Tuesday, 13 August 2019

J. McFarlane's Reality Guest tomorrow in London, Tim Presley's White Fence next week!

Hello there!
Tomorrow Upset The Rhythm will pitch up at The Islington for an evening of oblique songcraft from the other world featuring J. McFarlane's Reality Guest, The Pheromoans and Biscotti. JMRG and Biscotti have both come over from Melbourne to treat us to their art school synth pop, whilst The Pheromoans have straddled the absurd/profound for the best part of 13 years with their wry sonic shambles.
All the hallmarks of a highly entertaining evening there, I’m sure you agree! Tickets will be £7 on the door from 7.30pm, with live music starting from around 8.15pm. See YOU there!
We’ve expanded on tomorrow’s concert below, along with full write-ups for next week’s event at Oslo, Hackney with Tim Presley’s White Fence, Robert Sotelo and Martin Frawley, and our evening at The Courtyard Theatre at the end of the month in the company of Mary Lattimore and Nummo Twin too. Plenty to keep you busy there then!
You’ll also find a newly added concert for purposeful US finger-picker Shannon Lay in October at SET too, essential times to come! Enjoy!
Upset The Rhythm presents…
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST
THE PHEROMOANS
BISCOTTI
Wednesday 14 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST is the new project of Australian artist Julia McFarlane. As a member of the group Twerps, McFarlane has traversed guitar-centric, melodic pop music for some years while honing a highly unique, personal musical language. ‘Ta Da’ is the first recorded unveiling of McFarlane’s affecting, oblique songwriting panache. Originally released in her native Australia on Hobbies Galore, ‘Ta Da’ will be released worldwide by Night School in June 2019. ’Ta Da’ showcases McFarlane’s songwriting immersed in psychedelic music and synths. It’s a brilliant, deft concoction swimming in Young Marble Giants-type minimalism washed with bare pop and harmony similar to Kevin Ayers making sense of a Melbourne suburb full of faces half-recognised in the blanching sun. McFarlane’s vocal is straight forward, lyrically conversational but still not completely in focus, a surreal kitchen sink drama filtered through a dream where everything is in an unusual place. Reality Guest similarly draws on BBC Radiophonic Workshop-style noise synths, flute solos, palm-muted guitar and a sleepy, psychedelic tone that drifts away into the sunset, simple and direct.
https://hobbiesgalore.bandcamp.com/album/ta-da

THE PHEROMOANS have occupied their own peculiar niche in the UK's DIY music scene for the last 12 years. Initially known for primitive garage-esque repetition on their early releases, two LPs for Upset! The Rhythm saw the group develop a more pastoral sound before being mutated by electronics on 2016's ‘I’m On Nights’. New record ‘County Lines’ (Alter) is their fifth full-length and takes in each aspect of their past sonically, providing a wry tonic for today’s heady exhaustion. More of life's banalities and stale daydreams are given a good airing in Russel Walker's lyrics. Delivered with the usual droll lethargy, he's a septic entertainer par excellence who teases out just enough of the very real horror of the UK's current predicament to keep his aggrievements charming.
http://thepheromoans.blogspot.com/

BISCOTTI is a project lead by multi-instrumentalist and producer Carla Ori, who lives in Melbourne. Through a cinematic lens she adds evocative sounds which create other worldly landscapes and guide the listener through different scenes. Elements of synth pop, disco, hip-hop and funk come together to create her colourful avant pop sound.
https://www.biscottimondo.com/
Upset The Rhythm presents…
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE
ROBERT SOTELO
MARTIN FRAWLEY
Wednesday 21 August
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE, informed by the extreme polarities of punk rock and psych, brings forth songs like no others. Two years on from his solo missive, the sense that something has cratered and someone has walked away, somehow alive, is heavy in the air. With his new album ‘I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk’, Tim Presley meets White Fence again, and together, they move on. He started writing songs for this album in a small rural town in the UK called Staveley. Tim was staying with Cate Le Bon there during winter. While she was there going to school learning how to build & design furniture out of wood, he started writing on her piano. Tim came back to San Francisco to record, but first he had a fervent dream that Johnny Thunders asked him to be honest & simple with this album, and also why dolphins were not given arms. He booked studio time with a very talented fellow named Jeremy Harris and they worked together out of a studio in the Dogpatch district of SF (owned and run by Paul from the UK band The Bees. Jeremy was able to learn the songs on piano, keys and finesse the parts, including most drums and also record/engineer the whole album. Also playing on the album, is S.F. Mission district native Dylan Hadley who plays drums on two songs: ‘Until You Walk’ & ‘Forever Chained’ and H. Hawkline adding guitar and vocals on ‘Phone.’

