'Florent' is out 30/03/15 on Jazz Life Records, and the album it comes from, RKTKN#2 is a gross (meaning both huge and disgusting), shocking creature.
Raketkanon means "rocketcannon" in Dutch, just so you know. And the main reason we felt we had to feature 'Florent' as the SOTW is because it's not often you're going to hear something like it. The pace is straight from Led Zeppelin, with wailing vocals and threatening changes in energy - never relaxed, but looming. Pieter-Paul Devos' vocals are just incredible, backed by doubled up synth/ guitar riffs that move in unison with the unsettlingly powerful drums. Beyond the realms of normality, Raketkanon are genuinely exciting to listen to, and apparently their live shows are no different.
On a side note, the video for 'Florent' is wonderful, and according to the band was inspired by watching Bay City Rollers and Cliff Richard videos; "Psychotically happy smiles and self-enjoying dance moves".
‘Florent’ is out now on limited 7" white vinyl through Blood Red Shoes’ Jazz Life Records. Their new album RKTKN#2 is out via KKK Records 13.04.15, distributed by Republic of Music/ Universal.
Experience Raketkanon live at the below dates:
04.04.15 - L’Atelier Rock, Huy, Belgium
06.04.15 - FZW, Dortmund, Germany
07.04.15 - Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
08.04.15 - Reitschule, Bern, Switzerland
09.04.15 - Le Romandie, Lausanne, Switzerland
10.04.15 - Nijdrop, Opwijk, Belgium
16.04.15 - Gebr. Denobel, Leiden, Netherlands
17.04.15 - Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
18.04.15 - Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany
20.04.15 - Zum Teufel, Mannheim, Germany
21.04.15 - Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
22.04.15 - Cassiopia, Berlin, Germany
23.04.15 - Astra Stube, Hamburg, Germany
24.04.15 - Ik Zie U Graag, Breda, Netherlands
25.04.15 - Pacrock, Pont à Celles, Belgium
28.04.15 - Stag & Hounds, Bristol, United Kingdom
29.04.15 - The Shacklewell Arms, London, United Kingdom
30.04.15 - Audio, Glasgow, United Kingdom
02.05.15 - Live in Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, United Kingdom
03.05.15 - The Hope, Brighton, United Kingdom
08.05.15 - Mavri Trypa, Thessaloniki, Greece
09.05.15 - Death Disco, Athens, Greece
14.05.15 - Klomppop Festival, Overzande, Netherlands
15.05.15 - Gigant, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
05.06.15 - De Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen, Netherlands
06.06.15 - Wilwarin Festival, Ellerdorf, Germany