Friday, 13 January 2017

New records from Terry, Vexx & Xiu Xiu, plus upcoming shows!

Hello everyone!
I hope twenty seventeen has been treating you well so far, the snow has just stirred us from hibernation so prepare for an information overload. No news is good news, except in this case!
Today our first release of the year makes it’s way into the wide world. 8 Girls by Terry was originally released last year by our friends at Aarght Records in Australia and was snapped up like cakes on fire. Featuring some of the band’s most rabble-rousing numbers we felt it deserved a proper European pressing and lo and behold that’s what we’ve gone and sorted. Hitting the shops as of this morning, 8 Girls appears now on transparent vinyl with a card sleeve featuring new synthetic-lake-based artwork, oh yes! We also have copies currently lighting up our webshop here.
Talking of records, our long-awaited Vexx mini-album Wild Hunt, will be arriving with us in the next few days too (it is currently on a plane over the Atlantic). Our kind comrades at Monorail Records in Glasgow must harbour some uncanny powers of logic as they’ve named it their album of the month and are offering if for sale alongside a limited edition screenprint of the ghoul-fest cover art by the band’s whip-crack of a vocalist Maryjane Dunphe. Check that out!
Yesterday saw us unveil another new track from our forthcoming Xiu Xiu album too. Entitled 'Jenny GoGo', the hauntingly catchy ode is accompanied by an eye-zipping animated video made in collaboration with Emp. Bikutoru. Look out!
The album proper, titled Forget, will be released on February 24th, very exciting news! Plus we still have a handful of copies left of our blue/white swirled mailorder-only edition of LP, so if that is of interest it’s off to the webshop with you, post-haste.
Right, getting back to the show promotions side of things, Upset The Rhythm have just confirmed a London date for Spinning Coin & Sacred Paws’ February tour: Glasgow representing!
You can find that show outlined in our listings section below, along with upcoming events for HEXA (Jamie Stewart & Lawrence English’s sonic response to David Lynch’s photography), Graham Dunning, Cian Nugent, Mega Bog, Milky Wimpshake, Witching Waves and of course our impending concerts for Carla dal Forno and Deerhoof which are both elaborated on next. Here you go…
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
CARLA DAL FORNO
GROSS NET
UTR DJs
Saturday 4 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
CARLA DAL FORNO is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, currently based in Berlin. She is a member of the groups F ingers and Tarcar, and formerly cult Melbourne outfit Mole House. Autumn 2016 saw the release of her debut solo album, 'You Know What It's Like', on Blackest Ever Black. 'You Know What It's Like' is an album for inbetween days, and occupies inbetween states: plain-speaking pop, disorientated by dub. Psychedelic folk delivered with (post-)punk economy. Drifting in space while still tethered to the ground. Astral tones blurred with earth sounds: wood, bone, breath, skin, dirt. Ending and beginning, dying and becoming. Longing for adventure and an unquiet life. Struggling to get out of bed.
GROSS NET is a solo project by Philip Quinn (Girls Names) from Northern Ireland, he serves up industrial, noisy post-punk and his 3 track debut EP on Art For Blind announces his arrival in menacing style. In just 11 minutes distorted guitars, ambient synths and reverbed vocals lay the foundations for lyrical themes of living through the recession and elitism in the arts channeling influences such as Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, and Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft.
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
DEERHOOF
LE TON MITÉ
Monday 6 February
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ
7.30pm |  £14 | TICKETS
DEERHOOF are an alchemy of '77 punk, pop, glam, hair metal, doo-wop, hip hop, and R&B, late-night car rides, long days, spandex, shadows, and attitude. Poetry into noise, volume knobs into pleasure, friendship into rock band.Twenty years deep into their career it's safe to describe them as legends of the American underground, releasing 14 albums and treating the world to their never-the-same-twice thrill-ride of a live show. Recent album 'The Magic' is out now on Upset The Rhythm, it is a mixtape imbued with Deerhoof's sorcery; boldness, wonder, technical know-how, risk. A mixtape by the kid with the biggest music collection you've ever seen, who will take you camping and show you how to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Are Deerhoof the greatest live band in the world? If you shake the Magic 8-ball, “all signs point to yes”!

