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SOLID STATES

24 April 2018

Oblique art rock in a blue room! Vital Idles brand new video for 'Solid States' just premiered through BEAT, have a LOOK & LISTEN! 'Left Hand', the band's debut album, is available to pre-order through our webshop on LP now.

SCHOOL DAMAGE & ONE CAT

20 April 2018

May 25th is going to be a very good day as that Friday sees Upset The Rhythm release a new 7" EP from Australia's School Damage. School Damage write songs that demand the dizzy head bop, they make jangle punk of genuine charm, spontaneous errant pop! Featuring members of Ausmuteants, Parsnip and Chook Race, School Damage have put together an EP which follows it's no nonsense title, it's 'Four Songs About One Cat', and that cat is called Lumpy and sometimes Scump. 'Scump Damage 1' is the first track to escape the EP, the track just premiered through Raven Sings The Raven Sings The Blues, have a listen now!

School Damage's new EP is available to pre-order now.

TESCO FLAG

19 April 2018

This is the new video from Dog Chocolate, it's called 'Tesco Flag' and is set in Epping Forest and features a lot of anti-Brexit rhetoric, beans and the band dressed up as headlice. A quasi-future-medieval look to their costume ties in with references made later in the song to the book Riddley Walker. The lyrics deal with the knotty and unpleasant issue of English national identity. Filmed in the freezing cold, the band learned that dogs will eat beans straight out of liquid mud if they have to. Dog Chocolate's new album 'Moody Balloon Baby' will be released on May 11th through Upset The Rhythm, the album is available to pre-order here now.

RADIO SHOW - EPISODE SEVEN

23 March 2018

Alright there! Spring arrives with the seventh installment of our radio show for CAMP. Two hours of all our favourite sounds from Orbidoig to Paul Ngozi via Eric Chenaux. Lots of new Upset The Rhythm tracks from Apostille, Dog Chocolate and Vital Idles feature, plus some recent live snippets from Rattle, Chain And The Gang and Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano, here you go!

VITAL IDLES - 'LEFT HAND'

20 March 2018

We're beyond excited to announce that we're releasing Vital Idles debut album entitled 'Left Hand' in a few months time. They've been one of our favourite UK groups since we saw them play with Vexx and Sauna Youth in Manchester a few years back, so we're thrilled to have this record in the works. Clash have just premiered the opening track from the album, have a listen to 'A Premise' now and catch your breath!

'Left Hand' is available to pre-order now on yellow and black vinyl editions here.

Catch Vital Idles at the following shows:

March

30 Liverpool The Buyer's Club *

31 Manchester Soup Kitchen *

April

1 Glasgow Mono *

3 Birmingham Hare & Hounds *

4 London Bethnal Green Working Men's Club *

6 York The Crescent Community Venue ^

* with No Age

^ with Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

CHOOSE LIFE

14 March 2018

Apostille's incredible new album 'Choose Life' is announced today! Coming out on LP/CD this June 8th, it truly is a colossal pop album of substance, have a first listen to 'Feel Bad'! 'Choose Life' is available to pre-order through our webshop on limited transparent red vinyl, black vinyl and CD now.

SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME

9 March 2018

Great news! Today No Babies excellent, new album 'Someone To Watch Over Me' is released through Upset The Rhythm. Featuring thirteen tracks that implode and empower in equal measure it proves a truly jaw-dropping listen. This stunning LP is pressed on red marbled vinyl and is available now in all good record shops as well as through our webshop.

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ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT

DOG CHOCOLATE

CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA

Monday 7 May

Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU | Map
7.30pm | £7.50 | Buy tickets

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT are Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice - a minimalist punk duo from the fair city of Baltimore, Maryland. In the beginning there was only Ed: a man unhinged, channeling to the world a sacred message in the form of song. His only divining instruments: a single floor tom, one light, and a commanding baritone. He's a master songsmith who has reduced pop and punk to their most basic building blocks. Ed was soon joined by Devlin on bass, who proved to be an acute match for encapsulating the space-time from whence they came. Their union quickly brought about the release of their 2012 debut album 'Jazz Mind' and 2014's 'Party Jail' through Upset The Rhythm which The Wire said recalled "the percussion-heavy chants of Liars", with Ed "affecting a mournful Arthur Russell tone on the a cappella songs" whilst "roaring like Rollins" on the album's faster numbers. Since then, Ed Schrader's Music Beat have toured frequently in North America and Europe, notably alongside their friends Future Islands.

