Launched into the atmosphere in 1997, Rocket Girl Records has enjoyed a decade orbiting the music industry on a distinctly heavenly axis. Read more
Bell Gardens new album, coming soon...
Rocket Girl is super proud to announce the signing of Bell Gardens
Formed in 2010 by Kenneth James Gibson ([a]pendics.shuffle and formerly Furry Things) and Brian McBride (Stars of the Lid). The duo's forthcoming record Slow Dawns for Lost Conclusions (follow-up to last year's debut Full Sundown Assembly) showcases a sound that hones the tender,elegantly understated arrangements first presented on its predecessor.
Rocket Girl will release the incredible Slow Dawns for Lost Conclusions worldwide in October.
"Polar Winter" from Sam Kills Two...
has been used in an episode of superb BBC Three drama 'In The Flesh', series 2. Episode 1 kicked off last week and will be running on Sundays at 10pm.Here's a recently recorded Som Vinter piano version of the song. (Fred's new solo project)
God is an Astronaut May Dates
God is an Astronaut April Dates
Eat Lights Become Lights T-shirts
There are a limited number of Eat Lights Become Lights T-shirts available here:
New album 'Into Forever' coming soon...
God is an Astronaut on TV3
God is an Astronaut announce live dates 2014
Mar 06 Spirit Store Dundalk, Ireland
Mar 07 Dolans Warehouse Limerick, Ireland
Mar 08 Roisin Dubh Galway, Ireland
Mar 11 O2 ABC 2 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 12 The Cockpit Leeds, United Kingdom
Mar 13 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 14 O2 Academy 2 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 15 Epic Studios Norwich, United Kingdom
Mar 16 The Haunt Brighton, United Kingdom
Apr 04 Grünspan Hamburg, Germany
Apr 05 Puschkin Dresden, Germany
Apr 06 Randal Club Bratislava I, Slovakia
Apr 07 A38 Budapest, Hungary
Apr 08 Kino Šiška Ljubljana, Slovenia
Apr 09 Club Tvornica Zagreb, Croatia
Apr 10 CZK Bozidarac Belgrade, Rs
Apr 11 Mixtape 5 Sofia, Bulgaria
Apr 12 Club Fabrica Bucharest, Romania
Apr 13 Parcarea Subterana Cluj Arena Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Apr 14 Kasarne Kulturpark Kosice, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Apr 15 Proxima Warsaw, Poland
Apr 16 Eskulap Poznan, Poland
Apr 17 Firlej Wroclaw, Poland
Apr 19 Dunk Festival Zottegem, Belgium
May 10 Beyond the Redshift @ The Forum London, United Kingdom
Aug 07 Brutal Assault Jaromer, Czech Republic
Vinita Rocket Girl shares a playlist on Spanish website eldia-de
I love music. I live and breathe music. When Aldo asked me to make a play list I was sitting at my computer on a cold, dark, Winter's evening feeling contemplative and a lot of these songs reflected my mood. Of course I had way too many songs and slowly edited the list as I ordered it.
I picked some tracks from my current roster and included some songs that no doubt would have featured on my Resonance shows back in 2006 / 2007 (TVP's, Piano Magic, Bark Psychosis, Blue Nile, Sodastream). The Wild Nothing and Washed Out tracks have appeared on numerous compilations made for friends. I find myself returning to the tracks by Space Needle, Fur and the cover versions from Phillistines Jr and the Ladybug Transistor over and over too.
The play list concludes with some of my all times favourites bringing it to a somewhat melancholy finale...
Thanks for listening
Vinita Rocket Girl x x x x
Have a listen and share your thoughts.
'100' Rocket Girl compilation available now via Bandcamp
You can purchase '100' direct from Bandcamp for only £3.99. This is a special price for a limited period.
The compilation will be available from all other digital download stores on 9th December 2013
Win the album here:
To celebrate the label’s one hundredth release, Rocket Girl is offering fans new and old a special, keenly-priced sixteen-track digital download compilation showcasing highlights – and previously unreleased tracks – from the current roster: Eat Lights Become Lights, Füxa, God is an Astronaut, Pieter Nooten, Jacques Caramac & the Sweet Generation, Jon DeRosa, Anthony Reynolds and White Ring.
Launched in 1997 with a Silver Apples/Windy & Carl split 7” single (rgirl1) and A Tribute to Spacemen 3 compilation (rgirl2), Rocket Girl quickly established itself as ‘a home for music from the margins’ (The Times) and the sixteen tracks of rgirl100 exemplify the eclecticism that has been present throughout the label’s sixteen-year existence. To have reached one hundred releases in a climate that has seen music sales transformed and record companies forced to evaluate how they operate, Rocket Girl deserves applause. And what better way to celebrate than with this early Christmas gift: a sonic testament to the vitality of the independent record label in the twenty-first century.
20 February 2014
live in Amsterdam
Rocket Girl at the Independent Label Market
30 November 2013
Spitalfields Market, London
We will have some rarities and super cheap stock from the label and the mail order shop, so do come along.
Eat Light Become Lights to support Peter Daltrey's Kaleidoscope
17 November 2013 – £17.50
Islington Assembly Hall