Saturday, 29 August 2015

NORMIL HAWAIIANS pre-order now live!

Evening all!
Huge thanks to all of you who came out to The Dome to see Deerhoof, Pega Monstro and Cowtown this week, what a night to remember! Certainly one of our favourite shows ever, so glad you could be there. Our next event looks equally grand, featuring the heavy magnificence of Ty Segall’s FUZZ, along with the remarkable FLESH WORLD and TAMAN SHUD in support. That one takes place one week today at Oval Space and below you can find the full listing along with details of our upcoming STEPHEN STEINBRINK, JULIE BYRNE and SLUSHY GUTS concert too.

If that wasn’t enough, today we’re also pleased to be opening pre-orders on our forthcoming album by NORMIL HAWAIIANS. The album is entitled ‘Return Of The Ranters’ and was recorded back in 1985 only to be lost in the shuffle of life. This October Upset The Rhythm will be releasing the album for the first time on CD and gatefold LP.

You can PRE-ORDER the album here now:

Normil Hawaiians find themselves at a crossroads between avant punk, cosmic improv and industrial primitivism and as a result sound as relevant and exciting today as ever. Lucid, candid, politically engaged, rarely metronomic but always humane, Normil Hawaiians’ third and final album has waited patiently for thirty years and now we can share it with you. To whet your appetite, here’s the video for album track, 'The Battle Of Stonehenge’, comprised of footage of the violent Police clash with the Peace Convoy stationed near the prehistoric site on June 1st 1985 (known as the Battle of the Beanfield), which the band were present at and later wrote this song about. All that falls, now falls into place...and all that was air now becomes solid.

\\\\\    NEXT SATURDAY    /////

Saturday 5 September
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, E2 9DT
7pm | £14 |

FUZZ is Ty Segall (drums / vocals), Charlie Moothart (guitar / vocals) and Roland Cosio (bass). They’re heavy rock lifers - three California bred dudes who have been refining their riffs and getting weird together since high school (which wasn’t that long ago, actually). If you are not already aware of Segall, well, what’s up? He’s one of garage rock’s most prolific sons. Moothart plays guitar in The Ty Segall Band and was also a member of The Moonhearts, which included Cosio on guitar. Way back in the early ’00s, all three played in the Epsilons. Fuzz was formed a couple years ago as a collaboration between Segall and Moothart, but only recently did the pair have sufficient time to guide the band out of side-project limbo and into a recording studio. Straight off the bat they released two singles, “This Time I Got a Reason” (Trouble In Mind) and “Sleigh Ride” (In The Red). Around the time of the latter, Cosio joined on bass. They are not dabblers or dilettantes. Fuzz flipped through used bins, hard drives and record collections of the world, seeking out the finest weirdo cuts. The band’s self-titled debut LP, which was recorded by Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, The Intelligence), dives deep, drawing inspiration from the more esoteric reaches of heavy metal pre-history. There are Sabbath and Hendrix nods, obviously, but on “Sleigh Bells” you might also catch a whiff of UK progressive blues business like The Groundhogs, particularly when the song quits its 10/4-time intro and reboots into fullbore choogle. Maybe you’ll even glimpse the ghost of Australian guitar legend / sharpie guru Lobby Lloyde sniffing around “Raise.” The mood is not light. The songs project a state of perpetual paranoia and eroding mental health. And as it should be, you know? This Autumn, Segall, Charles Moothart, and Chad Ubovich are back with their new LP ‘II’. It's out October 23 via In The Red and going off the first two singles "Rat Race" and "Pollinate" is set to melt all minds, things are going to get wild!

FLESH WORLD began with Scott Moore (Limp Wrist) and Jess Scott (Brilliant Colors), in a microscopic lofted-bedroom in San Francisco’s Panhandle district. Scott and Jess merged their respective musical histories of hardcore and pop, almost by accident. Without any mention of their previous bands, they bonded over the films of Kenneth Anger, the guitar work of Lou Reed and William Reid, the writing of Jean Genet, and the shirtless figures of David Hockney paintings. The pair slowly built songs in between hanging out at drag bars and punk shows, watching SF decay into some sort of inverted Detroit, isolated wealth which sent a lot of young artists running in the last couple of years. Flesh World is sort of what’s left of that, where the only places to have fun are still leather bars, house music clubs, basement punk shows. After the music and vision of Scott and Jess began to coagulate they brought in Diane Anastasio also of Brilliant Colors to complete their basic and primitive sound.

