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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Events, gigs and new release round-up 24-May 2019
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New and Upcoming Releases this week
You had me at “Jazzy psychedelic space rock”. Glutton release their new album Eating Music today, and also out today is David Thrussell’s latest trip under the Black Lung name, in the form of The Great Manipulator.
As well as those, a My Dying Bride retrospective book and CD called A Harvest of Dread is also out today.
A host of intriguing upcoming releases have been announced this week.
Leading this has been the announcement of the new Underworld album Drift Songs, following their year-long project of new material, and there is also a massive show at Wembley Arena at the end of the year. Among the various music releases by the band on their website, by the way, there is an epic, amazing twenty-six minute take on Pearl’s Girl that I can’t recommend enough.
One of the most striking live performances I’ve seen in recent times came from Lingua Ignota, whose new album caligula is released in July. Another awesomely good live band of late (and they return to London again in August) is Russian Circles, and their new album Blood Year is out in the summer too.
The rising stars Empathy Test release their latest single Empty-Handed later in June (with a new album in September, apparently), and it’s a doozy. More on all of these next week in this month’s Tracks of the Month round-up.
An unexpected new release is a new project from Andrew Sega (Iris) and Alex Virlios (Blue Images), a post-goth/post-punk group called hallowed hearts. The first single is lost, and there is a video too. Perhaps along similar lines, there is also a new compilation coming from Metropolis called Dark Nouveau, that also appears to include some new tracks from a few bands (and some older ones from others).
Upcoming Club Nights and Events
Club of the Week
25-May: Bunker 13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
25-May: SPIRIT at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
31-May: Reformation Club at Aces & Eights, NW5
31-May: Drøne Presents Inhalt Der Nacht, Operant, Verset Zero & more at The White Hotel, Salford
31-May: Anointed: Rebirth at Tribeca, Manchester
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
08-Jun: REPTILE with Flesh Tetris + Venus Raven live at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
14-Jun: Exit The Grey / Dead and Buried at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
15-Jun: The Light Pours Out of Me VI at Orleans, N4
28-Jun: ICH WILL at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
28-Jun: Nightflight at Mick’s Garage, E1
06-Jul: Sentinel Vol. 9 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
06-Jul: OCCULTURE at The Albany, W1
03-Aug: Exit The Grey Presents: Hocico / Machinista Live at Electrowerkz, EC1
03-Aug: Mondlicht IX at The Albany, W1
07-Sep: Yesterday’s Shadow at The Albany, W1
20-Sep: Dark Disco – The Sisters of Mercy (After/pre-gig) Special! at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
Gig of the Week
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
08-Jun: Eclectronica All Dayer Vol. 1 at the Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham
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
13-Sep: Children on Stun / Rhombus Live at The Water Rats, WC1
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
02/03-Nov: Static Darkness Festival Live at Electrowerkz, EC1
09-Nov: BEAT:CANCER Festival 2.0 with Promenade Cinema Live at Electrowerkz, EC1
12-Nov: Boy Harsher Live at Scala, N1
23-Nov: Löwen Promotions Present: Promenade Cinema/Randolph & Mortimer Live at Gullivers NQ, Manchester
Other Music News
Sad news this week was the announcement of the death of the Very Reverend D. Wayne Love (Jake Black) of Alabama 3, a prominent and important presence in the band.
Finally, a genuine, heartfelt goodbye to the London independent ticket agent Stargreen, who close after many years of operation today. I’ve been a customer of them since 1996 and will miss their friendly and knowledgeable service. Sadly, though, they are perhaps a victim of the changing market for tickets, which is becoming increasingly centralised and, for the smaller shows, now moving to app-based services like DICE.FM.
Next Week on amodelofcontrol.com
A bit of a catch-up, perhaps, but look out for Tuesday Ten: 371, rounding up the best music of the past month, an interview with Manchester label Analogue Trash, and my takes on the upcoming Syd.31 album and also the new Slighter album.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past month
Tuesday Ten: 370: Being Boring
Songs about the mundane activities of adulthood
Tuesday Ten: 369: Something I Can Never Have
Songs about unrequited love
Tuesday Ten: 368: Tracks of the Month (April 2019)
The best music of the past month
Tuesday Ten: 367: It’s Oh So Quiet
Songs that are both quiet and LOUD
Tuesday Ten: 366(6): The Return of Stormblast
I used to run an extreme metal night, and I look at what I might be playing now if I still did…
Tuesday Ten: 365: The Experience of Swimming
Songs about swimming as I return to colder water swimming for the summer
Tuesday Ten: 364: Tracks of the Month (March 2019)
The best music of the past month
Tuesday Ten: 363: How to Disappear Completely
Songs about invisibility and loneliness
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The exceptional debut album from Randolph & Mortimer assessed
One thought on “Welcome to the Future: 085: Events, gigs and new release round-up 24-May 2019”
Sad to hear that the rumoured closure of Stargreen is true. I’ve also been buying tickets through them for years.