Before you ask: Raketkanon? It means Rocketcannon in Flemish. But Raketkanon don’t sing in Flemish. Raketkanon speak their own odd language; one of throttled squeals and shouts, meat-grinder waves of rolling riffs, synth-layered soundscapes, dystopic electronica-laced beats, and hypnotic grooves.
Raketkanon speak the language of music like you’ve never heard anyone speak it before, and for their latest record, they’ve learned a whole new dialect.
With their much-lauded 2015 second album, RKTKN#2, produced by Steve Albini, the band proved that they were utterly unique in their field, drawing praise from NOISEY, The Quietus, The Guardian, Team Rock, Echoes & Dust, and many more. Even the Crown Prince of Chaos himself, Iggy Pop, became a newly-converted cult member as his gravelled tones grunted their praises on the BBC 6music airwaves.
Now, in 2019, with new record RKTKN#3 ready to be deployed, the latest phase of Raketkanon’s musical offensive sees them pushing their boundaries further than ever before.
Released: April 2019
Cat: ALCOPOP182X / Alcopop!