Welcome to the third weekly round-up of new music, forthcoming release announcements, upcoming gigs and clubs, and other things that might be worthy of note within the realm of music that amodelofcontrol.com covers.
Welcome to the Future: 008
Music news round-up 18-August 2017
Also in this series
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This time next week I will be on my way to Infest, but there will still be the weekly update.
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New Releases this week
LEGEND‘s long awaited new album Midnight Champion is nearly here (out 13-October), and the band debuted the first track from it yesterday, Captive. A dramatic, massive-sounding song, I’ll have much more to say about it at the turn of the month, in the usual monthly round-up.
Also out today, KMFDM first new album in a few years, HELL YEAH, and But Listen: 154 on this site sees it as their best album in quite some time. Lucidstatic released a new EP this week, too, Deception, and last year’s Infest breakout Me The Tiger release What is Beautiful Never Dies today.
Other new releases this week – Ghostpoet‘s Dark Days + Canapés, The Duke Spirit‘s Sky Is Mine, and a slightly puzzling reissue from Interpol, in the form of their not-especially-loved third album Our Love to Admire.
Other releases coming soon
There were a few unexpected (to me, anyway!) announcements this week.
First up, Mind.In.A.Box confirmed their sixth album Broken Legacies, which is out in October. The teaser released with the announcement has a spectacularly dramatic feel.
Also returning are the Canadian band Encephalon, who also return in October with We Only Love You When You’re Dead, out on Artoffact on 13-Oct. You can listen to lead single here: The Calvin Klein of Slime.
Does Scott Fox ever stop? iVardensphere release their latest album Hesitation on 03-November.
Other new releases to come: Converge are back at last, Hot Snakes return, as do Satyricon, and Russian nu-Shoegazers Pinkshinyultrablast return with new single Find Your Saint.
In addition, The Knife aren’t quite over. A live album is coming, of their amazing, life-affirming final tour, a tour so brilliant I saw twice (and reviewed on Into the Pit: 169).
Upcoming gigs and clubs
18-Aug – Club 80s at The Albany, W1
19-Aug – SARIN at Slimelight, N1
24-Aug – Front Line Assembly at O2 Academy Islington, N1
24-Aug – CLOSER – A Nine Inch Nails Special at The Waiting Room, N16
25-Aug – Front Line Assembly + Die Krupps at De Casino, Sint Niklaas, Belgium
25-Aug – Star Shaped London at O2 Academy Islington, N1
25-27 Aug – Infest 2017 at University of Bradford
26-Aug – Revolting Cocks: Big Sexy Land at O2 Academy Islington, N1
02-Sep – Revolution at Corporation, Sheffield
06-Sep – Terminal Gods album launch show at Shacklewell Arms, E8
08-Sep – Retribution Alice with FEN at The Lounge, N19
09-Sep – KMFDM at O2 Academy Islington, N1
16-Sep – The Crüxshadows at Electrowerkz, N1
16-Sep – Clan of Xymox and Decoded Feedback at O2 Academy Islington, N1
22-Sep – Dead & Buried at Club Kolis, N19
23-Sep – Exit the Grey presents: Ash Code, Monica Jeffries & Llumen at Electrowerkz, N1
23-Sep – Utterly Wrecked! The Gothic Boat Party and Thames Cruise at Tower Pier, EC3
23-Sep – Resurrected Returns at The George, Leeds
30-Sep – Bunker 13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
03-Oct – EMA at Oslo, E8
05-Oct – Ben Frost at Electric Brixton, SW9
06-Oct – Exit The Grey IV at The Star of Kings, London N1
14-Oct – Slimelight Turns 30 at Electrowerkz, N1
Advance notice for Saturday 18-Nov, the beat:cancer festival v1.0 in London with The Gothsicles, ESA, Memmaker, DEF NEON, Bitman, Spawn of Psychosis, Jensen and St.Lucifer.
Also, this needs to be read from a friend “up north”, about supporting your scene. He speaks truth, in the main, although I’ll take issue with the good/bad review point. If you write all good reviews, it means nothing. Discourse is good, and needed.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week
Tuesday Ten: 305: I’ve Got A Little Something For You (Euphemisms)
But Listen: 154: KMFDM – HELL YEAH