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Vital Idles - EP
Vital Idles
EP
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
6,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
If there isn't yet a tradition of following a magnificent debut album with a, shoelaces-tightened, excellent mission statement of an EP (one would be forgiven to think that the debut long player was the mission statement already, breaking in on the scene/ry with such unmissable and rarely seen sensory delight, but then upon hearing the subsequently released EP one is tempted to think: "Wow! That debut was truly astonishing but now they are REALLY on a mission!"), well, if this tradition doesn't already exist - and thinking about Young Marble Giants' scene-defining "Final Day" 7", Pylon's absolutely essential "!!" 10" and Carla Dal Forno's recent-yet-already-classic "The Garden" 12" one might argue that this tradition is undoubtedly fully existent (more so: alive and well) — then this self-titled extended play from much beloved Glasgow quartet Vital Idles would surely be a striking argument for the genesis of such a tradition. On the other hand, when taking sides with the many seasoned critics arguing that this tradition has indeed long been established, one might confidently list this effort as a bona fide example of such practice, sharing with the aforementioned not only an astute and accomplished artistic ability but also a sense of minimalist psychedelia that transcends restrictions set by redundant referencialism and grateless genre parameters such as "Post Punk" or "Minimal Pop" (on which the same critics, of course, often disagree).
Nots - 3
Nots
3
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 10.05.2019
At first glance, 3 seems like a perfectly fitting title for a new nots album. After all, it is the Memphis band’s third full-length (two released by Heavenly) and their first as a trio. Makes sense. But after you begin to peel back the layers of 3—unearthing every writhing guitar squall and every piercing vocal melody—the spirit of the record comes into much clearer focus.
Rattle - Sequence
Rattle
Sequence
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
13,59 €* 15,99 € -15%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Rattle is an ongoing musical project concerned with experiments in rhythm, metre and tension. Katharine Eira Brown and Theresa Wrigley make up the duo from Nottingham, who with just drums and occasional vocalisations weave an expanse of percussive vortices. Their songs swirl and envelop with all the physicality and drama of another world pulling together around its own shifting centre of gravity. The drum beats phase and sidestep, they trade accents and overlap, providing a suitably alive terrain for the vocals to explore similar tendencies of pattern.
Guttersnipe - My Mother The Vent
Guttersnipe
My Mother The Vent
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
They say the PR era, circa late 80’s killed the golden age of music journalism: They say Guttersnipe have continuously melted all the forms that they come up against. They are right. Because Guttersnipe is not part of a tradition we know well. You will identify the departure from it though, immediately, upon hearing My Mother The Vent. This LP, the promotional version of which, likely sits in your hands (disk, whatever). The innovation here is a FIRM commitment to the flowmotive polyrhythm underwriting the seared, nay fried, tonal rainbow and de-reasoned vox.
Sauna Youth - Deaths
Sauna Youth
Deaths
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The final part in a trilogy of LPs that started with Dreamlands in 2012 (wide-eyed, naive beginnings introducing listeners to the world the records inhabit), followed by Distractions three years ago (what happens while you’re heading towards a destination, the unknowns, the unexpected outcomes), the songs that comprise Deaths are collectively about the act of finishing, an ode to ‘the ending’.
Primo - Amici
Primo
Amici
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Primo is Vio (Shifters), Xanthe (Terry) and Suzanne (film expert), on bass, drums guitar and vox. Their songs sound like the places you go when you’re working hard nine-to-five and can’t go anywhere. From A to B, Kings Cross the magnetic strip, sound’s effect, ghost in New York we didn’t see, scenes of suburbia, sea a sonic mirage. ‘Amici’ is the Melbourne trio’s debut album.
School Damage - Sings...Four Songs About One Cat
School Damage
Sings...Four Songs About One Cat
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
6,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Melbourne/Geelong quartet School Damage began as a bedroom recording project for Carolyn Hawkins (Chook Race, Parsnip) and Jake Robertson (Ausmuteants, Frowning Clouds etc). They released a cassette for Moontown Records in 2013, then were joined by Jeff Raty on drums and Dani 'Damage' Hakim on bass.
Apostille - Choose Life
Apostille
Choose Life
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
11,24 €* 14,99 € -25%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Apostille is a man who’s torn through enough sound-systems to know the difference between gesture and meaning. Alongside running his own acclaimed DIY record label Night School Records , 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.
Vital Idles - Left Hand
Vital Idles
Left Hand
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
12,74 €* 14,99 € -15%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
A download code is included. Playing their first shows in Glasgow in 2015 during a summer that never threatened to show up, Vital Idles’ origins are closely tied with a tireless underground culture, a culture that informs the band’s refusal to take it easy. Matthew Walkerdine, Nick Lynch and Higgins are responsible for Glasgow DIY publishing institution Good Press - an independent volunteer-staffed zine and art book shop - while Guitarist Ruari MacLean’s pedigree stretches back to breakneck-indie-pop group Golden Grrrls and the Rose McDowall band.
Dog Chocolate - Moody Balloon Baby
No Babies - Someone To Watch Over Me
No Babies
Someone To Watch Over Me
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
16,14 €* 16,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Someone to Watch Over Me’ follows on from the band’s debut LP of 2011 and its successive fleet of empowering/impoding 7”s and EPs. Victoria M. Ruiz (of Downtown Boys) provides backup vocals on ‘The Weight’ and ‘Internalized’, whilst ‘Hazia’ features a quote from Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘The Farthest Shore'.
Green Child, The - The Green Child
Green Child, The
The Green Child
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The Green Child is the long distance musical collaboration of Mikey Young and Raven Mahon, who met in 2013 in when their bands, Total Control and Grass Widow played a show in Oakland, California. They started writing songs together in Australia in 2014 and the project has been on a slow burn since. Their self-titled debut album is the culmination of few years of putting ideas together internationally and periodically recording in Mikey's home studio. Some of the lyrical content and the band's name was inspired by Herbert Read's 1935 utopian, communist, sci-fi novel called The Green Child.
Normil Hawaiians - More Wealth Than Money
Normil Hawaiians
More Wealth Than Money
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Normil Hawaiians had a transformative 1982. With two 7” singles and a 12” EP under their belts they suddenly found themselves disillusioned with the increasingly generic sounds surrounding them, so they forced the hand of change and began reaching out with that very hand. The band’s true constant in Guy Smith soon found himself with a new crew of musicians, Simon Marchant, Noel Blanden and Mark Tyler. Normil Hawaiians’ communal take on post punk quickly sprouted leaves from its mouth, and began carving out a new furrow. Greater emphasis was awarded to improvisation within the group and as a result their songs embarked on longer, freer journeys towards the beaten bounds. They wanted these new songs to bear the weight of their new collective spirit so comfort zones had to be left behind. Tape loops, echo boxes, extended percussive sessions and duteous faith in the tones emanating from a particular old wah-wah pedal were all employed by Normil Hawaiians to stretch their sonic fabric into wild and redolent new dimensions.
Gen Pop - On The Screen EP
Gen Pop
On The Screen EP
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
7,19 €* 7,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Four voices tousle loudly as they leave the soft realm of the body, venturing out into the world. Reproduction and traditional instruments (guitars, drums, samplers, digital, voices) allow the human generation to play right now. Playing is intersubjective, we appeal to consciousness. Here in the human era we dialog, reference, and reproduce with traditional reference and frustration. Kissing lightly decided harmonies, Gen Pop plays in the human generation and is from the human era. Playing used in its most remedial sense, an occasion to slap together a narrative and generate trust between each other.

