Saturday, 27 August 2016

Listen up! VEXX - 'Do What You Want To'



Here's the first track from VEXX's forthcoming mini-album 'The Wild Hunt', coming out on Upset The Rhythm and M'Lady's in October, enjoy!




































PRE-ORDER HERE: http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/

Friday, 26 August 2016

Hit The Road - Upset The Rhythm TOUR DATES special!

So many bands on Upset The Rhythm are touring soon. Terry are coming to Europe for the first time next month, whilst Sauna Youth head stateside for their debut US tour. Rattle are performing all over the UK including a short tour with Animal Collective. Deerhoof are coming through mainland Europe imminently, whilst The World are doing lots of Eastcoast dates with Nots. Plus we've got some select shows from Bamboo, Pega Monstro, Ed Schrader's Music Beat and Ravioli Me Away. Are they coming near you soon? Looks like they must be, you lucky things!



BAMBOO
28/08 - Sheffield, UK @ Rare Synergy LAN Gathering
24/09 - Brighton, UK @ Patterns
01/10 - London, UK @ Hello Goodbye / Resonance FM




DEERHOOF
08/09 - Warszawa, Poland @ Plac Zabaw
09/09 - Lodz, Poland @ Fabryka Sztuki
10/09 - Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
11/09 - Tilburg, Netherlands @ Incubate
13/09 - Kobenhavn, Denmark @ Jazzhouse
14/09 - Oslo, Norway @ Blaa
15/09 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Fasching
17/09 - Leffinge, Belgium @ De Zwerver
18/09 - Den Haag, Netherlands @ Paard van Troje
19/09 - Lille, France @ Aeronef
20/09 - Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
21/09 - Metz, France @ Les Trinitaires
22/09 - Epinal, France @ La Souris Verte
02/10 - New York, NY @ Roots Picnic







ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT
26/08 - Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records
27/08 -Atlanta, GA @ 529
28/08 - Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
29/08 - Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage



PEGA MONSTRO
21/09 - London, UK @ 100 Club








RATTLE
22/08 - Nottingham, UK @ The Chameleon with Massicot
03/09 - Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy Liverpool with Animal Collective
06/09 - Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC Glasgow with Animal Collective
07/09 - Leeds, UK @ Stylus with Animal Collective
09/09 - Leeds, UK @ International Beer Festival
10/09 - Gateshead, UK @ The old Police House
11/09 - Glasgow, UK @ The Old Hairdressers
13/09 - Cardiff, UK @ Undertone
24/09 - Leigh On Sea, UK @ Chapel with Liberez
06/10 - Sheffield, UK @ Bungalows and Bears
07/10 - Oxford, UK @ Old Fire Station
09/10 - Nottingham, UK @ Forever Records
29/10 - Nottingham, UK @ The Old Angel with The Wharves
17/12 - London, UK @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club






RAVIOLI ME AWAY
27/08 - Bristol, UK @ Arnolfini Gallery
17/12 - London, UK @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club


 



SAUNA YOUTH
10/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
11/09 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop
12/09 - Cambridge, MA @ ZuZu
13/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
14/09 - Winston, NC @ Reanimator
15/09 - Atlanta, GA @ 529
16/09 - Tallahassee, FL @ Warhorse
17/09 - New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys
18/09 - Austin, TX @ Beerland
20/09 - Columbia, MO @Cafe Berlin
21/09 - Minnapolis, MN @ Hexagon
22/09 - Chicago, IL @ The Owl
23/09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverwest Public House
24/09 - Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
25/09 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
01/10 - London, UK @ Kamio






TERRY
12/09 - London, UK @ Dalston Victoria
13/09 – Paris, France @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire
14/09 – Geneva, Switzerland @  L'Ecurie
15/09 – Leipzig, Germany @ Best Day Ever
16/09 – Berlin, Germany @ Monarch
19/09 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera, Downstage
20/09 – Brighton, UK @ Hope & Ruin
21/09 – London, UK @ 100 Club
22/09 – Manchester, UK @ Fuel
23/09 – Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note
24/09 – Berwick Upon Tweed, UK @ Berwick Film Festival
25/09 – Cardiff, UK @ Moon Club








