Welcome to the Future: 083: Events, gigs and new release round-up 10-May 2019

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

After a comparative quiet period of late, there’s quite a bit out today – and I’ve got more to say about a number of this week’s releases, that will follow on this site in the coming weeks as time allows.

It has been out digitally for a while, but Covenant’s excellent Fieldworks Exkursion EP has a wider physical release today.

Then there are also the following out today: FIRES returns with All Of My Dreams Are Of This Place, Curse Mackey releases Instant Exorcism, and Meat Beat Manifesto return with Opaque Couché.

I’m not sure if I’d mentioned this previously, but the new EP from Rabbit Junk (Reveal) is out next Wednesday, too, and there is also a new single from Amnestic

A notable new release announcement this week was of the first new Cubanate release (as opposed to a best-of) in two decades, and Kolossus is out in early June. You can hear the new track Missing Persons now on YouTube.

Also coming soon is the second album from industrial punks Syd.31, whose new album Walk Amongst Rebels is released on 24-June.

Upcoming Club Nights and Events

Club of the Week

11-May: REPTILE at Nightclub Kolis, NW1

10-May: Dead and Buried with Endora Y Sus Vicios & The Creeping Terrors Live at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
11-May: Carpe Noctum: Crazyhead plus The Webb and Death Party UK Live at The Library, Leeds
17-May: Polymetal at The Black Heart, NW1
17-May: ICH WILL – Rammstein Record Release Party at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
18-May: Delete Yourself presents: Beltane at Aatma, Manchester
25-May: SPIRIT at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
31-May: Reformation Club at Aces & Eights, NW5
01-Jun: Yesterday’s Shadow at The Albany, W1
01-Jun: Carpe Noctum: Burning Gates & Red Sun Revival, with Her Despair Live at The Library, Leeds
14-Jun: Exit The Grey at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
15-Jun: The Light Pours Out of Me VI at Orleans, N4
28-Jun: ICH WILL at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
20-Sep: Dark Disco – The Sisters of Mercy (After/pre-gig) Special! at Nightclub Kolis, NW1

Upcoming Gigs

Gig of the Week

14-May: Byronic Sex & Exile / Alixandrea Corvyn / Voi Vang Live at Aces & Eights, NW5

14-May: Samael Live at Underworld, NW1
16-May: Swervedriver Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
17-May: Five The Hierophant & Dusteroid Live at The Underdog, SE1
17-May: Top of The Alcopops! w/ Art Brut, The Lovely Eggs, Raketkanon, Foxcunt and more Live at The Dome, NW5
18-May: CTRL / Black Light Ascension / Lashtal / The InSECT Live at The Amersham Arms, SE14
22-May: Night Terrors Presents: Sólveig Matthildur Live at The Shacklewell Arms, E8
25-May: Achtung! Achtung! Festival. Xarah Dion, Le Prince Harry + more Live at Electrowerkz, EC1
30-May: LOCKS + 94 Gunships Live at Servant Jazz Quarters, E8
31-May: Red Sun Revival and Burning Gates Live at Hope and Anchor, N1
01-Jun: PIG vs. Cubanate with support from Randolph & Mortimer Live at Electrowerkz, EC1
01-Jun: She Past Away Live at The Dome, NW5
05-Jun: The Comet Line (new album launch) Live at Hope & Anchor, N1
11-Jun: Statiqbloom / Spit Mask / Nation Unrest Live at The Glove that Fits, E9
15-Jun: AT:10 – Celebrating 10 Years of AnalogueTrash at The Bread Shed, Manchester
21-Jun: Riotmiloo/Cynthia’s Periscope/Rotten Bliss Live at The Beehive, E3
30-Jun: Gojira Live at O2 Academy Brixton, SW9
06-Jul: Ministry Live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, W12
13-Jul: Axegrinder/ Burning Flag/ Scum System Kill Live at New Cross Inn, SE14
20-Jul: Neurosis and Godflesh Live at The Forum, NW5
27-Jul: B:C Manchester: Zeitgeist Zero, Autoclav1.1, Sidewalks & Skeletons Live at Aatma, Manchester
03-Aug: The Mirimar Disaster Live at The Hubs, Sheffield
23-25-Aug: INFEST 2019 at University of Bradford, Bradford
25-Aug: She Wants Revenge Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
05-Sep: Teeth of the Sea Live at Oslo, E8
20/21-Sep: The Sisters of Mercy Live at The Roundhouse, NW1
26-Sep: Static-X + supports Live at Electric Ballroom, NW1
27-Sep: Kill II This Live at Manchester Academy 3, Manchester
28-Sep: Kill II This and Divine Chaos Live at Boston Music Room, N19
04-Oct: Strvngers w/ ded.pixel, St Lucifer + Anointed After Party Live at Aatma, Manchester
06-Oct: White Ring + Ventenner Live at the Borderline, WC2
17-Oct: Electric Wizard Live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire W12
30-Oct: Agent Side Grinder Live at The Victoria, E8
09-Nov: BEAT:CANCER Festival 2.0 with Promenade Cinema Live at Electrowerkz, EC1
12-Nov: Boy Harsher Live at Scala, N1

Other Music News

Not that this is particularly surprising – it would appear that PledgeMusic is going under – but the hit on the various bands affected could well have wider ramifications. In addition, too, what hit to the confidence of the practice of crowdfunding artists will this result in? Clearly there are things that we don’t know (yet) about this carnage, and it would appear that the other platforms – Kickstarter in particular – are better run than this. But the large number of artists that have lost considerable sums of money also stretches to the even larger number of fans who pledged money (and yes, I’m one of them that will lose out).

Direct crowdfunding like this was meant to be the future for independent artists, but the reality for those involved here is that they’ve been fucked over the crowdfunding agents, much as they might have expected to be fucked over by record labels – or streaming platforms. What happens now?

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