Monday, 8 August 2022

Phew + Model Home - playing LONDON this October!

 


Upset The Rhythm presents…

PHEW
MODEL HOME

Sunday 16 October
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/jd390b33780a

PHEW was a founding member of the legendary Japanese punk band Aunt Sally. After the band’s breakup in 1979, she continued her career as a solo artist, releasing a collaborative single with Ryuichi Sakamoto in 1980, and her first solo album, ‘Phew’, with Conny Plank, Holger Czukay of CAN, and Jaki Liebezeit in 1981. In 1992, her third album, OurLikeness, was released on MUTE, again at Conny’s studio, with Jaki Liebezeit of CAN, Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten, and Chrislo Haas of DAF. Since the beginning of the 2010s, she has released a series of works that combine voice and electronic music, and has gained international recognition as an electronic artist. Pitchfork has described her as “Japan’s underground legend.” She has also released collaborative works with Ana da Silva (Raincoats), Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms) and others. Phew's expansive album ‘Vertical Jamming’ is being released on vinyl for the first time via Disciples on 28 October, a special run on clear vinyl housed in a Studio Tape-Echo sleeve. A small number of advance copies will be on sale at this London show.
https://phewjapan.bandcamp.com/music

MODEL HOME is a hyperprolific experimental hip-hop formation from Washington D.C., instigated by rapper NappyNappa and producer Pat Cain. The duo recruits an ever-changing cast of collaborators to give each record a new feel: Model Home can sound like post-modern take on old school hip-hop, glitchy noise or even improvised exploration. The gist of Model Home is that the music pours out like from a faucet, faithfully channeling the chaos of the everyday thought. Model Home’s music would blend right in with a dystopia. The deteriorating sounds of Patrick Cain’s electronics would be impossible to distinguish from the constant construction that is the score of any contemporary city; NappyNappa’s enigmatic missives would be lost in the roar of public service announcements, personalized advertisements, and omnipresent sirens. Built on the edifice of dub sound systems and DIY basement clatter, their sound is made up of slabs of textured noise and decayed vocals. Disciples just released the duo’s sensational new album ‘Saturn In The Basement’ and it’s companion cassette, go seek!
https://modelhomedc.bandcamp.com/

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

HG20 with Wreckless Eric, The Monochomre Set and... Kate Stables!

 

Hello there!
 
We trust everyone is sticking out these record high temperatures OK, we've become addicted to breeze of late! To fan or not to fan? Thankfully we're having a quieter time of it this last week.
 
Whilst we gather our thoughts and consider if we can put tickets in the fridge, let's remind you of our next London hurrah at the end of this month: HG20! A three day fundraiser celebrating 20 glorious years of Resonance FM and our favourite show on the station: Hello Goodbye!
 
Kicking off on Saturday 30th July with irrepressible talents Wreckless Eric, Meatraffle and Lilith Ai, HG20 will take place each day at MOTH Club in Hackney Central.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Sunday 31st July sees us invite DIY devotees The Monochrome Set, The Mindreaders (featuring Sexton Ming) and improvising sax duo Dee Byrne & Cath Roberts to the MOTH Club stage. You may remember we had Dee play for us recently with Model Home at Cafe OTO.
 
All the acts appearing have recorded live sessions on the Hello Goodbye radio show multiple times, you can hear some of them on this HG20 special.
 
 
 
 
 
 
We're very lucky to be rounding things off in style on Monday 1st August with a special set from Kate Stables (of This Is The Kit)! Bandmate Rozi Plain will also DJ through the evening, whilst we also have incredible performances from Gina Birch (of The Raincoats) and Bas Jan planned too! Three days of fireworks, can't wait!
 
Read on for everything you need to know about HG20 below, plus we've included our listing for Deerhoof's concert with us at the end of summer here too, enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm & Hello Goodbye present…

HG20 : ‘A three-day fundraiser celebrating 20 years of Hello Goodbye and Resonance FM’
 
 
WRECKLESS ERIC
MEATRAFFLE
LILITH AI

Saturday 30 July
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/N6957a30c1ea


THE MONOCHROME SET
THE MINDREADERS
DEE BYRNE & CATH ROBERTS

Sunday 31 July
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/g033d19f7eeb


KATE STABLES
GINA BIRCH
BAS JAN
ROZI PLAIN (DJ set)

Monday 1 August
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 11pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Rab47aa5d2fa
 
 
* £25 Three day tickets: https://link.dice.fm/j66637a0c823


For the last 20 years The Hello GoodBye Show has proven itself a pillar of the anti-establishment, offering a consistent and supportive platform for quite literally thousands of left-field and counter cultural artists, and while some were near household names (Ari Up / Pete Seeger), and others would go on to achieve wide acclaim (Sleaford Mods / This Is The Kit), the vast majority of live guests would continue to gleefully plough their own idiosyncratic furrows, with never an inkling to pander to, nor placate any pre-conceived idea of mainstream ideal.

