Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Guerilla Toss TONIGHT and Trash Kit NEXT WEEK!


Hey there!
Just a quick reminder that tonight we have GUERILLA TOSS in town, unleashing varying degrees of un/holy noise, weirded punk and raw riffage. This is their only show in the UK! Tickets are £6 and we will have some available on the door from 8pm, with live music starting around 8.40pm. USA NAILS and DIYOA will be supporting, so there will be no letting up! Read on for more info and the full listing for next week’s TRASH KIT album launch. Talking of which, we now have copies of ‘Confidence’ in stock at Upset The Rhythm HQ. The album hits the shops around the globe next Monday and is available to order on purple vinyl via our mailorder shop right now:

This week you can also stream the whole album via Pitchfork too, enjoy!

We’re also announcing today the return of PURLING HISS to Upset The Rhythm next March for a show at Corsica Studios, our listings at the very end of this detail all our upcoming events.



\\\\\ TONIGHT /////



GUERILLA TOSS
USA NAILS
DIYOA
Tuesday 25 November
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES

GUERILLA TOSS were birthed from the depths of the sweaty basements of Boston, Massachusetts and are nowadays considered to be a New England underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region. The band have churned out numerous cassettes, records, and CDs in the past two years on on labels such as Feeding Tube Records, John Zorn’s Tzadik, Sophomore Lounge, and Digitalis Ltd. By touring relentlessly and providing their audience with an unforgettably intense live show that demands, and encourages, ravaging physical body movement of the listener, Guerilla Toss have quickly garnered a cult following. Their newest record, 'Gay Disco' (released by NNA Tapes), is an album that draws influence from new wave and no wave dance music, extreme dementia, drug problems, and absurdist humor.

Kassie Carlson’s ferocious vocals run the gamut of the human voice, blasting with jet engine shrieking and boiling over with urgency, while at the same time presenting a deranged and direct spoken narrative with surreal conversational lyrics. Peter Negroponte’s full force drumming spews forth alongside her like a tentacled beast, whilst guitarists Simon Hanes and Arian Shafiee duel to the death with angular and jagged riffs. The glue that binds is Ian Kovac’s synth work, which adds a healthy dose hyperactive danceability and electronic flourishing that contributes to the album’s overall doped-up disco flavor. As messy as it sounds, it all lends itself to Guerilla Toss' ability to shape-shift seamlessly between hardcore rawness, jazzy meanderings, and squealing noise rock. Guerilla Toss succeeds in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor harnassing the essence of a high-energy live band in its loudest, rawest embodiment to date. Guerilla Toss succeed in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor, whilst maintaining high-energy spectacle in its loudest, rawest embodiment to date.
http://guerillatoss.bandcamp.com/

USA NAILS do drawn out psychedelic punk with nods to the likes of Neu, The Stooges, and Swans. They feature current and ex-members of Kong, Silent Front and WhoresX3. Their debut album "Sonic Moist", is out on tape and vinyl in November on a bunch of European DIY labels (Unwork, I Hate My Records, Bigoût and Smalltown America).
http://usanailsmusic.tumblr.com/

DIYOA (dee-oh-ah) is a one man band from Rochester, Kent. Towing the line between improvisation and structure, DIYOA uses a blend of guitar and electronics to create an eclectic set that ranges from loose, free flowing soundscapes, to riff driven pop.




\\\\\ DECEMBER 4 /////



TRASH KIT - 'Confidence' Album Launch!!!
ANA DA SILVA
ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO
AS ONDAS
Thursday 4 December
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42 Pollard Row, E2 6NB

TRASH KIT have a wild feel for melody, writing songs that pull at the reins with a spontaneous charm. Having formed the band in 2009, Rachel Aggs, Rachel Horwood and Ros Murray have since become the glowing core of London’s DIY underground. Their music is primal yet thoughtful, affirming yet sincere, drawing on the potential of post-punk and the naturalism of an internal folk music. Although Trash Kit have their forebears in bands like X-Ray Spex, The Ex and The Raincoats, their sound is very much their own take on facing forwards. Galloping polyrhythms, overlapping sung-spoke lyrics and entwining guitars are all drawn together into a taut unity, sounding willfully alive. Both Rachels tangle their vocals with each other whilst expressive drumbeats and restless guitar flurries provide the rhythmic drive. Aggs’ guitar playing is as much informed by African fingerstyle patterns as the percussive attitude of various no wave shredders. Horwood approaches her drumkit with an untamable freedom, pushing it into the realm of a vivid lead instrument. Trash Kit's music is full of pauses, woven silence and punctuation too and this is where Ros Murray and her resonant, soulful bass work finds a perfect home.