LE TON MITÉ is a band led by McCloud Zicmuse, translated into English the project’s name equates “the moth tone”. After many years of activity in the American independent music scene from Olympia, Washington, Mr. Zicmuse lived a clandestine life in France and abroad before finding roots in Belgium. A frequent collaborator with groups such as Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Mt Eerie & Tenniscoats, he is also known for his home made instruments and as a guest bassoonist for Chris Cohen, Deerhoof & Konono No. 1. This last year McCloud Zicmuse has been traveling, touring, writing, playing, transforming his solo project into a group & recording a collection of songs to be released next month called “Passé Composé Futur Conditionnel”. Le Ton Mité write songs that are a microcosm of adventure, packed with curious sounds and mini compositions, yet resolutely pop!
 
Here’s to an eventful year! Thanks for reading and…
Thanks for all your support!
Upset The Rhythm
x
 
UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
CARLA DAL FORNO
GROSS NET
UTR DJs
Saturday 4 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
DEERHOOF
LE TON MITÉ
Monday 6 February
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ
7.30pm |  £14 | TICKETS
CIAN NUGENT
MEGA BOG
SPECIAL GUEST
Saturday 11 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
HEXA: FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS
(Jamie Stewart & Lawrence English sonic response to David Lynch’s photography)
GRAHAM DUNNING (Aggregate performance)
Wednesday 15 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey St, Camden, London, NW1 7NL
7pm | £14 | TICKETS
SPINNING COIN
SACRED PAWS
Friday 17 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
MILKY WIMPSHAKE
‘20th Anniversary Show!’
WITCHING WAVES
Saturday 4 March
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Terry - '8 Girls' 7" in the house!



Our first release of the year has arrived at Upset The Rhythm HQ! Terry's '8 Girls' 7" on transparent vinyl, reverse-board sleeve with new artwork, after the 7"s initial Australian run! In shops from January 13th and available to pre-order now from our webshop here!





Friday, 16 December 2016

Xmas party time! Rattle, Ravioli Me Away, Guttersnipe, Blood Sport & Apostille playing London tomorrow!


Festive greetings!

Our final show of 2016 will fall like snow across tomorrow night at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. We can’t promise you any turtle doves or partridges in trees bearing pears, however there will at least be some drummers drumming, with dancing and leaping looking likely. We’ll be celebrating Upset The Rhythm’s 13th birthday, kicking off the terrible teens with a proper knees-up from 7pm to late.


 


In terms of entertainments we’re overjoyed to have percussionistas Rattle opening the show, followed by the surreal genius of Ravioli Me Away. Guttersnipe will then treat us to their incorporeal world of sound, before Blood Sport get busy with the dance floor. 

Straddling all of this in hopes of reaching the mistletoe will be Apostille, wowing all with his assemblage of tune-worthy might and charismatic chaos. It’s going to be the best night ever! Live music will sputter into life from 8pm, tickets cost £7 on the door from 7pm. Read on for the whole story…


\\\\\     SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER     /////



Upset The Rhythm Xmas Party featuring…

APOSTILLE
BLOOD SPORT
GUTTERSNIPE
RAVIOLI ME AWAY
RATTLE
Saturday 17 December
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB


APOSTILLE is the recording and performing project of Night School honcho Michael Kasparis (of Please and The Lowest Form). Having started as a home-damaged pop music, Apostille has grown into a live-wire synth punk prospect that bridges physicality with emotive bleed. Insistent flickering beats hold down a sturdy framework for Kasparis' clouds of echoed vocals and synth cluster quests. Sometimes Michael's voice soars above the music, hanging their like an apparition, other times the cloaked notes surge forwards, bouncing between distorted handclaps, wonky basslines and oblique incantations to deliriously wondrous effect. Apostille’s debut album ‘Powerless’ was released last year through Night School, look out 2017 as a new album is well on the way!
  
