28 Feb 2018

Rocket Probes – February playlist

(We have been blown away by this track of repetitive brilliance ever since we have heard it and we are SO proud for it to be coming out on Rocket...a track that would easily make a Best of Rocket comp)

MIEN – Earth Moon / Black Habit ($&$ remix)
(Second track to be revealed from their quite astonishing debut album...sitars, strings and electronics collide to create a great slice of experimental pop, the single includes a killer $hit and $hine remix of Black Habit on the bside)

Anthroprophh – OMEGAVILLE
(I know we raved about this last month but this album is hard to take off the deck...it is so so so good!!

Cherrystones – BAH042  
(Our man Godsy's new record...it's like a 'Nothing is...' set, full of many exploratory grooves)

John Coltrane Quartet at Birdland - Afro Blue
(Perfection for those late night listening sessions)
John Coltrane

Orchestra of Constant Distress - Distress test
(Really good repetitive scuzzrock on Riot Season)
Orchestra of Constant Distress

Patrick Cowley - Surfside Sex
(Repetitive synth groove)
Patrick Cowley

Henry Blacker – Cag Mag
(The three Hey Colossus's deliver 5mins of desert rock perfection)
Henry Blacker

Marshal Tucker Band - Take The Highway (Live BBC 1974)
(Great bit of country 'flute' rock with a bit of a 'Mothers' vibe)
Marshal Tucker Band

Egyptology – Sur Les Autres Mondes
(French kosmiche sounds from the great Hands in the Dark)

Scattered Purgatory – Sua​-​Hiam​-​Zun
(Really nice kosmiche grooves from Taiwan)
Scattered Purgatory

Rodion G.A. – Rozalia
(Great new comp of tracks by the great Romanian psych band)
Rodigon G.A.

Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie (Live on BBC)
(Some more grooved out country soul)
Tony Joe White

Listen to our updated monthly Spotify Probes playlist here:



The Quietus reviews Mamuthones Fear on the Corner

It reads:

A beautiful, beastly bizarro-cyclone from Italy

The Mamuthones, from whom this Italian band takes their name, are most often seen in the ancient village of Mamoiada during their annual January carnival. They drape themselves in black sheep leather, carry heavy bronze bells on their backs and wear eerie, tragic masks. These immensely creepy creatures do not dance so much as lurch through the town while their companions, the Issohadores, skip among them in their red waistcoats and bell-bandoliers, lassoing unsuspecting spectators. The origins of these bizarre and terrifying creatures can only be guessed at; it seems likely that Mamuthones the band are taking a guess, because by the sounds of this record their civilisation would be completely bonkers.

Mamuthones are a bizarre band, but not in that boundary-pushing and explorative sense that might define many of their contemporaries. Rather, they conjure their most appealing moments of strangeness from comparatively conservative sonics; they hit quick and easy rhythm, and the fact that Fear On The Corner is such a headspinning listen nonetheless is testament to this band’s abilities. The record takes its name from an amalgamation of Talking Heads’ Fear Of Music and Miles Davis’ On The Corner...

Read the rest here: The Quietus


Housewives to play Supersonic Festival

We are pleased to announce that Housewives are to play the ever great Supersonic Festival.

For info and tickets visit their site here: Supersonic


Backseat Mafia interviews Rocket

It reads:

Neo-Psychedelia has become the fastest growing musical trend, and the genre that everyone who wants to be associated with. With that in mind, it’s easy to forget that it is people who make all of this possible and get the music out into the public domain in the first place.

Say Psych plans to address this issue by speaking to some of the labels most keenly associated with the best new Psychedelia emerging and finding more about the men and women who are taking the time and energy to makes this great music accessible.

We spoke with Johnny and Chris, the people behind the tour-de-force label Rocket Recordings, who celebrate their 20th Anniversary this year so it can be said, have always been ahead of the times. To accompany the anniversary, a showcase event is being held at The Garage, London over 9th/10th/11th March with an all star line up.

Guys, thanks very much for taking the time out to speak to BSM, we really appreciate it. First off, who’s involved with Rocket?

