Thursday, 19 April 2018

Dog Chocolate - 'Tesco Flag' VIDEO



This is the new video from Dog Chocolate, it's called 'Tesco Flag' and is set in Epping Forest and features a lot of anti-Brexit rhetoric, beans and the band dressed up as headlice. A quasi-future-medieval look to their costume ties in with references made later in the song to the book Riddley Walker.

The lyrics deal with the knotty and unpleasant issue of English national identity. Filmed in the freezing cold, the band learned that dogs will eat beans straight out of liquid mud if they have to.

Dog Chocolate's new album 'Moody Balloon Baby' will be released on May 11th through Upset The Rhythm, the album is available to pre-order here now.









Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Screaming Females heading back to London this September!



Very pleased to announce that Screaming Females will be playing London again this September. Tickets go onsale this Friday at 10am.

Upset The Rhythm presents…

SCREAMING FEMALES
Tuesday 11 September
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL
7.30pm | £12 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/437296
*NB. Tickets onsale from 10am, Friday 20 April.

SCREAMING FEMALES are one of those force-of-nature bands that only comes around once in a blue moon. Their story starts in New Brunswick in 2005, with Marissa on guitar and vocals, Jarrett on drums and Michael on bass. 'Power Move' was the band's first full-length with any label (or any outside help) and was released by their hometown label, Don Giovanni Records, in 2008. They've gradually sneaked into a wider mainstream consciousness, gaining attention for their punk rock sensibilities and their raucous live shows driven by Marissa's famed guitar heroics. Now Screaming Females are DIY-punk luminaries, on the cusp of celebrating 13 years as a band by releasing this February's new album, entitled 'All At Once' on Don Giovanni Records. The band collaborated with producer Matt Bayles, setting out to make an album in the spirit of a salon-style gallery show, where larger pieces provide an eye-level focal point to a galaxy of smaller works. Concision took a back seat to experimentation, with arrangements meant to evoke the energy and spontaneity of their live performances. 'All At Once' is a reminder there's a hopeful and joyful energy to underground music-making. Patience, perseverance, and long term dedication still work.
http://screamingfemales.com/

Friday, 13 April 2018

Vital Idles - Artsy Vice show performance!

Vital Idles performing here for the excellent Artsy Vice show! Banana Oil & The Cool Greenhouse also featuring.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Screaming Females - London show nearing sell out!



Only a handful of tickets left for our Screaming Females concert in London this May 23rd! Well worth buying in advance this week if you don't want to miss out on the show! It's going to be beyond, beyond great!

Tickets:

x

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Apostille, Sauna Youth & Static Palm - London show!


Here's a poster for next month's Apostille concert with Sauna Youth & Static Palm both playing too!

Upset The Rhythm presents…

APOSTILLE
SAUNA YOUTH
STATIC PALM

Saturday 26 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £7 | https://www.wegottickets.com/event/434857

APOSTILLE is a man who’s torn through enough sound-systems to know the difference between gesture and meaning. Alongside running his own DIY record label, Glasgow native, Michael Kasparis has spent the last few years making forays into the realm of hardcore punk with his groups Anxiety and The Lowest Form. Throughout all this, his solo electronic venture, Apostille has continued to evolve with each twist and turn of the world. What started off as a quest to whip up a mood and force that into a song has steadily become more of a mission in communication. His audacious 2015 debut album ‘Powerless’  self-released through Night School set the template by hooking up his honest delivery to some manic expositions in electronic pop. At once minimal and courageous with intent to connect, Apostille songs race off with unchecked abandon, skittering drum machines, thick walls of sequenced synth and decidedly elastic basslines. ‘Choose Life’ (out June 8th on Upset The Rhythm) is both the album Apostille chose to make and had to make. He dialled down the clown, built up a new-found confidence in his voice and melody in general and began to feel more at home in the refuge of pop music (with a capital P). All the truest pop music speaks to us of escape and through this new album Apostille allows its transformative power to fully manifest. It’s an album full of life and energy, and like his live show as disobedient as it is heroic in its pursuit of liberation.
https://apostille.bandcamp.com/

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. 2015’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.
http://lostinidea.blogspot.co.uk/    

STATIC PALM
is the solo project of James Burgess, featuring his synth & drum-machine led brooding post-punk. Fans of John Maus, Total Control, Tuxedomoon and other practitioners of ice-cold musics will enjoy.
https://staticpalm.bandcamp.com/

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Eric Chenaux & Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) in London this Monday!

