21 Mar 2019
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking
muzic.net.nz 20th Anniversary with Written By Wolves, Skinny Hobos, Dead Favours, Coridian and Rebel Sound Radio. Auckland May 4 2019!

The Rocket Jocks - The Rocket Jocks Newsletter Interview

01 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade

The Rocket Jocks are a two piece from Gisborne. Lucas Mucus plays guitar and Res Rapid plays bass; they share singing duties. They also have a drum machine, imaginitively called Drummy, who completes the band. 

They’ll be playing in Auckland at Whammy Bar, St. Kevin’s Arcade on K’ Road, on Saturday, August 21. Res had a quick chat with muzic.net.nz:

How do you describe The Rocket Jocks music?

We really like The Ramones and Dungeons and Dragons.

What can we expect to see from The Rocket Jocks over the next year?

We've just released a new EP on Puppykiller Records called 'Return To Planet X!', so we'll be trying to play shows around NZ to push that a bit. We're also working on a completely new set of songs, so hopefully we'll have a new live show at some stage, too. I have no idea if we'll do a new recording; we'll need to suss out the cost. We are, of course, completely broke. :)

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

That would probably be one time playing a show in Gisborne early 2008 supporting Suicide Dogs. I went for a big Ramonesy "power stance" onstage and, because I'm somewhat rotund, I instantly split my trousers. Just couldn't contain the power.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

Are Mobile Stud Unit still around? They were awesome, probably one of the funniest bands I've ever seen.  Them and The Get-Fucked Ups, I really enjoyed those guys as well although they split up years ago. I've heard alot about The Mysterious Tapeman from Whangarei although I've never had the chance to see him. He sounds... very mysterious!

What is in your CD collection at home?

We both like The Ramones, The Lillingtons, The Queers, The Huntingtons, and The Riverdales. Also, alot of old 50's rock n roll; because we're both Maori I'm figuring we're probably somewhat genetically predisposed towards that?  Hei aha! :) Lucas pretty much has every Dead Milkmen album ever released as well, I think.

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

Our friend J. Furious, formerly of Suicide Dogs and Graveyard Rumble and now with Shitripper, is probably our favourite NZ musician. He’s very motivated and he has written some great songs. 

What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

We played at Rising Sun in Auckland one time. Hardly anyone turned up for that one but we played the best show we've ever done. I have no idea why; the three suns were aligned for The Great Conjunction or something? Even though we lost money that night we weren't too bothered, really; we were pleased because we felt we played well, and that kinda outweighed the whole not getting paid thing. Loved it.

 

About The Rocket Jocks

The Rocket Jocks are from Gisborne. They like The Ramones, The Lillingtons, Star Wars, and Dungeons And Dragons. They've released two 8-song EP's, and a split EP on 7'' vinyl.




Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for The Rocket Jocks

Releases

Return To Planet X!
Year: 2010
Type: EP

Other Interviews By Shade

Emily Fairlight Newsletter Interview
23 Aug 2018 // by Shade
Wellington based musician Emily Fairlight has just released her latest work Mother of Gloom - and muzic.net.
Read More...
Boycrush Newsletter Interview
07 Aug 2018 // by Shade
  Boycrush is the project of Alistair Deverick, also drummer of The Ruby Suns, with a live band comprising multi-instrumentalist Hayden Eastmond-Mein (Lawrence Arabia, Panther & The Zoo) and The Ruby Suns frontman Ryan McPhun. Alistair answered Shelley's following questions for muzic.
Read More...
Captain Festus Mcboyle's Travellin' Variety Show Newsletter Interview
02 Aug 2018 // by Shade
Captain Festus McBoyle and his motley crew have been successfully infecting NZ for over 7 years. Armed with cheeky humour and side-splitting songs, this Madcap Troupe is more fun than a squirrel up ya’ jumper!
Read More...
Dead Celeb Newsletter Interview
04 May 2018 // by Shade
Dead Celeb are a Wellington based Alternative Rock 4 piece with a powerhouse sound. Described as "...
Read More...
Apollo SteamTrain Newsletter Interview
31 Jan 2018 // by Shade
Tauranga act Apollo SteamTrain started in a non-traditional way; it was decided early on to record a bunch of tracks from an extensive back catalogue of songs written by Brendan over the past 20 years, and then assemble the best musicians available to deliver the music in the live format. With a new single set for release in February, a tour lined up for March, and a new album in the works, Apollo SteamTrain are starting 2017 on a high note.
Read More...
Vic Manuel Newsletter Interview
02 Dec 2017 // by Shade
Vic Manuel is a singer songwriter whose first instrument was Flugelhorn in a cadet band. At age 13 he found an old guitar and taught himself how to play.
Read More...
Owlet Nightjar Newsletter Interview
02 Dec 2017 // by Shade
Owlet Nightjar is a new soul/dub/blues project from Newtown Rocksteady guitarist Tim Key. They recently released their debut album The Regenerative Principle, which was described as being "a wonderful fusion of genres, appealing to a range of music lovers and enthusiasts.
Read More...
Killing Bear Newsletter Interview
27 Oct 2017 // by Shade
Killing Bear is a band which has been kicking around the Wellington Music scene since 2010 and over the years has had a steady flow of hit songs and historic shows. Those who are connoisseurs of the psychedelic pop rock realm will remember hits of the band such as Love is Like a Skateboard, Wild Robots Roaming Free and Ride the White Rhino.
Read More...
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • SUCKER
    Jonas Brothers
  • TALK
    Khalid And Disclosure
  • WOW.
    Post Malone
  • BREAK UP WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND, I'M BORED
    Ariana Grande
  • 7 RINGS
    Ariana Grande
  • SUNFLOWER
    Post Malone And Swae Lee
  • WISH YOU WERE GAY
    Billie Eilish
  • DANCING WITH A STRANGER
    Sam Smith And Normani
  • SHALLOW
    Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper
  • THOTIANA
    Blueface feat. Cardi B And YG
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem