Thursday, 26 February 2015

Deerhoof tonight and Madalyn Merkey next month!


Morning all!
Today we’re so excited to have Deerhoof finally make their return visit to Upset The Rhythm for Oval Space’s sold out show. It’s taken 11 years since our very first show with the band and several hundred shows have fallen in between but that only makes it the more tantalising. We were lucky enough to host them last weekend at a show we put on in Belgium and they were nothing short of très fantastique! As mentioned, tonight is sold out, but we will have them come back over in August so don’t fret if you missed out on tickets. Here are the times for this evening’s performances too (come early!), doors from 7pm…

DEERHOOF - 9.30pm
TRASH KIT - 8.30pm
COWTOWN - 7.45pm

In other news we’re ecstatic to announce this week that we’ll be working with SAUNA YOUTH on their colossal new album entitled ‘Distractions’, out June 8th! The Quietus are presently hosting new track ‘Transmitters’ from the album too if you’d like to listen right away!


Our webshop (http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/) is open for pre-orders now, alongside another addition in the shape of a new Upset The Rhythm T-shirt designed by Arrington De Dionyso, very nice! Talking of Arrington, his best friends from Olympia, VEXX have also just confirmed their debut European show with us too, the full listing follows, but conjure the earliest date in July in your mind and you won’t go wrong either! I’ll leave you with our write up for our concert next month for MADALYN MERKEY, MEDDICINE and RATTLE, one for your diaries, to be sure!


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MADALYN MERKEY
MEDDICINE
RATTLE
Friday 20 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
  
MADALYN MERKEY makes spellbinding ambient/electro-acoustic music, flooded with exotic alien tones. As a student of the famous Mills College it’s understandable that her work is rooted in academic process and research, yet her new album ’Valley Girl’ (released on ‘New Images’) is also inspired by the agriculture and rolling landscapes of Madalyn’s native California. Using computer generated tones and sequences, she spreads out a unique topography of phase-modulated triangle waveforms and sine tones serrated into small atolls or peaks and interspersed with human traces of her processed, siren-like vocals redolent of some vintage Hawaiian exotica. The result is a minimal but super rich and vibrant sound field, one constantly in motion and quivering with lush harmonics that keep the ear tracing its ambisonic trajectories. In other words, it's hugely recommended for drifting off, far and away.
https://soundcloud.com/cyndi

MEDDICINE aka Monika Krol is a post-punk synthesist who plays fractured noise pop over a backing track of industrial soundscapes. With jackhammer drum machine patterns nailing down synth blasts that alternate between pulsing, menacing to full-blown white noise, Meddicine is a one-woman sound howl conjuring up Suicide or even TG. Clattering and oscillating her way through old sounds and new, Meddicine produces some of the darkest, most-damaged and affecting analogue electronic music you are likely to hear on this planet or any other.
http://meddicine.net/

RATTLE are a drumming duo based in Nottingham and comprised of Theresa J Wrigley and Katharine Eira Brown. Both musicians also play drums for two other well respected bands, with Theresa in Fists and Katy in Kogumaza. Far from the hippy bongo nightmare one might imagine from a band made up of only two drummers, Rattle instead play minimalist rhythms that remain both hypnotic and danceable heavily thanks to the delicate vocal melodies which accompany their beats. Their sound recalls This Heat or ESG whilst remaining uniquely their own.
http://rattleon.bandcamp.com/

Thanks so much for reading this!
See you later
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DEERHOOF
TRASH KIT
COWTOWN
Thursday 26 February
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, E2 9DT
7pm | SOLD OUT

MADALYN MERKEY
MEDDICINE
RATTLE
Friday 20 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
  
CIAN NUGENT
RED RIVER DIALECT
Sunday 22 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

PURLING HISS
PRIMITIVE PARTS
KRISTIAN HARTING
Wednesday 25 March
Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB

FUTURE ISLANDS
Monday 30 March
Tuesday 31 March
In collaboration with Parallel Lines…
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH
7pm | SOLD OUT

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY
Two different sets
Friday 3 April
Cafe Oto, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

HAPPY MEALS
APOSTILLE
DESIGN A WAVE
Thursday 9 April
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE

SCREAMING FEMALES
GLOBELAMP
Friday 24 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

MOON DUO
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Thursday 30 April
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ

RICHARD DAWSON
Wednesday 13 May
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB

THE JULIE RUIN
Tuesday 26 May
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP

ROSE MCDOWALL
Thursday 28 May
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL

PROLAPSE
ART TRIP AND THE STATIC SOUND
Friday 29 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £10 | SOLD OUT

PROLAPSE
THE WOLFHOUNDS
Saturday 30 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

MIKAL CRONIN
Monday 1 June
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

NO BABIES
MARGY PEPPER
COMMISERATIONS
Tuesday 9 June
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

LITURGY
Thursday 11 June
Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Angel, EC1V 1NQ

REIGNING SOUND
THE NUMBER ONES
Monday 22 June
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

VEXX
Wednesday 1 July
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Upset The Rhythm T-SHIRT

























Designed by Arrington De Dionyso, printed by The Positive Press onto Gildan Ultra-Cotton shirts.
AVAILABLE now from our webshop!

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Quietus just announced our forthcoming album by Sauna Youth!


























Yes, June 8th sees Upset The Rhythm release Sauna Youth's new album 'Distractions'! You can read more about that and check out colossal new song 'Transmitters' over at The Quietus now. Here's the album art and tracklisting too!




































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Artist: Sauna Youth
Title:  DISTRACTIONS

Label: Upset The Rhythm
Catalogue Number: UTR071
Release Date: June 8th

Track listing:
01. End Loop
02. Transmitters
03. New Fear
04. Monotony
05. Cosmos Seeker
06. Modern Living
07. Leather
08. Paul
09. Abstract Notions
10. The Bridge
11. Try To Leave
12. Future Tense
13. (Taking a) Walk
14. Creeping

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

VEXX are coming to London in July!



Get in!!! VEXX will start their debut European tour off with us in London on July 1st!!!
Seriously excited to see them play live for the first time!

Upset The Rhythm presents…
VEXX
Wednesday 1 July
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA


Copies of their debut record are also available here too! LP and CD!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

LITURGY to play in London in June!


New show added for June, Liturgy no less!!!

LITURGY
Thursday 11 June
Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Angel, EC1V 1NQ
8pm | £9 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/309542

Liturgy’s debut full-length, 2009’s Renihilation, is unrelenting and hyper-focused, an astonishing balance of pure chaos and meticulous composition, and never wavering in its dedication to its own conceptual core. Even as it introduced the band to the metal community at large, Renihilation established Liturgy as a group that refused to play by the same rules that had dictated black metal aesthetics up to that point, instead blazing their own white-hot path that used black metal as a means to express something much grander, and much more elusive. It simultaneously works within and against these pre-existing forms, and even five years after its initial release, seems completely alien and unparalleled. Following the 2008 release of the Immortal Life EP, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix expanded the lineup of his “transcendental black metal” project to include guitarist Bernard Gann, bassist Tyler Dusenbury, and drummer Greg Fox. These are the first recordings of this quartet lineup, laid to tape just several months after it coalesced. Renihilation is the work of a band pushing their limits physically and musically to organically realize music that was conceived completely in the abstract.

The term Renihilation is meant to signify the negation of a negation, producing affirmation and positivity, an ideology reflected in the music. Though it is perhaps the most aggressive album in the band’s discography, at times startling so, it is not weighed down by depressive tendencies. Colin Marston’s production expertly accents the brightness in their sound. From the vocal incantations that pepper the album, offering brief respites from the onslaught, to the ferocious explosions of “Pagan Dawn,” “Ecstatic Rite” and the title track, Renihilation is the first spectacular acheivement from a band that continues to reinvent itself and push the boundaries of what can be achieved in the context of extreme music.

Liturgy will return as a quartet with Fox and Dusenbury this September with live performances at several festivals and shows in the Midwest and East Coast, and will release a new full-length in 2015.

DOPE BODY in London tonight!


Hey there!
Just a quick reminder that we have elasticated noise punks DOPE BODY in town tonight at the Montague Arms with some terrific supports too, including WALKER / MELCHIOR, BLACK FUNGUS and LOWER SLAUGHTER! Tickets are £6 and will be available on the door from 7.30pm, here’s the set times too:

DOPE BODY - 10.10pm
WALKER / MELCHIOR - 9.25pm
BLACK FUNGUS - 8.45pm
LOWER SLAUGHTER - 8.10pm


Read on for more specifics and a new show listing for LITURGY in June too!


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DOPE BODY
WALKER / MELCHIOR
BLACK FUNGUS
LOWER SLAUGHTER
Tuesday 17 February
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA
7.30pm | £6 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/298722

DOPE BODY are a primordial, psych-addled noise rock beast from Baltimore! Born in 2008 out of the dance-friendly confines of the city’s Wham City scene, this unclassifiable, heavy group ventured out into the night to find more like-minds, and came back boasting a spasm of styles and directions. Evolving from blasting three-piece to blistering four-piece, Dope Body enjoy writing their own songs, touring endlessly and pummeling basement parties with a gleeful, wide-eyed fanaticism that the more reasonable among us might mistake for insanity (it ain’t entirely so). Dope Body writhe under their own experiments, swinging from gutterish sludge-punk to snake charmer-on-fire within the confines of a single tune. Rather than comparing their ferocity to other contender, just know that Dope Body is punk spelled upside-down and standing on its hands. 2012 saw their stunning album 'Natural History' come out on Drag City. Now, two years later, the Baltimore quartet have returned with new album ‘Lifer’, which sees Dope Body taking a departure from their past releases. Their raw, off-kilter virility still makes for a ferocious record. Yet gone are the frenetic guitar melodies, being replaced with full-frontal riffing that dynamically ebbs and flows. ‘Lifer’ is the elder statesman of Dope Body's output thus far, calling for greater structure and direction without losing any of its rough intensity. If anything, they have revved up their raucous energy, with the heavy moments being relentlessly driving, a weighty Cadillac hurtling forward across a fractured tarmac. There is greater focus on progression, building the songs into the bludgeoning thrash they inevitably become.
http://dopebody.tumblr.com/

