18 Jan 2018

Housewives live at Eurosonic to be broadcasted on BBC6Music

Housewives are playing Eurosonic Festival tonight and on tomorrow's  (Friday 19 Jan) Tom Ravenscroft show on BBC 6 Music he will be playing some tracks from their set.

You can listen here live at 9pm, or after in the archive section: BBC 6 Music


Poster for Mamuthones Newcastle show

Tickets and info here: Wandering Oak


16 Jan 2018

Hey Colossus are hitting the road

Hey Colossus are heading our for some shows:

03 Mar - Cardiff / Full Moon
10 Mar - London / Rocket 20th Anniversary Show Tickets
22 Mar - Tunbridge Wells / Sussex Arms *
23 Mar - Paris / L'Espace B *
24 Mar - Lyon / Le Sonic *
25 Mar - Brussels / Magasin4 *
28 Apr - Liverpool / Wrong Fest

* W/ Grey Hairs

Their critically acclaimed and stunning last album The Guillotine can be bought from here: Bandcamp


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce Glasgow show

As a warm-up show to our Rocket Twenty (Tickets) event, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are returning to Glasgow for a show:

+ Guests
Nice N Sleazy
Saturday, Mar 3 – 7:30 PM

Photo by Jose Ramon Caamaño


Gnoomes announce Liverpool 'Get into this's Deep Cuts' Show

Gnoomes have announced another Rocket Twenty (Tickets) warm-up show – this time in Liverpool where they have not played since their now legendary Liverpool Psych Fest performance.

The show is put on by the great people at Get into This, find out all about it here: Get into This

Details are:

+ support
Buyers Club
(24 Hardman Street, L1 9AX Liverpool)
Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 PM - 11 PM

More info/tickets here: Buyers Club

Photo by @eugeny_demshin


Watch video by KIKOK – new solo project by Gnoomes drummer

As reported last week, the drummer from Gnoomes has released his debut release on Magnetron Music and above you can watch his new video.

See what Vice say about it here: Noisey


Vinyl Factory puts $hit and $hine's That's Enough EP in their 'Releases of the week'

They say:

Shit and Shine
That’s Enough
Craig Clouse takes his first step into 2018 with a three track thriller on Rocket. The whole thing clocks in at pretty much 40 minutes – that’s 40 fun filled, brain busting minutes of fizzing electronics, low slung drums, wall shaking breaks and some very nifty samples indeed. A style and reputation all his own that never lets you down. The boy’s done good again.

Read the full piece here: Vinyl Factory

And buy from here (only 300 copies): Bandcamp


15 Jan 2018

Drowned in Sound put Housewives in their Bands to Watch at Eurosonic

They say:

(Thursday 18th, Vera @ 22:15)
Arguably one of the most left field bands to grace the Eurosonic Noorderslag bill in a long while, this South London outfit create music that's beyond genre categorisation and as a result, stand out as one of this year's unmissable acts. Last year's FF061116 long player heralded them as uncompromising experimentalists in a similar vein to Steve Reich, Einsturzende Neubaten, or more recently, Factory Floor. Prepare to be mesmerized.

See the full piece here: DIS


Raw Power '18 first bands announced – Housewives on the bill

The mighty Raw Power have revealed the first bands for this years festival and we are excited to announce that Housewives have been invited to back to play for the second time.

Tickets: Raw Power

The new Raw Power poster/identity was designed by Teeth of the Sea's Mike Bourne


Housewives to play Eurosonic Festival this Thursday

As revealed previously, Housewives are playing this years Eurosonic Festival.

They are playing: 

22:15 - 23:00

Read more here: Eurosonic

We would also like to thanks the lovely people at PRS who have helped with funding this show for the band. 


12 Jan 2018

Listen to KIKOK – solo project from Gnoomes drummer

KIKOK is the solo project of Pavel Fedoseev the drummer from the amazing Russian band Gnoomes. 

