Friday, 14 June 2019

Bamboo's new album out today! Patience, Elf Power and Constant Mongrel shows next week!

 
 
Hello again!
Today we released Bamboo’s astonishing new album ‘Daughters Of The Sky’ on 180g gold vinyl, CD with lyric book and digitally! Bamboo are a British electronic duo, shaped by the twin forces of Rachel Horwood’s flawless folk cadence and Nick Carlisle’s dazzling synth production.
 
‘Daughters Of The Sky’ is the band’s third album for Upset The Rhythm and makes for a seriously transportive listen, its ten songs immaculately rendered in atmosphere and meaning. Vast dreamscapes are conjured with TR808 drum machines and harmonised acoustic drums locking together with ARP synths and Mellotron flutes. Horwood’s vocal weaves through this waking vision, her voice drifting between euphoria and mournfully reflective modes.
 
 
 
Bamboo have always written songs that surge with revolutionary spirit and ‘Daughters Of The Sky’ is no exception, evoking themes of motherhood, cyclical nature, liberation and renewal! It’s an album that soars towards the sun, deliriously serene and always hopeful. To listen is to love this record, it really is something else! Singles ‘Weeping Idols’ and ‘A World Is Born’ will certainly set the scene for you, as does this animated advert packed full of glowing press quotes.
 
 
Bamboo’s new album ‘Daughters Of The Sky’ is available in all good shops today, as well as directly from our virtual market stall here.

 
 
 
 
 
You can catch Bamboo live in London next week too as we have them playing next Wednesday at Oslo, Hackney with US psych pop legends Elf Power. Over the last 25 years Elf Power have recorded 13 albums of sublime song for the Elephant 6 Recording Co as well as Orange Twin and Rykodisc, it’ll be a great thrill to have them play for us. Bring it on!
 
 
 
 
The day before, next Tuesday, sees Upset The Rhythm heading to Moth Club too as we’re very lucky to be hosting Patience for the first time in London. Oxford’s Despicable Zee and Viennetta are both down to perform too. Prismatic synth-pop guaranteed, plus DJ duo Time Is Away, whose NTS show sets the high water mark for fleeting reverie, will be spinning records throughout the night too. Not one to miss.
 
 
 
Our final event for this month will take place at New River Studios next Saturday (June 22nd) and features a real carnival of post-punk with Melbourne’s Constant Mongrel launching their new 7” on Upset The Rhythm in the company of Slumb Party, Peter Simpson and Sniffany And The Nits.
 
Read on for more detail on all three of those exceptional nights out…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
PATIENCE
DESPICABLE ZEE
VIENNETTA
TIME IS AWAY (DJ-set)
Tuesday 18 June
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London, E8 1EL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
PATIENCE began as bedroom synth project for songwriter Roxanne Clifford after the break up of her acclaimed indie pop band Veronica Falls. Born out of a desire to experiment with a new sound and analogue synthesisers, the project has since grown to become an all-encompassing persona and serves as the main vehicle for the full emotional spectrum always latent in Clifford’s songwriting. From her first long-sold-out 7” singles on Night School, her knack for melodic hooks and oblique emotional stances already contained a glistening sheen of promise. Debut album, Dizzy Spells, serves as an intimate portrait of Clifford’s creative adventure, almost diaristic, conceived and recorded in her home studio, as well as with collaborators Todd Edwards (Daft Punk/Uk Garage fame), Lewis Cook (Free Love/Happy Meals) and engineer Misha Hering (Virginia Wing). Dizzy Spells delivers a debut album that twists Clifford’s songwriting into new shapes and ecstasies. The album dances around melancholy, thrown to the floor like a bad dream to be circled, emerging bright-eyed into the early morning full of hope.
https://patienceworld.bandcamp.com/album/dizzy-spells

DESPICABLE ZEE is the solo project of Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani, who has been writing and performing for more than 15 years. She is the director of the Young Women’s Music Project, which continues to inspire her. Zahra specialises in leftfield, electronic lo-fi-pop – wonky yet meditative tunes, punctuated by biting rhythms. With echoes of The Knife, Tirzah, CocoRosie and Madame Gandhi, her recent EP sounds like longing, like searching, like hacking away at old vines to reach what’s behind them.
https://despicablezee.bandcamp.com/

VIENNETTA melt gently into your ears from the melancholy serving platter of a chintzy cruise ship cafeteria. Pensive waves of crisp, desire-dusted synthpop are topped with yearning, heartbreak-laden confessionals—a bleary epiphany at the end of another desperate night.
https://viennetta.bandcamp.com/
 
TIME IS AWAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
ELF POWER
BAMBOO
UTR (DJ-set)
Wednesday 19 June
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
ELF POWER are among the few bands from the Elephant 6 Recording Company that continue to make music to this day, and their prolificacy has been an absolute treat to fans. Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 23 years have released thirteen albums, two eps, and a handful of singles, while touring North America, Europe, and Japan many times. Albums such as 1998's Dave Fridmann-produced "A Dream In Sound" and 2008's collaboration with the late Vic Chesnutt, "Dark Developments" have cemented the bands' reputation as the finest purveyors of modern melodic psychedelic folk rock around. Their tour in support of their last album , 2013's "Sunlight on the Moon", took them on an extensive tour in support of Neutral Milk Hotel's much acclaimed reunion tour, as well as dates with Broken Bells and headlining dates.

