Tuesday, 25 September 2018

PAN AMERICAN in LONDON!

We've always wanted to work with Mark Nelson on a show and now we are! Nov 7th - Pan American at Redon!




Upset The Rhythm presents…

PAN AMERICAN
Wednesday 7 November
Redon, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA

During the summer of 1997, Mark Nelson started recording a full length album for kranky at home and at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Virginia. Mark Nelson had been playing guitar and singing in Labradford, but wanted to explore the possibilities of sampling and computer technology as well as his interests in dub and techno. The self-titled, debut Pan American album came out on kranky in early 1998.

Nelson continued to work on Pan American material as he worked with Labradford, learning to play pedal steel guitar, releasing singles on European labels and getting some studio time in with engineer Casey Rice. Rob Mazurek from Chicago Underground Trio and Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker of Low contributed cornet and vocals, respectively. The resulting album, 360 Business / 360 Bypass, was released by kranky in North America (and Blast First in Europe) in early 2000.

More singles and compilation tracks followed, along with the odd live performance. Nelson’s placement behind a synthesizer and mixing desk belied the improvisational nature of the live mix. Between sternum-rattling bass rhythms and Nelson’s willingness to challenge an audience of with outbursts of static, Pan American shows were more than the usual knob-twiddling and smooth noodle maps.

The third record was entitled The River Made No Sound and was released by kranky in North American and Vertical Form in Europe in April 2002. Mark Nelson told Eyemagazine in October 2002 that “When I started I really had it in mind to make a more rhythmic record influenced by house music. I did the whole thing at home by myself, so I guess by the end my natural inclination towards ambience and peaceful textures won out.” Stripped back compared to previous albums, The River Made No Sound, traded dub undertow for percussive points, field recordings and an ominous hum.

Quiet City (Kranky 2004) combines the computer-centric approach of The River Made No Sound with the organic instrumentation that marked Nelson’s work in Labradford and the first two Pan American albums. Three of the eight tracks were recorded with Charles Kim (Sinister Luck Ensemble) and feature upright bass, drums, trumpet and flugelhorn. Nelson even sings a bit. The rippling electronics and muffled beats of the first three Pan American albums are still there; distended into elegiac, resonant, wavering, and ambient song craft. The CD edition of Quiet City comes with a DVD that contains a video essay shot and edited by Mark Nelson and Chicago visual artist Annie Feldmeier.

In 2011, Mark Nelson finally returns with a new album under the Pan American moniker – and it’s another triumph of sublime understatement. “For Waiting, For Chasing” (on MOSZ) is underpinned by delicately caressed and manipulated Flugelhorns, Tibetan Singing Bowls and Chinese Cymbals, processed, weaved and loved into a throbbing mass of neon loveliness. Opening ‘Love Song’ unfolds with a gentle cacophony of whirrs – like crickets trapped in a jar – juxtaposed with the most ethereal layers of ambience tripping over each other to create a cloud of harmony; this is absolutely classic Pan American territory. Nelson never confines his music to simple ambience, moulding in noisier elements which work as a counterpoint to the warm tones of the Tibetan Singing Bowls and synthesized whisps – a conceit which manages to keep his work ever-contemporary when so many of his past peers have been stuck in an endless loop of repetition. A work of calming restraint, it’s really impossible to fault this musician and his ability, with this album, to craft another perfectly-formed microcosm of bliss. Essential purchase.

With Cloud Room, Glass Room (Kranky 2013) Pan American quietly slip back into our consciousness as a band proper, now adding the estimable talents of Steven Hess (Cleared/Haptic) and Nelson’s former Labradford bandmate, Robert Donne to the project. While Nelson assuredly handles all production, the live feel is definitely more prominent, folding in the patter of Hess’s percussion and Bobby Donne’s languid bass at the centre of seven beautifully diffuse soundscapes bordering on the frontier lands of post-rock, dub techno and ambient electronica, yet never clearly falling within any one sector. Every element is given ample room to breathe thanks to Nelson’s typically intricate production render, allowing Hess’s hi-hats and cymbal strokes to really shimmer and Donne’s bass to ring out wide and sag purposefully low, but you’re never really focussed on either, the emphasis is on the whole ecology of sound and the way it’s all in fragile and comfortingly sublime equilibrium; a cats cradle of ambient lushness intended to suspend the listener, pensile in its womb-like amniotic fluidity.

In these days Nelson is working on his new project Anjou (2 albums on Kranky) and the next Pan American album.

http://www.kranky.net/artists/panamerican.html


Thursday, 20 September 2018

SIR RICHARD BISHOP - Coming to London this November 8th!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

SIR RICHARD BISHOP
Thursday 8 November
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB
7:30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/450811

SIR RICHARD BISHOP is an experimental guitarist whose improvisations and compositions often reflect the shadow worlds of India, the Middle East, North Africa, and other points along the Gypsy trail. Richard is perhaps best known as a founding member (along with brother Alan Bishop) of experimental ethnic-improv pioneers and underground tricksters Sun City Girls, who for nearly 30 years have produced an extensive discography of over 50 full length albums, 20 one-hour cassettes and a dozen 7” records. Sun City Girls formed in 1981 after the Bishop brothers' stint in the group Paris 1942 which also featured J. Akkari and former Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker.

Richard's first solo record, Salvador Kali, was released by John Fahey's esteemed Revenant label in 1998 under the moniker Sir Richard Bishop (the name stuck). The album showcases Bishop's own particular obsessions and roots, drawing from a variety of worldwide sources. Locust Music issued his second record, Improvika, in 2004. This release consists of nine extemporaneous and free-flowing pieces for solo acoustic guitar. In 2005, Bishop began performing relentlessly as a solo artist, playing throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. He has not stopped since. 2007 saw the album Polytheistic Fragments released on the Drag City Label. It includes works for acoustic, electric and lapsteel guitar, plus two piano compositions. Next up was The Freak of Araby (Drag City, 2009). In May of 2010, Drag City released the album False Flag by Rangda, a new group featuring Bishop, Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire), and Chris Corsano (Flower-Corsano Duo, Flaherty/Corsano, Jandek, Bjork, etc). Richard teamed up with fellow guitarist Bill Orcutt in 2014 for the excellent Road Stories album on Unrock, whilst Drag City again released his most recent solo record, ’Tangier Sessions’. This album sees Bishop’s music driven by clever stylistic juxtapositions and attractive melodicism, showcasing his love of Andulsian flamenco guitar style, infusing it with gestures from across Morocco's borders.

