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THE SMASHING TIMES + JOWE HEAD + SILK CUTS
September 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upset The Rhythm presents…
THE SMASHING TIMES
Thursday 28 September
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £8 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/i167d908f749
THE SMASHING TIMES are a psychedelic twee freakbeat group from a Baltimore basement. Instruments played by humans, bare feet touching the ground. Wrinkled button-downs, sweaters filled with holes, music audibly and sometimes visibly made by humans. Can you change the strings on your guitar? Maybe, can you buy me dinner? Lock up your Rickenbackers, and Thee Jasmine Monk is coming to town. Can they stay on your couch? Recent album ‘Bloom’ was released by Meritorio Records, featuring fractious, chiming riffs and Dan Treacy meets Stephen Pastel style vocals and an impressive collection of genuinely memorable tracks. The Smashing Times’ new album will be coming out on K Records soon.
JOWE HEAD is a musician and artist from the Midlands of England, now living in Hackney, in east London. He started his musical career in his home town of Solihull with various school friends in 1972, a project that came to be known as Swell Maps. This group emerged in the late 1970s and is now known as pioneers of what is now referred to as the Alternative Rock or Post-Punk scene. They set up their own independent record label and mixed Punk Rock with experimental and psychedelic sounds. Swell Maps released four singles and two albums in a brief but dramatic career that led to them topping the UK independent charts and influencing bands such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Blur. When they broke up, Jowe joined Television Personalities. Ten years with the TVPs saw Jowe making more influential records, touring Europe regularly, and playing in Japan and the USA. For this show, Jowe is presenting his new trio, the Infernal Trinity.
SILK CUTS are Exeter’s newest C86-influenced indie pop band. Silk Cuts have a new 7″ on Freakscene Records (The Computers, The Cut Ups, Spy Versus Spy). This is out in September and was produced by Lucy and Matt Board from Pale Blue Eyes.