Friday, 12 February 2016

Sauna Youth tomorrow and Gun Outfit next week!


Morning everyone!
This week we’ve announced new shows for Wolf Eyes and U.S. Girls, both in April and onsale now. Full details and ticket links can be found below. We have two brilliant shows coming up over the next week too. Tomorrow we’re heading to The Forge in Camden for Sauna Youth’s 7” launch, it’ll be something of a homecoming too since the band have just completed their European tour. Joined by Not Sorry and Sarcasm, it’s going to be a blazing night, plus Pub Classics will be spinning records throughout. Then on Wednesday next week we’ll be heading to The Lexington for our Gun Outfit and Amps For Christ concert. It’s been six years since Gun Outfit graced these shores and Amps For Christ has never performed here before, very exciting for all fans of transcendent dust-rock and the rustic electrified! A heavenly double headline show I’m sure you’ll agree, for full write-ups on both events read on…


\\\\\     TOMORROW     /////

SAUNA YOUTH
NOT SORRY
SARCASM
PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)
Saturday 13 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

SAUNA YOUTH 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. Consisting of Richard Phoenix (drums, vocals), Lindsay Corstorphine (guitar), Jen Calleja (vocals, sampler) and Christopher Murphy (bass), Sauna Youth are a punk band that's happy to embrace all of the contradictions that go along with that notion. On paper, Sauna Youth sound considered - live, they can barely be contained. They are at times furious, unstoppable and severe, with the sampler wailing like an alarm coming from a parallel universe - then chugging, poppy, harmonious and fun. Forever loud. This show celebrates the release of their excellent new 7” ‘The Bridge / Blurry Images’ out on Upset The Rhythm.

NOT SORRY are four slinky-synth, disco-punx from London, featuring members of Joey Fourr and Ravioli Me Away. Check out their recent split tape with Holysix on Good Job/SixSixSixties for plenty of woozy, sometimes disquieting, always irrefutable pop bangers.

SARCASM bring the brittle post-punk, featuring members of Efialtis and Snob. No recordings online yet, demo in the works.

PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)




\\\\\     WEDNESDAY     /////

GUN OUTFIT
AMPS FOR CHRIST
Wednesday 17 February
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

GUN OUTFIT have an incandescent sonic signature: a dusky, canyon-cult blues fueled by melodic dual-guitar weaving and seductive male/female incantations. It’s the nocturnal sound of desert-damaged L.A. burnout, a soured American surrealism in rock and roll creole: white line fever, paint fume flashbacks, a stranger wading out alone into the black surf. Gun Outfit let levitating hooks and an emotional heaviness co-exist in their impressionistic songs, like the light-and-dark glow of a perpetual magic hour. As ever, they sound like they just wandered off the set of a country Western being shot inside a shipping container, but most recent album ‘Dream All Over’ (Paradise of Bachelors) is Gun Outfit's most consistent record by some margin. With its echoing grooves, drifting landscapes, and new textures—bits of bluegrass banjo, homemade electric sitars—‘Dream All Over’ has the blue-sky sensibility of a soul-searching road trip. Gun Outfit's music has gotten slower with each of their four albums, an inversion of (or response to) how human life has evolved since their band formed nine years ago. Perhaps this is why Gun Outfit—a band that will validate your pain as much as it will comfort you—still has such a fervent cult following underground. Gun Outfit understands what it is to feel unsettled, to need some calming through the zero hours.

AMPS FOR CHRIST is the very hand-made, folk art project of Henry Barnes, also known as a member of legendary noise-crust band Man is the Bastard. With Amps For Christ, he embraces the rustic electrified, the feathery jangle, the modulated organ with lashings of harmonised leads, the sweeter, the messier. On recent LP, ‘Canyons, Cars And Crows’ (Shrimper) there’s a new found deliberateness and refinement at play. The stubborn fuzziness of Barnes’ vision makes for a halo effect: On the instrumental ‘Hills of Padua’, keyboards are treated and warped until they bleat like bagpipes, even as Barnes feeds them through a distortion pedal that might have been built out of a Geiger counter. That tattered, mutated, yet undeniably traditional folk air assumes a more solid shape on ‘Scottish Country Dance’, another vocal-free track that balances chiming delicacy with an earth-scraping underbelly glacial enough to have carved out the Great Glen. A lonesome sitar curls around Barnes’ barebones, Fahey-esque acoustic guitar, while a waveform is whittled into a haunting drone, a looped memory of those since gone. Barnes records at home, and that homespun ethic is more than just a method of expedience; it fills the corners of his music with cobwebs and echoes, a cocooning insularity that reduces even the most cosmic sentiment to something small and warm. Cloaked in mystique, sequestered in hermetic glory, AFC carries around its own atmosphere—one that we all must breathe deeply of.


Thanks so much for reading! See you tomorrow!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
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SAUNA YOUTH
NOT SORRY
SARCASM
PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)
Saturday 13 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

GUN OUTFIT
AMPS FOR CHRIST
Wednesday 17 February
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

PROTOMARTYR
THE REBEL
Monday 4th April
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL

U.S. GIRLS
Tuesday 5 April
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

NORMIL HAWAIIANS
BAMBOO
THE WHARVES
DOG CHOCOLATE
Sunday 10 April
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
5:00pm - 10:00pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/349877

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT
Friday 22 April
DIY Space For London, 96-101 Ormside St, South Bermondsey, SE15 1TF
DIYSFL is a members club, become a member here: http://diyspaceforlondon.org/  

WOLF EYES
Friday 29 April
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, N19 5QQ

THE SPACE LADY
ERIC SCHNEIDER
Thursday 5 May
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY & THE HOWLING HEX
Tuesday 10 May
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL

NOTS
Monday 23 May
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

DOWNTOWN BOYS
Tuesday 31 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/34781

WOLF EYES poster!


