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THE BLOODY WAR

16 May 2022

Everyday life ain’t easy, we’re all just soldiers negotiating flak. One day though we’ll catch the train to the lake, row amongst the ducks and work out everything. Until then check out Vintage Crop’s new single ‘The Bloody War’, out today digitally and taken from the group’s forthcoming massive listen of an album called Kibitzer (out June 24th). Suit up!

NEXT SHOW - MODEL HOME

10 May 2022

Our next show is a two-day residency at Café OTO with the incredible Model Home, one month to go! DC-based experimental hiphop meets glitched noise weirding. Check it! Horacio Pollard + Gaute Granli + Robin Stewart (of Giant Swan) and Dee Byrne all performing too. See you there!

SCREENSAVER - NEW 7" OUT NOW!

29 April 2022

What luminous portent!

Today Upset The Rhythm releases Screensaver's astute-n-snappy double A-side 7" on yellow lambent vinyl. 'Clean Current' is a thrill of nervy guitar, motorik beat and echoed ennui: "This minute is eternity"! 'Repeats' is a moody sister track, a gothic post-punk stomp pushed ever onwards by a gritty sawtooth synth and ascendent vocal. Hyper-limited to just 150 copies worldwide this 7" is only available in the best of shops and from our very own mailorder.

CLEAN CURRENT

20 April 2022

Rock out in the kitchen! Here’s Screensaver’s domestic hi-five of a video for ‘Clean Current’! “ A hip-shaking certified bop” according to Post-Trash who just premiered the single-shot cavort! ‘Clean Current’ is out now digitally and next week on a yellow-fluoro 7” via Upset The Rhythm.

THE DUKE

11 April 2022

Check out Vintage Crop’s sprightly new single ‘The Duke’, a song about indecision and distraction and not so much about inheriting the duchy! Premiered today by the wonderful Raven Sings The Blues.

REPEATS OUT NOW!

8 April 2022

Screensaver’s moody post-punk stomper ‘Repeats’ is released today digitally, the flipside of their AA single with ‘Clean Current’! Led by a gritty sawtooth synth, chorus-splashed guitar, textural percussion and soaring vocals, ‘Repeats’ gleefully languishes in the repetition allotted to much of modern life.

‘Clean Current / Repeats’ will also be released by Upset The Rhythm on a fluoro-yellow 7” in the coming weeks.

HG20

6 April 2022

Hurrah! Upset The Rhythm are helping to celebrate 20 stupendous years of deXter Bentley’s Hello Goodbye radio show on Resonance FM with this three-day extravaganza at the very end of July at MOTH Club! So many brilliant artists down to play, will be a proper knees-up, plus all profits from the event will go towards Resonance FM. What’s not to like? Ta-da!

KIBITZER!

17 March 2022

Geelong’s favourite sons Vintage Crop return this summer (June 24th) with their much-anticipated fourth album, ‘Kibitzer’. ‘Kibitzer’ sees the band define their field of play, more melodic at times, still bruising, forever droll. These ten tracks of ‘snappy as elastic’ Australian punk are packed with tensile riffage, hefty beats and witty refrains of everyman curiosity.

Today we’re sharing Double Slants with you, Vintage Crop’s first single from the ‘Kibitzer’. We’re also announcing that our pre-order for the album on sky-blue vinyl, black vinyl and CD is now up and running.

Dinked have kindly nurtured a lavish limited version of the LP on white vinyl with accompanying lyric zine, bookmark and live show flexi-disc! That can be chased down here.

CLEAN CURRENT

14 March 2022

Thanks Raven Sings The Blues! Screensaver’s neon flicker of AA single is announced today! Super limited quantities (150 copies) of these being made so well worth getting your pre-order on!

“Melbourne’s Screensaver follow quickly on their excellent album Expressions of Interest with a new single and the first cut out of the gate sees them sliding away from the darker corners of their debut and into a slackened, neon flicker of synth pop with a pogo pulse. With a crooked smile and a foaming wave of keys, the band cross-wires the maximalist sonic assault of Snapper with the nervy pounce of The Units or Starter.”

TAKE CONTROL OF IT

19 January 2022

Get your ostrich bop on with this wondrously odd new vignette from Robert Sotelo. 'Take Contol Of It' is taken from the album 'Celebrant', out now on Upset The Rhythm.

