Tuesday, 10 May 2022

NEXT SHOW - Model Home at Cafe OTO x 2!

 


Our next show is a two-day residency at Café OTO with the incredible Model Home, one month to go! DC-based experimental hiphop meets glitched noise weirding. Check it! Horacio Pollard + Gaute Granli + Robin Stewart (of Giant Swan) and Dee Byrne all performing too. See you there!

Upset The Rhythm presents…

MODEL HOME - Two day residency
w/ HORACIO POLLARD + GAUTE GRANLI (June 10)
w/ ROBIN STEWART + DEE BYRNE (June 11)

Friday 10 & Saturday 11 June
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/D89677f3b3be

MODEL HOME is a hyperprolific experimental hip-hop formation from Washington D.C., instigated by rapper NappyNappa and producer Pat Cain. The duo recruits an ever-changing cast of collaborators to give each record a new feel: Model Home can sound like post-modern take on old school hip-hop, glitchy noise or even improvised exploration. The gist of Model Home is that the music pours out like from a faucet, faithfully channeling the chaos of the everyday thought. Model Home’s music would blend right in with a dystopia. The deteriorating sounds of Patrick Cain’s electronics would be impossible to distinguish from the constant construction that is the score of any contemporary city; NappyNappa’s enigmatic missives would be lost in the roar of public service announcements, personalized advertisements, and omnipresent sirens. Built on the edifice of dub sound systems and DIY basement clatter, their sound is made up of slabs of textured noise and decayed vocals. Releases on Disciples, Don Giovanni Records and Future Times.
https://modelhomedc.bandcamp.com/

HORACIO POLLARD as ever manages to be absurd, entertaining and challenging all at the same time – it’s frequently hard to position yourself as a listener in the face of this much great / ridiculous music, and you won’t know whether to guffaw or groan. Who can resist the fun-charged pull of these primitive patterns and primitive, near-ugly sounds? Pollard is one of the few creative people on the globe (Romain Perrot is another) who understands that “good taste” is the very death of art, and as such he needs to be cherished like a Siberian Tiger, albeit one whose pelt is made from artificial dayglo blue fur.
https://bandcamp.com/tag/horacio-pollard

GAUTE GRANLI channels the churning and grating of unknown presences in a field of indeterminacy into the bulk of his disorienting one-man choir, where moans distorted by their own reverberation are sustained by the trickling and pounding of unseen forces. A new state of presence, welcoming heightened sensory lashings that leave a strange, indelible mark.
https://soundcloud.com/verletzte-kreature  

ROBIN STEWART is one half of energetic techno-noise duo Giant Swan with Harry Wright. Recent solo EPs ‘Time Travel' (Trilogy Tapes), ‘Marsupial’ (No Corner) and ‘Albatross’ (ipaadai) showcase Stewart stepping out on his own with bursts of mutated techno, cavernous dub, industrial pulses and echoed vocals.
https://soundcloud.com/djmag/premiere-robin-stewart-triffid

DEE BYRNE is a London-based saxophonist, composer and improviser. Dee collaborates with artists from the UK and Europe who occupy the area of contemporary jazz, avant-garde and free improvisation. Fuelled by a love of improvisation and a growing obsession for effects pedals, Dee’s solo project blends acoustic sounds with interweaving electronic textures and moody soundscapes. WIRE magazine described Byrne’s music as a collection of  “smudged, sultry alto lines that conjure a Fourth World ambience.”
https://deebyrnemusic.com/

 



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Thursday, 5 May 2022

Quintron & Miss Pussycat are heading to London this July!

 


Upset The Rhythm presents….

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT
Tuesday 12 July


The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB


7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/x2ade9b7daea

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT have been making genre-defying noise and hard rocking dance music in New Orleans for over twenty years. The majority of their 17 full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of traditional New Orleans party music, filtered through a vintage Hammond B-3, technicolor puppets, and a battalion of distorted, homemade instruments. This summer, the duo will be joined on tour by two New Orleans musicians, drummer Sam Yoger and “talk boxer” Benni Divine, to recreate their most recent Goner LP, ‘Goblin Alert’ as well as butchering the best of the old songs. The Quintron / Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, "Swamp-Tech" dance beats, small explosions, incredible clothes, and entertaining puppet stories.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s sweaty musical blasts are paralleled in spirit and performance by Miss Pussycat’s dreamy puppet worlds – elaborate, and beautifully crafted for success in intimate venues of late- night drinking and dancing. She has also had several major solo museum exhibitions and, although the puppets are never for sale, ceramics, paintings and other visual work related to her puppetry, are represented by the Webb Gallery in Waxahachie Texas.
http://www.quintronandmisspussycat.com/
 




Jakes Xerxes Fussell - London show times



Here are the times for Jake's two sets at our sold out show at OSLO Hackney on Saturday:

Doors – 6.30pm
Jake Xerxes Fussell first set – 7.45pm
Jake Xerxes Fussell second set - 9pm
curfew - 10pm

See you there!
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Friday, 29 April 2022

Screensaver 7" out now!

 


What luminous portent! Today Upset The Rhythm releases Screensaver's astute-n-snappy double A-side 7" on yellow lambent vinyl. 'Clean Current' is a thrill of nervy guitar, motorik beat and echoed ennui: "This minute is eternity"! 'Repeats' is a moody sister track, a gothic post-punk stomp pushed ever onwards by a gritty sawtooth synth and ascendent vocal. Hyper-limited to just 150 copies worldwide this 7" is only available in the best of shops and from our very own mailorder here.

Enjoy!
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Wednesday, 20 April 2022

'Clean Current' video!

 

Rock out in the kitchen! Here’s Screensaver’s domestic hi-five of a video for ‘Clean Current’! “ A hip-shaking certified bop” according to Post-Trash who just premiered the single-shot cavort.

‘Clean Current’ is out now digitally and next week on a yellow-fluoro 7” via Upset The Rhythm.
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Pet Shimmers coming to London this June!

Thrilled to have Pet Shimmers playing at The Windmill in Brixton in June, check out their immense new single 'Sonder' now!

 


 

Upset The Rhythm presents...


PET SHIMMERS
Thursday 16 June
Brixton Windmill, London, SW2 5BZ
7.30pm | £7 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/yb5e14d00eb4

PET SHIMMERS is an eclectic ensemble made of a collaborative core; solo artist (and recent Katy J Pearson collaborator) Oliver Wilde helms songwriting alongside William Carkeet, emerging producer and one half of London duo Robbie & Mona. Newest recruit Jonny Allan once took center stage duties for the influential Happyness, drummer Mig Schillace spent earlier years drumming for Portishead, and bedroom solo project Soft Den sits with Florrie AL. Melody extraordinaire Lexie Jennings and guitarist Rich Clarke complete the ensemble.

The “Sonder” b/w “Edgelord” 7” is the first piece of new music to come from Pet Shimmers since 2020. It’s a moving mass of technicolor instrumentation - sparkling guitar, taut percussion, and crashes of noise. Songwriter Oliver Wilde’s poetic paranoia climbs towards a victorious chorus. It was the first track the group wrote following COVID restrictions, and was recorded at The Louisiana, a crucial grassroots venue in England that acts as a basement studio by night and a rehearsal space during the day. “Sonder” b/w “Edgelord” 7-inch, is due out June 17th via Brokers Tip, the label of Bob Nastanovich.

https://petshimmers.bandcamp.com/
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Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Kristin Hersh brings her electric trio to London this Thursday!

 

 
 
Hello everyone!
 
I hope you're suitably fulfilled by ellipsoid chocolate options and enjoyed the long weekend. It was brilliant seeing so many of you at our Grouper and Protomartyr concerts recently, we are truly thankful for such a dedicated audience, you are THE BEST (and make all we do possible)!
 
Our next event is a corker, taking place this coming Thursday at The Garage and starring the immensely talented force of nature known to all as Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave). This time Kristin will be appearing as an electric trio: guitar, bass, drums - bringing the noise! In support we're lucky to have Fred Abong (Belly, Throwing Muses) sharing his reflective solo material too. Tickets available in advance and on the door from 7.30pm, see you there with bells on!
 
 
 
 
 

 
Originally Upset The Rhythm were also hosting concert for Savage Mansion this Friday night at New River Studios, but sadly that show and tour has been postponed due to illness.
 
So, we're detailing below our next event which is a unmissable two day residency at Cafe OTO with rap/noise/experimentalists Model Home, read all about it below.
 
