Friday, 17 November 2017

Chain And The Gang - back in London next Feb!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

CHAIN AND THE GANG
Monday 26 February
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/422746

CHAIN & THE GANG are a dynamic and irresistible live combo that pens provocative, unforgettable odes to obedience and total destruction. They are led by the remarkable Ian Svenonius; the prime mover behind two of the most essential bands of our time, Nation Of Ulysses and The Make-Up, and author of several books, including The Psychic Soviet and Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group. Ian is also an online talk show host and auteur filmmaker. Chain And The Gang deal in a radical rock n roll that updates rock, blues, and gospel music or vocal quartets from the late 50s /early 60s for the discerning few. After nodding off to the washed-out zzzounds of the latest five-star folly critic’s catastrophe, Chain & the Gang decided to respond with their patented perversity; they reached to the farther corner of the lab and came up with an immortal classic in the hard-to-hear genre of “EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC”. Its a foot-tapping, head scratching, torso tornado that will crinkle the connossieur’s temple in a tantrum of cerebral delight. ”EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC” is due for release through Radical Elite Record soon.
http://chainandthegang.bandcamp.com/



Thursday, 9 November 2017

Shopping, Gauche & The World tomorrow in London, Mount Eerie and Escape-ism next week!

Alright there!
 
We’re getting ready for a marathon week of incredible live music in London; sharpening pencils, tying shoelaces, drawing up playlists...
 
This very busy epoch for Upset The Rhythm kicks off tomorrow night at Kamio in Old Street, where we’re lucky enough to have a mind-blowing trio of now-bands playing! Luminous post-punks Shopping are headlining in support of their feverish new single ‘The Hype’, whilst Gauche (members of Priests and Downtown Boys) and The World will also turning in disarming performances guaranteed to quicken pulses.
 
Upset The Rhythm will be DJ-ing long into the night too, so prepare for dance off. Tickets are £9 on the door from 8pm, imagine amps switched on from 9pm. See you there!
 
 
 
 
On Monday & Tuesday we return to St John on Bethnal Green church for two special evenings in the company of Mount Eerie. It’s a 100% privilege to witness Phil Elverum perform, it is a minimal, perfectly judged exercise in less is more, always vastly personal, always intensely honest.
 
This rare concert will feature Phil playing an extra-long set of recent material on acoustic guitar and vocals alone. Mount Eerie will commence from 8.30pm each day. Monday’s concert is now sold out, but some last tickets remain for Tuesday here.
 
Also on Tuesday we’re excited to have Protomartyr headline a sold out show at The Dome. There will be no tickets on the door for this one unfortunately and due to a eardrum-related medical issue Sauna Youth have been replaced on the bill with Ireland’s Oh Boland. Bomber Jackets are still primed to open proceedings.
 
If you missed out on tickets for this one, I’d advise getting some tickets for Protomartyr’s next London appearance on May 10th next year at The Scala. Tickets selling fast already.
 
 
 
 
To draw our exceptionally lively week to a close, next Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November we are beside ourselves to welcome back to London the vital force of mind and music that is Ian Svenonius!
 
Ian is hosting two nights of music for us at The Islington with support from The Plan and Mystic Business. Escape-ism is the name under which Ian will be performing his crucial sonic exposés of the self via vocal, guitar, drum machine and cassette tapes. Tickets have been flying out the door for this too, so with only Friday 17 November still on sale, we’d strongly urge you to pick some up in advance to avoid disappointment on the door.
 
Listings and ticket links to all these shows can be found below. I hope you can join us for such an epic discourse in staying out late at night and listening to the best of sounds.
 
 

 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…

SHOPPING
GAUCHE
THE WORLD
Friday 10 November
Kamio, 3 Rivington Street , London, EC2A 3JL
8pm - 2am | £9 | TICKETS 

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!