Their latest album "Twitching in Time" (Orange Twin, 2017) combines experimental arrangements and sublime songwriting with their powerful live bombast, into their strangest, most cohesive, and most exciting sounding album yet. Opening track "Halloween Out Walking" combines minimal and beautiful folk rock arrangements with otherworldy Moog synthesizer gurglings to awe-inspiring effect. Other highlights include "Watery Shreds", a piano ballad that transforms itself into an explosive an unexpected distorted guitar drone freakout, sounding like an unlikely marriage of avant-garde keyboardist Laurie Anderson and drone metallers Sunn 0)) . Songs like the title track and "Cycling Aimlessly" are classic fuzzed out melodic rock songs the likes of which the band has become known for , while songs like "Gorging on the Feast" explore a jazzy, melancholy terrain before descending into a shredding heavy rock assault. The constant shifting of sounds and styles makes for one of the band's most diverse and satisfying albums yet. On this album, singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger and longtime collaborator multi-instrumentalist Laura Carter are joined by Matthew Garrison on bass, Peter Alvanos on drums, and Davey Wrathgabar on guitar.
https://orangetwinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/twitching-in-time

BAMBOO is the majestic pop project of Nick Carlisle and Rachel Horwood. Their music is vivid and deeply poignant, locking into a magnetic pull between Rachel's flawlessly resonant folk cadence and Nick's pristine synth pop production. Bamboo’s second studio album, The Dragon Flies Away, was released last year on Upset The Rhythm. The Dragon Flies Away tells a story loosely associated with the Hannya demon mask of Noh theatre plays such as Dojoji, and reflects the range of emotion the Hannya mask is capable of displaying: obsession, jealousy, sorrow and rage. The album presents its story in two acts and is presented with a gatefold sleeve and lyric / artwork sheet. Horwood’s evocative paintings are given centre stage with the packaging, allowing the album's story to grow beyond sound, making the journey all the more immersive. Bamboo are currently a live quartet and have just finished off their new record, ‘Daughters of the Sky’, look out June 14th!
http://www.bamboosongs.co.uk/
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
CONSTANT MONGREL
SLUMB PARTY
PETER SIMPSON
SNIFFANY & THE NITS
Saturday 22 June
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
CONSTANT MONGREL are a Melbourne post-punk band with releases on Silt Breeze, RIP Society and most recently La Vida Es Un Mus and Antifade records. Over their 10 year existence Constant Mongrel have added members while developing a unique sound and continually built momentum leading to their successful 'Living In Excellence' LP in 2018. The latest record has a sharper British Post Punk expression reminiscent of legendary acts such as Wire, The Fall, Flux of Pink Indians while maintaining their Australian edge and character that exist among their local brother/sister bands Total Control, UV Race, Ausmuteants, Lowlife and Terry. With striking riffs and catchy rolling bass over an often unhinged, vibrant rhythm section with fried saxophone and synths Constant Mongrel are a captivating live band. The bands lyrics and themes vary in subject matter from songs of certain romance, to the joy of a riot, atrocity of western religion, an abundance of a fresh modern fascism, white-middle-class-self-entitled guilt and the beauty in misinterpretation. But behind every idea the tongue remains continually in cheek as the band’s humour seeps through and prevails in its sound.
https://lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com/album/living-in-excellence

SLUMB PARTY are funked up post punkers from Nottingham. Point your ears in their direction and you'll find the righteous blast of a post-punk-skronk party of such hip-gyrating magnitude that you'll wanna take a bulldozer to your nearest nightclub and pull shapes on the ruins. Their debut 7" dropped earlier this year via German label Erste Theke Tontraeger, and their debut LP (Drunken Sailor) followed shortly afterwards. Fittingly, songs are concise and snappy, with flashes of everything from the rhythms of 80s Athens, GA (Pylon, early B-52s), the soul/punk hybrid of both The Nation of Ulysses and The Make-Up, the hyper-whacked sax rush of the Contortions...plus yer Minutemen, yer Gang Of Fours, yer Shoppings, yer favourite bands with attitude and heads so full of ideas you'll find yourself wondering why most bands fail to make a sassy combination of arts and smarts sound this essential.
https://slumbparty.bandcamp.com/

PETER SIMPSON just debuted his self titled mini-album. Running with the mantle that post-punk was actually prog in disguise, the record evokes that particular vein of popular music, in the 80s, where the prior generation of outward thinking rockers re-energised their approach by absorbing the new-wave. Fans of Peter Hammill’s K-Group albums, Bill Nelson’s Red Noise or even the Eno-inflected John Cale Island period, will no doubt recognise elements of each in these 6 mazy compositions.
https://petersimpson.bandcamp.com/

SNIFFANY & THE NITS are an itchy, twitchy new pogo punk outfit feat members of Artefact and The Snivellers.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for reading, have a fantastic weekend!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
PATIENCE
DESPICABLE ZEE
VIENNETTA
Tuesday 18 June
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London, E8 1EL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
ELF POWER
BAMBOO
UTR (DJ-set)
Wednesday 19 June
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
CONSTANT MONGREL
SLUMB PARTY
PETER SIMPSON
SNIFFANY & THE NITS
Saturday 22 June
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
CURRENT AFFAIRS
POWERPLANT
LIVID

Friday 5 July
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
NORMIL HAWAIIANS
RATTLE
ERASERS

Thursday 11 July
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS

RAYS
(Trouble In Mind)
DESIGN A WAVE
Tuesday 16 July
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS

DANIEL HIGGS
ETERNAL BROADCAST
Wednesday 17 July
HQI, The Rotunda, Wood Lane, White City Place, London, W12 7TP
(3 min walk from White City tube directly north up Wood Lane. Venue is behind the green gates)
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
PRISON RELIGION (Halcyon Veil)
HYPERSTITION DUO

Friday 19 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
 
ADVANCE BASE
ALICE HUBBLE
Monday 22 July
Redon, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
MOUNT EERIE
Thursday 8 August
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST
Wednesday 14 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE
ROBERT SOTELO
Wednesday 21 August
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
MARY LATTIMORE
Thursday 29 August
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
7.30pm | £10 |TICKETS
 
DEERHOOF
TRASH KIT
DOG CHOCOLATE
Monday 2 September
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
DANIEL O’SULLIVAN (octet performance)
BRIGID MAE POWER
Friday 13 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 

Daughters Of The Sky out today!

Daughters Of The Sky by Bamboo is released today on LP (gold vinyl), CD and digitally! Check out this extraordinary album in all its glory, seriously transportive and beautifully rendered in sound!

Available to order now here: http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/



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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Sacred Paws this Thursday! Patience, Elf Power & Constant Mongrel next week in London!

 
 
Alright!
We have four events coming up in June, so we’re hoisting the UTR flag up here to let you know about them.
 
This Thursday we have an undeniable party planned with free-spirited post-punks Sacred Paws at Redon in Bethnal Green. Celebrating the release of their off-the-charts new album, the Scots group will be joined by fellow Glaswegians Comfort and saxophone ball-and-chain gang Leather.head. Not one for those afraid to dance, that’s sure! Worth buying tickets for this concert in advance, live music kicking things off at 8.20pm FYI.
 
 
 
Then next week, we have Patience making her London debut at MOTH club on Tuesday 18 June with Oxford’s Despicable Zee and Viennetta down to perform too.
 
Prismatic synth-pop in bucketloads then, plus DJ duo Time Is Away, whose NTS show sets the high water mark for fleeting reverie, will be spinning thoughtfully selected records throughout the night too. Whoop!
 
 
 
24 hours later, Wednesday 19 June, finds us up sticks to Oslo in Hackney for a very rare appearance from Athens, Georgia’s psych-pop luminaries Elf Power. Over the last 25 years Elf Power have recorded 13 albums of sublime song for the Elephant 6 Recording Co as well as Orange Twin and Rykodisc, it’ll be a great honour to have them grace the stage once more in London. Bamboo will be playing at this lively hop too in support of their new album ‘Daughters Of The Sky’ out this Friday on Upset The Rhythm! ‘Diamond Springs’, the new record’s astonishing opening track, just erupted on The Line Of Best Fit’s website this week.
 
You can also watch Bamboo talk about the new record and their influences in this fun interview with Beats To The Bar too.
 
 
 
 
Our final event planned for June, takes place at New River Studios on Saturday 22 June and features a real carnival of excess with Melbourne’s Constant Mongrel launching their new 7” on Upset The Rhythm in the company of Slumb Party, Peter Simpson and Sniffany And The Nits. More literally is more! This one has knees-up written all over it. Cannot wait!
 
Read on for everything in detail, plus you’ll find newly announced for shows Mount Eerie and J. McFarlane’s Reality Guest both added to our August listings too, giddy up!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
SACRED PAWS
COMFORT
LEATHER.HEAD
Thursday 13 June
Redon, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
 
SACRED PAWS are a fantastic, intuitive dream punk duo, comprising Eilidh Rodgers of Golden Grrls on drums, and Rachel Aggs from Trash Kit and Shopping on guitar. Raw Soweto high-life riffs and rolling Afrobeat grooves are filtered through post-punk sass and ramshackle K Records charm. It’s an utterly joyous sound, the duo trading giddy melodies and righteous chants over febrile rhythms and chunky, infectious riffage. Rock Action released the band’s debut album ‘Strike A Match’ in 2017 and it received a slew of incredible reviews from the likes of Q, DIY, Clash, Loud & Quiet, The Skinny and was voted Scottish Album of the Year too! Forthcoming album ‘Run Around The Sun’ (out May 31st on Merge / Rock Action) brims with upbeat reflections on growing up and looking back. Shimmering guitar riffs dance between snappy beats and swooning melodies that will have crowds committing to far more than a simple head-bob. “I think we’d get bored if it was too slow,” Eilidh says. “We’d never want to play something live that people couldn’t dance to. It would feel really strange to us. It’s kind of the whole point.”
 
COMFORT are a Glasgow duo who bring a radical approach to musical representation, a drums and sampler attack that is vicious and transporting. Post-industrial blocks of sound are hammered into the ground by the drums while vocalist Natalie McGhee's rasp-throated incantations and vivisections of societal norms bring a powerful presence to Comfort's sharp-toothed, broken funk. Look out for debut album on Night School soon.
 
LEATHER.HEAD deal in janky rhythms and soaring saxophone which walk through shadows of This Heat and Lounge Lizards. They are still yet to release a single song but have been forging a name for themselves with their anxious/dynamic live shows.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
PATIENCE
DESPICABLE ZEE
VIENNETTA
Tuesday 18 June
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London, E8 1EL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
PATIENCE began as bedroom synth project for songwriter Roxanne Clifford after the break up of her acclaimed indie pop band Veronica Falls. Born out of a desire to experiment with a new sound and analogue synthesisers, the project has since grown to become an all-encompassing persona and serves as the main vehicle for the full emotional spectrum always latent in Clifford’s songwriting. From her first long-sold-out 7” singles on Night School, her knack for melodic hooks and oblique emotional stances already contained a glistening sheen of promise. Debut album, Dizzy Spells, serves as an intimate portrait of Clifford’s creative adventure, almost diaristic, conceived and recorded in her home studio, as well as with collaborators Todd Edwards (Daft Punk/Uk Garage fame), Lewis Cook (Free Love/Happy Meals) and engineer Misha Hering (Virginia Wing). Dizzy Spells delivers a debut album that twists Clifford’s songwriting into new shapes and ecstasies. The album dances around melancholy, thrown to the floor like a bad dream to be circled, emerging bright-eyed into the early morning full of hope.
https://patienceworld.bandcamp.com/album/dizzy-spells

DESPICABLE ZEE is the solo project of Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani, who has been writing and performing for more than 15 years. She is the director of the Young Women’s Music Project, which continues to inspire her. Zahra specialises in leftfield, electronic lo-fi-pop – wonky yet meditative tunes, punctuated by biting rhythms. With echoes of The Knife, Tirzah, CocoRosie and Madame Gandhi, her recent EP sounds like longing, like searching, like hacking away at old vines to reach what’s behind them.
https://despicablezee.bandcamp.com/

VIENNETTA melt gently into your ears from the melancholy serving platter of a chintzy cruise ship cafeteria. Pensive waves of crisp, desire-dusted synthpop are topped with yearning, heartbreak-laden confessionals—a bleary epiphany at the end of another desperate night.
https://viennetta.bandcamp.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
ELF POWER
BAMBOO
Wednesday 19 June
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
ELF POWER are among the few bands from the Elephant 6 Recording Company that continue to make music to this day, and their prolificacy has been an absolute treat to fans. Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 23 years have released thirteen albums, two eps, and a handful of singles, while touring North America, Europe, and Japan many times. Albums such as 1998's Dave Fridmann-produced "A Dream In Sound" and 2008's collaboration with the late Vic Chesnutt, "Dark Developments" have cemented the bands' reputation as the finest purveyors of modern melodic psychedelic folk rock around. Their tour in support of their last album , 2013's "Sunlight on the Moon", took them on an extensive tour in support of Neutral Milk Hotel's much acclaimed reunion tour, as well as dates with Broken Bells and headlining dates.

Their latest album "Twitching in Time" (Orange Twin, 2017) combines experimental arrangements and sublime songwriting with their powerful live bombast, into their strangest, most cohesive, and most exciting sounding album yet. Opening track "Halloween Out Walking" combines minimal and beautiful folk rock arrangements with otherworldy Moog synthesizer gurglings to awe-inspiring effect. Other highlights include "Watery Shreds", a piano ballad that transforms itself into an explosive an unexpected distorted guitar drone freakout, sounding like an unlikely marriage of avant-garde keyboardist Laurie Anderson and drone metallers Sunn 0)) . Songs like the title track and "Cycling Aimlessly" are classic fuzzed out melodic rock songs the likes of which the band has become known for , while songs like "Gorging on the Feast" explore a jazzy, melancholy terrain before descending into a shredding heavy rock assault. The constant shifting of sounds and styles makes for one of the band's most diverse and satisfying albums yet. On this album, singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger and longtime collaborator multi-instrumentalist Laura Carter are joined by Matthew Garrison on bass, Peter Alvanos on drums, and Davey Wrathgabar on guitar.
https://orangetwinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/twitching-in-time

