Friday, 27 March 2015

Independent Label Market tomorrow!

We're taking part in the Independent Label Market at Spitalfields tomorrow! Our stall looks like a rabbit on the plan below, stop by and say hello! We'll have lots of records, CDs, rarities and shirts available! Plus there's beers!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Purling Hiss in London tomorrow!


Hello there!
Huge thanks to all of you who came out over the weekend for our two shows with Madalyn and Cian, it was so great to see you all. We’re back in the saddle tomorrow with PURLING HISS in town. An evening of blown-out punk pop with some haywire noise jams and looped abandon (waiting in the wings) is what we have planned for Corsica Studios. Plus, the always impressive PRIMITIVE PARTS and KRISTIAN HARTING will both be performing too! There will be some tickets on the door if you’d prefer to dodge the booking fee, and live music will kick off around 8.40pm. Let me leave you with a video of Purling Hiss’ recent catchy incantation ‘Mercury Retrograde’ to help set the scene, enjoy…





\\\\\   TOMORROW   /////

PURLING HISS
PRIMITIVE PARTS
KRISTIAN HARTING
Wednesday 25 March
Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB

PURLING HISS’ Mike Polizze has put in much time in the fried Philly blooze overdrive of the group Birds of Maya, but in his own vehicle he’s expanded his grotty guitar wailing into the further cosmos, still shredding speakers aplenty. With releases out on Drag City, Richie, Woodsist Records, and a previous LP on Permanent, Purling Hiss became a full-fledged touring unit in 2010, revealing themselves to not only be purveyors of Rallizes Denudes/Vermonster-style guitar jams, but to have a serious 90’s grunge/pop ethic not too far removed from bits of Bleach-era Nirvana. Lots of ooh-oohs to coincide with the growls, severe hooks to get lodged in your cranium. Full-tilt with tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching, pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract, new album ‘Weirdon’ is also a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records. Replete with handclaps, pounding pianos, tambourines and vocal effects, but steeped in guitar roar, Purling Hiss streamlines up nicely, serving the new songs and directions of ‘Weirdon’ while still slamming down hard on your ears like they like to do.

PRIMITIVE PARTS are three friends from London, consisting of Lindsay Corstorphine of Sauna Youth and Monotony, and Male Bonding's Kevin Hendrick and Robin Christian. Last year, they released their Open Heads b/w Signal 7, and it proved really great. The band recently released a new 7” on Faux Discx too entitled “TV Wheels” b/w “The Bench,” and is every inch the charged-up fuzz-bomb you’d expect, never stinting on melody.

KRISTIAN HARTING is inspired by sufi-music, mali-blues, western lo-fi pop and the avant-garde. His aim is pure, to write beautiful songs and music using what’s at hand only pulled into the realms of the gritty, noisy and beautiful. Harting does this via the mediums of guitar, voice, circuit-bending, effects-pushing and diverse electronic and acoustic trips. ‘Float’ released by Exile On Mainstream last year is his most recent release and it’s well worth checking out!


Thanks for listening, we’ll see you tomorrow!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




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

PURLING HISS
PRIMITIVE PARTS
KRISTIAN HARTING
Wednesday 25 March
Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB

FUTURE ISLANDS
THE VASELINES
Monday 30 March
Tuesday 31 March
In collaboration with Parallel Lines…
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH
7pm | SOLD OUT

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY
Two different sets
Friday 3 April
Cafe Oto, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

HAPPY MEALS
APOSTILLE
DESIGN A WAVE
Thursday 9 April
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE

WETDOG  *** ALBUM LAUNCH ***
NO BRA
MUSIC RECORDINGS
JOHN DAKER
Saturday 18 April
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AE

SCREAMING FEMALES
GLOBELAMP
Friday 24 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

MOON DUO
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Thursday 30 April
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ

RICHARD DAWSON
POWERDOVE
LONDON SACRED HARP
Wednesday 13 May
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB

SIR RICHARD BISHOP
Friday 22 May
The Tin Tabernacle, 12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, NW6 5BA UK
7.30pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313250

THE JULIE RUIN
Tuesday 26 May
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP

ROSE MCDOWALL
Thursday 28 May
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL

PROLAPSE
ART TRIP AND THE STATIC SOUND
Friday 29 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £10 | SOLD OUT

PROLAPSE
THE WOLFHOUNDS
Saturday 30 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

MIKAL CRONIN
Monday 1 June
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

NO BABIES
MARGY PEPPER
COMMISERATIONS
Tuesday 9 June
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

LITURGY
Thursday 11 June
Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Angel, EC1V 1NQ

DAN DEACON
Tuesday 16 June
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, E2 9DT

REIGNING SOUND
THE NUMBER ONES
THE CASTILLIANS
Monday 22 June
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

VEXX
HUMAN FORM
VERTICAL SLUMP
Wednesday 1 July
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA

DEERHOOF
Tuesday 25 August
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £12 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313096

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Madalyn Merkey, Cian Nugent and Purling Hiss shows this week!


