I’m now in full-on “shit, what have I missed” mode on amodelofcontrol.com. This is as I’m frantically digging through everything I’ve written about this year, everything I’ve listened to, making sure that nothing really great is missing from the end of year round-up. It has happened before, where I’ve questioned later “how on earth did I not include this?”.
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That said, there is still new music being released, and still new things you should hear, which is what this weekly post is all about.
There is still other stuff to come this month on amodelofcontrol.com too, with at two more Tuesday Tens to close off this year’s run, and I have some talking to do in the form of transmission, which will appear at some point in the next two weeks.
Oh, and with my DJ:traumahound hat on, I’ll be DJing at the last JUDDER (details in the events listing below) on 01-Dec along with a host of others.
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New Releases this week
Releases are slowing down a bit now, at least in our scene. That said, I managed to miss mentioning a new In Strict Confidence EP Herz & Frozen Kisses, which like most ISC “EP” releases is long enough to be an album in its own right.
Seeming follow up their exceptional (no, really) album SOL with a new EP Talk About Bones, and interestingly it contains a Cohen cover (Avalanche) that I’m looking forward to hearing. Out Out, who returned last year, also have a new EP out.
Then – frankly from a band I’ve long since drifted away from – Faderhead have a new release Night Physics out today. I find it most interesting that this is available on the various streaming sites, too (something that has not been the case for Faderhead for a long time).
I’ve been quite a fan of Azar Swan’s releases and their latest album is Savage Exile, out on 01-Dec on Aufnahme + wiedergabe, interestingly. You can hear a song from it on NPR.
Another fascinating act returning are Young Fathers, whose new song Lord was released last week.
Upcoming gigs and clubs
As always let me know if you want your event featured.
03-Nov – JUDDER Hallowe’en Spectacular at Two Pigs, Cheltenham
04-Nov – Electronic Liberation Tour at Corporation, Sheffield
04-Nov – Toni’s night w/ Celldöd, Trenton Chase and more at The Waiting Room, N16
07-Nov – Zola Jesus at Village Underground, EC2A
08-Nov – Igorrr at O2 Academy Islington, N1
09-Nov – Vulture Industries, Code, Talanas at Boston Music Room, NW5
10-Nov – SIN CITY Returns at Electric Ballroom, NW1
10-Nov – Into Darkness Presents: TAPEWYRM + Mouth Of The Void at The Facebar, Reading
11-Nov – PWEI at ULU, W1
11-Nov – REPTILE at Club Kolis, N19
16-Nov – Blanck Mass at Village Underground, EC2A
19-Nov – BEAT:CANCER Festival at Electrowerkz, N1
23-Nov – Laibach at O2 Academy Islington, N1
25-Nov – Empathy Test album launch at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
25-Nov – Glitch 17 postpunk & New wave at the Royal Sovereign, E5
01-Dec – THE FINAL JUDDER at Two Pigs, Cheltenham
02-Dec – Manuskript, The Memepunks and Foxcunt at The Islington, N1
02-Dec – Carpe Noctum at The Library, Leeds
For those of us that have been getting rather tired of seeing shows “sell out” and then masses of tickets magically appearing on secondary-sale sites almost immediately, it has been revealed that StubHub and ViaGoGo have both been raided in touting investigations, while another prominent tout has been revealed to be using questionable methods in the Paradise Papers revelations this week.
Might we see some action, finally? I’m not going to hold my breath.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week
But Listen: 157: International Industrial
looking at recent releases from 11grams, LEGEND and Encephalon
Into The Pit: 201: The Birthday Massacre – O2 Academy Islington – 24-Oct 2017
Coverage of their recent London show
Talk Show Host: 041: The Birthday Massacre
I talked to Rainbow and M. Falcore before their London show, too
Tuesday Ten: 314: Tracks of the Month (October 2017)
A roundup of the best new music of the past month