Friday, 1 July 2016

TERRY HQ released today, plus SONIC BOOM next week!

Hello Friday!

After releasing Deerhoof’s outstanding new album last week, today we’re welcoming Terry into the world. Terry are a quartet from Melbourne specializing in misshapen glam pop, unraveled refrains and personal-made-political (and vice versa) gang vocals. Divide Terry into four and you get Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band), Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver etc.) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings). Terry HQ collects ten of the most addictively offbeat songs going and is released worldwide today on LP, CD and digitally. Go hunt this down in your local shop from now or buy it directly from us here.

Love is a highway, but you’re not likely to find Terry there anymore.
He’s on the train. Terry saw the light, and he put on his sunhat.
Ring Ring…
‘If you're carsick, get outta the car!’
There’s only room for one big pug in this doggy daycare. 
Terry’s taken to the night.
Thank you nurse, I'll see myself out.

LOOK! There he is, peeping through the cracks in your screen.
Nuanced. Mercurial. Free.
Blowing you a kiss. 

Marcel Marceau, Shmarshel Shmarsheau!
But Terry…. How unforgettable.

What will you do when the cloud gives way?
When the map leads you to a pile of potatoes?
We wuz wrong. 
Hit me with your algorithm stick!

Siri, is death an illusion?
Siri, am I locked in a prison of my own making?
Don’t pull that thread kiddo.
Siri’s gone. Talk about truth!

But when you're ready for real answers…
Talk about Terry. 

We’re very pleased to announce two newly confirmed shows this week too. The first is very topical as it’s the very first date from Terry’s debut European tour this September. For this event both The Rebel and Sarcasm will join Terry at The Victoria, tickets now released. The second show we just aligned also takes place in September but this time at OSLO, featuring redolent synth minstrels Grumbling Fur, whose skill in writing evocative, top-drawer pop is equal to their aptitude in costume grooming. Details of both new concerts have been added to our upcoming program below, check it out!

Talking of shows, our next takes place one week tomorrow with Sonic Boom (of Spacemen 3, Spectrum, E.A.R.) and Happy Meals both performing at Hackney’s OSLO club. Anyone for a night of mind-melting visuals and future sounds from two parallel duos of exalted dreams? Thought so, roll up, roll up, full details follow.

\\\\\     JULY 9     /////

Saturday 9 July
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

SONIC BOOM is the alias on Pete Kember, who since the early 1980’s has been exploring his unique vision of music and sound through different outputs, working with some crucial musicians (Eddie Prévost, Kevin Shields, Delia Derbyshire, Stereolab, just to name a few) and, mostly in the last few years, applying his touch to amazing pop/rock records from MGMT (“Congratulations”) to Panda Bear (“Tomboy”). His career started in 1983 with Spacemen 3 alongside Jason Pierce, a band that helped define space-rock, shoegaze and drone-rock, recording albums that influenced an incalculable amount of bands up to the present day (and going). American Primitive music, Brian Wilson, Suicide, kraut rock, the British rave scene (the Kember half of “Recurring”) were decisive pieces of artistic information in what regards the band’s sound and Kember was the man behind some of the most iconic songs of the unit, like “Suicide”, “Losing Touch With My Mind” or “Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here)”.

When they disbanded, Pete Kember started new projects that he's kept progressing in to this day. Spectrum, which is a continuation of the more rock-based work he did in Spacemen 3, and E.A.R. (Experimental Audio Research), as the names suggests, is his vehicle for working in more abstract domains, making beautiful and mindblowing mostly-synth-based pieces. In the last two decades he’s also played and collaborated outside of his monikers with a number of artists, including Stereolab, Yo La Tengo, My Bloody Valentine (during their reformation tour in 2009), Britta Philips & Dean Wareham and Sun Araw and most recently worked on Peaking Lights’s remix album (“Lucifer In Dub”). For this show Pete will perform as a duo with guitarist Jason Holt to bring the Sonic Boom hurtling through our ears.

HAPPY MEALS make sensual, spellbinding lo-fi pop. Sounding like the work of Saada Bonaire's long-lost slacker offspring, debut album ’Apéro' is actually the produce of two Glasgow-based artists, Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook, who originally hail from the Scottish borders. Suzanne sings in a unique mix of French and Scottish, occasionally sharing the mic with Lewis over the course of six songs taking the 100% Silk/NNF pop aesthetic and psych-dub freedom of Peaking Lights to a more ambiguous, enchanted headspace. It's all top notch stuff, from the nine minute celestial sashay of 'Crystal Salutation' through the chiming boogie of 'Altered Images' to the blown-out dub-pop of 'The Age Of Love', and the Balearic acid of 'Le Voyage’. Brand new EP, ‘Fruit Juice’ sees Happy Meals sharpened and expanded, taking their tender experimental beginnings and unabashed pop moments into undiscovered realms glowing with possibility, check it out now through Night School Records.

Have a fantastic weekend, thank you for your time!

\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\
Saturday 9 July
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

Thursday 14 July
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB

In collaboration with Constant Flux…
Saturday 23 July
DIY Space For London, 96-101 Ormside St, South Bermondsey, SE15 1TF
NB. DIYSFL is a members club, become a member here:   (Carers may attend for free)

Wednesday 27 July
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, N19 5QQ

Thursday 4 August
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL
7pm | £10 |

Monday 5 September
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £8 |  

Monday 12 September
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

In collaboration with Caught by the River…
Thursday 22 September
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

Tuesday 27 September
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

Tuesday 4 October
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

Friday 7 October
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

In collaboration with Caught by the River…
Tuesday 25 October
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

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