Richard was also a co-founder of the Sublime Frequencies label (with Alan Bishop and Hisham Mayet). The label, whose mission is dedicated to acquiring and releasing obscure sights and sounds from Africa, India, S.E. Asia and beyond, began in 2003 and currently has over 110 releases to its credit.

http://www.sirrichardbishop.net/


Monday, 17 September 2018

AIR WAVES is coming to London next January!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

AIR WAVES
Thursday 31 January
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT

7.30pm | £7.50 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/450528

AIR WAVES new album Warrior, the third full-length by Brooklyn-based musician, features a ominous, androgynous figure standing with a bicycle, wearing a gas mask adorned with a daisy. The remarkable image was taken on April 22nd, 1970 at the inaugural Earth Day celebration in New York City by Nicole Schneit’s dad, Martin Schneit.  Forty-seven years later, artist Em Rooney hand-painted Schneit’s original black & white photo, resulting in an image that radiates with Warrior’s indefatigable spirit, strength, and love

Like many queer women, Nicole Schneit is a warrior by necessity, fighting for basic rights, dignity, and acceptance.  Such determination in the face of hardship and injustice runs in Schneit’s family; her new album was inspired in part by her mom who was diagnosed with cancer last year. So the title ‘Warrior’ and the song are about her. The dignified fighter archetype referenced in the album’s title is explored on each of Warrior’s eleven pieces of bittersweet, empowering indie pop.  According to Schneit the song “Gay Bets”, written after the 2016 election is “about being gay and being proud and open. I was thinking about hate crimes spiking and the current state of the world. The song “Tangerine” was inspired by the film of the same name in which two trans women try to make ends meet. This movie, a dark docu-comedy shot in the contrastingly sunny setting of L.A., reflects Schneit’s battle between identity and society via Brooklyn pop rock that swings between the pastel-tinged and the downright melancholic. Warrior’s highlights, and all of the unmissable, satisfying pieces that tie them together show Schneit’s perseverance and resilience through crumbling relationships, personal adversity, and the current political climate, all leading to her most powerful collection of songs to date. Understated, subtly sophisticated, and equally empowering and comforting, Warrior launches Air Waves above the apolitical complacency of too many of the group's contemporaries. 


Friday, 14 September 2018

Terry hit the capital this Tuesday! Wolf Eyes residency at Cafe OTO!

 
 
 
Hello there!
 
Extra-large thanks to all of you who came out to see Patsy, Escape-ism and Screaming Females perform this week! Wild times one and all! Next week is just as busy. On Tuesday evening we’re hosting Melbourne’s finest pop-smiths TERRY at MOTH Club for the last night of their tour. They’ve traveled all around the UK these last ten days, trying out the local delicacies and stunning everyone with their giant anthems. The Homosexuals and Russell Walker are playing this one too, Christmas come early!
 
Tickets for this cost £9 and will be available on the door from 7.30pm, live music starting around 8.15pm.
 
Onwards to next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through what you might call the LOOOONG weekend, we have Wolf Eyes in town for a residency at Café Oto. Over the course of three nights the band will perform alongside Yeah You, Beatrice Dillon, Sharon Gal, Aaron Dilloway, Triple Negative and Vicky Langan. Wolf Eyes will also join forces with Dilloway and Gretchen Davidson to present their new project Universal Eyes in London for the first time. It’s going to be a really, rare treat that’s for sure!
 
Well worth buying tickets in advance for this as there’s less than 20 left per day now, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
 
 
 
 
 
This week Upset The Rhythm also lined up new London shows for cosmic balladeers Hen Ogledd (Sally Pilkington, Dawn Bothwell, Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies) and Icelandic theremin conduit Hekla.
 
We’ve added Cucina Povera & Richard Riggs to our Eartheater concert, Trash Kit & Mich Cota to our Virginia Wing show, plus Pet Hates & Slumb Party will appear alongside Jo Passed next month too. We’re spoiling you rotten!
 
 
 
 
 
Sauna Youth unveiled their new video this week! Raven Sings The Blues premiered the claustrophobic tour de force here, turn up ‘No Personal Space’ now.
 
Sauna Youth’s new album ‘Deaths’ is available now from our webstore, alongside the180g white vinyl repress of The Green Child’s divine debut album and pre-order links for our forthcoming records by Rattle and Guttersnipe. Shop like you mean it! Read on for everything and most likely more…
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
TERRY
THE HOMOSEXUALS
RUSSELL WALKER
Tuesday 18th September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £9 | TICKETS
 
TERRY is getting ready, combing his hair, buttoning his jacket, turning the key in the door. "I'm doing fine," sings Terry out loud, he knows. Divide him into four and you get Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver etc.), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, Primo, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Primo, Mick Harvey Band) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings). Inevitably, Terry likes to make a noise. Drums, guitars and all his voices come into play, making a solid raft for Terry's inner musings to navigate the languid rapids. This all unravels at its own pace, sometimes drifting into glam punk and country backwaters, always conducting a conversation with the commonplace. Terry also make us a bit queasy at times, singing about police beatings and nationalism and all that. But they’re not out to hurt you. They’re like the kindly bearer of bad news. There’s some awful stuff going on around the world. Terry puts it in terms that speak to all. It’s a tragicomedy. I’m pretty certain Terry isn’t perverse, they’re just the harbinger of the encroaching perverse world. I’m pretty certain Terry wants to be my friend, and your friend. Our friend, Terry. ‘I’m Terry’, the band’s third album in three years, is out this summer through Upset The Rhythm.
https://terryhq.bandcamp.com/

THE HOMOSEXUALS are the inspired focus of Bruno Wizard! Bruno Wizard is an underground music luminary, an iconoclast, an evangelist for DIY practice, who formed The Homosexuals out of the ashes of The Rejects in 1976. The Homosexuals were a strange prospect. Seemingly, their music should fit into a similar spot as that of angry young men like Wire and Magazine who carried their penchants for art-school angst in the midst of proto-thug posturing, like badges of authentic alienation. And of course, in many ways, these bands were alienated at least from what had been passing for British rock prior to 1976. However, L'Voag (aka Jim, Amos, and now, Xentos), Anton (aka George Harassment) and Bruno were also part of a different scene, where more "progressive" notions of artistic protest were at stake: This Heat, Family Fodder and Chris Cutler's bands Henry Cow and the Art Bears were some of the names going at it in these circles. Their music was a sprawling bag of angular power-pop, quasi-dub, garage-punk and other stuff I'd liken to Faust or some such lunatic mob. Releasing a few 7”s, a tape and a posthumous LP by 1984, the band then called it a day. Bruno continues though, having reformed the band since 2003 with a variety of new lineups. 2016 saw The Homosexuals release their ‘Important If True’ record collecting new and unreleased recordings from the band committed to tape in NYC. Bruno also starred in ‘The Heart Of Bruno Wizard’ documentary about his creative life that premiered at Cannes in 2014.
https://thehomosexuals.bandcamp.com/

RUSSELL WALKER, known as the uncanny lyricist/vocalist for The Pheromoans, Bomber Jackets etc, treats us to an exceedingly rare solo live appearance. Walker released his solo album proper in 2016 through Vitrine, contributed to a recent compilation on Kye and has a spoken album due out on Chocolate Monk soon called ‘Half Time 1916’. Walker also published his latest book ‘When New Towns Act Tough’ in 2016, well worth tracking down on Larching Books!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnVtAsspaKM
 

