Friday, 1 July 2016

TERRY HQ released today, plus SONIC BOOM next week!


Hello Friday!

After releasing Deerhoof’s outstanding new album last week, today we’re welcoming Terry into the world. Terry are a quartet from Melbourne specializing in misshapen glam pop, unraveled refrains and personal-made-political (and vice versa) gang vocals. Divide Terry into four and you get Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band), Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver etc.) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings). Terry HQ collects ten of the most addictively offbeat songs going and is released worldwide today on LP, CD and digitally. Go hunt this down in your local shop from now or buy it directly from us here.

http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/
 

Love is a highway, but you’re not likely to find Terry there anymore.
He’s on the train. Terry saw the light, and he put on his sunhat.
Ring Ring…
‘If you're carsick, get outta the car!’
There’s only room for one big pug in this doggy daycare. 
Terry’s taken to the night.
Thank you nurse, I'll see myself out.

LOOK! There he is, peeping through the cracks in your screen.
Nuanced. Mercurial. Free.
Blowing you a kiss. 

Marcel Marceau, Shmarshel Shmarsheau!
But Terry…. How unforgettable.

What will you do when the cloud gives way?
When the map leads you to a pile of potatoes?
We wuz wrong. 
Hit me with your algorithm stick!

Siri, is death an illusion?
Siri, am I locked in a prison of my own making?
Don’t pull that thread kiddo.
Siri’s gone. Talk about truth!

But when you're ready for real answers…
Talk about Terry. 

We’re very pleased to announce two newly confirmed shows this week too. The first is very topical as it’s the very first date from Terry’s debut European tour this September. For this event both The Rebel and Sarcasm will join Terry at The Victoria, tickets now released. The second show we just aligned also takes place in September but this time at OSLO, featuring redolent synth minstrels Grumbling Fur, whose skill in writing evocative, top-drawer pop is equal to their aptitude in costume grooming. Details of both new concerts have been added to our upcoming program below, check it out!

Talking of shows, our next takes place one week tomorrow with Sonic Boom (of Spacemen 3, Spectrum, E.A.R.) and Happy Meals both performing at Hackney’s OSLO club. Anyone for a night of mind-melting visuals and future sounds from two parallel duos of exalted dreams? Thought so, roll up, roll up, full details follow.


\\\\\     JULY 9     /////



SONIC BOOM
HAPPY MEALS
Saturday 9 July
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

SONIC BOOM is the alias on Pete Kember, who since the early 1980’s has been exploring his unique vision of music and sound through different outputs, working with some crucial musicians (Eddie Prévost, Kevin Shields, Delia Derbyshire, Stereolab, just to name a few) and, mostly in the last few years, applying his touch to amazing pop/rock records from MGMT (“Congratulations”) to Panda Bear (“Tomboy”). His career started in 1983 with Spacemen 3 alongside Jason Pierce, a band that helped define space-rock, shoegaze and drone-rock, recording albums that influenced an incalculable amount of bands up to the present day (and going). American Primitive music, Brian Wilson, Suicide, kraut rock, the British rave scene (the Kember half of “Recurring”) were decisive pieces of artistic information in what regards the band’s sound and Kember was the man behind some of the most iconic songs of the unit, like “Suicide”, “Losing Touch With My Mind” or “Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here)”.

When they disbanded, Pete Kember started new projects that he's kept progressing in to this day. Spectrum, which is a continuation of the more rock-based work he did in Spacemen 3, and E.A.R. (Experimental Audio Research), as the names suggests, is his vehicle for working in more abstract domains, making beautiful and mindblowing mostly-synth-based pieces. In the last two decades he’s also played and collaborated outside of his monikers with a number of artists, including Stereolab, Yo La Tengo, My Bloody Valentine (during their reformation tour in 2009), Britta Philips & Dean Wareham and Sun Araw and most recently worked on Peaking Lights’s remix album (“Lucifer In Dub”). For this show Pete will perform as a duo with guitarist Jason Holt to bring the Sonic Boom hurtling through our ears.
http://www.sonic-boom.info/

