18 Oct 2017

The Dead Albatross Music Prize Rocket 'Twenty' Mix

We are on the way to reaching 'Twenty' next year, to help us start celebrating the coming year, Chris Rocket has selected 'Twenty' tracks for The Dead Albatross Music Prize guys.

01 Arbete Och Fritid - Ostpusten Västpusten
02 Edip Akbayram – Deymen Benim Gamlı Yaslı Gönlüme
03 The Underdogs – It’s a blessing Wasting my time
04 Niagara – Amarelo
05 Gnoomes – Myriads of Bees
06 Not Waving – Redacted 7
07 Bitchin Bajas – No Tabac
08 Sunroof – Zero
09 Crass – Securicor
10 USA/MEXICO – Laredo
11 Golden Teacher – Dante and Pilgrim
12 Mamuthones – The Wrong Side
13 Ved – Questions for L Ron
14 Fred Bigot – Tertiary
15 Hills – Are you Real
16 Funkadelic – Rat Kiss the cat on the navel
17 Musi O Tanya – Shuka
18 Orange Peel – I got no Time
19 Ning – Machine
20 Flowers Must Die – Why

Listen to the amazing whole mix here, you won't be disappointed: 

Dead Albatross


As a reminder of our celebration come along to this:

Rocket Recordings Twenty
9/10/11 March 2018
The Garage – London

2018 sees Rocket Recordings turn 20 and to celebrate this landmark we are teaming up with DHP and Baba Yaga's Hut to host a very special weekender featuring appearances from most of Rocket's current roster of bands. The event will take place at London's famous 'The Garage' in Highbury & Islington.

Full line up will be announce in a couple of months, but be assured all your fave Rocket bands will be playing!

Weekend tickets are available from: alttickets


17 Oct 2017

Watch KURO live footage from The Victoria for Chaos Theory


Gigantic gives Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation their thumbs-up

Gigantic gives Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation their thumbs-up as bands to see at the up-and-coming Mirrors festival.

It reads:

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation
Taking inspiration for their name from the Tibetan Book Of The Dead, Josefin Öhrn heads up an incredible crew of musicians. Their debut EP ‘Diamond Waves’ saw them nominated for a Swedish Grammy for exhibiting such fascinating sonic experimentation.

Read more here: Gigantic


11 Oct 2017

Hicky Sonic reviews Hey Colossus in Birmingham

It reads:

The night has already proved a runaway success but the best is yet to come. It is an absolute joy to see Hey Colossus again. Tiny doubts that they might, despite the evidence of ‘The Guillotine’, miss Jonathon’s sparkling guitar parts or that maybe the full force noise of the evening’s entertainments thus far might make their shorter, more melodic songs, that now even have audible lyrics, seem a bit timid are immediately and comprehensively steamrollered by ‘Honest To God’ and a massive, rattling ‘Back In The Room’. They are ferociously loud and exhilarating, a tremendous amount of love flows back towards the stage. Sykes is in boisterous form, even managing to break a mic stand. As always I’m struck by how the separate parts combine with such elegance to build the colossus and set it stomping around the room. There’s complexity and richness in the texture of their roaring noise. The set draws heavily on ‘The Guillotine’ but stretches back across the last few remarkable albums (not quite back to the recently re-issued ‘Happy Birthday’), finishing on a punishingly great ‘Okktave Dokktor’ by the end of which I’m convinced it’s the best show I’ve ever seen them play. Honest To God.

Read the full review here: Hicky Sonic


9 Oct 2017

We have buried an LP

We received an LP that came wrapped in a sack from the Belgium band Briqueville with the instructions to bury it somewhere and share it’s location online.

So, that is what we have done.
And as a little extra, we have also included a couple of rocket promos within the sack…

The image above shows a visual reference to it’s location, plus we have put three black cable ties on the branch exactly above where it is buried.

It’s coordinates are:
51°33’49” N / 0°1’20” W

And as another visual clue the area it has been buried can be seen in the new video by H.U.M: Welcome to The Sea

Happy hunting


Supersonic review Hey Colossus Birmingham show

It reads:

...And then we arrived at the final onslaught from Hey Colossus and I have to admit by this point I can’t remember song titles. But I can recall the visceral energy being thrashed about from stage to punter, stage to punter like playing tennis with a meteorite. I clambered up the stairs to watch it from above and witnessed a writhing dark mass below being swaddled in an unrelenting minimalist pounding of distortion with pulsating high hats (Back in the room?! I’m guessing…) interjected with terror inducing vocals.

I’m trying to avoid genre here as much as I can as Hey Colossus are a guitar band which essentially just play all the good bits of all the good guitar genres, averted to sitting still. To put it in movement terms, they induce from the audience anything from bottom-of-the-pint-staring-head-hanging to look-at-all-these-bright-lights-i-can’t-make-out-what-sounds-coming-from-where dancing. With that I look above in to the Digbeth sky at some ominous dark clouds eyeing us up for a pounding – but it’s alright I figure, what with the colossal onslaught being shot up into the air, no chance mate...

Read the full review here: Supersonic