BERLIN TONIGHT!

15 January 2022

Lou & Iggy are given the inimitable Frobos treatment with today’s surprise digital single! ‘Berlin’ b/w ‘Tonight’ performed by Philip Frobos (Omni) featuring Greenscreen and Grace Bellury! Available now on all digital platforms, enjoy!

NICFIT OUT NOW!

14 January 2022

Kick, kick, kickstart 2022 with Nicfit’s wild debut album ‘Fuse’, out today on Upset The Rhythm!

Nicfit are a punk band from Nagoya, Japan. Comprising Hiromi on vocals, Charley on guitar, KenKen on bass and Kuwayama on drums the group are by turns melodic and menacing. Nicfit are a nervous itch, incessantly flipping between head-down tumbles of hardcore bounce and freaked feedback clamour. Boasting some total life-affirming trample packed with snappy vocals, metallic spikes and glammy undercurrents that soar out of the sprawl.

‘Fuse’ is available now digitally and in all the best records shops on 180g black vinyl, we also have copies of the LP in our webshop, yeh!

YULETIDE THANKS

12 December 2021

Seasons Felicitations! Upset The Rhythm turns 18 years old today and to celebrate with suitable festive panache we’re offering you all 18% off our entire catalogue for the next 18 days. Just use the code UTR18 at the checkout of our UTR webshop.

XMAS = SORTED

2021 saw Upset The Rhythm release an astounding armful of 9 records by Buffet Lunch, Screensaver, Philip Frobos, Robert Sotelo, Kaputt, Bertie Marshall, Clear History and Normil Hawaiians! We could not be prouder of these essential outpourings of underground culture. Thanks so much for all your kindness and support in making our record label and concerts possible this year, you put the baubles on our tree!

May merriment abound and all your Christmases be happy and healthy, UTR x

NICFIT - 'DEVIATION'

10 December 2021

Japanese group Nicfit have a restive (and decidedly not festive) new single out now called ‘Deviation’! Here’s the brilliantly tensile video. ‘Deviation’ is also streaming on all the usual digi-platz and features on the band’s debut LP ‘Fuse’, out Jan 14th through Upset The Rhythm.

KAPUTT - 'GONE WEST'

22 November 2021

Glasgow post-punks Kaputt return today with an early taste of their new album in the form of surprise digital single ‘Gone West’! A restless riot of sax breaks, fidgeting drums and guitar riffage that continually swims against the tide. Cal from Kaputt shared that “Gone West is about the migration of affluence, when industry clashed with the living standards of the wealthy. The smoke blows East, so the money moves West.” Such choice lyrical concerns and their pointed address are set off against ‘Gone West’s needling impulse to dance its way into your brain. ‘Gone West’ is just the tip of the iceberg though, Kaputt’s new album looks set to sink us all!

Kaputt will be going on tour this week check out our tour page for full info including their spell of dates with Squid in January.

EXHIBIT ON LP

21 November 2021

Best news! Bertie Marshall's stunning album 'Exhibit' is now available on vinyl! Available through all the best shops and our very own webstore too.

NICFIT - FUSE

19 November 2021

Announcing Nicfit's gleeful nervous itch of a debut album 'Fuse' today! Thanks to Post-Trash for sharing the group's first single. Nicfit are from Nagoya, Japan and flip between head-down tumbles of hardcore bounce and freaked feedback clamber. Debut LP 'Fuse' is released on UTR on Jan 14th. Available to pre-order now.

CELEBRANT OUT NOW

12 November 2021

Q. Who’s the man behind the mask?

A. Robert Sotelo!

Q. Did you know his incredible new album of pristine DIY pop 'Celebrant’ is released digitally today?

A. Now I do! I heard there’s a vinyl version coming in the next few weeks too!

Q. Shall we celebrate with this video for ‘The Currency is Love’?

A. You bet!

BERTIE ON RESONANCE FM

8 November 2021

Lovely in-depth chat with the inimitable Bertie Marshall featured in this Hello Goodbye special for Resonance FM, many tracks from ‘Exhibit’ featured and even a live bootleg from our Cafe OTO launch party too!

THE CHEEK OF IT

5 November 2021

This ones a grower! Here’s Buffet Lunch’s amazing vid for ‘Cheeks’, thanks to Joshua Roland for making it! It features not only claustrophobia but hummus too, enjoy! Buffet Lunch’s new 7” ‘Cheeks / Mild Weather’ is due on vinyl in the next week or two!

