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.
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New and Upcoming Releases this week
There’s once again a few releases worth paying attention to this week.
Amelia Arsenic – once of Angelspit, now a solo artist – has released a new EP on Glitch Mode, called Queen of Risk. Also out now is Atomic Eyes by The Rain Within.
In addition, Fischerspooner release their first album in some years, SIR, while Wild Beasts, who play their last ever gigs in London this weekend, have released a live album last night all my dreams came true.
I should have mentioned this last week, but the brutal Gnaw Their Tongues released Genocidal Majesty last week, and the excellent Deutsche Elektronische Musik series reaches the third edition, and I’ve got the first two, so I’ll be picking this up soon. The series is highly recommended if you like your German experimental music (or, Krautrock if you must) from the seventies.
Lastly, I’d missed this previously, but Paradise Lost are re-releasing and remastering their most divisive album next month (Host). I’ve long since rather loved this album – it certainly doesn’t deserve the reputation it has – although on first listen I was struggling to find what they’ve brushed up on opener So Much Is Lost.
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
17-Feb: Mondlicht III at The Albany, W1
17-Feb: Yesterday’s Shadow at The Pack & Carriage, NW1
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: Raveolution at Corporation, Sheffield
03-Mar: Glitch 19 Postpunk New Wave Totally Wired at the Sov’ at Royal Sovereign, E5
03-Mar: Carpe Noctum (with Cauda Pavonis, Last July, The Glass House Museum Live) at The Library, Leeds
09-Mar: The Calling at Q Club, Cambridge
23-Mar: Some Weird Sin #58 at The Victoria, E8
30-Mar: Exit The Grey V at The Hideaway, N19
31-Mar: Bunker 13 vs Nightmare at The Old Salutation Inn, Nottingham
21-Apr: Delete Yourself at Aatma, Manchester
27-Apr: Bunker 13 – The Last One By The Seaside at RAW, Whitby
29-Apr: The 80s Night at The Whitby Way, Whitby
26-May: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
Gig of the Week
22-Feb: LOCKS Live at Ryan’s, N16
16-Feb: The Soft Moon Live at The Dome, NW5 (This gig is Sold Out – returns might be available on DICE.FM)
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-Mar: Drøne (Rendered, Axkan and Kenny Campbell) Live at Aatma, Manchester
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
23-Mar: Carpenter Brut + Youth Code at KOKO, NW1
24-Mar: HotVox presents Mortalitech Album Launch Live at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
24-Mar: The Devil & The Universe Live at
24/25-Mar: Synthetic City London Festival (11 bands) at The Water Rats, N1
31-Mar: Noircastle Live (Chaos8 / The Webb / Edge Of Obsidian) at The Globe, Newcastle
31-Mar: Parallels, NINA, Futurecop! + DJ She-RA Live at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
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
23/24/25/26-Aug: Infest Festival 20th Anniversary at University of Bradford, Bradford
This week Infest added Peter Hook & The Light as the Thursday night headliners, and Canadian band ACTORS were also announced.
After seemingly months of rumour and suggestion, The Smashing Pumpkins are back, then. As in the “proper” line-up, but wait, no D’Arcy, and depending on where you read it, both sides could be, or are, to blame. What’s more, they are promising only old material (written by that line-up, broadly), and while there aren’t dates outside the USA yet, I can’t imagine there won’t be in the future.
Talking of reunions, it’s a long way ahead, but Marion return (again) in November at O2 Academy Islington, supported by Desperate Journalist.
Sad news last weekend was the announcement of the death of composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, best-known for his exceptional film score work.
Perhaps more surprising news is the announcement of Metallica winning the prestigious Polar Prize for popular music.
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