Thursday, 27 July 2017

Wolf Eyes in solo mode London poster!


Awesome Wolf Eyes solo poster by Zephyr Pavey!

Pikacyu-Makoto & Teleplasmiste to play our next London show on August 12th!



Upset The Rhythm presents…

PIKACYU-MAKOTO
TELEPLASMISTE

Saturday 12 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/401265 

PIKACYU-MAKOTO is an alliance between two figureheads of underground Japanese psych/pop, the musically promiscuous Kawabata Makoto (most famous for his leadership of the legendary Acid Mothers Temple), and Afrirampo's Pikacyu. Pikacyu's drums pummel, jitter, crash and stumble, but steadfastly refuse to groove. She layers her voice several times, competing with pitch-shifted versions of herself whilst Makoto attacks his guitar, cloaking himself in reverb to produce a wall-of-sound, alternating between melody and noise. No strangers to one another, the pair have not only gigged together with their respective bands but also recorded together, when these two outfits temporarily fused in 2005 to become Acid Mothers Afrirampo (releasing an album of the same name). Now they have distilled their collaboration, all other players being stripped away to leave the core of Pikacyu's manic drums and pop vocal, and Makoto's schizoid guitar conjurings. Brand new album 'Galaxilympics' is out on Upset The Rhythm on August 4th on LP and CD.
https://soundcloud.com/upset-the-rhythm/pikacyu-makoto-galaxilympics

TELEPLASMISTE is Mark O Pilkington (Raagnagrok, Urthona) and Michael J York (Coil, Cyclobe). The duo blur vintage synthesis and contemporary electronics with acoustic pipes to create a transcendent reverie that exists on a wavelength beyond both retro fetishism and modern-day machinations. Heavy ambience and otherworldly atmospherics marry here amidst an aura of epiphanic radiance. Previous performances have taken place in churches and crypts, and at Farnborough Wind Tunnel, in which the resonant frequencies of the space were combined with frequencies believed to have certain physiological effects.
https://teleplasmiste.bandcamp.com/

Third Brixton show announced for Future Islands this November!

Third and final Future Islands Brixton show announced for November 22nd! 

Monday, 24 July 2017

New show announced - Shopping & Gauche!



Upset The Rhythm presents…

SHOPPING
GAUCHE
Friday 10 November
Kamio, 3 Rivington Street , London, EC2A 3JL
8pm - 2am | £9 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/411836

SHOPPING are propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. The band was formed in 2012 by members Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums), who've all done time in a plethora of notable UK DIY bands including Trash Kit and Wet Dog. They pull from a well of 70's post-punk with a voraciousness seldom seen these days, bringing to mind the jagged aggression of Gang of Four, the voracious yelp of The Slits and the dance inducing thrust of Delta 5 . Their debut LP ‘Consumer Complaints’ was released November 2013 in the UK via MILK records and quickly sold out its first pressing. A US re-issue of ‘Consumer Complaints’ came out in 2015 via Fat Cat records, followed up by their excellent second album ‘Why Choose?’ The band are tirelessly committed to taking their sound to new audiences and spreading the Shopping gospel, securing impressive gigs along the way including main support for ESG and Gang Of Four as well as a BBC 6 Music session for Marc Riley. They have toured in the UK and throughout Europe numerous times over the last few years and last year toured the USA with also awesome Gauche, look out for a new album imminently!
https://soundcloud.com/shoppingband

GAUCHE are made up of Daniele Yandel of Priests and Mary Regalado & Adrienne Berry of Downtown Boys, plus a cast of friends. Gauche bring a funked groove to scratchy, minimal post-punk on their debut Get Away With.... Originally released on cassette via Sister Polygon Records, it is now also available on LP through Danger Records. Taking elements of Young Marble Giants, ESG (who they have played with) and Grass Widow, the DC band inject an explosive energy into songs about fraught relationships, a dependency on technology and social media and unfair working conditions.
https://g-a-u-c-h-e.bandcamp.com/releases

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

LARAAJI IN LONDON THIS SEPTEMBER!



Upset The Rhythm presents…

LARAAJI
(Performing two sets with an interval)
Saturday 2 September
The Tin Tabernacle, 12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, NW6 5BA UK

7pm | £12.50 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/411331

LARAAJI is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City.
He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno saw him playing one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series (Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance, released 1980). Laraaji went on to release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, many of which he recorded himself at home and sold as cassettes during his street performances.

In recent years he has had his career celebrated extensively, with two All Saints/Warp retrospectives Celestial Music 1970–2011 and Two Sides of Laraaji – as well as reissues on Glitterbeat and Leaving Records/Stone Throw. He has also collaborated with a new generation of underground musicians such as Sun Araw, their new LP Professional Sunflow (Superior Viaduct) being the fruit of the live shows they played together in 2014.