And released today is this, his debut 9-track EP through Magnetron Music.

All tracks recorded in a live setting, without using a single computer for the creation of any of his sounds and recordings. 

Listen/buy via here:

Apple Music 
Google Play 

And don't forget Gnoomes are heading over to the UK to play the Rocket Twenty event (Tickets) in March


11 Jan 2018

Mamuthones announce Brighton show

As a warm-up to their appearance at the Rocket 20 Weekender (Tickets) Mamuthones are playing the following show:

Acid Box Fuzz Party: 
Mamuthones + Guests
Thur 8 March
Sticky Mike's Frog Bar


More details here: Mamuthones


GNOD (R&D) to tour Ireland with Woven Skull


9 Jan 2018


It reads:

PIGS x7 – Lucky 7
It’s the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own…today, and the first entry for 2018, Velvet Sheep is aptly pleased to welcome Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs (or Pigs x7 for ease) for their Lucky 7, it’s a proper farmyard / Orwellian dust up, and we’re happier than pigs in excrement that this most exciting of doom-laden psych noise punks have joined us with some outstanding and edifying choices, not least Alice Coltrane, whose “Journey In Satchidananda” first came on my radar via an interview I did with Mudhoney’s Mark Arm for the Quietus. And incidentally Pigs x7 are playing a Quietus benefit gig at the Lexington on Friday 19 Jan, so you check out the Newcastle noiseniks tear it up under the veil of pagan mid winter darkness imminently. But here’s a picture of them earlier, at another, unnamed drinking establishment.

Pigs x7’s album “Feed The Rats” came out this time last year on the stellar Rocket Recordings, and featured highly on a few notable end of year lists. Their first ever gig had been supporting Goat on only their second live show, and since that the five piece have been relentlessly taking their neck-wrecking cathartic chaos on the road, playing with the likes of The Cosmic Dead and Luminous Bodies. Part Monster Magnet, Part Chimp (geddit) they make wearing ear plugs for mbv and Dinosaur Jr seem like wrapping yourself in cotton wool, but what did lead screamer Matt Baty (who also runs record label Box Recordings) and guitarist Adam Ian Sykes choose as songs they dig? What is at the root of their “Psychopomp”?

See the full piece here: Velvet Sheep

Photo by Jens Wassmuth


Cardinal Fuzz to release solo album by Anthroprophh/Gnod drummer Jessie Web

For the last couple of years Anthroprophh and Gnod drummer Jessie Web has been crafting a solo album under the guise of The Final Age.

The album is coming out Cardinal Fuzz have they have just shared the first rack from the album (which features Anthroprophh's Paul Allen on Guitar) above.

We at Rocket have heard the whole album and we can assure you it is great so make sure you pick-up a copy from here when it is up for presale: Cardinal Fuzz


Julie's Haircut and Flowers Must Die announce Belgium show

The night before the fun of  Rocket Twenty weekender (Tickets) starts, Julie's Haircut and Flowers Must Die are playing a show in Liège, Belgium

Julie's Haircut
Flowers Must Die
Thursday March 8
Rue Roture 13
4020 Liège

More info here: Facebook


8 Jan 2018

Hey Colossus and Gnod in Bandcamp's 'Ten British Bands That Bring The Noise Rock'

They say:

Hey Colossus
Hey Colossus have been knocking around since the early 2000s with much of their early material being so loud and lacking in compromise that some critics might go as far as to call it utterly unlistenable. 2015 marked a bold new phase for the band with the release of two albums, In Black & Gold and Radio Static High, when the group began toying with cleaner vocals and production techniques as well as honing their songcraft. Even better is 2017’s The Guillotine on which the powerful, interlocking riffs of the band’s three guitarists provide the perfect complement to wry lyrics about the depressing state of the nation.