'DEAR RESIDENT'

27 October 2021

Follow the signs! ‘Dear Resident’ by Robert Sotelo is released today as a digital single. “We shall be together, somewhere out of time”. ‘Dear Resident’ appears on the forthcoming album ‘Celebrant’, out Nov 12th on Upset The Rhythm.

NEW RELEASES

25 October 2021

We have a total haul of new releases out now on Upset The Rhythm. Our first is Philip Frobos' delectably immersive book and official soundtrack to the novel on LP, entitled 'Vague Enough to Satisfy'.

Our second release of the week is a fantastic early-days (79-81) collection from Normil Hawaiians called 'Dark World'. 'Dark World' is out now digitally and on CD. An LP version is expected soon.

Our third new addition to the webshop takes the form of Screensaver's 'Expressions of Interest' LP, trapped in 180g heavy black vinyl and hellbent on turning your mind ablaze with its moody synth punk moves. Wonderful to have this record in stock finally.

'BUY / SELL / TRADE'

22 October 2021

Huge thanks to Raven Sings The Blues for premiering Screensaver's brand new (and immediately vintage) video for 'Buy/Sell/Trade'.

"Melbourne's Screensaver serve up a new video reveling in VHS psychedelics & a UHF chyron clutter. With a heavy beatdown of electronic drums & nodding synth swirl that move in motorik motion, the band’s “Buy/Sell/Trade” is synth-punk bliss!"

Screensaver's debut album 'Expressions of Interest' is out now on Upset The Rhythm.

'AUTHORESS' - BERTIE MARSHALL

20 October 2021

Everything looks better in the rain!

Here’s Bertie Marshall’s new single ‘Authoress’ (1990), taken from his debut album ‘Exhibit’ out next week. Bertie is playing at Cafe OTO on Saturday 30th October too, with Simon & Noel from Normil Hawaiians in his group. See you there!

MILD WEATHER FOR A BUFFET LUNCH

7 October 2021

Lo! Buffet Lunch return this November with a stonking new 7” single on Upset The Rhythm entitled ‘Cheeks / Mild Weather’. 'Mild Weather' was just premiered this afternoon + features Me Lost Me guesting to perfection on vocals too, what a world!

Thank you Raven Sings The Blues for premiering the video! Fans of the road network on the Isle of Mull are really treated to something special with the video.Buckle up!

‘Cheeks / Mild Weather’ is available to pre-order now, alongside much other glorious UTR produkt.

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HORACIO POLLARD (June 10)

GAUTE GRANLI (June 10)

ROBIN STEWART (June 11)

DEE BYRNE (June 11)

Friday 10 June & Saturday 11 June

Cafe OTO

18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London, E8 3DL | Map
7.30pm | £12.00 | Buy tickets

MODEL HOME is a hyperprolific experimental hip-hop formation from Washington D.C., instigated by rapper NappyNappa and producer Pat Cain. The duo recruits an ever-changing cast of collaborators to give each record a new feel: Model Home can sound like post-modern take on old school hip-hop, glitchy noise or even improvised exploration. The gist of Model Home is that the music pours out like from a faucet, faithfully channeling the chaos of the everyday thought. Model Home’s music would blend right in with a dystopia. The deteriorating sounds of Patrick Cain’s electronics would be impossible to distinguish from the constant construction that is the score of any contemporary city; NappyNappa’s enigmatic missives would be lost in the roar of public service announcements, personalized advertisements, and omnipresent sirens. Built on the edifice of dub sound systems and DIY basement clatter, their sound is made up of slabs of textured noise and decayed vocals. Releases on Disciples, Don Giovanni Records and Future Times.

HORACIO POLLARD as ever manages to be absurd, entertaining and challenging all at the same time – it’s frequently hard to position yourself as a listener in the face of this much great / ridiculous music, and you won’t know whether to guffaw or groan. Who can resist the fun-charged pull of these primitive patterns and primitive, near-ugly sounds? Pollard is one of the few creative people on the globe (Romain Perrot is another) who understands that “good taste” is the very death of art, and as such he needs to be cherished like a Siberian Tiger, albeit one whose pelt is made from artificial dayglo blue fur.