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

THE WORLD are from Oakland, California. The year is 2017 and The World offer the only glimmers of hope in a city rapidly transforming into a wasteland of artisanal toast and succulent shops right before our very eyes. They've awed all those who have seen them play in San Francisco basements, beach town bars, crowded East Bay lofts - who knew the sight of bongos could be so titillating? And now The World is ready for the world. Their debut LP is all double sax attack, the tremolo of dub guitar, and those spare and sturdy drums, anchored by the gravitational pull of Amber's propulsive bass. Every member of this band feels like the secret weapon, and together, the combination is deadly, the particular alchemy of musicians who voraciously consume music of all kinds. Members have done time in Andy Human and the Reptoids, Rays, Pang, and Penny Machine - devotees of all those will find much to like here. The World's a post-punk band, sure, but they're also a dance group, a wild and revolutionary art collective, sounds from the past catapulted to the future. 'First World Record' is due out October 6th through Upset The Rhythm.
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
MOUNT EERIE
Monday 13 November – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 14 November
St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
MOUNT EERIE is the current project of Phil Elverum. In high school in Anacortes Washington in 1996 Elverum started calling his tapes of self-recorded noise and songs 'The Microphones'. Since then he's produced two decades worth of records that span a wide spectrum from studio heavy atmospheric landscaping to simple raw songs. The Microphones project was nourished by and located within the community of artists around K Records in Olympia in the late 90s/early 2000s, and Phil Elverum's musical ideas were clearly the product of the flood of independent music in the NW during those years.
 
After five albums the project was renamed Mount Eerie just as the Microphones were getting some unexpected attention from the widespread acclaim of 'the Glow pt. 2' (2001). The Mount Eerie recordings got weirder and broader, and Elverum left K Records and began releasing everything himself, ultimately building a self-contained small town operation in Anacortes called P.W. Elverum & Sun. Radical self-sufficiency has been a theme and obsession; all all ages shows and never though a manager or booking agent, always self-recorded, hands on in all details. Mount Eerie's albums have always aimed to push into new territory, both in sound and idea, but the thread of Elverum's voice has remained constant throughout, soft and human amid the wide range of textures and worlds. Often the lyrics have attempted to grapple with big questions, the briefness and the smallness of human life being a running theme. On occasion the music has been called "black metal" (Wind's Poem, 2009), "dream landscape" (Clear Moon, 2012), and "raw and direct" (Lost Wisdom, 2008).
 
The new album, 'A Crow Looked At Me', sounds closer to the latter; minimal instrumentation, no production, clear and heavy words right up front. The difference here is the subject matter. In 2015 Elverum's wife, the French Canadian cartoonist and musician Genevieve Castree, was diagnosed with a bad cancer just after giving birth to their first child. She died a year later. Elverum wrote and recored the album throughout the fall of 2016 in the same room where Genevieve died, using mostly her instruments; her guitar, her bass, her pick, her amp, her old family accordion, writing the words on her paper. The songs are about the brutal details of that experience, from the hospitalisations to the grieving, the specific domestic banalities that become existential in the context of such huge and abrupt loss. These songs are not fun. They are pretty and they are deep, and they find a love that prevails beneath the overwhelming and real sorrow. It is unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie catalog in its unvarnished expressions of personal grief, metaphor-free.
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
ESCAPE-ISM
(Ian Svenonius)
THE PLAN (Nov 17)
MYSTIC BUSINESS (Nov 18)
Friday 17 November
Saturday 18 November – SOLD OUT
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £9 | TICKETS
 
ESCAPE-ISM is a solo project from Ian Svenonius. Svenonius is known for his work in groups The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang, XYZ, Weird War and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group, and Censorship Now! Recognised by Performer Magazine as the "greatest performer on the planet", Svenonius is profound, prophetic, perverse, and poetic. His debut solo album an 'Introduction to Escape-ism' is released through Merge soon, teaming up a drum machine, guitar, cassette player, and a single voice singing out... for a way out. Svenonius' songs cry out for love, justice, redemption and insurrection, they stomp on convention and clobber notions of what music can be. Live, Escape-ism a new paradigm of performance: raw, gestural, idiotic, sublime, revolutionary, poetic, faux naif, unknowing, a drainage pipe that leads to who knows where. 'Introduction to Escape-ism' isn't just the soundtrack for a late-night drive on a lonely interstate, or a platter played to incite abandon at a pajama party with one's pals. It's also a tunnel to tomorrow. It's a mineshaft to the motherlode. It's 100% unadulterated Ian Svenonius.
 
