Friday, 18 July 2014

Sleaford Mods tonight



Times for tonight's SOLD OUT Sleaford Mods show...

Sleaford Mods - 10pm
The Lowest Form - 9.15pm
Mark Wynn - 8.30pm
See you later at The Lexington!!!

SPRAY PAINT - Cussin



Here's the lead track from our forthcoming 7" from Austin, Texas' SPRAY PAINT!
Out August 11th, pre-order here: http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/

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.

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 four times, most recently with their friends Protomartyr. 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'.

Side A's twitchy opener "Cussin" plays out with some decidedly derailed guitars, working up a tone of paranoia amid the thumping rhythms. The song is almost emblematic of Spray Paint themselves, matching the propulsion against the restraint, locking into a motoric groove that's impossible to escape from.

Flipping over, "Three Thumbs Up" is a disorientating number with the band's trio of vocals calling out the lyrics like a repetitive mantra. The overall effect proves less like a list of instructions and more like the unquiet thoughts of a restless head. "I think he's time traveling, he's got no windows, are you sure he's from Houston?" they volunteer in "Ask My Old Roomate, Man", wrapping up Side B. The track makes room for path-leaping sprees of guitar, offset with stormy blasts of distortion, finishing the 7" as it started - damaged, daring and utterly dogged. These qualities not only define Spray Paint's sound, they're also central to the appeal of this solid slab of repeato-rock rapture.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

NO BALLS tonight!



Times for Tonight!!!

Upset The Rhythm presents…

NO BALLS - 9.45pm
TORTURING NURSE - 9pm
SEALINGS - 8.15pm
Sunday 13 July
The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, SW9 0TP
7pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/277001


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Monday, 7 July 2014

Guardian Alien and No Balls this week!

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Hey there!
We have two Upset The Rhythm shows planned for you this week. Tomorrow we push Power Lunches into another orbit of heavy abstraction, saturated synths and satellite static with GUARDIAN ALIEN (Thrill Jockey), DON’T ARGUE and CURLING HANDS. Whilst Sunday sees NO BALLS (featuring members of BRAINBOMBS) head over from Sweden to join TORTURING NURSE (from Shanghai!) and SEALINGS (from Brighton!! Oh yes) in lifting the roof of The Grosvenor for one last time. This’ll be our final show at The Grosvenor before it closes this Summer. We’ve always had the most fun there and as one of London’s most open-minded DIY venues, it will be sorely missed! Here’s hoping we can see it off in style! Also, one last thing, if you find yourselves in Spitalfields next Saturday we’ll be taking part again in the Independent Label Market. We’ll have our entire catalogue on sale as well as some signed releases from Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and BARR. Looking forward to it!


\\\\\ TOMORROW /////

































GUARDIAN ALIEN
DON’T ARGUE
CURLING HANDS
Tuesday 8 July
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE

GUARDIAN ALIEN, led by the unparalleled drumming of Greg Fox, are an integral part of a new wave of New York avant-garde. Taking inspiration from those that came before, such as Milford Graves (with whom Fox has studied), and the great minimalist composer Rhys Chatham, Guardian Alien rejects previously established forms while selectively contorting elements of many into a wholly unique and personal new order. Striking a unique balance between sounds produced acoustically and electronically, its latest work, 'Spiritual Emergency' released by Thrill Jockey, shows the group harnessing instability and inter-planetary fluctuations, pushing its sound in multiple directions simultaneously. The album’s first side consists of a series of radically different improvised vignettes, beginning with the hushed, intricate tabla rhythms and cut-up vocals of “Tranquilizer” before launching into the brief, ecstatic bursts of “Mirror” and the robotic syncopation of “Vapor,” finally peaking with the fuzzed-out wall of drone that is “Mirage.” When Fox’s polyrhythmic pounding and Alexandra's Drewchin’s bubbling electrics enter, the piece quickly escalates and never sits still, the quintet reveling in the metaphysical revelation that results in the ensuing 20 minutes of reflective frenzy. Fox also currently plays as a member of Zs and has continued to collaborate with a remarkable array of musicians, including Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, Dustin Wong and Kid Millions.
http://guardianalien.tumblr.com/

DON'T ARGUE are a cosmic synth duo made up of Monika Krol from Meddicine and Nick Carlisle of Peepholes. They recently teamed up together to serve up 20 minutes of sleek future sounds for a cassette release on SixSixSixties. Monika whispers over glacial synthetic soundscapes whilst kaleidoscopic rhythms erupt out by Nick's dexterous fingers.
http://www.dontargue.co.uk/

