Thursday, 9 July 2020

Es - 'Severed' video unveiled!




Es’ new video ‘Severed’ just premiered on Post-Trash: “a quarantine video done right, full of kitchen, garden, and shower performances that are defiantly goofy but as deadpan as can be”! Now is the time to learn to drum using utensils! ‘Severed’ is taken from Es’ phantastic debut album ‘Less Of Everything’, out now aptly, Nostradamus much?





Thursday, 25 June 2020

Naked Roommate LP announced! 'Mad Love' single!



Roll on September 4th! We’ll be releasing ‘Do The Duvet’, the debut album from Naked Roommate. The Oakland quartet evoke the playful spirit of Vivien Goldman, Vanity Records and Liquid Liquid, whilst sparking with originality, all frazzled beats, devolved guitar work and minced electronic compost. The resultant congealed grooves are heaven-sent concoctions for Amber Sermeńo’s vocal to ride high atop, making for an alluring yet switchblade-dangerous performance in terms of wit and gaze. 

Take a listen to wondrous first single 'Mad Love’. All proceeds from the track (this month and next) will be donated between People’s Breakfast Oakland and the Anti Police-Terror Project FYI.








‘Do The Duvet’ is available to pre-order from Upset The Rhythm on lemon-yellow vinyl here: https://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/

Our friends at Trouble in Mind are releasing a version in the US too.
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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Vintage Crop LP announced for August! Listen to 'Gridlock'!



Look out August 7th! We'll be releasing 'Serve To Serve Again' by Vintage Crop! A crusher of an album from the Geelong Aus-punks, their full-pelt bounce tempered with flailing guitar lines and sardonic commentary.

Have a listen to first track 'Gridlock' now, a timely nod to frustration - “the hustle and bustle of inner-city traffic is driving me nuts because the radios on static”. The most vigorous, glorious racket imaginable!

Available to pre-order on LP now here.











Over the last four years Geelong group Vintage Crop have become a burgeoning force in the Australian punk scene. Their burly, brusque yet supple songs have evolved from the garage rock of 2017’s ‘TV Organs’ album into the post-punk panic attack of last year’s ‘Company Man’ EP. Now they’ve sculpted their sound further, the barrage now offset with robust songwriting.  Vintage Crop still dish-up plenty of commanding stomp, their lyrics remain as keen-eyed as ever, but now they’re unafraid to mess with the tempo and drive their point home.
‘Serve To Serve Again’ is Vintage Crop’s third full-length album. It was recorded by Mikey Young after a year of playing solid shows, including tours in Europe and the UK alongside Louder Than Death and URSA and some of the band’s biggest shows to date in Australia with Amyl & The Sniffers, R.M.F.C. and The Stroppies. This allowed Vintage Crop to nail the songs live before committing them to tape, pulling and pushing ideas, stretching them into new-found territories. ‘First In Line’ races off the blocks with its sawtooth riff and splintered beat, all jagged edges and ragged vocals. Quickly follow a pair of totemic bruisers in the guise of ‘The Ladder’ and ‘The North’, both brimming with a nigh anthemic quality, confident in their faculty to rouse the rabble. ‘Jack’s Casino’ is a lurching romp about gambling, ‘Streetview’ is similarly propellent, only choosing to meander and divert itself with cryptic trips around the neighbourhood: “He only moved to that side of town because the postcode is worth it’s weight in gold”.
‘Just My Luck’ prowls with a shared thrumming verve, whilst ‘Everyday Heroes’ closes out the album with measured flair. Skewed and fervent, rangy at times yet always assured in its intent ‘Serve To Serve Again’ is long-legged leap for Vintage Crop into the delirious now. These songs strive to make sense of futility, they criticise the chain of command, question privilege and most importantly make us want more from life. How very now!


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Friday, 17 April 2020

Primo!'s new album 'Sogni' out today!

 
 
Hello again!
 
I hope you’re holding up OK with lockdown, at least the sun is shining, even though it appears to be still off down a tunnel. Something to cheer the spirits here though, today we’re releasing a new album entitled ‘Sogni’ by Melbourne quartet Primo! Primo! make music that explores the boundaries of everyday life with unruffled levity, tilted grace and a dose of grit, serving up insightful yet terse chorus and verse. Their glorious songs shift from unwound post-punk to rubber legged pop takes, chiming reflections to upbeat jangle.
 
 
Primo! feature Xanthe Waite and Amy Hill (both also play in Terry) on guitar and bass, whilst Violetta Del Conte-Race adds further guitar and Suzanne Walker underpins it all with a lively clatter of drums. Drawing from the collective musical lexicon shown on the band’s debut album Amici, Sogni (which translates from the Italian for 'Dreams') turns it s attentions to themes of decision-making, change, time, heartbreak and the practicalities of work and daily life.
 
Sognis twelve songs were conceived in the rehearsal room and perfected in a live setting, before being recorded to an 8-track with Al Montfort across a number of home studios in Melbourne. “Perfect Paper” propels the album into cruise, with splintering guitars, “Machine” highlights the work-hierarchy struggle (you told me just what I should do / but the problem is you’re only human / and I just can’t listen to you / machine, machine, machine”).  “Best & Fairest” questions the idea of an ideal life, while “Love Days” reflects on past relationships and “Diamond Day” deals in accidentally being swept up in love. It’s this track that Primo! decided to showcase in their brand new video made over the last week from their respective homes in isolation.

 
 
 
 
‘Sogni’ by Primo! is available now digitally, it’s also obtainable on limited orange or black 180g vinyl, accompanied by an artful lyric insert too. ‘Sogni’ can be ordered online from all the best shops and of course from our very own webshop here, we always appreciate the custom!
 
 
 
 
In the light of the COVID-19 outbreak we’ve had a number of shows cancelled and postponed, some more now with newly confirmed dates for later in the year (Shopping, Protomartyr and Jake Xerxes Fussell). Check out our listings section (below) for an update, original tickets remain valid for all rescheduled concerts and refunds are available too through tickets vendors. Thanks again for all the supportive messages over the last few weeks, we hope you’re keeping safe and sound.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Onwards into the unknown, take great care of yourselves!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
BONNIESONGS - CANCELLED
YUMI AND THE WEATHER
GARRET MOORE

Wednesday 22 April
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
7.30pm | £6.50
 
LUNGBUTTER - CANCELLED
ADULKT LIFE
Thursday 30 April
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS

7.30pm | £7
 
IAN WILLIAM CRAIG - CANCELLED
Friday 1 May
EartH Kitchen, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
7.30pm | £12
 
ESCAPE-ISM – POSTPONED (DATE TBC)
(Ian Svenonius of Chain & The Gang, The Make-Up)
Thursday 7 May
Space 289, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £11 | TICKETS
 
FRAN
Friday 29 May
PinUps (formerly The Islington)
1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
FUZZ
Wednesday 22 July
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7pm | £17.50 | TICKETS
14 + show (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)
 
PAN AMERICAN
Monday 10 August
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
(This show is rescheduled from April 21st, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
NAP EYES
Wednesday 19 August
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
(This show is rescheduled from April 15th, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
SHOPPING 
Wednesday 2 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
(This show is rescheduled from May 5th, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
JAKE XERXES FUSSELL
Tuesday 8 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £9 | TICKETS
(This show is rescheduled from May 12th, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
PROTOMARTYR
Wednesday 9 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £15 | SOLD OUT
(This show is rescheduled from April 28th, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
PROTOMARTYR
Thursday 10 September
Peckham Audio,133 Rye Ln, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST
7.30pm | £15 | SOLD OUT
(This show is rescheduled from April 27th, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
BRIGID MAE POWER (full band)
Tuesday 15 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB
£10 | 7.30pm | TICKETS
(This show is rescheduled from June 10th, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
OLD TIME RELIJUN
PROTO IDIOT
SHAKE CHAIN
Wednesday 28 October
PinUps (formerly The Islington), 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
(This show is rescheduled from April 29th, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
 
 

Friday, 3 April 2020

Es - 'Less Of Everything' released today!

 
 
Hello everyone!
 
I trust you’re keeping safe and sound, top work! A bit of brighter news for you today as we’re proudly releasing Es’ debut album ‘Less Of Everything’ into this vastly different world, arguably experiencing less of everything! Es are a strident London quartet who have coined an uncanny sound over these last few years. Focused, tense and commanding Es’ take on icy DIY punk creeps with gothic influence and nuanced intensity and this debut album proves eager to disrupt all sense of complacency.
 
 
Es are Maria Cecilia Tedemalm (vocals), Katy Cotterell (bass), Tamsin M. Leach (drums) and Flora Watters (keyboards). Their 2016 debut EP, Object Relations, by La Vida Es Un Mus, was described as “mutant synth-punk for our dystopian present” (Jess Skolnik, Bandcamp, Pitchfork). The group have since become a vital presence in London’s underground DIY music scene and even toured the UK with the Thurston Moore Group.
 
The dynamic between Cotterell’s warped basslines and Watters’ keyboard secretions lie at the heart of Es’ sound. When teamed up with Leach’s pin-sharp drumming, the outcome is unique and instantly recognisable as their own sound. This provides the perfect backdrop for Tedemalm’s insistent, pointed vocal style. Tedemalm’s strategy is to “push the lyrics as far as I can thematically until they become absurd … overly dramatic ... while still being sincere in the feeling they’re trying to invoke. I try to apply as much emotion as I can.” The result is something as confrontationally honest as it is complex.
 
 
‘Less Of Everything’ is available around the globe now digitally, it’s also available on transparent 180g vinyl, accompanied by a superb risographed insert too. This strikingly eldritch LP is available now to order online from all the best shops and of course from our very own webshop here, fill your boots!
 
 
 
 
You’ll also notice amongst the green shoots of our webshop that we have a new album from Primo! primed for later in the month. Filmed in advance of all the current COVID-19 precautions we have their new ‘Machine’ video to share with you today. Here’s Primo! putting in some serious elbow grease down the auto-shop to make a salient point about life becoming too automated. ‘Machine' is taken from the band's forthcoming album 'Sogni' out April 17th! 
 
 
 
 
Finally finding a little extra time on our hands, there’s always an upside right? We’ve gone through our Upset The Rhythm archive this week and set up an Instagram account for the first time to share our favourite images from the last 16 years of UTR. There’s some terrific photos up there already of Lexie Mountain Boys performing on the rooftop of a tower in Hackney, Hella tearing up Needles wine bar and Richard Dawson bowling over an audience at Moth Club last year. Plus some candid snaps and well-worn memories, a little light relief we hope, better times!
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the light of the COVID-19 outbreak it’ll come as no surprise that we’ve had a number of shows cancelled and postponed, some now with newly confirmed dates for later in the year. Check out our listings section (below) for an update, original tickets remain valid for all rescheduled concerts and refunds are available too through tickets vendors. Thanks again for all the supportive messages over the last few weeks, hope you’re holding in there too!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Thanks as always for spending the time to read this,
All the very best with lockdown & good health!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
IRMA VEP - CANCELLED
SOFT WALLS
THE TUBS
Friday 3 April
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7
 
Upset The Rhythm & SA Recordings present…
LEA BERTUCCI - ‘Acoustic Shadows’ release party! - POSTPONED
RHODRI DAVIES
Tuesday 14 April
Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, off Haverfield Rd, Grove Rd, London, E3 5TW
7pm-10pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
Upset The Rhythm & The Barbican present…
LANKUM - CANCELLED
SHIRLEY COLLINS & IAN KEAREY
CAROLINE
Wednesday 15 April
Barbican Hall, Silk St, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS
7.30pm | £17.50-£22.50
 
BONNIESONGS - POSTPONED
YUMI AND THE WEATHER
GARRET MOORE

Wednesday 22 April
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
7.30pm | £6.50 | TICKETS
 
PROTOMARTYR
Monday 27 April
Peckham Audio,133 Rye Ln, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST
7.30pm | £15 | SOLD OUT
PROTOMARTYR
Tuesday 28 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £15 |  SOLD OUT
 
LUNGBUTTER - CANCELLED
MICHAEL
ADULKT LIFE
Thursday 30 April
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS

7.30pm | £7
 
IAN WILLIAM CRAIG - CANCELLED
Friday 1 May
EartH Kitchen, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
7.30pm | £12
 
SHOPPING
Tuesday 5 May
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
ESCAPE-ISM
(Ian Svenonius of Chain & The Gang, The Make-Up)
Thursday 7 May
Space 289, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £11 | TICKETS
 
JAKE XERXES FUSSELL
Tuesday 12 May
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £9 | TICKETS
 
FRAN
Friday 29 May
PinUps (formerly The Islington)
1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
FUZZ
Wednesday 22 July
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7pm | £17.50 | TICKETS
14 + show (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)
 
PAN AMERICAN  
Monday 10 August
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
(This show is rescheduled from April 21st, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
NAP EYES  
Wednesday 19 August
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
(This show is rescheduled from April 15th, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
BRIGID MAE POWER (full band)
Tuesday 15 September
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB
£10 | 7.30pm | TICKETS
(This show is rescheduled from June 10th, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
OLD TIME RELIJUN
PROTO IDIOT
SHAKE CHAIN
Wednesday 28 October
PinUps (formerly The Islington), 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
(This show is rescheduled from April 29th, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

PRIMO! share their new video for 'Machine'!

PRIMO! put in some serious elbow grease with their new video for 'Machine'! Premiered by The Line Of Best Fit!

"Whether it’s the impact of working digitally on our remaining sanity, or the argument for a four-day week, it seems as if questions surrounding our 9-5 consistently feature somewhere on the public agenda. Cue Melbourne-based Primo! joining the conversation with their new single 'Machine'."

'Machine' is taken from the band's forthcoming album 'Sogni' out April 17th!


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Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Health check vs sound check!

 
 
Keep it healthy everyone!
 
Just a quick update from Upset The Rhythm that due to the COVID-19 outbreak our scheduled events are now on hold for the foreseeable future. Many are postponed with future dates forthcoming and one or two are cancelled. Check out our upcoming list of events for details. Refunds are available through ticket vendors, original tickets will remain valid for all new dates too. Thanks for all the kind messages of support over the last few days, we echo them back to you and wish you all the best over these next few trying weeks/months.
 
To tide you over until we’re firing on all cylinders again we wanted to share with the extraordinary Limpe Fuchs set from last Saturday night at Iklectik too! Fearless, resourceful and abundantly humane, Limpe will set the tone for our Corona break. Enjoy the percussion fest!
 
 
 
 
Whilst our live events are temporarily up in the air, I’m happy to say that our webshop is still very much open for business. We have pre-order links up now for forthcoming albums from Es and Primo! Both increds. Plus recent releases in stock now from Handle, Kaputt and Robert Sotelo, not to mention over 100 excellent back catalogue titles too. Hit our virtual crates and we’ll send you some vital sparks of life through the mail!
 
One last thing, we’ve just announced a new event for you (I know) in the hopefully calmer month of July with FUZZ (Ty Segall, Charles Moothart & Chad Ubovich) at the Electric Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now and flying out the door faster than you can say “ do you still have any paracetamol”? Full details in our upcoming shows section below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and sound everyone!
Upset The Rhythm
 
 
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
 
SPINNING COIN - POSTPONED
BAS JAN
ROBERT SOTELO
Wednesday 18 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
Upset The Rhythm & The Barbican present…
RICHARD DAWSON: Delight is Right - POSTPONED
CIRCLE
HANNAH DIAMOND
HUMMING DOGS
BAMBOO
ASIQ NARGILE
YAMA WARASHI
METTE RASMUSSEN
Barbican Hall, Silk St, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS
Saturday 28 March
3pm - 11pm | SOLD OUT
 
IRMA VEP - CANCELLED
SOFT WALLS

THE TUBS
Friday 3 April
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
Upset The Rhythm & SA Recordings present…
LEA BERTUCCI - ‘Acoustic Shadows’ release party! - POSTPONED
RHODRI DAVIES
Tuesday 14 April
Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, off Haverfield Rd, Grove Rd, London, E3 5TW
7pm-10pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
Upset The Rhythm & The Barbican present…
LANKUM
SHIRLEY COLLINS & IAN KEAREY
CAROLINE
Wednesday 15 April
Barbican Hall, Silk St, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS
7.30pm | £17.50-£22.50 | TICKETS
 
NAP EYES - POSTPONED
Wednesday 15 April
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
PAN AMERICAN - POSTPONED
MIYAGI-LAMMARDO DUO
ASUNA
Tuesday 21 April
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS 
 
BONNIESONGS - POSTPONED
YUMI AND THE WEATHER
GARRET MOORE

Wednesday 22 April
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
7.30pm | £6.50 | TICKETS
 
PROTOMARTYR
Monday 27 April
Peckham Audio,133 Rye Ln, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST
7.30pm | £15 | SOLD OUT
PROTOMARTYR
Tuesday 28 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £15 |  SOLD OUT
 
OLD TIME RELIJUN - POSTPONED
Wednesday 29 April
PinUps (formerly The Islington), 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
 
LUNGBUTTER
MICHAEL
ADULKT LIFE
Thursday 30 April
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS

7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
IAN WILLIAM CRAIG
Friday 1 May
EartH Kitchen, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
SHOPPING
Tuesday 5 May
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
ESCAPE-ISM
(Ian Svenonius of Chain & The Gang, The Make-Up)
Thursday 7 May
Space 289, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £11 | TICKETS
 
FRAN
Friday 29 May
PinUps (formerly The Islington)
1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
BRIGID MAE POWER (full band)
Wednesday 10 June
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB
£10 | 7.30pm | TICKETS
 
FUZZ
Wednesday 22 July
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7pm | £17.50 | TICKETS
14 + show (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)
 

Thursday, 12 March 2020

FUZZ return to London this July! Electric Ballroom oi!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

FUZZ
Wednesday 22 July
Electric Ballroom
7pm | £17.50 | https://link.dice.fm/ABBalSTAL4
14 + show (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)

FUZZ are back! Ty Segall, Charles Moothart and Chad Ubovich’s electrifying trio return to London this summer! Fuzz have released two studio albums to date on In The Red, their self-titled release debuting back in 2013, and the more heavy metal influenced II dropping in 2015. Moothart and Segall originally formed the group, as Moothart was a touring member and guitarist for the Ty Segall backing band, and later became the drummer of Segall’s current touring group The Freedom Band. Regarding their sophomore album Ubovich stated in an interview with La Weekly: “We all kind of did something we’ve never done before, which was write together as a band. That was a first for all of us. Usually in our respective projects it’s all about writing on our own, and that process. This time we tried something definitely new.” Look out for a new release entitled this summer too! It will be heavy, chaotically controlled, softly serpentine, and blindingly barbaric. To translate the auditory from ethereal to saliva soaked semantics is to shatter a promise as it’s made. In the meantime, Ty, Charles, and Chad walk on. It is what it is. Just like everything else.
https://www.facebook.com/Fuzz-424864160921258/

Monday, 9 March 2020

Handle - 'In Threes' out now! Plus Limpe Fuchs in London this weekend!

 
 
Alright there!
 
We’re pleased as punch to let you know that Handle’s debut album ‘In Threes’ is officially out now! As debut albums go, this one is something else, nothing short of an exercise in twisting post-punk into a wound-up spring. Handle are a trio very much focused on movement within sound, with an elastic bass, all-consuming dance riot of drums and percussion and an impressionistic lyrical flow that bobs and weaves throughout. This is kinetic, instinctual future music of the highest degree! But no need to take our word for it, check out scorching new track ‘Step By Step. It's a clangorous leviathan of beat-forward dance punk, peppered with Leo's fluid vocal, dizzying yet divinely exuberant.
 
 
Handle are made up of Giulio Erasmus and Nirvana Heire (former members of D.U.D.S) and Leo Hermitt, a multidisciplinary artist, renowned for their challenging, thought-provoking work. The music they make together is occupied by dark shapes that move beneath a roiling surface. Jolting, shattering, cracking, smoothed, bounded, punctuated. ‘In Threes’ is a collection of frenetic sounds for frenzied forms, released now on LP, CD and digitally! Available from Upset The Rhythm & our friends Maternal Voice too!
 
Web shop hither!
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you to everyone for coming out to see Islet and The Silver Field last week, both shows proved momentous. This week we have two special events planned with the 79-years young German composer and architect of large-scale acoustic installations and visual happenings Limpe Fuchs! Her live performances are always enthralling in their inquisitive experimentation. Limpe explores the boundaries of composition with flurries of rhythm, swooping metallic glissandos and eerie combinations of bell-like resonances and string vibration.
 
On Saturday night at Iklectik we’re pleased to have Limpe perform a concert, whilst on Sunday afternoon she will host a workshop, inviting participants to play her unique instruments in the sound installation and bring their own instruments along too if desired. We’re excited to have Waterless Hills joining us on Saturday night for their first performance in London also, full details on both days can be discovered below.

 
We have an epic concert planned with Spinning Coin, Bas Jan and Robert Sotelo at The Lexington next week (March 18th) also outlined below and a similarly packed New River knees-up on April 3rd with Irma Vep, Soft Walls and The Tubs too! You’ll also find in our upcoming programme a newly added concert for Chicago’s Fran (May 29th) and a freshly confirmed set from folk icon Shirley Collins with Ian Kearey in support of Lankum next month at The Barbican (April 15th), enjoy!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
LIMPE FUCHS - Concert
WATERLESS HILLS
Saturday 14 March
IKLECTIK, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
LIMPE FUCHS - Workshop
Sunday 15 March
IKLECTIK, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG
1pm-3pm | £15 | Very limited places: TICKETS
 
LIMPE FUCHS is a German sound artist and instrument builder whose vibrant performances develop from a real time engagement with the ecology of the space at hand. Using wood and granite stone rows, ringing bronze within pendulum string instruments and employing the percussion, viola and voice she studied at the Munich Conservatory she sensitises the process of hearing through an exploration of music-making as a part of everyday life. An original member of ‘70s Krautrock duo Anima Sound, Limpe and then husband sculptor Paul Fuchs embodied a radical form of free living, farming and building instruments like the Fuchshorn, Fuchszither and Fuchsbass at a professional metal workshop in their Pfarrhof—a thousand-year-old former priest house—in rural Bavaria. Anima Musica' epitomised the ingenious marginal freak scene of the sixties and seventies and are often cited as a key influence on Krautrock. In 1971 they hitched a handmade mobile home and stage to an old Hanomag tractor and toured Europe bringing their anarchic, uncompromising improvisations to an impromptu public at 19 kilometers per hour. A champion of egalitarian performance, Limpe quit the group in the ‘80s when new experimental theatre work demanded agreement with more members and she felt that her voice was being compromised. Ever since she has devoted herself to “making music while listening to the streaming of time…with simplicity and emotion”, following the influence of soundscape artists. Whether improvising solo or with other players, Limpe unfailingly coaxes an otherworldly atmosphere from the sounds and silence of her surroundings with a childlike wonder, always open to surprise. Her engaging performances require attention from the audience as she moves freely in space evoking her natural sound-scapes while playing her viola woodhorn, bamboo flute, pendulumstring, a four-meter- steel constructed lithophone, sheet metal, pieces of wood and singing in her unique ephemeral bird-like style.

We follow up the Saturday night concert with a Sunday afternoon workshop based around a sound installation of Limpe Fuchs. Limpe invites participants to play her instruments in the sound installation and they can bring their own instruments too. Only three are playing, the others are listening. When all have played in different combinations, we decide how to go on. It is important to stay simple, so that the instruments are treated with love and the skill of ones hands is not overstrained. The sound of the ensemble has to be in balance between chaos and order. When the handling of the tools and precision of listening is growing starts nonverbal communication with music.
http://www.limpefuchs.de/en/

WATERLESS HILLS is a new project put together by drummer Andrew Cheetham (now playing with Richard Dawson, Kiran Leonard, Irma Vep, Yerba Mansa, Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura etc). The group consists of Andrew and two further members of the Manchester Underground wrecking crew - dbh (Kiran Leonard band, Irma Vep band, Jim Ghedi band, his own bad self) on violin; Gavin Clarke (DSDV) on bass – and augmented by Cambridge-based avant-folk musician C Joynes on electric guitar. Their debut album 'The Great Mountain' (out 29th Feb on Cardinal Fuzz/Feeding Tube Records) was recorded in one day direct to 1/4” tape at Hallé St Michaels, Manchester. All tracks were wholly improvised, and the tapes document a slowly-evolving interplay and, at times, ‘on-the-edge’ exchange between the players. The results were eventually shaped into an imaginary soundtrack to an orientalist western loosely themed around Freya Stark's 1935 travelogue 'The Valleys Of The Assassins' and the surrealist occult art of Ithel Colquohoun.
https://waterlesshills.bandcamp.com/
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
SPINNING COIN
BAS JAN
ROBERT SOTELO
Wednesday 18 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
SPINNING COIN are Sean Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Jack Mellin (vocals, guitar), Rachel Taylor (bass, vocals, keyboards) and Chris White (drums). Hailing from Glasgow their cascading melodicism is topped with some amazing shredding. Their music connects into a local music scene more associated with Orange Juice, Teenage Fanclub, and of course The Pastels, who release the band’s records via their Geographic Music imprint. Their music is beautifully rough-hewn guitar pop that takes in frustration, but also gracefulness and splendour, in equal measure. On February 21st, Spinning Coin will release their second album ‘Hyacinth’. A brave step forward, ‘Hyacinth’ is an album full of poetry, light and warmth of heart, and presents a band holding nothing back. Throughout there is joy in spades, but also melancholy, and a checked fury, threading the group’s political vision through their reflections on the personal and the interpersonal. Jack explains that the new songs “are about the need for love in an often very unloving world. Trying to find a balance of some kind between feelings of apathy, negativity, detachment and action, positivity and oneness.” Whilst Mellin’s songs were more pointedly political on debut LP ‘Permo’, here he has built more complexity into his writing. Ultimately Spinning Coin’s ethos stays true to itself, as Sean expands about the experiences and the motivations behind the new music: “It’s trying to connect with other people on a human level, doing something that we love, and trying to embrace the unknown.” This show sees them head to London date during their European tour in support of ‘Hyacinth’ in March!
https://spinningcoin.net/

