Friday, 23 September 2016

Grumbling Fur and Sauna Youth shows in London next week, plus new Kristin Hersh concert announced!


Hello again!

Huge thanks to all of you for coming out this last week to support our Kate Carr, Pega Monstro and Terry shows. Next week is also a busy one for Upset The Rhythm as we have two more shows on! On Tuesday we’re hosting an evening at OSLO for the truly sublime Grumbling Fur, whose new album is a swirling world of perfect pop head-warps. In support we’re very lucky to have Dan Hayhurst of Sculpture performing a solo set too. Then next Saturday we’re welcoming Sauna Youth home from their vastly awesome US tour with a concert planned at Kamio (formerly the Red Gallery). David West, Score and Middex will also be playing that one, plus General Echo Soundsystem will be holding down the decks all night, tops! Full details on both of those winners to follow, plus ticket available for both too, links below.



Today, we’re also ecstatic to announce a further Kristin Hersh show after her first one has sold out so quickly! Popular demand demanding it and all that! So, if you haven’t got a ticket already, Wednesday 23rd November is the new date for this additional show at St John on Bethnal Green. Tickets now onsale here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/376510




\\\\\     TUESDAY     /////



GRUMBLING FUR
DAN HAYHURST
Tuesday 27 September
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

GRUMBLING FUR is the joint manifestation of Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan which, since 2011, has birthed a series of increasingly focussed albums of psychedelic pop. Shaping their sound are some long-standing shared musical affections, a polyglot music encompassing orchestrated poptones, collage, dub and beat-making as well as experimental and drone elements: touchtones might include Faust, Arthur Russell, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Moondog, Michael Nyman, Gate, Syd Barrett, Stereolab, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Ashtray Navigations, Cc Hennix and Madlib.
 
2016 is a already a year of intense activity for Tucker and O’Sullivan outside of Grumbling Fur: Tucker’s latest comic was featured in Art Review, a full publication, World In The Force, is due soon on Breakdown Press, along with a new solo album. O’Sullivan has been at the core of the wildly successful This Heat reconstitution, and with Massimo Pupillo of Zu recently released Laniakea. As part of Ulver, he released ATGCLVLSSCAP, a pan-zodiacal excursion in sound, and imminently there’ll be a new album from Æthenor (a collaboration between O’Sullivan, Steve Noble and Stephen O’Malley). In the guise of the Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra, Tucker and O’Sullivan have just released a 12” of ROSE, their collaborative piece with Turner Prize-nominee Mark Titchner, who in turn produced the artwork for forthcoming GF album, ‘Furfour’. There’ve also been a series of live collaborations with Charlemagne Palestine.

New album, ‘Furfour’, is a record that’s the sum of a dizzying array of creative projects. It’s an album whose warm heart is shaped, say Grumbling Fur, by birth, loss, friendship, death, those things that happen to us all. Yet as ever with this duo, it’s altered through fantasy and sci-fi, Carlos Castenada, shamanic mind warp, house ghosts and meditation. It’s a curious, generous-hearted and organic-sounding record that has its mood set by the easy harmonising of O’Sullivan and Tucker’s voices as they oat melodiously above clackering rhythms of "Milky Light," strings as celestial beings in "Silent Plans," scraps of half-heard spiritual texts and, conversely, the synth pop banger of "Acid Ali Khan" which sounds, as one writer once summed up Grumbling Fur, “like Depeche Mode in a stone circle”. ‘Furfour’ is out on September 16th on Thrill Jockey records, release party anyone?
https://www.facebook.com/grumblingfur/ 

DAN HAYHURST, sonic section of AV duo, Sculpture, performs structurally unstable material from his new solo LP, Critter Party, assimilating elements of technological psychedelia, noise, media collage and shape shifting electronics. This is music that operates at the point where patterns emerge from chaos (or perhaps the point of disintegration). Emotional and direct performance is skewed through a matrix of tape decks, samplers and electronic instruments. Warped guitar and percussion moiré meet fragments of media detritus and electronic sound. Post-criticality... critters just want to party.




