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TRASH KIT'S 'CONFIDENCE'

3 October 2014

The long-awaited sophomore album from Trash Kit has been announced today.

The album is called 'Confidence' and will hit the shops on 1 December, though you can pre-order it now.

Full details are also up on the band's artist page.

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT: NEW
VIDEO AND LIVE DATES

20 August 2014

Here's the beyond-awesome new video for "Televan" from Ed Schrader's Music Beat's most recent album 'Party Jail'.

Big thanks to The Quietus for premiering it and to Justin Barnes for directing the eyeball-popping visuals!

The band are presently on tour in the USA and coming to Europe very soon, with two stops in London.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

RICHARD YOUNGS - A TOWER HAMLETS TRILOGY

Three different performances in three different places

SUPPORTED BY TOM JAMES SCOTT

Friday 16 January

Balfron Tower Community Cabin

82 St Leonard's Road, Poplar, E14 0QU | Map
7:30 - 10

SUPPORTED BY LAURA CANNELL

Saturday 17 January

St George's German Lutheran Church

55 Alie Street, Aldgate East, E1 8EB | Map
7:30 - 10

SUPPORTED BY DYLAN NYOUKIS

Sunday 18 January

Mile End Ecology Pavilion

Haverfield Road, off Grove Road, Mile End, E3 5TW | Map
2:00 - 5:00

Each day £8 | All three days £20 | Buy tickets

RICHARD YOUNGS is an iconic figure of the UK underground, having spent the last 30 years working on an incomparable output of solo records alongside numerous collaborations. Originally from Cambridge, but based in Glasgow for the last two decades, Youngs is as prolific as he is diverse turning his hand to lush folk hymnotics, a cappella minimalism, tactile improv, synth pop, hardcore punk and avant garde weirding. Youngs is even in a band with his six year old son Sorley and long time collaborator Andrew Paine called The Flexibles, who have a devolved industrial rock arc to them.

All of these eclectic musics have amassed on almost as many labels with key releases being found on VHF, Jagjaguwar, MIE Music and Ba Da Bing! as well as on his own No Fans imprint. Over the years Richard has also lent his skills to a number of bands including Ilk, Vibracathedral Orchestra, A Band and Sunroof! as well as playing bass for Jandek during his debut series of live concerts, and has collaborated on joint works with Luke Fowler, Andrew Paine, Makoto Kawabata and Simon Wickham-Smith to name a few.

Richard Youngs plays an eclectic range of instruments on these records from guitar to zither, homemade modular synth to recordings of a motorway bridge, yet central to all this is the importance he places on his own unadorned vocal, which almost acts like a rope pulling together all the disparate tangents and unpredictable projects into his very own transcendent realm of sound.

For this very special trilogy of shows in London's Tower Hamlets, Richard has been working with Upset The Rhythm to take live music away from its safe domain of established venues to somewhere different in search of a more radical and memorable experience. Over the three nights Richard Youngs will perform an entirely different in tune with each specific place and supported by the following artists:

TOM JAMES SCOTT is a classically trained musician interested in rich, densely treated atmospheres and lucid reflective moments. Tom's influences stretch far and wide, touching upon aspects of traditional music, improvisation, vocal music, composition, and field recording to name but a few. Tom's previous albums for Bo' Weavil, were both guitar based with added piano, distilled through a minimalist mind set to create some of the most beautiful elemental melodic lines that take the listener on a journey of meditative contemplation.

'Drape' is the title of Tom's recent LP of solo piano pieces. Strings of single notes become humming, shadowy resonances within the body of the instrument, echoing into frequent pause and fragmentation. New album 'Teal' was released last month on LP via Skire Music. Uniting all these records is Scott's rare ability within ambience to stop everyday life dead in it's tracks, forcing an invitation for consideration and contemplation at every moment.

LAURA CANNELL is a young woman drawing on ancient transcendental and earthly musics, playing fiddle, overbowed fiddle, double recorders, sometimes percussion and other rarefied wind instruments. Her sense of space, dynamics and working with acoustics is super sensitive. Whether solo or otherwise she explores the spaces between ancient, traditional and improvised music, often utilising a fragment from a medieval theme to her own end in a manner that embraces the apparitional, historical or the otherworldly. Her seemingly wild side, in such rarefied circles makes her involved yet emotive music really bristle and connect.

