Thursday, 15 June 2017

Pega Monstro's new album released! Plus Terry's upcoming London concert!

Evening all!
We’re delighted to share with you the newest record to hatch from Upset The Rhythm’s nest, it’s a stunningly alive album by Pega Monstro entitled Casa de Cima. Pega Monstro are sisters Julia Reis (drums) and Maria Reis (guitar), both sing. They share the same birthday but are not twins and have always lived in Lisbon, Portugal. They play a raucous yet at times deeply poignant garage rock peppered with their very own intuitive sense of harmony.
Casa de Cima, translates into English as ‘Upper House’, sharing its name with the Villa in which the album was recorded, nestled amongst the pine-scattered terrain of the Sintra mountains. With this new record Pega Monstro constantly reach for something beyond plain comprehension, stretching songs to their limits before collapsing them back into new interesting forms.
Pega Monstro nurture their songs, letting them follow tangents, take risks, fall over even if it means they sound more vibrant. There’s a sense of sisterly oneness and provision apparent in their music allowing the album to sound instinctual and awash with ideas. Casa de Cima is a record with its eyes firmly set on the heavens and courageous enough to climb mountains to get closer to them.
Casa de Cima is available in shops all over the world as of now and can also be purchased on CD or LP directly from our well-stocked webshop here!
 
You’ll also notice in our webshop new pre-order links for Robert Sotelo and Pikacyu-Makoto’s forthcoming albums through Upset The Rhythm too. We’ll have some music to share from Mr Sotelo soon, but we can treat you now to the title track of Pikacyu-Makoto’s August 4th album Galaxilympics. Featuring two figureheads of underground Japanese music; PIKA from Afrirampo and Makoto Kawabata of legendary psychedelic avatars Acid Mother’s Temple, this duo embrace both sides of the coin, chaos and order, male and female, the angel and the devil. PIKA brings her skills of mystifying performance to the table, all free-drum bluster and vocals veering between shrine maiden and wild spirit. Kawabata's guitar-work moves from a roar to a whisper, a yell to a sob, he’s working on the same canvas of extremes. The aim of their unity is to write truly celestial hymns for the outer world and odes of love for the inner cosmic context, have a listen!

 
Later this month we’re in the privileged position of releasing Melbourne glammy punks Terry’s second album, Remember Terry. Today we unveiled a brand new video of them performing new track ‘Glory’ whilst driving around and being taken to task by a paper mache executioner. Check that out below, off with their heads!
'Remember Terry' is released on June 30th, they’ll also be touring all over Europe throughout late June and July too, full dates can be found on our website along with upcoming tour dates for Bamboo, Deerhoof, Pega Monstro, Pikacyu-Makoto, Rat Columns, Rattle, Xiu Xiu and The World. Everyone is getting in a van this summer, go see them play live.
We’ll leave you with out show listing for Terry’s upcoming London concert (an album release party no less!) seeing that next week’s concerts for Richard Dawson and The Space Lady are already sold out. This week we did confirm two brilliant new shows for you, one in late August with Warm Digits and one in early October for Shannon And The Clams. Both are total winners, tickets on sale now, details found in our concluding listings section.
Read on for all and more, enjoy…

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TERRY
CHILD’S POSE
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Friday 30 June
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8.00 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/393203

TERRY is getting ready, combing his hair, buttoning his jacket, turning the key in the door. "I'm doing fine," sings Terry out loud, he knows. Divide him into four and you get Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver etc.), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Primo, Mick Harvey Band) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings). Inevitably, Terry likes to make a noise. Drums, guitars and all his voices come into play, making a solid raft for Terry's inner musings to navigate the languid rapids. This all unravels at its own pace, sometimes drifting into glam pop and country backwaters, always conducting a conversation with the commonplace. Love is a highway, but you're not likely to find Terry there anymore. He's on the plane. Terry saw the light, he put on his sunhat and is heading to Europe. Debut album, 'Terry HQ' was released last year by Upset The Rhythm, brand new album ‘Remember Terry’ is due out June 30th.

CHILD’S POSE are a new band who like to chop up that un-snappable beat, building high a framework of sound with drums and guitars onto which Sophie Brown pours he don’t-care sass-fired brogue. Early doors for this art-prone quartet, fixated on the blunt end of the rhythmic stick, feeling as wild as free. No recordings quite yet, members of Woolf, Sauna Youth, Nekra and Sarcasm .

