Friday, 24 October 2014

Upcoming SPRAY PAINT and RODION G.A. shows

Afternoon all,
This week our VEXX CDs arrived! They sound terrific and look like they sound, you can have a listen here if you feel in the mood.


http://upsettherhythm.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/vexx-cds.html


We should have the LPs arriving next week too with a bit of luck. Also, next week sees our DEERHOOF pre-orders shipping out to all of you, note we still have a few super-limited transparent records left if you’d like one:

We’re also taking this opportunity to fill you in on our next two shows that are taking place on Halloween and Bonfire Night no less. One week today we’ll be upping sticks to the Dalston Victoria for a spooktacular night of jagged no wave punk, mundane minimalism and some general frightfulness courtesy of SPRAY PAINT, THE REBEL, THE GUTTERS and THE WORMS. Then on November 5th (remember, remember) we’ll be back at Café OTO for rediscovered 70’s Romanian legend RODION G.A. making his UK debut alongside BAMBOO and ROB SHUTTZ. Both shows reading as essential on the “will it be a great show?” meter. Lots more context to follow along with our upcoming shows listing concluding this message, thanks for reading…


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SPRAY PAINT
THE REBEL
THE GUTTERS
THE WORMS
Friday 31 October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

SPRAY PAINT are a no wave punk outfit from Austin, Texas made up of Chris Stephenson (drums/vocals), Cory Plump (guitar/vocals) and George Dishner (guitar/vocals). Some of you may already know these guys from other projects such as When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, Expensive Shit and Dikes of Holland. Spray Paint’s buzz-sawing guitars run headlong through labyrinthine tunnels of reverb, chased down by some wildly brain-bashing drums. All three members of Spray Paint sing too, helping create an uncontrollable sense of fervour as they jostle for the words. They work up a tone of paranoia amid the jagged rhythms, locking into a motoric groove that’s impossible to escape from, offset with stormy blasts of distortion. Since forming in 2012, Spray Paint have released two LPs and 7”s through SS-Records as well as readying an upcoming LP for Monofonus Press. They’ve wasted no time with hitting the road either, touring the US five times, most recently with their friends Protomartyr and The Rebel. They’ve also played at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Chaos in Tejas, Gonerfest, Cropped Out, SXSW and a live on-air performance on WFMU. This October sees Spray Paint head over to Europe for the first time, in support of their fierce new 7” EP through Upset The Rhythm, entitled ‘Cussin’.

THE REBEL is prolific London outsider Ben Wallers; a charismatic lone wolf in a cowboy hat or trilby and a tie whose electrified howls are too idiosyncratic to be broken down into market-oriented terms. It is difficult to sketch a thumbnail summary of a musician who has amassed a vast and unwieldy discography under a variety of names and genres: the most widely acclaimed is probably the Country Teasers, but he also moonlights as, or in, the Rebel, the Company, the Male Nurse, the Beale, the Stallion, the Black Poodle and Skills on Ampex, across folk, country, garage, post-punk, no wave and electronic pop. In the main part The Rebel is centred around twisted Casio drones, clanging guitar and some defiantly deadpan vocals, all thrown in the pan and pressure-cooked in Wallers' mind. Wallers has amassed a near-unquantifiable discography over the past 20 years, from scores of more or less “official” LPs, EPs and 7”s to seemingly endless self-released cassettes. Look out for a new record he's working on with Spray Paint to be released through Monofonus.

THE GUTTERS play raw stripped down garage punk from Portland U.S of A. Their auditory maelstrom is like taking a time machine to London in the late '70s, where every tinny punk had a band and everything was snarling and snotty. But the Gutters' tongue-in-cheek playfulness cuts those spiky allusions with fun vignettes, as found on their recent release "Should We Make a 7-Inch?" 7-inch. Other hilariously punk entitlements, such as beginning the song "Born in the Gutter" with "one, two, fuck you!" hint more at the duo's willingness to parade their love affair with the old guard than attempt to build upon it. This is all a-okay; the band's sewer serenades are a breath of fresh air, and at bite-sized intervals of roughly one to two minutes apiece, the Gutters are a fist-pumping hoot. Look out for their album on Tadpole Records too!

THE WORMS proffer petty punk and mundane minimalism and tackle the struggle to accept both ambiguity and conviction, the peril of finding meaning in nostalgia, the useless urge to reject yourself and other such self-absorbed subjects. For what it's worth, they comprise of members of Tense Men and Omi Palone.
https://soundcloud.com/the_worms-1




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RODION G.A.
BAMBOO
ROB SHUTTZ
Wednesday 5 November
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

RODION G.A. are without doubt, one of music’s best-kept secrets. That’s despite being around for nearly forty years. The story begins when a musical visionary decided to form his own band in Romania four decades ago. It was between 1975 and 1976, when the Rodion G.A. story begins. That’s when Rodion Rosca formed the band that bore his name. This would be no ordinary band, far from it. Rodion G.A. would become one of the most innovative bands in Romanian musical history. In 1975, Rodion joined with Gicu Farcas and Adrian Caparu to complete the lineup of Rodion G.A. By 1975, Rodion had amassed an eclectic selection of equipment and established a reputation as a D.I.Y. tech wizard. He created his own unique way of creating music on reel-to-reel tape recorders, using the various tape machines to multitrack. His nascent studio included several Tesia tape recorders, drum machines, phasers, flangers and fuzz pedals. Then there were a toy Casio VL Tone and a Soviet made Faemi organ. Like the music Rodion G.A. were making, the equipment they were using was just as leftfield and eclectic.

Sadly, Rodion G.A.‘s career lasted just over ten years. In 1987, after the death of his mother, Rodion Rosca walked away from music. For the next twenty-five years, nothing was heard of this charismatic, enigmatic and mercurial musician. Then Luca Sorin, a blogger and filmmaker became interested in the mythology that surrounds Rodion. Luca discovered a handful of tracks by Rodion and footage of their 1980 NYE concert. He posted this online. This came to the attention of Future Nuggets. They’re a collective of musicians and producers who are determined to preserve Romania’s musical heritage. Then in 2012, Rodion G.A. made their comeback, after twenty-five years away from music. Then a year later, Rodion G.A. released their debut album 'The Lost Tapes', on Strut Records to acres of praise and press attention. Since then, Rodion G.A.’s comeback has continued apace.

Earlier this year, another Rodion G.A. release hit the shops. This was none other than Rodion G.A.‘s soundtrack 'Delta Space Mission' released on Record Store Day 2014. Fans worldwide were determined to get a copy of this previously unreleased musical Magnus Opus. The lucky ones weren’t disappointed. Now Rodion G.A. have decided to embark on their first European tour and will be making their debut London performance for us at Cafe OTO on bonfire night. Suitably exciting I'm sure you'll agree and no need for any "there will be fireworks" punnery as that is a given!
https://soundcloud.com/rodionga 

BAMBOO is a new collaboration between Rachel Horwood of Trash Kit/Halo Halo and Nick Carlisle of Peepholes/Don't Argue. Based in Brighton and London respectively, Nick's reverberating synths and 808 rhythms combine with Rachel's looped and octave-pedalled Asian banjo and crystalline vocals to create a mystic folk pop soundtrack to a Studio Ghibli yet to be made.
https://www.facebook.com/bamboosongs

ROB SHUTTZ plays a solo, hacked bass, looped type of music. Elements of shoegaze, folk, experimental and others are present. His portfolio piece 'Looming' represents, in purpose and theme, a personal checkpoint. It is a culmination of years of inaccurate appropriation and the most complete piece he has donated to the worldwide spectrum. A peek at a future lurking around the corner. From its ugly, trudging bass-line and lamenting mantra, a timid yet hopeful melody grows into a defiant crescendo. The accompanying video is an exact copy of the song's live structure, and shows a little of the way he make these sounds. Part 1 of a collection of sounds, currently recording, more soon.
https://soundcloud.com/robshuttz



Have a wonderful weekend!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
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\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\

SPRAY PAINT
THE REBEL
THE GUTTERS
THE WORMS
Friday 31 October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

RODION G.A.
BAMBOO
ROB SHUTTZ
Wednesday 5 November
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

FUTURE ISLANDS
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT
CELEBRATION
Thursday 6 November
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
7pm | £15 | SOLD OUT

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

TY SEGALL
MOVIE STAR JUNKIES
Wednesday 12 November
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £15.00 | SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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

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

Hang your poster on my wall!


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

VEXX CDs!



























Yeh! VEXX CDs in stock now and mailorder shipping!
Still waiting on the LPs, hopefully next week!
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Thursday, 16 October 2014

FUTURE ISLANDS second show added!


OK! So now we've added a second FUTURE ISLANDS show as March 31st is virtually SOLD OUT. March 30th now onsale!!

Upset The Rhythm and Parallel Lines present...

FUTURE ISLANDS
Monday 30 March
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
7pm | £20 | 

Thanks!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

New FUTURE ISLANDS show and upcoming concerts!

Afternoon everyone!
Firstly, huge thanks to all of you who came out to watch/dance with E.E.K. last weekend, total ‘show of the year’ territory if you ask me, beyond astonishing! You can witness some of their explosive set here if you’re easily led astray, turn the volume up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjqHPCF7BjA

Our next two shows take place on Halloween and Bonfire night with SPRAY PAINT and RODION G.A. respectively. You can read more about both of those excellent upcoming concerts below in full, nothing short of essential.

We’re also writing to you today to give you a general heads up about our newly announced show for FUTURE ISLANDS. After a year that’s seen them release their breakthrough album ‘Singles’ on 4AD to rapturous applause, go from Letterman to Jools and sell out their upcoming London show months in advance it gives us great pleasure to take this to an even more astronomic level by teaming up with our friends Parallel Lines to bring you this new show for next March.

FUTURE ISLANDS
Tuesday 31 March
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2015/future-islands

Tickets go onsale at 9am tomorrow morning and I’d advise snapping some up sharply if you wish to attend, going by how speedily the Shepherd’s Bush Empire sold out. Full show blurbs and concert listings follow on, plus remember we have three albums on pre-order right now for… VEXX, TRASH KIT and DEERHOOF, including some highly limited coloured LPs, you check that all out here: http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/



\\\\\ HALLOWEEN /////

SPRAY PAINT
THE REBEL
THE GUTTERS
Friday 31 October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS










SPRAY PAINT are a no wave punk outfit from Austin, Texas made up of Chris Stephenson (drums/vocals), Cory Plump (guitar/vocals) and George Dishner (guitar/vocals). Some of you may already know these guys from other projects such as When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, Expensive Shit and Dikes of Holland. Spray Paint’s buzz-sawing guitars run headlong through labyrinthine tunnels of reverb, chased down by some wildly brain-bashing drums. All three members of Spray Paint sing too, helping create an uncontrollable sense of fervour as they jostle for the words. They work up a tone of paranoia amid the jagged rhythms, locking into a motoric groove that’s impossible to escape from, offset with stormy blasts of distortion. Since forming in 2012, Spray Paint have released two LPs and 7”s through SS-Records as well as readying an upcoming LP for Monofonus Press. They’ve wasted no time with hitting the road either, touring the US five times, most recently with their friends Protomartyr and The Rebel. They’ve also played at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Chaos in Tejas, Gonerfest, Cropped Out, SXSW and a live on-air performance on WFMU. This October sees Spray Paint head over to Europe for the first time, in support of their fierce new 7” EP through Upset The Rhythm, entitled ‘Cussin’.

THE REBEL is prolific London outsider Ben Wallers; a charismatic lone wolf in a cowboy hat or trilby and a tie whose electrified howls are too idiosyncratic to be broken down into market-oriented terms. It is difficult to sketch a thumbnail summary of a musician who has amassed a vast and unwieldy discography under a variety of names and genres: the most widely acclaimed is probably the Country Teasers, but he also moonlights as, or in, the Rebel, the Company, the Male Nurse, the Beale, the Stallion, the Black Poodle and Skills on Ampex, across folk, country, garage, post-punk, no wave and electronic pop. In the main part The Rebel is centred around twisted Casio drones, clanging guitar and some defiantly deadpan vocals, all thrown in the pan and pressure-cooked in Wallers' mind. Wallers has amassed a near-unquantifiable discography over the past 20 years, from scores of more or less “official” LPs, EPs and 7”s to seemingly endless self-released cassettes. Look out for a new record he's working on with Spray Paint to be released through Monofonus.

THE GUTTERS play raw stripped down garage punk from Portland U.S of A. Their auditory maelstrom is like taking a time machine to London in the late '70s, where every tinny punk had a band and everything was snarling and snotty. But the Gutters' tongue-in-cheek playfulness cuts those spiky allusions with fun vignettes, as found on their recent release "Should We Make a 7-Inch?" 7-inch. Other hilariously punk entitlements, such as beginning the song "Born in the Gutter" with "one, two, fuck you!" hint more at the duo's willingness to parade their love affair with the old guard than attempt to build upon it. This is all a-okay; the band's sewer serenades are a breath of fresh air, and at bite-sized intervals of roughly one to two minutes apiece, the Gutters are a fist-pumping hoot. Look out for their album on Tadpole Records too!