THE PLAN are an evolving post-punk outfit including members who have previously appeared in bands like Wetdog, Private Trousers, Vic Godard and The Subway Sect & The Ghosts. The Plan harness unruly beats with discordant keyboards and guitars then stamp sweet vocal harmonies over the result. Continually celebrating the release of their debut album 'Nervous Energy' on Southend Records they currently play songs from this record alongside the new ones lined up for No 2. (Nov 17th only)
 
MYSTIC BUSINESS are an anarchic beats choir with punk ethos led by artist, composer, and drummer Jenny Moore - bent on inciting progressive politics with spontaneous joy. Jenny Moore (Bas Jan, Charismatic Megafauna) brings the statement, the groove and directed mayhem. Rapture and rage are distilled out of thin air by this 10-piece orchestra of chaos, using drums, tuned percussion and voices. (Nov 18th only)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huge thanks for your valuable time, see you soon I’m sure!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
SHOPPING
GAUCHE
THE WORLD
 Friday 10 November
Kamio, 3 Rivington Street , London, EC2A 3JL
8pm - 2am | £9 | TICKETS
 
MOUNT EERIE
Monday 13 November - SOLD OUT
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 | SOLD OUT
 
ESCAPE-ISM
(Ian Svenonius)
THE PLAN (Nov 17)
MYSTIC BUSINESS (Nov 18)
Friday 17 November
Saturday 18 November – SOLD OUT
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £9 | TICKETS
 
FUTURE ISLANDS
ZACK MEXICO
Monday 20 November - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 21 November - SOLD OUT
Wednesday 22 November
In collaboration with Parallel Lines
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
7pm | TICKETS 
 
ROY MONTGOMERY
ALEXANDER TUCKER

Thursday 23 November
In collaboration with Café OTO
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
SPIRIT FEST
(Tenniscoats & members of The Notwist, Joasihno and Jam Money)
Thursday 7 December
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
RICHARD DAWSON
(Live band show)
Wednesday 20 December
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
DAVID NANCE
Monday 5 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
GUN OUTFIT
Tuesday 20 February
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
PROTOMARTYR
Thursday 10 May
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London, N1 9NL
7pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
 

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Darlene Shrugg LP/CD out now, plus Shopping, Gauche and The World play London next Friday!

Hello there!
 
We’re delighted to share with you our new album from glammed-up, high-intensity rock group Darlene Shrugg. Out now, the band’s self-titled debut album is a concise blast of the sublime. Absorbing then inverting classic rock, this record brims with imaginative production, brash theatricality and uninhibited energy.
 
 
Darlene Shrugg represents a collaborative convergence, featuring Maximilian Turnbull (formerly Slim Twig), Meg Remy (U.S. Girls), Simone TB and Carlyn Bezic & Amanda Crist, also known for their electro-pop project, Ice Cream. This certain alchemy has helped to establish the unique force found on this debut album: four women, one man; four Canadians and an American; collaborations stretching back to nascent high school years; punk exuberance meeting studio finesse.
 
Formed in Toronto in 2013, Darlene Shrugg is a local enigma; Darlene more or less abstains from an internet presence, and its public performances are sporadic at best. This reticent progress continued for a couple of years until last year when Young Guv, of Fucked Up fame, cajoled the band into a studio with engineer-producer Steve Chahley to finally record some of their unabashedly electrifying songs.
 
 
 
These tracks profane, as much as pay tribute to a lineage of foundational bands, arguably stemming from Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper through Thin Lizzy. All of this unfolds in less than half an hour, leaving time for a detour into the sublime with album centrepiece, Strawberry Milk, an interstellar power ballad turned meditation on Eve. ‘Darlene Shrugg’ is available now on LP and CD through Upset The Rhythm, our web shop is primed and ready here: http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/
 
 
 
 
 
OK, let’s step into the live arena. In terms of shows, this past week Upset The Rhythm have been confirming shows left, right and centre.
 