TAMAN SHUD are a young band whose primary interests include paraphilia, vivisepulture, scaphism, Crom Cruach, Mokèlé-mbèmbé, cannibalism and the Marianas Trench. The band’s heavy, gothic riff monsters are a wild, orgiastic release from day job existence, an inverted productivity chart over a blazing pyre as blunted melodies are swiftly pitchforked off the nearest cliff by the twin bass guitar assault of Tasha and deadpan Liverpudlian Derry. It's an unholy fusion of post-punk, no wave and psychedelic metal, like the Butthole Surfers of 'Sweat Loaf', the Sonic Youth of 'Death Valley 69' and the Chrome of 'TV As Eyes' being mugged by Les Rallizes Dénudés and bundled off to a Walpurgisnacht convention of satanic biker gangs. Or as the band themselves put it, somewhat more succinctly: "DNA meets Mainliner. Meets Red Stripe.

\\\\\    THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER    /////

Thursday 10 September
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £8 |  

STEPHEN STEINBRINK is a 27 year old songwriter and recording engineer born and raised in the arid desert of Arizona and currently floating around the western USA, dividing his time between the green spaces around Olympia, Washington and the concrete flats of Oakland, California. Having spent the better part of a decade touring North America and Europe in buses, vans, and trains, his wanderlust travels shaped his stunning breakthrough album Arranged Waves, released last year on Melodic. Truly engaged with the unintelligible and absurd, Steinbrink is more cultural observer than 21st century busker with his intelligently cool left-of-centre approach to a sincere melody, using pop tropes to convey something deeper. At the same time, it’s his lyrics that mark Steinbrink out as a true punk troubadour trying to how to figure out how to be a person in the world.

JULIE BYRNE has counted Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northampton, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Seattle, New Orleans and New York as her home in recent years and spent the majority of the last two years on the road. It's these travels and new places that inspire and influence her most, giving us a glimpse inside her own quietly mystical world and her unique slant on the one the rest of us happen to inhabit. Her debut long player 'Rooms With Walls and Windows', released last year on Orindal is a true modern-day word of mouth success and was voted number 7 in Mojo's best albums of 2014. It's a stunning set of front porch psych-folk that unknowingly recalled the greats - Vasthi Bunyan, Linda Perhacs, Karen Dalton - but very much for our time. For all her otherworldliness, there is a realism too to Byrne, she is street smart and more punk in spirit than searching for the hippie ideal.

SLUSHY GUTS is the continually evolving idea of Stephen Keane, a one man endeavor, with additional members occasionally brought in and out for live performances. Slushy Guts exists by itself, slowly, quietly, spaciously, strangely skewed and scattered, the sound of stripped-bare tape deck bedroom recordings made in the gray dawn light. With guitars pitched somewhere between 90s post-rock forward thinking, fuzzed out pop and tradition balladeering, Slushy Guts sound is completely its own. Since 2009 Slushy Guts has self released a slew of limited tapes, cdrs and records, as well as a screenprinted book of Stephens artwork, which he has made under the name Chaos vs Cosmos since the early noughties . In 2015 Edils records digitally re-issued much of this. Edils will be releasing a best of cassette and a new Slushy Guts LP in early 2016.

This week we also confirmed a show for PROTOMARTYR with WITCHING WAVES and TENSE MEN, all details can be found below. Have a wonderful bank holiday and thank you as always for reading!

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

Saturday 5 September
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, E2 9DT
7pm | £14 |

Thursday 10 September
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £8 |  

Monday 14 September
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £15 |

Wednesday 16 September
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES
8pm | £8 |

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

Saturday 19 September
St Giles In The Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8LG

Thursday 24 September
DIY Space For London, Unit 1, 96-101 Ormside St, South Bermondsey, SE15 1TF
8pm | £5 Members & Guests | Tickets on the door, become a member of DIYSFL here:

Friday 25 September
DIY Space For London, Unit 1, 96-101 Ormside St, South Bermondsey, SE15 1TF
8pm | £5 Members & Guests | Tickets on the door, become a member of DIYSFL here:

Sunday 27 September
In collaboration with Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 |

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

Wednesday 14 October
The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5JH

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


Monday 2 November
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £8 | 

Wednesday 11 November
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL

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

Wednesday 18 November
The Tin Tabernacle, 12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, NW6 5BA
7pm | £10 |

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