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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.
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” (TEXT023).
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 Cherry, and, a long time coming, on May 21, 2013, their debut full-length, ‘MeYouWeYou’, is finally going to be released by Smalltown Supersound.
RocketNumberNine – Rotunda