WALKER / MELCHIOR is a collaboration between two largely prolific artists, Dan Melchior (Dan Melchior und Das Menace, Lloyd Pack) and Russell Walker (The Pheromoans, Bomber Jackets, Lloyd Pack). The duo’s sound occupies the groggy morning hours that bleed into the bright sun, as heard on their recent 7” for Kill Shaman. ‘Sad Son In-Law’ unfolds with a juxtaposing mix of buzzing sounds and glowing synths, progressively detailed by a string of jewel-toned guitar quests. Snaps, pops and perhaps even a harmonica begin to emerge in the sun-filled loop, guiding Walker’s sung-spoken-word vocals with a wonky bass line. ‘I Could Sit Here Forever’ comes off damaged and broken with unpredictable guitar noodling and beams of synth, before blossoming into something exceptionally gospel-like and inside one’s head. A debut album is expected soon!
https://soundcloud.com/kill-shaman-records/melchiorwalker-sad-son-in-law-melchiorwalker-7

BLACK FUNGUS have released a tape on Milk Records and already have another set of recordings in the works. This three piece feature members of Witching Waves and Gloss Rejection, who work up an impressive mix of hook laden song craft and discordant imbalance. Elements abound of the DIY American noise rock hay day combined with Gordons-esque post-punk.
https://soundcloud.com/blackfungus

LOWER SLAUGHTER are a four piece rock band from Brighton, featuring past/present members of King Of Cats and Shudder Pulps who churn out big riff righteous heaviness through volume, drawing comparisons to Pissed Jeans, Karp & Harvey Milk.
http://www.facebook.com/lowerslaughter



Thank you for reading and for all of you who came out to see Richard Dawson last week and Dan Deacon yesterday, two jaw drop performances that’s for sure! Can’t wait for later, see you then!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
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\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\

DOPE BODY
BLACK FUNGUS
WALKER / MELCHIOR
LOWER SLAUGHTER
Tuesday 17 February
Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA

DEERHOOF
TRASH KIT
Friday 20 February
Maison Folie, 8 Rue des Arbalestriers, Mons, 7000, Belgium
8pm | FREE

DEERHOOF
TRASH KIT
COWTOWN
Thursday 26 February
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, E2 9DT
7pm | SOLD OUT

MADALYN MERKEY
MEDDICINE
RATTLE

Friday 20 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
8pm | £6 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/308428
  
CIAN NUGENT
RED RIVER DIALECT
Sunday 22 March
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

PURLING HISS
PRIMITIVE PARTS
KRISTIAN HARTING
Wednesday 25 March

Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB
8pm | £8 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/299736

FUTURE ISLANDS
Monday 30 March
Tuesday 31 March
In collaboration with Parallel Lines…
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH
7pm | SOLD OUT

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY
Two different sets
Friday 3 April
Cafe Oto, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 | https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/upset-rhythm-cafe-oto-present-neil-michael-hagerty/

HAPPY MEALS
APOSTILLE
DESIGN A WAVE
Thursday 9 April
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE

SCREAMING FEMALES
GLOBELAMP
Friday 24 April
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

MOON DUO
Thursday 30 April
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ
7.30pm | £12 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/302760

RICHARD DAWSON
Wednesday 13 May
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB
8pm | £10.00 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/308980 

THE JULIE RUIN
Tuesday 26 May
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP

ROSE MCDOWALL
Thursday 28 May
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £9 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/309198

PROLAPSE
ART TRIP AND THE STATIC SOUND
Friday 29 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £10 | SOLD OUT
PROLAPSE
THE WOLFHOUNDS
Saturday 30 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

MIKAL CRONIN
Monday 1 June
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

NO BABIES
MARGY PEPPER
Tuesday 9 June
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £6 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/308647  

LITURGY
Thursday 11 June
Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Angel, EC1V 1NQ

REIGNING SOUND
THE NUMBER ONES
Monday 22 June
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Times for Dan Deacon in London tonight!



Times for tonight's sold out Dan Deacon show at Islington Assembly Hall, robotic drums anyone?

DAN DEACON - 9.15pm
ERGO PHIZMIZ - 8.15pm


See you later!
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