New album, 'Riddles' begins their new life. In search of a fresh direction, Ed and Devlin invited their close friend, electronic-pop maestro Dan Deacon, to expand their sound and experiment with them as the album's producer, arranger, and co-writer. Working steadily in Dan's studio for two years in total collaboration, three evolving musicians pushed through an intense period of personal tumult and found purpose in the sounds they were committing to record. The result: a polished and passionate masterpiece of nuanced alt-rock. From driving opening track 'Dunce' and the soaring single 'Riddles' to the disarmingly gorgeous closer 'Culebra', Ed and Devlin unapologetically channel a personal pantheon of pop and rock gods while growing into the band and people they'd previously kept caged inside. 'Riddles' is released through Carpark Records on March 2nd.

NAP EYES

HALEY HEYNDERICKX

Tuesday 8 May

OSLO

1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL | Map
7.30pm | £10.00 | Buy tickets

NAP EYES hail from Nova Scotia and Montreal and make crooked, literate guitar pop refracted through the gray Halifax rain. Recorded live to tape with no overdubs, their songs are equal parts shambling and sophisticated, with one eye on the dirt and one trained on the starry firmament, inhabiting a skewed world where odes to NASA and the Earth's magnetic field coexist easily with lyrics about insomnia and drinking too much. In the world of Nap Eyes, workaday details punctuate (and puncture) cosmic concerns, as songwriter, singer, and rhythm guitarist Nigel Chapman wrestles with air and angels, struggling (and often failing) to reconcile the Romantic rifts, both real and imagined, that define our lives: between chaos and order; solipsism and fellowship; the anxiety of social (dis)orders both big and small; and the various intersections and oppositions of religion, art, and science. It's the sound of being young and alive in the city, a tenuous and impermanent counterpoise of recklessness and anxiety, archness and earnestness. Following on from their 2014 debut 'Whine of the Mystic' and last year's 'Thought Rock Fish Scale' on Paradise of Bachelors, Nap Eyes will release their third album 'I'm Bad Now' on Jagjaguwar. 'Im Bad Now' achieves a new sonic clarity, depth, and range to match the group's effortless melodies and extraordinary writing. It's the band's most transparent and personal set of songs to date, in which singer Nigel Chapman interrogates social, psychological, and spiritual milieus for clues about the elusive nature of knowledge.

HALEY HEYNDERICKX is an emphatic singer/songwriter from Portland. Through soft acoustic guitar picking and deftly accented trombone sighs, Heynderickx's music immediately recalls folk music of the '60s and '70s mixed with a love of jazz radio. But Heynderickx's singing, her vocals that range from sultry to operatic, belie a tenacity in her soul. Her debut album, named 'I Need to Start a Garden' is due out March 2nd via Mama Bird Recording Co.

MATANA ROBERTS & KELLY-JAYNE JONES

COBY SEY

Wednesday 9 May

Ghost Notes

Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST | Map
7.30pm | £12.00 | Buy tickets

Internationally renowned US composer, saxophonist, mixed-media practitioner, and sonic voyager Matana Roberts (perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, ongoing and unfolding via Constellation Records) and British sound artist/improviser Kelly Jayne Jones. Roberts and Jones will weave their own approaches into live collaborative works informed by deeply expressive playing, tactile electro-acoustic interplay and a broader shared politics of resistance/defiance. This Upset The Rhythm show is part of the first in a series of special live shows commissioned by OUTLANDS, a new national experimental music touring network.

MATANA ROBERTS is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Roberts works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theatre, and has released a diverse body of solo and ensemble work under her own name on Constellation Records and Central Control over the past decade. She is perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, a multi-chapter work of "panoramic sound quilting" that aims to expose the mystical roots and channel the intuitive spirit-raising traditions of American creative expression while maintaining a deep and substantive engagement with narrativity, history, community and political expression within improvisatory musical structures. Constellation began documenting the Coin Coin project in 2011 and has released the first three of a projected twelve album-length chapters to date.

KELLY-JAYNE JONES makes use of varying combinations of prepared recordings, text, rocks, found sounds and flute. Her work beckons a tussle with uncertainty, inviting exposure and vulnerability in performance, chasing experiences that open our chasms within, without restraint. Searching for humble principles of growth; physics; sound, connecting with others in the same space/moment, customary experimental play, with threads and beads of improvisation and interactivity. KJJ has had residencies at Arnolfini in Bristol UK and Kunstalle Bergen, Norway, and has produced commissioned works for Haris Epaminonda at dOCUMENTA13, Tate Modern, ICA London, Schirn Frankfurt, Point Centre Nicosia. She has performed, solo and with part wild horses mane on both sides, at CCA Glasgow, Trieze Gallery Paris, Borealis Festival, Tectonics Reykjavik, Hangar Bicocca in Milan and at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

COBY SEY is a vocalist, musician and DJ, who, after years spent buzzing around the DIY artist circuitry of South East London, has developed a distinctive presence as a performer and producer offering a shifting, disorienting vision of club music. A long-time collaborator with Mica Levi, Tirzah, Babyfather, Klein and Kwes, Coby's recorded work - as best evidenced on the 'Whities 010: Transport for Lewisham' 10" - spans the realms of live instrumentation, sample-based productions and experimental music, melding recognisable motifs of hip hop, drone, jazz, grime and more into a dubbed-out anaesthesia. Live, these dreamlike compositions are imbued with a heavy, uneasy dancefloor energy, often abetted by live vocals as well as saxophone interjections c/o regular cohorts Ben Vince and Calderwood. Coby's open-door approach to sharing and making music stretches to his work with London collective Curl, who release records and host events with a collaborative, improvisatory approach, as well as a regular slot on NTS which offers a portal into his appealingly murky musical world.

PROTOMARTYR

ANA DA SILVA

RATTLE

Thursday 10 May

The Scala

275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London, N1 9NL | Map
7.30pm | £12.50 | Buy tickets

PROTOMARTYR return to London next May for their biggest show yet! Protomartyr play a taut, austere rock that's been incubated in a freezing Detroit warehouse littered with beer cans and cigarette butts and warmed occasionally by space heaters. Short songs made for short practices, and the band learned quickly not to waste time. Despite the cold, Protomartyr emerged with a sound that is idiosyncratic but relatable, hooky but off-kilter. With respect to the local predecessors, this isn't the primitive stomp of The Dirtbombs or The Stooges' greasy roar. Punk works, kind of, even if it leaves the hardcore kids confused. Post-punk suggests something too retro; indie rock, something too precious. What Protomartyr is, is "stuck between the cracks." If that's the case, though, they aren't alone. Protomartyr's economical rock elicits comparisons to possible antecedents like Pere Ubu or The Fall as well as local contemporaries like Frustrations or Tyvek (whose frontman Kevin Boyer played bass in an early iteration of Protomartyr). Singer Joe Casey's dry declarative snarl serves as a reliable anchor, granting his bandmates (guitarist Greg Ahee, drummer Alex Leonard and bassist Scott Davidson) the opportunity to explore textures and reinforce the rhythm section. This is never more apparent than on the band's brand new album entitled 'Relatives In Descent', out now through Domino. This show follows on from the band's long sold out Tufnell Park Dome show planned for next month.

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.

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 (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. Often starting by picking out the ghost notes from the drums to develop a melody, the song then reveals itself in rounds and harmonies with layer upon layer of rhythm and vocal, lending a choral feel to some of the tracks. 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 debut self-titled album will be released on Upset The Rhythm and I Own You, look out this Summer for it's follow up.