HOME ENTERTAINMENT find themselves at the intersection where avant garde experimentalism meets garage rock music. Drawing upon a palate of literary, artistic and sonic influences, Home Entertainment create primal, unrefined walls of sound adorned with jagged shards of english low life lyricism. Their debut, cassette garnered praise from The Quietus describing them as '"a weird mix of Sebadoh’s crumbling charm, Les Rallizes Dénudés’ noisy squall, and the blues pop grooves of ZZ Top”.




























































Thanks as always for your time!
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS  
THE SPACE LADY
FLOWERS MUST DIE
Tuesday 20 June
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
8pm | SOLD OUT

RICHARD DAWSON (Full band show)
STILL HOUSE PLANTS
Thursday 22 June
St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA
7pm | SOLD OUT

TERRY
CHILD'S POSE
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Friday 30 June
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS

SHEER MAG
SPECIAL GUESTS
TV CRIME
Thursday 20 July
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
7pm | £10 | TICKETS   

PIKACYU-MAKOTO
Saturday 12 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS

SPRAY PAINT
THE REBEL
Tuesday 15 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS

WARM DIGITS
Friday 25 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS

NAP EYES
H. GRIMACE
GARDEN CENTRE
Thursday 31 August
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6NB
7:30pm | £8 | TICKETS

DEERHOOF
LE TON MITÉ
Monday 4 September
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ
7.30pm |  £14 | TICKETS
NB. This is the new date for February’s postponed event, original tickets remain valid.

LOWTIDE
Tuesday 5 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £5 | TICKETS

SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
Monday 9 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS

PRIESTS
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Wednesday 18 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS

FUTURE ISLANDS
Monday 20 November - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 21 November
In collaboration with Parallel Lines
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
7pm | TICKETS 

PIKACYU-MAKOTO - First listen and pre-order announced!


Very excited to share with you the title track from Pikacyu-Makoto's forthcoming album 'Galaxilympics'! Released on LP and CD through Upset The Rhythm on August 4th, 'Galaxilympics' is a giant album of song and noise, where better to find harmony enthroned?



LOOK! Here is Terry's new video for 'Glory'!

Brand new song / video from Terry!
This one is called 'Glory', off with their heads!
Thanks to Noisey for premiering the vid.

'Remember Terry' is released on June 30th, look out below for full Euro tour dates too.



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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Hitting the road! Lotsa tour dates for Upset The Rhythm artists!

The summer is here and everyone is getting in a van! 
Look who's touring! Go see them play live!



BAMBOO
15/06 - Bristol, UK @ Roll For The Soul
16/06 - Sheffield, UK @ Audacious Art Experiment
17/06 - Glasgow, UK @ The Old Hairdresser's
18/06 - Manchester, UK @ Common with Odwalla 1221
19/06 - Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade Nottingham
20/06 - London, UK @ Scala with Deep Throat Choir
22/06 - Leigh On Sea, UK @ Leigh Folk Festival
01/07 - Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Corn Exchange with Future Islands
17/08 - Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival





DEERHOOF
18/06 - Quebec, Canada @ Centre Videotron with Red Hot Chili Peppers
20/06 - Montreal, Canada @ Bell Centre with Red Hot Chili Peppers
22/06 - Hamilton, Canada @ First Ontario Centre with Red Hot Chili Peppers
23/06 - Ottawa, Canada @ Canadian Tire Centre with Red Hot Chili Peppers
25/06 - Grand Rapids, Canada @ Van Andel Arena with Red Hot Chili Peppers
28/06 - Milwaukee, USA @ Marcus Amphitheater with Red Hot Chili Peppers
30/06 - Chicago, USA @ United Center with Red Hot Chili Peppers
01/07 - Chicago, USA @ United Center with Red Hot Chili Peppers
04/09 - London, UK @ Village Underground




PEGA MONSTRO
16/06 - Amares, Portugal @ Vira Pop
30/09 - Murcia, Spain @Ruidismo Festival