GAUTE GRANLI channels the churning and grating of unknown presences in a field of indeterminacy into the bulk of his disorienting one-man choir, where moans distorted by their own reverberation are sustained by the trickling and pounding of unseen forces. A new state of presence, welcoming heightened sensory lashings that leave a strange, indelible mark.

ROBIN STEWART is one half of energetic techno-noise duo Giant Swan with Harry Wright. Recent solo EPs ‘Time Travel' (Trilogy Tapes), ‘Marsupial’ (No Corner) and ‘Albatross’ (ipaadai) showcase Stewart stepping out on his own with bursts of mutated techno, cavernous dub, industrial pulses and echoed vocals.

DEE BYRNE is a London-based saxophonist, composer and improviser. Dee collaborates with artists from the UK and Europe who occupy the area of contemporary jazz, avant-garde and free improvisation. Fuelled by a love of improvisation and a growing obsession for effects pedals, Dee’s solo project blends acoustic sounds with interweaving electronic textures and moody soundscapes. WIRE magazine described Byrne’s music as a collection of “smudged, sultry alto lines that conjure a Fourth Wolrld ambience.”

PET SHIMMERS

HAMBURGER

Thursday 16 June

Windmill Brixton

22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill, London SW2 5BZ | Map
7.30pm | £7.00 | Buy tickets

PET SHIMMERS is an eclectic ensemble made of a collaborative core; solo artist (and recent Katy J Pearson collaborator) Oliver Wilde helms songwriting alongside William Carkeet, emerging producer and one half of London duo Robbie & Mona. Newest recruit Jonny Allan once took center stage duties for the influential Happyness, drummer Mig Schillace spent earlier years drumming for Portishead, and bedroom solo project Soft Den sits with Florrie AL. Melody extraordinaire Lexie Jennings and guitarist Rich Clarke complete the ensemble.

The “Sonder” b/w “Edgelord” 7” is the first piece of new music to come from Pet Shimmers since 2020. It’s a moving mass of technicolor instrumentation - sparkling guitar, taut percussion, and crashes of noise. Songwriter Oliver Wilde’s poetic paranoia climbs towards a victorious chorus. It was the first track the group wrote following COVID restrictions, and was recorded at The Louisiana, a crucial grassroots venue in England that acts as a basement studio by night and a rehearsal space during the day. “Sonder” b/w “Edgelord” 7-inch, is due out June 17th via Brokers Tip, the label of Bob Nastanovich.

HAMBURGER are Tom, Katie, Liv, Fearghall, Mike and Doug; six goofs from Bristol playing “stupid songs about their stupid feelings”. Shimmery, wistful bedroom pop with a 12” EP out now on Specialist Subject. The six tracks on ‘Teenage Terrified’ are highly crafted and reflective, focusing on personal themes and emotions, but often twisted through a semi-fantastical lens.

ANNA FOX ROCHINSKI

Wednesday 29 June (CANCELLED)

OSLO Hackney

1A Amhurst Rd, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL | Map
7.30pm | £12.50 | * cancelled *

ANNA FOX ROCHINSKI spent nearly a decade recording and touring with the collaborative psych rock band Quilt, now she has completed her first solo record, Cherry (Don Giovanni Records). Over the last few years, Rochinski realized pop was the most authentic vehicle for her and unites her varied musical influences under its umbrella. She sees it as a second-wave coming of age record. “It’s the most personal stuff I've ever written,” she says. “It's basically a break up album, but one that documents a time period ranging from the last few dying months of a six-year relationship and straight into the period following, when I was truly on my own for the first time in ages.” Cherry is full of propulsive guitar riffs, but Rochinski also uses synths, marimbas, and keys to send shockwaves through them, making playful, buoyant music that doesn’t take itself too seriously. You may not remember if Rochinski gets anything she yearns for, if any hurt is mended, or if any questions are answered, but you leave with her cooing voice and head-bobbing bass lines permanently etched into your skull. It’s like not knowing where to focus while watching a meteor shower — in a brief span of time, so much is dazzling.

