Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Check those coupons! Listen to The World's new track 'Hot Shopper'!





We're besides ourselves to share with you this new song from The World this morning! The World are five people from Oakland, California who write rambunctious dance music with a post punk tool kit and an insightful yet short attention span! 'Hot Shopper' is taken from the bands debut album out October 9th on Upset The Rhythm.

Available to pre-order here now!

Full European tour dates to come imminently!
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Friday, 15 September 2017

Gen Pop's debut 7" (UTR100) is released today, plus news of our Sunday concert for Amor, Bamboo and Middex!

 
Morning all!
 
Our record label is 100 releases old today! Thank you for tagging along with us on this epic detour from conventional entertainment. Back in 2004 we were a nervous bunch, sending off to the Czech Republic for 500 black/white 10”s with the best intentions.
 
This 100th record milestone was never envisaged, even by the twinkliest of eyes, and it’s only because of your incredible support that we’ve ended up here. Every time you buy a record from us it helps to fund all our future endeavors, so let us congratulate you for being part of our past, present and future!
 
 
UTR100 takes the form of this very brightly coloured and brightly sounding debut 7” from Olympia, WA’s Gen Pop. Gen Pop play a fervent noise punk for this overstretched human era, spilling with impassioned vocals, needling guitars, winding energy and air-tight rhythms. They write ballads of confused ability, riotous stompers decrying plutocracy, and embrace all that still bands us together as alive!
 
Featuring Ian Corrigan and Maryjane Dunphe from VEXX, it’s a pleasure to continue our relationship with both of them through this very special release. Gen Pop’s debut 7” is available in all good record shops from today and also directly though our webshop here too.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In terms of upcoming concerts, our next must see/hear event falls this Sunday at The Islington featuring an exclusive debut London performance from avant-disco rapture masters Amor. Featuring a host of musical luminaries including Richard Youngs, Luke Fowler, Michael Francis Duch and Paul Thomson, Amor twist electronics, congas and vocals into a blissful invocation. Check out their recent Night School 12” for all the evidence you’d ever need of their transcendental brilliance.
 
In support we have an evocative paradise of sound courtesy of Bamboo and the twitchy minimalist clout of Middex too. Read on for everything you need to know, so excited for Sunday!
 
 
 

 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
AMOR
BAMBOO
MIDDEX
Sunday 17 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
AMOR, a new quartet based largely in Glasgow, consisting of Richard Youngs, Luke Fowler, Michael Francis Duch and Paul Thomson. AMOR is a master-class in blissful, searching, avant-disco fuelled by telepathic ensemble playing and an untouchable, higher joy. With a life-giving force that's found in the balance between hefty, bass-thick kicks and crisp percussion, an elastic double bass that lends a bounce to proceedings and floating piano chords that recall a warped take on Philadelphia International Records, a live AMOR performance is a ritual of dance, of togetherness. Fowler’s subtle electronic touches set up some of the most open-hearted, love-infected vocals Richard Youngs has ever set to tape. Guided through various drops and ecstatic highs by ceaselessly inventive rhythm composition, the listener is elevated to several plains, to different levels and spirits. Richard Youngs has a 140+ long discography covering any number of musics often invented by Youngs himself, while Luke Fowler is an award winning film-maker and visual artist, as well as an electronic musician in his own right. Paul Thomson is a drummer and percussionist with Franz Ferdinand and The Yummy Fur and Michael Francis Duch is a double bassist based in Norway with deep roots in the world of improvisation and minimalist composition. AMOR's debut 12" Paradise / In Love An Arc surfaced earlier this year to rapturous acclaim on Night School, but the merging of minds in a space, locked in to the collective sound is where this music really breathes. This is a rare chance to be part of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQpE8Aqb32U

