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.
Welcome to the Future: 052
Events, gigs and new release round-up 17-August 2018
Recently in this series
Welcome to the Future: 051
Welcome to the Future: 049
Welcome to the Future: 048
Welcome to the Future: 047
Welcome to the Future: 046
Welcome to the Future: 045
Welcome to the Future: 044
Welcome to the Future: 043
Welcome to the Future: 042
Welcome to the Future: 041
Welcome to the Future: 040
Welcome to the Future: 039
transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has resumed the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes here. The latest episode was released this week (transmission: 011), and transmission: 012 will be out before Infest.
You can also get it via RSS, on iTunes, on Stitcher, and is also now available on the new Google Podcasts App (search “amodelofcontrol”).
In a bit of a departure from my previous work, I presented at Nine Worlds last week, looking at the links between various areas of relevant “geek culture” and music. Expect a version of the presentation next week as Tuesday Ten: 341 – and if you’d like me to talk elsewhere along similar lines (each talk will be deliberately different, as there is a lot to cover!), use the contact details below.
If you want to submit anything to be included here? E-mail me (You know what to do with that to make it work, right?), comment/message on Facebook at the amodelofcontrol.com page, and over on Twitter (@amodelofcontrol).
New and Upcoming Releases this week
There are various new and recent releases to catch up with.
Recent releases first, and things you should give a listen to: Kathryn Joseph’s exceptional From Where I Wake The Want Is, Klammer’s You Have Been Processed, and Dirty K unexpectedly return with The Lowest Level of Loyalty.
Then, Rabbit Junk released a new remix album yesterday (Modified Mortality), and Daddybear (yep, another Caustic side-project) released new track Raw God also.
I should also have mentioned the recent new GoFight album Tokyo Sexwale, and the new Lead Into Gold album The Sun Behind The Sun, too.
Other upcoming things: there is indeed a new Aphex Twin EP coming (be warned – the video is trippy as shit and is in no way suitable for photosensitive epilepsy sufferers). Then there is a new In Strict Confidence single Mercy at the end of the month (with a new album to come), while there is a new Pig Destroyer album (Head Cage) next month, followed by a new Author & Punisher album Beastland.
In re-issue news, the twentieth anniversary of their legendary The Three EPs release means a whole new set of Beta Band re-issues, but more importantly an exhibition in N19 that covers their career. Starts next month I believe. As well as all that, Apoptygma Berzerk are re-issuing their debut Soli Deo Gloria for it’s twenty-fifth anniversary.
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
18-Aug: Summer Weird Sin (with DJs and live bands, all-dayer) at The Windmill, SW9
18-Aug: Yesterday’s Shadow – The Resurrection at The Victoria, E8
25-Aug: Virus at The Globe, Newcastle
31-Aug: In Goth We Trust at Electrowerkz, N1
01-Sep: 90s Alternative, Alternative ReVolution at Corporation, Sheffield
07-Sep: A New Dusk XIX at Aces & Eights, NW5
07-Sep: Anointed: Covenant at Aatma, Manchester
08-Sep: Occulture at The Albany, WC2
14-Sep: SIN CITY Reunion at Electric Ballroom, NW1
12-Oct: XMal Dalston II at Moustache Bar, N16
19-Oct: Ich Will – Rammstein Club Night at Venue TBC
19-Oct: Achtung! Achtung! with IV / AN Live at Aces & Eights, NW5
20-Oct: Sentinel Vol. 7 at The Star and Garter, Manchester
27-Oct: Dead and Buried (with Elvira and the Bats + The Creeping Terrors Live) at Aces & Eights, NW5
02-Nov: Judder Returns! at 2 Pigs, Cheltenham
24-Nov: Noircastle (feat. Rhombus Live) at The Globe, Newcastle
Gig of the Week
19-Aug: Die Krupps / Front Line Assembly Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
18-Aug: Creeping Terrors/Rites of Hadda/SotA/Hangin’ Johnny/Steve White Live at The Castle, E1
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
30-Aug: Death Grips Live at O2 Academy Brixton, SW9
30-Aug: Locks // Flaccid Band // Scout Leader + Guests Live at Nambucca, N7
07-Sep: Chaos Theory presents: Warren Schoenbright, Riotmiloo, Metalogue Live at The Black Heart, NW1
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
29-Sep: Non Stop Electronic Cabaret w/ Rational Youth, Page and Psyche Live at The Islington, N1
01-Oct: King Dude + Kælan Mikla Live at MOTH CLUB, E9
11-Oct: The Black Queen Live at Bush Hall, W12
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
30-Oct: John Grant Live at O2 Academy Brixton, SW9
30-Oct: Barry Adamson Live at Union Chapel, N1
30-Oct: Melvins and Jon Spencer at KOKO, NW1
03-Nov: Attrition with Riotmiloo and Bein-E Live at Electrowerkz, N1
17-Nov: Vapors of Morphine Live at The Lexington, N1
24-Nov: Lord of the Lost Live at Electrowerkz, N1
27-Nov: ADULT. Live at Electrowerkz, N1
28-Nov: The Soft Moon and HIDE Live at Scala, N1
06-Dec: Clawfinger Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
22-Dec: Akercocke Live at the Underworld, NW1
Ticketbastard in doing something right shock – but I can’t help but feeling that there is a reason for this that isn’t altruistic, and I suspect it is brought to you by the words “upcoming regulation”.
I mean, I know there are additional costs in promoting, packaging and distribution, to name just three things, but musicians are only getting 12% of the music industry revenue? Something doesn’t seem quite right there.
While confusion seems to reign over the future of the Lock Tavern in Camden. Initially announced as
“closing”, the new owners apparently are keeping it open, but what does seem clear is that they aren’t using the existing promoters – you know, the ones that have made the place such a success.
Finally, the Goodbye Horses singer has been tracked down at last.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past couple of weeks
Tuesday Ten: 340: Celebration
Songs of celebration as I turned 40 that week.
Transmission: 011: the a-z of industrial: h (part two)
the podcast continues with the industrial A-Z, reaching H
Welcome to the Future: 050: Infest 2018 Preview
amodelofcontrol.com looks ahead to the imminent 20th Anniversary of Infest