King Creosote - Rocket D.I.Y. (2018 Reissue)


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Rocket D.I.Y.’ is the home-recorded follow up to 2003’s ‘Kenny and Beth’s Musakal Boat Rides’. Instead of a collection of songs spanning several years, ‘Rocket D.I.Y.’ contains 12 songs, all written and recorded over a period of weeks. Acoustic guitar and piano based songs have been embellished with accordion, banjo, electronics and a smattering of samples. Collective drummers OnTheFly and Captain Geeko deliver an altogether new punch, with Pip Dylan’s pedal steel adding that final twang. ‘Rocket D.I.Y.’ can best be described as a recollection of a hectic year. From the cosmic highs to the lunar lows come world weary themes of age consciousness and humdrum household chores sitting alongside wideeyed travel adventures and far-fetched yarns. With its scratchy sentiments, anthemic yearnings and downright nonsense, ‘Rocket D.I.Y.’, like ‘Kenny and Beth’s Musakal Boat Rides’ before it, takes you on a Neukian journey possibly not as far as the stars but one you’ll want to take again.


Twin Tub Twin
Saffy Nool
Cor’ws Feet
Spooned Out On Tick
PH 6.5
Circle My Demise
King Bubbles In Sand
The Things, Things, Things
A Month Of Firsts
Thrills & Spills
The Someone Else

Artist King Creosote
Title Rocket D.I.Y. (2018 Reissue)
Label Domino Records
Format Double LP
Release Date 7th December 2018
Cat Number REWIGLP153