Johnny: At its core, Rocket is run by John O’Carroll (Bristol) & Chris Reeder (London) who’s backgrounds are both in graphic arts.  Where possible and if band give us their blessing we both individually design the artwork of many of the releases, even creating videos or teasers, plus on occasion taking press photos and doing AV/lightshow work.  It’s rewarding challenge to interpret the music into some visual content that we’ve always had hunger for & wanted to push the boundaries on. However we also have regular team of helpers we go to, to work on other jobs which running a label calls for, but we aren’t afraid to get stuck into to helping on the mail-order, we come from a DIY ethic, it’s been like that from the start...

Read the rest of the interview here: Backseat Mafia


Listen to Rocket Interview on Artrocker Radio

Last night Chris was a guest on Artrocker's Resonance FM show talking about the label and the up-and-coming Rocket Twenty event  – you can now listen back.

Listen: Artrocker

Thanks to Paul and team for all their continued support of Rocket.


Housewives to play Pohoda Festival

Housewives are heading to Slovakia for the first time to play Pohoda Festival on 7th July. 



27 Feb 2018

MIEN' Earth Moon is KEXP's Song of the Day

MIEN's latest single Earth Moon is KXEP's prestigious Song of the Day on their morning podcast!!

The Podcast can be downloaded from here: KXEP

And the album MIEN can be preordered from here: Bandcamp


Rocket on Resonance Radio' Artrocker show tonight

Chris will be popping into Artrocker radio tonight on Resonance FM to talk about Rocket Twenty and play some Rocket music.

Tune in here from 10.30-12pm: Resonance


Goat to play Citadel Festival

Goat have announced they are going to play this summers Citadel Festival in Gunnersbury Park in London on Sunday 15th July.

Also on the bill are The Horrors, Hawkwind, Tame Impala, Fat Whites etc

Buy Tickets





26 Feb 2018

Give MIEN's Earth Moon your vote on Amazing Radio

MIEN's single 'Earth Moon' is up for the Audition vote tonight on Amazing Radio! 

The poll opened when the show began at 7pm and closes at midnight on Sunday 4th March.
The song that receives the most votes will make it straight onto the Amazing Radio playlist.

Please vote here: Amazing Radio 


NEØLYD say some words on Rocket Twenty, and have a Rocket Raffle

They say (roughly 

Happy Birthday Rocket Recordings! 
The British label celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Ever since, the London / Bristol record-making company has become one of the most important institutions in the experimental psych-herb-rock corner. They brought us such gems as Gnoomes, Julie's Haircut, Hills, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, the new supergroup MIEN and of course the fantastic voodoo collective Goat.

Get a glimpse into the hustle and bustle of Rocket Recordings with the colleagues of Echoes And Dust. Here, the creators John O'Carroll and Chris Reeder tell in a detailed interview about the past, present and future of the label. Very worth reading.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the label bosses are inviting to a special weekend in London in March. Over three bands from the label family will perform at the three-day show, bringing the legendary live club The Garage to life. That should be really good. Whoever can, should go there.

To celebrate the day we start a fine raffle!

See the piece here: Neolyd

Join: your around Rocket's shop, look for something nice and post your article as a comment on our post (NEOLYD). On 05. March (20 pm), a lucky winner will be drawn by chance. Thanks Rockets!


Listen to $hit and $hine remix of MIEN exclusievely via The Quietus

In January MIEN, the new band featuring members of The Horrors, The Black Angels, The Earlies and Elephant stone revealed their first single, the krautgoth groove of 'Black Habit'. MIEN asked fellow Rocketeer and master of distorted grooves '$hit & $hine' to remix the track and you can hear the results exclusively via The Quietus

Listen here: The Quietus

The track is being released as the b-side for their up-and-coming single release 'Earth Moon' which will be available on all digital formats from 5 March.

The band said this about the remix:
We figured it would be great to join forces with another act from the Rocket family to do a remix. And asking the legend that is Shit & Shine to do one was a no brainer! We all love his unique vision in all that he does, so the idea of giving him 'Black Habit' and hearing him 'let-rip' on it was a mouth watering prospect. Also, as he and Alex are fellow psychedelic Austinites, it made perfect sense!