It feels fully holistic to collaborate with Upset The Rhythm for HG20, a triptych of consecutive concerts held in celebration of The Hello GoodBye Show’s 20th birthday, as Chris Tipton from UTR himself first appeared as a guest on HG back in 2007 with the boisterous brevity biased band Hands On Heads and later again with the psycho-geographically prone duo Way Through.
 
All profits made from HG20 will go directly towards helping Resonance FM return to live programming as soon as possible. An illustrious roll call of previous guests has gladly agreed to perform live at these landmark events, including firebrands old and new; Wreckless Eric, Gina Birch (The Raincoats), The Monochrome Set, Bas Jan, Dee Byrne & Cath Roberts, Lilith Ai, Meatraffle, The Mindreaders + Very Special Guest (tba). This series of Resonance FM fundraisers will take place in the atmospheric and intimate location of The Memorable Order Of Tin Hats Club (M.O.T.H. Club) over three consecutive nights; Saturday 30th July, Sunday 31st July & Monday 1st August.
 
The deXter Bentley Hello GoodBye Show originally began broadcasting back in May 2002, as part of a small team of autonomous program makers, creating freewheeling and innovative new content for the advent of the avant-garde, arts radio station Resonance FM, the first community based, not-for-profit, arts radio station in London.
 
The genesis of Resonance FM can be traced to John Peel’s Meltdown in 1998, when the LMC (London Musician’s Collective) were invited to broadcast an experimental radio station over the course of the festival on a localised bandwidth from The Southbank Centre on The River Thames. 
 
In 2002 Resonance FM was awarded the licence to broadcast over the 104.4 FM wavelength in Central London, and over the following five years (2002-2007) it was situated in the heart of Tin-Pan-Alley on Denmark Street. Over the past 14 years Resonance FM has been based on Borough High Street but during the pandemic it has been forced to relocate once again and is currently painstakingly repurposing an old abandoned chapel in SE1.

deXter Bentley continues to aspire to the two worded mantra/manifesto that was originally bestowed upon him by Resonance FM Station Manager Ed Baxter, who said, ‘BE BOLD!’.
 
 
More on the artists performing at HG20:
 

WRECKLESS ERIC is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realized he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, lilting enchantment, squalls of feedback, dissonance, bizarre stories and backchat. Eric began his recording life on Stiff Records in 1977 with his enduring hit Whole Wide World when he was little more than an ex-teenage art student. Eventually he sidestepped the mechanics of stardom to become Britain’s biggest underground household name, much loved and often underestimated. His 2015 album ‘amERICa’ reminded those who’ve kept the faith and new generations of fans what he’s all about. He won’t recreate 1978 for you, he’ll blow your mind instead.
https://wrecklesseric.com/

MEATRAFFLE is a common chord running through the leftist brigades of the South London art scene. For Meatraffle it is the political, the platonic, the comradeship of the struggle that provides true artistic grist.
https://meatraffle1917.bandcamp.com/

LILITH AI is a guitarist, who writes and performs poignant tales of modern life. Hailing from nowhere special, Lilith began releasing lo-fi bedroom recordings in 2016. Her first EP RIOT is full of underground anthems popular with Riot grrrls word wide. Her second EP Native Tongue chronicles her teen years, spent living on the streets of Queens New York. 2019 saw the release of 3rd EP Bare Radical with evolving sounds.  Lilith's artfully delivered songs fit somewhere between indie pop and anti-folk.
https://lilithai.bandcamp.com/music 

THE MONOCHROME SET are a highly influential English new wave band, originally formed in London in 1978 by Bid (vocals & guitar), Lester Square (lead guitar), and J D Haney (from The Art Attacks, on drums).  In 1979, they signed to Rough Trade and released three singles, “He’s Frank”, “Eine Symphonie Des Grauens”, and “The Monochrome Set”. They released their debut studio album, “Strange Boutique”, produced by Bob Sargeant in 1980. Their classic follow-up album, “Love Zombies”, was produced by Alvin Clark and the band, later that same year.  In 2018, the 40th year since the band formed, their 14th studio album, “Maisieworld” and a box set, "The Monochrome Set 1979–1985: Complete Recordings", was released. The group’s most recent album ‘Allhallowtide’ was released earlier this year.
http://www.themonochromeset.co.uk/

THE MINDREADERS are Richard Ipaint on vocals and drums, Sexton Ming on vocals, sfx and guitar, and Russ Wilkins on vocals and guitar, with all three on songwriting duty too. Fans of The Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes, The Natural Born Lovers, Rocking Richard, The Delmonas, Auntie Vegetable, The Wildebeests and more will know all about them. Debut album ‘Ban The Mindreader’ was released in 1987 on Russ’ Empire Records label, with some extra gig recordings to bulk it out. Some of the gig recordings also found their way to the Medway Powerhouse compilations on Hangman Records. Fast forward 30 years, Russ and Richard realised they only lived 25 miles apart in Scotland, and now much wiser, a connection was made from Sexton (now also much wiser) who wanted to do something dim and simple. A gig was arranged in Hastings which led on to more gigs! Following on from the gigs, they convened in a garage and recorded some songs over two days onto a Tascam 8 track, 1/2” recorder, playing whatever they felt worked, recording over twenty tracks. The fruits from this labour were released last year by Spinout Nuggets as the LP ‘Continuation’.
https://soundcloud.com/spinoutnuggets/sets/the-mindreaders-continuation