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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Get trippy! New show for Wolf Eyes announced!


Upset The Rhythm presents…

WOLF EYES
Friday 29 April
Tufnell Park Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, N19 5QQ
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/350579

CANNOT WAIT!!! 
Here's a video of a show from two days ago!!!!

 

Monday, 8 February 2016

New show for U.S. GIRLS announced!



Very pleased to announce this new show for Megan…

U.S. GIRLS
Tuesday 5 April
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/349815


Beyond excited!
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Friday, 5 February 2016

Pega Monstro, Rattle and Es playing tomorrow! Plus new shows announced!!


Hello again!
Upset The Rhythm are back in live show mode tomorrow with our event at Moth Club in Hackney. We’ve plotted an exceptional evening of raucous dream punk and hypnotic minimalism for you with Pega Monstro, Rattle and Es all performing, all looks set to be a very special night! Tickets are £6 and we’ll have some on the door from 8pm too. Our full blurb for tomorrow can be found below, along with that of next week’s Sauna Youth release party at The Forge with Not Sorry and Sarcasm, busy, busy!

In other news this week we’ve confirmed new shows for Nots, The Space Lady, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, plus a label showcase at Café OTO in April with Normil Hawaiians, Bamboo, The Wharves and Dog Chocolate. Details for these can all be found in our ‘upcoming shows’ list at the end of this. Lots more concerts to announce next week too. If mailing list’s be the food of love, read on…


\\\\\     TOMORROW     /////

PEGA MONSTRO
RATTLE
ES
Saturday 6 February
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL

PEGA MONSTRO are sisters Júlia Reis (drums) and Maria Reis (guitar, keyboard), both sing! 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. 2012 saw Pega Monstro release their self-titled debut album, making for a raucous record that met with critical national acclaim. Last summer, Pega Monstro released their new album entitled ‘Alfarroba’ on Upset The Rhythm. 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. Returning to London after their spectacular performance with Deerhoof last August, expect torrents of energy from Pega Monstro; snare rolls triggering flights of guitar, and fogs of cymbal shimmer that form steps for their vocals to climb.

RATTLE are a drumming duo based in Nottingham. Rattle focus almost exclusively on drums and more drums, beneath a delicate overlay of vocal harmonies and percussive effects. Formed by Katharine Eira Brown (also of Kogumaza) and Theresa Wrigley (also of Fists); Rattle began as an experiment in crafting rich songs and melody using drums and voice alone. Their music weaves and intertwines post-punk, minimalism and experimental rock, through off-kilter rhythms, patterns and counter melodies. Their live performances are at once hypnotic, monastic and danceable, entrancing audiences at Supersonic Festival, Dot to Dot and throughout the UK during December’s recent tour with Witching Waves.
https://rattleon.bandcamp.com/

ES are a brand new band featuring Maria, Flora, Tamsin and Katy, who you may know from their other excellent bands Primetime, Gloss Rejection, The Worms and Black Fungus. Weaving sinewy keyboard lines and a direct vocal around the bass and drums they write stark songs that are as hard to pin down as they are inventive. It's still early doors so no music online yet, you'll have to come and see them play to know more!



\\\\\     NEXT SATURDAY     /////


SAUNA YOUTH
NOT SORRY
SARCASM
PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)
Saturday 13 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

SAUNA YOUTH 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. Consisting of Richard Phoenix (drums, vocals), Lindsay Corstorphine (guitar), Jen Calleja (vocals, sampler) and Christopher Murphy (bass), Sauna Youth are a punk band that's happy to embrace all of the contradictions that go along with that notion. On paper, Sauna Youth sound considered - live, they can barely be contained. They are at times furious, unstoppable and severe, with the sampler wailing like an alarm coming from a parallel universe - then chugging, poppy, harmonious and fun. Forever loud. This show celebrates the release of their excellent new 7” ‘The Bridge / Blurry Images’ out on Upset The Rhythm.

NOT SORRY are four slinky-synth, disco-punx from London, featuring members of Joey Fourr and Ravioli Me Away. Check out their recent split tape with Holysix on Good Job/SixSixSixties for plenty of woozy, sometimes disquieting, always irrefutable pop bangers.

SARCASM bring the brittle post-punk, featuring members of Efialtis and Snob. No recordings online yet, demo in the works.

PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)


Thank you always for your time!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
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\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\

PEGA MONSTRO
RATTLE
ES
Saturday 6 February
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL

SAUNA YOUTH
NOT SORRY
SARCASM
PUB CLASSICS (DJ Set)
Saturday 13 February
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL
7pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/342318

GUN OUTFIT
AMPS FOR CHRIST
Wednesday 17 February
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

PROTOMARTYR
Monday 4th April
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339599

NORMIL HAWAIIANS
BAMBOO
THE WHARVES
DOG CHOCOLATE
Sunday 10 April
Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT
Friday 22 April
DIY Space For London, 96-101 Ormside St, South Bermondsey, SE15 1TF
DIYSFL is a members club, become a member here: http://diyspaceforlondon.org/

THE SPACE LADY
Thursday 5 May
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY & THE HOWLING HEX
Tuesday 10 May
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E8 1EL
7.30pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/348514  

NOTS
Monday 23 May
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB

DOWNTOWN BOYS
Tuesday 31 May
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
7.30pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/347811

Thursday, 4 February 2016

UTR label party at Cafe OTO in April!


Excited for this label show in April at Cafe OTO! 

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