been written about Evil Blizzard but not without reason. Four bassists and a singing drummer who all wear rubber masks? What's not to love? Mark E Smith is even a fan. But what do we know of Mamuthones? Not much I'd vouch, but this release reveals them to be a motorik, if slightly unhinged group who seem keen on splicing in improv among the repetition. Mad brass makes an impression on the excellent Don't Be Choosy among the hip, twisted vibes going on. It's like there's a party in my pants and the mariachi band have got the squits.
Unhinged vocals combine with a more post-punk party vibe on Fire On Fire to create a manic and tremendous jam too.
World music gets a look-in on Holy Ghost People too, crazy lead guitar flailing all over the place, the vocals invoking all kinds of demons…
Read the rest of the review here: Nine Hertz
26 Jan 2015
Our good friends at Echoes and Dust have written a great review of the new Hey Colossus album 'In Black and Gold' which is released on Feb 9th in all good record shops.
The review reads:
Hey Colossus – In Black And Gold
By Richard Collins
Hey Colossus are a noise rock institution… or at least I thought they were. The opening electronic docile tones to their new offering certainly makes you question that. The vocals kick in, which are light, delicate and you start to wonder what the hell these 6 chaps are up to. In Black And Gold is due out in February on Rocket Recordings, a label known for its trippiness rather than brutal noise rock suggesting Hey Colossus are reinventing themselves, so do they pull it off?
After the soft and teasing launch that is ‘Hold On’ we spring into ‘Sister And Brothers’, which remains fairly stripped back compared to previous material. The old maxed out Hey Colossus we’ve come to know and love is now a thing of the past and you can now dive into every nook and cranny of every instrument. I know Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo was slightly more chilled than anything in the Riot Season days, but this is a much bigger departure, leaving themselves with absolutely nowhere to hide and to do this with complete success the level of song writing needs to be excellent and you know what? It fucking well is, every track feels like it’s had 10 tons of thought put into it, like they have been crafted by people who really know what they are doing...
Read the rest of the review in full here: Echoes and Dust
Roadburn have also used the review as their 'Album of the day' write up, see what extra they say about the album here: Roadburn
This is one helluva line-up!!!!
Anonymous Bash (Charles Hayward & GNOD)
Some Truths (Bass Clef modular set)
Sly & The Family Drone
The Exchange Bristol
23 Jan 2015
After lots of emails from Goat fans wanting Goat t-shirts we have decided to do a short run (only 30 of each) of three popular designs:
The very popular sleeve of the first highly sought after Goat single get one LAST print.
(Red and white printed on a dark grey marl shirt)
Luke Insect's stunning design for the Stonegoat single gets one LAST outing, thought this is a unique and not seen before colour way.
(Red and black on grey marl)
These sold out so fast on the Goat Euro tour.
(Gold print on Black shirt)
All these shirts can be bought from here: Rocket Bandcamp
BUT as said, this is the last time we are printing some of these designs, so be quick!