\\\\\ BONFIRE NIGHT /////

RODION G.A.
BAMBOO
ROB SHUTTZ
Wednesday 5 November
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL







RODION G.A. are without doubt, one of music’s best-kept secrets. That’s despite being around for nearly forty years. The story begins when a musical visionary decided to form his own band in Romania four decades ago. It was between 1975 and 1976, when the Rodion G.A. story begins. That’s when Rodion Rosca formed the band that bore his name. This would be no ordinary band, far from it. Rodion G.A. would become one of the most innovative bands in Romanian musical history. In 1975, Rodion joined with Gicu Farcas and Adrian Caparu to complete the lineup of Rodion G.A. By 1975, Rodion had amassed an eclectic selection of equipment and established a reputation as a D.I.Y. tech wizard. He created his own unique way of creating music on reel-to-reel tape recorders, using the various tape machines to multitrack. His nascent studio included several Tesia tape recorders, drum machines, phasers, flangers and fuzz pedals. Then there were a toy Casio VL Tone and a Soviet made Faemi organ. Like the music Rodion G.A. were making, the equipment they were using was just as leftfield and eclectic.

Sadly, Rodion G.A.‘s career lasted just over ten years. In 1987, after the death of his mother, Rodion Rosca walked away from music. For the next twenty-five years, nothing was heard of this charismatic, enigmatic and mercurial musician. Then Luca Sorin, a blogger and filmmaker became interested in the mythology that surrounds Rodion. Luca discovered a handful of tracks by Rodion and footage of their 1980 NYE concert. He posted this online. This came to the attention of Future Nuggets. They’re a collective of musicians and producers who are determined to preserve Romania’s musical heritage. Then in 2012, Rodion G.A. made their comeback, after twenty-five years away from music. Then a year later, Rodion G.A. released their debut album 'The Lost Tapes', on Strut Records to acres of praise and press attention. Since then, Rodion G.A.’s comeback has continued apace.

Earlier this year, another Rodion G.A. release hit the shops. This was none other than Rodion G.A.‘s soundtrack 'Delta Space Mission' released on Record Store Day 2014. Fans worldwide were determined to get a copy of this previously unreleased musical Magnus Opus. The lucky ones weren’t disappointed. Now Rodion G.A. have decided to embark on their first European tour and will be making their debut London performance for us at Cafe OTO on bonfire night. Suitably exciting I'm sure you'll agree and no need for any "there will be fireworks" punnery as that is a given!
https://soundcloud.com/rodionga 

BAMBOO is a new collaboration between Rachel Horwood of Trash Kit/Halo Halo and Nick Carlisle of Peepholes/Don't Argue. Based in Brighton and London respectively, Nick's reverberating synths and 808 rhythms combine with Rachel's looped and octave-pedalled Asian banjo and crystalline vocals to create a mystic folk pop soundtrack to a Studio Ghibli yet to be made.
https://www.facebook.com/bamboosongs

ROB SHUTTZ plays a solo, hacked bass, looped type of music. Elements of shoegaze, folk, experimental and others are present. His portfolio piece 'Looming' represents, in purpose and theme, a personal checkpoint. It is a culmination of years of inaccurate appropriation and the most complete piece he has donated to the worldwide spectrum. A peek at a future lurking around the corner. From its ugly, trudging bass-line and lamenting mantra, a timid yet hopeful melody grows into a defiant crescendo. The accompanying video is an exact copy of the song's live structure, and shows a little of the way he make these sounds. Part 1 of a collection of sounds, currently recording, more soon.
https://soundcloud.com/robshuttz



Thanks as ever for reading and have a brilliant week!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x



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

SPRAY PAINT
THE REBEL
THE GUTTERS
Friday 31 October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

RODION G.A.
BAMBOO
ROB SHUTTZ
Wednesday 5 November
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

FUTURE ISLANDS
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT
CELEBRATION
Thursday 6 November
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
7pm | £15 | SOLD OUT

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

TY SEGALL
MOVIE STAR JUNKIES
Wednesday 12 November
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £15.00 | SOLD OUT

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

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

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

FUTURE ISLANDS
Tuesday 31 March
In collaboration with Parallel Lines…
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

Friday, 10 October 2014

Deerhoof in the house!



























DEERHOOF CDs and limited LPs (transparent / white) have arrived at Upset The Rhythm HQ!
Pre-orders HERE!
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