Monday, 8 February 2016

New show for U.S. GIRLS announced!



Very pleased to announce this new show for Megan…

U.S. GIRLS
Tuesday 5 April
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/349815


Beyond excited!
x

Friday, 5 February 2016

Pega Monstro, Rattle and Es playing tomorrow! Plus new shows announced!!


Hello again!
Upset The Rhythm are back in live show mode tomorrow with our event at Moth Club in Hackney. We’ve plotted an exceptional evening of raucous dream punk and hypnotic minimalism for you with Pega Monstro, Rattle and Es all performing, all looks set to be a very special night! Tickets are £6 and we’ll have some on the door from 8pm too. Our full blurb for tomorrow can be found below, along with that of next week’s Sauna Youth release party at The Forge with Not Sorry and Sarcasm, busy, busy!

In other news this week we’ve confirmed new shows for Nots, The Space Lady, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, plus a label showcase at Café OTO in April with Normil Hawaiians, Bamboo, The Wharves and Dog Chocolate. Details for these can all be found in our ‘upcoming shows’ list at the end of this. Lots more concerts to announce next week too. If mailing list’s be the food of love, read on…


\\\\\     TOMORROW     /////

PEGA MONSTRO
RATTLE
ES
Saturday 6 February
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL

PEGA MONSTRO are sisters Júlia Reis (drums) and Maria Reis (guitar, keyboard), both sing! Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Maria and Júlia have been playing music together since they were 15 and 17 respectively, in other groups first before resolving on becoming a duo. Back in 2010, both sisters started a record label, along with some of their musician friends, called Cafetra Records to document Portugal’s garage punk scene. Cafetra represents a community of like-minded musicians who all help each other, making music that they’d want to hear, powered by enthusiasm. 2012 saw Pega Monstro release their self-titled debut album, making for a raucous record that met with critical national acclaim. Last summer, Pega Monstro released their new album entitled ‘Alfarroba’ on Upset The Rhythm. The songs on ‘Alfarroba’ deal with many themes, some universal topics like love and growing up, others focusing on the nature of writing songs themselves, whilst some try to make sense of the world from a female perspective. Returning to London after their spectacular performance with Deerhoof last August, expect torrents of energy from Pega Monstro; snare rolls triggering flights of guitar, and fogs of cymbal shimmer that form steps for their vocals to climb.

RATTLE are a drumming duo based in Nottingham. 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. Their live performances are at once hypnotic, monastic and danceable, entrancing audiences at Supersonic Festival, Dot to Dot and throughout the UK during December’s recent tour with Witching Waves.
https://rattleon.bandcamp.com/

ES are a brand new band featuring Maria, Flora, Tamsin and Katy, who you may know from their other excellent bands Primetime, Gloss Rejection, The Worms and Black Fungus. Weaving sinewy keyboard lines and a direct vocal around the bass and drums they write stark songs that are as hard to pin down as they are inventive. It's still early doors so no music online yet, you'll have to come and see them play to know more!



\\\\\     NEXT SATURDAY     /////


SAUNA YOUTH
NOT SORRY
SARCASM
PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)
Saturday 13 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

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 Richard Phoenix (drums, vocals), Lindsay Corstorphine (guitar), Jen Calleja (vocals, sampler) and Christopher Murphy (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. This show celebrates the release of their excellent new 7” ‘The Bridge / Blurry Images’ out on Upset The Rhythm.

NOT SORRY are four slinky-synth, disco-punx from London, featuring members of Joey Fourr and Ravioli Me Away. Check out their recent split tape with Holysix on Good Job/SixSixSixties for plenty of woozy, sometimes disquieting, always irrefutable pop bangers.

SARCASM bring the brittle post-punk, featuring members of Efialtis and Snob. No recordings online yet, demo in the works.

PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)


Thank you always for your time!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




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

PEGA MONSTRO
RATTLE
ES
Saturday 6 February
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL

SAUNA YOUTH
NOT SORRY
SARCASM
PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)
Saturday 13 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL
7pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/342318

GUN OUTFIT
AMPS FOR CHRIST
Wednesday 17 February
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

PROTOMARTYR
Monday 4th April
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339599

NORMIL HAWAIIANS
BAMBOO
THE WHARVES
DOG CHOCOLATE
Sunday 10 April
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT
Friday 22 April
DIY Space For London, 96-101 Ormside St, South Bermondsey, SE15 1TF
DIYSFL is a members club, become a member here: http://diyspaceforlondon.org/

THE SPACE LADY
Thursday 5 May
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY & THE HOWLING HEX
Tuesday 10 May
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/348514  

NOTS
Monday 23 May
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

DOWNTOWN BOYS
Tuesday 31 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/347811

Thursday, 4 February 2016

UTR label party at Cafe OTO in April!


Excited for this label show in April at Cafe OTO! 

x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Watch Bamboo's new video for 'Hexagonal'!





