\\\\\     NEXT SATURDAY     /////



SAUNA YOUTH
DAVID WEST
SCORE
MIDDEX
GENERAL ECHO SOUNDSYSTEM
(Black Time / DJ Set)
Saturday 1 October
Kamio, 3 Rivington Street , London, EC2A 3JL
8pm | £7 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/372161

SAUNA YOUTH 
are an evolving band of future humans making truly irregular punk, not quite comparable to anything else. "Weird" is a meaningless platitude and "art punk" is a classifier that shouldn't be required. Consisting of Boon (drums, vocals), Pines (guitar), Ecke (vocals, sampler) and Mince (bass), Sauna Youth are a punk band that's happy to embrace all of the contradictions that go along with that notion. On paper, Sauna Youth sound considered - live, they can barely be contained. They are at times furious, unstoppable and severe, with the sampler wailing like an alarm coming from a parallel universe - then chugging, poppy, harmonious and fun. Forever loud. Last year’s totemic ‘Distractions’ album (Upset The Rhythm) is a record that feels instinctive and natural, flowing freely from a band that have come to terms with the sum of its parts. This jam-packed show welcomes back Sauna Youth to their hometown following on from their debut US tour this month.
http://lostinidea.blogspot.co.uk/                  

DAVID WEST draws inspiration from free-thinking artists of the past and present on his new polyphonic platter (‘Peace or Love’), from soft indie strumming and free soundscapes, to disco and soul-pop. West currently plays in the guitar pop band Rat Columns, synth-pop project Liberation and post-punk trio Rank/Xerox, and has been in varied acts such as Lace Curtain, Burning Sensation, Total Control and Whalehammer. Peace or Love (out now on Tough Love) is a collection of songs stemming from wild and free bedroom four-track cassette recordings and personal hard drive sample raiding, with contributions from various musical friends in Perth, Western Australia and SF/LA, California.

SCORE make blown-out energetic no wave/anarcho noise; all the right amounts of harsh, sassy structure, bile and beauty. Members of Woolf, Dregs and Cop come together in a gritty torrent of rawboned hardcore bratpunk, primitive and pounding, searing and surging. Demo imminent, no link yet!

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 two lathe cut 7”s out now on Polytechnic Youth.

GENERAL ECHO SOUNDSYSTEM (Black Time / DJ Set)


Thanks for your time! Have a wonderful weekend!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\
   
GRUMBLING FUR
DAN HAYHURST
Tuesday 27 September
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

SAUNA YOUTH
DAVID WEST
SCORE
MIDDEX
GENERAL ECHO SOUNDSYSTEM
(Black Time / DJ Set)
Saturday 1 October
Kamio, 3 Rivington Street , London, EC2A 3JL
8pm | £7 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/372161

STEPHEN STEINBRINK
SAMARA LUBELSKI
LC PUMPKIN
Tuesday 4 October
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

UPSILON ACRUX
GUAPO
HONEY RIDE ME A GOAT
Friday 7 October
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

CALVIN JOHNSON
(Selector Dub Narcotic)
CATENARY WIRES
SIDNEY
Monday 17 October
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB
7:30pm | £9 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/370998

In collaboration with Caught by the River…
MARISA ANDERSON
LAURA CANNELL
Tuesday 25 October
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

SICK LLAMA & THURSTON MOORE
POREST
Wednesday 26 October
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, N1 0XT

NAP EYES
ROBERT SOTELO
LADS
Monday 7 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB

KARA-LIS COVERDALE
HAPPY MEALS
THOMAS RAGSDALE
Wednesday 9 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, N1 0XT
£7 | 7.30pm | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/373659   

SHOPPING
SCRAP BRAIN
SQUEAKEASY
MOLAR
Thursday 10 November
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB
7:30pm | £8 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/374130

NEGATIVE SCANNER
Saturday 12 November
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

TIM PRESLEY
(White Fence)
Saturday 19 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/374378

An Evening With…
KRISTIN HERSH (Second night added due to popular demand!)
Wednesday 23 November
St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9PA

An Evening With…
KRISTIN HERSH
Thursday 24 November
St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9PA
7.30pm | £20 | SOLD OUT

Saturday, 17 September 2016

London shows next week for Terry, Pega Monstro and Kate Carr!


Morning everyone!

We’ve got two cracking shows on the horizon for next week. Wednesday sees us heading to the 100 Club to meet up with Portuguese dream-punks Pega Monstro and glammy pop sensations Terry from Melbourne! Al McKay’s new band, Sook, will open this show too; dangerous high levels of fun have been anticipated! Then on Thursday we’re very lucky to team up with Caught by the River to host the incredible sound/place artist Kate Carr alongside Ian Rawes’ London Sound Survey and DJ Nick Luscombe at Café OTO. Both events look like proper winners, read on for more on both of those events, including links to music, tickets and specifics.

This week we also announced a new concert in October for Sick Llama & Thurston Moore, who will be joined also by Porest too. Tickets are flying for this one already so well worth getting some soon. October 26th is the date, The Islington is the venue. Words galore pour forth…



\\\\\     WEDNESDAY     /////

PEGA MONSTRO
TERRY
SOOK
Wednesday 21 September
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

PEGA MONSTRO are sisters Júlia Reis (drums) and Maria Reis (guitar, keyboard), both sing! Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Maria and Júlia have been playing music together since they were 15 and 17 respectively, in other groups first before resolving on becoming a duo. Back in 2010, both sisters started a record label, along with some of their musician friends, called Cafetra Records to document Portugal’s garage punk scene. Cafetra represents a community of like-minded musicians who all help each other, making music that they’d want to hear, powered by enthusiasm. 2012 saw Pega Monstro release their self-titled debut album, making for a raucous record that met with critical national acclaim. Last summer, Pega Monstro released their new album entitled ‘Alfarroba’ on Upset The Rhythm. The songs on ‘Alfarroba’ deal with many themes, some universal topics like love and growing up, others focusing on the nature of writing songs themselves, whilst some try to make sense of the world from a female perspective. Returning to London after their spectacular performance with Deerhoof last August and February’s sold out headline show at Moth Club, expect torrents of energy from Pega Monstro; snare rolls triggering flights of guitar, and fogs of cymbal shimmer that form steps for their vocals to climb.
https://pegamonstro.bandcamp.com/album/alfarroba

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 for the first time. Debut album, ‘Terry HQ’ was released this summer by Upset The Rhythm.
https://terryhq.bandcamp.com/  

SOOK is Al (Bin Bags/Dick Diver), Susan (Totally/Feathers), and Lachlan (ex Die! Die! Die!). Combining a taste for primitive electro and forty-year old wheat harvested from the top paddocks of Australia's post-punk underground, Sook are here to blow the chaff away and shirtfront you with some aggressively un-pastoral themes, ripping guitars and freaky synths.
https://soundcloud.com/sookband



\\\\\     THURSDAY     /////


In collaboration with Caught by the River…

KATE CARR
THE LONDON SOUND SURVEY
DJ NICK LUSCOMBE
Thursday 22 September
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

KATE CARR has been investigating the intersections between sound, place, and emotionality both as an artist and a curator since 2010. Her work has taken her from the Arctic circle to the borderlands of South Africa, with stops in rural Thailand, fishing villages in Iceland, and rainforests in Mexico, along with extensive explorations of western Europe, Ireland and the British Isles. Her music is an eerie symphony of cracking power lines, cries of water birds and the high pitched wine of nuclear towers, Carr’s recordings trace the temporary wetlands of Marnay-sur-Seine, situated alongside a large nuclear power plant, just after the flooding of the river. New album, ’I Had Myself A Nuclear Spring’ came to fruition last year, when Carr spent a month alone in Marnay, a small town of about 200 people in the champagne district of France, about 120 kilometres east of Paris. The surrounding woodlands provided an astonishing landscape to explore. Full of mud, water, rusting machinery, old boats, logs, and birds, it is a place Carr refers to as “spectacular, eerie and ugly”. In the spring, many of the roads into the town were closed, having been flooded with water up to about chest height and the many dirt tracks through the forest were transformed into fast flowing streams.

