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We’re very excited to announce our third album ‘Viscerals’ will be released on Friday 3rd April 2020. Their brand new album is on the way, and have shared a raucous first cut to get us even more excited.

Set to land on 3rd April, new album ‘Viscerals’ promises to be full of riffs and dynamic melodies, proving what a monumental force the Newcastle quintet are. And if you need more convincing it’s going to slap, have a glimpse at the record’s first offering ‘Reducer’ which is an absolute face-melter.

“This is the first taste of our new album ‘Viscerals’” announce the band. “It’s called ‘Reducer’ and it has a very strong flavour. It’s one of the songs that came together quickest during the writing process. It’s immediate and unruly and has that cathartic edge we seek out from the music we make together. It’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun to play live. Let’s rock.”

Head over to www.pigsx7.com where you’ll find links to preorder the album and book tickets to our album launch tour, including some newly announced dates.

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Gnoomes, the Russian outfit who blend a potent mix of psychedelic stargaze, kraut techno and kosmiche pop return with a brand new album, MU! their third for Rocket Recordings.

Since the release of their last album Tschak! the three piece has turned into a quartet with synth player Masha Piankova joining the band. And it was the success of their tours in the UK and Europe that subconsciously created a template and tone for where the band would go next with this new album; to capture that surging drive and throbbing assault of their pulverising live shows. “We decided to make this record more live and less electronic,” Sasha, singer and guitarist from Gnoomes said. “We were thinking about how to make it sound more dynamic.” Masha’s introduction was a key one, with her replacing Sasha on synth bass whilst he moved over to second guitar to add a fuller and more impactful sonic crunch.

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MU! has been part recorded in the same old soviet radio station where the band recorded Tschak! part in a professional studio and then part at home. This was to ensure the best capture of Gnoomes live assault. The results brim with a magnitude and sense of coherence that belies some of the environment it was created in. Fuzz-driven guitars shift in engulfing waves, resembling shoegaze giants at their most ferocious, whilst elsewhere layered vocals stack on top of one another, weaving between pristine melody and augmented discordance. Whilst the glacial electronics and coldwave tendencies that soaked much of their previous album may be more absent here, this record pulses with an electronic tinge that bubbles more subtly under the surface of immersive guitars.

Band Members
Sasha Piankov – vocals, guitar, bass
Pavel Fedoseev – drums
Dmitriy Konyushevich – guitar
Masha Piankova – moog, yamaha

Released May 31st, 2019

London-based psychedelic stalwarts Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation are proud to reveal their third album ‘Sacred Dreams’ for Rocket Recordings. Continuing to dive into the deeper waters of experimentation, ‘Sacred Dreams’ is both a musically hefty amalgamation of reverb drenched space-rock and retro centric electronics, as well as an emotionally cathartic release for the band, marking a new direction and fresh approach.

Since their critically acclaimed album ‘Mirage’ was released, Josefin and writing partner Fredrik have relocated from Stockholm to London and have created a new Liberation around them – this new band consists of the powerful and intuitive assemblage of musicians; Maki (Go Team), Patrick C Smith (Eskimo Chain), Matt Loft (Lola Colt) and Ben Ellis, who’s worked with both Iggy Pop and Swervedriver. ‘Sacred Dreams’ was largely recorded at Press Play Studios (King Krule, Fat White Family, Yves Tumor, Stereolab, High Llamas and many others) run by Andy Ramsay of Stereolab, who also produced and even programmed his non synced drum machines adding a lot of inspiration to the album.

‘Scared Dreams’ invites you into the bands own dimensional soundscape, a world built with transcendental guitars, driving grooves and otherworldly, enchanting vocals, altogether seeped in layers of blissfully produced synths. Opener and lead single ‘Feel The Sun’ encapsulates this new direction perfectly before the anthemic ‘I Can Feel It’ makes the bands intentions known. Elsewhere playful 80s electronics sit alongside a shoegaze sensibility effortlessly and amongst the textured flow of the LP emerge pop hooks like the infectiously bluesy ‘Baby Come On’.