BLOOD SPORT formed in Sheffield in 2010, and ever since the trio have forged an arresting sound practice from within the city’s industrious art/music community. Their blistering guitar dynamics and pointed-yet-pointillist lyrics meshing into rough-house, techno-gilded polyrhythms, with an untrammelled urgency pervading their tightly wound sound and all that surrounds and informs it. Now the band is set to surge and attack. 2016 will see the fruition of a year’s work in both the live and recorded realms, with new record Axe Laid To The Root released on Blast First Petite following three EPs and a strong debut LP Life In Units, all released on DIY labels – Tye Die Tapes, the band’s own Hybrid Vigour Records and via The Audacious Art Experiment, the record-release wing of the independent arts hub they co-run in Sheffield. Blood Sport have a relentless, heavily structuralist live show, a wall of noise and rhythm delivered with ferocious intensity, girding and grinding the audience into movement. With a background playing squats, raves, art happenings and clubs, the band has increasingly sequenced their set for the dancefloor.
http://bloodsportband.tumblr.com/

GUTTERSNIPE are a Leeds drums/guitar duo who dive straight into a cauldron of hellish improv-skronk, paint-stripping abstract noise and nightmarishly deconstructed sonic catharsis – imagine the esoteric mayhem of Angel Blood combined with the venue-destroying psychic power of early Boredoms and Naked City, and you ain’t even close. Comprising the duo of Xylocopa Violacea and Bdallophytum, if Guttersnipe don’t blow away your cobwebs, nothing will.
https://guttersnipe.bandcamp.com/releases

RAVIOLI ME AWAY are Sian Dorrer, Rosie Ridgway and Alice Theobald and more recently, have recruited Monika Kroll as an intermittent member. Un-defined by genre, Ravioli Me Away’s high energy, dangerously ambitious and delusional jazzy-post-pop-punk-hip-funk sound with stylistically schizophrenic motifs span all-known past, present and future human cultures and sub-cultures. This is social realism soaked through with a heady dose of fantasy, idiosyncratic poetics, keyboard flurries and vocal vicissitudes described as “vintage drag-queen Bananarama Youtube footage played with twice the sass and in double time with an incredulous broadband connection reflected in the eyes of a much overworked and downright exhausted Julie Burchill on acid.” This November, RMA will release their second album, ‘Living is a Myth’ with Upset The Rhythm.
http://raviolimeaway.co.uk/ 

RATTLE are a Nottingham based duo, focusing almost exclusively on drums and more drums, beneath a delicate overlay of vocal harmonies and percussive effects. Formed by Katharine Eira Brown (also of Kogumaza) and Theresa Wrigley (also of Fists), Rattle began as an experiment in crafting rich songs and melody using drums and voice alone. Their music weaves and intertwines post-punk, minimalism and experimental rock, through off-kilter rhythms, patterns and counter melodies. Often starting by picking out the ghost notes from the drums to develop a melody, the song then reveals itself in rounds and harmonies with layer upon layer of rhythm and vocal, lending a choral feel to some of the tracks. Rattle effortlessly blend the avant-garde with irresistible melodies and hypnotic drum beats, using rhythm and harmony to create a refreshing sound that is utterly new - a pretty rare feat these days when we’re saturated with so much music. Their live performances are at once hypnotic, monastic and danceable, plus their debut self-titled album was released this Summer on Upset The Rhythm and I Own You.
https://www.facebook.com/Rattle-196974100379051/


Have a fantastic Xmas & New Year!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\

Upset The Rhythm Xmas Party featuring…
APOSTILLE
BLOOD SPORT
GUTTERSNIPE
RAVIOLI ME AWAY
RATTLE
Saturday 17 December
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6NB


