A welcome to the many new readers of this page. This is the weekly Friday post, 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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/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/018, which gets started on the letter M. /transmission/019 will follow soon.
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/This Week/New Releases
A few notable EP releases this week – Body Divide released their Pleasure from Pain EP, and it’s a great, punchy EBM release, while Emperor frontman Ihsahn continues his solo work with the Telemark EP, which as well as a couple of relatively surprising covers (Lenny Kravitz!?), sees him return, at least in part, to a black metal sound for the first time in a while. Then, Pitchshifter have released an EP of versions of Un-United Kingdom, with different guest vocalists, and End User has released the Fold EP.
The other release of note this week comes from Ash, whose twenty-fifth-anniversary compilation Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash makes me feel very old indeed (I’ve been following that band since pretty much their first EP, when I was a teenager myself….).
Three new songs out today, too: Machine Head have released Circle the Drain, while Hatebreed return with When The Blade Drops – which as they’d promised, rather feels like a throwback to their earlier material (which is no problem whatsoever to me), and yes, it has a shit-kicking breakdown.
The third is fascinating. FEE LION was announced for Cold Waves IX in Chicago earlier this week (the full-lineup is online), and the tension in Baby feels like an over-coiled spring. I’ll be writing more about this on the next /Tracks of the Month round-up, and reporting back from Cold Waves in September.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
A couple of new releases this week: Wardruna return in June with Kvitravn, while Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs get to tongue-tie radio announcers again, with new album Viscerals coming soon.
This weekly listing has now seen a significant overhaul, and has moved over to a Shareable calendar format that is embedded below. You can add it to your own calendar views if you wish (GCal link, iCal link), and then you will get dynamic updates as I get them. Otherwise see the embedded calendar below.
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Look out for /Tuesday Ten/396 and /transmission/019.
/Into The Pit/210/3TEETH and PIG
I reflect on the first notable tour of 2020 to reach London
/Tuesday Ten/395/Gods and Monsters (songs of mythology)
Songs that dig into different mythologies
/Tuesday Ten/394/Tracks of the Month/Jan-20
A bumper edition, with the best tracks of the past month
My first DJing of 2020, at a friend’s birthday.
Objectionable and unpleasant people in song
/Talk Show Host/058/Chaos Theory
I talk to the progressive London promoters as they prepare to mark ten years of shows
/Transmission/018/the a-z of industrial/m/part one
the podcast continues, starting at least three episodes on the letter M
/Tuesday Ten/392/I, Me, Mine
songs that are self-centred
/Tuesday Ten/391/The Circus Is Leaving Town
Songs about clowns, circuses and carnivals
/Here Is The Place/001/Industrial in the UK – an introduction
An introduction to an upcoming series on /amodelofcontrol.com, where I look at the industrial scenes that sprung up over the country
/Tuesday Ten/390/Tracks of the Month/Dec 2019
The first new tracks wrap-up of 2020
The top 25 gigs of 2019
The top 50 albums of 2019
The top 50 tracks of 2019
The ten best compilations and re-issues of 2019