Rugby born Vinita Joshi founded Rocket Girl in 1997. Still run from her Kentish Town home, it’s established itself as one of the premier UK independent labels, the result of a “music lover releasing music for music lovers”. The label has become recognised as a significant talent spotter, with profiles worldwide, and has a busy year ahead with releases from Pieter Nooten, Eat Lights Become Lights, Fuxa and God Is An Astronaut.
Its hard to think of a 90s label more synonymous with the word “eclecticism” than UK imprint Rocket Girl. Founded by Vinita Joshi in 1997, the label eventually blossomed into a shrine for all things space/post rock and psychedelia, putting out records by the likes of Windy & Carl, Low, Piano Magic, Azusa Plane, Fuxa and countless others.
As of 2019 the label is still going strong – more recently their released Gate of Grief, first full-length from White Ring (see an interview that our writer Patrik Thomas did with WR). So it is with great pleasure that we introduce a mix that Vinita put together – more than 20 tracks spanning from the label’s earliest days to now!
Loopdrop – Triciclo
Piano Magic – I Am the Sub-Librarian
White Ring – Leprosy
Pieter Nooten – Ode
Bell Gardens – Take Us Away
A Place to Bury Strangers – Missing You
God is an Astronaut – Spiral Code
Eat Lights Become Lights – Bounce Synth
Add N to Fu(x)a – Add N to Fu(x)a
Frausdots – Dead Wrong
Jon DeRosa – True Men
Lilys – The Night Sun Over San Juan
Pluxus – Agent Tangent
Television Personalities – Walk Towards the Light
Sam Kills Two – Electric Shock
Byrne – Sleeping Giant
Peter Daltrey – Tattoo
White Noise Sound – All You Need
Mazarin – Wheats
Disco Inferno – Emigre
Robin Guthrie – Crescent