BAMBOO is the majestic pop project of Nick Carlisle and Rachel Horwood. Their music is vivid and deeply poignant, locking into a magnetic pull between Rachel's flawlessly resonant folk cadence and Nick's pristine synth pop production. Bamboo’s second studio album, The Dragon Flies Away, was released last year on Upset The Rhythm. The Dragon Flies Away tells a story loosely associated with the Hannya demon mask of Noh theatre plays such as Dojoji, and reflects the range of emotion the Hannya mask is capable of displaying: obsession, jealousy, sorrow and rage. The album presents its story in two acts and is presented with a gatefold sleeve and lyric / artwork sheet. Horwood’s evocative paintings are given centre stage with the packaging, allowing the album's story to grow beyond sound, making the journey all the more immersive. Bamboo are currently a live quartet and have just finished off their new record, ‘Daughters of the Sky’, look out June 14th!
http://www.bamboosongs.co.uk/
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
CONSTANT MONGREL
SLUMB PARTY
PETER SIMPSON
SNIFFANY & THE NITS
Saturday 22 June
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
CONSTANT MONGREL are a Melbourne post-punk band with releases on Silt Breeze, RIP Society and most recently La Vida Es Un Mus and Antifade records. Over their 10 year existence Constant Mongrel have added members while developing a unique sound and continually built momentum leading to their successful 'Living In Excellence' LP in 2018. The latest record has a sharper British Post Punk expression reminiscent of legendary acts such as Wire, The Fall, Flux of Pink Indians while maintaining their Australian edge and character that exist among their local brother/sister bands Total Control, UV Race, Ausmuteants, Lowlife and Terry. With striking riffs and catchy rolling bass over an often unhinged, vibrant rhythm section with fried saxophone and synths Constant Mongrel are a captivating live band. The bands lyrics and themes vary in subject matter from songs of certain romance, to the joy of a riot, atrocity of western religion, an abundance of a fresh modern fascism, white-middle-class-self-entitled guilt and the beauty in misinterpretation. But behind every idea the tongue remains continually in cheek as the band’s humour seeps through and prevails in its sound.
https://lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com/album/living-in-excellence

SLUMB PARTY are funked up post punkers from Nottingham. Point your ears in their direction and you'll find the righteous blast of a post-punk-skronk party of such hip-gyrating magnitude that you'll wanna take a bulldozer to your nearest nightclub and pull shapes on the ruins. Their debut 7" dropped earlier this year via German label Erste Theke Tontraeger, and their debut LP (Drunken Sailor) followed shortly afterwards. Fittingly, songs are concise and snappy, with flashes of everything from the rhythms of 80s Athens, GA (Pylon, early B-52s), the soul/punk hybrid of both The Nation of Ulysses and The Make-Up, the hyper-whacked sax rush of the Contortions...plus yer Minutemen, yer Gang Of Fours, yer Shoppings, yer favourite bands with attitude and heads so full of ideas you'll find yourself wondering why most bands fail to make a sassy combination of arts and smarts sound this essential.
https://slumbparty.bandcamp.com/

PETER SIMPSON just debuted his self titled mini-album. Running with the mantle that post-punk was actually prog in disguise, the record evokes that particular vein of popular music, in the 80s, where the prior generation of outward thinking rockers re-energised their approach by absorbing the new-wave. Fans of Peter Hammill’s K-Group albums, Bill Nelson’s Red Noise or even the Eno-inflected John Cale Island period, will no doubt recognise elements of each in these 6 mazy compositions.
https://petersimpson.bandcamp.com/

SNIFFANY & THE NITS are an itchy, twitchy new pogo punk outfit feat members of Artefact and The Snivellers.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you for spending your time with us!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
     facebook  soundcloud  twitter    youtube
 
 
 
 
UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
SACRED PAWS
COMFORT
LEATHER.HEAD
 Thursday 13 June
Redon, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
 
PATIENCE
DESPICABLE ZEE
VIENNETTA
Tuesday 18 June
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London, E8 1EL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
ELF POWER
BAMBOO
Wednesday 19 June
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
CONSTANT MONGREL
SLUMB PARTY
PETER SIMPSON
SNIFFANY & THE NITS
Saturday 22 June
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
CURRENT AFFAIRS
POWERPLANT
LIVID

Friday 5 July
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
NORMIL HAWAIIANS
RATTLE
ERASERS

Thursday 11 July
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS

RAYS
(Trouble In Mind)
DESIGN A WAVE
Tuesday 16 July
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS

DANIEL HIGGS
ETERNAL BROADCAST
Wednesday 17 July
HQI, The Rotunda, Wood Lane, White City Place, London, W12 7TP
(3 min walk from White City tube directly north up Wood Lane. Venue is behind the green gates)
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
PRISON RELIGION (Halcyon Veil)
HYPERSTITION DUO

Friday 19 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
 
ADVANCE BASE
ALICE HUBBLE
Monday 22 July
Redon, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
MOUNT EERIE
Thursday 8 August
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST
Wednesday 14 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE
ROBERT SOTELO
Wednesday 21 August
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
MARY LATTIMORE
Thursday 29 August
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
7.30pm | £10 |TICKETS
 
DEERHOOF
TRASH KIT
DOG CHOCOLATE
Monday 2 September
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
DANIEL O’SULLIVAN (octet performance)
BRIGID MAE POWER
Friday 13 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS

Friday, 7 June 2019

Mount Eerie - Live in London this August!!!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

MOUNT EERIE
Thursday 8 August
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | https://link.dice.fm/ZFuaEkmbiX

MOUNT EERIE is still the name of the songs that come from Phil Elverum, a 41 year old artist/writer from rural maritime Washington state, USA.  Over the past couple decades these songs have sprawled across sounds and atmospheres, sometimes cacophonies, sometimes gentle questions.  In 2019, in the shadow of death and love and always head-on direct, there will be a performance in London.