 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
WOLF EYES MUSIC: THREE DAY RESIDENCY
Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd September
In collaboration with Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £12 per day | TICKETS
 
21 SEPT:
WOLF EYES with YEAH YOU
WOLF EYES (short set)
AARON DILLOWAY / VICKY LANGAN (Duo)
 
22 SEPT:
UNIVERSAL EYES
(Nate Young, John Olson, Aaron Dilloway, Gretchen Davidson)
TRIPLE NEGATIVE
VICKY LANGAN (DJ set)
 
23 SEPT:
WOLF EYES with BEATRICE DILLON
AARON DILLOWAY (solo)
SHARON GAL (solo)
 
WOLF EYES are pitching up for a special three-day residency for us at Cafe OTO, following on from the reissue of their seminal 'Dread' LP as well as new double LP from Universal Eyes, 'Four Variations On Artificial Society', that brings together Wolf Eyes and the reborn Universal Indians project which first emerged in 1993.
 
Born in the dead, dread-filled haunted hills of Michigan, Wolf Eyes are the rabid beasts of Trip Metal & have been ploughing through new tunnels of the underworld since 1997. Pure audio stun, homemade post-nuclear terror & claustrophobic atmospheres, the most shattered and confusing horrorvision since Bo Diddley dropped the duct taped warhead on all humans in 2024.
 
Universal Eyes started as Universal Indians in Lansing Michigan in the early shadows of the 90's with Gretchen Gonzales (now Gonzales - Davidson), Bryan "Rammer" Ramirez, & Johnny "Inzane" Olson. The trio started as a Jesse Harper cover band and managed to play every single basement that had a power outlet in the Tri-county area. After moving to the Detroit area in the late 90's, Rammer was replaced by Aaron Dilloway and also joined by Nathan Young / a duo that were already in the throes of primitive electronic global domination that is WOLF EYES. The collective quartet played every basement, art space, record store, and club in the metro area that had a power outlet and could also handle the Michigan Progressive Underground audio sprawl. Around the dawn of the 2000's / Gretchen went full time with the moody & cold stylings of Slumber Party and after a wild Bowling Green Ohio gig, Olson joined Wolf Eyes full time. After some drama that would make even Fleetwood Mac disappear into the shadows of suburbia and tossing their EQ into a lonely fire, Universal Indians appeared to have faded into the packed history book pages of Michigan musical lore.
 
As age and time seem to dust over wounds while magically healing them, the quartet met again in the northern suburbs of metro Detroit on a brisk spring Sunday in 2018, hauled modern and ancient instruments into a home studio and just like that: the dream / nightmare had hot blood pumping thru its' duct-taped sound body once again, as if the missing years were nothing but a minute hurdle.
Wolf Eyes Music 2018 Residency Series is the the musical duo of Nate Young and John Olson in collaboration with performance artists and unique musicians. For this special three day event at Cafe OTO, Wolf Eyes welcome Yeah You, Vicky Langan and Beatrice Dillon as collaborators.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks as always for reading, see you next week!
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
TERRY
THE HOMOSEXUALS
RUSSELL WALKER
Tuesday 18th September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £9 | TICKETS
 
WOLF EYES MUSIC: THREE DAY RESIDENCY
Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd September
In collaboration with Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £12 per day | TICKETS
 
21 SEPT:
WOLF EYES with YEAH YOU
WOLF EYES (short set)
AARON DILLOWAY / VICKY LANGAN (Duo)
 
22 SEPT:
UNIVERSAL EYES
(Nate Young, John Olson, Aaron Dilloway, Gretchen Davidson)
TRIPLE NEGATIVE
VICKY LANGAN (DJ set)
 
23 SEPT:
WOLF EYES with BEATRICE DILLON
AARON DILLOWAY (solo)
SHARON GAL (solo)
 
ROSE MCDOWALL
JETSTREAM PONY
Monday 1st October
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
VIRGINIA WING
TRASH KIT
MICH COTA
Thursday 11 October
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
HEKLA
INGRID PLUM / YONI SILVER / ALEX WARD TRIO
A LILY
Monday 15 October
Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London, N16 8JN
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
THE SPACE LADY
SPINNING COIN

Tuesday 23 October
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
EARTHEATER
CUCINA POVERA
RICHARD RIGGS
Thursday 25 October
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, London, N1 6EU
8pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
JO PASSED
SLUMB PARTY
PET HATES
Thursday 25 October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
Tompkins Square Records night featuring…
BRIGID MAE POWER
DUCK BAKER
GWENIFER RAYMOND

Friday 26 October
St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9PA
7pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
GROUPER
Monday 29 October
Hackney Arts Centre (EartH), 13 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH
EARLY SHOW : 7pm - 9pm SOLD OUT
LATE SHOW : 9pm - 11pm ON SALE NOW!
7pm-9pm / 9pm-11pm | £16.50 | TICKETS
 
MARY LATTIMORE
Monday 19 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
HEN OGLEDD
Friday 30 November
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, London, N1 6EU
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Hekla London concert planned for October!



Upset The Rhythm presents…

HEKLA
INGRID PLUM / YONI SILVER / ALEX WARD TRIO
A LILY

Monday 15 October
Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London, N16 8JN
7.30pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/450049

HEKLA is a Berlin-residing Icelander whose sparse, delicate, fractal music exists within these two worlds: dark and magical as Iceland’s permanight folklore; and as deeply sonic and intense as Berlin’s electronic scene. A long-term scholar of solo theremin, Hekla (shortened from her own name Hekla Magnúsdóttir) uses her instrument as an otherworldly and highly evocative Siren-call. A spectral, wailing, howling, lamenting yearning second-voice that underpins a soft vocal delivery, as if her studio had been haunted with a chorus of ghostly backing singers. Hekla’s debut album for solo theremin and voice ‘Á’ is out on September 14th through Phantom Limb Records (this show is the album launch). The album was written and self-recorded by Hekla in her home studio in Berlin around her son’s daycare schedule. Icelandic super-musician Mr Silla (a part-time múm member) guests on a number of tracks. Tallinn-based engineer Jose Diogo Neves - a stalwart of Icelandic and Portuguese music - mixed and mastered the record.

