Another busy week for releases – and new announcements this week. I’ve also added another swathe of events to the listing, too. Links below.
This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and others, and also a catchup of what I’ve posted recently. Thanks to everyone who sends me new music and events, keeps me up to speed, and indeed simply reads these posts.
/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/024, which starts on the letter P. /transmission/025 will follow soon – at last!
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/Releases out today or recently
/Upcoming releases for 2023
21-Feb 2023 / Dark Star / …out flew reason / Bandcamp
Originally meant to be released twenty-two years ago, but buried in label chaos – and some tracks from which have long since been bootlegged – the band that provided the inspiration for this website domain are finally, finally back. And it is still the band that I always loved, that’s for sure.
24-Feb 2023 / BIG|BRAVE / nature morte / Bandcamp
BIG|BRAVE somehow ratchet up the intensity yet further on their bracing new album
24-Feb 2023 / Death Pill / Death Pill / Bandcamp
Ukrainan female hardcore punk trio who have a lot of rage to dish out.
24-Feb 2023 / HOST / IX / Official Band Store
Nick and Greg from Paradise Lost explore their electronic side.
24-Feb 2023 / NAUT / Hunt / Bandcamp
One of the more hotly-tipped post-punk bands for a while, they are at the heavier, muscular end of the sound (and all the better for it)
24-Feb 2023 / NER\OGRIS / I Am the Shadow – I Am the Light / Bandcamp
This turned out not to be what I was perhaps expecting – a few dancefloor bangers but mostly experimental, fascinating electronic excursions.
14-Feb 2023 / Heriot / Demure / Bandcamp
One of the hottest prospects in UK Metal at the moment deliver another bone-crunching track.
22-Feb 2023 / Une Misère / Misery Lives Forever / Bandcamp
Talking of bone-crunching, Icelandic hardcore band Une Misère have returned with a new singer, and has perhaps got even heavier and nastier (and my god, that breakdown).
24-Feb 2023 / This Is Radio Silence / Disappointed / Bandcamp
In the run-up to their show in London next week, here’s a “lost” track finally released, and it’s a belter.
24-Feb 2023 / Punish Yourself / DEATH GLAM X X I I I / Bandcamp
These wild French industrial punks are back.
24-Feb 2023 / Wanderer / Indulgence of the Unreal / Bandcamp
Vicious Minnesotan death-grind.
/New Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues
03-Feb 2023 / The Auteurs / People Round Here Don’t Like To Talk About It – The Complete EMI Recordings / Cherry Red Store
Pretty much everything you needed to hear from the Auteurs and more besides, in one sprawling compilation.
03-Mar 2023 / Ratio Strain / The B Side of Life/ Bandcamp
Vanessa Saw of W.A.S.T.E. releases their latest solo missive.
25-Mar 2023 / 808 DOT POP / MW720/ Bandcamp
The Metroland side-project continue their retro-electronic explorations.
14-Apr 2023 / Dødheimsgard / Black Medium Current/ Official Label Store
The avant-garde Black Metallers return.
28-Apr 2023 / tunic / Wrong Dream/ Bandcamp
More raging noise-rock from Winnipeg.
12-May 2023 / Cattle Decapitation / Terrasite/ Official Label Store
Tech-death with lots of teeth.
/Upcoming Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues
None this week
Obviously, things change at short notice right now, and I’m updating events as they are postponed or cancelled, and also including relevant Livestreams as they are announced.
/amodelofcontrol.com continues to maintain an events calendar, but it has now moved to /amodelofcontrol.com/events – and is now a dynamic, searchable database, and you can add individual events to your own calendars. I’m currently fixing a couple of minor backend issues, so new events may not be added promptly, or be added sporadically.
If you have updates, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above. It goes without saying that any gig or club still in the listing is subject to change at short notice, or may not happen at all.
Coming up this week will be /Tuesday Ten /519, and tonight brings the next Livestream, /Rivet /018 /EBM Day Special.
/Into the Pit /211 /Katatonia & Sólstafir
The first gig review in a while took me to Kentish Town…
/Tuesday Ten /518 /Power
Songs of power.
/Tuesday Ten /517 /Talk Dirty to Me
Songs of seduction.
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /025
The alternative livestream continues in 2023.
/Tuesday Ten /516 /Perfect Disguise
Artists who’ve used anonymity and disguise.
/Tuesday Ten /515 /Tracks of the Month /Jan-2023
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten /514 /Smash It Up
Songs about violence.
/Tuesday Ten /513 /Tracks of the Month /Dec-2022
The best tracks of the past month
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /024
The Indie Disco returned for a second dose.
/Countdown /2022 /Albums
The best of the year coverage concludes with the best gigs of 2022
/Countdown /2022 /Albums
The best of the year coverage continues with the best albums of 2022
/Countdown /2022 /Tracks
The best of the year coverage continues with the best tracks of 2022
/Countdown /2022 /Compilations and re-issues
The best of the year coverage begins with the best compilations and re-issues of 2022
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /023
My livestreams for 2022 continue with the latest installment of /TheKindaMzkYouLike
/Tuesday Ten /512 /We’re In This Together
Songs about groups and togetherness.
/Tuesday Ten /511 /11 Miles an Hour
Songs about JFK.
/Tuesday Ten /510 /Climb Ev’ry Mountain
Songs about hills and mountains
/Click Click /008 /Bands at Whitby Oct 2022
Coverage of a handful of bands at Whitby.