Tattoo.com - "Giants" Premiere
“Giants” opens on thrumming guitars flowing into a rumbling, galvanizing rhythm topped by Barreto’s marvelously inflected voice infusing the lyrics with tantalizing textures. It’s a grand voice, bright, rich, and expressive, capable of searing screams and delicious rasping timbres.”
"Storming through the speakers with nothing so much as an introduction or a moment of quiet, “Giants” is a brilliantly upbeat and deeply thoughtful punk song. With its fast-paced power-chords and the often grunge-soaked nature of the leading melody leaning in a more rock direction. “Giants” is about the feeling you get when you accomplish something as a team or with a community. The lead singer Janelle appears immediately connected to the subject matter at hand, you can hear this in both the lyrics and the energetic manner in which they’re presented."
Rebel Noise - Video Premiere: "Giants" by ROCKET
"The band members’ bold personalities and driving passion are on full display in the performance video. The all attack the high-energy, up-beat track with gusto in two separate, but intercut performances, whaling away on their instruments while frontwoman Barreto delivers the lyrics with palpable fervor.
The excitement is infectious, and the track and video pop and rock, bristling with enough defiant punk attitude to give it a gritty edge."
Hollywood Digest - ROCKET Drops New Single
"A furious groove driven by a thick, energetic bassline gives way to a riff as heavy as a mountain at the onset of Rocket’s new single “Giants,” and in the next three minutes that follow we’re given front-row seats to a juggernaut performance for the ages"
OnStage Magazine - LA Based Pop-Punk Band ROCKET Blasts Off With “Giants”
"The message behind “Giants” is to realize what you can accomplish as part of a team or a community. In these times of social and political division, the dream of a community working together is something we can all hope for."
I'm Music Magazine - Artist Spotlight - ROCKET
LA-based quintet ROCKET produce high energy pop punk that falls somewhere between Social Distortion and Paramore. They’ve been acclaimed as one of the “BEST BANDS TO CATCH” by CBS Los Angeles with subsequent spins on KROQ 106.7, KLOS 95.5, Indie 103.1, and features in Music Connection. ROCKET have recently been featured on the “The Frosty, Heidi & Frank” KLOS morning show segment ‘Stay or Go’ garnering the band a big “Stay.”"
Guitar Girl Magazine - ROCKET Goes Big on "Giants"
"Giants opens on a galvanizing bassline rolling into rumbling drums, followed by potent guitars. Barreto’s commanding voice enters, infusing the lyrics with beau coup delicious upbeat tones traveling on rasping timbres and electrifying penetration. It’s a voice to reckon with, full of supercharged hues and charismatic sonic auras..”
Pens Eye View - ROCKET Interview
"Soaring vocals, huge guitars, and thundering drums…all in the name of standing up for who you are, and kicking ass doing it. Cherry on top? LA-based band ROCKET is shaping their sound in one of the most delightful ways – pop punk meets that legendary SoCal punk vibe, a vibe we here at PEV can endlessly jam to. If you’re from LA and haven’t heard of ROCKET – first, we’re sorry for you.”
Kaboom Magazine - ROCKET Drops Electifying "Giants" Single
"Through boisterous vocals, Janelle declares this is ROCKET’s time to shine. Standing tall as giants their reign is unstoppable casting out doubters along the way. The riveting sounds from guitars and drums are the heart of “Giants”, while the elevated bass magnifies their mighty message."
Dying Scene - ROCKET Release New Single "Giants"
“Channeling their inner Rancid, Los Angeles California’s ROCKET has just released their debut single “GIANTS.” Dubbed one of the “best bands to catch” by CBS Los Angeles ROCKET is firing out of the starting block with a red hot track to introduce themselves to the world..”
“You know what happens when you put a talented band together with a grammy nominated producer? Well, most of the time they make some pretty amazing tunes and “GIANTS” by ROCKET is no exception. The musically well endowed LA 5-piece got together with Mark Needham of Imagine Dragons, The Killers, and Pink fame and the results were simply staggering."
"The band has been declared one of the “Best Bands to Catch” by CBS Los Angeles, and we aren’t surprised! Their high energy new single, “GIANTS” is sure to get you moving, hyped, and empowered."
