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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transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has resumed the run through of the a-z of industrial, with transmission: 003, transmission: 004, transmission: 005, transmission: 006, transmission: 007, transmission: 008 and transmission: 009 joining 001 and 002 online recently, and we’ll be continuing with g and h on transmission: 010 very soon. You can also get it via RSS, on iTunes, on Stitcher.
In addition, amodelofcontrol.com made an appearance on I Die: You Die’s excellent “We Have A Technical” podcast this week, discussing the excellent Urceus Exit album Compensation For the Sound of Silence.
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New and Upcoming Releases this week
A few interesting releases today, that’s for sure.
Industrial “supergroup” CONFORMCO have an album out today, Controlled Altered Deleted, while Oneohtrix Point Never returns with Age of, and GHOST are back with Prequelle.
Then there is the return of Mazzy Star with their first new material in four years, in the form of Still EP – three new songs, and an absolutely staggering, spaced-out new version of So Tonight That I Might See.
In upcoming releases, Slighter release the Cause/Effect EP on Monday, while Beth from Blindness (long-time amodelofcontrol.com favourites) returns with her new solo project Where We Sleep next week in the form of a two-track single.
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
01-Jun: Exit The Grey at The Hideaway, N19
08-Jun: Achtung! Achtung! at Aces and Eights, NW5
08-Jun: Sentinel Vol. 6 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
09-Jun: REPTILE at Club Kolis, N19
09-Jun: Unmasked (feat. The Horrorist Live) at Electrowerkz, N1
16-Jun: Exiled (feat. Blush Response Live and much more) at Electrowerkz, N1
16-Jun: Glitch 23 Postpunk New Wave Synth At the SOv’ at The Royal Sovereign, E2
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
03-Jun: 1919 Live at The Windmill, SW9
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
18-Jun: Belphegor + Melechesh Live at The Dome, NW5
19-Jun: Anna Calvi Live at Heaven, WC2
21-Jun: Oranssi Pazuzu and 11Paranoias Live at The Dome, NW5
23-Jun: Wolves In The Throne Room Live at The Garage, N1
05-Jul: JG Thirlwell’s Xordox + Teeth of the Sea at Corsica Studios, SE17
13-Jul: AlterRed “Trauma; Trauma Reinforcement” album launch Live at The Rocksteady, E8
16-Jul: Pallbearer Live at Islington Assembly Hall, N1
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
21-Sep: Exit The Grey presents CHROM and Promenade Cinema Live at Zigfrid von Underbelly, 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
24-Nov: Lord of the Lost Live at Electrowerkz, N1
An interesting tour coming up at the end of the year – And One and Leæther Strip touring the UK. I’m actually going to be seeing the latter at BIMFest, but seeing And One again might be fun…
Yet another sad loss to alternative music, Stewart Lupton of Jonathan Fire*Eater dead at just 43.
In strange cover news, Weezer give in and cover Toto following fan demands/requests over a period of six months…
Finally, this should really go without saying anyway, but don’t use Viagogo. That said, don’t use other re-sale sites either.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week
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LOCKS launch their new album, supported by the exceptional Lonely Tourist
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3TEETH level up with their latest show in London