19 October 2016

Welcome to 'Goblin Town', a place populated with greasy estate agents, plastic babies and Costa coffee! You too can live here by watching Ravioli Me Away's new video. 'Living Is A Myth' will be released on LP and digitally on November 11th.


14 October 2016

Upset The Rhythm are ecstatic to announce the release of Ravioli Me Away's new album! 'Living Is a Myth' will be released worldwide on November 11th. The gatefold LP will be accompanied by an A1 poster of the band, an orange slice of vinyl and a lyric book with download code. "I'm nostalgic for now, I traveled far ahead, I'm looking back with great affection - at this moment" sing RMA on the album's title track. It's hard to imagine a lyric that more perfectly encapsulates what RMA are all about. Ravioli Me Away provide the commentary to our internal narrative as we edge through life from one nostalgic moment to the next. They witness, comment and thus help us identify the means by which we must escape ourselves. 'Living Is A Myth' is available to pre-order now!

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In collaboration with Caught by the River

Tuesday 25 October

The Forge

3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL | Map
7pm | £8.00 | Buy tickets

MARISA ANDERSON channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. Her playing is fluid, emotional, and masterful, featuring compositions and improvisations that re-imagine the landscape of American music. Her deeply original work applies elements of minimalism, electronic music, drone and 20th century classical music to compositions based on blues, jazz, gospel and country music. On her newest release, 'Into the Light' (2016), Anderson leaves Appalachia and the Delta blues behind as she journeys west, into the heart of the sun. Written as the soundtrack to an imaginary science-fiction western film, the record's ten songs trace the story of a visitor lost and wandering on the shifting borderlands of the Sonoran desert. 'Into the Light' is shimmering and cinematic, the pieces built around pedal steel, lap steel and electric piano as well as Anderson's signature guitar sound. Originally from Northern California, Anderson dropped out of college at age nineteen to walk across the US and eventually landed in Portland, Oregon, where she currently lives. Classically trained, she honed her skills playing in country, jazz and circus bands. In 2009 she released her first solo gutiar recrod, 'The Golden Hour' followed by 'Mercury'(2011) and 'Traditional and Public Domain Songs'(2013). More recently, she has been in demand as a collaborator and composer, contributing to recordings by Beth Ditto, Sharon Van Etten and Circuit Des Yeux among others, and creating music for short films.

LAURA CANNELL is based in rural East Anglia, allowing her work to draw on the emotional influences of the landscape and the sometimes dissonant chords of early and medieval music. With deconstructed bow and the extraordinary sound of double recorder, Laura's music has grown out of unearthed fragments that became improvised pieces. Her music encompasses both wild animal calls and long forgotten liturgical fragments, which drawn through Laura's music seem to originate from the same, ahistorical place. With a background in traditional folk, early and experimental music, she creates a solitary minimalist chamber music, where one player makes all the harmonies. Her third album 'Simultaneous Flight Movement', released this month, was recorded live in one take inside Southwold Lighthouse in Suffolk and is a collection of semi-composed semi-improvised pieces from the edge of England which seek to dissolve borders, move away from formal structure and to re-imagine a sonic landscape unrestricted by time or origin. This follows her two acclaimed records 'Quick Sparrows over the Black Earth' (2014) and 'Beneath Swooping Talons' (2015). Laura has established herself as a versatile live performer with a unique ability to conjure up transcendental and otherworldly atmospherics in all kinds of contexts. She is also a frequent collaborator with the likes of Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davis, Charles Haywood and Mark Fell.



Wednesday 26 October

The Islington

96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB | Map
7.30pm | £7.00 | Buy tickets

SICK LLAMA is the solo noise/drone project from the man behind Michigan-based label Fag Tapes, Heath Moerland. He holds the rotten essence of Midwest Basement Mystery Mind Sound inside the marrow of his weird skull, right behind the strawberry blond tuffs, unblinking bug eyes, and mildewed skin. Sick Llama writes imaginary music for your imagination, walking a fine line between composition and improvisation. It's a wall of your own dreams to contend with, a tunnel with no light at the end, a wrong turn down the right road. This show seems him team up with good friend THURSTON MOORE to wrangle out a truly unique duo set!

POREST (aka Mark Gergis) across decades has issued a trail of confounding agitprop sound art, post-globalized hate-pop, diabolical radio dramas and carefully rearranged realities on the Abduction, Seeland, Resipiscent and Nashazphone labels. Porest's blatant embezzlement of human syntax and cultural misunderstanding broadcasts vital mixed messages. Collaborations have included: Aavikko (Finland) Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls (USA), and Negativland (USA) among others. Gergis was a co-founder of the long-running experimental Bay Area music and performance collective Mono Pause - as well as its offshoot Neung Phak, performing inspired renditions of southeast Asian musics. Since 2003, with the Sublime Frequencies label, an ethnographic music and film collective out of Seattle, Washington - and more recently, with his own record label - Sham Palace, Gergis has shared decades of research and scores of archived international music, film footage and sound recordings acquired during extensive travels in the Middle East, South East Asia and elsewhere.





A spooktacular Halloween party

Monday 31 October

The Sebright Arms

31-35 Coate Street, Bethnal Green, E2 9AG | Map
8pm | £6.00 | Buy tickets

VICE COOLER is an American musician, music video director, and photographer. He has been recognised by people as disparate as High Places and Henry Rollins as an "inspiration". He has collaborated with Peaches on many of her ventures, prompting her to crown him as the "world's greatest performer". Cooler started performing music live in 1998 with the highly influential noise rock band XBXRX. His energetic solo project Hawnay Troof was active for the first decade of 2000s until he started performing as Vice Cooler. Vice also drummed for the band KIT (on Upset The Rhythm) and has also guested as live drummer for Chicks On Speed and The Raincoats. This show will be his European debut performance as Vice Cooler on his favourite night of the year... Halloween! Look out for some hot and heavy electro pop that would fit in perfectly at either the grimiest after-hours basement party or the top of the pop charts.

MUMS are the most intimidating and feral rock force ever to hail from Widnes, dealing in a fearsome demolition derby of Melvins-style riff worship, balls-to-the-wall rock ballast and an omnipresent sense of humour. No gobs remain unsmacked when this power trio are in the area.

I KNOW I'M AN ALIEN is music made by an incarnated alien from a 5th dimensional star realm. Aware of the trappings of 3D reality, the artist utilises unconventional guitar sounds and vocals to express his awkwardness when faced with violence, greed, love for technology over living beings, war and just the plain zombie-like behaviour of his fellows. He uses these sonic tools to also invite the willing listener to surrender and join in on embarking on a journey of creating a momentary alternative reality together. Musicians and artists are today's wizards, shamans and magicians.



'Living Is A Myth' Album launch party!





Thursday 3 November

Bar & Co at Temple Pier

Victoria Embankment, Temple, WC2R 2PN | Map
8pm | FREE!




Monday 7 November

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB | Map
7.30pm | £9.00 | Buy tickets

NAP EYES hail from Nova Scotia 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 last year's reissue of their 2014 debut 'Whine of the Mystic' on Paradise of Bachelors, Nap Eyes released an album of all-new material entitled 'Thought Rock Fish Scale' earlier this year.

ROBERT SOTELO will make his live debut at this show, interpreting songs honed for his eventual long-player entitled 'Cusp'. Sotelo intends to channel 'Ram'-era McCartney without the chops, at once intimate and ambitiously layered pop music garnished in naive sincerity. Attempting to push beyond limited means, towards the absurd and abundant idea that recreating the feel and sound of The Beatles remains paramount an objective, the entire project rests on the uncertainty and confusion of mid-thirties existentialism and the exploration of the individual post-social life. Accompanied by a host of friends this initial performance will use the recorded compositions as a template on which Sotelo may attempt to draw out and utilise the individual merits of each musician to reconfigure and sensualise the jams, with currently unknowable results.

LADS are Sophie, her boyfriend, Arj; her brother, Henry; and his best friend, Wayne. They play noisy pop that generally lasts 2:30.




Wednesday 9 November

The Islington

96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB | Map
7.30pm | £7.00 | Buy tickets

KARA-LIS COVERDALE works in both acoustic and electronic media to create works that "blur the boundary between the human and the electronic machine" (Weird Canada). A classically trained keyboardist who studied composition and musicology, she has held several organist and music director positions across Canada since age 13, most recently as a notable and controversial organist, composer in residence, and director of the MES mixed choir in Montreal. In 2015, her solo debut 'Aftertouches' was named a top album of the year by The Wire, The Quietus, NPR, Adhoc, and others. Coverdale's work has explored music's sacred histories while forging its new, technologically mediated and culturally saturated frontiers: extended harmonic resolutions typical of Baroque keyboard music frame her approach to part writing, which she voices with hybrid keyboards, fractured samples and digitally rendered vocals. Her music appears in films, provocative plays, commercials, and disturbing historical documentaries. She is active in the studio and live as a composer, performer, and collaborator (Tim Hecker, LXV).

HAPPY MEALS make spellbinding experimental pop music. Sounding like the work of Saada Bonaire's long-lost slacker offspring, debut album 'Apero' is actually the produce of two Glasgow-based artists, Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook, who originally hail from the Scottish borders. Suzanne sings in a unique mix of French and Scottish, occasionally sharing the mic with Lewis over the course of six songs taking the 100% Silk/NNF pop aesthetic and psych-dub freedom of Peaking Lights to a more ambiguous, enchanted headspace. It's all top notch stuff, from the nine minute celestial sashay of 'Crystal Salutation' through the chiming boogie of 'Altered Images' to the blown-out dub-pop of 'The Age Of Love', and the Balearic acid of 'Le Voyage'. Brand new EP, 'Fruit Juice' sees Happy Meals sharpened and expanded, taking their tender experimental beginnings and unabashed pop moments into undiscovered realms glowing with possibility, check it out now through Night School Records.

THOMAS RAGSDALE is a Manchester-based composer, melding cinematic electronica with organic, immersive soundscapes. His approach to writing and producing is built around a minimalist framework, choosing to rely heavily on organic instrumentation overlaid with subtle electronic elements, whilst live performances take on a more visceral approach with tense peaks of sound in front of a full live visual show.





Thursday 10 November

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

44-46 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB | Map
7.30pm | £8.00 | Buy tickets



Saturday 12 November

The Victoria

451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS | Map
7.30pm | £6.50 | Buy tickets




Monday 14 November

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB | Map
7.30pm | £6.00 | Buy tickets

TIM PRESLEY (White Fence)


Saturday 19 November

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB | Map
7.30pm | £10.00 | Buy tickets

TIM PRESLEY is a man in a glass booth, grabbing at scraps of paper blown at his windscreen as if they were of the greatest value. They're actually of the only value. And we grin in delight in his twist and tumult; in this process, he's assembling his tunes in essential fashion, rolling around in the dust of his Id-bowl, then reordering the scrambled head-events into a barrage of phrases and stages, flickering through disembodied and re-embodied moments, held together by Tim's inviolable belief in the song progression underneath. The tension is unbreakable, a thin plastic slip, as he intones upon a maze of high wild mercury stings. On the cover of his new album on Drag City, you see a bare chest and bits of bodies sketched in ragged lines of black and white. Inside, in full calor, we find Tim Presley. The dark force behind White Fence, Drinks, Hair and Darker My Love stepping into the solo light with 'The WiNK'. When you tune in to 'The WiNK', it takes a couple minutes for you to hear a word. But then it takes only one line until "and then you die," uttered in a voice of mottled, throaty horror, as if ghosts that haven't yet shown themselves are advancing through walls. Working with the creative team of producer Cate Le Bon, drummer Stella Mozgawa, and engineer Samur Khouja, Tim's located the corners of a perfect square, with their creativity and truth crafting unique parts to function as songs within songs, giving the tunes double-jointed features that extend their original intentions. The Presley guitar hand has a powerful, yet quicksilver touch, with metallic brilliance always, especially in rhythm figurations, where it wrings chords out like panic signals, highlighting 'Can You Blame', 'Long Bow', 'Underwater Rain' and 'Clue' (to name a few), and a cover version of Willie "Loco" Alexander's 'Kerouac' (nod and a wink!), where a smooth and steadfast lyric melody is supplanted by a throw of broken guitar and shards of keys. Throughout 'The WiNK', Tim's tone is thin and princely, connecting the dots sideways and backwards to align and make the image emerge.

An evening with...


Second date added due to popular demand!

Wednesdayday 23 November

St John on Bethnal Green

200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 9PA | Map
7.30pm | £20.00 | Buy tickets

KRISTIN HERSH returns again to the UK for a rare solo tour in support of her critically-acclaimed new double CD and book, 'Wyatt At The Coyote Palace' (Omnibus Press) due out October 4th. From life as the reluctant front person for 4AD's Throwing Muses through the 80's and 90's, to the solo career that began with 1994's 'Hips and Makers', to her power trio 50FootWave and her new career as an author of memoirs 'Paradoxical Undressing' and 'Don't Suck, Don't Die', Kristin never stops creating. 'Wyatt' is the third release in the groundbreaking book/CD format that Kristin began with her most recent solo album 'Crooked' and the Throwing Muses' 2013 release 'Purgatory/Paradise'. "An Evening with Kristin Hersh" includes readings and songs from her works spanning her entire career.

An evening with...


Thursday 24 November

St John on Bethnal Green

200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 9PA | Map
7.30pm | £20.00 | SOLD OUT

KRISTIN HERSH returns again to the UK for a rare solo tour in support of her critically-acclaimed new double CD and book, 'Wyatt At The Coyote Palace' (Omnibus Press) due out October 4th. From life as the reluctant front person for 4AD's Throwing Muses through the 80's and 90's, to the solo career that began with 1994's 'Hips and Makers', to her power trio 50FootWave and her new career as an author of memoirs 'Paradoxical Undressing' and 'Don't Suck, Don't Die', Kristin never stops creating. 'Wyatt' is the third release in the groundbreaking book/CD format that Kristin began with her most recent solo album 'Crooked' and the Throwing Muses' 2013 release 'Purgatory/Paradise'. "An Evening with Kristin Hersh" includes readings and songs from her works spanning her entire career.

Upset The Rhythm's Xmas party with...






Saturday 17 December

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

44-46 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB | Map
7pm | £7.00 | Buy tickets

APOSTILLE is the recording and performing project of Night School honcho Michael Kasparis (of Please and The Lowest Form). Having started as a home-damaged pop music, Apostille has grown into a live-wire synth punk prospect that bridges physicality with emotive bleed. Insistent flickering beats hold down a sturdy framework for Kasparis' clouds of echoed vocals and synth cluster quests. Sometimes Michael's voice soars above the music, hanging their like an apparition, other times the cloaked notes surge forwards, bouncing between distorted handclaps, wonky basslines and oblique incantations to deliriously wondrous effect. Apostille's debut album 'Powerless' was released last year through Night School, look out 2017 as a new album is well on the way!

BLOOD SPORT formed in Sheffield in 2010, and ever since the trio have forged an arresting sound practice from within the city's industrious art/music community. Their blistering guitar dynamics and pointed-yet-pointillist lyrics meshing into rough-house, techno-gilded polyrhythms, with an untrammelled urgency pervading their tightly wound sound and all that surrounds and informs it. Now the band is set to surge and attack. 2016 will see the fruition of a year's work in both the live and recorded realms, with new record Axe Laid To The Root released on Blast First Petite following three EPs and a strong debut LP Life In Units, all released on DIY labels: Tye Die Tapes, the band's own Hybrid Vigour Records and via The Audacious Art Experiment, the record-release wing of the independent arts hub they co-run in Sheffield. Blood Sport have a relentless, heavily structuralist live show, a wall of noise and rhythm delivered with ferocious intensity, girding and grinding the audience into movement. With a background playing squats, raves, art happenings and clubs, the band has increasingly sequenced their set for the dancefloor.

GUTTERSNIPE are a Leeds drums/guitar duo who dive straight into a cauldron of hellish improv-skronk, paint-stripping abstract noise and nightmarishly deconstructed sonic catharsis - imagine the esoteric mayhem of Angel Blood combined with the venue-destroying psychic power of early Boredoms and Naked City, and you ain't even close. Comprising the duo of Xylocopa Violacea and Bdallophytum, if Guttersnipe don't blow away your cobwebs, nothing will.

RAVIOLI ME AWAY are Sian Dorrer, Rosie Ridgway and Alice Theobald and more recently, have recruited Monika Kroll as an intermittent member. Un-defined by genre, Ravioli Me Away's high energy, dangerously ambitious and delusional jazzy-post-pop-punk-hip-funk sound with stylistically schizophrenic motifs span all-known past, present and future human cultures and sub-cultures. This is social realism soaked through with a heady dose of fantasy, idiosyncratic poetics, keyboard flurries and vocal vicissitudes described as "vintage drag-queen Bananarama Youtube footage played with twice the sass and in double time with an incredulous broadband connection reflected in the eyes of a much overworked and downright exhausted Julie Burchill on acid." This November, RMA will release their second album, 'Living is a Myth' with Upset The Rhythm.

RATTLE are a Nottingham based duo, focusing 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. Their live performances are at once hypnotic, monastic and danceable, plus their debut self-titled album was released this Summer on Upset The Rhythm and I Own You.



'Living Is A Myth'

UTR087 | LP | Pre-order


'Wild Hunt'

UTR086 | CD/LP | Pre-order




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'The Magic'

UTR085 | CD/LP | Buy


'Managerial Material' EP

UTR080 | 7" | Buy


'Snack Fans'

UTR077 | LP | Buy


'Hexagonal / Diamond Springs'

UTR083 | Digital single | Buy


'Be Brothers'

UTR081 | Digital single | Buy


'The Bridge'

UTR079 | 7" | Buy


'Naz / My Will'

UTR078 | 7" | Buy


'Return Of The Ranters'

UTR076 | CD / LP | Buy


'Prince Pansori Priestess'

UTR075 | LP | Buy


'Talk About Terry'

UTR074 | 7" | Buy



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'Divine Times'

UTR070 | CD / LP | Buy


'La Isla Bonita'

UTR069 | CD / LP | Buy



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