DEE BYRNE & CATH ROBERTS released their first album on Luminous in 2020. Mixed by Alex Bonney, Disembark! is a series of short acoustic improvisations recorded at Gun Factory Studios. Disembark! is a series of short, spontaneous improvisations that explore a dramatic range of textures, whilst maintaining the sense of an ongoing, inquisitive conversation. The recording came about after a series of live duo performances; going into the studio seemed like the next logical step.
https://luminouslabel.bandcamp.com/album/disembark

KATE STABLES has been making music since the 00s with her band This Is The Kit, which all started when she moved to Bristol and started playing and collaborating with local musicians. This Is The Kit have created a name for themselves with songs that untangle emotional knots and weave remarkable stories. Now four albums in, and based in Paris, the story of This Is The Kit is itself one of time and change and listeners. It has carried Kate Stables from Winchester to Bristol to Paris, across tours and festivals and the admiration of critics and her peers. Among these are Sharon Van Etten, The National (Aaron Dessner appears multiple times on Moonshine Freeze), Chris Thile (of Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, and now the host of A Prairie Home Companion), as well as Guy Garvey and much of BBC 6Music.

GINA BIRCH released her first ever solo single last year on Third Man Records called ‘Feminist Song’. Gina Birch is a founding member of Dorothy, The Hangovers and The Raincoats. Gina was also a member of Red Crayola when Mayo Thompson asked her to contribute to their ‘Kangaroo’ album. ‘Feminist Song’ made it’s way into recent Raincoats gigs and Gina’s longtime collaborator and fellow Raincoat Ana da Silva contributes monotron on this recording. Gina performs solo using film and video projections with sound that she augments live with guitar and vocals.
http://www.ginabirch.net/theginabirchexperience/front_page.html

BAS JAN are a London-based ensemble, this year they returned with an expanded line-up and a much-anticipated second album ‘Baby U Know’ (Lost Map). It is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2018 debut album Yes I Jan, which was hailed for its “messy majesty” (Uncut) and “beautifully fractured art-pop” (Mojo). Bas Jan were co-founded in 2015 by songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Serafina Steer. The band features Emma Smith (Jarv Is, Meilyr Jones, Seamus Fogarty and founder member of the Elysian Quartet) on violin, bass and electronics, Rachel Horwood (Trash Kit, Bamboo, Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business) on drums and Charlie Stock on electric violin.
https://basjan.bandcamp.com/
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…

DEERHOOF
Wednesday 31 August
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, Camden, London, NW1 8QP, UK
7pm | £17 | Tickets:  https://link.dice.fm/pc5188b40f90

DEERHOOF have continually quested for daring storytelling and radical sounds over their eighteen boundless albums, as experimental as they are pop. 2020’s critically acclaimed, overwhelmingly prescient Future Teenage Cave Artists explored fairytale visions of post-apocalypse, welding intrinsic melodies with absurdist digital recording methods. Its immediate sequel Love-Lore, a live covers medley, channeled futurist mid-century artists - Parliament, Sun Ra and Stockhausen, to name a handful - into a patchwork love letter to the anti-authoritarian expressions that inspire the band.

Deerhoof's latest, Actually, You Can, is a genre-abundant record that uses technicolor vibrancy and arpeggiated muscularity to offer a vital shock from capitalism’s purgatorial hold. The band says, “Think of all the beauty, positivity and love that gets deemed ugly, negative and hateful by the self-proclaimed guardians of 'common sense.' We'd hardly be destroying society by dismantling their colonial economics and prisons and gender roles and aesthetics. We'd be creating it!”

https://deerhoof.bandcamp.com/


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
HG20 : ‘A three-day fundraiser celebrating 20 years of Hello Goodbye and Resonance FM’
 
WRECKLESS ERIC
MEATRAFFLE
LILITH AI

Saturday 30 July
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/N6957a30c1ea


THE MONOCHROME SET
THE MINDREADERS
DEE BYRNE & CATH ROBERTS

Sunday 31 July
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/g033d19f7eeb


VERY SPECIAL GUEST
GINA BIRCH
BAS JAN
ROZI PLAIN (DJ set)

Monday 1 August
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 11pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Rab47aa5d2fa
£25 Three day tickets: https://link.dice.fm/j66637a0c823
 
DEERHOOF
Wednesday 31 August
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, Camden, London, NW1 8QP, UK
7pm | £17 | Tickets:  https://link.dice.fm/pc5188b40f90
 