BAMBOO is the sublime project from Nick Carlisle (of Peepholes, Don't Argue) and Rachel Horwood (of Trash Kit, Halo Halo). Their music is vivid and deeply poignant, locking into a magnetic attraction between Rachel's flawlessly resonant folk cadence and Nick's pristine synth pop production. Bamboo’s second studio album, The Dragon Flies Away, was released in May on Upset The Rhythm on LP, CD and digitally. The Dragon Flies Away tells a story loosely associated with the Hannya demon mask of Noh theatre plays such as Dojoji, and reflects the range of emotion the Hannya mask is capable of displaying: obsession, jealousy, sorrow and rage. The album presents its story in two acts and is presented with a gatefold sleeve and lyric / artwork sheet. Horwood’s evocative paintings are given centre stage with the packaging, allowing the album's story to grow beyond sound, making the journey all the more immersive.
http://www.bamboosongs.co.uk/

MIDDEX trades in suburban deliberation and galactic musings. This is outer space hidden in the outer boroughs plastered over the flat thump of frosted Perspex hearts. Check out his lathe cut 7”s out now on Polytechnic Youth.
http://polytechnicyouth.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you (x 100) for spending your time with us,
Looking forward to Sunday!
Upset The Rhythm
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
AMOR
BAMBOO
MIDDEX
Sunday 17 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
TV CRIME
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
 
CARLA DAL FORNO
PROTECTIVE SPELLS
Tuesday 24 October
The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB
8pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
JOHN MAUS
THE WORLD
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 | 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
 
RICHARD DAWSON
(Live band show)
Wednesday 20 December
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £15 | TICKETS
 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Show spotlight - Shannon And The Clams will be playing London next month!



Upset The Rhythm presents…

SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
TV CRIME

Monday 9 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ

SHANNON & THE CLAMS are from Oakland, California and comprise of Shannon Shaw (vocals, bass), Cody Blanchard (vocals, guitar), and Ian Amberson (drums, vocals). Sounding like a prom band from 1964 getting dosed with acid and having the sweetest lovelorn freak out, Shannon And The Clams defy expectations. Imagine a brawling Etta James, backed up by the 13th Floor Elevators singing Shangri La's tunes. Shannon has a voice that can go from a sweet girl group croon to a bluesy ballsy growl before you realize you're headed for the (dance) floor. It's total punk rock bop, brimming with doo-wop glory delivered to your door by the Homecoming Queen and Kings of weirdo rock 'n' roll. What started as an open mic project for a shy, young Shannon to try out some tunes ended with the Clams meeting and forming a band. Many have said to have been possessed by thee (eerily similar at times) haunted howls and beautiful growls of their two lead vocalists, hypnotized by their heavy heartbeats, and mesmerized by their magical music. Your ears may become infested with a real Buddy Holly jolly kinda joy (oh boy) while you stutter along to a hiccupy song. Take a scratch and a sniff at these stickers and get bit by their bad-brained snarls. It's always Christmas (if you want it). It's your party time, and it's excellent. Cry-yi-yi if you want to, but be sure to surf a splish-splash with a laugh later. Recent album, 'Gone by the Dawn' (Hardly Art) is monumental; immense, magnificent, and unforgettable. Shannon and the Clams have pioneered their way into a lonesome land where the past still lives in the long shadows of a hot afternoon, where whispering spirits follow high along canyon walls, and if you sink your fingers into the dusty hard-packed earth you pull out hands smeared with blood.
http://shannonandtheclams.com/

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.
https://tvcrime.bandcamp.com/
 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Lowtide tonight and Robert Sotelo this Friday!

Morning all!
Giant thanks for coming out to see Laraaji and Deerhoof these last few days, both truly transportive events I’m sure you’d agree. What an amazing world of sound we are so lucky to live in! Today’s communiqué is just a quick reminder about our other two must see/hear events coming up this week.
Tonight we touch down at The Islington for a night of shoegaze sonics and sublime pop sensibility from Australia’s Lowtide and fellow Londoners Ice Baths. It’s going to be fantastic, I hope you can join us.
Then on Friday night we’re celebrating Robert Sotelo’s brand new album ‘Cusp’ with a party at New River Studios in Manor House. Sotelo & band will perform taking their songs to ever-manic new levels plus they’ll also be joined by the wondrous talents of Clementine March and Pozi too.
Tickets for both events are a bargainous £5 and will be available on the door and in advance from the ticket links below.
 
