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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/This Week/New Releases
I go away for a week, and nearly get buried in the deluge of new releases and announcements when I get back. So this is covering new releases over the past couple of weeks, and then all that has been announced too.
New releases first: Perhaps the most notable new release has been the first new release proper from Cubanate in nearly two decades, and Kolossus certainly delivers the goods. More on it on /Tuesday Ten/371. Other notable returns – from very different acts! – see C/A/T release Act-2, and London band The Comet Line are back after some years with Candidates for Love (I reviewed their self titled debut nearly seven years ago on /But Listen/127). An album released in sadder circumstances is Final Transmission, from Cave in – an album that pulls together the last work of the band with Caleb Scofield, who died last year.
And we’re not done. Also out in the past week or so: Dirty K – The River of Ruthless Torment, Fïx8:Sëd8 – Warning Signs, KOLLAPS – Mechanical Christ, and finally Sheffield space-rockers Awooga – Session EP, all of which are on my “to listen” list at the moment as I catch up after holidays.
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Onto upcoming release announcements. Set your calendars for 23-Aug, that’s for sure.
That single day sees the release of the following: most notably, the return of industrial legends Numb, with their first album in god-knows-how-long, in the form of Mortal Geometry. Why are Numb so important? Hear me talk about them on I Die: You Die’s We Have a Technical: 160 a couple of years back.
Two long-awaited releases on Dependent come out that day, too. Firstly, synthpop heroes IRIS release Six (DE/UK/NA), and Empirion release RESUME (DE/UK/NA). More on IRIS in particular to come.
As well…Chicago experimental industrial band HIDE are returning quickly with their second album Hell Is Here, and the first track Chainsaw is absolutely brutal (the video gives context). They also play the UK at the beginning of October. A rather change in styles, now – the new Sleater Kinney single (produced by St. Vincent, and it shows) has a *fabulous*, fun lyric video, and the album The Center Won’t Hold comes 23-Aug.
Other releases coming – Cervello Elettronico release TOP DED CTR next week, Body of Light release their second album Time to Kill on 26-Jul (the first was brilliant), and the hulking, furious noise of Blanck Mass looms back into view on 16-Aug, and the new album is Animated Violence Mild.
Into September, and the Autumn release schedule is beginning: Bat for Lashes releases Lost Girls on 06-Sep, while the Mongolian rock band The HU – who’ve been something of a viral sensation this year, and are now playing an extensive European tour – release their much-anticipated debut album Gereg on 13-Sep.
A few new songs to note, too – Misery Loves Co. have released their latest, brooding new song Way Back Home, IDLES have announced new 7″ single Mercedes Marxist, and as the release of their third album gets ever closer, 3TEETH dropped the video for President X this morning – by far the best track from the new album Metawar yet.
Maybe the flood of reissues is beginning to slow, but The Chemical Brothers are to reissue Surrender, as it’s twenty. Fuck. That said, the revelation of how much was lost in the Universal fire a few years ago will give many pause for thought. Certainly lots of priceless musical history lost in that.
/Upcoming/Club Nights and Events
/Upcoming/Club of the Week
14-Jun: Exit The Grey / Dead and Buried at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
15-Jun: The Light Pours Out of Me VI at Orleans, N4
22-Jun: Chains On Velvet Presents: Void at The Waterfront, Norwich
28-Jun: ICH WILL at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
28-Jun: Nightflight at Mick’s Garage, E1
29-Jun: SPIRIT at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
06-Jul: Sentinel Vol. 9 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
06-Jul: Carpe Noctum: Vieon, Def Neon, and Room 1985 Live at The Library, Leeds
06-Jul: OCCULTURE at The Albany, W1
12-Jul: Dark Disco – Synth^Pop/New_Wave Special – AFOS after show party at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
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
27-Sep: Achtung! Achtung! back to school edition at Aces & Eights, NW5
01-Nov: Dead + Buried with Malefixio and The Creeping Terrors LIVE at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
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15-Jun: AT:10 – Celebrating 10 Years of AnalogueTrash at The Bread Shed, Manchester
14-Jun: Zanias (ex-Linea Aspera) + Buzz Kull + Still Forever Live at Night People, Manchester
15-Jun: Zanias (ex-Linea Aspera) + Buzz Kull + Witch Of The Vale Live at Electrowerkz, EC1
21-Jun: Riotmiloo/Cynthia’s Periscope/Rotten Bliss Live at The Beehive, E3
21-Jun: Apollo’s Moon Shot with Teeth of the Sea live score at Science Museum, SW1
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
13-Jul: 1919, Then Comes Silence, Angelbomb, Azrael(ex Riot in Paradise) Live at Electrowerkz, EC1
20-Jul: Neurosis and Godflesh Live at The Forum, NW5
25-Jul: Uniform and Bad Breeding Live at Electrowerkz, EC1
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
18-Sep: Drab Majesty and SRSQ at Dingwalls, NW1
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
03-Oct: HIDE / Kontravoid Live at Shacklewell Arms, E8
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
29-Nov: Tiger Army / Grave Pleasures Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
Look out for (delayed) coverage of the new Slighter album, coverage of the Statiqbloom/Spit Mask gig last week, and /Tuesday Ten/372.
/But Listen/161/Syd.31 roar back
I consider the rampaging new album from Syd.31
/Tuesday Ten/371/Tracks of the Month/May 2019
The best tracks of the past month
/Talk Show Host/052/Ten Years of Analogue Trash
I talk to the Manchester label about their first ten years, and how the scene has changed
/Into the Pit/206/Katatonia
I reflect on the latest tour digging into their past in London
/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…