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 has been something of an avalanche of new release news this week, as well as some notable releases today.
First, the releases today. Anna von Hausswolff releases her extraordinary new album Dead Magic today, while The Breeders return with their first new album in a decade (All Nerve). Then the quirky, international group Superorganism release their self-titled debut, and Street Sects and portrayal of guilt have released a brutal split 7″.
Onto the long list of release announcements: there is to be a new Ladytron album – their first in seven years (you can fund via PledgeMusic), and the first new track from it was released yesterday. In addition Pendulum are also releasing their first album in seven years, too in the form of The Reworks. Quite what this is – I have a hunch it might be remixes or re-recorded songs – hasn’t been confirmed.
Yet another return – although long since trailed – has been confirmed this week with the first Belly album in twenty-three years confirmed as DOVE, while industrial-rock band Sulpher have confirmed their second album, due in the summer (and seventeen years after their debut). The first single from it, Take A Long Hard Look, comes 16-March.
I featured the hotly-tipped Wire Spine last week on Tuesday Ten: 323, and that song, the excellent Burn You, now has a video, while the excellent Bloody Knives have a new album coming too, and the first song from it is New Machines
There’s more – Matt Hart’s next EP is Chaos Rising 2, and is now up for pre-order, while not my bag, as many of you know, but VNV Nation release new album Noire in October, and are doing seven UK dates early in 2019.
Finally, Laibach have a spectacular-looking box-set coming called Laibach Revisited. In an interesting move they are simply asking for expressions of interest at this stage, rather than money upfront (and yes, I’ve registered).
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
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
09-Mar: A New Dusk XVIII at Aces and Eights, NW5
16-Mar: Achtung! Achtung! at Urban Bar, E1
17-Mar: REPTILE at Club Kolis, N19
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
28-Apr: Korova Milk Bar at Surya, N1
29-Apr: The 80s Night at The Whitby Way, Whitby
26-May: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
08-Jun: Achtung! Achtung! at Aces and Eights, NW5
13-Jul: Dead and Buried (feat. Winter Severity Index and Dear Deer Live) at Club Kolis, N19
Gig of the Week
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
15-Mar: GOLD + NECRO DEATHMORT Live at The Black Heart, NW1
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 (with Matt Hart and Ruinizer) 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
13-Apr: Celebration Of Alternative Music Night (feat.
The London SS, Grooving In Green, Chubby La Touche and his band of Whores and Trixi Tassels) Live at Fiddler’s Elbow, NW5
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 V▲LH▲LL (!) and SΛRIN (!) to the line-up.
Over in North America, Terminus Festival in Calgary have begun announcing what looks to be a fascinating line-up, while time constraints meant I didn’t get to mention this last week: Cold Waves VII, across three weekends in September, goes to New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. After a year away last year, I’m fully intending on being in Chicago again this year.
In other tour news, Author & Punisher and Trepaneringsritualen have also announced some live dates: 28-May London Electrowerkz / 29-Glasgow Nice n Sleazy / 30 Manchester Rebellion, while one interesting announcement this week has been a new project from Jean-Marc Lederman and Jean-Luc de Meyer.
Worth reading elsehwere: CHVRCHES on their new album (and you can hear another new song here), while in the aftermath of Ethan Kath’s defamation suit being dismissed, this piece where Zola Jesus interviews Alice Glass is well worth reading.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week
Tuesday Ten: 323: Tracks of the Month (February 2018)
The ten best songs of the past month
But Listen: 158: Im Rhythmus Bleiben
amodelofcontrol.com looks at the new albums from ESA and Out Out