This September sees All Saints release a stunning pair of LPs of new studio recordings by the celestial music pioneer. Bring On The Sun is a magical mixtape of tracks that run the full gamut of ‘Laraaji music’, from blissed-out percussive jams to reflective vocal hymnals to trance-inducing drones. A perfect Laraaji entry-point on his never-ending creative journey through inner light. The record is recorded by Davey Jewell (Peaking Lights/Flaming Lips) and mixed by Carlos Niño (Leaving Records). This will be preceded by Sun Gong, a major new self-contained work experimenting with gong micro-tonalties processed through various electronic effects. The results are unlike any music he has made before - two side-long long-form pieces that evoke the sound of a shimmering metallic eternal wave. 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Sheer Mag, TERRY and TV Crime this Thursday in London!

 
Morning all!
 
This Thursday Upset The Rhythm is heading to the Islington Assembly Hall for the concert of the summer! We have Philadelphia power pop magnates Sheer Mag performing along with Terry from Melbourne (concluding their grand tour of Europe), plus top Nottingham garage punks TV Crime will open the show.
 
Tickets cost £10 and are available in advance at the link below or on the door from 7pm. July is about to get even hotter, hope you can join us for the party! Full details follow on below.
 
Since we last communed, we’ve also been lucky enough to confirm a new show for colossal free-punk practitioners Protomartyr.
 
This will take place on November 14th at The Dome in Tufnell Park. Hot on the heels of their new album for Domino entitled ‘Relatives In Descent’ out the end of September. The band will be joined by Sauna Youth and Bomber Jackets on stage, now that’s what I call a show!
 
Check our listings section for ticket details, certainly worth buying one in advance.
 
 
 
I’ll leave you pleasantly with something to listen to this morning, a soundtrack to this mailing list and the rising day if you will. The enigmatic Robert Sotelo has just unveiled the magnificent ‘Let’s Transcend’ from his debut record ‘Cusp’ out this September on Upset The Rhythm, here’s the video!
 
If you enjoy songs built up from ambitious layers of instrumentation into miniature psych pop overtures then this is for you, also recommended if you highly rate dogs paddling in water and dancing.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
SHEER MAG
TERRY
TV CRIME
Thursday 20 July
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £10 | TICKETS 
 
SHEER MAG begins like so many other celebrated rock 'n roll bands of yore: with two brothers. Following in the tradition of The Bee Gees, Oasis and The Allman Brothers, the brothers Seely conspired to create a rock 'n roll band to end all rock bands. The sheer magnitude of the endeavor required the recruitment of a daring drummer, a fearless lyricist and a diva who could party good AND write the rent check. With the pantheon assembled, MAG quickly recorded and released their debut 7" to cosmic acclaim. The band now stands poised on the brink of world domination or complete destruction. Is it Punk? Is it Rock 'n Roll? We'll leave that to the music 'critics.' But it is punk.
 
TERRY is getting ready, combing his hair, buttoning his jacket, turning the key in the door. "I'm doing fine," sings Terry out loud, he knows. Divide him into four and you get Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver etc.), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Primo, Mick Harvey Band) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings). Inevitably, Terry likes to make a noise. Drums, guitars and all his voices come into play, making a solid raft for Terry's inner musings to navigate the languid rapids. This all unravels at its own pace, sometimes drifting into glam pop and country backwaters, always conducting a conversation with the commonplace. Love is a highway, but you're not likely to find Terry there anymore. He's on the plane. Terry saw the light, he put on his sunhat and is heading to Europe. Debut album, 'Terry HQ' was released last year by Upset The Rhythm, brand new album ‘Remember Terry’ is due out June 30th.
 
TV CRIME are a new garage punk / power pop band from Nottingham who come fully formed. Their debut single 'Hooligans' (out of Satic Shock) is a total stomper of a power pop song that starts like a classic Good Vibrations Records 7" with The Moondogs-esque guitar work and the energy of 90's legends New Bomb Turks or Gaunt. Flip 'Wild One' is another pounder but with a more rock 'n' roll twist.
 
 
 
Thanks as always for your time, catch you on Thursday!
Upset The Rhythm
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
SHEER MAG
TERRY
TV CRIME
Thursday 20 July
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £10 | TICKETS   
 
PIKACYU-MAKOTO
Saturday 12 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
SPRAY PAINT
THE REBEL
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Tuesday 15 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
Wolf Eyes in solo mode...
JOHN R. OLSON
NATE YOUNG’S REGRESSION
CRAZY JIM
Thursday 17 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
WARM DIGITS
Friday 25 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
NAP EYES
H. GRIMACE
GARDEN CENTRE
Thursday 31 August
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6NB
7:30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
DEERHOOF
LE TON MITÉ
ROBERT SOTELO
Monday 4 September
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ
7.30pm |  £14 | TICKETS
NB. This is the new date for February’s postponed event, original tickets remain valid.
 
LOWTIDE
Tuesday 5 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £5 | TICKETS
 
ROBERT SOTELO - ‘Cusp’ album launch!
CLEMENTINE MARCH
POZI
Friday 8 September
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Manor House, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £5.00 | TICKETS
 
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
Monday 9 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
PRIESTS
DOWNTOWN BOYS
BIG JOANIE
Wednesday 18 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
MOUNT EERIE
Monday 13 November
Tuesday 14 November
St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
PROTOMARTYR
SAUNA YOUTH
BOMBER JACKETS
Tuesday 14 November
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
FUTURE ISLANDS
Monday 20 November - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 21 November
In collaboration with Parallel Lines
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
7pm | TICKETS 
 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Protomartyr London show announced for this November!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

PROTOMARTYR
SAUNA YOUTH
BOMBER JACKETS
Tuesday 14 November
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ

PROTOMARTYR play a taut, austere rock that's been incubated in a freezing Detroit warehouse littered with beer cans and cigarette butts and warmed occasionally by space heaters. Short songs made for short practices, and the band learned quickly not to waste time. Despite the cold, Protomartyr emerged with a sound that is idiosyncratic but relatable, hooky but off-kilter. With respect to the local predecessors, this isn't the primitive stomp of The Dirtbombs or The Stooges' greasy roar. Punk works, kind of, even if it leaves the hardcore kids confused. Post-punk suggests something too retro; indie rock, something too precious. What Protomartyr is, is "stuck between the cracks." If that's the case, though, they aren't alone. Protomartyr's economical rock elicits comparisons to possible antecedents like Pere Ubu or The Fall as well as local contemporaries like Frustrations or Tyvek (whose frontman Kevin Boyer played bass in an early iteration of Protomartyr). Singer Joe Casey's dry declarative snarl serves as a reliable anchor, granting his bandmates (guitarist Greg Ahee, drummer Alex Leonard and bassist Scott Davidson) the opportunity to explore textures and reinforce the rhythm section. This is never more apparent than on the band's recent LP on Hardly Art, 'The Agent Intellect'. A brand new album entitled ‘Relatives In Descent’ from Protomartyr is due for release on September 29th through Domino, this show will be in support of that new record!

SAUNA YOUTH are an evolving band of young future humans making truly irregular punk not quite comparable to anything else. The band, attracted to the possibilities apparent within a DIY philosophy have been self-recording and self-releasing their own music since 2010, creating a number of seven inches, splits and cassettes. Artistic affinities are pledged to Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Pissed Jeans and The Intelligence, but as Kurt Cobain once asked "Why can't we be both Black Sabbath and The Beatles?", Sauna Youth consistently and urgently pose the question, 'Why can't we be both The Ramones and Steve Reich?'. Sauna Youth's debut album, 'Dreamlands' was released in 2012 through Gringo Records and Faux Discx, whilst the barn storming ‘Distractions’ album came out on Upset The Rhythm in 2015. In the first 5 months of 2017 Sauna Youth wrote and recorded a new album, holing themselves up in a railway arch in Peckham employing automatic writing techniques, instrument swapping and sampling the electrical interference constantly present in the room. They wrote the final instalment of their trilogy based around the fictional town of 'Distraction' - that has been home to their ideas from the beginning. Upset The Rhythm will be releasing this record in the foreseeable future, look out for lots of new songs!

BOMBER JACKETS are a three piece consisting of Russell Walker, Daniel Bolger, and Sian Dorrer. Both Walker and Bolger will be familiar from the ticklish post-punk of The Pheromoans, whilst Dorrer has a varied CV with groups such as Plug, and Ravioli Me Away, and with involvement across London DIY nodes.  'Kudos To The Bomber Jackets' is the horrifically wry new album from The Bomber Jackets. Following on from 'Lister,' their debut for Alter, 'Kudos To The Bomber Jackets' has a restlessness that takes broader strokes. It finds and holds a register of meandering hope by setting the perverted detail of domestic minutiae against an acutely self-conscious melancholy that cynically daydreams its way into an awkward middle-ground between profundity and platitude.



First listen - Robert Sotelo - 'Let's Transcend' video

We're thrilled to be working with Robert Sotelo on his debut album 'Cusp', out September 1st. Noisey have just premiered the first video from the record: Let's Transcend!
 