While a handful of reference points share similar ground, Colleen’s interplay of voice and instrumentation; the richly immersive filmscore work of sadly passed fellow Icelander Jóhann Jóhannsson; “grandmother of theremin” Clara Rockmore’s close relationship with such a singular instrument; Julia Holter’s intelligent and classically-aligned songwriting - Hekla’s music still exists singularly. A one-off talent, emerging from no particular scene, ascribing to no particular rules.
https://phantomlimblabel.bandcamp.com/album/-

INGRID PLUM uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings and electronics, to create layered soundscapes, spoken word and songs. Described by The Guardian as “gorgeously atmospheric vocal techniques woven around field recordings & electronics” she has performed and exhibited installation art internationally since 2002, creating work that combines sound art, contemporary classical and folk music. Incorporating her research into folk traditions with field recordings and studying directly with Meredith Monk her recent performances have been described as “succinct and nourishing... a luxuriant space between almost excessive precision and looser improvisation" by The Wire.
http://www.ingridplum.com/

YONI SILVER is a bass-clarinetist and multi-instrumentalist whose activities include hyper-spectral adventures with Iancu Dumitrescu's Hyperion Ensemble; a bass clarinet and percussion duo with Steve Noble; a bass clarinet/violin and possessed vocals duo with Sharon Gal; Denis D’or with Grundik Kasyansky and Tom Wheatley; bass clarinet and drums duo with Crystabel Riley, and solo performances on amplified bass clarinet. He has appeared on labels such as Creative Sources, Confront Recordings, Wasted Capital, Chocolate Monk and Edition Modern.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtgtBwE8QLM

ALEX WARD is a composer, improviser, and performing musician, working primarily with clarinet and guitar. His involvement in freely improvised music dates back to 1986, when he met the guitarist Derek Bailey. He subsequently took part regularly in Bailey's Company events, and has gone on to become a major figure in British improvised music. His current work includes the avant-rock duo Dead Days Beyond Help in which he plays guitar, sings and co-writes the material; various groups which perform his compositions-for-improvisers including Forebrace, the Alex Ward Quintet/Sextet, and the Item series of ensembles; and improvising collaborations both regular and ad-hoc with musicians including Steve Noble, Dominic Lash, Kay Grant, Joe Morris and Weasel Walter. Besides his own groups and improvisational work, he also performs in ensembles including the Duck Baker Trio/Quartet, Thurston Moore’s recent multi-guitar projects Galaxies and New Noise Guitar Explorations, and Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward’s This Is Not This Heat. He brings a unique energy and inventiveness to all these projects, elevating them far above the ordinary and injecting them with a thrilling sense of danger and possibility. Much of his work is documented on the label Copepod, which he co-runs with Luke Barlow.
https://alexward.bandcamp.com/

A LILY is James Vella, who is also a writer. Based in Brighton, UK, and bringing together influences as diverse as ambient drone, delicate indie-folk, pop songwriting, electronic music and modern classical, A Lily is a solo project with a far-reaching net. James has released a handful of A Lily records with Blank Editions, Kingfisher Bluez, Fierce Panda, Dynamophone Records and Sound in Silence among other labels. The son of a choral / operatic soprano and music theory lecturer, he grew up around music and saw his first record release as a teenager. Using the ‘A Lily’ name to encompass all of his solo music, his releases have covered broad stylistic ranges, from dark alt-pop to piano solos to mechanically-hearted electronica to abstract avant-garde.
https://alily.bandcamp.com/

Sunday, 9 September 2018

PATSY on tour in Europe NOW!



PATSY's tour of the UK and the European landmass continues tonight in Leeds, then Glasgow, Newcastle and Brighton next week. Here's the full tour configured as a poster. Go see them play if you can, they ARE the BEST! Blazing times!

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Sauna Youth - 'Deaths' out now! Plus upcoming London shows for Patsy, Screaming Females & Escape-ism

 
 
 
Hello there!
 
Saturday night is upon us and we’ve got a special banger to end this week’s flurry of excellent shows… tonight at New River Studios we’re hosting skewed punks Patsy, all the way from New Orleans! Nekra and Bamya will be performing too, with tickets costing £6 on the door from 7.30pm.
 
Read on for the full story, along with write-ups of next week’s London concerts for Screaming Females and Ian Svenonius (Escape-ism) too!
 
Besides staying out late with you all this week we also confirmed our first show for harpist extraordinaire Mary Lattimore in November, her recent album on Ghostly is fantastic/al, plus we’ve added an extra performance from Grouper near Halloween to satisfy the demand!
 
Furthermore, Trash Kit and Mich Cota will support Virginia Wing next month, whilst Cucina Povera and Richard Riggs will lend their performances to our Eartheater concert too. Our listings section below details all of this, tickets on sale now… etc. etc.
 
 
 
 
 
If we seem even more upbeat than usual that’s because yesterday we proudly served up Sauna Youth’s brand new album into the wider world. It’s a literal landslide of an album, punchy, eloquent and hugely crucial. Nip down the shops and try it on for size.
 
The band also had an insightful interview go live this week where they discussed said album, ‘Deaths’, with The Quietus, check this out if you’re prone to setting the scene.
 
 
 
If that wasn’t enough record label shenanigans, Upset The Rhythm also announced that Rattle's incredible new album, 'Sequence', will come out on November 2nd.
 
It’s a hugely mesmeric work of drum/vocal genius and their epic 11-minute video for ‘Signal’ certainly gives you a good idea of how wonderful this new record is sounding. Pre-orders have gone up for ‘Sequence’ this week too: http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/
 
 
 
 
 
Want some more music to listen to whilst you wade through all of this? Why not listen in to Terry treating Marc Riley to five songs earlier this week in session for his BBC 6 Music show here.
Terry always play the ace, and these tracks sound better than ever! Check them out on their current UK tour if you can, they are in Glasgow tonight and trail around this sceptered isle a great deal over the next ten days, here’s a list of those appointments, you won’t be disappointed.
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
PATSY
NEKRA
BAMYA
Saturday 8 September
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
PATSY are a New Orleans band who make fast, slashing, catchy-as-hell punk rock. The band is led by one Candice, also a member of the band Mystic Inane, and their schoolyard-taunt snarl is one of the coolest things we’ve ever heard. After a series of excellent singles over the past couple of years, the band recently released their debut ‘mini’-LP ‘LA Women’ (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos), which you can stream below. Where prior singles tended to stay firmly in the hardcore lane, ‘LA Women’ finds Patsy blending an inspired mix of surf, garage, 80s hardcore, skewed 80s new wave, and garage. Their straight ahead hardcore jams – including a re-recorded version of “Nazis are so Plain” from their 2015 demo – bear a slippery quality that reminds of DKs, particularly in the woozy guitar work (see, in particular, album highlight “Society Ape”). Elsewhere, tracks like the excellent “Heathen” and opener “Count it Down” bristle with a-go-go worthy garage energy. This will be the band’s first time in London on their debut European tour!
https://itspatsy.bandcamp.com/

NEKRA have riffs as wide as the Old Kent Rd, big drum rhythms falling on and off the rails and a pure velocity that could tear the roof off. NEKRA sounds confrontational, like a fight you don’t know you’ve started yet. Nekra find themselves somewhere between the weight of Life’s Blood and a solid continuation from the moves of punchy hardcore punk of recent years. Moshy, loud, aggressive, uncaring, vicious, London. Check out their demo tape from last year available on La Vida Es Un Mus.
https://nekra.bandcamp.com/releases