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CONSTANT MONGREL - European tour starts today!



Constant Mongrel kick off their European tour today in Paris!
Go see them bring the noise!

7 June - Paris, FR @ Espace B
8 June - Kortrijk, BE @ De Kruen (Rooftop)
9 June - Tournai, BE @ Water Moulin
10 June - Brussels, BE @ Bidules
11 June - Groningen, NL @ VERA
12 June - Amsterdam, NL @ Skatepark NOORD
13 June - Rotterdam, NL @ Herman
14 June - Eindhoven, NL @ Stroomhuis
15 June - Antwerp, BE @ Cabron
17 June - Brighton, UK @ The Pipeline
18 June - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange w/ Hank Wood and the Hammerheads
19 June - Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
20 June - Glasgow, UK @ The Doublet
21 June - Manchester, UK @ YES
22 June - London, UK @ New River Studios


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Thursday, 6 June 2019

NEW SHOW: J. McFARLANE'S REALITY GUEST!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST
Wednesday 14 August
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | https://link.dice.fm/7g2fTsfeiX

J. McFARLANE’S REALITY GUEST  is the new project of Australian artist Julia McFarlane. As a member of the group Twerps, McFarlane has traversed guitar-centric, melodic pop music for some years while honing a highly unique, personal musical language. ‘Ta Da’ is the first recorded unveiling of McFarlane’s affecting, oblique songwriting panache. Originally released in her native Australia on Hobbies Galore, ‘Ta Da’ will be released worldwide by Night School in June 2019. ’Ta Da’ showcases McFarlane’s songwriting immersed in psychedelic music and synths. It’s a brilliant, deft concoction swimming in Young Marble Giants-type minimalism washed with bare pop and harmony similar to Kevin Ayers making sense of a Melbourne suburb full of faces half-recognised in the blanching sun. McFarlane’s vocal is straight forward, lyrically conversational but still not completely in focus, a surreal kitchen sink drama filtered through a dream where everything is in an unusual place. Reality Guest similarly draws on BBC Radiophonic Workshop-style noise synths, flute solos, palm-muted guitar and a sleepy, psychedelic tone that drifts away into the sunset, simple and direct.

https://hobbiesgalore.bandcamp.com/album/ta-da



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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

UTR at the ILM this July!

Upset The Rhythm will be taking part in the next Independent Label Market at Coal Drops Yard on July 13th! Look out! Here's the poster!
 
 

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Trash Kit, Bamboo, Hygiene and Normil Hawaiians covered in the new WIRE magazine!



Top insights in the new WIRE magazine from Louis Pattison! Trash Kit, Bamboo, Normil Hawaiians and Hygiene releases all covered, plus Upset The Rhythm has reached "node" status! Quite the read! Go buy a copy!

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Friday, 31 May 2019

New Bamboo single released today, Bilge Pump concert tonight too!

 
 
Hello there!
Colossal thanks to you all for coming out this last seven days to see Hygiene, Ana da Silva / Phew, Lankum and Chris Cohen, we’ve kept you extremely entertained right? We have just one more show this month, taking place tonight in fact! Legendary UK riff-quake, master-builders Bilge Pump will finally grace our stage for the first time tonight at The Islington. Like that proverbial pint of Guinness, it’s been well worth the wait! We also have Witching Waves and Slagheap playing this evening too, so the roof is fully aware it’s going to be blown clear off! Live sound kicks off 8.15pm, tickets on the door from 7.30pm, see you down the front.
 
Full show details follow below, alongside our upcoming June show listings for Sacred Paws, Patience and Elf Power too!
 
 
 
Bamboo will perform at that Elf Power show too! Today we’re sharing their brand new single ‘A World Is Born’ with all wide and far! ‘A World Is Born’ features Rachel Horwood's flawless, resonant folk cadence and Nick Carlisle's pristine synth production, whilst drum machines and samples lock together with acoustic drums. This surprise single, out today on all digital platforms, is taken from the group’s forthcoming album ‘Daughters Of The Sky’ out June 14th through Upset The Rhythm.
 
Accompanying this album track are remixes from Rozi Plain and Bas Jan that sound towering and ingenius. “Habits, habits”! Enjoy!
 
 
 
This Weekend Nots head out on their US tour around the East Coast. To celebrate, the Memphis powerhouse have released an epic new video/vision for ‘Persona’ in collaboration with visual art collective WWW.
 
