Comprised of Alithea Tuttle (Bass, Vocals), Baron Rinzler (Guitar), Cooper Ladomade (Drums) and Desi Scaglione (Guitar), the members of Rocket have all know each other for a very long time, some since as early as preschool, and the full group coalescing in highschool. With only three singles to their name, the amount of momentum they’ve been able to build is impressive, opening for bands like Pretty Sick, bar italia, Hello Mary, and more.
Debut EP, Versions of You, pits Sonic Youth & Dinosaur Jr-esque guitar riffs against soaring harmonies, the single perfectly distills what’s made Rocket one of the West Coast’s buzziest new bands, with Paste Magazine praising it’s “laid-back California charm with biting lyricism and tight, synergetic compositions.”
Versions of You is a time capsule, a document of the turbulent transition from one’s late teens into their early twenties during one of the most uncertain times to be alive. Despite their youth, there’s a confidence and strength of vision across these 7 songs that is rare to find in a debut. Just listen to the roar of the My Bloody Valentine guitars on “Sugarcoated,” a song they explain “feels nostalgic to us, like it’s always existed.” A friendship like theirs is one in a million, but a chemistry that yields music like this is something you hold onto, and Rocket are just getting started.