MAX TUNDRA
BAS JAN
GUS BONITO (DJ Set)
Friday 2 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Ka0f9869d209

JENNY MOORE
Tuesday 13 September & Wednesday 14 September
Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London, N16 8JN
7.30pm | £8 | Tickets: https://dice.fm/bundles/jenny-moore-in-london-3orl
 
MIDWIFE
Tuesday 18 October
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Zfe30c79959f
 
SARAH DAVACHI
Thursday 27 October
Grand Junction, Rowington Cl, London W2 5TF
7.30pm | £16 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/aaa27bd3c37b
 
PROLAPSE
YEAH YEAH NOH
Saturday 29 October
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Zaa6a254b9b3
 
LANDE HEKT
Monday 14 November
The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
7.30pm | £8.50 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/z293f7e05023
 
FUZZ
(Charles Moothart, Ty Segall, Chad Ubovich)
Friday 17 March 2023
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, Camden Town, London, NW1 8QP
6pm - 9.45pm | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/mhxLeUrBL4
(This show is rescheduled from March 18th 2022, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

This Saturday: Independent Label Market

This Saturday at Coal Drop’s Yard, Upset The Rhythm will be taking part in the brilliant Independent Label Market! We’ll have a stall stocking loads of back catalogue, rarities and stunning new releases, come and say HELLO!

Monday, 11 July 2022

Kate Stables announced as headlining HG20 on Mon 1st Aug!

 


Upset The Rhythm & Hello Goodbye present…

HG20 : ‘A three-day fundraiser celebrating 20 years of Hello Goodbye and Resonance FM’

WRECKLESS ERIC
MEATRAFFLE
LILITH AI

Saturday 30 July
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £10 | Tickets:
https://link.dice.fm/N6957a30c1ea


THE MONOCHROME SET
THE MINDREADERS
DEE BYRNE & CATH ROBERTS

Sunday 31 July
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £10 | Tickets:
https://link.dice.fm/g033d19f7eeb


KATE STABLES
GINA BIRCH
BAS JAN
ROZI PLAIN (DJ set)

Monday 1 August
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 11pm | £10 | Tickets:
https://link.dice.fm/Rab47aa5d2fa

 

 

£25 Three day tickets: https://link.dice.fm/j66637a0c823


For the last 20 years The Hello GoodBye Show has proven itself a pillar of the anti-establishment, offering a consistent and supportive platform for quite literally thousands of left-field and counter cultural artists, and while some were near household names (Ari Up / Pete Seeger), and others would go on to achieve wide acclaim (Sleaford Mods / This Is The Kit), the vast majority of live guests would continue to gleefully plough their own idiosyncratic furrows, with never an inkling to pander to, nor placate any pre-conceived idea of mainstream ideal.


It feels fully holistic to collaborate with Upset The Rhythm for HG20, a triptych of consecutive concerts held in celebration of The Hello GoodBye Show’s 20th birthday, as Chris Tipton from UTR himself first appeared as a guest on HG back in 2007 with the boisterous brevity biased band Hands On Heads and later again with the psycho-geographically prone duo Way Through.

 

All profits made from HG20 will go directly towards helping Resonance FM return to live programming as soon as possible. An illustrious roll call of previous guests has gladly agreed to perform live at these landmark events, including firebrands old and new; Wreckless Eric, Gina Birch (The Raincoats), The Monochrome Set, Bas Jan, Dee Byrne & Cath Roberts, Lilith Ai, Meatraffle, The Mindreaders + Very Special Guest (tba). This series of Resonance FM fundraisers will take place in the atmospheric and intimate location of The Memorable Order Of Tin Hats Club (M.O.T.H. Club) over three consecutive nights; Saturday 30th July, Sunday 31st July & Monday 1st August.

 

The deXter Bentley Hello GoodBye Show originally began broadcasting back in May 2002, as part of a small team of autonomous program makers, creating freewheeling and innovative new content for the advent of the avant-garde, arts radio station Resonance FM, the first community based, not-for-profit, arts radio station in London.

 

The genesis of Resonance FM can be traced to John Peel’s Meltdown in 1998, when the LMC (London Musician’s Collective) were invited to broadcast an experimental radio station over the course of the festival on a localised bandwidth from The Southbank Centre on The River Thames. 

 

In 2002 Resonance FM was awarded the licence to broadcast over the 104.4 FM wavelength in Central London, and over the following five years (2002-2007) it was situated in the heart of Tin-Pan-Alley on Denmark Street. Over the past 14 years Resonance FM has been based on Borough High Street but during the pandemic it has been forced to relocate once again and is currently painstakingly repurposing an old abandoned chapel in SE1.


deXter Bentley continues to aspire to the two worded mantra/manifesto that was originally bestowed upon him by Resonance FM Station Manager Ed Baxter, who said, ‘BE BOLD!’.

 

 

More on the artists performing at HG20:

 


WRECKLESS ERIC is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realized he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, lilting enchantment, squalls of feedback, dissonance, bizarre stories and backchat. Eric began his recording life on Stiff Records in 1977 with his enduring hit Whole Wide World when he was little more than an ex-teenage art student. Eventually he sidestepped the mechanics of stardom to become Britain’s biggest underground household name, much loved and often underestimated. His 2015 album ‘amERICa’ reminded those who’ve kept the faith and new generations of fans what he’s all about. He won’t recreate 1978 for you, he’ll blow your mind instead.

https://wrecklesseric.com/

MEATRAFFLE is a common chord running through the leftist brigades of the South London art scene. For Meatraffle it is the political, the platonic, the comradeship of the struggle that provides true artistic grist.
https://meatraffle1917.bandcamp.com/

LILITH AI is a guitarist, who writes and performs poignant tales of modern life. Hailing from nowhere special, Lilith began releasing lo-fi bedroom recordings in 2016. Her first EP RIOT is full of underground anthems popular with Riot grrrls word wide. Her second EP Native Tongue chronicles her teen years, spent living on the streets of Queens New York. 2019 saw the release of 3rd EP Bare Radical with evolving sounds.  Lilith's artfully delivered songs fit somewhere between indie pop and anti-folk.
https://lilithai.bandcamp.com/music 

THE MONOCHROME SET are a highly influential English new wave band, originally formed in London in 1978 by Bid (vocals & guitar), Lester Square (lead guitar), and J D Haney (from The Art Attacks, on drums).  In 1979, they signed to Rough Trade and released three singles, “He’s Frank”, “Eine Symphonie Des Grauens”, and “The Monochrome Set”. They released their debut studio album, “Strange Boutique”, produced by Bob Sargeant in 1980. Their classic follow-up album, “Love Zombies”, was produced by Alvin Clark and the band, later that same year.  In 2018, the 40th year since the band formed, their 14th studio album, “Maisieworld” and a box set, "The Monochrome Set 1979–1985: Complete Recordings", was released. The group’s most recent album ‘Allhallowtide’ was released earlier this year.
http://www.themonochromeset.co.uk/

THE MINDREADERS are Richard Ipaint on vocals and drums, Sexton Ming on vocals, sfx and guitar, and Russ Wilkins on vocals and guitar, with all three on songwriting duty too. Fans of The Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes, The Natural Born Lovers, Rocking Richard, The Delmonas, Auntie Vegetable, The Wildebeests and more will know all about them. Debut album ‘Ban The Mindreader’ was released in 1987 on Russ’ Empire Records label, with some extra gig recordings to bulk it out. Some of the gig recordings also found their way to the Medway Powerhouse compilations on Hangman Records. Fast forward 30 years, Russ and Richard realised they only lived 25 miles apart in Scotland, and now much wiser, a connection was made from Sexton (now also much wiser) who wanted to do something dim and simple. A gig was arranged in Hastings which led on to more gigs! Following on from the gigs, they convened in a garage and recorded some songs over two days onto a Tascam 8 track, 1/2” recorder, playing whatever they felt worked, recording over twenty tracks. The fruits from this labour were released last year by Spinout Nuggets as the LP ‘Continuation’.
https://soundcloud.com/spinoutnuggets/sets/the-mindreaders-continuation

DEE BYRNE & CATH ROBERTS released their first album on Luminous in 2020. Mixed by Alex Bonney, Disembark! is a series of short acoustic improvisations recorded at Gun Factory Studios. Disembark! is a series of short, spontaneous improvisations that explore a dramatic range of textures, whilst maintaining the sense of an ongoing, inquisitive conversation. The recording came about after a series of live duo performances; going into the studio seemed like the next logical step.
https://luminouslabel.bandcamp.com/album/disembark

KATE STABLES has been making music since the 00s with her band This Is The Kit, which all started when she moved to Bristol and started playing and collaborating with local musicians. This Is The Kit have created a name for themselves with songs that untangle emotional knots and weave remarkable stories. Now four albums in, and based in Paris, the story of This Is The Kit is itself one of time and change and listeners. It has carried Kate Stables from Winchester to Bristol to Paris, across tours and festivals and the admiration of critics and her peers. Among these are Sharon Van Etten, The National (Aaron Dessner appears multiple times on Moonshine Freeze), Chris Thile (of Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, and now the host of A Prairie Home Companion), as well as Guy Garvey and much of BBC 6Music.

https://thisisthekit.co.uk/


GINA BIRCH released her first ever solo single last year on Third Man Records called ‘Feminist Song’. Gina Birch is a founding member of Dorothy, The Hangovers and The Raincoats. Gina was also a member of Red Crayola when Mayo Thompson asked her to contribute to their ‘Kangaroo’ album. ‘Feminist Song’ made it’s way into recent Raincoats gigs and Gina’s longtime collaborator and fellow Raincoat Ana da Silva contributes monotron on this recording. Gina performs solo using film and video projections with sound that she augments live with guitar and vocals.
http://www.ginabirch.net/theginabirchexperience/front_page.html

BAS JAN are a London-based ensemble, this year they returned with an expanded line-up and a much-anticipated second album ‘Baby U Know’ (Lost Map). It is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2018 debut album Yes I Jan, which was hailed for its “messy majesty” (Uncut) and “beautifully fractured art-pop” (Mojo). Bas Jan were co-founded in 2015 by songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Serafina Steer. The band features Emma Smith (Jarv Is, Meilyr Jones, Seamus Fogarty and founder member of the Elysian Quartet) on violin, bass and electronics, Rachel Horwood (Trash Kit, Bamboo, Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business) on drums and Charlie Stock on electric violin.
https://basjan.bandcamp.com/

 

 

Friday, 8 July 2022

June of 44, Vintage Crop, Rachel Aggs and Quintron & Miss Pussycat in London soon!

Greetings!
 
Upset The Rhythm have slipped stealhily into top gear with four concerts coming up over the next five days, cue us whispering in your ear about it, ha! Tonight sees us at 229 in Great Portland Street for an incredibly rare performance from June of 44, their first show in the UK in 21 years!
 
One of favourite bands for the longest time, June of 44 (feat. members of Rodan, Hoover, Lungfish, Codeine, Enablers and Rex) are math rock journeymen taking in punk, dub, jazz and much more into their truly unique sound. Joining Jo44 for this epic evening will be Rattle with their polyrhythmic layers of drums and impressionistic vocal clouds.
 
Tickets for this show (like all coming up this week) will be available on the door from 7pm. See you there with bells on, what a treat!
 
 
 
 
 

 
Then tomorrow night, or Saturday night as Whigfield prefers to call it we're all about Vintage Crop!
 
We're heading to the Lexington for an evening of wayward punk and charismatic slap from the Aussie quartet, hot on the heels of their sensational new record 'Kibitzer'! Presently tearing up the UK on tour, Vintage Crop specialise in tensile riffage, hefty beats and heaps of everyman curiosity. Marcel Wave and Public Body will be joining them on stage too, so will be a total knees-up!
 
 
Monday night we're thrilled to be hosting Rachel Aggs' (RAGGS) first solo headline show in London at Cafe OTO. Building on her life-affirming work with Trash Kit, Sacred Paws and Shopping, Aggs' solo project is a similarly homespun take on post-punk euphorics and honest introspection this time channeled through pulsating electronics, spindly guitar wanders and heart-spoken vocals.
 
If that wasn't enough we also have the immense  joyride of a group Electric Fire opening the show and Rosie Ridgway DJing in between too, nice!
 
 
 
 
 

 
Arguably saving the very best to last, next Tuesday we ruck up at The Lexington for the incomparable live experience that is Quintron & Miss Pussycat!
 
Surreal puppetshows, curious inventions, hard-rocking dance party vibes and the most fun you'll ever have packed into an hour guaranteed! With records on Bulb, Goner, Third Man, Three One G, Rhinestone Records and Skingraft they've won devoted fans everwhere with their genre-defying swamp boogie slam dunk of a live show, not to be missed!
 
We're super excited to have Bruno & The Outrageous Methods of Presentation performing too, will be a special night indeed. Read on for everything you need to know, plus new shows announced from the likes of Max Tundra, Sarah Davachi, Yeah Yeah Noh and Lande Hekt... yes!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm & Supersonic present…

JUNE OF 44
RATTLE

Friday 8 July
229, 229 Great Portland St, London, W1W 5PN, UK
7pm | £20 (16+ show) | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/ae216c453036

JUNE OF 44 formed in the fall of 1994. They are a super-group collective with a rich underground lineage of members from beloved bands - Rodan, Lungfish, Codeine, Rex, Hoover and Shipping News. Truly a who’s who of the indie rock world, together they have often been referred to as the punk rock pirates of the math rock world. The band are cited for their artistic hand-crafted record packaging for music that ranges from experimental jazz to ambient dub to angular post punk. June of 44 released their four totemic albums on Quarterstick in the 90s, but in 2020 they announced their first studio album in 21 years. ‘Revisionist: Adaptations & Future Histories in the Time of Love and Survival’ came out recently on Broken Clover. “It will have been 23 years since performing in the United Kingdom… so much life, too many wars, so much music, a few extraordinary babies, heart-breaking loss, real struggle, epic success, total failure – for all of us.”
https://juneof44.bandcamp.com/

RATTLE are a Nottingham based duo, Rattle focus almost exclusively on drums and more drums, beneath a delicate overlay of vocal harmonies and percussive effects. Formed by Katharine Eira Brown and Theresa Wrigley, 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. Rattle effortlessly blend the avant-garde with irresistible melodies and hypnotic drum beats, using rhythm and harmony to create a refreshing sound that is utterly new - a pretty rare feat these days when we're saturated with so much music. Rattle's impressive ‘Sequence’ album came out through Upset The Rhythm.
https://rattleon.bandcamp.com



 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…

VINTAGE CROP
MARCEL WAVE
PUBLIC BODY

Saturday 9 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/A73a9f0863c6

VINTAGE CROP are Geelong’s favourite sons, returning this summer with their much-anticipated fourth album, ‘Kibitzer’. Running with the ball that 2020’s “Serve To Serve Again” punted forward, this album marks another energetic break towards the goal for Vintage Crop. ‘Kibitzer’ sees the band define their field of play, more melodic at times, still bruising, forever droll. These ten tracks of ‘snappy as elastic’ Australian punk are packed with tensile riffage, hefty beats and witty refrains of everyman curiosity. ‘Kibitzer’ delves into themes of identity, resilience and acceptance; some of the more upbeat notions that the band have dealt with to date. ‘Casting Calls’ opens the record, slamming through the speakers with gusto and setting the tone for the following 30 minutes. These themes hit home with the album’s title too, with Cherry feeling that ‘Kibitzer’ is an apt way to describe a lot of the band’s focus. “I feel like a lot of our lyrics over the years have been our unsolicited opinions on other people’s situations, the very definition of the word Kibitzer. So for this record we wanted to lean into that tendency by acknowledging it and even go as far as stamping it on the album cover.”
https://vintagecrop.bandcamp.com/

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

PUBLIC BODY have from the cradle to a 9-5 job been buried in unread emails and PMQ youtube alerts, tackling issues such as Question Time Bias and Workplace Etiquette. Public Body formed in Brighton in late 2018 with a clear aim to write the perfect soundtrack to whatever you do whilst procrastinating at your day job.
https://publicbody.bandcamp.com/





 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…

RACHEL AGGS
ELECTRIC FIRE
ROSIE RIDGWAY (DJ SET)
Monday 11 July
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £8 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/H8123dbd413f

RACHEL AGGS is a multi instrumentalist and songwriter based in Glasgow. Aggs, a prolific specialist in euphoric post-punk, has achieved international acclaim with collaborative touring projects Trash Kit, Shopping and Sacred Paws. Creating zines and co-ordinating workshops that encourage women, non-binary people, and people of colour to form bands, Aggs has galvanised the DIY scene in the UK. Aggs released a solo album on Lost Map records as part of their Visitations residency in 2019 and self released //Tape 1// in 2020. Both releases showcase Aggs’ signature hybrid post-punk/highlife inspirations stripped down to new minimal extremes. Pulsating, electronic beats, coolly-recited lyrical mantras and spindly guitar lines abound in this life affirming music that speaks directly to your heart.
https://r4ggs.bandcamp.com

ELECTRIC FIRE is made up of Alicia (vocals), Ehima (drums, percussion and vocals), Sam (synths and vocals) and William (laptop, production and vocals). Their unique sound was developed through Heart n Soul’s digital music project SoundLab. It has evolved into an incredible live act, and the band have performed on stages from Hong Kong to Amsterdam, London to Paris. Their heart lifting, feel good second EP Buzzin’ is all about having fun. Opening with a song about the feeling you get when everything is going your way, from having rice or sausage rolls for lunch to touring Hong Kong, this is a band who are all relentlessly positive! Buzzin’ contains four incredible ‘egg funk’ bangers that could only be made by one of the best bands on the planet.


 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents….

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT
BRUNO AND THE OUTRAGEOUS METHODS OF PRESENTATION

Tuesday 12 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/x2ade9b7daea

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT have been making genre-defying noise and hard rocking dance music in New Orleans for over twenty years. The majority of their 17 full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of traditional New Orleans party music, filtered through a vintage Hammond B-3, technicolor puppets, and a battalion of distorted, homemade instruments. This summer, the duo will be joined on tour by two New Orleans musicians, drummer Sam Yoger and “talk boxer” Benni Divine, to recreate their most recent Goner LP, ‘Goblin Alert’ as well as butchering the best of the old songs. The Quintron / Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, "Swamp-Tech" dance beats, small explosions, incredible clothes, and entertaining puppet stories.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s sweaty musical blasts are paralleled in spirit and performance by Miss Pussycat’s dreamy puppet worlds – elaborate, and beautifully crafted for success in intimate venues of late- night drinking and dancing. She has also had several major solo museum exhibitions and, although the puppets are never for sale, ceramics, paintings and other visual work related to her puppetry, are represented by the Webb Gallery in Waxahachie Texas.
http://www.quintronandmisspussycat.com/

BRUNO AND THE OUTRAGEOUS METHODS OF PRESENTATION is a situationist / aktionist un-group masterminded by the precocious teenage brat Bruno Bof Wilkinson. Bruno is a multi-faceted neuro-amazing proto-superstar, splatter-gunning golden gems of power-pop, garage-punk, nihilistic electro-void darkness and plain super-catchy teeth-rattlers. Created in Bristol in 2006 from Brazilian/English motherfatherlodes he’s played with The Nightingales, Damo Suzuki, Adulkt Life, Babyshakes, Beak and a whole bunch more. You can see him fronting his own band, The Outrageous Methods Of Presentation, guesting with Bristol garage indie-punk legends Bucky, fronting Bath oi-punks Shiner and occasionally bursts to the front of the stage to guest with Alter Moderns. Bruno appeals to fans of Crime, Jonathan Richman, Guided By Voices, Electric Eels, The Kinks, Television, The Stooges, Swell Maps and Huggy Bear!
https://outrageousmethodsofpresentation.bandcamp.com/


