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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Events, gigs and new release round-up 21-September 2018
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New and Upcoming Releases this week
Once again a whole host of new releases this week.
Gazelle Twin is back with the apparently deeply political Pastoral, while two alternative veterans return this week. Suede release their third album since regrouping with The Blue Hour, while Therapy? release their fifteenth album (!) Cleave.
Then, the intriguing Freak Dream release their debut Into The Sun (look out for an interview with them on amodelofcontrol.com shortly), I:Scintilla release their first album in nearly a decade (Swayed), Drew McDowall releases The Third Helix, and German industrial/darkwave veterans In Strict Confidence released their new album hate2love this week too.
As well as all that, the mysterious Field Agent is back with Just Breathing Is Torture.
In upcoming releases, Project Pitchfork release Fragment on 25-Oct, and Robyn returns with Honey the following day. Then The Smashing Pumpkins return with Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. in November, and it appears a new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album is in the works
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
21-Sep: Exit The Grey presents CHROM and Promenade Cinema Live (with club night until 0300) at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
28-Sep: Drøne presents Front 242 DJ Set, Philipp Strobel, Melania & More at The White Hotel, Salford
29-Sep: REPTILE at Nightclub Kolis, NW1 (NOTE NEW VENUE)
12-Oct: XMal Dalston II at Moustache Bar, N16
19-Oct: Ich Will – Rammstein Club Night at Nightclub Kolis, NW1 (NOTE NEW VENUE)
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
27-Oct: Bunker 13 Hallowe’en Special featuring Resurrected at Eiger Studios, Leeds
02-Nov: Judder Returns! at 2 Pigs, Cheltenham
24-Nov: Noircastle (feat. Rhombus Live) at The Globe, Newcastle
Gig of the Week
22-Sep: [:SITD:] / Biomechanimal / Matt Hart / My Hysteria Live at Electrowerkz, N1
23-Sep: Suffragette City Revisited feat. Charlotte Campbell, LOCKS and more Live at Camden Assembly, NW1
28/29-Sep: Sacrosanct (nine bands, two club nights) at The Facebar, Reading
29-Sep: Manifesto For A Modern World feat Randolph & Mortimer Live at DINA, Sheffield
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
05-Oct: Deafheaven Live at ULU, WC2
05-Oct: BEAT:CANCER Winter Tour 2018 with Sirus, Goteki, Bitman and Her Despair Live at The Facebar, Reading
06-Oct: BEAT:CANCER Winter Tour 2018 with Iszoloscope, Method Cell, Sirus and Cease2xist at Corporation, Sheffield
11-Oct: The Black Queen Live at Bush Hall, W12
12-Oct: BEAT:CANCER Winter Tour 2018 with Sirus, Ruinizer, Drakenwerks and Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand at Zed Alley, Bristol
13-Oct: BEAT:CANCER Winter Tour 2018 with Xenturion Prime, Sirus, Vieon, Deathboy, Paresis at Electrowerkz, London
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
03-Nov: Will Haven Live at The Dome, NW5
17-Nov: Vapors of Morphine Live at The Lexington, N1
23-Nov: Professor Elemental, Victor and the Bully, The Memepunks Live at Nambucca, N7
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
05-Jan: Nasty Noise Disco 2 – Qual, Synapscape, Thorofon, Gertrud Stein Live at Electrowerkz, N1
That current NIN tour in North America is only a handful of dates in, and already appears to have been something else. Oh for a lottery win!
While sad to hear the death of Huntress lead singer Jill Janus.
For the first time in some years, I actually wanted an artist to win the Mercury Prize last night, and Nadine Shah’s forceful comments on her own work only reinforced it. Wolf Alice won in the end, by the way.
Finally, a cautionary tale, perhaps – heavy metal lunacy in 1978.
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