 
'Cusp' by Robert Sotelo is available to pre-order now here!
 
 

Friday, 7 July 2017

New shows, Independent Label Market and Sheer Mag!

 
Morning everyone!
 
Just a quick message to let you know about the new shows Upset The Rhythm confirmed this week! We’re promoting Wolf Eyes in solo mode at the end of August, we’ve arranged an album launch party for Robert Sotelo this September and last but far from least booked Mount Eerie for two stupendous concerts at St John’s On Bethnal Green this November.
 
No peace for the wicked. Full details can be found below in our listings section, tickets on sale for all of those from now!
 
In other news, tomorrow we’ll also be pitching up at Spitalfield’s Independent Label Market, selling records, shirts and sundries from 11am through 6.30pm amongst many other amaxing labels and breweries. We’ll have most of our back catalogue available to buy along with lots of new releases and bargains galore. Here's the stall plot so you can find us near Brushfield Street, come say hello!
 
 
Read on for our full listing on our next concert, falling on July 20th with Sheer Mag, Terry and TV Crime all performing at Islington Assembly Hall.
 
 

 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
SHEER MAG
TERRY
TV CRIME
Thursday 20 July
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £10 | TICKETS 
 
SHEER MAG begins like so many other celebrated rock 'n roll bands of yore: with two brothers. Following in the tradition of The Bee Gees, Oasis and The Allman Brothers, the brothers Seely conspired to create a rock 'n roll band to end all rock bands. The sheer magnitude of the endeavor required the recruitment of a daring drummer, a fearless lyricist and a diva who could party good AND write the rent check. With the pantheon assembled, MAG quickly recorded and released their debut 7" to cosmic acclaim. The band now stands poised on the brink of world domination or complete destruction. Is it Punk? Is it Rock 'n Roll? We'll leave that to the music 'critics.' But it is punk.
 
TERRY is getting ready, combing his hair, buttoning his jacket, turning the key in the door. "I'm doing fine," sings Terry out loud, he knows. Divide him into four and you get Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver etc.), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Primo, Mick Harvey Band) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings). Inevitably, Terry likes to make a noise. Drums, guitars and all his voices come into play, making a solid raft for Terry's inner musings to navigate the languid rapids. This all unravels at its own pace, sometimes drifting into glam pop and country backwaters, always conducting a conversation with the commonplace. Love is a highway, but you're not likely to find Terry there anymore. He's on the plane. Terry saw the light, he put on his sunhat and is heading to Europe. Debut album, 'Terry HQ' was released last year by Upset The Rhythm, brand new album ‘Remember Terry’ is due out June 30th.
 
TV CRIME are a new garage punk / power pop band from Nottingham who come fully formed. Their debut single 'Hooligans' (out of Satic Shock) is a total stomper of a power pop song that starts like a classic Good Vibrations Records 7" with The Moondogs-esque guitar work and the energy of 90's legends New Bomb Turks or Gaunt. Flip 'Wild One' is another pounder but with a more rock 'n' roll twist.
 
 
 
See you tomorrow at the market, thanks for reading!
Upset The Rhythm
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
SHEER MAG
TERRY
TV CRIME
Thursday 20 July
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £10 | TICKETS   
 
PIKACYU-MAKOTO
Saturday 12 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
SPRAY PAINT
THE REBEL
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Tuesday 15 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
JOHN R. OLSON
NATE YOUNG’S REGRESSION
CRAZY JIM
Thursday 17 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
WARM DIGITS
Friday 25 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
NAP EYES
H. GRIMACE
GARDEN CENTRE
Thursday 31 August
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6NB
7:30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
DEERHOOF
LE TON MITÉ
Monday 4 September
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ
7.30pm |  £14 | TICKETS
NB. This is the new date for February’s postponed event, original tickets remain valid.
 
LOWTIDE
Tuesday 5 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £5 | TICKETS
 
ROBERT SOTELO - ‘Cusp’ album launch!
CLEMENTINE MARCH
POZI
Friday 8 September
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Manor House, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £5.00 | TICKETS
 
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
Monday 9 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
PRIESTS
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Wednesday 18 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
MOUNT EERIE
Monday 13 November
Tuesday 14 November
St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
FUTURE ISLANDS
Monday 20 November - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 21 November
In collaboration with Parallel Lines
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
7pm | TICKETS 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

UTR and the ILM this Saturday! Abbreviate that!

Hey there! Upset The Rhythm are taking part in this Saturday's Independent Label Market at Spitalfields market. Here's the stall plot so you can find us near Brushfield Street, so many records for you! Come say hello!