Welcome to the Future: 027: Music news and new release round-up 02-February 2018

Another Friday, another round-up. As always this is a look at upcoming releases, relevant music news and upcoming events and gigs worth spending some of your time at. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and I’m always on the lookout for more to include.

transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has resumed the run through of the a-z of industrial, with transmission: 003 and transmission: 004 joining 001 and 002 online in the past week, and we’ll be continuing with d on transmission: 005 in a couple of weeks. You can also get it via RSS, on iTunes, on Stitcher.

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 and Upcoming Releases this week

Top release of the week for me? The new album Criminal from The Soft Moon – a brilliant, snarling hybrid of industrial, shoegaze and post-punk.

Also out today: Aesthetic Perfection‘s new single is Ebb and Flow, and features an N*SYNC cover (which should be interesting), and Simple Minds return with Walk Between Worlds.

Various new announcements came this week, too, with CHVRCHES returning with Get Out, the first song from their forthcoming third album, Frank Turner announced his new album Be More Kind, and The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing release Double Negative on 09-March.

A little less “confirmed”, but at least from the artist herself – we can potentially expect new Grimes material this year.

Upcoming gigs and clubs

As always let me know if you want your event featured. To make things a little clearer, I’ve split club and gig nights out into separate sections.

Upcoming Club Nights

Club of the Week

03-Feb: RevolutioN presents: H A R S H S I D E at Corporation, Sheffield
RevolutioN returns to the 2000s – A night of aggrotech, noise, electro-industrial, dark techno and hard hitting EBM.

03-Feb: Club 80s at The Three Compasses, EC1
03-Feb: Carpe Noctum (with Rhombus, Gothzilla & The Black Riders Cult Live) at The Library, Leeds
03-Feb: Sentinel Vol. 4 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
09-Feb: Dead and Buried at Nightclub Kolis, N19
10-Feb: REPTILE at Nightclub Kolis, N19
10-Feb: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
10-Feb: Dark Disco #24 at The Shacklewell Arms, E8
17-Feb: Mondlicht III at The Albany, W1
24-Feb: The Light Pours Out of Me at Orleans, N4
24-Feb: Bunker 13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
25-Feb: Grunge n Punk Goes Camden at Dublin Castle, NW1
03-Mar: Glitch 19 Postpunk New Wave Totally Wired at the Sov’ at Royal Sovereign, E5
23-Mar: Some Weird Sin #58 at The Victoria, E8
21-Apr: Delete Yourself at Aatma, Manchester

Upcoming Gigs

Gig of the Week

03-Feb: Das Ich Live at Electrowerkz, N1
The long-running German industrial-darkwave act return to London.

08/09/10-Feb: Deliquium | Sound Art Triennial (Line-up includes WINTERKÄLTE, Ah-Cama Sotz, Gnaw Their Tongues and a great many more) Live at Electrowerkz, N1
03-Mar: IAMX Live at Electric Ballroom, NW1
07-Mar: Electro Brain Disaster II (DeathBoy, Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand, MAENG DA + Noteherder & Mc Cloud, Gardner+Salnikov) Live at Black Heart, NW1
09/10/11-Mar: Rocket Recordings 20 (incl. Teeth of the Sea and GNOD among many others) Live at The Garage, N1
10-Mar: Inertia 25th Anniversary Live at Electrowerkz, N1
17-Mar: Covenant + Empathy Test Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
22-Mar: Roadkill (feat. Projector / Cold In Berlin / Sun Scream) Live at The Lock Tavern, NW1
07-Apr: Synth Wave Live 2 (feat. Metroland and many others) at Electrowerkz, N1
14-Apr: Six By Seven Live at The Borderline, WC2
20-Apr: Desperate Journalist Live at OSLO, E8

Other Things

Infest confirmed yesterday that this year will be four-day event to mark the 20th Anniversary, and the first band announced is Aesthetic Perfection, and as usual, we can expect the band announcements staggered over the next couple of months. amodelofcontrol.com will, of course, be covering the festival, and this year will actually mark the fifteenth year that I’ve done so.

amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week

Tuesday Ten: 319: Tracks of the Month (January 2018)
The best new tracks of the past month
Transmission: 004: the a-z of industrial: c (part two)
transmission continues, completing a two-part look at bands beginning with “c”

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