THE SPACE LADY

ROBERT SOTELO

Friday 1 July

OSLO Hackney

1A Amhurst Rd, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL | Map
7-10pm | £12.50 | Buy tickets

THE SPACE LADY began her odyssey on the streets of San Francisco in the late 70s, playing versions of contemporary pop music an accordion and dressed flamboyantly, transmitting messages of peace and harmony. Following the theft of her accordion, The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its lead exponents ever since, with the likes of John Maus, Erol Alkan and Kutmah being devotees. Of her early street sets, only one recording was made, self-released originally on cassette and then transferred to a homemade CD. 'The Space Lady's Greatest Hits' released in 2014 through Night School features the best of these recordings - mostly covers but with some originals - pressed on vinyl for the first time and features archival photographs and liner notes from The Space Lady herself. 'Greatest Hits' contains The Space Lady's personal favourites; her haunting take on The Electric Prunes' 'I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night),' a frantic 'Ballroom Blitz' amidst other reconstructed pop music. Following on from this wonderful record, The Space Lady released a split LP in 2015 with the Burnt Ones on Castle Face records which included her spectral take of 'Across The Universe' and a recent LP from 2018 through Mississippi entitled 'On The Street Of Dreams'.

ROBERT SOTELO is a mercurial melodist building a resplendent world of pristine DIY pop from the ground up. The Glasgow-based artist’s songs are meticulously crafted, patchworked together with eclectic arrangements and ardent vocal performances. Last year Upset The Rhythm released Robert Sotelo’s vivid new album ‘Celebrant’. ‘Celebrant’ was intended to be and still is to some extent a joyous wedding album (Sotelo is recently married), but in his own words “the pandemic and the death of my aunt Carmen intersected with the original concept so the album is darker than intended in places.” More cinematic and measured than prior albums, Sotelo expounds that “it is purposefully a bigger sounding attempt at my keyboard songs and I felt more ambitious about it in general.” That’s certainly reflected in these twelve sophisticated loops of song, all curiously affecting and catchy, sprinkled with Sotelo’s offbeat musings and keenly accurate observations. Guitars are rarely employed on this record with Sotelo recruiting Iain Mccall, Ross Blake, Celia Morgan and David Maxwell to contribute brass, woodwind, spoken word and acoustic drums respectively. All of these additions blend well with the album’s synthetic core, softening and subtly shaping its pop-first nature into something more nuanced, vulnerable and human.

RICHARD DAWSON & CIRCLE

Wednesday 6 July

Scala

275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London, N1 9NL | Map
7pm | £18 | Buy tickets

RICHARD DAWSON & CIRCLE teamed up to record an epic album together recently called ‘Henki’. Richard Dawson is the Geordie troubadour whose moving songs have been described as state-of-the-nation addresses, even - or perhaps especially - when he’s singing about pre-medieval peasants. Circle are the genre-straddling pioneers of The New Wave Of Finnish Heavy Metal, known for wearing spandex and singing in a made-up language. Together they are… Richard Dawson & Circle! Their epic joint record might seem a departure to those who are most familiar with Dawson from recent solo albums like 2017’s Peasant and 2020. In fact, ‘Henki’ fits comfortably into the bigger picture of two acts who have always strived for uninhibited originality. Inspired by Circle’s guitarist Janne Westerlund instructing the group during recording to be less straightforward and more “like a plant”, ‘Henki’s seven tracks deal with special plants throughout history. The result is a towering flora-themed hypno-folk-metal record of gargantuan proportions.

Dawson & Circle have intricately crafted their sound, with imaginative, constantly evolving arrangements that highlight Circle’s prog credentials. There are also unexpectedly euphoric choruses too: the instrumental mid-section of Silphium makes like a more dissonant take on Xanadu-era Rush, then gradually builds momentum before exploding back to life again just before the 11-minute mark. Methuselah gallops along like a flora-fixated Iron Maiden as it tells the cautionary tale of Donald Currey, a researcher trying to find the oldest tree on Earth who only realised he’d found it after he’d cut it down in 1964. Throughout, there is so much going on that it takes many listens to absorb everything. A tour de force of botanical rock!