"Los Angeles Musicians, ROCKET, are flying through an alternative universe of their own to end the year with their stand-out new single, “GIANTS”. Lyrically reminding listeners that everything that you desire begins with what you act on today, ROCKET mixes music that is mastered to precision with songwriting perspective that inspires listeners to find more within themselves and bring it outward artistically. Through playing the lead role with humble pride that naturally draws listeners their way, Janelle Barreto embodies the desired Lead Vocalist of a bands dreams as ROCKET continues to develop the confidence that keep them ahead in the ever-changing world of the music industry."
"When i first played this magical song I was instantly drawn in by the lyrics and energy of the vibe; I was immediately brought into the perspective by the lead singer of Rocket, Janelle Barreto, pushing the envelope forward by expressing and depicting the ruling of the stars above while fighting against the doubters."
"LA-based quintet ROCKET produce high energy pop punk that falls somewhere between Social Distortion and Paramore. They’ve been acclaimed as one of the “BEST BANDS TO CATCH” by CBS Los Angeles with subsequent spins on KROQ 106.7, KLOS 95.5, Indie 103.1, and features in Music Connection. ROCKET have recently been featured on the “The Frosty, Heidi & Frank” KLOS morning show segment ‘Stay or Go’ garnering the band a big “Stay.”"
"This song will give you the motivation to get out and do whatever you want to do as long as you’ve got people who have your back and support you."
THE ROCK AND ROLL REPORT - CD Review: ROCKET “Get Huge”
“When listening to the Get Huge EP from the Los Angeles-based band ROCKET, the listener gets a release that is a Rock and Roll lover’s dream come true...”
THE ROCK AND ROLL REPORT: CD Review ROCKET "Get Huge"
Music Connection Magazine Live Review
El Rey Theatre
“With two lead guitarists and a plethora of compositions that feature chord progressions from modern rock as well as punk rock, ROCKET draws an appropriate comparison to bands like Velvet Revolver and Sum 41. Barreto sings melodies from “Fever” and “Remain” in a manner that is reminiscent of Ann Wilson on Heart’s debut album (Dreamboat Annie) in 1975.”
CBS Los Angeles: Best Up-And-Coming Los Angeles Bands To Check Out
“While ROCKET hasn’t been on the scene very long, they’re definitely ones to watch. With their breakout feel good tune “Hey Baby,” ROCKET has already played Sunset Strip’s infamous Whisky a Go Go with Puddle of Mudd and has been a supporting band for Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow and Gene Loves Jezebel. They’ve landed in the top five rock bands in LA on ReverbNation and were recently featured on AXS.com twice.”
“You might already have heard about them on a little radio station called KROQ 106.7 FM, and it is our great pleasure in welcoming the band ROCKET as they compete in this years Battle for Vans Warped Tour in Southern California!!”
Music Connection Magazine Live Review
“ROCKET is a lively blend of powerful female-fronted rock with a stage presence that oozes passion, an absolute treat for those looking to discover amazing local music that embodies the Los Angeles music scene in the most authentic way possible. Barreto’s powerful vocal characteristics can be compared to that of Pat Benatar and Joan Jett, while the band as a whole possesses instrumental qualities that recall The Ramones and Stone Temple Pilots.”
The Road to Warped Tour Alaska
“ROCKET makes it into FINALS for THE ROAD TO THE WARPED TOUR ALASKA presented by Anger Management, Guitar Center and Reverbnation.”
THE ROAD TO THE WARPED TOUR ALASKA
WorldArts Interview and Live Performance
“After being chosen as one of the “Best Up-and-Coming Los Angeles Bands” by CBS Los Angeles, ROCKET stopped by the WorldArts Stage for an exclusive Periscope performance and interview!”
AXS Live Review - Dragonfly with Missing Persons
“ROCKET brings their hard driving edgy punk pop to The Dragonfly. Their edgy alternative rock combined with a set of well-structured songs makes this band more than marketable in today’s ever changing world. At the helm, Janelle has a commanding stage presence with impeccable vocal control and unwavering pipes. We think the band is ready for larger venues and would not be surprised if we hear their music placed in TV commercials and movies very soon.”
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AXS Live Review - Whisky A Go Go
“Front-woman, Janelle Barreto, always impresses with her powerhouse vocals and stage presence. She is literally unstoppable. Hard driving beats, catchy melodies with a throw back to the '80s-'90s are what ROCKET is all about and they always succeed in grabbing the audience’s attention. With a sell-out crowd, ROCKET had a full-house in their pocket. We weren't kidding when we reported earlier this year that Rocket should be playing larger venues because this band can really kick it.”
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