HAPPY MEALS make sensual, spellbinding lo-fi pop. Sounding like the work of Saada Bonaire's long-lost slacker offspring, debut album ’Apéro' is actually the produce of two Glasgow-based artists, Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook, who originally hail from the Scottish borders. Suzanne sings in a unique mix of French and Scottish, occasionally sharing the mic with Lewis over the course of six songs taking the 100% Silk/NNF pop aesthetic and psych-dub freedom of Peaking Lights to a more ambiguous, enchanted headspace. It's all top notch stuff, from the nine minute celestial sashay of 'Crystal Salutation' through the chiming boogie of 'Altered Images' to the blown-out dub-pop of 'The Age Of Love', and the Balearic acid of 'Le Voyage’. Brand new EP, ‘Fruit Juice’ sees Happy Meals sharpened and expanded, taking their tender experimental beginnings and unabashed pop moments into undiscovered realms glowing with possibility, check it out now through Night School Records.
https://soundcloud.com/nightschool/altered-images


Have a fantastic weekend, thank you for your time!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
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SONIC BOOM
HAPPY MEALS
Saturday 9 July
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

PROTOMARTYR
THE PHEROMOANS
Thursday 14 July
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB

In collaboration with Constant Flux…
DANIEL WAKEFORD
DOG CHOCOLATE
2DECKS
Saturday 23 July
DIY Space For London, 96-101 Ormside St, South Bermondsey, SE15 1TF
NB. DIYSFL is a members club, become a member here: http://diyspaceforlondon.org/   (Carers may attend for free)

THE OBLIVIANS
DEAF WISH
Wednesday 27 July
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, N19 5QQ

HEATHER LEIGH
ASIQ NARGILE
Thursday 4 August
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL
7pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/358631

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

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

In collaboration with Caught by the River…
KATE CARR
THE LONDON SOUND SURVEY
DJ NICK LUSCOMBE
Thursday 22 September
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

GRUMBLING FUR
Tuesday 27 September
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

STEPHEN STEINBRINK
Tuesday 4 October
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

UPSILON ACRUX
GUAPO
Friday 7 October
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

In collaboration with Caught by the River…
MARISA ANDERSON
LAURA CANNELL
Tuesday 25 October
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Grumbling Fur show in London announced!


Yeh! Excited to have Grumbling Fur playing this September! 
Looking suitably furry and grumbly in costume!

Upset The Rhythm presents…

GRUMBLING FUR
Tuesday 27 September
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £8 | http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/grumbling-fur-tickets
 

Somewhere, in the still-remaining quiet places of London, Grumbling Fur is at work. This being is the joint manifestation of Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan which, since 2011, has birthed a series of increasingly focussed albums of psychedelic pop. Their new album, Furfour (on Thrill Jockey), is a record that’s the sum of a dizzying array of creative projects by two key figures in an esoteric underground still thriving despite the pressures and pains of modern London.
Furfour gradually emerged over three years of writing and recording at 147 Tower Gardens, the strange ivy-shrouded house that Tucker and O’Sullivan once called home. It’s an album whose warm heart is shaped, say Grumbling Fur, by birth, loss, friendship, death, those things that happen to us all. Yet as ever with this duo, it’s altered through fantasy and sci-fi, Carlos Castenada, shamanic mind warp, house ghosts and meditation.

It’s in many ways remarkable that two such distinct personalities with their roots and much of their activity in the cultural left eld can combine in a record that sounds so rooted, focussed, and accessible. 2016 is a already a year of intense activity for Tucker and O’Sullivan outside of Grumbling Fur: Tucker’s latest comic was featured in Art Review, a full publication, World In The Force, will follow on Breakdown Press, along with a new solo album. O’Sullivan has been at the core of the wildly successful This Heat reconstitution, and with Massimo Pupillo of Zu recently released Laniakea. As part of Ulver, he released ATGCLVLSSCAP, an pan-zodiacal excursion in sound, and later this year there’ll be a new album from Æthenor (a collaboration between O’Sullivan, Steve Noble and Stephen O’Malley). In the guise of the Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra, Tucker and O’Sullivan have just released a 12” of ROSE, their collaborative piece with Turner Prize-nominee Mark Titchner, who in turn produced the artwork for Furfour. There’ve also been a series of live collaborations with Charlemagne Palestine.