We’ll leave you today with the news that we’ve just announced and put onsale a new concert for Carla Dal Forno at The Shackewell Arms on October 24th.
Carla makes brilliant dub-damaged bedsit pop and will have a new EP entitled ‘The Garden’ dropping on Blackest Ever Black early next month.
One for the diaries then! Read on for all and more…

 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
LOWTIDE
ICE BATHS
Tuesday 5 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £5.00 | TICKETS 
LOWTIDE's murmurs have been growing of late. The shimmering vocal exchanges between Lucy Buckeridge and Giles Simon and their unique dual bass lines are pivotal to their shoegaze sonics. These hazy vocals and swirling guitar effects are given room to breathe as the band masterfully exploit rhythm and space. Australian fans have been enjoying all of this since 2014 - as well as a cover of Asylum Party's 'Julia' in 2015. Here in the UK we only got the record last August - and it's been spinning on our stereo regularly since then. 2016 was a breakthrough year for the dream pop / indie pop / shoegaze specialists who received critical acclaim for their inaugural long-player including in Rough Trade's renowned 'Albums Of The Year' list whilst also having amassed 4 and 4.5 star reviews in many of their homeland of Australia's magazines, and a string of sold out shows.
https://lowtidemelbourne.bandcamp.com/

ICE BATHS are a London based Calgary scene inspired post-punk 4 piece. Heavily indebted to Women, Viet Cong as well as Swell Maps, Deerhunter, Chad VanGaalen etc. Ice Baths attempt at finding that often elusive middle ground between pop sensibilities and self-gratifying indulgence.
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
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
ROBERT SOTELO is the nom de plume of Andrew Doig, a 36 year old serial musician originally from Peterborough, UK. Andrew's middle name is Robert, whilst Sotelo is his mother's maiden name. Using this alter ego he's been able to write and record the twelve songs that make up his debut solo record 'Cusp' (released on September 1st though Upset The Rhythm). Sotelo plays every instrument on the album and recorded and edited it with long term friend John Hannon throughout 2016 at No Studios in Rayleigh, Essex. Sotelo's verdant world of sound is at once intimate, choosing to build songs up from ambitious layers of instrumentation into miniature psych pop overtures of genuine sincerity of feeling. Very much grounded in that particular forward-facing strain of mid-60s rock that edged towards Sgt Pepper, Sotelo's music owes as much to Davies and McCartney's unashamed belief in melody as it does to the uncertainty and confusion that comes with mid-thirties existentialism. 'Cusp' is an album that explores the individual in a post-social life era, with Sotelo starting the project initially as an attempt to re-engage with the people he used to know, without relying on nostalgia as a common bond. From this worthy spark of a plan, he's created something grand and compelling, a vast tapestry of songs that stand up and sound afresh.
https://soundcloud.com/robert-sotelo-3

CLEMENTINE MARCH was born in France, and musically trained in Brazil, now as a Londoner she writes songs and instrumentals that cross language and genre borders, mashing raw rock sounds, pastoral pop compositions and Brazilian influences with her experience of playing with, to name a few excellent co-conspirators, Snapped Ankles, Julien Gasc, Mega Bog, Pollyanna Valentine, and her own previous band, Water Babies.
https://clementinemarchofficiall.bandcamp.com/

POZI are a new London-based trio and brainchild of Toby Burroughs formerly of Totem (Moshi Moshi Records). Synth-like electric violin weaves through rampant drums and stomping bass, filling your headspace with sparse, angular energy. Their unique world will hypnotize you - it can be manic, fun and unnerving but will get you moving!
 