Preorder the album on Ltd to 300 copy orange/red vinyl and CD here: Bandcamp


Rocket Twenty – Saturday sold out and only 5 weekend tickets left...

Don't miss out and get a ticket if you haven't already!



Gig Soup interview Rocket

Following on from our Loud and Quiet and Echoes and Dust reviews, the lovely people at Gig Soup also asked us some questions:

It reads:

Rocket Recordings is celebrating its twentieth birthday this year, and to mark the occasion they will be hosting an unmissable three day weekender at The Garage in London at the beginning of March. Since the release of their first 7″ two decades ago Rocket has grown become arguably Britain’s finest underground label, releasing quality music by boundary pushing artists such as Goat, Gnod, Josefin Öhrn, Teeth of the Sea, Hey Colossus, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and many more. GIGsoup recently spoke to label co-founder Chris Reeder about the history of the label, the upcoming twentieth birthday weekender and what we can expect from to hear from it in the near future.

Can you tell us about how the formation of Rocket Recordings?

Well, I always thought the original idea for Rocket’s first release came to myself and good friend Simon Healey at a The Heads/Lillydamwhite show at the Louisiana in Bristol, that is what I have always said in interviews. But Gareth from Lillydamwhite (now Anthroprophh and Kuro) has said that is wrong and in fact it was at a Lillydamwhite show at the Ropewalk in Bristol that the idea of a single was birthed and Wayne from The Heads was there too and he suggested making it a The Heads/Lillydamwhite split 7″… Then a couple of months later The Heads/Lillydamwhite show at the Louisiana happened. Then it must of been six to eight months or so later in March 1998 that single was released. Then six months after that my school friend (and the person who introduced me to Simon) John O’Carroll joined Rocket so there was three of us running it for the first ten years, then Simon left and it has just been John and myself the last ten.

Did you go into it with any guiding philosophy? If so, has that changed or evolved over the years? ...

Read the rest of the interview here: Gigsoup


Watch GNOD/Faust live at Cafe Oto via The Quietus/IMPAT TV

Last year Gnod and Faust played a couple of shows together which started with their Milhoes De Festa collaboration.

Then in November the bands joined forces again for a special night at Cafe Oto and the ever reliable folks from IMPAT TV were there to capture it and you can watch the full set via The Quietus here: The Quietus.

The piece also talks about Gnod's greatest hits set at the Rocket Twenty anniversary!


Echoes and Dust interviews Rocket

Ahead of your Rocket Twenty event, Echoes and Dust asked Rocket's John and Chris some questions about the labels past present and future, it reads:

It really seems like only yesterday that we interviewed the guys from Rocket for their 15th anniversary. Five years on, the label has gone from strength to strength; releasing more consistently incredible music than pretty much any other label we know. On the weekend of March 9th – 11th they celebrate their 20th orbit around the sun with a three night extravaganza at The Garage featuring more or less all of the great bands on their stellar roster. Ahead of that, Dan caught up with Chris and John to talk about the label’s past, present and future.

(((o))): Ridiculously, considering how much of the label’s output we’ve covered in the intervening period, this is the first time we’ve interviewed you guys since we did one for your 15th anniversary back in 2013. How have those years been for you? From the outside it looks like it’s been a pretty good time for you guys.

John: Yes a lot of our releases have seemingly hit a (good) nerve with your writers. I think the last 5 years have been great, not everything completely worked but some albums released have been really strong Rocket albums with bands stepping up their game, and Rocket too. We’ve been branching out & pushing ourselves as a label more, reflecting the more diversity of musicians tastes, our own widening tastes but still keeping the core of the label ethos there....

Read the full interview here: E&D


Psych insight give glowing review of Anthroprophh's OMEGAVILLE

It reads:

Every so often something comes along and it just stops you in your tracks, and you just say to yourself:

“Fuck me, where did that come from?!”

That happened to me earlier this year with ‘The Final Age‘ album, and now it’s happened again only a month later with this latest offering from Anthroprophh. What makes this particularly notable is that there are a number of musicians that are involved in both projects. The Final Age was conceived by Jesse Webb, while Anthroprophh, particularly on this occasion, is the brainchild of Paul Allen; while others who were involved in both include Agathe Max and Gareth Turner who, as Kuro, delivered one of my favourite albums of 2016.