Gen Pop produced a small run of tapes featuring 3 tracks from their debut 7” on Upset the Rhythm earlier this year. This 7” brings to totality the sinews and olfactory system of the Gen Pop promo tape. The essence of what they are doing and not the end of it. The first track ‘On Screen’ whinges lackaday about screen oriented living. “I’ll be chained and beaten, in a motel room its our first time meeting” shoots the moon for the loneliness of access and an end to curiosity (good riddance). Honestly though, a screen can and will be held by all.

The product of exposure can be found in ‘Easy’, the ballad of confused ability. The lacing of MaryJane Dunphe’s noise guitar, brought back to life from her days in Polly Darton, meld with David Strother and Theo Maughan’s air tight rhythm section. Ian Corrigan, playing 2nd guitar, and Dunphe vocalise together in frustration, this all should be quicker, easier. Corrigan and Dunphe played together previously in Olympia, WA’s maelstrom of punk and passion known as Vexx (also released through Upset The Rhythm).

‘Teach Me How To’ peaks in winding energy, standing tall as a pinnacle of frustration and excess. “The poor need lessons, they’re far too crude, but what about your life? Have you known rot tooth” Dunphe cries in resistance to plutocracy and vapid hegemony. Access will be had by all, but not until the human era is over and the internet is a human right. In ‘Dear Jackie’ simple harmonies on the guitar lap lightly at the toes of a bulky thick rhythm section that is strolling late night on the beach. Each note that Dunphe and Corrigan hit are planned to harmonise, intention over expression. Strother’s voice digs deep into choosing, choosing an ending, his pummelling drums and margin walking sense of genre helps the band approach a more lighter sound.

Finally, closer ‘The Wall’ can speak for itself. “I know, we’re guilty, these eyes so milky,” the powerless individual’s eyes cataract while watching an indigenous land be divided by a white contingency. And if its called white supremacy they might as well “ take my head and turn it clockwise”. Needling guitar parts crescendo into a furious finale, reminding all that Gen Pop as one of the last human bands are trying twice as hard to keep ahead of the future.
Terry - Remember Terry
Terry
Remember Terry
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Terry is a latent man of mystery. Terry is also a band from Melbourne, Australia. Divide him in half and you split the genders, into quarters and you get Amy Hill (also of Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band, Primo), Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell St Bombings) and Al Montfort (UV Race, Dick Diver, Total Control). Guitars, bass, drums, all four sing. Terry are busy people and Terry is a particularly active project too, having released two EPs and a full length album (‘Terry HQ’) last year on Upset The Rhythm.

After returning from summer 2016’s European tour, Terry set about writing a new album of songs. These are now grouped together as ‘Remember Terry’, an album full of wish fulfilment, critiqued characters, memorial muscle and historical hustle.’Start The Tape’ is a not quite two-minute careen through what Terry are best known for; gang vocals, chased-down melodies and acerbic commentary. “The Boys in Blue are no nonsense, but no nonsense just won’t hold up” they assert throughout the song, amid unbridled drum rolls and keyboard sirens.

Terry draw on their everyday realities to make personal conclusions; “I can’t live here, I can’t leave here” they collectively sing through the strummed guitars and skittling synths of ‘Heavin Heavies’. Somehow the serious nature of the themes handled in their songs are only further emphasised by the tuneful, arguably ‘sing-along’ treatment Terry usually employ. ‘Give Up The Crown’, ‘The Colonel’ and ‘Gun’ are other prime examples of this, packed full of assembled vocal harmonies, contagious riffs and rhetoric.

With tracks like ’Glory’ and ‘Homage’, Terry allow us for the first time to see a more laid-back side of his personality. Supplemented with fluorescing synth lines and adopting an unhurried pace, both songs lull you into a false sense of pleasantry, only to pack a greater punch when lyrics like “Off his bloody head goes” or “No head, no choice, no land, no time, no crime, no good” surface. ‘Take Me To The City’ is a similarly evocative stroll through the “bright night city lights”, with Amy and Xanthe listing their nightlife observations over languorous guitar lines and programmed drums. Their “all they talk about..” refrain drifts off effortlessly into dazed disclosures. Terry prefer to make a profound point in a quiet way, hectoring bypassed for self-revelation. The truth is in there, just skating below the surface of their glammy, country-stepping punk/pop odysseys, we only have to listen carefully.

‘Remember Terry’ is a fitting follow-up to last year’s celebrated debut album. Ideas are pursued and new ground explored. Throughout this expansion of sound and subject-matter though, Terry remain committed to telling it straight, reporting from the frontline of the political made personal. ’Remember Terry ‘ was recorded by Terry at Grace Lane and Terry HQ through the first few months of 2017. Digitised by Nick Kuceli. Mixed and Mastered by Mikey Young.
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Rat Columns - Candle Power
Rat Columns
Candle Power
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
10,99 €* 21,99 € -50%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Rat Columns is the mutable musical project of David West, an artist as prolific as he is
diverse in his output. West is the driving force behind the groups Rank/Xerox,
Liberation and Lace Curtain, he was also a member of Total Control, and most
recently debuted a solo album proper. Whether its forward-facing punk or turning his
hand to crafting sleek prisms of pop, West's credentials check out. Rat Columns is no
exception, always central to his vision and returned to many times since its inception
in Perth almost a decade ago. Over the years the band has morphed and continued
with an array of different friends from the USA and Australia, always finding David
West dancing through the long shadows at its core. Working with many distinguished
underground imprints including Blackest Ever Black, Adagio 830, Smart Guy Records
and RIP Society, Rat Columns have left in their wake a trail of 7"s, EPs and two full
length albums. Now a third album, entitled "Candle Power' is cued for release through
Upset The Rhythm.
Terry - 8 Girls
Terry
8 Girls
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
6,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Terry's second seven inch with three new songs exploring themes of patriarchy in politics, mass consumption versus lifestyle choices and the dating scene.
'8 Girls' is a pop nugget that references female politicians including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, controversial leader of the One Nation party Pauline Hanson and Senators Penny Wong and Jacqui Lambie, who on the cover looks to be dressed as a sumo wrestler.
Divide Terry into four and you get Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings).
Originally released on a short run by Aarght records in Australia, this version on transparent vinyl housed in a reverse board sleeve, limited to 400 copies!
Vexx - Wild Hunt
Rattle - Rattle Transparent Vinyl Edition
Rattle
Rattle Transparent Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Nottingham based drumming duo Rattle release their eponymous debut LP via Upset the Rhythm.

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.
Normil Hawaiian - Return Of The Ranters
Sauna Youth - Distractions
Sauna Youth
Distractions
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Upset The Rhythm)
16,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
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.
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