We at Rocket Recordings are excited to have been asked to co-curate this years Supernormal Festival from August 19th – 21st.
For those who went last year you are well aware of what an amazing festival this is, probably the best festival we have ever been to so to be asked to help choose the bands for this years event is a real honor.
We are very pleased to announce that the following are the first confirmed bands for this years line up:
Teeth Of The Sea
We are extremely proud to have the mighty Skullflower playing, we have been a huge fan since the mighty ‘Form Destroyer’ hit the racks of Replay records in Bristol back in 1989. Since then Mathew Bower and co. have been creating mighty noisey psychedelia, with 2003’s ‘Exquisite Fucking Boredom’ being another particular favourite of ours. Skullflower are rarely seen on a live stage but when they do it is as a special event, for those who saw their show at St Giles in the fields back in 2009 know what we are talking about.
Teeth Of The Sea
Don’t really need to say much about Teeth Of The Sea, their second album for Rocket ‘Your Mercury’ made great waves in the press gaining 9/10’s and 4/5’s across the board and fared well in several end of year polls. Live they are going from strength to strength; their recent British Sea Power tour support showed that and with a Parts and Labor UK tour following in May they should be on fire in time for Supernormal.
Based in Bristol, this mighty ‘noisegaze’ three piece create a whirlwind of psychedelic guitar mayhem. Signed to Geoff Barrow ‘s Invada records they are a stunning live band and we were especially chuffed we managed to see their Supersonic and ATP sets and get lost in their ethereal sounds. Also really looking forward to their up and coming split with Master Musicians of Bukkake, which by all accounts is a bit of a monster record!!!
Our favourite live band in the UK, when Gnod play they conquer, and people who saw their Supersonic and Supernormal sets last year will all agree. Drowned in Sound stated that their Rocket album ‘Gnod dropout with White Hills’ was the best album to come out of Manchester in 2010. With a new Gnod album on Rocket called ‘INGNODWETRUST’ on its way and more releases on Not Not Fun and other labels planned, 2011 is going to be Gnod’s year
Formerly based in USA and now in Austria, Primordial Undermind are an amazing psych rock band that merge swirling guitars and free drumming and aren’t afraid of a proper freakout. The band are centered around the talents of Eric Arn who was in the great 80’s psych band Crystalized Movements (with Wayne Rogers of Magic Hour and Major Stars) and we first heard of them from their track on the fantastic ‘Hall of Mirrors’ compilation on Emperor Jones that came out in 1995. It is going to be a real treat to see them play.
About the festival
SUPERNORMAL is a surprising new addition to the festival circuit, a spontaneous artist-led experiment at the wildly left-field, Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. SUPERNORMAL explores cult live music and commissions new contemporary artworks at the gothic mansion and sprawling ramshackle grounds.
Braziers Park has been the home to Braziers International Artists' Workshop a process based, residency founded in 1996 by artists Andy Cohen, Simon Faithfull, Bernadette Moloney and Gill Ord. SUPERNORMAL is a radical re-working of the BIAW original blueprint, intended to give the experimental arts an increasingly wide audience.
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