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Josefin tells us “This album comes out of a period of heartbreak, loss and dissolution, but also of deep love, warmth and beauty unveiled in the middle of it. A sacred dream, the way we see it, is not necessarily a golden fluffy cloud river, but instead also contains all the shadows that need to be seen and felt in order to drop what has to go in order to truly live. And the dissonance of such a dream may not be immediately apparent, let alone the meaning of it. In a way all of these tracks seem to emanate from that place where we have almost reached a new shore, or maybe we missed it and are headed somewhere else entirely, but there’s no way of telling until afterwards.”

released April 22nd, 2019

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Earlier this month, Swedish psych monoliths Goat released, ‘Let it Burn’, their first offering since 2016’s ‘Requiem’ LP. The track is an enchanting, fuzzed-out workout that sees the masked troupe amp up their lysergic psychedelic motifs tenfold to create a truly mesmerising piece of work that could be their finest to date.

‘Let it Burn’ was written specifically for the climatic scene in the short movie Killing Gävle, a The Guardian produced film (the video above uses footage from the film) directed by the very talented Joe Fletcher about the famous Gävle Goat in Sweden which every year local custodians of Gävle try to protect a giant straw goat that is built for the town every Christmas being burnt down by mischievous pagans. Obviously Goat’s music was the obvious to soundtrack the film – their back catalogue is used throughout the film but up to now it was the only place you could hear a segment of the 6 minute+ fuzz groove of ‘Let it Burn’ but now thanks to Rocket Recordings it can be heard in all its glory.

Full version is taken from the single ‘Let it Burn’ released 25.05.18

Rocket Recordings are pleased to reveal the self-titled debut album by MIEN, the exciting new four piece band comprised of The Black Angels’ Alex Maas, The Horrors’ Tom Furse, Elephant Stone’s Rishi Dhir and The Earlies’ John-Mark Lapham.

The seeds were sown for this collaboration as long ago as 2004, when Rishi Dhir (Elephant Stone) found himself in a chance encounter with Black Angels frontman Alex Maas whilst performing sitar with his former band on a bill at SXSW in Austin with The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Not long afterwards, he would also stumble across electronics guru and producer John Mark Lapham from Anglo-American band The Earlies, via a shared love for one song – the ‘classic sitar banger’ by The Association, ‘Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin’.

Some years later, another piece of the puzzle came into place, when Dhir was now playing bass with The Black Angels in 2012, and found the band sharing several bills with The Horrors. Thus he made the acquaintance of Tom Furse, and yet another pact was made to work together.

Several traversals of the globe by both plane and audio- le later, the result is an album that sees this quartet transcending their origins whilst maintaining a cohesive unity borne of a desire for outward exploration. John Mark’s vision, as he puts it, was “imagine the Black Angels as Nico in her 80’s industrial phase mixed with George Harrison and Conny Plank.” – true to form,it’s an album that nds equal room for radiant groove-based propulsion and ambient dreamscapes alike – as comfortable with the murky hallucinogenic voyage of ‘You Dreamt’ as the powerful widescreen sweep of ‘(I’m Tired Of) Western Shouting’, yet with songwriting acumen as potent as the production values are expansive and exploratory.

This may have been a record put together at a distance – yet the chemistry between these four gures is manifest amidst a kaleidoscopic series of atmospheres and excursions whereby the fertile songwriting of the golden age of ‘60s psychedelia is transmitted into a transcendental realm above and beyond the second decade of the 21st century.

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MIEN are: Alex Maas (vocals, samples, loops), Tom Furse (keyboards, programming), Rishi Dhir (bass, sitar, keyboards) and John-Mark Lapham (keyboards, samples, programming).

Releases April 6th, 2018

Newly formed psych project Mien is a supergroup as meeting of the minds. It brings together the talents of Elephant Stone sitar player Rishi Dhir, Black Angels vocalist Alex Maas, The Horrors keyboardist Tom Furse, and electronic manipulator John-Mark Lapham of The Earlies. The members are separated by geography and much of the album was written and recorded long distance, but they’re united by a love of classic psychedelia and cutting-edge studio voodoo.