Thanks as ever for reading! See you later!
Upset The Rhythm
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
LOWTIDE
ICE BATHS
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
AMOR
BAMBOO
MIDDEX
Sunday 17 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
TV CRIME
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
CARLA DAL FORNO
PROTECTION SPELLS
Tuesday 24 October
The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB
8pm | £8 | TICKETS
JOHN MAUS
THE WORLD
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 | 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
RICHARD DAWSON
(Live band show)
Wednesday 20 December
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £15 | TICKETS

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Rattle's UK tour starts today!

Rattle's tour of the UK with Myles Manley starts today! Look out! Go see them play near you imminently!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Robert Sotelo's debut album out today, plus Laraaji and Lowtide in London!

 
Good afternoon!
 
What a fine Friday this is for Robert Sotelo’s debut album to stroll out into the first faint moments of autumn. Robert Sotelo is the nom de plume of Andrew Doig, a 36 year old serial musician originally from Peterborough, UK.
 
Andrew’s middle name is Robert, whilst Sotelo is his mother’s maiden name. Using this alter ego he’s been able to write and record the twelve songs that make up the debut solo record ‘Cusp’ that we’re releasing today on 180g transparent vinyl and digitally too.
 
 
Sotelo’s verdant world of sound is at once intimate, choosing to build songs up from ambitious layers of instrumentation into miniature psych pop overtures of genuine sincerity of feeling. Very much grounded in that particular forward-facing strain of mid-60s rock that edged towards Sgt Pepper, Sotelo’s music owes as much to Davies and McCartney’s unashamed belief in melody as it does to the uncertainty and confusion that comes with mid-thirties existentialism.
 
‘Cusp’ is an album that explores the individual in a post-social life era, with Sotelo starting the project initially as an attempt to re-engage with the people he used to know, without relying on nostalgia as a common bond. From this worthy spark of a plan, he’s created something grand and compelling, a vast tapestry of songs that stand up and sound afresh.
 
 
To celebrate we're sharing a brand new video from the album today, ahead of our two London concerts with the band next week! ‘Bronte Paths’ is a homespun wonder-pop touchstone, its insistent rhythm and vocal line embedding into your very core, sounding more like a rediscovered gem than a contemporary song.
 
‘Cusp’ is available in all great record shops as of now, you are also able to purchase a copy from us directly through our web shop here.
 
 
 
Read on for our newly announced show listing for Roy Montgomery and Alexander Tucker in November, plus our full programme of events, including details on tomorrow’s special Laraaji concert in Kilburn and next Tuesday’s show for Lowtide and Ice Baths at The Islington. From shimmering gongs to shimmering shoegaze!
 
Monday’s Deerhoof event at Village Underground is now sold out by the way. Thanks as always for spending your time with us.
 

 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
LARAAJI
(Performing two sets with an interval)
Saturday 2 September
The Tin Tabernacle
12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, London, NW6 5BA
7pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
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 Nio (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.
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
LOWTIDE
ICE BATHS
Tuesday 5 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £5.00 | TICKETS 
 
LOWTIDE's murmurs have been growing of late. The shimmering vocal exchanges between Lucy Buckeridge and Giles Simon and their unique dual bass lines are pivotal to their shoegaze sonics. These hazy vocals and swirling guitar effects are given room to breathe as the band masterfully exploit rhythm and space. Australian fans have been enjoying all of this since 2014 - as well as a cover of Asylum Party's 'Julia' in 2015. Here in the UK we only got the record last August - and it's been spinning on our stereo regularly since then. 2016 was a breakthrough year for the dream pop / indie pop / shoegaze specialists who received critical acclaim for their inaugural long-player including in Rough Trade's renowned 'Albums Of The Year' list whilst also having amassed 4 and 4.5 star reviews in many of their homeland of Australia's magazines, and a string of sold out shows.
https://lowtidemelbourne.bandcamp.com/

ICE BATHS are a London based Calgary scene inspired post-punk 4 piece. Heavily indebted to Women, Viet Cong as well as Swell Maps, Deerhunter, Chad VanGaalen etc. Ice Baths attempt at finding that often elusive middle ground between pop sensibilities and self-gratifying indulgence.
 