You'll also find in our listings section new events for Vintage Crop (get in!) and a special three-day festival at MOTH Club in honour 20 years of Resonance FM and its most wonderful Hello Goodbye radio show! Check out the full lineup it will amaze!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…

KRISTIN HERSH (Electric Trio)
FRED ABONG
Thursday 21 April
The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
7.30pm | £25 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/LbdJu2HTUjb

KRISTIN HERSH, most recognised as the front person for the influential art-punk band Throwing Muses and power trio 50FOOTWAVE, will be touring the UK in Spring 2019 with Rob Ahlers (50 Foot Wave) on drums and Fred Abong (Throwing Muses, Belly) on bass. Throwing Muses first gained traction in the early '80s, playing with similarly singular artists, such as The Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. They continue to release ground-breaking music, most recently with 2013's double CD masterpiece 'Purgatory/Paradise'. Kristin's solo career spun off in 1994 with the release of 'Hips and Makers', a widely acclaimed album that included 'Your Ghost', a duet with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. Since then, Kristin has released a steady stream of distinctly individual solo albums, including 2010's 'Crooked', released as her first in the inventive book/CD format for which she is now known.

2016's 'Wyatt at the Coyote Palace', on which Kristin played all of the instruments, received rave reviews; an explosive defined by blistering guitars, powerful drumming and her signature visceral vocal technique. Her poignant true stories bring the listener into what the BBC calls Hersh's "dark and dizzy world". In 2004, Kristin formed the noise rock power trio 50FOOTWAVE, releasing a series of frighteningly intense mini-albums, all available for download free of charge. Their most recent 'Bath White' EP was described as "a series of loud explosions, of velvet like dreams all intermingled at the same time. Bath White takes no prisoners." Kristin's writing career has flourished with the highly acclaimed 'Paradoxical Undressing' (released as 'Rat Girl' in the USA) and the award winning 'Don't Suck, Don't Die', a personal account of her long friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt, as well as the enchanting books which now accompany each of her record releases. Kristin's tenth studio album, 'Possible Dust Clouds' was a highly personalised sociopathic gem delivered as a futuristic rewriting of how music works, a melodious breeze with a tail wind of venomous din. Enveloping the juxtaposition of the concept of 'dark sunshine', a brooding solo record created with friends to expand her off-kilter sonic vision; a squally, squeaky mix of discordant beauty. 'Possible Dust Clouds' is a glorious return to form for one of alternative rock's true innovators.
https://www.kristinhersh.com/

FRED ABONG will be supporting Kristin on her current UK tour dates. Fred is a friend of Kristin’s and former Throwing Muses and Belly bass player. Fred will be touring his new solo acoustic EP, described by himself as sounding like a “ragged Replacements”.
http://www.fredabong.com/music/



 
 
 
 
Upset The Rhythm presents…

MODEL HOME - Two day residency
HORACIO POLLARD + GAUTE GRANLI (June 10)
ROBIN STEWART + DEE BYRNE (June 11)
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 June
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/D89677f3b3be

MODEL HOME is a hyperprolific experimental hip-hop formation from Washington D.C., instigated by rapper NappyNappa and producer Pat Cain. The duo recruits an ever-changing cast of collaborators to give each record a new feel: Model Home can sound like post-modern take on old school hip-hop, glitchy noise or even improvised exploration. The gist of Model Home is that the music pours out like from a faucet, faithfully channeling the chaos of the everyday thought. Model Home’s music would blend right in with a dystopia. The deteriorating sounds of Patrick Cain’s electronics would be impossible to distinguish from the constant construction that is the score of any contemporary city; NappyNappa’s enigmatic missives would be lost in the roar of public service announcements, personalized advertisements, and omnipresent sirens. Built on the edifice of dub sound systems and DIY basement clatter, their sound is made up of slabs of textured noise and decayed vocals. Releases on Disciples, Don Giovanni Records and Future Times.
https://modelhomedc.bandcamp.com/

HORACIO POLLARD as ever manages to be absurd, entertaining and challenging all at the same time – it’s frequently hard to position yourself as a listener in the face of this much great / ridiculous music, and you won’t know whether to guffaw or groan. Who can resist the fun-charged pull of these primitive patterns and primitive, near-ugly sounds? Pollard is one of the few creative people on the globe (Romain Perrot is another) who understands that “good taste” is the very death of art, and as such he needs to be cherished like a Siberian Tiger, albeit one whose pelt is made from artificial dayglo blue fur.
https://bandcamp.com/tag/horacio-pollard

GAUTE GRANLI channels the churning and grating of unknown presences in a field of indeterminacy into the bulk of his disorienting one-man choir, where moans distorted by their own reverberation are sustained by the trickling and pounding of unseen forces. A new state of presence, welcoming heightened sensory lashings that leave a strange, indelible mark.
https://soundcloud.com/verletzte-kreature

ROBIN STEWART is one half of energetic techno-noise duo Giant Swan with Harry Wright. Recent solo EPs ‘Time Travel' (Trilogy Tapes), ‘Marsupial’ (No Corner) and ‘Albatross’ (ipaadai) showcase Stewart stepping out on his own with bursts of mutated techno, cavernous dub, industrial pulses and echoed vocals.
https://soundcloud.com/djmag/premiere-robin-stewart-triffid

