WILD ROCKET, the Dublin space rock quartet whose improvisational, exploratory music has been compared to Hawkwind, Ozric Tentacles, Queens of The Stone Age, play The Cellar Bar tomorrow at 8.30pm.
The band - Bres (drums ), Jon K (synth ), Moose (bass, vocals ), and Niallo (guitar ) - mix space rock, psychedelic fuzz rock, synth pop, post-punk, and heavy metal. The Sleeping Shaman webzine described their sound as "lurching along speedily in muscular fashion, letting the bruising guitar, bass and drum combo do all of the heavy lifting whilst those wonderful synths add pointillist looping melodies and cascades of echoing chirrups, making for a thoroughly thrilling wild ride." The band themselves call their music "space metal and acid punk". Their debut album, Geomagnetic Hallucinations, came out last year.
Support is from Galway bands Severian (black punk metal ) and Ten Ton Slug (sludge/groove metal ). The gig is organized by HexenHaus Promotions. Admission is €4.