Tuesday, 26 May 2015

MONOTONY ON THE TV!

Yeh! MONOTONY are on iPlayer! Performing 'Monotony' and 'Human Troll' on new show All Shook Up with Marc Riley!


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02rwsz7/all-shook-up-jane-weaver-wire-monotony

Times for The Julie Ruin in London tonight!!!


Well this is going to be A_M_A_Z_I_N_G!
Times for tonight...

THE JULIE RUIN - 9.30pm
WOOLF - 8.45pm
FEATURE - 8pm

Doors - 7.30pm
Electric Ballroom | SOLD OUT

See you there!
UTR
x

Monday, 25 May 2015

MONOTONY this afternoon and ROSE MCDOWALL this Thursday in London!


Alright!
I trust you’re having a leisurely bank holiday! Many thanks to all of you who came to see Sir Richard Bishop play beneath the big gun last Friday, what an artist, what a venue/church/ship! We’re super busy with shows this week with The Julie Ruin and Prolapse both in town, those dates are all sold out but never fear we still have tickets for MONOTONY’s 7” launch this afternoon and for ROSE MCDOWALL this Thursday with THE WHARVES. Read on for all the particulars on those, plus we just added a show for PEGA MONSTRO in August as part of their first UK tour!




\\\\\    THIS AFTERNOON    /////



MONOTONY // 7” Launch //
THE WORMS
DAS BOOTS THE CHEMIST
Monday 25 May (Bank Holiday Matinee)
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AE

MONOTONY are an evolving band of future humans making truly irregular punk, not quite comparable to anything else. 'Weird' is a meaningless platitude, and 'art punk' is a classifier that shouldn't be required. Celebrating the release of a split 7” on Upset The Rhythm with their sister band Sauna Youth, Monotony are set to detonate the basement of Power Lunches with their head-first primal punk. "Acquisitions, no ambition. Jumping off the balcony," they intone over the swaggering rhythm over their new song ‘Luxury Flats’. In the song, Monotony come face to face with Ballard's high-rise nightmare set upon rapidly gentrifying London out of all reason. The second track on the 7”, "Human Troll," is a boldly brash track lodged with sloping riffs and hollered vocals. "Human Troll lives in the river, cement mattress making him shiver!”. Monotony also have some forthcoming releases on Faux Discx and 80/81 Records, so keep your ears open for those too!
https://monotonymonotonymonotony.bandcamp.com/releases

THE WORMS are a guitar-n-drums London duo consisting of one Cold Puma and one Omi Palone. Describing themselves as “petty prannies proffering pithy punk produce”, there’s a straight forward, bare-bones immediacy to their solid stop/start missives.
https://soundcloud.com/the_worms-1

DAS BOOTS THE CHEMIST formed at the end of the crap year of 2014. Approaching their songs as raw statements vs intricately genius jokes, Das Boots throw some conversationally direct lyrics on top of a great pile of spindly guitar lines and bombastic drummage. Their music is a bit like punk, post punk, rockabilly, and classic rock. They often play the bits wrong and then scream because it all gets a bit you know. They write a new song during every rehearsal and then discard it because it sounds too much like a song by one of their friend’s bands. Sometimes one song that only vaguely sounds like something else slips through the net and that’s how they built their set up.
https://soundcloud.com/dasbootsthechemist

  

\\\\\    THURSDAY    /////



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

ROSE MCDOWALL’s trajectory from punk provocateur to chart-subverting pop star to underground neo-folkster has been one peppered with unknowns and adventure. McDowall began her career in her hometown of Glasgow, operating within the nascent punk scene with her first group The Poems. After a meteoric rise to pop stardom with Strawberry Switchblade (along with friend Jill Bryson), McDowall submerged herself in the post-industrial landscape, recording with the likes of Coil, Boyd Rice and Current 93. Shortly after, she began recording with her own group Sorrow, before disappearing into the underground, re-surfacing for occasional performances only. Throughout this year, Night School Records are attempting to tell the story of Glasgow’s wayward daughter through a schedule of reissues and unreleased material. Spanning Rose’s 34 year career, the project will include reissues and unreleased recordings alongside unseen photographs and new sleeve notes. Record Store Day saw the first fruit of this collaboration, an official release of the unapproved ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ 12” single, and it hasn’t left our turntable since. This will be a rare concert from Rose with a full band, in the year of her long-overdue reappraisal, not one to miss!
https://myspace.com/rosemcdowall
 