BAMYA are a feast of dark rhythms dug up from the ground. The trio plays a music that is highly controlled, yet a liberated mix of krautrock, afrobeat, and eastern european tinged melodies. Undefinable, loose, post-punk/world influenced music touching on The Ex, Mars, Can and The Raincoats.
https://bamya-c.tumblr.com/
 
 

 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
SCREAMING FEMALES
SCRAP BRAIN
RODENTS
Tuesday 11 September
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
SCREAMING FEMALES are one of those force-of-nature bands that only comes around once in a blue moon. Their story starts in New Brunswick in 2005, with Marissa on guitar and vocals, Jarrett on drums and Michael on bass. 'Power Move' was the band's first full-length with any label (or any outside help) and was released by their hometown label, Don Giovanni Records, in 2008. They've gradually sneaked into a wider mainstream consciousness, gaining attention for their punk rock sensibilities and their raucous live shows driven by Marissa's famed guitar heroics. Now Screaming Females are DIY-punk luminaries, on the cusp of celebrating 13 years as a band by releasing this February's new album, entitled 'All At Once' on Don Giovanni Records. The band collaborated with producer Matt Bayles, setting out to make an album in the spirit of a salon-style gallery show, where larger pieces provide an eye-level focal point to a galaxy of smaller works. Concision took a back seat to experimentation, with arrangements meant to evoke the energy and spontaneity of their live performances. 'All At Once' is a reminder there's a hopeful and joyful energy to underground music-making. Patience, perseverance, and long term dedication still work.
http://screamingfemales.com/

SCRAP BRAIN play primitive hardcore punk, kind of almost whacked-out Flipper style with a real noisy/no wave dissonant tone. The lyrics are fantastically sarcastic and barbed, a particular favourite being the couplet "M'lady me, I'll murder you", which may provoke a smirk or wry smile, but is absolutely not a joke. Their recent 7” ‘Unhappy Hardcore’ is available through all good stockists of composed cacophony, desperate dirges and pieces of the punk puzzle. This is brute force music, the sound of the claustrophobia of London, the claustrophobia of being a human being trapped inside of your own brain.
https://scrapbrainhc.bandcamp.com/

RODENTS was started by the prolific Robert Eyres a fair few years back. Hailing from an underground basement in Chigwell, next door to Alan Sugar’s gaff, Rodents run a tight but scuzzy ship of rock, sailing through the waters of a broken and tired system. We’re talking discordant stoner, garage pop of the highest order here. Check them out through the Permanent Slump imprint.
https://soundcloud.com/rodents
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
ESCAPE-ISM (Ian Svenonius)
JEUCE
DOG CHOCOLATE
Thursday 13 September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
ESCAPE-ISM is the nom de guerre of mythic rock ’n’ roll provocateur / theorist / revolutionary Ian Svenonius (performer, author, filmmaker, etc). Svenonius is known for his work in the music groups The Make-Up, Chain & The Gang, XYZ, Weird War and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group, and Censorship Now! Recognised by Performer Magazine as the "greatest performer on the planet", Svenonius is profound, prophetic, perverse, and poetic. His debut solo album an 'Introduction to Escape-ism' was released through Merge last year and teamed up a drum machine, guitar, cassette player, and a single voice singing out... for a way out. Svenonius' songs cry out for love, justice, redemption and insurrection, they stomp on convention and clobber notions of what music can be. Live, Escape-ism a new paradigm of performance: raw, gestural, idiotic, sublime, revolutionary, poetic, faux naif, unknowing, a drainage pipe that leads to who knows where.

‘The Lost Record’ is Escape-ism’s new album on Merge and is already a classic, destined to bewitch the minds, hearts, and dancing shoes of any rock ’n’ roll fan who happens to discover it, for as long as such creatures exist. Without the high-octane hype machine of the mind-control minstrels who hypnotize the hapless through the mass media, ‘The Lost Record’ is bound for inevitable obscurity, but—with its timeless tunes, poignant message, and innovative sound—rediscovery and immortal status is equally assured! Music enthusiasts will be thrilled to be the ones clever and kind enough to have rescued this platter from oblivion.
https://escape-ism.bandcamp.com/

JEUCE are a fun and fast duo from Manchester. Jen (vocals) is primarily the pre-eminent broadside balladeer of the Manchester region, she was also in a band called the Booglies with Giulio from Duds. Bruce (drums) is also in the Hipshakes. They only have demos at the moment, but here you go!
http://jeuceband.bandcamp.com/album/demos

DOG CHOCOLATE sound like a crowded room but are actually four individuals from London. Abandoning notions of elegance, cred and professionalism they embrace the ramshackle, instant and fun, capturing a vivid spontaneity with their music. Their sound is a shabby, fast, over-excited ball of wet fur falling down the stairs, knocking over plant pots along the way and staining the carpet. With an average song time of 2 minutes, Dog Chocolate are on to the next treat before fully digesting the last. Chewing up bits of punk, post-punk, noise and pop, Matthew and Robert's guitars race around each other like wasps, pitch-shifting and phasing all over the place while Jono's rolled-up-newspaper drums chase them round the room. The band's new album ‘Moody Balloon Baby’ (out now) was released through Upset The Rhythm, in just under 25 minutes the band manage to cram in bucket-loads of ideas, mess, confusion and fun.
http://dogchocolate.tumblr.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
PATSY
NEKRA
BAMYA
Saturday 8 September
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
SCREAMING FEMALES
SCRAP BRAIN
RODENTS
Tuesday 11 September
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
ESCAPE-ISM (Ian Svenonius)
JEUCE
DOG CHOCOLATE
Thursday 13 September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
TERRY
THE HOMOSEXUALS
RUSSELL WALKER
Tuesday 18th September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £9 | TICKETS
 
WOLF EYES MUSIC: THREE DAY RESIDENCY
Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd September
In collaboration with Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £12 per day | TICKETS
 
21 SEPT:
WOLF EYES with YEAH YOU
WOLF EYES (short set)
AARON DILLOWAY / VICKY LANGAN (Duo)
 
22 SEPT:
UNIVERSAL EYES
(Nate Young, John Olson, Aaron Dilloway, Gretchen Davidson)
TRIPLE NEGATIVE
VICKY LANGAN (DJ set)
 
23 SEPT:
WOLF EYES with BEATRICE DILLON
AARON DILLOWAY (solo)
SHARON GAL (solo)
 
ROSE MCDOWALL
JETSTREAM PONY
Monday 1st October
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
VIRGINIA WING
TRASH KIT
MICH COTA
Thursday 11 October
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
THE SPACE LADY
SPINNING COIN

Tuesday 23 October
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
EARTHEATER
CUCINA POVERA
RICHARD RIGGS
Thursday 25 October
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
8pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
JO PASSED
SLUMB PARTY
Thursday 25 October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
Tompkins Square Records night featuring…
BRIGID MAE POWER
DUCK BAKER
GWENIFER RAYMOND

Friday 26 October
St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9PA
7pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
GROUPER
Monday 29 October
Hackney Arts Centre (EartH), 13 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH
EARLY SHOW : 7pm - 9pm SOLD OUT
LATE SHOW : 9pm - 11pm ON SALE NOW!
7pm-9pm / 9pm-11pm | £16.50 | TICKETS
 
MARY LATTIMORE
Monday 19 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 

Friday, 7 September 2018

New RATTLE album announced with 'Signal' video!