“Earth Moon,” the second single off their forthcoming self-titled debut, is a baroque testimony to what can happen when heads like these get together. Cascading sitar and billowing layers of Krauty keyboards ride a driving, motorik beat to a peak of eerie elation. The hyperreal production is made possible by technology, not to say drugs, that they just didn’t have in the ’60s. Listen close and you can hear a bit of each musician’s signature in the song’s psilocybin swirl – and plenty of what the future holds for mind-expanding music.

Mien incarnates on this plane April 6th via Rocket Recordings. The band makes their live debut in April at Levitation Festival.

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Band Members
Alex Maas
John Mark Lapham
Rishi Dhir
Tom Furse

As reported before Rocket Recordings are extremely excited to be releasing the self-titled debut album by MIEN, the new four piece band comprised of The Black Angels’ Alex Maas, The Horrors’ Tom Furse, Elephant Stone’s Rishi Dhir and The Earlies’ John-Mark Lapham.
After revealing the video for their debut track Black Habit we are pleased to share with you the second track from the album which is called ‘Earth Moon’.
The single will be released on 6th March and will feature a killer remix of MIEN’s first single Black Habit by the ever great $hit and $hine. We will reveal this mighty slab of industrial psych shortly!

The press reactions to the band’s first single “Black Habit” has been overwhelming:
“Apocalyptic psych rock.” Pitchfork–
“MIEN is the line-up of your dreams.” Clash
“Kaleidoscopic series of atmospheres and excursions.” 
Self Titled Mag

Elephant Stone

A1. Goatfuzz (Single Version) B1. Goatfizz. Goat release an unreleased edit of the track Goatfuzz – one of the stand out tracks off their latest album ‘Requiem’ as a special ltd edition 7″ for Record Store Day. The Bside of the 7″ is a brand new track, entitled Goatfizz which once again shows another side to the bands take on ‘world music’. The 2 colour ‘splatter vinyl’ 7″ is ltd to 2,000 copies and will only be available on Record Store Day – these tracks will not be made available on digital formats.

RECORD STORE DAY IS THIS SATURDAY!

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Gnoomes started in February of 2014 and released their debut EP “It’s Moonbow-Time, Boy” in July of the same year. Gnoomes initially didn’t want to tie band’s music to existing tags and made their own – stargaze.

First LP “Ngan!” was released via Rocket Recordings (UK) on October 16th in 2015 and it got positive reviews from such media as Clash Magazine, NME, Getintothis. Songs from “Ngan!” were played on BBC6 by Guy Garvey, Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe. In June the track ‘Myriads’ was picked up to be a part of the neopsychedelic music compilation of MOJO magazine devoted to the Syd Barrett’s legacy.
On May 20th last year the split single with label-mates Swedish band Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation was released. It’s called “Repetitions” and it consists of 2 tracks by two bands and also remixes of each other.
In September 2016 Gnoomes played its first UK tour and played at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.
Gnoomes are expected to present their new material in the first decade of 2017.

Gnoomes – Myriads of Bees

This is a unique live version of the track that is featured on the split EP with Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation called Repetitions

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‘The State (I’m In)’ is Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation’s second single from their new album ‘Mirage’.

After an amazing 2016 which saw the release of the bands 2nd album ‘Mirage’, the seductive splendour of these ten songs were jubilantly received across UK Radio’s BBC6 Music, climaxing in a Lauren Laverne BBC6 Live session and a full tour support with fellow Swedes ‘Goat’.

The State (I’m In) has a sense of disorientation that marries a kaleidoscopic aesthetic with a panoramic sensibility, it’s overdriven organ motif radiance is offset by hypnotic rhythmic drive that steadily pulsates throughout.

The track encircles as if the The Doors were jettisoned in a floatian tank with Spacemen 3/ Suicide, Josefin’s luscious vocals fluctuating like an enchanted mantra until every single atom has fallen into perfect alignment and formed perfect shape.

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The B side features a Remix by Al Lover of the bands classic ‘Rushing Through My Mind’, this time forging the ethereal sound of the original layered with strings and some really funky Kraut-Disco basslined grooves.

‘Mirage’ is currently available worldwide & the single ‘The State (I’m In) / Rushing Through My Mind (Al Lover Remix)’ is released digitally on 16th December, both are released via Rocket Recordings.

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation will be embarking on a UK tour throughout March 2017.