What I’m maybe suggesting here is that there is something of musical sweet spot going on here with these collaborations, but I have to say that while I’ve always rated Allen’s music, including with The Heads, ‘Omegaville’ might just be the high point of his output so far for its sheer scale, variety and impact. I’m aware that this is quite a statement to make… but is feels like the realisation of something… the committing of a vision onto wax… a massive download of creativity....

Read the rest here: Psych Insight

Preorder the ltd vinyl from here: Bandcamp


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce Birmingham show for Supersonic

Info/tickets: Supersonic


Rocket Twenty warm-up / Seer - In Flames

On March the 8th, the night before the start of Rocket Twenty there is a special SEER event called 'In Flames' hapenning in London and we implore you all to go as a sonic cleansing before the start of our Rocket event.


A new fully immersive installation and live performance by THE SEER_ with Conny Prantera_ Charlotte Law_ Lia Mazzari_ Gwendolen Osmond_ Agathe Max_ Rebecca La Horrox_ BURL and Eliza Bennett_

Doors_18.30_Performance starts at 7.00_sharp!
please note _due to limited capacity this is a ticketed performance__use link below_or entry will not be guaranteed




23 Feb 2018

Gnoomes remix Pinkshinyultrablast

Gnoomes have been approached by fellow Russians Pinkshinyultrablast to remix their latest single 'In the Hanging Gardens' and you can hear the results here:

Listen here: Spotify


Echoes and Dust reviews Mamuthones – Fear on the Corner

It says:

Italian psych-weirdos Mamuthones have been around for a while now but their first album for Rocket is a decisive statement of intent for a new phase of the band. The title Fear On The Corner suggests we might be in for a dark and queasy ride and the cover image features a weird sinewy monster mask with no features but bared human teeth, lips clawed back by its fingers. Its air of feral menace is only undercut by the lurid, hot pink colour of it. As if the xenomorph from alien had too many cheeky vodkas getting ready to go out clubbing, got a bit over excited and coloured her whole face in with a garish new lipstick.

This tension between carnivalesque celebration and something darker below it bubbles away through the album. At first it seems mysterious just what there might be to fear, and on what corner, with a tight percolating groove ‘Cars’ seems to kick off in a busy, bright square, the vocalist swaying like an amused drunk yelling at “cars! the people in the cars”. ‘Show Me’ sounds for all the world like The Fall before settling into a scratchy groove for the second half. This loose structure repeats across the record as the songs quickly resolve into open ended, up tempo, percussive grooves....

Read the full review here: E&D


Backseat Mafia reviews Mamuthones

It reads:

Mamuthones emerged from the Italian occult psychedelic movement and now in the wake of the release of their album Fear on the Corner on Rocket Recordings the band find themselves undergoing a metamorphosis from the mystical and ceremonial realms toward a direct connection with the everyday, the personal and the political. This vibrant reinvention also sees Mamuthones transcending their roots from Italian prog and soundtrack work after indulging in a healthy diet of krautrock and disco which has succeeded in shifting their modus operandi.

Alession Gastaldello, a founder member of Mamuthones states that “the songs deal with fear. Fear of the present, of human situations, fear of the new political situation, fear of political decisions being taken from other people’s fear, but also fear of relationship breakdown, fear of being alone or fear of being together with the wrong people, fear of not finding “a place in the world”, personal fear and obsession, fear of fear itself”. The album’s title is itself an amalgamation of the kinetic Fear Of Music by Talking Heads and the heat-haze repetition of Miles Davis’ On The Corner...

Read the rest here Backseat Mafia


Mamuthones – Fear on the Corner released today

Today sees the release of the amazing new album by Italian Mamuthones called 'Fear on the Corner'.

