18 Aug 2015

Introducing new EPs from Oneida, Mamuthones and new Goat offshoot, Capra Informis

We are excited to announce a series of 'Rocket Shop Exclusive' EPs to be released in the latter half of 2015.

They include brand new tracks from Italian band, 'Mamuthones', Brooklyn's finest 'Oneida' and the first music from 'Capra Informis', a new band put together by the unnamed djembi player from Goat. 

The first EP to be launched is the 'Mamuthones' record to coincide with their appearance at the up-and-coming Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia in September.

Mamuthones – Symphony for the Devil limited EP (300 copies) will be released on 25th September, you can preorder your copy from here: Rocket Bandcamp

Listen to lead track 'Symphony for the Devil' here:

The press release reads:

Mamuthones – Symphony for the Devil EP

1. Symphony For The Devil 11:37
2. Anylonger 04:10
3. Symphony For The Devil (Giant Swan remix) 08:13
4. Anylonger (Lucretio remix) 04:31
5. Symphony For The Devil (Lucretio remix) ***Download only*** 04:55
6. Symphony For The Devil (Radio edit) ***Download only*** 05:08

Mamuthones take their name from the death-masked incarnations that have walked the processions and haunted the imaginations of the Sardinian locals in the traditions of their carnivals for centuries, and they emerged initially from the Italian occult psychedelia movement. Yet in keeping with the celebratory origins of their moniker, this band - originally formed by ex-Jennifer Gentle (Sub Pop) seer Alessio Gastaldello -  are possessed of an upbeat and effervescent sound that’s equal parts riot and ritual.  It’s one that’s seen them make waves around the globe, first striking out on Rocket Recordings with the ‘Collisions 04’ split release with Evil Blizzard last year, and their new 12” Symphony For The Devil - which only serves to further guide their spectral magick towards the dance floor. 

Perhaps recognising that the Rolling Stones original is in need of desecration more than reverence, the lead track is a spectacular and sacrilegious reinvention, filtering their avant-garage sensibility through a kosmische-disco prism to arrive at something akin to a deviant marriage between the electro-charge of LCD Soundsystem and the elegiac lysergia of Spacemen 3’s ‘Big City’.  What’s more, an imposing remix by Howling Owl artists and Bristol’s new kings of noise, Giant Swan (also playing at Liverpool Psych Fest) twists it anew into a drone-based vortex of dub echo and Liars-esque nihilism.  Meanwhile, ‘Any Longer’ (from the sessions that produced the ‘Collisions’ material) throws us back into guitar-drenched monomania, tapping gloriously into the ley-lineage of ‘Monster Movie’ and ‘Live At The Witch Trials’ before being disassembled in another remix by Italian dance maestro Lucretio, who also contributes a remix of ‘Symphony For The Devil’ available exclusively to the digital edition of the EP. 

This barnstorming EP catches the mercurial Mamuthones using their genre-transcending vision and hedonistic intensity to create something primal and potent, mischievous and malevolent.  Frankly, Liverpool isn’t going to know what’s hit them.

All three and future EPs will only be available via Rocket's online shop here or from the bands direct, but can be bought digitally from all the usual outlets.

More information to follow on the other two releases in the up-and-coming months - watch this space!