As a follow up to their exuberant debut album, ‘Confidence’ sticks with the “play it all live” pluck we’ve come to expect from Trash Kit. There’s a minimal bent, a lyrical directness, an unadorned ethic that all evokes the sense that the song is being written at the same time as it’s performed. Yet whilst the first album at times felt too fleeting, its succinct songs flashing by so fast, ‘Confidence’ is startlingly more assured, allowing ideas to develop, conclusions to be gathered. Tracks like ‘Hair’, ‘Skin’ and ‘Boredom’ embrace dynamics like never before. Their clatter and chime are complimented through subtler passages of introspection and the occasional noisy breakdown, with snare and cymbals approaching roar. Ros is joined by her previous bandmate Verity Susman (of Electrelane) on a few tracks including the adventurous ‘Shyness’ and lead single ‘Medicine’, lending some fluently inventive saxophone flourishes. It all adds to the heady, sensation of free-falling through the album. A feeling that the horizon has become broader. ‘Confidence’ will be released by Upset The Rhythm on December 1st.
http://trashkitrules.blogspot.co.uk/

ANA DA SILVA is a founding member of the pioneering female punk band The Raincoats. Ana has continually worked on music, in some shape or form, since the group disbanded in 1984. Soon after the release of The Raincoats’ final album album, ‘Moving’, Da Silva collaborated with This Heat drummer Charles Hayward on a project called Roseland; they recorded a few demos together, but the duo faltered after that. She also wrote music for choreographer Gaby Agis' productions, but spent much of the '80s and early '90s painting and working in an antique shop. The Raincoats' reunion spurred Da Silva and the rest of the group to write new songs, resulting in the band's fifth album, 1996's ‘Looking in the Shadows’. Da Silva resurfaced in 2005 with her solo record ‘Lighthouse’, a largely electronic collection of songs that she wrote, recorded, and produced herself for Chicks On Speed records.
http://www.theraincoats.net/

ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO makes trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and hallucinations. Using performance and visual art, he traverses the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic seance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll. He clarified his eccentric brew of ecstatic lunacy and prophetic madness during his 15 year tour-of-duty with Olympia’s Old Time Relijun. De Dionyso’s most recent project, Malaikat dan Singa, is a trance-punk outfit featuring bass clarinet, guitars, multiple drummers and his trademark wild vocals (multi-spectral harmonic throatsinging combined with grunts, yelps, and barks) often sung in Indonesian. Pushing the envelope between musicality and pure energy, between ecstacy and lunacy, he enwraps rooms with a deeply resonant sound.
http://arrington.bandcamp.com/ 

AS ONDAS are a band with fresh ideas, featuring members of Dog Legs, Shopping and Wachi Wachi they start their race with a sprint. With a spartan drum, bass and guitar lineup, As Ondas deliver up a delirious, chorus-drenched prom punk alongside the occasional post punk meditation. 

http://asondas.bandcamp.com/




See you later!
UTR
x



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

GUERILLA TOSS
USA NAILS
DIYOA
Tuesday 25 November
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES

TRASH KIT - 'Confidence' Album Launch!!!
ANA DA SILVA
ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO
AS ONDAS
Thursday 4 December
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42 Pollard Row, E2 6NB

RICHARD YOUNGS
A Tower Hamlets Trilogy
‘Three different performances in three different places’
Friday 16 January
Balfron Tower Community Cabin, 82 St Leonard's Rd, Poplar, E14 0QU

Saturday 17 January
St George's German Lutheran Church, 55 Alie St, Aldgate East, E1 8EB

Sunday 18 January
Mile End Ecology Pavilion, Haverfield Rd off Grove Rd, Mile End, E3 5TW

* Ltd. Three day pass for £20 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/299467

WHITE FENCE
ULTIMATE PAINTING
FAMILY
Thursday 29 January
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

RICHARD DAWSON
Thursday 12 February
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

DOPE BODY
Tuesday 17 February
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA

DARK BLUE
Monday 23 February
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

PURLING HISS
Wednesday 25 March

Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB
8pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/299736

FUTURE ISLANDS
Monday 30 March
Tuesday 31 March
In collaboration with Parallel Lines…
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH
7pm | £20 | SOLD OUT

Friday, 21 November 2014

GUERILLA TOSS and TRASH KIT coming up, plus a new series of shows for RICHARD YOUNGS!

