|Rocketnumbernine ¤ MeYouWeYou (2013)|
Rocketnumbernine — MeYouWeYou
Location: London, United Kingdom
Album release: May 21st, 2013
Record Label: Smalltown Supersound
01 – Lope 5:53
02 – Rotunda 4:53
03 – Slide 5:05
04 – Steel Drummer 5:56
05 – Symposium 5:13
06 – Deadly Buzz 4:30
07 – Black And Blue 6:06
08 – Lone Raver 5:55
09 – Matthew And Toby 7:59
¤ Tom Page: drums
¤ Ben Page: synths
¤ Rocketnumbernine have revealed details of their second album, MeYouWeYou, due out May 21st through Smalltown Supersound.
¤ The brotherly duo of Tom and Ben Page are best known in electronic music circles for their work with Kieran Hebden, AKA Four Tet. After meeting through late jazz drummer Steve Reid, the trio toured together before Hebden produced and remixed "Matthew & Toby," a 14-minute track he later released through his own Text label (it also features on this album). They followed that up with another collab in Roseland, a Floating Points-produced 12-inch released earlier this month.
¤ The pair's fusion of electronic and jazz influences has earned them some high profile fans—Gilles Peterson, Caribou and Thom Yorke among them—and a mooted collaboration with Neneh Cherry is in the works. MeYouWeYou is the pair's second full-length, following 2008's You Reflect Me, which came out on experimental label Champion Version. Head over to the Smalltown Supersound SoundCloud page to listen to album track "Rotunda" in full.
Resident Advisor: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/rocketnumbernine
¤ "For RocketNumberNine, capturing the spirit of the music is paramount and with their debut album, MeYouWeYou, the London-based Page brothers — Tom (drums) and Ben (synths) — invite you into their tribal Chingford roots, taking music forwards to reach where it came from. This is hard hitting, modern dance music played live without a single click track in sight. With a name taken from a song by space jazz crusader Sun Ra and musical influences from Detroit to London to Africa and beyond, RocketNumberNine, have spent the last eight years shaping, breaking and squeezing their sound into what it is today. Before we get to today, let’s revisit the musical journey that got them here. While working with legendary drummer Steve Reid, Tom met Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) resulting in the band going on a short tour with Four Tet. By the end of this run, Kieran decided he must produce and release the bands 14 minute “Matthew & Toby” via his TEXT label. It was recorded and mixed in a day without so much as a sniff of a computer — a refreshing approach from the producer renowned for his electronic productions! This kick started a new era for RocketNumberNine as it saw them moving away from improvisation and condensing their electronic dance punk jazz mash up into bite sized chunks. Soon after, an early live collaboration with Four Tet and RocketNumberNine caught the attention of Thom Yorke who invited them to open for Radiohead at The Roseland Ballroom in New York in late 2011. At those shows, material started to take shape for what would later become the first collaborative release from RocketNumberNine and Four Tet, the “Roseland”/”Metropolis” 12".
¤ This brings us to the present. The TEXT release is about to hit, rumors are floating of a new collaboration with the enigmatic Miss Neneh
Chery, and, a long time coming, on May 21, 2013, their debut full-length, MeYouWeYou, is finally going to be released by Smalltown
Supersound. 2013 appears to be the year RocketNumberNine crosses out of the shadows surrounding the darkest of live dance music over into the light that is the infamy of wider adulation. Thom Yorke, Four Tet, Gilles Peterson and Caribou can’t all be wrong!
LISTEN TO/SHARE ROCKETNUMBERNINE’S “ROTUNDA”
Download hi-res jpegs of RocketNumberNine: www.pitchperfectpr.com/a_RN9.html
RocketNumberNine & Four Tet’s “Roseland” — http://snd.sc/XeIes0
For more information, contact:
Jessica Linker| Pitch Perfect PR — , 772-271-68
|Rocketnumbernine ¤ MeYouWeYou (2013)|