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. This week this is a double dose after having to miss a week last week.
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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
Various releases today.
Nine Inch Nails are back with their latest EP, Bad Witch, ahead of their London shows this weekend (which sadly I’m missing out on). Front Line Assembly return with Warmech (the follow-up to the excellent Airmech), while Death Grips release Year of the Snitch too.
As well as all that, there are also new releases from Juno Reactor (The Mutant Theatre), De/Vision (Citybeats) and Helalyn Flowers (Nyctophilia).
In re-issue news, Garbage re-release Version 2.0 today, while I had missed that a Black Box Recorder box-set has been released – all three albums and more besides (there was a great interview with Luke Haines and Sarah Nixey on RadMac last week). In addition, there is another Coil re-issue worth looking out for, too.
In new album news… Spiritualized are back! And Nothing Hurt is out in September, with two great singles already out. Also returning are Low, and The Black Queen release their second album Infinite Games on 28-September.
While literally minutes after I posted the other week, Dubstar confirmed their new album One, also out on 28-September.
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
23-Jun: HANDS Label night at Slimelight (feat. Monolith / Mono No Aware and Greyhound Live) at Electrowerkz, N1
22-Jun: Some Weird Sin #60 (feat. Never Never Man / Sit Down / High-Vis Live) at The Victoria, E8
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
21-Jul: REPTILE Ministry After-Party at Club Kolis, N19
28-Jul: The Light Pours Out of Me III at Orleans, N4
04-Aug: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
11-Aug: Mondlicht V at The Albany, W1
18-Aug: Summer Weird Sin (with DJs and live bands, all-dayer) at The Windmill, SW9
07-Sep: Anointed: Covenant at Aatma, Manchester
Gig of the Week
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
21-Jul: Day of the Goths 2018 (Goth All-Dayer with six bands and DJs) at Wharf Chambers, Leeds
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
08-Sep: Children On Stun + Manuskript Live at Fiddler’s Elbow, NW5
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
01-Oct: King Dude + Kælan Mikla Live at MOTH CLUB, E9
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
I would have mentioned this last week had I posted, but important news and changes at Whitby Goth Weekend. There is likely more changes to come, from what has been flying around, but I’ll comment further once I see concrete info.
For the first time in a long, long time, Clawfinger return to the UK this December, and damned right I’ll be at the London show.
Finally, another of The Cramps has gone to flesh out the Devil’s house band.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past two weeks
Tuesday Ten: 334: Pictures of You
Music and photography are the subject in this Tuesday Ten
Talk Show Host: 047: Promenade Cinema
I talk to the rising Sheffield electronic group as they prepare to play Infest
DJ: Guest: 093: Poggs’ 40th:
My first DJ set in a while turned out to be a hell of blast
Tuesday Ten: 335: Eat My Goal
The World Cup is in full swing, and I kick off with songs about football