Goat’s ‘Live Ballroom Ritual’ playback in London 15th November!
Rocket Recordings are proud to announce a first public playback of the forthcoming Goat album Live Ballroom Ritual on 15 November at ‘Nothing is…’ at The Alibi in Dalston, East London.
The album as previously announced is a double live LP of the mighty Goat captured in full swing at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in June this year.
“Nothing is…” is Alibi’s longest running night and is the perfect place for this first airing of the album as it is run by Rocket’s very own Rik Motor, Goat remixers Cherrystones and Cage and Aviary, plus someone they call Little Dirty.The playback starts at 9pm prompt and will be followed by the usual ‘Nothing is…’monthly cosmic chaos.
Cage & Aviary (Internasional/DFA)
Little Dirty (Hed Nod)
Rik Motor (Rocket Recordings)
The Alibi – Dalston, London
9pm – 3am
You can now pre-order a limited edition version of the Live Ballroom Ritual double LP form Rocket’s Bandcamp HERE
Don’t miss Goat’s next London show at Camden’s Koko on the 2nd December!
Posted on: November 5th, 2013
Giuda to release Let’s Do It Again on Damaged Goods
“From Roma, neo-bovver rockers get stomping. Recalling the stack-heeled sounds of Slade, The Sweet and The Faces plus the “junk shop glam”, Romans Giuda do their bit for similarly no pretention, high energy rocking with their debut, Racey Roller.” Mojo
“They’ve ram-raided the vaults of 70′s glam, punk and rock ‘n’ roll to make a foot-stomping, fist pumping riot of sound that has the scenesters, the punks and rockers and young and old in attendance going nuts! Giuda are the best band we’ve seen in years!” Vive Le Rock
“This is the perfect sound for life on the terraces, in the discos, at a gig, at the pub and in the streets, always with Giuda blasting in your ears” Rolling Stone
“When I heard Racey Roller I was pissing my pants laughing, because it’s so brilliant, so exhilarating and fun” Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott (Classic Rock Magazine)
Giuda (pronounced JEW-DA) are an Italian five-piece band from Rome, born from the ashes of one of the finest European punk rock groups, Taxi. They play the most exciting kind of retro-sounding pub rock and junk shop glam.
Damaged Goods released their debut album Racy Roller last year and now the band are back with their mix of anthemic ‘70s glam hooks and the punchy delivery of early UK punk with their second album, Let’s Do It Again on 9th December.
Posted on: November 5th, 2013
Goat to release new live album!
In August 2012 Swedish band Goat released their debut album, World Music. The record went on to become one of the most talked about albums of the year, topping many ‘Best of 2012’ lists and the following year, the band took the album on the road.
Starting off a triumphant year of shows was Goat’s performance (or Ritual as the band likes to call them) at Roadburn Festival. A ‘packed to the rafters’ performance was the perfect warm up to their first proper tour, that saw them take on the USA. Footage, audio and photos of their sold out US shows streamed across the internet and revealed a band at the top of their powers.
They had taken the magic of World Music, extended, psyched out and explored the groove of the album further representing it in a mesmerising live performance. Rocket Recordings realised that they needed to capture and document this much hyped set for all the world to experience.
On July 27th 2013, the eve of their now legendary Glastonbury performances the band took the stage at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in London to celebrate the recent launch of their single ‘Stonegoat’. The ATP promoted show was incendiary; the 1,100+ crowd either danced furiously to the band’s psyched grooves or stood there, mouths open and gazed in awe at the spectacle they couldn’t believe they were witnessing. It truly was a band on top of their game, which this LP called Live Ballroom Ritual will forever prove.
Goat went on to wow more people across Europe when their on stage rituals visited the cream of the summer festivals at Primavera, Roskilde, Flow, Way out West etc. After a long but successful summer the band are now back in Korpilombolo, writing the follow up to World Music.
We hope to see the first fruits of this at December’s appearance at the last ever ATP festival curated by Loop, and at the official launch party of this live album at London’s Koko on 2nd December.
Posted on: November 4th, 2013
Islands Mockumentary Starring Michael Cera, Bill Hader, And Jon Daly
“Islands, the long standing indie-pop enterprise fronted by ex-Unicorns member Nick Thorburn will be releasing Ski Mask in the UK on the 28th October. Thorburn describes the record “like a summation of Islands, everything we’ve ever done distilled into one record.”
Now the album has its own mockumentary featuring comedians Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Jon Daly, Alia Shawkat, and more impersonating clueless band associates — ex-bandmate, manager, producer, fans… “
Posted on: September 29th, 2013
The Quietus to host Fysisk Format label night in London!
Next month, The Quietus will host a night of bands on Norway’s Fysisk Format label, taking place at The Old Blue Last on October 29th with free entry!
Headlining will be Norwegian noise rock pugilists, Årabrot, who released their latest self-titled album in August. Read main man, Kjetil Nernes give a track by track account of the new album to The Quietus.
Arabrot will be joined by Oslo punk bands from the roster, Haust and Dark Times.
Posted on: September 29th, 2013
Dead Meadow add more UK tour dates New album out 7th October!