BAS JAN are a London-based experimental post-punk trio built around the remarkable and distinctive voice and songs of multi-instrumentalist and composer Serafina Steer. Named after the Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader, who was last seen setting out to sail across the Atlantic in 1975, Bas Jan’s earliest songs were initially conceived as Serafina Steer solo material, until Bas Jan co-founder members Sarah Anderson and Jenny Moore triangulated the whole collaboration and, in 2015, the band was born. Since recording Yes I Jan, both Sarah and Jenny have moved on to other projects, and currently joining Steer in the new incarnation of Bas Jan are violinist, bassist and vocalist Emma Smith (Meilyr Jones, Seamus Fogarty and founder member of the Elysian Quartet) and drummer and vocalist Rachel Horwood (Trash Kit, Bamboo). Bas Jan’s utterly brilliant debut album Yes I Jan was released via Lost Map Records in 2018.
https://basjan.bandcamp.com/

ROBERT SOTELO is a cosmic pop melodist; a heartfelt multi-instrumentalist whose direct songs are curiously affecting. His debut album ‘Cusp’ from 2017 was packed with miniature psych overtures and earnest musings, he then followed this up in 2018 with an album called ‘Botanical’, more keyboard-minded and playful with its near-absurdist palette of sound and reflective mood. Last September Upset The Rhythm released Sotelo’s third album ‘Infinite Sprawling’, his first record since relocating from London to Glasgow and partly inspired by his new city’s inclusive and collaborative musical world. Recorded with Ruari MacLean (of Vital Idles, Golden Grrrls) and Edwin Stevens (Irma Vep, Yerba Mansa) at their home studio Namaste Sound, ‘Infinite Sprawling’ grew out of Sotelo’s sketchbook of skeletal songs, with MacLean and Stevens developing their own drum, guitar and keyboard parts. These songs pulled together like a wakeful stretch on a Sunday morning, flowering with a lightness of touch, sounding both carefree and brisk.
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…
 
IRMA VEP
SOFT WALLS
THE TUBS
Friday 3 April
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
IRMA VEP is the on-going, evolving main vehicle for polymath musician Edwin Stevens and on his latest album Embarrassed Landscape, due 3rd April via Gringo Records, the project has reached a zenith. Primarily recorded in Stevens’s adopted home town of Glasgow over two days with frequent collaborators Ruari Maclean and Andrew Cheetham, Embarrassed Landscape is an album that breathes in a fetid skip full of millennial dread, self-effacing anxiety and doubt before exhaling it as heartbreaking songs and ecstatic abandon. Built around the skeleton of Stevens’s songwriting and fleshed out with loose, virtuoso playing, it’s a body of work that could have been the anxious songs of an over-thinker but rendered here Embarrassed Landscape revels in a kind of un-selfconscious confidence. Indeed, various tensions through out the album are constantly revealing. Lyrics are riven with poetic, crushing self-analysis and absurdity only to be performed against a backdrop of trance-rock music skewered with Stevens’s own instantly recognisable guitar playing, a style free and full of fire. Songs wring nuggets of uncanny truth out of prosaic, every day activities while sounding like Rolling Thunder Revue era-Dylan. Songs that seem hewn from some unspeakable personal pain are laced with a disarming streak of black humour, massive, world-ending psych jams that harken to Vibracathedral Orchestra’s wall of sound dissipate into tender songs that deserve to be picked apart and cried to. Tension needs release and here the release needs tension. To celebrate the release of this new album, Irma Vep is going on tour with Soft Walls.
https://irmavepirmavep.bandcamp.com/