With this new record Tim re-learned how to walk. The poppy stomp. He’d been tethered to a hawk, that he must feed on the dot. While ‘I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk’ has tinges of both sides in its ’60s guitars and whimsical, pastoral folk, however, what dominates is Tim’s ability to pen strange, warm tracks like ‘Lorelei’ that are totally out of step yet tug on familiar melodic heartstrings. Like Syd Barrett or, more recently, Euros Childs before him, White Fence continues to make the peripheries seem oddly accessible. Things really soar when Presley privileges space and simplicity and with this album he’s created a bare-bones, diary like project that bounces between optimism and melancholy. ‘I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk’ came out on Drag City this January.
https://timpresley.bandcamp.com/

ROBERT SOTELO is a cosmic pop melodist; a heartfelt multi-instrumentalist whose direct songs are curiously affecting. His debut album ‘Cusp’ from 2017 was packed with miniature psych overtures and earnest musings, he then followed this up in 2018 with an album called ‘Botanical’, more keyboard-minded and playful with its near-absurdist palette of sound and reflective mood. This September Upset The Rhythm will release Sotelo’s third album ‘Infinite Sprawling’, his first record since relocating from London to Glasgow and partly inspired by his new city’s inclusive and collaborative musical world. Recorded with Ruari MacLean (of Vital Idles, Golden Grrrls) and Edwin Stevens (Irma Vep, Yerba Mansa) at their home studio Namaste Sound, ‘Infinite Sprawling’ grew out of Sotelo’s sketchbook of skeletal songs, with MacLean and Stevens developing their own drum, guitar and keyboard parts. These songs pulled together like a wakeful stretch on a Sunday morning, flowering with a lightness of touch, sounding both carefree and brisk.
https://robertsotelo.bandcamp.com/

MARTIN FRAWLEY, known to many as a principal member of Melbourne’s Twerps, recently struck out on his own to record an album with Stewart Bronaugh (Angel Olsen, Lionlimb), and the results are just as melodic and touching as his former band’s material, if not more so. ‘Undone at 31’ is available now on Merge Records.
https://www.mergerecords.com/martin-frawley
Upset The Rhythm presents…
MARY LATTIMORE
NUMMO TWIN
Thursday 29 August
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
MARY LATTIMORE is a Los Angeles-based musician who uses her Lyon and Healy concert grand harp to conjure up beautifully abstracted forms that evoke a host of memories, landscapes and allusions. Across a breadth of recordings, collaborations and art commissions her music explores a realm of wordless narratives and indefinite travelogues, where – with the help of effects and occasional vocals - extended harp improvisations morph into spectral songforms. In live performance she reveals the impressionist magic of her chosen instrument, blurring classical technique and ambient electronics to beguiling effect.

In 2018 Mary released Hundreds of Days, her second LP on Ghostly International, as well as a collaborative album with Meg Baird entitled Ghost Forests (Three Lobed). She has moved a long way since her classical studies at Eastman School of Music, via days in Philadelphia with the likes of Espers and Fursaxa and sound-making time with Steve Gunn, Sharon van Etten and Kurt Vile. She has also collaborated with guitarist/synth player Jeff Zeigler on their 2014 album Slant of Light (Thrill Jockey) as well as composing a live score for Philippe Garrels' 1968 experimental silent film Le Revelateur which they subsequently toured together.
https://marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com/


NUMMO TWIN plays ethereal, dream-like folk songs and noise soundscapes with an instrument she carved herself from an old christmas tree, an array of delay and reverb pedals, and feedback. She sings a lament to a forgotten place.
https://nummotwin.com/

See you tomorrow, thanks as always for your support!
Upset The Rhythm
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST
THE PHEROMOANS
BISCOTTI
Wednesday 14 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE
ROBERT SOTELO
MARTIN FRAWLEY
Wednesday 21 August
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
MARY LATTIMORE
NUMMO TWIN
Thursday 29 August
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
7.30pm | £10 |TICKETS
DEERHOOF
TRASH KIT
DOG CHOCOLATE
Monday 2 September
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
KAPUTT
THE COOL GREENHOUSE
SNIFFANY & THE NITS
Tuesday 10 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
DANIEL O’SULLIVAN (octet performance)
BRIGID MAE POWER
Friday 13 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
KURWS
HANDLE

Saturday 14 September
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
TRASH KIT
CHILD'S POSE
THE PLAN
Saturday 21 September
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £8 |  TICKETS
EXEK
THE REBEL

ES
Friday 27 September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
SHANNON LAY
Monday 21 October
SET, 27A Dalston Ln, Dalston, London E8 3DF
7.30pm | TICKETS
CARLA DAL FORNO
Tuesday 12 November
Electrowerkz, 1st Floor, 7 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
RICHARD DAWSON
Tuesday 19 November
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £16 | SOLD OUT
LANKUM
Thursday 21 November
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £16.50 | TICKETS
THOR & FRIENDS
Friday 22 November
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
THE GOTOBEDS
Tuesday 26 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Shannon Lay - London concert this October!