Determined to document each surrounding sound, Carr procured a rusty bike and spent time slipping, sliding, falling and wading through bogs, ponds, surging streams and flooded fields. “These muddy marshes filled with buzzing electrical towers, corroded machinery, shrieking birds and canals feeding a nuclear complex were like nothing I had ever seen,” she notes. “Water has inundated our language. There is a watery word which can adequately serve for almost every emotional state we can imagine. The happy tinkle of a mountain stream, the drama of stormy seas, murky depths, and turbulent rivers. Water is unknowable and uncontainable – it floods and overflows, forms whirlpools and eddies. It surges, and runs away. Water leaves us to drown, float, sink or swim. It cleanses and redeems; it stagnates and threatens.” ‘I Had Myself A Nuclear Spring’ is released on 26th August via Caught by the River’s Rivertones label. You can pre-order the album now here: https://caughtbytheriver.greedbag.com/

THE LONDON SOUND SURVEY collects the sounds of everyday public life throughout London and compiles past accounts to show how the sound environment has changed. The idea for the London Sound Survey formed while Ian Rawes was working as a storeman in the British Library Sound Archive. Older members of staff still referred to their workplace by its former title, the National Sound Archive, so the website's name was a hybrid of that and A Survey of London, the book written by John Stow in 1598. The historical aspects of sound can be as interesting as its present-day manifestations, sometimes more so. Ian made his first London recordings in April 2008 and the site went online just over a year later. Since then it's grown from about 200 recordings to 2,000 and progressed from a hobby almost to a full-time project. Alongside his own efforts he’s been pleased to feature work by Richard Beard, Andre Louis, Stuart Fisher, Felicity Ford, Jonathan Prior and others. Ian gives regular historical talks under the general title of London's Lost Worlds of Sound, presenting and discussing some of the archival recordings featured in the London Sound Survey, whilst certain recordings have also been featured on BBC Radio London, World Service, Resonance FM, and BBC1 London news. Sounds from the site have also been used on Radio 4 and in audiobooks released by BBC Worldwide.

DJ NICK LUSCOMBE is a British radio DJ, having presented various self-selected new music shows since 1999 for the likes of XFM, BBC 6 Music, Resonance FM and BBC World service. His hugely engaging Flowmotion radio show has been broadcast every week on FM radio since 2000. He has also presented BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction since 2010 too.





Thanks for reading! Have a fantastic weekend!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\
   
PEGA MONSTRO
TERRY
SOOK
Wednesday 21 September
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

In collaboration with Caught by the River…
KATE CARR
THE LONDON SOUND SURVEY
DJ NICK LUSCOMBE
Thursday 22 September
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

GRUMBLING FUR
DAN HAYHURST
Tuesday 27 September
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

SAUNA YOUTH
DAVID WEST
SCORE
MIDDEX
GENERAL ECHO SOUNDSYSTEM
(Black Time / DJ Set)
Saturday 1 October
Kamio, 3 Rivington Street , London, EC2A 3JL
8pm | £7 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/372161

STEPHEN STEINBRINK
SAMARA LUBELSKI
LC PUMPKIN
Tuesday 4 October
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

UPSILON ACRUX
GUAPO
HONEY RIDE ME A GOAT
Friday 7 October
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

CALVIN JOHNSON
(Selector Dub Narcotic)
CATENARY WIRES
SIDNEY
Monday 17 October
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB
7:30pm | £9 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/370998

In collaboration with Caught by the River…
MARISA ANDERSON
LAURA CANNELL
Tuesday 25 October
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

SICK LLAMA & THURSTON MOORE
POREST
Wednesday 26 October
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, N1 0XT

NAP EYES
ROBERT SOTELO
LADS
Monday 7 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB

KARA-LIS COVERDALE
HAPPY MEALS
THOMAS RAGSDALE
Wednesday 9 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, N1 0XT
£7 | 7.30pm | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/373659   

SHOPPING
SCRAP BRAIN
SQUEAKEASY
MOLAR
Thursday 10 November
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB
7:30pm | £8 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/374130

NEGATIVE SCANNER
Saturday 12 November
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

TIM PRESLEY
(White Fence)
Saturday 19 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/374378

An Evening With…
KRISTIN HERSH
Thursday 24 November
St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9PA