SOFT WALLS (Dan Reeves of Cold Pumas) released his third album ‘Not as Bad as It Seems’ last year on cassette, now it’s been picked up for an LP release by Part Time Records! The album kicks off with ‘Misperception’, which comes across as a bit Deerhunter via Spacemen 3. A steady drum beat, a simple guitar melody, and Indian raga inspired keyboard drones. For what is essentially a one-man band, Soft Walls comes across as surprisingly lively (even amidst all that lo-fi scuzz). That is largely down to the drums which despite coming out of a machine, when rendered through a dodgy 8 track, can easily pass as someone churning out a bit of motorik. Soft Walls also have amazing records available through Tough Love and Trouble In Mind.
 
THE TUBS aim to channel "The Tubullar Sound"; a thick soup of influences ranging from antipodean jangle, to needling Post Punk, to traditional British Folk music. The Tubs feature former and current members of Joanna Gruesome, The Estate Agents, Garden Centre and Keel Her. The Tubs try to locate The Ignorant Sound on debut single I Don't Know How it Works (out now on Prefect Records). An admission of pure incomprehension, The Tubs spend 2.30 minutes sonically failing to grasp almost every aspect of modern existence. Operating a simple can opener? They don't know how it works. Logging on to their favourite 'chatting app'? They don't know how it works. Creating jangle music under a regime of Capitalist Realism? They simply don't know how it works.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a fantastic week and we’ll see you over Saturday/Sunday.
Thanks as always for your time!
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
LIMPE FUCHS
WATERLESS HILLS
Saturday 14 March
IKLECTIK, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG
7.30pm |£10 | TICKETS
 
LIMPE FUCHS - Workshop
Sunday 15 March
IKLECTIK, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG
1pm-3pm |£15 | Very limited places: TICKETS 
 
SPINNING COIN
BAS JAN
ROBERT SOTELO
Wednesday 18 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | TICKETS
 
Upset The Rhythm & The Barbican present…
RICHARD DAWSON: Delight is Right
CIRCLE
HANNAH DIAMOND
HUMMING DOGS
BAMBOO
ASIQ NARGILE
YAMA WARASHI
METTE RASMUSSEN
Barbican Hall, Silk St, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS
Saturday 28 March
3pm - 11pm | SOLD OUT
 
IRMA VEP
SOFT WALLS

THE TUBS
Friday 3 April
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
Upset The Rhythm & SA Recordings present…
LEA BERTUCCI - ‘Acoustic Shadows’ release party!
RHODRI DAVIES
Tuesday 14 April
Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, off Haverfield Rd, Grove Rd, London, E3 5TW
7pm-10pm | £6 | TICKETS
 
Upset The Rhythm & The Barbican present…
LANKUM
SHIRLEY COLLINS & IAN KEAREY
CAROLINE
Wednesday 15 April
Barbican Hall, Silk St, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS
7.30pm | £17.50-£22.50 | TICKETS
 
NAP EYES
Wednesday 15 April
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
PAN AMERICAN
MIYAGI-LAMMARDO DUO
ASUNA
Tuesday 21 April
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS 
 
BONNIESONGS
YUMI AND THE WEATHER
GARRET MOORE

Wednesday 22 April
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
7.30pm | £6.50 | TICKETS
 
PROTOMARTYR
Monday 27 April
Peckham Audio,133 Rye Ln, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST
7.30pm | £15 | SOLD OUT
PROTOMARTYR
Tuesday 28 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £15 |  SOLD OUT
 
OLD TIME RELIJUN
Wednesday 29 April
PinUps (formerly The Islington), 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £8.50 | TICKETS
 
LUNGBUTTER
MICHAEL
ADULKT LIFE
Thursday 30 April
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS

7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
IAN WILLIAM CRAIG
Friday 1 May
EartH Kitchen, 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
7.30pm | £12 | TICKETS
 
SHOPPING
Tuesday 5 May
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
 
ESCAPE-ISM
(Ian Svenonius of Chain & The Gang, The Make-Up)
Thursday 7 May
Space 289, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA
7.30pm | £11 | TICKETS
 
FRAN
Friday 29 May
PinUps (formerly The Islington)
1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
 
BRIGID MAE POWER (full band)
Wednesday 10 June
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB
£10 | 7.30pm | TICKETS