Tuesday, 24 April 2018

VITAL IDLES - Solid States [VIDEO]





















Oblique art rock in a blue room! Vital Idles brand new video for 'Solid States' just premiered through Beat, have a LOOK & LISTEN! x
 

Monday, 23 April 2018

Kristin Hersh in London this June 18th! Cecil Sharp House!!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

An evening with…

KRISTIN HERSH
Monday 18 June
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Rd, Camden, London
7.30pm | £24 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/438094

KRISTIN HERSH, most recognised as the front person for the influential art-punk band Throwing Muses and power trio 50FOOTWAVE, will kick off a short visit to the UK this summer with her sold-out performance at Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival on June 21st, followed by this special solo date at Cecil Sharp House.

Throwing Muses first gained traction in the early ‘80s, playing with similarly singular artists, such as The Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. They continue to release groundbreaking music, most recently with 2013’s double CD masterpiece ‘Purgatory/Paradise’. Kristin’s solo career spun off in 1994 with the release of ‘Hips and Makers’, a widely acclaimed album that included ‘Your Ghost’, a duet with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe. Since then, Kristin has released a steady stream of distinctly individual solo albums, including 2010’s ‘Crooked’, released as her first in the inventive book/CD format for which she is now known.

2016’s ‘Wyatt at the Coyote Palace’, on which Kristin played all of the instruments, received rave reviews; an explosive defined by blistering guitars, powerful drumming and her signature visceral vocal technique. Her poignant true stories bring the listener into what the BBC calls Hersh's "dark and dizzy world". In 2004, Kristin formed the noise rock power trio 50FOOTWAVE, releasing a series of frighteningly intense mini-albums, all available for download free of charge. Their most recent 'Bath White' EP was described as “a series of loud explosions, of velvet like dreams all intermingled at the same time. Bath White takes no prisoners.” Kristin’s writing career has flourished with the highly acclaimed ‘Paradoxical Undressing’ (released as ‘Rat Girl’ in the USA) and the award winning ‘Don’t Suck, Don’t Die’, a personal account of her long friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt, as well as the enchanting books which now accompany each of her record releases.
https://www.kristinhersh.com/


Friday, 20 April 2018

School Damage 7" announced, plus Dog Chocolate & our many early May London shows!

Hello there!
What a week of giant bumblebees in flight and baking sunshine, it feels like we’ve skipped spring and ended up slap in the middle of summer with bbq smoke in our hair.
 
 
We’ve got no shows on next week so we’ve taken the opportunity to outline below all our London concerts coming up in early May, including performances from Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Dog Chocolate, Charismatic Megafauna, Nap Eyes, Haley Heynderickx, Matana Roberts & Kelly-Jayne Jones, Coby Sey, Protomartyr, Ana Da Silva (of The Raincoats) and Rattle! That’s a real busy spell for Upset The Rhythm as we’ll be taking part in the Spitalfields Independent Label Market on May 12th too. Read on for all of those show details and for our complete live programme featuring a newly announced Screaming Females show at the 100 Club for September 11th, looking forward to see them twice this year now!
 
 
 
Donning our record label overalls now, we’re very pleased to call your attention to May 25th as the upcoming Friday on which UTR will release a new 7” EP from Australia’s School Damage. School Damage write songs that demand the dizzy head bop, they make jangle punk of genuine charm, spontaneous errant pop! Featuring members of Ausmuteants, Parsnip and Chook Race, School Damage have put together an EP which follows it’s no nonsense title steadfastly, it’s ‘Four Songs About One Cat’, and that cat is called Lumpy and sometimes Scump. ‘Scump Damage 1’ is the first track to escape the EP, have a listen now!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Two weeks earlier on May 11th we’re helping Dog Chocolate’s excellent ‘Moody Balloon Baby’ album fly out to the far-flung reaches too. Here’s a taste of what to expect, this is their video for ‘Tesco Flag’, set in Epping Forest and featuring the band dressed up as a gang of headlice. The quasi-future-medieval look of their costume ties in with references made later in the song to the book Riddley Walker. It was filmed in the freezing cold whilst the band learned that dogs will eat beans straight out of liquid mud if they get the opportunity. That gives you enough to chew on right?
 
School Damage’s new EP and Dog Chocolate’s second album are available to pre-order now, along with our other forthcoming Vital Idles and Apostille titles too, check that out!
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT
DOG CHOCOLATE
CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA
Monday 7 May
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT are Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice - a minimalist punk duo from the fair city of Baltimore, Maryland. In the beginning there was only Ed: a man unhinged, channeling to the world a sacred message in the form of song. His only divining instruments: a single floor tom, one light, and a commanding baritone. He's a master songsmith who has reduced pop and punk to their most basic building blocks. Ed was soon joined by Devlin on bass, who proved to be an acute match for encapsulating the space-time from whence they came. Their union quickly brought about the release of their 2012 debut album 'Jazz Mind' and 2014's 'Party Jail' through Upset The Rhythm which The Wire said recalled "the percussion-heavy chants of Liars", with Ed "affecting a mournful Arthur Russell tone on the a cappella songs" whilst "roaring like Rollins" on the album's faster numbers. Since then, Ed Schrader's Music Beat have toured frequently in North America and Europe, notably alongside their friends Future Islands.
 
New album, 'Riddles' begins their new life. In search of a fresh direction, Ed and Devlin invited their close friend, electronic-pop maestro Dan Deacon, to expand their sound and experiment with them as the album's producer, arranger, and co-writer. Working steadily in Dan's studio for two years in total collaboration, three evolving musicians pushed through an intense period of personal tumult and found purpose in the sounds they were committing to record. The result: a polished and passionate masterpiece of nuanced alt-rock. From driving opening track 'Dunce' and the soaring single 'Riddles' to the disarmingly gorgeous closer 'Culebra', Ed and Devlin unapologetically channel a personal pantheon of pop and rock gods while growing into the band and people they'd previously kept caged inside. 'Riddles' is out now through Carpark Records.
 
DOG CHOCOLATE sound like a crowded room but are actually four individuals from London. Abandoning notions of elegance, cred and professionalism they embrace the ramshackle, instant and fun, capturing a vivid spontaneity with their music. Their sound is a shabby, fast, over-excited ball of wet fur falling down the stairs, knocking over plant pots along the way and staining the carpet. With an average song time of 2 minutes, Dog Chocolate are on to the next treat before fully digesting the last. Chewing up bits of punk, post-punk, noise and pop, Matthew and Robert's guitars race around each other like wasps, pitch-shifting and phasing all over the place while Jono's rolled-up-newspaper drums chase them round the room. The band's new album ‘Moody Balloon Baby’ (out May 15th) is readying for release through Upset The Rhythm, who also released their debut 'Snack Fans' in 2016.
 
CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA are a trio from London making party punk for the politically minded. They are a thunderous tribe on the brink of total collapse, intelligent, shouty, the whole she-bang. Check out their debut album ‘Semi-Regular’ out now, you won’t regret it!
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
NAP EYES
HALEY HEYNDERICKX
Tuesday 8 May
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
NAP EYES hail from Nova Scotia and Montreal and make crooked, literate guitar pop refracted through the gray Halifax rain. Recorded live to tape with no overdubs, their songs are equal parts shambling and sophisticated, with one eye on the dirt and one trained on the starry firmament, inhabiting a skewed world where odes to NASA and the Earth's magnetic field coexist easily with lyrics about insomnia and drinking too much. In the world of Nap Eyes, workaday details punctuate (and puncture) cosmic concerns, as songwriter, singer, and rhythm guitarist Nigel Chapman wrestles with air and angels, struggling (and often failing) to reconcile the Romantic rifts, both real and imagined, that define our lives: between chaos and order; solipsism and fellowship; the anxiety of social (dis)orders both big and small; and the various intersections and oppositions of religion, art, and science. It's the sound of being young and alive in the city, a tenuous and impermanent counterpoise of recklessness and anxiety, archness and earnestness. Following on from their 2014 debut 'Whine of the Mystic' and last year's 'Thought Rock Fish Scale' on Paradise of Bachelors, Nap Eyes will release their third album 'I'm Bad Now' on Jagjaguwar. 'Im Bad Now' achieves a new sonic clarity, depth, and range to match the group's effortless melodies and extraordinary writing. It's the band's most transparent and personal set of songs to date, in which singer Nigel Chapman interrogates social, psychological, and spiritual milieus for clues about the elusive nature of knowledge.
 
HALEY HEYNDERICKX is an emphatic singer/songwriter from Portland. Through soft acoustic guitar picking and deftly accented trombone sighs, Heynderickx's music immediately recalls folk music of the '60s and '70s mixed with a love of jazz radio. But Heynderickx's singing, her vocals that range from sultry to operatic, belie a tenacity in her soul. Her debut album, named 'I Need to Start a Garden' is due out March 2nd via Mama Bird Recording Co.
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
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
 
Internationally renowned US composer, saxophonist, mixed-media practitioner, and sonic voyager Matana Roberts (perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, ongoing and unfolding via Constellation Records) and British sound artist/improviser Kelly Jayne Jones. Roberts and Jones will weave their own approaches into live collaborative works informed by deeply expressive playing, tactile electro-acoustic interplay and a broader shared politics of resistance/defiance. This Upset The Rhythm show is part of the first in a series of special live shows commissioned by OUTLANDS, a new national experimental music touring network.
 
MATANA ROBERTS is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Roberts works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theatre, and has released a diverse body of solo and ensemble work under her own name on Constellation Records and Central Control over the past decade. She is perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, a multi-chapter work of "panoramic sound quilting" that aims to expose the mystical roots and channel the intuitive spirit-raising traditions of American creative expression while maintaining a deep and substantive engagement with narrativity, history, community and political expression within improvisatory musical structures. Constellation began documenting the Coin Coin project in 2011 and has released the first three of a projected twelve album-length chapters to date.
 
KELLY-JAYNE JONES makes use of varying combinations of prepared recordings, text, rocks, found sounds and flute. Her work beckons a tussle with uncertainty, inviting exposure and vulnerability in performance, chasing experiences that open our chasms within, without restraint. Searching for humble principles of growth; physics; sound, connecting with others in the same space/moment, customary experimental play, with threads and beads of improvisation and interactivity. KJJ has had residencies at Arnolfini in Bristol UK and Kunstalle Bergen, Norway, and has produced commissioned works for Haris Epaminonda at dOCUMENTA13, Tate Modern, ICA London, Schirn Frankfurt, Point Centre Nicosia. She has performed, solo and with part wild horses mane on both sides, at CCA Glasgow, Trieze Gallery Paris, Borealis Festival, Tectonics Reykjavik, Hangar Bicocca in Milan and at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
 
COBY SEY is a vocalist, musician and DJ, who, after years spent buzzing around the DIY artist circuitry of South East London, has developed a distinctive presence as a performer and producer offering a shifting, disorienting vision of club music. A long-time collaborator with Mica Levi, Tirzah, Babyfather, Klein and Kwes, Coby's recorded work - as best evidenced on the 'Whities 010: Transport for Lewisham' 10" - spans the realms of live instrumentation, sample-based productions and experimental music, melding recognisable motifs of hip hop, drone, jazz, grime and more into a dubbed-out anaesthesia. Live, these dreamlike compositions are imbued with a heavy, uneasy dancefloor energy, often abetted by live vocals as well as saxophone interjections c/o regular cohorts Ben Vince and Calderwood. Coby's open-door approach to sharing and making music stretches to his work with London collective Curl, who release records and host events with a collaborative, improvisatory approach, as well as a regular slot on NTS which offers a portal into his appealingly murky musical world.
https://soundcloud.com/cobysey            
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
PROTOMARTYR
ANA DA SILVA
RATTLE
Thursday 10 May
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London, N1 9NL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
PROTOMARTYR return to London next May for their biggest show yet! Protomartyr play a taut, austere rock that's been incubated in a freezing Detroit warehouse littered with beer cans and cigarette butts and warmed occasionally by space heaters. Short songs made for short practices, and the band learned quickly not to waste time. Despite the cold, Protomartyr emerged with a sound that is idiosyncratic but relatable, hooky but off-kilter. With respect to the local predecessors, this isn't the primitive stomp of The Dirtbombs or The Stooges' greasy roar. Punk works, kind of, even if it leaves the hardcore kids confused. Post-punk suggests something too retro; indie rock, something too precious. What Protomartyr is, is "stuck between the cracks." If that's the case, though, they aren't alone. Protomartyr's economical rock elicits comparisons to possible antecedents like Pere Ubu or The Fall as well as local contemporaries like Frustrations or Tyvek (whose frontman Kevin Boyer played bass in an early iteration of Protomartyr). Singer Joe Casey's dry declarative snarl serves as a reliable anchor, granting his bandmates (guitarist Greg Ahee, drummer Alex Leonard and bassist Scott Davidson) the opportunity to explore textures and reinforce the rhythm section. This is never more apparent than on the band's brand new album entitled 'Relatives In Descent', out now through Domino. This show follows on from the band's long sold out Tufnell Park Dome show planned for next month.
 
ANA DA SILVA is a founding member of the pioneering female punk band The Raincoats. Ana has continually worked on music, in some shape or form, since the group disbanded in 1984. Soon after the release of The Raincoats' final album album, 'Moving', Da Silva collaborated with This Heat drummer Charles Hayward on a project called Roseland; they recorded a few demos together, but the duo faltered after that. She also wrote music for choreographer Gaby Agis' productions, but spent much of the '80s and early '90s painting and working in an antique shop. The Raincoats' reunion spurred Da Silva and the rest of the group to write new songs, resulting in the band's fifth album, 1996's 'Looking in the Shadows'. Da Silva resurfaced in 2005 with her solo record 'Lighthouse', a largely electronic collection of songs that she wrote, recorded, and produced herself for Chicks On Speed records.
 
RATTLE are a Nottingham based duo, Rattle focus 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. Rattle's debut self-titled album will be released on Upset The Rhythm and I Own You, look out this Summer for it's follow up.
 

    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keep keeping on, thanks for spending your time with us!
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
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
COLDNOSE
STAL KINGSLEY
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
SAUNA YOUTH
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
 
SCREAMING FEMALES
Tuesday 11 September
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 

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:

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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!
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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