You can buy it on ltd pink/green vinyl here: Bandcamp

Or via your local record shop


Great words are already being said about Fear on the Corner:

"A truly unique psychedelic vision, 10/10" / Soundblab
"A possessed, dance-floor friendly, psychedelic sound" / The Quietus
"Their masterpiece" / Music Letter
"Fear on the corner is a really great record" / IndiePerCui 
"Mamuthones have pushed the limits with Fear on the Corner" / Backseat Mafia
"Conjures both joy and terror by opening a link to a primal, prehistoric past" / Echoes and Dust


The band are about to take this great album out on the road:

24 /02 /18 Circolo Nadir – Padova (PD)
03 /03 /18 Kabinet MÚZ – Brno (CZ)
04 /03 /18 Ut Conneitz – Leipzig (DE) (w/Camera)
06 /03 /18 Urban Spree – Berlin (DE) (w/Julie’s Haircut: Rocket Recordings Night)
07 /03 /18 Kinky Star – Gent (BEL) (w/Flowers Must Die / Skeppet)
08 /03 /18 Sticky Mike’s – Brighton (UK) (w/Mike Sultan)
09 /03 /18 Cluny – Newcastle (UK)
10 /03 /18 Garage/Rocket Recording 20th Fest – London (UK)
17 /03 /18 Circolo Dong – Porto Recanati (MC)
23 /03 /18 Mattatoio – Carpi (MO)
30 /03 /18 Astro Club – Fontanafredda (PN)
05 /04 /18 La Fine – Roma (ITA)
06 /04 /18 Camelot – Prato (ITA)

You can buy tickets for Rocket Twenty here: Alt Tickets


22 Feb 2018

Read Loud and Quiet's piece on Rocket's 20th Anniversary

Loud and Quiet have written this great piece on Rocket here, there are a few misquotes and we hoped it would feature '20 releases' and not 10 but it is a great read and we thank L&Q for all their support and to the lovely Dafydd Jenkins who conducted the interview.

Also, Chris has been pulled-up about some facts regarding the start of the label. Apparently it was after a Lillydamwhite show at the Ropewalk when the idea of the single was birthed and Wayne from The Heads was there and suggested the split. Then a couple of months later the band played together. Tbh, we can't remember, but we do know our first 7" came out in March 1998! :)

It reads:

The 20 year story of Rocket Recordings told via 10 essential releases
A brief history to the heavy ‘n’ heady sounds of one of the UK's most prolific underground labels

“Rightly or wrongly, we’re generally thought of as a psych label”, Rocket Recordings co-captain Chris Reeder tells me over Skype from his London flat. “Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a lot of friends involved in those scenes, but it just seemed like a fairly narrow conception of what Rocket is about”.

Rocket are, and always have been, more than harbingers of heavy ‘n’ heady grooves – that’s only a part of their prolific output as one of the UK’s busiest underground labels. Since their humble inception in 1998, Rocket have been responsible for some of the most forward-thinking British (and international) records of recent years, committing to wax the wonderment of astral rejecters Gnod, the ephemeral adjacent post-rock of Teeth of the Sea and the ecstatic trance of Goat. This is to mention nothing of the one-off collaborations, and the extra-curricular jams of “supergroups” like Temple of BBV. Rocket are a whole eco-system of cooperation, always ready to champion inter-label envelope-pushing. Through the commercialisation and reduction of UK indie music to a donkey ride seaside attraction (thanks The Libertines) Rocket have maintained a steadfast constitution in the mould of properly independent US imprints like early Sub Pop, Wax Trax! and SST...

Read the rest here: Loud and Quiet


Music Letter reviews Mamuthones Fear on the Corner

It roughly translates to:

I attract groups that do not want to like it at all costs. Those that just approach you show the quills like porcupines.

The Mamuthones fall fully into this category. Animals without hairless to caress. I did not follow their discography consistently and after all how do you follow everything without cheating and paying attention more or less due? I do not know what is considered their masterpiece but personally, among the three discs in their name in my possession, this beats them all, thanks to small prismatic masterpieces like Cars and Alone where they live together in a state of shared captivity Oneida, Supersystem and also the beating of wings of Bela Lugosi declared alive when everyone gave him for dead.