THE WORLD
02/09 - San Francisco, CA @ PP
10/09 - Oakland, CA @ The octopus
27/09 - Chicago, IL @ Weenie Hut
28/09 - Saint Louis, MO @ The Nest
01/10 - Memphis, TN @ Murphy’s
03/10 - Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
05/10 - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia with NOTS
06/10 - Durham, NC @ Dukes Coffe House with NOTS
07/10 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping with NOTS
08/10 - Westchester, NY @ Suny Purchase with NOTS
09/10 - Providence, RI @ Aurora with Downtown Boys
11/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s Alright with NOTS
12/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits with NOTS
13/10 - Boston, MA @ ZuZu with NOTS
14/10 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo with NOTS
15/10 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar with La Misma, Exit Order, DHK, NOTS

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Independent Label Market: Oxford Street special!


Upset The Rhythm will be selling some records on the rooftop of Uniqlo on Oxford Street next month, Sept 10th! Here's hoping the vertigo clears up and the weather stays fine!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

SAUNA YOUTH IN THE USA

Hey there America!
 Sauna Youth will be heading your way next month, check out these tour dates and the lovely poster too, exciting times!

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Friday, 19 August 2016

News and upcoming shows for Chris Cohen and Terry!


Hello there!

I hope you’re having a good week, we’re still reeling from the Rattle album launch, thank you very much for helping make that such a success. We have shows for Chris Cohen, Pikelet, Terry, The Rebel and Sarcasm all on the horizon too, so please find info on those early September events outlined in full below.

https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/half-cocked-uk-premiere
Next Monday you’ll find us at Moth Club for the UK premiere of ‘Half-Cocked’. The film follows a group of kids who steal a van full of music equipment and pretend to be a band in order to stay ‘on the road’. Featuring Ian Svenonius (who has also provided a special video introduction) and members of Slint, Rodan and the Grifters playing versions of themselves, the film from 1994 (financed by Matador Records) has never been screened before in the UK. It’s an incredible window into America’s underground music scene and the best bit is that tickets are free, you just need to rsvp here, see you there: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/half-cocked-uk-premiere

This week we also proudly announced that Sauna Youth will be performing for us on October 1st at Kamio. Following on from their US tour, this special homecoming show will also feature David West (of Rat Columns and Liberation), Score and General Echo Soundsystem (Black Time / DJs). It’ll be so great to welcome them home and to see them play a blazing set after many weeks touring. Tickets on sale now!

 http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/

Due to popular demand (you asked, we listened) we’ve also re-printed our John Maus t-shirt, which has been out of stock for what seems like forever. Considered by many in our inbox as a modern classic, the original black on white design is back in our webstore now, in a variety of sizes: http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/

Oh yes and it’s ‘LIVE’ as in living, not necessarily just as in playing live! Printed by the good people at The Positive Press, let’s enact a powerful new being through the wearing of said garment!



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CHRIS COHEN
PIKELET
Monday 5 September
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/361146  

CHRIS COHEN is a native of Los Angeles currently residing in the farmlands of Vermont. He is the child of a former music business executive and a former Broadway actress. His resume of prior musical projects is a long one: as a contributing member of The Curtains, Cryptacize, Deerhoof, and Natural Dreamers, he released 10 full-length albums between 2002 and 2008. Along the way, Cohen was also a touring player with White Magic, Cass McCombs, Haunted Graffiti and Danielson, among others, for stints both short and long. All of this culminated in his first release under his own name, and his first for Captured Tracks, 'Overgrown Path'. A singing drummer who writes psychedelic pop music, Cohen also records his own bass, Casio MT65, piano, and guitar. Tracks like 'Caller No. 99' and 'Monad' follow idiosyncratic forms, but are still melodic in an unconventional and homegrown way; like the best of Robert Wyatt, Mayo Thompson, Syd Barrett, and Jerry Garcia. 'Overgrown Path' unfolded its delicate and unexpected arrangements around Cohen's relaxed baritone, unhurriedly revealing the detailed world wrapped up in each song. 'As If Apart', the long-awaited sequel to Chris Cohen's 2012 soft psych garden of unearthly alter-pop, follows on from its predecessor with another bittersweet ensemble of dreamy, complex songs. Pushing the idiosyncrasies of Cohen's melodic and rhythmic approach into even more fractured, shifting spaces, 'As if Apart' unsettles lazy pop conventions, upending jaded heads and hearts with an expansive, moody psychedelia.
https://soundcloud.com/capturedtracks/chris-cohen-in-a-fable

