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SPRAY PAINT'S 'CUSSIN'

17 July 2014

Our latest release is imminent - a fierce EP from Austin, Texas no wave punk outfit, Spray Paint.

Available on 7" or digitally, it's a solid slab of repeato-rock rapture - buzz-sawing guitars run headlong through labyrinthine tunnels of reverb, chased down by some wildly brain-bashing drums and a three-way jostle for the words.

You can pre-order it now in the shop, ready for shipping on August 11, or take a listen over at SoundCloud.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

THE UV RACE

SEEDS OF DOUBT

PRIMETIME

Tuesday 29 July

Corsica Studios

5 Elephant Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB | Map
8:00 | £7 | Buy tickets

THE UV RACE appeared in 2007 as an odd collection of backstory-less every-people from Warragul in rural Victoria, trading on a brand of roughshod punk that featured anything from burned-down orphanages to the proud wearing of a used condom. It was blissfully mindless and sordid, wrapped in a grinning charm that, no matter how close their societal swipes came to the chin, still allowed them to come across with a sense of warmth. Through several EPs and records, not a whole lot has changed in that regard, except for a newfound significance for the band in their adopted home town of Melbourne, and across the capital cities where Australia's garage-loving communities thrive.

Sporting a stunned, woozy post-punk, The UV Race go about bashing their songs on the forehead with a tire iron, letting them lurch on, dizzy and dangerous. The bangers veer wildly around tight corners, and their slower songs have a half-raw gentleness to them, as if the band knows they've been badly wounded and must take care not to jostle them too hard. Check out their records now on Aarght!, In The Red, HoZac and their own imprint UV Records.

SEEDS OF DOUBT have been inhabiting mouldy practice rooms, strung out house parties and the kinda venues you wouldn't go on a first date for a while now. Branded No-fi, shit-pop and a bunch of other self-effacing terms it's true there's a level of 'un-production' here rarely seen but behind that on their recent tape with Italian Beach Babes lie five songs with five perfect melodies and references. Already self-releasing a 12-song cassette of solo recordings by founding member Chris, the cassette tracks see an extra three members added as they hone their skills, creating a more focused and concise sound. The bandcamp link below also boasts their brand new 'Shed Philosophy' EP, well worth a listen!

PRIMETIME are self-proclaimed 'chaotic neurotics', finding their balance amid spirited punk clatter with a sense of propulsive fun and maximal energy. Their songs are rampages of sound as raw and minimal as they are inventive, and the band are soon to release their debut four track EP through La Vida Es Un Mus. Harking back to the glory years of 1979 to 1982, 'Tied Down' from the EP is their calling card, a scratchy mix of Kleenex and Delta 5 with an instant hook that won't fail to get you moving.

Wolf Eyes: the Double - Day 1

WOLF EYES

ANNIHILATING LIGHT

MARK DICKER

Saturday 2 August

Cafe Oto

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL | Map
8:00 | Day 1 = £10 | Days 1 & 2 = £18 | Buy tickets

WOLF EYES' infamous blistering noise propelled them from being a dank Ann Arbour, Michigan basement sensation to the finest ranks of Sub Pop without ever losing a shred of credibility. From touring with Sonic Youth and Andrew W.K., Wolf Eyes have crossed borders into popularity which few other such confrontational units of their ilk have been able to and kept straight and narrow on their blazing path. Originally started as the solo project of former Nautical Almanac member Nate Young, he was soon joined by Aaron Dilloway in 1998, John Olson in 2000 then Mike Connelly and now Crazy Jim.

They have released over 150 recordings in their relatively short lifespan, on labels such as Bulb Records, Troubleman Unlimited, Fusetron, and Sub Pop, as well as on Olson's American Tapes label, Dilloway's Hanson Records, Mike Connelly's Gods of Tundra label and Nate Young's AA Records. This show sees WOLF EYES play a headline show drawing from their incredible new album 'No Answer: Lower Floors' out last year on De Stijl Records, the second show of The Double sees the band perform in their solo guises. Anyone who's seen them play live can attest that the overwhelming force of a Wolf Eyes performance must be seen/felt/heard to be believed.

ANNIHILATING LIGHT casually qualify as a supergroup, if a duo can be, being the potentially lethal cocktail of Stefan Jaworzyn and Heather Leigh. Jaworzyn, founder member of Skullflower, briefly part of Whitehouse, driving force behind Ascension and Descension, proprietor of the revered Shock Records label and suddenly poking at the public ear again all of a sudden with a raft of new and re-discovered records appearing out of the blue in the last 6 months and veering across everything from his trademark guitar excruciations to pounding synth&noise electronica workouts. Heather Leigh of course is the coalminer's daughter from Texas with the killer voice/pedal steel combination that's graced recordings as part of Charalambides, Scorces, Dream/Aktion Unit, Jailbreak, Jandek and her own slew of terrifyingly inescapable releases on a range of desirable labels. Taking their name from Jaworzyn's recent LP on the Kye label.

MARK DICKER works to create an all-enveloping sound-world; an eerie place where frequencies clash and clusters of sonic turbulence ooze forth and then hang, flesh-like, from a skeletal framework. Having eschewed the shrill staccato Casio-riffing that he brought to previous project Trencher for more heavy-weight synthesis devices, Dicker has moved into a more sophisticated area of sonic symbolism and juxtaposition. He has released cassettes on Beartown and Bunkland Records and, when not performing solo, can be found sludging it up in Palehorse and occasionally racket-earing with Sly and the Family Drone.

Wolf Eyes: the Double - Day 2

WOLF EYES SOLO PROJECTS: REGRESSION, HENRY AND HAZEL SLAUGHTER & CRAZY JIM

Tuesday 5 August

Cafe Oto

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL | Map
8:00 | Day 2 = £10 | Days 1 & 2 = £18 | Buy tickets

REGRESSION is the solo project of Nate Young, a founding member of seminal Detroit noise band Wolf Eyes. More recently he's been honing an equally distinctive solo sound that blends myriad sources from musique concrete, vintage film atmospherics, layered synths and archive library recordings into something thrillingly intense. Summoning up crushingly ominous crepuscular soundscapes and synth-washed phantasmagoria, Young undercuts the brutalism of Wolf Eyes with the kind of ambient dread that conjures images of lost horror soundtracks from the 70s.

Minimal analogue synth violence is punctuated by thunder cracks of metal percussion ala the early Akita/Null Merzbow duets, massively doomy beat hypnotics and an atmosphere that's somewhere between the most apocalyptic Throbbing Gristle recordings, Coil's Musick To Play In The Dark, The Conet Project and your favourite Kraut kosmonaut. Young's most recent album 'Blinding Confusion' (out now on NNA Tapes) has the feel of a kind of post-synth electro-acoustic ritual, albeit tied-in with a visionary compositional aesthetic that is a couple of miles beyond your average weird-beard in a basement non-vibe.

HENRY AND HAZEL SLAUGHTER is a solo moniker of Wolf Eyes' John Olson seeing him cook up some absolutely ace, squashed and f*cked basement techno. And when we say f*cked, we mean totally backwards in the best possible sense of the word. Unlike his bandmate Nate Young's Moon Pool & Dead Band techno exploits, this is waaaay more blasted and basically demented, decimating unhealthy loops of sludgy kicks and scummy synths with salty distortion and a wickedly unhinged sense of funk. To add to the fun, each track ends in a locked groove. Massively recommended to fans of KPLR or Astral Social Club who want to go more primordial.

CRAZY JIM aka James 'Crazy Jim' Baljo, is proof that not every side-project of Wolf Eyes results in noise. Veering towards the sweet and ambient, Crazy Jim uses only guitars to build huge waves of tonic abstraction. Nate Young credits Crazy Jim as "the first person to coin the term INZANE and plays and lives accordingly", look out for some sweet folk-tuned bliss.

PROTOMARTYR

SAUNA YOUTH

FEATURE

Tuesday 19 August

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB | Map
8:00 | £6 | Buy tickets

JULIE BYRNE

Thursday 28 August

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB | Map
8:00 | £5 | Buy tickets

The United Kingdom of Upset, featuring...

SILVER FOX, TRASH KIT, THE PHEROMOANS,
RAVIOLI ME AWAY & DOG CHOCOLATE

Friday 29 August

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

44-46 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB | Map
8:00 | £6 | Buy tickets

SUN FOOT

Saturday 30 August

Power Lunches Arts Cafe

446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE | Map
8:00 | £6 | Buy tickets

JACK OBLIVIAN

STRAIGHT ARROWS

THE SHEIKS

Sunday 31 August

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

44-46 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB | Map
7:30 | £8 | Buy tickets

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records, featuring...

MARISA ANDERSON, LORI GOLDSTON, DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER & ERIC ISAACSON

Monday 15 September

Cafe Oto

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL | Map
7:00 | £10 | Buy tickets

MAGIK MARKERS

Tuesday 23 September

Cafe Oto

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL | Map
8:00 | £10 | Buy tickets

SPRAY PAINT

TENSE MEN

Friday 31 October

The Victoria

451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS | Map
8:00 | £5 | Buy tickets

FUTURE ISLANDS

Thursday 6 November

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT | Map
7:00 | £15 | Sold out

TY SEGALL

THE INTELLIGENCE

Wednesday 12 November

Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High Street, Camden Town, NW1 8QP | Map
7:30 | £15 | Buy tickets

UPCOMING RELEASES

SPRAY PAINT

'Cussin'

UTR067 | 7" / Digital | Pre-order

VEXX

'Vexx'

UTR068 | CD / LP

LATEST RELEASES

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT

'Party Jail'

UTR066 | CD / LP | Buy

THE PHEROMOANS

'Hearts Of Gold'

UTR065 | LP / Digital | Buy

NO BABIES

'Yo No Soy Como Tu'

UTR064 | 7" / Digital | Buy

PREVIOUS RELEASES

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