30 Sep 2016

Rocket probes – September playlist



Kuro – Kuro
(Debut album by Kuro, amazing string driven, psych-noise drones)
Kuro

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation – Rushing Through My Mind (Edit)

(A shorter edit from the album version, this time with a little extra Fuzzed up solo)
Josefin Öhrn + Liberation

Goat – Union Of Mind And Soul

(New Goat single....and a different version to the one on the forthcoming album 'Requiem')
Goat

Scientist – In Dub / Dub Landing
(These two amazing albums were the late night soundtrack on Goats tour bus...and blew our minds)
Scientist

Brainbombs

(Great fuzzed out wah punk)
Brainbombs

Ex Canix ‎– Meeting in the twighlight Zone

(CDR of high quality psyched out jazz'like grooves from this Swedish band that features the drummer from Flowers Must Die) 

Octopus Ride ‎– S/T

(Another CDR by a Flowers Must Die member, this time featuring their trumpet/recorder collaborater... an interesting album that at times sounds like a blissed out Hawkwind/Spacemen 3 meeting the experimental jazz of Revolutionary Army of Infant Jesus) 

Vox Populi! ‎– Aither

(Weird dubby, krauty, afro, avant grooves from late 80's France)
Vox Populi!

France – Do Den Haag Chruch

(Featured on here before but after witnessing their AMAZING live set at Liverpool Psych Fest, had to continue the groove more...stunning stuff)
France

Arthur Baker – Breaker's Revenge

(What felt like growing up in the middle on nowhere, its amazes at least half of Rocket that Hip Hop & Breakdancing had such an influence on our youth, but yes it did, this Arthur Baker track appeared in a famous 'Beat Street' burnoff scene from the film, so we just tried to replicate it all the time, the roots of Rocket are cast far in all musical directions)
Arthur Baker

John Carpenter – The Duke Arrives/Barricade

(Great tension building repetition track from 'Escape From New York' Soundtrack)
John Carpenter

Love Battery – Foot

(An early Sub Pop favourite, Grunge pop)
Love Battery

Bill Baird – The Summer is gone

(A digital album where every listen is completely unique)
Bill Baird 

Listen to the monthly updated playlist here:



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Introducing 'Rushing Through My Mind' – new single by Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation



‘Rushing Through My Mind’ is Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation’s 1st official single from their new album ‘Mirage’ which is released on 14 October.

Listen to the special 'single edit' which includes extra fuzz above, and buy direct from here: iTunes

After an amazing 2015 with the release of the bands debut album ‘Horse Dance’, 2016 see’s even greater forays into seductive splendour, winning them new fans like 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne. 

With its Can like warm mellifluous bassline opening,  ‘Rushing Through My Mind’ envelops the listener in sweet pop suss, melodic ornamentation evolving like a enchanting shoegazed Stereolab, sculpting hypnotic jams into an elegant nocturnal serenade.

As if we can imagine Scott Walker’s Night Flights tradition of avant-pop, quivers with a coastal pulsating Horror’s like groove, slowly segues into the final movement of tremolo fuzzed guitar, the tracks gentle Eno melody buries itself deep into the listeners collective subconscious. 

Both foot tapping and dream like, ‘Rushing Through My Minds’ round the vertical and horizontal into a single entity.

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation will be embarking on a European tour with Goat:

07 Oct / Babel / Malmö / Sweden
08 Oct / Den grå hal / Köpenhamn / Denmark
10 Oct / Stadtgarten / Köln / Germany
11 Oct / Ampere / München / Germany
12 Oct / Berghain / Berlin / Germany
13 Oct / Karlstorbahnhof EnjoyJazz / Heidelberg / Germany
14 Oct / Cabaret Sauvage / Paris / France 
16 Oct / Desertfest / Antwerp / Belgium 
17 Oct / Corn Exchange / Brighton / UK *NEW VENUE*
18 Oct / Coronet / London / UK
19 Oct / SWX / Bristol / UK
20 Oct / Riverside / Newcastle / UK
21 Oct / 02 ABC / Glasgow / UK 
22 Oct / Albert Hall / Manchester / UK

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Goat / Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation Brighton show changes to the bigger Corn Exchange


Goat are celebrating the launch of their new album by heading out on a European tour next Friday – and due to the Brighton show selling out it has now moved to the bigger Corn Exchange.