Hey there!
We have but two shows left for you this year! Next Tuesday, GUERILLA TOSS make their British debut, playing a UK exclusive show at The Old Blue Last with USA NAILS and DIYOA in support. Hailing from Boston, Mass. GUERILLA TOSS are extreme, absurd and unflinchingly brilliant, check out their live performance at Issue Project Room for more proof of their shock and awe!


Every single American band we’ve had play for us this year have heaped enthusiastic words upon total admiration for them, so we’re super excited for next week’s show. Read on for lots more detail on that one along with our album launch party for TRASH KIT on December 4th, which sees ANA DA SILVA, ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO and AS ONDAS all performing too!
We’ve announced some new shows this week, so look up our listings below for news on events for DOPE BODY, DARK BLUE and a special series of events with RICHARD YOUNGS in January we’re calling ‘A Tower Hamlets Trilogy’. This will entail three very different performances in three very different places including the Balfron Tower Community Cabin, St George’s German Lutheran Church and Mile End Ecology Pavilion. Tickets are available for each performance independently, although there are a imited number of three day passes available for an amazing £20 if you’re feeling compelled.


OK, open the flood gates to words…


\\\\\ TUESDAY /////




GUERILLA TOSS
USA NAILS
DIYOA
Tuesday 25 November
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES

GUERILLA TOSS were birthed from the depths of the sweaty basements of Boston, Massachusetts and are nowadays considered to be a New England underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region. The band have churned out numerous cassettes, records, and CDs in the past two years on on labels such as Feeding Tube Records, John Zorn’s Tzadik, Sophomore Lounge, and Digitalis Ltd. By touring relentlessly and providing their audience with an unforgettably intense live show that demands, and encourages, ravaging physical body movement of the listener, Guerilla Toss have quickly garnered a cult following. Their newest record, 'Gay Disco' (released by NNA Tapes), is an album that draws influence from new wave and no wave dance music, extreme dementia, drug problems, and absurdist humor.

Kassie Carlson’s ferocious vocals run the gamut of the human voice, blasting with jet engine shrieking and boiling over with urgency, while at the same time presenting a deranged and direct spoken narrative with surreal conversational lyrics. Peter Negroponte’s full force drumming spews forth alongside her like a tentacled beast, whilst guitarists Simon Hanes and Arian Shafiee duel to the death with angular and jagged riffs. The glue that binds is Ian Kovac’s synth work, which adds a healthy dose hyperactive danceability and electronic flourishing that contributes to the album’s overall doped-up disco flavor. As messy as it sounds, it all lends itself to Guerilla Toss' ability to shape-shift seamlessly between hardcore rawness, jazzy meanderings, and squealing noise rock. Guerilla Toss succeeds in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor harnassing the essence of a high-energy live band in its loudest, rawest embodiment to date. Guerilla Toss succeed in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor, whilst maintaining high-energy spectacle in its loudest, rawest embodiment to date.
http://guerillatoss.bandcamp.com/

USA NAILS do drawn out psychedelic punk with nods to the likes of Neu, The Stooges, and Swans. They feature current and ex-members of Kong, Silent Front and WhoresX3. Their debut album "Sonic Moist", is out on tape and vinyl in November on a bunch of European DIY labels (Unwork, I Hate My Records, Bigoût and Smalltown America). http://usanailsmusic.tumblr.com/

DIYOA (dee-oh-ah) is a one man band from Rochester, Kent. Towing the line between improvisation and structure, DIYOA uses a blend of guitar and electronics to create an eclectic set that ranges from loose, free flowing soundscapes, to riff driven pop.