We confirmed a second show for Escape-ism (Ian Svenonius) later this November, plus have new events for Gun Outfit and David Nance booked for February and a newly announced and on sale concert for Protomartyr at The Scala next May. So pleased to have them booked to come back, even before they play for us later this month!
 
 
Our next live show will take place next week on Friday night at Kamio in Old Street. We’re very lucky to have an incredible trio of bands playing! Dazzling post-punks Shopping are headlining in support of their new single ‘The Hype’, whilst Gauche (members of Priests and Downtown Boys) and The World also join the bill.
 
Now that’s one serious lineup, read on for the full tantalising tale. To whet your appetite further why not listen to The World in session recently with Marc Riley, they are beyond brilliant.
 
 
 
 
 

 
If you need further soundtrack suggestions for your life, we returned to the virtual airwaves this week with our second two-hour radio show for CAMP Radio.
 
It’s 120 minutes of our favourite songs (from The Walking Floors to Dip In The Pool), and also features maximal chat and some live recordings from our recent shows for The World, Downtown Boys and John Maus too! Listen here
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…

SHOPPING
GAUCHE
THE WORLD
Friday 10 November
Kamio, 3 Rivington Street , London, EC2A 3JL
8pm - 2am | £9 | TICKETS 

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!

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

THE WORLD are from Oakland, California. The year is 2017 and The World offer the only glimmers of hope in a city rapidly transforming into a wasteland of artisanal toast and succulent shops right before our very eyes. They've awed all those who have seen them play in San Francisco basements, beach town bars, crowded East Bay lofts - who knew the sight of bongos could be so titillating? And now The World is ready for the world. Their debut LP is all double sax attack, the tremolo of dub guitar, and those spare and sturdy drums, anchored by the gravitational pull of Amber's propulsive bass. Every member of this band feels like the secret weapon, and together, the combination is deadly, the particular alchemy of musicians who voraciously consume music of all kinds. Members have done time in Andy Human and the Reptoids, Rays, Pang, and Penny Machine - devotees of all those will find much to like here. The World's a post-punk band, sure, but they're also a dance group, a wild and revolutionary art collective, sounds from the past catapulted to the future. 'First World Record' is due out October 6th through Upset The Rhythm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks endlessly for reading, have the best weekend!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
SHOPPING
GAUCHE
THE WORLD
 Friday 10 November
Kamio, 3 Rivington Street , London, EC2A 3JL
8pm - 2am | £9 | 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 | SOLD OUT
 
ESCAPE-ISM
(Ian Svenonius)
THE PLAN (Nov 17)
MYSTIC BUSINESS (Nov 18)
Friday 17 November
Saturday 18 November – SOLD OUT
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £9 | TICKETS
 
FUTURE ISLANDS
ZACK MEXICO
Monday 20 November - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 21 November - SOLD OUT
Wednesday 22 November
In collaboration with Parallel Lines
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
7pm | TICKETS 
 
ROY MONTGOMERY
ALEXANDER TUCKER

Thursday 23 November
In collaboration with Café OTO
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
SPIRIT FEST
(Tenniscoats & members of The Notwist, Joasihno and Jam Money)
Thursday 7 December
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
RICHARD DAWSON
(Live band show)
Wednesday 20 December
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
DAVID NANCE
Monday 5 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
GUN OUTFIT
Tuesday 20 February
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
PROTOMARTYR
Thursday 10 May
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London, N1 9NL
7pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Debut London show announced for David Nance next February!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

DAVID NANCE
Monday 5 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/421393