The full tour  which see's Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation in support now looks like this:

07 Oct / Babel / Malmö / Sweden
08 Oct / Den grå hal / Köpenhamn / Denmark
10 Oct / Stadtgarten / Köln / Germany
11 Oct / Ampere / München / Germany
12 Oct / Berghain / Berlin / Germany
13 Oct / Karlstorbahnhof EnjoyJazz / Heidelberg / Germany
14 Oct / Cabaret Sauvage / Paris / France 
16 Oct / Desertfest / Antwerp / Belgium 
17 Oct / Corn Exchange / Brighton / UK *NEW VENUE*
18 Oct / Coronet / London / UK
19 Oct / SWX / Bristol / UK
20 Oct / Riverside / Newcastle / UK
21 Oct / 02 ABC / Glasgow / UK 
22 Oct / Albert Hall / Manchester / UK
11-12 Nov / Oslo Psych Fest / Norway
23 Nov / Stockholm / Debaser Medis / Sweden
24 Nov / Gothenburg / Pustervik / Sweden

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29 Sep 2016

Stream Goat's new album 'Requiem' in full via Noisey


Goat's highly anticipated new album 'Requiem' is released next Friday on 7 October – but Noisey USA are exclusively streaming it in full right now:

Stream it here: Noisey USA

The band are heading out on a European tour next Friday as well, you can see the band perform tracks off Requiem here:

07 Oct / Babel / Malmö / Sweden
08 Oct / Den grå hal / Köpenhamn / Denmark
10 Oct / Stadtgarten / Köln / Germany
11 Oct / Ampere / München / Germany
12 Oct / Berghain / Berlin / Germany
13 Oct / Karlstorbahnhof EnjoyJazz / Heidelberg / Germany
14 Oct / Cabaret Sauvage / Paris / France 
16 Oct / Desertfest / Antwerp / Belgium 
17 Oct / All Saints Church / Brighton / UK
18 Oct / Coronet / London / UK
19 Oct / SWX / Bristol / UK
20 Oct / Riverside / Newcastle / UK
21 Oct / 02 ABC / Glasgow / UK 
22 Oct / Albert Hall / Manchester / UK
11-12 Nov / Oslo Psych Fest / Norway
23 Nov / Stockholm / Debaser Medis / Sweden
24 Nov / Gothenburg / Pustervik / Sweden

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Another nice Get Into This write-up on last weekends Liverpool Psych Festival


Nice mention about the Rocket Ale plus Gnoomes and Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation.

It reads:

Having just about recovered from this year’s mind-altering festival, Getintothis’ Paul Higham offers the final verdict on Liverpool Psych Fest 2016.

So the dust has finally settled on yet another Liverpool Psych Fest, the fifth and perhaps the best yet. We’re not quite sure if we’ve quite managed to digest all that happened over a momentous day and a half (was it really that brief). A few might have recovered physically, although for some a week is not nearly long enough with eyelids still being forced open against their will as the drudgery of the return to real life becomes clear.

The mental effects will take longer to subside. Perhaps they never will go away. A heightening of the senses, a feeling of expansive escapism and an ability to see the world in glorious technicolour rather than the bleak strait-jacket of black and white conformity.

Read the rest here: Get Into This

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Gnod and Surgeon release collaboration


The Quietus say the following about it:

Exploratory Salford band GNOD have teamed up with techno producer Surgeon to produce the two track Behind The Lids release, which is out today on Tesla Tapes.

All proceeds from the release will go to Islington Mill's roof repair fund. The Mill is the Victorian industrial building in Salford where the band (and many other artists from various disciplines) live and work.

Islington Mill is the site of a great deal of fantastic music and art events, and one of tQ's favourite UK venues, as well as having an excellent, fully functioning B&B but over in the block where the residents live, the roof is compromised and during Manchester's recent torrential storms, water was flowing down the walls.