Hello there!
Thank you so much for coming out earlier this week to see No Age and Joshua Abrams both return to London, was brilliant to see so many of you!
 
 
Our next Upset The Rhythm event will take place this Monday at The Lexington with an exceptional dual headline show from Jamie Stewart and Eric Chenaux. Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu will be interpreting his songs in intimate solo mode, upping the drama and the vulnerability, which promises to be as intense as it will be exultant. Whilst, Eric Chenaux is set to perform a suite of songs off the back of his stunning new album ‘Slowly Paradise’ (Constellation). Expect some serious frazzled fretwork and softly sung vocals, making for a masterful take on sculptural sound, warped jazz and free balladry. This is going to be extraordinary! Tickets will be £12 on the door from 7.30pm, with live music beginning from 8.15pm. Read on for everything and more...
 
 
 
This week we also confirmed an exciting new concert for June featuring Yoshimio (Boredoms, OOIOO), Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens, Om) and the astonishing percussionist Susie Ibarra. Doubling up on drums, vocals and electronics as Yunohana Variations, June 26th will mark their London debut performance. Tickets are now on sale for this event (check out our upcoming programme below), well worth getting some in advance as this promises to be very special indeed.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
JAMIE STEWART (Xiu Xiu)
ERIC CHENAUX
Monday 9 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
JAMIE STEWART has spent 2017 showing how skilled he is at multi-tasking, having toured the most recent Xiu Xiu album 'Forever', piled on the sonic pressure with Lawrence English as HEXA and having paid final homage to The Music Of Twin Peaks. 2018 sees that all change with Jamie committing to some rare solo performances. The format is simple: Jamie, electric guitar and voice, reducing the Xiu Xiu songs you know and love down to their most fragile husk state. As the principle songwriter, musician and vocalist behind avant-pop legends Xiu Xiu, Jamie Stewart is very much one of UTR's favourite artists. Jamie draws heavily from wildly disparate sources - cacophonous noise, gamelan, folk and the lush hooks of 80s UK post-punk, to name a few - while his tortured lyrics and anguished delivery consistently deal with the morose, suspected and the taboo. Expect new material, unusual covers and favourite tracks from the Xiu Xiu back catalogue, making for a truly memorable experience.

ERIC CHENAUX is an adventurous guitarist, singer and composer based in Paris. Having been an active player in Toronto experimental music circles with a host of group and collaborative works, Chenaux has more recently amassed a body of solo work across five albums on the Constellation label, centering around his dextrous, fried guitar playing as juxtaposed with a gorgeously lyrical vocal style. An ingenious recombinant use of traditional folk, psychedelic pop and consort music in earlier albums has over time evolved into a wholly uncategorisable form of balladry, shot through with a singular vernacular of guitar improvisation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks a lot for reading, have a wonderful weekend!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
JAMIE STEWART (Xiu Xiu)
ERIC CHENAUX
Monday 9 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT
DOG CHOCOLATE
CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA
Monday 7 May
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
NAP EYES
HALEY HEYNDERICKX
Tuesday 8 May
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
MATANA ROBERTS & KELLY-JAYNE JONES
COBY SEY
Wednesday 9 May
Ghost Notes, Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
PROTOMARTYR
ANA DA SILVA
RATTLE
Thursday 10 May
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London, N1 9NL
7pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
MARY OCHER
Friday 18 May
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
SCREAMING FEMALES
WITCHING WAVES
PORRIDGE RADIO
Wednesday 23 May
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
APOSTILLE
STATIC PALM
Saturday 26 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
JOHN MAUS
Thursday 14 June
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £15.00 | TICKETS
 
YUNOHANA VARIATIONS:
YOSHIMIO & ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE & SUSIE IBARRA

Tuesday 26 June
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Yunohana Variations: Yoshimio & Robert Lowe & Susie Ibarra are coming to London this June!





