Welcome to the Future: 021: Music news round-up 24-November 2017

Another Friday, another weekly round-up. This is, as readers should know by now, a look at new music, upcoming music and events, and any other music news that might be worth talking about. In addition I also round up what has been on amodelofcontrol.com in the past week to.

First up, I’m proud to say, that amodelofcontrol has at last begun a podcast series. It is – to start with at least – the a-z of industrial, and tranmission: 001 is now online. You can also get it via RSS, on iTunes, on Stitcher and hopefully soon on Google Play Music (if you’re in North America).

Next Tuesday I’ll be beginning my end-of-year coverage as Countdown: 2017, and in the meantime I really ought to listen to that new Wulfband album…

A last reminder that with my DJ:traumahound hat on, I’ll be DJing at the last JUDDER (details in the events listing below) next Friday along with a host of others.

If you want to submit anything to be included here? E-mail me (You know what to do with that to make it work, right?), comment/message on Facebook at the amodelofcontrol.com page, and over on Twitter (@amodelofcontrol).

New Releases this week

The ever-fascinating Björk’s new album Utopia is out today – and I can’t recommend enough . While in a very different realm, nu-EBM fighters Wulfband are back with Revolter.

Frank Turner releases his “best of”, of sorts Songbook, which includes a number of reworkings of older songs, while Mesh release Live at Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig, from their show with a symphony orchestra.

Upcoming Releases

The marvellous LOCKS have a new single SKIN out in December (the launch gig for it is detailed below).

In the new year, Frank Spinath’s project Lionhearts releases a remix album Companion on 12-Jan, while my wife’s favourite band Manic Street Preachers return with Resistance is Futile on 06-Apr.

Upcoming gigs and clubs

As always let me know if you want your event featured.

24-Nov – Ich Will – Rammstein Club Night at Club Kolis, N19
25-Nov – Empathy Test album launch at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
25-Nov – Nemesis Brutal Birthday Bash! w/ Paresis, Tapewyrm & Churchgate at Wharf Chambers, Leeds
25-Nov – Mondlicht II at The Albany, W1
25-Nov – Glitch 17 postpunk & New wave at the Royal Sovereign, E5
26-Nov – Quicksand at O2 Academy Islington, N1
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
02-Dec – Synthpop Revolution at Corporation, Sheffield
09-Dec – Bunker 13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
09-Dec – R E P T I L E at Club Kolis, N19
13-Dec – Tricky at Islington Assembly Hall, N1
13-Dec – LOCKS single launch at The Islington, N1
06-Jan – Carpe Noctum – New Blood 2018 at The Library, Leeds
20-Jan – Sin City Manchester at Zombie Shack, Manchester

Other things

Michael Gira plays KOKO on 21-Feb, while in a much bigger show next summer, Queens of the Stone Age are joined by Iggy Pop, Run The Jewels and The Hives (!!) at Finsbury Park on 30-June

Another week, another notable death in music. This time it is Malcolm Young of AC/DC, probably one of the finest rhythm guitarists of all time.

amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week

Into The Pit: 202: Amanda Palmer – Union Chapel – 16-November 2017
My first AFP gig in a few years…
Into The Pit: 203: Beat:Cancer Festival – Electrowerkz, N1 – 18-November 2017
An intriguing and fun night at Electrowerkz
Transmission: 001: the amodelofcontrol.com podcast
The a-z of Industrial begins with, of course, a

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