This breadth of operation frees O’Sullivan and Tucker to create simple, hypnotically engaging songs from paradoxically freeform beginnings. Shaping the lot are their long-standing shared musical affections, a polyglot music encompassing orchestrated poptones, collage, dub and beat-making as well as experimental and drone elements: touchtones might include Faust, Arthur Russell, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Moondog, Michael Nyman, Gate, Syd Barrett, Stereolab, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Ashtray Navigations, Cc Hennix and Madlib. The 12 songs and interstitial abstract pieces that make up Furfour were created not out of structure or theme, and rarely began at the beginning. Instead, Grumbling Fur work by generating sounds and ideas first and then moulding structures and ideas around this. “Songs are about including the process in the finished piece and spontaneous ideas are laid down and a structure starts to emerge from this source,” they explain: “first thought best thought is our motto”.

On Furfour, Grumbling Fur is joined by This Heat’s Charles Bullen and Isobel Sollenberger from Bardo Pond on some tracks, all part of Grumbling Fur’s quest “for kindred spirits, open souls and players we respect.” This goes for each other, of course: “It’s often a case of both trying to work around each others ideas to balance and include one another’s voice,” they explain of the song-writing process.

Working in their own home studios, Grumbling Fur blew on the embers and Furfour began to glow. It’s a curious, generous-hearted and organic-sounding record that has its mood set by the easy harmonising of O’Sullivan and Tucker’s voices as they oat melodiously above clackering rhythms of "Milky Light," strings as celestial beings in "Silent Plans," scraps of half-heard spiritual texts and, conversely, the synth pop banger of "Acid Ali Khan" which sounds, as one writer once summed up Grumbling Fur, “like Depeche Mode in a stone circle”. Golden Simon and Heavy Days, meanwhile, describe the many horizons of the pop landscape that Brian Eno painted in Another Green World. Musical history is stuffed with male songwriting partnerships eventually driven apart by ego, but Grumbling Fur lift their music above the quotidian by making it about each other, a realisation that only by understanding our own human relationships can we comprehend how we might exist in part of something bigger. “The band is as much about our friendship and shared love of music, art, literature, lm, comics, goddesses and gods,” they explain: “Joy, bliss, friendship and expression are the central keystone to the Fur universe.”

Saturday, 25 June 2016

New DEERHOOF album released, plus Eartheater tonight!


Hello everyone!

We’re positively running cartwheels around Upset The Rhythm HQ today as we’re immensely proud to help guide Deerhoof’s new album The Magic out into the world. Released now on Upset The Rhythm, The Magic is a mixtape imbued with Deerhoof's sorcery; boldness, wonder, technical know-how, risk. It is a mixtape by the kid with the biggest music collection you've ever seen, who will take you camping and show you how to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

After all the accolades from press and peers, what’s a legendary band left to do? Rent out an abandoned office space in the middle of the desert in New Mexico in lieu of a regular recording studio, go in with little or no preconceived notions of what would happen, set up, plug in and get loud! After seven days Deerhoof had found (you guessed it) ‘The Magic’, a raw and refreshing wallop of an album about leaving your comfort zone and finding a pineapple.

This new album is an alchemy of '77 punk, pop, glam, hair metal, doo-wop, hip hop, and R&B, late-night car rides, long days, spandex, shadows, and attitude. It turns poetry into noise, volume knobs into pleasure, friendship into rock band. "Maybe it came from the music we liked when we were kids, when music was like magic - before we knew about the industry and before there were rules - sometimes hair metal is the right choice. We all showed up in the mood to sing," says drummer Greg Saunier. 

 
You can buy The Magic on LP (white 180g vinyl) or CD from shops right now or if you’d prefer from out web-shop here: http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/

We also have the option of buying the record in combination with an exclusive cassette tape of Deerhoof covering all their favourite songs by the likes of Sonic Youth, Madonna, Public Enemy, David Bowie, Malaria, Van Halen and Def Leppard! Tasty! Pour some sugar on that!