DAVID NANCE, Omaha veteran of warble and hiss, returns with Negative Boogie, his new concoction of chug, throb and greasy swagger. For Boogie, Nance trades in his beaten up Tascam 488 for the bullet-proof, glass walls of A.R.C. Studios. Where else can you brew the negative boogie? And what exactly is the negative boogie? Well, it’s a bit like Canned Heat but with Pere Ubu’s queasy rhythms and someone playing five finger fillet with Swell Maps. Ensconced in his ivory tower and soundproof rooms, Nance reached for unlikely weapons to tear down his own lofty experiment. He had his pick of rare guitars, cowbells, steel drums, vintage amps, Crazy Horse microphones, mellotron, and the restless but indefatigable rhythm section of Kevin Donahue and Tom May. They started at sunrise and recorded 15 songs by midnight. Maybe it’s his Midwestern work ethic, maybe he’s a sonic cheapskate. Maybe it’s just the sound of negative boogie.




True to habit, Nance built on scraps and scrapes as his starting point. “Some songs were unused for half a decade, some songs were changed the day before recording and some songs were recycled and reinterpreted from the last album leftovers,” he says. And yet, bits and pieces, false starts and vicious jams, all came together like the cover art collage suggests, to make something he’s never done before – a rock epic. These songs stab and flow into one other like a perfectly orchestrated classic. The songs are drenched with Nance’s most biting and comic lyrics to date, peaking on “D.L.A.T.U.M.F. Blues”. And ripping through the entire thing is the cracked power he yanks out of the guitar, a veritable The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of riffage. This is a departure for Nance. It’s bigger and grander but it’s far from easy music. It’s his Plastic Ono Band, his For Your Pleasure, his fever dream of Rocket from the Tombs. Shredders sit with jangling rockers, manic energy spills into depressive torpor, providing the ultimate record experience: one of power, nuance and emotion. But this of course is only a press release, written by a team of robots using words programmed to seduce you. You knew that, right? Did it work? Whether you are nodding yes or shaking no, it’s safe to say that we are all dancing the negative boogie.

https://davidnance.bandcamp.com

Upset The Rhythm's second radio show!


Taking off again! Listen to our new UTR radio show for CAMP, featuring lots of our fave songs and some recent live recordings of The World, Downtown Boys and John Maus too!



Upset The Rhythm - Episode 2
+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
01. The Walking Floors - Taking Off Again
02. Dorothy Carter - Dulcimer Medley
03. Mourning Phase - Ring Out The Bells
04. Thirteen Moons - Origins
05. Linda C - Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
06. Nocturnal Emissions - Down The Sink
07. Fifty Foot Hose - Cauldron
08. Normil Hawaiians - Words Are Not Enough
09. John Maus - Live at Upset The Rhythm
10. Jancis Harvey - Three Jolly Rogues
11. Claire Hamill - My Sentiments
12. High Tide - Walking Down The Outlook
13. Cecil Taylor - Lena
14. DNA - New New
15. The Door And The Window - Subculture Fashion Slaves
16. The World - Live at Upset The Rhythm
17. Die Tödliche Doris - Pantoffeltieramobe
18. Rhino 39 - Prolixin Stomp
19. Shin Joong Hyun / Golden Grapes - Please Don’t Bother Me Anymore
20. Hatfield And The North - Shaving Is Boring
21. Indoor Life - Blue Grey Green
22. Annette Peacock - Disparate X’s
23. Ruth White - No Wings (Without Imagination / No Desire For Flight)
24. Downtown Boys - Live at Upset The Rhythm
25. Freshly Wrapped Candies - Spring Thing
26. Mike & Lal Waterson - Fine Horseman
27. Franco Battiato - Areknames
28. JD Emmanuel - Part II, Prayer
29. Dip In The Pool - View

www.upsettherhythm.co.uk

Friday, 27 October 2017

Protomartyr return next May with their biggest London show to date!








Upset The Rhythm presents…

PROTOMARTYR
Thursday 10 May
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London, N1 9NL

* Tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 1st November!

PROTOMARTYR return to London next May for their biggest show yet! 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 brand new album entitled 'Relatives In Descent’, out now through Domino. This show follows on from the band’s long sold out Tufnell Park Dome show planned for next month.

