Thursday, 30 July 2015

FUZZ show - date and venue change!

Due to a double booking with a festival our FUZZ show will now take place on September 5th at Oval Space, all original tickets still valid! Refunds available if you can no longer attend.
Here's another Nick Scott epic poster too!!

Monday, 27 July 2015

OBNOX tomorrow and PEGA MONSTRO next month in London!


Hello again!
Tomorrow we’re lucky enough to have OBNOX making his UK debut at Café OTO. Bim’s shows are nothing short of revelatory, pulling the seat from underneath garage punk by focusing on the pummelsome power of rap music and frenetic excess. BLACK TIME will be playing a rare set in support, so expect a blown-out frenzy of guitar volcanics over some decidedly choice songwriting too. An amazing lineup if ever there was one! I’ll also wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about our show next month for Lisbon dream punk sisters PEGA MONSTRO, who have an excellent new album out on Upset The Rhythm this month. August 15th sees them team up with SACRED PAWS and ALISTAIR MCKAY (from DICKDIVER) for a show at the Dalston Victoria, I for one cannot wait! Check out our website for details of all their upcoming UK shows, details galore on both events follow…


\\\\\    TOMORROW    /////



OBNOX
BLACK TIME
Wednesday 29 July
In collaboration with Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 | https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/obnox/

OBNOX, aka Lamont "BIM" Thomas – is a multi-instrumentalist artist, songwriter and vocalist from Cleveland (formerly of the Bassholes) making his London debut in support of the release of new album, ‘Know America’. Drawing inspiration from a multitude of sources – from Pere Ubu to Death of Samantha, through psyche, soul and hip-hop – Obnox is first and foremost powerful and furious punk-rock. His music is alive in a way few records are these days – complex, emotional, and political in a way that resists sloganeering and cuts to the quick of what matters. Thomas knows the value of head-down rock action, but he also knows how to layer that with something more complex. Most of the 15 tracks from his new record are miles-deep sonically, with guitars piled high, beats thickened into gunshots, and vocals that morph hip-hop fire with punk frenzy. Blink and you might miss the twists and turns, as Thomas dives into sultry noise-R&B ("Situation"), stoner grunge ("Protopipe"), rap-metal ("Watching You"), organ-driven '60s rock ("Empire"), and even a demolishing cover of "Ohio" that beats Neil Young at his own guitar-growl game. Obnox is as subtle as it is pummelling. His business is all about charging forward, but his art is about more than just the moment. This will be a real exhilarating show that much is certain!
https://soundcloud.com/obnox-1

BLACK TIME are bringing the ”heavy vampire sound” back! Black Time lives on forever in the heavenly garage. Tangles of wires and old drum machines plugged into buzzing amplifiers, burning funeral pyre of 60’s catalogue guitars. They’re living dead corpses going through rock & roll motions, faded out echos of Lemmy Caution’s foggy notions. Black Time's 4th full length called "Aerial Gobs of Love" is out now on Förbjudna Ljud. Bad vibes rarely sound this good!
http://blacktime.tumblr.com/




\\\\\    SATURDAY 15 AUGUST    /////



PEGA MONSTRO
SACRED PAWS
ALISTAIR MCKAY (of DICK DIVER)
Saturday 15 August
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £6 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/321016

PEGA MONSTRO are sisters Júlia Reis (drums) and Maria Reis (guitar, keyboard), both sing! Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Maria and Júlia have been playing music together since they were 15 and 17 respectively, in other groups first before resolving on becoming a duo. Back in 2010, both sisters started a record label, along with some of their musician friends, called Cafetra Records to document Portugal’s garage punk scene. Cafetra represents a community of like-minded musicians who all help each other, making music that they’d want to hear, powered by enthusiasm. 2012 saw Pega Monstro release their self-titled debut album, making for a raucous record that met with critical national acclaim. Now Pega Monstro have a new album ready for Upset The Rhythm entitled ‘Alfarroba’ and released this month. The name of this second album, it’s title meaning ‘carob’, after the sweet tasting bean that grows in the wild trees that spontaneously spring up along the Mediterranean coast. Maria explains further, “In Portugal there are a lot of carob trees in the Algarve and our mother's side of the family is from there, we spent every summer there as children. The scent is unlike any other. So apart from the phonetic appeal of the word, ‘Alfarroba’ is also a homage to that heritage”. The songs on ‘Alfarroba’ deal with many themes, some universal topics like love and growing up, others focusing on the nature of writing songs themselves, whilst some try to make sense of the world from a female perspective. Expect torrents of energy, snare rolls triggering flights of guitar, and fogs of cymbal shimmer forming steps for their vocals to climb.

