Meet the new kid on the block, Little Rocket Records, a new label founded by Graeme Rocket (Leatherface/Medictation/Big Ugly Fish/Pouzza), Mark Rocket (Paper+Plastick/RareBreed) and Daniel Rocket (The Moving Development).
To celebrate, the label released a free digital download compilation (available for free here). At present the compilation is a free digital download/pay what you want only but the label plans to press the compilation on vinyl in time for Record Store Day.
Amongst their initial roster Little Rocket Records is proud to welcome Awkward Age, BarCreeps, Campaign, Medictation (feat. members of The Sainte Catherine's/Leatherface) No Cross & The Run Up. Releases shall follow from all of those artists between now and the end of the year; the first being Warm Places by Medictation (co-released with Dead Broke Rekords, pre-orders available here), which was taken over from Paper+Plastick and the final recorded works of the late Dickie Hammond (Leatherface).
About the label Mark Rocket said, "I'm so excited about what we have planned over the next 12 months. This is by far the most exciting and far reaching project that I've ever been involved in. Between our core group we have a perfect skill-set: we have our studio, international distribution, in-house PR and by the time we've unveiled our full roaster (probably in around Autumn) you'll see a number of bands who are capable (and have) headlined major international Punk Festivals. "
About the personnel within Little Rocket, Graeme said "Paper+Plastick (being the initial label that scheduled to release the Medictation LP) encountered several pressing problems with the Medictation release, which forced me to accelerate plans in launching a new label.
I had worked with Mark Rocket previously on the Medictation release and he continued to help and support getting this turned around. As such it was a no brainer to ask Mark to carry on working together!
As Mark and I mulled over the project, there was a couple of jigsaw pieces missing - most particularly in the art/branding/distribution. I gave Mark the profile of what I thought, it took him a second and he said ‘I know just the person, Daniel Rocket is the man’.
It's very exciting for me, having people who are honest, hard-working, who get on with the job it's a massive plus, oh and don't forget they believe in Punk Rock, the music and the family!"