Praise for Relatives In Descent:

“Political, environmental, epistemological, social, familial and individual anxieties fuel the latest songs by Protomartyr, a band from Detroit that has been reclaiming the jagged, muscular dissonances of post-punk for 21st-century America.” The New York Times (Album of the Week)

“Sensational, bloodied but unbowed post-punk” The Guardian 5*

"Brooding and abrasive, the Detroit post-punk group's new LP isn't for the faint of heart - but beauty lies in its 12 knotty, pummeling tunes." Entertainment Weekly

"Over the course of four full-length albums, the Detroit-based band has produced a collection of lyrically dense, deeply philosophical (and usually very loud) songs that grapple with some of life's thorniest questions: What does it mean to be human? What is truth? What is the nature of good and evil?" NPR Music

“Masters at articulating a detached sense of anger and disgust” Uncut 8/10

"Is there any guitar band quite as raw as Protomartyr? Closer to Swans or Glenn Branca than their peers, Protomartyr stack simple sounds into a churning, impenetrable wave of kinetic energy." SPIN

“A brilliant record – Protomartyr’s best” Loud & Quiet 10/10 Album of the Week

"Oustanding” The Line of Best Fit (9/10, Album of the Week)

 “Detroit post-punks hit a new peak – their best record yet” Q 4*

"Truly one of America’s finest rock bands at this moment." Bandcamp

 “A masterpiece” DIY 4*

 “Protomartyr at their most unsettling and their most accessible” Stereogum

“Bold, brash and unwavering” NME 4*

“Well-timed rock and roll that tries to make sense of the ever-changing nature of the present” Noisey

 “Breathtaking” Drowned in Sound 9/10

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Gun Outfit make a welcome return to London this Febraury!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

GUN OUTFIT
Tuesday 20 February
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | https://www.wegottickets.com/event/420213

Like a stone eroded by years in the arroyo, Gun Outfit’s enveloping “Western expanse” aesthetic of guitar levitations and honky-tonk hexes has become gradually smoother over time. Their fifth LP ranks as their most brutally beautiful statement yet. Drawing from mythologies both classical and postmodern, Out of Range builds a world in which Brueghel, St. Augustine, and the goddess Cybele ride with John Ford, Samuel Beckett, and Wallace Stevens on a Orphic-Gnostic suicide drive towards the hallucinatory vanishing points of the Southwestern desert, debating the denouement of the decaying American dream.
https://gunoutfit.bandcamp.com/


Monday, 23 October 2017

Carla dal Forno this Tuesday in London, Shopping coming up soon!

Hello everyone!
 
Firstly huge thanks for coming out last week to see Priests, Downtown Boys and Big Joanie. It was such a treat to see all three bands play together and I trust you had as much fun as we did.
 
Here we are bending your ear with a quick reminder about our upcoming Carla dal Forno concert this Tuesday at the Shacklewell Arms. Carla’s music swirls with gothic sensibility and meditative majesty, an electronic dark pop melancholy brimming with dubbed-out atmospherics. Joining Carla in celebrating the release of her new EP on Blackest Ever Black will be Protection Spells, known for their imagist pop and gnostic ambience. Tickets cost £8 and we will have a limited amount available on the door from 8pm.
 
Read on for the whole story, including our future write-up for our Shopping, Gauche (members of Priests and Downtown Boys) and The World concert at Kamio on Friday 10 November!
 
 
 
 
Since we last talked Upset The Rhythm have confirmed a brand new show for Spirit Fest, an impromptu super group of bewitching avant pop talents in the shape of Tenniscoats, Markus from The Notwist and members of Jam Money and Joasihno too. This one off concert will take place on December 7th, so ring that date with a highlighter! We’re also very pleased to announce a second show for Ian Svenonius (Escape-ism) on November 17th at The Islington too, now that’s what we call by pop demand!
 
The World’s debut tour of Europe starts tonight in Nottingham too, so what better excuse do we need to share their awesome tour poster with you again, go see them shake up some funk in a town near you imminently.
 
 

 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents...
 
CARLA DAL FORNO
PROTECTION SPELLS
Tuesday 24 October
The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB
8pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
CARLA DAL FORNO specialises in obliquely confessional dispatches from the edge zones of feeling. Her new EP 'The Garden' marks both a refinement of the dub-damaged, inward-looking bedsit pop essayed on her 2016 debut album 'You Know What It's Like', and an evolutionary leap. More than anything, it represents the full flowering of an effortlessly brilliant and uniquely resourceful songwriter, singer and producer - one with the uncanny gift of creating music which feels immediately as though you've known it, or it's known you, all your life. While there is warmth and intimacy to come, The Garden opens with a cold hard stare: 'We Shouldn't Have To Wait', an unexpectedly confrontational companion piece, or response, to her own first single and calling card, 'Fast Moving Cars'. This is not a dazed reverie, but forceful, fatalistic, void-chasing drone-rock led by a stalking, venus-in-furs bassline that levels everything in its path. No longer gazing from afar at fast moving cars, but behind the wheel of one, driving pretty recklessly. No particular destination in mind, but impatient to get there. New EP The Garden (out Oct 6th on Blackest Ever Black) is a compact masterpiece from a remarkable artist who - frighteningly, excitingly - has only just begun to hit her stride.
 
PROTECTION SPELLS are a London based band making minimalist pop music. Brought together in 2016 by their mutual love of each other, they spend their time bleaching runes into t-shirts and trying to figure out if Imagism can be applied to music. Their music has been described as "a witch in an echo chamber" and "like a shrine maiden with the irritability of a kitten".
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…

SHOPPING
GAUCHE
THE WORLD
Friday 10 November
Kamio, 3 Rivington Street , London, EC2A 3JL
8pm - 2am | £9 | TICKETS 

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!

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

THE WORLD are from Oakland, California. The year is 2017 and The World offer the only glimmers of hope in a city rapidly transforming into a wasteland of artisanal toast and succulent shops right before our very eyes. They've awed all those who have seen them play in San Francisco basements, beach town bars, crowded East Bay lofts - who knew the sight of bongos could be so titillating? And now The World is ready for the world. Their debut LP is all double sax attack, the tremolo of dub guitar, and those spare and sturdy drums, anchored by the gravitational pull of Amber's propulsive bass. Every member of this band feels like the secret weapon, and together, the combination is deadly, the particular alchemy of musicians who voraciously consume music of all kinds. Members have done time in Andy Human and the Reptoids, Rays, Pang, and Penny Machine - devotees of all those will find much to like here. The World's a post-punk band, sure, but they're also a dance group, a wild and revolutionary art collective, sounds from the past catapulted to the future. 'First World Record' is due out October 6th through Upset The Rhythm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Talk again soon! Thanks for your time!
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
CARLA DAL FORNO
PROTECTIVE SPELLS
Tuesday 24 October
The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB
8pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
JOHN MAUS
GARY WAR
Thursday 26 October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS
7.30pm | SOLD OUT

JOHN MAUS
THE WORLD
GARY WAR
 Friday 27 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £12 | SOLD OUT
 
SHOPPING
GAUCHE
THE WORLD
 Friday 10 November
Kamio, 3 Rivington Street , London, EC2A 3JL
8pm - 2am | £9 | 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 | SOLD OUT
 
ESCAPE-ISM
(Ian Svenonius)
Friday 17 November
Saturday 18 November – SOLD OUT
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £9 | TICKETS
 
FUTURE ISLANDS
Monday 20 November - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 21 November - SOLD OUT
Wednesday 22 November
In collaboration with Parallel Lines
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
7pm | TICKETS 
 
ROY MONTGOMERY
ALEXANDER TUCKER

Thursday 23 November
In collaboration with Café OTO
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
SPIRIT FEST
(Tenniscoats & members of The Notwist, Joasihno and Jam Money)
Thursday 7 December
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
RICHARD DAWSON
(Live band show)
Wednesday 20 December
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £15 | TICKETS