Welcome to the Future: 011: Music news round-up 08-September 2017

Another Friday, another round-up. As is now usual, this will include the new releases this week, other announcements, upcoming events, and other items that are worth hearing about, as well as an update on what has been new on amodelofcontrol.com this week.

Welcome to the Future: 011
Music news round-up 08-September 2017

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Welcome to the Future: 009
Welcome to the Future: 008
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A reminder that amodelofcontrol.com will be at Whitby next month (although unlikely to be writing about bands – it’s a holiday for the site! – I’ll be playing for Real Gothic FC as usual, though) and then also BIMFest 2017 in December – never mind all the gigs that are fast popping up.

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New Releases this week

Yet another round of worth-hearing releases this week.

Indie heroes The National return with Sleep Well Beast, there is the album in a while from Sparks with Hippopotamus, Tori Amos releases Native Invader.

Yesterday’s interviewees on this site, FIRES, release their debut Red Goes Grey too, and finally, Zola Jesus releases her new opus Okovi (which word is, is quite something – more on it in due course).

Other releases coming soon

American industrialists UCNX release their latest new album on 23-September: Rebellion Ruin Redemption. As I noted on Tuesday Ten: 307 earlier in the week, there is a distinct feel of Numb to the first track from it.

St Vincent finally has a new album coming: MASSEDUCTION is out on 13-October, and the second song from it is the catchy, punchy Los Ageless.

On the remix front, you should go listen to the absolutely scorching remix of Randolph & Mortimer by Schwefelgelb.

Upcoming gigs and clubs

Still not had time to put these in, so I will be adding in Whitby events and November gigs/clubs next week, promise!

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 – Nightmare at Ye Olde Salutation Inn, Nottingham
30-Sep – Bunker 13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
03-Oct – EMA at Oslo, E8
05-Oct – Ben Frost at Electric Brixton, SW9
05/06/07-Oct: Assembly of Disturbance (Test Dept.)
06-Oct – Exit The Grey IV at The Star of Kings, London N1
07-Oct: Carpe Noctum at The Library, Leeds
14-Oct – Slimelight Turns 30 at Electrowerkz, N1 with This Morn’ Omina live beforehand (!)
19-Oct – Desperate Journalist and Fightmilk at The Dome, NW5
20-Oct – Pinkshinyultrablast at Oslo, E8
21-Oct – Sentinel v3.0 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
02-Dec – Manuskript, The Memepunks and Foxcunt at The Islington, N1

Other things

Tenek are on hiatus, Metal Sucks made a vital call out to metal stores to stop selling white supremacist music.

And ever fancied an Opera based on Fugazi’s stage banter? If so, this could be your lucky day….

DICE are looking at offering “hungover” sick days.

A notable death this week was Holger Czukay, of German legends CAN. A great tribute is on Pitchfork.

And, er, finally, introducing…Koi Division.

amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week

Talk Show Host: 036: Front Line Assembly
amodelofcontrol.com discusses thirty years of FLA, and more besides, with Bill Leeb
Talk Show Host: 037: FIRES
I catch up with a new US industrial artist.
Into the Pit: 198: Front Line Assembly
Coverage of the London show at the end of August.
Tuesday Ten: 307: Tracks of the Month (August 2017)
The ten best tracks of the past month.
The Rearview Mirror: 010: Curve
Curve’s first two albums, newly remastered and reissued, are assessed in the context of now and the twenty-five years since release.

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