CURLING HANDS is the heavy psych project of William Rees, a composer and multi-instrumentalist currently based in London. Focusing primarily on manipulation of the electric guitar, Curling Hands seeks to explore the connection between heavy metal and early 60’s minimalism.
https://soundcloud.com/night-ritual/sets/curling-hands-1




\\\\\ SUNDAY /////

































NO BALLS
(Members of BRAINBOMBS)
TORTURING NURSE
SEALINGS
Sunday 13 July
The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, SW9 0TP

NO BALLS are a Swedish proto-punk band comprised of Drajan Bryngelsson and Dan Råberg from the legendary Brainbombs. Monotonous, repetitive and brutal with some hints at no wave, No Balls use drums and guitars, whilst some vocals and trumpets thrown in occasionally to create a sound that's raw, intense and in your face. Kind of like a nihilistic mix of Shit & Shine, DNA and Ruins. Their debut LP, 'Come Clean', sold out immediately through Release The Bats and has since been reissued through Streak / Who Can You Trust and Permanent. Its music that could be described as “dumb” or “brainless” and the same has been said of The Stooges, but like the Ann Arbor deities, No Balls navigate a route-one course direct to the very essence of what it is about raucous guitars and drums that can (in the right hands) make you feel you should throw yourself around a room. Simple, direct, unrefined and with absolutely maximal raw power. There's an almost feral and loose attitude with feedbacking shards splintering your ears & slurred, garbled lyrics buried underneath the psychotic punk melee. You'll truly be sucked into their wonderful vortex of cyclic scuzz rifferama, flailing beats and general ecstatic dirge.
https://soundcloud.com/tusk-festival/no-balls-suffering-contest

TORTURING NURSE emphatically tear to shreds the idea that their hometown of Shanghai is a city incapable of pushing artistic boundaries. The harsh noise group’s performances have featured brutal walls of static, screeching distortion and spinechilling screams. Although guitars and microphones are occasionally used, instruments at past shows have included umbrellas, computer chipboards and meat cleavers. They are hardly what you would call conventional. Given that frontman Junky describes Torturing Nurse's sound as 'harsh as fuck', it's hardly surprising that audiences at their shows remain small. Yet the group has garnered international acclaim in the noise community, and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore reportedly names them among his favourite artists. Torturing Nurse have over 200 releases, mainly through their noise label Shasha Records so there's lots to check out!
https://www.facebook.com/torturingnurseforever

SEALINGS is Liam Burbridge and Michael Cotter, they hail from Brighton and have been making a racket for quite some time now. Early releases saw them as a duo utilising a drum machine but now they have been joined by a third member, Scott Reeve on drums. Heavy on the distortion and feedback, Sealings harness all the best parts of punk, filter them through ear bleeding shoegaze-esq feedback, black metal blast beats and outsider indie meanderings. Throw into the mix some broken noise which brings an industrial edge to the recordings and you have something that sounds ultimately unique in an age of by numbers lo-fi garage rock. The new Sealings LP is coming out on Faux Discx records over the Summer, whilst previous releases have been through some of our other favourite UK labels… Clandestine Records, Tye Dye Tapes and Italian Beach Babes.
http://sealings.bandcamp.com/


Thank you very much for reading!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




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


GUARDIAN ALIEN
DON’T ARGUE
CURLING HANDS
Tuesday 8 July
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE

NO BALLS
(Members of BRAINBOMBS)
TORTURING NURSE
SEALINGS
Sunday 13 July
The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, SW9 0TP

SLEAFORD MODS
THE LOWEST FORM
MARK WYNN
Friday 18 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
8pm | £6 | SOLD OUT

THE UV RACE
SEEDS OF DOUBT
PRIMETIME
Tuesday 29 July
Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB
8pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/278699

WOLF EYES - THE DOUBLE…
DAY 1 - WOLF EYES
Saturday 2 August
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/f/7788

DAY 2 - WOLF EYES solo projects...
REGRESSION
HENRY AND HAZEL SLAUGHTER
CRAZY JIM
Tuesday 5 August
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/f/7788
Both day dual-tickets for £18:
http://www.wegottickets.com/f/7788

PROTOMARTYR
SAUNA YOUTH
FEATURE
Tuesday 19 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

JULIE BYRNE
HEIDI ALEXANDER
Thursday 28 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

Upset The Rhythm Label Party…
SILVER FOX
TRASH KIT
THE PHEROMOANS
RAVIOLI ME AWAY
DOG CHOCOLATE
Friday 29 August
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB
8pm | £6 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/280254

JACK OBLIVIAN
STRAIGHT ARROWS
THE SHEIKS
Sunday 31 August
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB

Mississippi Records on tour: 'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' (A film & talk presentation)
Including live performances from…
MARISA ANDERSON
LORI GOLDSTON
DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER
Monday 15 September
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

MAGIK MARKERS
Tuesday 23 September
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

SPRAY PAINT
THE GUTTERS
TENSE MEN
SAD HORSE
Friday 31st October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £5 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/277625

FUTURE ISLANDS
Thursday 6 November
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
7pm | £15 | SOLD OUT

TY SEGALL
THE INTELLIGENCE
Wednesday 12 November
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £15.00 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/279358

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

GUARDIAN ALIEN and NO BALLS playing in London next week!

Morning everyone!
Just a quick heads up about our two shows next week. Next Tuesday we pitch up at Power Lunches for an evening of extra-terrestrial electronics and heavy minimalism with GUARDIAN ALIEN, DON’T ARGUE and CURLING HANDS. Then the following Sunday we return to The Grosvenor for one last time before it closes for our NO BALLS (members of BRAINBOMBS), TORTURING NURSE and SEALINGS show, all things in extremity, only up close! Read on for full blurbs on both of those concerts.

This last week we’ve also confirmed new shows for MAGIK MARKERS, a two day WOLF EYES special at Café OTO (seeing them headline and present their solo projects) and a UTR label party at the end of August with SILVER FOX, TRASH KIT, THE PHEROMOANS, RAVIOLI ME AWAY and DOG CHOCOLATE all performing! Exciting stuff I’m sure you’ll agree. Thanks for taking the time to read this humble missive, enjoy your week…


\\\\\ TUESDAY /////

GUARDIAN ALIEN
DON’T ARGUE
CURLING HANDS
Tuesday 8 July
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE







GUARDIAN ALIEN, led by the unparalleled drumming of Greg Fox, are an integral part of a new wave of New York avant-garde. Taking inspiration from those that came before, such as Milford Graves (with whom Fox has studied), and the great minimalist composer Rhys Chatham, Guardian Alien rejects previously established forms while selectively contorting elements of many into a wholly unique and personal new order. Striking a unique balance between sounds produced acoustically and electronically, its latest work, 'Spiritual Emergency' released by Thrill Jockey, shows the group harnessing instability and inter-planetary fluctuations, pushing its sound in multiple directions simultaneously. The album’s first side consists of a series of radically different improvised vignettes, beginning with the hushed, intricate tabla rhythms and cut-up vocals of “Tranquilizer” before launching into the brief, ecstatic bursts of “Mirror” and the robotic syncopation of “Vapor,” finally peaking with the fuzzed-out wall of drone that is “Mirage.” When Fox’s polyrhythmic pounding and Alexandra's Drewchin’s bubbling electrics enter, the piece quickly escalates and never sits still, the quintet reveling in the metaphysical revelation that results in the ensuing 20 minutes of reflective frenzy. Fox also currently plays as a member of Zs and has continued to collaborate with a remarkable array of musicians, including Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, Dustin Wong and Kid Millions.
http://guardianalien.tumblr.com/

DON'T ARGUE are a cosmic synth duo made up of Monika Krol from Meddicine and Nick Carlisle of Peepholes. They recently teamed up together to serve up 20 minutes of sleek future sounds for a cassette release on SixSixSixties. Monika whispers over glacial synthetic soundscapes whilst kaleidoscopic rhythms erupt out by Nick's dexterous fingers.
http://www.dontargue.co.uk/

CURLING HANDS is the heavy psych project of William Rees, a composer and multi-instrumentalist currently based in London. Focusing primarily on manipulation of the electric guitar, Curling Hands seeks to explore the connection between heavy metal and early 60’s minimalism.
https://soundcloud.com/night-ritual/sets/curling-hands-1




\\\\\ A WEEK NEXT SUNDAY /////

NO BALLS
(Members of BRAINBOMBS)
TORTURING NURSE
SEALINGS
Sunday 13 July
The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, SW9 0TP