Presented in collaboration with Supersonic

JUNE OF 44

RATTLE

Friday 8 July

229

229 Great Portland St, London, W1W 5PN | Map
7pm | £20 | Buy tickets

JUNE OF 44 formed in the fall of 1994. They are a super-group collective with a rich underground lineage of members from beloved bands - Rodan, Lungfish, Codeine, Rex, Hoover and Shipping News. Truly a who’s who of the indie rock world, together they have often been referred to as the punk rock pirates of the math rock world. The band are cited for their artistic hand-crafted record packaging for music that ranges from experimental jazz to ambient dub to angular post punk. June of 44 released their four totemic albums on Quarterstick in the 90s, but in 2020 they announced their first studio album in 21 years. ‘Revisionist: Adaptations & Future Histories in the Time of Love and Survival’ came out recently on Broken Clover. “It will have been 23 years since performing in the United Kingdom… so much life, too many wars, so much music, a few extraordinary babies, heart-breaking loss, real struggle, epic success, total failure – for all of us.”

RATTLE are a Nottingham based duo, Rattle focus almost exclusively on drums and more drums, beneath a delicate overlay of vocal harmonies and percussive effects. Formed by Katharine Eira Brown and Theresa Wrigley, 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. Rattle effortlessly blend the avant-garde with irresistible melodies and hypnotic drum beats, using rhythm and harmony to create a refreshing sound that is utterly new - a pretty rare feat these days when we're saturated with so much music. Rattle's impressive ‘Sequence’ album came out through Upset The Rhythm.

VINTAGE CROP

MARCEL WAVE

Saturday 9 July

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB | Map
7.30pm | £8 | Buy tickets

VINTAGE CROP are Geelong’s favourite sons, returning this summer with their much-anticipated fourth album, ‘Kibitzer’. Running with the ball that 2020’s “Serve To Serve Again” punted forward, this album marks another energetic break towards the goal for Vintage Crop. ‘Kibitzer’ sees the band define their field of play, more melodic at times, still bruising, forever droll. These ten tracks of ‘snappy as elastic’ Australian punk are packed with tensile riffage, hefty beats and witty refrains of everyman curiosity. ‘Kibitzer’ delves into themes of identity, resilience and acceptance; some of the more upbeat notions that the band have dealt with to date. ‘Casting Calls’ opens the record, slamming through the speakers with gusto and setting the tone for the following 30 minutes. These themes hit home with the album’s title too, with Cherry feeling that ‘Kibitzer’ is an apt way to describe a lot of the band’s focus. “I feel like a lot of our lyrics over the years have been our unsolicited opinions on other people’s situations, the very definition of the word Kibitzer. So for this record we wanted to lean into that tendency by acknowledging it and even go as far as stamping it on the album cover.”

MARCEL WAVE write eulogies for tragic actresses, ancient riverbeds and concrete obscenity. Meades meets Pat-E-Smith meets Kirklees Borough Council. Featuring members of Cold Pumas and Sauna Youth.

RACHEL AGGS

ELECTRIC FIRE

Monday 11 July

Cafe OTO

18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London, E8 3DL | Map
7.30pm | £8 | Buy tickets

RACHEL AGGS is a multi instrumentalist and songwriter based in Glasgow. Aggs, a prolific specialist in euphoric post-punk, has achieved international acclaim with collaborative touring projects Trash Kit, Shopping and Sacred Paws. Creating zines and co-ordinating workshops that encourage women, non-binary people, and people of colour to form bands, Aggs has galvanised the DIY scene in the UK. Aggs released a solo album on Lost Map records as part of their Visitations residency in 2019 and self released //Tape 1// in 2020. Both releases showcase Aggs’ signature hybrid post-punk/highlife inspirations stripped down to new minimal extremes. Pulsating, electronic beats, coolly-recited lyrical mantras and spindly guitar lines abound in this life affirming music that speaks directly to your heart.

ELECTRIC FIRE is made up of Alicia (vocals), Ehima (drums, percussion and vocals), Sam (synths and vocals) and William (laptop, production and vocals). Their unique sound was developed through Heart n Soul’s digital music project SoundLab. It has evolved into an incredible live act, and the band have performed on stages from Hong Kong to Amsterdam, London to Paris. Their heart lifting, feel good second EP Buzzin’ is all about having fun. Opening with a song about the feeling you get when everything is going your way, from having rice or sausage rolls for lunch to touring Hong Kong, this is a band who are all relentlessly positive! Buzzin’ contains four incredible ‘egg funk’ bangers that could only be made by one of the best bands on the planet.