Upset The Rhythm presents…

SHANNON LAY
Monday 21 October
SET, 27A Dalston Ln, Dalston, London E8 3DF
7.30pm | £8 | https://link.dice.fm/1gnIYwwCXY

SHANNON LAY is a L.A. singer-songwriter whose work is of a plainspoken mysticism that goes to the small, bright truth of things, showcasing her unusual songwriting and quietly commanding voice. Shannon has been dominating the local scene in Los Angeles over the past two years, leaving everyone who witnesses completely breathless. Her new album for Sub Pop is called ‘August’, the title referring to the month in 2017 when Lay quit her day job and fully gave herself over to music. This was her liberation as an artist, and the album is devoted to paying that forward to her listeners. “It’s a thank you to the universe,” says the L.A. artist. The title track is a mystical, folk-psych expression that builds into a gentle gallop. “Open the doors that you cannot,” she sings with a feathery lightness. In keeping with the humbled, contemplative nature of ‘August’, most tracks clock-in at three minutes or less. She saved indulgence for the production. “Some songs as they were had this room to grow,” says Lay, who recorded the album with her longtime friend, musician Ty Segall at his home studio on the East Side. “I believe whoever you record with tends to affect the mood of music and Ty really brought this jovial sense that I hadn’t really explored yet,” she says. “Once you get rolling with him, he just throws these ideas at the wall. And you’re like, ‘I would never have thought of that!’ I couldn’t have hoped for a better guide and energy to help create this record.”
https://shannonlay.bandcamp.com/


Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Kaputt album details, plus upcoming August shows!

 
 
Alright there!
I hope you’ve been enjoying the summer and all its choice weather fluctuations! Temperatures are cranked at UTR HQ what with Kaputt’s debut album ‘Carnage Hall’ leaping onto our release plan for the autumn!
 
Kaputt are a recently hatched post-punk group from Glasgow, Scotland. Racing away from the playful torn edge of no-wave song, Kaputt blurt out tracks with twitchy charisma, their catchy riffs circle with relish, allowing timely sax stonks and stop-start rhythms to drive things on. Vocals leap, guitars bluster and always the saxophone snakes, hypnotically drawn through the erratic beat. There's a riot of fun at play in their febrile racket, but there's also some deeply cerebral grooves and choice lyrical concerns evident too.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The songs on 'Carnage Hall', released by Upset The Rhythm this September, are influenced by the maelstrom of political hypocrisy and confusion in the air, the offbeat happenchance of life in 2019, notions of surveillance, identity (personal as well as the biscuit-tin styled persona of the Scottish Highlands), industrialisation and family. In short it’s a total corkscrew of an energetic album! 'Carnage Hall' is available to pre-order in our webshop now!
 
Plus you can watch Kaputt’s new video for ‘Very Satisfied’ up on Raven Sings The Blues here too.
 
 
 
Sticking with the new video tip, an angelic filmic offering for Lunch Lady's second single 'Sweet One' just premiered on Post-Trash! Who exclaim that "Sweet One is an intricately coiled slow burner that lurks in the shadows while retaining an unflinching shimmer." Couldn’t agree more!
 
Lunch Lady’s debut album ‘Angel’ is released later this month.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Back to literal ‘show business’, we have four Upset The Rhythm events coming up this month, you can find full write-ups on all of those below! Tomorrow sees us up sticks to EartH in Dalston for a one-off concert from Phil Elverum’s vastly temporal Mount Eerie project. We’re delighted to have Keel Her playing this one too!
 
Then next week we have some naïf Aussie synth pop from J. McFarlane’s Reality Guest planned for August 14th at The Islington, with suitable scrambles of sound from The Pheromoans and Biscotti booked in. We’re at Oslo, Hackney on August 21st with some essential rumble from Tim Presley’s White Fence, Robert Sotelo and Martin Frawley. Whilst finally we close out the month in style with Mary Lattimore and Nummo Twin at The Courtyard Theatre, experimental multiples of melody fly! Read on for everything, plus news of our hotly announced November concert for Thor & Friends (Thor Harris & Co)! Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
MOUNT EERIE
KEEL HER
Thursday 8 August
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS

MOUNT EERIE is still the name of the songs that come from Phil Elverum, a 41 year old artist/writer from rural maritime Washington state, USA. Over the past couple decades these songs have sprawled across sounds and atmospheres, sometimes cacophonies, sometimes gentle questions. In 2019, in the shadow of death and love and always head-on direct, there will be a performance in London.
http://www.pwelverumandsun.com/