THE WHARVES, who hail from Ireland, France and England, sport startling duel vocals, courtesy of Gemma Fleet (bass) and Dearbhla Minogue (guitar), which hang gracefully over their minimal rock format. They invoke the reverberated spook of 60's girl groups, the mid-fi guitar crunch of Kim Deal's The Amps, the vocal flavours of The Roches and the narrative and structural panache of 70's progressive folk. Marion Andrau's thunderous drumming drives through these compositions, ensuring the wealth of disparate influences remain focused and celebratory. In 2013 they released a split LP with The Rosy Crucifixion on Glasgow's Soft Power Recordings and released a full length LP last year called ‘At Bay’ with Nottingham's Gringo Records.
https://thewharves.bandcamp.com/



Thanks for reading, catch you later!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\

MONOTONY // 7” Launch //
THE WORMS
DAS BOOTS THE CHEMIST
Monday 25 May (Bank Holiday Matinee)
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AE

THE JULIE RUIN
WOOLF
FEATURE
Tuesday 26 May
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £12 | SOLD OUT

ROSE MCDOWALL
THE WHARVES
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
7.30pm | £10 | SOLD OUT

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

SAUNA YOUTH // Album launch //
RICHARD ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
PRIMETIME
RATTLE
Friday 5 June
The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5JH

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

AUSMUTEANTS
TENSE MEN
THE CONNECTORS
Wednesday 10 June
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB

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

DAN DEACON
YEAH YOU
WUME
Tuesday 16 June
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, E2 9DT

ARIEL PINK
HARRY MERRY
Wednesday 17 June
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB
8pm | £17 | SOLD OUT

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

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

PEGA MONSTRO
Saturday 15 August
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £6 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/321016

DEERHOOF
Tuesday 25 August
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £12 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313096

FUZZ
Friday 4 September
Heaven, The Arches, Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 6NG
7pm - 10pm | £14 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318321

STEPHEN STEINBRINK
JULIE BYRNE

Thursday 10 September
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/319333  

PEGA MONSTRO
Saturday 15 August
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

DOPE BODY
USA NAILS
Wednesday 16 September
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES
8pm | £8.00 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318804

MARTIN NEWELL - ‘THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON’
Saturday 19 September
St Giles In The Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8LG

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Prolapse in London next week!


PEGA MONSTRO are coming to London!!!


The phenomenal PEGA MONSTRO from Portugal will be coming over to London this August in support of their new album on Upset The Rhythm, extremely exciting news!

Upset The Rhythm presents…

PEGA MONSTRO
Saturday 15 August
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £6 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/321016

Pega Monstro are sisters Júlia Reis (drums) and Maria Reis (guitar, keyboard), both sing! The duo’s name translates as ‘catch the monster’, perfectly countering the band’s striving dream-punk sound. The name ‘Pega Monstro’ also references a novelty toy in the shape of a jelly hand on a string, which children have been throwing at each other in delight for many generations in their native country. Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Maria and Júlia have been playing music together since they were 15 and 17 respectively, in other groups first before resolving on becoming a duo. Back in 2010, both sisters started a record label, along with some of their musician friends, called Cafetra Records to document Portugal’s garage punk scene. Cafetra represents a community of like-minded musicians who all help each other, making music that they’d want to hear, powered by enthusiasm. Pega Monstro were among the first bands on the label, releasing their ‘O Juno-60 Nunca Teve Fita’ EP the same year to a burgeoning audience of devotees, who’d turn up in growing numbers to each show and sing back the lyrics. Maria puts the band’s instant attention down to being different, “we were girls, we were young and we could rock, people weren’t used to that at all”. 2012 saw Pega Monstro release their self-titled debut album, which was produced by B Fachada, an extremely well known Portuguese singer songwriter. The band and producer hit it off like wildfire and recorded an impressive, raucous debut record that met with critical national acclaim.

Now Pega Monstro have a new album ready for Upset The Rhythm, whom they hope will bring their music to audiences outside of their homeland too. ‘Alfarroba’ is the name of this second album, it’s title meaning ‘carob’, after the sweet tasting bean that grows in the wild trees that spontaneously spring up along the Mediterranean coast. Maria explains further, “In Portugal there are a lot of carob trees in the Algarve and our mother's side of the family is from there, we spent every summer there as children. The scent is unlike any other. So apart from the phonetic appeal of the word, ‘Alfarroba’ is also a homage to that heritage”. The songs on ‘Alfarroba’ deal with many themes, some universal topics like love and growing up, others focusing on the nature of writing songs themselves, whilst some try to make sense of the world from a female perspective.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

SIR RICHARD BISHOP in London this Friday, MONOTONY 7" launch on Monday!


Afternoon everyone,
Thanks to all of you who came out to see Richard Dawson last week, hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did, what an epic performance in every sense! Our next event takes place this Friday evening in Kilburn at the Tin Tabernacle and will witness a true evocation of guitar greatness courtesy of SIR RICHARD BISHOP from Sun City Girls, accompanied by his antique ‘C. Bruno’ acoustic this promises to be a rare occurrence indeed. Joining him at this very special concert in the corrugated iron church / Sea Cadets HQ will be London duo MARKERS, lending some tonal shade and electric nuances to proceedings. We will be running a bar at the event, expect live music to commence from 7.30pm, plus there will be selected tickets available on the door from 7pm.

After a well-deserved weekend we’ll return to Power Lunches for a Bank Holiday Monday matinee show celebrating the release of MONOTONY’s colossal split 7” with SAUNA YOUTH, which came out this week! Helping to get your head rushing we have THE WORMS and DAS BOOTS THE CHEMIST both playing too. It’s looking like the show will run between 2pm and 6pm, and again tickets will be available on the door for but £5!

Full write-ups on both shows follow, in addition here’s a playlist of new Upset The Rhythm releases to act as your sounding board, there’s tracks from the aforementioned split 7” of primal punk and something brand new by Portugal’s Pega Monstro. Just click on the headless horseman. Thank you!

https://soundcloud.com/upset-the-rhythm/sets/upset-the-rhythm




\\\\\    FRIDAY 22 MAY    /////



SIR RICHARD BISHOP
MARKERS
Friday 22 May
The Tin Tabernacle, 12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, NW6 5BA UK
7pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313250

SIR RICHARD BISHOP is an experimental guitarist whose improvisations and compositions often reflect the shadow worlds of India, the Middle East, North Africa, and other points along the Gypsy trail. Bishop is perhaps best known as a founding member (along with brother Alan Bishop) of experimental ethnic-improv pioneers and underground tricksters Sun City Girls, who for nearly 30 years have produced an extensive discography of over 50 full length albums, 20 one-hour cassettes and a dozen 7” records. Bishop’s first official solo record, ‘Salvador Kali’, was released by John Fahey’s esteemed Revenant Records label in 1998. The album showcases Bishop's own particular obsessions and roots, drawing from a variety of worldwide sources. Locust Music issued his widely praised second record, ‘Improvika’ in 2004. This album consists of nine extemporaneous pieces for solo acoustic guitar and led to Bishop performing live as a solo artist, playing throughout Europe, Australia and the United States, over the successive years touring extensively with Bonnie Prince Billy, Earth, Animal Collective and Bill Callahan, amongst many others. Throughout the previous decade Bishop has excelled himself with numerous self-releases alongside major works on Locust and Drag City, who released Bishop’s most recent album, ’Tangier Sessions’, earlier this year.

The conceit of Bishop's new album, Tangier Sessions, is based in some serious guitar lore that would make any bedroom noodler salivate. While in Switzerland last year, Bishop stumbled into a hole-in-the-wall luthier's shop. Failing to find anything to suit his purposes, he went to leave, but he was stopped by the owner on his way out, who reached behind a cabinet and pulled out a very old, remarkable guitar of unknown provenance. The only distinguishing mark on the guitar was a tiny sticker inside which read "C. Bruno". Entranced by its sound and mystery, but intimidated by its price, Bishop came and went several times before finally caving and buying the guitar. Soon after this, he found himself holed up for a week at an apartment in Tangier, Morocco, playing the guitar furiously all day, improvising and recording at night. Tangier Sessions is the result of these frenzied efforts. Stylistically, the album evokes Morocco as a hub of cultural exchange. Bishop often explores the Andalusian flamenco guitar style, infusing it with gestures from across the country’s other borders. In the seductive, cyclical crocheting of "Mirage", there’s traces of the Mali-centered "desert blues," a style sometimes considered to have inspired the American blues, but which now, in contemporary practice, re-emulates it. Elsewhere, Bishop’s haunting melodies recall the sound of the oud, a popular lute-like instrument in North Africa, as well as in the Middle East and Greece. This rare solo performance sees Bishop performing with his ‘C. Bruno’ guitar in a wonderful grade II listed Victorian church in the heart of Kilburn. The Tin Tabernacle is constructed out of galvanised corrugated iron and its interior was remodeled in the 1940’s to house the Sea Cadets and their cultural centre.
 
