It’s Friday, therefore time for the usual amodelofcontrol.com round-up of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as a look at the events and gigs in the future, and finally nods to any other notable news that affects artists and music that I cover here.
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New and Upcoming Releases this week
I take one week off from this, and there’s an awful lot to catch up on!
Let’s start with last week’s slew of new releases.
LA Noise-industrial-rockers HEALTH released their fourth album, Vol. 4: SLAVES OF FEAR, and Front Line Assembly released what is apparently their twentieth album in the form of Wake Up The Coma, and expect a review on this site in the coming days (it’s about 75% done).
In more experimental releases from last week, Mercury Rev released a new album that is actually a reworking of an old Bobbie Gentry album – Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited. At the other end of the scale entirely, the Blut Aus Nord side-project YERÛŠELEM released their quite extraordinary new album The Sublime.
This week seems even busier (and there are a number of notable releases next week, too). First up is the new album from Greek extreme metal titans Rotting Christ, whose work is always fascinating for it’s depth. New release The Heretics apparently examines the hypocrisy of religious leaders and what they inspire, and from the first few tracks I’ve heard, it appears to continue their exceptional purple patch of late.
Two other equally long-lived bands also release new albums this week. The Tiger Lillies mark their thirtieth anniversary with The Devil’s Fairground, while My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – having not long since passed the three decade mark themselves – release The House of Strange Affairs.
Ladytron’s self-titled new album is released physically today, while Dean Garcia’s prolific SPC ECO project releases new album Fifteen, and new Metropolis signing FTR – featured last week on Tuesday Ten: 357 – release Manners today.
There are also a number of notable single releases this week. The much-loved Bitter Ruin return after five years away with new single Caution to the Wind, the ever-intriguing Red Box are back with new single This Is What We Came For, with the new album Chase the Setting Sun to follow. Finally, ACTORS released a new single for Valentine’s Day, Mining For Heart, a cover of the track by The Sound, and Larson / Gottesman (that’s Kurt Larson of Information Society and Eric Gottesman of Everything Goes Cold) have released a new single Deniers that is excellent and will be covered on this site in the fullness of time!
In upcoming releases, the most surprising one to me is the kind-of return of one of my favourite bands at the turn of the millenium – Welsh band Liberty 37, whose label, apparently with the band’s input, are releasing a number of tracks at the beginning of April that would have been part of their (unreleased) third album. Legion is the first track, and look out for more on this band on amodelofcontrol.com, as I co-incidentally already had something in the works on them!
Another welcome return is that of Nikki Telladictorian (ex-Prometheus Burning, long a favourite of this site), who returns at last with solo material very soon.
Much to the distress of my wife, Sunn O))) have announced a new album Life Metal, that was recorded with Steve Albini. The new Chemical Brothers album already known as No Geography, is released on 12-April.
Upcoming Club Nights and Events
Club of the Week
15-Feb: Sin City at Electric Ballroom, NW1
16-Feb: Slimelight at Electrowerkz, N1
22-Feb: Drøne : Test Dept, Domenico Crisci, Celldöd & More at The White Hotel, Salford
23-Feb: Bunker 13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
23-Feb: Spellbound at The Mulberry Bar and Venue, Sheffield
09-Mar: Projekt Nemesis – ESA / Tapewyrm / Pandemonium Live at Wharf Chambers, Leeds
23-Mar: The Light Pours Out of Me V at Orleans, N4
Gig of the Week
19-Feb: KÆLAN MIKLA Live at Electrowerkz, N1
23-Feb: Byronic Sex & Exile Live at Wharf Chambers, Leeds
27-Feb: Boy Harsher Live at Heaven, WC2
01-Mar: Laibach Live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, W12
02-Mar: Renaissance Alternative Music Festival – 8th Edition at Electrowerkz, N1
16-Mar: Senser Live at Hoodoo’s, Croydon
17-Mar: Nosferatu + Children on Stun Live at 100 Club, W1
21-Mar: Pist.On Live at O2 Academy Islington
22-Mar: Siglo XX Live at The 100 Club, W1
22-Mar: Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard Live at The Lexington, N1
23-Mar: The Young Gods Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
23-Mar: BEAT:CANCER Reading feat Petrol Hoers, Bitman and guests/victims Live at The Facebar, Reading
28-Mar: Foxcunt + Blocked Toilet Live at The Gunners, N5
29-Mar: Ventenner & Cold In Berlin Live at Thousand Island, N5
05-Apr: Desperate Journalist Live at The Garage, N5
06-Apr: The Last Cry, Kadeadkas, Psychoformalina, Future Daughters Live at Electrowerkz, N1
09-Apr: Author & Punisher, Lingua Ignota, Riotmiloo Live at Electrowerkz, N1
14-Apr: Aesthetic Perfection with Priest and Amelia Arsenic Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
02-May: Terrorvision Live at Islington Assembly Hall, N1
03-May: Sacrosanct Presents – The Rope – Siberia plus support Live at The Face Bar, Reading
08-May: dEUS Live at Electric Ballroom, NW1
14-May: Samael Live at Underworld, NW1
16-May: Swervedriver Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
31-May: Red Sun Revival and Burning Gates Live at Hope and Anchor, N1
01-Jun: She Past Away Live at The Dome, NW5
15-Jun: AT:10 – Celebrating 10 Years of AnalogueTrash at The Bread Shed, Manchester
20-Jul: Neurosis and Godflesh Live at The Forum, NW5
03-Aug: The Mirimar Disaster Live at The Hubs, Sheffield
23-25-Aug: INFEST 2019 at University of Bradford, Bradford
20/21-Sep: The Sisters of Mercy Live at The Roundhouse, NW1
17-Oct: Electric Wizard Live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire W12
09-Nov: BEAT:CANCER Festival 2.0 with Promenade Cinema Live at Electrowerkz, N1
Other Music News
The excellent bands ACTORS and Empathy Test are teaming up for a double-headliner tour of the UK in June. Full list of dates.
I meant to mention this a week or two back, this potentially has terrifying precedents. But I’ll bet this would never had happened had the artists been white.
The documentary maker Ken Burns has an upcoming, epic-looking, series on country music coming soon.
Finally, a really interesting and well-written article on The Quietus, about Darkthrone and Emperor’s massively influential albums released in 1994 – and more importantly how we, and the bands themselves, deal with the sins of their pasts.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past months
Tuesday Ten: 358: Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
Songs about saying sorry
Tuesday Ten: 357: Tracks of the Month (January 2019)
The best new music of the past month
Tuesday Ten: 356: Product Placement
Products and brands of food and drink in song
Tuesday Ten: 355: How Great Thou Art
I look at modern art, design and architecture in music
Countdown: 2018: Compilations and Re-issues
I begin the wrap-up of 2018 with the best in compilations and re-issues
Countdown: 2018: Tracks
The best forty tracks of the year
Countdown: 2018: Albums
The best fifty albums of the year
Countdown: 2018: Gigs
The best twenty gigs of the year