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 isn’t much out this week, as it goes, but certainly worth a look are the lavish Wire re-issues of their first three albums (out today, and the new Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert album Here Lies The Body.
Various other releases have broken cover this week, too. The first new Nine Inch Nails track from the new EP was released, and the first new track from Orbital’s first album in six years is also now available.
Then there is a new Them Are Us Too release coming, which are tracks from what would have been their second album, completed after the sad death of Cash Askew.
Finally, Swans are re-releasing Soundtracks for the Blind this summer – including in an epic-looking four vinyl box. Now, about that Burning World re-issue (as it’s now the only one not so treated, I think…)…
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
19-May: Some Weird Sin #59 at The Victoria, E8
19-May: NO ALTERNATIVE at Zed Alley, Bristol
25-May: Ich Will (Rammstein clubnight) at Club Kolis, N19
26-May: The Light Pours Out of Me II at Orleans, N4
26-May: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
26-May: Dark Cide Returns at 53 Degrees, Preston
08-Jun: Achtung! Achtung! at Aces and Eights, NW5
08-Jun: Sentinel Vol. 6 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
09-Jun: Unmasked (feat. The Horrorist Live) at Electrowerkz, N1
16-Jun: Exiled (feat. Blush Response Live and much more) at Electrowerkz, N1
23-Jun: HANDS Label night at Slimelight (feat. Monolith / Mono No Aware and Greyhound Live) at Electrowerkz, N1
30-Jun: Bunker13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
07-Jul: RevolutioN Live: 9 Year Anniversary (with Promenade Cinema, Amelia Arsenic, Sinestar, Auger Live) at Corporation, Sheffield
07-Jul: Delete Yourself at Aatma, Manchester
13-Jul: Dead and Buried (feat. Winter Severity Index and Dear Deer Live) at Club Kolis, N19
07-Sep: Anointed: Covenant at Aatma, Manchester
Gig of the Week
20-May: Scuorn (IT) / Void / Shadowthrone / Disturbia Live at Nambucca, N7
27-May: ho99o9 Live at The Lexington, N1 (SOLD OUT)
28-May: Author & Punisher + Trepaneringsritualen Live at Electrowerkz, N1
29-May: LOCKS “Skeletal Blues” album launch Live at The Finsbury, N4
04-Jun: LOCK Live at The Finsbury, N4
08-Jun: White Witches album launch / Desert Falls / MX Tyrants Live at Paper Dress Vintage, E8
09-Jun: Inertia + Android Lust Live at Electrowerkz, N1
09-Jun: PIG – The “Risen” Album Launch Live at The Black Heart, NW1 (SOLD OUT)
16-Jun: Noircastle Live (with 1919, Ghost//Signals and Holy Braille) at The Globe, Newcastle
13-Jul: AlterRed “Trauma; Trauma Reinforcement” album launch Live at The Rocksteady, E8
21-Jul: Ministry / Chelsea Wolfe Live at The Forum, NW5
21-Jul: Be A Body Presents La Bête Blooms, Shady Gringos & Jailer Live at The Lock Tavern, NW1
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
19-Aug: Die Krupps / Front Line Assembly Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
23/24/25/26-Aug: Infest Festival 20th Anniversary at University of Bradford, Bradford
25-Aug: Cubanate, Ruinizer and Seething Akira Live at Electrowerkz, N1
08-Sep: Assemblage 23 Live at Electrowerkz, N1
22-Sep: [:SITD:] / Biomechanimal / Matt Hart / My Hysteria Live at Electrowerkz, N1
28/29-Sep: Sacrosanct (nine bands, two club nights) at The Facebar, Reading
20-Oct: Solar Fake Live at Electrowerkz, N1
28-Oct: Black Celebration (feat. DAF, The Young Gods, Suicide Commando, Sulpher, Empathy Test and more) Live at The Forum, NW5
30/31-Oct: The Dresden Dolls Live at Troxy, E1
You all know about the return of The Dresden Dolls to London now, right? Details here.
While joining Agent Side Grinder on the BIMFest 2018 line-up is Covenant, doing a “vintage” set.
Elsewhere, sad news is that one of the pioneers of the modern avant-garde in rock has died: Glenn Branca.
A couple of interesting articles worth reading, too: firstly, Who Watches the Watchmen? Pitchfork on the flaws in Spotify’s new policies around “hateful conduct”. While I’m not especially happy about Google Play Music getting the boot, either, and using blockchain for gig tickets?
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