It seems to be inside those labyrinths that were the Liquid Liquid records. The percussions that become hundreds of pins and nails, the guitars that are bones victims of fulminant osteoporosis while the keyboards look like fakirs to advance on this carpet of splinters and the bass lines pass us through meandering.

The music of the Mamuthones is almost a broken bossanova, left to rot inside a favelas hut and now it crawls out, to see if there is still a slice of sun to heal the bruises. And it comes back to being alive with a pungent and diffident vitality. (Franco Dimauro)

Read the full review here: Music Letter


21 Feb 2018

IndiePerCui reviews Mamuthones' Fear on the Corner

Roughly translated it reads:

Psychedelic madness that establishes parallels with an unsettling and imploding nature for the band of former Jennifer Gentle Alessio Gastaldello, a substrate rich in references to a concise and almost hermetic tribal scene that then opens up to visceral lysergic complaints just when you least expect it a condensation of love for all that can be revolutionary or at least surprising and stunning. The new Fear on the corner is obviously a complex album, we can only catch an overview that sometimes seems to escape, but at times it gives us a high level test both from the technical-compositional point, both from the emotional point of view establishing with the listener a sense of estrangement bringing the album itself to comparisons able to touch the skewed architectures of ours, from the jazz fusion of Hancock passing through Miles Davis and crossing a funk that blends with the African rhythms. Fear on the corner is a really great record, both for its international flavor and for its expressive power that gives the experimentation a great feeling of beauty.

See the full review here: IndiePerCui


TÍR NA GNOD to play Tremor Festival

Tremor Festival is brought to you by the amazing Lovers and Lollipops, the same wizards that bring you Milhoes De Festa

The band say this:

Paddy and Marlene will be performing at this years TREMOR FESTIVAL in the Azores. Performing as TÍR NA GNOD , they will be soundtracking a wilderness walk on the island followed by two special performances. Gnod bless

Tickets/info: Tremor


20 Feb 2018

Clash Magazine say some words about Hey Colossus's up-and-coming shows including Rocket Twenty

It says:

Hey Colossus are set to play a short burst of UK live shows this spring.

The psych-rock juggernauts released new album 'The Guillotine' last year, a phenomenal return that amplified their skull-crushing intensity.

An incredible live experience, Hey Colossus are set to play the 20th anniversary celebrations of Rocket Recordings, alongside a flurry of other headline shows.

The band explain...

"We ALL went to Rocket's 10th Anniversary show in Kings Cross, the weather was warm and dry. We sat outside for great periods of time, it seemed like the whole of London's underground music world was there. Popping in and out to see bands, hanging out the front, drinking too much, shouting the odds. It was on this night, at this show, that we asked Paul to join. We wanted a front man. Paul thought about it, and we nagged, and he said yes. We weren't with Rocket for the 10th anniversary but we're over the moon to be involved with the 20th. Congrats Rocket!"

Congrats, indeed. Hey Colossus will play the Rocket show at London's Garage venue on March 10th, while also making room for dates in Cardiff, Tunbridge Wells, and Liverpool:

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

See the full piece here: Clash

Buy tickets for Rocket Twenty here: Alt Tickets


19 Feb 2018

Gnod to play 'Greatest Hits' set chosen by you at Rocket Twenty

Great news for you Gnod fans at Rocket Twenty. 

They have announced they are going to do a 'Greatest Hits' set and they are asking fans what tracks would they like to hear:

You can vote on what tracks you would like here:

Tickets can be bought from here: Alt Tickets


Listen to whole of Mamuthones new album via Rolling Stone

Mamuthones amazing new album Fear on the Corner is released this Friday but you can listen to the whole album right now over at Rolling Stone:

Listen here: Rolling Stone

And preorder the album on ltd vinyl here: Bandcamp


Poster for Gnod/White Hills show in Sheffield

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18 Feb 2018

Gnod to tour with White Hills

As we previously announced, Gnod and White Hills are playing Manchester together...well that is not the only Northern UK show they are doing together!


16 Feb 2018

Backseat Mafia say some words on VED

They say:

Rocket Recordings continue to bring some of the finest new psychedelia to the forefront, this time its VED emerging from Sweden. With three previous albums and two EPs under this belt, their latest release is a two track EEP which will be released on 17th March, a week after they perform at Rocket 20; a three day showcase of live music hosted by Rocket to celebrate their 20 years.