We thought you’d like to take a look at that here! 'Persona' is taken from the trios new album '3', out now on Upset The Rhythm and Goner!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
BILGE PUMP
WITCHING WAVES
SLAGHEAP
Friday 31 May
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
BILGE PUMP are long term linchpins of the Leeds DIY scene, they now follow their own paths; growing veg, running up hills, building musical paraphernalia. Every now and then the call goes out; the time comes to do another tour, put another record out. With new album 'We Love You' (their first in 10 years) out now via Gringo Records, Bilge Pump unveiled a new single, 'Wheel of Yew' - it's PiL bass lines, Spacemen 3 guitar and a blistering Butthole Surfers-esque solo are all held together with the tightest drumming this side of Bill Ward. They have spent a while getting this album right, writing songs that describe a world where the council lets it rot and the kids make trouble, or sometimes music. For Bilge Pump, who first formed in 1996, this isn’t a career, it is more important than that, feeling the right moment, not forcing it. Drummer Neil Turpin says "A gig is good when the rhythm created and projected propels the crowds arms and legs, looping into a glorious reciprocal exchange of energy." Anyone who has ever seen them will tell you they are loud. But loud and clear, defined patterns, riffs smoulder into drones and then catch fire again lyric’s trimmed of fat, precise and witty.
https://bilgepump.bandcamp.com/

WITCHING WAVES formed in 2013 by Emma Wigham and Mark Jasper and released a tape EP on Suplex Records. They then released an album on Soft Power entitled Fear Of Falling Down in late 2014. This was followed up with their second LP Crystal Cafe in February of 2016, after which they toured the U.S. and Europe. In 2017 Estella Adeyeri of Big Joanie joined the group on bass, and the band continued a relentless schedule of touring and recording. Witching Waves are now set to release a new album on Specialist Subject called Persistence on April 6th.
https://witchingwaves.bandcamp.com/

SLAGHEAP play energetic post punk nonsense from their HQ of Bristol. Melodic, naive and raucous songs about our experience of the world.
https://soundcloud.com/slagheapbristol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
SACRED PAWS
COMFORT
LEATHER.HEAD
Thursday 13 June
Redon, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
 
SACRED PAWS are a fantastic, intuitive dream punk duo, comprising Eilidh Rodgers of Golden Grrls on drums, and Rachel Aggs from Trash Kit and Shopping on guitar. Raw Soweto high-life riffs and rolling Afrobeat grooves are filtered through post-punk sass and ramshackle K Records charm. It’s an utterly joyous sound, the duo trading giddy melodies and righteous chants over febrile rhythms and chunky, infectious riffage. Rock Action released the band’s debut album ‘Strike A Match’ in 2017 and it received a slew of incredible reviews from the likes of Q, DIY, Clash, Loud & Quiet, The Skinny and was voted Scottish Album of the Year too! Forthcoming album ‘Run Around The Sun’ (out May 31st on Merge / Rock Action) brims with upbeat reflections on growing up and looking back. Shimmering guitar riffs dance between snappy beats and swooning melodies that will have crowds committing to far more than a simple head-bob. “I think we’d get bored if it was too slow,” Eilidh says. “We’d never want to play something live that people couldn’t dance to. It would feel really strange to us. It’s kind of the whole point.”
 
COMFORT are a Glasgow duo who bring a radical approach to musical representation, a drums and sampler attack that is vicious and transporting. Post-industrial blocks of sound are hammered into the ground by the drums while vocalist Natalie McGhee's rasp-throated incantations and vivisections of societal norms bring a powerful presence to Comfort's sharp-toothed, broken funk. Look out for debut album on Night School soon.
 
LEATHER.HEAD deal in janky rhythms and soaring saxophone which walk through shadows of This Heat and Lounge Lizards. They are still yet to release a single song but have been forging a name for themselves with their anxious/dynamic live shows.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
PATIENCE
DESPICABLE ZEE
VIENNETTA
Tuesday 18 June
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London, E8 1EL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
PATIENCE began as bedroom synth project for songwriter Roxanne Clifford after the break up of her acclaimed indie pop band Veronica Falls. Born out of a desire to experiment with a new sound and analogue synthesisers, the project has since grown to become an all-encompassing persona and serves as the main vehicle for the full emotional spectrum always latent in Clifford’s songwriting. From her first long-sold-out 7” singles on Night School, her knack for melodic hooks and oblique emotional stances already contained a glistening sheen of promise. Debut album, Dizzy Spells, serves as an intimate portrait of Clifford’s creative adventure, almost diaristic, conceived and recorded in her home studio, as well as with collaborators Todd Edwards (Daft Punk/Uk Garage fame), Lewis Cook (Free Love/Happy Meals) and engineer Misha Hering (Virginia Wing). Dizzy Spells delivers a debut album that twists Clifford’s songwriting into new shapes and ecstasies. The album dances around melancholy, thrown to the floor like a bad dream to be circled, emerging bright-eyed into the early morning full of hope.
https://patienceworld.bandcamp.com/album/dizzy-spells

