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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New and Upcoming Releases this week
The big release of the week, frankly, is the new Laibach album – their long-awaited recorded take on The Sound of Music that they’ve played in North Korea and since toured (and do so again in the New Year). Having listened to it once in full this morning it is a genuinely remarkable album, and I suspect there is far more to this than many have considered – as is always the way with Laibach. The Quietus review of it is well worth reading.
Other releases today include the second album from St. Lucifer (Music Is Violence) and a new release from Caustic (Hustle and Mate) that includes a couple of excellently-chosen covers.
In an unusually prolific year, PIG release another new single in a couple of weeks – and let’s be honest, industrial Christmas releases don’t come around often.
We’re now otherwise talking about new releases for 2019, and a whole bunch were announced this week. Mercury Rev have collaborated with a number of others on a reworking of a Bobby Gentry album, The Chemical Brothers are back with No Geography in the spring, and The Dandy Warhols release Why You So Crazy on 25-Jan.
Oh, and Not only new Numb, but new Christ Analogue coming too?!?
Upcoming Club Nights and Events
Club of the Week
24-Nov: Noircastle (feat. Rhombus Live) at The Globe, Newcastle
24-Nov: Project Nemesis (with Goteki / Dirty K / Machine Wraith Live) at Wharf Chambers, Leeds
01-Dec: Carpe Noctum with Lizzie & the Banshees and Cauda Pavonis Live at The Library, Leeds
07-Dec: Dark Disco #29 – Celebrating 40 years to Bauhaus at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
07-Dec: achtung! Achtung! live USé (F) + djs at Aces and Eights, NW5
14-Dec: Exit the Grey IX at Northern Soul Bar & Kitchen (formerly The Hideaway), N19
01-Feb: Sentinel Vol. 8 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
08-Feb: Achtung! Achtung! live: Mitra Mitra at Aces and Eights, NW5
Gig of the Week
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
06-Dec: Angelbomb, Cyberwaste, Kape Kanaveral, Okuri Okami Live at The Dublin Castle, NW1
22-Dec: Akercocke Live at the Underworld, NW1
05-Jan: Nasty Noise Disco 2 – Qual, Synapscape, Thorofon, Gertrud Stein Live at Electrowerkz, N1
06-Jan: Sulpher with Sheep On Drugs and Matt Hart Live at The Lexington, N1
01-Mar: Laibach Live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, W12
21-Mar: Pist.On Live at O2 Academy Islington
23-Mar: The Young Gods Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
29-Mar: Ventenner & Cold In Berlin Live at Thousand Island, N5
14-Apr: Aesthetic Perfection with Priest and Amelia Arsenic Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
08-May: dEUS Live at Electric Ballroom, NW1
14-May: Samael Live at Underworld, Camden
01-Jun: She Past Away Live at The Dome, NW5
Other Music News
Various other things to mention this week.
Spinal Tap return in 2019, as do …and You Will Know Us From The Trail of Dead. The re-constituted Cabaret Voltaire (Richard Kirk only) play London for the first time next year too.
Ever wanted your ashes in a pyramid? The KLF have something for you, in that case. While Taylor Swift appears to have made an extraordinary move to benefit her fellow artists as part of her new record deal.
Finally, the Quietus have a great article on extreme politics in “underground” (i.e. our thing) music, that is well worth reading.
Actually, this is the Finally: terrifying Aphex Twin teddy bears among other things at the Bleep London store.
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I’m finishing my current job next week, so this looks at Endings in song