PIKACYU-MAKOTO
01/08 - Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazys
02/08 - Bristol, UK @ Crypt of St John the Baptist
03/08 - Falmouth, UK @ Beerwolf
04/08 - Braziers Park, UK @ Supernormal
06/08 - Haute, Switzerland @ Sorne Aum Ritual Festival
09/08 - Preston, UK @ Continental
10/08 - Todmorden, UK @ Golden Lion
11/08 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
12/08 - London, UK @ The Islington




RAT COLUMNS
20/06 - Brooklyn,NY USA @ Alphaville with Home Blitz
01/07 - Brooklyn,NY USA @ Baby's All Right with RIPS
01/08 - San Francisco,CA UK @ The Knockout
03/08 - San Francisco, CA USA @ The White Horse with The World





RATTLE
13/06 - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega with Six Organs Of Admittance
23/06 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute with Ex-Easter Island Head Large Ensemble
16/11 - Liverpool, UK @ Everyman Bistro with Charles Hayward





TERRY
22/06 - Rome, Italy @ Fanfulla
24/06 - Dublin, Ireland @ Jigsaw
26/06 - Marc Riley Radio show!
27/06 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
28/06 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
29/06 - Newcastle, UK @ Cumberland Arms
30/06 - London, UK @ The Lexington
01/07 - Paris, France @ Le Mecanique Ondulataire
02/07 - Grenoble, France @ LE 102
05/07 - Bordeaux, France @ L'Avant Scene
06/07 - San Sebastian, Spain @ Dabadaba
07/07 - Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
08/07 - Valencia, Spain @ Magazine Club
11/07 - Lyon, France @ Grrrnd Zero
12/07 - Cuneo, Italy @ Sirio's Place
13/07 - Bologna, Italy @ Freakout
14/07 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
15/07 - Vienna, Austria @ Venster 99
16/07 - Bern, Austria @ Cafe Toujour
16/07 - Antwerp, Belgium @ TBC
19/07 - Brighton, UK @ Hope & Ruin




XIU XIU
18/06 - Hobart, TAS Australia @ The Odeon Theatre
22/06 - Melbourne, VIC Australia @ The Substation
23/06 - Melbourne, VIC Australia @ The Substation
23/06 - Krakow, Poland @ 89
24/06 - South Brisbane, QLD Australia @ Gallery of Modern Art
29/06 - Sydney, NSW Australia @ Carriageworks
09/07 - Modena, Italy @ Arti Vive Festival
26/08 - Losa Angeles, CA USA @ The Broad
02/09 - Aarhus, Denmark @ VoxHall
09/09 - Guadalajara, Mexico @ C3 Stage
10/09 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Indie Rocks!





THE WORLD
18/07 - Berekeley, Berkeley Community Centre, CA USA @ with Lumpy And The Dumpers
23/07 - Oakland, CA USA @ with Rik And The Pigs
03/08 - San Francisco, CA USA @ The White Horse with Rat Columns

Shannon And The Clams are heading to London this October 9th!

It's been too long! So happy to have Shannon And The Clams coming back to London this October!

Upset The Rhythm presents…

SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
Monday 9 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, N19 5QQ


SHANNON AND 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.

Monday, 12 June 2017

WARM DIGITS announce London show for August!



Upset The Rhythm presents…

WARM DIGITS
Friday 25 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB

Warm Digits are Steve Jefferis and Andrew Hodson; a trans-pennine, krautophonic blizzard-wave duo that emerged from Newcastle upon Tyne’s underground scene with a sound like Neu and Cluster forming a supergroup with Giorgio Moroder, Kevin Shields, Eno and Keith Levene. Their first album, ‘Keep Warm… with the Warm Digits’, came out in 2011 on Newcastle’s Distraction Records; Andrew Weatherall described them as producing some fine “machine funk kraut-a-delia” and the duo were soon went on to headline one of his Live From Outer Space events. Live, Warm Digits are a motoric epiphany of drums, guitar and pulsing hardware, complete with mesmeric kosmische visuals; all that on-stage multi-tasking making their live sets a dynamic kraut-disco experience. The last few years have seen Warm Digits release a second album entitled ‘Interchange’, tour with British Sea Power and support the legendary Goblin, St Etienne, Future Islands and ESG. Warm Digits now have a new album due out on Memphis Industries this August, featuring vocal contributions from Field Music, Sarah Cracknell, Devon Sproule and Mia La Metta.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

WATCH - Pega Monstro's new video for 'O Miguel'!



