Monday, 26 September 2011

ARROW SHOWER LP release party!

We are playing our record release party on Friday 7th October and you are cordially invited. Also playing are some of our favourite bands and we have managed to recruit some good friends to spin some discs. This will be a double celebration as it is my 30th birthday party as well! So balloons are mandatory. Copies of the record will be available as well as our new zine, "Hold my hand because I can give you nothing more", a deep map of Bethnal Green that we have been working on. There may also be cake. And did I mention, it is FREE!

Here is the blurb:

Upset The Rhythm presents...

WAY THROUGH - "Arrow Shower" LP Release Party!!
+++ Disc spinning courtesy of Alexei Stevenson, Kimberly Powenski, Michael Kasparis, and Jeremy Abbot...

Friday 7 October
The Dalston Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm til very late| FREE SHOW!!!!!

WAY THROUGH are a pastoral punk duo originally from Shropshire, now residing in London. Informed by the field as much as the flyover, Way Through write songs which phase in and out with guitar, tapes, damaged drums and vocals. Using wrong-footed repetition, rapid interplay and free-looping happenstance the band create a ragged yet intuitive tapestry of sound. Their songs walk the streets of market towns, wait forever at bus stops and lose themselves in edgelands. 'Arrow Shower' is the title of Way Through's debut album, recorded in their practice space Deep House during a particularly heavy snowstorm in early winter 2011. The name of the album is taken from a set text of Philip Larkin's 'Whitsun Weddings' heavily annotated by a 14 year old schoolboy found in a junk shop in Much Wenlock, often described as England's most perfect village. Way Through find great resonance with the spirit of place and try and channel its feeling into their music, joining the dots between lost places and deteriorating histories. 'Arrow Shower' is out in stores from October 10th but you can get one early at this party in celebration of its release!

BOMBER JACKETS are the keyboard-glooping, routemaster-riding observational super group of Russell and Dan from The Pheromoans and Sian of Plug. Using a simple pallette of synth, electronic drums and vocals the group tackle a number of songs which call on Lime as much as Mark E Smith. They have a tape of perverse weird outs, a recent split 7" with The Rebel and a new lathe cut of smash hit 'Hot Georgian Summer' available now on Epic Sweep.

THE STICKS are a stripped down garage party trio from Brighton. They bash drums, sway on the bass and claw at guitar - often swapping over instruments between songs live - and yelp with melodic abandon and delight. The Sticks were recently dubbed as 'semi-amateur', this may be true. With cheap, unreliable equipment they manage to tease out a cacophony of crashing drums and raucous guitar melodies. Thumping deconstructions of 60s riffage give way to more moody bass driven post-punk clatter, shown excellently with their debut album on Upset The Rhythm and recent 7" on M'Lady's.

MICKEY GLOSS is a psychedelic punk group that started in Australia and ended up in London. They play static lullabies full of absurd rants and transient tales. There first album, the independently released ‘Indelible Ballad of the Tainted Fur’, is a cartoon rock mindwarp. Look out for the band's new 7" flexi on X-Ray Recordings coming soon, let your freak flag fly!

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