Hello again!
Just a quick heads up about our three shows that will flash across the next week! Tomorrow we pitch up at the Lexington for an evening of vibrant sound fields, damaged melodics and drum worship courtesy of MADALYN MERKEY (making her UK debut), MEDDICINE and RATTLE! Then on Sunday we return to the scene of the crime for a mesmeric CIAN NUGENT solo show, supported by Cornwall’s tremendous RED RIVER DIALECT and (added just yesterday) ALISTAIR MCKAY from Melbourne’s deep pop purveyors, Dick Diver. Exciting times! If that wasn’t enough the following Wednesday we have PURLING HISS, PRIMITIVE PARTS and KRISTIAN HARTING all performing at Corsica Studios too! Read on for acres more insight on those concerts, plus newly listed events for DEERHOOF and SIR RICHARD BISHOP, playing with his 140-year-old guitar no less! I’ll leave you with our recommended soundtrack for the morning: ‘Luxury Flats’ by MONOTONY from their upcoming split 7” with Sauna Youth, an anthem for all the neo-Thames nonbelievers! Enjoy!

MONOTONY – ‘Luxury Flats



\\\\\   FRIDAY   /////

MADALYN MERKEY
MEDDICINE
RATTLE
Friday 20 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
  
MADALYN MERKEY makes spellbinding ambient/electro-acoustic music, flooded with exotic alien tones. As a student of the famous Mills College it’s understandable that her work is rooted in academic process and research, yet her new album ’Valley Girl’ (released on ‘New Images’) is also inspired by the agriculture and rolling landscapes of Madalyn’s native California. Using computer generated tones and sequences, she spreads out a unique topography of phase-modulated triangle waveforms and sine tones serrated into small atolls or peaks and interspersed with human traces of her processed, siren-like vocals redolent of some vintage Hawaiian exotica. The result is a minimal but super rich and vibrant sound field, one constantly in motion and quivering with lush harmonics that keep the ear tracing its ambisonic trajectories. In other words, it's hugely recommended for drifting off, far and away.
https://soundcloud.com/cyndi

MEDDICINE aka Monika Krol is a post-punk synthesist who plays fractured noise pop over a backing track of industrial soundscapes. With jackhammer drum machine patterns nailing down synth blasts that alternate between pulsing, menacing to full-blown white noise, Meddicine is a one-woman sound howl conjuring up Suicide or even TG. Clattering and oscillating her way through old sounds and new, Meddicine produces some of the darkest, most-damaged and affecting analogue electronic music you are likely to hear on this planet or any other.
http://meddicine.net/

RATTLE are a drumming duo based in Nottingham and comprised of Theresa J Wrigley and Katharine Eira Brown. Both musicians also play drums for two other well respected bands, with Theresa in Fists and Katy in Kogumaza. Far from the hippy bongo nightmare one might imagine from a band made up of only two drummers, Rattle instead play minimalist rhythms that remain both hypnotic and danceable heavily thanks to the delicate vocal melodies which accompany their beats. Their sound recalls This Heat or ESG whilst remaining uniquely their own.
http://rattleon.bandcamp.com/



\\\\\   SUNDAY   /////

CIAN NUGENT
RED RIVER DIALECT
ALISTAIR MCKAY
Sunday 22 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

CIAN NUGENT is a guitar player and composer from Dublin, Ireland who combines personal passions, such as suburban/coastal blues, traditional musics, late 1960s & '70s singer-songwriters, jazz ambitions, 20th century composition and the Takoma school into a deeply personal style. His music boasts an orchestrated and fully instrumented sound that is playful and eerie at the same time. Nugent’s first widely available album ‘Doubles’ was released in 2011 to great acclaim from Pitchfork, NPR and The Wire, and rightly so. Nugent’s playing is a glorious thing – it twists and turns as if telling a story, with each chord change revealing something new. Over the past few years, he’s also linked up with a 4-piece band called The Cosmos, a motley bunch interested in mining the same far out musical styles. ‘Born With The Caul’ was their resultant album released by No Quarterand sounds like it exists some place out of time. Not only is their music an era-less one but the songs themselves are never in a hurry as they build and unfold, never wasting a note. Since then Cian has toured Europe with The Cosmos and gone on a solo jaunt around the USA, this show also sees Cian in solo mode, reflective and resonating.

RED RIVER DIALECT are a five piece Cornish folk-rock band who have drawn comparisons to the Waterboys, The Dirty Three, Fairport and Arbouretum. Their self-released LP ‘awellupontheway’ was released in July 2012 and promptly sold out on vinyl, drawing many positive reviews. In fact The Quietus described it as “fusing folk-rock’s past with its future, carrying forward the energy, urgency and melody that has long served the form well, and merging it with the more experimental, avant-garde approach of some of our most exciting guitar bands”. They are currently working on a follow up.

ALISTAIR MCKAY plays guitar and sings in Melbourne’s deep pop thinkers Dick Diver. Dick Diver’s brand new album ‘Melbourne, Florida’ (Chapter Music / Trouble In Mind) pays tribute to Jim Morrison, Kylie, confused travellers, high school quiz nights and much more, all in the space of 12 very beautiful pop songs. For this show Al will performing a rare solo set on guitar and vocals.