MARY OCHER

COLDNOSE

STAL KINGSLEY

Friday 18 May

Cafe OTO

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL | Map
7.30pm | £8.00 | Buy tickets

MARY OCHER is back, following last year's UK dates with 'The West Against The People', Ocher returns with a new 10"/tape of 'Faust Studio Sessions'. Mary has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms, when accompanied by her drummers. 'The West Against The People' was released on the German label Klangbad in spring 2017 and recorded with Hans Joachim Irmler of Krautrock pioneers Faust. It features solo tracks, as well as tracks with her two drummers Your Government, and elusive cult legends Die Todliche Doris and Felix Kubin. 'Faust Studio Sessions' showcases additional collaborations with cello player Julia Kent and German experimental artist Hans Unstern. Her previous solo release was produced by Canadian Psych Rock&Roll guru King Khan.

COLDNOSE is Jin Botani's project that blends her Kurdish heritage with partly improvised dance music. Incorporating elements of acid, electro and industrial alongside her vocal. Check out her two tape releases on the Swedish labels Zeon Light and Funeral Fog and a track on the French label Hyle for her only released material so far. Four new tracks were recorded at Goldsmiths Studio with Francine Perry (La Leif/Orka) last year and will be out later this year on vinyl.

STAL KINGSLEY is a London-based artist who released 2 EPs last year entitled 'Useless Boy' and 'Odaxelagnia'. His songs are inventive and catchy yet melodically experimental, something akin to Ariel Pink and Cleaners From Venus in his love of the lo-fi pop swirl and head spin.

SCREAMING FEMALES

WITCHING WAVES

PORRIDGE RADIO

Wednesday 23 May

OSLO

1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL | Map
7.30pm | £10.00 | Buy tickets

SCREAMING FEMALES are one of those force-of-nature bands that only comes around once in a blue moon. Their story starts in New Brunswick in 2005, with Marissa on guitar and vocals, Jarrett on drums and Michael on bass. 'Power Move' was the band's first full-length with any label (or any outside help) and was released by their hometown label, Don Giovanni Records, in 2008. They've gradually sneaked into a wider mainstream consciousness, gaining attention for their punk rock sensibilities and their raucous live shows driven by Marissa's famed guitar heroics. Now Screaming Females are DIY-punk luminaries, on the cusp of celebrating 13 years as a band by releasing this February's new album, entitled 'All At Once' on Don Giovanni Records. The band collaborated with producer Matt Bayles, setting out to make an album in the spirit of a salon-style gallery show, where larger pieces provide an eye-level focal point to a galaxy of smaller works. Concision took a back seat to experimentation, with arrangements meant to evoke the energy and spontaneity of their live performances. 'All At Once' is a reminder there's a hopeful and joyful energy to underground music-making. Patience, perseverance, and long term dedication still work.

WITCHING WAVES are a post-punk trio from London, writing songs that are a satisfying mix of pop sensibility and tumult. Emma and Mark's dual vocals juxtapose brilliantly - from calm composure to world-weary petulance; their aptitude for combining melody with belligerence being the most triumphant facet. Check out both their brilliant albums to date on Soft Power.

PORRIDGE RADIO began as Dana Margolin's bedroom project, now a Brighton-based 5-piece, they inelegantly knot together vicious, furious emotional outpour with beautifully melodic pop songs. After a series of home-recorded solo demos, a split EP with West America, and the growing legend of their live shows, they released their first full band LP, 'Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers' in 2016, on Memorials of Distinction. Recorded in a garden shed, their lofi debut documents struggles with life, love and boredom, and showcases the scrapbook absurdism at Porridge Radio's core. Faced with the dark abyss of existence, the band scrapes together value from the nonsensical and the pointless, and then cling to it, giggling, for dear life.

