Rocket Report – Highs Like This

UK based Rocket Report consists of Jon Russell and Mark J Stagg. The former records under the name Jonteknik and also worked on the Onetwo project with Paul Humphreys (OMD) and Claudia Brucken (Propaganda/Act). He has also remixed OMD. Mark J Stagg’s name might be the more familiar of the two. He records under the name Staggman but also was a member of Lionrock as well of having countless remixing, producing and engineering credits. Just check your 1990s CD singles collection!

This, their second single, is called Highs Like This and is a catchy, poppy synthpop track that benefits from Russell’s calm and delicate vocal style. It contains laidback but melodic beats which take on a new meaning whilst watching the atmospheric video. It’s backed with an extended mix of the title track as well as the band’s cover of The Psychedelic Furs Sister Europe, the track which served as my introduction to the band. It’s a pretty strong cover with Russell’s vocals standing out.

Highs Like This can be streamed or purchased digitally a range of sites including Bandcamp. Meanwhile the band are working on another single and an album which will be released on multiple formats.


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