Upset The Rhythm presents…

YUNOHANA VARIATIONS:
YOSHIMIO & ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE & SUSIE IBARRA

Tuesday 26 June
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

Three improvisational luminaries; multi-instrumentalist YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO, SAICOBAB), avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra, and artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) shall be performing together as Yunohana Variations for the first time in the UK. The trio's previous collaborations have resulted in album, ‘Flowers Of Sulphur’, released on Thrill Jockey this February. ‘Flower of Sulphur’, is a transfixing piece of continuous improvisational work which explores the direct relationship between the artists and their individual configurations. The album takes the form of the trio each playing their principal instruments to explore the space in that moment. This spontaneous composition showcases the freedom and musical immediacy of all three artists’ ability to interplay as well as their individual unique techniques to create engaging experimental sounds. This tour is the second installment of Outlands’ experimental tour outings, this time produced by Birmingham’s Supersonic Festival.

YoshimiO is a drummer, vocalist and founding member of the revolutionary Japanese noise rock group Boredoms. She is the leader of the experimental rock band OOIOO, a member of Free Kitten with Kim Gordon, and most recently the singer in SAICOBAB – a quartet who blend ancient Indian musical traditions and instruments with electronics and modern sounds. Known for her ability to improvise in a variety of contexts, YoshimiO has previously performed and recorded improvisational music with saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, Jim O’Rourke, and recently with Lowe, and then Ibarra during a series of collaborative performances in New York City, late in 2015.

Susie Ibarra, is one of the most significant percussionists and composers of our time, known for her work as a performer within contemporary, avant-garde, jazz, classical, and world music, and performs in the band Dreamtime Ensemble. Ibarra studied with jazz luminaries Earl Buster Smith (of Sun Ra Arkestra), Vernel Fournier and Milford Graves, and Philippine Kulintang gong-chime music with Danongan Kalanduyan. She has performed with the likes of: John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Yo La Tengo, Ikue Mori and recent works include a sound installation for Ai Weiwei.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is strongly rooted in exploration of moments and the hypnagogic state. Movement and gesture play key factors within this process, and in the performance realm are focused on by voice and modular synthesizer. A fixture of Chicago’s experimental community throughout the 90s and early 2000s, Robert has also performed under the name Lichens, is a member of the legendary band Om, and has an impressive portfolio of collaborations, which extends to the film world with his score for pseudo-documentary A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness, directed by Ben Russell and Ben Rivers (which Robert also appears in).

https://thrilljockey.com/artists/yoshimio-susie-ibarra-robert-aiki-aubrey-lowe

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

No Age - London show times




Hey there!
Here are the times for tomorrow’s sold out London show!

No Age - 9.40pm
Vital Idles - 8.50pm
Miaux - 8pm

Thanks
x

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Upcoming London shows for Joshua Abrams, Jamie Stewart & Eric Chenaux!

Hello there!
Thanks for coming out this week to see Brigid Mae Power, what a fantastic show that was.
 
Our next Upset The Rhythm concert falls on Easter Monday at OSLO in Hackney with Joshua Abrams and his spectacular Natural Information Society. With NIS, Abrams crafts simple loops with a three-string African lute called a guimbri, the group then build these motifs up through percussion, harmonium, autoharp etc. into vast, tonally abundant studies in entrancement. Their songs, often nearing the 10 minute mark, surge forward with an energy unique their own, in short it’s immensely hypnotic, multi-layered and deeply contemplative. Can’t recommend this show enough, plus Oblate will open the show with their shifting, cryptic electronics and rhythmic plasticity. Tickets can be bought below from the show link or on the door from 7.30pm this coming Monday.
 
 
 
We’ve also detailed here our upcoming event for Jamie Stewart and Eric Chenaux on Monday 9 April. Taking place at The Lexington, this very special joint headline show will feature Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu interpreting his songs in intimate solo mode, upping the drama and the vulnerability, which promises to be as intense as it will be exultant. It’s always a pleasure to have Eric Chenaux play too, especially off the back of his stunning new album ‘Slowly Paradise’ (Constellation). Expect some serious frazzled fretwork and softly sung vocals, making for a masterful take on sculptural sound, warped jazz and free balladry.
 
This is going to be a memorable one! Read on for a more in depth look.
 
 
 
 

 
Upset The Rhythm presents…

JOSHUA ABRAMS
(NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY)
OBLATE
Monday 2 April
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL
8pm | £11 | TICKETS

JOSHUA ABRAMS developed his voice in the rich ferment of the 1990s Chicago music world, participating heavily across the city's jazz, experimental & rock scenes. He co-founded the 'back porch minimalist' band Town & Country &, with Matana Roberts & Chad Taylor, the trio Sticks & Stones. In a very busy two decades Abrams recorded & toured with a remarkable range of artists including extended engagements with Fred Anderson, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Hamid Drake, Theaster Gates, Neil Michael Hagerty, Nicole Mitchell, Jeff Parker, Mike Reed, Matana Roberts, & The Roots. Abrams appears on over one hundred recordings. A film composer, Abrams has scored the music for five feature length films including the award-winning films Life Itself, The Interrupters and The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

Since 2010 Joshua Abrams has toured North America & Europe with a shifting-line up of musicians as 'Natural Information Society'. The group uses traditional & electric instrumentation to build long-form intricately psychedelic environments, composed & improvised, joining the hypnotic qualities of the Gnawan guimbri to a wide range of contemporary musics & methodologies including jazz, minimalism & krautrock. The band's album, Magnetoception (eremite), was selected by The Wire Magazine as the #3 record of 2015 & by Pitchfork as the #2 experimental record of the year. Current & former band members include Lisa Alvarado, Jason Adasiewicz, Mikel Avery, Ben Boye, Hamid Drake, Ben Lamar Gay, Emmett Kelly, Artur Majewski, Nick Mazzarella, Jeff Parker, Frank Rosaly, Jason Stein, Kuba Suchar, Nori Tanaka & Chad Taylor. In 2015, Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas collaborated on 'Automaginary', (Drag City). Their latest album, 'Simultonality' continues NIS's exploration of stasis, continuity, repetition and layering. 'Simultonality' was released back in April, 2017 on eremite records & Glitterbeat.
http://naturalinformationsociety.com/
 
OBLATE is Lindsay Alexander Corstorphine’s solo electronic project. Best known as Sauna Youth’s guitarist, as well as a member of Primitive Parts and Cold Pumas, Corstorphine continues to showcase his love of repetition and its curious phasing subtleties with Oblate. Building up songs that pulse and cascade with rhythmic fluidity is central to Oblate’s focus, his music shape-shifts and enters a trance-like world of its own mutable complexity.
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
JAMIE STEWART (Xiu Xiu)
ERIC CHENAUX
Monday 9 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
JAMIE STEWART has spent 2017 showing how skilled he is at multi-tasking, having toured the most recent Xiu Xiu album 'Forever', piled on the sonic pressure with Lawrence English as HEXA and having paid final homage to The Music Of Twin Peaks. 2018 sees that all change with Jamie committing to some rare solo performances. The format is simple: Jamie, electric guitar and voice, reducing the Xiu Xiu songs you know and love down to their most fragile husk state. As the principle songwriter, musician and vocalist behind avant-pop legends Xiu Xiu, Jamie Stewart is very much one of UTR's favourite artists. Jamie draws heavily from wildly disparate sources - cacophonous noise, gamelan, folk and the lush hooks of 80s UK post-punk, to name a few - while his tortured lyrics and anguished delivery consistently deal with the morose, suspected and the taboo. Expect new material, unusual covers and favourite tracks from the Xiu Xiu back catalogue, making for a truly memorable experience.

ERIC CHENAUX is an adventurous guitarist, singer and composer based in Paris. Having been an active player in Toronto experimental music circles with a host of group and collaborative works, Chenaux has more recently amassed a body of solo work across five albums on the Constellation label, centering around his dextrous, fried guitar playing as juxtaposed with a gorgeously lyrical vocal style. An ingenious recombinant use of traditional folk, psychedelic pop and consort music in earlier albums has over time evolved into a wholly uncategorisable form of balladry, shot through with a singular vernacular of guitar improvisation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a terrific Easter, see you on Monday!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
JOSHUA ABRAMS
(NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY)
OBLATE
Monday 2 April
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
8pm | £11 | TICKETS
 
NO AGE
MIAUX
VITAL IDLES
Wednesday 4 April
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB
7:30pm | £12 | SOLD OUT
 
JAMIE STEWART (Xiu Xiu)
ERIC CHENAUX
Monday 9 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT
DOG CHOCOLATE
CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA
Monday 7 May
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
NAP EYES
HALEY HEYNDERICKX
Tuesday 8 May
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
MATANA ROBERTS & KELLY-JAYNE JONES
COBY SEY
Wednesday 9 May
Ghost Notes, Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
PROTOMARTYR
ANA DA SILVA
RATTLE
Thursday 10 May
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London, N1 9NL
7pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
MARY OCHER
Friday 18 May
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
SCREAMING FEMALES
WITCHING WAVES
Wednesday 23 May
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
APOSTILLE
Saturday 26 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
JOHN MAUS
Thursday 14 June
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £15.00 | TICKETS
 
 

Friday, 23 March 2018

Vital Idles album! Plus upcoming London shows for Joshua Abrams, Jamie Stewart & Eric Chenaux!

Hello Friday!
 
This week we unveiled another new record that’ll see release over the summer. Joining Dog Chocolate and Apostille’s excellent new albums we’re also presenting the debut LP from Glasgow’s Vital Idles in all its serenely oblique charm. Entitled ‘Left Hand’, the album crackles with a raw, punk approach to writing warped pop songs that don’t just talk of disorder but often actively demonstrate it. At once lyrically complex yet minimal in terrain, ‘Left Hand’ bears a tension that threatens to fall apart into dissonance or resolve into sweetness but thankfully does neither, rather it keeps Vital Idles moving ever forward down new paths of meaning. Have a listen to opening number 'A Premise' now and catch your breath!
 

 
 
 
 
For a conglomerate of art outsiders and aesthetes, Vital Idles are primitive, whimsically brutal. Sculpting a skeleton from a body already lean, there’s a thrilling minimalism that runs through every beat and strum, a sparseness that feeds Jessica Higgins’s surreal, oblique vocal delivery all the nourishment it needs. Playing their first shows in Glasgow in 2015 during a summer that never threatened to show up, Vital Idles’ origins are closely tied with a tireless underground culture, a culture that informs the band’s refusal to take it easy. Matthew Walkerdine, Nick Lynch and Higgins are responsible for Glasgow DIY publishing institution Good Press - an independent volunteer-staffed zine and art book shop - while Guitarist Ruari MacLean’s pedigree stretches back to breakneck-indie-pop group Golden Grrrls and the Rose McDowall band.
 
 
Following two self-released demos and a sold out debut 7”, Vital Idles arrive on Upset The Rhythm with ‘Left Hand’, a bare manifesto layered with meaning and non-meaning. The group can conceivably be called artists, or Artists, but in approaching their debut album Vital Idles have stripped away all extraneous ornamentation to sculpt an incredibly life-like, vibrant pop music completely détourned and re-thought.
 
'Left Hand' is available to pre-order now on yellow and black vinyl editions here!
 
 
In terms of live shows on the horizon, Brigid Mae Power and No Age are both sold out now. So look out below for our other events in April that are still on sale.
 
On Easter Monday we’re very much looking forward to welcoming back the brilliant talent that is Joshua Abrams and his stunning Natural Information Society group back to London.
 
Then on April 9th at The Lexington we have an incredible double headline show planned from Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu and Constellation’s Eric Chenaux. Both of those events promise great things, can’t wait for them to roll round. Full listings for both follow below along with our programme which features a newly added concert for Apostille in late May.
 
 
 
 
 
Here’s a soundtrack for your weekend. Spring has arrived with the seventh installment of our Upset The Rhythm radio show for CAMP. Two hours of all our favourite sounds from Orbidöig to Paul Ngozi via Eric Chenaux. Lots of new Upset The Rhythm tracks from Apostille, Dog Chocolate and Vital Idles feature, plus some recent live snippets from past shows too.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…

JOSHUA ABRAMS
(NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY)
OBLATE
Monday 2 April
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL
8pm | £11 | TICKETS

JOSHUA ABRAMS developed his voice in the rich ferment of the 1990s Chicago music world, participating heavily across the city's jazz, experimental & rock scenes. He co-founded the 'back porch minimalist' band Town & Country &, with Matana Roberts & Chad Taylor, the trio Sticks & Stones. In a very busy two decades Abrams recorded & toured with a remarkable range of artists including extended engagements with Fred Anderson, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Hamid Drake, Theaster Gates, Neil Michael Hagerty, Nicole Mitchell, Jeff Parker, Mike Reed, Matana Roberts, & The Roots. Abrams appears on over one hundred recordings. A film composer, Abrams has scored the music for five feature length films including the award-winning films Life Itself, The Interrupters and The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