Laura's exquisitely-realised solo album Quick Sparrows Over the Black Earth was released in July 2014. Haunting chords move the heavy air of the church as fiddle drones drift across the flatlands of East Anglia. Her current live music show finds her performing improvisations on 'over-bowed' fiddle and double-barrelled recorders creating spell-binding new interpretations and breathing new life into lost and forgotten melodies from the 5th - 4th centuries.

DYLAN NYOUKIS (of Chocolate Monk / Blood Stereo) is a master of the vocal/performance stink and brain flummox. His solo vocal and tape work continues to push the envelope in terms of the expressive options offered by amplified physicality, making a music that's so intrinsically human it feels like you're listening from inside of his jaws. Sounds range from the describable (gloveless hands messing with steaming innards) to the impossible (Dylan as a match-striking dog), his range of squelch and rumble unconstrained by bodily functions.

His recent album 'Carrion Hut' collects five very different pieces recorded between 2003 and 2007. "The Frosted Growth" finds Nyoukis in Dubbletwee mode, snarling and barking at his multitracked self. While on the side-long "Late Night Vocal Gravy", Nyoukis is at his most composerly. The real diamond, though, is the text piece "Strange New Ache", originally written for Inside Wino Lodge but left off the final cut. The text -- read out loud, inverted and mangled, by a half dozen-strong assemble of male and female voices runs. "These strange new muscles have started to ache, these new muscles won't stop aching...". Isn't this what's going on in Nyoukis's lunatic sound poems? Psychosis felt as physical pain, delusions of the mind transferred into inexplicable sensation, expressible only in gibbers and howls.

WHITE FENCE

Thursday 29 January

100 Club

100 Oxford Street, W1D 1LL | Map
8:00 | £9 | Buy tickets

RICHARD DAWSON

Thursday 12 February

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB | Map
8:00 | £8 | Buy tickets

DAN DEACON

Monday 16 February

Islington Assembly Hall

Upper Street, N1 2UD | Map
7:30 | £15 | Buy tickets

DOPE BODY

Tuesday 17 February

Montague Arms

289 Queen's Road, New Cross Gate, SE14 2PA | Map
8:00 | £6 | Buy tickets

DEERHOOF

TRASH KIT

Friday 20 February

Maison Folie

8 Rue des Arbalestriers, Mons, Belgium | Map
8:00 | Free

DARK BLUE

Monday 23 February

The Victoria

451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS | Map
8:00 | £6 | Buy tickets

DEERHOOF

TRASH KIT

Thursday 26 February

Oval Space

29-32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, E2 9DT | Map
8:00 | £8 | Buy tickets

PURLING HISS

Wednesday 25 March


Corsica Studios

5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB | Map
8:00 | £8 | Buy tickets

In collaboration with Parallel Lines

FUTURE ISLANDS

Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 March

The Roundhouse

Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH | Map
7:00 | £20 | Sold out

UPCOMING RELEASES

VEXX

'Vexx'

UTR068 | CD / LP | Pre-order

LATEST RELEASES

TRASH KIT

'Confidence'

UTR061 | CD / LP | Buy

DEERHOOF

'La Isla Bonita'

UTR069 | CD / LP | Buy

SPRAY PAINT

'Cussin'

UTR067 | 7" / Digital | Buy

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT

'Party Jail'

UTR066 | CD / LP | Buy

PREVIOUS RELEASES

THE PHEROMOANS

'Hearts Of Gold'

UTR065 | LP / Digital | Buy

NO BABIES

'Yo No Soy Como Tu'

UTR064 | 7" / Digital | Buy

DOG CHOCOLATE / RAVIOLI ME AWAY

'Split'

UTR063 | LP

GARY WAR / PURPLE PILGRIMS

'Split'

UTR062 | LP | Buy

WAY THROUGH

'Clapper Is Still'

UTR060 | CD / LP | Buy

SILVER FOX

'Silver Fox'

UTR059 | CD / LP | Buy

CHESTER ENDERSBY GWAZDA

'Shroud'

UTR058 | LP | Buy

HALO HALO

'Halo Halo'

UTR057 | CD / LP | Buy

PEEPHOLES

'The Overspill'

UTR056 | CD / LP | Buy

FUTURE ISLANDS

'Tomorrow / The Fountain'

UTR055 | 7" | Buy

THE PHEROMOANS

'Does This Guy Stack Up?'

UTR054 | CD / LP | Buy

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT

'Jazz Mind'

UTR053 | CD / LP | Buy

WAY THROUGH

'Arrow Shower'

UTR052 | LP / Digital | Buy

GENTLE FRIENDLY

'Rrrrrrr'

UTR051 | LP / Digital | Buy

JOHN MAUS

'We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves'

UTR049 | CD / LP | Buy

PEEPHOLES

'Caligula'

UTR048 | 12" | Buy

NO BABIES

'No Babies'

UTR047 | LP | Buy

FORMER GHOSTS

'New Love.'

UTR045 | CD / LP | Buy

CLECKHUDDERSFAX

'Spen Beck'

UTR044 | CD / LP | Buy

PLEASE / SPIN SPIN THE DOGS

'Split'

UTR043 | 12" | Buy

MUNCH MUNCH

'Double Visions'

UTR042 | CD / LP | Buy

TRASH KIT

'Teenagers / How Do You Do?'

UTR041 | 7" | Buy

PLUG

'Plug'

UTR040 | CD / LP | Buy

COLD PUMAS

'Beat Mystery / Party Drip'

UTR039 | 7" | Buy

KIT

'INVOCATION'

UTR038 | CD / LP | Buy

DRUM EYES

'Gira Gira'

UTR037 | CD / LP | Buy

TRASH KIT

'Trash Kit'

UTR036 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

FORMER GHOSTS

'Fleurs'

UTR035 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

XIU XIU / PARENTHETICAL GIRLS

'Morrissey / The Smiths'

UTR034 | 7" | Buy

HANDS ON HEADS

'Tough Fun'

UTR033 | Digipack CD | Buy

FOOT VILLAGE

'Anti Magic'

UTR032 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

GENTLE FRIENDLY

'Ride Slow'

UTR031 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

THE STICKS

'The Sticks'

UTR030 | Digipack CD / 2 x 7" | Buy

BIRD NAMES

'Sings the Browns'

UTR029 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

GAY AGAINST YOU

'Righteous Signals, Sour Dudes'

UTR028 | LP | Buy

FUTURE ISLANDS

'Feathers & Hallways'

UTR027 | 7" | Buy

KIT FEAT. MIKE WATT

'Dreams Are Burned'

UTR026 | 7" | Buy

HIGH PLACES

'High Places'

UTR025 | Gatefold LP | Buy

T.I.T.S

'Second Base'

UTR024 | LP | Buy

FUTURE ISLANDS

'Wave Like Home'

UTR023 | Digipack CD | Buy

DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!

'Insects Awaken'

UTR022 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

LUCKY DRAGONS

'Dream Island Laughing Language'

UTR021 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

SOFTBOILED EGGIES

'Try It Again'

UTR019 | Mini LP | Buy

HIGH PLACES

'Vision's the First... / Namer'

UTR018 | 7" | Buy

SOILED MATTRESS & THE SPRINGS

'Honk Honk Bonk!'

UTR017 | Digipack CD | Buy

GOWNS

'Red State'

UTR016 | Digipack CD | Buy

JOHN MAUS

'Love Is Real'

UTR015 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

a.P.A.t.T. / PEEPHOLES

'Split'

UTR014 | 12" | Buy

CHOPS / HELHESTEN

'Split'

UTR013 | 12" | Buy

NUMBERS

'Now You Are This'

UTR012 | Double gatefold LP | Buy

NO AGE

'Get Hurt'

UTR011 | 12" | Buy

BARR

'Summary'

UTR010 | CD / LP | Buy

HANDS ON HEADS / THE STICKS

'Split'

UTR009 | 10" | Sold out

KIT

'Broken Voyage'

UTR008 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!

'Festival of Ghosts'

UTR007 | 12" | Buy

YIKES!

'Secrets To Superflipping'

UTR006 | Digipack CD / 10" | Buy

BARR

'Beyond Reinforced Jewel Case'

UTR005 | CD / LP | Buy

LEOPARD LEG / T.I.T.S

'Split'

UTR004 | Double gatefold LP | Buy

JOHN MAUS

'Songs'

UTR003 | CD | Buy

ESQUILAX / TRENCHER

'Split'

UTR002 | 10" | Sold out

DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!

'Puppy, Kitty Or Both'

UTR001 | 10" | Sold out