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Today, Rocket Recordings and J. Zunz share the video for her latest track ‘Outsides’, available for avant-garde electronic pop lovers (and beyond) exclusively on Backseat Mafia first. The eerily glitchy, nuanced visuals for the almost operatically drone-filled track come from Mexican artist Víctor Garay. ‘Outsides’ is taken from Del Aire, the third album Lorena Quintanilla …

During lockdown, Sam Grant – part of the godlike (or more appropriately, hellish), Sabbathian riff-age of Pigs x7, and also studio engineer at Newcastle’s Blank Studios – gave birth to Rubber Oh firstly as a pure and unfettered personal creative outlet between recording the myriad bands at his studio. Rubber Oh’s celestial jouissance was conjured in …

J. Zunz, the solo moniker of Lorena Quintanilla from Lorelle meets The Obsolete, has announced the release of her third album, Del Aire, is due out on June 24th via the ever brilliant Rocket Recordings label. Alongside the news she’s revealed a new video, directed by Mexican artist Víctor Garay, for the track Ráfaga, and news of …

Sam Grant, guitarist and producer of the Sabbath-infused, sludgy rockers Pigs x7, first announced the arrival of his solo project Rubber Oh with the fuzz-tinged ‘Little Demon’ earlier this year. The hunger for the project has been stewing in Grant’s artistic appetite for a number of years; the long wait may be partly behind the …

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs guitarist Sam Grant’s new band Rubber Oh, have shared their debut single ‘Little Demon’. The track will  be released as a limited edition coloured vinyl 7″, exclusively available via Bandcamp only. The 7″ goes on sale this Friday, the 3rd December on Rocket Recordings as part of the last Bandcamp Friday. “It’s a reference to when you’re lying …

The duo of João Pais Filipe and Julius Gabriel – Portuguese drummer and German saxophonist respectively – released their second album as Paisiel last year, Unconscious Death Wishes: a single-track behemoth of glorious rhythms and scorching sax blazes, it’s cinematic scope luridly and flexuously stretching the piece to the breathtaking limits of it’s potential. In …

As their debut full-length on Rocket Recordings awaits release, Smote have shared the video for ‘Poleyn’, created by Rocket’s own John O’ Caroll. The track shares the album with ‘Drommon Pt.1’ and ‘Drommon Pt.2’, released as a limited tape/digital release earlier this year, as well as the previously released lead single ‘Hauberk’. Thematically focused with …

Newcastle has been a veritable hub for a wide spectrum of psych and noise, from the raw trio of Blóm to the relentless clamour of Pigs x7; the same city’s Smote offers a different, but similarly singular, vision of psych. Drommon comprises the previously released titular, two-parter, bookending new material ‘Hauberk’ and ‘Poleyn’; a more …

All manner of questions abounded throughout the long absence of psych collective Goat, since the 2017 release of their third album Requiem. Would the great Gods of psych-dom return, especially considering the fullness and finality of this last record – and the ambiguous, ominous meanings given off by the title? Would a goat – perhaps …