APOSTILLE

SAUNA YOUTH

STATIC PALM

Saturday 26 May

The Victoria

451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3AS | Map
7.30pm | £7.00 | Buy tickets

APOSTILLE is a man who's torn through enough sound-systems to know the difference between gesture and meaning. Alongside running his own DIY record label, Glasgow native, Michael Kasparis has spent the last few years making forays into the realm of hardcore punk with his groups Anxiety and The Lowest Form. Throughout all this, his solo electronic venture, Apostille has continued to evolve with each twist and turn of the world. What started off as a quest to whip up a mood and force that into a song has steadily become more of a mission in communication. His audacious 2015 debut album 'Powerless' self-released through Night School set the template by hooking up his honest delivery to some manic expositions in electronic pop. At once minimal and courageous with intent to connect, Apostille songs race off with unchecked abandon, skittering drum machines, thick walls of sequenced synth and decidedly elastic basslines. 'Choose Life' (out June 8th on Upset The Rhythm) is both the album Apostille chose to make and had to make. He dialled down the clown, built up a new-found confidence in his voice and melody in general and began to feel more at home in the refuge of pop music (with a capital P). All the truest pop music speaks to us of escape and through this new album Apostille allows its transformative power to fully manifest. It's an album full of life and energy, and like his live show as disobedient as it is heroic in its pursuit of liberation.

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 Boon (drums, vocals), Pines (guitar), Ecke (vocals, sampler) and Mince (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. 2015's totemic 'Distractions' album (Upset The Rhythm) is a record that feels instinctive and natural, flowing freely from a band that have come to terms with the sum of its parts.

STATIC PALM is the solo project of James Burgess, featuring his synth & drum-machine led brooding post-punk. Fans of John Maus, Total Control, Tuxedomoon and other practitioners of ice-cold musics will enjoy.

JOHN MAUS

Thursday 14 June

Electric Ballroom

1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL | Map
7.30pm | £15.00 | Buy tickets

JOHN MAUS is a truly enigmatic musician. Broadly cut from the synth pop cloth, he's fashioned the frosty minimalism of its fabric into a cloak of infinite meaning, genuine grace and absurdist humor over the course of three defining albums since 2006. His music is a highly mutable affair, whilst often described as retro-futurist on behalf of the 80's drum machines and synth sounds employed, John's music is more personal than the nostalgic re-tread implied. There's a cinematic quality to his songs, with pathos conjured through propelling bass-lines, trailing arpeggios and of course his deeply resonant vocal. Moroder helped map out the territory but Maus is more interested in seeking cadence through his love of Renaissance polyphony and the experimentation behind post punk. It's an amalgamation of musical ideas as radical as its intent.

Maus is a 'man out of time' trying to make sense of the inhumanity of our world through his mobilisation of the language of punk rock. His aim is true as he reaches for the seemingly impossible. It's a want to emerge as part of greater multiplicity, to appear, to become, to connect that powers his songs and the man himself. It's now been six years since the widely lauded album 'We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves' appeared like a thunderbolt of maniacal energy and turned everyone's heads. Last October his fourth album proper entitled 'Screen Memories' came out like a clarion call through Ribbon/Domino, this April sees the release of his career defining boxset and new album 'Addendum'. John Maus has returned to save us all from the apocalypse, now he is accompanied by his electrifying live band the triumph of the human is nigh!

An evening with...

KRISTIN HERSH

Monday 18 June

Cecil Sharp House

2 Regent's Park Rd, Camden, London, NW1 7AY | Map
7.30pm | £24.00 | Buy tickets

KRISTIN HERSH, most recognised as the front person for the influential art-punk band Throwing Muses and power trio 50FOOTWAVE, will kick off a short visit to the UK this summer with this special solo date at Cecil Sharp House preceding her sold-out performance at Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival on June 21st.

Throwing Muses first gained traction in the early '80s, playing with similarly singular artists, such as The Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. They continue to release groundbreaking music, most recently with 2013's double CD masterpiece 'Purgatory/Paradise'. Kristin's solo career spun off in 1994 with the release of 'Hips and Makers', a widely acclaimed album that included 'Your Ghost', a duet with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. Since then, Kristin has released a steady stream of distinctly individual solo albums, including 2010's 'Crooked', released as her first in the inventive book/CD format for which she is now known.

2016's 'Wyatt at the Coyote Palace', on which Kristin played all of the instruments, received rave reviews; an explosive defined by blistering guitars, powerful drumming and her signature visceral vocal technique. Her poignant true stories bring the listener into what the BBC calls Hersh's "dark and dizzy world". In 2004, Kristin formed the noise rock power trio 50FOOTWAVE, releasing a series of frighteningly intense mini-albums, all available for download free of charge. Their most recent 'Bath White' EP was described as "a series of loud explosions, of velvet like dreams all intermingled at the same time. Bath White takes no prisoners." Kristin's writing career has flourished with the highly acclaimed 'Paradoxical Undressing' (released as 'Rat Girl' in the USA) and the award winning 'Don't Suck, Don't Die', a personal account of her long friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt, as well as the enchanting books which now accompany each of her record releases.

YUNOHANA VARIATIONS:

YOSHIMIO & ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE & SUSIE IBARRA

Tuesday 26 June

OSLO

1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL | Map
7.30pm | £12.00 | Buy tickets

Three improvisational luminaries; multi-instrumentalist YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO, SAICOBAB), avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra, and artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) shall be performing together as YUNOHANA VARIATIONS for the first time in the UK. The trio's previous collaborations have resulted in album, 'Flowers Of Sulphur', released on Thrill Jockey this February. 'Flower of Sulphur', is a transfixing piece of continuous improvisational work which explores the direct relationship between the artists and their individual configurations. The album takes the form of the trio each playing their principal instruments to explore the space in that moment. This spontaneous composition showcases the freedom and musical immediacy of all three artists' ability to interplay as well as their individual unique techniques to create engaging experimental sounds. This tour is the second installment of Outlands' experimental tour outings, this time produced by Birmingham's Supersonic Festival.

YoshimiO is a drummer, vocalist and founding member of the revolutionary Japanese noise rock group Boredoms. She is the leader of the experimental rock band OOIOO, a member of Free Kitten with Kim Gordon, and most recently the singer in SAICOBAB - a quartet who blend ancient Indian musical traditions and instruments with electronics and modern sounds. Known for her ability to improvise in a variety of contexts, YoshimiO has previously performed and recorded improvisational music with saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, Jim O'Rourke, and recently with Lowe, and then Ibarra during a series of collaborative performances in New York City, late in 2015.

Susie Ibarra, is one of the most significant percussionists and composers of our time, known for her work as a performer within contemporary, avant-garde, jazz, classical, and world music, and performs in the band Dreamtime Ensemble. Ibarra studied with jazz luminaries Earl Buster Smith (of Sun Ra Arkestra), Vernel Fournier and Milford Graves, and Philippine Kulintang gong-chime music with Danongan Kalanduyan. She has performed with the likes of: John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Yo La Tengo, Ikue Mori and recent works include a sound installation for Ai Weiwei.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is strongly rooted in exploration of moments and the hypnagogic state. Movement and gesture play key factors within this process, and in the performance realm are focused on by voice and modular synthesizer. A fixture of Chicago's experimental community throughout the 90s and early 2000s, Robert has also performed under the name Lichens, is a member of the legendary band Om, and has an impressive portfolio of collaborations, which extends to the film world with his score for pseudo-documentary A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness, directed by Ben Russell and Ben Rivers (which Robert also appears in).

SCREAMING FEMALES

Tuesday 11 September

100 Club

100 Oxford St, Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL | Map
7.30pm | £12.00 | Buy tickets

*NB. Tickets onsale from 10am, Friday 20 April.

SCREAMING FEMALES are one of those force-of-nature bands that only comes around once in a blue moon. Their story starts in New Brunswick in 2005, with Marissa on guitar and vocals, Jarrett on drums and Michael on bass. 'Power Move' was the band's first full-length with any label (or any outside help) and was released by their hometown label, Don Giovanni Records, in 2008. They've gradually sneaked into a wider mainstream consciousness, gaining attention for their punk rock sensibilities and their raucous live shows driven by Marissa's famed guitar heroics. Now Screaming Females are DIY-punk luminaries, on the cusp of celebrating 13 years as a band by releasing this February's new album, entitled 'All At Once' on Don Giovanni Records. The band collaborated with producer Matt Bayles, setting out to make an album in the spirit of a salon-style gallery show, where larger pieces provide an eye-level focal point to a galaxy of smaller works. Concision took a back seat to experimentation, with arrangements meant to evoke the energy and spontaneity of their live performances. 'All At Once' is a reminder there's a hopeful and joyful energy to underground music-making. Patience, perseverance, and long term dedication still work.

UPCOMING RELEASES

APOSTILLE

'Choose Life'

UTR090 | LP/CD | Pre-order

SCHOOL DAMAGE

'Sings... Four Songs About One Cat'

UTR105 | 7" | Pre-order

VITAL IDLES

'Left Hand'

UTR106 | LP | Pre-order

DOG CHOCOLATE

'Moody Balloon Baby'

UTR107 | LP | Pre-order

LATEST RELEASES

NO BABIES

'Someone To Watch Over Me'

UTR104 | LP | Buy

THE GREEN CHILD

'The Green Child'

UTR102 | LP | Buy

NORMIL HAWAIIANS

'More Wealth Than Money'

UTR096 | 2xCD/DLP | Buy

DARLENE SHRUGG

'Darlene Shrugg'

UTR101 | CD/LP | Buy

THE WORLD

'First World Record'

UTR099 | LP | Buy

GEN POP

'On The Screen'

UTR100 | 7" | Buy

ROBERT SOTELO

'Cusp'

UTR098 | LP | Buy

PIKACYU-MAKOTO

'Galaxilympics'

UTR095 | CD/LP | Buy

TERRY

'Remember Terry'

UTR097 | CD/LP | Buy

PEGA MONSTRO

'Casa de Cima'

UTR094 | CD/LP | Buy

BAMBOO

'The Dragon Flies Away'

UTR088 | CD/LP | Buy

FEATURE

'Banishing Ritual'

UTR093 | LP | Buy

RAT COLUMNS

'Candle Power'

UTR089 | CD/LP | Buy

XIU XIU

'FORGET'

UTR091 | CD/LP | Buy

VEXX

'Wild Hunt'

UTR086 | CD/LP | Buy

TERRY

'8 Girls'

UTR092 | 7" | Buy

RAVIOLI ME AWAY

'Living Is A Myth'

UTR087 | LP | Buy

RATTLE

'Rattle'

UTR082 | CD/LP | Buy

TERRY

'TERRY HQ'

UTR084 | CD/LP | Buy

DEERHOOF

'The Magic'

UTR085 | CD/LP | Buy

THE WORLD

'Managerial Material' EP

UTR080 | 7" | Buy

DOG CHOCOLATE

'Snack Fans'

UTR077 | LP | Buy

BAMBOO

'Hexagonal / Diamond Springs'

UTR083 | Digital single | Buy

BAMBOO

'Be Brothers'

UTR081 | Digital single | Buy

SAUNA YOUTH

'The Bridge'

UTR079 | 7" | Buy

THE WHARVES

'Naz / My Will'

UTR078 | 7" | Buy

NORMIL HAWAIIANS

'Return Of The Ranters'

UTR076 | CD / LP | Buy

BAMBOO

'Prince Pansori Priestess'

UTR075 | CD / LP | Buy

TERRY

'Talk About Terry'

UTR074 | 7" | Buy

SAUNA YOUTH / MONOTONY

'Split'

UTR073 | 7" | Buy

PEGA MONSTRO

'Alfarroba'

UTR072 | CD / LP | Buy

SAUNA YOUTH

'Distractions'

UTR071 | CD / LP | Buy

WETDOG

'Divine Times'

UTR070 | CD / LP | Buy

DEERHOOF

'La Isla Bonita'

UTR069 | CD / LP | Buy

VEXX

'Vexx'

UTR068 | CD / LP | Buy