Thank you to everyone for coming to our recent CC Dust and Ty Segall shows! We have one more show this week for you as we’re heading to Café OTO tonight for the stratospheric, crystalline balladry of Eartheater, visionary sound abstraction from Gabriel Saloman and enigmatic, pastoral psych-outs from Common Eider, King Eider. Literally a triple headline show, this is the concert that just keeps coming up with the goods! Tickets for this are £9 in advance from the link below, read on!


\\\\\     TONIGHT     /////

EARTHEATER
GABRIEL SALOMAN
COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER
Saturday 25 June
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

EARTHEATER is Alexandra Drewchin, a New York based musician and artist who seeks on a daily basis to upgrade her mental software. Also known for her shamanic performances fronting Guardian Alien, Eartheater is Drewchin’s unshackled solo vessel, a deliberate distillation of voice, synths, guitar, and electronic production techniques into short-form compositions teeming with crystalline details. At any given moment, an Eartheater composition reads somewhere between a folk song, a musique concrète collage, and a filmic suite fit to soundtrack a cosmic montage that only she can imagine in full detail. Her intricate ballad arrangements rise from standing pools of hi-fidelity synthesis, while her dynamic vocal performances span an untold number of tactics and tonalities. Drewchin builds layered electronic productions possessed of enough detail to constitute stand-alone worlds, each weighted thick with text and texture. October 2015 saw the release of her second album in the same year on Hausu Mountain, ‘RIP Chrysalis’.
https://soundcloud.com/alex-drewchin

GABRIEL SALOMAN is a Vancouver based musician and artist who has been performing experimental, conceptual and freely improvised music for over 15 years. He is best known for his work as half of Yellow Swans and currently composes and performs solo as GMS and Sade Sade. His music investigates temporal abstractions, conceptual sound and gestural noise. There is a parallel concern with sound art as both liberating practice and praxis. In recent performances and recordings Saloman’s music has been composed of percussion, tapes, mixer-feedback, guitar, keyboards, piano and voice. In particular Saloman has explored the use of found sound, field recordings, percussion and processed blank cassettes.
https://gabrielsaloman.bandcamp.com/

COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER has always been an enigmatic project, marching to the beat of its own tribal drum and operating on the fringes of an already fringe scene—one that finds comfort in sweeping drones, stirring neofolk, field recordings, and pastoral near-silence. This endeavor (the collective effort of Rob Risk, Blaine Todd, and Andrew Weathers) bends noise and feedback to his will, smoothing out harsh edges into something soothing, gentle, and quite lovely; nature infuses every note and every pause, and that the project's latest album, ‘Unhuulda’, has a heavy environmental focus and its five movements sound like a dark forest evening is no coincidence. ‘Unhuulda’ is the latest offering from Common Eider King Eider's own imprint, Caribou People. It comes with a handmade book of poetry, printed with metallic gold ink on blood red 100% recycled paper.
https://commoneiderkingeider.bandcamp.com/


Have a terrific weekend!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\
 
EARTHEATER
GABRIEL SALOMAN
COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER
Saturday 25 June
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

SONIC BOOM
HAPPY MEALS
Saturday 9 July
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

PROTOMARTYR
THE PHEROMOANS
Thursday 14 July
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB

In collaboration with Constant Flux…
DANIEL WAKEFORD
DOG CHOCOLATE
2DECKS
Saturday 23 July
DIY Space For London, 96-101 Ormside St, South Bermondsey, SE15 1TF
NB. DIYSFL is a members club, become a member here: http://diyspaceforlondon.org/   (Carers may attend for free)

THE OBLIVIANS
DEAF WISH
Wednesday 27 July
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, N19 5QQ

HEATHER LEIGH
ASIQ NARGILE
Thursday 4 August
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL
7pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/358631

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

In collaboration with Caught by the River…
KATE CARR
THE LONDON SOUND SURVEY
DJ NICK LUSCOMBE
Thursday 22 September
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

STEPHEN STEINBRINK
Tuesday 4 October
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

UPSILON ACRUX
GUAPO
Friday 7 October
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

In collaboration with Caught by the River…
MARISA ANDERSON
LAURA CANNELL
Tuesday 25 October
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

7pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/364535