\\\\\ DECEMBER 4 /////


TRASH KIT - 'Confidence' Album Launch!!!
ANA DA SILVA
ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO
AS ONDAS
Thursday 4 December
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42 Pollard Row, E2 6NB

TRASH KIT have a wild feel for melody, writing songs that pull at the reins with a spontaneous charm. Having formed the band in 2009, Rachel Aggs, Rachel Horwood and Ros Murray have since become the glowing core of London’s DIY underground. Their music is primal yet thoughtful, affirming yet sincere, drawing on the potential of post-punk and the naturalism of an internal folk music. Although Trash Kit have their forebears in bands like X-Ray Spex, The Ex and The Raincoats, their sound is very much their own take on facing forwards. Galloping polyrhythms, overlapping sung-spoke lyrics and entwining guitars are all drawn together into a taut unity, sounding willfully alive. Both Rachels tangle their vocals with each other whilst expressive drumbeats and restless guitar flurries provide the rhythmic drive. Aggs’ guitar playing is as much informed by African fingerstyle patterns as the percussive attitude of various no wave shredders. Horwood approaches her drumkit with an untamable freedom, pushing it into the realm of a vivid lead instrument. Trash Kit's music is full of pauses, woven silence and punctuation too and this is where Ros Murray and her resonant, soulful bass work finds a perfect home.

As a follow up to their exuberant debut album, ‘Confidence’ sticks with the “play it all live” pluck we’ve come to expect from Trash Kit. There’s a minimal bent, a lyrical directness, an unadorned ethic that all evokes the sense that the song is being written at the same time as it’s performed. Yet whilst the first album at times felt too fleeting, its succinct songs flashing by so fast, ‘Confidence’ is startlingly more assured, allowing ideas to develop, conclusions to be gathered. Tracks like ‘Hair’, ‘Skin’ and ‘Boredom’ embrace dynamics like never before. Their clatter and chime are complimented through subtler passages of introspection and the occasional noisy breakdown, with snare and cymbals approaching roar. Ros is joined by her previous bandmate Verity Susman (of Electrelane) on a few tracks including the adventurous ‘Shyness’ and lead single ‘Medicine’, lending some fluently inventive saxophone flourishes. It all adds to the heady, sensation of free-falling through the album. A feeling that the horizon has become broader. ‘Confidence’ will be released by Upset The Rhythm on December 1st.
http://trashkitrules.blogspot.co.uk/

ANA DA SILVA is a founding member of the pioneering female punk band The Raincoats. Ana has continually worked on music, in some shape or form, since the group disbanded in 1984. Soon after the release of The Raincoats’ final album album, ‘Moving’, Da Silva collaborated with This Heat drummer Charles Hayward on a project called Roseland; they recorded a few demos together, but the duo faltered after that. She also wrote music for choreographer Gaby Agis' productions, but spent much of the '80s and early '90s painting and working in an antique shop. The Raincoats' reunion spurred Da Silva and the rest of the group to write new songs, resulting in the band's fifth album, 1996's ‘Looking in the Shadows’. Da Silva resurfaced in 2005 with her solo record ‘Lighthouse’, a largely electronic collection of songs that she wrote, recorded, and produced herself for Chicks On Speed records. http://www.theraincoats.net/

ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO makes trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and hallucinations. Using performance and visual art, he traverses the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic seance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll. He clarified his eccentric brew of ecstatic lunacy and prophetic madness during his 15 year tour-of-duty with Olympia’s Old Time Relijun. De Dionyso’s most recent project, Malaikat dan Singa, is a trance-punk outfit featuring bass clarinet, guitars, multiple drummers and his trademark wild vocals (multi-spectral harmonic throatsinging combined with grunts, yelps, and barks) often sung in Indonesian. Pushing the envelope between musicality and pure energy, between ecstacy and lunacy, he enwraps rooms with a deeply resonant sound. http://arrington.bandcamp.com/ 

AS ONDAS are a band with fresh ideas, featuring members of Dog Legs, Shopping and Wachi Wachi they start their race with a sprint. With a spartan drum, bass and guitar lineup, As Ondas deliver up a delirious, chorus-drenched prom punk alongside the occasional post punk meditation.





Thank you for reading this!

Have a terrific weekend!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x

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

GUERILLA TOSS
USA NAILS
DIYOA
Tuesday 25 November
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES

TRASH KIT - 'Confidence' Album Launch!!!
ANA DA SILVA
ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO
AS ONDAS
Thursday 4 December
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42 Pollard Row, E2 6NB

RICHARD YOUNGS

A Tower Hamlets Trilogy

‘Three different performances in three different places’

Friday 16 January

Balfron Tower Community Cabin, 82 St Leonard's Rd, Poplar, E14 0QU




Saturday 17 January

St George's German Lutheran Church, 55 Alie St, Aldgate East, E1 8EB




Sunday 18 January

Mile End Ecology Pavilion, Haverfield Rd off Grove Rd, Mile End, E3 5TW




* Ltd. Three day pass for £20 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/299467


