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
Once again, quite a bit is out today that’s of interest.
Oddly out tomorrow, Failure release the first of four new EPs this year, In The Future EP, and there are some excellent deals on buying all four upfront on that page. While released last week, just after I “went to press” on Friday, the excellent Lederman De Meyer EP A Tribe of My Own.
In compilations and reissues, the Levellers release We The Collective today, a collection of old songs in acoustic form, and Cleopatra have re-released – or at least made available again – Spahn Ranch’s highpoint (IMHO) Architecture this week.
Coming up, Garbage re-release Version 2.0 on PIAS on 22-June, and there’s to be a new album next year, while Mansun’s Attack of the Grey Lantern gets a 21st Anniversary re-issue (and it looks to be seriously lavish) on 08-June.
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
30-Mar: Exit The Grey V at The Hideaway, N19
31-Mar: Easter Slimelight (feat. Noisex and Chainreactor live) at Electrowerkz, N1
31-Mar: Occulture at The Albany W1
31-Mar: Bunker 13 vs Nightmare at The Old Salutation Inn, Nottingham
07-Apr: Carpe Noctum (with Grooving in Green, October Burns Black and Auger Live) at The Library, Leeds
07-Apr: Synthpop ReVolution at Corporation, Sheffield
07-Apr: Glitch #20 Post Punk Minimal Wave “Stand & Deliver” At the Sov’ at Royal Sovereign, E5
14-Apr: REPTILE 10th Anniversary at Club Kolis, N19
21-Apr: Slimelight (feat. Cervello Elettronico Live) at Electrowerkz, N1
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
11-May: Xmal Dalston [Ed: ho-ho!] at Moustache Bar, N16
26-May: The Light Pours Out of Me II at Orleans, N4
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
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 at Electrowerkz, N1
10-Apr: The Estranged Live at New River Studios, N4
13-Apr: The Cav Presents: ded.pixel, tAngerinecAt, Radium88 + munchies Live at The Cavendish, SW8
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
20-Apr: Punk Rock // Greebo // Indie Disco w/Foxcunt & Keith TOTP Live at Stag’s Head, N1
30-Apr: Uniform + Petbrick Live at The Black Heart, NW1
16-May: Russian Circles / Brutus / Bossk Live at Oval Space, E2
27-May: ho99o9 Live at The Lexington, N1 (just £5!)
28-May: Author & Punisher + Trepaneringsritualen Live at Electrowerkz, N1
09-Jun: Inertia + Android Lust Live at Electrowerkz, N1
09-Jun: PIG – The “Risen” Album Launch Live at The Black Heart, NW1 (SOLD OUT)
02-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Room 1985 + “Secret Band”) Live at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
03-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Nature of Wires, Petrol Hoers) Live at The Facebar, Reading
04-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Advance) Live at The Bread Shed, Manchester
23/24/25/26-Aug: Infest Festival 20th Anniversary at University of Bradford, Bradford
This week Infest added Cubanate (!) to the line-up.
Killing Joke mark their 40th anniversary this year with a whole host of tourdates, including long-awaited US dates and a night at the Roundhouse in London on 17-November.
The Sound of Belgium documentary is now available for free on BoilerRoom.tv, an excellent (and with accompanying CD series, extensive!) look at an overlooked and vitally important incubator for electronic music. Thanks to my friends over at I Die: You Die for the link.
I meant to mention this the other week, but Terrorizer – the frankly most comprehensive go-to for extreme metal – appears to have gone without trace, and without telling it’s subscribers either.
Also in extreme metal, two exceptional pieces that are well worth reading. Firstly, a piece questioning why metal and it’s fans have become so reactionary, and a piece from VICE about the #killtheking movement that is already taking steps.
Finally, rather sad news in that Caleb Scofield of Cave-In passed away, aged just 39, yesterday.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week
Transmission: 006: the a-z of industrial: e
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Repeater: 003: Is Fan Entitlement a Problem?
amodelofcontrol.com returns back to the soapbox to discuss the issues of entitlement in music fandom
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