A lot of new music is disappointingly derivative, formulaic and unoriginal. In the quest to become tomorrow’s blog hype, many musicians forgo individuality, experimentation and expression to pursue the latest musical craze. RocketNumberNine, however, do not. Having collaborated with FourTet, supported Radiohead, and soon to become Neneh Cherry’s new backing band, brothers Tom and Benjamin Page have, for the past eight years, been perfecting their own brand of powerful live dance music.
“Rotunda,” from their forthcoming debut album, is raw and organic, with tribal rhythms and modern electronics combining for a track that feels both timeless and futuristic. RocketNumberNine’s debut album MeYouWeYou will be released May 21, whilst their collaborative 12″ with Four Tet (“Roseland”/”Metropolis”) is out on his Text label now.
Listen to the premiere of “Rotunda” below.