SACRED PAWS are a fantastic, intuitive dream punk duo, comprising Eilidh of Golden Grrls and Skeleton Bob on drums, and Rachel from Trash Kit and Shopping on guitar. Raw Soweto high-life riffs and rolling Afrobeat grooves are filtered through post-punk sass and ramshackle K Records charm. It’s an utterly joyous sound, the duo trading giddy melodies and righteous chants over febrile rhythms and chunky, infectious riffage. Rock Action released the band’s debut EP earlier this Spring, go check it out!

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


Thank you as always for your time,
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




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

OBNOX
BLACK TIME
Wednesday 29 July
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 | https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/obnox/

PEGA MONSTRO
SACRED PAWS
ALISTAIR MCKAY (of DICK DIVER)
Saturday 15 August
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £6 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/321016

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

FUZZ
Friday 4 September
Heaven, The Arches, Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 6NG
7pm - 10pm | £14 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318321

STEPHEN STEINBRINK
JULIE BYRNE

Thursday 10 September
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/319333  

RICHARD DAWSON & ASIQ NARGILE
Monday 14 September
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £15 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/322823

DOPE BODY
USA NAILS
Wednesday 16 September
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES
8pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318804

RAT COLUMNS
Thursday 17 September
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA

MARTIN NEWELL - ‘THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON’
Saturday 19 September
St Giles In The Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8LG

MATANA ROBERTS
Coin Coin Chapter Three
Tuesday 6 October
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL

NORMIL HAWAIIANS
Saturday 24 October
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

MIKAL CRONIN
Tuesday 17 November
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London, N1 9NL
7.30pm | £13 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/325344

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Upcoming shows for OBNOX and PEGA MONSTRO!


Morning everyone!
I trust you’re keeping well as we continue our European in the van with VEXX. Copenhagen today, thank you Hanover! Everything has been going very well as we enter the final week of tour. The gods have decreed that wifi shall be laid upon us and so here’s a quick reminder about our next two events. Café OTO is where we will be heading next Wednesday for an impulsive and somewhat explosive performance from OBNOX, who takes blown out garage punk as a starting point for his frenetic call and response rap songs. Totally convinced this will be one of those force-of-nature shows and we’re lucky enough to have the ever-dazzling BLACK TIME in support too. Our other upcoming party will take place on August 15th and sees PEGA MONSTRO, who have an excellent new album out on Upset The Rhythm soon, head over from Lisbon to team up with SACRED PAWS and ALISTAIR MCKAY (from DICKDIVER) at the Dalston Victoria, another remarkable lineup I hope you agree. Read on for everything you need to know, in-depth if you will…



\\\\\    NEXT WEDNESDAY    /////


OBNOX
BLACK TIME
Wednesday 29 July
In collaboration with Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 | https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/obnox/

OBNOX, aka Lamont "BIM" Thomas – is a multi-instrumentalist artist, songwriter and vocalist from Cleveland (formerly of the Bassholes) making his London debut in support of the release of new album, ‘Know America’. Drawing inspiration from a multitude of sources – from Pere Ubu to Death of Samantha, through psyche, soul and hip-hop – Obnox is first and foremost powerful and furious punk-rock. His music is alive in a way few records are these days – complex, emotional, and political in a way that resists sloganeering and cuts to the quick of what matters. Thomas knows the value of head-down rock action, but he also knows how to layer that with something more complex. Most of the 15 tracks from his new record are miles-deep sonically, with guitars piled high, beats thickened into gunshots, and vocals that morph hip-hop fire with punk frenzy. Blink and you might miss the twists and turns, as Thomas dives into sultry noise-R&B ("Situation"), stoner grunge ("Protopipe"), rap-metal ("Watching You"), organ-driven '60s rock ("Empire"), and even a demolishing cover of "Ohio" that beats Neil Young at his own guitar-growl game. Obnox is as subtle as it is pummelling. His business is all about charging forward, but his art is about more than just the moment. This will be a real exhilarating show that much is certain!
https://soundcloud.com/obnox-1

BLACK TIME are bringing the ”heavy vampire sound” back! Black Time lives on forever in the heavenly garage. Tangles of wires and old drum machines plugged into buzzing amplifiers, burning funeral pyre of 60’s catalogue guitars. They’re living dead corpses going through rock & roll motions, faded out echos of Lemmy Caution’s foggy notions. Black Time's 4th full length called "Aerial Gobs of Love" is out now on Förbjudna Ljud. Bad vibes rarely sound this good!
http://blacktime.tumblr.com/