Three years since the last Dead Meadow
release the band has seen line-up changes, continued their rigorous touring schedule and worked with legendary artists like Dave Davies of the Kinks. Members of the band have made solo records and Jason Simon
has continued his country-Dylan-inspired Old Testament into new ground and new recordings. Steve Kille
has continued recording artists such as Kim Deal and ex-GBV alumni, Jim Greer, along with running a label and playing bass in a recent incarnation of fellow tripper Steve McBean’s version of Pink Mountaintops. Most importantly is the return of original drummer, Mark Laughlin
who in 1998 co-founded Dead Meadow
. On this 75 minute album, we hear him again on a studio record for the first time in eleven years.
Dead Meadow has long made these journeys into fantasy and mystic rock pop. The three original players self-producing on their own time and on their own dime, give us the soundtrack of their lives – classic tunes that will remind us what made them unique so many years ago.
will be released on Xemu Records
on 7th October 2013.
Dead Meadow will be playing at the Liverpool Psych Fest and and Austin Psych Fest in France! Label-mates, Strangers Family Band will be opening for Dead Meadow on their UK tour:
16/09/13: Sonic Cathedral – London (UK)
21/09/13 : Psych Fest @ Le Chebada – Angers (France)
23/09/13 : The Haunt – Brighton (UK)
24/09/13 : The Shacklewell Arms – London (UK)
25/09/13 : Exchange – Bristol (UK)
26/09/13 : Taylor John’s – Coventry (UK)
27/09/13 : Liverpool Psych fest – Liverpool (UK)
28/09/13 : The Cluny – Newcastle (UK)
29/09/13 : Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
30/09/13 : Sneaky Peates – Edinburgh (UK)
02/10/13 : Firebug – Leicester (UK)
03/10/13 : Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester (UK)
24/11/13 : Soup Kitchen – Manchester (UK)
26/11/13 : The Lexington – London (UK)
Posted on: September 18th, 2013
Russian Circles premiere first track from forthcoming new album Memorial
Russian Circles hit the road in the EU and UK with Chelsea Wolfe (who also supplies guest vocals on the album’s title track) in October. Both bands will play full headlining sets.
Perhaps the most immediately apparent characteristic of the fifth Russian Circles album, Memorial is its wide range of emotion. Vacillating from somber-yet-soaring melodies on one track to pummeling metal heft on the next, Memorial sounds like an album with split personalities.
Where one song showcases guitarist Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncrantz and bassist/keyboardist Brian Cook’s mastery of lush melancholic melody, the next exhibits their most abrasive underground metal leaning sound, with washed-out 16th-note riffs and crushing rhythms. The band’s penchant for endless hooks remains a constant, but Memorial embodies their most dramatic ranges in tone.
“We’ve always tried to balance our metal-influenced sounds with more nuanced, pretty, orchestral elements,” Cook says. “But this time, it’s far more polarized in that the heavy parts are much more blown out and exaggerated while the pretty moments are far more restrained, delicate, and atmospheric.” In the two years since Russian Circles released their landmark fourth album Empros, the Chicago trio toured worldwide nearly incessantly, encountering many heavy acts whose music seemed needlessly complicated. “We set out to make a straightforward, intense, heavy record,” Cook explains. “We subconsciously gravitated toward darker and more somber sounds. We wanted to get away from the overtly flashy.”
Memorial was recorded at the illustrious Electrical Audio studio in Chicago with the band’s longtime producer Brandon Curtis of The Secret Machines & Interpol who also helmed the band’s two previous albums, Empros and Geneva.
Memorial will be available on LP, CD and download via Sargent House on 28th October 2013.
RUSSIAN CIRCLES & CHELSEA WOLFE // UK 2013
Oct 24, 2013 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Oct 25, 2013 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
Oct 26, 2013 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Oct 27, 2013 – Dublin, IRE @ Button Factory
Oct 29, 2013 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Posted on: August 12th, 2013
Merge to release debut album from Delicate Steve offshoot, Saint Rich
Saint Rich is the musical partnership of Delicate Steve bandmates, Christian Peslak and Steve Marion. Under the name Delicate Steve, Steve Marion recorded Wondervisions, an instrumental record released by David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label that entered the world via a glowing New York Times review. He followed it up with a second, equally heralded release, Positive Force. With vocal appreciation from many of the indie-rock world’s beloved bands and constant touring, the band began its own ascent into the indie pantheon. The duo will release their debut album, Beyond the Drone, on 28th October in Europe via Merge.
One day last year, during a pause in near constant touring for Delicate Steve, Marion began to work on some new material with Christian Peslak, the group’s guitarist and a musical collaborator of Marion’s since high school. At their rehearsal space in Marion’s home in rural Sussex County, New Jersey, the duo found themselves working together in ways that felt completely different than their work on Delicate Steve songs.
Marion put down his guitar and got behind the drum kit. Peslak started strumming the opening chords to “Dreams,” a new song they’d finish within the hour. By the end of the weekend, neither had left the house. There were seven new songs. And a new band. They named it Saint Rich.
Peslak has provided the rhythmic guitar bedrock to Marion’s wandering melody lines in Delicate Steve. On Beyond the Drone, the debut album from Saint Rich, it’s fair to say that Marion has created the bedrock for Peslak’s wandering.
Posted on: August 12th, 2013