Upset The Rhythm presents…
ME LOST ME
Saturday 6 November
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £7 | https://link.dice.fm/v9oNFWFE7hb
BUFFET LUNCH is a Scottish group whose mission is to craft satisfyingly imperfect pop songs filled with imagery and humour. The group’s elementary parts are Perry O’Bray (Vocals/Keys/Guitar), Neil Robinson (Bass), John Muir (Lead Guitar) & Luke Moran (Drums), united by a shared love of music on the ABBA-to-Beefheart axis. This four ricochet between Glasgow and Edinburgh create music that bristles with a DIY spirit and upbeat wonkiness. Their tracks are active excursions, meandering into clatter some terrain as often as hiking up into the breezy, melodious foothills. The desire to lead the listener along a curious tale helps tie things together, showcasing a lyrical playfulness that pins down their sound puzzle. Following their excellent ‘The Power of Rocks’ album (Upset The Rhythm), the band returns this November with a vigorous new 7″ EP featuring the tracks’ Mild Weather’ and ‘Cheeks’.
ME LOST ME is the electronic music project of Newcastle based musician Jayne Dent. Described by BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson as a “brilliant peculiar noise”, Me Lost Me delights in experimenting with genre, taking influence from folk, electronica, art pop, ambient and noise music to create a beguiling mix of soaring vocals, synth, field recordings and hypnotic rhythms. Her live shows are atmospheric, dark and playful, with a repertoire that explores storytelling through original songs, improvisations and reworkings of traditional ballads. She recently released her second album, ‘The Good Noise’, out November 2020, which was described as ‘stunning’ and ‘remarkable’ by NARC Magazine, demonstrates a maturing of her sound and a deepening of her exploration of site and experiments with the genre.
SHAKE CHAIN is a 4-piece experimental group formed of Artists Kate Mahony (Vocals), Jenna Finch (Drums), Robert Eyres (Guitar/Synth) and Chris Hopkins (Bass Synth) hailing from Goldsmiths College, Nottingham Trent and Wimbledon, University of the Arts. Formed through a love of thought-provoking performance art and a yearning for disruption, they recorded their debut EP ‘Neil Yonge and Bob Dylan Live at Hyde Park’ in 2019 with sound artist David Carugo at Oxford Brookes University released by Permanent Slump. Shake Chain provide a fusion of post-punk experimental sampled noise grooves and chaotic lamenting on the current state of things.