RocketNumberNine have finally captured their unmistakably intense sound, putting it down to tape in one take for Kieran Hebden’s (Four Tet) Text imprint and are beginning to reach people everywhere. Having recently toured with Four Tet, Caribou, James Holden and Nathan Fake, they’re proving to be as comfortable in a club environment as they are in a more traditional gig setting.
“Rocketnumbernine toured the UK with me earlier this year and they were playing this track every night. Each night the performances were getting more and more intense and blowing mine and the crowds minds. By the end of the tour I knew we had to go into the studio and get a great recording made of 'Matthew and Toby'. We recorded all analogue to get the sound right and if you buy this on vinyl you will have a recording that has never touched a computer, which I think is the way it needs to be done sometimes. I’ve done a remix for the b-side… more of a club version. I discovered Rocketnumbernine through Steve Reid who was great friends with the drummer from the band, Tom Page, and you can hear Steve’s influence and spirit in this music without doubt. Steve passed away just a couple of weeks before we made this recording and we have dedicated it to his memory.” - Kieran Hebden (Four Tet)