\\\\\    SATURDAY 15 AUGUST    /////


PEGA MONSTRO
SACRED PAWS
ALISTAIR MCKAY (of DICK DIVER)
Saturday 15 August
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £6 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/321016

PEGA MONSTRO are sisters Júlia Reis (drums) and Maria Reis (guitar, keyboard), both sing! Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Maria and Júlia have been playing music together since they were 15 and 17 respectively, in other groups first before resolving on becoming a duo. Back in 2010, both sisters started a record label, along with some of their musician friends, called Cafetra Records to document Portugal’s garage punk scene. Cafetra represents a community of like-minded musicians who all help each other, making music that they’d want to hear, powered by enthusiasm. 2012 saw Pega Monstro release their self-titled debut album, making for a raucous record that met with critical national acclaim. Now Pega Monstro have a new album ready for Upset The Rhythm entitled ‘Alfarroba’ and released this month. The name of this second album, it’s title meaning ‘carob’, after the sweet tasting bean that grows in the wild trees that spontaneously spring up along the Mediterranean coast. Maria explains further, “In Portugal there are a lot of carob trees in the Algarve and our mother's side of the family is from there, we spent every summer there as children. The scent is unlike any other. So apart from the phonetic appeal of the word, ‘Alfarroba’ is also a homage to that heritage”. The songs on ‘Alfarroba’ deal with many themes, some universal topics like love and growing up, others focusing on the nature of writing songs themselves, whilst some try to make sense of the world from a female perspective. Expect torrents of energy, snare rolls triggering flights of guitar, and fogs of cymbal shimmer forming steps for their vocals to climb.

SACRED PAWS are a fantastic, intuitive dream punk duo, comprising Eilidh of Golden Grrls and Skeleton Bob on drums, and Rachel from Trash Kit and Shopping on guitar. Raw Soweto high-life riffs and rolling Afrobeat grooves are filtered through post-punk sass and ramshackle K Records charm. It’s an utterly joyous sound, the duo trading giddy melodies and righteous chants over febrile rhythms and chunky, infectious riffage. Rock Action released the band’s debut EP earlier this Spring, go check it out!

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


Thank you very much for reading and hopefully catch you soon!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




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

OBNOX
BLACK TIME
Wednesday 29 July
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 | https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/obnox/

PEGA MONSTRO
SACRED PAWS
ALISTAIR MCKAY (of DICK DIVER)
Saturday 15 August
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £6 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/321016

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

FUZZ
Friday 4 September
Heaven, The Arches, Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 6NG
7pm - 10pm | £14 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318321

STEPHEN STEINBRINK
JULIE BYRNE

Thursday 10 September
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/319333  

RICHARD DAWSON & ASIQ NARGILE
Monday 14 September
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £15 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/322823

DOPE BODY
USA NAILS
Wednesday 16 September
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES
8pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318804

RAT COLUMNS
Thursday 17 September
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA

MARTIN NEWELL - ‘THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON’
Saturday 19 September
St Giles In The Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8LG

MATANA ROBERTS
Coin Coin Chapter Three
Tuesday 6 October
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL

NORMIL HAWAIIANS
Saturday 24 October
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

MIKAL CRONIN
Tuesday 17 November
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London, N1 9NL

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

New shows for MIKAL CRONIN and RAT COLUMNS announced!


RAT COLUMNS
Thursday 17 September
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA




MIKAL CRONIN
Tuesday 17 November
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London, N1 9NL

Friday, 26 June 2015

VEXX next week and tour dates!!!

Good morning everyone!
Our next London show which falls next Wednesday and see’s Olympia blazers VEXX kick off their debut European tour. This show will take place at the Montague Arms and we’re lucky enough to have HUMAN FORM and VERTICAL SLUMP opening proceedings too. It’s going to be a right memorable one, I hope you can make it and see them off on tour in style!


\\\\\    WEDNESDAY    /////



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

VEXX, living in and playing out of Olympia, Washington, have been devastating the Pacific Northwest music hubs for the last three years now. Upset the Rhythm and M'lady's Records recently teamed up for the first time to release their debut record - a self-titled mini-album that's explosive, vital and many leagues deeper than it has any right to be in this wicked epoch. VEXX hit the ground running, blazing through songs with a fury rarely seen in the modern underground. "Clairvoyant" is equal parts jagged as inventive, twisting out of reach at all the right moments. The song captures the band perfectly, raging headlong with unmatched momentum. VEXX also know how to write a powerful slow burner, as evidenced by "Strength" and the first half of "Ocean Shores". Maryjane's lyrics and vocals are a clarion call of intent; on fire with possibility, whilst wrestling with the power of everything. Meanwhile, Mike and Corey’s guitar and drum fireworks have left almost all spectators breathless. Each song is a maelstrom, whipping band and audience alike into a whirlwind. Pushing forward, thinking harder, striking home. This is the first date of the band’s debut European tour!