DEE BYRNE is a London-based saxophonist, composer and improviser. Dee collaborates with artists from the UK and Europe who occupy the area of contemporary jazz, avant-garde and free improvisation. Fuelled by a love of improvisation and a growing obsession for effects pedals, Dee’s solo project blends acoustic sounds with interweaving electronic textures and moody soundscapes. WIRE magazine described Byrne’s music as a collection of  “smudged, sultry alto lines that conjure a Fourth Wolrld ambience.”
https://deebyrnemusic.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Thanks for the time, see you on Thursday!
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UPSET THE RHYTHM
UPCOMING SHOWS 
KRISTIN HERSH (Electric Trio)
FRED ABONG

Thursday 21 April 2022
The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
7.30pm | £25 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/LbdJu2HTUjb
 
SAVAGE MANSION
ROMEO TAYLOR
THE TUBS
Friday 22 April * POSTPONED *
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | * POSTPONED *
 
JAKE XERXES FUSSELL - Two sets!
Saturday 7 May 2022
OSLO Hackney, 1A Amhurst Rd, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL
6.30pm-10pm | £9 | SOLD OUT
(This show is rescheduled from May 12th and Sep 8th 2020 & May 7th and September 1st 2021, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 
MODEL HOME - Two day residency
w/ HORACIO POLLARD + GAUTE GRANLI (June 10)
w/ ROBIN STEWART + DEE BYRNE (June 11)

Friday 10 & Saturday 11 June
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/D89677f3b3be
 
ANNA FOX ROCHINSKI
(formerly of QUILT)
Wednesday 29 June
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £12.50 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/L0b5ba619db6

THE SPACE LADY
ROBERT SOTELO
Friday 1 July
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
7pm-10pm | £12.50 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/J68e0e40746a
 
RICHARD DAWSON & CIRCLE
Wednesday 6 July
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL
7pm | £18 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/o9f9fe82d517
 
JUNE OF 44
RATTLE

Friday 8 July
229, 229 Great Portland St, London, W1W 5PN, UK
7pm | £20 (16+ show) | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/ae216c453036
 
VINTAGE CROP
MARCEL WAVE

Saturday 9 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/A73a9f0863c6

RACHEL AGGS
ELECTRIC FIRE

Monday 11 July
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £8 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/H8123dbd413f

HG20 : ‘A three-day fundraiser celebrating 20 years of Hello Goodbye and Resonance FM’
 
WRECKLESS ERIC
MEATRAFFLE
LILITH AI

Saturday 30 July
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/N6957a30c1ea


THE MONOCHROME SET
THE MINDREADERS
DEE BYRNE & CATH ROBERTS

Sunday 31 July
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/g033d19f7eeb


VERY SPECIAL GUEST
GINA BIRCH
BAS JAN
ROZI PLAIN (DJ set)

Monday 1 August
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm - 11pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Rab47aa5d2fa
£25 Three day tickets: https://link.dice.fm/j66637a0c823
 
DEERHOOF
Wednesday 31 August
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, Camden, London, NW1 8QP, UK
7pm | £17 | Tickets:  https://link.dice.fm/pc5188b40f90
 
FUZZ
(Charles Moothart, Ty Segall, Chad Ubovich)
Friday 17 March 2023
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, Camden Town, London, NW1 8QP
6pm - 9.45pm | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/mhxLeUrBL4
(This show is rescheduled from March 18th 2022, original tickets valid, refunds available too)
 

Yesterday's Jam interview

Time for another Easter treat! Chris from Upset The Rhythm chatting to Gareth from Yesterday's Jam about favourite records, dream concerts and rushing about like a Breton fisherman!


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Monday, 11 April 2022

'The Duke'!


Check out Vintage Crop’s new single ‘The Duke’, a song about indecision and distraction and not so much about inheriting the duchy!

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Friday, 8 April 2022

'Repeats' by Screensaver!


Screensaver’s moody post-punk stomper ‘Repeats’ is released today digitally, the flipside of their AA single with ‘Clean Current’! Led by a gritty sawtooth synth, chorus-splashed guitar, textural percussion and soaring vocals, ‘Repeats’ gleefully languishes in the repetition allotted to much of modern life.

‘Clean Current / Repeats’ will also be released by Upset The Rhythm on a fluoro-yellow 7” in the coming weeks. Available to order here now: https://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/