\\\\\   WEDNESDAY   /////

PURLING HISS
PRIMITIVE PARTS
KRISTIAN HARTING
Wednesday 25 March
Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB

PURLING HISS’ Mike Polizze has put in much time in the fried Philly blooze overdrive of the group Birds of Maya, but in his own vehicle he’s expanded his grotty guitar wailing into the further cosmos, still shredding speakers aplenty. With releases out on Drag City, Richie, Woodsist Records, and a previous LP on Permanent, Purling Hiss became a full-fledged touring unit in 2010, revealing themselves to not only be purveyors of Rallizes Denudes/Vermonster-style guitar jams, but to have a serious 90’s grunge/pop ethic not too far removed from bits of Bleach-era Nirvana. Lots of ooh-oohs to coincide with the growls, severe hooks to get lodged in your cranium. Full-tilt with tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching, pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract, new album ‘Weirdon’ is also a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records. Replete with handclaps, pounding pianos, tambourines and vocal effects, but steeped in guitar roar, Purling Hiss streamlines up nicely, serving the new songs and directions of ‘Weirdon’ while still slamming down hard on your ears like they like to do.

PRIMITIVE PARTS are three friends from London, consisting of Lindsay Corstorphine of Sauna Youth and Monotony, and Male Bonding's Kevin Hendrick and Robin Christian. Last year, they released their Open Heads b/w Signal 7, and it proved really great. The band recently released a new 7” on Faux Discx too entitled “TV Wheels” b/w “The Bench,” and is every inch the charged-up fuzz-bomb you’d expect, never stinting on melody.

KRISTIAN HARTING is inspired by sufi-music, mali-blues, western lo-fi pop and the avant-garde. His aim is pure, to write beautiful songs and music using what’s at hand only pulled into the realms of the gritty, noisy and beautiful. Harting does this via the mediums of guitar, voice, circuit-bending, effects-pushing and diverse electronic and acoustic trips. ‘Float’ released by Exile On Mainstream last year is his most recent release and it’s well worth checking out!


Enjoy the eclipse (don’t stare directly) and we’ll see you tomorrow!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




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

MADALYN MERKEY
MEDDICINE
RATTLE
Friday 20 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
  
CIAN NUGENT
RED RIVER DIALECT
ALISTAIR MCKAY
Sunday 22 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

PURLING HISS
PRIMITIVE PARTS
KRISTIAN HARTING
Wednesday 25 March
Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB

FUTURE ISLANDS
THE VASELINES
Monday 30 March
Tuesday 31 March
In collaboration with Parallel Lines…
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH
7pm | SOLD OUT

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY
Two different sets
Friday 3 April
Cafe Oto, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

HAPPY MEALS
APOSTILLE
DESIGN A WAVE
Thursday 9 April
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE

WETDOG  *** ALBUM LAUNCH ***
NO BRA
MUSIC RECORDINGS
JOHN DAKER
Saturday 18 April
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AE

SCREAMING FEMALES
GLOBELAMP
Friday 24 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

MOON DUO
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Thursday 30 April
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ

RICHARD DAWSON
POWERDOVE
LONDON SACRED HARP
Wednesday 13 May
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB

SIR RICHARD BISHOP
Friday 22 May
The Tin Tabernacle, 12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, NW6 5BA UK
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313250

THE JULIE RUIN
Tuesday 26 May
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP

ROSE MCDOWALL
Thursday 28 May
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL

PROLAPSE
ART TRIP AND THE STATIC SOUND
Friday 29 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £10 | SOLD OUT

PROLAPSE
THE WOLFHOUNDS
Saturday 30 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

MIKAL CRONIN
Monday 1 June
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

NO BABIES
MARGY PEPPER
COMMISERATIONS
Tuesday 9 June
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

LITURGY
Thursday 11 June
Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Angel, EC1V 1NQ

DAN DEACON
Tuesday 16 June
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, E2 9DT

REIGNING SOUND
THE NUMBER ONES
THE CASTILLIANS
Monday 22 June
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

VEXX
HUMAN FORM
VERTICAL SLUMP
Wednesday 1 July
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA

DEERHOOF
Tuesday 25 August
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £12 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313096

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Upcoming shows playlist!



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MONOTONY - Luxury Flats


http://louderthanwar.com/sauna-youth-alter-ego-monotony-listen/

LOUDER THAN WAR have just premiered 'Luxury Flats' by MONOTONY from our upcoming split 7" with them and Sauna Youth! http://louderthanwar.com/sauna-youth-alter-ego-monotony-listen/

GO LISTEN!!!

Friday, 13 March 2015

SIR RICHARD BISHOP in London this May!



Anyone fancy seeing Sir Richard Bishop perform with his 140 year old guitar in a tin church in Kilburn, kitted out like a ship on the inside by the Sea Cadets? This one has memorable written all over it!

Upset The Rhythm presents…

SIR RICHARD BISHOP
Friday 22 May
The Tin Tabernacle, 12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, NW6 5BA UK
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313250






Thursday, 12 March 2015