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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In a bit of a departure from my previous work, I’ll be presenting at Nine Worlds in August, looking at the links between various areas of relevant “geek culture” and music. If you’re going to be there, expect some unexpected music and discussion.
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New and Upcoming Releases this week
A few notable releases this week:
<PIG> returns with RISEN (and plays a sold-out show in Camden tomorrow night, that amodelofcontrol.com will be reporting from in due course), while Autoclav1.1 also returns with Makeshift splint. Beth from amodelofcontrol.com favourites Blindness also returns this week, with the first release from her new project Where We Sleep. It is a two-track release, you can hear Veins here and Crawl here, and get it on Bandcamp here.
Mansun’s debut Attack of the Grey Lantern is re-issued today, too: buy it here. (I have the four-disc edition and it looks amazing. I’m looking forward to hearing it over the weekend).
There has also been a whole host of new announcements this week, too. First up, Dubstar are back (again), with a mysterious video and song. Here’s hoping for more amazing live shows. The first new track from Suede’s upcoming album The Blue Hour is The Invisibles, while a surprise new announcement this week was a new album from Interpol (and the new single is great), and even better than both of these was the release of the excellent new Anna Calvi single Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy (with new album – at last – The Hunter on 31-August)
Then there was the announcement of new ded.pixel release And To The Wolves We Are Thrown, a new FIRES EP, and I really should have included mention of the upcoming Axegrinder album Satori last week.
Oh, and if all that wasn’t enough, Neubauten release GRUNDSTÜCK for the first time on CD and vinyl on 07-Sep, and do a number of Lament shows later this year to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
09-Jun: REPTILE at Club Kolis, N19
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
16-Jun: Glitch 23 Postpunk New Wave Synth At the SOv’ at The Royal Sovereign, E2
22-Jun: Some Weird Sin #60 (feat. Never Never Man / Sit Down / High-Vis Live) at The Victoria, E8
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
04-Aug: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
07-Sep: Anointed: Covenant at Aatma, Manchester
Gig of the Week
09-Jun: Inertia + Android Lust Live at Electrowerkz, N1
08-Jun: White Witches album launch / Desert Falls / MX Tyrants Live at Paper Dress Vintage, E8
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-Aug: Foxcunt / Argonaut / Panic Pocket / Layzervag Live at Paper Dress Vintage, E8
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
Some interesting new gig announcements this week: OOMPH! coming to London next year (is this the first time?), Public Service Broadcasting at the Royal Albert Hall and smaller Welsh locations, and Fever Ray in London in November.
Perhaps unsurprising, with the age of it, but it is still the end of an era: BBC to close and re-locate the Maida Vale studios
While finally, an extraordinary story about a French Punk who is finally facing justice after decades on the run.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week
Tuesday Ten: 333: Joy in Repetition
A repeating number, so it is time for an appropriate subject: repetition
Memory of a Festival: 029: All Points East presents Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
An astonishing gig that capped off a great day of music in the sunshine