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Upset The Rhythm presents: Screensaver, The Rebel, Jade Hairpins

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday 24 August
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Re3674c6d206

SCREENSAVER are finally making their way to Europe and the UK this August. The Melbourne synth-punks blend the dark and moody elements of post-punk and new wave with synth sounds both caustic and cosmic to create a sound that is tense, direct, and often undeniably danceable. Their sophomore album ‘Decent Shapes’ was released late 2023 on Upset The Rhythm to critical acclaim, with praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Post-Trash and Maximum Rock’n’Roll. ‘Decent Shapes’ is loaded with bubbling tension, a low grade but growing fever, a rising rage. The frustration is so tangible you can taste it. Detachment and dissociation become survivalist coping mechanisms. With extensive US and Aussie tours already under their belt, the band are excited to make it to the UK and EU for the very first time.

THE REBEL was born Benedict Roger Wallers in 1971. Since 1989 BR Wallers has recorded & hand-distributed a bewildering array of impossibly hard-to-find home-made cassette-albums, under a variety of guises. Wallers is a charismatic lone wolf in a cowboy hat and a tie whose electrified howls are too idiosyncratic to be broken down into market-oriented terms. It is difficult to sketch a thumbnail summary of a musician who has amassed a vast and unwieldy discography under a variety of names and genres: the most widely acclaimed is probably the Country Teasers, but he also moonlights as the Company, the Male Nurse, the Beale, the Stallion, the Black Poodle and Skills on Ampex, across folk, country, garage, post-punk, no wave and electronic pop. In the main part The Rebel is centred around twisted Casio drones, clanging guitar and some defiantly deadpan vocals, all thrown in the pan and pressure-cooked in Wallers’ mind. Wallers has amassed a near-unquantifiable discography over the past 30 years, from scores of more or less “official” LPs, EPs and 7″s to seemingly endless self-released cassettes.

JADE HAIRPINS is the pop-indie project of Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco of Fucked Up. Their debut LP, “Harmony Avenue” (Merge Records), is a whirlwind touch of fizzing synths, Talking Heads-Esque guitar interplay set to long melodic vocals and dancey drums. The band live the added strengths of Tamsin M. Leach (Es) and Jack Goldstein, bringing the songs to life. Check out the group’s new single “Unreliable,” a punched-up, baggy, pop-kissed barb of post-post-punk that is, according to the Hairpins’ frontman Jonah Falco, “about living up to the ideals and expectations of an ever changing brain, will, body, and world.”


August 24
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


New River Studios


New River Studios
199 Eade Road
London, England N4 1DN United Kingdom
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