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
JUNE OF 44
RATTLE
Friday 8 July
229, 229 Great Portland St, London, W1W 5PN, UK
7pm | £20 (16+ show) | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/ae216c453036
 
VINTAGE CROP
MARCEL WAVE
PUBLIC BODY
Saturday 9 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/A73a9f0863c6

RACHEL AGGS
ELECTRIC FIRE

ROSIE RIDGWAY (DJ SET)
Monday 11 July
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £8 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/H8123dbd413f

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT
BRUNO AND THE OUTRAGEOUS METHODS OF PRESENTATION

Tuesday 12 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/x2ade9b7daea
 
HG20 : ‘A three-day fundraiser celebrating 20 years of Hello Goodbye and Resonance FM’
 
WRECKLESS ERIC
MEATRAFFLE
LILITH AI

Saturday 30 July
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/N6957a30c1ea


THE MONOCHROME SET
THE MINDREADERS
DEE BYRNE & CATH ROBERTS

Sunday 31 July
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/g033d19f7eeb


VERY SPECIAL GUEST
GINA BIRCH
BAS JAN
ROZI PLAIN (DJ set)

Monday 1 August
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 11pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Rab47aa5d2fa
£25 Three day tickets: https://link.dice.fm/j66637a0c823
 
DEERHOOF
Wednesday 31 August
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, Camden, London, NW1 8QP, UK
7pm | £17 | Tickets:  https://link.dice.fm/pc5188b40f90
 
MAX TUNDRA
BAS JAN
GUS BONITO (DJ Set)
Friday 2 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Ka0f9869d209

JENNY MOORE
Tuesday 13 September & Wednesday 14 September
Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London, N16 8JN
7.30pm | £8 | Tickets: https://dice.fm/bundles/jenny-moore-in-london-3orl
 
MIDWIFE
Tuesday 18 October
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Zfe30c79959f
 
SARAH DAVACHI
Thursday 27 October
Grand Junction, Rowington Cl, London W2 5TF
7.30pm | £16 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/aaa27bd3c37b
 
PROLAPSE
YEAH YEAH NOH
Saturday 29 October
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Zaa6a254b9b3
 
LANDE HEKT
Monday 14 November
The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
7.30pm | £8.50 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/z293f7e05023
 
FUZZ
(Charles Moothart, Ty Segall, Chad Ubovich)
Friday 17 March 2023
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, Camden Town, London, NW1 8QP
6pm - 9.45pm | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/mhxLeUrBL4
(This show is rescheduled from March 18th 2022, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 

 

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Sarah Davachi - Oct 27th London concert confirmed!

 


 

Upset The Rhythm presents…

SARAH DAVACHI
Thursday 27 October
Grand Junction, Rowington Cl, London W2 5TF
7.30pm | £16 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/aaa27bd3c37b

SARAH DAVACHI’s work as a composer and performer of electroacoustic music is concerned with the close intricacies of intimate aural space, utilizing extended durations and simple harmonic structures that emphasize subtle variations in texture, overtone complexity, psychoacoustic phenomena, and temperament and intonation.  Similarly informed by minimalist tenets of the 1960s and 1970s, baroque leanings toward slow-moving chordal suspensions, and experimental production practices of the recording studio environment, in her sound is manifest an experience that lessens apprehension of consonance and dissonance in likeness of the familiar and the distant.  Davachi has toured extensively across the globe and has shared the stage with artists such as Grouper, the London Contemporary Orchestra, William Basinski, Oren Ambarchi, Ariel Kalma, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Moss, Donald Buchla, Alessandro Cortini, Ian William Craig, Kara-lis Coverdale, Aaron Dilloway, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Ellen Arkbro, Loren Connors and filmmaker Paul Clipson.  Between 2007 and 2017, Davachi also had the unique opportunity to work for the National Music Centre in Canada as an interpreter and content developer of their collection of acoustic and electronic keyboard instruments.  She has held artist residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Canada), STEIM (Amsterdam, Netherlands), WORM (Rotterdam, Netherlands), EMS (Stockholm, Sweden), OBORO (Montréal, Canada), MESS (Melbourne, Australia), and with the Bozzini Quartet (Montréal, Canada).  Davachi is currently a doctoral candidate in musicology at UCLA – where she works on the aesthetic phenomenology of musical instruments and timbre in popular, experimental, and early music – and is based in Los Angeles, California. Davachi’s new album ‘Two Sisters’ will be released through her own Late Music imprint on September 9th.
https://www.sarahdavachi.com/