DESPICABLE ZEE is the solo project of Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani, who has been writing and performing for more than 15 years. She is the director of the Young Women’s Music Project, which continues to inspire her. Zahra specialises in leftfield, electronic lo-fi-pop – wonky yet meditative tunes, punctuated by biting rhythms. With echoes of The Knife, Tirzah, CocoRosie and Madame Gandhi, her recent EP sounds like longing, like searching, like hacking away at old vines to reach what’s behind them.
https://despicablezee.bandcamp.com/

VIENNETTA melt gently into your ears from the melancholy serving platter of a chintzy cruise ship cafeteria. Pensive waves of crisp, desire-dusted synthpop are topped with yearning, heartbreak-laden confessionals—a bleary epiphany at the end of another desperate night.
https://viennetta.bandcamp.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
ELF POWER
BAMBOO
Wednesday 19 June
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
ELF POWER are among the few bands from the Elephant 6 Recording Company that continue to make music to this day, and their prolificacy has been an absolute treat to fans. Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 23 years have released thirteen albums, two eps, and a handful of singles, while touring North America, Europe, and Japan many times. Albums such as 1998's Dave Fridmann-produced "A Dream In Sound" and 2008's collaboration with the late Vic Chesnutt, "Dark Developments" have cemented the bands' reputation as the finest purveyors of modern melodic psychedelic folk rock around. Their tour in support of their last album , 2013's "Sunlight on the Moon", took them on an extensive tour in support of Neutral Milk Hotel's much acclaimed reunion tour, as well as dates with Broken Bells and headlining dates.

Their latest album "Twitching in Time" (Orange Twin, 2017) combines experimental arrangements and sublime songwriting with their powerful live bombast, into their strangest, most cohesive, and most exciting sounding album yet. Opening track "Halloween Out Walking" combines minimal and beautiful folk rock arrangements with otherworldy Moog synthesizer gurglings to awe-inspiring effect. Other highlights include "Watery Shreds", a piano ballad that transforms itself into an explosive an unexpected distorted guitar drone freakout, sounding like an unlikely marriage of avant-garde keyboardist Laurie Anderson and drone metallers Sunn 0)) . Songs like the title track and "Cycling Aimlessly" are classic fuzzed out melodic rock songs the likes of which the band has become known for , while songs like "Gorging on the Feast" explore a jazzy, melancholy terrain before descending into a shredding heavy rock assault. The constant shifting of sounds and styles makes for one of the band's most diverse and satisfying albums yet. On this album, singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger and longtime collaborator multi-instrumentalist Laura Carter are joined by Matthew Garrison on bass, Peter Alvanos on drums, and Davey Wrathgabar on guitar.
https://orangetwinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/twitching-in-time

BAMBOO is the majestic pop project of Nick Carlisle and Rachel Horwood. Their music is vivid and deeply poignant, locking into a magnetic pull between Rachel's flawlessly resonant folk cadence and Nick's pristine synth pop production. Bamboo’s second studio album, The Dragon Flies Away, was released last year on Upset The Rhythm. The Dragon Flies Away tells a story loosely associated with the Hannya demon mask of Noh theatre plays such as Dojoji, and reflects the range of emotion the Hannya mask is capable of displaying: obsession, jealousy, sorrow and rage. The album presents its story in two acts and is presented with a gatefold sleeve and lyric / artwork sheet. Horwood’s evocative paintings are given centre stage with the packaging, allowing the album's story to grow beyond sound, making the journey all the more immersive. Bamboo are currently a live quartet and have just finished off their new record, ‘Daughters of the Sky’, look out June 14th!
http://www.bamboosongs.co.uk/
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
BILGE PUMP
WITCHING WAVES
SLAGHEAP
Friday 31 May
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
SACRED PAWS
COMFORT
LEATHER.HEAD
 Thursday 13 June
Redon, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
 
PATIENCE
DESPICABLE ZEE
VIENNETTA
Tuesday 18 June
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London, E8 1EL
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
ELF POWER
BAMBOO
Wednesday 19 June
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
CONSTANT MONGREL
SLUMB PARTY
PETER SIMPSON
SNIFFANY & THE NITS
Saturday 22 June
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
CURRENT AFFAIRS
POWERPLANT
LIVID

Friday 5 July
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
NORMIL HAWAIIANS
RATTLE
ERASERS

Thursday 11 July
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS

RAYS
(Trouble In Mind)
DESIGN A WAVE
Tuesday 16 July
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS

DANIEL HIGGS
ETERNAL BROADCAST
Wednesday 17 July
HQI, The Rotunda, Wood Lane, White City Place, London, W12 7TP
(3 min walk from White City tube directly north up Wood Lane. Venue is behind the green gates)
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
PRISON RELIGION (Halcyon Veil)
HYPERSTITION DUO

Friday 19 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
 
ADVANCE BASE
ALICE HUBBLE
Monday 22 July
Redon, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE
ROBERT SOTELO
Wednesday 21 August
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS
 
MARY LATTIMORE
Thursday 29 August
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6EU
7.30pm | £10 |TICKETS
 
DEERHOOF
DOG CHOCOLATE
Monday 2 September
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
7.30pm | £15 | TICKETS
 
DANIEL O’SULLIVAN (octet performance)
BRIGID MAE POWER
Friday 13 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS