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This week’s wrap of new and upcoming music…

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.

/Welcome to the Future /272

/Events, Livestreams and New Releases 24-May 2024
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/Releases out today or recently

/Album of the Week

10-May 2024 / Arab Strap / I’m totally fine with it 👍 don’t give a fuck anymore 👍 / Bandcamp
Another remarkable album from the resurrected Scottish duo, where despite the title, they really, really do give a fuck, and it’s brilliant.

/New Albums

10-May 2024 / Kill II This / Variant / Official Label Store
Kill II This, resurrected with distinctly less electronics than before.
10-May 2024 / Me The Tiger / Envy / Official Label Store
Punchy electro from this Swedish trio.
10-May 2024 / Powerman 5000 / Abandon Ship / Bandcamp
Industrial-metallers release their best album in some years.
10-May 2024 / The Empty Page / Imploding / Bandcamp
I saw this Manchester band live at last a few weeks back, and their new album continues their punky-rock to great effect.
17-May 2024 / <PIG> / Red Room / Bandcamp
I’ve asked before: does Raymond Watts ever stop?
17-May 2024 / Barry Adamson / Cut to Black / Official Artist Store
The smoothest voice in alternative music is back with his first new material in a while.
17-May 2024 / Red Lokust / Hope is the Last Refuge of the Dying / Official Label Store
Jim Semonik’s industrial-electro project comes back swinging.
17-May 2024 / Shellac / To All Trains / Bandcamp
Just weeks after Steve Albini’s death, the final Shellac album arrives with the traditional lack of pre-publicity or singles. It’s exactly what you’d expect, really…
24-May 2024 / Lovelorn Dolls / Deadtime Stories / Bandcamp
The latest album from this Belgian gothic metal band.
24-May 2024 / Skull Cultist / Hardcore Rituals / Bandcamp
Thumping industrial power from this act that are new to me.
24-May 2024 / Rotting Christ / ΠΡΟ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ (Pro Xristou) / Official Label Store
The Greek Death Metal titans roar back.
24-May 2024 / Warrington Runcorn New Town Development Plan / Your Community Hub / Bandcamp
Gordon Chapman-Fox continues his remarkable, brutalist-ambient project with a searing look at the effect of austerity on the titular region.

/New Singles/EPs

10-May 2024 / Warrington Runcorn Development Plan / A Shared Sense of Purpose / Bandcamp
A single to accompany the striking new album.
24-May 2024 / ESA / Join Our Hands / Bandcamp
A punishing, ominous new single from Jamie Blacker.

/New Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues
03-May 2024 / Various Artists / Yesterday’s Favourite (A Tribute to Talk Talk) / Bandcamp
Not your average tribute compilation, taking on the music of Talk Talk…
10-May 2024 / Laibach / OPUS DEI / Official Artist Store
The legendary Laibach album gets a sparkling (and much-needed) remaster.
12-May 2024 / Consolidated / Too Much Music! ’22​-​’24 / Bandcamp
Consolidated have released a lot of new music in the past few years, and this is a useful compilation of it all.

/Upcoming Releases

/Upcoming Albums

31-May 2024 / Cell Zero / The Color Drains Out / Bandcamp
An intriguing industrial prospect returns after a lengthy break with their second album.
09-Aug 2024 / And So I Watch You From Afar / Megafauna / Official Label Store
One of the best post-rock bands of recent times are back again.
31-Aug 2024 / Amnistia / The Nature Of Man / Facebook
The German bodywave group are back with their eighth album.
13-Sep 2024 / Delilah Bon / Evil, Hate Filled Female / Streamnig Links
Raging – and fucking great – feminist hip-hop/rock.
13-Sep 2024 / Tindersticks / Soft Tissue / Bandcamp
Even now into their fourth decade, there’s no-one that sounds like Tindersticks.
20-Sep 2024 / LICE / Third Time At The Beach / Bandcamp
There’s been a number of fascinating bands out of Bristol lately, and the experimental weirdness of LICE is one of them, and this is their new album.

/Upcoming EPs/Singles

31-May 2024 / Ghostpoet / Am I The Change I Wish to See? / Bandcamp
Four years since the last release, Ghostpoet returns at last.

/Upcoming Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues

07-Jun 2024 / Gridlock / The Synthetic Form / Bandcamp
Following the death of Mike Wells, the long wished-for Gridlock reissues have begun (with the blessing of the Wells family, and some proceeds going to Suicide Prevention charities).

/Upcoming/Livestreams/Gigs/Club Nights/Events

/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. The listing has had a revamp and redesign (and I’m re-adding events, so it’s a bit of a work in progress).

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.

/amodelofcontrol.com/next week

Coming up in the next week will be /Tuesday Ten /558.

/amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

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/Tuesday Ten /555 /Repeating Myself
Songs about repetition, for the third time.
/Tuesday Ten /554 /Tracks of the Month /Apr-2024
The best tracks of the past month.
/Tuesday Ten /553 /The Road
Songs about roads.
/Tuesday Ten /552 /Private Investigations
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/Tuesday Ten /547 /20 Years of amodelofcontrol.com
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