We're announcing Rattle's new album, 'Sequence' today with their amazing 11 minute long video for album track 'Signal'! Thank you to The Quietus  for premiering it! 'Sequence' will be released on November 2nd.





RATTLE is an ongoing musical project concerned with experiments in rhythm, metre and tension. Katharine Eira Brown and Theresa Wrigley make up the duo from Nottingham, who with just drums and occasional vocalisations weave an expanse of percussive vortices. Their songs swirl and envelop with all the physicality and drama of another world pulling together around its own shifting centre of gravity. The drum beats phase and sidestep, they trade accents and overlap, providing a suitably alive terrain for the vocals to explore similar tendencies of pattern. Rattle’s debut album was released in 2016 through Upset The Rhythm / I Own You and was greeted with much critical praise, this often singled out their hypnotic minimalism and ecstatic regard for the dance floor. The following six months saw Rattle support Animal Collective on their UK tour before heading out around Europe with The Julie Ruin. Rattle used these opportunities to try out new material and unconsciously began writing their next album. Brown recalls that “hearing our drums in these larger venues, with amazing sound, made us excited about how beautiful and magic the drums sounded, we were quite spellbound by how they were able to fill a venue so completely.”

‘Sequence’ was written in much the same way as their debut, with the duo facing each other over their shared palette of drums, allowing songs to develop naturally and suggest their own direction. However, Brown and Wrigley were more confident of what they wanted to achieve with this follow up, having already proven the concept watertight through their debut and subsequent concerts. They knew they could wrestle songs out of the silence with such a setup, so afforded themselves greater time to explore extended, long-form composition. ‘Sequence’ is composed of four tracks, each clocking in around 10 mins or over and focused squarely on a deeper resonance with the creative act, illustrative of how ideas build from scratch, of how music can grow out of repetition. Recorded at JT Soar in Nottingham with Phil Booth and Mark Spivey (Rattle’s live sound engineer), the album developed out of these four points, with Rattle honing their sound with detail. Everything was stripped back to just the drums and Brown’s voice. Percussion flourishes were deemed unnecessary, overdubbed layers of vocals were kept to a minimum. As a result, this quartet of songs are more meditative and aware than previous efforts, with the duo’s attentions spent tapping into each track’s potential, mapping out expeditions in tempo and making much of the journey over destination.

‘DJ’ is the first part of the album to unfold, its insistent, rotating beat slowly morphs into an avalanche of shimmering cymbals, before a plateau of echoed rim shots cools all to the core. Throughout, Brown’s wordless singing tethers the song to its atmosphere, an effect similarly employed to perfection in ‘Disco’ which follows. ‘Signal’ unfurls as an odyssey of rhythm, it’s tumbling beat, punctuated by shivers of hi-hat bluster and mesmeric tom fills. “Put your ear to the ground, it’s an incredible sound” confesses Brown in her most telling lyric from the album, leaving you convinced that Rattle are somehow channeling all this music from a quiet, elemental other-place. ‘The Rocks’ concludes the record with sparse assurance, it’s an exercise in magnified scope and altered states. Wrigley and Brown divide duties across all these tracks, with the cadenced, dynamic shifts of hi-hat and cymbal being Theresa’s domain, whilst Katharine holds down the toms and snare. Brown notes that “each song can be seen as representing a different drum in my set up”. ‘DJ’ is an exploration of her snare, whilst ‘Disco’, ‘Signal’ and ‘The Rocks’ are based around the floor tom, rack tom, and bass drum respectively. All of this is complemented further through the production interventions of Mark Spivey, who wanted to capture Rattle’s huge live sound on tape for this album with all its incurred dub-delay trippiness, taming and melding.

‘Sequence’ is a liminal album, thoughtfully crafted with themes of transition and realisation at its heart. It feels like a trance or ritual if you give yourself to the recording.  It urges you to step outside and listen deeper. Rattle are seeking out a vivid array, an order from the noise, a pattern that unlocks the next.  This album is the nurturing of intention and when we walk to its beat we arrive anew. ‘Sequence’ will be released on November 2nd by Upset The Rhythm on LP, CD and digitally.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

New show announced: Mary Lattimore!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

MARY LATTIMORE
Monday 19 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | https://dice.fm/event/mary-lattimore-19th-nov-the-lexington-london-tickets

MARY LATTIMORE is a harpist living in Los Angeles. She experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects. Memories - places, vacancies, allusions - are fundamental characters in Mary Lattimore's evocative craft. Inside her music, wordless narratives, indefinite travelogues, and braided events skew into something enchantingly new. Lattimore recorded her breakout 2016 album, ‘At The Dam’, during stops along a road trip across America, letting the serene landscapes of Joshua Tree and Marfa, Texas color her compositions. In 2017, she presented ‘Collected Pieces’, a tape compiling sounds from her past life in Philadelphia: odes to the east coast, burning motels, and beach town convenience stores. In 2018, from a restorative station - a redwood barn, nestled in the hills above San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge - emanates ‘Hundreds of Days’, her second full-length LP with Ghostly International. The record sojourns between silences and speech, between microcosmic daily scenes and macrocosmic universal understandings, between being alien in promising new places and feeling torn from old native havens. It's an expansive new chapter in Lattimore's story, and an expression of mystified gratitude. A study in how ordinary components helix together to create an extraordinary world.

Throughout the shifting locales there is one consistent companion Lattimore engages: a 47-string Lyon and Healy harp. The instrument wires directly into her psyche. Pitchfork's Marc Masters posits, "she can practically talk through it at this point; she’s created a language." Lattimore's voice sweeps beneath the plucks and washes of opener “It Feels Like Floating,” enraptured by the winding current, and reappearing in the second minute of the immense "Never Saw Him Again." The track elevates towards a shimmering apex of static and percussion before organ drone yields to signature halcyon flutters. As with much of Lattimore's work, the track titles are telling; "Baltic Birch" is a somber windswept march that sways gracefully out of step, a remembrance of a recent trip to Latvia where she was struck by the abandoned resort towns along the Baltic Sea. “Hello From The Edge of The Earth” is an earnest reflection of Lattimore’s love of the natural world, recognising the thresholds of varying terrains. ‘Hundreds Of Days’ is out now on Ghostly International. Mary also writes harp parts for songs and recordings, performing and recording with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Ed Askew and Fursaxa.
https://marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com/




Friday, 31 August 2018

I'm Terry out today! Plus Lithics, Shannon And The Clams, Prolapse and Patsy London shows next week!