The Salford-based GNOD are one of those commendably confusing acts who choose to change sonic style with each successive record. In total contrast to 2015’s triple-vinyl space-jazz opus Infinity Machines was the devastating grind of the following year’s The Mirror. Inspired by the ominously reactionary direction of British politics, as well certain personal issues on which the band members refused to elaborate in interviews, The Mirror features just three songs of Swans-like intensity and bleakness, the final track being drawn out to over 18 punishing minutes.

See the full piece here: Bandcamp Daily


Shit and Shine That's Enough 12" shipping this Friday

We are very happy to finally announce that our Shit and Shine EP 'That's Enough' that was scheduled to be released in November will be finally landing in the Rocket warehouse this week and will be shipping on Friday.

We still have some left so you can buy yourself a copy (Ltd to 300) from here: Rocket Bandcamp

"This title track is immense. Blowing my balls clean off."
The Quietus's John Doran 


Listen to Jimmy Martin from Teeth of the Sea on NTS

Teeth of the Sea's axe swinger Jimmy Martin was invited by NTS regulars Black Impulse to sit in and take the reigns of their monthly show.

You can listen to what Jimmy played here: NTS

(Though it is noted that he didn't play any Rocket tunes!!)


Gum Takes Tooth reveal they are in the studio recording an album for Rocket

Ahead of Gum Takes Tooth first London show in a long time this Saturday – where they play the Lexington as part of The Quietus fundraising show (with support from ex Teeth of the Sea 'Mighty Lord Deathman' and the great 'Lower Slaughter'). The band have revealed to the Quietus that they are in the studio recording their third album and we at are proud to reveal that it is going to be coming out on Rocket later this year.

Read the interview and listen to a mix put together by Gum Takes Tooth here: The Quietus

Buy tickets to Saturday's Lexington how here: Wegottickets

And don't forget Gum Takes Tooth join the rest of the Rocket roster at our 20th Anniversary bash at the Garage on 9-11 March, tickets from here: RocketTwenty


Listen to new Anthroprophh track on Stuart Maconie's Freakier Zone

Hear a great new Anthroprophh track that is coming out on Rocket later in the year (more details to follow soon) on Stuart Maconie's Freakier Zone, which was co hosted by The Quietus's John Doran.

The show opens with the killer Anthroprophh track called 'Oakmoll': Freakier Zone


4 Jan 2018

Rocket Recordings turn Twenty

As you may well know Rocket turns 20 this year.

We have lots of amazing records coming your way by many of your Rocket faves plus some new bands to the label and even launching some new artists – it is looking like it will be our busiest year ever for releases!

We are going to raid the image archive and upload lots of old faves, unseen pictures and art over the year on our Instagram account. If you have any Rocket related images from teh last 20 years, please share with us and we will post them up. Follow here: Rocket Instagram

And don' forget we are celebrating the March 1998 launch of our first single with our Rocket Twenty Weekender at The Garage on 9-11 March – where nearly all our Rocket bands will be playing! Tickets can be bought from here: Alt Tickets

So please join the celebration with us!


3 Jan 2018

Flowers Must Die in 'Psychoactive Soundscapes': The Trippiest Albums of 2017

Nice to see Flowers Must Die's Kompost LP in at No.7 in the DISINFO's 'Psychoactive Soundscapes': The Trippiest Albums of 2017.

See the full list here: Disinfo


Flowers Must Die's Hit in Artrocker Radio's Top 10 Tracks of the year

Artrocker Radio's Top 10 of the year rundown is:

10) - LIFE   'Popular Music 
9)   - METZ   'Drained Lake' 
8)   - FLOWERS MUST DIE   'Hit' 
7)   - HERE LIES MAN   'Letting Go' 
6)   - LOD   'Folder' 
5)   - IDLES   'Heel Heal' 
4)   - SPOTLIGHTS   'Learn To Breath' 
3)   - RE-TROS    'Red Rum Aviv' 
2)   - LOWER SLAUGHTER   'Tied Down' 
1)   - AK/DK   'Lagom' 

Listen to Artrockers Best of 2017 show here: Mixcloud