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WATER MACHINE + LASH + GROSS MISCONDUCT
September 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Upset The Rhythm presents…
Tuesday 5 September
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/Lf7063042bcf
WATER MACHINE is an office romance between Hando Morice (they/them), Flore de Hoog (she/her), Jimmy Gage (he/him) and Goda Ilgauskaitė (she/her). An unassuming supergroup formed out of Glasgow institutions including Goth GF, Passion Pusher, Brenda and Soursob, their sound careens between punk, country and alt-rock underpinned by the unique quality they call “Raw Liquid Power”. Following last year’s self-titled demo tape on Gold Mold Records, the four-piece will release their highly-anticipated first studio effort ‘Raw Liquid Power’ on Upset The Rhythm on August 4th.
The EP opens with a menacing, modulating synth melody. Gage’s guitar enters with a mighty bend before breaking into the chugging rhythm of ‘Water Machine Pt. 2’. This timely reminder to refill your water bottle – “don’t be late, hydrate!” less a wellness mantra than a threat – builds to a spacey outro with flashes of the art-punk weirdness of Suburban Lawns. ‘Stilettos’ marches on indignantly with a spiky riff punctuated by Ilgauskaitė’s cowbells. Staccato talk-singing tells a playful tale of stray cats following you home, but belies a darker subtext as the breakdown gives way to paranoid duelling guitars evoking The Fire Engines.
LASH are a new group featuring members of Es, Suep, Findom & Sealings. New Wave with a psychodynamic edge; Neuro-Romantic if you will. Think Pylon, AC Marias, Pink Industry style lamented & mutated pop music.
GROSS MISCONDUCT are a conceptually foggy, bureaucratically sound landfill punk band from South London. Featuring members of Killjoys, MILKY, Strong Arm and Surplus. FFO Exit Order, The Cribs, Be Your Own Pet and corporate telephone hold music. Fresh off probation, mandatory training completed and ready for synergy. Check out their new EP and demo now!