Happy to share that FACT magazine have just premiered Bamboo's new video for 'Hexagonal' and it is a feast for the eyes! Filmed and edited by Lady Neptune, the video celebrates recent album 'Prince Pansori Priestess' and the release of last Friday's double A-side digital single for 'Hexagonal / Diamond Springs', available to buy here. Bejeweled hearts, hologramatic crucifixes, silken robes and floral bouquets!





Tuesday, 26 January 2016

New shows, new records, new tours!


Evening all!
It’s been a very productive week so far for Upset The Rhythm. We’ve announced new shows for Downtown Boys and Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex, plus new records for Dog Chocolate and The World. Both shows are listed below and you can have a first listen to both of those releases here too.

Dog Chocolate – ‘Emotionally Buff

The World – ‘Managerial Material

This Friday we’re also releasing a digital single by Bamboo, hot on the heels of their excellent debut LP ‘Prince Pansori Priestess’. Friday’s release teams up monumental track ‘Hexagonal’ from that album with their latest celestial effort ‘Diamond Springs’, recorded literally last week. Check out this for some artwork too, not bad! Reminds me I must invest in a new shroud.


If that wasn’t enough, tomorrow we also have two European tours kicking off, here are the tour posters for Sauna Youth and Pega Monstro. Are they coming to a city near you? Both bands will be playing London for us soon, listings galore follow…






\\\\\     FEBRUARY 6     /////

PEGA MONSTRO
RATTLE
ES
Saturday 6 February
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL

PEGA MONSTRO are sisters Júlia Reis (drums) and Maria Reis (guitar, keyboard), both sing! Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Maria and Júlia have been playing music together since they were 15 and 17 respectively, in other groups first before resolving on becoming a duo. Back in 2010, both sisters started a record label, along with some of their musician friends, called Cafetra Records to document Portugal’s garage punk scene. Cafetra represents a community of like-minded musicians who all help each other, making music that they’d want to hear, powered by enthusiasm. 2012 saw Pega Monstro release their self-titled debut album, making for a raucous record that met with critical national acclaim. Last summer, Pega Monstro released their new album entitled ‘Alfarroba’ on Upset The Rhythm. The songs on ‘Alfarroba’ deal with many themes, some universal topics like love and growing up, others focusing on the nature of writing songs themselves, whilst some try to make sense of the world from a female perspective. Returning to London after their spectacular performance with Deerhoof last August, expect torrents of energy from Pega Monstro; snare rolls triggering flights of guitar, and fogs of cymbal shimmer that form steps for their vocals to climb.

RATTLE are a drumming duo based in Nottingham. 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. Their live performances are at once hypnotic, monastic and danceable, entrancing audiences at Supersonic Festival, Dot to Dot and throughout the UK during December’s recent tour with Witching Waves.
https://rattleon.bandcamp.com/

ES are a brand new band featuring Maria, Flora, Tamsin and Katy, who you may know from their other excellent bands Primetime, Gloss Rejection, The Worms and Black Fungus. Weaving sinewy keyboard lines and a direct vocal around the bass and drums they write stark songs that are as hard to pin down as they are inventive. It's still early doors so no music online yet, you'll have to come and see them play to know more!



\\\\\     FEBRUARY 13     /////

SAUNA YOUTH
NOT SORRY
SARCASM
PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)
Saturday 13 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

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 Richard Phoenix (drums, vocals), Lindsay Corstorphine (guitar), Jen Calleja (vocals, sampler) and Christopher Murphy (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. This show celebrates the release of their excellent new 7” ‘The Bridge / Blurry Images’ out on Upset The Rhythm.

NOT SORRY are four slinky-synth, disco-punx from London, featuring members of Joey Fourr and Ravioli Me Away. Check out their recent split tape with Holysix on Good Job/SixSixSixties for plenty of woozy, sometimes disquieting, always irrefutable pop bangers.

SARCASM bring the brittle post-punk, featuring members of Efialtis and Snob. No recordings online yet, demo in the works.

PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)


Until we meet again have the best of times!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




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

PEGA MONSTRO
RATTLE
ES
Saturday 6 February
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL

SAUNA YOUTH
NOT SORRY
SARCASM
PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)
Saturday 13 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL
7pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/342318

GUN OUTFIT
AMPS FOR CHRIST
Wednesday 17 February
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

PROTOMARTYR
Monday 4th April
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339599

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY & THE HOWLING HEX
Tuesday 10 May
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/348514  

DOWNTOWN BOYS
Tuesday 31 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/347811

Monday, 25 January 2016

Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex in London this May!


Upset The Rhythm presents...

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY & THE HOWLING HEX

Tuesday 10 May
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/348514 

Bamboo reviewed in Record Collector *****

Terrific 5* review of Bamboo's 'Prince Pansori Priestess' album in Record Collector this month! Thanks go out to Colin Clements for such keen listening!