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ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT IN EUROPE

02 November 2014

Ed Schrader's Music Beat kick-off a European tour this week.

They are one of the most brilliantly bizarre and bizarrely brilliant live forces you will ever behold. Go check them out:

03.11 - Cherbourg - Bar Le Transat
04.11 - Brussels - Madame Moustache
05.11 - Utrecht - Acu
06.11 - London - Shepherd's Bush Empire
07.11 - Glasgow - Old Hairdresser
08.11 - Sheffield - Tye Die Tapes
09.11 - Manchester - Kraak
10.11 - London - The Lexington
11.11 - Amsterdam - Dokazaal
12.11 - Dresden - Groovestation
13.11 - Hamburg - Hafenklang
15.11 - Berlin - Schokoladen
16.11 - Prague - Basement Bar
17.11 - Vienna - Rhiz
18.11 - Esslingen - Komma
19.11 - Freiburg - Slowclub
21.11 - Lyon - Grrrnd Zero
22.11 - Paris - Point Ephemere

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

GUERILLA TOSS

USA NAILS

DIYOA

Tuesday 25 November

The Old Blue Last

38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES | Map
8:00 | £6 | Buy tickets

GUERILLA TOSS were birthed from the depths of the sweaty basements of Boston, Massachusetts and are nowadays considered to be a New England underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region. The band have churned out numerous cassettes, records, and CDs in the past two years on on labels such as Feeding Tube Records, John Zorn's Tzadik, Sophomore Lounge, and Digitalis Ltd. By touring relentlessly and providing their audience with an unforgettably intense live show that demands, and encourages, ravaging physical body movement of the listener, Guerilla Toss have quickly garnered a cult following.

Their newest record, 'Gay Disco' (released by NNA Tapes), is an album that draws influence from new wave and no wave dance music, extreme dementia, drug problems, and absurdist humor. Kassie Carlson's ferocious vocals run the gamut of the human voice, blasting with jet engine shrieking and boiling over with urgency, while at the same time presenting a deranged and direct spoken narrative with surreal conversational lyrics. Peter Negroponte's full force drumming spews forth alongside her like a tentacled beast, whilst guitarists Simon Hanes and Arian Shafiee duel to the death with angular and jagged riffs. The glue that binds is Ian Kovac's synth work, which adds a healthy dose hyperactive danceability and electronic flourishing that contributes to the album's overall doped-up disco flavor.

As messy as it sounds, it all lends itself to Guerilla Toss' ability to shape-shift seamlessly between hardcore rawness, jazzy meanderings, and squealing noise rock. Guerilla Toss succeeds in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor harnassing the essence of a high-energy live band in its loudest, rawest embodiment to date. Guerilla Toss succeed in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor, whilst maintaining high-energy spectacle in its loudest, rawest embodiment to date.

USA NAILS do drawn out psychedelic punk with nods to the likes of Neu, The Stooges, and Swans. They feature current and ex-members of Kong, Silent Front and WhoresX3. Their debut album "Sonic Moist", is out on tape and vinyl in November on a bunch of European DIY labels (Unwork, I Hate My Records, Bigoƻt and Smalltown America).

DIYOA (dee-oh-ah) is a one man band from Rochester, Kent. Towing the line between improvisation and structure, DIYOA uses a blend of guitar and electronics to create an eclectic set that ranges from loose, free flowing soundscapes, to riff driven pop.

'Confidence' album launch party

TRASH KIT

ANA DA SILVA

ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO

AS ONDAS

Thursday 4 December

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

44-46 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB | Map
8:00 | £5 | Buy tickets

TRASH KIT have a wild feel for melody, writing songs that pull at the reins with a spontaneous charm. Having formed the band in 2009, Rachel Aggs, Rachel Horwood and Ros Murray have since become the glowing core of London's DIY underground. Their music is primal yet thoughtful, affirming yet sincere, drawing on the potential of post-punk and the naturalism of an internal folk music. Although Trash Kit have their forebears in bands like X-Ray Spex, The Ex and The Raincoats, their sound is very much their own take on facing forwards.