NO BALLS are a Swedish proto-punk band comprised of Drajan Bryngelsson and Dan Råberg from the legendary Brainbombs. Monotonous, repetitive and brutal with some hints at no wave, No Balls use drums and guitars, whilst some vocals and trumpets thrown in occasionally to create a sound that's raw, intense and in your face. Kind of like a nihilistic mix of Shit & Shine, DNA and Ruins. Their debut LP, 'Come Clean', sold out immediately through Release The Bats and has since been reissued through Streak / Who Can You Trust and Permanent. Its music that could be described as “dumb” or “brainless” and the same has been said of The Stooges, but like the Ann Arbor deities, No Balls navigate a route-one course direct to the very essence of what it is about raucous guitars and drums that can (in the right hands) make you feel you should throw yourself around a room. Simple, direct, unrefined and with absolutely maximal raw power. There's an almost feral and loose attitude with feedbacking shards splintering your ears & slurred, garbled lyrics buried underneath the psychotic punk melee. You'll truly be sucked into their wonderful vortex of cyclic scuzz rifferama, flailing beats and general ecstatic dirge.
https://soundcloud.com/tusk-festival/no-balls-suffering-contest

TORTURING NURSE emphatically tear to shreds the idea that their hometown of Shanghai is a city incapable of pushing artistic boundaries. The harsh noise group’s performances have featured brutal walls of static, screeching distortion and spinechilling screams. Although guitars and microphones are occasionally used, instruments at past shows have included umbrellas, computer chipboards and meat cleavers. They are hardly what you would call conventional. Given that frontman Junky describes Torturing Nurse's sound as 'harsh as fuck', it's hardly surprising that audiences at their shows remain small. Yet the group has garnered international acclaim in the noise community, and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore reportedly names them among his favourite artists. Torturing Nurse have over 200 releases, mainly through their noise label Shasha Records so there's lots to check out!
https://www.facebook.com/torturingnurseforever

SEALINGS is Liam Burbridge and Michael Cotter, they hail from Brighton and have been making a racket for quite some time now. Early releases saw them as a duo utilising a drum machine but now they have been joined by a third member, Scott Reeve on drums. Heavy on the distortion and feedback, Sealings harness all the best parts of punk, filter them through ear bleeding shoegaze-esq feedback, black metal blast beats and outsider indie meanderings. Throw into the mix some broken noise which brings an industrial edge to the recordings and you have something that sounds ultimately unique in an age of by numbers lo-fi garage rock. The new Sealings LP is coming out on Faux Discx records over the Summer, whilst previous releases have been through some of our other favourite UK labels… Clandestine Records, Tye Dye Tapes and Italian Beach Babes.
http://sealings.bandcamp.com/



UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




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


GUARDIAN ALIEN
DON’T ARGUE
CURLING HANDS
Tuesday 8 July
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE

NO BALLS
(Members of BRAINBOMBS)
TORTURING NURSE
SEALINGS
Sunday 13 July
The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, SW9 0TP

SLEAFORD MODS
THE LOWEST FORM
MARK WYNN
Friday 18 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
8pm | £6 | SOLD OUT

THE UV RACE
SEEDS OF DOUBT
PRIMETIME
Tuesday 29 July
Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB
8pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/278699

WOLF EYES - THE DOUBLE…
DAY 1 - WOLF EYES
Saturday 2 August
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/f/7788

DAY 2 - WOLF EYES solo projects...
REGRESSION
HENRY AND HAZEL SLAUGHTER
CRAZY JIM
Tuesday 5 August
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/f/7788
Both day dual-tickets for £18:
http://www.wegottickets.com/f/7788

PROTOMARTYR
SAUNA YOUTH
FEATURE
Tuesday 19 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

JULIE BYRNE
HEIDI ALEXANDER
Thursday 28 August
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

Upset The Rhythm Label Party…
SILVER FOX
TRASH KIT
THE PHEROMOANS
RAVIOLI ME AWAY
DOG CHOCOLATE
Friday 29 August
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB
8pm | £6 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/280254

JACK OBLIVIAN
STRAIGHT ARROWS
THE SHEIKS
Sunday 31 August
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB

Mississippi Records on tour: 'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' (A film & talk presentation)
Including live performances from…
MARISA ANDERSON
LORI GOLDSTON
DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER
Monday 15 September
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

MAGIK MARKERS
Tuesday 23 September
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

SPRAY PAINT
THE GUTTERS
TENSE MEN
SAD HORSE
Friday 31st October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £5 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/277625

FUTURE ISLANDS
Thursday 6 November
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
7pm | £15 | SOLD OUT

TY SEGALL
THE INTELLIGENCE
Wednesday 12 November
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £15.00 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/279358

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

WOLF EYES - The Double

 



























Upset The Rhythm presents...

WOLF EYES - THE DOUBLE

DAY 1 - WOLF EYES
Saturday 2 August
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

DAY 2 - WOLF EYES solo projects...
REGRESSION
CRAZY JIM
HENRY AND HAZEL SLAUGHTER
Tuesday 5 August
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
* Dual day tickets for £18: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/7788