PIKELET is a Melbourne exploratory art-synth performer called Evelyn Morris. Evelyn formed Pikelet in 2007 and has released three full-length albums (on Chapter Records), all of which have received great critical acclaim. Pikelet started out as layered experimental folk music and has traversed many musical territories over the years. Currently the sound is based around experimentation with synth, odd rhythms and found sound, all tied to a core melodic and harmonic focus. Evelyn has also been involved in many collaborations with artists and groups such as The Boredoms, for their Boadrum 10/10/10 performance. She's done soundtracks for short films, art installations and dance performances. As a session musician Evelyn has accompanied many artists such as Ariel Pink, Grand Salvo, Laura Jean and Frida Hyvönen. Evelyn describes her new album, Tronc as featuring “weirder pop than ever before.”
https://chaptermusic.bandcamp.com/album/tronc



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TERRY
THE REBEL
SARCASM
Monday 12 September
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

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 (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.

THE REBEL is prolific London outsider Ben Wallers; a charismatic lone wolf in a cowboy hat or trilby and a tie whose electrified howls are too idiosyncratic to be broken down into market-oriented terms. It is difficult to sketch a thumbnail summary of a musician who has amassed a vast and unwieldy discography under a variety of names and genres: the most widely acclaimed is probably the Country Teasers, but he also moonlights as, or in, the Rebel, the Company, the Male Nurse, the Beale, the Stallion, the Black Poodle and Skills on Ampex, across folk, country, garage, post-punk, no wave and electronic pop. In the main part The Rebel is centred around twisted Casio drones, clanging guitar and some defiantly deadpan vocals, all thrown in the pan and pressure-cooked in Wallers' mind. Wallers has amassed a near-unquantifiable discography over the past 20 years, from scores of more or less “official” LPs, EPs and 7”s to seemingly endless self-released cassettes.

SARCASM provide the dystopian post-punk, featuring members of Efialtis, Semi and Snob. Check out their ‘Total Institution’ tape that just came out through Far So Far.



Talk again soon! Have a great weekend!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
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CHRIS COHEN
PIKELET
Monday 5 September
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/361146  

TERRY
THE REBEL
SARCASM
Monday 12 September
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

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

UPSILON ACRUX
GUAPO
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

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

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

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

Half-Cocked / UK premiere on Monday

IN THE FALL OF 1993 MICHAEL GALINSKY AND SUKI HAWLEY HATCHED THE IDEA
FOR “HALF-COCKED” WHILE ON A CHILLY WALK ALONG THE EAST RIVER.  FOUR
MONTHS LATER THEY WERE SHOOTING THEIR HALF-DOCUMENTARY HALF-FICTION FILM ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENE.  FINANCED BY MATADOR RECORDS, THE FILM WAS SHOT FOR JUST OVER $10,000 DOLLARS.  WHEN IT WAS COMPLETE
MATADOR RELEASED THE SOUNDTRACK AND HAWLEY AND GALINSKY TOOK THE FILM ON TOUR, PROJECTING IT IN ROCK CLUBS ACROSS THE US AND EUROPE. 

STARRING MEMBERS OF RODAN, FREAKWATER, CRAIN, NATION OF ULYSSES, SLINT,
CUPID CAR CLUB, THE MAKE-UP, THE GRIFTERS, AND MANY OTHERS, THE FILM
DOCUMENTS A SPECIFIC TIME AND PLACE IN AMERICAN UNDERGROUND CULTURE.  IT WAS SHOT WHILE KURT COBAIN WAS ALIVE, AND WAS BEING EDITED WHEN HE DIED. AT THE TIME THE FILM “KIDS” WAS BEING SHOT IN HAWLEY’S BEDROOM AS
SHE EDITED IN THE CLOSET.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

SAUNA YOUTH - London show announced!


New show announced for SAUNA YOUTH, welcoming them back to Blighty after their upcoming tour of the US of A!

Upset The Rhythm presents…

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

 





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