CARLA DAL FORNO
GROSS NET
Saturday 4 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT

DEERHOOF
Monday 6 February
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ

CIAN NUGENT
MEGA BOG
Saturday 11 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/382844

HEXA: FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS
(Jamie Stewart & Lawrence English sonic response to David Lynch’s photography)
Wednesday 15 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey St, Camden, London, NW1 7NL

MILKY WIMPSHAKE
‘20th Anniversary Show!’
Saturday 4 March
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT

Friday, 9 December 2016

New Bamboo CD, Hexa show announced, Xmas party details and Tome Records Record Fair!


Good morning!
 
Two great bits of news for you, firstly our Bamboo ‘Prince Pansori Priestess’ CDs are now in stock with their amazing ‘Live at Café OTO’ bonus tracks. Bamboo make music that’s extremely vivid and poignant, locking into a magnetic attraction between a flawlessly resonant folk cadence and some decidedly pristine synth pop production. Their wonderful debut album is available now for the first time on CD accompanied by a live album of their performance from our UTR label showcase at Café OTO earlier this year. Check out our webshop for more details!


http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/


Secondly, this week we proudly announced a show in February for Jamie Stewart (of Xiu Xiu) and Lawrence English who will be combining forces as HEXA. HEXA is a new project exploring the physicality of sound and its abilities to infiltrate, abrade and occupy the body. Premiered at the David Lynch: Between Two Worlds retrospective at GOMA museum in Brisbane, Australia in April 2015, HEXA is a sonic response to Lynch’s Factory Photographs, a collection of images Lynch took of disused factories and the ruins of industry in the USA, Poland, Germany and the UK. Using the factory photographs as both a literal and metaphoric source, their performance draws root from the texture of Lynch’s images, the imagined and actual spaces, and the spectral histories contained within them. The effect is like “cascading low frequency pulses and tectonic plates of sound, suspended in cavernous cathedral-like spaces.” Tickets are onsale now for this one off event at The Forge!

 
We’ll leave you with the full listing for our final show of the year, an Upset The Rhythm Xmas Party coinciding with our 13th birthday too, one week tomorrow! Taking place on Saturday 17th December at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club we have a rich pageant of entertainments planned including live performances from Rattle, Ravioli Me Away, Guttersnipe, Blood Sport and Apostille! With so many of our favourite UK bands performing all under one roof this concert promises to be the cherry on top of the others from this year, or the star on top of your tree if you will. Full details on everything to follow.


\\\\\     SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER     /////




Upset The Rhythm Xmas Party featuring…
APOSTILLE
BLOOD SPORT
GUTTERSNIPE
RAVIOLI ME AWAY
RATTLE
Saturday 17 December
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB


APOSTILLE is the recording and performing project of Night School honcho Michael Kasparis (of Please and The Lowest Form). Having started as a home-damaged pop music, Apostille has grown into a live-wire synth punk prospect that bridges physicality with emotive bleed. Insistent flickering beats hold down a sturdy framework for Kasparis' clouds of echoed vocals and synth cluster quests. Sometimes Michael's voice soars above the music, hanging their like an apparition, other times the cloaked notes surge forwards, bouncing between distorted handclaps, wonky basslines and oblique incantations to deliriously wondrous effect. Apostille’s debut album ‘Powerless’ was released last year through Night School, look out 2017 as a new album is well on the way!
   