KEEL HER’s musical output can rightfully be called prolific. Originally from Winchester, Rose Keeler Schaefler has been writing and recording her own songs from the age of 14 on instruments found in charity shops and at car boot sales, culminating in a cassette release back in 2011 on Maximum Violence Records. Since then Keel Her has made an album with lo-fi legend R Stevie Moore and has released a single on O Genesis Recordings, alongside multiple releases on Critical Heights. Brand new album ‘With Kindness’ is a collection of Keel Her’s experiences over the past few challenging years. Her introverted, thoughtful nature is obvious within the lyrics of tracks such as ‘self-sabotage’ and her deep running empathy effects all aspects of her life, be it others’ feelings, nature or the planet.
https://keelher.bandcamp.com/
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST
THE PHEROMOANS
BISCOTTI
Wednesday 14 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST is the new project of Australian artist Julia McFarlane. As a member of the group Twerps, McFarlane has traversed guitar-centric, melodic pop music for some years while honing a highly unique, personal musical language. ‘Ta Da’ is the first recorded unveiling of McFarlane’s affecting, oblique songwriting panache. Originally released in her native Australia on Hobbies Galore, ‘Ta Da’ will be released worldwide by Night School in June 2019. ’Ta Da’ showcases McFarlane’s songwriting immersed in psychedelic music and synths. It’s a brilliant, deft concoction swimming in Young Marble Giants-type minimalism washed with bare pop and harmony similar to Kevin Ayers making sense of a Melbourne suburb full of faces half-recognised in the blanching sun. McFarlane’s vocal is straight forward, lyrically conversational but still not completely in focus, a surreal kitchen sink drama filtered through a dream where everything is in an unusual place. Reality Guest similarly draws on BBC Radiophonic Workshop-style noise synths, flute solos, palm-muted guitar and a sleepy, psychedelic tone that drifts away into the sunset, simple and direct.
https://hobbiesgalore.bandcamp.com/album/ta-da

THE PHEROMOANS have occupied their own peculiar niche in the UK's DIY music scene for the last 12 years. Initially known for primitive garage-esque repetition on their early releases, two LPs for Upset! The Rhythm saw the group develop a more pastoral sound before being mutated by electronics on 2016's ‘I’m On Nights’. New record ‘County Lines’ (Alter) is their fifth full-length and takes in each aspect of their past sonically, providing a wry tonic for today’s heady exhaustion. More of life's banalities and stale daydreams are given a good airing in Russel Walker's lyrics. Delivered with the usual droll lethargy, he's a septic entertainer par excellence who teases out just enough of the very real horror of the UK's current predicament to keep his aggrievements charming.
http://thepheromoans.blogspot.com/

BISCOTTI is a project lead by multi-instrumentalist and producer Carla Ori, who lives in Melbourne. Through a cinematic lens she adds evocative sounds which create other worldly landscapes and guide the listener through different scenes. Elements of synth pop, disco, hip-hop and funk come together to create her colourful avant pop sound.
https://www.biscottimondo.com/
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE
ROBERT SOTELO
MARTIN FRAWLEY
Wednesday 21 August
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE, informed by the extreme polarities of punk rock and psych, brings forth songs like no others. Two years on from his solo missive, the sense that something has cratered and someone has walked away, somehow alive, is heavy in the air. With his new album ‘I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk’, Tim Presley meets White Fence again, and together, they move on. He started writing songs for this album in a small rural town in the UK called Staveley. Tim was staying with Cate Le Bon there during winter. While she was there going to school learning how to build & design furniture out of wood, he started writing on her piano. Tim came back to San Francisco to record, but first he had a fervent dream that Johnny Thunders asked him to be honest & simple with this album, and also why dolphins were not given arms. He booked studio time with a very talented fellow named Jeremy Harris and they worked together out of a studio in the Dogpatch district of SF (owned and run by Paul from the UK band The Bees. Jeremy was able to learn the songs on piano, keys and finesse the parts, including most drums and also record/engineer the whole album. Also playing on the album, is S.F. Mission district native Dylan Hadley who plays drums on two songs: ‘Until You Walk’ & ‘Forever Chained’ and H. Hawkline adding guitar and vocals on ‘Phone.’

With this new record Tim re-learned how to walk. The poppy stomp. He’d been tethered to a hawk, that he must feed on the dot. While ‘I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk’ has tinges of both sides in its ’60s guitars and whimsical, pastoral folk, however, what dominates is Tim’s ability to pen strange, warm tracks like ‘Lorelei’ that are totally out of step yet tug on familiar melodic heartstrings. Like Syd Barrett or, more recently, Euros Childs before him, White Fence continues to make the peripheries seem oddly accessible. Things really soar when Presley privileges space and simplicity and with this album he’s created a bare-bones, diary like project that bounces between optimism and melancholy. ‘I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk’ came out on Drag City this January.
https://timpresley.bandcamp.com/

ROBERT SOTELO is a cosmic pop melodist; a heartfelt multi-instrumentalist whose direct songs are curiously affecting. His debut album ‘Cusp’ from 2017 was packed with miniature psych overtures and earnest musings, he then followed this up in 2018 with an album called ‘Botanical’, more keyboard-minded and playful with its near-absurdist palette of sound and reflective mood. This September Upset The Rhythm will release Sotelo’s third album ‘Infinite Sprawling’, his first record since relocating from London to Glasgow and partly inspired by his new city’s inclusive and collaborative musical world. Recorded with Ruari MacLean (of Vital Idles, Golden Grrrls) and Edwin Stevens (Irma Vep, Yerba Mansa) at their home studio Namaste Sound, ‘Infinite Sprawling’ grew out of Sotelo’s sketchbook of skeletal songs, with MacLean and Stevens developing their own drum, guitar and keyboard parts. These songs pulled together like a wakeful stretch on a Sunday morning, flowering with a lightness of touch, sounding both carefree and brisk.
https://robertsotelo.bandcamp.com/

MARTIN FRAWLEY, known to many as a principal member of Melbourne’s Twerps, recently struck out on his own to record an album with Stewart Bronaugh (Angel Olsen, Lionlimb), and the results are just as melodic and touching as his former band’s material, if not more so. ‘Undone at 31’ is available now on Merge Records.
https://www.mergerecords.com/martin-frawley
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
MARY LATTIMORE
NUMMO TWIN
Thursday 29 August
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
MARY LATTIMORE is a Los Angeles-based musician who uses her Lyon and Healy concert grand harp to conjure up beautifully abstracted forms that evoke a host of memories, landscapes and allusions. Across a breadth of recordings, collaborations and art commissions her music explores a realm of wordless narratives and indefinite travelogues, where – with the help of effects and occasional vocals - extended harp improvisations morph into spectral songforms. In live performance she reveals the impressionist magic of her chosen instrument, blurring classical technique and ambient electronics to beguiling effect.

In 2018 Mary released Hundreds of Days, her second LP on Ghostly International, as well as a collaborative album with Meg Baird entitled Ghost Forests (Three Lobed). She has moved a long way since her classical studies at Eastman School of Music, via days in Philadelphia with the likes of Espers and Fursaxa and sound-making time with Steve Gunn, Sharon van Etten and Kurt Vile. She has also collaborated with guitarist/synth player Jeff Zeigler on their 2014 album Slant of Light (Thrill Jockey) as well as composing a live score for Philippe Garrels' 1968 experimental silent film Le Revelateur which they subsequently toured together.
https://marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com/


NUMMO TWIN plays ethereal, dream-like folk songs and noise soundscapes with an instrument she carved herself from an old christmas tree, an array of delay and reverb pedals, and feedback. She sings a lament to a forgotten place.
https://nummotwin.com/
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks as ever for your time! See you soon!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
MOUNT EERIE
KEEL HER
 Thursday 8 August
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST
THE PHEROMOANS
BISCOTTI
Wednesday 14 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE
ROBERT SOTELO
MARTIN FRAWLEY
Wednesday 21 August
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
MARY LATTIMORE
NUMMO TWIN
Thursday 29 August
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
7.30pm | £10 |TICKETS
 
DEERHOOF
TRASH KIT
DOG CHOCOLATE
Monday 2 September
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
KAPUTT
THE COOL GREENHOUSE
SNIFFANY & THE NITS
Tuesday 10 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
DANIEL O’SULLIVAN (octet performance)
BRIGID MAE POWER
Friday 13 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
KURWS
HANDLE

Saturday 14 September
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
TRASH KIT
Saturday 21 September
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £8 |  TICKETS
 
EXEK
THE REBEL

ES
Friday 27 September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
CARLA DAL FORNO
Tuesday 12 November
Electrowerkz, 1st Floor, 7 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
RICHARD DAWSON
Tuesday 19 November
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £16 | SOLD OUT
 
LANKUM
Thursday 21 November
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £16.50 | TICKETS
 
THOR & FRIENDS
Friday 22 November
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
THE GOTOBEDS
Tuesday 26 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS
 

Monday, 5 August 2019

THOR & FRIENDS coming to London this November!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

THOR & FRIENDS
Friday 22 November
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | https://link.dice.fm/oHIjSC7FKY

THOR & FRIENDS are an avant-chamber ensemble formed by polymath percussionist and all-round force of nature Thor Harris, following his tenure as a touring member of monolithic rock ensemble Swans. The project is intended as a vehicle for experimentation, with the conceptual vocabulary of American Minimalism explored and expanded on by a rotating cast of musicians from around the globe. The resultant music is an elongated greeting and ode to Thor's community, his woodworking shop, and the instruments his hands shape and bring to life. From the core trio of Harris (sundry percussion and wind instruments including some of his own devising), Peggy Ghorbani (marimba) and Sarah “Goat” Gautier (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, organ, voice, mellotron, piano), the line-up of Thor & Friends expands and contracts with the flux of compositional and improvisational contexts. The range of tonal color depends on what instrumentalists are present or absent from the process at any given time.

Thor has been announced as the artist-in-residence for Joyful Noise Recordings in 2019. Throughout the year he will release 6 records via the label, including the third full Thor & Friends album in Autumn as well as collaborative material with artists including Bill Callahan, Margaret Chardiet (Pharmakon), Lawrence English and many more. A limited run of 666 boxsets, handcrafted by Thor and containing coloured vinyl editions of all the releases, will then be released at the end of the year.
http://www.thorharris.org/

Friday, 2 August 2019

Lunch Lady - 'Sweet One' video!




An angelic new video for Lunch Lady's second single 'Sweet One' just premiered on Post-Trash!
"Sweet One is an intricately coiled slow burner that lurks in the shadows while retaining an unflinching shimmer."
Fully agreed!
x


Lunch Lady's debut album 'Angel' is released later this month through Upset The Rhythm!

Thursday, 1 August 2019

RICHARD DAWSON in London this November, back with new album too!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

RICHARD DAWSON
Tuesday 19 November
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £16 | https://link.dice.fm/jvDiSW5CyY (Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10am)

RICHARD DAWSON, the black-humoured bard of Newcastle, returns this October with the release of his sixth solo album 2020, his first since the critically acclaimed, Peasant. 2020 is an utterly contemporary state-of-the-nation study, that uncovers a tumultuous and bleak time. Here is an island country in a state of flux; a society on the edge of mental meltdown. This is England today. On 2020, Dawson introduces us to grand themes through small lives. His are portraits of human beings struggling with recognisable (and dare we say it, relatable) concerns, conflicts and desires, each reminding us that tragedy and gallows humour are not mutually exclusive, and that the magical can sit next to the mundane. Lyrically it is by far Dawson’s hardest-hitting and unflinchingly honest album to date. It is his poetic masterwork. Within, we find disgruntled civil servants dreaming of better days, anxiety-addled joggers listlessly searching Zoopla for houses they cannot afford in their spare time, amateur footballers who think they’re Lionel Messi and beleaguered pub landlords battling rising floodwaters.

Sonically, Dawson’s new-found fascination with pure pop music is also evident across 2020, manifesting itself in some of his most direct work to date. Melding his most melodic moments with flashes of choral dissonance, nerve-shredding crescendos, heartfelt laments and a deceptive finger-picking style. His voice is a pliable instrument throughout, moving between weathered back bar-room sage, angelic falsetto and strident, rabble-rousing hellion chief choir boy of the underworld. Dawson is a singular voice, part savant-genius, part court jester; a songwriter whose subjects and characters are often drawn from the local, the historical and the colloquial, yet have a timelessness to them, his music echoing with voices past, present and future.  There is a continuity. Here is life, in all its strange and wonderful ways.
https://richarddawson.net/



Monday, 29 July 2019

KAPUTT ARRIVE AT CARNAGE HALL!


KAPUTT are a recently hatched post punk act from Glasgow, Scotland. Racing away from the playful torn edge of no-wave song, Kaputt blurt out tracks with twitchy charisma, their catchy riffs circle with relish, allowing timely sax stonks and stop-start rhythms to drive things on. Vocals leap, guitars bluster and always the saxophone snakes, hypnotically drawn through the erratic beat. There’s a riot of fun at play in their febrile racket, but there’s also some deeply cerebral grooves and choice lyrical concerns evident too.

The songs on ‘Carnage Hall’, Kaputt’s debut album released by Upset The Rhythm this September, were influenced by the maelstrom of political hypocrisy and confusion in the air, the offbeat happenchance of life in 2019, notions of surveillance, identity (personal as well as the biscuit-tin styled persona of the Scottish Highlands), industrialisation and family. In short a total corkscrew of an energetic album! ‘Carnage Hall’ is available to pre-order in our webshop now!

http://www.upsettherhythm.co.uk/


Saturday, 27 July 2019

Robert Sotelo's new album announced + August shows!

 
 
Hey there!
 
This week we’re announcing an album for September with quiet revelation close at hand throughout. Cosmic pop melodist Robert Sotelo returns this autumn with his most expansive album yet! 'Infinite Sprawling' is Sotelo's first record since relocating from London to Glasgow and partly inspired by his new city's inclusive and collaborative musicverse. Recorded with Ruari MacLean (of Vital Idles, Golden Grrrls) and Edwin Stevens (Irma Vep, Yerba Mansa) at their home studio Namaste Sound, 'Infinite Sprawling' grew out of Sotelo's sketchbook of skeletal songs, with MacLean and Stevens developing their own drum, guitar and keyboard parts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
These songs pulled together like a wakeful stretch on a Sunday morning, flowering with a lightness of touch, sounding both carefree and brisk. Check out 'Message Of Beauty', the video for the first single from the album! A relaxed ballad of drowsy farewells, swoons of violin and swirled clouds of organ drone, take a listen.
 
'Infinite Sprawling' is available to pre-order on dark-green 180g vinyl now at in our webshop.
 
