THE ROCKET JOCKS: Amazing Return to Planet X EP
By Kate Foster
Hailing from Gisborne, The Rocket Jocks propel themselves into your face with a swaggering brand of humble, meat-and-two-veg pop punk. Wearing a love for The Ramones on their sleeve, and everywhere else, Res Rapid and Lucas Mucus are joined by Drummy, the drum machine, to create a powerful force of punk rock abandon! Classic surf guitar swoons and struts feature as much as cutesy songs about guys with Letterman jackets and high school balls. All recorded over two afternoons. at The Dank (an in-house studio) in Auckland, the best, by far has to be the track Lt. Uhura – obviously. But it begs the question; do The Rocket Jocks mean original Lt. Uhura or new Zoe Saldana Uhura? Overall you get the picture, awesome fun and vibrant punk good times. Carefee and with a massive sense of humour, apparently attributed to by a large consumption of pies – and nice straight-up tunes.