HUMAN FORM are a fairly new London punk band consisting of ex/current members of Vertical Slump, Omi Palone, Keel Her, Slowcoaches, Feature, Warmhammer et al. They play a twisted form of doomy punk, informed by the likes of The Wipers, Moss Icon and 80s SST Records, as well as the recent output from the DIY scenes of Olympia and Sydney, but with distinctly British-sounding vocals.

VERTICAL SLUMP are another recently formed London band, this time four people, focusing on angular, icy shards of post-punk, reminiscent of Chairs Missing-era Wire, approaching the unabashed irreverence of Swell Maps in a caterwaul of driving rhythms and goth-pop sheen. Check out their demo tape out now on Mïlk Records.


After this show VEXX will be touring across most of Europe, so if you live further afield, please check out these dates and get yourselves down to the show to say hello! 

VEXX / EURO DATES
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
01.07.2015 - UK - London - Montague Arms
02.07.2015 - UK - Bristol - Roll For The Soul
03.07.2015 - UK - Leeds - Wharf Chambers w/ SAUNA YOUTH
04.07.2015 - UK - Glasgow - Old Haridresser's w/ SAUNA YOUTH
05.07.2015 - UK - Manchester – Gullivers w/ SAUNA YOUTH (early show)
06.07.2015 - UK - Norwich - The Owl Sanctuary
07.07.2015 - BELGIUM - Kortrijk - Pits
08.07.2015 - GERMANY - Bremen - Sielwallhaus
09.07.2015 - GERMANY - Berlin - Bei Ruth
10.07.2015 - POLAND - Gdynia - Diy Punk Fest
11.07.2015 - POLAND - Warsaw - Chmury
12.07.2015 - POLAND - Wroclaw - TBC
13.07.2015 - HUNGARY - Budapaest - Golya
14.07.2015 - CROATIA - Zagreb - Movara
15.07.2015 - AUSTRIA - Vienna - Venster99
16.07.2015 - GERMANY - Würzburg - Cairo
17.07.2015 - POLAND - Graz - Sub
18.07.2015 - ITALY - Parma - TBA
19.07.2015 - SWITZERLAND - Geneva - TBA
20.07.2015 - GERMANY - Kassel - TBA
21.07.2015 - GERMANY - Leipzig - Similde
22.07.2015 - GERMANY - Hannover - TBA
23.07.2015 - DENMARK - Copenhagen - Ungdomshuset
24.07.2015 - GERMANY - Hamburg - Störte
25.07.2015 - GERMANY - Münster - Baracke Birthday Party
26.07.2015 - GERMANY - Cologne - Az
27.07.2015 - FRANCE - Paris - TBA
28.07.2015 - FRANCE - Lyon - Grrrnd Zero
29.07.2015 - SPAIN - Barcelona - TBA
30.07.2015 - SPAIN - Madrid - Rock Palace
31.07.2015 - SPAIN - TBC
01.08.2015 - FRANCE - Grenoble - Garav
02.08.2015 - UK - London - Power Lunches

SAUNA YOUTH are also going on two shorts UK tours imminently too! EGO WAR! Check the poster!



Thanks as always you reading! See you next week!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




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

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

OBNOX
Wednesday 29 July
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 | https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/obnox/

PEGA MONSTRO
SACRED PAWS
Saturday 15 August
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £6 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/321016

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

FUZZ
Friday 4 September
Heaven, The Arches, Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 6NG
7pm - 10pm | £14 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318321

STEPHEN STEINBRINK
JULIE BYRNE

Thursday 10 September
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/319333  

RICHARD DAWSON & ASIQ NARGILE
Monday 14 September
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £15 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/322823

DOPE BODY
USA NAILS
Wednesday 16 September
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES
8pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318804

MARTIN NEWELL - ‘THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON’
Saturday 19 September
St Giles In The Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8LG

MATANA ROBERTS
Coin Coin Chapter Three
Tuesday 6 October
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL

NORMIL HAWAIIANS
Saturday 24 October
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB