YARDPARTY

Upset The Rhythm presents…

Focussing on a wide variety of international underground music from folk to noise by way of damaged romantic pop, Yard Party’s intention is to haul the DIY concert out of it’s expected parameters and into ‘interesting pastures new’ to enhance the potency of the music, its effect on the audience and to deconstruct the passive nature of what witnessing live music in 2013 shouldn’t be.

YARD PARTY will take place on Thursday 15 August and Friday 16 August from 5pm – midnight, and then on Saturday 17 August from noon – midnight, all-dayer style! and will take place right here at The Yard.

Tickets cost…
£12 for Thursday 15 August
£10 for Friday 16 August
£15 for Saturday 17 August

Or… £33 for a three day festival ticket

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

The full line-up

YARD PARTY – DAY 1
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MICHAEL CHAPMAN – Full on legend, inspiration and timeless guitar wizard with songs spanning folk, ragtime, jazz and blues.

CUT HANDS – William Bennett of Whitehouse infamy channeling Ghanaian percussion and vast arrays of djembes and doundouns into a powerhouse of maximal dance/noise music.

SPENCER CLARK – Of Skaters, Vodka Soap, Monopoly Child, Pacific City etc. generating time slips and brain distortions with clustering keyboard euphorics, focused drones and elastic loopage.

ROB ST JOHN – Lancastrian Rob St John plays drawn-out and ghostly songs underpinned by the creaks and drones of the harmonium, analogue synth and field recordings.

FLAMINGODS – Structured ensemble of drums, world percussion and delay drenched chants that court the party-ready hypnotic.

Thursday 15 August
The Yard Theatre, Unit 2, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
5pm-midnight | £12.00 | BOOK HERE

YARD PARTY – DAY 2
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U.S. GIRLS & SLIM TWIG – Bewitched classic pop tropes, glooping glam and a shroud of abstraction cloaking two strikingly original voices.

SAUNA YOUTH – Four piece punk rock band from London, posing the question “why can’t you be the Ramones and Steve Reich?” in much the same way Kurt Cobain once asked “why can’t you be Black Sabbath and the Beatles?”

SCOTT & CHARLENE’S WEDDING – Songs about heartbreak, working crappy jobs to survive and the loneliness of public transport, linking the swagger of the Velvets to the off kilter pop perfection of the Only Ones.

FAT WHITE FAMILY BAND – Possess a unique and slightly unnerving ability to work razor sharp Spaghetti Western riffs, hyper punk energy, sprawling Americana and wild blasts of garage rock all into the same enthralling live show.

LAS KELLIES – An all-girl trio from Argentina, twisting out a bunch of wonderfully bare-boned post-punk shapes with a viciously infectious clatter.

Friday 16 August
The Yard Theatre, Unit 2, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
5pm-midnight | £10.00 | BOOK HERE

YARD PARTY – DAY 3
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MERCHANDISE – Beguilingly wayward rock music from Tampa, Florida, one minute dripping in dynamic weirdo postpunk, the next cascading after dreamy drifter ballads.

MARK MCGUIRE – Cosmic guitarist from Emeralds, dealing in texturally-attuned axe marathons, twinkling loop techno and flickering synth oscillation.

JOE MCKEE - Formerly with Aussie band Snowman, McKee torches his past to delightful, lushly atmospheric effect, breathy echoes and evocative lush arrangements.

EARTH ROD – Trio from Leicester, featuring members of Thee Ludds and Meaty Bone-Bone. Sparring male and female vocals, surfy guitar scree, lots of crash… yes, please!

SILVER FOX – Newcastle’s dreamiest noise pop quartet with a deliriously swoonsome album on the way for Upset The Rhythm.

EX EASTER ISLAND HEAD – Precise and pulsing rhythmic minimalism from the Liverpool-based ensemble, composing and performing music for solid-body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments.

TERRORBIRD – Nikki Nevver’s voice has grown into a formidable instrument, a towering, unabashed vocal whose resonance curls around her synth and drum machine production.

YONG YONG – Duo operating out of Lisbon, making a welcome addition to the hazy tape-music scene with their clunky lo-fi drawl.

HALO HALO – Primal, hyper-melodic music that makes you want to dance into the mountains and throw a rope around the moon.

SEX HANDS – From Manchester, spinning out vibrant garage pop that blows the roof off with its blend of yelping vocals and washed out, high end guitar scree.

PLEASE – Duelling guitarists and an activated drummer spoiling us all with their ramshackle garage slap and wrong-footed prog rush.

YEAR OF BIRDS - Loud Fall-esque squall from Teesside’s favourite artpunks, two riffs, shorts songs, tonnes of feedback and distorted vocals.

APOSTILLE – Michael Kasparis’ sublime solo pop project dealing with vocal incantation, the self-realisation of performance an audience engagement.

Saturday 17 August
The Yard Theatre, Unit 2, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
Noon-midnight | £15.00 | BOOK HERE

N.B. Tickets cost £33 for a three day festival pass!
All options are available here.

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Running times:

Thursday 15 August
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CUT HANDS – 10.15pm
MICHAEL CHAPMAN – 9.15pm
SPENCER CLARK – 8.15pm
ROB ST JOHN – 7.15pm
FLAMINGODS – 6.15pm

Friday 16 August
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US GIRLS & SLIM TWIG – 10.15pm (two sets)
LAS KELLIES – 9.15pm
SCOTT & CHARLENE’S WEDDING – 8.15pm
FAT WHITE FAMILY BAND – 7.15pm
SAUNA YOUTH – 6.15pm

Saturday 17 August
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JOE MCKEE – 1pm
APOSTILLE – 1.45pm
HALO HALO – 2.30pm
YONG YONG – 3.15pm
YEAR OF BIRDS – 4pm
SEX HANDS – 5pm
TERRORBIRD – 5.45pm
SILVER FOX – 6.30pm
EARTH ROD – 7.15pm
EX EASTER ISLAND HEAD – 8pm
MARK MCGUIRE – 9pm
MERCHANDISE – 10pm
PLEASE – 11pm