Watch this space for more on GNOD, their upcoming tenth birthday and Islington Mill over the coming year.

Read an interview about the release here: The Quietus

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28 Sep 2016

Line of the Best fit gives Goat's Requiem 9/10 and make it album of the week


It reads:

Goat make music as inscruitable and enchanting as themselves.

To listen to the music of monastic psych-voyagers Goat is to play the part of a detective. Theirs is a stateless, nomadic sound, barely a stampless space on a fully filled passport. Their knotted blend of East and West, African djembe with Funkadelic freakouts, immediately begs questions of origin.

The question, when asked, has been answered with layers of myth and misinformation: they claim to be from Korpilombolo in Northern Sweden, although they may spell the name incorrectly on their website. The pulsating, trancelike nature of their music comes under the influence of a voodoo tradition, which inspires too their masks an clothing; although this seems equally unlikely given Northern Sweden’s proximity to Haiti.

Read the rest here: Line of the Best Fit

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Brighton's Finest and Outline review Requiem by Goat


Brighton's Finest:
What sound does Goat make? What does it look like? When talking about the Swedish band Goat that is, it is hard to say. It is certainly psychedelic but when Brightonsfinest did an interview with the band they said, “Psychedelia is music that is free” of any barriers, meaning it could be anything. No one knows what they look like either, or whether they are the same band from one moment to the next – mainly due to the band being dressed head-to-toe in tribal wear with their identity always hidden. The band's genre of highly rhythmic and trance-like music has been played for generations by the Korpilombolo villagers, where the name derives from in Sweden, “Goat as a musical tradition is old, and we are just a recent example of the project…. , there have been recordings of Goat for the last 30 or 40 years”...

Read the rest here: Brighton's Finest

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Outline – 9/10
Who hasn’t woken up, feeling dirty and poisoned from five years of Afro-Voodoo lysergic rock feeling compelled to use their road honed skills and newly forged spiritual clarity, to celebrate the cosmos in its multiplicity? Swedish freak royalty Goat joyously release their third LP, encompassing primal screams, Asian spirituality, First Nation tribalism and most evidently, African blues.

Vibrant Trouble In The Streets pours African sunshine from shimmering guitars, Lagos Synths and calypso vocals. A call to prayer begins Psychedelic Lover, a Saharan jam spanning the 1960’s to eternity. Goatband hypnotically re-imagines Gimme Shelter, it’s mesmeric groove a thing of beauty. “Share my bread, taste my food, try my robe”, pretty hippy yeah, but whatever, I’m ritualistically dancing round a fire in Mali wearing antelope antlers, cockerals blood adorning my naked torso. Shades of Lemon Jelly on It's Not Me, NWOHM guitars on Goatfuzz and Goodbye’s freaky Congolese music box groove, Goat are pushing their ceremonial burial ship out, producing tunes to repeatedly dig...

Read the rest here: Outline

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Soundblab interviews Goat


It reads:

SB: Firstly, congratulations on the wonderful new album ‘Requiem’. What at first seems like a more restrained musical vision, is really a giant leap forwards in showcasing the collective talents of the band. It seems less dense, more free, better delineated. Fair comment? 

Thank you, I´m very happy you like it and hear these developments in the music. We feel that this is by far our best album.

SB: When I saw you at the Metro Theatre in Sydney last year, the music conveyed an energy I haven’t experienced since the peaks of rave culture, managed with most of the band not even moving an inch. The dance movements of the astonishing female vocalists however reminded me of a dragon boat in a Chinese New Year procession ! The crowd went nuts. I know I did. Is this a universal response across the world?  

Where we’ve played so far, people have always been really into it, and that has helped us, and pushed us to play effortlessly and well, and this in turn has inspired our listeners, which have pushed us further, and so it goes....

SB: Requiem is like a modern opus in two parts, the folk-like aspirations of the first six tracks giving way to the more typical abandonment of ‘Goatband’ and beyond ? That transition into ‘Goatband’ is beautifully judged ! 

Thanks! Goatband’ ends side A. The composition of our albums is a very central part of all three of them. On Requiem it was even more important to get it right, since it is 4 sides...

Read the rest here: Soundblab

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Footage and reviews of Gnoomes show at Norwich Arts Centre




Norwich Blog said
Gnoomes were rather unknown to me until I researched them ahead of this gig and I became somewhat fascinated with their rooftop video for the psych, and in their own words “stargazey” Roadhouse, and later was a bit surprised to learn they are in fact from Ural region of Russia. I was looking forward to seeing them onstage very much. Roadhouse is an epic beast over ten minutes of bass led grooves and soft melodic harmonies. A bit like the Stones Roses in their prime jamming with Spiritualized...

See the full review here: Norwich Blog

Outline Online said:
Gnoomes are an understated, modest threesome from Russia currently on a small UK tour. I always get excited to see a well stocked pedalboard onstage before a gig begins, and they don't disappoint with the effects tonight. Indecipherable but gently intoned lyrics float through on occasion but certainly don't dominate. There are great sweeping swathes of psychadelic noise, towering skyscrapers of piercing but soft, cloudy shoegazey guitar, with a driving beat behind it all. The interplay between the various energies in the songs, volumes and speeds seem effortless, and it all falls into an easy groove that flows smoothly between them.The drums are incredibly tight, almost electronic in form, which contrasts nicely with the silkiness of the rest of the music...

See the full review here: Outline Online

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Watch Flowers Must Die full live set from Liverpool Psych Fest via IMPATV



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27 Sep 2016

Watch Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation radio session for Steve Levine

The State (I'm In) / Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation from Bido Lito! on Vimeo.

Here is Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation playing their track 'The State (I’m In)' in Steve Levine's Studio exclusively for Bido Lito / Liverpool Psych Fest

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Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation live footage from Liverpool Psych Fest



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Get Into This reviews Liverpool Psych Fest


What they say about our Rocket bands:

Josefin Öhrn and the Liberation
Josefin Öhrn and the Liberation put in one of the performances of the festival bringing tracks from her 2015 debut Horse Dance and forthcoming LP Mirage. The Stockholm-based singer, backed by tight-knit four piece band, although still very early in her musical career already feels like the real deal. Her sound is so well refined and absolutely mesmerising live. Tracks such as Take Me Beyond, Rainbow Lollipop and In Madrid combine driving krautrock drum beats with sharp electronics, soaring synth and chiming guitars to create a wall of sound. It’s incredibly dynamic, and matched with an impressive light show makes for brilliant viewing.

Gnoomes
Gnoomes brought the gorgeous, dreamy sounds of their Repetitions EP. Sweeping soundscapes weaved between loose guitars and ethereal vocals to make a really quite hypnotic sound. Their songs seem to have this ability to put you in a trance like state while you’re listening, but to be honest, that might have had something to do with the ale.

Flowers Must Die
Bonkers psychedelic contingent Flowers Must Die had everything. They were trippy, they were folky, they were noodly. Their set also marked one of the first Psych Fest run-outs we witnessed for that classically psychedelic instrument the Theremin. So bless them for gracing us with their bizarre, unctuous sci-fi material as imagined through the dubby filter of mystic, motorik basslines.

Read the full review here: Get Into This

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Aftonbladet interviews Goat


Rough translation:

Goat choose Ghost as a substitute (plus new single!)
The third full-length album from one of Sweden's most ambitious live bands, which by the way has got a fat hype abroad - Goat - lands October 7. The band has become known for its mix of afrobeat, jazz and hard rock (etc) and calls the "Requiem" for his people plate. Not unreasonably, given the flute rocking the daily fresh single "Union of mind and soul" sounds. Listen to the newly released song here and do not miss the short, funnies interview with Grademaster Fuzz below. Goat Hi! Who emailed me with? - Grandmaster Fuzz. How is the situation in the Goat-camp? - Tip top! How do you feel when you think about the album release? - It feels very pleasant. Do you feel any pressure, given the hype? - No, we never know the press. We do not know how it feels. How easy or difficult was it to get together on this album? - It was easy. Pleasurable and fun. It came by itself as usual. When was the hardest moment? - When one is ninety percent complete, it is always tough to have to make clear to the final percentage. Then you are already long since finished disc into your head and just drag it to the finish. ... And when it was the most fun? - When our singers are singing totally out of tune is pretty fun sometimes...