Since 2010 Joshua Abrams has toured North America & Europe with a shifting-line up of musicians as 'Natural Information Society'. The group uses traditional & electric instrumentation to build long-form intricately psychedelic environments, composed & improvised, joining the hypnotic qualities of the Gnawan guimbri to a wide range of contemporary musics & methodologies including jazz, minimalism & krautrock. The band's album, Magnetoception (eremite), was selected by The Wire Magazine as the #3 record of 2015 & by Pitchfork as the #2 experimental record of the year. Current & former band members include Lisa Alvarado, Jason Adasiewicz, Mikel Avery, Ben Boye, Hamid Drake, Ben Lamar Gay, Emmett Kelly, Artur Majewski, Nick Mazzarella, Jeff Parker, Frank Rosaly, Jason Stein, Kuba Suchar, Nori Tanaka & Chad Taylor. In 2015, Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas collaborated on 'Automaginary', (Drag City). Their latest album, 'Simultonality' continues NIS's exploration of stasis, continuity, repetition and layering. 'Simultonality' was released back in April, 2017 on eremite records & Glitterbeat.
http://naturalinformationsociety.com/
 
OBLATE is Lindsay Alexander Corstorphine’s solo electronic project. Best known as Sauna Youth’s guitarist, as well as a member of Primitive Parts and Cold Pumas, Corstorphine continues to showcase his love of repetition and its curious phasing subtleties with Oblate. Building up songs that pulse and cascade with rhythmic fluidity is central to Oblate’s focus, his music shape-shifts and enters a trance-like world of its own mutable complexity.
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
JAMIE STEWART (Xiu Xiu)
ERIC CHENAUX
Monday 9 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
JAMIE STEWART has spent 2017 showing how skilled he is at multi-tasking, having toured the most recent Xiu Xiu album 'Forever', piled on the sonic pressure with Lawrence English as HEXA and having paid final homage to The Music Of Twin Peaks. 2018 sees that all change with Jamie committing to some rare solo performances. The format is simple: Jamie, electric guitar and voice, reducing the Xiu Xiu songs you know and love down to their most fragile husk state. As the principle songwriter, musician and vocalist behind avant-pop legends Xiu Xiu, Jamie Stewart is very much one of UTR's favourite artists. Jamie draws heavily from wildly disparate sources - cacophonous noise, gamelan, folk and the lush hooks of 80s UK post-punk, to name a few - while his tortured lyrics and anguished delivery consistently deal with the morose, suspected and the taboo. Expect new material, unusual covers and favourite tracks from the Xiu Xiu back catalogue, making for a truly memorable experience.

ERIC CHENAUX is an adventurous guitarist, singer and composer based in Paris. Having been an active player in Toronto experimental music circles with a host of group and collaborative works, Chenaux has more recently amassed a body of solo work across five albums on the Constellation label, centering around his dextrous, fried guitar playing as juxtaposed with a gorgeously lyrical vocal style. An ingenious recombinant use of traditional folk, psychedelic pop and consort music in earlier albums has over time evolved into a wholly uncategorisable form of balladry, shot through with a singular vernacular of guitar improvisation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
BRIGID MAE POWER
DANIEL O'SULLIVAN
Tuesday 27 March
Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London N16 8JN
7.30pm | £8 | SOLD OUT
 
JOSHUA ABRAMS
(NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY)
OBLATE
Monday 2 April
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
8pm | £11 | TICKETS
 
NO AGE
MIAUX
VITAL IDLES
Wednesday 4 April
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB
7:30pm | £12 | SOLD OUT
 
JAMIE STEWART (Xiu Xiu)
ERIC CHENAUX
Monday 9 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT
Monday 7 May
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
NAP EYES
HALEY HEYNDERICKX
Tuesday 8 May
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
MATANA ROBERTS & KELLY-JAYNE JONES
COBY SEY
Wednesday 9 May
Ghost Notes, Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
PROTOMARTYR
ANA DA SILVA
RATTLE
Thursday 10 May
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London, N1 9NL
7pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
MARY OCHER
Friday 18 May
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
SCREAMING FEMALES
WITCHING WAVES
Wednesday 23 May
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
APOSTILLE
Saturday 26 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
JOHN MAUS
Thursday 14 June
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £15.00 | TICKETS