Hello everyone!
Thanks to all of you for coming out to see Primo! and Sauna Youth in London, both bands headed up to Salford to record BBC 6Music sessions for the ever-excellent Marc Riley this week too. Joy of joys!
If you’re fans of listening again or catching up through the digital medium, here’s the link for you.
Today, with our new release in mind, I realise that there are two kinds of people in this world: not Terry, and Terry. I’m Terry. Melbourne quartet Terry return with their new album today and as always it’s first-rate.
Terry have recorded three LPs in three years which continue to fulfill the promise of their first 7”s: one moment a witty “art” punk Wire scramble, the next moment a dumb “pub” rock oi stomper, the next a beautifully orchestrated shimmering soundscape of rudimentary melodies cascading over one another.
These are disparate but always succinct songs soaked in melodies, vocal harmonies that sing-song verses and terrace chant choruses, all peppered with flourishes of synths, horns and violins.
I’m Terry is an expression of a humbling kindness, and 2018 needs that more than ever! As we become culturally introverted, atomised and reduced to the best versions of ourselves / selfies, Terry moves from place to memory, now he moves to the very marrow of things. Terry has made time to put things right and now he’s lending us his watch.
I’m Terry is available now in all the best shops, its also uploaded into the web and holstered in our UTR webshop too.
Terry begin their tour with our first show of the new week too! They’re supporting Shannon And The Clams at The Garage next Tuesday. Joining them will be Falmouth’s Holiday Ghosts, so it’s going to be a proper night to remember.
Next week is a busy one for Upset The Rhythm as on Thursday we follow that up with Prolapse at Moth Club, Friday with Lithics at The Islington, whilst Saturday night sees us pitch up at New River Studios with Patsy!
All things loud, angular, smart and bristling catered for then! Read on for full write-ups on all four events coming up next week, outstanding times…

 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
TERRY
HOLIDAY GHOSTS
Tuesday 4 September
The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS

SHANNON AND THE CLAMS are from Oakland, California and comprise of Shannon Shaw (vocals, bass), Cody Blanchard (vocals, guitar), and Ian Amberson (drums, vocals). Sounding like a prom band from 1964 getting dosed with acid and having the sweetest lovelorn freak out, Shannon And The Clams defy expectations. Imagine a brawling Etta James, backed up by the 13th Floor Elevators singing Shangri La's tunes. Shannon has a voice that can go from a sweet girl group croon to a bluesy ballsy growl before you realize you're headed for the (dance) floor. It's total punk rock bop, brimming with doo-wop glory delivered to your door by the Homecoming Queen and Kings of weirdo rock 'n' roll. What started as an open mic project for a shy, young Shannon to try out some tunes ended with the Clams meeting and forming a band.

Many have said to have been possessed by thee (eerily similar at times) haunted howls and beautiful growls of their two lead vocalists, hypnotized by their heavy heartbeats, and mesmerized by their magical music. Your ears may become infested with a real Buddy Holly jolly kinda joy (oh boy) while you stutter along to a hiccupy song. Take a scratch and a sniff at these stickers and get bit by their bad-brained snarls. It's always Christmas (if you want it). It's your party time, and it's excellent. Cry-yi-yi if you want to, but be sure to surf a splish-splash with a laugh later. New album, ‘Onion’ (Easy Eye Sound) is monumental; immense, magnificent, and unforgettable. Shannon and the Clams have pioneered their way into a lonesome land where the past still lives in the long shadows of a hot afternoon, where whispering spirits follow high along canyon walls, and if you sink your fingers into the dusty hard-packed earth you pull out hands smeared with blood.
http://shannonandtheclams.com/

TERRY is getting ready, combing his hair, buttoning his jacket, turning the key in the door. "I'm doing fine," sings Terry out loud, he knows. Divide him into four and you get Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver etc.), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, Primo, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Primo, Mick Harvey Band) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings). Inevitably, Terry likes to make a noise. Drums, guitars and all his voices come into play, making a solid raft for Terry's inner musings to navigate the languid rapids. This all unravels at its own pace, sometimes drifting into glam punk and country backwaters, always conducting a conversation with the commonplace. Terry also make us a bit queasy at times, singing about police beatings and nationalism and all that. But they’re not out to hurt you. They’re like the kindly bearer of bad news. There’s some awful stuff going on around the world. Terry puts it in terms that speak to all. It’s a tragicomedy. I’m pretty certain Terry isn’t perverse, they’re just the harbinger of the encroaching perverse world. I’m pretty certain Terry wants to be my friend, and your friend. Our friend, Terry. ‘I’m Terry’, the band’s third album in three years, is out this summer through Upset The Rhythm.
https://terryhq.bandcamp.com/

HOLIDAY GHOSTS are a four-piece Rock ‘n’ Roll group, from the small town of Falmouth, UK. Starting as a solo project of Sam Stacpoole, of the The Black Tambourines, it has existed and evolved in the space between that band and running his studio since 2012. It is now a full collaboration between Sam, his partner Katja Rackin, Ryan Cleave and Charlie Fairbairn. Not just another product of the burgeoning DIY and garage rock scene in Falmouth, Holiday Ghosts have self recorded all their own material, set up gigs and developed a sound of their own rooted in their love of bands such as The Velvet Underground, Modern Lovers, The Clean e.t.c. Their debut album was released by the Swedish label PNKSLM records in September 2017 and another is in the works already.
https://holidayghosts.bandcamp.com/
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
PROLAPSE
FIVEHEAD

Thursday 6 September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £11 | TICKETS
PROLAPSE originally formed in Leicester in the early 1990s and earned a cult following for their chaotic live sets, and tense and repetitious songs like 'Flex' and 'Tina This Is Matthew Stone'. They feature duelling vocalists Mick Derrick and Linda Steelyard, who play out an intense soap opera over a ferocious triple guitar assault and pummelling rhythm section. Their music is a heady brew of hacking guitars, Krautrock references, non sequitur lyrics and caustic narrative; messy and shambolic for sure, but a self-professed mess! The band released four albums between '94 and '99 (Pointless Walks To Dismal Places; backsaturday; The Italian Flag; The Ghost of Dead Aeroplanes), and each still manages to sound not only fresh and relevant, but also urgent, and very, very necessary. The band has received much critical acclaim, recorded four Peel sessions and toured with the likes of Stereolab and Sebadoh.

