Friday, 15 November 2019

Robert Sotelo in London tonight, Thor & Friends next week, plus Bamboo's new digital single released!

 
 
Morning world!
 
Thanks to everyone for coming out to see Carla dal Forno this week, it was brilliant to see you all there! We’re not finished with the week though, as tonight we’re heading to New River Studios and teaming up with Incredible Society for a vital evening in the company of cosmic pop melodist Robert Sotelo and his live band! Touring in support of his new album on Upset The Rhythm entitled ‘Infinite Sprawling’ Sotelo will be getting his sprawl on with Barry and Life Drawings in support also, now that’s what I call a Friday night! Tickets available on the door from 7.30pm, live music starting around 8.15pm, see you in a few.
 
 
 
 
You can read all about tonight’s party below along with the full write-up for next Friday’s mind-expanding Moth Club concert courtesy of Thor & Friends. Thor Harris is a force of nature; a musician, painter, writer, plumber, carpenter (he built his own house) and of course the percussionist in Swans from 2010 to 2016. Harris has also performed with Xiu Xiu, Shearwater, Bill Callahan, Ben Frost, and many others. With Thor & Friends he’s put together an avant-chamber ensemble focused on minimalism and a sumptuous exploration of percussive, phasing melody, i.e. next level wonder!
 
Word-roping new faces Marcel Wave and Simon Goff will both play this show too, see you very much down the front.
 
We also detail below our last show of the year: Nov 26th’s Islington knees-up with The Gotobeds, Hygiene and The Tubs, talk about going out with a bang!
 
Please note our Richard Dawson and Lankum shows next week are both now 100% sold out, apols if you missed out on tickets. We have however just added a new event entitled 'Delight is Right' for Richard Dawson next March at The Barbican, so be sure to check out our listings section for the ticket link, flying out the door already FYI.
 
One last show to holler in your direction about, this Saturday our good friends Red River Dialect have an evening planned at Servant Jazz Quarters that’s well worth your attendance. If experimental free-form folk ticks the boxes you’ll find more info hither.
 
 
 
 
 
 
OK, let’s soundtrack your weekend too! Hot from their UK tour Bamboo release a brand new digital single through Upset The Rhythm today. Their new single ‘Daughters Of The Sky’ astounds with its affecting synth-pop swirl.
 
The title track from their recent album on UTR, this single is accompanied by a earth-shifting Emma Gatrill remix and exclusive live track too, available to listen to on all digital platforms now, check it out, volume up!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm & Incredible Society present…
 
ROBERT SOTELO
BARRY
LIFE DRAWINGS
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London N4 1DN
Friday 15 November
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
ROBERT SOTELO is a cosmic pop melodist; a heartfelt multi-instrumentalist whose direct songs are curiously affecting. His debut album ‘Cusp’ from 2017 was packed with miniature psych overtures and earnest musings, he then followed this up in 2018 with an album called ‘Botanical’, more keyboard-minded and playful with its near-absurdist palette of sound and reflective mood. This September Upset The Rhythm released Sotelo’s third album ‘Infinite Sprawling’, his first record since relocating from London to Glasgow and partly inspired by his new city’s inclusive and collaborative musical world. Recorded with Ruari MacLean (of Vital Idles, Golden Grrrls) and Edwin Stevens (Irma Vep, Yerba Mansa) at their home studio Namaste Sound, ‘Infinite Sprawling’ grew out of Sotelo’s sketchbook of skeletal songs, with MacLean and Stevens developing their own drum, guitar and keyboard parts. These songs pulled together like a wakeful stretch on a Sunday morning, flowering with a lightness of touch, sounding both carefree and brisk.
 
BARRY are South London’s quintessential queer guitar pop band and they are here to make you dance your socks off. Members Bart, Helen, Kathy and Mark made the leap from spectators to creators in mid 2018, as an extension of their life long collective obsessions with music. Inspired by a similarly named antipodean band, Barry take a multi vocal approach to classic jangle pop and make it their own with tales of public urination, gentrification and not giving up! Delve into the world of four gay ‘grown ups’ living in a city that’s becoming increasingly difficult to inhabit freely. Tape out on Permanent Slump now!
 
LIFE DRAWINGS are an un-googleable band of tip-top punks using lo-fi vocals, low key guitars, catchy bass bits, cheap keyboards, drums and advanced admin for songs almost exclusively inspired by Country Teasers and The Fall.
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
THOR & FRIENDS
MARCEL WAVE
SIMON GOFF
Friday 22 November
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
THOR & FRIENDS are an avant-chamber ensemble formed by polymath percussionist and all-round force of nature Thor Harris, following his tenure as a touring member of monolithic rock ensemble Swans. The project is intended as a vehicle for experimentation, with the conceptual vocabulary of American Minimalism explored and expanded on by a rotating cast of musicians from around the globe. The resultant music is an elongated greeting and ode to Thor's community, his woodworking shop, and the instruments his hands shape and bring to life. From the core trio of Harris (sundry percussion and wind instruments including some of his own devising), Peggy Ghorbani (marimba) and Sarah “Goat” Gautier (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, organ, voice, mellotron, piano), the line-up of Thor & Friends expands and contracts with the flux of compositional and improvisational contexts. The range of tonal color depends on what instrumentalists are present or absent from the process at any given time.