Thanks to Raven Sings The Blues for premiering this brand new video from 'Casa de Cima', out this week! Dancing shoes ON!

Bamboo's new album released! Nots playing London tomorrow!


Hello everyone!
 
Massive thank yous to everyone who came out to see OOIOO and Bamboo last week, it was definitely one of our favourite shows that we’ve ever put on. Talking of Bamboo, their brilliant new album The Dragon Flies Away is released this week through Upset The Rhythm too. We just had some sublime blue vinyl LPs and CDs arrive at UTR HQ, so thought we’d share the news with you.


Bamboo is the ongoing project of Nick Carlisle and Rachel Horwood. 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. Presenting its story in two acts the album comes with a deluxe gatefold sleeve, download card and lyric / artwork sheet. Horwood’s evocative paintings are given centre stage with the packaging, allowing the album's story to grow beyond sound, it sounds just as good as it looks!

 
Vivid and deeply poignant, Bamboo's music locks into a magnetic attraction between Horwood's flawlessly resonant folk cadence and Carlisle's pristine synth production. Overall the record feels hugely cinematic with its ability to hold the listeners hand and lead them through another world never faltering. It is ambitious and heavy on concept without ever becoming overwrought, preserving its delicate personal tone and lush, spacious sound throughout.




In terms of live shows on the horizon, tomorrow Upset The Rhythm are downing anchor at Café OTO for an unruly knees up with Memphis rock-revisionists NOTS. Their last live show for us was an utter whirlwind so brace yourselves! In support we have lean and lively shock and awe from The Worms, cannot wait! Tickets are £8 and we will have a few on the door from 8pm, amps on at 8.45pm. Read on for all the details and for our full programme of upcoming concerts. Did we mention that Priests will now join Downtown Boys for their show on October 18th at The Dome? We have now!



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NOTS
THE WORMS
Wednesday 7 June
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL

NOTS are a 4 piece, all XX, "nuevo no wavo" band from Memphis, TN. Unpredictable guitars, celestial synths, and punctuated vocals swirl around the repetition of a powerful rhythm section to form a sound and a live show not easily classifiable but entirely addictive. Drummer Charlotte Watson and guitarist / frontwoman Natalie Hoffmann are the band's two constants throughout a handful of roster changes. NOTS' current lineup also includes Alexandra Eastburn on synth, an instrument she picked up to join NOTS and to record on their first full-length LP We Are Nots, and bassist Meredith Lones, another new Memphis musician, and the most recent addition to the band. NOTS' newest punk-noise-psych-collision LP, Cosmetic, aggressively follows on the heels of their debut LP, foreshadowing an ever expanding experiment in direction of things to come for the band. NOTS have releases on Heavenly & Goner Records, plus a brand new live 7" on Third Man.

THE WORMS is a stripped-down, future-primitive negative-capability trio making politely furious snotty punk minimalism. A snarling update on Messthetics culture with even more of the fat boiled off and the anger dialed up.


Thanks loads for reading, have the best week!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
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NOTS
THE WORMS
Wednesday 7 June
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL

THE SPACE LADY
FLOWERS MUST DIE
Tuesday 20 June
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/396842

RICHARD DAWSON
(Full band show)
STILL HOUSE PLANTS
Thursday 22 June
St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA
7pm | £15 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/396949

TERRY
CHILD’S POSE
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Friday 30 June
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8.00 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/393203

SHEER MAG
SPECIAL GUESTS
TV CRIME
Thursday 20 July
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD

PIKACYU-MAKOTO
Saturday 12 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT

SPRAY PAINT
THE REBEL
Tuesday 15 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9JB

NAP EYES
H. GRIMACE
GARDEN CENTRE
Thursday 31 August
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB

DEERHOOF
LE TON MITÉ
Monday 4 September
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ
NB. This is the new date for February’s postponed event, original tickets remain valid.

LOWTIDE
Tuesday 5 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT

PRIESTS
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Wednesday 18 October
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £12 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/405435

FUTURE ISLANDS
Monday 20 November – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 21 November
In collaboration with Parallel Lines
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
7pm I Tickets: http://future-islands.com/?cs- event=74572#shows