It has been said that no Prolapse experience can be deemed complete without having seen them live, when every gig felt as if it had been scripted by a quorum involving Samuel Beckett, Hunter S Thompson, Marjorie Proops and Mark E Smith. After a long hiatus, following a request from Mogwai, they reformed in 2015 to play live UK dates and have since begun work on new material. This rare outing will be Prolapse's first live performance in over three years.
FIVEHEAD formed from necessity in mid-2017 Leicester. Since then they haven't wasted a second painting their world as they see it, operating incessantly, gaining a reputation for fanatic, confrontational and sometimes destructive live performances, in tow with an incessant output before unleashing "the first pages of the cosmonaut manifesto" in the form of their cataclysmic debut EP: How to Bombproof Your Horse. The band's "Post-Space" music draws from a plethora of influences that claw at your heart as they orbit from mind-bending psychedelia, dizzying grandiose post-rock heights, tragic post-punk, hypnotic Kosmische Musik, electronica or punishing walls-of-noise, or whatever else they were listening to as they ingested their vegan nails for breakfast. Their fanatic live shows are renowned for being a cathartic sonic rollercoaster of excessive volume levels, dazzling energy and glorious mayhem.
https://www.facebook.com/fiveheadleicester/
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
LITHICS
ES
NO HOME
Friday 7 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
LITHICS exist in a nervous fragmented world, a propulsive future where anything can be consumed at any time, where any sound from any era can be conjured and reproduced and yet most of what we are stuck with seems like a trite reproduction of a sentiment long lost. Lithics fight this impossible dreary reality with a bold minimalist vision, “Can I be myself?” A stern danceable sound that summons cut up snapshots of Su Tissue and Mark E Smith, an imagined landscape where Captain Beefheart hits that Bush Tetras’ beat. Aubrey Hornor’s stark stilted vocal intones over the wired guitar parts, like lightbulb flashes and the whir of insects unspooled and playing off each other. Bob Desaulniers’ basslines give both structure and dissonance to the endeavor, and along with Wiley Hickson on drums, this is a rhythm section recalling art damaged yet danceable noise made in the detritus of failing cities in the late 70s/early 80s (The Lower East Side, Cleveland, Manchester…). Except Lithics is happening now, a continuing part of the vital art punk DIY underground in Portland, Oregon. Lithics’ new album ‘Mating Surfaces’ is out now on Kill Rock Stars.
https://lithics.bandcamp.com/

ES are four women based between London and Glasgow making "mutant synth-punk for our dystopian present" (Jes Skolnik). Tense, bass driven and synth heavy with frantic drumming and cold, direct vocals, their debut 12", 'Object Relations', delivers 4 tracks of gelid guitar-less post punk that is equal parts sparse and cosmic. Think of a mix of KUKL with No Defences jamming with Xmal Deutschland and you may be getting there.
https://esband.bandcamp.com/releases

NO HOME is the musical project of Charlie Joseph. Her most recent EP, Self Preservation, was written over the summer of 2017. On the EP, No Home tackles the toxicity of masculine power, realisations through Tinder dates, and how to preserve yourself. The project takes inspiration from Bon Iver, Frank Ocean and Mitski.
https://nohome.bandcamp.com/
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
PATSY
NEKRA
BAMYA
Saturday 8 September
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
PATSY are a New Orleans band who make fast, slashing, catchy-as-hell punk rock. The band is led by one Candice, also a member of the band Mystic Inane, and their schoolyard-taunt snarl is one of the coolest things we’ve ever heard. After a series of excellent singles over the past couple of years, the band recently released their debut ‘mini’-LP ‘LA Women’ (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos), which you can stream below. Where prior singles tended to stay firmly in the hardcore lane, ‘LA Women’ finds Patsy blending an inspired mix of surf, garage, 80s hardcore, skewed 80s new wave, and garage. Their straight ahead hardcore jams – including a re-recorded version of “Nazis are so Plain” from their 2015 demo – bear a slippery quality that reminds of DKs, particularly in the woozy guitar work (see, in particular, album highlight “Society Ape”). Elsewhere, tracks like the excellent “Heathen” and opener “Count it Down” bristle with a-go-go worthy garage energy. This will be the band’s first time in London on their debut European tour!
https://itspatsy.bandcamp.com/

NEKRA have riffs as wide as the Old Kent Rd, big drum rhythms falling on and off the rails and a pure velocity that could tear the roof off. NEKRA sounds confrontational, like a fight you don’t know you’ve started yet. Nekra find themselves somewhere between the weight of Life’s Blood and a solid continuation from the moves of punchy hardcore punk of recent years. Moshy, loud, aggressive, uncaring, vicious, London. Check out their demo tape from last year available on La Vida Es Un Mus.
https://nekra.bandcamp.com/releases

BAMYA are a feast of dark rhythms dug up from the ground. The trio plays a music that is highly controlled, yet a liberated mix of krautrock, afrobeat, and eastern european tinged melodies. Undefinable, loose, post-punk/world influenced music touching on The Ex, Mars, Can and The Raincoats.
https://bamya-c.tumblr.com/
 
Thanks for your time, that was a lot of reading (phew), see you lot a lot next week! Keep it keen!
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
TERRY
HOLIDAY GHOSTS
Tuesday 4 September
The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
PROLAPSE
FIVEHEAD

Thursday 6 September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £11 | TICKETS
LITHICS
ES
NO HOME
Friday 7 September
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
PATSY
NEKRA
BAMYA
Saturday 8 September
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
SCREAMING FEMALES
SCRAP BRAIN
RODENTS
Tuesday 11 September
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
ESCAPE-ISM (Ian Svenonius)
JEUCE
DOG CHOCOLATE
Thursday 13 September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
TERRY
THE HOMOSEXUALS
RUSSELL WALKER
Tuesday 18th September
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £9 | TICKETS
WOLF EYES MUSIC: THREE DAY RESIDENCY
Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd September
In collaboration with Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £12 per day | TICKETS
21 SEPT:
WOLF EYES with YEAH YOU
WOLF EYES (short set)
AARON DILLOWAY / VICKY LANGAN (Duo)
22 SEPT:
UNIVERSAL EYES
(Nate Young, John Olson, Aaron Dilloway, Gretchen Davidson)
TRIPLE NEGATIVE
VICKY LANGAN (DJ set)
23 SEPT:
WOLF EYES with BEATRICE DILLON
AARON DILLOWAY (solo)
SHARON GAL (solo)
ROSE MCDOWALL
JETSTREAM PONY
Monday 1st October
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
VIRGINIA WING
Thursday 11 October
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
THE SPACE LADY
SPINNING COIN

Tuesday 23 October
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
EARTHEATER
Thursday 25 October
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
8pm | £10 | TICKETS
JO PASSED
SLUMB PARTY
Thursday 25 October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
Tompkins Square Records night featuring…
BRIGID MAE POWER
DUCK BAKER
GWENIFER RAYMOND

Friday 26 October
St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9PA
7pm | £10 | TICKETS
GROUPER
Monday 29 October
Hackney Arts Centre, 13 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH
7pm | £16.50 | TICKETS