‘DDTT’ is centred around a series of monotonous African rock drum patterns, plucked guitar riffs that overlap at varying speeds which builds to an intoxicating sound.

See the full piece here: Backseat Mafia


14 Feb 2018

VED - DDTT Video

As we previously announced VED have a new EP 'DDTT' out on Rocket released on 16th March.

Watch the epic track 'DDTT' above, a video inspired by Guy Sherwin.

You can pre-order limited vinyl (330 Copies): Store

The band also will be playing the Rocket Recordings TWENTY 20th Anniversary weekender, weekend and day tickets: alttickets


Mamuthones - The Wrong Side Video

As we previously announced here Mamuthones have a new album 'Fear On The Corner' out on Rocket released on 23rd Feburary.

Watch the 'The Wrong Side' video directed Diego Scano & Luca Zambolin.

You can pre-order limited  Pink & Clear Green 50/50 vinyl or gatefold CD from our store: 


The band also will be playing the Rocket Recordings TWENTY 20th Anniversary weekender, weekend & day tickets: 



GNOD and White Hills play Manchester show together

GNOD are playing another shoe with their sister and brothers of White Hills:

Gnod + White Hills
May 2
7:30 PM - 11 PM
Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street, M4 5JZ Manchester, United Kingdom

Info/Tickets: Manchester Psych Fest


Poster for Teeth of the Sea Rocket Twenty warm-up show in Leicester

Teeth of the Sea are going to be premiering a couple of new tracks at this Rocket Twenty warm-up

Info/Tickets: The Other Window


13 Feb 2018

Poster for up-and-coming Hey Colossus show in Cardiff

Info/Tickets: Terrascope


Introducing VED with their new EP 'DDTT' on Rocket

We are extremely delighted to introduce you VED, another amazing Swedish find with their amazing Rocket debut, the truly stunning 'DDTT' EP, a two track EP that at it’s core is exploring the art of repetition, with each track surpassing the 12 minute mark.

Head over to The Quietus to listen/watch the track DDTT
the Quietus

The EP is released on the 16th March 2018 worldwide and available on LP/DL formats.

Steam / Buy Digital:
Apple: http://smarturl.it/VEDDDTTApple
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/VEDDDTTSpotify
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ved/318046129

Pre-order 12" EP: 



VED are another amazing Swedish band you have probably never heard of. With 3 albums, 2 EPs and a compilation on labels like Höga Nord and Adrian Recordings already behind them, VED are the latest Swedish band, following on from Goat, Josefin Öhrn, Hills and Flowers Must Die to release their exploratory music on Rocket Recordings.

The Malmö 5 piece are famed for creating trance inducing, repetitive, psych. Their ever evolving sound has always taken in many global influences, from Middle Eastern to African to the repetitive explorations of composers like Steve Reich and Terry Riley.

DDTT is a two track EP that at it’s core is exploring the art of repetition, with each track surpassing the 12 minute mark. 

The song DDTT itself is centered around a series of monotonous African rock sounding drum patterns, plucked guitar riffs that overlap at varying speeds, all building to an intoxicating sound that juxtaposes itself as well as locking into a tight groove. As the track builds, layer upon layer of bowed cymbals collide with tight percussion and a minimalist bass line straight out of Holger Czukay’s handbook.

Sheets of bowed drones reminiscent of Tony Conrad are at the core of second track Det långa straffet. The ritual looping of fluttering live drums, palpitating bass, trace and retrace repetitively within the carousel of grooves. Climaxing are sound rousing heavy horns, the whole piece gratifyingly serves as a brute force repetitive handprint 
of human intent. 

DDTT is an EP for the fans of the new Polish scene and the constantly excellent Instant Classic Records, and the minimal electronica explorations by Chicago acts like Joshua Abrams and Bitchin Bajas.

VED are joining the rest of Rocket Recording’s roster at their 20th Anniversary weekender at The Garage in London on the 10th March, a week later this monster of an EP is released.

Tickets: alttickets