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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transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has resumed the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes here. The latest episode was released this week (transmission: 011), and transmission: 012 will be out before Infest.
In a bit of a departure from my previous work, I’ll be presenting at Nine Worlds next week, looking at the links between various areas of relevant “geek culture” and music. If you’re going to be there, expect some unexpected music and discussion: I’m talking on Friday 10-Aug, at 1515.
If you want to submit anything to be included here? E-mail me (You know what to do with that to make it work, right?), comment/message on Facebook at the amodelofcontrol.com page, and over on Twitter (@amodelofcontrol).
New and Upcoming Releases this week
There are various new and recent releases to catch up with.
Two out today are interesting ones – the final Swans album of their first era – Soundtracks For The Blind is re-issued today, and Kælan Mikla’s intended first album Mánadans gets it’s first release after never actually having been available before.
Released earlier this week was the third album from Keith Top Of The Pops & His Minor UK Indie Celebrity All-Star Backing Band – the marvellously titled Livin The Dream, while an expanded version of Cyanotic’s Tech Noir has been released in conjunction with Armalyte as T2.
There are a whole host of upcoming releases to mention, too. Ashbury Heights return with The Victorian Wallflowers on 31-Aug, while the new Solitary Experiments single Crash and Burn is out next week, with album Future Tense coming soon after. Then, the excellent ADULT. release This Behaviour on 07-Sep through DAIS, while Groovie Mann of The Thrill Kill Kult’s new project Trash Deity releases Cross & Divide also on 07-Sep, through Metropolis.
Then, announced yesterday, Polish metal titans Behemoth return with new album I Loved You At Your Darkest on 05-October (finally!). The video for the impressive new single God = Dog is out now, and there is a hefty European tour in the new year.
It also appears that Aphex Twin is back, judging on the mysterious artwork beginning to appear…
Finally, Alex Reed of Seeming and Thou Shalt Not has a Patreon, that you should go check out.
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
03-Aug: Dark Disco – Synthpop Special! at The Albany, W1
04-Aug: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
11-Aug: Mondlicht V at The Albany, W1
11-Aug: REPTILE (final one at this venue) at Nightclub Kolis, N19)
18-Aug: Summer Weird Sin (with DJs and live bands, all-dayer) at The Windmill, SW9
18-Aug: Yesterday’s Shadow – The Resurrection at The Victoria, E8
07-Sep: A New Dusk XIX at Aces & Eights, NW5
07-Sep: Anointed: Covenant at Aatma, Manchester
08-Sep: Occulture at The Albany, WC2
12-Oct: XMal Dalston II at Moustache Bar, N16
19-Oct: Ich Will – Rammstein Club Night at Venue TBC
19-Oct: Achtung! Achtung! with IV / AN Live at Aces & Eights, NW5
20-Oct: Sentinel Vol. 7 at The Star and Garter, Manchester
27-Oct: Dead and Buried (with Elvira and the Bats + The Creeping Terrors Live) at Aces & Eights, NW5
Gig of the Week
03-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Nature of Wires, Petrol Hoers) Live at The Facebar, Reading
04-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Advance) Live at The Bread Shed, Manchester
07-Aug: Danzig + Paradise Lost Live at O2 Academy Brixton, SW9
10-Aug: Room 1985 / Soft Riot / Riotmiloo / St Lucifer / Husk / VWLS Live at The Peer Hat, Manchester
19-Aug: Die Krupps / Front Line Assembly Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
23-Aug: Foxcunt / Argonaut / Panic Pocket / Layzervag Live at Paper Dress Vintage, E8
23/24/25/26-Aug: Infest Festival 20th Anniversary at University of Bradford, Bradford
25-Aug: Cubanate, Ruinizer and Seething Akira Live at Electrowerkz, N1
30-Aug: Death Grips Live at O2 Academy Brixton, SW9
30-Aug: Locks // Flaccid Band // Scout Leader + Guests Live at Nambucca, N7
07-Sep: Chaos Theory presents: Warren Schoenbright, Riotmiloo, Metalogue Live at The Black Heart, NW1
08-Sep: Assemblage 23 Live at Electrowerkz, N1
08-Sep: Children On Stun + Manuskript Live at Fiddler’s Elbow, NW5
21-Sep: Exit The Grey presents CHROM and Promenade Cinema Live at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
22-Sep: [:SITD:] / Biomechanimal / Matt Hart / My Hysteria Live at Electrowerkz, N1
28/29-Sep: Sacrosanct (nine bands, two club nights) at The Facebar, Reading
29-Sep: Non Stop Electronic Cabaret w/ Rational Youth, Page and Psyche Live at The Islington, N1
01-Oct: King Dude + Kælan Mikla Live at MOTH CLUB, E9
11-Oct: The Black Queen Live at Bush Hall, W12
20-Oct: Solar Fake Live at Electrowerkz, N1
28-Oct: Black Celebration (feat. DAF, The Young Gods, Suicide Commando, Sulpher, Empathy Test and more) Live at The Forum, NW5
30/31-Oct: The Dresden Dolls Live at Troxy, E1
03-Nov: Attrition with Riotmiloo and Bein-E Live at Electrowerkz, N1
17-Nov: Vapors of Morphine Live at The Lexington, N1
24-Nov: Lord of the Lost Live at Electrowerkz, N1
27-Nov: ADULT. Live at Electrowerkz, N1
06-Dec: Clawfinger Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
One intriguing talk at Foyles next week: David Stubbs and Stephen Mallinder discuss electronic music and it’s rapid evolution from the 80s and onward, in connection with David Stubbs’ new book Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music.
A few things worth reading: Sara from Youth Code on Marilyn Manson’s debut, the NME published Amy Lamé’s reponse as London’s Night Czar to the recent changes in Hackney around licensing, some interesting comment on the trend towards “cashless” festivals (seriously folks, just accept contactless, don’t make us move to “your” set-up), and a piece about Peter Steele and why many still love him after death, despite his flaws.
Finally, new research appears to confirm that streaming is at last supplanting “illegal” downloading. Now, if only streaming services would pay artists properly…
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past couple of weeks
Tuesday Ten: 339: Tracks of the Month (July 2018)
The best tracks of the past month to have reached the desk of amodelofcontrol.com
Transmission: 011: the a-z of industrial: h (part two)
the podcast continues with the industrial A-Z, reaching H
Welcome to the Future: 050: Infest 2018 Preview
amodelofcontrol.com looks ahead to the imminent 20th Anniversary of Infest