Read the full interview here: Aftonbladet

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Da Music reviews Goat's Requiem


Rough translation:

An album title like 'Requiem', you could infer that Goat announces his swansong, but that is reckoned worth. The Swedish rock group, which is always masked on the stage, now once something pompous statements. The band previously released two albums, namely "World Music" and "Commune". The latter record refers to the roots of the band - the group grew in his own words, after all, in a commune in the exotic Korpibompolo - but beckons in this way also to the connection between musician and music fan. 'Requiem' is Goats folk album. Folk, such as in the original sense: popular (re) music. Also: party music. Because just as the group is known for, as evidenced by the shows.

With 'Requiem', the group delivers a musical labyrinth; one that at first hearing may not seem so very accessible. But if you let mature album that you want only too happy to get lost in...

Read the rest here: Da Music

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Big Naturals play rare London show


Big Naturals have announced a rare London show playing at Cosmic Carnage at the Brixton Windmill on 28 October.

Cosmic Carnage is proud to present:

BIG NATURALS
SHITWIFE
LOVELY WIFE
WE WILD BLOOD

+ DJs until late

£5 in advance (£7 on the door)
Tickets

28th October
WINDMILL, Brixton
Doors 7:30pm

More info here: Cosmic Carnage

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26 Sep 2016

Backseat Mafia reviews Flowers Must Die at Liverpool Psych Festival


It reads:

Flowers Must Die were absolutely exceptional on the small District stage delivering probably the most ‘evolving’ performance of improvised music of the two days. Beginning with a jazz infused cacophony and gradually building the intensity to an amazing high tempo repetitive conclusion, they absolutely smashed it on the District stage.

Read the full piece here: Backseat Mafia

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Listen to Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation live session on Sveriges Radio


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation recorded a live session for Sveriges Radio – and you can hear the track "The State (I'm in)" from their forthcoming album Mirage live here:

Sveriges Radio 

Mirage is released on 14 October

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Soundblab reviews our Rocket All-dayer


It reads: 

Rocket recordings is, by any stretch of the imagination, one of the most vibrant record labels around, championing a pulsating roster of international acts that might broadly be categorised as psychedelic but more accurately exploring the experimental and avant-garde. Full marks then to Baba Yaga’s Hut then for getting half a dozen label-affiliated acts in one place – that place being the promoter’s main “tied house” the no-frills Corsica Studio in the Elephant and Castle, London. It also says much for the label that they could at any other time plucked another half a dozen names from their little red book and served up at least an equally strong line-up.

First two acts were Coldnose and Kuro, the former a solo table top techno surfer from London who laid down some pretty cool, understated beats designed to ease what was, at 3.30 in the afternoon, a sparse following in need of a bit of warming up. Kuro is a name you may be unfamiliar with but boy do they have pedigree. French classically... 

Read the rest here: Soundblab

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Gnoomes Salford White Horse poster


Gnoomes tour is continuing this week with three great shows and here is the poster for their one at Salford White Horse on Wednesday.

Don't miss them as they have been amazing so far!!

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22 Sep 2016

Introducing 2 new Rocket Intergalactic Pale Ales


We are excited to announce 2 new Rocket Intergalactic Pale Ales brewed by Brewage à Trois available at this weekends Liverpool Psych Fest.

The 1st is a Session Ale:
'One Small Step'
(Launch110)

The 2st is a stronger Galaxy 7.6% ale:
'One Giant Leap'
(Launch111)

We look forward to drinking it with you!!!
 

liverpoolpsychfest

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21 Sep 2016

Get into This's Peter Guy chooses his bands to watch at Liverpool Psych Fest

He says this about a couple of Rocket bands:

Josefin Ohrn and the Liberation
Stockholm's Josefin and her Liberation collective are one of a number of Rocket Recordings' artists heading to Psych Fest.

