Upset The Rhythm presents…
‘20th Anniversary Show!’
Saturday 4 March
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/382704
MILKY WIMPSHAKE are a passionate punk band from Newcastle Upon Tyne. The band formed in the early 1990s as part of the Slampt Underground organisation, a label and arts umbrella that supported many of the best UK DIY acts including The Yummy Fur, Pussycat Trash, Red Monkey and personal favourites Bette Davis & The Balconettes. Milky Wimpshake play love songs for punk rockers, protest tunes, covers of Northern Soul classics, and some new classics of their own. Characterised by Pete Dale’s wry lyrics and playful, direct guitar riffs, Milky Wimpshake are true stalwarts and legends of the underground and have recorded several ‘personal vs political’ albums in recent times for the mighty Fortuna Pop imprint. This show celebrates the 20th anniversary of their 100% brilliant debut album 'Bus Route To Your Heart', times flies!
ROBERT SOTELO intends to channel ‘Ram’-era McCartney without the chops, at once intimate and ambitiously layered pop music garnished in naive sincerity. Attempting to push beyond limited means, towards the absurd and abundant idea that recreating the feel and sound of The Beatles remains paramount an objective, the entire project rests on the uncertainty and confusion of mid-thirties existentialism and the exploration of the individual post-social life. Accompanied by a host of friends this initial performance will use the recorded compositions as a template on which Sotelo may attempt to draw out and utilise the individual merits of each musician to reconfigure and sensualise the jams. Sotelo’s astonishing debut album ‘Cusp’ will be released through Upset The Rhythm later this year.
THE PLAN harness unruly beats and stamp sweet vocal harmonies all over them. Post-punk in origins but evolving and revolving, its members have previously appeared in bands like Wetdog, Private Trousers and Vic Goddard's Subway Sect, and all live by the sea in sunny Southend.