WHITE FENCE
ULTIMATE PAINTING
FAMILY
Thursday 29 January
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, London, W1D 1LL

RICHARD DAWSON
Thursday 12 February
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

DOPE BODY
Tuesday 17 February
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA

DARK BLUE
Monday 23 February
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS


FUTURE ISLANDS

Monday 30 March &
Tuesday 31 March
In collaboration with Parallel Lines…
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
7pm | £20 | SOLD OUT

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Trash Kit were on Marc Riley's radio show last night


Yes! Trash Kit made it up to Salford last night to play on Marc Riley's BBC 6 Music show, you can listen to it again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04nytf7

They performed 'Big Feeling', 'Shyness' and 'Medicine' from their new album 'Confidence', out on Upset The Rhythm on December 1st!


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Ed Schrader's Music Beat tomorrow and Guerilla Toss later this month!

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Hello Sunday afternoon!
Huge thank yous to everyone who helped make this last week such a success for Upset The Rhythm. Not only did we have the wonderful RODION G.A. make his eccentric UK debut, we put on our biggest show yet with FUTURE ISLANDS at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and released a new album by one of our all time favourite bands, DEERHOOF. It doesn’t get better than that! We really appreciate you buying records and tickets for everything we bombard you with, it means a lot, it really does! This week we have two more events planned for you, starting with tomorrow’s ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT show, which is a steal at only £5 entry (tickets on the door too) and sees SEX HANDS and DOG CHOCOLATE supporting too. If you’re a fan of melodic, minimal punk in all its most unhinged states then head down to the Lexington tomorrow evening, you won’t be disappointed. Our other show takes place on Wednesday for TY SEGALL and is already sold out. We won’t have any tickets available on the door unfortunately, but for all of you already coming, live music will start around 8.20pm with Ty’s tour buddies MOVIE STAR JUNKIES. If that wasn’t already enough to digest we’re also including below our full show listing for GUERILLA TOSS at the end of this month too, along with a newly announced concert for RICHARD DAWSON early next year. Here cometh the words…


\\\\\ TOMORROW /////

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT
SEX HANDS
DOG CHOCOLATE
Monday 10 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT are Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice - a minimalist punk duo from the fair city of Baltimore, Maryland. In the beginning there was only Ed: a man unhinged, channelling to the world a sacred message in the form of song. His only divining instruments: a single floor tom, one light, and a commanding baritone. He's a master songsmith who has reduced pop and punk to their most basic building blocks. Ed was soon joined by Devlin on bass, who proved to be an acute match for encapsulating the space-time from whence they came. Their union quickly brought about the release of their 2012 debut album 'Jazz Mind' through Upset The Rhythm (and Load Records in the US), which The Wire magazine said recalled "the percussion-heavy chants of Liars", with Ed "affecting a mournful Arthur Russell tone on the a cappella songs" whilst "roaring like Rollins" on the album's faster numbers. Since then, Ed Schrader's Music Beat have toured frequently in North America and Europe, notably alongside their friends Dan Deacon and Future Islands, as well as hardcore luminaries Ceremony. New album, 'Party Jail' picks up where 'Jazz Mind' left off, adding a thoughtfully crafted, minimal pop vibe to their already terse punk sound. As a follow-up it features songs that are equally loud and destructive, pensive and strangely haunting.
http://edschradersmusicbeat.bandcamp.com/

SEX HANDS were formed by three childhood friends from the North Wales coast. After relocating to Manchester, Alex, Dylan and Edwin played their first show in 2011 on the Comfortable on a Tightrope stage at SFTOC, Salford. A month later Joe Logan of Waiters was recruited for his sweet bassy licks and amazing posture. From then on the band has been on a rock 'n' roll whirlwind, playing shows with the likes of Trumans Water one night and The Babies the next. After their previous releases which include a split 7" with Daily Life (on the Icecapades label, which features artwork by Sex Hands own Alex Humphreys and Manchester artist Lucy Jones) as well as the self released mini album, 'Season One (Giant Hell)', 'PLEH!' is Sex Hands proper-real-life-hi-fi-fully-rockin'-full-length record on Faux Discx/Negative Space. With artwork by Manchester based artist Mike Redmond that compliments the bands rough around the edges, scorched pop rock, 'PLEH!' is 13 tracks of non-stop melody mashed fun time hug and roll hits. Sex Hands are not a garage pop band, they have never practiced in a garage. They never practice.
http://fauxdiscx.bandcamp.com/album/pleh