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT

Tuesday 12 July

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB | Map
7.30pm | £12 | Buy tickets

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT have been making genre-defying noise and hard rocking dance music in New Orleans for over twenty years. The majority of their 17 full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of traditional New Orleans party music, filtered through a vintage Hammond B-3, technicolor puppets, and a battalion of distorted, homemade instruments. This summer, the duo will be joined on tour by two New Orleans musicians, drummer Sam Yoger and “talk boxer” Benni Divine, to recreate their most recent Goner LP, ‘Goblin Alert’ as well as butchering the best of the old songs. The Quintron / Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, "Swamp-Tech" dance beats, small explosions, incredible clothes, and entertaining puppet stories.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s sweaty musical blasts are paralleled in spirit and performance by Miss Pussycat’s dreamy puppet worlds – elaborate, and beautifully crafted for success in intimate venues of late- night drinking and dancing. She has also had several major solo museum exhibitions and, although the puppets are never for sale, ceramics, paintings and other visual work related to her puppetry, are represented by the Webb Gallery in Waxahachie Texas.

HG20

A three-day fundraiser celebrating 20 years of Hello Goodbye and Resonance FM

WRECKLESS ERIC

MEATRAFFLE

LILITH AI

Saturday 30 July

MOTH Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney, London, E9 6NU | Map
7.30pm | £10 / three-day pass £25 | Buy tickets

THE MONOCHROME SET

THE MINDREADERS

DEE BYRNE & CATH ROBERTS

Sunday 31 July

MOTH Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney, London, E9 6NU | Map
7.30pm | £10 / three-day pass £25 | Buy tickets

VERY SPECIAL GUEST (TBA)

GINA BIRCH

BAS JAN

ROZI PLAIN (DJ-SET)

Monday 1 August

MOTH Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney, London, E9 6NU | Map
7.30pm | £10 / three-day pass £25 | Buy tickets

WRECKLESS ERIC is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realized he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, lilting enchantment, squalls of feedback, dissonance, bizarre stories and backchat. Eric began his recording life on Stiff Records in 1977 with his enduring hit Whole Wide World when he was little more than an ex-teenage art student. Eventually he sidestepped the mechanics of stardom to become Britain’s biggest underground household name, much loved and often underestimated. His 2015 album ‘amERICa’ reminded those who’ve kept the faith and new generations of fans what he’s all about. He won’t recreate 1978 for you, he’ll blow your mind instead.

MEATRAFFLE is a common chord running through the leftist brigades of the South London art scene. For Meatraffle it is the political, the platonic, the comradeship of the struggle that provides true artistic grist.

LILITH AI is a guitarist, who writes and performs poignant tales of modern life. Hailing from nowhere special, Lilith began releasing lo-fi bedroom recordings in 2016. Her first EP RIOT is full of underground anthems popular with Riot grrrls word wide. Her second EP Native Tongue chronicles her teen years, spent living on the streets of Queens New York. 2019 saw the release of 3rd EP Bare Radical with evolving sounds. Lilith's artfully delivered songs fit somewhere between indie pop and anti-folk.

THE MONOCHROME SET are a highly influential English new wave band, originally formed in London in 1978 by Bid (vocals & guitar), Lester Square (lead guitar), and J D Haney (from The Art Attacks, on drums). In 1979, they signed to Rough Trade and released three singles, “He’s Frank”, “Eine Symphonie Des Grauens”, and “The Monochrome Set”. They released their debut studio album, “Strange Boutique”, produced by Bob Sargeant in 1980. Their classic follow-up album, “Love Zombies”, was produced by Alvin Clark and the band, later that same year. In 2018, the 40th year since the band formed, their 14th studio album, “Maisieworld” and a box set, "The Monochrome Set 1979–1985: Complete Recordings", was released. The group’s most recent album ‘Allhallowtide’ was released earlier this year.

THE MINDREADERS are Richard Ipaint on vocals and drums, Sexton Ming on vocals, sfx and guitar, and Russ Wilkins on vocals and guitar, with all three on songwriting duty too. Fans of The Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes, The Natural Born Lovers, Rocking Richard, The Delmonas, Auntie Vegetable, The Wildebeests and more will know all about them. Debut album ‘Ban The Mindreader’ was released in 1987 on Russ’ Empire Records label, with some extra gig recordings to bulk it out. Some of the gig recordings also found their way to the Medway Powerhouse compilations on Hangman Records. Fast forward 30 years, Russ and Richard realised they only lived 25 miles apart in Scotland, and now much wiser, a connection was made from Sexton (now also much wiser) who wanted to do something dim and simple. A gig was arranged in Hastings which led on to more gigs! Following on from the gigs, they convened in a garage and recorded some songs over two days onto a Tascam 8 track, 1/2” recorder, playing whatever they felt worked, recording over twenty tracks. The fruits from this labour were released last year by Spinout Nuggets as the LP ‘Continuation’.

DEE BYRNE & CATH ROBERTS released their first album on Luminous in 2020. Mixed by Alex Bonney, Disembark! is a series of short acoustic improvisations recorded at Gun Factory Studios. Disembark! is a series of short, spontaneous improvisations that explore a dramatic range of textures, whilst maintaining the sense of an ongoing, inquisitive conversation. The recording came about after a series of live duo performances; going into the studio seemed like the next logical step.

GINA BIRCH released her first ever solo single last year on Third Man Records called ‘Feminist Song’. Gina Birch is a founding member of Dorothy, The Hangovers and The Raincoats. Gina was also a member of Red Crayola when Mayo Thompson asked her to contribute to their ‘Kangaroo’ album. ‘Feminist Song’ made it’s way into recent Raincoats gigs and Gina’s longtime collaborator and fellow Raincoat Ana da Silva contributes monotron on this recording. Gina performs solo using film and video projections with sound that she augments live with guitar and vocals.

BAS JAN are a London-based ensemble, this year they returned with an expanded line-up and a much-anticipated second album ‘Baby U Know’ (Lost Map). It is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2018 debut album Yes I Jan, which was hailed for its “messy majesty” (Uncut) and “beautifully fractured art-pop” (Mojo). Bas Jan were co-founded in 2015 by songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Serafina Steer. The band features Emma Smith (Jarv Is, Meilyr Jones, Seamus Fogarty and founder member of the Elysian Quartet) on violin, bass and electronics, Rachel Horwood (Trash Kit, Bamboo, Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business) on drums and Charlie Stock on electric violin.

DEERHOOF

Wednesday 31 August

Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St, Camden Town, London, NW1 8QP | Map
7pm | £17 | Buy tickets

DEERHOOF have continually quested for daring storytelling and radical sounds over their eighteen boundless albums, as experimental as they are pop. 2020’s critically acclaimed, overwhelmingly prescient Future Teenage Cave Artists explored fairytale visions of post-apocalypse, welding intrinsic melodies with absurdist digital recording methods. Its immediate sequel Love-Lore, a live covers medley, channeled futurist mid-century artists—Parliament, Sun Ra and Stockhausen, to name a handful— into a patchwork love letter to the anti-authoritarian expressions that inspire the band.

Deerhoof's latest, Actually, You Can, is a genre-abundant record that uses technicolor vibrancy and arpeggiated muscularity to offer a vital shock from capitalism’s purgatorial hold. The band says, “Think of all the beauty, positivity and love that gets deemed ugly, negative and hateful by the self-proclaimed guardians of 'common sense.' We'd hardly be destroying society by dismantling their colonial economics and prisons and gender roles and aesthetics. We'd be creating it!”

FUZZ

(Charles Moothart, Ty Segall, Chad Ubovich)

Friday 17 March 2023

This show is rescheduled from July 22nd 2020 & March 31st 2021 & March 18th 2022, original tickets valid, refunds available too

Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St, Camden Town, London, NW1 8QP | Map
6pm-9.45pm | £17.50 | Buy tickets

FUZZ are back! Ty Segall, Charles Moothart and Chad Ubovich's electrifying trio return to London next spring! Fuzz have released three studio albums to date on In The Red, their self-titled release debuting back in 2013, and the more heavy metal influenced II & III dropping in 2015 & 2020 respectively. Moothart and Segall originally formed the group, as Moothart was a touring member and guitarist for the Ty Segall backing band, and later became the drummer of Segall's current touring group. The aim with FUZZ was to take the essential ingredients of the "rock and roll power trio" and put them right out on the chopping block. New album 'III' is a much more honest approach for FUZZ: just three humans getting primitive, staying primitive. The goal was never to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes it's just about seeing how long you can hold on before you're thrown off. It's heavy, chaotically controlled, softly serpentine, and blindingly barbaric. To translate the auditory from ethereal to saliva soaked semantics is to shatter a promise as it's made. In the meantime, Ty, Charles, and Chad walk on. It is what it is.

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