Galloping polyrhythms, overlapping sung-spoke lyrics and entwining guitars are all drawn together into a taut unity, sounding willfully alive. Both Rachels tangle their vocals with each other whilst expressive drumbeats and restless guitar flurries provide the rhythmic drive. Aggs' guitar playing is as much informed by African fingerstyle patterns as the percussive attitude of various no wave shredders. Horwood approaches her drumkit with an untamable freedom, pushing it into the realm of a vivid lead instrument. Trash Kit's music is full of pauses, woven silence and punctuation too and this is where Ros Murray and her resonant, soulful bass work finds a perfect home.

As a follow up to their exuberant debut album, 'Confidence' sticks with the "play it all live" pluck we've come to expect from Trash Kit. There's a minimal bent, a lyrical directness, an unadorned ethic that all evokes the sense that the song is being written at the same time as it's performed. Yet whilst the first album at times felt too fleeting, its succinct songs flashing by so fast, 'Confidence' is startlingly more assured, allowing ideas to develop, conclusions to be gathered.

Tracks like 'Hair', 'Skin' and 'Boredom' embrace dynamics like never before. Their clatter and chime are complimented through subtler passages of introspection and the occasional noisy breakdown, with snare and cymbals approaching roar. Ros is joined by her previous bandmate Verity Susman (of Electrelane) on a few tracks including the adventurous 'Shyness' and lead single 'Medicine', lending some fluently inventive saxophone flourishes. It all adds to the heady, sensation of free-falling through the album. A feeling that the horizon has become broader. 'Confidence' will be released by Upset The Rhythm on 1 December.

ANA DA SILVA is a founding member of the pioneering female punk band The Raincoats. Ana has continually worked on music, in some shape or form, since the group disbanded in 1984. Soon after the release of The Raincoats' final album album, 'Moving', Da Silva collaborated with This Heat drummer Charles Hayward on a project called Roseland; they recorded a few demos together, but the duo faltered after that. She also wrote music for choreographer Gaby Agis' productions, but spent much of the '80s and early '90s painting and working in an antique shop. The Raincoats' reunion spurred Da Silva and the rest of the group to write new songs, resulting in the band's fifth album, 1996's 'Looking in the Shadows'. Da Silva resurfaced in 2005 with her solo record 'Lighthouse', a largely electronic collection of songs that she wrote, recorded, and produced herself for Chicks On Speed records.

ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO makes trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and hallucinations. Using performance and visual art, he traverses the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic seance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll. He clarified his eccentric brew of ecstatic lunacy and prophetic madness during his 15 year tour-of-duty with Olympia's Old Time Relijun. De Dionyso's most recent project, Malaikat dan Singa, is a trance-punk outfit featuring bass clarinet, guitars, multiple drummers and his trademark wild vocals (multi-spectral harmonic throatsinging combined with grunts, yelps, and barks) often sung in Indonesian. Pushing the envelope between musicality and pure energy, between ecstacy and lunacy, he enwraps rooms with a deeply resonant sound.

AS ONDAS are a band with fresh ideas, featuring members of Dog Legs, Shopping and Wachi Wachi they start their race with a sprint. With a spartan drum, bass and guitar lineup, As Ondas deliver up a delirious, chorus-drenched prom punk alongside the occasional post punk meditation.

RICHARD YOUNGS - A TOWER HAMLETS TRILOGY

Three different performances in three different places

Friday 16 January

Balfron Tower Community Cabin

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

Saturday 17 January

St George's German Lutheran Church

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

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

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

DOPE BODY

Tuesday 17 February

Montague Arms

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

DARK BLUE

Monday 23 February

The Victoria

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

TRASH KIT

'Confidence'

UTR061 | CD / LP | Pre-order

LATEST RELEASES

DEERHOOF

'La Isla Bonita'

UTR069 | CD / LP | Pre-order

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