Having produced one of the stand out albums of 2015 with her debut album Horse Dance, she's back with the outrageously fine new epic In Madrid / Rainbow Lollipop. One certainly not to miss.

Gnoomes 
Moscow's Gnoomes specialise in trance-like rock & roll which has the West Coast flair of the Byrds but reimagines their sound through layer upon layer of fuzzy, cyclical grooves.

Could provide one of Psych Fest 2016's best sets.

Read the rest here: Get into This

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Italian Rolling Stone interviews Goat


Rough translation:

The mantra of the Goat
A surreal conversation with one of the most mysterious bands around. No one knows who they are, but everyone knows what to do: world music like no other

"I can not tell you my name," was the answer to the first question in this telephone interview, that when it comes to a band usually is: "Hello, who am I speaking?" Well, I talk to the Goat, and, as will be explained below the interviewee, you need not specify the identity. Goat is whole, a group of boys in the far north of Sweden-Korpilombolo, a village that seems to have a history of voodoo communities, which would explain the glaring masks with which they perform-that suddenly found themselves in a room to play.

The result is a world music held together by a psychedelic pasta, heavily indebted to the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The last album Requiem confirms this dual nature, although it is clear that, over time, the thirst for ethnic items to collect a bit 'everywhere is gnawing ground compared to the more classically rock ...

Read the rest here: Rolling Stone

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20 Sep 2016

Gaffa interviews Goat ahead of their Euro tour

Loosely translated it reads: 

Concert Current Goat : The meeting between light and darkness tend to be really groovy. Next month, initiates the Swedish fusion band Goat an extensive tour through the European continent. The tour starts in the homeland , and the day after , on October 8, they swing past the Grey Hall in Copenhagen . Tour start in Malmö also indicates the release of their third album Requiem , which reportedly is the band's folk album. Folk traditions consist of storytelling , and it is not surprising that Goat choose this approach , you are familiar with their musical and visual expression. It 's all very mysterious , where the mystique especially disseminated through the masked gang members...

Read the rest here: Gaffa

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19 Sep 2016

KURO play Supersonic Launch Party

KURO have annouced that they are to play Supersonic Launch Party.

The official launch party on 4th and 5th November in the intimate surroundings of the Centrala Gallery space in Birmingham to celebrate the return of Supersonic Festival.

This will be the first of many Supersonic / Milque and Muhle collaborations, a explosive spectacular celebration of music and fun. Showcasing some of the finest acts around and bringing more eclectic artists to Birmingham. This is a super limited capacity show so advanced tickets are advised.

Details as follows:-

SUPERSONIC 2017 LAUNCH PARTY

FRIDAY NOV 4TH LINEUP:
Xylouris White (Jim White from Dirty Three + George Xylouris, Cretan lute player)
Sex Swing
Mothwasp

SATURDAY NOV 5TH LINEUP:
Giant Swan
Rattle
Kuro
Bismuth
Rainbow Grave
Stinky Wizzleteat
+ Sausage DJ's
+ pop up Milque & Muhle record stall

Of course it wouldn't be a Supersonic event without plenty of cake and samosas.

Ticket details here


For me Info: Facebook

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17 Sep 2016

Gnoomes in Drowned in Sounds list of bands to watch at Liverpool Psych Festival


It reads:

Gnoomes
(Friday 23rd September, 1:15am, PZYK Colony in Camp)

Hailing from the city of Perm in the central (European) part of Russia, this energetic trio have been honing their motorik inspired dubgaze for the past couple of years, culminating in the excellent Ngan!, released in August of last year on Rocket Recordings. This marks their first ever visit to UK shores, and if the record is anything to go by, it promises to be a very memorable and momentous occasion.

Read the full piece here: DIS

The band play Liverpool as part of their first ever UK tour, dates are above.

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The Seventh Hex interviews Goat

It reads: 


In a culture obsessed with content, saturation, and continual exposure, it’s rare to find artists who prefer to lurk outside of the public eye. Sweden’s enigmatic Goat may qualify as the greatest modern pop-culture mystery. Who are these masked musicians? Are they truly members of the Arctic community of Korpilombolo? Are their songs part of their isolated communal heritage? Their third studio album, ‘Requiem’, offers more questions than answers and it remains nearly impossible to pinpoint the exact origins of the elusive group’s sound. With ‘Requiem’, Goat continue to rock and writhe to a beat beholden to no nation, no state. Goat simply creates a world where the line between truth and fiction is so obscured that all you can do is bask in their cryptic genius… We talk to band member Fluffan about making music in a collective, mysticism and transcendental meditation…

TSH: How would you say the excellent latest record ‘Requiem’ ties in with the evolution of the band’s progression?

Fluffan: Well by you saying “excellent”, I assume you like the album? So thank you, it means a lot to us. I think the whole album comes from a space and a place where we felt total creational freedom. How ‘Requiem’ ties in with the other albums, I really do not know. I think that it is partly up to the listener to delve into. I rarely think about the music once it’s done and in this case recorded.

TSH: Like previous Goat works, the album offers more questions than answers – do you feel art should raise questions in general? 

Read the rest here: The Seventh Hex

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Soundblab reviews Flowers Must Dies Sista Valsen


It reads:

Sweden. The country that gave us ABBA, Roxette and Ace of Base, now shunning pop and under an extraterrestrial spell, spawning all manner of psych-rock mutations. Word has it there was an arrival in the north of alien replicants pre-programmed to assimilate a myriad of influences, and tasked by higher powers to create an organic sound, out of seemingly unalike earthly origins. Scurrilous rumours! Don't they know of the legacy of the Swedish prog forefathers? Baby Grandmothers? Trad Gras och Stenar? International Harvester? Who, you say? Christ, I don't know, I live 30,000 kilometres away. Still, the legacy, whatever it is, has been taken up by some great young musicians. Music that fuses cultures and breaks down barriers. 

The thing that strikes me about Flowers Must Die, and countrymen Hills, Goat, and Capri Informis is their knack for taking psych, space-rock and jazz to places that petition the body as much as the head, that is to say, the music can of course process your brain into a liquid ooze, but your body will take its own leads from the hypnotic groove. A groove that, in the case of Goat, and Flowers Must Die track ‘Kruta’ especially, even approximates the ecstatic culmination of of the best of rave parties...

Read the rest here: Soundblab

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16 Sep 2016

Teeth of the Sea to DJ Gnoomes / Flowers Must Die show in London


As if Gnoomes and Flowers Must Die wasn't enough, you now get Teeth of the Sea entertaining you between bands!!!

Gnoomes
Flowers Must Die
+
Teeth of the Sea DJ's

21 September / 8pm
Birthdays (Dalston/London)

The night is free but you need to sign-up for your ticket here: Baba Yaga's Hut

And there are not many left!

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Flowers Must Die's Sista Valsen EP released today – read Echoes and Dust review


Flowers Must Die's debut release for Rocket, the EP called Sista Valsen is released today.

You can buy it from all good record shops, however there has been a short delay at the manufacturers so it won't be in the shops until next week.

But you can listen and buy it on download from us now: Rocket Bandcamp

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And the mighty Echoes and Dust have written this review:

Flowers Must Die – Sista Valsen
I don’t know what the Swedes put in their water but it is currently producing some of the most interesting and exceptionally creative sounds in psychedelic music. On the latest release by Swedish collective Flowers Must Die the group find a headier and more progressive sound, cementing themselves as one of the most interesting psych outfits around today.

The new 4 track EP, released on UK label Rocket Recordings, follows a string of acclaimed LPs and Eps, and on their latest the band have added vocalist and violinist Lisa Ekelund. This brings the group from 5 to 6 members, and what is recorded on the EP is a collection of ‘jams’ that they put together during these early sessions. ‘Jam’ is a very loose term though, because what is on this EP is a tight, extremely visceral sound...

Read the rest here: Echoes and Dust

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