MARKERS are a guitar duo from London comprising of Jason Carty and Jodie Cox. Collectively, their musical history has seen them as founding members and collaborators with the likes of Narrows, Geiger Counter, Foe, Exes, Rohame, Art of Burning Water and Earth.  However, this project is something different.  Creating music without voice or rhythm section leaves them very exposed, focusing attention on how each note is wrung or coaxed for optimum emotional expression, and relying heavily on tone, dexterity and structuring.  Whilst a review of early guitar influences has bled into their sound, there is an obvious nod to cinema and the effect music has on steering images with sweetness, patience and intensity, both on the screen and in the mind’s eye.



\\\\\    BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY    /////



MONOTONY // 7” Launch //
THE WORMS
DAS BOOTS THE CHEMIST
Monday 25 May (Bank Holiday Matinee)
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AE

MONOTONY are an evolving band of future humans making truly irregular punk, not quite comparable to anything else. 'Weird' is a meaningless platitude, and 'art punk' is a classifier that shouldn't be required. Celebrating the release of a split 7” on Upset The Rhythm with their sister band Sauna Youth, Monotony are set to detonate the basement of Power Lunches with their head-first primal punk. "Acquisitions, no ambition. Jumping off the balcony," they intone over the swaggering rhythm over their new song ‘Luxury Flats’. In the song, Monotony come face to face with Ballard's high-rise nightmare set upon rapidly gentrifying London out of all reason. The second track on the 7”, "Human Troll," is a boldly brash track lodged with sloping riffs and hollered vocals. "Human Troll lives in the river, cement mattress making him shiver!”. Monotony also have some forthcoming releases on Faux Discx and 80/81 Records, so keep your ears open for those too!
https://monotonymonotonymonotony.bandcamp.com/releases

THE WORMS are a guitar-n-drums London duo consisting of one Cold Puma and one Omi Palone. Describing themselves as “petty prannies proffering pithy punk produce”, there’s a straight forward, bare-bones immediacy to their solid stop/start missives.
https://soundcloud.com/the_worms-1

DAS BOOTS THE CHEMIST formed at the end of the crap year of 2014. Approaching their songs as raw statements vs intricately genius jokes, Das Boots throw some conversationally direct lyrics on top of a great pile of spindly guitar lines and bombastic drummage. Their music is a bit like punk, post punk, rockabilly, and classic rock. They often play the bits wrong and then scream because it all gets a bit you know. They write a new song during every rehearsal and then discard it because it sounds too much like a song by one of their friend’s bands. Sometimes one song that only vaguely sounds like something else slips through the net and that’s how they built their set up.
https://soundcloud.com/dasbootsthechemist

  

Remember next week we also have THE JULIE RUIN, ROSE MCDOWALL and PROLAPSE all playing in London too, no rest for the wicked! Hoping you have the best of weeks, see you on Friday!

UPSET THE RHYTHM
x




\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\

SIR RICHARD BISHOP
MARKERS
Friday 22 May
The Tin Tabernacle, 12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, NW6 5BA UK
7.30pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313250

MONOTONY // 7” Launch //
THE WORMS
DAS BOOTS THE CHEMIST
Monday 25 May (Bank Holiday Matinee)
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AE

THE JULIE RUIN
WOOLF
FEATURE
Tuesday 26 May
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £12 | SOLD OUT

ROSE MCDOWALL
THE WHARVES
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
7.30pm | £10 | SOLD OUT

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

SAUNA YOUTH // Album launch //
RICHARD ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
PRIMETIME
RATTLE
Friday 5 June
The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5JH

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

AUSMUTEANTS
THE CONNECTORS
Wednesday 10 June
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB

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

DAN DEACON
YEAH YOU
WUME
Tuesday 16 June
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, E2 9DT

ARIEL PINK
HARRY MERRY
Wednesday 17 June
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB
8pm | £17 | SOLD OUT

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

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

DEERHOOF
Tuesday 25 August
Tufnell Park Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, NW5 1HL
7.30pm | £12 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313096

FUZZ
Friday 4 September
Heaven, The Arches, Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 6NG
7pm - 10pm | £14 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318321

STEPHEN STEINBRINK
JULIE BYRNE

Thursday 10 September
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/319333  

DOPE BODY
USA NAILS
Wednesday 16 September
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES
8pm | £8.00 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318804

MARTIN NEWELL - ‘THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON’
Saturday 19 September
St Giles In The Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8LG

Monday, 18 May 2015