 
 
 
We have four Upset The Rhythm shows coming up in August for you, you can find full write-ups on all of those below! August 8th sees up ruck up at EartH in Dalston for a one-off concert from Phil Elverum’s vastly temporal Mount Eerie project. Very pleased Keel Her can play this one too! Then we have some naïf Aussie synth pop from J. McFarlane’s Reality Guest planned for August 14th at The Islington, with suitable scrambles of sound from The Pheromoans and Biscotti booked in. We’re at Oslo, Hackney on August 21st with some essential rumble from Tim Presley’s White Fence, Robert Sotelo (him again!) and Martin Frawley. Whilst finally we close out the month in style with Mary Lattimore and Nummo Twin at The Courtyard Theatre, experimental multiples of string ring out! Read on for the full scoop!
 
You’ll also find our upcoming programme includes two new shows this September for Kaputt and Trash Kit, while November 12th now boasts a headline show from Carla dal Forno in support of her forthcoming ‘Look Up Sharp’ album too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
MOUNT EERIE
KEEL HER
Thursday 8 August
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS

MOUNT EERIE is still the name of the songs that come from Phil Elverum, a 41 year old artist/writer from rural maritime Washington state, USA. Over the past couple decades these songs have sprawled across sounds and atmospheres, sometimes cacophonies, sometimes gentle questions. In 2019, in the shadow of death and love and always head-on direct, there will be a performance in London.
http://www.pwelverumandsun.com/

KEEL HER’s musical output can rightfully be called prolific. Originally from Winchester, Rose Keeler Schaefler has been writing and recording her own songs from the age of 14 on instruments found in charity shops and at car boot sales, culminating in a cassette release back in 2011 on Maximum Violence Records. Since then Keel Her has made an album with lo-fi legend R Stevie Moore and has released a single on O Genesis Recordings, alongside multiple releases on Critical Heights. Brand new album ‘With Kindness’ is a collection of Keel Her’s experiences over the past few challenging years. Her introverted, thoughtful nature is obvious within the lyrics of tracks such as ‘self-sabotage’ and her deep running empathy effects all aspects of her life, be it others’ feelings, nature or the planet.
https://keelher.bandcamp.com/
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST
THE PHEROMOANS
BISCOTTI
Wednesday 14 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST is the new project of Australian artist Julia McFarlane. As a member of the group Twerps, McFarlane has traversed guitar-centric, melodic pop music for some years while honing a highly unique, personal musical language. ‘Ta Da’ is the first recorded unveiling of McFarlane’s affecting, oblique songwriting panache. Originally released in her native Australia on Hobbies Galore, ‘Ta Da’ will be released worldwide by Night School in June 2019. ’Ta Da’ showcases McFarlane’s songwriting immersed in psychedelic music and synths. It’s a brilliant, deft concoction swimming in Young Marble Giants-type minimalism washed with bare pop and harmony similar to Kevin Ayers making sense of a Melbourne suburb full of faces half-recognised in the blanching sun. McFarlane’s vocal is straight forward, lyrically conversational but still not completely in focus, a surreal kitchen sink drama filtered through a dream where everything is in an unusual place. Reality Guest similarly draws on BBC Radiophonic Workshop-style noise synths, flute solos, palm-muted guitar and a sleepy, psychedelic tone that drifts away into the sunset, simple and direct.
https://hobbiesgalore.bandcamp.com/album/ta-da

THE PHEROMOANS have occupied their own peculiar niche in the UK's DIY music scene for the last 12 years. Initially known for primitive garage-esque repetition on their early releases, two LPs for Upset! The Rhythm saw the group develop a more pastoral sound before being mutated by electronics on 2016's ‘I’m On Nights’. New record ‘County Lines’ (Alter) is their fifth full-length and takes in each aspect of their past sonically, providing a wry tonic for today’s heady exhaustion. More of life's banalities and stale daydreams are given a good airing in Russel Walker's lyrics. Delivered with the usual droll lethargy, he's a septic entertainer par excellence who teases out just enough of the very real horror of the UK's current predicament to keep his aggrievements charming.
http://thepheromoans.blogspot.com/

BISCOTTI is a project lead by multi-instrumentalist and producer Carla Ori, who lives in Melbourne. Through a cinematic lens she adds evocative sounds which create other worldly landscapes and guide the listener through different scenes. Elements of synth pop, disco, hip-hop and funk come together to create her colourful avant pop sound.
https://www.biscottimondo.com/
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE
ROBERT SOTELO
MARTIN FRAWLEY
Wednesday 21 August
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE, informed by the extreme polarities of punk rock and psych, brings forth songs like no others. Two years on from his solo missive, the sense that something has cratered and someone has walked away, somehow alive, is heavy in the air. With his new album ‘I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk’, Tim Presley meets White Fence again, and together, they move on. He started writing songs for this album in a small rural town in the UK called Staveley. Tim was staying with Cate Le Bon there during winter. While she was there going to school learning how to build & design furniture out of wood, he started writing on her piano. Tim came back to San Francisco to record, but first he had a fervent dream that Johnny Thunders asked him to be honest & simple with this album, and also why dolphins were not given arms. He booked studio time with a very talented fellow named Jeremy Harris and they worked together out of a studio in the Dogpatch district of SF (owned and run by Paul from the UK band The Bees. Jeremy was able to learn the songs on piano, keys and finesse the parts, including most drums and also record/engineer the whole album. Also playing on the album, is S.F. Mission district native Dylan Hadley who plays drums on two songs: ‘Until You Walk’ & ‘Forever Chained’ and H. Hawkline adding guitar and vocals on ‘Phone.’

