Another Friday, another round-up. As always this is a look at upcoming releases, relevant music news and upcoming events and gigs worth spending some of your time at. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and I’m always on the lookout for more to include.
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New and Upcoming Releases this week
There’s once again a few releases worth paying attention to this week.
The mighty Haujobb release what is effectively a best-of in live format this Spring, with Alive out in April, while new band Wire Spine release Bury Me Here through Negative Gain on 23-March, and you can hear the first track from Chicago post-punks Ganser’s debut album (out in April) here.
Zola Jesus has a new EP coming, too – OKOVI: Additions which contains a few new songs (Bound is exceptional) and some remixes. AlterRed release their new album Trauma. Trauma Reinforcement this summer and there is a teaser here, and DJ Matt Hart releases Chaos Rising 2 next month.
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
24-Feb: The Light Pours Out of Me at Orleans, N4
23-Feb: BODY at Unit 5, N4
24-Feb: Bunker 13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
25-Feb: Grunge n Punk Goes Camden at Dublin Castle, NW1
03-Mar: Raveolution at Corporation, Sheffield
03-Mar: Glitch 19 Postpunk New Wave Totally Wired at the Sov’ at Royal Sovereign, E5
03-Mar: Carpe Noctum (with Cauda Pavonis, Last July, The Glass House Museum Live) at The Library, Leeds
09-Mar: The Calling at Q Club, Cambridge
17-Mar: REPTILE at Club Kolis, N19
23-Mar: Some Weird Sin #58 at The Victoria, E8
30-Mar: Exit The Grey V at The Hideaway, N19
31-Mar: Bunker 13 vs Nightmare at The Old Salutation Inn, Nottingham
21-Apr: Delete Yourself at Aatma, Manchester
27-Apr: Bunker 13 – The Last One By The Seaside at RAW, Whitby
29-Apr: The 80s Night at The Whitby Way, Whitby
26-May: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
03-Mar: IAMX Live at Electric Ballroom, NW1
07-Mar: Electro Brain Disaster II (DeathBoy, Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand, MAENG DA + Noteherder & Mc Cloud, Gardner+Salnikov) Live at Black Heart, NW1
09-Mar: Drøne (Rendered, Axkan and Kenny Campbell) Live at Aatma, Manchester
09/10/11-Mar: Rocket Recordings 20 (incl. Teeth of the Sea and GNOD among many others) Live at The Garage, N1
10-Mar: Inertia 25th Anniversary Live at Electrowerkz, N1
17-Mar: Covenant + Empathy Test Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
22-Mar: Roadkill (feat. Projector / Cold In Berlin / Sun Scream) Live at The Lock Tavern, NW1
23-Mar: Carpenter Brut + Youth Code at KOKO, NW1
24-Mar: HotVox presents Mortalitech Album Launch (with Matt Hart and Ruinizer) Live at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
24-Mar: The Devil & The Universe Live at
24/25-Mar: Synthetic City London Festival (11 bands) at The Water Rats, N1
31-Mar: Noircastle Live (Chaos8 / The Webb / Edge Of Obsidian) at The Globe, Newcastle
31-Mar: Parallels, NINA, Futurecop! + DJ She-RA Live at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
07-Apr: Synth Wave Live 2 (feat. Metroland and many others) at Electrowerkz, N1
13-Apr: Celebration Of Alternative Music Night (feat.
The London SS, Grooving In Green, Chubby La Touche and his band of Whores and Trixi Tassels) Live at Fiddler’s Elbow, NW5
14-Apr: Six By Seven Live at The Borderline, WC2
20-Apr: Desperate Journalist Live at OSLO, E8
23/24/25/26-Aug: Infest Festival 20th Anniversary at University of Bradford, Bradford
This week Infest added Mesh, Promenade Cinema, Siva Six and Yura Yura to the line-up.
There are some intriguing Godspeed gigs this summer at the Barbican.
Finally, an interesting musing on David Bowie’s I’m Afraid of Americans, and what it rather foretold.