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The Rocket is a Belgian five piece pop punk band. Over the past few years they released a full album (The Rocket/2008), an EP (Tales Of Madness And Mischief/2010) and a digital EP (Growing Pains/2012). Their newest full album titled Not Everyone Grows Up To Be An Astronaut was released on 28th September 2012 by Funtime Records.
Shortly after the release, the band was selected by Belgian national radio station MNM to record a cover of a song from their MNM 1000 hit list. The Rocket's cover of Last Friday Night by Katy Perry was subsequently aired on MNM and even made it to the MNM 50 hit list, where it peaked at #13. In December 2012, MNM asked The Rocket to make an updated version of Slade's Christmas classic Merry Xmas Everybody, to spice up their holiday playlists. The band happily obliged.
The band also attracted the attention of festival programmers, and their efforts earned them a place at Groezrock 2013, Europe's biggest punkrock festival.
The Rocket is notorious for its catchy synth driven tunes, its trademark uniforms and energetic live shows. Expect singalong songs, sweaty dancing and good times all around!