DOG CHOCOLATE are an elasticated, punk quartet based on the principles of self-propulsion and having too much fun. Jono plays a couple of drums, Matthew plays a guitar and a load of pedals, Rob plays another guitar and sings selected songs whilst Andrew sings most the songs and plays impressionistic blasts of keyboard when he’s not. Having been active in a number of other bands including Yeborobo, Limn, Gasp! Cracking Eggs, Tea And Toast Band and Moulsecoomb Sword Gang, all four members are also frantic doodlers and illustrators. This over-spill of creativity can be seen on their recent split LP on UTR, entitled ‘Or’, which sees the band sprint through ten tracks of barely-controlled chaotic glee. Never dwelling for long, Dog Chocolate treat us to songs about pregnancy, poisoned eyes, public transport and cakes. Their observational, often candid lyrics match their nonsensical attitude to their music too, which tumbles and chases pitchshifted guitars through thick forests of feedback and blasting drums.
http://dogchocolate.tumblr.com/




\\\\\ NOVEMBER 25 /////

GUERILLA TOSS
USA NAILS
DIYOA
Tuesday 25 November
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES

GUERILLA TOSS were birthed from the depths of the sweaty basements of Boston, Massachusetts and are nowadays considered to be a New England underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region. The band have churned out numerous cassettes, records, and CDs in the past two years on on labels such as Feeding Tube Records, John Zorn’s Tzadik, Sophomore Lounge, and Digitalis Ltd. By touring relentlessly and providing their audience with an unforgettably intense live show that demands, and encourages, ravaging physical body movement of the listener, Guerilla Toss have quickly garnered a cult following. Their newest record, 'Gay Disco' (released by NNA Tapes), is an album that draws influence from new wave and no wave dance music, extreme dementia, drug problems, and absurdist humor.

Kassie Carlson’s ferocious vocals run the gamut of the human voice, blasting with jet engine shrieking and boiling over with urgency, while at the same time presenting a deranged and direct spoken narrative with surreal conversational lyrics. Peter Negroponte’s full force drumming spews forth alongside her like a tentacled beast, whilst guitarists Simon Hanes and Arian Shafiee duel to the death with angular and jagged riffs. The glue that binds is Ian Kovac’s synth work, which adds a healthy dose hyperactive danceability and electronic flourishing that contributes to the album’s overall doped-up disco flavor. As messy as it sounds, it all lends itself to Guerilla Toss' ability to shape-shift seamlessly between hardcore rawness, jazzy meanderings, and squealing noise rock. Guerilla Toss succeeds in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor harnassing the essence of a high-energy live band in its loudest, rawest embodiment to date. Guerilla Toss succeed in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor, whilst maintaining high-energy spectacle in its loudest, rawest embodiment to date.
http://guerillatoss.bandcamp.com/

USA NAILS do drawn out psychedelic punk with nods to the likes of Neu, The Stooges, and Swans. They feature current and ex-members of Kong, Silent Front and WhoresX3. Their debut album "Sonic Moist", is out on tape and vinyl in November on a bunch of European DIY labels (Unwork, I Hate My Records, Bigoût and Smalltown America).
http://usanailsmusic.tumblr.com/

DIYOA (dee-oh-ah) is a one man band from Rochester, Kent. Towing the line between improvisation and structure, DIYOA uses a blend of guitar and electronics to create an eclectic set that ranges from loose, free flowing soundscapes, to riff driven pop.


Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x



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

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT
SEX HANDS
DOG CHOCOLATE
Monday 10 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

TY SEGALL
MOVIE STAR JUNKIES
Wednesday 12 November
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £15 | SOLD OUT

GUERILLA TOSS
USA NAILS
DIYOA
Tuesday 25 November
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES

TRASH KIT - 'Confidence' Album Launch!!!
ANA DA SILVA
ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO
AS ONDAS
Thursday 4 December
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42 Pollard Row, E2 6NB

WHITE FENCE
Thursday 29 January
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, London, W1D 1LL

RICHARD DAWSON
Thursday 12 February
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

FUTURE ISLANDS
Monday 30 March
In collaboration with Parallel Lines…
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

FUTURE ISLANDS
Tuesday 31 March
In collaboration with Parallel Lines…
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
7pm | £20 | SOLD OUT