Thor has been announced as the artist-in-residence for Joyful Noise Recordings in 2019. Throughout the year he will release 6 records via the label, including the third full Thor & Friends album in Autumn as well as collaborative material with artists including Bill Callahan, Margaret Chardiet (Pharmakon), Lawrence English and many more. A limited run of 666 boxsets, handcrafted by Thor and containing coloured vinyl editions of all the releases, will then be released at the end of the year.
http://www.thorharris.org/

MARCEL WAVE write eulogies for tragic actresses, ancient riverbeds and concrete obscenity. Meades meets Pat-E-Smith meets Kirklees Borough Council. Featuring members of Cold Pumas and Sauna Youth.
https://marcel-wave.bandcamp.com/releases
 
SIMON GOFF is a musician working in the fields of classical, experimental and alternative music. Originally from Yorkshire, UK, he now resides in Berlin, where he can be found working with a diverse range of artists and ensembles as a composer, performer and sound engineer/producer. He has worked with Federico Albanese, Beirut, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Andrea Belfi, Thor Harris, Aidan Baker and many more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz6-iwf5Fps
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
THE GOTOBEDS
HYGIENE
THE TUBS
Tuesday 26 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
THE GOTOBEDS are a modern rock and roll sensation that has always sounded like they have to play. The group's angular tunes and buzzy guitar-fuelled attack took the sound and vision of post-punk and indie rock and put the nervy snarl of punk back into the formula. Never maligned by having the world’s weight on their backs, The Gotobeds - Cary, TFP, Eli and Gavin - returned this May with their third full lengther, 'Debt Begins at 30' (Sub Pop). The esprit de corps and anxiety-free joy that permeates their other LPs and EPs remains intact. The octane is high-test, the engine still has knocks and pings and the battery is overcharged. The Gotobeds - as Pittsburgh as it gets, the folk music of the Steel City - have more tar for us to swallow. The Gotobeds jump between exuberant jangle, brooding romps with tribal beats and slash-and-burn guitar and wrecking ball anthems much like their partners-in-rock-crime Protomartyr.
https://thegotobeds.bandcamp.com/

HYGIENE released a slew of singles and an LP on various DIY labels in the US and the UK at the turn of the decade, now the London post-punk stalwarts return from hiatus with their sophomore effort, 'Private Sector'. Where their debut LP 'Public Sector' (2011, La Vida Es Un Mus) reflected a nostalgic longing for an unrealised socialist modernist utopia, 'Private Sector' finds them confronting the grim realities of the present. Hygiene rail against the neoliberal madness of utility cartels, tax havens and privatised railways, seizing the moment as the current period of interregnum sees the old ideological certainties come into question. Proving nostalgia to be an inescapable trap, the band continue to hearken back to the kind of post-punk that existed before anybody knew to affix the 'post' prefix. New album 'Private Sector' has the signature Hygiene sound, mixing brooding melodies with a choppy, aggressive approach and a restricted pop sensibility. However, this ever-so-slightly-more mature record finds the band taking advantage of the musicianship of their friends, mixing in the odd viola, glockenspiel, piano and keyboard. Recommended for fans of Real Ale, British Rail Class 55 Deltics, Euston station and Jeremy Corbyn.
https://www.facebook.com/Hygiene-126660907380779/

THE TUBS aim to channel "The Tubullar Sound"; a thick soup of influences ranging from antipodean jangle, to needling Post Punk, to traditional British Folk music. The Tubs feature former and current members of Joanna Gruesome, The Estate Agents, Garden Centre and Keel Her, music coming soon!
https://the-tubs.bandcamp.com/releases
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for reading, see you all later, have the best weekend!
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
ROBERT SOTELO
BARRY
LIFE DRAWINGS
Friday 15 November
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London N4 1DN
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
RICHARD DAWSON
THE SILVER FIELD
Tuesday 19 November
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £16 | SOLD OUT
 
LANKUM
JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN
Thursday 21 November
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £16.50 | SOLD OUT
 
THOR & FRIENDS
MARCEL WAVE
SIMON GOFF
Friday 22 November
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
THE GOTOBEDS
HYGIENE
THE TUBS
Tuesday 26 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
DAN DEACON
Thursday 6 February
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
SPINNING COIN
Wednesday 18 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
Upset The Rhythm & The Barbican present…
RICHARD DAWSON: Delight is Right
Barbican Hall, Silk St, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS
Saturday 28 March
3pm - 11pm | £17.50-£25 | TICKETS
 

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Robert Sotelo: UK tour starts today!