BLOOD SPORT formed in Sheffield in 2010, and ever since the trio have forged an arresting sound practice from within the city’s industrious art/music community. Their blistering guitar dynamics and pointed-yet-pointillist lyrics meshing into rough-house, techno-gilded polyrhythms, with an untrammelled urgency pervading their tightly wound sound and all that surrounds and informs it. Now the band is set to surge and attack. 2016 will see the fruition of a year’s work in both the live and recorded realms, with new record Axe Laid To The Root released on Blast First Petite following three EPs and a strong debut LP Life In Units, all released on DIY labels – Tye Die Tapes, the band’s own Hybrid Vigour Records and via The Audacious Art Experiment, the record-release wing of the independent arts hub they co-run in Sheffield. Blood Sport have a relentless, heavily structuralist live show, a wall of noise and rhythm delivered with ferocious intensity, girding and grinding the audience into movement. With a background playing squats, raves, art happenings and clubs, the band has increasingly sequenced their set for the dancefloor.
http://bloodsportband.tumblr.com/

GUTTERSNIPE are a Leeds drums/guitar duo who dive straight into a cauldron of hellish improv-skronk, paint-stripping abstract noise and nightmarishly deconstructed sonic catharsis – imagine the esoteric mayhem of Angel Blood combined with the venue-destroying psychic power of early Boredoms and Naked City, and you ain’t even close. Comprising the duo of Xylocopa Violacea and Bdallophytum, if Guttersnipe don’t blow away your cobwebs, nothing will.
https://guttersnipe.bandcamp.com/releases

RAVIOLI ME AWAY are Sian Dorrer, Rosie Ridgway and Alice Theobald and more recently, have recruited Monika Kroll as an intermittent member. Un-defined by genre, Ravioli Me Away’s high energy, dangerously ambitious and delusional jazzy-post-pop-punk-hip-funk sound with stylistically schizophrenic motifs span all-known past, present and future human cultures and sub-cultures. This is social realism soaked through with a heady dose of fantasy, idiosyncratic poetics, keyboard flurries and vocal vicissitudes described as “vintage drag-queen Bananarama Youtube footage played with twice the sass and in double time with an incredulous broadband connection reflected in the eyes of a much overworked and downright exhausted Julie Burchill on acid.” This November, RMA will release their second album, ‘Living is a Myth’ with Upset The Rhythm.
http://raviolimeaway.co.uk/ 

RATTLE are a Nottingham based duo, focusing almost exclusively on drums and more drums, beneath a delicate overlay of vocal harmonies and percussive effects. Formed by Katharine Eira Brown (also of Kogumaza) and Theresa Wrigley (also of Fists), Rattle began as an experiment in crafting rich songs and melody using drums and voice alone. Their music weaves and intertwines post-punk, minimalism and experimental rock, through off-kilter rhythms, patterns and counter melodies. Often starting by picking out the ghost notes from the drums to develop a melody, the song then reveals itself in rounds and harmonies with layer upon layer of rhythm and vocal, lending a choral feel to some of the tracks. Rattle effortlessly blend the avant-garde with irresistible melodies and hypnotic drum beats, using rhythm and harmony to create a refreshing sound that is utterly new - a pretty rare feat these days when we’re saturated with so much music. Their live performances are at once hypnotic, monastic and danceable, plus their debut self-titled album was released this Summer on Upset The Rhythm and I Own You.
https://www.facebook.com/Rattle-196974100379051/





One last thing to mention, Upset The Rhythm will also be selling records and related wares tomorrow at DIY Space For London as part of Tome Records Record Fair from 11am - 6pm, hopefully see you there too. Lots of great labels involved, plus Joey's kitchen will be open supplying food/drinks throughout! Thanks as always for your time!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\

Upset The Rhythm Xmas Party featuring…
APOSTILLE
BLOOD SPORT
GUTTERSNIPE
RAVIOLI ME AWAY
RATTLE
Saturday 17 December
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6NB


CARLA DAL FORNO
GROSS NET
Saturday 4 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT

DEERHOOF
Monday 6 February
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ

CIAN NUGENT
MEGA BOG
Saturday 11 February
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/382844

HEXA: FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS
(Jamie Stewart & Lawrence English sonic response to David Lynch’s photography)
Wednesday 15 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey St, Camden, London, NW1 7NL

MILKY WIMPSHAKE
‘20th Anniversary Show!’
Saturday 4 March
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT