Upset the Rhythm

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Upset The Rhythm
Founded2003 (as promoter), 2005 (as record label)
GenrePunk, Post Punk, Indie Rock
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
Official websitehttp://www.upsettherhythm.co.uk/

Upset The Rhythm is an independent record label based in London with a varied roster of leftfield artists and bands;[1][2] they also operate as a diverse DIY live music promoter.[3] Huw Stephens featured Upset The Rhythm as "purveyors of interesting indie" on his BBC Radio 1 show (24 November 2011) as part of his ongoing 'Label Of Love'[4] feature. As of 2015, Upset The Rhythm had 85 releases.

History[edit]

Upset The Rhythm initially formed in 2003 while its members were organising a concert for Deerhoof.[5] By 2015, Upset The Rhythm had organised about 700 shows.[6]

Upset The Rhythm shows occur each week in venues across London from smaller DIY hubs like Power Lunches to more established venues like The Roundhouse.[7] The record label began in the Summer of 2005, funded by a gift of profits from a The Evens show by Ian MacKaye.[8][9] The label's first release was a mini-album by Death Sentence: Panda!,[10] followed by debut releases by John Maus, No Age and Future Islands.[11] The company works with unusual and upcoming American acts, and also promotes the UK's DIY music scene, releasing records by Trash Kit, Cold Pumas, The Pheromoans, Pega Monstro[12] Silver Fox, The World[13] and Terry.[14]

By December 2013, Upset the Rhythm's live music promotions included working with Tate Britain and Frieze Magazine on their music programming,[15] organising an all day charity concert with artist David Shrigley for Amnesty International and co-founding the art/music festival Yes Way[16][17] with London gallery Auto Italia South East.[18]

Artists on Upset The Rhythm[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Larry Ryan - Caught in the net". The Independent. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. ^ James Wignall. "Behind The Rhythm". Dazed. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  3. ^ James Wignall. "What happened to the UK underground?". the Guardian. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  4. ^ "BBC Radio 1 - Huw Stephens, Real Estate in session, Upset The Rhythm Label of Love". BBC. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Upset The Rhythm's Chris Tipton on the Independent Label Market". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Interview: Upset The Rhythm - The Stool Pigeon". The Stool Pigeon. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  7. ^ King, Alex (8 August 2015). "All the knowledge you need to throw DIY gigs". Huck Magazine. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  8. ^ Zevolli, Giuseppe. "Upset The Rhythm's Chris Tipton on the Independent Label Market". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  9. ^ "WSOHOIDPS". shipinthewoods.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  10. ^ Bussolini, Brandon. "Upset the Rhythm showcase:". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  11. ^ "PEGA MONSTRO actuarán en febrero 2016 en Madrid". Rockandrollarmy Magazine. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Get your Portuguese dream-punk fix with Pega Monstro’s infectious new video for ‘Estrada’". Upset Magazine, by Stephen Ackroyd
  13. ^ "Straight Hedge: Punk & Hardcore For May With Noel Gardner". The Quietus, Noel Gardner , 13 May 2016
  14. ^ "10 New Artists You Need to Know". Rolling Stone, August 2016
  15. ^ LOUCHE, LIZ. "Way Through take you on magickal English roadtrip on new album for Upset the Rhythm". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Yes Way Festival Preview". The Quietus. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  17. ^ Charlie Jones. "Yes Way, Upset the Rhythm's really real festival of DIY culture, returns next month". Dummy Mag. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  18. ^ Westall, Mark (12 March 2010). "Sumi Ink Club/Lucky Dragons at Auto Italia South East Saturday 13th March". FAD Magazine. Retrieved 9 October 2016.

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