Robert Sotelo is taking his curiously affecting pop on the road today! Accompanied by his ROCK band, Sotelo will be gracing the following cities with his psych overtures:

Nov 14th - JT Soar (Nottingham)
Nov 15th - New River Studios w/ Barry & Life Drawings (London)
Nov 16th - Deaf & Hard of Hearing centre w/ Garden Centre, Shake Chain (Oxford)
Nov 17th - The Lanes (Bristol)

Brand new album ‘Infinite Sprawling’ is out now on Upset The Rhythm!




x

Friday, 8 November 2019

Carla dal Forno & Robert Sotelo in London next week!

 
 
Morning everyone!
 
Next week we hop back into the show promoting saddle for an essential pair of London concerts. On Tuesday at Electrowerkz we’re thrilled to host an evening of DIY electronics and spectral atmosphere with Carla dal Forno, Cucina Povera and Kenny White from Low Company DJing! What a lineup, very excited for that, live music will commence around 8.30pm, plus it’s worth buying tickets in advance for this one!
 
 
 
 
Then next Friday (one week today), we’re pitching up at New River Studios with our friends Incredible Society for a crucial evening in the company of Robert Sotelo and his live band! Barry and Life Drawings are both playing this one too, so high levels of wonky pop deemed likely! Sotelo’s new energetic race of a video for ‘Run’ just premiered yesterday on the ever-excellent For The Rabbits too, get in the mood.
 
‘Run’ features on Sotelo’s new album ‘Infinite Sprawling’, out now on Upset The Rhythm. Here are his tour dates too:
 
14/11 – Nottingham, UK @ JT Soar
15/11 – London, UK @ New River Studios
16/11 – Oxford, UK @ Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre w/ Garden Centre
17/11 – Bristol, UK @ The Lanes
 
 
Talking of tour dates Bamboo also begin their UK tour today in Northampton, go see them if you can, they always astound with their vast tapestries of emotional synth pop! A new digital single for ‘Daughters In The Sky’ is due out next Friday too, accompanied by an Emma Gatrill remix and exclusive live track, so keep an ear out for that marvelous music.
 
08/11 - Northampton, UK @ Garibaldi Hotel
09/11 - Newcastle, UK @ The Butterfly Cabinet
10/11 - Edinburgh, UK @ Cyber Basement 2029
11/11 - Manchester, UK @ Gullivers w/ Mega Bog
 
 
 
Read on for full listings for all our upcoming shows on sale including Thor & Friends (Friday 22nd November / MOTH Club) and The Gotobeds (Tuesday 26th November / The Islington). Our Richard Dawson and Lankum shows this month are both now sold out by the way. Also of note in our listings section are newly added events for 2020 from Dan Deacon and Spinning Coin too! Roll on perfect vision!
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
CARLA DAL FORNO
CUCINA POVERA
LOW COMPANY DJs
Tuesday 12 November
Electrowerkz, 1st Floor, 7 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS

CARLA DAL FORNO has entered a new era with her forthcoming album ‘Look Up Sharp’, pushing her dub-damaged DIY dispatches to the limits of flawless dream-pop. In a transformative move towards crystal clear vocals and sharpened production, ‘Look Up Sharp’ is an evolutionary leap from the thick fog and pastoral stillness of her Blackest Ever Black missives, You Know What It’s Like (2016) and The Garden EP (2017). Three years since her plain-speaking debut album, the Melbourne-via-Berlin artist finds herself absorbed in London’s sprawling mess. The small-town dreams and inertia that preoccupied dal Forno’s first album have dissolved into the chaotic city, its shifting identities, far-flung surroundings and blank faces. ‘Look Up Sharp’ is the story of this life in flux, longing for intimacy, falling short and embracing the unfamiliar.

Dal Forno connects with kindred spirits and finds refuge in darkened alleys, secret gardens and wherever else she dares to look. In her own territory between plaintive folk, pop and post-punk, dal Forno conjures the ghosts of AC Marias, Virginia Astley and Broadcast through her brushwork of art-damaged fx and spectral atmospheres. ‘Look Up Sharp’ is a singular prism in which sound and concept bend at all angles. A deeply personal but infinitely relatable album its many surfaces are complex but authentic, enduring but imperfect, hard-edged but delicate. A diamond. Released on dal Forno’s own imprint Kallista Records this October.
https://www.facebook.com/carladalfornoyes/

CUCINA POVERA is from Glasgow via Finland and Luxembourg. Maria Rossi's project utilises looped and layered vocals, field recordings and minimal synthesis to create alternately earthy and celestial raptures. Working from a dual framework of fortuity and precarity, Maria creates her own uniquely textured and ever-evolving world with sound. Trained at the Conservatoire Nationale de Luxembourg, she moved to Scotland in 2009 and became involved in the music scene in Glasgow through promoting nights and making radio shows, before learning music production at Green Door studios. Her solo project has taken her all over the UK, Europe and as far as Canada and the U.S., with more shows and a third record due out in 2019.
https://cucinapovera.bandcamp.com/

KENNY WHITE (Low Company / DJ set)
https://soundcloud.com/kenufeelit
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm & Incredible Society present…
 
ROBERT SOTELO
BARRY
LIFE DRAWINGS
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London N4 1DN
Friday 15 November
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
ROBERT SOTELO is a cosmic pop melodist; a heartfelt multi-instrumentalist whose direct songs are curiously affecting. His debut album ‘Cusp’ from 2017 was packed with miniature psych overtures and earnest musings, he then followed this up in 2018 with an album called ‘Botanical’, more keyboard-minded and playful with its near-absurdist palette of sound and reflective mood. This September Upset The Rhythm released Sotelo’s third album ‘Infinite Sprawling’, his first record since relocating from London to Glasgow and partly inspired by his new city’s inclusive and collaborative musical world. Recorded with Ruari MacLean (of Vital Idles, Golden Grrrls) and Edwin Stevens (Irma Vep, Yerba Mansa) at their home studio Namaste Sound, ‘Infinite Sprawling’ grew out of Sotelo’s sketchbook of skeletal songs, with MacLean and Stevens developing their own drum, guitar and keyboard parts. These songs pulled together like a wakeful stretch on a Sunday morning, flowering with a lightness of touch, sounding both carefree and brisk.
 
BARRY are South London’s quintessential queer guitar pop band and they are here to make you dance your socks off. Members Bart, Helen, Kathy and Mark made the leap from spectators to creators in mid 2018, as an extension of their life long collective obsessions with music. Inspired by a similarly named antipodean band, Barry take a multi vocal approach to classic jangle pop and make it their own with tales of public urination, gentrification and not giving up! Delve into the world of four gay ‘grown ups’ living in a city that’s becoming increasingly difficult to inhabit freely. Tape out on Permanent Slump now!
 
LIFE DRAWINGS are an un-googleable band of tip-top punks using lo-fi vocals, low key guitars, catchy bass bits, cheap keyboards, drums and advanced admin for songs almost exclusively inspired by Country Teasers and The Fall.
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
THOR & FRIENDS
MARCEL WAVE
SIMON GOFF
Friday 22 November
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
THOR & FRIENDS are an avant-chamber ensemble formed by polymath percussionist and all-round force of nature Thor Harris, following his tenure as a touring member of monolithic rock ensemble Swans. The project is intended as a vehicle for experimentation, with the conceptual vocabulary of American Minimalism explored and expanded on by a rotating cast of musicians from around the globe. The resultant music is an elongated greeting and ode to Thor's community, his woodworking shop, and the instruments his hands shape and bring to life. From the core trio of Harris (sundry percussion and wind instruments including some of his own devising), Peggy Ghorbani (marimba) and Sarah “Goat” Gautier (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, organ, voice, mellotron, piano), the line-up of Thor & Friends expands and contracts with the flux of compositional and improvisational contexts. The range of tonal color depends on what instrumentalists are present or absent from the process at any given time.

Thor has been announced as the artist-in-residence for Joyful Noise Recordings in 2019. Throughout the year he will release 6 records via the label, including the third full Thor & Friends album in Autumn as well as collaborative material with artists including Bill Callahan, Margaret Chardiet (Pharmakon), Lawrence English and many more. A limited run of 666 boxsets, handcrafted by Thor and containing coloured vinyl editions of all the releases, will then be released at the end of the year.
http://www.thorharris.org/

MARCEL WAVE write eulogies for tragic actresses, ancient riverbeds and concrete obscenity. Meades meets Pat-E-Smith meets Kirklees Borough Council. Featuring members of Cold Pumas and Sauna Youth.
https://marcel-wave.bandcamp.com/releases
 
SIMON GOFF is a musician working in the fields of classical, experimental and alternative music. Originally from Yorkshire, UK, he now resides in Berlin, where he can be found working with a diverse range of artists and ensembles as a composer, performer and sound engineer/producer. He has worked with Federico Albanese, Beirut, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Andrea Belfi, Thor Harris, Aidan Baker and many more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz6-iwf5Fps
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
THE GOTOBEDS
HYGIENE
THE TUBS
Tuesday 26 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
THE GOTOBEDS are a modern rock and roll sensation that has always sounded like they have to play. The group's angular tunes and buzzy guitar-fuelled attack took the sound and vision of post-punk and indie rock and put the nervy snarl of punk back into the formula. Never maligned by having the world’s weight on their backs, The Gotobeds - Cary, TFP, Eli and Gavin - returned this May with their third full lengther, 'Debt Begins at 30' (Sub Pop). The esprit de corps and anxiety-free joy that permeates their other LPs and EPs remains intact. The octane is high-test, the engine still has knocks and pings and the battery is overcharged. The Gotobeds - as Pittsburgh as it gets, the folk music of the Steel City - have more tar for us to swallow. The Gotobeds jump between exuberant jangle, brooding romps with tribal beats and slash-and-burn guitar and wrecking ball anthems much like their partners-in-rock-crime Protomartyr.
https://thegotobeds.bandcamp.com/

HYGIENE released a slew of singles and an LP on various DIY labels in the US and the UK at the turn of the decade, now the London post-punk stalwarts return from hiatus with their sophomore effort, 'Private Sector'. Where their debut LP 'Public Sector' (2011, La Vida Es Un Mus) reflected a nostalgic longing for an unrealised socialist modernist utopia, 'Private Sector' finds them confronting the grim realities of the present. Hygiene rail against the neoliberal madness of utility cartels, tax havens and privatised railways, seizing the moment as the current period of interregnum sees the old ideological certainties come into question. Proving nostalgia to be an inescapable trap, the band continue to hearken back to the kind of post-punk that existed before anybody knew to affix the 'post' prefix. New album 'Private Sector' has the signature Hygiene sound, mixing brooding melodies with a choppy, aggressive approach and a restricted pop sensibility. However, this ever-so-slightly-more mature record finds the band taking advantage of the musicianship of their friends, mixing in the odd viola, glockenspiel, piano and keyboard. Recommended for fans of Real Ale, British Rail Class 55 Deltics, Euston station and Jeremy Corbyn.
https://www.facebook.com/Hygiene-126660907380779/

THE TUBS aim to channel "The Tubullar Sound"; a thick soup of influences ranging from antipodean jangle, to needling Post Punk, to traditional British Folk music. The Tubs feature former and current members of Joanna Gruesome, The Estate Agents, Garden Centre and Keel Her, music coming soon!
https://the-tubs.bandcamp.com/releases
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks as ever for your valuable time, see you next week!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
CARLA DAL FORNO
CUCINA POVERA
KENNY WHITE (LOW COMPANY) DJ set
Tuesday 12 November
Electrowerkz, 1st Floor, 7 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
ROBERT SOTELO
BARRY
LIFE DRAWINGS
Friday 15 November
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London N4 1DN
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
RICHARD DAWSON
THE SILVER FIELD
Tuesday 19 November
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £16 | SOLD OUT
 
LANKUM
JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN
Thursday 21 November
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £16.50 | SOLD OUT
 
THOR & FRIENDS
MARCEL WAVE
SIMON GOFF
Friday 22 November
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
THE GOTOBEDS
HYGIENE
THE TUBS
Tuesday 26 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
DAN DEACON
Thursday 6 February
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
SPINNING COIN
Wednesday 18 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Robert Sotelo video premiered!

Robert Sotelo's energetic race of a 'Run' video just premiered on For The Rabbits!
'Run' is taken from his new album 'Infinite Sprawling' out now on Upset The Rhythm.
On tour soon too:

14/11 – Nottingham, UK @ JT Soar
15/11 – London, UK @ New River Studios w/ Barry & Life Drawings
16/11 – Oxford, UK @ Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre w/ Garden Centre
17/11 – Bristol, UK @ The Lanes

Thanks
Chris

SPINNING COIN in London this March!

SPINNING COIN are back with an amazing new album for 2020: 'Hyacinth' on Geographic, look out London their heading our way in March too!



Upset The Rhythm presents…

SPINNING COIN
Wednesday 18 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB


7.30pm | £8 | https://link.dice.fm/IG8ov2E6m1

SPINNING COIN are Sean Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Jack Mellin (vocals, guitar), Rachel Taylor (bass, vocals, keyboards) and Chris White (drums). Hailing from Glasgow their cascading melodicism is topped with some amazing shredding. Their music connects into a local music scene more associated with Orange Juice, Teenage Fanclub, and of course The Pastels, who release the band’s records via their Geographic Music imprint. Their music is beautifully rough-hewn guitar pop that takes in frustration, but also gracefulness and splendour, in equal measure. On February 21st, Spinning Coin will release their second album ‘Hyacinth’. A brave step forward, ‘Hyacinth’ is an album full of poetry, light and warmth of heart, and presents a band holding nothing back. Throughout there is joy in spades, but also melancholy, and a checked fury, threading the group’s political vision through their reflections on the personal and the interpersonal. Jack explains that the new songs “are about the need for love in an often very unloving world. Trying to find a balance of some kind between feelings of apathy, negativity, detachment and action, positivity and oneness.” Whilst Mellin’s songs were more pointedly political on debut LP ‘Permo’, here he has built more complexity into his writing. Ultimately Spinning Coin’s ethos stays true to itself, as Sean expands about the experiences and the motivations behind the new music: “It’s trying to connect with other people on a human level, doing something that we love, and trying to embrace the unknown.” This show sees them head to London date during their European tour in support of ‘Hyacinth’ in March!
https://spinningcoin.net/
 



 

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

DAN DEACON back in London Feb 2020!




The long-awaited return of DAN DEACON to London! Look out Feb 6th at Scala! New album 'Mystic Familiar' out early 2020 on Domino Records! Sensational!!

 https://www.facebook.com/events/419146145652121/

Upset The Rhythm presents…

DAN DEACON
Thursday 6 February
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL
7.30pm | £15 | Tickets on sale from Thursday at 10am: https://link.dice.fm/4c55Yqg890

DAN DEACON returns in February 2020 with ‘Mystic Familiar’, his first album in five years and the stunning result of years of obsessive work, play, and self-discovery. It’s not only his most emotionally open record but also his most transcendent! Eleven kaleidoscopic tracks of majestic synth-pop that exponentially expand Deacon’s sound with unfettered imagination and newfound vulnerability. Since 2015’s ‘Gliss Riffer’, Deacon has branched out from his core body of work into a dizzying array of collaborative projects: scoring eight films, collaborating with the New York City Ballet’s resident choreographer Justin Peck on the dance piece The Times Are Racing; performing expanded arrangements of his music with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; and for the first time producing and co-writing an album with friends Ed Schrader’s Music Beat. Throughout all this Deacon was also working on a new suite of songs that wield the profundity of a philosopher and the absurdity of a jester. These songs make up his forthcoming ‘Mystic Familiar’ album, painting life as a psychedelic journey brimming with bliss and disruption, darkness and light.

Opening track “Become a Mountain” immediately announces itself as something new, for the first time ever on record presenting Dan’s natural singing voice, unprocessed and with only minimal accompaniment. When Deacon proclaims “I rose up” here, it is Dan Deacon singing in the first person as Dan Deacon—a startlingly vulnerable shift in a songbook abundant with characters, metaphors, and distorted vocals. “Hypnagogic” takes us deeper into Deacon’s mind, a synth swirl similar to those which have begun his recent performances, absorbing the pulse of the room and extending that abstract moment in which a journey begins. From there, ‘Mystic Familiar’ then takes a propulsive leap with the robotic drums and soaring melodies of “Sat By a Tree” and the four-part “Arp” suite offering up a dialectic view of life. It’s an album that captures an artist mindfully evolving his music from playful beginnings to encompass a prismatic cosmos of addictive ideas, melody and purpose! This special Scala show celebrates the release of ‘Mystic Familiar’ and Dan’s long-awaited return to his spiritual kingdom of London!
https://dandeacon.com/ 

Friday, 25 October 2019

Upcoming London shows for Carla dal Forno, Robert Sotelo, Lankum, Thor & Friends & The Gotobeds!

 
 
Friday again!
 
Where are these weeks going? Zoom! In the spirit of running through 2019 apace we’ve chosen to outline today all the events Upset The Rhythm have plotted for the rest of the year! Look out below for full listings for our next show on November 12th at Electrowerkz with Carla dal Forno, Cucina Povera and Low Company DJs, alongside upcoming concerts for Robert Sotelo (New River Studios / Friday 15th November) Lankum (Tufnell Park Dome / Thursday 21st November), Thor & Friends (Friday 22nd November / MOTH Club) and The Gotobeds (Tuesday 26th November / The Islington).
 
That’ll keep us busy!
 
 
 
 
Also, we wanted to share with you this extraordinary video of Rattle performing 'Disco' at DIY community hub x-church in Gainsborough, Lincs. Thanks to Orange 'Ear for recording this! ‘Disco’ features on Rattle’s stunning, recent album ‘Sequence’, out now on Upset The Rhythm. Rattle continue their European tour with Thurston Moore tomorrow in Prague, here are the remaining dates if you want to dust off that passport:
 
26/10 - Prague, Czech Rep @ Lucerna Music Bar *
27/10 - Munchen, Germany @ Strom *
28/10 - Vienna, Austria @ WUK *
30/10 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett *
31/10 - Brussels, Belgium @ Les Ateliers Claus w/ Caroline Profanter
 
* w/ Thurston Moore Group
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
CARLA DAL FORNO
CUCINA POVERA
LOW COMPANY DJs
Tuesday 12 November
Electrowerkz, 1st Floor, 7 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS

CARLA DAL FORNO has entered a new era with her forthcoming album ‘Look Up Sharp’, pushing her dub-damaged DIY dispatches to the limits of flawless dream-pop. In a transformative move towards crystal clear vocals and sharpened production, ‘Look Up Sharp’ is an evolutionary leap from the thick fog and pastoral stillness of her Blackest Ever Black missives, You Know What It’s Like (2016) and The Garden EP (2017). Three years since her plain-speaking debut album, the Melbourne-via-Berlin artist finds herself absorbed in London’s sprawling mess. The small-town dreams and inertia that preoccupied dal Forno’s first album have dissolved into the chaotic city, its shifting identities, far-flung surroundings and blank faces. ‘Look Up Sharp’ is the story of this life in flux, longing for intimacy, falling short and embracing the unfamiliar.