With this new record Tim re-learned how to walk. The poppy stomp. He’d been tethered to a hawk, that he must feed on the dot. While ‘I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk’ has tinges of both sides in its ’60s guitars and whimsical, pastoral folk, however, what dominates is Tim’s ability to pen strange, warm tracks like ‘Lorelei’ that are totally out of step yet tug on familiar melodic heartstrings. Like Syd Barrett or, more recently, Euros Childs before him, White Fence continues to make the peripheries seem oddly accessible. Things really soar when Presley privileges space and simplicity and with this album he’s created a bare-bones, diary like project that bounces between optimism and melancholy. ‘I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk’ came out on Drag City this January.
https://timpresley.bandcamp.com/

ROBERT SOTELO is a cosmic pop melodist; a heartfelt multi-instrumentalist whose direct songs are curiously affecting. His debut album ‘Cusp’ from 2017 was packed with miniature psych overtures and earnest musings, he then followed this up in 2018 with an album called ‘Botanical’, more keyboard-minded and playful with its near-absurdist palette of sound and reflective mood. This September Upset The Rhythm will release Sotelo’s third album ‘Infinite Sprawling’, his first record since relocating from London to Glasgow and partly inspired by his new city’s inclusive and collaborative musical world. Recorded with Ruari MacLean (of Vital Idles, Golden Grrrls) and Edwin Stevens (Irma Vep, Yerba Mansa) at their home studio Namaste Sound, ‘Infinite Sprawling’ grew out of Sotelo’s sketchbook of skeletal songs, with MacLean and Stevens developing their own drum, guitar and keyboard parts. These songs pulled together like a wakeful stretch on a Sunday morning, flowering with a lightness of touch, sounding both carefree and brisk.
https://robertsotelo.bandcamp.com/

MARTIN FRAWLEY, known to many as a principal member of Melbourne’s Twerps, recently struck out on his own to record an album with Stewart Bronaugh (Angel Olsen, Lionlimb), and the results are just as melodic and touching as his former band’s material, if not more so. ‘Undone at 31’ is available now on Merge Records.
https://www.mergerecords.com/martin-frawley
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
MARY LATTIMORE
NUMMO TWIN
Thursday 29 August
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
MARY LATTIMORE is a Los Angeles-based musician who uses her Lyon and Healy concert grand harp to conjure up beautifully abstracted forms that evoke a host of memories, landscapes and allusions. Across a breadth of recordings, collaborations and art commissions her music explores a realm of wordless narratives and indefinite travelogues, where – with the help of effects and occasional vocals - extended harp improvisations morph into spectral songforms. In live performance she reveals the impressionist magic of her chosen instrument, blurring classical technique and ambient electronics to beguiling effect.

In 2018 Mary released Hundreds of Days, her second LP on Ghostly International, as well as a collaborative album with Meg Baird entitled Ghost Forests (Three Lobed). She has moved a long way since her classical studies at Eastman School of Music, via days in Philadelphia with the likes of Espers and Fursaxa and sound-making time with Steve Gunn, Sharon van Etten and Kurt Vile. She has also collaborated with guitarist/synth player Jeff Zeigler on their 2014 album Slant of Light (Thrill Jockey) as well as composing a live score for Philippe Garrels' 1968 experimental silent film Le Revelateur which they subsequently toured together.
https://marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com/


NUMMO TWIN plays ethereal, dream-like folk songs and noise soundscapes with an instrument she carved herself from an old christmas tree, an array of delay and reverb pedals, and feedback. She sings a lament to a forgotten place.
https://nummotwin.com/
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
MOUNT EERIE
KEEL HER
 Thursday 8 August
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST
THE PHEROMOANS
BISCOTTI
Wednesday 14 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE
ROBERT SOTELO
MARTIN FRAWLEY
Wednesday 21 August
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
MARY LATTIMORE
NUMMO TWIN
Thursday 29 August
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
7.30pm | £10 |TICKETS
 
DEERHOOF
TRASH KIT
DOG CHOCOLATE
Monday 2 September
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
KAPUTT
Tuesday 10 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
DANIEL O’SULLIVAN (octet performance)
BRIGID MAE POWER
Friday 13 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
KURWS
HANDLE

Saturday 14 September
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
TRASH KIT
Saturday 21 September
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £8 |  TICKETS
 
EXEK
THE REBEL

ES
Friday 27 September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
CARLA DAL FORNO
Tuesday 12 November
Electrowerkz, 1st Floor, 7 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
LANKUM
Thursday 21 November
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £16.50 | TICKETS
 
THE GOTOBEDS
Tuesday 26 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7.50 | TICKETS