 
 
 
 
Have a brilliant weekend!
Upset The Rhythm
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
LARAAJI
(Performing two sets with an interval)
Saturday 2 September
The Tin Tabernacle
12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, London, NW6 5BA
7pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
DEERHOOF
LE TON MITÉ
ROBERT SOTELO
Monday 4 September
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ
7.30pm |  £14 | SOLD OUT
 
LOWTIDE
ICE BATHS
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
 
AMOR
BAMBOO
MIDDEX
UPSET THE RHYTHM DJs
Sunday 17 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
TV CRIME
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
 
JOHN MAUS
THE WORLD
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 | 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
 
RICHARD DAWSON
(Live band show)
Wednesday 20 December
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £15 | TICKETS
 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

New show announced for... Roy Montgomery and Alexander Tucker!


Upset The Rhythm & Cafe OTO present…

ROY MONTGOMERY
ALEXANDER TUCKER

Thursday 23 November
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £10 | https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/roy-montgomery/

ROY MONTGOMERY is a guitarist and academic from New Zealand. Across an array of peerless solo and collaborative releases on labels like Kranky, Siltbreeze and VHF he is the architect of a widescreen drone aesthetic exploring psychedelic abstraction and pastoral minimalism that has proved to be highly influential. A key protagonist in the Christchurch 80s noise rock scene, his minimalist post-punk band The Pin Group were the first act to release on Flying Nun and lead to other explorations in short-lived drone project The Shallows and the gloriously open-ended freedoms of noise pop outfit Dadamah. After a quiet spell, Montgomery returned in the late 90s, producing towering spires of guitar lines that exposed fragility between the strums. With his solo releases and in collaboration with Flying Saucer Attack, Bardo Pond (Hash Jar Tempo), and Chris Heaphy (Dissolve), his focus shifted from the truth-mining of rock music to epic celestialism. His ambitious yet humble tracks outstrip their origins, and Montgomery toured the world sitting cross-legged on the floor, playing twenty-plus-minute compositions.

A long period of silence followed, marked only with a split album with Grouper (who lists Montgomery as a primary influence), involvement in Torlesse Super Group, and a couple of thematic variations serving as soundtracks for films. He unexpectedly re-emerged in 2016 with R M H Q (also know as Roy Montgomery’s Headquarters) on Grapefruit/Ba Da Bing, four albums of new material released simultaneously that marked a return to his distinctive pastoral guitar style but added the rare sound of his singing voice. Like all of his catalogue listening to his work is a visceral experience with repeating phrases swelling and decaying, immersing the listener in the cyclical narrative of his compositions.
https://vimeo.com/187847766

ALEXANDER TUCKER is a British avant-pop chamber drone artist who has released solo albums on ATP and Thrill Jockey, he’s also the cosmic guitarist in Grumbling Fur. His live shows fuse self-harmonizing vocal performances with tone generators and looped instrumentation to create a bewildering feast for the senses that seems to tap the wyrd canon of English psychedelia as much as the melodic reverie of contemporary electronic and drone music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSq34FX_nG0

Nap Eyes London show tomorrow & Laraaji this Saturday!

 
Hey everyone!
 
We have two events coming up in the next few days that are so great we had to remind you about them both. Tomorrow night we find ourselves at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club for an evening of elegant slacker rock and purity of vision. The fantastically intoxicating Nap Eyes will be making an appearance playing lots of new songs from their new album in the works alongside sets from H. Grimace and Garden Centre too.
 
To say we’re looking forward would be an understatement, get ready and primed for the raucous ramble and conversational jams.
 
 
This Saturday we’re also very lucky to bring the truly inimitable Laraaji to Kilburn’s Tin Tabernacle. With decades of new age minimalism and cosmic drone under his belt, Laraaji will be delivering up his hymnal transcendence throughout two separate sets of shimmering metallics. Sounds like it’ll be very special indeed.
 
We have tickets available for both of those shows linked below and if you care to read on full listings too.
 
 
 
 
 
Yesterday, we were overjoyed to announce the return of John Maus back to London this October too. Toting a new live band and a brand new album entitled ‘Screen Memories’, John will perform an energising live set at Tufnell Park’s Dome on Oct 27th and joining him on the bill are Oakland, California’s post-punk revolutionaries The World.
 
I’m sure you’re as excited as we are, tickets on sale now and flying out of the door! Full details to follow…

 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
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 | £8.00 | TICKETS
 
NAP EYES hail from Nova Scotia and make crooked, literate guitar pop refracted through the gray Halifax rain. Recorded live to tape with no overdubs, their songs are equal parts shambling and sophisticated, with one eye on the dirt and one trained on the starry firmament, inhabiting a skewed world where odes to NASA and the Earth's magnetic field coexist easily with lyrics about insomnia and drinking too much. In the world of Nap Eyes, workaday details punctuate (and puncture) cosmic concerns, as songwriter, singer, and rhythm guitarist Nigel Chapman wrestles with air and angels, struggling (and often failing) to reconcile the Romantic rifts, both real and imagined, that define our lives: between chaos and order; solipsism and fellowship; the anxiety of social (dis)orders both big and small; and the various intersections and oppositions of religion, art, and science. It's the sound of being young and alive in the city, a tenuous and impermanent counterpoise of recklessness and anxiety, archness and earnestness. Following the reissue of their 2014 debut 'Whine of the Mystic' on Paradise of Bachelors, Nap Eyes released an album of all-new material entitled 'Thought Rock Fish Scale' last year, following that up with two incredible London shows!
https://napeyes.bandcamp.com/

H. GRIMACE are a London-based quartet with a penchant for exhilarating rock music, having released their debut album this year it looks set to cement their status as one of the UK’s brightest prospects. Ripping between shoegaze and post-punk influences, H. Grimace are a no-holds-barred explosion of sound and energy, the foundations of which are laid by the integral guitar pairing of Marcus Brown and Hannah Gledhill, from Yorkshire and Melbourne respectively. Debut LP 'Self Architect’ is out now on Opposite Number records and has received glowing reviews.
https://h-grimace.bandcamp.com/

GARDEN CENTRE is a band formed out of necessity. The specific function of the band was to tell the story of a group of people who found themselves drawn to an abandoned plant nursery in southern England. The band hoped that their messages were transmitted efficiently, broadcast via audio in the form of their debut album 'Garden Centre’. With this task well and truly complete, the members of Garden Centre have become distracted. Some members still obsess over semi-rural boredom and exploration. Others have the audacity to write love songs. The most cretinous members opt to write about energy drinks exclusively. Their distracted and unfocused efforts come to the fore in their new album 'Monster Energy'.
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
LARAAJI
(Performing two sets with an interval)
Saturday 2 September
The Tin Tabernacle
12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, London, NW6 5BA
7pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
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 Nio (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.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for your time, see you tomorrow!
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
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
 
LARAAJI
(Performing two sets with an interval)
Saturday 2 September
The Tin Tabernacle
12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, London, NW6 5BA
7pm | £12.50 | 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
ICE BATHS
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
 
AMOR
BAMBOO
MIDDEX
UPSET THE RHYTHM DJs
Sunday 17 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
TV CRIME
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
 
JOHN MAUS
THE WORLD
Friday 27 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
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 | 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 
 
RICHARD DAWSON
(Live band show)
Wednesday 20 December
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £15 | TICKETS