Dal Forno connects with kindred spirits and finds refuge in darkened alleys, secret gardens and wherever else she dares to look. In her own territory between plaintive folk, pop and post-punk, dal Forno conjures the ghosts of AC Marias, Virginia Astley and Broadcast through her brushwork of art-damaged fx and spectral atmospheres. ‘Look Up Sharp’ is a singular prism in which sound and concept bend at all angles. A deeply personal but infinitely relatable album its many surfaces are complex but authentic, enduring but imperfect, hard-edged but delicate. A diamond. Released on dal Forno’s own imprint Kallista Records this October.
https://www.facebook.com/carladalfornoyes/

CUCINA POVERA is from Glasgow via Finland and Luxembourg. Maria Rossi's project utilises looped and layered vocals, field recordings and minimal synthesis to create alternately earthy and celestial raptures. Working from a dual framework of fortuity and precarity, Maria creates her own uniquely textured and ever-evolving world with sound. Trained at the Conservatoire Nationale de Luxembourg, she moved to Scotland in 2009 and became involved in the music scene in Glasgow through promoting nights and making radio shows, before learning music production at Green Door studios. Her solo project has taken her all over the UK, Europe and as far as Canada and the U.S., with more shows and a third record due out in 2019.
https://cucinapovera.bandcamp.com/

KENNY WHITE (Low Company / DJ set)
https://soundcloud.com/kenufeelit
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm & Incredible Society present…
 
ROBERT SOTELO
BARRY
LIFE DRAWINGS
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London N4 1DN
Friday 15 November
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
ROBERT SOTELO is a cosmic pop melodist; a heartfelt multi-instrumentalist whose direct songs are curiously affecting. His debut album ‘Cusp’ from 2017 was packed with miniature psych overtures and earnest musings, he then followed this up in 2018 with an album called ‘Botanical’, more keyboard-minded and playful with its near-absurdist palette of sound and reflective mood. This September Upset The Rhythm released Sotelo’s third album ‘Infinite Sprawling’, his first record since relocating from London to Glasgow and partly inspired by his new city’s inclusive and collaborative musical world. Recorded with Ruari MacLean (of Vital Idles, Golden Grrrls) and Edwin Stevens (Irma Vep, Yerba Mansa) at their home studio Namaste Sound, ‘Infinite Sprawling’ grew out of Sotelo’s sketchbook of skeletal songs, with MacLean and Stevens developing their own drum, guitar and keyboard parts. These songs pulled together like a wakeful stretch on a Sunday morning, flowering with a lightness of touch, sounding both carefree and brisk.
 
BARRY are South London’s quintessential queer guitar pop band and they are here to make you dance your socks off. Members Bart, Helen, Kathy and Mark made the leap from spectators to creators in mid 2018, as an extension of their life long collective obsessions with music. Inspired by a similarly named antipodean band, Barry take a multi vocal approach to classic jangle pop and make it their own with tales of public urination, gentrification and not giving up! Delve into the world of four gay ‘grown ups’ living in a city that’s becoming increasingly difficult to inhabit freely. Tape out on Permanent Slump now!
 
LIFE DRAWINGS are an un-googleable band of tip-top punks using lo-fi vocals, low key guitars, catchy bass bits, cheap keyboards, drums and advanced admin for songs almost exclusively inspired by Country Teasers and The Fall.
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
LANKUM
JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN
Thursday 21 November
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £16.50 | TICKETS
 
LANKUM have an alchemical ability to combine traditional folk roots with contemporary undercurrents to forge music that is dark, mysterious and transcendental. Comprising brothers Ian Lynch (uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals), Daragh Lynch (vocals, guitar) alongside Cormac Mac Diarmada (fiddle) and Radie Peat (harmonium, accordion, vocals), Lankum channel a diverse set of influences and histories to create a beautifully rare thing: a songbook from and for the people. Born of years criss-crossing Dublin's folk and experimental scenes, their two albums Cold Old Fire (2013, recorded under former name Lynched) and Rough Trade debut Between The Earth and Sky (2017) breath new life into ancient/modern rituals with urban punk fervour, rural psycho-geography and, underpinning it all, the eternal drone of the uilleann pipes. This new live show will be in support of their much-anticipated 3rd album, 'The Livelong Day', out 25th October through Rough Trade Records.
http://lankumdublin.com/

JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN is a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work centres around traditional and folk material from Ireland and further afield. He is a founding member of the band, Skipper's Alley, with whom he has toured extensively throughout Europe and America. John is an active session musician around Dublin and has recorded with artists such as Lankum and Ye Vagabonds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vuIIIOBr0M
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
THOR & FRIENDS
MARCEL WAVE
Friday 22 November
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
THOR & FRIENDS are an avant-chamber ensemble formed by polymath percussionist and all-round force of nature Thor Harris, following his tenure as a touring member of monolithic rock ensemble Swans. The project is intended as a vehicle for experimentation, with the conceptual vocabulary of American Minimalism explored and expanded on by a rotating cast of musicians from around the globe. The resultant music is an elongated greeting and ode to Thor's community, his woodworking shop, and the instruments his hands shape and bring to life. From the core trio of Harris (sundry percussion and wind instruments including some of his own devising), Peggy Ghorbani (marimba) and Sarah “Goat” Gautier (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, organ, voice, mellotron, piano), the line-up of Thor & Friends expands and contracts with the flux of compositional and improvisational contexts. The range of tonal color depends on what instrumentalists are present or absent from the process at any given time.

Thor has been announced as the artist-in-residence for Joyful Noise Recordings in 2019. Throughout the year he will release 6 records via the label, including the third full Thor & Friends album in Autumn as well as collaborative material with artists including Bill Callahan, Margaret Chardiet (Pharmakon), Lawrence English and many more. A limited run of 666 boxsets, handcrafted by Thor and containing coloured vinyl editions of all the releases, will then be released at the end of the year.
http://www.thorharris.org/

MARCEL WAVE write eulogies for tragic actresses, ancient riverbeds and concrete obscenity. Meades meets Pat-E-Smith meets Kirklees Borough Council. Featuring members of Cold Pumas and Sauna Youth.
https://marcel-wave.bandcamp.com/releases
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
THE GOTOBEDS
HYGIENE
THE TUBS
Tuesday 26 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 
THE GOTOBEDS are a modern rock and roll sensation that has always sounded like they have to play. The group's angular tunes and buzzy guitar-fuelled attack took the sound and vision of post-punk and indie rock and put the nervy snarl of punk back into the formula. Never maligned by having the world’s weight on their backs, The Gotobeds - Cary, TFP, Eli and Gavin - returned this May with their third full lengther, 'Debt Begins at 30' (Sub Pop). The esprit de corps and anxiety-free joy that permeates their other LPs and EPs remains intact. The octane is high-test, the engine still has knocks and pings and the battery is overcharged. The Gotobeds - as Pittsburgh as it gets, the folk music of the Steel City - have more tar for us to swallow. The Gotobeds jump between exuberant jangle, brooding romps with tribal beats and slash-and-burn guitar and wrecking ball anthems much like their partners-in-rock-crime Protomartyr.
https://thegotobeds.bandcamp.com/

HYGIENE released a slew of singles and an LP on various DIY labels in the US and the UK at the turn of the decade, now the London post-punk stalwarts return from hiatus with their sophomore effort, 'Private Sector'. Where their debut LP 'Public Sector' (2011, La Vida Es Un Mus) reflected a nostalgic longing for an unrealised socialist modernist utopia, 'Private Sector' finds them confronting the grim realities of the present. Hygiene rail against the neoliberal madness of utility cartels, tax havens and privatised railways, seizing the moment as the current period of interregnum sees the old ideological certainties come into question. Proving nostalgia to be an inescapable trap, the band continue to hearken back to the kind of post-punk that existed before anybody knew to affix the 'post' prefix. New album 'Private Sector' has the signature Hygiene sound, mixing brooding melodies with a choppy, aggressive approach and a restricted pop sensibility. However, this ever-so-slightly-more mature record finds the band taking advantage of the musicianship of their friends, mixing in the odd viola, glockenspiel, piano and keyboard. Recommended for fans of Real Ale, British Rail Class 55 Deltics, Euston station and Jeremy Corbyn.
https://www.facebook.com/Hygiene-126660907380779/

THE TUBS aim to channel "The Tubullar Sound"; a thick soup of influences ranging from antipodean jangle, to needling Post Punk, to traditional British Folk music. The Tubs feature former and current members of Joanna Gruesome, The Estate Agents, Garden Centre and Keel Her, music coming soon!
https://the-tubs.bandcamp.com/releases
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a wonderful weekend, thanks as always for your time!
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
CARLA DAL FORNO
CUCINA POVERA
KENNY WHITE (LOW COMPANY) DJ set
Tuesday 12 November
Electrowerkz, 1st Floor, 7 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
ROBERT SOTELO
BARRY
LIFE DRAWINGS
Friday 15 November
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London N4 1DN
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
RICHARD DAWSON
THE SILVER FIELD
Tuesday 19 November
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £16 | SOLD OUT
 
LANKUM
JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN
Thursday 21 November
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £16.50 | TICKETS
 
THOR & FRIENDS
MARCEL WAVE
Friday 22 November
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
THE GOTOBEDS
HYGIENE
THE TUBS
Tuesday 26 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS